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
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 141 Steady (4 May 2017)
Highest 66 (July 2001)
Lowest 164 (October–November 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 127 (7 May 2017)
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 Group stage, 1996 and 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 Nations – 1996 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

|}1994-1999 Template:Sierra leonean Jimmy Manneh Peters

Recent results[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were selected for a friendly match against Kenya on 15 November 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
16 1GK Tommy Songo (1995-04-20) April 20, 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Liberia LISCR
23 1GK Boison Wynney (1996-12-27) December 27, 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Spain CE Europa

6 2DF Carlos Williams 1 0 Liberia Watanga
13 2DF Dominic Doe (1995-11-14) November 14, 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Unknown
19 2DF Karleo Anderson (1992-03-23) March 23, 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
21 2DF Hilton Varney (1993-11-02) November 2, 1993 (age 23) 2 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers

3 3MF Prince Jetoh (1990-09-03) September 3, 1990 (age 26) 3 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
5 3MF Kemoh Kamara 1 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
7 3MF Saah Nyumah (1997-06-02) June 2, 1997 (age 19) 2 0 Unknown
14 3MF Oscar Dorley (1998-07-19) July 19, 1998 (age 18) 6 0 Lithuania Trakai
17 3MF Terrence Tisdell (1998-03-16) March 16, 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Unknown
18 3MF Anthony Laffor (1985-02-17) February 17, 1985 (age 32) 38 4 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
22 3MF David Tweh 1 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers

8 4FW Sporo Somah (1995-05-10) May 10, 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
10 4FW Fallah Sheriff 1 0 Liberia LISCR
2 4FW Ulvi Wakaso (1996-11-27) November 27, 1996 (age 20) 3 1 Japan Kawasaki Frontale
11 4FW Alex Nimely (1991-05-11) May 11, 1991 (age 26) 0 0 Romania Viitorul Constanța
15 4FW Mark Paye (1993-09-13) September 13, 1993 (age 23) 2 1 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
20 4FW Van Dave Harmon (1995-09-22) September 22, 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Unknown

Recent call-ups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK James Galley (1990-12-11) December 11, 1990 (age 26) 1 0 Liberia Watanga vs.  Tunisia on 4 September 2016

DF Joel Johnson (1992-09-20) September 20, 1992 (age 24) 0 0 United States Charlotte Independence vs.  Tunisia on 4 September 2016
DF Teah Dennis Jr. (1992-05-07) May 7, 1992 (age 25) 27 0 Malaysia Sarawak vs.  Tunisia on 4 September 2016
DF Dirkir Glay (1992-01-01) January 1, 1992 (age 25) 7 0 Indonesia Persiba Balikpapan vs.  Tunisia on 4 September 2016
DF Solomon Grimes (1987-07-24) July 24, 1987 (age 29) 28 0 Cyprus Nea Salamis vs.  Tunisia on 4 September 2016
DF Omega Roberts (1989-12-12) December 12, 1989 (age 27) 7 1 Serbia Donji Srem vs.  Tunisia on 4 September 2016
DF Gizzie Dorbor (1987-02-28) February 28, 1987 (age 30) 10 0 Israel Hapoel Afula vs.  Tunisia on 4 September 2016
DF Alvin MacConough (1996-07-15) July 15, 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers vs.  Togo on 5 June 2016
DF Trokon Zeon (1990-07-16) July 16, 1990 (age 26) 11 0 Liberia LPCR Oilers vs.  Togo on 5 June 2016

MF Theo Lewis Weeks (1990-01-19) January 19, 1990 (age 27) 21 1 Azerbaijan Gabala vs.  Tunisia on 4 September 2016
MF Alsény Këïta (1983-06-26) June 26, 1983 (age 33) 16 1 France Viry-Châtillon vs.  Tunisia on 4 September 2016
MF Tonia Tisdell (1992-03-20) March 20, 1992 (age 25) 8 0 Turkey Karabükspor vs.  Togo on 5 June 2016
MF Kpah Sherman (1992-03-02) March 2, 1992 (age 25) 3 0 South Africa Santos vs.  Djibouti on 29 March 2016
MF Zah Rahan Krangar (1985-03-07) March 7, 1985 (age 32) 30 4 Malaysia Felda United FC vs.  Djibouti on 29 March 2016
MF Dulee Johnson (1984-11-07) November 7, 1984 (age 32) 15 0 Norway Molde vs.  Djibouti on 29 March 2016

FW Emile Damey (1994-04-01) April 1, 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Kuwait Burgan SC vs.  Morocco on 31 August 2016
FW Patrick Wleh (1991-07-17) July 17, 1991 (age 25) 14 4 Malaysia PKNS FC vs.  Djibouti on 24 March 2016
FW William Jebor (1991-11-10) November 10, 1991 (age 25) 8 8 Spain Ponferradina vs.  Tunisia on 4 September 2016
FW Sam Johnson (1993-05-06) May 6, 1993 (age 24) 8 1 China Wuhan Zall vs.  Tunisia on 4 September 2016
FW Seku Conneh (1995-11-10) November 10, 1995 (age 21) 2 0 United States Bethlehem Steel vs.  Togo on 5 June 2016
FW Dioh Williams (1984-10-08) October 8, 1984 (age 32) 23 5 Sweden Gefle vs.  Togo on 5 June 2016
FW Francis Doe (1985-12-25) December 25, 1985 (age 31) 20 14 Malaysia Selangor FA vs.  Togo on 5 June 2016

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