Liberia national football team

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Liberia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Lone Stars
Association Liberia Football Association
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach James Debbah
Captain Anthony Laffor
Home stadium National Complex
FIFA code LBR
FIFA ranking 161 Decrease 13 (9 July 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 66 (July 2001)
Lowest FIFA ranking 164 (October–November 2010)
Elo ranking 122
Highest Elo ranking 67 (March 2001)
Lowest Elo ranking 151 (February 2009)
First colours
Second colours
First international
France Ivory Coast 0–2 Liberia Liberia
(Abidjan, Ivory Coast; unknown date 1954)
Biggest win
 Liberia 4–0 Gambia 
(Accra, Ghana; 1 June 1996)
 Liberia 4–0 Mauritius 
(Monrovia, Liberia; 3 September 2000)
 Liberia 5–1 Congo 
(Monrovia, Liberia; 14 January 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Ghana 6–0 Liberia Liberia
(Ghana; 6 April 1975)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 2 (First in 1996)
Best result Round 1: 1996, 2002

The Liberia national football team, nicknamed the Lone Stars, is the national association football team of Liberia and is controlled by the Liberia Football Association. Although the country produced the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year, George Weah, they have never reached the World Cup finals. Weah has been a patron of the Liberian team; not only has he played for and coached the side, but he also sponsored the team with his own money.

Liberia has twice qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations1996 and 2002.

In 2010, the Hungarian Bertalan Bicskei, former coach of the national teams of Hungary and Malaysia, was named head coach of the Liberian national team. After being poisoned and seeking medical treatment, he was replaced by Roberto Landi for the rest of 2011.[1]

Since the retirement of George Weah, the roster of the national team changed significantly. Currently, a lot of Liberian international footballers play in exotic leagues, strikingly often in the Asian countries Indonesia and in Malaysia.


Achievements[edit]

West African Nations Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up
CEDEAO Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Date appointed Manager name
01/11/2013 Present Liberia James Debbah
13/02/2013 01/11/2013 Liberia Frank Jericho Nagbe
08/05/2012 29/12/2012 Liberia Kaetu Smith
18/02/2012 08/05/2012 Liberia Thomas Kojo (interim)
14/03/2011 18/02/2012 Italy Roberto Landi
08/06/2010 14/03/2011 Hungary Bertalan Bicskei
27/02/2008 02/03/2009 Germany Antoine Hey
12/07/2006 26/02/2008 Liberia Frank Jericho Nagbe
10/02/2006 11/07/2006 Egypt Shawky Hussein Mahmoud Shehab El Din
05/11/2004 09/02/2006 Liberia Joseph Sayon
08/08/2002 04/11/2004 Liberia Kadalah Kromah
14/07/2000 07/08/2002 France Philippe Redon

Recent results[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was selected for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification against Togo in June 2015.

Caps & goals as of 14 June 2015. [2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Nathaniel Sherman (1991-02-28) February 28, 1991 (age 24) 19 0 Liberia Nimba United
1 1GK Melvin King (1995-11-18) November 18, 1995 (age 19) 0 Liberia
1GK Sampson Giddings 1 0 Liberia FC Fassell
2DF Patrick Gerhardt (1985-07-31) July 31, 1985 (age 30) 4 0 Malaysia Sarawak FA
2DF Dirkir Glay (1992-01-01) January 1, 1992 (age 23) 2 0 Kenya Gor Mahia
2DF Alpha James (1992-08-15) August 15, 1992 (age 22) 4 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
2DF Solomon Grimes (1987-07-24) July 24, 1987 (age 28) 17 0 Cyprus Nea Salamis Famagusta FC
2DF Aloysius Simujla (1994-06-22) June 22, 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Liberia FC Fassell
2DF Dennis Teah (1992-05-07) May 7, 1992 (age 23) 19 0 Liberia LPRC Oilers
2DF Trokon Zeon (1990-07-16) July 16, 1990 (age 25) 8 0 Liberia LISCR
3MF Anthony Laffor (captain) (1985-02-17) February 17, 1985 (age 30) 28 2 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
20 3MF Zah Rahan Krangar (1985-03-07) March 7, 1985 (age 30) 23 4 Malaysia FELDA United
4 3MF Theo Lewis Weeks (1990-01-19) January 19, 1990 (age 25) 19 1 Portugal C.S. Marítimo
3MF George Weah Jr (1987-08-27) August 27, 1987 (age 27) 0 0 unattached
3MF Abel Gebor (1990-08-27) August 27, 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Finland FC Honka
3MF Samy Benson 0
Adolphus Marshall (1992-07-21) July 21, 1992 (age 23) 1 0
4FW Edward Wilson (1984-09-22) September 22, 1984 (age 30) 6 0 Thailand BEC Tero Sasana
4FW Seku Conneh (1995-11-10) November 10, 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Netherlands Fortuna Sittard
4FW Amadaiya Rennie (1990-03-17) March 17, 1990 (age 25) 3 0 Sweden Hammarby IF
4FW Sam Johnson (1993-05-06) May 6, 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Sweden Djurgårdens
4FW William Jebor (1991-11-10) November 10, 1991 (age 23) 1 1 Portugal Rio Ave F.C.
4FW Sporo Somah (1995-10-05) October 5, 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Ivory Coast Séwé Sport

