Jamaica national football team

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Jamaica
Nickname(s)Reggae Boyz
AssociationJamaica Football Federation
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachTheodore Whitmore
CaptainAndre Blake
Most capsIan Goodison (128)
Top scorerLuton Shelton (35)
Home stadiumIndependence Park
FIFA codeJAM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 54 Increase 2 (14 June 2019)[1]
Highest27 (August 1998)
Lowest116 (October 2008)
Elo ranking
Current 68 Decrease 2 (16 June 2019)[2]
Highest38 (9 February 1998)
Lowest126 (29 April 1984)
First international
 Haiti 1–2 Jamaica 
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti;[3] 22 March 1925)
Biggest win
 Jamaica 12–0 British Virgin Islands 
(Grand Cayman, Cayman Isls.; 4 March 1994)
 Jamaica 12–0 Saint Martin 
(Kingston, Jamaica; 24 November 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Costa Rica 9–0 Jamaica 
(San José, Costa Rica; 24 February 1999)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1998)
Best resultGroup stage, 1998
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1963)
Best resultRunners-up, 2015 and 2017
Copa América
Appearances2 (first in 2015)
Best resultGroup Stage, 2015 and 2016

The Jamaica national football team has officially represented Jamaica in international football since their initial match in 1925 against Haiti. The squad is under the supervising body of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) which is a member of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), CONCACAF (North America) and the global jurisdiction of FIFA. Jamaica has won the Caribbean Cup six times, with their latest win being the 2014 Caribbean Cup when they beat Trinidad and Tobago in the final. Jamaica finished as the runner-up in the 2015 and 2017 editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which was their best performance in the competition; losing to Mexico and USA.

Jamaica qualified once for the FIFA World Cup, in 1998. It is, along with the United States, Honduras, Canada and Costa Rica, one of the rare teams from the CONCACAF region to draw against Mexico in the Estadio Azteca in a World Cup qualifier match.[4]

History[edit]

Early 20th century[edit]

The first form of football to take place in the country of Jamaica was formed in 1893 with the Kingston Cricket Club being the first to introduce football into the country. It wouldn't be until 1910 where the Jamaica Football Federation was formed with their national teams first international match being against their Caribbean neighbours Haiti in 1925.[5] They were invited to the French-speaking Caribbean island by Andre Chevalon, president of the United Sporting Society and it was for a three-match series between the 2 countries. Jamaica won all three games by 1–0, 2–1 and 3–0. The following year Jamaica hosted Haiti at Sabina Park and won by 6–0.[6] In 1930, Jamaica appeared in their first international tournament appearance at the 1930 Central American Games in Cuba where Jamaica would go on and lose both games in their group.[7]

From 1930 to it's independence in 1962, Jamaica had regular games with Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Cuba and clubs like Racing and Violette from Haiti, Corinthians of Britain, Tigres from Argentina, and even a series of matches with a Caribbean All Stars team in 1952. The Caribbean All Star team included such notables as Michael (The Ruin) Kruin from Suriname and also representing Jamaica were Lindy Delapenha and Gillie Heron. The four games were shared equally with Jamaica winning the second 2–1 and the fourth 1–0 and the All Stars winning the first 5–1 and the third 1–0.[8]

Those friendly international games were the start of Jamaica's football journey with most of the home matches being played at Sabina Park. Many clubs were established during this time including Kensington, Melbourne, Kingston, Lucas and St. George's Old Boys, thus providing the talent Jamaica needed at the times.

