Curaçao national football team

The Curaçao national football team (Dutch: Curaçaos voetbalelftal; Papiamentu, Selekshon di Futbòl Kòrsou) represents Curaçao in International football and is controlled by the Curaçao Football Federation (Federashon Futbòl Kòrsou; FFK).[3]

Curaçao
AssociationFFK
ConfederationCONCACAF
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachGuus Hiddink
CaptainCuco Martina
Most capsCuco Martina (46)
Top scorerLeandro Bacuna (11)
Home stadiumStadion Ergilio Hato
FIFA codeCUW
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 76 Steady (18 February 2021)[1]
Highest68 (July 2017)
Lowest183 (April 2013, July 2014)
First international
Dominican Republic 1–0 Curaçao
(Dominican Republic, 10 August 2011)
Biggest win
Curaçao 10–0 Grenada
(Curacao, 10 September 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Saint Lucia 5–1 Curaçao
(Saint Lucia, 21 October 2012)
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4–0 Curaçao
(Saint Lucia, 25 October 2012)
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2017)
Best resultQuarter-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.[4]

Both FIFA and CONCACAF recognize the Curaçao national team to be the direct and sole successor of the dependant Curaçao (1921–1958) and the Netherlands Antilles national football teams.[5][6][7]

HistoryEdit

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.

They played their first match as the newly formed Curaçao national team on 20 August 2011 against Dominican Republic at the Estadio Panamericano, with the match ending in a 1–0 loss for Curaçao.

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.

Competitive recordEdit

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 FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 Part of   Netherlands Antilles Part of   Netherlands Antilles
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966
  1970
  1974
  1978
  1982
  1986
  1990
  1994
  1998
    2002
  2006
  2010
  2014 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 15 15
  2018 6 1 3 2 5 6
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 12 3 4 5 20 21

CONCACAF Gold CupEdit

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record Qualifying record
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1963 Third place 3rd 8 5 0 3 14 9 2 2 0 0 4 1
  1965 Fifth place 5th 5 0 2 3 4 16 Automatically entered
  1967 Did not qualify 4 0 2 2 4 6
  1969 Third place 3rd 5 2 1 2 9 12 Automatically entered
  1971 Did not enter Did not enter
  1973 Sixth place 6th 5 0 2 3 4 19 Automatically entered
  1977 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 9
  1981 Did not qualify 4 0 3 1 1 2
1985 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 0 4
1989 Did not qualify 4 2 0 2 4 7
  1991 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 5
    1993 Did not enter Did not enter
  1996 Did not qualify 5 3 1 1 11 11
  1998 Did not qualify 1 0 0 1 1 2
  2000 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 8 13
  2002 Did not enter Did not enter
    2003 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 3 6
  2005 Withdrew Withdrew
  2007 Did not qualify 3 0 1 2 1 7
  2009 Did not qualify 5 1 1 3 5 11
  2011 Did not qualify 3 0 1 2 5 7
  2013 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 2 11
    2015 Did not qualify 9 2 3 4 11 15
  2017 Group stage 11th 3 0 0 3 0 6 6 5 0 1 18 4
      2019 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 2 3 4 3 0 1 22 2
  2021 Qualified 4 1 2 1 3 3
Total Third place 6/25 30 8 6 16 33 65 73 22 17 30 104 126

CONCACAF Nations LeagueEdit

CONCACAF Nations League record
Year Division Group Pld W D* L GF GA P/R Rank
  2019−20 A D 4 1 2 1 3 3   6th
  2022–23 A To be determined
Total 4 1 2 1 3 3 6th

CFU Caribbean CupEdit

CFU Caribbean Cup
Year Round Pld W D[1] L GF GA
  1989 to   2010 As   Netherlands Antilles
  2014 Group stage 3 0 0 3 5 10
  2017 Champions 2 2 0 0 4 2
Total Champions 10 2 2 6 13 23
  1. ^ Draws include knockout matches decided on a penalty shootout.

Team recordsEdit

WinsEdit

Largest win
Largest win at the CONCACAF Championship finals
Largest win at the CCCF Championship finals
Largest win at the CFU Championship finals
  • Did not qualify
Largest win at the Caribbean Cup finals
Largest win at the Pan American Games
Largest win at the ABCS Tournament

DrawsEdit

Highest scoring draw
  • 3–3 vs   Panama on 8 May 1941
  • 3–3 vs   Honduras on 27 February 19601
  • 3–3 vs   Suriname on 2 March 19981
Highest scoring draw at the CONCACAF Championship finals
Highest scoring draw at the CCCF Championship finals
Highest scoring draw at the CFU Championship finals
  • Did not qualify
Highest scoring draw at the Caribbean Cup finals
Highest scoring draw at the Pan American Games
  • None
Highest scoring draw at the ABCS Tournament
  • n/aa

a. Tournament follows a knock-out format, and matches cannot end on a draw.

