|Nickname(s)||The Sugar Boyz|
|Association||St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America)|
|Head coach||Austin Huggins|
|Most caps||Thrizen Leader (76)|
|Top scorer||Keith Gumbs (24)|
|Home stadium||Warner Park|
|Current||141 1 (23 June 2022)|
|Highest||73 (October 2016, March 2017)|
|Lowest||176 (November 1994)|
| Saint Christopher and Nevis 2–4 Grenada |
(Saint Christopher and Nevis; 18 August 1938)
| Saint Kitts and Nevis 10–0 Montserrat |
(Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis; 17 April 1992)
Saint Martin 0–10 Saint Kitts and Nevis
(The Valley, Anguilla; 14 October 2018)
| Mexico 8–0 Saint Kitts and Nevis |
(Monterrey, Mexico; 17 November 2004)
The Saint Kitts and Nevis national football team is the national team of Saint Kitts and Nevis and is controlled by the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association. They are affiliated to the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF.
They are nicknamed The Sugar Boyz due to the sugar cultivation on the island of St. Kitts.
Saint Kitts and Nevis played their first match on 18 August 1938, against Grenada, a match that ended in a 2–4 defeat. They participated in the Leeward Islands Tournament from 1949 however had to wait until 1979 to play their first official matches, in the qualifying rounds for the 1979 CFU Championship, losing twice to Jamaica, both results finishing 2–1. They would again fail to qualify for the final phase of the 1983 CFU Championship, after advancing due to Jamaica's withdrawal, they'd be eliminated by Martinique, who won 12–0 on aggregate.
The Sugar Boyz qualified for their first tournament at the 1993 Caribbean Cup, defeating Dominican Republic (3–2) and British Virgin Islands (5–0) to top their qualifying group. In the tournament proper, they finished second behind Jamaica to reach the semi-finals, before losing to Martinique on penalties. In the match for third place, they were defeated 3–2 by Trinidad and Tobago. Saint Kitts and Nevis finished bottom of their group in 1996 but in the 1997 Caribbean Cup, they advanced into the knock-out after finishing level on points with both Trinidad and Tobago and Martinique, then defeated Grenada 2–1 in extra-time with both goals scored by Keith Gumbs, but they succumbed to Trinidad and Tobago 0–4 in the final. Since they'd reached the final, Saint Kitts and Nevis were entered into a play-off against Cuba – runner-up in the 1996 Caribbean Cup – for the last ticket to the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but they lost 2–0.
Saint Kitts and Nevis participated for the first time in the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. After benefiting from the withdrawal of the Bahamas, they beat Saint Lucia 5–1 in Basseterre and 1–0 in Castries, but fell in the third knockout round against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, losing thanks to the away goals rule.
In the 2002 World Cup qualifiers, after comfortably beating the Turks and Caicos Islands with an aggregate result of 14–0, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines once again dispatched the Sugar Boyz, winning both in Kingstown (1–0) as in Basseterre (1–2). However, the situation would improve in the 2006 qualifiers, since Saint Kitts and Nevis advanced to the second group phase after leaving the US Virgin Islands and Barbados on the way. They shared Group 3 with Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, but as expected, finished in last place, with 6 losses in as many appearances. They also experienced the worst defeat in their history, 8–0 against Mexico. In the preliminary round for the 2010 qualifiers, they were unable to repeat what they had done four years ago and were unceremoniously eliminated by Belize, who won 4–2 on aggregate.
In the Caribbean Cup , the Sugar Boyz did not repeat the successes of the '90s and could only qualify to the final phase of the 2001 Caribbean Cup, although they did not advance beyond the group phase. They have not returned to a final phase since that edition.
Qualifying directly to the second round of the 2014 qualifiers, Saint Kitts and Nevis was drawn in Group D along with Canada, Puerto Rico and Saint Lucia. They finished in 3rd place, with 7 points. It was only defeated by Canada in Toronto (4–0). In the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Saint Kitts and Nevis defeated the Turks and Caicos Islands in the first round by a lofty aggregate 12–4 before falling in the second phase, at the hands of El Salvador, 6–3 on aggregate, but not before obtaining a 2–2 draw at home. In November 2015, they played 2 friendlies against European teams, Andorra (1–0) and Estonia (0–3). Devaughn Elliott scored the only goal in the victory over Andorra, becoming the first St. Kitts and Nevis player to score against a European side. The result was also the first away victory for a CFU team over a European side on their home soil.
In October 2016, it reached its highest ranking in the FIFA world ranking (73rd place) thanks to its good performance in the 2nd round of the 2017 Caribbean Cup of Nations qualifiers. However, two defeats against French Guiana (0-1) and Haiti at home (0-2 a.e.t.) stopped the Sugar Boyz in the 3rd round of these qualifiers. The year ends with a 1-1 draw in Basseterre against Estonia on November 19, 2016, in a friendly match, one year after playing against the same team in Tallinn.