Post independence (1962–1989)[edit]

In 1962, Jorge Penna took the role as head coach of Jamaica as he led them into the 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games which was being played in Jamaica.[9] The national team went on to finish in fourth place with two wins over Puerto Rico and Cuba.[10] A year later, they competed in the first CONCACAF Championship in El Salvador where they finished bottom of their group which featured Mexico, Netherlands Antilles and eventual winners Costa Rica.[11]

1965 saw Jamaica made its first attempt to qualify for a FIFA World Cup which was in England. After qualifying through their preliminary group of Cuba and the Netherlands Antilles, they met Costa Rica and Mexico in the final round with only the winner qualifying through to the 1966 FIFA World Cup. After a 3-2 loss at home in their opening match, they loss the away match 8-0 to Mexico with Isidoro Díaz getting a hat-trick in the match. For Jamaica, they would finish bottom of the group with the single point coming in the final game against Costa Rica at home.[12] An attempt in 1967 to qualify for the 1967 CONCACAF Championship also ended without qualification as they finished third place in a group of five.[13]

George Thomson became the new coach for Jamaica as they attempted to qualify for the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. But due to issues with most of the players retiring or moving abroad only a couple of players remained in the previous World Cup team. For Jamaica they would finish bottom with zero points from their four games.[14][12] After finishing last place in the 1969 CONCACAF Championship[15] and not qualifying for the following championship,[16] the national team had to withdraw from qualifying for the 1973 CONCACAF Championship after 17 players was suspended due to poor behavior on a tour to Bermuda.[17] Four years later, Jamaica competed in qualifying for the 1977 CONCACAF Championship which was also the qualifier for the 1978 FIFA World Cup. Taking on Cuba in the first round, they would go and lose both of their games to be eliminated by an aggregate score of 5-1.[12]

After missing the 1982 and 1986 World Cups due to insufficient funds plus a suspension by FIFA due ti not paying affiliation fees. They came back into international competition with qualifying for the 1989 CONCACAF Championship. This tournament was also part of the qualifiers for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. After defeating Puerto Rico 3-1 on aggregate in the preliminary round, they would meet the United States for a spot in the finals. After a goalless draw at home, Jamaica lost the second leg 5–1 in the United States which ended their attempt.[12]

Caribbean triumph and World Cup appearance (1991–2000)[edit]

In 1990, Carl Brown was signed as head coach of the national team to lead them into qualifying for the 1990 Caribbean Cup where the Jamaican team would finish tied for third place after the match was abandoned due to Tropical Storm Arthur.[18] In the following year, Jamaica took home the Caribbean Cup after charming their home crowd in defeating Trinidad and Tobago to qualify for the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[19] At the Gold Cup, they finished last in a group which consisted of Honduras, Mexico and Canada with zero points.[20]

During 1992, they competed in the preliminary rounds of qualifying for the 1994 World Cup. After defeating Puerto Rico 3-1 on aggregate in the second preliminary round, they took out Trinidad and Tobago after losing to them in the final of the 1992 Caribbean Cup.[21] This meant that they were drawn into a group which featured Bermuda, Canada, and El Salvador, from which two teams would advance to the final round. After opening the second round with two 1-1 draws against Canada and Bermuda, they would lose their return match in Canada by a single goal from Dale Mitchell. A win at home against Bermuda 3-2 was followed up by two losses to El Salvador which put Jamaica in third place and eliminated from contention.[22]

The following year saw Jamaica once again finished in second place with this time losing on penalties to Martinique in the final of the Caribbean Cup which was also a qualifier for the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[23] During this tournament, they started off slow with a 1-0 loss to the United States before recording their first Gold Cup win against Honduras. After qualifying in second place with a 1-1 draw against Honduras, they took on Mexico in the semi-final where they was smashed 6-1 in Mexico City.[24] After not qualifying for the final round of the 1994 Caribbean Cup despite recording their biggest win in history with a 12-0, the federation decided to hire René Simões to be alongside Brown with the goal of qualifying for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[5] After being eliminated in the group stage of both the 1995 edition by virtual of head to head and 1996 editions,[25][26] they started their 1998 World Cup qualifiers with an 2-0 aggregate win over Suriname, before getting a 3-0 win over Barbados in the following round.[27] In 1997, Simões searched for players and convinced Jamaican-blooded players in Britain to play for the national team.[28] After being winless in the first four games of the final round of qualifying, three 1-0 wins over El Salvador, Canada and Costa Rica with Deon Burton scoring the winning goal in the latter two matches. This turn in form would see Jamaica made history in 1997 after a 0-0 draw against Mexico with the day after being declared a national holiday.[29]

