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
Most capsBertrand Kaï (41)
Top scorerBertrand Kaï (23)
Home stadiumStade Numa-Daly Magenta
FIFA codeNCL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 156 Steady (19 December 2019)[1]
Highest93 (August 2013)
Lowest191 (April–May 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 140 Increase 13 (25 November 2019)[2]
Highest56 (5 September 1971)
Lowest175 (July 2002)
First international
 New Caledonia 2–0 New Zealand 
(Nouméa, New Caledonia; 19 September 1951)
Biggest win
 New Caledonia 18–0 Guam 
(Papua New Guinea; 3 September 1991)
 New Caledonia 18–0 Micronesia 
(Fiji; 1 July 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 11–0 New Caledonia 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 2002)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1973)
Best resultRunners-up, 2008 and 2012

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    2002 Ineligible 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 Qualifying yet to start
      2026
Total 0/21 27 13 6 6 66 25

World Cup Qualification recordEdit

FIFA World Cup Qualification History
Year Round H/A/N Score Result
2006 Group 1 N New Caledonia   0 – 0   Tahiti Draw
Group 1 A New Caledonia   0 – 2   Solomon Islands Loss
Group 1 N New Caledonia   8 – 0   Cook Islands Win
Group 1 N New Caledonia   8 – 0   Tonga Win
2010 South Pacific Games N New Caledonia   1 – 0   Tahiti Win
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia   1 – 0   Tuvalu Win
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia   3 – 0   Cook Islands Win
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia   1 – 1   Fiji Draw
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia   3 – 2   Solomon Islands Win
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia   1 – 0   Fiji Win
OFC Nations Cup A New Caledonia   3 – 3   Fiji Draw
OFC Nations Cup H New Caledonia   4 – 0   Fiji Win
OFC Nations Cup A New Caledonia   1 – 1   Vanuatu Draw
OFC Nations Cup H New Caledonia   3 – 0   Vanuatu Win
OFC Nations Cup H New Caledonia   1 – 3   New Zealand Loss
OFC Nations Cup A New Caledonia   0 – 3   New Zealand Loss
2014 OFC Nations Cup N New Caledonia   5 – 2   Vanuatu Win
OFC Nations Cup N New Caledonia   3 – 4   Tahiti Loss
OFC Nations Cup N New Caledonia   9 – 0   Samoa Win
Third Round H New Caledonia   0 – 2   New Zealand Loss
Third Round A New Caledonia   4 – 0   Tahiti Win
Third Round A New Caledonia   6 – 2   Solomon Islands Win
Third Round H New Caledonia   5 – 0   Solomon Islands Win
Third Round A New Caledonia   1 – 2   New Zealand Loss
Third Round H New Caledonia   1 – 0   Tahiti Win

OFC Nations Cup recordEdit

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
Total 6/10 0 Titles 27 12 4 11 65 52

Pacific Games recordEdit

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 Champions 1st 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 Champions 1st 5 4 0 1 9 7
Total 14/14 7 Titles 70 52 4 14 259 64
  • Note : For the 2015 Pacific Games, it is the U23 team

Coupe de l'Outre Mer recordEdit

  • 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.

Recent resultsEdit

Forthcoming fixturesEdit

Record by opponentEdit

Up to matches played on 20 July 2019.

Opponent Pld W D L GF GA GD %W
  American Samoa 4 4 0 0 33 0 +33 100.00
  Australia 4 0 0 4 1 23 −22 000.00
  Bulgaria 1 0 0 1 3 5 −2 000.00
  Cook Islands 4 4 0 0 32 0 +32 100.00
  Estonia 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 000.00
  F.S. Micronesia 1 1 0 0 18 0 +18 100.00
  Fiji 36 12 5 19 67 72 −5 033.33
  Guadeloupe 2 0 1 1 1 5 −4 000.00
  Guam 3 3 0 0 37 1 +36 100.00
  Malaysia 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 000.00
  Martinique 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 000.00
  Mauritius 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 000.00
  Mayotte 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 050.00
  New Zealand 32 11 2 19 45 64 −19 034.38
  New Zealand U23 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 000.00
  Papua New Guinea 17 12 2 3 49 15 +34 070.59
  Réunion 2 0 0 2 3 7 −4 000.00
  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 +24 056.00
  Tahiti 62 25 14 23 98 79 +19 040.32
  Tonga 5 5 0 0 36 2 +34 100.00
  Tuvalu 5 4 0 1 32 2 +30 080.00
  Vanuatu[B] 38 23 7 8 97 45 +52 060.53
  Wallis and Futuna 3 3 0 0 19 1 +18 100.00
Total 258 127 35 96 677 370 +307 049.22
Notes
  1. ^ A: Includes results against Western Samoa.
  2. ^ B: Includes results as New Hebrides.

