Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Nickname(s)Vincy Heat
AssociationSaint Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachKendale Mercury[1]
CaptainCornelius Stewart
Most capsShandel Samuel
Kendall Velox (63)
Top scorerShandel Samuel (32)
Home stadiumArnos Vale Stadium
FIFA codeVIN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 173 Increase 1 (10 February 2022)[2]
Highest73 (October 2007)
Lowest180 (January 2017, December 2018 – February 2019)
First international
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1–1 Barbados 
(Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; 12 September 1936)
Biggest win
 Montserrat 0–11 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
(Woodlands, Montserrat; 7 May 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 11–0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
(Mexico City, Mexico; 6 December 1992)
Gold Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1996)
Best resultGroup stage (1996)

The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines national football team represents Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in men's international football. It is controlled by the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation.

The team finished second in the Caribbean Cup in 1995, and participated at the 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Its first FIFA World Cup qualification attempt was for the 1994 edition, and it has entered every World Cup qualification since.

History

1936–1995

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines played their first two international matches, against their neighbour Barbados in 1936 - both matches ending in a 1–1 draw. In the '60s and '70s, they played several editions of the Windward Islands Tournament, winning the 1965 and 1966 competitions. They also participated in the 1979, qualifying to the final stage and finishing in second place behind Haiti. In the following edition, in 1981, they reached the final stage but again finished in second, this time two points off of Trinidad and Tobago.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines qualified for the inaugural 1989 Caribbean Cup, finishing top of their qualification group including a 9–0 victory over Sint Maarten. In the finals, they would fail to get out of the group, finishing bottom behind Grenada and Netherlands Antilles. They would reach the final phase of the Caribbean Cup again in consecutive years, 1992 and 1993, without much luck, finishing last and second last respectively.

At the end of 1992, the Vincy Heat participated in their first World Cup qualifiers. They got through the first rounds, eliminating Saint Lucia (3–2 on aggregate) and Suriname (2–1 on aggregate), to advance to the second phase, where they finished bottom of the group, with six losses in as many games. Especially painful was the 11–0 defeat that Mexico dealt them at the Azteca Stadium, the worst in their history.

1996 Gold Cup

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines qualified for the 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup, by obtaining the runner-up position in the 1995 Caribbean Cup. During qualification for the Caribbean Cup, Vincy Heat had dispatched Monserrat 20–0 over two legs. They had gone on to finish top of their group in the main competition and defeated Cuba in the semi-finals 3–2, however Trinidad and Tobago proved too strong in the final and won 5–0. In the 1996 Gold Cup, the Vincy Heat failed to register a victory, losing 5–0 to Mexico and 3–0 to Guatemala.

1996–present

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines would qualify again for the 1996 Caribbean Cup but this time finish bottom of their group. It would be eleven years before they qualified again, on goals scored, following their 8–0 thrashing of Saint Lucia with five goals from Shandel Samuel which saw them edge out Jamaica. In the 2007 tournament, Vincy Heat only managed one win, against Guyana 2–0, and finished bottom of their group again.

In 1998 World Cup qualifiers, the Saint Vincentian team beat Puerto Rico 9–1 over two legs, then defeated Saint Kitts and Nevis on away goals, thanks to a 2–2 draw in Basseterre. In the third round of qualifying they finished with six defeats in six games, including an 11–3 loss to Honduras. In the 2002 qualifiers, they beat the U.S. Virgin Islands 14–1 on aggregate, Saint Kitts and Nevis (3–1) and Antigua and Barbuda (5–2) but again finished without a win in the qualification semi-finals.

They improved in the 2006 qualifiers beating Nicaragua to advance to the third round for the third consecutive time, and obtaining two victories over Saint Kitts and Nevis, finishing in third place. However, in the 2010 qualifiers, they were eliminated for the first time in the second qualifying round, at the hands of Canada, who prevailed with an aggregate score of 7–1. In 2014 qualification, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines won once against Grenada to finish 13 points behind Guatemala. In 2018 World Cup qualification, they managed to beat Guyana 6–6 on away goals, then beat Aruba 3–2 to make it to the fouth round group stage. There they failed to get a single point, conceding 34 goals and finishing bottom of their group, including a 9–3 loss to Guatemala.

