British Virgin Islands national football team

The British Virgin Islands national football team is the national team of the British Virgin Islands and is controlled by the British Virgin Islands Football Association.

British Virgin Islands
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Nature Boyz
AssociationBritish Virgin Islands Football Association
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachChris Kiwomya
CaptainTroy Caesar
Most capsCarlos Septus (21)
Top scorerAvondale Williams (5)
Home stadiumA.O. Shirley Recreation Ground
FIFA codeVGB
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 208 Steady (16 September 2021)[1]
Highest160 (March 2000, August–November 2002)
Lowest208 (October 2019)
First international
 Anguilla 0–1 British Virgin Islands 
(Anguilla; October 1985)
Biggest win
 British Virgin Islands 6–0 Anguilla 
(Saint Martin; 28 March 1990)
Biggest defeat
 Dominican Republic 17–0 British Virgin Islands 
(San Cristobal, Dominican Republic; 14 October 2010)

It is a member of both CONCACAF and FIFA.

HistoryEdit

Early football games in the British Virgin Islands were between British Royal Navy crew, and expatriates. In 1968, the British Virgin Islands team was founded by a team of Royal Engineers, and soon after, in 1973 the British Virgin Islands Football Association was founded. In 1974, it was affiliated by FIFA.[3] The former Tottenham, Chelsea and Porto manager, Portuguese André Villas-Boas had his first job as Technical Director of the national team British Virgin Islands in 2000 and 2001.[4]

World Cup qualificationEdit

In the qualifying rounds for the 2006 World Cup were drawn against St Lucia, and they were eliminated 10–0 on aggregate.[5]

In the qualifying rounds for the 2010 World Cup they were paired with the Bahamas. They lost on the away goals rule after a 3–3 draw over both legs. Both matches were actually played in the Bahamas, but British Virgin Islands were designated as the home team in the second match, which ended 2–2.[6] Despite going out of the competition in the first qualifying round, the British Virgin Islands were the only side to enter the 2010 FIFA World Cup to remain unbeaten through qualification and the finals tournament (although New Zealand was undefeated in the finals tournament, they did lose a game in qualification.)

In the qualifying rounds for the 2014 FIFA World Cup they were in the unusual position of being favorites to win their two-legged tie against neighbors U.S. Virgin Islands. However, after losing the first leg 2–0 and the return leg 2–1, the British Virgin Islands once again failed to advance to the next round.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying rounds saw British Virgin Islands take on Dominica with both legs taking place in Dominica, with the first leg acting as BVI's 'home ground' due to the away goal ruling. Despite taking the lead twice, the Islanders fell to a 3 –2 defeat at 'home' and drew 0 –0 away, meaning that once again first round qualification remained elusive.

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.   Win   Draw   Loss

2021Edit

27 March WC 1st Round Qualifying British Virgin Islands  0–3   Guatemala Willemstad, Curaçao
18:00 UTC−4 Report
Stadium: Ergilio Hato Stadium
Referee: Oscar Moncada (Honduras)
30 March WC 1st Round Qualifying Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   3–0   British Virgin Islands Willemstad, Curaçao
18:00 UTC−4
Report Stadium: Ergilio Hato Stadium
Referee: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)
2 June WC 1st Round Qualifying Cuba   5–0   British Virgin Islands Guatemala City, Guatemala
15:30 UTC−6
Report Stadium: Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
Referee: Jose Raul Torres Rivera (Puerto Rico)
5 June WC 1st Round Qualifying British Virgin Islands  0–8   Curaçao Guatemala City, Guatemala
15:00 UTC−6 Report
Stadium: Estadio Manuel Felipe Carrera
Referee: William Anderson (Puerto Rico)

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
19 1GK William Butler (2004-06-29) 29 June 2004 (age 17) 1 0   Poole Town
18 1GK Daniel Gilford (2001-03-03) 3 March 2001 (age 20) 0 0   VG United
1 1GK Phillip Graham (2000-09-11) 11 September 2000 (age 21) 6 0   Panthers FC

