British Virgin Islands national football team

British Virgin Islands
Nickname(s) The Nature Boyz
Association British Virgin Islands
Football Association
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Avondale Williams[1]
Captain Andy Davis
Most caps Andy Davis (14)
Top scorer Avondale Williams (5)
Home stadium A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground
FIFA code VGB
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 204 (16 August 2018)
Highest 160 (March 2000, August–November 2002)
Lowest 206 (April 2018 – May 2018)
Elo ranking
Current 229 (6 March 2018)
Highest 171 (1989)
Lowest 230 (2017)
First international
 Cayman Islands 2–1 British Virgin Islands 
(Basseterre, SK&N; 10 May 1991)
Biggest win
 British Virgin Islands 5–0 Puerto Rico 
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 19 March 1999)
 British Virgin Islands 5–0 U.S. Virgin Islands 
(Road Town, BVI; 30 January 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Dominican Republic 17–0 British Virgin Islands 
(San Cristobal, Dominican Rep.; 14 October 2010)

The British Virgin Islands national football team is the national team of the British Virgin Islands and is controlled by the British Virgin Islands Football Association.

A member of CONCACAF, it is among its weakest teams.

History

Early football games in the British Virgin Islands were between British Royal Navy crew, and expatriates. In 1968, the British Virgin Islands team was founded by a team of Royal Engineers, and soon after, in 1973 the British Virgin Islands Football Association was founded. In 1974, it was affiliated by FIFA.[2] The former Tottenham, Chelsea and Porto manager, Portuguese André Villas-Boas had his first job as Technical Director of the national team British Virgin Islands in 2000 and 2001.[3]

World Cup qualification

In the qualifying rounds for the 2006 World Cup were drawn against St Lucia, and they were eliminated 10–0 on aggregate.[4]

In the qualifying rounds for the 2010 World Cup they were paired with the Bahamas. They lost on the away goals rule after a 3–3 draw over both legs. Both matches were actually played in the Bahamas, but British Virgin Islands were designated as the home team in the second match, which ended 2–2.[5] Despite going out of the competition in the first qualifying round, the British Virgin Islands were the only side to enter the 2010 FIFA World Cup to remain unbeaten through qualification and the finals tournament (although New Zealand was undefeated in the finals tournament, they did lose a game in qualification.)

In the qualifying rounds for the 2014 FIFA World Cup they were in the unusual position of being favorites to win their two-legged tie against neighbors U.S. Virgin Islands. However, after losing the first leg 2–0 and the return leg 2–1, the British Virgin Islands once again failed to advance to the next round.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying rounds saw British Virgin Islands take on Dominica with both legs taking place in Dominica, with the first leg acting as BVI's 'home ground' due to the away goal ruling. Despite taking the lead twice, the Islanders fell to a 3 – 2 defeat at 'home' and drew 0 – 0 away. Meaning that once again first round qualification remained elusive.

World Cup record

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 Did not enter
1934
1938
1950
1954
1958
1962
1966
1970
1974
1978
1982
1986
1990
1994
1998
2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 14
2006 2 0 0 2 0 10
2010 2 0 2 0 3 3
2014 2 0 0 2 1 2
2018 2 0 1 1 2 3
2022 To be determined Qualification yet to start
Total 0/21 10 0 3 7 7 32

Gold Cup record

Caribbean Cup record

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
1989 to
1994
Did not qualify
1995 Withdrew
1996 Did not enter
1997 to
2005
Did not qualify
2007 Withdrew
2008 to
2017
Did not qualify
Total0/18000000

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

  Win   Draw   Loss

2016

2018

2019

Current squad

The following players were called up to the friendly matches against Sint Maarten, Saint Martin and Sainth Barthélemy, July 2018. Caps and goals as of 29 March 2015

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ben Chapman (1991-05-03) 3 May 1991 5 0 Leek Town F.C. [6]
1GK Phillip Jules 11 September 1996(age 21) 0 0 Panthers FC

2DF Liam Blok 10 September 2001 (age 16) 2 0 Semper Altius
4 2DF Troy Caesar (1994-05-13) 13 May 1994 16 1 Life University
6 2DF Phil Nelson 14 Abril 1988(age 30) 3 0 Wolues FC
5 2DF James Drury 16 July 1986 (age 32) 3 0 Wolues FC
2DF Gladston Burke 19 September 1996(age 21) 3 0 Unknown
3 2DF Joshua Bertie 9 October 1996(age 21) 3 0 Andover Town F.C.

10 3MF Tsharne Gallimore 20 August 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Westfield F.C.
8 3MF Carson Price 14 March 2001 (age 17) 3 0 Lone Star College
3MF Carlos Septus 16 June 1991 (age 27) 7 1 Rebels FC
3MF Kristian Javier (1996-04-06) 6 April 1996 4 0 Peachtree City MOBA
7 3MF Charles Medway 2 June 2002(age 16) 3 0 New Milton Town FC
11 3MF Leo Forte 20 October 1999(age 18) 2 0 Wolues FC
2 3MF Jamie Wilson 31 January 1996 (age 22) 3 0 Wolues FC
3MF Robbie Green 5 September 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Hyde United FC
3MF Tyler Forbes 18 April 2002 (age 16) 2 0 Chelmsford Academy

4FW Bailey Rowe 5 March 2002 (age 16) 3 1 Weymouth FC
4FW Kevin Fisher 27 March 1995 (age 23) 6 2 Islanders FC
9 4FW Jordan Johnson 9 October 1986 (age 31) 8 4 Leek Town FC
4FW Trevor Peters 19 March 1990 (age 28) 11 1 Rebels FC

Past Squads

The following players were called up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification[7]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Desire Montgomery Butler (1967-01-05) 5 January 1967 10 0 Islanders FC
1GK Will Skingly 17 January 2001 (age 17) 1 0 Unknown
1GK Alexander Keen 13 April 2002 (age 16) 0 0 Unknown
2DF Allon Williams (1996-10-24) 24 October 1996 3 0 VG United
Karl Tuitt 0 0 unknown
2DF Ryan Dicker 22 September 1986 (age 31) 5 0 Leek Town FC
2DF Josh Fines 7 July 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Memphis City FC
2DF Peter Monks 3 October 1986 (age 31) 6 0 Unknown
2DF James Felix (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 1 0 Unknown
3MF Karl Espley 24 March 1986 (age 32) 4 0 Kidsgrove Athletic
3MF James Quinn 6 July 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Wayland Baptist University
3MF Matthew Bell (1992-01-03) 3 January 1992 2 0 Nantwich Town
3MF Fladimir Septus (1991-06-16) 16 June 1991 6 0 Ballstarz
10 3MF James Shearman (1986-02-11) 11 February 1986 12 0 Wolues FC[8]
4FW Lewis Jones 25 December 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Lansing United[9]
11 4FW Shamoy Thompson (1997-05-27) 27 May 1997 2 0 Ballstarz

Coaches

References

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