W Connection F.C.

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W Connection
W Connection FC.svg
Full name W Connection Football Club[1]
Nickname(s) Savonetta Boys
Founded 1999
Ground Manny Ramjohn Stadium
Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago
Ground Capacity 10,000[2]
Owner Luca Stewart-Rusin
Manager Stuart Charles-Fevrier
League TT Pro League
2017 TT Pro League, 2nd

W Connection Football Club is a football club from Trinidad and Tobago, which currently plays in the TT Pro League. The club plays its home games at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella. The club's offices are based at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate in Trinidad and Tobago and sponsors the Wanderers Cricket Club, formerly sponsored by Caroni Limited.

History[edit]

The team was founded as W Connection Sports Club in 1986, as a "fete match" team, by brothers David John Williams and Patrick John Williams in San Fernando. Upon the creation of the TT Pro League, W Connection FC was officially founded in 1999, and promptly joined the nascent league.[3] In 1999, their first season, the club finished third in the league, while winning the FA Trophy. Even though the club had a successful first season, the team would see even better times the next two campaigns, by winning the league in consecutive seasons.

The Savonetta Boys have also had success in domestic cups. W Connection have won the First Citizens Cup six years in the cup's nine-year existence. On September 26, 2008, in an exciting final of the cup, against Joe Public, W Connection used penalty kicks to claim the victory 6–5, after the match ended level 2–2, to claim their fifth consecutive title.

Club honours[edit]

League honours[edit]

Champions (5): 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011–12, 2013–14
Big Six Winners (1): 2007

Cups and trophies[edit]

Winners (4): 1999, 2000, 2002, 2013–14
Runners-up (3): 2003, 2008, 2009
Winners (6): 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Runners-up (2): 2002, 2003
Winners (3): 2012, 2013, 2014
Winners (3): 2005, 2011, 2013
Winners (6): 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2014
Runners-up (3): 2005, 2006, 2011
Winners (2): 2009, 2013
Runners-up (1): 2014

International honours[edit]

Winners (5): 2001, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2013
Runners-up (3): 2000, 2003, 2012

Record[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Season League Season FA Trophy First
Citizens Cup
Digicel
Pro Bowl
TOYOTA
Classic
Lucozade Sport
Goal Shield
CFU Club
Championship
CONCACAF
Champions League
League Result Big Six
1999 3rd Started in 2004 Champions Started in 2000 Started in 2001 Started in 2005 Started in 2009 Not Held Did not qualify
2000 Champions Champions Semi-finals Final Did not qualify
2001 Champions Round of 32 Champions Champions Final Not Held
2002 2nd Champions Final Champions Champions* First Round
2003–04 2nd Final Final Unknown Final First Round
2004 2nd 2nd Abandoned Champions Champions Did not qualify
2005 Champions 3rd Quarter-finals Champions Final Champions Did not qualify
2006 2nd 2nd Quarter-finals Champions Final Quarter-finals Champions Did not qualify
2007 4th Winners Quarter-finals Champions Champions Quarter-finals Did not qualify Quarter-finals
2008 2nd 2nd Final Champions Semi-finals Quarter-finals Not Held Did not qualify
2009 4th 3rd Final Quarter-finals Quarter-finals Quarter-finals Champions Champions Did not qualify
2010–11 4th Discontinued 1st Round Semi-finals Not Held Group Stage Not held Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011–12 1st Semi-finals Semi-finals Final Champions Final Did not qualify
2012–13 3rd First Round Semi-finals Champions Semi-finals Champions 2nd** Group Stage
2013–14 Champions Champions Semi-finals Champions Champions Final Did Not Qualify Group Stage

W Connection finished second in the Championship Group of the CFU Club Championship 2000.
Defence Force, winner of Group B, are considered the winner of the CFU Club Championship 2001 based on tie-breakers over W Connection.
*W Connection, winner of Group B, are considered the winner of the CFU Club Championship 2002 based on tie-breakers over Arnett Gardens.
**W Connection, winner of Group A, are considered runners-up as they finished with fewer points than Valencia FC.