After qualifying for their first World Cup, they competed at the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup where they finish top of their group which featured the World Cup champions (Brazil), Guatemala and El Salvador. The opening game saw the Jamaicans get a draw in the opening match against the World Cup champions with keeper Warren Barrett stopping the chances of an Brazil victory.[30] Victories over Guatemala and El Salvador set up a semi-final with Mexico where it would take until extra-time to break the Jamaican defense as Luis Hernandez scored the winning goal to put Jamaica in the third-place playoff. Another 1-0 loss over Brazil in the third-place playoff placed the Jamaicans in fourth place.[31] At the 1998 FIFA World Cup, they would finish third in Group H with three points which came from a 2-1 win against Japan in Lyon. Theodore Whitmore scoring both goals in the victory.[32]

The following month saw the national team compete in the finals of the 1998 Caribbean Cup which was also the qualifiers for the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup. After finishing top of the group, would go on to win the final against Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 with goals from Oneil McDonald and Dean Sewell.[33] 1999 saw the national team have their biggest defeat against Costa Rica before being eliminated by Cuba in the semi finals of the 1999 Caribbean Cup after they finished second in their group.[34][35]At the Gold Cup, Jamaica finished last in a group which featured Colombia and Honduras as they lost 2-0 and 1-0 respectively.[36]

Struggles at continental level (2001–2009)[edit]

After competing at the Gold Cup, Jamaica started their 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in the semi-finals with the national team being drawn against Honduras, El Salvador and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in Group D of qualifying. For Jamaica, they finished in second place after losing their final two games of the group to Honduras (away) and El Salvador (home). The final round of qualifying saw Jamaica finishing in fifth place with Honduras eliminating the Jamaicans from qualifying to the World Cup.[37] Between the two rounds of World Cup qualifying, the national team was eliminated in the group stage of the 2001 Caribbean Cup by goal-difference with the national team missing out on qualifying for the Gold Cup the following year.[38] Jamaica qualified for the following edition in 2003, where they made the quarter-finals using mostly a 4-4-2 formation before being knocked out by Mexico 5-0 at the Estadio Azteca.[39]

Jamaica started their 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in the second round with a 4-1 aggregate win over Haiti to qualify through to the third-round where the national team would finish in third place by one point with a 1-1 draw against the United States seeing their elimination from qualifying and saw Sebastiao Lazaroni getting the sack because of the national team not qualifying.[40] During their run towards the 2005 Caribbean Cup trophy, they equalised their biggest win record with a 12-0 win over Saint Martin with Luton Shelton and Roland Dean both getting hat-tricks in the demolition.[41] After qualifying through to the final on the back of wins against Saint Lucia and French Guiana, the national team claimed their third title and a spot at the Gold Cup.[42] At the Gold Cup, Jamaica was one of the third-place teams to qualify through to the quarter finals where they was defeated by the United States 3-1 in Foxborough with DaMarcus Beasley scoring two goals for the Americans.[43]

After the Gold Cup, Jamaica struggled in 2006 and 2007 with one of the Jamaican journalists dubbing them the The Reggae Toyz,[44] this was further added with the team not qualifying for the 2007 Caribbean Cup with the team being eliminated due to goals scored with St. Vincent and the Grenadines scoring three more goals than Jamaica.[45] Two managers later and with the team only a single point from three matches in the third round of qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Jamaica sercured three wins from their remaining three matches with coach Theodore Whitmore with the wins being at home as they jumped from 116th[A] to 83rd place in the world rankings.[46] Despite the win against Canada 3-0 on the final matchday, the team was eliminated by goal difference with Mexico finishing three goals ahead of the Jamaicans.[47] 2008 ended with Jamaica winning the Caribbean Cup at home with Luton Shelton scoring both goals in the victory against Grenada to qualify for the Gold Cup where they was eliminated in the group stage.[48][49]

Recent times (2010–)[edit]