- 2DF Joshua Bertie (1996-10-09) 9 October 1996 (age 25) 11 0   Andover Town
17 2DF Giovanni Grant (2002-12-28) 28 December 2002 (age 18) 5 0   Old Madrid
23 2DF Charles Medway (2002-06-02) 2 June 2002 (age 19) 7 0   New Milton Town
- 2DF Ikyjah Williams (2003-04-14) 14 April 2003 (age 18) 1 0   Rebels
5 2DF Jerry Wiltshire (1996-02-04) 4 February 1996 (age 25) 7 2 Unattached

11 3MF Luka Chalwell (2004-04-11) 11 April 2004 (age 17) 4 0   Poole Town
7 3MF T'Sharne Gallimore (2000-08-20) 20 August 2000 (age 21) 8 0   Chesham United
16 3MF Miguel Marshall (2002-04-11) 11 April 2002 (age 19) 8 0   Poole Town
2 3MF Kristian Javier (1996-04-06) 6 April 1996 (age 25) 14 0   AC Commonwealth
10 3MF Luca Reich (2003-07-29) 29 July 2003 (age 18) 4 0   Wolues
6 3MF Carlos Septus (1991-06-16) 16 June 1991 (age 30) 21 1   Rebels
8 3MF Jamie Wilson (1996-01-31) 31 January 1996 (age 25) 14 1   Bridgwater Town

9 4FW Kevin Fisher (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 26) 10 1   Otero Junior College
20 4FW Tyler Forbes (2002-04-18) 18 April 2002 (age 19) 11 3   Heybridge Swifts
- 4FW Robbie Green (1997-09-05) 5 September 1997 (age 24) 10 0   Hyde United
21 4FW Denvin Jones 2 0   Rebels
12 4FW Justin Smith (2003-08-12) 12 August 2003 (age 18) 3 0   One Love United
4FW Charley McMillan-Lopez (1996-03-26) 26 March 1996 (age 25) 2 0   Ashford United

Recent call-upsEdit

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

DF Liam Blok (2001-09-10) 10 September 2001 (age 20) 3 0   Road Town vs.   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 30 March 2021


FW Jahmal Prentice (2003-05-15) 15 May 2003 (age 18) 0 0   Rebels vs.   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 30 March 2021

  • INJ = Withdrew due to injury
  • PRE = Preliminary squad
  • TRA = Training player
  • WD = Withdrew (non-injury)
  • RET = Retired

Player recordsEdit

As of 8 June 2021
Players in bold are still active with British Virgin Islands.

Coaching historyEdit

Competitive recordEdit

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
 1930 Did not enter Did not enter
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966
  1970
  1974
  1978
  1982
  1986
  1990
  1994
  1998
    2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 14
  2006 2 0 0 2 0 10
  2010 2 0 2 0 3 3
  2014 2 0 0 2 1 4
  2018 2 0 1 1 2 3
  2022 4 0 0 4 0 19
      2026 To be determined Qualification yet to start
Total 0/22 14 0 3 11 7 53

Gold Cup recordEdit

Gold Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1991 Did not qualify
   1993
  1996 Withdrew
  1998 Did not qualify
  2000
  2002
    2003
  2005
  2007 Withdrew
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011
  2013
   2015
  2017
    2019
  2021
Total 0 titles 0/16 0 0 0 0 0 0

CONCACAF Nations League recordEdit

CONCACAF Nations League record
Season Division Group Pld W D* L GF GA P/R RK
  2019–20 C B 4 0 0 4 5 15   40th
  2022–23 C To be determined
Total 4 0 0 4 5 15 40th

Caribbean Cup recordEdit

Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
  1989 to
  1994
Did not qualify
    1995 Withdrew
  1996 Did not enter
    1997 to
  2005
Did not qualify
  2007 Withdrew
  2008 to
  2017
Did not qualify
Total 0/19 0 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 16 September 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 14 October 2021. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Virgin Islands recall their days in the sun under former coach – Independent
  5. ^ St. Lucia flogs BVI 9–0 in World Cup qualifier Archived May 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – Qualifiers – North, Central America and Caribbean – All Matches". FIFA.com. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  7. ^ "The Men's National Team will be converging on Guatemala from Friday 28th May for the next round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022". British Virgin Islands Football Association. Retrieved 1 June 2021.

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