W Connection F.C.
|Full name||W Connection Football Club|
|Ground||Manny Ramjohn Stadium
Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago
|League||TT Pro League|
|2012–13||TT Pro League, 3rd|
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.
- 1 History
- 2 Club honours
- 3 Players
- 4 Youth
- 5 Notable players
- 6 Year-by-year
- 7 International Competition
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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. 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.
Cups and Trophies
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
The youthteams of the club are member of the OASIS Youth League.
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.
|Season||League Season||FA Trophy||First
|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|
|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||In progress||Ended in 2009||Did not qualify||Group Stage|
|2011||Did not qualify|
†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 F.C.
- First Round v. Kansas City Wizards -- 0:1, 0:2 (Kansas City Wizards advances 3:0 on aggregate)
- First Round v. Club Toluca -- 3:3, 2:3 (Club Toluca advances 6:5 on aggregate)
- Quarter-Finals v. C.D. Guadalajara -- 2:1, 0:3 (C.D. Guadalajara advances 4:2 on aggregate)