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)
AssociationFederación Panameña de Fútbol
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationUNCAF (Central America)
Head coachThomas Christiansen
CaptainAníbal Godoy
Most capsGabriel Gómez (148)
Top scorerLuis Tejada (43)
Home stadiumEstadio Nacional Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez
FIFA codePAN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 44 Decrease 3 (15 February 2024)[1]
Highest29 (March 2014)
Lowest150 (August 1995)
First international
 Panama 2–1 Venezuela 
(Panama City, Panama; 12 February 1938)[2]
Biggest win
 Anguilla 0–13 Panama 
(Panama City, Panama; 5 June 2021)
Biggest defeat
Panama 0–11 Costa Rica 
(Panama City, Panama; 16 February 1938)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best resultGroup stage (2018)
CONCACAF Championship / Gold Cup
Appearances12 (first in 1963)
Best resultRunners-up (2005, 2013, 2023)
CONCACAF Nations League Finals
Appearances1 (first in 2023)
Best resultFourth place (2023)

The Panama national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Panamá) represents Panama in men's international football and is governed by the Panamanian Football Federation. The team represents all three FIFA, CONCACAF and the regional UNCAF.

Panama qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time for the 2018 tournament in Russia and scored their first goal of the World Cup against England, although they lost the match 6–1. They finished bottom of their group.[4][5]

Panama finished as runners-up at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2005,[6] 2013[7] and 2023, losing to the United States on the former two occasions and to Mexico in the latter. Panama has also competed in the sub-regional Copa Centroamericana which they won in 2009, beating Costa Rica in the final (0–0 on full-time, 5–3 on penalties). They finished in third place on three occasions (1993, 2011, 2014), and finished as runners-up behind Honduras in the 2017 edition, which they hosted.

The national team is nicknamed "Los Canaleros" (lit.'The Canal Men'), in reference to the Panama Canal.

History[edit]

Before 21st century[edit]

2011 Gold Cup[edit]

In the 2011 Gold Cup, Panama was placed into Group C with Canada, United States, and Guadeloupe. They debuted with a 3–2 win over Guadeloupe. In the next match, they beat the United States 2–1. Then they tied 1–1 against Canada, winning their group for the first time in the Gold Cup. They played against El Salvador in the quarter-finals, beating them 5–3 on penalties. They played against the United States again, this time in the semi-finals, although they lost 1–0.

2013 Gold Cup[edit]

In the 2013 Gold Cup, Panama began with a 2–1 win over Mexico, with Gabriel Torres scoring both goals. In the second match, Panama beat Martinique 1–0 with Gabriel Torres scoring the only goal. With two victories, they secured their qualification to the knockout stages. Already being qualified, they tied 0–0 against Canada securing the first place in their group. They easily beat Cuba 6-1 and qualified for the semi-finals with Blas Pérez and Gabriel Torres scoring two goals each. They faced Mexico again in the semifinals and beat them 2–1 to advance to the final for the second time in the competition against the United States, which was their opponent in the 2005 final and beat them on penalties. The Panamanians could not get their revenge on them and lost 0–1 with a goal from Brek Shea.

2014 World Cup qualifying[edit]

Panama came close to advancing out of the fourth round of qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup. In their last match, which was against the United States, they led 2–1 after 90 minutes and were assured to advance to a play-off against New Zealand, but conceded two goals in stoppage time and were eliminated, with Mexico taking the playoff slot instead.[8]

2015 Gold Cup[edit]

In the 2015 Gold Cup, Panama was drawn into Group A, along with the United States, Haiti, and Honduras. All of their games were a 1–1 draws. However this was enough to advanced to the knockout stage as the best ranked third place. In the Quarter-Finals, they played against Trinidad & Tobago, drawing 1-1 after 90 minutes and defeating them 6–5 on penalties. They advanced to the semi-finals against Mexico. Roman Torres scored on behalf of Panama and Andres Guardado scored for Mexico. The first 90 minutes ended in a 1–1 draw. Panama was then defeated 2–1 in extra time after referee Mark Geiger gave Mexico a penalty, which Andres Guardado also scored. With this result, Panama earned the chance to play the third place playoff against the United States. The score was 1-1 after extra time and Panama won 3–2 on penalties, giving them the third place. Mexico ended up defeating Jamaica in the final to crown themselves champions.