The United States taking on Jamaica at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Jamaica entered the 2010 Caribbean Cup in the final round of the competition on the back of a nil-all draw with Costa Rica.[50] After finishing top of their group, they knocked over Grenada in the semi-finals before defeating first-time finalists Guadeloupe in a penalty shoot-out to record their fifth title and also saw Theodore Whitmore become the first coach to win the Caribbean Cup as player and coach.[51][52] With the Caribbean Cup being a qualifier for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Jamaica qualified to the Gold Cup where they finished top of their group featuring Grenada (4-0), Guatemala (2-0) and Honduras (1-0) before being eliminated by the United States with goals from Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey securing Jamaica's elimination.[53][54]

Jamaica started qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the third-round and started off strong with seven points from the first three games which included a historic 2-1 win over the United States at home.[55] They would later go on to qualify with a 4-1 win over Antigua and Barbuda to finish two goals ahead of Guatemala in their group.[56] But after finishing last in their group for the 2012 Caribbean Cup[57] and failing to recording a win from six matches in the fourth round of qualifying, Theodore Whitmore resigned from the position as manager of the Jamaica national team and was replaced by German coach Winfried Schäfer.[58][59] The bad run of form though saw the national team finish in last place with a 2-0 loss to the United States sealing their elimination from qualifying for the World Cup.[60]

After qualifying for the 2015 Gold Cup off the back of taking home the 2014 Caribbean Cup at home,[61] they was invited to compete in the 2015 edition of the Copa América which was held in Chile.[62] At the Copa America, they was drawn in Group B with Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina with Jamaica finishing bottom of their group after losing all three of their matches 1-0 with Jobi McAnuff quoting, "I don’t think many people would have given us that chance."[63]

2015[edit]

A few weeks later, in Gold Cup 2015, Jamaica reached their first final of this tournament finals after beating USA 2–1 in the semi-final. Previously, the Jamaican team qualified first of their group, and beating Haiti 1–0 in the quarter-finals.

2017[edit]

Jamaica returned to the Gold Cup Final, upsetting Mexico 1–0 in the semifinals. The Gold Cup final, a rematch of a semifinal match in the 2015 Gold Cup, saw USA beat Jamaica by 2 goals to 1.

Stadium[edit]

National Stadium in 2011

Jamaica initially played their matches at Sabina Park which is also the home to the West Indies cricket team.[64] In 1962, the national team moved to Independence Park which was built for the 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games which was held after the country gained independence.[65] The stadium is nick named the The Office while the national team plays at the stadium.[66]

Kits[edit]

The home kit is a yellow shirt with black shorts and yellow socks, while the away set is composed of a black shirt and socks and yellow shorts.

Competitive record[edit]

Overview
Event 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place
World Cup 0 0 0 0
Gold Cup 0 2 1 1
Caribbean Cup 6 3 2 0
Copa América 0 0 0 0

World Cup record[edit]

Jamaica only appearance at the FIFA World Cup was in 1998 at France. They opened their campaign with a 3-1 loss against Croatia in Lens. After going behind in the 27th minute, Robbie Earle scored the equalizer close the first half. But two goals in the second half saw Jamaica lose the match by two goals.[67] The second match against Argentina saw Gabriel Batistuta getting a second half hat-trick as he aided in Jamaica second defeat of the tournament and elimination from the World Cup.[68] The final match of the tournament saw Theodore Whitmore scoring a double as Jamaica secured their first win at a World Cup with a 2-1 win over Japan.[32]

Jamaica's FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Declined participation
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966 Did not qualify 8 2 3 3 8 21
Mexico 1970 4 0 0 4 2 11
West Germany 1974 Withdrew Withdrew
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 5
Spain 1982 Did not enter Declined participation
Mexico 1986 Withdrew Withdrew
Italy 1990 Did not qualify 4 2 1 1 4 6
United States 1994 8 2 3 3 9 11
France 1998 Group stage 22nd 3 1 0 2 3 9 Squad 20 11 6 3 24 15
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 16 6 2 8 14 18
Germany 2006 8 2 5 1 11 6
South Africa 2010 8 5 1 2 19 6
Brazil 2014 16 3 6 7 14 19
Russia 2018 8 2 1 5 6 21
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total Group stage 1/23 3 1 0 2 3 9 102 35 28 39 112 139

