Suriname national football team

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Suriname
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationSurinaamse Voetbal Bond (SVB)
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachDean Gorré
Most capsMarlon Felter (44)
Top scorerStefano Rijssel (14)
Home stadiumAndré Kamperveen Stadion
FIFA codeSUR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 151 Increase 1 (25 July 2019)[1]
Highest84 (August 2008)
Lowest191 (December 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 128 Increase 18 (9 September 2019)[2]
Highest54 (22 July 1934)
Lowest172 (21 February 2016)
First international
Netherlands Surinam 1–2 British Guiana 
(Surinam; 28 January 1921)[3]
Biggest win
Netherlands Surinam 9–0 French Guiana 
(Surinam; 2 March 1947)
Biggest defeat
Netherlands Aruba 8–1 Surinam Netherlands
(Surinam; 6 June 1946)
Netherlands Netherlands 9–2 Surinam Netherlands
(Surinam; 30 July 1958)
Mexico Mexico 8–1 Suriname 
(Mexico; 15 October 1977)
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1977)
Best resultSixth place, 1977

The Suriname national football team (Dutch: Surinaams voetbalelftal; Sranan Tongo: Sranankondre fubal pluga) represent Suriname in international football. It is controlled by the Surinamese Football Association.

History[edit]

Although the former Dutch colony is located in South America, it competes in CONCACAF, together with Guyana and French Guiana. Suriname was one of the founding members of CONCACAF in 1961. Suriname won the CFU Championship in 1978, were runners-up in 1979 and have achieved three fourth place finishes in the CFU Championship/Caribbean Cup. Suriname discourages dual citizenship and Surinamese-Dutch players who have picked up a Netherlands passport – which, crucially, offers legal work status in almost any European league – are barred from selection to the national team.[4] Many Suriname-born players and Dutch-born players of Surinamese descent, like Gerald Vanenburg, Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard, Edgar Davids, Clarence Seedorf, Patrick Kluivert, Ryan Babel, Aron Winter, Georginio Wijnaldum, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Jeremain Lens have turned out to play for the Dutch national team. In 1999, Humphrey Mijnals, who played for both Suriname and the Netherlands, was elected Surinamese footballer of the century.[5] Another famous player is André Kamperveen, who captained Suriname in the 1940s and was the first Surinamese to play professionally in the Netherlands.

Suriname has participated in the qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup since 1962, but has never qualified for the finals. Suriname's strongest showing in World Cup qualification was the campaign for the 1978 finals, when the national team reached the final group stage.

Suriname also came second in CONCACAF qualifying for the 1964 Olympics, behind qualifiers Mexico and third in qualifying for the 1980 Olympics, behind qualifiers Costa Rica and United States; the US then boycotted the Moscow Olympics, and were replaced by Cuba in the football tournament, after Suriname opted to boycott the games as well.

In 2008 Suriname advanced to the group stage of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying despite using only local players. With their two-leg victory over neighbours Guyana, Suriname moved on to face Haiti, Costa Rica, and El Salvador in the third round.

Inspired by the success of teams with dual nationals, especially Algeria, SVB president John Krishnadath submitted a proposal to the national assembly to allow dual citizenship for athletes with the then-goal of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.[6] In order to support this project, a team with professional players of Surinamese origin was assembled and played an exhibition match on 26 December 2014 at the Andre Kamperveen Stadion; the project is managed by Nordin Wooter and David Endt, who have set up a presentation and sent invitations to 100 players of Surinamese origin, receiving 85 positive answers. Dean Gorré was named to coach this special selection. FIFA supported the project and granted insurance for the players and clubs despite the match being unofficial.[7]

As of May 2015, Gorré was the national team coach who oversaw both the official and unofficial teams; the professional team consisted of players willing to commit to Suriname if the dual-citizenship bill was approved, and played two international matches. In 2016, Roberto Gödeken became the head coach once again. In qualification for the 2017 Caribbean Cup, Suriname secured a spot in the third round, but finished second behind Jamaica in their group. However, as one of the three best second place finishers, Suriname advanced to face Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti in the 5th place play-off. Suriname won the match against Trinidad and Tobago, but lost against Haiti, and therefore once again failed to make an appearance in the Concacaf Gold Cup.

In 2018 Dean Gorré signed a new 2 year contract with the SVB to manage Natio once more, his first game ended in a draw against Dominica in Nations League qualifiers. Gorré became not only the head coach of the senior team, but also overseas the youth teams and also has a helping hand in the introduction of a professional league in the country. Gorré also managed to arrange trainingcamps for the national team in the Netherlands, where Natio have test their strength against professional and amateur football clubs.

