Portmore United F.C.

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Portmore United
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Full namePortmore United Football Club
Nickname(s)PMU
GroundFerdi Neita Sports Complex
Portmore, Jamaica
Capacity3,000
ChairmanWayne Sinclair
CoachShavar Thomas
LeagueNational Premier League
2017–18Champions

Portmore United Football Club is a Jamaican football team that currently plays in the National Premier League.

The team trains and plays home matches at the Ferdi Neita Sports Complex.

History[edit]

Hazard United[edit]

The club was formed as Hazard United and has been around for more than 20 years. They started out in the Clarendon League in Division 2, then played two years in Division 1 when they qualified for Craven A Premier League. They have been in Premier League ever since. Hazard United were based in May Pen and won two league titles (1993 and 2003).[1]

Move to Portmore and rebranded Portmore United[edit]

In 2003 the name was changed primarily for financial reasons and the club was moved to Portmore the same year.[2] JFF regulations now stipulates that each club must have stands that can seat at least 1,500 persons and Clarendon did not have one. So to facilitate this requirement, the team moved to St. Catherine and now uses the Ferdi Neita Sports Complex. Both Clarendon and St. Catherine Football association agreed to the sharing of the complex initially. In 2002, the St. Catherine association suggested Hazard change their affiliation and become a St. Catherine team. In St. Catherine however the home crowd has not grown, because the team name was still associated with Clarendon… so to get a parish identity they have changed their name to Portmore United. The club has won four (4) premier league championship since it relocated to the Portmore community.

The club also has Under 20; Under 17; Under 15 and Under 13 teams. A number of players from these teams have represented the country

In October 2008, Portmore were stunned as technical director Donovan Duckie quit the club because of personal reasons. Duckie had only just succeeded Horace Reid in August 2008 after Portmore won the league title.[3] The team is now being coached by Andre Waugh (technical director) and joint head coaches, Geoffrey Hewitt and Linval Dixon.

Honours[edit]

Official trophies (recognized by CONCACAF and FIFA)[edit]

National[edit]

1993, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2017–18
2000, 2003, 2005, 2007

International[edit]

2005

Current squad[edit]

2018/19 season

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Jamaica GK Kemar Foster
Jamaica GK Shaven Paul
Jamaica GK Eric Edwards
Jamaica DF Stephen Williams
Jamaica DF Damano Solomon
Jamaica DF Ryan Wellington
Jamaica DF Osani Ricketts
Jamaica DF Upston Edwards
Jamaica DF Andre Dyce
Jamaica DF Kareem Manning
Jamaica DF Roberto Johnson
Jamaica MF Michael Binns
Jamaica MF Ewan Grandison
Jamaica MF Ricardo Morris
No. Position Player
Jamaica MF Maalique Foster
Suriname MF Jerrel Wijks
Jamaica MF Kemar Philpotts
Jamaica MF Kemo Gayle
Jamaica MF Sue-Lae McCalla
Jamaica FW Adoah Nickles
Jamaica FW Cleon Pryce
Jamaica FW Mark Alves
Suriname FW Donnegy Fer
Jamaica FW Jovan East
Jamaica FW Iishmale Currie
Jamaica FW Rodian Jennings
Jamaica FW Kambuji McCalla
Jamaica FW Rondee Smith

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Jamaica Cleon Pryce (to Cavalier)
No. Position Player
Jamaica Sue-Lae McCalla (to Cavalier)

Notable former players[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]