Samoa national football team

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Samoa
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Federation Samoa
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachScott Easthope
Most capsDesmond Fa'aiuaso (17)
Top scorerDesmond Fa'aiuaso (7)
Home stadiumNational Soccer Stadium
FIFA codeSAM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 194 Steady (19 December 2019)[1]
Highest146 (December 2007)
Lowest204 (November 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 223 Decrease 3 (9 February 2020)[2]
Highest182 (1979)
Lowest224 (September 2015)
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 
(Solomon Islands; 13 July 1981)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2012)
Best resultGroup stage, 2012 and 2016

The Samoa national association football team (Samoan: Sāmoa soka au) represents Samoa in men's international football and it's 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.[3] It was known as the Western Samoa national football team until 1997. Samoa is a part of the FIFA Goal project.[4]

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 To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/21 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]

Results and Fixtures[edit]

Recent results[edit]

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 18 July 2019[5]

Opponent Pld W D L GF GA GD %W
 American Samoa 10 10 0 0 44 5 +39 100.00
 Australia 1 0 0 1 0 11 −11 000.00
 Chinese Taipei 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 000.00
 Cook Islands 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1 033.33
 Fiji 5 0 0 5 2 22 −20 000.00
 Guam 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2 000.00
 New Caledonia 4 0 0 4 0 29 −29 000.00
 New Zealand 2 0 0 2 0 19 −19 000.00
 New Zealand U23 1 0 0 1 1 5 −4 000.00
 Papua New Guinea 5 0 0 5 3 26 −23 000.00
 Solomon Islands 3 0 0 3 0 20 −20 000.00
 Tahiti 7 0 0 7 3 43 −40 000.00
 Tonga 11 6 3 2 21 9 +12 054.55
 Tuvalu 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 000.00
 Vanuatu 5 0 0 5 1 36 −35 000.00
 Wallis and Futuna 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 000.00
Total 65 18 4 43 87 251 −164 027.69

Coaching 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

Players[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2019 Pacific Games from 7–20 July in Apia, Samoa.[6]

Caps and goals correct after the game against Vanuatu on 18 July 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Faalavelave Matagi (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 22) 7 0 Samoa Lupe o le Soaga
23 1GK Eti Fatu (2001-02-25) 25 February 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Samoa Vaivase-Tai

3 2DF Tauati Tanoa'i (1998-04-19) 19 April 1998 (age 21) 3 0 Samoa Lupe o le Soaga
4 2DF Kevin Daniells (1999-05-19) 19 May 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Australia Innisfall United
5 2DF Faitalia Hamilton-Pama (1993-05-17) 17 May 1993 (age 26) 6 1 New Zealand Central United
6 2DF Andrew Setefano (captain) (1987-08-10) 10 August 1987 (age 32) 15 0 Samoa Lupe o le Soaga
16 2DF Harlen Russell (2000-03-27) 27 March 2000 (age 19) 2 0 New Zealand Glenfield Rovers
19 2DF Sean Atherton (1999-09-24) 24 September 1999 (age 20) 3 0 New Zealand Oratia United
20 2DF Lawrie Letutusa (1993-06-11) 11 June 1993 (age 26) 5 0 Samoa Lupe o le Soaga
22 2DF Mattew Johnston (1987-11-05) 5 November 1987 (age 32) 0 0 New Zealand Mount Albert-Ponsonby

2 3MF Keone Kapisi (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 25) 4 0 United States BYU Cougars
8 3MF George Konusi (1990-01-11) 11 January 1990 (age 30) 4 0 New Zealand Manukau City
9 3MF Vaa Taualai (1998-06-04) 4 June 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Samoa Lupe o le Soaga
12 3MF Mike Saofaiga (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 29) 10 0 Samoa Lepea
13 3MF Willie Sauiluma (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 19) 4 0 Australia Goulburn Valley Suns
14 3MF Darren Talilai (1995-10-23) 23 October 1995 (age 24) 1 0 Samoa Vaitele Uta
18 3MF John Tumua Leo (2003-01-15) 15 January 2003 (age 17) 0 0 Samoa Lupe o le Soaga
21 3MF Ritchievoy Ueligitone (1994-07-06) 6 July 1994 (age 25) 2 0 Samoa Lupe o le Soaga

