Netherlands Antilles national football team

The Netherlands Antilles national football team (Dutch, "Nederlands-Antilliaans voetbalelftal"; Papiamentu, "Selekshon Antiano di futbòl") was the national team of the former Netherlands Antilles. It was controlled by the Nederlands Antilliaanse Voetbal Unie. The NAVU consisted of Curaçao and Bonaire. Aruba split in 1986 and has its own team.

Netherlands Antilles
1958–2010
Nickname(s)De Antilopen
AssociationNederlands Antilliaanse
Voetbal Unie
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Home stadiumStadion Ergilio Hato
FIFA codeANT
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Highest118 (July 1995)
Lowest188 (December 2003)
First international
 Netherlands Antilles 3–1 Panama 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 4 March 1948)
Last international
 Netherlands Antilles 2–2 Suriname 
(Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles; 31 October 2010)
Biggest win
 Netherlands Antilles 15–0 Puerto Rico 
(Caracas, Venezuela; 15 January 1959)
Biggest defeat
 Netherlands 8–0 Netherlands Antilles 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 5 September 1962)
 Mexico 8–0 Netherlands Antilles 
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 8 December 1973)
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1963)
Best resultThird place, 1963, 1969

The Netherlands Antilles team never qualified for the FIFA World Cup. The country managed to come third in the CONCACAF championships of 1963 and 1969.

HistoryEdit

Under the name Curaçao, the team played its first international game in 1934 (against Suriname, which was then still part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as well) and continued to use the name Curaçao until the qualifications for the World Championships of 1958,[1] although the name of the area had changed from "Territory of Curaçao" to "Netherlands Antilles" in 1948.

Dissolution of countryEdit

The Netherlands Antilles was dissolved as a unified political entity on 10 October 2010, and the five constituent islands took on new constitutional statuses within the Kingdom of the Netherlands,[2] forming 2 new countries (Curaçao and Sint Maarten) and 3 new special municipalities of the Netherlands (namely Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius).

At the time of the dissolution, the team was about to compete in the qualification tournament for the 2010 Caribbean Championship, and finally competed under an obsolete country name. Sint Maarten national football team, as well as Bonaire national football team are already members of CONCACAF, but are not members of FIFA. The Curaçao national football team took the place of the Netherlands Antilles as a FIFA member.[3]

Successor teamsEdit

Both FIFA and CONCACAF consider the Curaçaoan national team to be the direct and sole successor of the Netherlands Antilles national football team. The teams of other republics were inducted as fully new members.

Nation FIFA Active International tournament(s) Round
  Curaçao 2011-present (since 2011)
2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group stage
2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Withdrew
  Sint Maarten 2010-present (since 2010)
  Bonaire 2010-present (since 2010)

Competitive recordEdit

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

FIFA World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup record qualification record
Year Resut Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
as   Territory of Curaçao as   Territory of Curaçao
  1930 Did not enter Did not enter
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 4 7
as   Netherlands Antilles as   Netherlands Antilles
  1962 Did not qualify 6 2 2 2 4 14
  1966 4 1 2 1 2 3
  1970 4 1 0 3 3 9
  1974 CONCACAF Championship
  1978
  1982
  1986
  1990
  1994 2 0 1 1 1 4
  1998 2 0 1 1 1 2
    2002 2 0 1 1 1 6
  2006 4 1 0 3 4 8
  2010 4 2 1 1 3 1
Total 31 8 8 15 23 54

CONCACAF Championship & Gold CupEdit

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record Qualification record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
  1963 Third place 6 3 0 3 10 8 2 2 0 0 4 1
  1965 Fifth place 5 0 2 3 4 16 Qualified automatically
  1967 Did not qualify 4 0 2 2 4 6
  1969 Third place 5 2 1 2 9 12 Qualified automatically
  1971 Withdrew Withdrew
  1973 Sixth place 5 0 2 3 4 19 Qualified automatically
  1977 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 9
  1981 4 0 3 1 1 2
1985 2 0 1 1 0 4
1989 4 2 0 2 4 7
  1991 Caribbean Cup
    1993 Did not enter
  1996 Did not qualify
  1998
  2000
  2002 Did not enter
    2003 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 3 6
  2005 Did not enter Caribbean Cup
  2007 Did not qualify
  2009
  2011
Total Third Place 21 5 5 11 27 55 22 5 7 10 17 35

CCCF ChampionshipEdit

CCCF Championship record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA
as   Territory of Curaçao
  1941 Third Place 4 1 2 1 16 12
  1943 Did not enter
  1946
  1948 Fourth Place 8 2 2 4 14 16
  1951 Did not enter
  1953 Fourth Place 6 2 2 2 17 9
  1955 Runners-up 6 4 0 2 11 7
  1957 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 7 4
as   Netherlands Antilles
  1960 Runners-up 4 2 2 0 9 7
  1961 First Round 3 1 1 1 4 5
Total Runners-up 35 14 10 11 78 60

