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
FIFA code SAM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 197 Decrease 6 (7 June 2018)
Highest 146 (December 2007)
Lowest 204 (November 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 218 Steady (12 May 2018)
First international
 Solomon Islands 12–0 Western Samoa
(Fiji; 31 August 1979)
Biggest win
 Samoa 8–0 American Samoa 
(Coffs Harbour, Australia; 9 April 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Tahiti 13–0 Western Samoa Samoa
(Solomon Islands; 13 July 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]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup
qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to
Italy 1990
Did not enter Did not enter
United States 1994 Withdrew Withdrew
France 1998 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 2 2
South Korea Japan 2002 4 1 0 3 9 18
Germany 2006 4 1 0 3 5 11
South Africa 2010 4 2 0 2 9 8
Brazil 2014 6 2 1 3 6 27
Russia 2018 6 2 0 4 6 22
Qatar 2022 To be determined
Total - 0/22 - - - - - - 26 9 1 16 37 88

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]

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 30 July 2017[3]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
 American Samoa 10 10 0 0 44 5 +39
 Australia 1 0 0 1 0 11 −11
 Chinese Taipei 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5
 Cook Islands 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1
 Fiji 5 0 0 5 2 22 −20
 Guam 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2
 New Caledonia 4 0 0 4 0 29 −29
 New Zealand 2 0 0 2 0 19 −19
 Papua New Guinea 4 0 0 4 3 20 −17
 Solomon Islands 3 0 0 3 0 20 −20
 Tahiti 7 0 0 7 3 43 −40
 Tonga 10 5 3 2 19 9 +10
 Tuvalu 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 Vanuatu 4 0 0 4 1 25 −24
 Wallis and Futuna 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3
Total 61 17 4 40 84 229 −145

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.[4]

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

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Faalavelave Matagi (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga
22 1GK Charlie Tapelu (1993-07-22) 22 July 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Samoa BSL Vaitele Uta
23 1GK Ted Sikovi (1983-05-26) 26 May 1983 (age 35) 1 0 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga

2 2DF Johnny Hall (1991-02-16) 16 February 1991 (age 27) 6 2 Australia Brookvale
3 2DF Kaipo Tagaloa (1993-03-24) 24 March 1993 (age 25) 0 0 United States Maui Sabers
4 2DF Filipo Bureta (1983-03-05) 5 March 1983 (age 35) 14 0 New Zealand Clendon United
5 2DF Jarrell Sale (1984-09-16) 16 September 1984 (age 33) 13 0 Samoa Kiwi FC
16 2DF Marcus Alimonti (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Australia Dulwich Hill
18 2DF Henry Pupi (1993-01-23) 23 January 1993 (age 25) 4 0 Samoa Kiwi FC

6 3MF Ryan Martin (1993-09-04) 4 September 1993 (age 24) 2 0 Unattached
7 3MF Andrew Mobberley (1992-03-10) 10 March 1992 (age 26) 6 2 New Zealand East Coast Bays
8 3MF Cameron Martin (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Unattached
9 3MF Paulo Scanlan (1996-08-09) 9 August 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Samoa Kiwi FC
13 3MF Lionel Taylor (1984-01-22) 22 January 1984 (age 34) 15 1 Samoa Kiwi FC
14 3MF Keone Kapisi (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 24) 2 0 United States Maui Sabers
17 3MF Joseph Dan-Tyrell (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 24) 6 0 New Zealand Central United
20 3MF Silao Malo (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 27) 11 2 Samoa Kiwi FC
21 3MF Samuelu Malo (1999-04-04) 4 April 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga

10 4FW Desmond Fa'aiuaso (1984-02-24) 24 February 1984 (age 34) 17 7 Samoa Kiwi FC
12 4FW Mike Saofaiga (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 27) 8 0 Samoa Kiwi FC
15 4FW Luki Gosche (1986-01-13) 13 January 1986 (age 32) 3 2 Samoa Kiwi FC
19 4FW Lapalapa Toni (1994-04-07) 7 April 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga

List of coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.football-lineups.com/stadium/743/ "Football Lineups – Toleafoa J.S. Blatter Complex" Retrieved 15 August 2011
  2. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association=sam/goalprogramme/index.html "FIFA.com – Samoa: FIFA Goal Programme" Retrieved 15 August 2011
  3. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Samoa". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Nations Cup Team List". Oceania Football Confederation. 24 May 2016. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.