Curaçao national football team

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Curaçao
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association FFK
Confederation CONCACAF
Sub-confederation CFU (Caribbean)
Head coach Remko Bicentini
Captain Cuco Martina
Most caps Ergilio Hato (35)
Top scorer Felitciano Zschusschen (9)
Home stadium Stadion Ergilio Hato
FIFA code CUW
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 84 Decrease 1 (18 January 2018)
Highest 68 (July 2017)
Lowest 183 (April 2013, July 2014)
Elo ranking
Current 149 (15 November 2017)
Highest 43 (5 March 1948)
Lowest 188 (25 October 2012)
First international
Aruba 0–4 Curaçao
(Aruba, 6 April 1924)
 Dominican Republic 1–0 Curaçao Curaçao
(Dominican Republic, 18 August 2011)
Biggest win
Curaçao 14–0 Puerto Rico 
(Colombia, 21 December 1948)
Biggest defeat
 Netherlands 8–1 Curaçao
(Netherlands, 23 April 1948)
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances 5 (first in 1963)
Best result Third place, 1963 and 1969

The Curaçao national football team (Dutch: Curaçaos voetbalelftal; Papiamentu, Selekshon di Futbòl Kòrsou) represents Curaçao in International association football and is controlled by the Curaçao Football Federation.[1]

History[edit]

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 changed 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 no longer represented 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.

They played their first match as the newly formed Curaçao national team on 20 August 2011 against Dominican Republic at the Estadio Panamericano, with the match ending in a 1–0 loss for Curaçao.

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.

After a strong qualification campaign, Curaçao defeated host Martinique in the semi finals of the 2017 edition of the Caribbean Cup with the score of 2–1. They met defending champions and six time winners, Jamaica. Curaçao won their first ever Caribbean Cup by defeating Jamaica, again with the scoreline of 2–1.

Competitive record[edit]

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 have so far only competed in the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, the 2012 Caribbean Cup qualification, the 2014 and 2017 Caribbean Cup as well as the ABCS Tournament.

CFU Caribbean Cup[edit]

CFU Caribbean Cup
Year Round GP W D[1] L GS GA
Barbados 1989 Fourth place 2 0 2 0 2 2
Trinidad and Tobago 1990 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Jamaica 1991 Did not enter - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 1992 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Jamaica 1993 Withdrew - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 1994 Did not enter - - - - - -
19951997 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago Jamaica 1998 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 9
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Did not enter - - - - - -
Barbados 2005 Withdrew - - - - - -
20072012 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Jamaica 2014 Group stage 3 0 0 3 5 10
Martinique 2017 Champions 2 2 0 0 4 2
Total Champions 10 2 2 6 13 23
  1. ^ Draws include knockout matches decided on a penalty shootout.

CONCACAF Gold Cup[edit]

CONCACAF Championship & CONCACAF Gold Cup
Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
El Salvador 1963 Third Place 8 5 0 3 14 9
Guatemala 1965 Fifth Place 5 0 2 3 4 16
Honduras 1967 Did not qualify
Costa Rica 1969 Third Place 5 2 1 2 9 12
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Did not enter
Haiti 1973 Sixth Place 5 0 2 3 4 19
Mexico 1977 to United States 1991 Did not qualify
United StatesMexico 1993 Did not enter
United States 1996 to United States 2000 Did not qualify
United States 2002 Did not enter
United StatesMexico 2003 Did not qualify
United States 2005 Withdrew
United States 2007 to United States Canada 2015 Did not qualify
United States 2017 Group stage 3 0 0 3 0 6
Total Third Place 27 7 7 16 39 68

FIFA World Cup[edit]

Team records[edit]

Wins[edit]

Largest win 
Largest win at the CONCACAF Championship finals 
Largest win at the CCCF Championship finals 
Largest win at the CFU Championship finals 
  • Did not qualify
Largest win at the Caribbean Cup finals 
Largest win at the Pan American Games 
Largest win at the ABCS Tournament 

Draws[edit]

Highest scoring draw 
Highest scoring draw at the CONCACAF Championship finals 
Highest scoring draw at the CCCF Championship finals 
Highest scoring draw at the CFU Championship finals 
  • Did not qualify
Highest scoring draw at the Caribbean Cup finals 
Highest scoring draw at the Pan American Games 
  • None
Highest scoring draw at the ABCS Tournament 
  • n/aa

a. Tournament follows a knock-out format, and matches cannot end on a draw.

