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The Barbados national football team, nicknamed Bajan Tridents, is the national association football team of Barbados and is controlled by the Barbados Football Association. It has never qualified for a major international tournament. It came close to qualifying for the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup as it hosted the Caribbean Cup finals that acted as Gold Cup qualifiers, but finished fourth of the four teams. In 2001, it surprised many by making the semifinal round of the 2002 World Cup Qualifiers. In the first game of this round, they pulled off a shock 2–1 win over Costa Rica, but lost their five remaining games. In 2004, Barbados gained a shock 1–1 draw at home to Northern Ireland.

Barbados
Nickname(s)Bajan Tridents
AssociationBarbados Football Association
ConfederationCONCACAF
(North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachRussell Latapy[1]
CaptainRashad Jules
Most capsNorman Forde (70)
Top scorerLlewellyn Riley (23)[2]
Home stadiumBarbados National Stadium
FIFA codeBRB
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 170 Decrease 7 (19 September 2019)[3]
Highest92 (October 2009)
Lowest181 (July 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 179 Decrease 5 (13 September 2019)[4]
Highest106 (16 July 2000)
Lowest179 (4 July 2017)
First international
Barbados Barbados 3–0 Trinidad and Tobago 
(Barbados; 20 April 1929)
Biggest win
Barbados Barbados 7–1 Anguilla 
(St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda; 24 September 2006)
Biggest defeat
 British Guiana 9–0 Barbados Barbados
(British Guiana; March 1931)

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   1974 Did not enter (as until 1966, British Barbados)
  1978 Did not qualify
  1982 Did not enter
  1986 Withdrew
  1990 Did not enter
  1994 to   2014 Did not qualify
  2018 Disqualified after qualifying for third round[5][6]
  2022 To be determined
      2026 To be determined
Total 0 Titles 0/21

CONCACAF Championship recordEdit

Gold Cup recordEdit

Caribbean Cup recordEdit

  • 1989 – Group stage
  • 1990 – Tournament abandoned before third place match, which Barbados was due to play
  • 1991 – Did not enter
  • 1992 – Did not qualify
  • 1993 – Did not qualify
  • 1994 – Group stage
  • 1995 – Did not qualify
  • 1996 – Did not qualify
  • 1997 – Did not qualify
  • 1998 – Did not qualify
  • 1999 – Did not qualify
  • 2001 – Group stage
  • 2005 – Fourth place
  • 2007 – Group stage
  • 2008 – Group stage
  • 2010 – Did not qualify
  • 2012 – Did not qualify
  • 2014 – Did not qualify
  • 2017 – Did not qualify

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad called for CONCACAF Nations League tie against   Nicaragua.

Caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2019 after the game against   Nicaragua.[7]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Keasel Broome (1991-09-18) 18 September 1991 (age 28) 13 0   Pittsburgh Riverhounds
18 1GK Liam Brathwaite (2000-11-06) 6 November 2000 (age 18) 0 0
21 1GK Kishmar Primus (1998-09-04) 4 September 1998 (age 21) 8 0   Barbados Defence Force

2 2DF Ricardio Morris (1993-04-24) 24 April 1993 (age 26) 35 1   Weymouth Wales
3 2DF Shane Codrington (1995-12-10) 10 December 1995 (age 23) 17 0   Kemi City FC
5 2DF Ranaldo Bailey (1996-07-05) 5 July 1996 (age 23) 28 0   Aiken Pacers
12 2DF Kaeson Trench (2000-01-16) 16 January 2000 (age 19) 3 0   Toronto FC III
17 2DF Rashad Smith (1996-07-31) 31 July 1996 (age 23) 4 0   Barbados Defence Force

4 3MF Ranaldo Trim (1999-01-29) 29 January 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Barbados Defence Force
6 3MF Niall Reid-Stephen (2001-09-08) 8 September 2001 (age 18) 2 0   UWI
7 3MF Ackeel Applewhaite (1999-07-17) 17 July 1999 (age 20) 18 1   Kemi City FC
8 3MF Mario Williams (1992-08-19) 19 August 1992 (age 27) 24 0   Paradise FC
10 3MF Hadan Holligan (1996-09-11) 11 September 1996 (age 23) 33 4   Weymouth Wales
11 3MF Rashad Jules (captain) (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 27) 22 4   Kemi City FC
13 4FW Shakille Belle (1996-10-21) 21 October 1996 (age 22) 10 0   Ellerton
15 3MF Raheim Sargeant (1992-06-09) 9 June 1992 (age 27) 45 3   Barbados Defence Force
22 3MF Akeem Hill (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 22) 17 0   Barbados Defence Force
23 3MF Elijah Downey (1999-03-17) 17 March 1999 (age 20) 5 0   Paradise

