Panama national football team

Last updated on 19 October 2017

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.

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History

The first Panama national football team was constituted in 1937.

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 and exact revenge from the elimination of 4 years earlier.

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

2016

11 November 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification Honduras  0–1  Panama San Pedro Sula, Honduras
14:35 UTC−6 Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Escobar Goal 22' Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Attendance: 37,253
Referee: Yadel Martínez (Cuba)


15 November 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification Panama  0–0  Mexico Panama City, Panama
21:05 UTC−5 Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernandez
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)


2017

13 January 2017 Copa Centroamericana Panama  0–0  Belize Panama City, Panama
21:00 UTC-5 Report Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernández
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)


15 January 2017 Copa Centroamericana Panama  2–1  Nicaragua Panama City, Panama
18:00 UTC-5 Miller Goal 8'
Núñez Goal 12'
Report García Goal 30' Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernandez
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)


17 January 2017 Copa Centroamericana Panama  0–1  Honduras Panama City, Panama
21:00 UTC-5 Report Hernández Goal 36' (pen.) Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernández
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)


20 January 2017 Copa Centroamericana Panama  1–0  El Salvador Panama City, Panama
21:00 UTC-5 Arroyo Goal 82' Report Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernández
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)


22 January 2017 Copa Centroamericana Panama  1–0  Costa Rica Panama City, Panama
16:00 UTC-5 Cooper Goal 67' Report Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernández
Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)


24 March 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification Trinidad and Tobago  1–0  Panama Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
19:00 UTC−4 Molino Goal 37' Report Stadium: Hasely Crawford Stadium
Referee: Melvin Matamoros (Honduras)


28 March 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification Panama  1–1  United States Panama City, Panama
Gómez Goal 44' Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Dempsey Goal 40' Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernandez
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)


8 June 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification Costa Rica  0–0  Panama San José, Costa Rica
20:00 UTC−6 Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Stadium: Estadio Nacional
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)


13 June 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification Panama  2–2  Honduras Panama City, Panama
20:35 UTC−5 Pérez Goal 41'
R. Torres Goal 90'
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Quioto Goal 5'
Elis Goal 66'
Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernandez
Referee: Roberto García Orozco (Mexico)


8 July 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup United States  1–1  Panama Nashville, United States
15:30 CDT (UTC−5) Dwyer Goal 50' Report Camargo Goal 60' Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Attendance: 47,622
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)


12 July 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Panama  2–1  Nicaragua Tampa, United States

Torres Goal 57'

Report Chavarría Goal 49' Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Referee: Drew Fischer (Canada)


15 July 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Panama  3–0  Martinique Cleveland, United States
16:30 Murillo Goal 44'
Arroyo Goal 60'
Torres Goal 67'
Report Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium
Referee: Roberto García Orozco (Mexico)


19 July 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Costa Rica  1–0  Panama Philadelphia, United States
18:00 Godoy Goal 77' (o.g.) Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
Referee: Óscar Moncada Honduras


1 September 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification Mexico  1–0  Panama Mexico City, Mexico
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Stadium: Estadio Azteca
Referee: Walter López Castellanos (Guatemala)


5 September 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification Panama  3–0  Trinidad and Tobago Panama City, Panama
Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernandez


6 October 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification United States  4–0  Panama Orlando, United States
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Stadium: Orlando City Stadium
Attendance: 25,303
Referee: Roberto García Orozco (Mexico)


10 October 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification Panama  2–1  Costa Rica Panama City, Panama
19:00 UTC−5
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernandez
Referee: Walter López Castellanos (Guatemala)


24 October Friendly Grenada  v  Panama St. George's, Grenada
Stadium: Grenada National Stadium


2018

23 March Friendly Colombia  v  Panama Bogota, Colombia
Stadium: Estadio El Campin


Current Stage (Fifth Round)

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 10 6 3 1 16 7 +9 21 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–1
2  Costa Rica 10 4 4 2 14 8 +6 16 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–1
3  Panama 10 3 4 3 9 10 −1 13 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–0
4  Honduras 10 3 4 3 13 19 −6 13 Advance to inter-confederation play-offs 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–1
5  United States 10 3 3 4 17 13 +4 12 1–2 0–2 4–0 6–0 2–0
6  Trinidad and Tobago 10 2 0 8 7 19 −12 6 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against the United States on 6 October and Costa Rica on 10 October 2017.[5]
Caps and goals as of 10 October 2017 after the match against the Costa Rica.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jaime Penedo (1981-09-26) 26 September 1981 (age 36) 127 0 Romania Dinamo București
12 1GK José Calderón (1985-08-14) 14 August 1985 (age 32) 28 0 Honduras Marathón

2 2DF Michael Murillo (1996-02-15) 15 February 1996 (age 21) 17 2 United States New York Red Bulls
3 2DF Jan Carlos Vargas (1995-03-13) 13 March 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Panama Tauro
4 2DF Fidel Escobar (1995-01-09) 9 January 1995 (age 22) 18 1 United States New York Red Bulls
5 2DF Román Torres (1986-03-20) 20 March 1986 (age 31) 106 10 United States Seattle Sounders
13 2DF Adolfo Machado (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 32) 72 1 United States Houston Dynamo
15 2DF Erick Davis (1991-03-31) 31 March 1991 (age 26) 35 0 Slovakia Dunajská Streda
17 2DF Luis Ovalle (1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 29) 22 0 Colombia Deportes Tolima
23 2DF Felipe Baloy (Captain) (1981-02-24) 24 February 1981 (age 36) 98 3 Guatemala Municipal

