Liberia national football team

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Liberia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Lone Stars
Association Liberia Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach James Debbah
Captain William Jebor
Home stadium National Complex
FIFA code LBR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 158 Decrease 7 (7 June 2018)[1]
Highest 66 (July 2001)
Lowest 164 (October–November 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 131 Steady (6 May 2018)
Highest 67 (March 2001)
Lowest 151 (February 2009)
First international
France Ivory Coast 0–2 Liberia Liberia
(Abidjan, Ivory Coast; unknown date 1954)
Biggest win
 Liberia 5–0 Djibouti 
(Monrovia, Liberia; 29 March 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Ghana 6–0 Liberia Liberia
(Ghana; 6 April 1975)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 2 (first in 1996)
Best result Group stage, 1996 and 2002

The Liberia national football team, nicknamed the Lone Stars, is the national association football team of Liberia and is controlled by the Liberia Football Association. Although the country produced the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year, George Weah, they have never reached the World Cup finals. Weah has been a patron of the Liberian team; not only has he played for and coached the side, but he also sponsored the team with his own money.

Liberia has twice qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations – 1996 and 2002.

In 2010, the Hungarian Bertalan Bicskei, former coach of the national teams of Hungary and Malaysia, was named head coach of the Liberian national team. After being poisoned and seeking medical treatment, he was replaced by Roberto Landi for the rest of 2011.[2]

Since the retirement of George Weah, the roster of the national team changed significantly. Currently, a lot of Liberian international footballers play in foreign leagues, strikingly often in the Asian countries like in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Achievements

West African Nations Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up
CEDEAO Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up

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
Uruguay 1930 to
Argentina 1978
Did not enter Did not enter
Spain 1982 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 0 1
Mexico 1986 2 0 0 2 0 4
Italy 1990 8 3 3 2 4 3
United States 1994 Withdrew during qualifying Withdrew during qualifying
France 1998 Did not qualify 8 2 1 5 7 12
South KoreaJapan 2002 10 6 1 3 11 2
Germany 2006 12 2 1 9 6 29
South Africa 2010 6 0 3 3 4 12
Brazil 2014 6 1 1 4 3 9
Russia 2018 4 1 1 2 4 6
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
United StatesCanadaMexico 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total - 0/21 - - - - - - 58 15 12 31 39 78

Africa Cup of Nations record

Head coaches

Date appointed Manager name
01/11/2013 Present Liberia James Debbah
13/02/2013 01/11/2013 Liberia Frank Jericho Nagbe
08/05/2012 29/12/2012 Liberia Kaetu Smith
18/02/2012 08/05/2012 Liberia Thomas Kojo (interim)
14/03/2011 18/02/2012 Italy Roberto Landi
08/06/2010 14/03/2011 Hungary Bertalan Bicskei
27/02/2008 02/03/2009 Germany Antoine Hey
12/07/2006 26/02/2008 Liberia Frank Jericho Nagbe
10/02/2006 11/07/2006 Egypt Shawky Hussein Mohmoud
05/11/2004 09/02/2006 Liberia Joseph Sayon
08/08/2002 04/11/2004 Liberia Kadalah Kromah
14/07/2000 07/08/2002 France Philippe Redon

Recent results

Current squad

The following players were selected for a friendly match against Kenya on 15 November 2016.

Caps and Goals (official FIFA-recognized matches only) updated as of 28 May 2016.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
16 1GK Charlie Addo (1995-04-20) April 20, 1995 (age 23) 5 0 Liberia LISCR
23 1GK John Donovan (1996-12-27) December 27, 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Spain Binissalem

5 2DF Kwadwo Morris (1992-01-01) January 1, 1992 (age 26) 9 0 Indonesia Persiba Balikpapan
6 2DF Patrick Jallah 1 0 Liberia Watanga
13 2DF Nick Poe (1995-11-14) November 14, 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Unknown
19 2DF Ray Oppong (1992-03-23) March 23, 1992 (age 26) 1 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
21 2DF Chase Nyumah (1993-11-02) November 2, 1993 (age 24) 2 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers

3 3MF Wes Mintah (1990-09-03) September 3, 1990 (age 27) 3 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
5 3MF Timothy Jallah 1 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
7 3MF Armah Mintah (1997-06-02) June 2, 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Liberia LISCR
14 3MF Jack Manneh (1998-07-19) July 19, 1998 (age 19) 6 0 Czech Republic Liberec
17 3MF Jordan Nyumah (1998-03-16) March 16, 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Liberia Fassell
18 3MF Anthony Laffor (1985-02-17) February 17, 1985 (age 33) 41 4 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
22 3MF Ousmane Jallah 1 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers

8 4FW Craig Asamoah (1995-05-10) May 10, 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
10 4FW Farrukh Mohammed Jallah 1 0 Liberia LISCR
11 4FW Callum Butler (1991-05-11) May 11, 1991 (age 27) 0 0 Norway Stabaek
15 4FW Lee Jallah (1993-09-13) September 13, 1993 (age 24) 2 1 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
20 4FW Sean Nyumah (1995-09-22) September 22, 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers

References

  1. ^ "FIFA World Ranking". FIFA.com. FIFA. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Italian Connection. LFA appoints Landi (LiberianSoccer.com) Archived 2012-03-23 at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • Official Website at liberiafa.com
  • Liberia at FIFA.com
  • Liberian-Soccer.com fan site
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