New Caledonia national football team

The New Caledonia national football team is the national team of New Caledonia and is controlled by the Fédération Calédonienne de Football. Although they were only admitted to FIFA in 2004, they have been participating in the OFC Nations Cup since its inception. They have been one of this relatively small region's strongest teams, finishing second in 2008 and 2012, and third in 1973 and 1980. They were the top ranked OFC nation at number 95 in September 2008,[3] making them only the fourth country from the confederation to have reached the global top 100.

New Caledonia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Cagous (The Kagus)
AssociationFédération Calédonienne de Football
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachThierry Sardo
CaptainJoël Wakanumuné
Most capsBertrand Kaï (41)
Top scorerBertrand Kaï (23)
Home stadiumStade Numa-Daly Magenta
FIFA codeNCL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 155 Steady (16 September 2021)[1]
Highest93 (August 2013)
Lowest191 (April–May 2016)
First international
 New Caledonia 2–0 New Zealand 
(Nouméa, New Caledonia; 19 September 1951)
Biggest win
 New Caledonia 18–0 Guam 
(Lae, Papua New Guinea; 3 September 1991)
 New Caledonia 18–0 Micronesia 
(Suva, Fiji; 1 July 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 11–0 New Caledonia 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 8 July 2002)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances6 (first in 1973)
Best resultRunners-up, 2008 and 2012

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

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    2002 Ineligible
  2006 Did not qualify 6 2 1 1 16 2
  2010 12 7 3 2 22 13
  2014 5 3 0 2 19 7
  2018 4 1 2 1 9 3
  2022 To be determined To be determined
    2026
Total 0/21 27 13 6 6 66 25

OFC Nations CupEdit

OFC Nations Cup Record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1973 Third Place 3rd 5 3 0 2 10 6
  1980 Third Place 3rd 4 3 0 1 14 12
1996 Did Not Qualify
  1998
  2000
  2002 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 14
  2004 Did Not Qualify
2008 Runners-Up 2nd 6 2 2 2 12 10
  2012 Runners-Up 2nd 5 3 0 2 19 7
  2016 Third Place 3rd 4 1 2 1 9 3
  2020 Cancelled
Total 6/10 0 Titles 27 12 4 11 65 52

Pacific GamesEdit

Pacific Games Record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
  1963 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 10 3
  1966 Runners-Up 2nd 4 3 0 1 17 2
  1969 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 20 3
  1971 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 12 2
  1975 Runners-Up 2nd 5 4 0 1 16 4
  1979 Fourth Place 4th 5 3 0 2 26 8
  1983 Third Place 3rd 6 4 0 2 16 11
  1987 Champions 1st 6 5 0 1 26 4
  1991 Third Place 3rd 5 3 0 2 13 8
  1995 Group Stage 5th 4 2 0 2 19 3
  2003 Runners-Up 2nd 6 4 1 1 29 3
  2007 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 10 3
  2011 Champions 1st 7 6 0 1 36 3
  2015 See New Caledonia national under-23 football team
  2019 Runners-Up 2nd 6 5 0 1 23 2
Total 13/14 7 Titles 65 48 4 13 250 57

Coupe de l'Outre MerEdit

  • 2008 – Group stage
  • 2010 – Group stage

Results and fixturesEdit

For all past match results of the national team, see the team's 1951–79 results page, 1980–99 results page and 2000–19 results page.

2021Edit

List of coachesEdit

Coach Nationality Duration
Guy Elmour   France 1971–1973
Jules Hmeune   France 1977
Rudi Gutendorf   Germany 1981
Michel Clarque   France 2002
Serge Martinengo de Novack   France 2002–2004
Didier Chambaron   France 2007–2010
Christophe Coursimault   France 2010–2012
Alain Moizan   France 2012–2015
Thierry Sardo   France 2015–

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the 2019 Pacific Games from 7–20 July in Apia, Samoa
Caps and goals updated as of 20 July 2019 after the game against New Zealand U23.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Rocky Nyikeine (1992-05-26) 26 May 1992 (age 29) 21 0   Hienghène Sport
16 1GK Mickaël Ulile (1997-07-16) 16 July 1997 (age 24) 9 0   Abbeville
20 1GK Jean-Gilles Hnamuko (1996-03-02) 2 March 1996 (age 25) 1 0   Swift Hesperange

