Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Vincy Heat
AssociationSaint Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachKendale Mercury[1]
CaptainCornelius Stewart
Most capsDorren Hamlet (64)
Top scorerShandel Samuel (32)
Home stadiumArnos Vale Stadium
FIFA codeVIN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 179 Increase 1 (25 August 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 fourth 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.

2022

12 May Friendly Dominica  2–1  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Roseau, Dominica
15:00 UTC−4 Stadium: Windsor Park
15 May Friendly Dominica  3–1  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Roseau, Dominica
15:00 UTC−4 Stadium: Windsor Park
3 June Nations League Bahamas  1–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Nassau, Bahamas
17:00 UTC−4 St. Fleur 68' (pen.) Report Stadium: Thomas Robinson Stadium
Referee: Jorge Pérez (Mexico)
6 June Nations League Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  2–2  Nicaragua Arnos Vale, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
15:00 UTC−4
Report Stadium: Arnos Vale Stadium
Referee: Benjamin Whitty (Cayman Islands)
10 June Nations League Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  0–2  Trinidad and Tobago Arnos Vale, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
19:00 UTC−4 Report Stadium: Arnos Vale Stadium
Referee: Alex Chilowicz (United States)
13 June Nations League Trinidad and Tobago  4–1  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
19:00 UTC−4
Report Stadium: Hasely Crawford Stadium
Referee: Nelson Salgado (Honduras)
17 September Friendly Grenada  v  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Grenada
--:-- UTC−4

2023

24 March Nations League Nicaragua  v  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Nicaragua
Report Stadium: TBD
27 March Nations League Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  v  Bahamas Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Report Stadium: TBD

Coaching history

Players

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Jadiel Chance (1999-08-08) 8 August 1999 (age 23) 7 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines North Leeward Predators
1GK Josh Stowe (2003-05-06) 6 May 2003 (age 19) 1 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Bequia United

2DF Najima Burgin (1997-10-16) 16 October 1997 (age 24) 3 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Jebelle
2DF Kevin Francis (1994-01-21) 21 January 1994 (age 28) 39 2 United States Kitsap Pumas
2DF Iruel Matthias (2003-04-26) 26 April 2003 (age 19) 3 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Jebelle
2DF Jahvin Sutherland (1994-11-10) 10 November 1994 (age 27) 29 3 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines System 3
2DF Mekeal Williams (2001-02-12) 12 February 2001 (age 21) 4 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines System 3
2DF Jamal Yorke (1991-10-09) 9 October 1991 (age 30) 22 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Sion Hill

3MF Adeem Charles 4 0 Free agent
3MF Dorren Hamlet (1989-07-16) 16 July 1989 (age 33) 64 2 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pastures
3MF Matthew Jackson (2003-03-03) 3 March 2003 (age 19) 4 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Sion Hill
3MF Terrason Joseph (2002-06-26) 26 June 2002 (age 20) 2 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Jebelle
3MF Nazir McBurnette (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 29) 53 4 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Hope International
3MF Malcolm Stewart (1997-11-19) 19 November 1997 (age 24) 5 1 Maldives TC Sports Club

4FW Garett Leigertwood (2000-02-19) 19 February 2000 (age 22) 5 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Avenues United
4FW Cornelius Stewart (1989-10-07) 7 October 1989 (age 32) 59 19 Maldives Maziya
4FW Rondell Thomas (2000-12-12) 12 December 2000 (age 21) 4 1 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Hope International
4FW Kurtlon Williams (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 32) 8 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines North Leeward Predators

Recent call-ups

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up



Player records

As of 14 June 2022[5]
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 to Argentina 1978 Part of  United Kingdom Part of  United Kingdom
Spain 1982 to Italy 1990 Did not enter Declined participation
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 to 1985 Not a CONCACAF member
1989 Did not enter
United States 1991
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 to 2023 Did not qualify
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 C 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[6] 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 to Barbados 2005 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2007 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 2 4
Jamaica 2008 to 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. 25 August 2022. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 2 August 2022. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  4. ^ "20 Man CONCACAF Nations League Squad List". Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation - Twitter. 1 June 2022. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  5. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Record International Players". RSSSF.
  6. ^ 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.