Curaçao national football team
|Most caps||Cuco Martina (25)|
|Top scorer||Felitciano Zschusschen (7)|
|Home stadium||Stadion Ergilio Hato|
|Current||134 20 (14 July 2016)|
|Highest||134 (July 2016)|
|Lowest||183 (April 2013, July 2014)|
|Highest||41 (March 1963)|
|Lowest||188 (October 2012)|
| Aruba 0–4 Curaçao
(Aruba, 6 April 1924)
Dominican Republic 1–0 Curaçao
(Dominican Republic, 18 August 2011)
| Curaçao 14–0 Puerto Rico
(Colombia, 21 December 1948)
| Netherlands 8–1 Curaçao
(Netherlands, 23 April 1948)
& Gold Cup
|Best result||Third, 1963, 1969|
- 1 History
- 2 Competitive record
- 3 Team records
- 4 Recent results and forthcoming fixtures
- 5 Current squad
- 6 Past managers
- 7 All-time record against other nations
- 8 Honours
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
The first national football team to bear the name Curaçao was the Territory of Curaçao national football team, which made its debut in 1924 in an away match against neighboring Aruba, a match which the Territory of Curaçao won four to nil.
In December 1954, the territory of Curaçao became the Netherlands Antilles, and following a constitutional change the Netherlands Antilles were designated a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which included the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten. The name of the Curaçao team also changed its name to Netherlands Antilles national team, representing all six islands.
In 1986, Aruba became a country within the Kingdom in its own right, with its own Aruba national football team and subsequently Aruban players did not longer represent the Netherlands Antilles.
On 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles were dissolved, and Curaçao and Sint Maarten became countries in their own right, while Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius became part of the Netherlands proper. Although not a sovereign state, Curaçao (the largest island territory in the Netherlands Antilles) appeared on the FIFA member list in March 2011, as successor of the Netherlands Antilles.
As well as taking on the Netherlands Antilles' FIFA membership, Curaçao was recognised as the direct successor of the former (similarly to how Serbia is regarded the direct successor of Yugoslavia, and Russia for the Soviet Union), and took on its historical records and FIFA ranking.
During the CONCACAF Qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Curaçao achieved a major feat when they defeated Cuba 1-1 with the away goals rule.
All competitive matches played from 1921-1958 were contested as the Territory of Curaçao (comprising all six islands of the Netherlands Antilles). From 1958-2010 all matches were contested as the Netherlands Antilles, successor of the Territory of Curaçao, (still comprising six islands until 1986, when Aruba seceded). All competitive fixtures after 2010 were contested by Curaçao, which solely consists of the island nation itself. Under the newly formed governing body, Curaçao has so far only competed in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, the 2012 Caribbean Cup qualification, the 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification as well as the ABCS Tournament.
CFU Caribbean Cup
|CFU Caribbean Cup|
|1990||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1991||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1992||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1994||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1995-1997||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1999||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2001||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2007-2012||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2017||To be determined|
- Draws include knockout matches decided on a penalty shootout.
CONCACAF Gold Cup
|CONCACAF Championship & CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|1971||Did not enter|
|1977 to 1991||Did not qualify|
|1993||Did not enter|
|1996 to 2000||Did not qualify|
|2002||Did not enter|
|2003||Did not qualify|
|2007 to 2015||Did not qualify|
FIFA World Cup
a. Tournament follows a knock-out format, and matches cannot end on a draw.
1. Matches played as the Netherlands Antilles from 16 December 1946 to 18 August 2011.
Recent results and forthcoming fixtures
The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming seasons.
Barbados v Curaçao
Curaçao v Dominican Republic
Guyana v Curaçao
Curaçao v U.S. Virgin Islands
Curaçao v Antigua and Barbuda
Puerto Rico v Curaçao
The following players were called up by Patrick Kluivert as the squad for the Caribbean Cup qualification matches against Guyana and USVI .
The following players have been called up to the Curaçao squad in the last 12 months.
Past managers of the Netherlands Antilles1
Past managers of Curaçao3
1. Managers of the Netherlands Antilles from 16 December 1946 to 18 August 2011.
All-time record against other nations
As of 15 November 2014
Netherlands Antilles (1946–2011)
Statistics accurate as of last match played against U.S. Virgin Islands on 4 June 2016
1. Trophies won as the Netherlands Antilles from 16 December 1946 to 18 August 2011.