Barbados national football team

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
Shirt badge/Association crest
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 162 Steady (22 October 2020)[3]
Highest92 (October 2009)
Lowest181 (July 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 181 Decrease 3 (22 October 2020)[4]
Highest106 (16 July 2000)
Lowest181 (November 2019)
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)

Competitive recordEdit

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 & Gold CupEdit

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA
  1963 Did not enter
  1965 Did not enter
  1967 Did not enter
  1969 Did not enter
  1971 Did not enter
  1973 Did not enter
  1977 Did not qualify
  1981 Withdrew
1985 Did not enter
1989 Did not enter
  1991 Did not enter
   1993 Did not qualify
  1996 Did not qualify
  1998 Did not qualify
  2000 Did not qualify
  2002 Did not qualify
   2003 Did not qualify
  2005 Did not qualify
  2007 Did not qualify
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011 Did not qualify
  2013 Did not qualify
   2015 Did not qualify
  2017 Did not qualify
    2019 Did not qualify
  2021 In progress
Total 0 titles 0/25 0 0 0 0 0 0

CONCACAF Nations LeagueEdit

CONCACAF Nations League record
Year Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R Rank
  2019−20 C A 6 4 0 2 14 4   31st
  2022–23 B A 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD
Total 6 4 0 2 14 4

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

All-time record against other nationsEdit

These all-time records are exclusively class 'A' internationals matches.[7]

Opponent Pld W D L GF GA
  Anguilla 1 1 0 0 7 1
  Antigua and Barbuda 7 5 1 1 14 8
  Aruba 6 5 0 1 16 7
  Bahamas 1 1 0 0 2 1
  Belize 2 0 1 1 0 1
  Bermuda 13 4 4 5 16 19
  Canada 3 0 0 3 2 9
  Cayman Islands 3 2 0 1 11 4
  Costa Rica 2 1 0 1 2 4
  Cuba 7 0 4 3 3 10
  Curaçao 1 1 0 0 1 0
  Dominica 12 7 2 3 18 11
  Dominican Republic 2 0 0 2 0 3
  El Salvador 1 0 0 1 0 3
  Finland 1 0 1 0 0 0
  Grenada 18 9 7 2 32 18
  Guadeloupe 4 1 1 2 3 4
  Guatemala 3 0 1 2 1 5
  Guyana 17 5 5 7 26 24
  Haiti 2 0 0 2 2 6
  Jamaica 12 2 2 10 9 24
  Martinique 8 1 2 5 12 19
  Montserrat 1 1 0 0 5 0
  Netherlands Antilles 3 2 1 0 3 1
  Nicaragua 2 1 0 1 1 1
  Northern Ireland 1 0 1 0 1 1
  Puerto Rico 3 1 0 2 2 2
  Saint Kitts and Nevis 10 3 2 5 13 18
  Saint Lucia 8 3 2 3 16 11
  Saint Martin 2 1 0 1 4 1
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16 6 5 5 25 21
  Suriname 4 1 3 0 6 5
  Sweden 1 0 0 1 0 4
  U.S. Virgin Islands 5 4 0 1 12 1
  United States 4 0 0 4 0 20
Total 187 68 45 75 256 266
Key

  Winning record   Equal record   Losing record

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad called for two friendly matches against   Canada.

Caps and goals correct as of 10 January 2020 after the game against   Canada.[8]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kishmar Primus (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 22) 15 0   Barbados Defence Force
18 1GK Liam Brathwaite (2000-11-06) 6 November 2000 (age 19) 1 0   UWI

2 2DF Ricardio Morris (1993-04-24) 24 April 1993 (age 27) 40 1   Weymouth Wales
3 2DF Zico Phillips (1991-07-02) 2 July 1991 (age 29) 3 1   Paradise FC
4 2DF Rashad Smith (1996-07-31) 31 July 1996 (age 24) 10 0   Barbados Defence Force
12 2DF Carl Hinkson (1997-04-14) 14 April 1997 (age 23) 6 0   SIUE Cougars
17 2DF Rico Graham (1991-06-21) 21 June 1991 (age 29) 9 0   Weymouth Wales

5 3MF Akeem Hill (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 23) 23 1   Barbados Defence Force
6 3MF Jomo Harris (1995-02-15) 15 February 1995 (age 25) 29 2 unattached
8 3MF Mario Williams (1992-08-19) 19 August 1992 (age 28) 29 0   Weymouth Wales
9 3MF T'Shane Lorde (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 23) 6 0   Barbados Defence Force
10 3MF Hadan Holligan (1996-09-11) 11 September 1996 (age 24) 39 4   Weymouth Wales
16 3MF Ackeel Applewhaite (1999-07-17) 17 July 1999 (age 21) 24 1 unattached
20 3MF Nicoli Brathwaite (2000-12-24) 24 December 2000 (age 19) 5 0   UWI
23 3MF Rashad Jules (captain) (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 28) 30 6 unattached

7 4FW Omani Leacock (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 22) 11 2   Notre Dame SC
13 4FW Shamar Edwards (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 (age 29) 2 1   St. Andrew Lions FC
19 4FW Armando Lashley (1991-11-08) 8 November 1991 (age 28) 30 3   Paradise

Recent call-upsEdit

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up

MF Romario Drakes (2000-12-31) 31 December 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Youth Milan FC v.   Cayman Islands, 20 November 2019
MF Ranaldo Trim (1999-01-29) 29 January 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Barbados Defence Force v.   Cayman Islands, 20 November 2019
MF Raheim Sargeant (1992-06-09) 9 June 1992 (age 28) 46 3   Barbados Defence Force v.   Cayman Islands, 20 November 2019

FW Nick Blackman (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 30) 5 3   Maccabi Tel Aviv v.   Cayman Islands, 20 November 2019
FW Hallam Hope (1994-03-17) 17 March 1994 (age 26) 6 4   Swindon Town F.C. v.   Cayman Islands, 20 November 2019

Historical list of coachesEdit

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2019Edit

19 November Nations League CBarbados  3–0  Cayman IslandsBridgetown, Barbados
19:00
Report Stadium: Wildey Turf
Referee: Kimbell Ward (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

2020Edit

January 7 FriendlyCanada  4–1  BarbadosIrvine, United States
16:30 PST (UTC−08:00)
Report
Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 5
Referee: Rubiel Vasquez (United States)
January 10 FriendlyCanada  4–1  BarbadosIrvine, United States
16:30 PST (UTC−08:00)
Report
Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 5
Referee: Nima Saghafi (United States)
October 7 2022 World Cup qualificationPanama  v  Barbados
Referee: TBD
October 10 2022 World Cup qualificationBarbados  v  Anguilla
Referee: TBD
November 17 2022 World Cup qualificationBarbados  v  Dominica
Referee: TBD
cancelled 2021 Gold Cup qualificationBarbados  v  GuyanaWildey, Barbados
Stadium: Wildey Turf
Referee: TBD

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. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  4. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  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 national football team statistics and records: All-time record". 11v11.com.
  8. ^ [https://www.canadasoccer.com/national-teams/matches/national-team-match-past/?matchId=1578 Match Report (canadasoccer.com)

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