Panama national football team

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The Panama national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Panamá) represents Panama in international football. The team is controlled by the governing body for football in Panama, Panamanian Football Federation, which is a member of CONCACAF and the regional UNCAF. Panama qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time for the 2018 tournament in Russia.[2][3]

Panama finished as runners-up in the 2005 Gold Cup and 2013 Gold Cup. Panama has also competed in the sub-regional Central American Cup championship which they won in 2009.

Panama
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Los Canaleros (The Canal Men)
La Marea Roja (The Red Tide)
Association Federación Panameña de Fútbol
Confederation CONCACAF
Sub-confederation UNCAF (Central America)
Head coach Hernán Darío Gómez
Captain Felipe Baloy
Most caps Gabriel Gómez (140)
Top scorer Luis Tejada (43)
Home stadium Estadio Rommel Fernández
FIFA code PAN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 56 Decrease 7 (November 23, 2017)
Highest 29 (March 2014)
Lowest 150 (August 1995)
Elo ranking
Current 47 Decrease 8 (December 12, 2017)
Highest 28 (July 2013)
Lowest 151 (June 1984)
First international
Panama Panama 3–1 Venezuela 
(Panama City, Panama; 12 February 1938)[1]
Biggest win
Panama Panama 12–1 Puerto Rico 
(Barranquilla, Colombia; 13 December 1946)[1]
Biggest defeat
Panama Panama 0–11 Costa Rica 
(Panama City, Panama; 16 February 1938)[1]
World Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2018)
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances 8 (first in 1963)
Best result Runners-up, 2005 and 2013

History

Panama came close to advancing out of the fourth round of the qualifications for the 2014 World Cup. In their last match, which was against the United States, they led 2–1 after 90 minutes and were poised to advance to a play-off against New Zealand, but they conceded two goals in stoppage time and were eliminated, with Mexico taking the playoff slot instead.[4] However, nearly 4 years later, Los Canaleros would finally qualify to the World Cup after defeating Costa Rica 2-1, thus leaving the United States (who lost to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1) out of the World Cup, an exact revenge from the elimination of 4 years earlier. Panama will make a debut appearance in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, facing veterans Belgium, and England, along with Africa's Tunisia in Group G.

Competition records

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978 Did Not Qualify
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
United States 1994
France 1998
South Korea Japan 2002
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010
Brazil 2014
Russia 2018 Qualified
Total 1/21

CCCF Championship

The CCCF tournament began in 1941, but was later abolished in 1961.

  • 1941 – Fourth Place
  • 1943 – Did not enter
  • 1946 – Fifth Place
  • 1948 – Third Place
  • 1951 – Champions
  • 1953 – Seventh Place
  • 1955 – Did not enter
  • 1957 – Fourth Place
  • 1960 – Did not enter
  • 1961 – First Round

CONCACAF Championship

The CONCACAF Championship tournament began in 1963, but was later abolished in 1989.

  • 1963 – First Round
  • Did not enter from 1965–1989.

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Year Round GP W D L GF GA
Mexico United States 1993 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 3 8
United States 2005 Runners-up 6 2 3 1 7 6
United States 2007 Quarter-Finals 4 1 1 2 6 7
United States 2009 Quarter-Finals 4 1 1 2 7 5
United States 2011 Semi-Finals 5 2 2 1 7 6
United States 2013 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 11 4
Canada United States 2015 Third Place 6 0 5 1 6 7
United States 2017 Quarter-Finals 4 2 1 1 6 3
Total Total 38 12 15 11 53 46

Copa Centroamericana

Copa Centroamericana record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Costa Rica 1991 First Round
Honduras 1993 Third Place
El Salvador 1995 Fifth Place
Guatemala 1997 Fifth Place
Costa Rica 1999 Did not enter
Honduras 2001 Fourth Place
Panama 2003 Fifth Place
Guatemala 2005 Fourth Place
El Salvador 2007 Runners-up
Honduras 2009 Champions
Panama 2011 Third Place
Costa Rica 2013 Fifth Place
United States 2015 Third Place
Panama 2017 Runners-up
Total 13/14

Honors

Results and fixtures

  Win   Draw   Loss

18 June 2018 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G Belgium  v  Panama Sochi, Russia
18:00 MSK (UTC+3) Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium
24 June 2018 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G England  v  Panama Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
15:00 MSK (UTC+3) Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
28 June 2018 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G Panama  v  Tunisia Saransk, Russia
21:00 MSK (UTC+3) Stadium: Mordovia Arena

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2  Panama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 18 June 2018. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