International competition[edit]

Group Stage v. Jamaica Tivoli Gardens – 1:1
Group Stage v. Dominica Café Sisserou Strikers – 11:0
Group Stage v. Antigua and Barbuda Empire – 3:3
Championship Group v. Jamaica Harbour View – 3:1
Championship Group v. Haiti Carioca – 1:1
Championship Group v. Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public – 0:1
First Round v. Guyana Conquerors – 2:1, 8:0 (W Connection advances 10:1 on aggregate)
Group Stage v. Netherlands Antilles Jong Colombia – 3:1
Group Stage v. Haiti RCH – 4:0
First Round v. United States Kansas City Wizards – 0:1, 0:2 (Kansas City Wizards advances 3:0 on aggregate)
Group Stage v. Jamaica Harbour View – 2:1
Group Stage v. Martinique US Robert – 2:0
First Round v. Mexico Toluca – 3:3, 2:3 (Toluca advances 6:5 on aggregate)
First Round v. Suriname FCS Nacional – 3:0, 0:2 (W Connection advances 3:2 on aggregate)
Semi-finals v. Jamaica Portmore United – 0:0, 1:0 (W Connection advances 1:0 on aggregate)
Final v. Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh – 1:2, 1:2 (San Juan Jabloteh wins 4:2 on penalties)
Group Stage v. Antigua and Barbuda Hoppers – 5:0
Group Stage v. Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders – 1:0
Semi-finals v. Jamaica Harbour View – 3:2
Final v. Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh – 1:0
Quarter-finals v. Mexico Guadalajara – 2:1, 0:3 (CD Guadalajara advances 4:2 on aggregate)
First Round v. Dominica Bath Estate – 5:0, 12:1 (W Connection advances 17:1 on aggregate)
Second Round v. Haiti Cavaly – 3:1, 1:0 (W Connection advances 4:1 on aggregate)
Semi-finals v. Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh – 2:1
Final v. Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders – 2:1
Preliminary Round v. United States New York Red Bulls – 2:2, 2:1 (W Connection advances 4:3 on aggregate)
Group Stage v. Guatemala Comunicaciones – 1:2, 3:0
Group Stage v. Mexico UNAM – 2:2, 1:2
Group Stage v. Honduras Real España – 0:1, 3:2
Group Stage v. Guatemala Xelajú – 2:2, 2:3
Group Stage v. Mexico Guadalajara – 0:4, 1:1
Group Stage v. Panama Árabe Unido – 1:3, 0:2
Group Stage v. United States Houston Dynamo – 0:0, 0:2
Group Stage v. Mexico Santos Laguna – 0:4, 0:1
Group Stage v. Costa Rica Saprissa – 0:4, 2:1
TBD

Players[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Trinidad and Tobago GK Terrence Lewis
2 Saint Lucia DF Kurt Frederick
3 Saint Kitts and Nevis MF Gerard Williams (Captain)
4 Trinidad and Tobago DF Maurice Ford
5 Trinidad and Tobago DF Tristan Hodge
11 Saint Lucia MF Tremain Paul
12 Suriname FW Dimitrie Apai
13 Trinidad and Tobago MF Hughtun Hector
14 Trinidad and Tobago MF Andre Toussaint
16 Trinidad and Tobago DF Alvin Jones
17 Trinidad and Tobago MF Aikim Andrews
18 Saint Kitts and Nevis GK Julani Archibald
20 Grenada FW Jamal Charles
22 Trinidad and Tobago GK Aquelius Sylvester
25 Trinidad and Tobago DF Daneil Cyrus
No. Position Player
26 Panama DF Paolo De La Guardia
27 Trinidad and Tobago DF Jelani Peters
29 Trinidad and Tobago FW Akeem Garcia
32 Trinidad and Tobago MF Isaiah Hudson
34 Trinidad and Tobago MF Jabari Mitchell
35 Trinidad and Tobago DF Martieon Watson
37 Trinidad and Tobago FW Shirlo Johnson
40 Trinidad and Tobago FW Isaiah Garcia
43 Saint Lucia FW Malik St. Prix
45 Trinidad and Tobago DF Kori Cupid
48 Saint Lucia MF Zaine Pierre
Saint Lucia FW Eden Charles
Saint Lucia FW Jamil Jaimes
Dominica MF Anfernee Frederick
Brazil FW Eueller

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
Trinidad and Tobago DF Mekeil Williams (at Colorado Rapids until Aug 31, 2015)
No. Position Player
Trinidad and Tobago DF Shannon Gomez (at New York City FC until Dec 31, 2016)

Former[edit]

Staff[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Technical Director/Head Coach:
Assistant Coach:
Assistant Coach:
Goalkeeper Coach:
  • Trinidad and Tobago Trevor Nottingham

Management[edit]

President/Chief Executive Officer:
  • Trinidad and Tobago Renee John-Williams
Chairman of the Board:
  • Trinidad and Tobago David Martin

Youth[edit]

The youth teams of the club are member of the OASIS Youth League.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club Info – W Connection". ttproleague.com. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Mannie Ramjohn Stadium – StadiumDB.com". stadiumdb.com. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Our History". W Connection Official Website. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Youth.TT Pro League.com". ttproleague.com. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 

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