Results and schedule

Main article: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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.

2021

25 March 2021 (2021-03-25) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Curaçao  5–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Willemstad, Curaçao
18:00 UTC−4
Report Stadium: Stadion dr. Antoine Maduro
Referee: Ricangel de Leça (Aruba)
30 March 2021 (2021-03-30) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  3–0  British Virgin Islands Willemstad, Curaçao
18:00 UTC−4
Report Stadium: Ergilio Hato Stadium
Referee: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)
4 June 2021 (2021-06-04) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Guatemala  10–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Guatemala City, Guatemala
16:00 UTC−6 Report Stadium: Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
Referee: Erick Moisés Lezama Pavón (Nicaragua)
8 June 2021 (2021-06-08) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  0–1  Cuba St. George's, Grenada
16:00 UTC−4 Report Stadium: Kirani James Athletic Stadium
Referee: Fernando Guerrero Ramirez (Mexico)
2 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying Haiti  6–1  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Fort Lauderdale, United States
16:30 UTC−4
Report
Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium
Referee: Oshane Nation (Jamaica)

Coaching history

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2021 Gold Cup qualification matches.

Caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2021, after the match against Cuba.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Jadiel Chance (1999-08-08) 8 August 1999 (age 22) 5 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Fitz Hughes Predators
1GK Garwin Davis (2004-04-07) 7 April 2004 (age 17) 0 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines System 3

2DF Tristan Marshall (2003-12-19) 19 December 2003 (age 18) 3 0 Canada Toronto Skillz
2DF Ted Roberts (2001-10-31) 31 October 2001 (age 20) 2 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines System 3
2DF Jahvin Sutherland (1994-11-10) 10 November 1994 (age 27) 23 3 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines System 3
2DF Jamal Yorke (1991-10-09) 9 October 1991 (age 30) 17 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Sion Hill
2DF Kamol Bess (1996-08-25) 25 August 1996 (age 25) 10 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Bequia United
2DF Nigel Charles (2003-03-20) 20 March 2003 (age 18) 2 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Camdonia Chelsea

3MF Nazir McBurnette (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 29) 48 5 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Hope International
3MF Kenijah Joseph (2000-08-10) 10 August 2000 (age 21) 1 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Layou
3MF Diel Spring (2000-12-26) 26 December 2000 (age 21) 18 0 Poland Wisła Sandomierz
3MF Kyle Edwards (1997-01-15) 15 January 1997 (age 25) 19 0 United States Rio Grande Valley Toros
3MF Gidson Francis (1999-04-01) 1 April 1999 (age 22) 7 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pastures
3MF Brad Richards (1996-11-07) 7 November 1996 (age 25) 14 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Hope International
3MF Kurtlon Williams (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 31) 5 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Fitz Hughes Predators
3MF Dorren Hamlet (1989-07-16) 16 July 1989 (age 32) 56 2 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pastures
3MF Oryan Velox (2004-10-28) 28 October 2004 (age 17) 2 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Layou

4FW Cornelius Stewart (1989-10-07) 7 October 1989 (age 32) 55 18 Maldives Maziya
4FW Marlon Simmons (2003-01-26) 26 January 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Bequia United
4FW Trezine da Souza (2000-05-11) 11 May 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pastures
4FW Terrason Joseph (2002-06-26) 26 June 2002 (age 19) 1 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Jebelle

Recent call-ups

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Dwayne Sandy (1989-02-19) 19 February 1989 (age 33) 36 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Glenside Ball Blazers vs.  British Virgin Islands, 28 March 2021

