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Cayman Islands national football team

The Cayman Islands national football team is the national team of the Cayman Islands, and is controlled by the Cayman Islands Football Association. It is a member of FIFA and CONCACAF. Cayman Islands' home ground is Truman Bodden Stadium in George Town, and their head coach is Chandler Gonzalez.

Cayman Islands
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationCayman Islands
Football Association
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Head coachBen Pugh[1]
Most capsGarth Anderson (16)
Top scorerMark Ebanks (6)
Home stadiumTruman Bodden Sports Complex
FIFA codeCAY
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 205 Increase 1 (14 June 2019)[2]
Highest127 (November 1995)
Lowest206 (April 2019)
Elo ranking
Current 198 Decrease 3 (10 July 2019)[3]
Highest155 (1987)
Lowest199 (March 2019)
First international
 Dominica 2–1 Cayman Islands 
(Roseau, Dominica; 3 March 1985)
Biggest win
 Cayman Islands 5–0 BVI 
(Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; 2 March 1994)
 Cayman Islands 5–0 Sint Maarten 
(Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; 4 March 1994)
Biggest defeat
 Martinique 7–0 Cayman Islands 
(Sint Maarten; 1 April 1992)
 United States 8–1 Cayman Islands 
(Mission Viejo, United States; 14 November 1993)
 Cayman Islands 2–9 Trinidad and Tobago 
(Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; 28 July 1995)
 Cayman Islands 0–7 Trinidad and Tobago 
(Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; 24 October 1995)
 Cuba 7–0 Cayman Islands 
(Havana, Cuba; 6 September 2006)

Contents

HistoryEdit

In 2000, given the status of the Cayman Islands as one of the British overseas territories, the national team attempted to use this as a loophole to call up a number of uncapped players possessing British passports but who had no specific links to the islands. Barry McIntosh, a football agent, was called in to scout players for an upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cuba and ultimately he secured eight players i.e. Wayne Allison (Tranmere Rovers), Ged Brannan (Motherwell), David Barnett (Lincoln City), Martin O'Connor (Birmingham City), Dwayne Plummer (Bristol City), Barry Hayles (Fulham), Neville Roach (Southend United) and Neil Sharpe (Boreham Wood). With the exception of Allison the players all appeared in a 5–0 friendly defeat against D.C. United but before they could appear in any official internationals FIFA stepped in and barred the players from representing the Cayman Islands due to their failure to satisfy the existing rules for national team eligibility.[4] Of the eight players only Hayles went on to play international football, appearing for Jamaica ten times.

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

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 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 6
    2002 2 0 1 1 0 4
  2006 2 0 0 2 1 5
  2010 2 0 1 1 2 4
  2014 6 0 1 5 2 15
  2018 2 0 2 0 1 1
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 16 0 5 11 6 35

CONCACAF Gold CupEdit

Caribbean CupEdit

Caribbean Cup record
Year Round Pld W D[1] L GF GA
  1989 Did not enter - - - - - -
  1990 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1991 Group stage 2 0 0 2 3 5
  1992 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1993 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1994 Group stage 3 0 1 2 3 6
    1995 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 7 14
  1996 Did not qualify - - - - - -
    1997 Withdrew - - - - - -
    1998 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 5
  1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2001 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2005 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2007 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2008 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2010 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2012 Did not enter - - - - - -
  2014 Did not enter - - - - - -
  2017 Did not enter - - - - - -
Total 4/18 13 3 2 8 15 30
  1. ^ Draws include knockout matches decided on a penalty shootout.

