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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).[3]

Curaçao
AssociationFFK
ConfederationCONCACAF
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachRemko Bicentini
CaptainCuco Martina
Most capsCuco Martina (41)
Top scorerLeandro Bacuna (11)
Home stadiumStadion Ergilio Hato
FIFA codeCUW
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 79 Increase 3 (14 June 2019)[1]
Highest68 (July 2017)
Lowest183 (April 2013, July 2014)
Elo ranking
Current 127 Increase 9 (16 June 2019)[2]
Highest43 (5 March 1948)
Lowest188 (25 October 2012)
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
Appearances6 (first in 1963)
Best resultThird place, 1963 and 1969

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 an independent 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]

Contents

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
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1930 to   1954 Did not enter
  1958 to   2018 Did not qualify
  2022 To be determined
      2026
Total - 0/23 - - - - - -

CONCACAF Gold CupEdit

CONCACAF Championship & CONCACAF Gold Cup
Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
  1963 Third place 8 5 0 3 14 9
  1965 Fifth place 5 0 2 3 4 16
  1967 Did not qualify
  1969 Third place 5 2 1 2 9 12
  1971 Did not enter
  1973 Sixth place 5 0 2 3 4 19
  1977 to   1991 Did not qualify
    1993 Did not enter
  1996 to   2000 Did not qualify
  2002 Did not enter
    2003 Did not qualify
  2005 Withdrew
  2007 to     2015 Did not qualify
  2017 Group stage 3 0 0 3 0 6
      2019 Qualified
Total Third place 26 7 5 14 31 62

CFU Caribbean CupEdit

CFU Caribbean Cup
Year Round Pld W D[1] L GF GA
  1989 Fourth place 2 0 2 0 2 2
  1990 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1991 Did not enter - - - - - -
  1992 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1993 Withdrew - - - - - -
  1994 Did not enter - - - - - -
19951997 Did not qualify - - - - - -
    1998 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 9
  1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2001 Did not enter - - - - - -
  2005 Withdrew - - - - - -
20072012 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  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 matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming seasons.

2018Edit

2019Edit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, taking place from June 15 to July 7, 2019.
Caps and goals as of 12 October 2018 after the game against U.S. Virgin Islands.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Eloy Room (1989-02-06) 6 February 1989 (age 30) 24 0   PSV
23 1GK Zeus de la Paz (1995-03-11) 11 March 1995 (age 24) 2 0   Oldham Athletic
22 1GK Jairzinho Pieter (1987-11-11) 11 November 1987 (age 31) 12 0   Vesta

2 2DF Cuco Martina (Captain) (1989-09-25) 25 September 1989 (age 29) 40 2   Feyenoord
4 2DF Darryl Lachman (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 29) 21 1   PEC Zwolle
13 2DF Juriën Gaari (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 25) 6 0   RKC
5 2DF Jurich Carolina (1998-07-15) 15 July 1998 (age 20) 4 0   Den Bosch
3 2DF Shermar Martina (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 23) 3 0   MVV

10 3MF Leandro Bacuna (1991-08-21) 21 August 1991 (age 27) 20 11   Cardiff City
6 3MF Michaël Maria (1995-01-31) 31 January 1995 (age 24) 11 0   Charlotte Independence
8 3MF Roly Bonevacia (1991-10-08) 8 October 1991 (age 27) 1 1   Al-Faisaly
12 3MF Shanon Carmelia (1989-03-20) 20 March 1989 (age 30) 33 2   IJsselmeervogels
21 3MF Ayrton Statie (1994-07-22) 22 July 1994 (age 24) 9 0   Lienden
17 3MF Gersinio Constancia (1990-04-06) 6 April 1990 (age 29) 3 0   Jong Holland
15 3MF Shermaine Martina (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 23) 2 0   MVV
20 3MF Jimbertson Vapor (1996-02-10) 10 February 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Scherpenheuvel