2018 World Cup qualifying[edit]

Four years after failing to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, Los Canaleros finally qualified for the World Cup after defeating Costa Rica 2−1 in their final qualifying match,[9] which meant that the United States, who lost to Trinidad and Tobago 2–1, failed to qualify for the first time since 1986.[10] Román Torres, who scored the winning goal in the 87th minute, was subsequently considered a national hero.[11] The day after the match, the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela declared a national holiday to commemorate the achievement, stating on his Twitter profile: "The voice of the people has been heard... Tomorrow will be a national holiday".[12][13]

2018 World Cup[edit]

The national football team of Panama were drawn in Group G, together with European giants Belgium and England and the African side Tunisia.[14] Their debut World Cup match was against Belgium, on 18 June 2018. Los Canaleros initially held on, with the score 0–0 at half-time, before eventually suffering a 3–0 loss.[15][16] Six days later, Panama faced England, and this time succumbed to a 6–1 defeat; Felipe Baloy's late goal was the nation's first at a World Cup, but it was not enough to save them from elimination.[17] A 2–1 loss to Tunisia in their final game meant that Panama finished bottom of their group - and 32nd and last in the tournament overall - having lost all three of their games and conceded eleven goals.

Team image[edit]

Kit sponsorship[edit]

Kit supplier Period
Italy Kappa 2000
Italy Lotto 2002-2014
United States New Balance 2015–2021
United States Reebok 2023-present

Results and fixtures[edit]

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss   Fixture

2023[edit]

12 March Friendly Guatemala  1–1  Panama San Jose, United States
15:30 UTC−7 Lom 85' (pen.) Report Harvey 18' Stadium: PayPal Park
Referee: Nima Saghafi (United States)
23 March Friendly Argentina  2–0  Panama Buenos Aires, Argentina
20:30 ART (UTC−3)
Report Stadium: Estadio Monumental (Buenos Aires)
Attendance: 83,214
Referee: Cristian Ferreyra (Uruguay)
10 June Friendly Panama  3–2  Nicaragua Penonomé, Panama
19:00 UTC−5
Report
Stadium: Estadio Universidad Latina
Referee: David Gómez (Costa Rica)
15 June 2023 CONCACAF Nations League SF Panama  0–2  Canada Paradise, United States
16:00 UTC−7 Report
69'
Stadium: Allegiant Stadium
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Juan Gabriel Calderón (Costa Rica)
18 June 2023 CONCACAF Nations League 3rd Mexico  1–0  Panama Paradise, United States
15:00 PDT (UTC-07:00) Report Stadium: Allegiant Stadium
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)
26 June 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup GS Costa Rica  1–2  Panama Fort Lauderdale, United States
20:30 UTC−4
Report Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium
Attendance: 10,101
Referee: Drew Fischer (Canada)
30 June 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup GS Martinique  1–2  Panama Harrison, United States
18:30 UTC−4
Report
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Attendance: 22,615
Referee: Saíd Martínez (Honduras)
4 July 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup GS Panama  2–2  El Salvador Houston, United States
19:30 UTC−5
Report
Stadium: Shell Energy Stadium
Attendance: 20,002
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)
8 July 2023 Gold Cup QF Panama  4–0  Qatar Arlington, United States
18:00 UTC−5
Report Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Attendance: 60,355
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)
16 July 2023 Gold Cup F Mexico  1–0  Panama Inglewood, United States
16:30 UTC−7 Report Stadium: SoFi Stadium
Attendance: 72,963
Referee: Said Martínez (Honduras)
27 August Friendly Bolivia  1–2  Panama Cochabamba, Bolivia
16:00 UTC−4
Report
Stadium: Estadio Félix Capriles
Referee: Pablo Echavarría (Argentina)
7 September 2023–24 Nations League Panama  3–0  Martinique Panama City, Panama
19:00 UTC−5
Report Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernández
Attendance: 3,145
Referee: Marco Ortiz (Mexico)
10 September 2023–24 Nations League Guatemala  1–1  Panama Guatemala City, Guatemala
18:00 UTC−6
Report
Stadium: Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
Attendance: 18,313
Referee: Saíd Martínez (Honduras)
16 November 2023–24 Nations League QF Costa Rica  0–3  Panama San José, Costa Rica
21:00 UTC−6 Report Stadium: Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
Attendance: 17,787
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
20 November 2023–24 Nations League QF Panama  3–1
(6–1 agg.)
 Costa Rica Panama City, Panama
21:00 UTC−5 Report Calvo 51' Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernández
Attendance: 15,288
Referee: Saíd Martínez (Honduras)

2024[edit]

