Jason Cunliffe

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Jason Cunliffe
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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
Rovers
Number 10
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 51 (19)
* 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 6 September 2018

Jason Ryan Quitugua Cunliffe (born 23 October 1983) is a Guamanian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bank of Guam Strykers in the Budweiser Guam Mens Soccer League, and was the captain of the Guam national football team from 2012 to 2017.[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 for 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 for the Guam Men's Soccer League. In 2012, he signed for Philippine side Pachanga, which played 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 at the 2017 AFC Cup play-off qualifiers. He then moved to the Bank of Guam Strykers FC and is set to play 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.[1] 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 was captain from 2012 to 2017. He made his 50th international cap on September 4, 2018 in Guam's match against Macau at the 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship First Prelimary round. 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
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. 2 September 2011 Stade Rivière Salée, Nouméa, New Caledonia  Vanuatu
1–0
1–4
2011 Pacific Games [3]
4. 22 July 2012 Leo Palace Resort Soccer Ground, Yona, Guam  Macau
1–0
3–0
2013 EAFF East Asian Cup [4]
5. 6 March 2013 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon, Burma  Chinese Taipei
1–0
3–0
2014 AFC Challenge Cup [5]
6.
3–0
7. 16 November 2013 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane, Laos  Laos
1–1
1–1
Friendly [6]
8. 28 March 2014 Trinidad Stadium, Oranjestad, Aruba  Aruba
1–1
2–2
Friendly [7]
9.
2–1
10. 13 November 2014 Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei
1–0
2–1
2015 EAFF East Asian Cup [8]
11. 16 November 2014 Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  North Korea
1–1
1–4
2015 EAFF East Asian Cup [9]
12. 31 March 2015 Jalan Besar Stadium, Jalan Besar, Singapore  Singapore
2–1
2–2
Friendly [10]
13. 6 November 2016 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong  Hong Kong
1–3
2–3
2017 EAFF East Asian Cup [11]
14. 2 September 2018 MFF Football Centre, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia  Northern Mariana Islands
3–0
4–0
2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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]