Martinique national football team

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Martinique
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Matinino
Association Ligue de football de la Martinique
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederation CFU (Caribbean)
Head coach Louis Marianne
Captain Cretinoir Sébastien
Top scorer Kévin Parsemain (30)
Home stadium Stade Pierre Aliker de Dillon
FIFA code MTQ
First colours
Second colours
Elo ranking
Current 99 Steady (7 February 2018)
Highest 64 (14 April 1994)
Lowest 125 (September 2011, March 2012)
First international
 Barbados 3–2 Martinique 
(Martinique; 11 February 1931)
Biggest win
 Martinique 16–0 British Virgin Islands 
(Le Lamentin, Martinqiue; 5 September 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 9–0 Martinique 
(Mexico City, Mexico; 11 July 1993)
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances 4 (first in 1993)
Best result Quarter-finals, 2002

The Martinique national football team (French: Équipe de la Martinique de football) represents the French overseas department and region of Martinique in international football. The team is controlled by the Ligue de Football de la Martinique (English: Martinique Football League), a local branch of French Football Federation (French: Fédération Française de Football). On 7 August 2010, the national team adopted the nickname Les Matinino, which pays tribute to the history of the island.[1][2]

Honours

Overview

As an overseas department of the French Republic, Martinique is not a member of FIFA and is therefore not eligible to enter the FIFA World Cup or any competition organised first-hand by the organisation. Martiniquais, being French citizens, are eligible to play for the France national football team. Martinique is, however, a member of CONCACAF and CFU and is eligible for all competitions organised by both organisations. Indeed, according to the status of the FFF (article 34, paragraph 6): "[...]Under the control of related continental confederations, and with the agreement of the FFF, those leagues can organize international sport events at a regional level or set up teams in order to participate to them."'

Martinique's highest honour to date was winning the Caribbean Cup in 1993. Martinique also was a two-time winner of the CFU Championship, a precursor to the Caribbean Cup. A more recent success was winning the 2010 Coupe de l'Outre-Mer. The team defeated Réunion 5–3 on penalties to claim the title. The national team has participated in three CONCACAF Gold Cups and its best finish in the competition was in 2002 when the team reached the quarterfinals where they lost to Canada national football team 6–5 on penalties.

Players

Current squad

The following is the 23-man squad for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Caps and goals as of 12 July 2017 after the game against USA.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Emmanuel Vermignon (1989-01-20)20 January 1989 (aged 28) 18 0 Martinique Club Colonial
23 1GK Kévin Olimpa (1988-03-10)10 March 1988 (aged 29) 17 0 Unattached
16 1GK Loïc Chauvet (1988-04-30)30 April 1988 (aged 29) 9 0 Martinique Case-Pilote

21 2DF Sébastien Crétinoir (1986-02-12)12 February 1986 (aged 31) 49 2 Martinique Golden Lion
2 2DF Nicolas Zaïre (1986-12-08)8 December 1986 (aged 30) 41 2 Martinique Club Franciscain
5 2DF Karl Vitulin (1991-01-15)15 January 1991 (aged 26) 38 2 Martinique Samaritaine
8 2DF Jordy Delem (1993-03-18)18 March 1993 (aged 24) 36 5 United States Seattle Sounders FC
15 2DF Gérald Dondon (1986-10-14)14 October 1986 (aged 30) 15 2 Martinique Club Colonial
3 2DF Antoine Jean-Baptiste (1991-01-20)20 January 1991 (aged 26) 15 2 France Villefranche
4 2DF Florian Narcissot (1991-05-20)20 May 1991 (aged 26) 1 0 Martinique Club Franciscain

19 3MF Daniel Hérelle (1988-10-17)17 October 1988 (aged 28) 64 2 Martinique Golden Lion
20 3MF Stéphane Abaul (1991-11-23)23 November 1991 (aged 25) 42 7 Martinique Club Franciscain
6 3MF Djénhael Maingé (1992-02-18)18 February 1992 (aged 25) 18 3 Martinique Club Franciscain
18 3MF Jean-Emmanuel Nédra (1993-03-11)11 March 1993 (aged 24) 18 0 Martinique Aiglon
13 3MF Christophe Jougon (1995-07-10)10 July 1995 (aged 21) 14 0 Martinique Club Franciscain
14 3MF Yann Thimon (1990-01-01)1 January 1990 (aged 27) 3 1 Martinique Golden Lion