18 June 2018
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium  Match 13  Panama
Report

24 June 2018
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
England  Match 30  Panama
Report

28 June 2018
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Panama  Match 46  Tunisia
Report

Players

Current squad

The following 21 players were called up for the friendly matches against  Iran on 9 November and  Wales on 14 November 2017.[5]
Caps and goals as of 14 November 2017 after the match against Wales.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Jaime Penedo 26 September 1981 (age 36) 128 0 Romania Dinamo București
12 GK José Calderón 14 August 1985 (age 32) 29 0 Honduras Marathón

23 DF Felipe Baloy (Captain) 24 February 1981 (age 36) 99 3 Guatemala Municipal
15 DF Erick Davis 31 March 1991 (age 26) 36 0 Slovakia Dunajská Streda
17 DF Luis Ovalle 7 September 1988 (age 29) 23 0 Colombia Deportes Tolima
13 DF Roberto Chen 24 May 1994 (age 23) 22 1 Panama Árabe Unido
4 DF Fidel Escobar 9 January 1995 (age 22) 20 1 United States New York Red Bulls
2 DF Michael Murillo 15 February 1996 (age 21) 19 2 United States New York Red Bulls
3 DF Jan Carlos Vargas 13 March 1995 (age 22) 7 0 Panama Tauro

11 MF Armando Cooper 26 November 1987 (age 30) 96 7 Canada Toronto
8 MF Marcos Sánchez 23 December 1989 (age 27) 35 2 Panama Tauro
MF Ricardo Buitrago 10 March 1985 (age 32) 27 3 Peru Juan Aurich
19 MF Josiel Núñez 29 January 1993 (age 24) 13 1 Panama Árabe Unido
MF José González 5 May 1991 (age 26) 9 0 Panama Árabe Unido
6 MF Manuel Vargas 19 January 1991 (age 26) 7 0 Panama Chorrillo
16 MF Leslie Heráldez 30 March 1993 (age 24) 5 0 Panama Árabe Unido
20 MF Ricardo Ávila 4 January 1997 (age 20) 3 0 Belgium Gent II

7 FW Blas Pérez 13 March 1981 (age 36) 115 43 Guatemala Municipal
9 FW Gabriel Torres 31 October 1988 (age 29) 70 14 Switzerland Lausanne-Sport
FW Ismael Díaz 12 May 1997 (age 20) 10 2 Spain Deportivo Fabril
FW Alfredo Stephens 13 March 1995 (age 22) 10 1 Panama Chorrillo

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Álex Rodríguez 5 August 1990 (age 27) 6 0 Panama San Francisco v.  Grenada, 24 October 2017
GK Orlando Mosquera 25 December 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Panama Tauro v.  Grenada, 24 October 2017
GK Eric Hughes 11 July 1986 (age 31) 0 0 Panama Plaza Amador 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

DF Román Torres 20 March 1986 (age 31) 106 10 United States Seattle Sounders v.  Iran, 10 November 2017 INJ
DF Adolfo Machado 14 February 1985 (age 32) 72 1 United States Houston Dynamo v.  Iran, 10 November 2017 INJ
DF Richard Peralta 20 September 1993 (age 24) 6 0 Panama Tauro v.  Grenada, 24 October 2017
DF Azmahar Ariano 14 January 1991 (age 26) 3 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Grenada, 24 October 2017
DF Sergio Ortega 18 April 1990 (age 27) 1 0 Panama Plaza Amador v.  Grenada, 24 October 2017
DF Roderick Miller 3 April 1992 (age 25) 28 1 Colombia Atlético Nacional 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Ángel Patrick 27 February 1992 (age 25) 5 0 Panama Árabe Unido 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Richard Dixon 28 March 1992 (age 25) 8 0 El Salvador Águila 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Harold Cummings 1 March 1992 (age 25) 50 0 United States San Jose Earthquakes 2017 Copa Centroamericana

MF Gabriel Gómez 29 May 1984 (age 33) 140 12 Colombia Atlético Bucaramanga v.  Iran, 10 November 2017 INJ
MF Aníbal Godoy 10 February 1990 (age 27) 85 2 United States San Jose Earthquakes v.  Iran, 10 November 2017 INJ
MF Édgar Bárcenas 23 October 1993 (age 24) 25 0 Mexico Tapachula v.  Iran, 10 November 2017 INJ
MF Chamell Asprilla 11 August 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Grenada, 24 October 2017
MF Eduardo Guerrero 21 February 2000 (age 17) 1 0 Panama Chorrillo v.  Grenada, 24 October 2017
MF Alberto Quintero 18 December 1987 (age 29) 89 5 Peru Universitario v.  Costa Rica, 10 October 2017
MF Valentín Pimentel 30 May 1991 (age 26) 19 1 Panama Plaza Amador v.  Mexico, 1 September 2017 INJ
MF Miguel Camargo 5 September 1993 (age 24) 17 2 United States New York City 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Armando Polo 2 April 1990 (age 27) 4 0 Panama Tauro 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Óscar Villarreal 3 February 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Panama Chorrillo 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Josimar Gómez 28 June 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Francisco Castañeda 23 November 1988 (age 29) 0 0 Panama Atlético Veragüense 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

