Martinique national football team
|Nickname(s)||Les Matinino (The Matinino)|
|Association||Ligue de football de la Martinique|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America)|
|Head coach||Mario Bocaly|
|Most caps||Daniel Hérelle (81)|
|Top scorer||Kévin Parsemain (35)|
|Home stadium||Stade Pierre Aliker de Dillon|
| Barbados 3–2 Martinique |
(Martinique; 11 February 1931)
| Martinique 16–0 British Virgin Islands |
(Le Lamentin, Martinqiue; 5 September 2012)
| Mexico 9–0 Martinique |
(Mexico City, Mexico; 11 July 1993)
|Appearances||6 (first in 1993)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals (2002)|
The Martinique national football team (French: Équipe de Martinique de football) represents the French overseas department and region of Martinique in international football. The team is controlled by the Ligue de Football de la Martinique (English: Martinique Football League), a local branch of French Football Federation (French: Fédération Française de Football). On 7 August 2010, the national team adopted the nickname Les Matinino, which pays tribute to the history of the island.
As an overseas department of the French Republic, Martinique is not a member of FIFA and is therefore not eligible to enter the FIFA World Cup or any competition organised first-hand by the organisation. Martiniquais, being French citizens, are eligible to play for the France national football team. Martinique is, however, a member of CONCACAF and CFU and is eligible for all competitions organised by either organisation. Indeed, according to the status of the FFF (article 34, paragraph 6): "[...]Under the control of related continental confederations, and with the agreement of the FFF, those leagues can organize international sport events at a regional level or set up teams in order to participate to them."'
Martinique's highest honour to date was winning the Caribbean Cup in 1993. Martinique also was a two-time winner of the CFU Championship, a precursor to the Caribbean Cup. A more recent success was winning the 2010 Coupe de l'Outre-Mer. The team defeated Réunion 5–3 on penalties to claim the title. The national team has participated in three CONCACAF Gold Cups and its best finish in the competition was in 2002 when the team reached the quarterfinals where they lost to Canada 6–5 on penalties.
Results and fixtures
The tables below include matches from the past 12 months as well as any future scheduled matches.
Win Draw Loss Upcoming fixture Postponed
|11 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup||Canada||4–1||Martinique||Kansas City, United States|
||Stadium: Children's Mercy Park|
Referee: Iván Barton (El Salvador)
|15 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup||Martinique||1–6||United States||Kansas City, United States|
|Rivière 64' (pen.)||Report||Stadium: Children's Mercy Park|
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
|18 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup||Martinique||1–2||Haiti||Frisco, United States|
||Report||Stadium: Toyota Stadium|
Referee: Ismael Cornejo (El Salvador)
The following players have also been called up to the Martinique squad in the past 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Emmanuel Vermignon||20 January 1989||16||0||New Star Ducos||v. Canada, 11 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Jordy Delem||18 March 1993||45||7||Seattle Sounders||v. Canada, 11 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Andy César||19 November 1989||1||0||Samaritaine||v. Canada, 11 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Ambroise Félicitet||29 May 1993||1||0||Aiglon||v. Canada, 11 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Lory Balustre||25 August 1995||0||0||Amiens AC||v. Canada, 11 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Marvin Bellance||15 November 1998||0||0||Club Colonial||v. Canada, 11 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Florian Goma||21 January 2001||0||0||Samaritaine||v. Canada, 11 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Thuiller Ursulet||8 December 1998||0||0||Aiglon||v. Canada, 11 July 2021 PRE|
|MF||Thierry Catherine||2 August 1997||4||0||Samaritaine||v. Canada, 11 July 2021 PRE|
|MF||Tarik Cavelan||26 September 2001||0||0||Club Franciscain||v. Canada, 11 July 2021 PRE|
|FW||Mickaël Biron||26 August 1997||8||4||Nancy||v. Canada, 11 July 2021 PRE|
|FW||Bryan Henriol||5 May 1999||0||0||Club Colonial||v. Canada, 11 July 2021 PRE|
- As of 19 July 2021
- Players in bold are still active with Martinique.
Gold Cup record
Martinique has participated in six of the fifteen CONCACAF Gold Cups contested. The team's first appearance in the competition was in 1993. The team was eliminated in the first round, however, not without procuring its first point in the competition after earning a 2–2 draw against Canada. Martinique's next appearance in the competition came in 2002. The team achieved its best performance reaching the quarterfinals where they lost to Canada 6–5 on penalties. The following year, Martinique appeared in the competition again, however, the team departed the tournament without scoring a goal.
|CONCACAF Gold Cup record|
|1991||Did not qualify|
|1996||Did not qualify|
|2005||Did not qualify|
|2015||Did not qualify|
CONCACAF Nations League
|CONCACAF Nations League record|
|2022–23||A||To be determined|
Caribbean Cup record
Martinique appeared in fourteen Caribbean Cups. The national team was the organization with the smallest population to have won the competition. Martinique won their first and only Caribbean Cup title in 1993. The tournament was played in Jamaica and Martinique defeated the hosts 6–5 on penalties in the final match. The following year, Martinique finished runner-up to Trinidad and Tobago. The team finished in third place on three occasions in 1992, 1996, and 2001.
|1989||Did not qualify|
|1990||Abandoned [n 1]||2||1||1||0||4||2|
|1995||Did not qualify|
|1999||Did not qualify|
|2005||Did not qualify|
|2008||Did not qualify|
Coupe de l'Outre-Mer record
Martinique has participated all three editions of the Coupe de l'Outre-Mer, which was established in 2008. In the first edition, the team finished runner-up to the champions Réunion losing 1–0 in the final. In 2010, Martinique won its first Coupe de l'Outre-Mer defeating the defending champions Réunion 5–3 on penalties at the Stade Dominique Duvauchelle in Créteil. They re-lost the title to Reunion in 2012 in a penalty shootout.
CFU Championship record
From 1978–1985, Martinique participated in the CFU Championship, a precursor to the Caribbean Cup. Of the six championships played, Martinique featured three final rounds. Les Matinino won the competition twice in 1983 and 1985.
|1978||Did not qualify|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.
- **Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.
- Caribbean Cup:
- Winners (1): 1993
- Coupe de l'Outre-Mer:
- Winners (1): 2010
- CFU Championship:
- Winners (2): 1983, 1985
- Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 10 September 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
- "Allez Matinino!". Ligue de Football de la Martinique (in French). 18 August 2010. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
- "Matinino en Présentation". Bondamanjak (in French). 8 September 2010. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
- It is unsure if the tournament was completed, but some sources state that Trinidad and Tobago defeated Martinique 3–0 in the final.