Panama national football team

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Panama
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Los Canaleros (The Canal Men)
La Marea Roja (The Red Tide)
Association Federación Panameña de Fútbol
Sub-confederation UNCAF (Central America)
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Hernán Darío Gómez
Captain Felipe Baloy
Most caps Gabriel Gómez (120)
Top scorer Luis Tejada (41)
Home stadium Estadio Rommel Fernández
FIFA code PAN
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 60 Increase 5 (February 4, 2016)
Highest 29 (March 2014)
Lowest 150 (August 1995)
Elo ranking
Current 42 (November 20, 2015)
Highest 28 (July 2013)
Lowest 151 (June 1984)
First international
 Panama 2–1 Venezuela 
(Panama City, Panama; 12 February 1938)[1]
Biggest win
 Panama 12–1 Puerto Rico 
(Barranquilla, Colombia; 13 December 1946)[1]
Biggest defeat
 Panama 0–11 Costa Rica 
(Panama City, Panama; 16 February 1938)[1]
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1963)
Best result Runners-up, 2005 and 2013

The Panama national football team represents Panama in international football. The team is controlled by the governing body for football in Panama, Panamanian Football Federation, which is a member of CONCACAF and the regional UNCAF. Panama finished as runners-up in the 2005 Gold Cup and 2013 Gold Cup. Panama reached the fourth round for the 2006 World Cup CONCACAF qualifications.

Panama also advanced to the fourth round for the 2014 World Cup qualifications. At their last qualification match against the USA, they were about 90 seconds away from beating the US and advancing to play-offs, but they conceded two goals in stoppage time and were eliminated from qualification.[2]

History[edit]

The first Panama national football team was constituted in 1937.

At their fourth round qualification match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup against the USA at Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City, they were about 90 seconds away from beating the US and advancing to play-offs against New Zealand, but they were eventually out of the spot by conceding twice in stoppage time.[2]

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978 Did Not Qualify
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
United States 1994
France 1998
South Korea Japan 2002
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010
Brazil 2014
Total 0/20

CCCF Championship[edit]

The CCCF tournament began in 1941, but was later abolished in 1961.

  • 1941 – Fourth Place
  • 1943Did not enter
  • 1946 – Fifth Place
  • 1948 – Third Place
  • 1951Champions
  • 1953 – Seventh Place
  • 1955Did not enter
  • 1957 – Fourth Place
  • 1960Did not enter
  • 1961 – First Round

CONCACAF Championship[edit]

The CONCACAF Championship tournament began in 1963, but was later abolished in 1989.

  • 1963 – First Round
  • Did not enter from 1965–1989.

Gold Cup[edit]

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
United States Mexico 1993 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 3 8
United States 2005 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 7 6
United States 2007 Quarter-Finals 4 1 1 2 6 7
United States 2009 Quarter-Finals 4 1 1 2 7 5
United States 2011 Semi-Finals 5 3 1 1 7 6
United States 2013 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 11 4
United States Canada 2015 Third Place 6 0 5 1 6 7
Total Total 28 12 11 11 47 43

Copa Centroamericana[edit]

Copa Centroamericana record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Costa Rica 1991 First Round
Honduras 1993 Third Place
El Salvador 1995 Fifth Place
Guatemala 1997 Fifth Place
Costa Rica 1999 Did not enter
Honduras 2001 Fourth Place
Panama 2003 Fifth Place
Guatemala 2005 Fourth Place
El Salvador 2007 Runners-up
Honduras 2009 Champions
Panama 2011 Third Place
Costa Rica 2013 Fifth Place
United States 2014 Third Place
Total 12/13

Honours[edit]

Results and fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

2016[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 22 players were called up for the Copa América Centenario play-off match against Cuba that will be played on January 8, 2016.
Caps and goals as of November 17, 2015, after the match against Costa Rica