FW Luis Tejada 28 March 1982 (age 35) 104 43 Peru Universitario v.  Iran, 10 November 2017 INJ
FW Abdiel Arroyo 13 December 1993 (age 24) 32 5 Uruguay Danubio v.  Iran, 10 November 2017 INJ
FW Roberto Nurse 16 December 1983 (age 33) 19 3 Mexico Zacatecas v.  Iran, 10 November 2017 INJ
FW Carlos Small 13 March 1995 (age 22) 2 2 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Grenada, 24 October 2017
FW Ronaldo Dinolis 17 November 1994 (age 23) 1 2 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v.  Grenada, 24 October 2017
FW José Fajardo 18 August 1993 (age 24) 1 0 Panama Independiente Chorrera v.  Grenada, 24 October 2017
FW Ricardo Clarke 27 September 1992 (age 25) 3 0 Portugal Boavista 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Tony Taylor 13 July 1989 (age 28) 3 0 United States Jacksonville Armada 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Jorman Aguilar 11 September 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Portugal Estoril Praia 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Rolando Blackburn 9 January 1990 (age 27) 26 4 Panama Chorrillo 2017 Copa Centroamericana
FW Enrico Small 1 May 1989 (age 28) 2 0 Panama Árabe Unido 2017 Copa Centroamericana

Player records

Most capped players

As of November 14, 2017, the players with the most appearances for Panama are:[6]

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Gabriel Gómez 2003–present 140 12
2 Jaime Penedo 2003–present 128 0
3 Blas Pérez 2001–present 115 40
4 Román Torres 2005–present 106 10
5 Luis Tejada 2001–present 104 43
6 Felipe Baloy 2001–present 99 3
7 Armando Cooper 2006–present 96 7
8 Luis Henríquez 2003–2016 89 2
9 Alberto Quintero 2007–present 88 5
10 Aníbal Godoy 2010–present 85 0

Bold denotes still active players.

Top goalscorers

As of November 14, 2017, the players with the most goals for Panama are:[6]

# Name Career Goals Caps
1 Luis Tejada 2001–present 43 104
2 Blas Pérez 2001–present 43 115
3 Luis Ernesto Tapia 1960–1979 20 77
4 Roberto Brown 2000–2011 16 49
5 Gabriel Torres 2006–present 14 70
6 Jorge Dely Valdés 1991–2005 13 34
7 Julio Dely Valdés 1990–2005 13 34
8 Gabriel Gómez 2003–present 12 140
9 Víctor René Mendieta 1980–2000 11 31
10 Ricardo Phillips 1996–2010 10 84
10 Román Torres 2005–present 10 106

Bold denotes still active players.

Managers

Managers of the Panama national football team and their terms.

  • Uruguay Romeo Parravicini (1938)
  • Peru Manuel Sánchez Durán (1941)
  • Panama Emel Ospino (1946)
  • Chile Óscar Rendoll Gómez (1946)
  • Panama Óscar Suman Carrillo (1949)
  • Colombia Gilberto Casanova (1950)
  • Austria Moses Stern (1950)
  • Chile Óscar Rendoll Gómez (1951)
  • Panama Rogelio Díaz (1952)
  • Colombia Emel Ospino (1956)
  • Spain José Bech Casablanca (1961)
  • Argentina Raúl "Che" Álvarez (1963–64)
  • Spain José Bech Casablanca (1967)
  • Panama Luis Carlos Ponce (1967)
  • Chile Néstor Valdez Moraga (1969)
  • Chile Renato Panay (1976)
  • Argentina Omar Muraco (1978)
  • Uruguay Edgardo Bone Baldi (1979)
  • Uruguay Luis Borghini (1980)
  • Panama Rubén Cárdenas (1980)
  • Panama Orlando Muñoz (1984)
  • Argentina Carlos Cavagnaro (1984)

References

  1. ^ a b c Barrie Courtney. "Panama – International Results". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  2. ^ "From agony to ecstasy: Panama's remarkable journey to the 2018 World Cup and a night they'll never forget". The Independent. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  3. ^ "The wildest night in CONCACAF history? How the U.S. exit played out". ESPN. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  4. ^ "USA Saves Mexico From World Cup Elimination In The Most Unbelievable Night In North American Soccer History". Business Insider. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Anuncian convocatoria de Panamá con jugadores locales para amistoso ante Granada". Telemetro.com (in Spanish). 16 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  6. ^ a b Roberto Mamrud. "Panama – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 March 2016.

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