|Nickname(s)||Les Gwada Boys|
(The Gwada Boys)
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America)|
|Head coach||Jocelyn Angloma|
|Most caps||Jean-Luc Lambourde (65)|
|Top scorer||Dominique Mocka (17)|
|Home stadium||Stade René Serge Nabajoth|
| Martinique 6–0 Guadeloupe |
(Martinique; unknown date 1934)
Guadeloupe 13–0 Saint Pierre and Miquelon
(Versailles, France; 22 September 2012)
Guadeloupe 11–0 U.S. Virgin Islands
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 12 April 2001)
| Martinique 6–0 Guadeloupe |
(Martinique; unknown date 1934)
Martinique 8–2 Guadeloupe
(Martinique; unknown date 1975)
Curaçao 6–0 Guadeloupe
(Willemstad, Curaçao; 19 November 2018)
|Appearances||4 (first in 2007)|
|Best result||Fourth place (2007)|
The Guadeloupe national football team (French: Sélection de la Guadeloupe de football) represents the French overseas department and region of Guadeloupe in men's international football. The team is controlled by the Ligue Guadeloupéenne de Football (English: Guadeloupean Football League), a local branch of French Football Federation (French: Fédération Française de Football).
As an overseas department of the French Republic, Guadeloupe is not a member of FIFA and is therefore not eligible to enter the FIFA World Cup or any competition organized first-hand by the organization. Guadeloupeans, being French citizens, are eligible to play for the France national football team. Guadeloupe is, however, a member of CONCACAF and the CFU and is eligible for all competitions organized by both the organizations. 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."'
Guadeloupe's highest honor to date was reaching the final at the 2010 Caribbean Championship where they were defeated by Jamaica on penalties. In the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Guadeloupe reached the semi-finals in 2007. The team performed well in the group stage defeating Canada and drawing with Haiti. In the knockout stage of the competition, Guadeloupe eliminated Honduras in the quarterfinals. In the semi-finals, Guadeloupe lost to Mexico 1–0. The regional team also participates in the Caribbean Cup and the Coupe de l'Outre-Mer. Guadeloupe has yet to win either competition.
Guadeloupe was a surprise qualifier for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2007. The regional team earned qualification to the tournament after finishing in 4th place at the 2006–07 Caribbean Nations Cup. The appearance in the Gold Cup marked Guadeloupe's first in the competition and they opened the campaign on 6 June 2007 with a 1–1 draw against Haiti. In the team's following match against Canada, Guadeloupe recorded a 2–1 victory in front of 20,000 spectators at the Orange Bowl in Miami. The team finally succumbed to defeat losing 1–0 to the reigning champions of UNCAF, Costa Rica, to close out group play.
Guadeloupe advanced to the knockout stage of the competition as a result of being the second best performing third-place team in group play. In the quarterfinals, Guadeloupe were pitted against Honduras and earned an upset victory defeating the Hondurans 2–1 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston. Prior to its elimination, Honduras had been equal to the task of Guadeloupe having beaten Mexico 2–1 and dominating Cuba 5–0. In the ensuing round, Guadeloupe were defeated by Mexico 1–0. However, despite the loss, Guadeloupe were praised for its strong defensive performance. Guadeloupe's finish in the tournament was the best finish by a Caribbean island team since Trinidad and Tobago reached the semifinals of the 2000 tournament.
Guadeloupe's respectable third-place finish in the 2008 Caribbean Championship meant a consecutive appearance in the Gold Cup. Ahead of the competition, regional team coach Roger Salnot sought to increase Guadeloupe's chances of winning by calling up players of Guadeloupean descent who were born in metropolitan France. Salnot named notable players to his preliminary squad such as goalkeeper Yohann Thuram, defenders Daniel Congré, Michaël Ciani, Ronald Zubar, midfielders Étienne and Aurélien Capoue, and Ludovic Sylvestre, and attackers Alexandre Alphonse, Claudio Beauvue, and Richard Socrier. All players had been effective players in Ligue 1 and abroad. However, despite calling up an abundance of talent, only Alexandre Alphonse was allowed participation by his club. Every other player either personally turned down the invitation or was denied by his parent club with Salnot expressing his disappointment at the latter issue.