Suriname qualified for the CONCACAF Nations League B after wins against Saint Kitts and Nevis and British Virgin Islands, draw against Dominica and a loss against Jamaica. Suriname got to share a group with Nicaragua, SVG and Dominica. After a narrow away win against Dominica, Suriname got to bag a massive 6-0 win at home against Nicaragua.

Competitive record[edit]

CFU Caribbean Cup[edit]

CFU Championship & Caribbean Cup
Year Round GP W D[1] L GS GA
Trinidad and Tobago 1978 Champions 3 3 0 0 8 0
Suriname 1979 Runners-up 3 1 0 2 5 4
Puerto Rico 1981 Did not qualify - - - - - -
French Guiana 1983 Did not enter - - - - - -
Barbados 1985 Fourth place 3 0 2 1 2 4
Martinique 1988 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Barbados 1989 Did not enter - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 1990 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Jamaica 1991 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 1992 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 6
Jamaica 1993 Withdrew - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 1994 Fourth place 5 1 1 2 5 8
Cayman Islands Jamaica 1995 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 1996 Fourth place 5 1 1 2 5 9
Antigua and Barbuda Saint Kitts and Nevis 1997 Did not enter - - - - - -
19981999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 4 9
20052017 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 1 Title 25 6 6 11 31 40
  1. ^ Draws include knockout matches decided on a penalty shootout.

CCCF Championship[edit]

CCCF Championship
Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1941 to 1957 Did not qualify
Cuba 1960 4th place 4 1 1 2 4 5
1961 Did not qualify
Total 4th place 4 1 1 2 4 5

CONCACAF Gold Cup[edit]

CONCACAF Championship & CONCACAF Gold Cup
Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
19631967 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Withdrew
Haiti 1973 Did not qualify
Mexico 1977 6th place 5 0 0 5 6 17
Honduras 1981 Did not qualify
Mexico 1985 Group Stage 4 0 1 3 2 9
19891991 Did not qualify
United StatesMexico 1993 Withdrew
United States 1996 Did not qualify
United States 1998 Did not enter
20002002 Did not qualify
United States 2002 Did not enter
United StatesMexico 2003 Withdrew
20052017 Did not qualify
Total 6th Place 9 0 1 8 8 26

FIFA World Cup[edit]

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 Did not enter Declined participation
Italy 1934
France 1938 Withdrew Withdrew
Brazil 1950 Did not enter Declined participation
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 1 2
England 1966 4 1 0 3 8 9
Mexico 1970 4 2 0 2 10 9
West Germany 1974 4 2 1 1 11 4
Argentina 1978 10 2 2 6 15 24
Spain 1982 4 2 1 1 5 3
Mexico 1986 6 1 2 3 4 10
Italy 1990 Withdrew Withdrew
United States 1994 Did not qualify 4 1 2 1 4 4
France 1998 2 0 0 2 0 2
South Korea Japan 2002 4 1 1 2 1 2
Germany 2006 4 2 1 1 12 6
South Africa 2010 9 3 2 4 14 21
Brazil 2014 6 2 1 3 5 11
Russia 2018 2 0 0 2 1 4
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/21 65 19 14 32 91 111

Pan American Games[edit]

Team records[edit]

Wins[edit]

Largest win 
Largest win at the CONCACAF Championship finals 
none
Largest win at the CCCF Championship finals 
Largest win at the CFU Championship finals 
Largest win at the Caribbean Cup finals 
Largest win at the Pan American Games 
Largest win at the CONCACAF Nations League
Largest win at the ABCS Tournament 

Draws[edit]

Highest scoring draw 
Highest scoring draw at the CONCACAF Championship finals 
Highest scoring draw at the CCCF Championship finals 
Highest scoring draw at the CFU Championship finals 
Highest scoring draw at the Caribbean Cup finals 
Highest scoring draw at the Pan American Games 
Highest scoring draw at the ABCS Tournament 
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1. Tournament follows a knock-out format, and matches cannot end on a draw.

Defeats[edit]

Largest defeat
Including unofficial games: 8–1 vs Feyenoord on 13 June 1946[9]
Largest defeat at the CONCACAF Championship finals 
8–1 vs  Mexico on 15 October 1977, 1977 CONCACAF Championship
Largest defeat at the CCCF Championship finals 
Largest defeat at the CFU Championship finals 
Largest defeat at the Caribbean Cup finals 
Largest defeat at the Pan American Games 
Largest defeat at the ABCS Tournament 

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming seasons.

