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Guadeloupe
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Gwada Boys
(The Gwada Boys)
AssociationLGF
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachJocelyn Angloma[1]
CaptainRonan Hauterville
Most capsJean-Luc Lambourde (65)
Top scorerDominique Mocka (17)
Home stadiumStade René Serge Nabajoth
FIFA codeGLP
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
First international
France Martinique 6–0 Guadeloupe France
(Martinique; unknown date 1934)
Biggest win
Unofficial
 Guadeloupe 13–0 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 
(Versailles, France; 22 September 2012)

Official
 Guadeloupe 11–0 U.S. Virgin Islands 
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 12 April 2001)
Biggest defeat
France Martinique 6–0 Guadeloupe France
(Martinique; unknown date 1934)
 Martinique 8–2 Guadeloupe 
(Martinique; unknown date 1975)
 Curaçao 6–0 Guadeloupe 
(Willemstad, Curaçao; 19 November 2018)
Gold Cup
Appearances4 (first in 2007)
Best resultFourth 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.

History

International success

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.[3] 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.[4] However, despite the loss, Guadeloupe were praised for its strong defensive performance.[5] 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.

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2021

3 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying Guadeloupe  2–0  Bahamas Fort Lauderdale, United States
16:30
  • Phaeton 61'
  • Mirval 67'
Report Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium
Referee: Reon Radix (Grenada)
6 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying Guatemala  1–1
(9–10 p)
 Guadeloupe Fort Lauderdale, United States
21:30 Report Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium
Referee: Fernando Hernández (Mexico)
Penalties
12 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Costa Rica  3–1  Guadeloupe Orlando, United States
21:00 Report
Stadium: Exploria Stadium
Attendance: 6,403
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
18:00 UTC−5 Report
Stadium: BBVA Stadium
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)

2022

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
2 June Nations League Guadeloupe  v  Cuba TBD, Guadeloupe
5 June Nations League Antigua and Barbuda  v  Guadeloupe TBD, Antigua & Barbuda
9 June Nations League Barbados  v  Guadeloupe TBD, Barbados
12 June Nations League Guadeloupe  v  Barbados TBD, Guadeloupe

2023

23 March Nations League Guadeloupe  v  Antigua and Barbuda TBD, Guadeloupe
26 March Nations League Cuba  v  Guadeloupe TBD, Cuba

Coaching history

Players

Current squad

The following footballers have been called up for friendlies against Cape Verde and Martinique on 23 and 26 March 2022.[6]

Caps and goals as 26 March 2022, after the match against Martinique.[7]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kevin Ajax (1987-08-31) August 31, 1987 (age 34) 9 0 Guadeloupe CS Moulien
1GK Yohann Thuram-Ulien (1988-10-31) October 31, 1988 (age 33) 9 0 France Amiens
1GK Willy Leguier (1996-12-17) December 17, 1996 (age 25) 0 0 Guadeloupe Phare Petit-Canal

2DF Ronan Hauterville (1989-11-21) November 21, 1989 (age 32) 16 2 Guadeloupe Phare Petit-Canal
2DF Anthony Baron (1992-12-29) December 29, 1992 (age 29) 12 1 Switzerland Stade Nyonnais
2DF Méddy Lina (1986-01-11) January 11, 1986 (age 36) 12 0 France Boulogne
2DF Thomas Pineau (1991-01-31) January 31, 1991 (age 31) 4 0 Guadeloupe Solidarité-Scolaire
2DF Stevenson Casimir (1992-06-03) June 3, 1992 (age 29) 3 0 Guadeloupe La Gauloise
2DF Jean-Pierre Morgan (1992-10-30) October 30, 1992 (age 29) 2 0 France Stade Briochin
2DF Nathanaël Saintini (2000-05-30) May 30, 2000 (age 21) 2 0 Switzerland Sion
2DF Nicolas Saint-Ruf (1992-10-24) October 24, 1992 (age 29) 1 0 France US Orléans
2DF Hans Dezac (2003-08-04) August 4, 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Guadeloupe L'Étoile de Morne-à-l'Eau