9 4FW Mario Harte (1988-08-30) 30 August 1988 (age 31) 55 15   UWI
14 4FW Armando Lashley (1991-11-08) 8 November 1991 (age 27) 24 0   Paradise
16 4FW Abiola Grant (2002-11-17) 17 November 2002 (age 16) 0 0
19 4FW Shaquille Stewart (1994-10-06) 6 October 1994 (age 24) 7 1   Porey Springs FC

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jason Boxhill (1983-05-21) 21 May 1983 (age 36) 26 0   Paradise v.   Jamaica, 20 August 2018
GK Dario Weir (1991-04-25) 25 April 1991 (age 28) 12 0   Barbados Defence Force v.   Cuba, 26 August 2018

DF Tito Beckles (1987-08-10) 10 August 1987 (age 32) 3 0   UWI v.   Cuba, 29 August 2018
DF Rico Graham (1991-06-21) 21 June 1991 (age 28) 6 0   Weymouth Wales v.   El Salvador, 13 October 2018
DF Teriq Highland (1989-12-03) 3 December 1989 (age 29) 7 0   SAP F.C. v.   Guyana, 6 September 2018
DF Carl Hinkson (1997-04-14) 14 April 1997 (age 22) 2 0   SI Cougars v.   Belize, 3 June 2018
DF Ramon Manning (1993-01-11) 11 January 1993 (age 26) 10 0   Paradise v.   U.S. Virgin Islands, 18 November 2018
DF Ramar Miller (1996-03-14) 14 March 1996 (age 23) 9 0   Weymouth Wales v.   Dominica, 8 March 2019
DF Krystian Pearce (1990-01-05) 5 January 1990 (age 29) 2 0   Mansfield Town v.   El Salvador, 13 October 2018

MF Nicoli Brathwaite (2000-12-24) 24 December 2000 (age 18) 1 0   Kick Start v.   Cuba, 29 August 2018
MF Romario Harewood (1994-08-17) 17 August 1994 (age 25) 18 3   Weymouth Wales v.   U.S. Virgin Islands, 18 November 2018
MF Jomo Harris (1995-02-15) 15 February 1995 (age 24) 24 2   Kemi City FC v.   Dominica, 8 March 2019
MF Sheran Hoyte (2000-02-21) 21 February 2000 (age 19) 4 0   Paradise v.   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 28 February 2019
MF Darico King (1997-05-29) 29 May 1997 (age 22) 6 0   St. Andrew Lions SC v.   Cuba, 29 August 2018

FW Jabarry Chandler (1994-04-11) 11 April 1994 (age 25) 8 2   Empire SC v.   Cuba, 29 August 2018
FW Zico Edmee (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 29) 13 4   Notre Dame v.   El Salvador, 13 October 2018
FW Thierry Gale (2002-05-01) 1 May 2002 (age 17) 4 0   Budapest Honvéd II v.   Jamaica, 20 August 2018
FW Antone Greaves (1999-12-04) 4 December 1999 (age 19) 2 0   Weymouth Wales v.   El Salvador, 13 October 2018
FW Hallam Hope (1994-03-17) 17 March 1994 (age 25) 2 2   Carlisle United v.   El Salvador, 13 October 2018
FW Dishon Howell (2001-07-12) 12 July 2001 (age 18) 6 2   Notre Dame v.   Guyana, 6 September 2018
FW Omani Leacock (1991-05-01) 1 May 1991 (age 28) 5 0   Barbados Defence Force v.   Cuba, 29 August 2018

Historical list of coachesEdit

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

2018Edit

2019Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barbados - Association Information". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Llewellyn Riley". www.soccer-db.info. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  3. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  4. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  5. ^ FIFA awarded Aruba a 3–0 win as a result of Barbados fielding the ineligible player Hadan Holligan. Holligan failed to serve an automatic one match suspension for receiving two yellow cards earlier in the competition. The match originally ended 1–0 to Barbados
  6. ^ "Barbados sanctioned for fielding ineligible player". FIFA. 29 June 2015.
  7. ^ Barbados to face Nicaragua tonight - Loop News Barbados
  8. ^ "Concacaf Disciplinary Committee Issues Decision in the Barbados Football Association Player Eligibility Cases". www.concacafnationsleague.com. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  9. ^ "History-making goal for Guyana's Bobb "a wonderful feeling"". www.concacafnationsleague.com. CONCACAF. 10 September 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2019.

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