Dominican Republic national football team

The Dominican Republic national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de República Dominicana) represents the Dominican Republic in men's international football, and is governed 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 finals.

Dominican Republican
Nickname(s)Los Quisqueyanos
AssociationFederación Dominicana de Fútbol
ConfederationCONCACAF
(North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachJacques Passy[1]
CaptainTano Bonnin
Most capsJonathan Faña (45)
Top scorerJonathan Faña (24)
Home stadiumEstadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez Estadio Cibao FC
FIFA codeDOM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 159 Steady (18 February 2021)[2]
Highest78 (October 2013)
Lowest190 (December 2009)
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

CONCACAF Gold Cup
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA
  1991 Did not qualify
   1993 Did not qualify
  1996 Did not qualify
  1998 Withdrew
  2000 Did not qualify
  2002 Did not qualify
   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
    2019 Did not qualify
  2021 Did not qualify
Total 0 Titles 0/15 0 0 0 0 0 0

CONCACAF Nations LeagueEdit

CONCACAF Nations League record
Year Division Group Pld W D* L GF GA P/R Rank
  2019−20 B B 6 2 1 3 5 5   22nd
  2022–23 B To be determined
Total 6 2 1 3 5 5 22nd

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 the 25 January 2021 against Serbia.[5]

  • Caps and goals are correct as of 25 January 2021, subsequent to the match against Serbia
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Miguel Lloyd (1982-10-23) 23 October 1982 (age 38) 46 0   Cibao
12 1GK Rafael Diaz (1991-10-08) 8 October 1991 (age 29) 1 0   Sacramento Republic
24 1GK Odalis Báez (1983-09-29) 29 September 1983 (age 37) 8 0   Atlético Pantoja

3 2DF José Luis de la Cruz (2000-07-05) 5 July 2000 (age 20) 1 0   Carabanchel
5 2DF Andrea Bosco (1995-10-06) 6 October 1995 (age 25) 1 0   Pro Sesto
6 2DF Kelvin Durán (1994-05-08) 8 May 1994 (age 26) 1 0   O&M
7 2DF Edarlyn Reyes (1997-09-30) 30 September 1997 (age 23) 11 0   Real Santa Cruz
16 2DF Yoan Melo (1994-03-12) 12 March 1994 (age 26) 0 0   Atlántico
18 2DF Alexis Weidenbach (1996-09-24) 24 September 1996 (age 24) 2 0   TuS Rot-Weiß Koblenz
22 2DF Antonio Natalucci (2000-08-01) 1 August 2000 (age 20) 1 0   Cavese
23 2DF Luiyi de Lucas (captain) (1994-08-31) 31 August 1994 (age 26) 4 0   Haka

8 3MF Gerard Lavergne (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 22) 9 0   Atlético San Cristóbal
9 3MF Ronaldo Vásquez (1999-06-30) 30 June 1999 (age 21) 14 2 Unattached
10 3MF Carlos Heredia (1998-09-28) 28 September 1998 (age 22) 8 1 Unattached
11 3MF Edison Azcona (2003-11-21) 21 November 2003 (age 17) 2 0   Inter Miami
14 3MF Juan Carlos Pineda (2000-01-12) 12 January 2000 (age 21) 1 0   Torrijos
15 3MF Kelvin Martínez (1997-09-11) 11 September 1997 (age 23) 1 0   Jarabacoa
19 3MF Wilman Modesta (1995-12-24) 24 December 1995 (age 25) 16 1   O&M
25 3MF Gabriel Núñez (1994-01-24) 24 January 1994 (age 27) 1 0   Luis Ángel Firpo

13 4FW Rudolf González (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 22) 6 1   Bonner
17 4FW Dorny Romero (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 23) 9 1   Venados
21 4FW Nowend Lorenzo (2002-01-01) 1 January 2002 (age 19) 2 0   Osasuna Juvenil A

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 Johan Guzmán (1997-07-03) 3 July 1997 (age 23) 2 0   Real Ávila v.   Puerto Rico, 19 January 2021
GK Alessandro Baroni (1999-08-14) 14 August 1999 (age 21) 0 0   O&M v.   Puerto Rico, 19 January 2021

DF Jairo Bueno (1998-09-10) 10 September 1998 (age 22) 6 1   Sariñena v.   Serbia, 25 January 2021 INJ
DF Manny Alexander Rodríguez (1998-05-23) 23 May 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Hércules v.   Serbia, 25 January 2021 INJ
DF Carlos Julio Martínez (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 27) 13 0   Mirandés v.   Serbia, 25 January 2021 PRE
DF Ismael Díaz (1990-08-21) 21 August 1990 (age 30) 23 1   Cibao v.   Puerto Rico, 19 January 2021
DF Ernesto Trinidad (1996-01-02) 2 January 1996 (age 25) 4 0   Atlético Pantoja v.   Puerto Rico, 19 January 2021
DF Brian López (1999-11-20) 20 November 1999 (age 21) 2 0   Atlético Porcuna v.   Puerto Rico, 19 January 2021
DF Benjamín Núñez (1995-05-15) 15 May 1995 (age 25) 2 0   Ceuta v.   Puerto Rico, 19 January 2021
DF Alexander Francois (2003-04-29) 29 April 2003 (age 17) 1 0 Unattached v.   Puerto Rico, 19 January 2021
DF Alejandro Jiménez (2002-01-13) 13 January 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Cornellà Juvenil A v.   Puerto Rico, 19 January 2021

MF Omar de la Cruz (2001-08-26) 26 August 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Calahorra v.   Serbia, 25 January 2021 INJ
MF Starlin Collante 0 0   Atlántico v.   Serbia, 25 January 2021 PRE

FW Erick Paniagua (1999-04-06) 6 April 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Atlético Pantoja v.   Serbia, 25 January 2021 SUS
FW Domingo Peralta (1986-07-28) 28 July 1986 (age 34) 40 13   Moca v.   Puerto Rico, 19 January 2021
FW Josué Báez (2002-05-23) 23 May 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Delfines del Este v.   Puerto Rico, 19 January 2021

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[6]
# Player Careers Caps Goals non-FIFA Caps Total Caps
1 Jonathan Faña 2006–Present 45 24 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[6] Only games against FIFA affiliated teams.
# Player Careers Goals Caps
1 Jonathan Faña 2006–Present 24 45
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

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

2021Edit

19 January Friendly Dominican Republic   0–1   Puerto Rico Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
17:00 (UTC−4) Rivera   45+1' (pen.) Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez
Referee: Randy Encarnación (Dominican Republic)
25 January Friendly Dominican Republic   0–0   Serbia Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
17:00 (UTC−4) Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez
Referee: William Anderson (Puerto Rico)
8 June WC 1st Round Qualifying Panama   v   Dominican Republic TBD
Stadium: TBD

Records and statisticsEdit

As of 7 September 2019[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 5 1 0 4 4 9
  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 1 2 7 3
  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 4 2 1 1 6 3
  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 138 48 21 71 206 244

ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association=DOM/about.html
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 10 December 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  4. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesd/domrep-intres.html
  5. ^ "Novedades de la segunda avanzada de la Sedofútbol para enfrentar a Serbia". Dominican Republic Football Federation (in Spanish). 21 January 2021. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Indonesia – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  7. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Dominican Republic". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 30 August 2019.

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