CONCACAF Gold Cup[edit]

CONCACAF Championship 1963–1989, CONCACAF Gold Cup 1991–present

Jamaica's CONCACAF Championship/Gold Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W T L GF GA Squad
El Salvador 1963 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 16 Squad
Guatemala 1965 Did Not Enter
Honduras 1967 Did Not Qualify
Costa Rica 1969 Round-Robin 6th 5 0 1 4 3 10 Squad
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Did Not Qualify
Haiti 1973 Did Not Enter
Mexico 1977 Withdrew
Honduras 1981 Did Not Enter
1985 Withdrew
1989 Did Not Qualify
United States 1991 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 3 12 Squad
Mexico United States 1993 Third place 3rd 5 1 2 2 6 10 Squad
United States 1996 Did not qualify
United States 1998 Fourth place 4th 5 2 1 2 5 4 Squad
United States 2000 Group stage 12th 2 0 0 2 0 3 Squad
United States 2002 Did not qualify
United States 2003 Quarter-finals 7th 3 1 0 2 2 6 Squad
United States 2005 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 8 10 Squad
United States 2007 Did not qualify
United States 2009 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 1 2 Squad
United States 2011 Quarter-finals 5th 4 3 0 1 7 2 Squad
United States 2013 Did not qualify
Canada United States 2015 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 8 6 Squad
United States 2017 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 2 1 7 4 Squad
United States Costa Rica Jamaica 2019 Qualified Squad
Total Runners-up 12/24 47 14 8 26 48 84

Caribbean Cup record[edit]

Jamaica's Caribbean Cup record
Year Result Pld W T L GF GA Squad
Barbados 1989 Did Not Qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1990 Abandoned[B] 2 0 2 0 0 0 Squad
Jamaica 1991 Champion 4 4 0 0 13 2 Squad
Trinidad and Tobago 1992 Runner-up 5 3 1 1 4 3 Squad
Jamaica 1993 Runner-up 5 4 1 0 17 4 Squad
Trinidad and Tobago 1994 Did Not Qualify
Cayman IslandsJamaica 1995 Group Stage 3 2 0 1 4 3 Squad
Trinidad and Tobago 1996 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 5 5 Squad
Antigua and BarbudaSaint Kitts and Nevis 1997 Third place 4 2 2 0 8 3 Squad
JamaicaTrinidad and Tobago 1998 Champion 5 5 0 0 12 4 Squad
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Third place 4 2 0 2 7 5 Squad
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Group Stage 3 2 0 1 4 3 Squad
Barbados 2005 Champion 3 3 0 0 4 1 Squad
Trinidad and Tobago 2007 Did Not Qualify
Jamaica 2008 Champion 5 4 1 0 11 2 Squad
Martinique 2010 Champion 5 4 1 0 12 3 Squad
Antigua and Barbuda 2012 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 1 3 Squad
Jamaica 2014 Champion 4 2 2 0 6 1 Squad
Martinique 2017 Runner-up 2 0 1 1 2 3 Squad
Total 15/18 60 38 12 10 110 45

Copa América record[edit]

Jamaica was invited to the Copa América for the first time in 2015 where they finished last of their group which featured Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.[62] In addition, they have qualified as winners of the 2014 Caribbean Cup for the special Centernario tournament in 2016.

Jamaica's Copa América record
Year Result Position Pld W T L GF GA Squad
Chile 2015 Group Stage 12th 3 0 0 3 0 3 Squad
United States 2016 Group Stage 15th 3 0 0 3 0 6 Squad
Total Invitation 0 titles 6 0 0 6 0 9

Schedule and recent results[edit]

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

9 September 2019 (2019-09-09) 2019–20 Nations League BGuyana v JamaicaTBA
12 October 2019 (2019-10-12) 2019–20 Nations League BJamaica v ArubaTBA
15 October 2019 (2019-10-15) 2019–20 Nations League BAruba v JamaicaTBA
19 November 2019 (2019-11-19) 2019–20 Nations League BJamaica v GuyanaTBA
Key

