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Saint Kitts and Nevis national football team

The Saint Kitts and Nevis national football team is the national team of Saint Kitts and Nevis and is controlled by the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association. They are affiliated to the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF.

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Nickname(s)The Sugar Boyz
AssociationSt. Kitts and Nevis Football Association
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Most capsThrizen Leader (61)
Top scorerKeith Gumbs (47)
Home stadiumWarner Park
FIFA codeSKN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 131 Increase 2 (25 July 2019)[1]
Highest73 (October 2016, March 2017)
Lowest176 (November 1994)
Elo ranking
Current 154 Decrease 5 (13 September 2019)[2]
Highest109 (1 August 2003)
Lowest175 (9 November 2008)
First international
Saint Christopher and Nevis 2–4 Grenada 
(Saint Christopher and Nevis; 18 August 1938)
Biggest win
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 10–0 Montserrat 
(Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis; 17 April 1992)
Collectivity of Saint Martin Saint Martin 0–10 Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
(The Valley, Anguilla; 14 October 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 8–0 Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
(Monterrey, Mexico; 17 November 2004)

They are nicknamed The Sugar Boyz due to the sugar cultivation on the island of St. Kitts.

Contents

HistoryEdit

The first match played by Saint Kitts and Nevis was away against Jamaica on 17 June 1979. Jamaica won 2–1 and also won the second leg in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Saint Kitts and Nevis made a surprise run to the third round (group stage) of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but was severely overmatched on that stage. Saint Kitts and Nevis finished second in the Caribbean Cup in 1997, and fourth in 1993.

In November 2015, the team traveled to Europe for matches against Andorra and Estonia, the nation's first matches in history against European opponents.[3] Devaughn Elliott scored the only goal in the 1–0 victory over Andorra for Saint Kitts and Nevis's first European victory. In the process, Elliott became the first St. Kitts and Nevis player to score against a European side.[4] The result was also the first away victory for a CFU team over a European side on their home soil.[5]

Competitive recordEdit

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 Did not enter Declined participation
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966
  1970
  1974
  1978
  1982
  1986
  1990
  1994
  1998 Did not qualify 4 2 2 0 8 3
    2002 4 2 0 2 15 3
  2006 10 4 0 6 18 26
  2010 2 0 1 1 2 4
  2014 6 1 4 1 6 8
  2018 4 2 1 1 15 10
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 30 11 8 11 64 54

Gold CupEdit

Gold Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1991 to   2017 Did not qualify
Total 0/13

Caribbean CupEdit

Caribbean Cup record
Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
  1989 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1990 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1991 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1992 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1993 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 16 8
  1994 Did not qualify - - - - - -
    1995 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1996 Group stage 3 0 1 2 3 10
    1997 Second place 4 2 0 2 4 8
    1998 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1999 Group stage 3 0 0 3 0 9
  2001 Group stage 3 1 1 1 7 8
  2005 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2007 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2008 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2010 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2012 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2014 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2017 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 5/18 18 5 3 10 26 43

Schedule and resultsEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the 23-man squad for the CONCACAF Nations League qualifier match against Suriname on 23 March 2019.[6]

Caps and goals as of 23 March 2019, after the CONCACAF Nations League qualifying game against Suriname.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
18 1GK Julani Archibald (1991-05-18) 18 May 1991 (age 28) 30 0   Real de Minas
1 1GK Jamal Jeffers (1993-03-23) 23 March 1993 (age 26) 8 0   St Paul's United
23 1GK Zeleon Morton (1989-03-06) 6 March 1989 (age 30) 0 0   Village Superstars

13 2DF Thrizen Leader (1984-07-03) 3 July 1984 (age 35) 61 1   St Paul's United
3 2DF Gerard Williams (1988-06-04) 4 June 1988 (age 31) 54 3   TRAU F.C.
5 2DF Lois Maynard (1989-01-22) 22 January 1989 (age 30) 11 0   Salford City
2 2DF Justin Springer (1993-07-08) 8 July 1993 (age 26) 11 0   York9
20 2DF Alain Sargeant (1995-11-27) 27 November 1995 (age 23) 7 0   Vaughan Azzurri
12 2DF Nile Walwyn (1994-07-11) 11 July 1994 (age 25) 3 0   Tindastóll
21 2DF Raheem Hanley (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 25) 2 0 Unattached

19 3MF Romaine Sawyers (1991-11-02) 2 November 1991 (age 27) 22 4   West Bromwich Albion
17 3MF Joash Leader (1990-08-02) 2 August 1990 (age 29) 11 3   St Paul's United
14 3MF Kennedy Isles (1991-01-25) 25 January 1991 (age 28) 10 2   Garden Hotspurs
4 3MF Theo Wharton (1994-11-15) 15 November 1994 (age 24) 9 0   Hereford
6 3MF Yohannes Mitchum (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 21) 9 1   Puebla U20
16 3MF Raheem Somersall (1997-07-05) 5 July 1997 (age 22) 7 0   FC Tucson
22 3MF Omari Sterling-James (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 26) 4 0   Mansfield Town

9 4FW Devaughn Elliott (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 (age 27) 29 4   Village Superstars
7 4FW Tiran Hanley (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 31) 21 1   Village Superstars
10 4FW Harry Panayiotou (1994-10-28) 28 October 1994 (age 24) 18 8   Aittitos Spata
11 4FW Carlos Bertie (1995-09-10) 10 September 1995 (age 24) 11 2   Newtown United
15 4FW Rowan Liburd (1992-08-28) 28 August 1992 (age 27) 1 0   Guiseley
8 4FW Tahir Hanley (1997-05-05) 5 May 1997 (age 22) 4 0   Village Superstars

Recent call-upsEdit

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
MF Raheem Francis (1996-05-28) 28 May 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Village Superstars v.   Puerto Rico, 10 September 2018

FW Kimaree Rogers (1994-01-14) 14 January 1994 (age 25) 16 3   Village Superstars v.   Saint Martin, 14 October 2018
FW Vinceroy Nelson (1996-01-10) 10 January 1996 (age 23) 4 0   Cayon Rockets v.   Saint Martin, 14 October 2018
FW Kadeen Lewis (1990-01-22) 22 January 1990 (age 29) 2 0   Conaree v.   Saint Martin, 14 October 2018
FW Tishan Hanley (1990-08-22) 22 August 1990 (age 29) 26 2   Fredericksburg FC v.   Puerto Rico, 10 September 2018

CoachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Sugar Boyz Kick-Off European Stint this Week Against Andorra". www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com. Retrieved 11 November 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "St. Kitts and Nevis vs. Andorra". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  5. ^ "'Sugar Boyz' defeat Andorra in historic European win". miyvue.com. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ "St. Kitts and Nevis 0 - 1 Canada". Concacaf. Retrieved 8 February 2019.

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