Curaçao national football team
The Curaçao national football team (Dutch: Curaçaos voetbalelftal; Papiamentu, Selekshon di Futbòl Kòrsou) represents Curaçao in International association football and is controlled by the Federashon Futbòl Kòrsou (FFK).
|Head coach||Remko Bicentini|
|Most caps||Cuco Martina (41)|
|Top scorer||Leandro Bacuna (12)|
|Home stadium||Stadion Ergilio Hato|
|Current||79 (25 July 2019)|
|Highest||68 (July 2017)|
|Lowest||183 (April 2013, July 2014)|
|Current||101 30 (13 September 2019)|
|Highest||43 (5 March 1948)|
|Lowest||188 (25 October 2012)|
| Dominican Republic 1–0 Curaçao |
(Dominican Republic, 10 August, 2011)
| Curaçao 10–0 Grenada |
(Curacao, 10 September, 2018)
| Saint Lucia 5–1 Curaçao |
(Saint Lucia, 21 October, 2012)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4–0 Curaçao
(Saint Lucia, 25 October, 2012)
& Gold Cup
|Appearances||2 (first in 2017)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals, 2019|
Following a constitutional change that allowed its predecessor, the Colony of Curaçao and Dependencies to become a unified constituent country consisting of several island territories as the Netherlands Antilles and its dissolution in 2010, Curaçao has played under a new constitutional status as a separate constituent country since 2011.
The first national football team to bear the name Curaçao was the Territory of Curaçao national football team, which made its debut in 1924 in an away match against neighboring Aruba, a match which the Territory of Curaçao won four to nil.
In December 1954, the territory of Curaçao became the Netherlands Antilles, and following a constitutional change the Netherlands Antilles were designated a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which included the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten. The name of the Curaçao team changed to Netherlands Antilles national team, representing all six islands.
In 1986, Aruba became a country within the Kingdom in its own right, with its own Aruba national football team and subsequently Aruban players no longer represented the Netherlands Antilles.
On 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles were dissolved, and Curaçao and Sint Maarten became countries in their own right, while Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius became part of the Netherlands proper. Although not a sovereign state, Curaçao (the largest island territory in the Netherlands Antilles) appeared on the FIFA member list in March 2011, as successor of the Netherlands Antilles.
As well as taking on the Netherlands Antilles' FIFA membership, Curaçao was recognised as the direct successor of the former (similarly to how Serbia is regarded the direct successor of Yugoslavia, and Russia for the Soviet Union), and took on its historical records and FIFA ranking.
During the CONCACAF Qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Curaçao achieved a major feat when they defeated Cuba 1–1 with the away goals rule.
After a strong qualification campaign, Curaçao defeated host Martinique in the semi finals of the 2017 edition of the Caribbean Cup with the score of 2–1. They met defending champions and six time winners, Jamaica. Curaçao won their first ever Caribbean Cup by defeating Jamaica, again with the scoreline of 2–1.
All competitive matches played from 1921–1958 were contested as the Territory of Curaçao (comprising all six islands of the Netherlands Antilles). From 1958–2010 all matches were contested as the Netherlands Antilles, successor of the Territory of Curaçao, (still comprising six islands until 1986, when Aruba seceded). All competitive fixtures after 2010 were contested by Curaçao, which solely consists of the island nation itself. Under the newly formed governing body, Curaçao have so far only competed in the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, the 2012 Caribbean Cup qualification, the 2014 and 2017 Caribbean Cup, the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup as well as the ABCS Tournament.
FIFA World CupEdit
|FIFA World Cup record|
|1930 to 2010||As Netherlands Antilles|
|2014 to 2018||Did not qualify|
|2022||To be determined|
CONCACAF Gold CupEdit
|CONCACAF Championship & CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|1967||Did not qualify|
|1971||Did not enter|
|1977 to 1991||Did not qualify|
|1993||Did not enter|
|1996 to 2000||Did not qualify|
|2002||Did not enter|
|2003||Did not qualify|
|2007 to 2015||Did not qualify|
CFU Caribbean CupEdit
|CFU Caribbean Cup|
|1989 to 2010||As Netherlands Antilles|
- Draws include knockout matches decided on a penalty shootout.
