Panama national football team

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Panama
Nickname(s) Los Canaleros (The Canal Men)
La Marea Roja (The Red Tide)
Association Federación Panameña de Fútbol
Confederation CONCACAF
Sub-confederation UNCAF (Central America)
Head coach Hernán Darío Gómez
Captain Felipe Baloy
Most caps Gabriel Gómez (121)
Top scorer Luis Tejada (42)
Home stadium Estadio Rommel Fernández
FIFA code PAN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 69 Decrease 18 (11 August 2016)
Highest 29 (March 2014)
Lowest 150 (August 1995)
Elo ranking
Current 46 (June 28, 2016)
Highest 28 (July 2013)
Lowest 151 (June 1984)
First international
 Panama 3–1 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 (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Panama) 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 United States, played at the Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City, they were about 90 seconds away from beating the U.S. 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 23 players were called up for the Copa América Centenario final squad.[3]
Caps and goals as of June 14, 2016, after the match against Chile

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jaime Penedo (1981-09-26) 26 September 1981 (age 34) 121 0 Romania Dinamo București
12 1GK Álex Rodríguez (1990-08-05) 5 August 1990 (age 26) 5 0 Panama San Francisco
22 1GK José Calderón (1985-08-14) 14 August 1985 (age 31) 15 0 Honduras Platense

3 2DF Harold Cummings (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 24) 46 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
4 2DF Fidel Escobar (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 22) 5 0 Portugal Sporting CP B
5 2DF Roderick Miller (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 24) 22 0 Colombia Atlético Nacional
13 2DF Adolfo Machado (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 31) 62 1 Costa Rica Saprissa
15 2DF Martín Gómez (1989-05-14) 14 May 1989 (age 27) 11 1 Panama San Francisco
17 2DF Luis Henríquez (1981-11-23) 23 November 1981 (age 34) 92 2 Panama Tauro
23 2DF Felipe Baloy (Captain) (1981-02-24) 24 February 1981 (age 35) 92 3 Colombia Rionegro Águilas

2 3MF Miguel Camargo (1993-09-05) 5 September 1993 (age 22) 12 1 Venezuela Mineros de Guayana
6 3MF Gabriel Gómez (1984-05-29) 29 May 1984 (age 32) 128 11 Colombia Deportes Tolima
11 3MF Armando Cooper (1987-11-26) 26 November 1987 (age 28) 74 5 Canada Toronto FC
14 3MF Valentín Pimentel (1991-05-30) 30 May 1991 (age 25) 17 1 Colombia La Equidad
18 3MF Ricardo Buitrago (1985-03-10) 10 March 1985 (age 31) 22 3 Peru Juan Aurich
19 3MF Alberto Quintero (1987-12-18) 18 December 1987 (age 28) 74 5 United States San Jose Earthquakes
20 3MF Aníbal Godoy (1990-02-10) 10 February 1990 (age 26) 65 1 United States San Jose Earthquakes
21 3MF Amílcar Henríquez (1983-08-02)2 August 1983 (aged 32) 72 0 Panama Árabe Unido

7 4FW Blas Pérez (1981-03-13) 13 March 1981 (age 35) 107 41 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
8 4FW Gabriel Torres (1988-10-31) 31 October 1988 (age 27) 56 6 Switzerland Lausanne-Sport
9 4FW Roberto Nurse (1983-12-16) 16 December 1983 (age 32) 18 3 Mexico Zacatecas
10 4FW Luis Tejada (1982-03-28) 28 March 1982 (age 34) 97 42 Peru Juan Aurich
16 4FW Abdiel Arroyo (1993-12-13) 13 December 1993 (age 22) 17 1 Colombia Deportes Tolima

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players were recently called up within the past months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Eliéser Powell (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Panama Chepo Copa América Centenario PRE
GK Luis Mejía (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 (age 25) 14 0 Uruguay Nacional v.  Costa Rica, November 17, 2015

