Liberia national football team

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Liberia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Lone Stars
Association Liberia Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach James Debbah
Captain Anthony Laffor
Home stadium National Complex
FIFA code LBR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 92 Increase 31 (14 July 2016)
Highest 66 (July 2001)
Lowest 164 (October–November 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 122
Highest 67 (March 2001)
Lowest 151 (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
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]

On March 29, 2016, Liberia defeated Djibouti 5 - 0 in the Afcon qualifier return leg in Liberia.

Current squad[edit]

The following 25-man squad was selected for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Djibouti on 24 March 2016 and 29 March 2016.

Caps and Goals (official FIFA-recognized matches only) updated as of 28 May 2016.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Tommy Songo (1995-04-20) April 20, 1995 (age 21) 5 0 Liberia LISCR
1GK James Galley (1990-12-11) December 11, 1990 (age 25) 1 0 Liberia Watanga
1GK Samson Giddings (1992-03-09) March 9, 1992 (age 24) 1 0 Liberia Fassell

2DF Solomon Grimes (1987-07-24) July 24, 1987 (age 29) 28 0 Cyprus Nea Salamis
2DF Teah Dennis (1992-05-07) May 7, 1992 (age 24) 27 0 Jordan Al-Ahli Amman
2DF Trokon Zeon (1990-07-16) July 16, 1990 (age 26) 11 0 Liberia LPCR Oilers
2DF Gizzie Dorbor (1987-02-28) February 28, 1987 (age 29) 10 0 Israel Hapoel Afula
2DF Dirkir Glay (1992-01-01) January 1, 1992 (age 24) 7 0 Indonesia Persiba Balikpapan
2DF Omega Roberts (1989-12-12) December 12, 1989 (age 26) 7 1 Serbia Donji Srem
2DF Hilton Varney (1993-11-02) November 2, 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
2DF Alvin MacConough (1996-07-15) July 15, 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers

3MF Anthony Laffor (1985-02-17) February 17, 1985 (age 31) 38 4 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
3MF Zah Rahan Krangar (1985-03-07) March 7, 1985 (age 31) 30 4 Malaysia Felda United FC
3MF Theo Lewis Weeks (1990-01-19) January 19, 1990 (age 26) 21 1 Azerbaijan Gabala
3MF Alsény Këïta (1983-06-26) June 26, 1983 (age 33) 16 1 Liberia Viry-Châtillon
3MF Dulee Johnson (1984-11-07) November 7, 1984 (age 31) 15 0 Norway Molde
3MF Marcus Macauley (1991-10-27) October 27, 1991 (age 24) 10 4 Jordan Al-Ahli Amman
3MF Tonia Tisdell (1992-03-20) March 20, 1992 (age 24) 8 0 Turkey Karabükspor
3MF Kpah Sherman (1992-03-02) March 2, 1992 (age 24) 3 0 South Africa Santos
3MF Melvin George (1990-11-05) November 5, 1990 (age 25) 1 0 Myanmar Hanthawaddy United

4FW Dioh Williams (1984-10-08) October 8, 1984 (age 31) 23 5 Sweden Gefle
4FW Patrick Wleh (1991-07-17) July 17, 1991 (age 25) 14 4 Malaysia Selangor FA
4FW Francis Doe (1985-12-25) December 25, 1985 (age 30) 20 14 Malaysia Felda United FC
4FW William Jebor (1991-11-10) November 10, 1991 (age 24) 8 8 Spain Ponferradina
4FW Sam Johnson (1993-05-06) May 6, 1993 (age 23) 8 1 China Wuhan Zall
4FW Seku Conneh (1995-11-10) November 10, 1995 (age 20) 2 0 United States Bethlehem Steel

Recent call-ups[edit]

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