W Connection F.C.

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W Connection
W Connection FC.svg
Full name W Connection Football Club[1]
Nickname(s) Savonetta Boys
Founded 1999
Ground Manny Ramjohn Stadium
Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago
Ground Capacity 10,000
Owner David John-Williams
Manager Stuart Charles-Fevrier
League TT Pro League
2013–14 TT Pro League, 1st

W Connection Football Club is a football club from Trinidad and Tobago, which currently plays in the TT Pro League. The club plays its home games at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella. The club's offices are based at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate in Trinidad and Tobago and sponsors the Wanderers Cricket Club, formerly sponsored by Caroni Limited.

History[edit]

The team was founded as W Connection Sports Club in 1986, as a "fete match" team, by brothers David John Williams and Patrick John Williams in San Fernando. Upon the creation of the TT Pro League, W Connection F.C. was officially founded in 1999, and promptly joined the nascent league.[2] In 1999, their first season, the club finished third in the league, while winning the FA Trophy. Even though the club had a successful first season, the team would see even better times the next two campaigns, by winning the league in consecutive seasons.

The Savonetta Boys have also had success in domestic cups. W Connection have won the First Citizens Cup six years in the cup's nine year existence. On September 26, 2008, in an exciting final of the cup, against Joe Public, W Connection used penalty kicks to claim the victory 6–5, after the match ended level 2–2, to claim their fifth consecutive title.

Club honours[edit]

League Honours[edit]

Champions (5): 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011–12, 2013–14
Big Six Winners (1): 2007

Cups and Trophies[edit]

Winners (4): 1999, 2000, 2002, 2013–14
Runners-up (3): 2003, 2008, 2009
Winners (6): 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Runners-up (2): 2002, 2003
Winners (3): 2012, 2013, 2014
Winners (3): 2005, 2011, 2013
Winners (6): 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2014
Runners-up (3): 2005, 2006, 2011
Winners (2): 2009, 2013
Runners-up (1): 2014

International Honours[edit]

Winners (5): 2001, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2013
Runners-up (3): 2000, 2003, 2012

Players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Trinidad and Tobago GK Terrence Lewis
2 Saint Lucia DF Kurt Frederick
3 Saint Kitts and Nevis MF Gerard Williams (Captain)
4 Canada DF Brad Beaumont
5 Trinidad and Tobago DF Mekeil Williams
9 Trinidad and Tobago FW Andell Noray
10 Colombia MF Yefer Lozano
11 Saint Lucia MF Tremain Shayn Paul
12 Trinidad and Tobago FW Jerrel Britto
13 Saint Kitts and Nevis DF Devaughn Elliot
14 Trinidad and Tobago FW Hashim Arcia
17 Trinidad and Tobago FW Jamal Clarence
18 Saint Kitts and Nevis GK Julani Archibald
19 Trinidad and Tobago DF Leslie Joel Russell
20 Colombia MF Christian Rodriguez
21 Canada FW Maleik De Freitas-Gray
22 Trinidad and Tobago GK Aquelius Sylvester
No. Position Player
23 Trinidad and Tobago FW Keon Boucher
25 Colombia DF Christian Viveros
26 Trinidad and Tobago DF Maurice Ford
27 Trinidad and Tobago DF Shannon Gomez
28 Trinidad and Tobago DF Akim Andrews
29 Trinidad and Tobago FW Akeem Garcia
30 Trinidad and Tobago MF Aaquil Campbell
32 Suriname FW Dimitrie Apai
34 Trinidad and Tobago MF Jabari Mitchell
35 Trinidad and Tobago DF Martieon Watson
36 Trinidad and Tobago DF Tristan Hodge
37 Trinidad and Tobago FW Shirlo Johnson
39 Trinidad and Tobago DF Alvin Jones
40 Trinidad and Tobago MF Jomal Williams
43 Saint Lucia FW Shirvone St. Prix
65 Trinidad and Tobago FW Neil Benjamin

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
16 Trinidad and Tobago FW Shahdon Winchester (at FF Jaro until 31 December 2014)
Trinidad and Tobago DF Daneil Cyrus (at Hà Nội T&T until 31 August 2015)

Staff[edit]

Technical Staff[edit]

Youth[edit]

The youthteams of the club are member of the OASIS Youth League.[3]

Notable players[edit]

This list of former players includes those who received international caps while playing for the team, made significant contributions to the team in terms of appearances or goals while playing for the team, or who made significant contributions to the sport either before they played for the team, or after they left. It is clearly not yet complete and all inclusive, and additions and refinements will continue to be made over time.[4]

