Anguilla national football team

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Anguilla
AssociationAnguilla Football Association
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachRomare Kelsick[1]
Most capsGirdon Connor (19)
Top scorerRichard O'Connor (5)
Home stadiumWebster Park
FIFA codeAIA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 208 Steady (29 November 2018)[2]
Highest189 (June–September 1997)
Lowest209 (April–July 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 230 Increase 2 (13 December 2018)[3]
Highest195 (1985)
Lowest234 (2017)
First international
 Anguilla 0–0 Montserrat 
(Saint Lucia; 14 May 1991)
Biggest win
 Anguilla 4–1 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 the Bahamas, Tonga, Bhutan, Gibraltar, Eritrea, Montserrat, and Somalia, they are consistently ranked as among the worst teams in the world in the FIFA rankings.

Anguilla all-time record against all nations[edit]

As of 9 November 2018[4]
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%
 French Guiana 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8 0%
 Grenada 1 0 0 1 1 14 −13 0%
 Guyana 2 0 0 2 0 21 −21 0%
 Montserrat 4 1 1 2 7 6 +1 37.5%
 Nicaragua 3 0 0 3 0 14 −14 0%
 Puerto Rico 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6 0%
 Saint Barthélemy 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100%
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 0 0 1 1 6 −5 0%
 Saint Martin 2 0 0 2 1 10 −9 0%
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0%
 Sint Maarten 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 0%
 U.S. Virgin Islands 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Total 39 5 4 32 32 166 −134 12.8%

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
United States 1994
France 1998
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 2 5
Germany 2006 2 0 1 1 0 6
South Africa 2010 2 0 0 2 0 16
Brazil 2014 2 0 0 2 0 6
Russia 2018 2 0 0 2 0 8
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/21 10 0 1 9 2 41

2002 World Cup qualification[edit]

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

In the first round of the qualifiers, 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 19 March 2000, with Anguilla losing 2–1, and thereby eliminated by an aggregate scoreline of 5–2.

2006 World Cup qualification[edit]

During the qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Anguilla faced the Dominican Republic in the first round. The first leg was played to a goalless 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 winning the second leg and thus the first round by a scoreline of 6–0.

2010 World Cup qualification[edit]

During the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Anguilla was drawn against El Salvador in the first 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 round of the qualifiers for the 2014 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 round of the qualifiers for the 2018 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 in Anguilla with a 3–0 loss, to send Nicaragua through to the second round by a score of 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.[5]

Gold Cup record[edit]

Caribbean Cup record[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad called for CONCACAF Nations League tie against  Bahamas on 18 November 2018.[6]

Caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2018 after the game against  Bahamas.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ryan Liddie[7] (1981-10-15) 15 October 1981 (age 37) 22 0 Unknown
21 1GK Theon Richardson (1997-08-07) 7 August 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Anguilla Kicks United

12 2DF Germain Hughes (1996-11-15) 15 November 1996 (age 22) 6 0 England Heather St John's
7 2DF Marley Ipinson-Fabien (2000-07-26) 26 July 2000 (age 18) 5 0 Jamaica KickStart Academy
13 2DF Tafari Smith (2000-03-26) 26 March 2000 (age 18) 4 0 Anguilla Roaring Lions
6 2DF Leo Richardson (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 29) 3 0 Anguilla Kicks United

2 3MF Girdon Connor (captain) (1979-01-26) 26 January 1979 (age 39) 22 1 Unknown
3 3MF Ruvin Richardson (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 25) 9 1 Anguilla Kicks United
15 3MF Kenny Williams (1986-03-02) 2 March 1986 (age 32) 8 0 Anguilla Kicks United
9 3MF Matthew Brown (1989-04-03) 3 April 1989 (age 29) 5 0 Anguilla Enforcers
5 3MF Carlique Gumbs (2001-01-16) 16 January 2001 (age 17) 3 0 Anguilla Roaring Lions
14 3MF Jermal Richardson (1994-05-10) 10 May 1994 (age 24) 3 0 Anguilla Roaring Lions
8 3MF Cameron Lloyd (1998-11-25) 25 November 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Anguilla Roaring Lions
18 3MF Cyrus Vanterpool (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 27) 2 0 England Frimley Green
11 3MF Tyrique Lake 1 0 United States Crowder College[8]
22 3MF Jurvone Duncan 0 0 Anguilla Kicks United

19 4FW Glenville Rogers (1984-09-08) 8 September 1984 (age 34) 9 1 Collectivity of Saint Martin FC Concordia
4 4FW Kapil Battice (1982-10-26) 26 October 1982 (age 36) 6 1 Anguilla Roaring Lions
10 4FW Jonathan Guishard (1996-07-02) 2 July 1996 (age 22) 6 0 Anguilla Enforcers
17 4FW Kayini Brooks-Belle (1994-07-23) 23 July 1994 (age 24) 6 0 Anguilla Kicks United

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Desroy Findlay (1989-10-03) 3 October 1989 (age 29) 4 1 Anguilla Salsa Ballers v.  Nicaragua, 14 October 2018

MF Austin Steven (1990-12-27) 27 December 1990 (age 27) 6 0 Anguilla Salsa Ballers v.  Nicaragua, 14 October 2018

FW Ricardo Petty (1996-01-21) 21 January 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Anguilla Roaring Lions v.  Nicaragua, 14 October 2018

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association=AIA/about.html
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  4. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Anguilla". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Seven in, seven out in CONCACAF — FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  6. ^ Game Detail: Bahamas vs Anguilla CONCACAF Nations League. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/players/player/3013/
  8. ^ Tyrique Lake Goes To Crowder College In Missouri The Anguillan. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2018.

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