Martinique
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Matinino (The Matinino)
AssociationLigue de football de la Martinique
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachMarc Collat
CaptainSébastien Crétinoir
Most capsDaniel Hérelle (83)
Top scorerKévin Parsemain (35)
Home stadiumStade Pierre Aliker de Dillon
FIFA codeMTQ
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Barbados 3–2 Martinique 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)
Gold Cup
Appearances6 (first in 1993)
Best resultQuarter-finals (2002)

The Martinique national football team (French: Équipe de 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.[2][3]

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 either organisation. 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 6–5 on penalties.

Results and fixtures

The tables below include matches from the past 12 months as well as any future scheduled matches.

Key

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture   Postponed

2022

22 February Friendly Martinique  3–1  Barbados Fort-de-France, Martinique
  • Michalet 38'
  • K. Phaeton 43'
  • Rabathaly 43'
Report
  • Atkins 32'
Stadium: Stade Pierre Aliker
26 March Friendly Martinique  4–3  Guadeloupe Bondoufle, France
Report
Stadium: Stade Robert Bobin
5 June Nations League Costa Rica  2–0  Martinique San José, Costa Rica
11:00 UTC−6
Report Stadium: Estadio Nacional
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)
9 June Nations League Panama  5–0  Martinique Panama City, Panama
19:00 UTC−5
Report Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernández
Referee: Ismael Cornejo (El Salvador)
12 June Nations League Martinique  0–0  Panama Fort-de-France, Martinique
18:00 UTC−4 Report Stadium: Stade Pierre-Aliker
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)
24 September Friendly Martinique  v  Guinea-Bissau Fort-de-France, Martinique
Stadium: Stade Pierre-Aliker

2023

25 March Nations League Martinique  v  Costa Rica TBD, Martinique

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Guinea Bissau in September 2022.[4]

Caps and goals as of 12 June 2022, after the match against Panama.[5]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Emmanuel Vermignon (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 33) 16 0 Martinique New Star Ducos
1GK Gilles Meslien (1989-06-17) 17 June 1989 (age 33) 4 0 Martinique Golden Lion
1GK Alexis Lovy 0 0 Martinique Diamantinoise

2DF Yordan Thimon (1996-09-10) 10 September 1996 (age 26) 9 0 Martinique Club Franciscain
2DF Andy Marny (1995-07-16) 16 July 1995 (age 27) 4 0 Martinique Club Colonial
2DF Jean-Claude Junior Michalet (2000-04-08) 8 April 2000 (age 22) 4 1 Martinique Golden Lion
2DF Ambroise Félicitet (1993-05-29) 29 May 1993 (age 29) 2 0 Martinique Aiglon
2DF Florian Goma (2001-01-21) 21 January 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Martinique Samaritaine
2DF Jonas Crusol 0 0 Martinique Diamantinoise
2DF Evan Salines (1998-03-26) 26 March 1998 (age 24) 0 0 France Châtellerault
2DF Davy Singama (2001-01-21) 21 January 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Martinique New Star Ducos

3MF Daniel Hérelle (1988-10-17) 17 October 1988 (age 33) 86 3 Martinique Samaritaine
3MF Christophe Jougon (1995-07-10) 10 July 1995 (age 27) 31 1 Martinique Club Franciscain
3MF Enrick Reuperne (1998-08-03) 3 August 1998 (age 24) 4 0 Martinique Aiglon
3MF René-Charles Montabord (2003-03-06) 6 March 2003 (age 19) 2 0 Martinique Aiglon
3MF Mathis Priam (2002-02-09) 9 February 2002 (age 20) 1 0 Martinique Samaritaine
3MF Carlo Rabathaly (2000-04-16) 16 April 2000 (age 22) 1 1 Martinique Aiglon

4FW Johnny Marajo (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 28) 24 1 Martinique Club Franciscain
4FW Killian Polomat (2001-02-23) 23 February 2001 (age 21) 3 0 Martinique Club Franciscain
4FW Bryan Henriol (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 23) 1 0 Martinique Club Colonial
4FW Alvyn Lamasine (2001-07-07) 7 July 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Martinique Golden Lion
4FW Emmanuel Vanitou (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 23) 0 0 France Verneuil-sur-Seine

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 Yannis Clementia (1997-07-05) 5 July 1997 (age 25) 3 0 France Caen v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
GK Yannick Etile (2001-03-08) 8 March 2001 (age 21) 1 0 France Cholet v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
GK Loïc Chauvet (1988-04-30) 30 April 1988 (age 34) 21 0 Martinique Golden Lion v.  Guadeloupe, 26 March 2022
GK Xavier Lenogue (1996-12-26) 26 December 1996 (age 25) 0 0 France Sedan v.  Guadeloupe, 26 March 2022 PRE
GK Sébastien Masse (1989-06-28) 28 June 1989 (age 33) 5 0 Martinique Samaritaine v.  Barbados, 22 February 2022