  Win   Draw   Loss

Managers[edit]

Manager history[edit]

Name From To
Haiti Antoine Tassy 1963 1964
Brazil Jorge Penna 1965
Jamaica George Hamilton 1968
Jamaica Geoffrey Maxwell 1989 1990
Jamaica Carl Brown 1990 July 1994
Brazil René Simões August 1994 February 2000
Brazil Sebastião Lazaroni March 2000 May 2000
Brazil Clóvis de Olivera June 2000 September 2001
Jamaica Carl Brown December 2001 August 2004
Brazil Sebastião Lazaroni August 2004 November 2004
Jamaica Wendell Downswell November 2004 August 2006
Jamaica Carl Brown September 2006 October 2006
Serbia Bora Milutinović November 2006 November 2007
Jamaica Theodore Whitmore November 2007 December 2007
Brazil René Simões January 2008 September 2008
Jamaica Theodore Whitmore September 2008 September 2008
England John Barnes September 2008 June 2009
Jamaica Theodore Whitmore June 2009 June 2013
Germany Winfried Schäfer July 2013 September 2016
Jamaica Theodore Whitmore September 2016 present

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were named as the roster for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[69]
Caps and goals as of 17 June 2019 after the game against Honduras.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Andre Blake (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 28) 34 0 United States Philadelphia Union
13 1GK Dwayne Miller (1987-07-14) 14 July 1987 (age 31) 34 0 Sweden Syrianska
23 1GK Amal Knight (1993-11-19) 19 November 1993 (age 25) 4 0 Jamaica UWI

2 2DF Jamoi Topey (2000-01-13) 13 January 2000 (age 19) 1 0 United States Bethlehem Steel
3 2DF Michael Hector (1992-07-19) 19 July 1992 (age 26) 26 0 England Sheffield Wednesday
5 2DF Alvas Powell (1994-07-18) 18 July 1994 (age 24) 39 0 United States Cincinnati
14 2DF Shaun Francis (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 32) 18 3 United States Louisville City
17 2DF Damion Lowe (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 26) 21 2 Norway Start
20 2DF Kemar Lawrence (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 26) 48 3 United States New York Red Bulls
21 2DF Kevon Lambert (1997-03-22) 22 March 1997 (age 22) 11 0 United States Phoenix Rising

4 3MF Andre Lewis (1994-08-12) 12 August 1994 (age 24) 3 0 Jamaica Portmore United
7 3MF Leon Bailey (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
9 3MF Ricardo Morris (1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 (age 27) 14 2 Jamaica Portmore United
15 3MF Je-Vaughn Watson (1983-10-22) 22 October 1983 (age 35) 78 4 United States Oklahoma City Energy
16 3MF Peter-Lee Vassell (1998-02-03) 3 February 1998 (age 21) 12 5 United States Los Angeles
19 3MF Tyreek Magee (1999-10-27) 27 October 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Jamaica Harbour View
22 3MF Devon Williams (1992-04-08) 8 April 1992 (age 27) 7 0 United States Louisville City

6 4FW Dever Orgill (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 29) 12 2 Turkey Ankaragücü
8 4FW Maalique Foster (1996-11-05) 5 November 1996 (age 22) 4 1 United States Rio Grande Valley Toros
10 4FW Darren Mattocks (1990-09-02) 2 September 1990 (age 28) 45 17 United States Cincinnati
11 4FW Shamar Nicholson (1997-03-16) 16 March 1997 (age 22) 7 1 Slovenia Domžale
12 4FW Junior Flemmings (1996-01-16) 16 January 1996 (age 23) 4 0 United States Phoenix Rising
18 4FW Brian Brown (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 26) 3 0 United States Reno 1868

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Jamaica squad in the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jeadine White (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Jamaica Humble Lions 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
GK Damion Hyatt (1985-12-23) 23 December 1985 (age 33) 2 0 Jamaica Arnett Gardens v.  Barbados, 20 August 2018