6 3MF Gabriel Gómez (1984-05-29) 29 May 1984 (age 33) 140 12 Colombia Atlético Bucaramanga
8 3MF Édgar Bárcenas (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 23) 25 0 Mexico Tapachula
10 3MF Ricardo Buitrago (1985-03-10) 10 March 1985 (age 32) 26 3 Peru Juan Aurich
11 3MF Armando Cooper (1987-11-26) 26 November 1987 (age 29) 94 6 Canada Toronto
16 3MF José González (1991-05-05) 5 May 1991 (age 26) 7 0 Panama Árabe Unido
19 3MF Alberto Quintero (1987-12-18) 18 December 1987 (age 29) 89 5 Peru Universitario
20 3MF Aníbal Godoy (1990-02-10) 10 February 1990 (age 27) 85 2 United States San Jose Earthquakes

7 4FW Blas Pérez (1981-03-13) 13 March 1981 (age 36) 114 42 Guatemala Municipal
9 4FW Gabriel Torres (1988-10-31) 31 October 1988 (age 28) 68 14 Switzerland Lausanne-Sport
18 4FW Luis Tejada (1982-03-28) 28 March 1982 (age 35) 104 43 Peru Universitario
21 4FW Roberto Nurse (1983-12-16) 16 December 1983 (age 33) 19 3 Mexico Zacatecas
22 4FW Abdiel Arroyo (1993-12-13) 13 December 1993 (age 23) 32 5 Uruguay Danubio

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 (1990-08-05) 5 August 1990 (age 27) 5 0 Panama San Francisco v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 5 September 2017
GK Orlando Mosquera (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Panama Tauro 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
GK Eric Hughes (1986-07-11) 11 July 1986 (age 31) 0 0 Panama Plaza Amador 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

DF Roberto Chen (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 23) 20 1 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 5 September 2017
DF Roderick Miller (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 25) 28 1 Colombia Atlético Nacional 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Ángel Patrick (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 25) 5 0 Panama Árabe Unido 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Richard Dixon (1992-03-28) 28 March 1992 (age 25) 8 0 El Salvador Águila 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Richard Peralta (1993-09-20) 20 September 1993 (age 24) 5 0 Panama Tauro 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Harold Cummings (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 25) 50 0 United States San Jose Earthquakes 2017 Copa Centroamericana
DF Azmahar Ariano (1991-01-14) 14 January 1991 (age 26) 2 0 Panama Árabe Unido 2017 Copa Centroamericana

MF Valentín Pimentel (1991-05-30) 30 May 1991 (age 26) 19 1 Panama Plaza Amador v.  Mexico, 1 September 2017 INJ
MF Miguel Camargo (1993-09-05) 5 September 1993 (age 24) 17 2 United States New York City 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Josiel Núñez (1993-01-29) 29 January 1993 (age 24) 11 1 Panama Árabe Unido 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Leslie Heráldez (1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 24) 2 0 Panama Árabe Unido 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Armando Polo (1990-04-02) 2 April 1990 (age 27) 4 0 Panama Tauro 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Óscar Villarreal (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Panama Chorrillo 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Ricardo Ávila (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Belgium Gent II 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Josimar Gómez (1992-06-28) 28 June 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Francisco Castañeda (1988-11-23) 23 November 1988 (age 28) 0 0 Panama Atlético Veragüense 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

FW Ismael Díaz (1997-05-12) 12 May 1997 (age 20) 8 2 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Ricardo Clarke (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 25) 3 0 Portugal Boavista 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Tony Taylor (1989-07-13) 13 July 1989 (age 28) 3 0 United States Jacksonville Armada 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Jorman Aguilar (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Portugal Estoril Praia 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Rolando Blackburn (1990-01-09) 9 January 1990 (age 27) 26 4 Panama Chorrillo 2017 Copa Centroamericana
FW Enrico Small (1989-05-01) 1 May 1989 (age 28) 2 0 Panama Árabe Unido 2017 Copa Centroamericana

Player records

Most capped players

As of October 10, 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 127 0
3 Blas Pérez 2001–present 114 40
4 Román Torres 2005–present 106 9
5 Luis Tejada 2001–present 104 43
6 Felipe Baloy 2001–present 98 3
7 Armando Cooper 2006–present 94 6
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 September 5, 2017, the players with the most goals for Panama are:[6]

# Name Career Goals Caps
1 Luis Tejada 2001–present 43 103
2 Blas Pérez 2001–present 42 112
3 Luis Ernesto Tapia 1960–1979 20 77
4 Roberto Brown 2000–2011 16 49
5 Gabriel Torres 2006–present 14 63
6 Jorge Dely Valdés 1991–2005 13 34
7 Julio Dely Valdés 1990–2005 13 34
8 Gabriel Gómez 2003–present 12 138
9 Víctor René Mendieta 1980–2000 11 31
10 Ricardo Phillips 1996–2010 10 84

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. ^ "Panamá anuncia los convocados para el cierre de la hexagonal". LaEstrella.com.pa (in Spanish). 20 September 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  6. ^ a b Roberto Mamrud. "Panama – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 March 2016.

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