Guernsey official football team

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Guernsey
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Donkeys
Association Guernsey Football Association
Head coach Stephen Sharman
Home stadium The Track, Footes Lane or Corbet Field
First colours
First international
Guernsey Guernsey 6 – 0 Alderney Alderney
(17 April 1905)
Biggest win
Guernsey Guernsey 12 – 0 Alderney Alderney
(1 April 1978)
Biggest defeat
Jersey Jersey 7 – 0 Guernsey Guernsey
(11 April 1946)

The Guernsey official football team is the official football team representing the island of Guernsey (which is not part of the United Kingdom, but is a Crown dependency) in non-FIFA international football matches. It is not affiliated with FIFA or UEFA, and therefore cannot compete for the FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Football Championship.

History[edit]

Since 1905, they have competed with Alderney and Jersey for the Muratti Vase, winning it 46 times, most recently in 2017. The players are selected from the Guernsey leagues, with the top Division being the FNB Priaulx League.

Guernsey Football went under a transformation at the start of the 2011–12 season when Guernsey F.C. was created, which led to the vast majority of the top Island players competing in the English non-league pyramid system for the very first time.

The official team is coached by Stephen Sharman who was appointed in September 2013 after Kevin Graham stepped down.[1]

Guernsey also compete in the Island Games and are the current champions having won the Gold medal in Jersey in 2015.

Ladies team[edit]

The team is made up from players in the four local teams of women's football, Vale Rec, Rangers, Rovers and Sylvans.

A Woman's team has competed annually against Jersey in the Muratti tournament since 1997. [2]

Won: 6 Drawn: 0 Lost: 13

Guernsey Women have competed in the Island Games since 2001.

The best result was 4th place in 2003.

In 2016 Ormer FC was created to allow Guernsey Women to compete in UK competitions, it is affiliated to the Hampshire Football Association. [3] This was followed by GFA announcing they would create an alternative Women's team to do something similar, these changes led to the 2017 Ladies Muratti being cancelled following disputes.

Women's Muratti cup results[edit]

Achievements[edit]

2001, 2003, 2015[7]
winner since 2000
2001, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017[8]

Selected Internationals opponents[edit]

(Last update: 14 May 2017)

Opponents Matches Win Draw Loss GF GA
 Åland Islands 2 0 1 1 2 4
 Alderney 54 53 0 1 251 22
 Cornwall 3 1 1 1 4 8
 Falkland Islands 1 1 0 0 3 0
 Frøya 3 3 0 0 15 2
 Gibraltar 3 2 1 0 6 1
 Gotland 1 1 0 0 3 0
 Greenland 2 1 1 0 6 0
Isle of Man Isle of Man 4 4 0 0 14 3
 Isle of Wight 5 2 2 1 9 8
 Jersey 111 47 12 54 191 213
 Menorca 1 1 0 0 2 1
 Orkney 2 2 0 0 13 0
 Rhodes 2 1 1 0 2 1
 Shetland 3 1 0 2 7 9
 Western Isles 1 1 0 0 2 1
 Ynys Môn 7 4 2 1 15 6
TOTAL 204 124 21 61 543 278

Island Games Record[edit]

1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
dne 6th dne 5th 4th 9th 1st 1st 2nd dne 3rd 2nd dne 1st
  • Blue square indicates host
  • dne – did not enter

References[edit]

See also[edit]