- Largest win
- 15–0 vs Puerto Rico on 7 January 19591
- Largest win at the CONCACAF Championship finals
- Largest win at the CCCF Championship finals
- 9–1 vs Nicaragua on 15 May 1941, 1941 CCCF Championship
- 8–0 vs Nicaragua on 11 March 1953, 1953 CCCF Championship
- Largest win at the CFU Championship finals
- Did not qualify
- Largest win at the Caribbean Cup finals
- 2–1 vs Martinique on 22 June 2017, 2017 Caribbean Cup
- 2–1 vs Jamaica on 25 June 2017, 2017 Caribbean Cup
- Largest win at the Pan American Games
- Largest win at the ABCS Tournament
- Highest scoring draw
- Highest scoring draw at the CONCACAF Championship finals
- 2–2 vs Mexico on 4 December 1969, 1969 CONCACAF Championship1
- 2–2 vs Guatemala on 5 December 1973, 1973 CONCACAF Championship1
- 2–2 vs Honduras on 12 December 1973, 1973 CONCACAF Championship1
- Highest scoring draw at the CCCF Championship finals
- 3–3 vs Panama on 8 May 1941, 1941 CCCF Championship
- 3–3 vs Honduras on 27 February 1960, 1960 CCCF Championship1
- Highest scoring draw at the CFU Championship finals
- Did not qualify
- Highest scoring draw at the Caribbean Cup finals
- 1–1 vs Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on 2 July 1989, 1989 Caribbean Cup1
- 1–1 vs Grenada on 6 July 1989, 1989 Caribbean Cup1
- Highest scoring draw at the Pan American Games
- Highest scoring draw at the ABCS Tournament
a. Tournament follows a knock-out format, and matches cannot end on a draw.
- Largest defeat
- Largest defeat at the CONCACAF Championship finals
- 8–0 vs Mexico on 8 December 1973, 1973 CONCACAF Championship1
- Largest defeat at the CCCF Championship finals
- Largest defeat at the CFU Championship finals
- Did not qualify
- Largest defeat at the Caribbean Cup finals
- Largest defeat at the Pan American Games
- Largest defeat at the ABCS Tournament
- 3–1 vs Bonaire on 2 December 2011, ABCS Tournament 2011
- 3–1 vs Suriname on 16 November 2013, ABCS Tournament 2013
- 2–0 vs Suriname on 4 December 2011, ABCS Tournament 2011
1. Matches played as the Netherlands Antilles from 16 December 1946 to 18 August 2011.
Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit
- For all past match results of the national team, see the team's results page
The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming seasons.
|12 October 2018 CONCACAF Nations League||U.S. Virgin Islands||0–5||Curaçao||Bradenton, United States|
|16:00 (UTC−4)||Report||Stadium: IMG Academy|
Referee: Jamar Springer (Barbados)
|19 November 2018 CONCACAF Nations League||Curaçao||6–0||Guadeloupe||Willemstad, Curaçao|
|20:00 (UTC−4)||Report||Stadium: Ergilio Hato Stadium|
Referee: Jaime Herrera (El Salvador)
|23 March 2019 CONCACAF Nations League||Antigua and Barbuda||2–1||Curaçao||North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda|
||Stadium: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium|
Referee: Randy Solano (Dominican Republic)
|5 June 2019 King's Cup SF||Curaçao||3–1||India||Buriram, Thailand|
|4:30 UTC−4||Bonevacia 15'
|Report||Chhetri 31' (pen.)||Stadium: Chang Arena|
Referee: Chaireag Ngamsom (Thailand)
|8 June 2019 King's Cup Final||Curaçao||1–1|
|8:45 UTC−4||Carolina 58'||Report||Phạm Đức Huy 83'||Stadium: Chang Arena|
Referee: Wiwat Jumpaoon (Thailand)
| Nguyễn Anh Đức
Nguyễn Công Phượng
Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng
Quế Ngọc Hải
Đoàn Văn Hậu
|17 June 2019 Gold Cup GS||Curaçao||0–1||El Salvador||Kingston, Jamaica|
|18:00 EST||Report||Bonilla 45+1'||Stadium: Independence Park|
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)
|21 June 2019 Gold Cup GS||Honduras||0–1||Curaçao||Houston, United States|
|20:30 EST||Report||Bacuna 40'||Stadium: BBVA Stadium|