DF Jonathan Rivierez (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 33) 4 1 France Caen v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
DF Jordan Pierre-Charles (1993-11-26) 26 November 1993 (age 28) 3 0 France Chambly v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
DF Florent Poulolo (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 25) 3 0 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
DF Florian Lapis (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 29) 2 1 France Orléans v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
DF Damien Dussaut (1994-11-08) 8 November 1994 (age 27) 1 0 Romania Farul Constanța v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
DF Jordy Delem (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 29) 45 7 United States Seattle Sounders v.  Costa Rica, 4 June 2022 PRE
DF Romario Barthéléry (1994-06-24) 24 June 1994 (age 28) 11 0 Martinique Golden Lion v.  Costa Rica, 4 June 2022 PRE
DF Patrick Burner (1996-04-11) 11 April 1996 (age 26) 4 0 France Nîmes v.  Guadeloupe, 26 March 2022
DF Geoffrey Marie Louise (1992-01-16) 16 January 1992 (age 30) 1 0 France Blois v.  Guadeloupe, 26 March 2022
DF Jiannin Bérénice (1998-11-30) 30 November 1998 (age 23) 0 0 France Vannes v.  Guadeloupe, 26 March 2022
DF Jonas Germe (1997-02-08) 8 February 1997 (age 25) 0 0 Martinique Olympique du Marin v.  Guadeloupe, 26 March 2022
DF Heinrich Meribault (1998-09-16) 16 September 1998 (age 24) 0 0 Martinique Aiglon v.  Guadeloupe, 26 March 2022 INJ
DF Thuiller Ursulet (1998-12-08) 8 December 1998 (age 23) 1 0 Martinique Aiglon v.  Barbados, 22 February 2022
DF Gregory Charles 0 0 Martinique Club Colonial v.  Barbados, 22 February 2022

MF Karl Vitulin (1991-01-15) 15 January 1991 (age 31) 57 2 Martinique Samaritaine v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
MF Cyril Mandouki (1991-08-21) 21 August 1991 (age 31) 5 1 France Paris FC v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
MF Jérémy Sebas (2003-04-14) 14 April 2003 (age 19) 5 0 Martinique Olympique du Marin v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
MF Kevin Appin (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 24) 3 0 Spain Ibiza v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
MF Tarik Cavelan (2001-09-26) 26 September 2001 (age 20) 3 0 Martinique Club Franciscain v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
MF Karl Fabien (2000-08-01) 1 August 2000 (age 22) 3 1 France Orléans v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
MF Jonathan Mexique (1995-03-10) 10 March 1995 (age 27) 3 0 France Châteauroux v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
MF Kévin Farade (1995-09-01) 1 September 1995 (age 27) 0 0 France Creteil v.  Costa Rica, 4 June 2022 PRE
MF Mathias Coureur (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 34) 8 2 Bulgaria Cherno More v.  Guadeloupe, 26 March 2022
MF Thomas Ephestion (1995-06-09) 9 June 1995 (age 27) 2 0 Belgium RWD Molenbeek v.  Guadeloupe, 26 March 2022
MF Stéphane Abaul (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 30) 61 9 Martinique Club Franciscain v.  Barbados, 22 February 2022
MF Jean-Manuel Nedra (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 29) 20 0 Martinique Aiglon v.  Barbados, 22 February 2022
MF Trésident Isaac (1996-08-30) 30 August 1996 (age 26) 0 0 Martinique Club Colonial v.  Barbados, 22 February 2022
MF Diony Labejof 0 0 Martinique Vert-Pré v.  Barbados, 22 February 2022

FW Kévin Parsemain (1988-02-13) 13 February 1988 (age 34) 57 35 Martinique Golden Lion v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
FW Mickaël Biron (1997-08-26) 26 August 1997 (age 25) 12 6 France Nancy v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
FW Brighton Labeau (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 26) 4 0 Switzerland Lausanne v.  Panama, 12 June 2022
FW Ken Phaëton (2001-04-19) 19 April 2001 (age 21) 4 1 Martinique Trenelle v.  Panama, 12 June 2022

Previous squads

Player records

As of 12 June 2022[6]
Players in bold are still active with Martinique.

Competitive record

Gold Cup record

Main article: Martinique at the CONCACAF Gold Cup

Martinique has participated in six of the fifteen 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 Pld W D* L GF GA
United States 1991 Did not qualify
United States Mexico 1993 Group stage 8th 3 0 1 2 3 14
United States 1996 Did not qualify
United States 1998
United States 2000
United States 2002 Quarter-finals 6th 3 1 1 1 2 3
United States Mexico 2003 Group stage 12th 2 0 0 2 0 3
United States 2005 Did not qualify
United States 2007
United States 2009
United States 2011
United States 2013 Group stage 10th 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
United States Costa Rica Jamaica 2019 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 5 7
United States 2021 Group stage 15th 3 0 0 3 3 12
Total Quarter-finals 7/16 20 4 2 14 19 49

CONCACAF Nations League

CONCACAF Nations League record
Year Division Group Pld W D* L GF GA P/R Rank
United States 2019−20 A C 4 0 3 1 4 5 Same position 7th
2022–23 A B To be determined
Total 4 0 3 1 4 5 7th

Caribbean Cup record

Martinique appeared in fourteen Caribbean Cups. The national team was 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 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 GF 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 GF 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[7] Runners-up 2nd 3 1 1 1 4 6
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.

Honours

References

  1. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 14 September 2022. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Allez Matinino!". Ligue de Football de la Martinique (in French). 18 August 2010. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Matinino en Présentation". Bondamanjak (in French). 8 September 2010. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  4. ^ " "Les Matinino Photo;".
  5. ^ "Martinica vs. Panama - 13 giugno 2022 - Soccerway".
  6. ^ "Martinique". National Football Teams.
  7. ^ It is unsure if the tournament was completed, but some sources state that Trinidad and Tobago defeated Martinique 3–0 in the final.