DF Kishawn Johnny (1996-11-10) 10 November 1996 (age 25) 7 1 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines System 3 vs.  British Virgin Islands, 28 March 2021
DF Chevron McLean (1996-05-09) 9 May 1996 (age 25) 4 0 England Cheshunt vs.  British Virgin Islands, 28 March 2021
DF Akeem Williams (1993-04-29) 29 April 1993 (age 28) 16 1 Antigua and Barbuda Grenades vs.  British Virgin Islands, 28 March 2021

MF Jahva Audain (2002-02-21) 21 February 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pastures vs.  British Virgin Islands, 28 March 2021
MF Erel Hector (1999-10-12) 12 October 1999 (age 22) 1 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Avenues United vs.  British Virgin Islands, 28 March 2021
MF Renson Sayers (2004-11-17) 17 November 2004 (age 17) 1 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines System 3 vs.  British Virgin Islands, 28 March 2021
MF Azinho Solomon (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 27) 37 6 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines System 3 vs.  British Virgin Islands, 28 March 2021

FW Oalex Anderson (1995-11-11) 11 November 1995 (age 26) 31 14 United States North Carolina FC vs.  British Virgin Islands, 28 March 2021

Player records

As of 30 March 2021[4]
Players in bold are still active with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Part of  United Kingdom Part of  United Kingdom
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982 Did not enter Declined participation
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
United States 1994 Did not qualify 10 2 1 7 5 32
France 1998 10 2 2 6 17 33
South Korea Japan 2002 12 5 0 7 24 29
Germany 2006 8 3 0 5 11 15
South Africa 2010 2 0 0 2 1 7
Brazil 2014 6 1 2 3 4 12
Russia 2018 10 1 2 7 15 42
Qatar 2022 4 1 0 3 3 16
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 62 15 7 40 80 186

CONCACAF Championship & CONCACAF Gold Cup

Main article: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at the CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Championship & CONCACAF Gold Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
El Salvador 1963 Not a CONCACAF member
Guatemala 1965
Honduras 1967
Costa Rica 1969
Trinidad and Tobago 1971
Haiti 1973
Mexico 1977
Honduras 1981
1985
1989 Did not enter
United States 1991 Did not enter
United States Mexico 1993 Did not qualify
United States 1996 Group stage 9th 2 0 0 2 0 8
United States 1998 Did not qualify
United States 2000
United States 2002
United StatesMexico 2003 Did not enter
United States 2005 Did not qualify
United States 2007
United States 2009
United States 2011
United States 2013
United StatesCanada 2015
United States 2017
United StatesCosta RicaJamaica 2019
United States 2021
Total Group stage 1/16 2 0 0 2 0 8

CONCACAF Nations League

CONCACAF Nations League record
Year Division Group Pld W D* L GF GA P/R Rank
United States 2019−20 B D 6 3 2 1 6 4 Same position 17th
2022–23 B To be determined
Total 6 3 2 1 6 4 17th

Caribbean Cup

Caribbean Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Barbados 1989 Group stage 6th 2 0 1 1 1 3
Trinidad and Tobago 1990 Abandoned[5] 2 0 0 2 2 5
Jamaica 1991 Did not enter
Trinidad and Tobago 1992 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 4
Jamaica 1993 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 4 10
Trinidad and Tobago 1994 Did not qualify
Cayman Islands Jamaica 1995 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 13 11
Trinidad and Tobago 1996 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 7
Antigua and Barbuda Saint Kitts and Nevis 1997 Did not qualify
Jamaica Trinidad and Tobago 1998 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Did not qualify
Barbados 2005 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2007 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 2 4
Jamaica 2008 Did not qualify
Martinique 2010 Did not qualify
Antigua and Barbuda 2012 Did not qualify
Jamaica 2014 Did not qualify
Martinique 2017 Did not qualify
Total Runners-up 7/19 21 4 3 14 25 44

References

  1. ^ "St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Association Information". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 10 February 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 13 February 2022. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  4. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Record International Players". RSSSF.
  5. ^ 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. Trinidad and Tobago were to meet Martinique in the final.