Football in Suriname

The sport of football in the country of Suriname is run by the Surinamese Football Association.[1] The association administers the national football team, as well as the national football league.[2][3][4]

Football in Suriname
Governing bodySurinamese Football Association
National team(s)Men's national team
First played1862
National competitions
Club competitions
International competitions

National teamEdit

The 1978 FIFA World Cup was the nearest the national team got to qualifying a major world tournament.[5] The national team has lost potential players to the Netherlands.[6]


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  2. ^ Billingham, Neil (2010-07-05). "How Holland became the Brazil of European football". Sabotage Times. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  3. ^ WSC Daily. "When Saturday Comes - The influence of Suriname on Holland's great teams". Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Kicking the Ball to Holland". Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Historical moment for Surinamese football".
  6. ^ Carmichael, Charlie (October 15, 2018). "How Surinamese migrants revolutionised Dutch football".