Liberia national football team

The Liberia national football team, nicknamed the Lone Stars, represents Liberia in men's international football and is controlled by the Liberia Football Association. Although the nation produced the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year, George Weah, its football team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup and has qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations just twice—in 1996 and 2002. It is a member of both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Liberia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Lone Star
AssociationLiberia Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachPeter Butler
CaptainWilliam Jebor
Most capsJoe Nagbe (77)
Top scorerGeorge Weah (18)
Home stadiumNational Complex
FIFA codeLBR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 152 Steady (10 December 2020)[1]
Highest66 (July 2001)
Lowest164 (October–November 2010)
First international
France Ivory Coast 0–2 Liberia Liberia
(Abidjan, Ivory Coast; unknown date 1954)
Biggest win
 Liberia 5–0 Djibouti 
(Monrovia, Liberia; March 29, 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Ghana 6–0 Liberia Liberia
(Ghana; April 6, 1975)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances2 (first in 1996)
Best resultGroup stage, 1996 and 2002

AchievementsEdit

West African Nations Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up
CEDEAO Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up

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 to
  1978
Did not enter Did not enter
  1982 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 0 1
  1986 2 0 0 2 0 4
  1990 8 3 3 2 4 3
  1994 Withdrew during qualifying Withdrew during qualifying
  1998 Did not qualify 8 2 1 5 7 12
   2002 10 6 1 3 11 2
  2006 12 2 1 9 6 29
  2010 6 0 3 3 4 12
  2014 6 1 1 4 3 9
  2018 4 1 1 2 4 6
  2022 To be determined To be determined
    2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/21 58 15 12 31 39 78

Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit

Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances: 2
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1957 Not affiliated to CAF
  1959
  1962
  1963 Did not enter
  1965
  1968 Did not qualify
  1970 Did not enter
  1972
  1974
  1976 Did not qualify
  1978 Did not enter
  1980
  1982 Did not qualify
  1984 Withdrew
  1986 Did not qualify
  1988
  1990
  1992 Withdrew
  1994 Did not qualify
  1996 Round 1 13th 2 1 0 1 2 3
  1998 Did not qualify
    2000
  2002 Round 1 9th 3 0 2 1 3 4
  2004 Did not qualify
  2006
  2008
  2010
    2012
  2013
  2015
  2017
  2019
  2021
  2023 To be determined
  2025
Total Group stage 2/33 5 1 2 2 5 7

Head coachesEdit

Date appointed Manager name
01/11/2013 2017   James Debbah
13/02/2013 01/11/2013   Frank Jericho Nagbe
08/05/2012 29/12/2012   Kaetu Smith
18/02/2012 08/05/2012   Thomas Kojo (interim)
14/03/2011 18/02/2012   Roberto Landi
08/06/2010 14/03/2011   Bertalan Bicskei
27/02/2008 02/03/2009   Antoine Hey
12/07/2006 26/02/2008   Frank Jericho Nagbe
10/02/2006 11/07/2006   Shawky Hussein Mohmoud
05/11/2004 09/02/2006   Joseph Sayon
08/08/2002 04/11/2004   Kadalah Kromah
14/07/2000 07/08/2002   Philippe Redon

Results and fixturesEdit

2019Edit

November 7 Friendly Egypt   1–0   Liberia Alexandria, Egypt
Report Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for a friendly match against Egypt on November 7, 2019.

Caps and Goals (official FIFA-recognized matches only) updated as of November 8, 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
16 1GK Tommy Songo (1995-04-20) April 20, 1995 (age 25) 13 0   LISCR FC
23 1GK Ashley Williams (2000-10-30) October 30, 2000 (age 20) 10 0   LISCR FC

3 2DF Alvin Maccornell (2000-01-13) January 13, 2000 (age 21) 16 0   LISCR FC
5 2DF Jeremy Saygbe (2001-06-01) June 1, 2001 (age 19) 6 0   LISCR FC
11 2DF Ben Benaiah (1992-12-06) December 6, 1992 (age 28) 2 0   Nimba United
12 2DF Gasimu Kouyateh (1999-05-07) May 7, 1999 (age 21) 6 0   LISCR FC

2 3MF Edward Ledlum (1999-06-15) June 15, 1999 (age 21) 5 0   LISCR FC
6 3MF Armah Vaikainah (1995-06-17) June 17, 1995 (age 25) 4 0   LISCR FC
7 3MF Sam Jackson (1998-10-13) October 13, 1998 (age 22) 4 0   LISCR FC
13 3MF Varney Sando (1995-05-27) May 27, 1995 (age 25) 1 0   LPRC Oilers
15 3MF Benjamin Doe (1999-06-23) June 23, 1999 (age 21) 1 0   LISCR FC
17 3MF Marlon Harrison (1998-09-19) September 19, 1998 (age 22) 1 0   LISCR FC
18 3MF Marvin Blapoh (1998-01-15) January 15, 1998 (age 23) 3 0   Monrovia Club Breweries

9 4FW Augustine Otu (1998-04-08) April 8, 1998 (age 22) 2 0   LPRC Oilers
10 4FW Christopher Jackson (1996-10-25) October 25, 1996 (age 24) 9 3   LISCR FC

RecordsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nagbe retired from international duty in 2001 but later played two farewell matches in 2011.
  2. ^ a b Weah retired from international duty in 2002 but later played a farewell match in 2018.
  3. ^ Debbah retired from international duty in 2004 but later played a farewell match in 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. December 10, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. December 10, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Mamrud, Roberto. "Liberia - Record International Players". RSSSF.

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