17 4FW Kévin Parsemain (1988-02-03)3 February 1988 (aged 29) 47 31 Martinique Golden Lion
9 4FW Anthony Angély (1990-03-21)21 March 1990 (aged 27) 19 2 France Poitiers
12 4FW Yoann Arquin (1988-04-15)15 April 1988 (aged 29) 16 4 Unattached
7 4FW Grégory Pastel (1990-09-18)18 September 1990 (aged 26) 12 3 Martinique Rivière-Pilote
10 4FW Steeven Langil (1988-03-04)4 March 1988 (aged 29) 10 5 Poland Legia Warsaw
22 4FW Johnny Marajo (1993-10-21)21 October 1993 (aged 23) 8 0 Martinique Club Franciscain
11 4FW Johan Audel (1983-12-12)12 December 1983 (aged 33) 5 2 Unattached

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Martinique squad in the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Joan Hartock (1987-02-17) 17 February 1987 (age 31) 8 0 France Stade Brestois 29 v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 11 October 2016
GK Olivier Rosa-Arsène 0 0 Martinique Club Franciscain 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

DF Rodrigue César (1988-04-14) 14 April 1988 (age 29) 3 0 France Béziers v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 11 October 2016
DF Jean-Sylvain Babin (1986-10-14)14 October 1986 (aged 30) 8 1 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF William Séry (1988-03-20)20 March 1988 (aged 29) 7 0 France US Quevilly 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Gérald Telga (1990-12-11)11 December 1990 (aged 26) 6 0 Martinique Rivière-Pilote 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Christopher Glombard (1989-07-05)5 July 1989 (aged 28) 4 0 France Stade Lavallois 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Yordan Thimon (1996-09-19)19 September 1996 (aged 20) 2 0 Martinique Club Franciscain 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Axel Thimon (1996-09-16)16 September 1996 (aged 20) 1 0 Martinique Rivière-Pilote 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Manuel Cabit (1993-06-03)3 June 1993 (aged 24) 0 0 France Ajaccio 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Christophe Hérelle (1992-08-22)22 August 1992 (aged 24) 0 0 France Troyes 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Kamil Louis-Jean 0 0 Guadeloupe USR 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Kévin Théophile-Catherine (1989-10-28)28 October 1989 (aged 27) 0 0 France Saint-Étienne 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

MF Julien Faubert (1983-08-01)1 August 1983 (aged 33) 10 5 Indonesia Borneo 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Dominique Pandor (1993-05-15)15 May 1993 (aged 24) 3 0 France Bastia 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Bruno Grougi (1983-04-26)26 April 1983 (aged 34) 2 1 France Stade Brest 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Fabien Octavia (1985-07-12)12 July 1985 (aged 31) 1 0 Martinique Essor-Préchotain 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

FW Mathias Coureur (1988-03-22)22 March 1988 (aged 29) 7 2 Kazakhstan Kaisar 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Geoffrey Malfleury (1988-04-12)12 April 1988 (aged 29) 3 0 Portugal União Madeira 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

Previous squads

Competitive record

Gold Cup record

Martinique has participated in four of the twelve CONCACAF Gold Cups contested. The team's first appearance in the competition was in 1993. The team was eliminated in the first round, however, not without procuring its first point in the competition after earning a 2–2 draw against Canada. Martinique's next appearance in the competition came in 2002. The team achieved its best performance reaching the quarterfinals where they lost to Canada 6–5 on penalties. The following year, Martinique appeared in the competition again, however, the team departed the tournament without scoring a goal.