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 27) 21 0   Hienghène Sport
16 1GK Mickaël Ulile (1997-07-16) 16 July 1997 (age 22) 9 0   Abbeville
20 1GK Jean-Gilles Hnamuko (1996-03-02) 2 March 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Swift Hesperange

2 2DF Jorys Mène (1995-01-02) 2 January 1995 (age 25) 5 0   Ailly-sur-Somme Samara
3 2DF Joseph Tchako (1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 26) 11 0   Mont-Dore
4 2DF Louis Ukajo (1989-02-03) 3 February 1989 (age 30) 5 0   Poitiers
5 2DF Mickaël Tiaou (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 27) 6 0   Magenta
13 2DF Jacques Wamytan (1988-12-09) 9 December 1988 (age 31) 7 0   Mont-Dore
18 2DF Emile Béaruné (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 29) 39 0   Hienghène Sport
21 2DF Willy Wahéo (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 (age 25) 3 0   Ne Drehu
22 2DF Stéphane Tein-Padom (1994-06-08) 8 June 1994 (age 25) 3 0   Châtellerault

6 3MF Cédric Sansot (1989-04-13) 13 April 1989 (age 30) 17 0   Hienghène Sport
7 3MF Joël Wakanumuné (captain) (1986-09-30) 30 September 1986 (age 33) 37 1   Tiga Sport
10 3MF César Zeoula (1989-08-29) 29 August 1989 (age 30) 34 10   Schiltigheim
12 3MF Jekob Jeno (2000-06-22) 22 June 2000 (age 19) 2 0   Amiens
14 3MF Didier Simane (1996-08-03) 3 August 1996 (age 23) 5 0   Magenta
15 3MF Cédric Decoire (1994-05-15) 15 May 1994 (age 25) 7 0   Mont-Dore
23 3MF Geordy Gony (1994-05-15) 15 May 1994 (age 25) 8 1   Hienghène Sport

8 4FW Richard Sele (1989-08-31) 31 August 1989 (age 30) 14 2   Magenta
9 4FW Jean-Philippe Saïko (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 29) 8 11   Neuville
11 4FW Bertrand Kaï (1983-06-06) 6 June 1983 (age 36) 41 23   Hienghène Sport
17 4FW Jean-Christ Wajoka (1992-09-06) 6 September 1992 (age 27) 9 1   Magenta
19 4FW Nathanaël Hmaen (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 26) 10 4   Magenta

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to represent New Caledonia in the last 18 months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Kiam Wanesse (2001-11-05) 5 November 2001 (age 18) 2 0   Wetr Pre-Squad Pacific Games, 1 July 2019
DF Noam Trabe (1997-04-19) 19 April 1997 (age 22) 0 0   Auxerre Pre-Squad Pacific Games, 1 July 2019
DF Roy Kayara (1990-05-02) 2 May 1990 (age 29) 31 8   Hienghène Sport v.   Mauritius, 21 March 2019
DF Cameron Wadenges (2000-08-05) 5 August 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Dumbéa v.   Vanuatu, 17 November 2018
DF Joseph Athale (1995-07-11) 11 July 1995 (age 24) 13 0   Magenta v.   Tahiti, 23 March 2018
DF Jean-Brice Wadriako (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 26) 8 1   Magenta v.   Tahiti, 23 March 2018
DF Pierre Kauma (1995-08-04) 4 August 1995 (age 24) 3 0   Lössi v.   Tahiti, 23 March 2018

MF Georges Béaruné (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 30) 20 0   Central Sport v.   Fiji, 18 March 2019
MF Mone Wamowé (1986-10-31) 31 October 1986 (age 33) 5 2   Lössi v.   Tahiti, 23 March 2018
MF Léon Wahnawé (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 26) 4 0   Magenta v.   Tahiti, 23 March 2018

FW Jefferson Dahite (1991-06-21) 21 June 1991 (age 28) 10 1   Hienghène Sport v.   Fiji, 18 March 2019
FW Antoine Roine (1992-04-16) 16 April 1992 (age 27) 2 2   Hienghène Sport v.   Vanuatu, 17 November 2018
FW Anthony Kaï (1996-06-13) 13 June 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Hienghène Sport v.   Vanuatu, 17 November 2018
FW Louis Laoumana 1 0   Mouli Sport v.   Vanuatu, 17 November 2018
FW Warren Houala (1997-06-26) 26 June 1997 (age 22) 7 1   Hienghène Sport v.   Tahiti, 23 March 2018
FW Jean-Philibert Outiou (1996-01-30) 30 January 1996 (age 23) 3 1   Poindimié v.   Tahiti, 23 March 2018
FW Emile Ounéï (1996-01-30) 30 January 1996 (age 23) 3 2   Magenta v.   Tahiti, 23 March 2018

KitEdit

Kappa are the current kit provider for the national team since 2017.[4] 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  3. ^ FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking September 2008
  4. ^ Les 21 Cagous pour le Mondial U-17 World Cuo India 2017

External linksEdit