Samoa national football team

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Samoa
Association Football Federation Samoa
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Scott Easthope
Most caps Desmond Fa'aiuaso (17)
Top scorer Desmond Fa'aiuaso (7)
Home stadium National Soccer Stadium (Samoa)
FIFA code SAM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 191 Decrease 2 (24 November 2016)
Highest 146 (December 2007)
Lowest 204 (November 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 206 (15 June 2016)
First international
 Wallis and Futuna 3–1 Western Samoa Samoa
(Fiji; 22 August 1979)
Biggest win
Samoa Samoa 8–0 American Samoa 
(Coffs Harbour, Australia; 9 April 2001)
Biggest defeat
France Tahiti 13–0 Western Samoa Samoa
(Solomon Islands; July 13, 1981)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2012)
Best result Group stage, 2012 and 2016

The Samoa national association football team (Samoan: Sāmoa soka au) represents Samoa in association football and is controlled by the Football Federation Samoa, the governing body for football in Samoa. Samoa's home ground is Toleafoa J.S Blatter Soccer Stadium in Apia.[1] It was known as the Western Samoa national football team until 1997. Samoa is a part of the FIFA Goal project.[2]

World Cup record[edit]

Oceania Nations Cup record[edit]

OFC Nations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1973 and 1980 Did not enter
1996 to 2008 Did not qualify
Solomon Islands 2012 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 24
Papua New Guinea 2016 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 0 19
Total Group stage 2/10 6 0 0 6 1 43

South Pacific Games record[edit]

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

Current Technical Staff[edit]

Position
Head coach Australia Scott Easthope
Assistant coach Samoa Phineas Young
Goalkeeping coach Samoa Joseph Kapisi
Teammanager Samoa Saolotoga Pula
Technical Adviser Samoa Yuta Sahara
Gear Manager Samoa Bevan Kapisi

Current Squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called-up for the 2016 OFC Nations Cup.[3]

Caps and goals updated as of 5 June 2016, after the game against Papua New Guinea.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Faalavelvae Matagi (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 19) 3 0 Samoa Kiwi FC
22 1GK Charlie Tapelu (1993-07-22) 22 July 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Samoa BSL Vaitele Uta
23 1GK Ted Sikovi (1983-05-26) 26 May 1983 (age 33) 1 0 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga

2 2DF Johnny Hall (1991-02-16) 16 February 1991 (age 25) 6 2 Australia Brookvale
3 2DF Kaipo Tagaloa (1993-03-24) 24 March 1993 (age 23) 0 0 United States Maui Sabers
4 2DF Filipo Bureta (1983-03-05) 5 March 1983 (age 33) 14 0 New Zealand Clendon United
5 2DF Jarrell Sale (1984-09-16) 16 September 1984 (age 32) 13 0 Samoa Kiwi FC
16 2DF Marcus Alimonti (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 19) 2 0 Australia Dulwich Hill
18 2DF Henry Pupi (1993-01-23) 23 January 1993 (age 23) 4 0 Samoa Kiwi FC

6 3MF Ryan Martin (1993-09-04) 4 September 1993 (age 23) 2 0 Unattached
7 3MF Andrew Mobberly (1992-03-10) 10 March 1992 (age 24) 6 2 New Zealand East Coast Bays
8 3MF Cameron Martin (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Unattached
9 3MF Paulo Scanlan (1996-08-09) 9 August 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Samoa Kiwi FC
13 3MF Lionel Taylor (1984-01-22) 22 January 1984 (age 32) 15 1 Samoa Kiwi FC
14 3MF Keone Kapisi (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 22) 2 0 United States Maui Sabers
17 3MF Joseph Dan-Tyrell (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 22) 6 0 New Zealand Central United
20 3MF Silao Malo (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 25) 11 2 Samoa Kiwi FC
21 3MF Samuelu Malo (1999-04-04) 4 April 1999 (age 17) 2 0 Samoa Vaimoso

10 4FW Desmond Fa'aiuaso (1984-02-24) 24 February 1984 (age 32) 17 7 Samoa Kiwi FC
11 4FW Jai Ingham (1993-08-14) 14 August 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Australia Melbourne Victory
12 4FW Mike Saofaiga (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 25) 8 0 Samoa Kiwi FC
15 4FW Luki Gosche (1986-01-13) 13 January 1986 (age 30) 3 2 Samoa Kiwi FC
19 4FW Lapalapa Toni (1994-04-07) 7 April 1994 (age 22) 4 0 Samoa Kiwi FC

List of coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.football-lineups.com/stadium/743/ "Football Lineups – Toleafoa J.S. Blatter Complex" Retrieved 15 August 2011
  2. ^ http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=sam/goalprogramme/index.html "FIFA.com – Samoa: FIFA Goal Programme" Retrieved 15 August 2011
  3. ^ "Nations Cup Team List". Oceania Football Confederation. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.