Anguilla national football team

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Anguilla
Association Anguilla Football Association
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederation CFU (Caribbean)
Head coach Romare Kelsick
Most caps Girdon Connor (19)
Top scorer Richard O'Connor (5)
Home stadium Webster Park
FIFA code AIA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 206 Steady (16 October 2017)
Highest 189 (June–September 1997)
Lowest 209 (April–July 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 227 (27 April 2017)
Highest 219
Lowest 225 (July 2016)
First international
 Anguilla 0–0 Montserrat 
(Saint Lucia; 14 May 1991)
Biggest win
 Anguilla 4–0 Montserrat 
(Saint Martin; 8 February 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Guyana 14–0 Anguilla 
(St. John's, A&B; 16 April 1998)

The Anguilla national football team is the national team of Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, and is controlled by the Anguilla Football Association. It is affiliated to the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF. Along with the teams from Bahamas, Tonga, Gibraltar, Eritrea, and Somalia, they are ranked as the worst in the world in the FIFA rankings.

Anguilla all-time record against all nations[edit]

Updated 29 March 2015

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD  % Won
 Antigua and Barbuda 2 0 0 2 3 12 −9 0%
 Bahamas 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0%
 Barbados 1 0 0 1 1 7 −6 0%
 British Virgin Islands 7 3 0 4 10 15 −5 42.8%
 Dominica 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 0%
 Dominican Republic 4 0 1 3 0 12 −12 0%
 El Salvador 2 0 0 2 0 16 −16 0%
 Grenada 1 0 0 1 1 14 −13 0%
 Guyana 1 0 0 1 0 14 −14 0%
 Montserrat 4 1 1 2 7 6 +1 37.5%
 Nicaragua 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0%
 Puerto Rico 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0%
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 0 0 1 1 6 −5 0%
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0%
 U.S. Virgin Islands 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Total 30 4 3 23 27 126 −99 13.8%

World Cup record[edit]

2002 World Cup qualification[edit]

Anguilla entered World Cup qualification for the first time for the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan.

In the first round of CONCACAF qualification, Anguilla were drawn against the Bahamas. On 5 March 2000, Anguilla hosted the first leg in front of 3,000 people at Webster Park in The Valley, losing by a scoreline of 3-1. In front of a Bahamian "crowd" of just 330, the second leg was played at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau on March 19, 2000, with Anguilla losing 2-1, and thereby eliminated by an aggregate scoreline of 5–2.

2006 World Cup qualification[edit]

In qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Anguilla faced the Dominican Republic in the first CONCACAF round. The first leg was played to a 0-0 draw at the Estadio Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte in Santo Domingo on 19 March 2004. Newly introduced FIFA stadium requirements forced Anguilla to play their "home" leg at the same Dominican Republic stadium two days later, with the Dominican Republic wining the second leg and thus the first round by a scoreline of 6–0.

2010 World Cup qualification[edit]

During qualification of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Anguilla was drawn against El Salvador in the first CONCACAF round. On 6 February 2008 they lost 12–0 at the Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador, where striker Rudis Corrales scored five times and Ronald Cerritos three. This time, Anguilla played their "home leg" at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. in the United States on 26 March 2008. In front of 22,670 spectators, Anguilla lost the second leg 4–0, thereby losing to El Salvador by an aggregate score of 16–0.

2014 World Cup qualification[edit]

In the first CONCACAF round of qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Anguilla were again drawn to play the Dominican Republic, as they had eight years previously. On 8 July 2011 they lost 2–0 at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal, and losing 4-0 in the same Dominican Republic stadium just two days later. This put the Dominican Republic through to the second round with the same 6-0 aggregate scoreline as their previous encounter.

2018 World Cup qualification[edit]

In the first CONCACAF qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Anguilla were drawn to play Nicaragua. On 23 March 2015, they lost the first leg 5–0 at the Dennis Martínez National Stadium in Managua, Nicaragua and, on 29 March 2015, were eliminated at Ronald Webster Park in The Valley, Anguilla with a 3–0 loss, to send Nicaragua through 8–0 on aggregate.

Overall World Cup qualification record[edit]

The pair of shutouts against Nicaragua in March 2015 extended Anguilla's scoreless run in World Cup qualification to eight matches, encompassing three World Cups over an eleven year period. The goals Anguilla scored in March 2000 against the Bahamas in each leg of their first World Cup qualifying appearance remain their only two goals, with 41 goals conceded, no wins, one draw and nine losses from their ten World Cup qualifying matches to date.[1]

Gold Cup record[edit]

Caribbean Cup record[edit]

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score Scorers for Anguilla Competition
2 October 2010 Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico 1–3 A. Richardson 52' (pen.) 2010 Caribbean Championship
4 October 2010 Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Cayman Islands 1–4 Brooks 33' 2010 Caribbean Championship
6 October 2010 Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Saint Martin 2–1 Brooks 16', Rodgers 37' 2010 Caribbean Championship
19 June 2011 The Valley, Anguilla  U.S. Virgin Islands 0–0 Friendly
8 July 2011 San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic  Dominican Republic 0–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
10 July 2011 San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic  Dominican Republic 0–4 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
7 July 2012 Tortola, British Virgin Islands  British Virgin Islands 0–1 Friendly
23 March 2015 Managua, Nicaragua  Nicaragua 0–5 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
29 March 2015 The Valley, Anguilla  Nicaragua 0–3 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Current squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ryan Liddie (1980-10-15) 15 October 1980 (age 37) 15 0
1GK Kareem Burris (1991-09-03) 3 September 1991 (age 26) 3 0

2DF Adonijah Richardson (1990-04-06) 6 April 1990 (age 27) 14 1
2DF Khaloni Richardson (1983-12-03) 3 December 1983 (age 33) 8 0
2DF Tarik Prentice (1984-06-15) 15 June 1984 (age 33) 1 0
2DF Irwin Reid (1985-02-20) 20 February 1985 (age 32) 1 0
2DF Kion Lee (1993-09-02) 2 September 1993 (age 24) 2 0
2DF Germain Hughes (1996-11-15) 15 November 1996 (age 21) 1 0

3MF Kenny Williams (1986-03-02) 2 March 1986 (age 31) 8 0
3MF Khalid Brooks (1985-02-09) 9 February 1985 (age 32) 5 0
3MF Vershawn Hodge (1994-08-02) 2 August 1994 (age 23) 2 0
3MF Kyle Kentish (1988-07-07) 7 July 1988 (age 29) 5 0
3MF Kervin Benjamin (1996-03-11) 11 March 1996 (age 21) 2 0
3MF Ruvin Richardson (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 24) 1 0
3MF Steve Austin (1990-12-27) 27 December 1990 (age 26) 1 0
3MF Matthew Brown (1989-04-03) 3 April 1989 (age 28) 0 0

4FW Kayini Brooks (1994-07-23) 23 July 1994 (age 23) 2 0
4FW Alrique Rogers (1996-01-23) 23 January 1996 (age 21) 2 0
4FW Jonathan Guishard (1996-07-02) 2 July 1996 (age 21) 1 0
4FW Glenville Rogers (1984-09-08) 8 September 1984 (age 33) 7 0
4FW Kapil Battice (1982-10-26) 26 October 1982 (age 35) 4 1
4FW Jaheel Herbert (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 21) 0 0

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seven in, seven out in CONCACAF — FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 

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