2 2DF Jorys Mène (1995-01-02) 2 January 1995 (age 26) 5 0   Alisontia Steinsel
3 2DF Joseph Tchako (1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 28) 11 0   Mont-Dore
4 2DF Louis Ukajo (1989-02-03) 3 February 1989 (age 32) 5 0   Poitiers
5 2DF Mickaël Tiaou (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 29) 6 0   Magenta
13 2DF Jacques Wamytan (1988-12-09) 9 December 1988 (age 32) 7 0   Mont-Dore
18 2DF Emile Béaruné (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 31) 39 0   Hienghène Sport
21 2DF Willy Wahéo (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 (age 27) 3 0   Ne Drehu
22 2DF Stéphane Tein-Padom (1994-06-08) 8 June 1994 (age 27) 3 1   Châtellerault

6 3MF Cédric Sansot (1989-04-13) 13 April 1989 (age 32) 17 0   Hienghène Sport
7 3MF Joël Wakanumuné (captain) (1986-09-30) 30 September 1986 (age 34) 37 1   Tiga Sport
10 3MF César Zeoula (1989-08-29) 29 August 1989 (age 32) 34 10   Schiltigheim
12 3MF Jekob Jeno (2000-06-22) 22 June 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Amiens II
14 3MF Didier Simane (1996-08-03) 3 August 1996 (age 25) 5 0   Magenta
15 3MF Cédric Decoire (1994-05-15) 15 May 1994 (age 27) 8 3   Mont-Dore
23 3MF Geordy Gony (1994-05-15) 15 May 1994 (age 27) 8 1   Hienghène Sport

8 4FW Richard Sele (1989-08-31) 31 August 1989 (age 32) 14 2   Magenta
9 4FW Jean-Philippe Saïko (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 31) 8 11   Tasman United
11 4FW Bertrand Kaï (1983-06-06) 6 June 1983 (age 38) 41 23   Hienghène Sport
17 4FW Jean-Christ Wajoka (1992-09-06) 6 September 1992 (age 29) 9 1   Magenta
19 4FW Nathanaël Hmaen (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 28) 10 4   Magenta

Player recordsEdit

As of 20 July 2019[4]
Players in bold are still active with New Caledonia.

KitEdit

Kappa are the current kit provider for the national team since 2017.[5] As of 2012, the national team's home kit is a grey jersey with red shorts and red socks. The away kit is a red jersey with red shorts and white socks.

Kit sponsorshipEdit

Kit lier Period
  Puma 2004–2006[6]
  Nike 2010–2012
  Erreà 2013–2017
  Kappa 2017–2019
  Select 2020-

Head-to-head recordEdit

Up to matches played on 20 July 2019.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD WPCT
  American Samoa 4 4 0 0 33 0 +33 100.00
  Australia 4 0 0 4 1 23 −22 0.00
  Bulgaria 1 0 0 1 3 5 −2 0.00
  Cook Islands 4 4 0 0 32 0 +32 100.00
  Estonia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0.00
  Micronesia 1 1 0 0 18 0 +18 100.00
  Fiji 36 12 5 19 67 72 −5 33.33
  Guadeloupe 2 0 1 1 1 5 −4 0.00
  Guam 3 3 0 0 37 1 +36 100.00
  Malaysia 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0.00
  Martinique 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 0.00
  Mauritius 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0.00
  Mayotte 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 50.00
  New Zealand 32 11 2 19 45 64 −19 34.38
  New Zealand U23 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0.00
  Papua New Guinea 17 12 2 3 49 15 +34 70.59
  Réunion 2 0 0 2 3 7 −4 0.00
  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 1 1 0 0 16 1 +15 100.00
  Samoa[a] 4 4 0 0 29 0 +29 100.00
  Solomon Islands 25 14 2 9 53 29 +24 56.00
  Tahiti 62 26 14 22 105 76 +29 41.94
  Tonga 5 5 0 0 36 2 +34 100.00
  Tuvalu 5 4 0 1 32 2 +30 80.00
  Vanuatu[b] 38 23 7 8 97 45 +52 60.53
  Wallis and Futuna 3 3 0 0 19 1 +18 100.00
Total 258 128 35 95 684 367 +317 49.61
  1. ^ Includes results as Western Samoa.
  2. ^ Includes results as New Hebrides.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 16 September 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 10 September 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  3. ^ FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking September 2008
  4. ^ "New Caledonia". National Football Teams.
  5. ^ Les 21 Cagous pour le Mondial U-17 World Cuo India 2017
  6. ^ https://www.oldfootballshirts.com/pt/teams/n/new-caledonia/old-new-caledonia-football-shirt-s28101.html

External linksEdit