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

2018Edit

2019Edit

All-time record against other nationsEdit

As of 22 March 2019[6]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
  Anguilla 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
  Antigua and Barbuda 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2
  Bahamas 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5
  Barbados 1 0 0 1 1 6 −5
  Belize 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
  Bermuda 8 1 2 5 7 14 −7
  British Virgin Islands 4 3 1 0 10 3 +7
  Cuba 12 0 2 10 4 40 −36
  Dominica 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
  Dominican Republic 5 1 1 3 2 14 −12
  El Salvador 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7
  French Guiana 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
  Grenada 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2
  Guadeloupe 1 0 0 1 1 7 −6
  Guyana 2 0 0 2 3 5 −2
  Haiti 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2
  Jamaica 13 1 1 11 10 40 −30
  Martinique 5 0 2 3 2 13 −11
  Montserrat 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
  Netherlands Antilles[a] 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
  Nicaragua 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
  Puerto Rico 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6
  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
  Saint Lucia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Saint Martin 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 0 2 1 3 7 −4
  Sint Maarten 3 1 1 1 8 5 +3
  Suriname 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4
  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 2 19 −17
  Turks and Caicos Islands 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1
  United States 1 0 0 1 1 8 −7
Total 90 15 18 57 89 223 −134
  1. ^ Includes matches against the   Netherlands Antilles.

SquadEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad called for the CONCACAF Nations League qualifier against   Montserrat.[7]
Caps and goals correct as of 22 March 2019 after the game against   Montserrat.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ramon Sealy (captain) (1991-04-22) 22 April 1991 (age 28) 12 0   Bodden Town FC
1GK Shakur Welcome (1997-01-29) 29 January 1997 (age 22) 1 0   Roma United SC

2DF Benjamin Cupid (1988-03-18) 18 March 1988 (age 31) 11 0   Elite SC
2DF Joshewa Frederick (1997-01-24) 24 January 1997 (age 22) 4 0   Longwood Lancers
2DF Ackeem Hyde (1999-11-03) 3 November 1999 (age 19) 1 0
2DF Wesley Robinson (1993-09-07) 7 September 1993 (age 25) 6 0   Elite SC
2DF Karl Solomon (1994-10-13) 13 October 1994 (age 24) 4 0   Bodden Town FC
2DF Jameal Welcome (1993-11-04) 4 November 1993 (age 25) 0 0

3MF Lucas Christian (1996-07-01) 1 July 1996 (age 23) 3 0
3MF Romario Dixon (1996-09-19) 19 September 1996 (age 22) 1 0   Academy SC
3MF Jonah Ebanks (1996-05-07) 7 May 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Academy SC
3MF Michael Martin (1998-01-31) 31 January 1998 (age 21) 4 0   Bodden Town FC
3MF Andrés Ruiz (1993-03-31) 31 March 1993 (age 26) 6 0   George Town SC
3MF Kyle Santamaría (1987-09-03) 3 September 1987 (age 31) 2 0   Bodden Town FC
3MF Colby Seymour (1994-08-09) 9 August 1994 (age 24) 2 0   Future SC
3MF Mattew Suberan (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 24) 6 0   Cayman Athletic SC

4FW Mark Ebanks (1990-12-26) 26 December 1990 (age 28) 15 6   Academy SC
4FW Brian Martin (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 24) 2 0   Academy SC
4FW Anton Nelson (1997-07-31) 31 July 1997 (age 21) 1 0   Llanelli Town
4FW Christopher Reeves (1997-02-27) 27 February 1997 (age 22) 3 0   Elite SC

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
DF Giovanni Bush (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 26) 0 0 vs.   Jamaica, 10 September 2018
DF Tyler Lee (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 24) 3 0   Future SC vs.   Saint Lucia, 17 November 2018

MF Tevon Levien (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 29) 1 0   Bodden Town FC vs.   Jamaica, 10 September 2018
MF Jermaine Wilson (1995-02-05) 5 February 1995 (age 24) 3 0   Academy SC vs.   Saint Lucia, 17 November 2018
MF Tevin Yen (1996-04-28) 28 April 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Future SC vs.   Jamaica, 10 September 2018}

FW Charlo McLean (1992-02-04) 4 February 1992 (age 27) 0 0   Bodden Town FC
FW Darvin Watson (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 27) 4 0   Bodden Town FC vs.   Jamaica, 10 September 2018
FW Rohan Williams (1995-06-06) 6 June 1995 (age 24) 0 0   Academy SC vs.   Jamaica, 10 September 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/cay/about
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 10 July 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  4. ^ Footballers whose loved ones have told them who to play for, The Guardian, 5 March 2008
  5. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Cayman Islands". eloratings.net. Elo Ratings. Archived from the original on 8 January 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Cayman embraces underdog role against Montserrat". Cayman Sports Buzz. Retrieved 8 June 2019.

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