Defeats[edit]

Largest defeat
Largest defeat at the CONCACAF Championship finals 
8–0 vs  Mexico on 8 December 1973, 1973 CONCACAF Championship1
Largest defeat at the CCCF Championship finals 
Largest defeat at the CFU Championship finals 
  • Did not qualify
Largest defeat at the Caribbean Cup finals 
Largest defeat at the Pan American Games 
Largest defeat at the ABCS Tournament 

1. Matches played as the Netherlands Antilles from 16 December 1946 to 18 August 2011.

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

For all past match results of the national team, see the team's results page

The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming seasons.

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the squad for the October 10, 2017 friendly against Qatar.
Caps and goals as of 10 October 2017 after the game against Qatar.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Eloy Room (1989-02-06) 6 February 1989 (age 28) 19 0 Netherlands PSV
16 1GK Jarzinho Pieter (1987-11-11) 11 November 1987 (age 30) 12 0 Curaçao Centro Dominguito

4 2DF Juriën Gaari (1993-12-03) 3 December 1993 (age 24) 5 0 Netherlands Kozakken Boys
2 2DF Suently Alberto (1996-06-09) 9 June 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Netherlands N.E.C.
3 2DF Cuco Martina (Captain) (1989-09-25) 25 September 1989 (age 28) 31 0 England Everton
12 2DF Shanon Carmelia (1989-03-20) 20 March 1989 (age 28) 31 2 Netherlands IJsselmeervogels
17 2DF Gillian Justiana (1991-03-05) 5 March 1991 (age 26) 14 0 Netherlands IJsselmeervogels
5 2DF Ayrton Statie (1994-07-22) 22 July 1994 (age 23) 7 0 Azerbaijan Səbail

6 3MF Jeremy de Nooijer (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 25) 7 1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
15 3MF Quenten Martinus (1991-03-07)March 7, 1991 (aged 26) 6 0 Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
7 3MF Leandro Bacuna (1991-08-21) 21 August 1991 (age 26) 14 5 England Reading
8 3MF Jarchinio Antonia (1990-12-27) 27 December 1990 (age 27) 14 0 Cyprus Omonia
11 3MF Gevaro Nepomuceno (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 25) 30 4 England Oldham Athletic
13 3MF Elson Hooi (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 26) 12 3 Netherlands ADO Den Haag

10 4FW Charlison Benschop (1989-08-21) 21 August 1989 (age 28) 1 0 Germany Hannover 96
9 4FW Gino van Kessel (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 24) 17 7 England Oxford United
14 4FW Rangelo Janga (1992-04-16) 16 April 1992 (age 25) 11 4 Slovakia Trenčín

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up to the Curaçao squad in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Rowendy Sumter (1988-05-19) 19 May 1988 (age 29) 8 0 Curaçao Scherpenheuvel v.  Qatar, 10 October 2017INJ

DF Darryl Lachman (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 28) 17 1 Netherlands Willem II v.  Qatar, 10 October 2017WTD
DF Patrick van Aanholt (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 27) 0 0 England Crystal Palace v.  Qatar, 10 October 2017INJ
DF Shermaine Martina (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Netherlands MVV Maastricht v.  Qatar, 10 October 2017WTD
DF Dustley Mulder (1985-10-27) 27 October 1985 (age 32) 19 0 Unattached 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Quentin Jakoba (1987-12-19) 19 December 1987 (age 30) 7 0 Netherlands Kozakken Boys 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Doriano Kortstam (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 23) 3 0 Netherlands FC Eindhoven 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

MF Ashar Bernardus (1985-12-21) 21 December 1985 (age 32) 15 0 Curaçao Centro Dominguito v.  Qatar, 10 October 2017WTD
MF Michaël Maria (1995-01-31) 31 January 1995 (age 22) 11 0 Germany Erzgebirge Aue 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Kemy Agustien (1986-08-20) 20 August 1986 (age 31) 13 0 Netherlands TEC 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Christopher Isenia (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 24) 6 1 Curaçao Centro Barber v.  El Salvador, 22 March 2017

