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The Jersey official football team represents the British Crown Dependency of Jersey in non-FIFA international matches.

Jersey
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Crapauds or Beans
AssociationJersey Football Association
Head coachMartin Cassidy
Home stadiumSpringfield Stadium
First colours
First international
Jersey Jersey 0–1 Guernsey Guernsey
(27 April 1905)
Biggest win
Jersey Jersey 18–0 Alderney Alderney
(19 March 1994)
Biggest defeat
Jersey Jersey 1–7 Guernsey Guernsey
(18 April 1929)

The Jersey Football Association is affiliated to the English Football Association, as they are not affiliated to either FIFA or UEFA, the Jersey official football team is therefore not eligible to take part in qualification for both the FIFA World Cup and the European Football Championship.

In December 2015 an application was submitted to UEFA to allow Jersey to take part in international matches,[1] following on from Gibraltar's admission two years earlier.[2] In October 2016, Jersey's bid to join UEFA was rejected,[3] but this decision was appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in June 2017.[4] In September 2017, the CAS ordered the UEFA congress to hear Jersey's case.[5] In February 2018 a majority of the member associations of UEFA voted against admitting Jersey as a member.[6] An independent Parishes of Jersey team subsequently formed in August 2018, joining ConIFA in September that year.[7]

Jersey's main fixtures are currently the annual Muratti Vase against fellow Channel Islanders Alderney and Guernsey, as well as the biennial Island Games.

Contents

Current squadEdit

The following 16 players were called up to play in the 2018 Muratti Vase Final against Guernsey   in May 2018[8]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Euan van der Vliet (1996-08-11) 11 August 1996 (age 23)   St. Paul's
1GK Danny Birrell   Jersey Wanderers

2DF Harry Curtis   St. Paul's
2DF Michael Weir   St. Paul's
2DF Luke Campbell (1989-05-04) 4 May 1989 (age 30)   St. Peter

3MF James Queree (1990-07-23) 23 July 1990 (age 29)   Jersey Wanderers
3MF Jack Cannon (1987-02-17) 17 February 1987 (age 32)   St. Paul's
3MF Jay Reid (1990-10-29) 29 October 1990 (age 28)   St. Paul's
3MF Jack Boyle (1990-07-09) 9 July 1990 (age 29)   St. Paul's
3MF Jake Baker (1992-12-09) 9 December 1992 (age 26)   St. Peter
3MF Kamen Nafkha   Jersey Wanderers

4FW Craig Russell (1987-11-04) 4 November 1987 (age 31)   St. Paul's
4FW Karl Hinds   St. Paul's
4FW Adam Trotter   St. Paul's
4FW Jake Prince   St. Peter

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Jersey squad within the last twelve months.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
2DF James Scott (1980-08-20) 20 August 1980 (age 39)   Jersey Scottish
2DF Stuart Andre (1984-03-18) 18 March 1984 (age 35)   St. Paul's
2DF Rob McBey (1986-11-12) 12 November 1986 (age 32)   St. Clement
2DF Connor O'Shea   St. Clement
2DF Jonny Le Quesne   St. Paul's

3MF Cav Miley (1995-03-29) 29 March 1995 (age 24)   Eastleigh
3MF Joe Kilshaw   St. Paul's
3MF Ben Gallichan (1988-08-12) 12 August 1988 (age 31)   St. Peter

4FW Kieran Lester   St. Paul's

HonoursEdit

  • Muratti Vase: 54 (53 outright, 1 shared)
    • 1908, 1910, 1911, 1921, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1931, 1937*, 1939, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016 (* shared)
  • Island Games: 3
    • 1993, 1997, 2009

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sport, Brent Pilnick BBC. "Jersey bids to join Uefa to play international football". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Gibraltar given full Uefa membership at London Congress". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Jersey to appeal to CAS after Uefa rejects membership application". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Uefa should have second tier for 'smaller' national teams, says Jersey FA boss". 22 February 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Court of Arbitration in Sport orders Jersey case to be heard by Uefa congress". 28 September 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Jersey: Uefa congress rejects application to become international football nation". 26 February 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018 – via www.bbc.com.
  7. ^ "'Parishes of Jersey' accepted into Conifa". Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  8. ^ "2017 Island Games Squad". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 30 April 2018.

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