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Dominican Republic national football team

The Dominican Republic national football team is the national team of Dominican Republic and is controlled by the Dominican Football Federation. The team are a member of the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF, the governing body of football in North and Central America and the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup.

Dominican Republic
Nickname(s)Los Quisqueyanos
AssociationFederación Dominicana de Fútbol
ConfederationCONCACAF
(North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachDavid González[1]
CaptainTano Bonnin
Most capsJonathan Faña (37)
Top scorerJonathan Faña (19)
Home stadiumEstadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez Estadio Cibao FC
FIFA codeDOM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 155 Decrease 1 (25 July 2019)[2]
Highest78 (October 2013)
Lowest190 (December 2009)
Elo ranking
Current 155 Decrease 11 (13 September 2019)[3]
Highest139 (7 December 2012)
Lowest188 (early 1993)
First international
 Dominican Republic 0–8 Haiti 
(Dominican Republic; May 21, 1967)
Biggest win
 Dominican Republic 17–0 BVI 
(San Cristobal, Dominican Republic; October 14, 2010)
Biggest defeat
 T&T 9–0 Dominican Republic 
(Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; October 8, 2008)

HistoryEdit

The Dominican Football Federation was founded in 1953 and joined FIFA in 1959. The national team played their first games in May 1967 – a two-legged qualifier against Haiti for a place in the football at the 1968 Summer Olympics of Mexico. The first leg was played at home on 21 May and Haiti won 8–0. The second leg in Haiti was won by the hosts 6–0 on 27 May, as Haiti went through 14–0 on aggregate.

The Dominican Republic did not play another match until March 1970, when they entered at the 1970 Central American and Caribbean Games in Panama. They were placed in a group with Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The Dominican Republic lost 5–0 to Venezuela on 4 March, then gained their first ever win on 6 March by beating Puerto Rico 5–0. They did not advance to the next round.

In 1971 the Dominican Republic entered the 1971 Pan American Games in Colombia and were drawn in a group against the Bahamas and Canada. They lost 4–2 to the Bahamas on 31 July and 4–0 to Canada on 2 August and were knocked out.

The team did not play again until 16 December 1973, when they lost 1–0 away to Venezuela. In 1974 the Dominican Republic held the Central American and Caribbean Games, and lost their first match 3–2 to Bermuda on 28 February. On 2 March the team lost 1–0 to Mexico, before beating the Bahamas 2–0 on 4 March. In the final group game on 8 March the Dominican Republic lost 3–2 to Panama and were knocked out.[4]

In 2012 the Dominicans were able to qualify for the 2012 Caribbean Cup. On December 7 they beat hosts Antigua and Barbuda 2–1 but fell 2–1 against Haiti and Trindad and Tobago.

Competition recordsEdit

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 Declined participation
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966
  1970
  1974
  1978 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 6
  1982 Did not enter Declined participation
  1986
  1990
  1994 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 2 3
  1998 6 3 1 2 9 16
    2002 4 2 0 2 6 5
  2006 4 1 1 2 6 6
  2010 1 0 0 1 0 1
  2014 8 4 2 2 18 8
  2018 2 0 0 2 1 5
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 29 10 5 14 42 50

CONCACAF Nations Cup recordEdit

Gold Cup recordEdit

  • 1991 to 1996 – Did not qualify
  • 1998 – Withdrew
  • 2000 to 2003 – Did not qualify
  • 2005 – Withdrew
  • 2007 – Withdrew
  • 2009 – Did not compete
  • 2011 – Did not qualify
  • 2013 – Did not qualify
  • 2015 – Did not qualify
  • 2017 – Did not qualify

Pan American Games recordEdit

  • 1951 to 1967 – Did not compete
  • 1971 – Round 1
  • 1975 – Did not compete
  • 1979 – Round 1
  • 1983 to 1999 – Did not compete
  • 2003 – Round 1
  • 2007 – Did not qualify
  • 2011 – Did not compete
  • 2015 – Did not qualify

Central American and Caribbean Games recordEdit

  • 1930 to 1966 – Did not compete
  • 1970 – Round 1
  • 1974 – Round 1
  • 1978 – Did not compete
  • 1982 – Did not compete
  • 1986 – Round 2
  • 1990 – Round 2
  • 1993 to 1998 – Did not compete
  • 2002 – Round 1
  • 2006 – Did not qualify
  • 2010 – Did not compete
  • 2014 – Did not qualify