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up by coach Dean Gorré for CONCACAF Nations League. Caps and goals (official matches only) as of 8 September 2019 .

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Claidel Kohinor (captain) (1992-02-07) 7 February 1992 (age 27) 14 0 Suriname SV Robinhood
22 1GK Obrendo Huiswoud (1990-12-06) 6 December 1990 (age 28) 21 0 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
2 2DF Miquel Darson (1993-05-27) 27 May 1993 (age 26) 12 0 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
5 2DF Anduelo Amoeferie (1991-09-24) 24 September 1991 (age 27) 7 0 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
17 2DF Zerginho Deira (2002-07-23) 23 July 2002 (age 17) 2 0 Suriname SV Transvaal
13 2DF Ivanildo Misidjan (1993-07-08) 8 July 1993 (age 26) 6 0 Suriname SV Leo Victor
16 2DF Isiah Helstone (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Suriname SV Robinhood
3 2DF Ronaldo Kemble (1997-07-24) 24 July 1997 (age 22) 4 0 Suriname SV Transvaal
12 2DF Albert Nibte (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 26) 6 0 Suriname SV Leo Victor
6 2DF Sergino Eduard (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 25) 13 1 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
7 3MF Ivenzo Comvalius (1997-06-24) 24 June 1997 (age 22) 5 4 Slovakia AS Trenčín
8 3MF Brian Elshot (2000-01-18) 18 January 2000 (age 19) 6 2 Suriname SV Leo Victor
4 3MF Ervin Tjon-A-Loi (1995-04-06) 6 April 1995 (age 24) 5 0 Suriname West United
15 3MF Jeame naana 0 0 Suriname SV Leo Victor
18 3MF Renzo Akrosie (1996-09-12) 12 September 1996 (age 23) 2 0 Suriname SNL
10 3MF Roscello Vlijter (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 19) 2 0 Netherlands SC Telstar
11 3MF Gilberto Cronie (1996-12-08) 8 December 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Suriname SV Leo Victor
9 4FW Dimitrie Apai (1994-07-19) 19 July 1994 (age 25) 13 2 Malta Mosta F.C.
14 4FW Donnegy Fer (1998-01-09) 9 January 1998 (age 21) 6 3 Jamaica Portmore United
20 4FW Gleofilo Vlijter (1999-09-17) 17 September 1999 (age 19) 3 6 Cyprus Aris Limassol

Recent Call-ups[edit]

The following players have been recently called up by the national squad since February 2016.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club


1GK Delano Stella (1993-02-25) 25 February 1993 (age 26) 0 0 Suriname SV Transvaal
1GK Cherwien Doorson (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 24) 0 0 Suriname West United
1GK Sersinio Profijt (1993-11-14) 14 November 1993 (age 25) 0 0 Netherlands ODIN '59
2DF Rocky Kaise (1992-04-07) 7 April 1992 (age 27) 3 0 Suriname SV Botopasi
2DF Chagamire Boldewijn (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 24) 0 0 Suriname SV Voorwaarts
2DF Giovanni Alleyne (1990-02-23) 23 February 1990 (age 29) 15 0 Suriname WBC
2DF Joël Baja (1988-08-03) 3 August 1988 (age 31) 15 0 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
2DF Gilberto Eind (1984-10-03) 3 October 1984 (age 34) 10 0 Suriname SV Robinhood
2DF Saverio Adenie (1996-05-11) 11 May 1996 (age 23) 6 0 Belgium KESK Leopoldsburg
2DF Andwello Baja (1991-11-04) 4 November 1991 (age 27) 0 0 Suriname SV Robinhood
2DF Guno Kwasie (1985-11-13) 13 November 1985 (age 33) 15 1 Suriname WBC
2DF Gillermo Faerber (1992-04-15) 15 April 1992 (age 27) 5 0 Suriname Happy Boys
2DF Purcy de Baas (1995-03-02) 2 March 1995 (age 24) 3 0 Suriname SV Leo Victor
3MF Milton Pinas (1988-09-13) 13 September 1988 (age 31) 6 1 Suriname SV Notch
3MF Bruce Diporedjo (1993-07-28) 28 July 1993 (age 26) 5 0 Suriname WBC
3MF Roxey Fer (1994-11-15) 15 November 1994 (age 24)[10] 12 1 Suriname SV Robinhood
3MF Abraham Graves (1999-10-05) 5 October 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Suriname SV Robinhood
3MF Rivaldo Doorson (2000-04-21) 21 April 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Suriname SV Transvaal
3MF Serencio Juliaans (1997-03-04) 4 March 1997 (age 22) 5 0 Suriname SV Transvaal
3MF Jual Pengel (1993-08-24) 24 August 1993 (age 26) 1 0 Suriname SV Voorwaarts
3MF Stefano Baneti (1989-07-02) 2 July 1989 (age 30) 17 1 Suriname WBC
3MF Mitchell Kisoor (1989-11-06) 6 November 1989 (age 29) 8 2 Suriname SV Robinhood
3MF Gregory Pokie (1987-07-29) 29 July 1987 (age 32) 16 0 Suriname Happy boys
3MF Silvion Sedney (1988-03-27) 27 March 1988 (age 31) 1 0 Suriname SV Leo Victor
3MF Conswello Gregor (1995-03-15) 15 March 1995 (age 24) 0 0 Suriname SV Leo Victor
3MF Gillian Maatrijk 2 0 Suriname WBC
4FW Enzo Senkye (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 26) 1 0 Suriname SV Robinhood
4FW Stefano Rijssel (1992-03-26) 26 March 1992 (age 27) 30 12 Suriname SV Robinhood
4FW Alvaro Verwey (1999-01-12) 12 January 1999 (age 20) 1 1 Suriname SV Voorwaarts
4FW Galgyto Talea (1988-02-04) 4 February 1988 (age 31) 11 1 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
4FW Jelany Djemesi (1988-07-21) 21 July 1988 (age 31) 1 0 Suriname SV Robinhood
4FW Jerny Faerber (1992-04-15) 15 April 1992 (age 27) 2 1 Suriname SV Nishan 42
4FW Romano Holtuin (1990-06-04) 4 June 1990 (age 29) 0 0 Suriname SV Leo Victor
4FW Ivanildo Rozenblad (1996-05-16) 16 May 1996 (age 23) 4 2 Suriname SV Robinhood
4FW Cerezo Haabo (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 25) 1 0 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe

Staff[edit]

As of 9 May 2019

Head Coach Suriname Dean Gorré
Assistant Coach Suriname Eugene Verwey
Assistant Coach Suriname Warner Blackson
Team Manager Suriname Neil Sakimin
Goalkeeping coach Suriname Rodney Oldenstam
Equipment Manager Suriname Marlon van Coblijn
Team Doctor Suriname Deepak Sardjoe

List of Coaches[edit]

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of June 11, 2016

Team Pld W D L
 Guyana 33 20 6 7
 Trinidad and Tobago 25 7 6 12
 Dominican Republic 2 0 1 1
 Netherlands Antilles 19 8 6 5
 Martinique 16 3 6 7
 Aruba 13 7 4 2
 Cuba 13 1 2 10
 Curaçao 11 2 1 8
 French Guiana 13 7 3 3
 Guadeloupe 10 5 0 5
 Haiti 9 3 4 2
 Costa Rica 7 0 0 7
 El Salvador 7 1 0 6
 Grenada 5 2 2 1
 Guatemala 5 0 2 3
 Antigua and Barbuda 5 3 1 1
 Barbados 5 0 3 2
 Honduras 3 0 2 1
 Panama 3 2 0 1
 Jamaica 4 2 0 2
 India 2 2 0 0
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 0 1 2
 Saint Lucia 2 1 0 1
 Nicaragua 2 0 0 2
 Bermuda 1 0 0 1
 Brazil 1 0 0 1
 Canada 1 0 0 1
 China PR 1 0 0 1
 Denmark 1 1 0 0
 East Germany 1 0 0 1
 United States 1 1 0 0
 Netherlands 1 0 0 1
 Cayman Islands 1 1 0 0
 Mexico 1 0 0 1
 Montserrat 3 3 0 0
 Colombia 1 0 1 0
 Puerto Rico 1 0 1 0
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4 2 1 1
 Dominica 1 1 0 0
Total 237 84 51 99

Honours[edit]

This is a list of honours for the senior Surinamese national team

Other Tournaments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesg/guyana-intres.html
  4. ^ Boehm, Charles (29 January 2014). "Stefano Rijssel, Seattle Sounders and the strange case of Surinamese soccer". Soccerwire. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Het debuut van Humphrey Mijnals". Olympisch Stadion. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Suriprofs geïnformeerd over WK 2018-project".
  7. ^ "FIFA bereidt om Suriprofs te verzekeren".
  8. ^ Stutgard, Ricky (1990). De eerste Surinaamse sportencyclopedie (1893–1988) (in Dutch). Paramaribo: Alberga. p. 210.
  9. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/players/player/388478/

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