Solomon Islands national football team

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Solomon Islands
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Bonitos
Association Solomon Islands Football Federation
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Moses Toata
Most caps Batram Suri (48)[1]
Top scorer Commins Menapi (34)[1]
Home stadium Lawson Tama Stadium
FIFA code SOL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 200 Decrease 1 (7 January 2016)
Highest 120 (October 2007, April 2008)
Lowest 200 (January 2016)
First international
Solomon Islands Solomons 6–3 New Hebrides 
(Fiji; 30 August 1963)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1980)
Best result Second; 2004

The Solomon Islands national football team is the national team of Solomon Islands and is controlled by the Solomon Islands Football Federation.

Overview[edit]

During the 2004 Oceania World Cup qualification/Oceania Cup the team drew 2–2 with Australia and qualified for the second leg. However, in the second leg the Solomon Islands National men's team was humiliated by Australia 5–1 and 6–0 in the two matches with Australia qualifying for the 2006 confederation cup.

The Solomons would get a second chance against the Socceroos in a two-legged series in September 2005, this time with the winner advancing to a two-legged series against CONMEBOL's fifth-place finisher for a berth in the 2006 World Cup, and the team was thrashed by Australia 7–0 on the first leg and 2–1 in the 2nd played at home.

The Solomons were knocked out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup particularly as they were seen[by whom?] as the favourites to challenge New Zealand for the Oceanian qualifying slot. They got off to a good start winning every game in their qualifying group and comfortably progressing to the knockout rounds, but defeats to New Caledonia and then to Vanuatu saw them knocked out of the competition.

World Cup record[edit]

Oceania Nations Cup record[edit]

OFC Nations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
New Zealand 1973 Did Not Enter
New Caledonia 1980 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 3 21
1996 Third Place 3rd 2 0 0 2 1 3
Australia 1998 Did Not Qualify
French Polynesia 2000 Third Place 3rd 4 2 0 2 7 10
New Zealand 2002 Group stage 6th 3 0 1 2 3 9
Australia 2004 Runners-Up 2nd 7 3 1 3 10 17
2008 Did Not Qualify
Solomon Islands 2012 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 2 2 5 6
2016 To Be Determined
Total Runners-Up 6/9 24 6 4 14 29 66

Pacific Games record[edit]

  • 1963 – Fourth place
  • 1966 – Round 1
  • 1969 – Sixth place
  • 1971 – Did not enter
  • 1975 – Third place
  • 1979 – Third place
  • 1983 – Round 1
  • 1987 – Did not enter
  • 1991 – Second place
  • 1995 – Second place
  • 2003 – Round 1
  • 2007 – Fourth place
  • 2011 – Second place

Wantok Cup record[edit]

Fixtures and Results[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent Result Scorers for Solomon Islands
7 July 2008 Wantok Cup Solomon Islands Honiara, Solomon Islands  Vanuatu 1–2 Lency Saeni

Current Squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Fiji

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Samson Koti (1991-12-11) 11 December 1991 (age 24) 5 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
1GK Philip Mango (1995-08-28) 28 August 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Solomon Islands Marist Fire
1GK Anthony Talo (1996-01-08) 8 January 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
2DF Nelson Sale Kilifa (1986-10-07) 7 October 1986 (age 29) 25 0 Vanuatu Amicale
2DF Joachim Waroi (1988-09-20) 20 September 1988 (age 27) 0 0 Solomon Islands Guadalcanal
2DF Hadisi Aengari (1988-10-23) 23 October 1988 (age 27) 0 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
2DF Allen Peter (1995-09-11) 11 September 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Solomon Islands Malaita Kingz
2DF Freddie Kini (1992-11-27) 27 November 1992 (age 23) 4 0 Solomon Islands Western United
2DF Fred Fakari 0 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
2DF Abraham Maezama 0 0 Solomon Islands Western United
2DF Israel Kote Fanai (1992-04-07) 7 April 1992 (age 23) 0 0 Solomon Islands Western United
2DF Matson Feni (1993-12-16) 16 December 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
2DF Bata Furai 0 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
3MF Henry Fa'arodo (1982-10-05) 5 October 1982 (age 33) 38 15 Solomon Islands Western United
3MF Tigi Molea (1992-09-24) 24 September 1992 (age 23) 0 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
3MF Charlie Otainao 0 0 Solomon Islands Kossa
3MF Judd Molea (1988-08-23) 23 August 1988 (age 27) 6 1 Solomon Islands Western United
3MF Timothy Bakale (1995-03-29) 29 March 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Solomon Islands Marist Fire
3MF Micah Lea'alafa (1991-06-01) 1 June 1991 (age 24) 0 0 New Zealand Auckland City
3MF Joses Nawo (1988-05-03) 3 May 1988 (age 27) 14 4 Vanuatu Amicale
3MF Gibson Daudau (1988-09-03) 3 September 1988 (age 27) 0 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
3MF Moffat Kilifa (1990-11-17) 17 November 1990 (age 25) 0 0 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
4FW James Naka (1984-10-09) 9 October 1984 (age 31) 13 3 Vanuatu Amicale
4FW Benjamin Totori (1986-02-20) 20 February 1986 (age 29) 22 14 Solomon Islands Western United
4FW Dennis Ifunaoa (1991-11-09) 9 November 1991 (age 24) 0 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
4FW Harrison Mala (1994-07-14) 14 July 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Solomon Islands Kossa
4FW Gagame Feni (1992-08-21) 21 August 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Solomon Islands Western United
4FW Paul Wale 0 0 Solomon Islands Koloale FC Honiara
4FW Tutizama Tanito (1993-11-27) 27 November 1993 (age 22) 3 1 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
4FW Richard Fono 0 0 Solomon Islands Malaita Kingz

List of coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Soccer: the Ultimate Guide. DK Publishing. April 19, 2010. p. 108. ISBN 978-0756663186. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Solomon Islands at FIFA.com

External links[edit]