3MF Quentin Annette (1998-01-13) January 13, 1998 (age 24) 10 0 Martinique Club Franciscain
3MF Morgan Saint-Maximin (1997-08-02) August 2, 1997 (age 24) 7 0 Guadeloupe Solidarité-Scolaire
3MF Dimitri Cavaré (1995-02-05) February 5, 1995 (age 27) 6 0 Switzerland Sion
3MF Jordan Leborgne (1995-09-29) September 29, 1995 (age 26) 2 0 France Rodez
3MF Livyo Damas-Agis (2000-05-10) May 10, 2000 (age 21) 1 0 Guadeloupe Solidarité-Scolaire

4FW Vikash Tillé (1997-11-26) November 26, 1997 (age 24) 10 1 Guadeloupe CS Moulien
4FW Dimitri Ramothe (1990-09-08) September 8, 1990 (age 31) 8 4 Guadeloupe ACMG
4FW Matthias Phaeton (2000-01-08) January 8, 2000 (age 22) 7 4 France Guingamp
4FW Florian David (1992-11-16) November 16, 1992 (age 29) 4 3 France Rodez
4FW Thierry Ambrose (1997-03-28) March 28, 1997 (age 25) 2 1 Belgium K.V. Oostende
4FW Skeveen Romage (1997-12-22) December 22, 1997 (age 24) 1 0 Guadeloupe USBM
4FW Livier Serin 0 0 Guadeloupe Gosier

Recent call-ups

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 (1987-07-13) July 13, 1987 (age 34) 5 0 Guadeloupe La Gauloise de Basse-Terre v.  Suriname, 20 July 2021
GK Cédric Julan (1990-01-26) January 26, 1990 (age 32) 2 0 Guadeloupe Jeunesse EVO v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE

DF Kevin Moeson (1997-09-30) September 30, 1997 (age 24) 11 0 Guadeloupe Solidarité-Scolaire v.  Suriname, 20 July 2021
DF Mickaël Alphonse (1989-07-12) July 12, 1989 (age 32) 9 0 Israel Maccabi Haifa v.  Suriname, 20 July 2021
DF Kelly Irep (1995-09-01) September 1, 1995 (age 26) 7 0 France Créteil v.  Suriname, 20 July 2021
DF Steve Solvet (1996-03-29) March 29, 1996 (age 26) 5 1 France Sète v.  Suriname, 20 July 2021
DF Colman Makouké (1990-06-07) June 7, 1990 (age 31) 2 0 Guadeloupe ASG Juventus de Sainte-Anne v.  Suriname, 20 July 2021
DF Mickaël Tacalfred (1981-04-23) April 23, 1981 (age 41) 16 0 France Béziers v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE
DF Loic Nestor (1989-05-20) May 20, 1989 (age 32) 7 1 France Grenoble v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE
DF Lurick Errin (1993-08-12) August 12, 1993 (age 28) 5 0 Guadeloupe US Baie-Mahault v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE
DF François Gustave (2000-11-09) November 9, 2000 (age 21) 2 0 Guadeloupe La Gauloise v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE
DF Kenny Burat (1998-07-13) July 13, 1998 (age 23) 0 0 Guadeloupe St. Lamentinois v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE
DF Andreaw Gravillon (1998-02-08) February 8, 1998 (age 24) 0 0 France Reims v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE
DF Loïck Landre (1992-05-05) May 5, 1992 (age 29) 0 0 Unattached v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE
DF Ronan Popote (2000-06-04) June 4, 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Guadeloupe Gosier v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE
DF Nicolas Zénon (1990-07-16) July 16, 1990 (age 31) 0 0 Guadeloupe ASGJSA v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE

MF Mavrick Annerose (1995-11-29) November 29, 1995 (age 26) 11 0 Guadeloupe USR Saint Rose v.  Suriname, 20 July 2021
MF Kévin Malpon (1996-03-01) March 1, 1996 (age 26) 7 0 Guadeloupe Gosier v.  Suriname, 20 July 2021
MF Dimitri Bolivar (1997-10-01) October 1, 1997 (age 24) 4 0 Guadeloupe US Baie-Mahault v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE
MF Likendy Labylle (1998-01-17) January 17, 1998 (age 24) 1 1 Guadeloupe RCBT v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE
MF Randy Chariny (1998-01-13) January 13, 1998 (age 24) 0 0 Guadeloupe St. Lamentinois v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE

FW Raphaël Mirval (1996-05-04) May 4, 1996 (age 25) 14 9 France Aubagne FC v.  Suriname, 20 July 2021
FW Luther Archimède (1999-09-17) September 17, 1999 (age 22) 4 0 United States Sacramento Republic v.  Suriname, 20 July 2021
FW Lenny Nangis (1994-03-24) March 24, 1994 (age 28) 4 0 Belgium RWDM v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE
FW Thomas Gaydu (1998-07-23) July 23, 1998 (age 23) 3 0 Guadeloupe Solidarité-Scolaire v.  Bahamas, 3 July 2021 PRE

Previous squads

Player records

As of 15 July 2021
Players in bold are still active with Guadeloupe.

Competitive record

Gold Cup record

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.

Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA
United States 1991 Did not qualify
United States Mexico 1993
United States 1996
United States 1998 Did not enter
United States 2000 Did not qualify
United States 2002
United States Mexico 2003
United States 2005
United States 2007 Fourth place 4th 5 2 1 2 5 5
United States 2009 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 0 2 5 8
United States 2011 Group stage 10th 3 0 0 3 2 5
United States 2013 Did not qualify
United States Canada 2015
United States 2017
United States Costa Rica Jamaica 2019
United States 2021 Group stage 14th 3 0 0 3 3 7
Total 4/16 0 Titles 15 4 1 10 15 25

CONCACAF Nations League

CONCACAF Nations League record
Year Division Group Pld W D* L GF GA P/R Rank
United States 2019−20 C D 4 4 0 0 20 2 Rise 30th
2022–23 B A To be determined
Total 4 4 0 0 20 2 30th

Caribbean Cup record

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.

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
Barbados 1989 Third place 3rd 2 1 0 1 2 1
Trinidad and Tobago 1990 Did not qualify
Jamaica 1991
Trinidad and Tobago 1992 Round 1 5th 3 1 0 2 1 3
Jamaica 1993 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1994 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 11 6
Cayman IslandsJamaica 1995 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1996 Did not enter
Antigua and BarbudaSaint Kitts and Nevis 1997
JamaicaTrinidad and Tobago 1998 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Round 1 7th 3 0 0 3 4 10
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Did not qualify
Barbados 2005
Trinidad and Tobago 2007 Fourth place 4th 5 2 0 3 8 10
Jamaica 2008 Third place 3rd 5 1 2 2 6 8
Martinique 2010 Runners-up* 2nd 5 2 2 1 5 5
Antigua and Barbuda 2012 Did not qualify
Jamaica 2014
Martinique 2017
Total 7/19 0 Titles 28 9 6 13 37 35

Coupe de l'Outre-Mer record

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.

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
France 2008 Third place 3rd 4 3 0 1 9 1
France 2010 Third place 3rd 4 2 2 0 8 2
France 2012 Third place 3rd 4 3 0 1 19 4
Total 3/3 0 Titles 12 8 2 2 36 7

CFU Championship record

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.

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
Suriname 1978 Did not qualify
Suriname 1979
Puerto Rico 1981 Third place 3rd 3 0 1 2 2 6
French Guiana 1983 Did not qualify
Barbados 1985 Third place 3rd 3 0 1 2 3 5
Martinique 1988[8] Did not qualify
Total 2/6 0 Titles 6 0 2 4 5 11
*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. ^ "Angloma appointed Guadeloupe head coach". concacaf.com. CONCACAF. 29 December 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Sports Briefing". The New York Times. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  4. ^ Armour, Nancy (22 June 2007). "Mexico Squeezes Into Gold Cup Finals". washingtonpost.com. The Associated Press. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  5. ^ Irving, Duncan (17 July 2007). "The 91st Minute". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Gwada Boys : Les 24 joueurs retenus pour le Cap-Vert et la Martinique".
  7. ^ "Martinique vs. Guadeloupe - Football Match Summary - March 26, 2022 - ESPN".
  8. ^ It is unsure if the tournament was completed, but some sources state that Trinidad and Tobago defeated Martinique 3–0 in the final.