Jason Cunliffe

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Jason Cunliffe
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Cunliffe lining up for Guam in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Jason Ryan Quitugua Cunliffe[1]
Date of birth (1983-10-23) October 23, 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Hagåtña, Guam
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bank of Guam Strykers
Youth career
Tumon Soccer Club
Houston Texans
2001–2004 Santa Clara Broncos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Quality Distributors 49 (38)
2010–2012 Guam Shipyard 55 (52)
2012–2013 Pachanga Diliman 13 (4)
2013–2018 Rovers 36 (30)
2018– Bank of Guam Strykers 3 (5)
National team
2006– Guam 53 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:30, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2019

Jason Ryan Quitugua Cunliffe (born 23 October 1983) is a Guamanian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bank of Guam Strykers in the Guam Soccer League, and is the current captain of Guam.[2]

Youth and club career[edit]

Cunliffe first played for Guam’s Tumon Soccer Club at the age of five. He was part of the Houston Texans team that won two youth national championships in 2001 and 2002, and was part of the 2001 Texans team that won the Brazil Cup. Cunliffe played for the NCAA Division I men’s soccer team, the Santa Clara University Broncos, including playing for its 2003 team that competed in the NCAA Final Four.[1]

From 2010 to 2012, he played for Guam Shipyard in the Guam Men's Soccer League. In 2012, he signed for Philippine side Pachanga in the United Football League.[3]

After his stint with the Philippine club, Cunliffe returned home to Guam to join Rovers FC. He played for the Rovers from 2013 to 2018, including the 2017 AFC Cup playoff qualifiers. He then moved to Bank of Guam Strykers FC and played for them at the 2018 Guam FA Cup.[4]

International career[edit]

He has first represented Guam at youth level for its under-16 national team. He made his senior debut in the 2006 AFC Challenge Cup,[5] with his first match as a starting player on 3 April 2006 against the host nation, Bangladesh. Since 2006, Cunliffe has become a mainstay in the national team and has been captain since 2012.

He made his first hat-trick for Guam in the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup match against the Northern Mariana Islands, which helped them to win 3-1. He scored another hat trick against Bhutan in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on 11 June 2019, which ended 5-0 for Guam.

He made his 50th international cap on September 4, 2018 in Guam's match against Macau at the 2019 EAFF Football Championship. He is the first Guam national team player to achieve the said feat.[4]

International goals[edit]

Score and Result list Guam's goal tally first[6]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 15 March 2009 Leo Palace Resort Soccer Ground, Yona, Guam  Macau
2–2
2–2
2010 East Asian Football Championship [1]
2. 23 August 2009 National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan  North Korea
2–2
2–9
2010 East Asian Football Championship [2]
3. 19 June 2010 Oleai Sports Complex, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands  Northern Mariana Islands
1–1
1–1
Friendly
4. 3 September 2011 Stade Rivière Salée, Nouméa, New Caledonia  Vanuatu
1–0
1–4
2011 Pacific Games [3]
5. 5 September 2011 Stade Rivière Salée, Nouméa, New Caledonia  Tuvalu
1–0
1–1
2011 Pacific Games
6. 18 July 2012 Leo Palace Resort Soccer Ground, Yona, Guam  Northern Mariana Islands
1–1
3–1
2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
7.
2–1
8.
3–1
9. 22 July 2012 Leo Palace Resort Soccer Ground, Yona, Guam  Macau
1–0
3–0
2013 EAFF East Asian Cup [4]
10. 6 March 2013 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon, Burma  Chinese Taipei
1–0
3–0
2014 AFC Challenge Cup [5]
11.
3–0
12. 16 November 2013 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane, Laos  Laos
1–1
1–1
Friendly [6]
13. 27 March 2014 Trinidad Stadium, Oranjestad, Aruba  Aruba
1–1
2–2
Friendly [7]
14.
2–1
15. 13 November 2014 Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei
1–0
2–1
2015 EAFF East Asian Cup [8]
16. 16 November 2014 Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  North Korea
1–1
1–4
2015 EAFF East Asian Cup [9]
17. 31 March 2015 Jalan Besar Stadium, Jalan Besar, Singapore  Singapore
2–1
2–2
Friendly [10]
18. 6 November 2016 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong  Hong Kong
1–3
2–3
2017 EAFF East Asian Cup [11]
19. 2 September 2018 MFF Football Centre, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia  Northern Mariana Islands
3–0
4–0
2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship
20. 11 June 2019 Guam FA National Training Center, Dededo, Guam  Bhutan
2–0
5–0
2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
21.
4–0
22.
5–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jason Ryan Quitugua Cunliffe". Diadora. Archived from the original on August 29, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "Jason Cunliffe". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Salonga, Jady. "UFL releases Division 1 lineup". Soccer Central Philippines. Archived from the original on September 23, 2012. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Payumo, Leo (September 30, 2018). "Cunliffe becomes first Guam international to earn 50 caps". PNC News First. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Match Summary - Guam v Bangladesh" (PDF). The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved September 15, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Jason Cunliffe". National Football Teams. Retrieved June 11, 2019.