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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 coachOrlando Capellino[1]
CaptainJonathan Faña
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 154 Steady (14 June 2019)[2]
Highest78 (October 2013)
Lowest190 (December 2009)
Elo ranking
Current 150 Decrease 5 (16 June 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)

Contents

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 a CONCACAF Nations League match against Bermuda on 24 March 2019.
Caps and goals are correct as of 24 March 2019, subsequent to the match against Bermuda

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Miguel Lloyd (1982-10-23) 23 October 1982 (age 36) 39 0   Cibao
22 1GK Johan Guzmán (1997-07-03) 3 July 1997 (age 21) 1 0   Real Ávila
23 1GK Miguel Odalis Báez (1983-09-29) 29 September 1983 (age 35) 8 0   Atlético Pantoja

2 2DF Luiyi de Lucas (1994-08-31) 31 August 1994 (age 24) 4 0   Caudal
3 2DF Tano Bonnín (captain) (1990-06-30) 30 June 1990 (age 28) 14 1   Lleida Esportiu
4 2DF Carlos Julio Martínez (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 25) 14 0   Mirandés
5 2DF Ismael Díaz (1990-08-21) 21 August 1990 (age 28) 18 1   Cibao
17 2DF Edarlyn Reyes (1997-09-30) 30 September 1997 (age 21) 4 0   Cibao
21 2DF Jairo Bueno (1998-09-10) 10 September 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Roda

6 3MF Carlos Heredia (1998-09-28) 28 September 1998 (age 20) 4 1   Wolverhampton Wanderers Under-23s
7 3MF Erick Ozuna (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 28) 27 9   O&M
8 3MF Enmy Peña (1992-09-07) 7 September 1992 (age 26) 9 2   Valletta
9 3MF Edipo Rodríguez (1993-06-27) 27 June 1993 (age 25) 22 6   Almazán
10 3MF Richard Dabas (1993-06-27) 27 June 1993 (age 25) 13 0   Cibao
11 3MF Luis Antonio Martinez (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 21) 1 0   Arenas
13 3MF Rafael Flores (1991-04-24) 24 April 1991 (age 28) 41 0   Cibao
14 3MF Jean Carlos López (1993-11-09) 9 November 1993 (age 25) 25 2   Cibao
15 3MF Wilman Modesta (1995-12-24) 24 December 1995 (age 23) 11 1   O&M
16 3MF Vinicio Espinal (1982-11-14) 14 November 1982 (age 36) 5 0   Virtus Bergamo

12 4FW Fran Núñez (1995-05-15) 15 May 1995 (age 24) 2 1   Peña Deportiva
18 4FW Rudolf González (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 20) 1 0   TuS Koblenz
19 4FW Erick Japa (1999-04-06) 6 April 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Independiente
20 4FW Luis Espinal (1994-02-20) 20 February 1994 (age 25) 8 4   Atlético Pantoja

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 Danilo Campana (1999-07-02) 2 July 1999 (age 19) 0 0   Atlántico vs.   Cayman Islands on 13 October 2018
GK Wellington Agramonte (1989-02-12) 12 February 1989 (age 30) 17 0   Atlético San Cristóbal
GK Wisaldy Rivera (1987-12-01) 1 December 1987 (age 31) 0 0 Unattached

DF Eduardo Centeno (1984-05-30) 30 May 1984 (age 35) 4 0   LALA FC vs.   Cuba on 17 November 2018
DF José Valerio (1987-06-09) 9 June 1987 (age 32) 5 2   Atlético Vega Real vs.   Cuba on 17 November 2018
DF Guillermo Ferreras (1994-02-16) 16 February 1994 (age 25) 2 0   Atlético Pantoja vs.   Saint Kitts and Nevis on 25 March 2018
DF Pedro Muñoz (1992-12-15) 15 December 1992 (age 26) 0 0   Atlético Pantoja vs.   Saint Kitts and Nevis on 25 March 2018
DF César García (1993-03-13) 13 March 1993 (age 26) 33 2   Cibao
DF Hansley Martínez (1990-03-03) 3 March 1990 (age 29) 33 0   O&M
DF Yosimar Mojica (1994-09-19) 19 September 1994 (age 24) 3 0   O&M
DF Edwin Muñoz (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 26) 3 0   Atlántico
DF Yefri Reyes (1995-08-23) 23 August 1995 (age 23) 3 0   O&M
DF Robinson Aquino 0 0   Atlántico
DF Kervin Bather 0 0   Moca
DF Yorinson Noesí 0 0   Atlético San Francisco
DF Anthony Santos (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 (age 26) 0 0   Lemos