Referee: Juan Gabriel Calderón (Costa Rica)
|25 June 2019 Gold Cup GS||Jamaica||1–1||Curaçao||Los Angeles, United States|
|20:00 EST||Nicholson 14'||Report||Gaari 90+3'||Stadium: Banc of California Stadium|
Referee: Marco Ortíz (Mexico)
|30 June 2019 Gold Cup QF||United States||1–0||Curaçao||Philadelphia, United States|
|20:30 EST||McKennie 25'||Report||Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field|
Referee: Adonai Escobedo (Mexico)
|7 September 2019 Nations League A||Curaçao||1–0||Haiti||Willemstad, Curaçao|
|18:00||Hooi 70'||Report||Stadium: Ergilio Hato Stadium|
Referee: Keylor Herrera (Costa Rica)
|10 September 2019 Nations League A||Haiti||1–1||Curaçao||Port-au-Prince, Haiti|
||Stadium: Stade Sylvio Cator|
Referee: Walter López Castellanos (Guatemala)
|10 October 2019 Friendly||Panama||v||Curaçao||Panama City, Panama|
|Report||Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernández|
|13 October 2019 Nations League A||Costa Rica||v||Curaçao||San José, Costa Rica|
|Stadium: Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica|
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Eloy Room||6 February 1989||31||0||Columbus Crew|
|23||GK||Zeus de la Paz||11 March 1995||2||0||Oldham Athletic|
|2||DF||Bryan Anastatia||14 July 1992||3||0||Jong Holland|
|3||DF||Shermar Martina||14 April 1996||5||0||MVV|
|4||DF||Darryl Lachman||11 November 1989||29||1||PEC Zwolle|
|5||DF||Roshon van Eijma||9 June 1998||0||0||Roda JC|
|12||DF||Shanon Carmelia||20 March 1989||36||2||Lienden|
|13||DF||Juriën Gaari||23 December 1993||14||1||RKC|
|6||MF||Jeremy de Nooijer||15 March 1992||11||0||Al-Shamal|
|7||MF||Juninho Bacuna||7 August 1997||1||0||Huddersfield Town|
|8||MF||Roly Bonevacia||8 October 1991||3||1||Al-Faisaly|
|10||MF||Leandro Bacuna||21 August 1991||27||11||Cardiff City|
|15||MF||Gersinio Constancia||6 April 1990||3||0||Jong Holland|
|17||MF||Brandley Kuwas||19 September 1992||4||2||Al-Nasr|
|20||MF||Jimbertson Vapor||10 February 1996||0||0||Scherpenheuvel|
|21||MF||Jaron Vicario||16 August 1999||0||0||Dordrecht|
|9||FW||Rangelo Janga||16 April 1992||15||10||Astana|
|11||FW||Gevaro Nepomuceno||10 November 1992||40||8||Oldham Athletic|
|14||FW||Kenji Gorré||29 September 1994||2||0||Nacional|
|16||FW||Nigel Robertha||13 February 1998||0||0||Levski Sofia|
|18||FW||Elson Hooi||1 October 1991||24||8||ADO Den Haag|
|19||FW||Jafar Arias||16 June 1995||7||0||Emmen|
The following players have been called up to the Curaçao squad in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Rowendy Sumter||19 May 1988||8||0||Scherpenheuvel||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 PRE|
|DF||Cuco Martina (Captain)||25 September 1989||44||2||Everton||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 INJ|
|DF||Jurich Carolina||15 July 1998||10||1||NAC||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 INJ|
|DF||Maiky Fecunda||4 August 1995||5||0||Helmond Sport||v. India, 5 June 2019 PRE|
|DF||Quentin Jakoba||19 December 1987||9||0||Kozakken Boys||v. Antigua and Barbuda, 23 March 2019 PRE|
|DF||Suently Alberto||9 June 1996||3||0||Sparta Rotterdam||v. Guadeloupe, 19 November 2018|
|DF||Bradley Martis||13 July 1998||2||0||Sparta Rotterdam||v. Guadeloupe, 19 November 2018|
|MF||Michaël Maria||31 January 1995||20||0||Adelaide United||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 PRE|
|MF||Ayrton Statie||22 July 1994||13||0||Lienden||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 PRE|
|MF||Jurensley Martina||10 August 1993||6||3||Jong Holland||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 PRE|
|MF||Shermaine Martina||14 April 1996||6||0||MVV||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 INJ|