CONCACAF Gold Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1991 Did not qualify
United States Mexico 1993 Group Stage 8th 3 0 1 2 3 14
1996 to 2000 Did not qualify
United States 2002 Quarter-Final 6th 3 1 1 1 2 3
United States Mexico 2003 Group stage 12th 2 0 0 2 0 3
2005 to 2011 Did not qualify
United States 2013 Group stage 9th 3 1 0 2 2 4
United States Canada 2015 Did not qualify
United States 2017 Group stage 9th 3 1 0 2 4 6
Total Quarter-Finals 5/13 14 3 2 9 11 30

Caribbean Cup record

Martinique have appeared in 14 Caribbean Cups. The national team is the organization with the smallest population to have won the competition. Martinique won their first and only Caribbean Cup title in 1993. The tournament was played in Jamaica and Martinique defeated the hosts 6–5 on penalties in the final match. The following year, Martinique finished runner-up to Trinidad and Tobago. The team has finished in third place on three occasions in 1992, 1996, and 2001.

Year Result Position GP W D* L GF GA
Barbados 1989 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1990 Abandoned[n 1] 2 1 1 0 4 2
Jamaica 1991 Round 1 5th 3 1 1 1 4 2
Trinidad and Tobago 1992 Third Place 3rd 5 2 1 2 10 6
Jamaica 1993 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 8 3
Trinidad and Tobago 1994 Runners-Up 2nd 5 3 1 1 12 10
Cayman IslandsJamaica 1995 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1996 Third Place 3rd 5 2 1 2 6 4
Antigua and BarbudaSaint Kitts and Nevis 1997 Round 1 5th 2 1 0 1 2 3
JamaicaTrinidad and Tobago 1998 Round 1 5th 3 1 0 2 7 8
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Third Place 3rd 5 3 0 2 6 8
Barbados 2005 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2007 Round 1 6th 3 1 0 2 4 8
Jamaica 2008 Did not qualify
Martinique 2010 Round 1 7th 3 0 1 2 1 3
Antigua and Barbuda 2012 Fourth Place 4th 5 2 2 1 5 3
Jamaica 2014 Round 1 6th 3 1 1 1 3 4
Martinique 2017 Fourth Place 4th 2 0 0 2 1 3
Total 1 Title 14/19 51 21 11 19 73 67
  1. ^ Play was suspended when Jamaat al Muslimeen attempted a coup d'état of the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The tournament was abandoned altogether after Tropical storm Arthur forced the cancellation of the final round of games. Martinique were to meet Trinidad and Tobago in the final.

Coupe de l'Outre-Mer record

Martinique has participated all three editions of the Coupe de l'Outre-Mer, which was established in 2008. In the first edition, the team finished runner-up to the champions Réunion losing 1–0 in the final. In 2010, Martinique won its first Coupe de l'Outre-Mer defeating the defending champions Réunion 5–3 on penalties at the Stade Dominique Duvauchelle in Créteil. They re-lost the title to Reunion in 2012 in a penalty shootout.

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
France 2008 Runners-Up 2nd 4 2 1 1 3 2
France 2010 Champions 1st 4 2 1 1 8 3
France 2012 Runners-Up 2nd 4 2 1 1 9 5
Total 1 Title 3/3 12 6 3 3 20 10

CFU Championship record

From 1978–1985, Martinique participated in the CFU Championship, a precursor to the Caribbean Cup. Of the six championships played, Martinique featured three final rounds. Les Matinino won the competition twice in 1983 and 1985.

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
Suriname 1978 Did not qualify
Suriname 1979
Puerto Rico 1981
French Guiana 1983 Champions 1st 3 2 1 0 5 1
Barbados 1985 Champions 1st 3 2 1 0 5 2
Martinique 1988[3] Runners-Up 2nd
Total 2 Titles 3/6 6 4 2 0 10 3
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

References

  1. ^ "Allez Matinino!". Ligue de Football de la Martinique (in French). 18 August 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Matinino en Présentation". Bondamanjak (in French). 8 September 2010. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  3. ^ It is unsure if the tournament was completed, but some sources state that Trinidad and Tobago defeated Martinique 3–0 in the final.

External links

  • Official website
  • National Football Teams page
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