21 March Nations League SF Panama  v  Mexico Arlington, United States
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
24 March Nations League 3rd/F Panama  v  United States or  Jamaica Arlington, United States
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
23 June 2024 Copa América Uruguay  v  Panama Miami Gardens, United States
21:00 UTC−4 Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium
1 July 2024 Copa América Bolivia  v  Panama Orlando, United States
21:00 UTC−4 Stadium: Exploria Stadium

2025[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Spain Denmark Thomas Christiansen
Assistant coach Spain Francisco Javier Sánchez Jara
Assistant coach Panama Jorge Dely Valdés
Goalkeeping coach Panama Donaldo González

Managers[edit]

Caretaker managers are listed in italics.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2023–24 CONCACAF Nations League A matches against Costa Rica on 16 and 20 November 2023.[18]

Caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2023, after the match against Guatemala.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Luis Mejía (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 (age 32) 49 0 Uruguay Racing
12 1GK César Samudio (1994-03-26) 26 March 1994 (age 29) 1 0 Honduras Marathón
22 1GK Orlando Mosquera (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 29) 10 0 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv

23 2DF Michael Amir Murillo (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 28) 70 8 France Marseille
2 2DF César Blackman (1998-04-02) 2 April 1998 (age 25) 14 0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
4 2DF Fidel Escobar (1995-01-09) 9 January 1995 (age 29) 80 3 Costa Rica Saprissa
15 2DF Eric Davis (vice-captain) (1991-03-31) 31 March 1991 (age 32) 79 5 United States D.C. United
16 2DF Andrés Andrade (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 25) 21 1 Austria LASK
3 2DF José Córdoba (2001-06-03) 3 June 2001 (age 22) 2 0 Bulgaria Levski Sofia
14 2DF Edgardo Fariña (2001-09-21) 21 September 2001 (age 22) 0 0 Guatemala Municipal
13 2DF Jiovany Ramos (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 27) 7 0 Venezuela Deportivo Táchira

19 3MF Alberto Quintero (1987-12-18) 18 December 1987 (age 36) 129 7 Peru Cienciano
5 3MF Abdiel Ayarza (1992-09-12) 12 September 1992 (age 31) 22 3 Peru Cusco
7 3MF José Luis Rodríguez (1998-06-19) 19 June 1998 (age 25) 39 2 Portugal Famalicão
10 3MF Yoel Bárcenas (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 30) 71 4 Mexico Mazatlán
6 3MF Cristian Martínez (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 27) 25 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Jandal
8 3MF Adalberto Carrasquilla (1998-11-28) 28 November 1998 (age 25) 41 1 United States Houston Dynamo
20 3MF Aníbal Godoy (captain) (1990-02-10) 10 February 1990 (age 34) 125 4 United States Nashville
21 3MF César Yanis (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 28) 38 3 Costa Rica San Carlos

11 4FW Ismael Díaz (1997-05-12) 12 May 1997 (age 26) 37 9 Ecuador Universidad Católica
17 4FW José Fajardo (1993-08-18) 18 August 1993 (age 30) 38 9 United States D.C. United
18 4FW Cecilio Waterman (1991-04-13) 13 April 1991 (age 32) 25 8 Peru Alianza Lima
9 4FW Alfredo Stephens (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 29) 21 1 Israel Ironi Kiryat Shmona
4FW Eduardo Guerrero (2000-02-21) 21 February 2000 (age 23) 4 0 Ukraine Zorya Luhansk

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the past year.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kevin Mosquera (1999-10-07) 7 October 1999 (age 24) 0 0 Panama Herrera v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
GK Miguel Pérez (2003-02-21) 21 February 2003 (age 20) 0 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
GK Emerson Dimas (2001-08-10) 10 August 2001 (age 22) 0 0 Panama Plaza Amador v  Argentina, 23 March 2023
GK José Guerra (1994-09-12) 12 September 1994 (age 29) 1 0 Panama San Francisco v  Argentina, 23 March 2023