DF Erick Davis (1991-03-31) 31 March 1991 (age 25) 28 0 Slovakia Dunajská Streda v.  Brazil, May 29, 2016
DF Román Torres (1986-03-20) 20 March 1986 (age 30) 98 8 United States Seattle Sounders Copa América Centenario PRE
DF Richard Dixon (1992-03-28) March 28, 1992 (age 24) 7 0 Costa Rica Limón Copa América Centenario PRE
DF Ángel Patrick (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 24) 3 0 Panama Árabe Unido Copa América Centenario PRE
DF Michael Murillo (1996-02-15) 15 February 1996 (age 20) 2 1 Panama San Francisco Copa América Centenario PRE
DF Jean Carlos Vargas (1995-03-13) 13 March 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Panama Tauro v.  Martinique, April 27, 2016
DF Jean Cedeño (1985-09-07) 7 September 1985 (age 30) 21 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Haiti, March 29, 2016
DF Roberto Chen (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 22) 12 1 Colombia Rionegro Águilas v.  Nicaragua, March 15, 2016
DF Leonel Parris (1982-06-13) 13 June 1982 (age 34) 26 0 Panama Atlético Veragüense v.  El Salvador, February 17, 2016

MF Alfredo Stephens (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 21) 7 0 Panama Chorrillo Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Josiel Núñez (1993-01-29) 29 January 1993 (age 23) 5 0 Panama Plaza Amador Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Édgar Bárcenas (1993-10-23) October 23, 1993 (age 22) 3 0 Panama Árabe Unido Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Manuel Vargas (1991-01-19) 19 January 1991 (age 25) 3 0 Panama Tauro Copa América Centenario PRE
MF José González (1991-05-05) 5 May 1991 (age 25) 2 0 Panama Árabe Unido Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Cristian Martínez (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 19) 2 0 United States Columbus Crew Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Ricardo Clarke (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Venezuela Zamora Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Hécgar Murillo (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Panama Tauro Copa América Centenario PRE
MF José Batista (1989-05-19) 19 May 1989 (age 27) 1 1 Panama Tauro v.  Martinique, April 27, 2016
MF José Murillo (1995-02-24) 24 February 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Panama Plaza Amador v.  Martinique, April 27, 2016
MF Pablo Pérez (1993-03-23) 23 March 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Panama Atlético Nacional v.  Martinique, April 27, 2016
MF Jorge Samudio (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Panama Atlético Chiriquí v.  Martinique, April 27, 2016
MF Marcos Sánchez (1989-12-23) 23 December 1989 (age 26) 34 2 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v.  Nicaragua, March 15, 2016
MF Yairo Yau (1989-09-07) 7 September 1989 (age 26) 10 0 Panama San Francisco v.  Nicaragua, March 15, 2016
MF Abdiel Macea (1991-05-04) 4 May 1991 (age 25) 3 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Nicaragua, March 15, 2016
MF José Muñoz (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Panama Tauro v.  Nicaragua, March 15, 2016
MF Daniel Ortiz (1994-01-12) 12 January 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Nicaragua, March 15, 2016
MF Darwin Pinzón (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 22) 7 3 Venezuela Carabobo v.  Costa Rica, November 17, 2015

FW Ismael Díaz (1997-05-12) 12 May 1997 (age 19) 3 1 Portugal Porto B Copa América Centenario INJ
FW Rolando Blackburn (1990-01-09) 9 January 1990 (age 26) 22 4 Costa Rica Saprissa Copa América Centenario PRE
FW Sergio Moreno (1992-07-28) July 28, 1992 (age 24) 1 0 Peru Deportivo Municipal Copa América Centenario PRE
FW Ronaldo Córdoba (1998-02-11) 11 February 1998 (age 18) 2 0 Panama Chepo v.  Martinique, April 27, 2016
FW Jorman Aguilar (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Panama Tauro v.  Nicaragua, March 15, 2016
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 June 14, 2016, the players with the most appearances for Panama are:[4]

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Gabriel Gómez 2003–present 128 11
2 Jaime Penedo 2003–present 121 0
3 Blas Pérez 2001–present 107 41
4 Román Torres 2005–present 98 8
5 Luis Tejada 2001–present 97 42
6 Felipe Baloy 2001–present 92 3
Luis Henríquez 2003–present 92 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 June 14, 2016, the players with the most goals for Panama are:[4]

# Name Career Goals Caps
1 Luis Tejada 2001–present 42 97
2 Blas Pérez 2001–present 41 107
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
Gabriel Gómez 2003–present 11 128
8 Ricardo Phillips 1996–2010 10 84
9 José Luis Garcés 2000–2009 9 34
10 Román Torres 2006–present 8 98

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. ^ "Hernán Darío Gómez entrega lista de 23 convocados para CA 2016". www.fepafut.com. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Roberto Mamrud. "Panama - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 

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