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 Roman Torres
Most caps Gabriel Gómez (114)
Top scorer Luis Tejada (40)
Home stadium Estadio Rommel Fernández
FIFA code PAN
FIFA ranking 65 Decrease 3 (6 August 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 29 (March 2014)
Lowest FIFA ranking 150 (August 1995)
Elo ranking 40 (July 30, 2015)
Highest Elo ranking 28 (July 2013)
Lowest Elo ranking 151 (June 1984)
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
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 Gold Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1993)
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 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 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

2015[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called up for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Caps and goals as of 25 July 2015, after the match against United States

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jaime Penedo (1981-09-26) 26 September 1981 (age 33) 110 0 Unattached
12 1GK Luis Mejía (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 (age 24) 13 0 Uruguay Nacional
21 1GK José Calderón (1985-08-14) 14 August 1985 (age 30) 10 0 Honduras Platense
3 2DF Harold Cummings (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 23) 37 0 Colombia Santa Fe
5 2DF Román Torres (Captain) (1986-03-20) 20 March 1986 (age 29) 96 8 United States Seattle Sounders
13 2DF Adolfo Machado (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 30) 25 1 Costa Rica Saprissa
15 2DF Erick Davis (1991-03-31) 31 March 1991 (age 24) 21 0 Panama Árabe Unido
17 2DF Luis Henríquez (1981-11-23) 23 November 1981 (age 33) 78 3 Unattached
23 2DF Ángel Patrick (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido
2 3MF Valentín Pimentel (1991-05-30) 30 May 1991 (age 24) 7 0 Panama Plaza Amador
4 3MF Alfredo Stephens (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 20) 7 0 Slovakia Dunajská Streda
6 3MF Gabriel Gómez (1984-05-29) 29 May 1984 (age 31) 114 10 Costa Rica Herediano
11 3MF Armando Cooper (1987-11-26) 26 November 1987 (age 27) 57 3 Unattached
14 3MF Miguel Camargo (1993-09-05) 5 September 1993 (age 21) 8 0 Panama Chorrillo
18 3MF Darwin Pinzón (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 21) 7 3 Spain Jumilla
19 3MF Alberto Quintero (1987-12-18) 18 December 1987 (age 27) 58 4 Mexico BUAP
20 3MF Aníbal Godoy (1990-02-10) 10 February 1990 (age 25) 54 1 United States San Jose Earthquakes
7 4FW Blas Pérez (1981-03-13) 13 March 1981 (age 34) 97 38 United States FC Dallas
8 4FW Gabriel Torres (1988-10-31) 31 October 1988 (age 26) 52 9 United States Colorado Rapids
9 4FW Roberto Nurse (1983-12-16) 16 December 1983 (age 31) 13 3 Mexico Sinaloa
10 4FW Luis Tejada (1982-03-28) 28 March 1982 (age 33) 87 40 Peru Juan Aurich
16 4FW Rolando Blackburn (1990-01-09) 9 January 1990 (age 25) 14 3 Guatemala Comunicaciones
22 4FW Abdiel Arroyo (1993-12-13) 13 December 1993 (age 21) 8 0 Panama Árabe Unido

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Óscar McFarlane (1980-11-29) 29 November 1980 (age 34) 37 0 Panama San Francisco 2015 Gold Cup PRE
DF Roberto Chen (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 21) 10 1 Spain Linense 2015 Gold Cup INJ
DF Felipe Baloy (1981-02-24) 24 February 1981 (age 34) 81 2 Mexico Atlas 2015 Gold Cup PRE
DF Leonel Parris (1982-06-13) 13 June 1982 (age 33) 24 0 Panama Tauro 2015 Gold Cup PRE
DF Fidel Escobar (1995-01-09) 9 January 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito 2015 Gold Cup PRE
DF Richard Peralta (1993-09-20) 20 September 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Panama Alianza 2015 Gold Cup PRE
DF Chin Hormechea (1996-05-12) 12 May 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Costa Rica, 31 March 2015
DF Luis Ovalle (1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 26) 4 0 Venezuela Zamora v.  United States, 8 February 2015
DF Michael Murillo (1996-02-15) 15 February 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Panama San Francisco v.  United States, 8 February 2015
DF Carlos Rodríguez (1990-04-12) 12 April 1990 (age 25) 25 1 Panama San Francisco v.  Canada, 18 November 2014
DF Roderick Miller (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 23) 7 0 Panama San Francisco v.  Canada, 18 November 2014
MF Rolando Escobar (1981-10-24) 24 October 1981 (age 33) 38 1 United States FC Dallas 2015 Gold Cup PRE
MF Marcos Sánchez (1989-12-23) 23 December 1989 (age 25) 33 2 Venezuela Deportivo Táchira 2015 Gold Cup PRE
MF Ricardo Buitrago (1985-03-10) 10 March 1985 (age 30) 17 3 Panama Plaza Amador 2015 Gold Cup PRE
MF Jairo Jiménez (1993-01-07) 7 January 1993 (age 22) 13 1 Panama Chorrillo 2015 Gold Cup PRE
MF Ismael Díaz (1997-05-12) 12 May 1997 (age 18) 2 1 Portugal Porto B 2015 Gold Cup PRE
MF Adonis Villanueva (1993-04-03) 3 April 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Panama Chepo v.  Costa Rica, 31 March 2015
MF Yairo Yau (1989-09-07) 7 September 1989 (age 25) 9 0 Mexico Tepic v.  United States, 8 February 2015
MF Héctor Murillo (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Panama Tauro v.  United States, 8 February 2015
MF Luis Pereira (1996-03-27) 27 March 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  United States, 8 February 2015
MF Jhamal Rodríguez (1995-01-28) 28 January 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Panama Chorrillo v.  United States, 8 February 2015
MF Francisco Narbón (1995-02-11) 11 February 1995 (age 20) 2 0 United States James Madison University v.  Canada, 18 November 2014
MF Amílcar Henríquez (1983-08-02) 2 August 1983 (age 32) 68 1 Colombia América de Cali 2014 Copa Centroamericana
FW Nicolás Muñoz (1981-12-21) 21 December 1981 (age 33) 12 3 El Salvador Águila 2015 Gold Cup PRE
FW Edwin Aguilar (1985-08-07) 7 August 1985 (age 30) 33 7 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui v.  Ecuador, 3 June 2015
FW Jorman Aguilar (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Panama Tauro v.  Costa Rica, 31 March 2015
  • INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary squad.
  • RET Retired from international football.

Most capped players[edit]

As of 25 July 2015, the players with the most appearances for Panama are:

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Gabriel Gómez 2003–present 114 10
2 Jaime Penedo 2003–present 110 0
3 Blas Pérez 2001–present 97 38
4 Román Torres 2005–present 96 8
5 Luis Tejada 2001–present 87 40
6 José Anthony Torres 2000–2010 85 0
7 Felipe Baloy 2001–present 81 2
8 Luis Henríquez 2003–present 78 3
9 Luis Ernesto Tapia 1963–1979 77 27
10 Ricardo Phillips 1997–2009 73 9

Bold denotes still active players.

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 25 July 2015, the players with the most goals for Panama are:

# Name Career Goals Caps
1 Luis Tejada 2001–present 40 87
2 Blas Pérez 2001–present 38 97
3 Luis Ernesto Tapia 1963–1979 27 77
4 Julio Dely Valdés 1990–2005 22 32
5 Roberto Brown 2000–2011 20 60
6 Víctor René Mendieta 1980–2000 16 ?
7 José Luis Garcés 2000–2009 15 ?
8 Jorge Dely Valdés 1992–2005 13 34

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. 

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