In the tournament, Guadeloupe were inserted to Group C alongside Mexico, Panama, and Nicaragua. The team started off the group with two straight victories defeating Panama 2–1 at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum and systematically disabling the Nicaraguans 2–0 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston. In the team's final group stage match against Mexico, Guadeloupe was beaten 2–0 in Phoenix. Guadeloupe's second-place finish in the group meant another appearance in the knockout stage, where the team was pitted against Costa Rica in the quarter-finals at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In the match, it was Costa Rica who dominated scoring twice within the first 20 minutes of the match. Costa Rica finished the match with five goals with Guadeloupe getting a consolation goal from Alphonse in the second half.
In 2021, Guadeloupe once again qualified to compete for the Gold Cup.
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
|3 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying||Guadeloupe||2–0||Bahamas||Fort Lauderdale, United States|
|16:30||Report||Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium|
Referee: Reon Radix (Grenada)
|6 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying||Guatemala||1–1|
|Guadeloupe||Fort Lauderdale, United States|
||Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium|
Referee: Fernando Hernández (Mexico)
|12 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup||Costa Rica||3–1||Guadeloupe||Orlando, United States|
||Stadium: Exploria Stadium|
Referee: Ismail Elfath (United States)
|16 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup||Guadeloupe||1–2||Jamaica||Orlando, United States|
|18:30||Report||Stadium: Exploria Stadium|
Referee: Bryan López (Guatemala)
|20 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup||Suriname||2–1||Guadeloupe||Houston, United States|
||Stadium: BBVA Stadium|
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)
|23 March Friendly||Guadeloupe||0–2||Cape Verde||Orléans, France|
|Report||Stadium: Stade de la Source|
|26 March Friendly||Martinique||4–3||Guadeloupe||Bondoufle, France|
|Report||Stadium: Stade Robert Bobin|
The following footballers have been called up for friendlies against Cape Verde and Martinique on 23 and 26 March 2022.
Caps and goals as 26 March 2022, after the match against Martinique.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Kevin Ajax||August 31, 1987||9||0||CS Moulien|
|GK||Yohann Thuram-Ulien||October 31, 1988||9||0||Amiens|
|GK||Willy Leguier||December 17, 1996||0||0||Phare Petit-Canal|
|DF||Ronan Hauterville||November 21, 1989||16||2||Phare Petit-Canal|
|DF||Anthony Baron||December 29, 1992||12||1||Stade Nyonnais|
|DF||Méddy Lina||January 11, 1986||12||0||Boulogne|
|DF||Thomas Pineau||January 31, 1991||4||0||Solidarité-Scolaire|
|DF||Stevenson Casimir||June 3, 1992||3||0||La Gauloise|
|DF||Jean-Pierre Morgan||October 30, 1992||2||0||Stade Briochin|
|DF||Nathanaël Saintini||May 30, 2000||2||0||Sion|
|DF||Nicolas Saint-Ruf||October 24, 1992||1||0||US Orléans|
|DF||Hans Dezac||August 4, 2003||0||0||L'Étoile de Morne-à-l'Eau|
|MF||Quentin Annette||January 13, 1998||10||0||Club Franciscain|
|MF||Morgan Saint-Maximin||August 2, 1997||7||0||Solidarité-Scolaire|
|MF||Dimitri Cavaré||February 5, 1995||6||0||Sion|
|MF||Jordan Leborgne||September 29, 1995||2||0||Rodez|
|MF||Livyo Damas-Agis||May 10, 2000||1||0||Solidarité-Scolaire|
|FW||Vikash Tillé||November 26, 1997||10||1||CS Moulien|
|FW||Dimitri Ramothe||September 8, 1990||8||4||ACMG|
|FW||Matthias Phaeton||January 8, 2000||7||4||Guingamp|
|FW||Florian David||November 16, 1992||4||3||Rodez|
|FW||Thierry Ambrose||March 28, 1997||2||1||K.V. Oostende|
|FW||Skeveen Romage||December 22, 1997||1||0||USBM|
The following footballers were called up in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Frederic Tejou||July 13, 1987||5||0||La Gauloise de Basse-Terre||v. Suriname, 20 July 2021|
