New Caledonia national football team

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New Caledonia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Cagous (The Kagus)
Association Fédération Calédonienne de Football
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Thierry Sardo
Most caps Pierre Wajoka (39)
Top scorer Bertrand Kaï (20)
Home stadium Stade Numa-Daly Magenta
FIFA code NCL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 154 Steady (20 September 2018)
Highest 93 (August 2013)
Lowest 191 (April–May 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 162 Decrease 2 (7 September 2018)
Highest 56 (5 September 1971)
Lowest 164 (10 July 2002)
First international
 New Caledonia 2–0 New Zealand 
(Nouméa, New Caledonia; 19 September 1951)
Biggest win
 New Caledonia 18–0 Guam 
(Papua New Guinea; 3 September 1991)
 New Caledonia 18–0 Micronesia 
(Fiji; 1 July 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 11–0 New Caledonia 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 2002)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances 5 (first in 1973)
Best result Runners-up, 2008 and 2012

The New Caledonia national football team is the national team of New Caledonia and is controlled by the Fédération Calédonienne de Football. Although they were only admitted to FIFA in 2004, they have been participating in the OFC Nations Cup since its inception. They have been one of this relatively small region's strongest teams, finishing second in 2008 and 2012, and third in 1973 and 1980. They were the top ranked OFC nation at number 95 in September 2008,[1] making them only the fourth country from the confederation to have reached the global top 100.

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to South KoreaJapan 2002 Ineligible Ineligible
Germany 2006 Did not qualify 6 2 1 1 16 2
South Africa 2010 12 7 3 2 22 13
Brazil 2014 5 3 0 2 19 7
Russia 2018 4 1 2 1 9 3
Qatar 2022 To be determined Qualifying yet to start
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/21 27 13 6 6 66 25

World Cup Qualification record[edit]

FIFA World Cup Qualification History
Year Round H/A/N Score Result
2006 Group 1 N New Caledonia  0 – 0  Tahiti Draw
Group 1 A New Caledonia  0 – 2  Solomon Islands Loss
Group 1 N New Caledonia  8 – 0  Cook Islands Win
Group 1 N New Caledonia  8 – 0  Tonga Win
2010 South Pacific Games N New Caledonia  1 – 0  Tahiti Win
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia  1 – 0  Tuvalu Win
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia  3 – 0  Cook Islands Win
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia  1 – 1  Fiji Draw
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia  3 – 2  Solomon Islands Win
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia  1 – 0  Fiji Win
OFC Nations Cup A New Caledonia  3 – 3  Fiji Draw
OFC Nations Cup H New Caledonia  4 – 0  Fiji Win
OFC Nations Cup A New Caledonia  1 – 1  Vanuatu Draw
OFC Nations Cup H New Caledonia  3 – 0  Vanuatu Win
OFC Nations Cup H New Caledonia  1 – 3  New Zealand Loss
OFC Nations Cup A New Caledonia  0 – 3  New Zealand Loss
2014 OFC Nations Cup N New Caledonia  5 – 2  Vanuatu Win
OFC Nations Cup N New Caledonia  3 – 4  Tahiti Loss
OFC Nations Cup N New Caledonia  9 – 0  Samoa Win
Third Round H New Caledonia  0 – 2  New Zealand Loss
Third Round A New Caledonia  4 – 0  Tahiti Win
Third Round A New Caledonia  6 – 2  Solomon Islands Win
Third Round H New Caledonia  5 – 0  Solomon Islands Win
Third Round A New Caledonia  1 – 2  New Zealand Loss
Third Round H New Caledonia  1 – 0  Tahiti Win

OFC Nations Cup record[edit]

OFC Nations Cup Record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
New Zealand 1973 Third Place 3rd 5 3 0 2 10 6
New Caledonia 1980 Third Place 3rd 4 3 0 1 14 12
1996 Did Not Qualify
Australia 1998
French Polynesia 2000
New Zealand 2002 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 14
Australia 2004 Did Not Qualify
2008 Runners-Up 2nd 6 2 2 2 12 10
Solomon Islands 2012 Runners-Up 2nd 5 3 0 2 19 7
Papua New Guinea 2016 Third Place 3nd 4 1 2 1 9 3
Total 6/10 0 Titles 27 12 4 11 65 52