7 4FW Lapalapa Toni (1994-04-07) 7 April 1994 (age 25) 6 0 New Zealand Havelock North Wanderers
10 4FW Andrew Mobberley (1992-03-10) 10 March 1992 (age 27) 10 2 New Zealand Albany United
11 4FW Vito Laloata (1996-10-15) 15 October 1996 (age 23) 4 3 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
15 4FW Thomas Konusi (1996-06-11) 11 June 1996 (age 23) 2 0 New Zealand Mount Albert-Ponsonby
17 4FW Jarvis Filimalae (2003-04-20) 20 April 2003 (age 16) 2 0 New Zealand Lupe o le Soaga

2016 Squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called-up for the 2016 OFC Nations Cup.[7]

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 22) 3 0 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga
22 1GK Charlie Tapelu (1993-07-22) 22 July 1993 (age 26) 0 0 Samoa BSL Vaitele Uta
23 1GK Ted Sikovi (1983-05-26) 26 May 1983 (age 36) 1 0 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga

2 2DF Johnny Hall (1991-02-16) 16 February 1991 (age 29) 6 2 Australia Brookvale
3 2DF Kaipo Tagaloa (1993-03-24) 24 March 1993 (age 26) 0 0 United States Maui Sabers
4 2DF Filipo Bureta (1983-03-05) 5 March 1983 (age 36) 14 0 New Zealand Clendon United
5 2DF Jarrell Sale (1984-09-16) 16 September 1984 (age 35) 13 0 Samoa Kiwi FC
16 2DF Marcus Alimonti (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 22) 2 0 Australia Dulwich Hill
18 2DF Henry Pupi (1993-01-23) 23 January 1993 (age 27) 4 0 Samoa Kiwi FC

6 3MF Ryan Martin (1993-09-04) 4 September 1993 (age 26) 2 0 Unattached
7 3MF Andrew Mobberley (1992-03-10) 10 March 1992 (age 27) 6 2 New Zealand East Coast Bays
8 3MF Cameron Martin (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 25) 0 0 Unattached
9 3MF Paulo Scanlan (1996-08-09) 9 August 1996 (age 23) 3 0 Samoa Kiwi FC
13 3MF Lionel Taylor (1984-01-22) 22 January 1984 (age 36) 15 1 Samoa Kiwi FC
14 3MF Keone Kapisi (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 25) 2 0 United States Maui Sabers
17 3MF Joseph Dan-Tyrell (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 25) 6 0 New Zealand Central United
20 3MF Silao Malo (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 29) 11 2 Samoa Kiwi FC
21 3MF Samuelu Malo (1999-04-04) 4 April 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga

10 4FW Desmond Fa'aiuaso (1984-02-24) 24 February 1984 (age 35) 17 7 Samoa Kiwi FC
12 4FW Mike Saofaiga (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 29) 8 0 Samoa Kiwi FC
15 4FW Luki Gosche (1986-01-13) 13 January 1986 (age 34) 3 2 Samoa Kiwi FC
19 4FW Lapalapa Toni (1994-04-07) 7 April 1994 (age 25) 4 0 Samoa Lupe ole Soaga

List of coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  3. ^ http://www.football-lineups.com/stadium/743/ "Football Lineups – Toleafoa J.S. Blatter Complex" Retrieved 15 August 2011
  4. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association=sam/goalprogramme/index.html "FIFA.com – Samoa: FIFA Goal Programme" Retrieved 15 August 2011
  5. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Samoa". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  6. ^ Pauga, Angela Lafaialii (10 June 2019). "Pacific Games Squad announced". FFS. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Nations Cup Team List". Oceania Football Confederation. 24 May 2016. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.