Liberia national football team

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Liberia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Lone Star
AssociationLiberia Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachPeter Butler
CaptainWilliam Jebor
Most capsGeorge Weah (75)
Top scorerGeorge Weah (18)
Home stadiumNational Complex
FIFA codeLBR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 152 Steady (22 October 2020)[1]
Highest66 (July 2001)
Lowest164 (October–November 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 124 Increase 2 (22 October 2020)[2]
Highest67 (March 2001)
Lowest151 (February 2009)
First international
France Ivory Coast 0–2 Liberia Liberia
(Abidjan, Ivory Coast; unknown date 1954)
Biggest win
 Liberia 5–0 Djibouti 
(Monrovia, Liberia; 29 March 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Ghana 6–0 Liberia Liberia
(Ghana; 6 April 1975)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances2 (first in 1996)
Best resultGroup stage, 1996 and 2002

The Liberia national football team, nicknamed the Lone Stars, represents Liberia in men's international football and it is controlled by the Liberia Football Association. Although the country produced the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year, George Weah, 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, The team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cups but qualified for Africa Cup of Nations twice and the team represents both FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Liberia has twice qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations – 1996 and 2002.

Achievements[edit]

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

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to
Argentina 1978
Did not enter Did not enter
Spain 1982 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 0 1
Mexico 1986 2 0 0 2 0 4
Italy 1990 8 3 3 2 4 3
United States 1994 Withdrew during qualifying Withdrew during qualifying
France 1998 Did not qualify 8 2 1 5 7 12
South KoreaJapan 2002 10 6 1 3 11 2
Germany 2006 12 2 1 9 6 29
South Africa 2010 6 0 3 3 4 12
Brazil 2014 6 1 1 4 3 9
Russia 2018 4 1 1 2 4 6
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
CanadaMexicoUnited States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/21 58 15 12 31 39 78

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances: 2
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Sudan 1957 Not affiliated to CAF
Egypt 1959
Ethiopia 1962
Ghana 1963 Did not enter
Tunisia 1965
Ethiopia 1968 Did not qualify
Sudan 1970 Did not enter
Cameroon 1972
Egypt 1974
Ethiopia 1976 Did not qualify
Ghana 1978 Did not enter
Nigeria 1980
Libya 1982 Did not qualify
Ivory Coast 1984 Withdrew
Egypt 1986 Did not qualify
Morocco 1988
Algeria 1990
Senegal 1992 Withdrew
Tunisia 1994 Did not qualify
South Africa 1996 Round 1 13th 2 1 0 1 2 3
Burkina Faso 1998 Did not qualify
Ghana Nigeria 2000
Mali 2002 Round 1 9th 3 0 2 1 3 4
Tunisia 2004 Did not qualify
Egypt 2006
Ghana 2008
Angola 2010
Equatorial Guinea Gabon 2012
South Africa 2013
Equatorial Guinea 2015
Gabon 2017
Egypt 2019
Cameroon 2021
Ivory Coast 2023 To be determined
Guinea 2025
Total Group stage 2/33 5 1 2 2 5 7

Head coaches[edit]

Date appointed Manager name
01/11/2013 2017 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 Mohmoud
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

Results and fixtures[edit]

2019[edit]

7 November FriendlyEgypt 1–0 LiberiaAlexandria, Egypt
Report Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for a friendly match against Egypt on 7 November 2019.

Caps and Goals (official FIFA-recognized matches only) updated as of 8 November 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
16 1GK Tommy Songo (1995-04-20) April 20, 1995 (age 25) 13 0 Liberia LISCR FC
23 1GK Ashley Williams (2000-10-30) October 30, 2000 (age 19) 10 0 Liberia LISCR FC

3 2DF Alvin Maccornell (2000-01-13) January 13, 2000 (age 20) 16 0 Liberia LISCR FC
5 2DF Jeremy Saygbe (2001-06-01) June 1, 2001 (age 19) 6 0 Liberia LISCR FC
11 2DF Ben Benaiah (1992-12-06) December 6, 1992 (age 27) 2 0 Liberia Nimba United
12 2DF Gasimu Kouyateh (1999-05-07) May 7, 1999 (age 21) 6 0 Liberia LISCR FC

2 3MF Edward Ledlum (1999-06-15) June 15, 1999 (age 21) 5 0 Liberia LISCR FC
6 3MF Armah Vaikainah (1995-06-17) June 17, 1995 (age 25) 4 0 Liberia LISCR FC
7 3MF Sam Jackson (1998-10-13) October 13, 1998 (age 22) 4 0 Liberia LISCR FC
13 3MF Varney Sando (1995-05-27) May 27, 1995 (age 25) 1 0 Liberia LPRC Oilers
15 3MF Benjamin Doe (1999-06-23) June 23, 1999 (age 21) 1 0 Liberia LISCR FC
17 3MF Marlon Harrison (1998-09-19) September 19, 1998 (age 22) 1 0 Liberia LISCR FC
18 3MF Marvin Blapoh (1998-01-15) January 15, 1998 (age 22) 3 0 Liberia Monrovia Club Breweries

9 4FW Augustine Otu (1998-04-08) April 8, 1998 (age 22) 2 0 Liberia LPRC Oilers
10 4FW Christopher Jackson (1991-10-25) October 25, 1991 (age 28) 9 3 Liberia LISCR FC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.

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