DF Eduardo Anderson (2001-01-31) 31 January 2001 (age 23) 4 0 Costa Rica San Carlos v  Guatemala, 10 September 2023
DF Omar Valencia (2004-06-08) 8 June 2004 (age 19) 1 0 United States New York Red Bulls II v  Guatemala, 10 September 2023
DF Iván Anderson (1997-11-24) 24 November 1997 (age 26) 6 1 Colombia Fortaleza v  Martinique, 7 September 2023
DF Jan Carlos Vargas (1994-09-27) 27 September 1994 (age 29) 11 0 Panama Tauro v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
DF Érick Díaz (2006-03-04) 4 March 2006 (age 17) 0 0 Panama Tauro v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
DF Reyniel Perdomo (2001-04-28) 28 April 2001 (age 22) 0 0 Panama Alianza v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
DF Kevin Berkeley (2002-05-31) 31 May 2002 (age 21) 0 0 Panama UMECIT v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
DF Gabriel Brown (1998-07-14) 14 July 1998 (age 25) 0 0 Panama Árabe Unido v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
DF Carlos Harvey (2000-02-03) 3 February 2000 (age 24) 0 0 United States Minnesota United v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
DF Harold Cummings (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 31) 85 1 Venezuela Monagas 2023 CONCACAF Nations League Finals
DF Roderick Miller (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 31) 34 2 Azerbaijan Turan Tovuz 2023 CONCACAF Nations League Finals
DF Kevin Galván (1996-03-10) 10 March 1996 (age 27) 1 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v.  Nicaragua, 10 June 2023
DF Richard Peralta (1993-09-20) 20 September 1993 (age 30) 12 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v  Argentina, 23 March 2023
DF Michael Casazola (1993-04-27) 27 April 1993 (age 30) 0 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v  Argentina, 23 March 2023
DF José Matos (2002-03-08) 8 March 2002 (age 21) 0 0 Panama San Francisco v.  Guatemala, 12 March 2023
DF Omar Alba (2004-03-26) 26 March 2004 (age 19) 0 0 United States Real Monarchs v.  Guatemala, 12 March 2023

MF Jovani Welch (1999-12-07) 7 December 1999 (age 24) 7 0 Portugal Académico de Viseu v  Curaçao, 13 October 2023
MF Ángel Orelien (2001-04-02) 2 April 2001 (age 22) 2 0 France Dunkerque v  Guatemala, 10 September 2023
MF Ricardo Hinds (2001-05-06) 6 May 2001 (age 22) 0 0 Panama Potros del Este v  Martinique, 7 September 2023
MF Darwin Pinzón (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 29) 7 3 Panama UMECIT v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
MF José Murillo (1995-02-24) 24 February 1995 (age 28) 7 1 Panama Plaza Amador v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
MF Irving Gudiño (2000-11-15) 15 November 2000 (age 23) 3 0 Panama Tauro v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
MF Cristian Quintero (2000-05-23) 23 May 2000 (age 23) 2 0 Panama Tauro v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
MF José Bernal (2002-08-20) 20 August 2002 (age 21) 0 0 Colombia Deportivo Pasto v  Bolivia, 27 August 2023
MF Víctor Medina (2001-02-18) 18 February 2001 (age 23) 3 0 Panama Tauro v.  Nicaragua, 10 June 2023
MF Martín Morán (2001-08-30) 30 August 2001 (age 22) 0 0 Bulgaria Etar v  Argentina, 23 March 2023
MF Miguel Camargo (1993-05-09) 9 May 1993 (age 30) 31 3 Panama Tauro v  Argentina, 23 March 2023
MF Ricardo Ávila (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 27) 7 0 Panama Universitario v  Argentina, 23 March 2023
MF Omar Browne (1994-05-03) 3 May 1994 (age 29) 12 0 Panama Tauro v  Argentina, 23 March 2023
MF Rodrigo Tello (2003-08-18) 18 August 2003 (age 20) 1 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v.  Guatemala, 12 March 2023
MF Luis Fields (2003-03-08) 8 March 2003 (age 20) 0 0 Panama Independiente v.  Guatemala, 12 March 2023
MF Uziel Maltez (2002-03-20) 20 March 2002 (age 21) 0 0 Panama Independiente v.  Guatemala, 12 March 2023
MF Keny Bonilla (2003-04-02) 2 April 2003 (age 20) 0 0 Panama San Francisco v.  Guatemala, 12 March 2023

FW Rolando Blackburn (1990-01-09) 9 January 1990 (age 34) 54 12 Panama Tauro v  Guatemala, 10 September 2023
FW Kahiser Lenis (2000-07-23) 23 July 2000 (age 23) 1 1 Colombia Jaguares v  Martinique, 7 September 2023
FW Azarías Londoño (2001-06-21) 21 June 2001 (age 22) 3 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones 2023 CONCACAF Nations League Finals
FW Freddy Góndola (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 (age 28) 14 1 Israel Maccabi Bnei Reineh 2023 CONCACAF Nations League Finals
FW Tomás Rodríguez (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 24) 0 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v.  Nicaragua, 10 June 2023
FW Ronaldo Córdoba (2000-12-21) 21 December 2000 (age 23) 5 0 Panama Herrera v  Argentina, 23 March 2023
FW Leonel Tejada (2003-02-11) 11 February 2003 (age 21) 0 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Guatemala, 12 March 2023

INJ Withdrew due to injury.
COV Withdrew due to COVID-19
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Retired from the national team.
SUS Serving Suspension.
WD Withdrew for personal reasons.

