Aruba national football team

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Aruba
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationArubaanse Voetbal Bond
ConfederationCONCACAF
(North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachMartin Koopman
CaptainRaymond Baten
Most capsTheric Ruiz (24)
Home stadiumTrinidad Stadium
FIFA codeARU
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 188 Decrease 1 (4 April 2019)[1]
Highest112 (November 2015)
Lowest202 (February–April 2008)
Elo ranking
Current 198 Increase 1 (27 March 2019)[2]
Highest50 (1924)
Lowest199 (September 2018)
First international
Aruba 0–4 Curaçao
(Aruba; 6 April 1924)[3]
Biggest win
 Aruba 7–0 British Virgin Islands 
(Oranjestad, Aruba; 1 June 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Trinidad and Tobago 11–0 Aruba 
(Arima, Trinidad and Tobago; 23 April 1989)

The Aruba national football team (Dutch, "Arubaans voetbalelftal"; Papiamento, "Seleccion Arubano di futbol") is the national team of Aruba, it was founded in 1932 and is affiliated with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), CONCACAF and FIFA (since 1988) and is controlled by the Arubaanse Voetbal Bond.

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to
Mexico 1986
Did not enter, was part of Netherlands Antilles
Italy 1990 Did not enter
United States 1994
France 1998 Did not qualify
South Korea Japan 2002
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010
Brazil 2014
Russia 2018
Qatar 2022 To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined
Total 0/21 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gold Cup record[edit]

  • 1991 – Did not enter
  • 1993 – Withdrew
  • 1996 to 2003 – Did not qualify
  • 2005 – Withdrew
  • 2007 – Did not enter
  • 2009 – Did not qualify
  • 2011 – Did not enter
  • 2013 – Did not qualify

Caribbean Cup record[edit]

  • 1989 – Did not qualify
  • 1990 – Did not enter
  • 1991 – Did not qualify
  • 1992 – Did not qualify
  • 1993 – Withdrew
  • 1994 – Did not enter
  • 1995 – Did not qualify
  • 1996 – Did not enter
  • 1997 – Did not qualify
  • 1998 – Did not qualify
  • 1999 – Withdrew
  • 2001 – Did not qualify
  • 2005 – Withdrew
  • 2007 – Did not enter
  • 2008 – Did not qualify
  • 2010 – Did not enter
  • 2012 – Did not qualify
  • 2014 – Did not qualify
  • 2017 – Did not qualify

List of coaches[edit]

Recent results[edit]

Date Opponent Result Score Match Type
20 May 2010  Venezuela Loss 0–3 Friendly
29 October 2010  Curaçao Loss 0–3 Friendly
8 July 2011  Saint Lucia Win 4–2 WCQ
12 July 2011  Saint Lucia Loss 2–4 (4–5 PK) WCQ
2 December 2011  Suriname Win 0–0 (5–4 PK) 2011 ABCS Tournament
13 July 2012  Curaçao Win 3–2 2012 ABCS Tournament
15 July 2012  Suriname Win 1–0 2012 ABCS Tournament
27 March 2014  Guam Draw 2–2 Friendly
30 March 2014  Guam Win 2–0 Friendly
30 May 2014  Turks and Caicos Islands Win 1–0 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
1 June 2014  British Virgin Islands Win 7–0 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
3 June 2014  French Guiana Loss 0–2 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
10 June 2015  Barbados Loss 0–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
14 June 2015  Barbados Win 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
31 August 2015  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Loss 0–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 September 2015  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Win 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
23 March 2016  Antigua and Barbuda Loss 2–1 2017 CFU Caribbean Cup
26 March 2016  Saint Kitts and Nevis Loss 2–0 2017 CFU Caribbean Cup
9 September 2018  Bermuda Win 3–1 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying
16 October 2018  Guadeloupe Draw 0–0 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying
16 November 2018  Montserrat Loss 0–2 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying
22 March 2019  Saint Lucia Loss 2–3 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying

Aruba all-time record against all nations[edit]

Note: teams that are in italics indicates that the team got collapsed, a historical team, or a team which is not a FIFA member.[4]

As of 23 March 2019[5]

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Antigua and Barbuda 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
 Barbados 3 1 0 2 6 11 −5
 Bermuda 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
 British Virgin Islands 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7
 Costa Rica 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1
 Cuba 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
 Curaçao 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
 Curaçao 22 0 8 14 19 47 −28
 Dominican Republic 2 0 0 2 3 6 −3
 El Salvador 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 French Guiana 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1
 Grenada 2 0 0 2 3 7 −4
 Guadeloupe 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Guam 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2
 Guyana 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 Haiti 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Honduras 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Jamaica 1 0 0 1 0 6 −6
 Netherlands Antilles 8 1 0 7 10 23 −13
 Panama 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Puerto Rico 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2
 Saint Lucia 3 1 0 2 8 9 -1
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1
 Suriname 14 2 5 7 15 44 −29
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 0 1 0 11 −11
 Turks and Caicos Islands 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Venezuela 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5
Total 80 14 19 47 100 201 −101

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the CONCACAF Nations League matches against Guadeloupe on October 17, 2018

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1GK Matthew Lentink (1993-08-18) 18 August 1993 (age 25) Netherlands Zeelandia Middelburg
1GK Lionel Kaarsbaan (1987-11-06) 6 November 1987 (age 31) Aruba SV Dakota

2DF Leroy Oehlers (1992-12-12) 12 December 1992 (age 26) Netherlands FC Lisse
2DF Nickenson Paul (1997-08-24) 24 August 1997 (age 21) Aruba SV Dakota
2DF Jefferson Vegas (1995-01-30) 30 January 1995 (age 24) Netherlands RKSV Sarto
3MF Gino Mulder (1987-10-09) 9 October 1987 (age 31) Netherlands HBS Craeyenhout
2DF Jean-Pierre Heyden (2000-02-25) 25 February 2000 (age 19) Aruba Deportivo Nacional
2DF Marlon Pereira (1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 (age 32) Netherlands SteDoCo

3MF Walter Bennett (1997-03-18) 18 March 1997 (age 22) Netherlands Excelsior Maassluis
3MF Erik Santos de Gouveia (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 28) Aruba Racing Club
3MF Raymond Baten (1989-01-26) 26 January 1989 (age 30) Netherlands Quick Boys
3MF Jeamirr Howell (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 26) Aruba Racing Club
3MF Annuar Kock (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 27) Aruba SV Estrella
3MF Gregor Breinburg (1991-09-15) 15 September 1991 (age 27) Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam

4FW Joshua John (1988-10-01) 1 October 1988 (age 30) Kazakhstan FC Kaisar
4FW Erixon Danso (1989-07-22) 22 July 1989 (age 29) Norway Sandnes Ulf
4FW Josh Gross (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 (age 25) Netherlands ASWH Ambacht
4FW Ronald Gómez (1984-10-25) 25 October 1984 (age 34) Aruba Racing Club
4FW Jean Pierre Fingal (1993-05-16) 16 May 1993 (age 25) Aruba Racing Club


References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Aruba - List of International Matches". rsssf.com. Rec.Sport Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  4. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings". www.eloratings.net. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  5. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Aruba". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 23 March 2019.

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