Record[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Season League Season FA Trophy First
Citizens Cup
Digicel
Pro Bowl
TOYOTA
Classic
Lucozade Sport
Goal Shield
CFU Club
Championship
CONCACAF
Champions League
League Result Big Six
1999 3rd Started in 2004 Champions Started in 2000 Started in 2001 Started in 2005 Started in 2009 Not Held Did not qualify
2000 Champions Champions Semi-finals Final Did not qualify
2001 Champions Round of 32 Champions Champions Final Not Held
2002 2nd Champions Final Champions Champions* First Round
2003–04 2nd Final Final Unknown Final First Round
2004 2nd 2nd Abandoned Champions Champions Did not qualify
2005 Champions 3rd Quarter-finals Champions Final Champions Did not qualify
2006 2nd 2nd Quarter-finals Champions Final Quarter-finals Champions Did not qualify
2007 4th Winners Quarter-finals Champions Champions Quarter-finals Did not qualify Quarter-finals
2008 2nd 2nd Final Champions Semi-finals Quarter-finals Not Held Did not qualify
2009 4th 3rd Final Quarter-finals Quarter-finals Quarter-finals Champions Champions Did not qualify
2010–11 4th Discontinued 1st Round Semi-finals Not Held Group Stage Not held Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011–12 1st Semi-finals Semi-finals Final Champions Final Did not qualify
2012–13 3rd First Round Semi-finals Champions Semi-finals Champions 2nd** Group Stage
2013–14 Champions Champions Semi-finals Champions Champions Final Did Not Qualify Group Stage

W Connection finished second in the Championship Group of the CFU Club Championship 2000.
Defence Force, winner of Group B, are considered the winner of the CFU Club Championship 2001 based on tie-breakers over W Connection.
*W Connection, winner of Group B, are considered the winner of the CFU Club Championship 2002 based on tie-breakers over Arnett Gardens.
**W Connection, winner of Group A, are considered runners-up as they finished with fewer points than Valencia FC.

International Competition[edit]

Group Stage v. Jamaica Tivoli Gardens -- 1:1
Group Stage v. Dominica Café Sisserou Strikers -- 11:0
Group Stage v. Antigua and Barbuda Empire -- 3:3
Championship Group v. Jamaica Harbour View -- 3:1
Championship Group v. Haiti Carioca -- 1:1
Championship Group v. Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public -- 0:1
First Round v. Guyana Conquerors -- 2:1, 8:0 (W Connection advances 10:1 on aggregate)
Group Stage v. Netherlands Antilles CRKSV Jong Colombia -- 3:1
Group Stage v. Haiti Racing Club Haïtien -- 4:0
First Round v. United States Kansas City Wizards -- 0:1, 0:2 (Kansas City Wizards advances 3:0 on aggregate)
Group Stage v. Jamaica Harbour View -- 2:1
Group Stage v. France US Robert -- 2:0
First Round v. Mexico Toluca -- 3:3, 2:3 (Toluca advances 6:5 on aggregate)
First Round v. Suriname FCS Nacional -- 3:0, 0:2 (W Connection advances 3:2 on aggregate)
Semi-finals v. Jamaica Portmore United -- 0:0, 1:0 (W Connection advances 1:0 on aggregate)
Final v. Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh -- 1:2, 1:2 (San Juan Jabloteh wins 4:2 on penalties)
Group Stage v. Antigua and Barbuda Hoppers -- 5:0
Group Stage v. Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders -- 1:0
Semi-finals v. Jamaica Harbour View -- 3:2
Final v. Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh -- 1:0
Quarter-finals v. Mexico CD Guadalajara -- 2:1, 0:3 (CD Guadalajara advances 4:2 on aggregate)
First Round v. Dominica Centre Bath Estate -- 5:0, 12:1 (W Connection advances 17:1 on aggregate)
Second Round v. Haiti Cavaly -- 3:1, 1:0 (W Connection advances 4:1 on aggregate)
Semi-finals v. Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh -- 2:1
Final v. Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders -- 2:1
Preliminary Round v. United States New York Red Bulls -- 2:2, 2:1 (W Connection advances 4:3 on aggregate)
Group Stage v. Guatemala Comunicaciones -- 1:2, 3:0
Group Stage v. Mexico UNAM -- 2:2, 1:2
Group Stage v. Honduras Real España -- 0:1, 3:2

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