Pacific Games record[edit]

Pacific Games Record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
Fiji 1963 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 10 3
New Caledonia 1966 Runners-Up 2nd 4 3 0 1 17 2
Papua New Guinea 1969 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 20 3
French Polynesia 1971 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 12 2
Guam 1975 Runners-Up 2nd 5 4 0 1 16 4
Fiji 1979 Fourth Place 4th 5 3 0 2 26 8
Samoa 1983 Third Place 3rd 6 4 0 2 16 11
New Caledonia 1987 Champions 1st 6 5 0 1 26 4
Papua New Guinea 1991 Third Place 3rd 5 3 0 2 13 8
French Polynesia 1995 Group Stage 5th 4 2 0 2 19 3
Fiji 2003 Runners-Up 2nd 6 4 1 1 29 3
Samoa 2007 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 10 3
New Caledonia 2011 Champions 1st 7 6 0 1 36 3
Papua New Guinea 2015 Champions 1st 5 4 0 1 9 7
Total 14/14 7 Titles 70 52 4 14 259 64
  • Note : For the 2015 Pacific Games, it is the U23 team

Coupe de l'Outre Mer record[edit]

  • 2008 – Group stage
  • 2010 – Group stage

List of coaches[edit]

Coach Nationality Duration
Guy Elmour  France 1971–1973
Jules Hmeune  France 1977
Rudi Gutendorf  Germany 1981
Michel Clarque  France 2002
Serge Martinengo de Novack  France 2002–2004
Didier Chambaron  France 2007–2010
Christophe Coursimault  France 2010–2012
Alain Moizan  France 2012–2015
Thierry Sardo  France 2015–

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for two friendly matches against Tahiti on 21 and 23 March 2018.
Caps and goals updated as of 24 March 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Rocky Nyikeine (1992-05-26) 26 May 1992 (age 26) 14 0 New Caledonia Hienghène Sport
16 1GK Mickaël Ulile (1997-07-16) 16 July 1997 (age 21) 8 0 New Caledonia Magenta

2 2DF Gaétan Gope-Iwate (1998-10-05) 5 October 1998 (age 20) 5 2 New Caledonia Wetr
3 2DF Georges Béaruné (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 29) 15 0 New Caledonia Horizon Patho
4 2DF Pierre Kauma (1995-08-04) 4 August 1995 (age 23) 3 0 New Caledonia Lössi
5 2DF Joseph Tchacko (1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 25) 5 0 New Caledonia Tiga Sports
8 2DF Emile Béaruné (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 28) 34 1 New Caledonia Horizon Patho
13 2DF Jacques Wamytan (1988-12-09) 9 December 1988 (age 29) 3 0 New Caledonia Mont-Dore
15 2DF Joseph Athale (1995-07-11) 11 July 1995 (age 23) 13 0 New Caledonia Magenta
18 2DF Jean-Brice Wadriako (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 25) 8 1 New Caledonia Magenta

6 3MF Cédric Sansot (1989-04-13) 13 April 1989 (age 29) 12 0 New Caledonia Magenta
7 3MF Joël Wakanumuné (1986-09-30) 30 September 1986 (age 32) 30 1 New Caledonia Magenta
10 3MF Mone Wamowe (1986-10-31) 31 October 1986 (age 31) 5 2 New Caledonia Lössi
11 3MF Cédric Decoire (1994-05-15) 15 May 1994 (age 24) 1 0 New Caledonia Mont-Dore
14 3MF Jefferson Dahite (1991-06-21) 21 June 1991 (age 27) 10 1 New Caledonia Hienghène Sport
19 3MF Geordy Gony (1994-05-15) 15 May 1994 (age 24) 3 0 New Caledonia Hienghène Sport
21 3MF Leon Wahnawe (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 25) 4 0 Unattached

9 4FW Emile Ounei (1996-01-30) 30 January 1996 (age 22) 3 2 New Caledonia Magenta
12 4FW Richard Sele (1989-08-31) 31 August 1989 (age 29) 9 2 New Caledonia Magenta
17 4FW Warren Houala (1997-06-26) 26 June 1997 (age 21) 7 1 New Caledonia Hienghène Sport
20 4FW Jean-Philibert Outiou (1996-01-30) 30 January 1996 (age 22) 3 1 New Caledonia Poindimié