Caribbean CupEdit

Caribbean Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1989 Did not qualify
  1990
  1991 Group stage 8th 3 0 1 2 1 11
  1992 Did not qualify
  1993
  1994
    1995
  1996
    1997
    1998
  1999
  2001
  2005 Withdrew
  2007
  2008 Did not enter
  2010 Did not qualify
  2012 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 4 5
  2014 Did not qualify
  2017
Total Group stage 2/19 6 1 1 4 5 16

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following footballers were called for two 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League B matches against Montserrat and El Salvador on 7 and 10 September 2019, respectively.
Caps and goals are correct as of 7 September 2019, subsequent to the match against the Montserrat

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Miguel Lloyd (1982-10-23) 23 October 1982 (age 36) 41 0   Cibao
12 1GK Johan Guzmán (1997-07-03) 3 July 1997 (age 22) 2 0   Real Ávila

2 2DF Ernesto Trinidad (1996-01-02) 2 January 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Atlético Pantoja
3 2DF César García (1993-03-13) 13 March 1993 (age 26) 35 2   Cibao
4 2DF Jairo Bueno (1998-09-10) 10 September 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Roda
5 2DF Ismael Díaz (1990-08-21) 21 August 1990 (age 29) 18 1   Cibao
16 2DF Brian López (1999-11-20) 20 November 1999 (age 19) 1 0   Horta
20 2DF Edarlyn Reyes (1997-09-30) 30 September 1997 (age 21) 6 0   Cibao
21 2DF Adrián Salcedo (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 24) 3 0   Cibao

8 3MF Gerard Lavergne (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Atlético San Cristóbal
9 3MF Ronaldo Vásquez (1999-06-30) 30 June 1999 (age 20) 9 2   Hapoel Tel Aviv
13 3MF Rafael Flores (1991-04-24) 24 April 1991 (age 28) 43 0   Cibao
14 3MF Jean Carlos López (1993-11-09) 9 November 1993 (age 25) 27 2   Cibao
18 3MF Wilman Modesta (1995-12-24) 24 December 1995 (age 23) 13 1   O&M

7 4FW Juan Ángeles (2000-10-16) 16 October 2000 (age 18) 6 0   Moca
10 4FW Edipo Rodríguez (1993-06-27) 27 June 1993 (age 26) 23 6   Almazán
11 4FW Joshua García (1993-07-28) 28 July 1993 (age 26) 2 1   OKC Energy FC
15 4FW Darly Batista (1988-07-08) 8 July 1988 (age 31) 17 9   Atlético Pantoja
17 4FW Dorny Romero (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Cibao

Recent callupsEdit

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Odalis Báez (1983-09-29) 29 September 1983 (age 35) 8 0   Atlético Pantoja vs.   United Arab Emirates, 30 August 2019
GK Danilo Campana (1999-07-02) 2 July 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Atlántico vs.   Cayman Islands on 13 October 2018

DF Carlos Rossell (1993-06-13) 13 June 1993 (age 26) 0 0   Atlético Pantoja vs.   United Arab Emirates, 30 August 2019
DF Tano Bonnín (1990-06-30) 30 June 1990 (age 29) 14 1   Almería vs.   Bermuda, 24 March 2019
DF Carlos Julio Martínez (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 25) 14 0   Mirandés vs.   Bermuda, 24 March 2019
DF Luiyi de Lucas (1994-08-31) 31 August 1994 (age 25) 4 0   Lealtad vs.   Bermuda, 24 March 2019
DF José Valerio (1987-06-09) 9 June 1987 (age 32) 5 2   Atlético Vega Real vs.   Cuba on 17 November 2018
DF Eduardo Centeno (1984-05-30) 30 May 1984 (age 35) 4 0   LALA FC vs.   Cuba on 17 November 2018

MF Kelvin Martínez 0 0   Jarabacoa vs.   United Arab Emirates, 30 August 2019
MF Richard Dabas (1993-06-27) 27 June 1993 (age 26) 13 0   Cibao vs.   Bermuda, 24 March 2019
MF Enmy Peña (1992-09-07) 7 September 1992 (age 27) 9 2   Valletta vs.   Bermuda, 24 March 2019
MF Vinicio Espinal (1982-11-14) 14 November 1982 (age 36) 5 0   Virtus Bergamo vs.   Bermuda, 24 March 2019
MF Carlos Heredia (1998-09-28) 28 September 1998 (age 20) 4 1   Miedź Legnica vs.   Bermuda, 24 March 2019
MF Junior Martínez (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 22) 1 0   Internacional Madrid vs.   Bermuda, 24 March 2019
MF Winder Mendoza (1984-12-08) 8 December 1984 (age 34) 1 0 Unattached vs.   Cuba on 17 November 2018

