Martinique national football team

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Martinique
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Matinino
AssociationLigue de football de la Martinique
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachMario Bocaly
CaptainCretinoir Sébastien
Most capsDaniel Hérelle (73)
Top scorerKévin Parsemain (35)
Home stadiumStade Pierre Aliker de Dillon
FIFA codeMTQ
First colours
Second colours
Elo ranking
Current 95 Increase 1 (18 October 2019)[1]
Highest64 (14 April 1994)
Lowest125 (September 2011, March 2012)
First international
 Barbados 3–2 Martinique 
(Martinique; 11 February 1931)
Biggest win
 Martinique 16–0 British Virgin Islands 
(Le Lamentin, Martinqiue; 5 September 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 9–0 Martinique 
(Mexico City, Mexico; 11 July 1993)
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances6 (first in 1993)
Best resultQuarter-finals, 2002

The Martinique national football team (French: Équipe de la 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.[2][3]

Honours[edit]

Overview[edit]

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[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were named to the roster for 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League matches against  Honduras on 14 November 2019.

Caps and goals as of 14 November 2019, after the game against Honduras.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Loïc Chauvet (1988-04-30) 30 April 1988 (age 31) 21 0 Martinique Golden Lion
16 1GK Arnaud Hugues des Etages (1985-12-30) 30 December 1985 (age 33) 1 0 Martinique Aiglon
23 1GK Stéphane Michalet (1989-03-16) 16 March 1989 (age 30) 0 0 Martinique US Robert

2 2DF Yordan Thimon (1996-09-10) 10 September 1996 (age 23) 8 0 Martinique Club Franciscain
3 2DF Ambroise Félicitet (1993-05-29) 29 May 1993 (age 26) 1 0 Martinique Aiglon
4 2DF Gérald Dondon (1986-10-04) 4 October 1986 (age 33) 16 2 Martinique Club Colonial
5 2DF Karl Vitulin (1991-01-15) 15 January 1991 (age 28) 49 2 Martinique Samaritaine
7 2DF Andy César (1989-11-19) 19 November 1989 (age 29) 1 0 Unattached
8 2DF Jordy Delem (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 26) 46 7 United States Seattle Sounders
11 2DF Andy Marny (1995-07-16) 16 July 1995 (age 24) 4 0 Martinique Samaritaine
18 2DF Samuel Camille (1986-02-02) 2 February 1986 (age 33) 4 0 Unattached
21 2DF Sébastien Crétinoir (1986-02-12) 12 February 1986 (age 33) 61 3 Martinique Golden Lion

6 3MF Thierry Catherine (1997-08-02) 2 August 1997 (age 22) 4 0 Martinique Golden Lion
13 3MF Christophe Jougon (1995-07-10) 10 July 1995 (age 24) 24 1 Martinique Club Franciscain
14 3MF Yann Thimon (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 29) 8 1 Martinique Golden Lion
15 3MF Cyril Mandouki (1991-08-21) 21 August 1991 (age 28) 2 1 France Paris FC
19 3MF Daniel Hérelle (1988-10-17) 17 October 1988 (age 31) 76 3 Martinique Golden Lion
20 3MF Stéphane Abaul (1991-11-23)23 November 1991 (aged 25) 54 9 Martinique Club Franciscain
22 3MF Romario Barthéléry (1994-06-24) 24 June 1994 (age 25) 6 0 Martinique Golden Lion

9 4FW Kévin Fortuné (1989-08-06) 6 August 1989 (age 30) 6 1 Iran Tractor
10 4FW Julio Donisa (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 25) 4 0 France Lyon-Duchère
12 4FW Johnny Marajo (1993-10-21)21 October 1993 (aged 23) 14 0 Martinique Club Franciscain
17 4FW Emmanuel Rivière (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 25) 1 1 Italy Cosenza

Recent call-ups[edit]

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 (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 30) 19 0 Martinique New Star Ducos  Antigua and Barbuda, 19 November 2018

DF Audrick Linord (1987-04-17) 17 April 1987 (age 32) 15 0 Martinique Club Colonial 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Jean-Sylvain Babin (1986-10-14) 14 October 1986 (age 33) 13 1 Spain Sporting Gijón 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Rodrigue César (1988-04-14) 14 April 1988 (age 31) 5 0 Martinique Club Colonial 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup

MF Wesley Jobello (1994-01-23) 23 January 1994 (age 25) 3 1 England Coventry City 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Joris Marveaux (1982-08-15) 15 August 1982 (age 37) 3 1 France Gazélec Ajaccio 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Jean-Emmanuel Nédra (1993-03-11)11 March 1993 (aged 24) 20 0 Martinique Aiglon  Guadeloupe, 23 March 2019
MF Thomas Ephestion (1995-06-09) 9 June 1995 (age 24) 1 0 France Orléans  Guadeloupe, 23 March 2019
MF Djénhael Maingé (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 27) 18 3 Martinique Club Franciscain  Antigua and Barbuda, 19 November 2018

FW Kévin Parsemain (1988-02-13) 13 February 1988 (age 31) 55 35 Thailand Ayutthaya United 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Grégory Pastel (1990-09-18) 18 September 1990 (age 29) 16 3 Martinique Rivière-Pilote 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Mickaël Biron (1997-08-26) 26 August 1997 (age 22) 7 4 Martinique Golden Lion 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Previous squads[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

Gold Cup record[edit]

Martinique has participated in five of the fourteen 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
Year Round Position GP W D* L GF GA
United States 1991 Did not qualify
United States Mexico 1993 Group stage 8th 3 0 1 2 3 14
United States 1996 to United States 2000 Did not qualify
United States 2002 Quarter-finals 6th 3 1 1 1 2 3
United States Mexico 2003 Group stage 12th 2 0 0 2 0 3
United States 2005 to United States 2011 Did not qualify
United States 2013 Group stage 9th 3 1 0 2 2 4
United States Canada 2015 Did not qualify
United States 2017 Group stage 9th 3 1 0 2 4 6
United States Costa Rica 2019 Group stage 3 1 0 2 5 7
Total Quarter-finals 5/14 17 4 2 11 16 37

Caribbean Cup record[edit]

Martinique have appeared in fourteen Caribbean Cups. The national team is 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 has finished in third place on three occasions in 1992, 1996, and 2001.

Year Result Position GP W D* L GF GA
Barbados 1989 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1990 Abandoned [n 1] 2 1 1 0 4 2
Jamaica 1991 Round 1 5th 3 1 1 1 4 2
Trinidad and Tobago 1992 Third place 3rd 5 2 1 2 10 6
Jamaica 1993 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 8 3
Trinidad and Tobago 1994 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 12 10
Cayman Islands Jamaica 1995 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1996 Third place 3rd 5 2 1 2 6 4
Antigua and Barbuda Saint Kitts and Nevis 1997 Round 1 5th 2 1 0 1 2 3
Jamaica Trinidad and Tobago 1998 Round 1 5th 3 1 0 2 7 8
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 6 8
Barbados 2005 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2007 Round 1 6th 3 1 0 2 4 8
Jamaica 2008 Did not qualify
Martinique 2010 Round 1 7th 3 0 1 2 1 3
Antigua and Barbuda 2012 Fourth place 4th 5 2 2 1 5 3
Jamaica 2014 Round 1 6th 3 1 1 1 3 4
Martinique 2017 Fourth place 4th 2 0 0 2 1 3
Total 1 Title 14/19 51 21 11 19 73 67
  1. ^ Play was suspended when Jamaat al Muslimeen attempted a coup d'état of the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The tournament was abandoned altogether after Tropical storm Arthur forced the cancellation of the final round of games. Martinique were to meet Trinidad and Tobago in the final.

Coupe de l'Outre-Mer record[edit]

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.

Year Result Position GP W D* L GF GA
France 2008 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 3 2
France 2010 Champions 1st 4 2 1 1 8 3
France 2012 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 9 5
Total 1 Title 3/3 12 6 3 3 20 10

CFU Championship record[edit]

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.

Year Result Position GP W D* L GF GA
Suriname 1978 Did not qualify
Suriname 1979
Puerto Rico 1981
French Guiana 1983 Champions 1st 3 2 1 0 5 1
Barbados 1985 Champions 1st 3 2 1 0 5 2
Martinique 1988[4] Runners-up 2nd
Total 2 Titles 3/6 6 4 2 0 10 3
*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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 18 October 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Allez Matinino!". Ligue de Football de la Martinique (in French). 18 August 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Matinino en Présentation". Bondamanjak (in French). 8 September 2010. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  4. ^ It is unsure if the tournament was completed, but some sources state that Trinidad and Tobago defeated Martinique 3–0 in the final.

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