Player records[edit]

As of 20 November 2023[19]
Players in bold are still active with Panama.

Most capped players[edit]

Gabriel Gómez is Panama's most capped player with 148 appearances.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Gabriel Gómez 148 12 2003–2018
2 Alberto Quintero 138 7 2007–present
3 Jaime Penedo 137 0 2003–2018
4 Aníbal Godoy 136 4 2010–present
5 Armando Cooper 123 9 2006–present
Blas Pérez 123 42 2001–2018
7 Román Torres 121 10 2005–2019
8 Luis Tejada 108 43 2001–2018
9 Gabriel Torres 104 24 2005–present
10 Felipe Baloy 103 4 2001–2018

Top goalscorers[edit]

Luis Tejada is Panama's all-time top scorer with 43 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Luis Tejada 43 108 0.4 2001–2018
2 Blas Pérez 42 123 0.34 2001–2018
3 Gabriel Torres 24 104 0.23 2005–present
4 Luis Ernesto Tapia 20 77 0.26 1960–1979
5 Jorge Dely Valdés 19 48 0.4 1991–2005
6 James Santiago Anderson 18 23 0.78 1938–1948
Julio Dely Valdés 18 44 0.41 1990–2005
8 Carlos Martínez 17 20 0.85 1946–1954
9 Roberto Brown 15 54 0.28 2000–2011
10 Rolando Blackburn 12 56 0.21 2010–present
Gabriel Gómez 12 148 0.08 2003–2018

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
Italy 1934
France 1938 Did not enter Declined participation
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify 6 1 1 4 7 21
Spain 1982 8 0 1 7 3 24
Mexico 1986 2 0 0 2 0 4
Italy 1990 2 0 1 1 1 3
United States 1994 2 1 0 1 2 5
France 1998 8 3 2 3 14 13
South Korea Japan 2002 10 3 1 6 9 19
Germany 2006 18 4 4 10 19 32
South Africa 2010 2 1 0 1 2 3
Brazil 2014 20 8 7 5 31 18
Russia 2018 Group stage 32nd 3 0 0 3 2 11 Squad 16 6 5 5 16 15
Qatar 2022 Did not qualify 20 11 4 5 38 21
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Morocco Portugal Spain 2030
Saudi Arabia 2034
Total Group stage 1/22 3 0 0 3 2 11 114 38 26 50 142 178

CONCACAF Gold Cup[edit]

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
El Salvador 1963 Group stage 6th 4 1 2 1 8 4 Squad
Guatemala 1965 Did not enter
Honduras 1967 Did not qualify
Costa Rica 1969
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Did not enter
Haiti 1973
Mexico 1977 Did not qualify
Honduras 1981
1985
1989
United States 1991 Did not enter
Mexico United States 1993 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 3 8 Squad
United States 1996 Did not qualify
United States 1998
United States 2000
United States 2002
Mexico United States 2003
United States 2005 Runners-up 2nd 6 2 3 1 7 6 Squad
United States 2007 Quarter-finals 6th 4 1 1 2 6 7 Squad
United States 2009 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 7 5 Squad
United States 2011 Semi-finals 3rd 5 2 2 1 7 6 Squad
United States 2013 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 11 4 Squad
Canada United States 2015 Third place 3rd 6 0 5 1 6 7 Squad
United States 2017 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 6 3 Squad
Costa Rica Jamaica United States 2019 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 0 2 6 4 Squad
United States 2021 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 8 7 Squad
Canada United States 2023 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 2 1 11 6 Squad
Total Runners-up 12/27 55 19 20 16 86 67

CONCACAF Nations League[edit]

CONCACAF Nations League record
League phase Finals
Season Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK Year Pos Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
United States 2019−20 A B 4 1 0 3 5 9 Same position 8th United States 2021 Did not qualify
United States 2022–23 A B 4 3 1 0 8 0 Same position 4th United States 2023 4th 2 0 0 2 0 3 Squad
Total 8 4 1 3 13 9 4th Total 4th 2 0 0 2 0 3

Copa América[edit]

Copa América record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Ecuador 19931 Not invited
Uruguay 1995
Bolivia 1997
Paraguay 1999
Colombia 2001
Peru 2004
Venezuela 2007
Argentina 2011
Chile 2015
United States 20162 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 4 10 Squad
Brazil 2019 Not invited
Brazil 2021
United States 2024 Qualified
Total Group stage 2/13 3 1 0 2 4 10
1 Ecuador 1993 was the first time nations from outside the CONMEBOL were invited.
2 United States 2016 was the first time nations from outside the CONMEBOL could qualify and host.

