Tivoli Gardens Football Club is a Jamaican football club, based in Kingston. The club's senior team competes in the Jamaica Premier League. The club has won the Jamaica Premier League title 5 times and the JFF Champions Cup 3 times. Their home stadium is the Railway oval.

Tivoli Gardens F.C.
Full nameTivoli Gardens Football Club
GroundEdward Seaga Sports Complex (Railway Oval)
Tivoli Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica
PresidentEdward Seaga
CoachJerome Waite
LeagueJamaica Premier League
2022–23Regular season: 11th
Playoffs: Did not qualify

History edit

Founded in 1970,[1] Tivoli Gardens Football Club was previously headed by former Prime Minister the late Rt Hon Edward Seaga, who served as Member of Parliament for forty years. Five-times national champions, they won their first Premier League title in 1983.

The club operates on lands previously home to the Jamaica Railway Corporation. The grounds are laid and the sight of old railcars. A number of major companies post their billboards on the complex which provides valuable cash to meet operational and development needs.

Recent seasons edit

The club won the National Premier League championship in 2003–04 and was runner up in 2004–05.[2] They also won the Red Stripe Cup 2006,[3] by overturning the fortunes of Portmore United, who led up to the 70th minute of play. They also won the 2008–09 Digicel Premier League on the final match day.

The senior coaches for the last years have been Glendon "Admiral" Bailey, who is well known in entertainment circles, and Calvert Fitzgerald, formerly of NPL rivals Waterhouse and Rivoli United who had been replaced by Desmond Francis for the 2007–08 season.

Current squad edit

As of 24 November 2023[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   JAM Nicholas Clarke
3 FW   JAM Odean Pennycooke
4 MF   JAM Nathan Thomas
5 DF   JAM Barrington Pryce
6 MF   JAM Horatio Morgan
7 FW   JAM Howard Morris
8 FW   JAM Diego Mckenzie
9 DF   JAM Justin Dunn
10 FW   JAM Rodico Wellington
11 MF   JAM Anthony Nelson
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 DF   JAM Richard Brown
19 FW   JAM Kimarley Smith
24 FW   JAM Shaquille Jones
26 DF   JAM Christopher Matthews
27 MF   JAM Tkiven Garnett
29 DF   JAM Keno Simpson
31 DF   JAM Alton Lewis
33 GK   JAM Kewong Watkins
34 MF   JAM Anthony Thompson
50 FW   JAM Shamar Bloomfield

Other players under contract edit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   JAM Nakeel Wright
MF   JAM Jah-Neil Wray
GK   JAM Diego Haughton
FW   JAM Carlton Salmon
MF   JAM Rick-Quan Coke
  JAM Nickalia Fuller
FW   JAM Chen-Ries Calder
DF   JAM Rolando Stephenson
  JAM Dwight Mckenzie

Honours edit

Regional edit

Domestic edit

Doubles edit

Former players edit

Managers edit

External links edit

References edit

  1. ^ Walker, Howard (6 September 2009). "Lion in TG's Den – Rookies face champs in DPL opener". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 9 September 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  2. ^ Jamaica – List of Champions – RSSSF
  3. ^ Jamaica – List of Cup Winners – RSSSF
  4. ^ "Tivoli Gardens FC – Jamaica Premier League". 20 October 2023. Retrieved 17 November 2023.
  5. ^ "Jamaica - List of Cup Winners". www.rsssf.org. Retrieved 16 December 2023.