7 4FW Jarchinio Antonia (1990-12-27) 27 December 1990 (age 28) 16 0   AEL Limassol
19 4FW Jafar Arias (1995-06-16) 16 June 1995 (age 24) 4 0   Emmen
9 4FW Charlison Benschop (1989-08-21) 21 August 1989 (age 29) 3 0   De Graafschap
14 4FW Kenji Gorré (1994-09-29) 29 September 1994 (age 24) 0 0   Nacional
18 4FW Elson Hooi (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 27) 19 7   ADO Den Haag
11 4FW Gevaro Nepomuceno (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 26) 35 7   Oldham Athletic
16 4FW Gino van Kessel (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 26) 18 8   Roeselare

Recent call-upsEdit

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 (1988-05-19) 19 May 1988 (age 31) 8 0   Scherpenheuvel v.   India, 5 June 2019 PRE

DF Maiky Fecunda (1995-08-04) 4 August 1995 (age 23) 5 0   Helmond Sport v.   India, 5 June 2019 PRE
DF Bryan Anastatia (1992-07-14) 14 July 1992 (age 26) 3 0   Jong Holland v.   India, 5 June 2019 PRE
DF Quentin Jakoba (1987-12-19) 19 December 1987 (age 31) 9 0   Kozakken Boys v.   Antigua and Barbuda, 23 March 2019 PRE
DF Suently Alberto (1996-06-09) 9 June 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Sparta Rotterdam v.   Guadeloupe, 19 November 2018
DF Bradley Martis (1998-07-13) 13 July 1998 (age 20) 2 0   Sparta Rotterdam v.   Guadeloupe, 19 November 2018

MF Kemy Agustien (1986-08-20) 20 August 1986 (age 32) 13 0   Wrexham v.   India, 5 June 2019 PRE
MF Jurensley Martina (1993-08-10) 10 August 1993 (age 25) 6 3   Jong Holland v.   India, 5 June 2019 PRE
MF Brandley Kuwas (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 26) 4 2   Heracles Almelo v.   India, 5 June 2019 PRE
MF Jeremy de Nooijer (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 27) 8 1   Al-Shamal v.   Antigua and Barbuda, 23 March 2019

FW Ruensley Leuteria (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 27) 4 2   Jong Holland v.   India, 5 June 2019 PRE
FW Mirco Colina (1990-05-23) 23 May 1990 (age 29) 14 3   Vesta v.   India, 5 June 2019 PRE
FW Charlton Vicento (1991-01-19) 19 January 1991 (age 28) 8 2   Kozakken Boys v.   India, 5 June 2019 PRE
FW Liandro Martis (1995-11-13) 13 November 1995 (age 23) 1 0   Macclesfield Town v.   India, 5 June 2019 PRE
FW Gervane Kastaneer (1996-06-09) 9 June 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Coventry City 2019 CONCACAF Gold CupINJ
FW Quenten Martinus (1991-03-07) 7 March 1991 (age 28) 8 1   Urawa Red Diamonds v.   India, 5 June 2019 PRE
FW Rangelo Janga (1992-04-16) 16 April 1992 (age 27) 14 10   Astana v.   Antigua and Barbuda, 23 March 2019
FW Randal Winklaar (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 24) 7 2   Jong Holland v.   Antigua and Barbuda, 23 March 2019 PRE
FW Irvingly van Eijma (1994-02-09) 9 February 1994 (age 25) 1 0   Barendrecht v.   Antigua and Barbuda, 23 March 2019 PRE
FW Jeremy Cijntje (1998-01-08) 8 January 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Dordrecht v.   Antigua and Barbuda, 23 March 2019 PRE
FW Nigel Robertha (1998-02-13) 13 February 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Cambuur v.   Grenada, 10 September 2018 INJ
FW Guyon Fernandez (1986-04-18) 18 April 1986 (age 33) 2 0   Delhi Dynamos v.   Grenada, 10 September 2018 PRE

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 Antilles1


Past managers of Curaçao3

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 21 June 2019[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
  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
  Jamaica 2 1 0 1
  Trinidad and Tobago 2 1 0 1
  French Guiana 2 0 1 1
  Haiti 2 0 1 1
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0 0 2
  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
Total 58 22 19 26

HonoursEdit

Other tournamentsEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ Curaçao at CONCACAF official website
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