|GK||Cédric Julan||January 26, 1990||2||0||Jeunesse EVO||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Kevin Moeson||September 30, 1997||11||0||Solidarité-Scolaire||v. Suriname, 20 July 2021|
|DF||Mickaël Alphonse||July 12, 1989||9||0||Maccabi Haifa||v. Suriname, 20 July 2021|
|DF||Kelly Irep||September 1, 1995||7||0||Créteil||v. Suriname, 20 July 2021|
|DF||Steve Solvet||March 29, 1996||5||1||Sète||v. Suriname, 20 July 2021|
|DF||Colman Makouké||June 7, 1990||2||0||ASG Juventus de Sainte-Anne||v. Suriname, 20 July 2021|
|DF||Mickaël Tacalfred||April 23, 1981||16||0||Béziers||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Loic Nestor||May 20, 1989||7||1||Grenoble||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Lurick Errin||August 12, 1993||5||0||US Baie-Mahault||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||François Gustave||November 9, 2000||2||0||La Gauloise||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Kenny Burat||July 13, 1998||0||0||St. Lamentinois||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Andreaw Gravillon||February 8, 1998||0||0||Reims||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Loïck Landre||May 5, 1992||0||0||Unattached||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Ronan Popote||June 4, 2000||0||0||Gosier||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|DF||Nicolas Zénon||July 16, 1990||0||0||ASGJSA||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|MF||Mavrick Annerose||November 29, 1995||11||0||USR Saint Rose||v. Suriname, 20 July 2021|
|MF||Kévin Malpon||March 1, 1996||7||0||Gosier||v. Suriname, 20 July 2021|
|MF||Dimitri Bolivar||October 1, 1997||4||0||US Baie-Mahault||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|MF||Likendy Labylle||January 17, 1998||1||1||RCBT||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|MF||Randy Chariny||January 13, 1998||0||0||St. Lamentinois||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|FW||Raphaël Mirval||May 4, 1996||14||9||Aubagne FC||v. Suriname, 20 July 2021|
|FW||Luther Archimède||September 17, 1999||4||0||Sacramento Republic||v. Suriname, 20 July 2021|
|FW||Lenny Nangis||March 24, 1994||4||0||RWDM||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
|FW||Thomas Gaydu||July 23, 1998||3||0||Solidarité-Scolaire||v. Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE|
Guadeloupe has participated in three of the fifteen CONCACAF Gold Cups contested. The team's first appearance in the competition was in 2007. The team, surprisingly, reached the semi-finals where they were defeated by Mexico. Two years later, in 2009, Guadeloupe made their second consecutive appearance in the competition and, for the second straight time, reached the knockout stage of the Gold Cup. In the quarter-finals, Guadeloupe were defeated by Costa Rica.
|1991||Did not qualify|
|1998||Did not enter|
|2000||Did not qualify|
|2013||Did not qualify|
|CONCACAF Nations League record|
|2022–23||B||A||To be determined|
Guadeloupe appeared in seven Caribbean Cups. The regional team never won the competition, but finished in third place on three occasions in 1989, 1994, and 2008. From the 2007 competition onwards, Guadeloupe finished inside the top four teams in the proceeding Caribbean Cups. In 2010, the team finished runners-up to Jamaica, losing 5–4 on penalties.
|1990||Did not qualify|
|1993||Did not qualify|
|1995||Did not qualify|
|1996||Did not enter|
|1998||Did not qualify|
|2001||Did not qualify|
|2012||Did not qualify|
Guadeloupe has participated in both editions of the Coupe de l'Outre-Mer, which was established in 2008. In both editions, the team finished in third place behind Martinique and Réunion with the latter team winning the first edition and Martinique winning the second.
From 1978–1985, Guadeloupe participated in the CFU Championship, a precursor to the Caribbean Cup. Of the six championships played, Guadeloupe featured in two final rounds and departed each tournament without a single win.
|1978||Did not qualify|
|1983||Did not qualify|
|1988||Did not qualify|