FW Felitciano Zschusschen (1992-01-24) 24 January 1992 (age 25) 13 9 Scotland Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Jimbertson Vapor (1996-02-10) 10 February 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Curaçao Centro Barber v.  El Salvador, 22 march 2017
  • WTD Player withdrew from the squad.
  • INJ Player missed out due to injury
  • PRE Preliminary squad

Notes:

  • Caps do not include matches played for the former Netherlands Antilles, but solely appearances for the thereout subsequent country of Curaçao.

Managers[edit]

Past managers of the Netherlands Antilles1


Past managers of Curaçao3

1. Managers of the Netherlands Antilles from 16 December 1946 to 18 August 2011.
2. Jan Zwartkruis served as manager of the Netherlands as well as the Netherlands Antilles concurrently from 1978 to 1981.
3. Managers of Curaçao, from 18 August 2011. Direct successor, inheriting the former nation's FIFA membership and competitive record.

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 17 July 2017[16]

Netherlands Antilles (1946–2011)[edit]

The following matches were played as the Netherlands Antilles (from 16 December 1946 until 18 August 2011)
Team Pld W D L
 Haiti 18 1 4 13
 Trinidad and Tobago 17 1 6 10
 Suriname 16 5 4 7
 El Salvador 16 1 4 11
 Costa Rica 15 3 1 11
 Mexico 12 2 3 7
 Jamaica 10 4 3 7
 Honduras 10 2 4 4
 Cuba 9 6 1 2
 Antigua and Barbuda 9 5 2 2
 Guatemala 9 2 5 2
 Nicaragua 7 6 0 1
 Panama 7 4 1 2
 Venezuela 6 3 1 2
 Guyana 6 1 1 4
 Puerto Rico 4 4 0 0
 Grenada 4 1 3 0
 United States 4 0 2 2
 Aruba 2 1 1 0
 Dominican Republic 2 0 1 1
 Saint Lucia 1 0 1 0
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 0 1 0
 Argentina 1 0 0 1
 Barbados 1 0 0 1
 Bermuda 1 0 0 1
 Cayman Islands 1 0 0 1
Total 189 52 49 88

Curaçao (2011–Present)[edit]

The following matches were played as Curaçao (from 18 August 2011 until present)
Team Pld W D L
 Suriname 5 1 1 3
 El Salvador 4 0 1 3
 U.S. Virgin Islands 3 3 0 0
 Bonaire 3 2 0 1
 Aruba 3 1 0 2
 Antigua and Barbuda 3 1 0 2
 Dominican Republic 3 1 0 2
 Cuba 3 0 2 1
 Martinique 2 1 1 0
 Montserrat 2 1 1 0
 Puerto Rico 2 1 1 0
 Guyana 2 1 0 1
 Jamaica 2 1 0 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 1 0 1
 French Guiana 2 0 1 1
 Haiti 2 0 1 1
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0 0 2
 Grenada 1 1 0 0
 Guadeloupe 1 1 0 0
 Qatar 1 1 0 0
 Nicaragua 1 0 1 0
 Barbados 1 0 0 1
 Canada 1 0 0 1
 Mexico 1 0 0 1
 Saint Lucia 1 0 0 1
Total 50 18 12 24

Statistics accurate as of last match played against Qatar on 10 October 2017[16]

Honours[edit]

Competition 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
World Cup 0 0 0 0
CONCACAF Championship / Gold Cup 0 0 2 2
Confederations Cup 0 0 0 0
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 2 2
This is a list of honours for the senior Curaçao national team

Other tournaments[edit]

1. Trophies won as the Netherlands Antilles from 16 December 1946 to 18 August 2011.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.elsalvador.com/deportes/futbol/372358/curazao-pierde-a-su-capitan-para-el-juego-ante-la-selecta/
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  14. ^ "Remko Bicentini, Rihairo Meulens i Partido di Fogeo pa Selekshon di Futbol di Korsou". deporteawe.com. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "Curaçao Match history". Soccerway.com. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 

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