Recent call-ups[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Mulbah Urey (1992-04-24) April 24, 1992 (age 23) 0 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
1GK Tommy Songo 0 0 Liberia LISCR
22 1GK James Gallay (1990-12-11) December 11, 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Liberia Watanga
2 2DF Tonia Tisdell (1992-03-20) March 20, 1992 (age 23) 6 1 Turkey Şanlıurfaspor
3 2DF Alex Karmo (1989-10-12) October 12, 1989 (age 25) 3 0 Laos SHB Champasak
8 2DF Solomon Wesseh (1984-01-31) January 31, 1984 (age 31) 18 0 Liberia LPRC Oilers
6 2DF Omega Roberts (1989-12-12) December 12, 1989 (age 25) 5 0 Serbia Borac Čačak
2DF Myers Garlo (1992-11-23) November 23, 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
2DF Daniel Woto (1989-11-05) November 5, 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Liberia LISCR
2DF Blama Kamara 1 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
2DF Prince Jettoh 1 0 Liberia
3MF Isaac Pupo (1985-10-23) October 23, 1985 (age 29) 14 0 Malaysia Kelantan FA
3MF Julius Wesseh Nah (1988-12-01) December 1, 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Liberia
3MF Elijah Clarke 1 0 Liberia Invincible Eleven
3MF Alsény Këïta (1983-06-26) June 26, 1983 (age 32) 13 1 France Drancy
3MF Sekou Oliseh (1990-06-05) June 5, 1990 (age 25) 16 2 Russia CSKA Moscow
3MF Martin Karndu (1993-01-18) January 18, 1993 (age 22) 9 0 Liberia LISCR
3MF Eddie Wulue (1993-08-01) August 1, 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Liberia LISCR
3MF Chris Roosevelt Jones (1991-10-23) October 23, 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Germany Karlsruher SC II
18 3MF Francis Jalabah (1992-09-05) September 5, 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
3MF George Gebro (1981-09-13) September 13, 1981 (age 33) 48 1 Liberia Invincible Eleven
3MF Marcus Macauley (1991-10-27) October 27, 1991 (age 23) 7 2 Liberia LISCR
3MF Abraham Barshall (1993-01-01) January 1, 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Liberia LISCR
3MF Abel Burmah (1982-09-16) September 16, 1982 (age 32) 1 0 Liberia Watanga
4FW Samuel Thompson (1994-05-03) May 3, 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
4FW Mohammed Varney (1990-01-26) January 26, 1990 (age 25) 2 1 Liberia LISCR
4FW Perry Kollie (1982-12-03) December 3, 1982 (age 32) 4 0 Liberia Invincible Eleven
4FW Abraham Karpeh (1994-07-26) July 26, 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Liberia Nimba United
4FW Vitalis Sieh 0 0 Liberia
4FW James Soto Roberts (1992-01-10) January 10, 1992 (age 23) 18 0 Liberia LPRC Oilers

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