FW Erick Ozuna (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 28) 28 9   O&M vs.   United Arab Emirates, 30 August 2019
FW Luis Espinal (1994-02-20) 20 February 1994 (age 25) 8 4   Atlético Pantoja vs.   Bermuda, 24 March 2019
FW Fran Núñez (1995-05-15) 15 May 1995 (age 24) 2 1   Peña Deportiva vs.   Bermuda, 24 March 2019
FW Erick Japa (1999-04-06) 6 April 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Independiente Juniors vs.   Bermuda, 24 March 2019
FW Rudolf González (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 21) 1 0   TuS Koblenz vs.   Bermuda, 24 March 2019

Notes:

  • INJ Withdrew from squad due to injury
  • PRE Preliminary squad
  • SUS Suspended
  • RET Retired from the national team
  • WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons

RecordsEdit

Most capped playersEdit

As of 24 March 2019[5]
# Player Careers Caps Goals non-FIFA Caps Total Caps
1 Jonathan Faña 2006–Present 37 19 8 45
2 Dinardo Rodríguez 1991–2001 35 8 0 35
3 Miguel Lloyd 2004–Present 33 0 8 41
4 Kerbi Rodríguez 2006–Present 33 8 5 38
5 Domingo Peralta 2010–Present 31 7 8 39
6 Rafael Flores 2008–Present 30 0 11 41
7 Hansley Martínez 2010–Present 26 0 7 33
8 César García 2010–Present 25 2 8 33
9 Kelvin Severino 2004–2012 22 4 1 23
10 Erick Ozuna 2010–Present 21 9 6 27

* The players in bold typeface are still active in football.

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 8 September 2016[5] Only games against FIFA affiliated teams.
# Player Careers Goals Caps
1 Jonathan Faña 2006–Present 19 37
2 Erick Ozuna 2010–Present 9 21
3 Darly Batista 2006–Present 8 12
4 Kerbi Rodríguez 2006–Present 8 33
5 Dinardo Rodríguez 1991–2001 8 35
6 Inoel Navarro 2010–2015 7 15
7 Domingo Peralta 2010–Present 7 31
8 Omar Zapata 1992–2004 6 13
9 Manuel Pérez 2001–2012 4 10
10 Kelvin Severino 2004–2012 4 22

* The players in bold typeface are still active in football.

Results and fixturesEdit

2018Edit

2019Edit

Records and statisticsEdit

As of 7 September 2019[6]
Rival Fixtures W D L GF GA
  Haiti 20 3 2 15 14 58
  Belize 2 0 0 2 1 5
  Puerto Rico 12 7 2 3 22 9
  Trinidad and Tobago 9 0 0 9 2 40
  Antigua and Barbuda 7 3 3 1 9 5
  Panama 6 0 1 5 4 11
  Anguilla 5 4 1 0 22 0
  Netherlands Antilles 4 1 1 2 4 6
  British Virgin Islands 4 3 1 0 21 1
  Venezuela 3 0 0 3 1 11
  U.S. Virgin Islands 3 3 0 0 17 3
  Aruba 3 2 1 0 8 5
  Guyana 3 0 0 3 2 10
  Martinique 3 0 1 2 2 9
  Cayman Islands 5 3 1 1 12 2
  El Salvador 3 0 0 3 3 7
  Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 1 1 1 5 5
  Bahamas 2 1 0 1 4 4
  Cuba 3 0 0 3 1 8
  Jamaica 2 0 0 2 1 3
  Montserrat 3 2 0 1 6 1
  Barbados 3 3 0 0 6 1
  Bermuda 5 1 0 4 5 9
  Dominica 2 1 0 1 2 2
  Suriname 2 1 1 0 4 2
  Curaçao 2 2 0 1 3 2
  Guadeloupe 2 1 0 1 2 3
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0 0 2 1 3
  Honduras 1 0 0 1 0 2
  Saint Lucia 2 1 1 0 3 2
  Costa Rica 1 0 0 1 0 4
  French Guiana 1 1 0 0 2 1
  Indonesia (Sub-23) 1 0 1 0 1 1
  Nicaragua 2 2 0 0 4 0
  Turks and Caicos Islands 1 1 0 0 4 0
  Bonaire 1 1 0 0 5 0
  United Arab Emirates 1 0 0 1 0 4
Total 132 46 20 68 201 239

Historical list of coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association=DOM/about.html
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesd/domrep-intres.html
  5. ^ a b "Indonesia – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  6. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Dominican Republic". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 30 August 2019.

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