|MF||Kemy Agustien||20 August 1986||13||0||Wrexham||v. India, 5 June 2019 PRE|
|FW||Gino van Kessel||9 March 1993||24||8||Trenčín||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 PRE|
|FW||Jarchinio Antonia||27 December 1990||21||0||Cambuur||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 PRE|
|FW||Mirco Colina||23 May 1990||14||3||Vesta||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 PRE|
|FW||Charlton Vicento||19 January 1991||8||2||Kozakken Boys||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 PRE|
|FW||Gervane Kastaneer||9 June 1996||3||1||Coventry City||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 INJ|
|FW||Liandro Martis||13 November 1995||1||0||Macclesfield Town||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 PRE|
|FW||Rigino Cicilia||23 September 1994||0||0||Eindhoven||v. Haiti, 7 September 2019 PRE|
|FW||Charlison Benschop||21 August 1989||5||0||Groningen||2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|FW||Quenten Martinus||7 March 1991||8||1||Urawa Red Diamonds||v. India, 5 June 2019 PRE|
|FW||Ruensley Leuteria||17 June 1992||4||2||Jong Holland||v. India, 5 June 2019 PRE|
|FW||Randal Winklaar||15 July 1994||7||2||Jong Holland||v. Antigua and Barbuda, 23 March 2019 PRE|
|FW||Irvingly van Eijma||9 February 1994||1||0||Barendrecht||v. Antigua and Barbuda, 23 March 2019 PRE|
|FW||Jeremy Cijntje||8 January 1998||0||0||Heracles||v. Antigua and Barbuda, 23 March 2019 PRE|
|FW||Guyon Fernandez||18 April 1986||2||0||Lienden||v. Grenada, 10 September 2018 PRE|
- WTD Player withdrew from the squad.
- INJ Player missed out due to injury
- PRE Preliminary squad
- NED Player currently called up by Netherlands national football team
- Caps do not include matches played for the former Netherlands Antilles, but solely appearances for the thereout subsequent country of Curaçao.
Past managers of the Netherlands AntillesEdit
- Pedro Celestino Dacunha1 (1957–65)
- Wilhelm Canword (1973)
- Jan Zwartkruis2 (1978–81)
- Rob Groener (1983–85)
- Wilhelm Canword (1988)
- Jan Zwartkruis (1992–94)
- Etienne Siliee (1996)
- Henry Caldera (2000–02)
- Pim Verbeek (2003–05)
- Etienne Siliee (2005–07)
- Leen Looyen (2007–09)
- Remko Bicentini (2009–10)
- Henry Caldera (2010, interim)
Past managers of CuraçaoEdit
1. Managers of the Netherlands Antilles from 16 December 1946 to 18 August 2011.
2. Jan Zwartkruis served as manager of the Netherlands as well as the Netherlands Antilles concurrently from 1978 to 1981.
3. Managers of Curaçao, from 18 August 2011. Direct successor, inheriting the former nation's FIFA membership and competitive record.
All-time record against other nationsEdit
Netherlands Antilles (1946–2011)Edit
- The following matches were played as the Netherlands Antilles (from 16 December 1946 until 18 August 2011)
|Trinidad and Tobago||17||1||6||10|
|Antigua and Barbuda||9||5||2||2|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||1||0||1||0|
- The following matches were played as Curaçao (from 18 August 2011 until present)
|Antigua and Barbuda||4||1||0||3|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||3||3||0||0|
|Trinidad and Tobago||2||1||0||1|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||2||0||0||2|
- CONCACAF Championship / Gold Cup:
- CFU Caribbean Cup:
- Central American and Caribbean Games:
- ABCS Tournament:
- Phillip Seaga Cup :
- Winners (1): 19631
- Inter Expo Cup / Polar Cup:
- Parbo Bier Cup:
- Winners (1): 20041
- King's Cup:
- Winners (1): 2019
1. Trophies won as the Netherlands Antilles from 16 December 1946 to 18 August 2011.
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