Netherlands Antilles national football team

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Netherlands Antilles
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)De Antilopen
AssociationNederlands Antilliaanse
Voetbal Unie
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Home stadiumStadion Ergilio Hato
FIFA codeANT
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Highest118 (July 1995)
Lowest188 (December 2003)
Elo ranking
Highest41 (March 1963)
Lowest174 (October 2009, October 2010)
First international
Netherlands Antilles Neth. Antilles 3–1 Panama Panama
(Ciudad de Guatemala; 4 March 1948)
Last International
Netherlands Antilles Neth. Antilles 2–2 Suriname 
(Willemstad, 31 October 2010)
Biggest win
Netherlands Antilles Neth. Antilles 15–0 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
(Venezuela; 15 January 1959)
Biggest defeat
Netherlands Netherlands 8–0 Neth. Antilles Netherlands Antilles
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 5 September 1962)
Mexico Mexico 8–0 Neth. Antilles Netherlands Antilles
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 8 December 1973)
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1963)
Best resultThird, 1963, 1969

The Netherlands Antilles national football team (Dutch, "Nederlands-Antilliaans voetbalelftal"; Papiamentu, "Selekshon Antiano di futbòl") was the national team of the former Netherlands Antilles and was controlled by the Nederlands Antilliaanse Voetbal Unie. The NAVU consisted of Curaçao and Bonaire. Aruba split in 1986 and has its own team.

The Netherlands Antilles team never qualified for the FIFA World Cup. The country managed to come third in the CONCACAF championships of 1963 and 1969.

History[edit]

Under the name Curaçao, the team played its first international game in 1934 (against Suriname, which was then still part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as well) and continued to use the name Curaçao until the qualifications for the World Championships of 1958,[1] although the name of the area had changed from "Territory of Curaçao" to "Netherlands Antilles" in 1948.

Dissolution of country[edit]

The Netherlands Antilles was dissolved as a unified political entity on 10 October 2010, and the five constituent islands took on new constitutional statuses within the Kingdom of the Netherlands,[2] forming 2 new countries (Curaçao and Sint Maarten) and 3 new special municipalities of the Netherlands (namely Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius).

At the time of the dissolution, the team was about to compete in the qualification tournament for the 2010 Caribbean Championship, and finally competed under an obsolete country name. Sint Maarten national football team, as well as Bonaire national football team are already members of CONCACAF, but are not members of FIFA. The Curaçao national football team took the place of the Netherlands Antilles as a FIFA member.[3]

World Cup record[edit]

2010 Qualifying[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Team 1 agg. Team 2 Leg 1 Leg 2
 Nicaragua 0–3  Netherlands Antilles 0–1 0–2

Round 2[edit]

Team 1 agg. Team 2 Leg 1 Leg 2
 Haiti 1–0  Netherlands Antilles 0–0 1–0

CONCACAF Championship record[edit]

Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
El Salvador 1963 - 6 3 0 3 10 8
Guatemala 1965 - 5 2 0 3 4 16
Costa Rica 1969 - 5 2 1 2 9 12
Haiti 1973 - 5 0 2 3 4 19
Total 4 21 7 3 11 27 55

Gold Cup record[edit]

Caribbean Cup record[edit]

  • 1989 – Fourth place
  • 1990Did not qualify
  • 1991Did not enter
  • 1992Did not qualify
  • 1993Withdrew
  • 1994Did not enter
  • 1995 to 1997Did not qualify
  • 1998 – Group stage
  • 1999Did not qualify
  • 2001Did not enter
  • 2005Withdrew
  • 2007 to 2010Did not enter

Pan American Games record[edit]

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 31 May 2012[4]

Team Pld W D L
 Haiti 18 1 4 13
 Trinidad and Tobago 17 1 6 10
 Suriname 16 5 4 7
 El Salvador 16 1 4 11
 Costa Rica 15 3 1 11
 Mexico 12 2 3 7
 Jamaica 10 4 3 7
 Honduras 10 2 4 4
 Cuba 9 6 1 2
 Antigua and Barbuda 9 5 2 2
 Guatemala 9 2 5 2
 Nicaragua 7 6 0 1
 Panama 7 4 1 2
 Venezuela 6 3 1 2
 Guyana 6 1 1 4
 Puerto Rico 4 4 0 0
 Grenada 4 1 3 0
 United States 4 0 2 2
 Aruba 2 1 1 0
 Dominican Republic 2 0 1 1
 Netherlands 2 0 1 1
 Saint Lucia 1 0 1 0
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 0 1 0
 Argentina 1 0 0 1
 Barbados 1 0 0 1
 Bermuda 1 0 0 1
 Cayman Islands 1 0 0 1
Total 191 52 50 89

Honours[edit]

Competition 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
World Cup 0 0 0 0
CONCACAF Championship / Gold Cup 0 0 2 2
Confederations Cup 0 0 0 0
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 2 2
This is a list of honours for the senior Netherlands Antilles national team

Other tournaments[edit]

Managers[edit]

2003-2010: Pierre Gobaldini

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the FIFA worldcup preliminary competition (By year)" (PDF). FIFA. 19 September 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Antillen opgeheven op 10-10-2010" (in Dutch). NOS. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Curaçao page on". Fifa.com. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Curaçao Match history". Soccerway.com. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.

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