In June 2017, the team went on a second European tour and played Armenia on June 4 in Yerevan and Georgia three days later in Tbilisi. Both games ended in equally bad losses, 5-0 and 3-0, respectively. St. Kitts and Nevis continues its pattern of international tours and travels in August 2017 to Mumbai to meet Mauritius and India in a friendly tournament, the 2017 Hero Tri-Nation Series. Both matches ended in draws acquired by the same score of one goal each.
The Sugar Boyz will meet Andorra again on March 25, 2022, six and a half years after their only confrontation, for a friendly match in Andorra la Vella. This time the Principality's selection wins against Saint Kitts and Nevis on its home stadium (1-0).
Main article: Saint Kitts and Nevis national football team results
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Win Draw Loss
|15 June 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying||El Salvador||2–0||Saint Kitts and Nevis||San Salvador, El Salvador|
|19:30 UTC−6||Report||Stadium: Estadio Cuscatlán|
Referee: Keylor Herrera (Costa Rica)
|25 March Friendly||Andorra||1–0||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Andorra la Vella, Andorra|
|Stadium: Estadi Nacional|
|9 June Nations League||Aruba||2–3||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Willemstad, Curaçao|
|18:00 UTC−4||Report||Stadium: Stadion Rignaal Jean Francisca|
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)
|12 June Nations League||Saint Kitts and Nevis||1–1||Saint Martin||Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis|
||Stadium: Warner Park|
Referee: Jaime Herrera (Salvadoran Football Federation)
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Julani Archibald||18 May 1991||45||0||Birkirkara|
|GK||Clifford Samuel||13 January 1990||1||0||Conaree|
|GK||Zaykeese Smith||24 February 2000||0||0||Village Superstars|
|DF||Andre Burley||10 September 1999||5||0||Wycombe Wanderers|
|DF||Dennis Flemming||17 December 1996||2||0||Village Superstars|
|DF||Ordell Flemming||16 September 1993||11||0||Village Superstars|
|DF||Kareem Harris||6 January 1988||16||0||St. Peters Strikers|
|DF||Ezrick Nicholls||0||0||Free agent|
|DF||Dijhorn Simmonds||2 November 1998||1||0||Cayon Rockets|
|DF||Petrez Williams||18 June 2000||7||0||St. Paul's United|
|MF||Kalonji Clarke||15 February 2001||2||0||St Paul's United|
|MF||Jayan Duncan||11 December 1995||2||0||Cayon Rockets|
|MF||Yohannes Mitchum||6 April 1998||22||1||Newtown United|
|MF||Raheem Somersall||5 July 1997||13||0||North Carolina|
|MF||Omari Sterling-James||15 September 1993||13||3||Kidderminster Harriers|
|MF||Tyquan Terrell||16 April 1998||6||1||St. Peters Strikers|
|MF||Gerard Williams||4 June 1988||73||2||TRAU|
|FW||Carlos Bertie||10 September 1995||13||2||Cayon Rockets|
|FW||Vinceroy Nelson||10 January 1996||11||1||St. Paul's United|
|FW||Kimaree Rogers||14 January 1994||26||5||Village Superstars|
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|DF||Thrizen Leader||3 July 1984||76||1||St Paul's United||v. El Salvador, 15 June 2021|
|DF||Malique Roberts||1 August 2001||3||0||Cayon Rockets||v. El Salvador, 15 June 2021|
|DF||Xavier French||14 May 1997||1||0||SPD United||v. El Salvador, 15 June 2021|
|MF||Theo Wharton||15 November 1994||19||2||Barry Town United||v. El Salvador, 15 June 2021|
|MF||Raheem Francis||28 May 1996||4||0||Village Superstars||v. El Salvador, 15 June 2021|
|MF||Romaine Sawyers||2 November 1991||30||5||Stoke City||v. El Salvador, 15 June 2021|
|FW||Rowan Liburd||28 August 1992||12||4||Billericay Town||v. El Salvador, 15 June 2021|
|FW||Harry Panayiotou||28 October 1994||29||10||Livingston||v. El Salvador, 15 June 2021|
|FW||Keithroy Freeman||16 October 1993||8||4||St. Paul's United||v. El Salvador, 15 June 2021|
|FW||Tiquanny Williams||10 September 2001||3||0||Ovarense||v. El Salvador, 15 June 2021|
|FW||Tahir Hanley||5 May 1997||9||1||Real de Minas||v. El Salvador, 15 June 2021|
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930||Part of United Kingdom||Part of United Kingdom|
|1986||Not a FIFA member||Not a FIFA member|
|1994||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1998||Did not qualify||4||2||2||0||8||3|
|2026||To be determined||To be determined|
|CONCACAF Gold Cup record|
|1991 to 2021||Did not qualify|
|CONCACAF Nations League record|
|2022–23||C||B||To be determined|
|Caribbean Cup record|
|1989||Did not qualify|
|1994||Did not qualify|
|1998||Did not qualify|
|2005||Did not qualify|