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to represent New Caledonia in the last 12 months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Nathanaël Hlemu (1998-08-22) 22 August 1998 (age 20) 1 0 New Caledonia Gaïtcha FCN 2017 Pacific Mini Games
GK Patrick Nyikeine (1998-02-25) 25 February 1998 (age 20) 1 0 New Caledonia Gaïtcha FCN 2017 Pacific Mini Games

DF Dominique Wel (1997-06-16) 16 June 1997 (age 21) 5 0 New Caledonia Métropole 2017 Pacific Mini Games
DF Maki Romone (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 20) 3 0 New Caledonia Wetr 2017 Pacific Mini Games
DF Johannes Bernole (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 20) 3 0 New Caledonia Hienghène Sport 2017 Pacific Mini Games
DF Clarence Nyipie (1999-04-03) 3 April 1999 (age 19) 3 0 New Caledonia Lössi 2017 Pacific Mini Games
DF Jimmy Wélépane (1999-01-05) 5 January 1999 (age 19) 3 0 New Caledonia Lössi 2017 Pacific Mini Games
DF Elo Gowé (1999-08-13) 13 August 1999 (age 19) 2 0 New Caledonia Mont-Dore 2017 Pacific Mini Games
DF Jean-Marc Kaudre (1999-02-07) 7 February 1999 (age 19) 0 0 New Caledonia Païta 2017 Pacific Mini Games
DF Jordan Dinet (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 (age 26) 0 0 New Caledonia Wetr v.  Estonia, 26 November 2017
DF Fonzy Ranchain (1994-07-22) 22 July 1994 (age 24) 0 0 New Caledonia Lössi v.  Estonia, 26 November 2017

MF Shene Wélépane (1997-12-09) 9 December 1997 (age 20) 6 3 New Caledonia Magenta 2017 Pacific Mini Games
MF Marino Akapo (1999-10-26) 26 October 1999 (age 18) 5 0 New Caledonia Païta 2017 Pacific Mini Games
MF Renzo Wéjième (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 19) 4 0 New Caledonia Magenta 2017 Pacific Mini Games
MF Romaric Luépack (1997-10-05) 5 October 1997 (age 21) 3 1 New Caledonia Wetr 2017 Pacific Mini Games
MF Pothin Poma (1997-02-13) 13 February 1997 (age 21) 3 0 French Polynesia Vénus 2017 Pacific Mini Games
MF Patrick Gohé (1997-03-27) 27 March 1997 (age 21) 3 0 New Caledonia Lössi 2017 Pacific Mini Games
MF Ritchi Iwa (1999-08-31) 31 August 1999 (age 19) 2 0 New Caledonia Païta 2017 Pacific Mini Games
MF Johan Idrele (1995-01-29) 29 January 1995 (age 23) 2 0 New Caledonia Wetr v.  Estonia, 26 November 2017
MF Didier Simane (1996-08-03) 3 August 1996 (age 22) 2 0 New Caledonia Magenta v.  Estonia, 26 November 2017

FW Jean Baptiste Waitreü (1997-01-23) 23 January 1997 (age 21) 4 1 New Caledonia Gaïtcha FCN 2017 Pacific Mini Games
FW Jean Jacques Katrawa (1999-08-02) 2 August 1999 (age 19) 3 0 New Caledonia Païta 2017 Pacific Mini Games
FW Henri Boucheron (1998-05-20) 20 May 1998 (age 20) 2 0 New Caledonia Magenta 2017 Pacific Mini Games
FW Caü Poanoui (1998-03-14) 14 March 1998 (age 20) 2 0 New Caledonia Mont-Dore 2017 Pacific Mini Games
FW Glen Wayaridri Unknown 1 0 New Caledonia AGJP v.  Estonia, 26 November 2017
FW Léon Wahnawe (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 25) 2 0 New Caledonia Lössi v.  Estonia, 26 November 2017

Fixtures and results[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

Kit[edit]

Kappa are the current kit provider for the national team since 2017[2]. As of 2012, the national team's home kit is a grey jersey with red shorts and red socks. The away kit is a red jersey with red shorts and white socks.

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