MF Winder Mendoza (1984-12-08) 8 December 1984 (age 34) 1 0 Unattached vs.   Cuba on 17 November 2018
MF Gerard Lavergne (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Atlético San Cristóbal vs.   Cayman Islands on 13 October 2018
MF Robert Rosado (1995-07-15) 15 July 1995 (age 23) 3 0   Atlético Pantoja vs.   Saint Kitts and Nevis on 25 March 2018
MF Bryan Jiménez (1994-01-22) 22 January 1994 (age 25) 5 0   Atlético Vega Real
MF Jimmy Reyes (1983-06-10) 10 June 1983 (age 36) 11 0   O&M
MF Israel Ruiz (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 (age 28) 5 0   O&M
MF Daniel Castillo (1993-09-18) 18 September 1993 (age 25) 0 0   Atlético Pantoja
MF Samir de la Rosa (1995-12-28) 28 December 1995 (age 23) 0 0   O&M
MF Aneury Feliz (1996-01-14) 14 January 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Unattached
MF Jefry Holguín (1996-09-02) 2 September 1996 (age 22) 0 0   Moca

FW Darly Batista (1988-07-08) 8 July 1988 (age 30) 16 9   Atlético Pantoja vs.   Cuba on 17 November 2018
FW Ronaldo Vásquez (1999-06-30) 30 June 1999 (age 19) 7 2   Hapoel Tel Aviv vs.   Cuba on 17 November 2018
FW Juan Ángeles (2000-10-16) 16 October 2000 (age 18) 4 0   Moca vs.   Cayman Islands on 13 October 2018
FW Juan Carlos Pineda (2000-01-12) 12 January 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Getafe Juvenil A vs.   Bonaire on 9 September 2018
FW Cristo Espuny (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 24) 2 0   Atlántico vs.   Bonaire on 9 September 2018
FW Domingo Peralta (1986-07-28) 28 July 1986 (age 32) 39 13   Moca vs.   Bonaire on 9 September 2018
FW Jonathan Faña (1987-04-11) 11 April 1987 (age 32) 45 24 Unattached
FW Miguel Ramírez (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 25) 2 0   O&M
FW Kensy Guerrero 0 0   O&M

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 26 march 2018[5]
# Player Careers Caps Goals non-FIFA Caps non-FIFA Goals Total Caps Total Goals
1 Jonathan Faña 2006–Present 37 19 8 5 45 24
2 Dinardo Rodríguez 1991–2001 35 8 0 0 35 8
3 Kerbi Rodríguez 2006–Present 32 8 5 2 37 10
4 Domingo Peralta 2010–Present 31 7 7 3 38 10
5 Rafael Flores 2008–Present 28 0 10 0 38 0
6 Miguel Lloyd 2004–Present 27 0 6 0 33 0
7 Hansley Martínez 2010–Present 26 0 7 0 33 0
8 César García 2010–Present 25 2 8 0 33 2
9 Kelvin Severino 2004–2012 22 4 1 0 23 4
10 Erick Ozuna 2010–Present 20 9 5 0 25 9

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

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 8 September 2016[5]
# Player Careers Goals Caps
1 Jonathan Faña 2006–Present 19 37
2 Erick Ozuna 2010–Present 9 19
3 Darly Batista 2006–Present 8 11
4 Kerbi Rodríguez 2006–Present 8 32
5 Dinardo Rodríguez 1991–2001 8 35
6 Inoel Navarro 2010–Present 7 15
7 Domingo Peralta 2010–Present 7 31
8 Omar Zapata 1992–2004 6 13
10 Edipo Rodríguez 2014–Present 5 16
9 Kelvin Severino 2004–2012 4 23

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

Results and fixturesEdit

2018Edit

2019Edit

Records and statisticsEdit

As of 9 November 2018[7]
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 2 2 0 0 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
Total 130 46 20 66 200 233

Historical list of coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association=DOM/about.html
  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. 16 June 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesd/domrep-intres.html
  5. ^ a b "Indonesia – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  6. ^ Unrecognised match by FIFA as Bonaire is not a FIFA member
  7. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Dominican Republic". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 9 November 2018.

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