Cayman Islands national football team

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Cayman Islands
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationCayman Islands
Football Association
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Head coachChandler González
Most capsLee Ramoon
Top scorerLee Ramoon (12)
Home stadiumTruman Bodden Sports Complex
FIFA codeCAY
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current203 Steady (29 November 2018)[1]
Highest127 (November 1995)
Lowest205 (December 2014 – March 2015)
Elo ranking
Current197 Decrease 3 (6 December 2018)[2]
Highest155 (1987)
Lowest198 (March 2015, October 2018)
First international
 Dominica 2–1 Cayman Islands 
(Roseau, Dominica; 3 March 1985)
Biggest win
 Cayman Islands 5–0 British Virgin Islands 
(Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; 2 March 1994)
 Cayman Islands 5–0 Sint Maarten 
(Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; 4 March 1994)
Biggest defeat
 Martinique 7–0 Cayman Islands 
(Sint Maarten; 1 April 1992)
 United States 8–1 Cayman Islands 
(Mission Viejo, United States; 14 November 1993)
 Cayman Islands 2–9 Trinidad and Tobago 
(Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; 28 July 1995)
 Cayman Islands 0–7 Trinidad and Tobago 
(Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; 24 October 1995)
 Cuba 7–0 Cayman Islands 
(Havana, Cuba; 6 September 2006)

The Cayman Islands national football team is the national team of the Cayman Islands, and is controlled by the Cayman Islands Football Association. It is a member of FIFA and CONCACAF. Cayman Islands' home ground is Truman Bodden Stadium in George Town, and their head coach is Charles McLean.

History[edit]

In 2000, given the status of the Cayman Islands as one of the British overseas territories, the national team attempted to use this as a loophole to call up a number of uncapped players possessing British passports but who had no specific links to the islands. Barry McIntosh, a football agent, was called in to scout players for an upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cuba and ultimately he secured eight players i.e. Wayne Allison (Tranmere Rovers), Ged Brannan (Motherwell), David Barnett (Lincoln City), Martin O'Connor (Birmingham City), Dwayne Plummer (Bristol City), Barry Hayles (Fulham), Neville Roach (Southend United) and Neil Sharpe (Boreham Wood). With the exception of Allison the players all appeared in a 5–0 friendly defeat against D.C. United but before they could appear in any official internationals FIFA stepped in and barred the players from representing the Cayman Islands due to their failure to satisfy the existing rules for national team eligibility.[3] Of the eight players only Hayles went on to play international football, appearing for Jamaica ten times.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[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 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 6
South Korea Japan 2002 2 0 1 1 0 4
Germany 2006 2 0 0 2 1 5
South Africa 2010 2 0 1 1 2 4
Brazil 2014 6 0 1 5 2 15
Russia 2018 2 0 2 0 1 1
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/21 16 0 5 11 6 35

CONCACAF Gold Cup[edit]

Caribbean Cup[edit]

Caribbean Cup record
Year Round Pld W D[1] L GF GA
Barbados 1989 Did not enter - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 1990 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Jamaica 1991 Group stage 2 0 0 2 3 5
Trinidad and Tobago 1992 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Jamaica 1993 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 1994 Group stage 3 0 1 2 3 6
Cayman Islands Jamaica 1995 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 7 14
Trinidad and Tobago 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Antigua and Barbuda Saint Kitts and Nevis 1997 Withdrew - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago Jamaica 1998 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 5
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Barbados 2005 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 2007 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Jamaica 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Martinique 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Antigua and Barbuda 2012 Did not enter - - - - - -
Jamaica 2014 Did not enter - - - - - -
Martinique 2017 Did not enter - - - - - -
Total 4/18 13 3 2 8 15 30
  1. ^ Draws include knockout matches decided on a penalty shootout.