Copa Centroamericana[edit]

Copa Centroamericana record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Costa Rica 1991 Preliminary round 5th 2 1 0 1 2 3
Honduras 1993 Third place 3rd 3 0 1 2 1 5
El Salvador 1995 Fifth place 5th 2 0 0 2 0 3
Guatemala 1997 Fifth place 5th 2 0 0 2 0 7
Costa Rica 1999 Did not enter
Honduras 2001 Fourth place 4th 3 0 1 2 3 6
Panama 2003 Fifth place 5th 5 1 1 3 4 5
Guatemala 2005 Fourth place 4th 4 1 0 3 1 5
El Salvador 2007 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 5 2
Honduras 2009 Champions 1st 4 2 1 1 2 3
Panama 2011 Third place 3rd 5 4 0 1 7 1
Costa Rica 2013 Fifth place 5th 2 0 2 0 1 1
United States 2014 Third place 3rd 3 2 1 0 5 2
Panama 2017 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 4 2
Total 1 Title 13/14 46 18 9 19 35 45

CCCF Championship[edit]

CCCF Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Costa Rica 1941 Fourth place 4th 4 1 1 2 11 16
El Salvador 1943 Did not enter
Costa Rica 1946 Fifth place 5th 5 1 1 3 5 16
Guatemala 1948 Third place 3rd 8 4 0 4 19 24
Panama 1951 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 13 3
Costa Rica 1953 Seventh place 7th 6 0 1 5 6 16
Honduras 1955 Did not enter
Netherlands Antilles 1957 Fourth place 4th 4 1 0 3 3 8
Cuba 1960 Did not enter
Costa Rica 1961 First round 7th 4 1 0 3 3 11
Total 1 Title 7/10 35 11 4 20 60 94

Head-to-head results[edit]

Updated as for 19 June 2023.

  1. ^ Includes the results of  Netherlands Antilles.

Honours[edit]

FIFA World Ranking[edit]

Last update was on 24 December 2022. Source:[20]

  Best Ranking    Worst Ranking    Best Mover    Worst Mover  

Panama's FIFA World Ranking History
Rank Year Best Worst
Rank Move Rank Move
- 2023 - - - -
61 2022 60 Increase 3 61 Decrease 1
63 2021 63 Increase 6 78 Decrease 1
78 2020 77 Increase 4 81 Decrease 1
81 2019 74 Increase 2 81 Decrease 5
71 2018 53 Increase 2 71 Decrease 14
55 2017 49 Increase 11 61 Decrease 9
58 2016 51 Increase 7 69 Decrease 18
64 2015 53 Increase 8 65 Decrease 8
57 2014 29 Increase 8 63 Decrease 30
38 2013 35 Increase 11 51 Decrease 8
51 2012 43 Increase 7 54 Decrease 6
49 2011 49 Increase 15 68 Decrease 13
64 2010 59 Increase 27 97 Decrease 20
70 2009 50 Increase 33 83 Decrease 9
88 2008 60 Increase 7 96 Decrease 23
67 2007 52 Increase 20 80 Decrease 14
81 2006 59 Increase 24 98 Decrease 39
78 2005 76 Increase 15 101 Decrease 3
100 2004 100 Increase 14 127 Decrease 2
125 2003 116 Increase 9 130 Decrease 4
129 2002 111 Steady 129 Decrease 6
109 2001 109 Increase 10 125 Decrease 2
121 2000 118 Increase 16 139 Decrease 3
138 1999 133 Increase 5 143 Decrease 2
131 1998 120 Increase 4 131 Decrease 6
119 1997 103 Increase 1 119 Decrease 5
101 1996 101 Increase 15 133 Decrease 5
126 1995 126 Increase 15 150 Decrease 15
140 1994 130 Increase 1 140 Decrease 5
132 1993 125 Increase 1 132 Decrease 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 15 February 2024. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  2. ^ Barrie Courtney. "Panama – International Results". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 6 February 2023. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 15 February 2024. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
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