DefeatsEdit

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

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

2020Edit

30 March 2020 Friendly Thailand   Cancelled   Curaçao Thailand
--:-- UTC+7 Report

2021Edit

28 March 2021 (2021-03-28) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Cuba   v   Curaçao Havana, Cuba
Stadium: Estadio Pedro Marrero
July 2021 CONCACAF Gold
Cup
Curaçao   v   TBD TBD
Stadium: TBD
July 2021 CONCACAF Gold
Cup
Curaçao   v   TBD TBD
Stadium: TBD
July 2021 CONCACAF Gold
Cup
TBD   v   Curaçao TBD
Stadium: TBD

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the Concacaf Nations League match against Costa Rica on 14 November 2019.
Caps and goals as of 13 October 2019 after the game against Costa Rica.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Eloy Room (1989-02-06) 6 February 1989 (age 32) 34 0   Columbus Crew
22 1GK Rowendy Sumter (1988-05-19) 19 May 1988 (age 32) 8 0   Scherpenheuvel
23 1GK Tyrick Bodak (2002-05-15) 15 May 2002 (age 18) 0 0   PSV

12 2DF Shanon Carmelia (1989-03-20) 20 March 1989 (age 31) 36 2   DOVO
5 2DF Darryl Lachman (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 31) 30 1   Perth Glory
13 2DF Juriën Gaari (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 27) 16 1   RKC Waalwijk
3 2DF Shermar Martina (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 24) 7 0   MVV Maastricht
4 2DF Shermaine Martina (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 24) 6 0 Unattached
2 2DF Bryan Anastatia (1992-07-14) 14 July 1992 (age 28) 3 0   Jong Holland
20 2DF Roshon van Eijma (1998-06-09) 9 June 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Preußen Münster

10 3MF Leandro Bacuna (1991-08-21) 21 August 1991 (age 29) 30 11   Cardiff City
6 3MF Jeremy de Nooijer (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 28) 13 0   Al-Shamal
17 3MF Brandley Kuwas (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 28) 6 2   Al-Jazira
8 3MF Roly Bonevacia (1991-10-08) 8 October 1991 (age 29) 5 1   Fujairah
7 3MF Juninho Bacuna (1997-08-07) 7 August 1997 (age 23) 4 0   Huddersfield Town
15 3MF Gersinio Constancia (1990-04-06) 6 April 1990 (age 30) 3 0   Inter Willemstad
21 3MF Jaron Vicario (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Dordrecht

11 4FW Gevaro Nepomuceno (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 28) 42 8   Dinamo București
18 4FW Elson Hooi (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 29) 26 9   Muaither
9 4FW Rangelo Janga (1992-04-16) 16 April 1992 (age 28) 17 10   NEC
14 4FW Charlison Benschop (1989-08-21) 21 August 1989 (age 31) 5 0   Apollon Limassol
14 4FW Kenji Gorré (1994-09-29) 29 September 1994 (age 26) 4 0   Nacional
19 4FW Jeremy Cijntje (1998-01-08) 8 January 1998 (age 23) 0 0   Waasland-Beveren

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.

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




INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
Notes:

  • Caps do not include matches played for the former Netherlands Antilles, but solely appearances for the thereout subsequent country of Curaçao.

ManagersEdit

Past managers of the Netherlands AntillesEdit

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

As of 6 March 2020[22][23]

Netherlands Antilles (1946–2011)Edit

The following matches were played as the Netherlands Antilles (from 16 December 1946 until 18 August 2011)
Team Pld W D L
  Haiti 18 1 4 13
  Trinidad and Tobago 17 1 6 10
  Suriname 16 5 4 7
  El Salvador 16 1 4 11
  Costa Rica 15 3 1 11
  Mexico 12 2 3 7
  Jamaica 14 4 3 7
  Honduras 10 2 4 4
  Cuba 9 6 1 2
  Antigua and Barbuda 9 5 2 2
  Guatemala 9 2 5 2
  Nicaragua 7 6 0 1
  Panama 7 4 1 2
  Venezuela 6 3 1 2
  Guyana 6 1 1 4
  Puerto Rico 4 4 0 0
  Grenada 7 1 3 3
  United States 4 0 2 2
  Aruba 2 1 1 0
  Dominican Republic 2 0 1 1
  Saint Lucia 1 0 1 0
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 0 1 0
  Argentina 1 0 0 1
  Barbados 1 0 0 1
  Bermuda 1 0 0 1
  Cayman Islands 1 0 0 1
Total 196 52 49 91

Curaçao (2011–Present)Edit

The following matches were played as Curaçao (from 18 August 2011 until present)
Team Pld W D L
  Suriname 5 1 1 3
  El Salvador 5 0 1 4
  Antigua and Barbuda 4 1 0 3
  U.S. Virgin Islands 3 3 0 0
  Bonaire 3 2 0 1
  Haiti 3 1 1 1
  Jamaica 3 1 1 1
  Aruba 3 1 0 2
  Dominican Republic 3 1 0 2
  Cuba 3 0 2 1
  Grenada 2 2 0 0
  Guadeloupe 2 2 0 0
  Bolivia 2 1 1 0
  Martinique 2 1 1 0
  Montserrat 2 1 1 0
  Puerto Rico 2 1 1 0
  Guyana 2 1 0 1
  Trinidad and Tobago 2 1 0 1
  French Guiana 2 0 1 1
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0 0 2
  Costa Rica 2 0 1 1
  Honduras 1 1 0 0
  India 1 1 0 0
  Qatar 1 1 0 0
  Nicaragua 1 0 1 0
  Vietnam 1 0 1 0
  Barbados 1 0 0 1
  Canada 1 0 0 1
  Mexico 1 0 0 1
  Saint Lucia 1 0 0 1
  United States 1 0 0 1
Total 62 22 21 28

HonoursEdit

Major competitions

Minor competitions

1. Trophies won as the Netherlands Antilles from 16 December 1946 to 18 August 2011.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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