Samoa national football team

The Samoa national association football team (Samoan: Sāmoa soka au) represents Samoa in men's international football and it is controlled by the Football Federation Samoa, the governing body for football in Samoa. Samoa's home ground is Toleafoa J.S Blatter Soccer Stadium in Apia.[3] It was known as the Western Samoa national football team until 1997. Samoa is a part of the FIFA Goal project.[4]

Samoa
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Federation Samoa
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachScott Easthope
Most capsDesmond Fa'aiuaso (20)
Top scorerDesmond Fa'aiuaso (9)
Home stadiumNational Soccer Stadium
FIFA codeSAM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 194 Steady (22 October 2020)[1]
Highest146 (December 2007)
Lowest204 (November 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 223 Steady (26 October 2020)[2]
Highest182 (1979)
Lowest224 (September 2015)
First international
 Solomon Islands 12–0 Western Samoa 
(Fiji; 31 August 1979)
Biggest win
 Samoa 8–0 American Samoa 
(Coffs Harbour, Australia; 9 April 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Tahiti 13–0 Western Samoa 
(Solomon Islands; 13 July 1981)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2012)
Best resultGroup stage, 2012 and 2016

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup
qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1930 to 1990 Did not enter Did not enter
  1994 Withdrew Withdrew
  1998 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 2 2
    2002 4 1 0 3 9 18
  2006 4 1 0 3 5 11
  2010 4 2 0 2 9 8
  2014 6 2 1 3 6 27
  2018 6 2 0 4 6 22
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 26 9 1 16 37 88

Oceania Nations Cup recordEdit

OFC Nations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1973 and 1980 Did not enter
1996 to 2008 Did not qualify
  2012 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 24
  2016 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 0 19
  2020 Cancelled
Total Group stage 2/10 6 0 0 6 1 43

Pacific Games recordEdit

Pacific Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1963 to 1975 Did not enter
  1979 Group Stage 10th 3 0 0 3 3 19
  1983 Quarter-final 6th 4 1 1 2 7 8
1987 to 2003 Did not enter
  2007 Group Stage 5th 4 2 0 2 9 8
2011 to 2015 Did not enter
  2019 Group Stage 8th 4 1 0 3 3 22
Total 4/15 15 4 1 10 22 57

Results and FixturesEdit

Recent resultsEdit

Forthcoming fixturesEdit

2021Edit

All-time record against other nationsEdit

As of 18 July 2019[5]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD WPCT
  American Samoa 10 10 0 0 44 5 +39 100.00
  Australia 1 0 0 1 0 11 −11 0.00
  Chinese Taipei 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 0.00
  Cook Islands 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1 33.33
  Fiji 5 0 0 5 2 22 −20 0.00
  Guam 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2 0.00
  New Caledonia 4 0 0 4 0 29 −29 0.00
  New Zealand 2 0 0 2 0 19 −19 0.00
  New Zealand U23 1 0 0 1 1 5 −4 0.00
  Papua New Guinea 5 0 0 5 3 26 −23 0.00
  Solomon Islands 3 0 0 3 0 20 −20 0.00
  Tahiti 7 0 0 7 3 43 −40 0.00
  Tonga 11 6 3 2 21 9 +12 54.55
  Tuvalu 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 0.00
  Vanuatu 5 0 0 5 1 36 −35 0.00
  Wallis and Futuna 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0.00
Total 65 18 4 43 87 251 −164 27.69

Includes results as Western Samoa.

Coaching staffEdit

Position
Head coach   Scott Easthope
Assistant coach   Phineas Young
Goalkeeping coach   Joseph Kapisi
Teammanager   Saolotoga Pula
Technical Adviser   Yuta Sahara
Gear Manager   Bevan Kapisi

PlayersEdit

The following players were called up for the 2019 Pacific Games from 7–20 July in Apia, Samoa.[6]

Caps and goals correct after the game against Vanuatu on 18 July 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Faalavelave Matagi (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 23) 7 0   Lupe o le Soaga
35 1GK Zo (2001-02-25) 25 February 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Vaivase-Tai

3 2DF Tauati Tanoa'i (1998-04-19) 19 April 1998 (age 22) 3 0   Lupe o le Soaga
4 2DF Kevin Daniells (1999-05-19) 19 May 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Innisfall United
5 2DF Faitalia Hamilton-Pama (1993-05-17) 17 May 1993 (age 27) 6 1   Central United
6 2DF Andrew Setefano (captain) (1987-08-10) 10 August 1987 (age 33) 15 0   Lupe o le Soaga
16 2DF Harlen Russell (2000-03-27) 27 March 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Glenfield Rovers
19 2DF Sean Atherton (1999-09-24) 24 September 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Oratia United
20 2DF Lawrie Letutusa (1993-06-11) 11 June 1993 (age 27) 5 0   Lupe o le Soaga
22 2DF Mattew Johnston (1987-11-05) 5 November 1987 (age 32) 0 0   Mount Albert-Ponsonby

2 3MF Keone Kapisi (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 26) 4 0   BYU Cougars
8 3MF George Konusi (1990-01-11) 11 January 1990 (age 30) 4 0   Manukau City
9 3MF Vaa Taualai (1998-06-04) 4 June 1998 (age 22) 2 0   Lupe o le Soaga
12 3MF Mike Saofaiga (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 29) 10 0   Lepea
13 3MF Willie Sauiluma (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 20) 4 0   Goulburn Valley Suns
14 3MF Darren Talilai (1995-10-23) 23 October 1995 (age 25) 1 0   Vaitele Uta
18 3MF John Tumua Leo (2003-01-15) 15 January 2003 (age 17) 0 0   Lupe o le Soaga
21 3MF Ritchievoy Ueligitone (1994-07-06) 6 July 1994 (age 26) 2 0   Lupe o le Soaga

7 4FW Lapalapa Toni (1994-04-07) 7 April 1994 (age 26) 6 0   Lupe o le Soaga
10 4FW Andrew Mobberley (1992-03-10) 10 March 1992 (age 28) 10 2   Albany United
11 4FW Vito Laloata (1996-10-15) 15 October 1996 (age 24) 4 3   Hekari United
15 4FW Thomas Konusi (1996-06-11) 11 June 1996 (age 24) 2 0   Mount Albert-Ponsonby
17 4FW Jarvis Filimalae (2003-04-20) 20 April 2003 (age 17) 2 0   Lupe o le Soaga

List of coachesEdit

Kit sponsorship [7]Edit

Kit lier Period
  Puma ????-????
  Lotto 2003
  Uhlsport 2005
  Lotto 2007-2013
  Nike 2015-16
  Adidas 2017-

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 26 October 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  3. ^ http://www.football-lineups.com/stadium/743/ "Football Lineups – Toleafoa J.S. Blatter Complex" Retrieved 15 August 2011
  4. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association=sam/goalprogramme/index.html "FIFA.com – Samoa: FIFA Goal Programme" Retrieved 15 August 2011
  5. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Samoa". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  6. ^ Pauga, Angela Lafaialii (10 June 2019). "Pacific Games Squad announced". FFS. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  7. ^ https://www.oldfootballshirts.com/pt/teams/s/samoa/old-samoa-football-shirts-t2673.html