CFU Caribbean CupEdit

CFU Championship & Caribbean Cup record Qualification record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
  1978 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 1 5
  1979 Did not enter Did not enter
  1981
  1983 Did not qualify Result Unknown
  1985 Did not enter Did not enter
  1988
  1989 Group stage 2 0 2 0 2 2 4 3 0 1 21 4
  1990 Did not qualify 2 0 2 0 2 2
  1991 2 0 0 2 0 5
  1992 3 1 1 1 3 3
  1993 Did not enter Did not enter
  1994
    1995 Did not qualify 5 3 1 1 11 11
  1996 1 0 0 1 0 1
    1997 1 0 0 1 1 2
    1998 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 9 3 2 1 0 6 4
  1999 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 2 4
  2001 Did not enter Did not enter
  2005
  2007 Did not qualify 3 0 1 2 1 7
  2008 5 1 1 3 5 11
  2010 3 0 1 2 5 7
Total Group stage 5 0 2 3 4 11 38 11 10 17 58 66

Olympic GamesEdit

  • –1980: Amateur squads
  • 1984-1988: Professional squads
  • 1992- : Under-23 squads
Olympic Games record Qualification record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
as   Territory of Curaçao as   Territory of Curaçao
  1928 Did not enter -
  1936
  1948
as   Netherlands Antilles as   Netherlands Antilles
  1952 First Round 1 0 0 1 1 2 -
  1956 Did not enter
  1960 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 3 6
  1964 Did not enter Did not enter
  1968
  1972
  1976
  1980
  1984
  1988
Since  1992 Under-23 Tournament Under-23 Tournament
Total First Round 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 3 6

Pan American GamesEdit

  • 1951–1983: Amateur squads
Pan American Games record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA
as   Territory of Curaçao
  1951 Did not enter
  1955 Bronze Medal 6 2 0 4 11 13
as   Netherlands Antilles
Since   1959 Did not enter
Total Bronze Medal 6 2 0 4 11 13

Central American and Caribbean GamesEdit

  • 1930–1946: Full senior squads
  • 1950–1986: Amateur squads
Central American and Caribbean Games record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA
as   Territory of Curaçao
  1930 Did not enter
  1935
  1938
  1946 Bronze Medal 6 3 2 1 25 10
  1950 Gold Medal 6 4 1 1 20 6
  1954 Did not enter
as   Netherlands Antilles
  1959 Silver Medal 4 2 1 1 21 5
  1962 Gold Medal 5 5 0 0 16 5
  1966 Silver Medal 5 4 0 1 11 4
  1970 Silver Medal * * * * * *
  1974 Unknown
  1978 Group stage 5 0 0 5 3 16
  1982 Group stage 3 1 1 1 2 6
  1986 Group stage 2 0 1 1 1 3
Since   1990 Under-23 Tournament
Total Gold Medal 36 19 6 11 99 55

All-time record against other nationsEdit

Updated 31 May 2012[4]

Team Pld W D L
  Haiti 18 1 4 13
  Trinidad and Tobago 17 1 6 10
  Suriname 16 5 4 7
  El Salvador 16 1 4 11
  Costa Rica 15 3 1 11
  Mexico 12 2 3 7
  Jamaica 10 4 3 7
  Honduras 10 2 4 4
  Cuba 9 6 1 2
  Antigua and Barbuda 9 5 2 2
  Guatemala 9 2 5 2
  Nicaragua 7 6 0 1
  Panama 7 4 1 2
  Venezuela 6 3 1 2
  Guyana 6 1 1 4
  Puerto Rico 4 4 0 0
  Grenada 4 1 3 0
  United States 4 0 2 2
  Aruba 2 1 1 0
  Dominican Republic 2 0 1 1
  Netherlands 2 0 1 1
  Saint Lucia 1 0 1 0
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 0 1 0
  Argentina 1 0 0 1
  Barbados 1 0 0 1
  Bermuda 1 0 0 1
  Cayman Islands 1 0 0 1
Total 191 52 50 89

HonoursEdit

Competition       Total
World Cup 0 0 0 0
CONCACAF Championship / Gold Cup 0 0 2 2
Confederations Cup 0 0 0 0
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 2 2
This is a list of honours for the senior Netherlands Antilles national team

Other tournamentsEdit

ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of the FIFA worldcup preliminary competition (By year)" (PDF). FIFA. 19 September 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Antillen opgeheven op 10-10-2010" (in Dutch). NOS. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Curaçao page on". FIFA. 12 November 2011. Archived from the original on 12 March 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Curaçao Match history". Soccerway.com. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.

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