DF Adrian Mariappa (1986-10-03) 3 October 1986 (age 32) 43 1 England Watford 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Ladale Richie (1989-07-30) 30 July 1989 (age 29) 19 0 Jamaica Mount Pleasant 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Fabian McCarthy (1990-03-21) 21 March 1990 (age 29) 9 0 Jamaica UWI 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Javain Brown (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 20) 5 0 United States Treasure Coast Tritons 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Ajeanie Talbott (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Jamaica Harbour View 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Kemar Bennett (1987-08-27) 27 August 1987 (age 31) 0 0 Jamaica Harbour View 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Rennico Clarke (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Jamaica Harbour View 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Jordan Scarlett (1995-07-08) 8 July 1995 (age 23) 0 0 United States New York Red Bulls II 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Ricardo Thomas (1997-08-30) 30 August 1997 (age 21) 5 0 Jamaica Waterhouse v.  Suriname, 17 November 2018
DF Barrington Pryce (1993-08-14) 14 August 1993 (age 25) 1 0 Jamaica Tivoli Gardens v.  Barbados, 20 August 2018

MF Owayne Gordon (1991-10-08) 8 October 1991 (age 27) 17 1 United States Oklahoma City Energy 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Alex Marshall (1998-02-24) 24 February 1998 (age 21) 8 0 Jamaica Cavalier 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Tevin Shaw (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 (age 22) 6 0 Jamaica Tivoli Gardens 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Kevaughn Isaacs (1996-01-12) 12 January 1996 (age 23) 2 0 Jamaica Mount Pleasant 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Kaheem Parris (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 19) 2 0 Jamaica Cavalier 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Rashawn Dally (1997-01-14) 14 January 1997 (age 22) 0 0 United States Cincinnati 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Daniel Johnson (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 26) 0 0 England Preston North End 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Ravel Morrison (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 26) 0 0 Sweden Östersund 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Jamiel Hardware (1992-03-12) 12 March 1992 (age 27) 3 2 Jamaica Arnett Gardens v.  Suriname, 17 November 2018
MF Chevone Marsh (1994-02-25) 25 February 1994 (age 25) 5 2 Jamaica Cavalier v.  Barbados, 20 August 2018
MF Marvin Morgan (1992-08-06) 6 August 1992 (age 26) 4 3 Jamaica Arnett Gardens v.  Barbados, 20 August 2018
MF Shandel Senior (1999-02-28) 28 February 1999 (age 20) 1 0 United States Daytona State Falcons v.  Barbados, 20 August 2018

FW Romario Williams (1994-08-15) 15 August 1994 (age 24) 13 2 United States Atlanta United 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Javon East (1995-03-22) 22 March 1995 (age 24) 8 0 Jamaica Portmore United 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Cory Burke (1991-12-28) 28 December 1991 (age 27) 18 6 United States Philadelphia Union v.  Costa Rica, 26 March 2019
FW Brian Brown (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 26) 2 0 United States Reno 1868 v.  Costa Rica, 26 March 2019
FW Dane Kelly (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991 (age 28) 4 2 United States Indy Eleven v.  Suriname, 17 November 2018
FW Fabian Reid (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 27) 7 3 Jamaica Arnett Gardens v.  Cayman Islands, 9 September 2018
FW Daniel Green (1997-06-10) 10 June 1997 (age 22) 1 2 Jamaica Mount Pleasant v.  Barbados, 20 August 2018

Records[edit]

As of November 17, 2018
Players in bold text are still active with Jamaica.

UB40s[edit]

The term UB40 is used in Jamaica to describe players born in the United Kingdom who have gone on to represent Jamaica at international football. The term is a nod to the reggae band UB40 whose members were born in the United Kingdom.[71][72]

Honours[edit]

Runners-up (2): 2015, 2017
1991, 1998, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2014

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Which at the time was their lowest ranking
  2. ^ Play was suspended when Jamaat al Muslimeen attempted a coup d'état of the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The tournament was abandoned altogether after Tropical storm Arthur forced the cancellation of the final round of games. Trinidad and Tobago were to meet Martinique in the final.

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