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 17 November 2018[5]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
 Anguilla 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
 Antigua and Barbuda 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2
 Bahamas 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5
 Barbados 1 0 0 1 1 6 −5
 Belize 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
 Bermuda 8 1 2 5 7 14 −7
 British Virgin Islands 4 3 1 0 10 3 +7
 Cuba 12 0 2 10 4 40 −36
 Netherlands Antilles[a] 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Dominica 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
 Dominican Republic 5 1 1 3 2 14 −12
 El Salvador 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7
 French Guiana 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Grenada 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2
 Guadeloupe 1 0 0 1 1 7 −6
 Guyana 2 0 0 2 3 5 −2
 Haiti 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2
 Jamaica 13 1 1 11 10 40 −30
 Puerto Rico 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6
 Martinique 5 0 2 3 2 13 −11
 Nicaragua 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Saint Lucia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Saint Martin 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 0 2 1 3 7 −4
 Sint Maarten 3 1 1 1 8 5 +3
 Suriname 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 2 19 −17
 Turks and Caicos Islands 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1
 United States 1 0 0 1 1 8 −7
Total 89 15 18 56 88 221 −133
  1. ^ Includes matches against the  Netherlands Antilles.

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad called for the CONCACAF Nations League qualifier against  Dominican Republic.

Caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2018 after the game against  Dominican Republic.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ramon Sealy (captain) (1991-04-22) 22 April 1991 (age 27) 10 0 Cayman Islands Bodden Town FC
12 1GK Shakur Welcome (1997-01-29) 29 January 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Cayman Islands Roma United SC

6 2DF Wesley Robinson (1993-09-07) 7 September 1993 (age 25) 4 0 Cayman Islands Elite SC
5 2DF Joshewa Charlery (1997-01-24) 24 January 1997 (age 21) 2 0 United States Longwood Lancers
23 2DF Karl Solomon (1994-10-13) 13 October 1994 (age 24) 2 0 Cayman Islands Bodden Town FC
17 2DF Tyler Lee (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 24) 2 0 Cayman Islands Future SC

14 3MF Mattew Suberan (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 23) 4 0 Cayman Islands Cayman Athletic SC
22 3MF Andrés Ruiz (1993-03-31) 31 March 1993 (age 25) 4 0 Cayman Islands George Town SC
8 3MF Jermaine Wilson (1995-02-05) 5 February 1995 (age 23) 2 0 Cayman Islands Academy SC
11 3MF Colby Seymour (1994-08-09) 9 August 1994 (age 24) 2 0 Cayman Islands Future SC
10 3MF Michael Martin (1998-01-31) 31 January 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Jamaica Harbour View
13 3MF Christopher Reeves (1997-02-27) 27 February 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Cayman Islands Elite SC
4 3MF Lucas Christian (1996-07-01) 1 July 1996 (age 22) 2 0
20 3MF Jonah Ebanks (1996-05-07) 7 May 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Cayman Islands Academy SC
7 3MF Romario Dixon (1996-09-19) 19 September 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Cayman Islands Academy SC

9 4FW Mark Ebanks (1990-12-26) 26 December 1990 (age 27) 13 5 Cayman Islands Academy SC
15 4FW Brian Martin (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Cayman Islands Academy SC
19 4FW Charlo McLean (1992-02-04) 4 February 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Cayman Islands Bodden Town FC

Recent call-ups[edit]

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Kyle Santamaría (1987-09-03) 3 September 1987 (age 31) 1 0 Cayman Islands Bodden Town FC vs.  Jamaica, 10 September 2018
DF Giovanni Bush (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 26) 0 0 vs.  Jamaica, 10 September 2018

MF Tevon Levien (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 29) 1 0 Cayman Islands Bodden Town FC vs.  Jamaica, 10 September 2018
MF Tevin Yen (1996-04-28) 28 April 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Cayman Islands Future SC vs.  Jamaica, 10 September 2018}

FW Darvin Watson (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 26) 4 0 Cayman Islands Bodden Town FC vs.  Jamaica, 10 September 2018
FW Rohan Williams (1995-06-06) 6 June 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Cayman Islands Academy SC vs.  Jamaica, 10 September 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  3. ^ Footballers whose loved ones have told them who to play for, The Guardian, 5 March 2008
  4. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Cayman Islands". eloratings.net. Elo Ratings. Retrieved 3 July 2017.

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