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK José Calderón (1985-08-14) 14 August 1985 (age 30) 13 0 Honduras Platense
1GK Jaime Penedo (1981-09-26) 26 September 1981 (age 34) 113 0 Costa Rica Saprissa
2DF Harold Cummings (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 23) 39 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
2DF Erick Davis (1991-03-31) 31 March 1991 (age 24) 22 0 Slovakia Dunajská Streda
2DF Luis Henríquez (1981-11-23) 23 November 1981 (age 34) 86 2 Panama Tauro
2DF Adolfo Machado (Captain) (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 31) 54 1 Costa Rica Saprissa
2DF Roderick Miller (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 23) 7 0 Panama San Francisco
2DF Michael Murillo (1996-02-15) 15 February 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Panama San Francisco
2DF Leonel Parris (1982-06-13) 13 June 1982 (age 33) 26 0 Panama Chorrillo
3MF Ricardo Buitrago (1985-03-10) 10 March 1985 (age 30) 18 3 Peru Juan Aurich
3MF Armando Cooper (1987-11-26) 26 November 1987 (age 28) 65 4 Panama Árabe Unido
3MF Aníbal Godoy (1990-02-10) 10 February 1990 (age 26) 59 1 United States San Jose Earthquakes
3MF Gabriel Gómez (1984-05-29) 29 May 1984 (age 31) 120 10 Costa Rica Cartaginés
3MF Amílcar Henríquez (1983-08-02)2 August 1983 (aged 32) 68 0 Colombia America de Cali
3MF Valentín Pimentel (1991-05-30) 30 May 1991 (age 24) 10 1 Colombia La Equidad
3MF Alberto Quintero (1987-12-18) 18 December 1987 (age 28) 66 5 Mexico BUAP
4FW Abdiel Arroyo (1993-12-13) 13 December 1993 (age 22) 10 0 Croatia Split
4FW Edgar Barcenas (1993-10-23)October 23, 1993 (aged 21) 0 0 Croatia Split
4FW Sergio Moreno (1992-07-20)July 20, 1992 (aged 23) 0 0 Peru Deportivo Municipal
4FW Blas Pérez (1981-03-13) 13 March 1981 (age 34) 101 38 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
4FW Luis Tejada (1982-03-28) 28 March 1982 (age 33) 91 41 Peru Juan Aurich
4FW Gabriel Torres (1988-10-31) 31 October 1988 (age 27) 53 6 Venezuela Zamora FC

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following 9 players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Q match against Costa Rica that was played on November 17, 2015.
Caps and goals as of November 17, 2015, after the match against Costa Rica

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Luis Mejía (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 (age 24) 14 0 Uruguay Nacional v.  Costa Rica, November 17, 2015
DF Felipe Baloy (1981-02-24) 24 February 1981 (age 34) 86 2 Mexico Atlas v.  Costa Rica, November 17, 2015
DF Roberto Chen (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 21) 11 1 Unattached v.  Costa Rica, November 17, 2015
DF Richard Dixon (1992-03-28) March 28, 1992 (age 23) 5 0 Costa Rica Limon v.  Costa Rica, November 17, 2015
MF Josiel Núñez (1993-01-29) 29 January 1993 (age 23) 2 0 Panama Plaza Amador v.  Costa Rica, November 17, 2015
FW Rolando Blackburn (1990-01-09) 9 January 1990 (age 26) 16 4 Guatemala Comunicaciones v.  Costa Rica, November 17, 2015
FW Roberto Nurse (1983-12-16) 16 December 1983 (age 32) 13 3 Mexico Zacatecas v.  Costa Rica, November 17, 2015
FW Darwin Pinzón (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 21) 7 3 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v.  Costa Rica, November 17, 2015
FW Renán Addles (1989-11-07) 7 November 1989 (age 26) 6 0 Peru Juan Aurich v.  Costa Rica, November 17, 2015

Most capped players[edit]

As of November 17, 2015, the players with the most appearances for Panama are:[3]

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Gabriel Gómez 2003–present 120 10
2 Jaime Penedo 2003–present 113 0
3 Blas Pérez 2001–present 101 38
4 Román Torres 2005–present 98 8
5 Luis Tejada 2001–present 91 41
6 Felipe Baloy 2001–present 86 2
= Luis Henríquez 2003–present 86 2
8 Ricardo Phillips 1996–2010 84 10
9 Luis Moreno 2001–2011 76 0
10 José Anthony Torres 1999–2009 75 0

Bold denotes still active players.

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 17 November 2015, the players with the most goals for Panama are:[3]

# Name Career Goals Caps
1 Luis Tejada 2001–present 41 91
2 Blas Pérez 2001–present 38 101
3 Jorge Dely Valdés 1991–2005 19 48
4 Julio Dely Valdés 1990–2005 18 44
5 Roberto Brown 2000–2011 15 54
6 Víctor René Mendieta 1980–2000 11 31
7 Gabriel Gómez 2003–present 10 120
8 Ricardo Phillips 1996–2010 10 84

Bold denotes still active players.

Managers[edit]

Managers of the Panama national football team throughout the years and the speculation of appointed dates that they took over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Barrie Courtney. "Panama – International Results". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "USA Saves Mexico From World Cup Elimination In The Most Unbelievable Night In North American Soccer History". Business Insider. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Roberto Mamrud. "Panama - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 

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