Solomon Islands National Football Team
Get Solomon Islands National Football Team essential facts below. View Videos or join the Solomon Islands National Football Team discussion. Add Solomon Islands National Football Team to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Solomon Islands National Football Team

Solomon Islands
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Bonitos
AssociationSolomon Islands Football Federation
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachWim Rijsbergen
CaptainBenjamin Totori
Most capsHenry Fa'arodo (61)
Top scorerCommins Menapi (34)[1]
Home stadiumLawson Tama Stadium
FIFA codeSOL
FIFA ranking
Current 141 Steady(20 February 2020)[2]
Highest120 (October 2007, April 2008)
Lowest200 (January-March 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 169 Decrease 9 (20 February 2020)[3]
Highest109 (September 2005)
Lowest177 (November 2016)
First international
 Solomon Islands 6-3 New Hebrides 
(Fiji; 30 August 1963)
Biggest win
Biggest defeat
 French Polynesia 7-2 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
(Fiji; 17 December 1963)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1980)
Best resultRunners-up, 2004

The Solomon Islands national football team is the national football team of the Solomon Islands and is administered by the Solomon Islands Football Federation. The Solomon Islands national football team was founded in 1978. They were officially recognised by FIFA a decade later, in 1988.[4]

History

During the 2004 Oceania World Cup qualification/Oceania Cup the team drew 2-2 with Australia and qualified for the second leg. In the second leg, the Solomon Islands national men's team was humiliated by Australia 5-1 and 6-0 in the two matches, with Australia qualifying for the 2005 Confederations Cup.

The Solomons got a second chance against the Socceroos in a two-legged series in September 2005, this time with the winner advancing to a two-legged series against CONMEBOL's fifth-place finisher for a berth in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and the team was thrashed by Australia 7-0 on the first leg and 2-1 in the second played at home.

The Solomons were knocked out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup - having got off to a good start winning every game in their qualifying group and comfortably progressing to the knockout rounds, defeats to New Caledonia and then to Vanuatu saw them knocked out of the competition.

In 2012, the Solomon Islands held the 2012 OFC Nations Cup which was also the second round of World Cup qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup where they finished in fourth place after qualifying through to the knockout stage by defeating Papua New Guinea and having draws against Fiji and New Zealand. They lost in the semi-final after they lost to the champions Tahiti after Jonathan Tehau scored the only goal. They later lost to New Zealand in the third-place playoff. The third round of World Cup qualifying saw the team finish bottom of the group after only taking one win against Tahiti.

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup
qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pos Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not participate Did not participate
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
United States 1994 Did not qualify GS 4 0 1 3 5 13
France 1998 GS 6 2 3 4 9 23
South Korea Japan 2002 GS 4 2 0 2 17 10
Germany 2006 P/O 9 6 2 1 23 7
South Africa 2010 4th 6 4 0 2 23 6
Brazil 2014 4th 11 2 2 7 10 27
Russia 2018 P/O 10 4 1 5 11 18
Qatar 2022 To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total - 0/21 - - - - - - 48* 20 8 23 95 96
  • Excludes two play-off matches against Tonga during 1998 qualifiers in which they won both legs 0-4, 9-0 with 13-0 on aggregate.

Oceania Nations Cup record

OFC Nations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
New Zealand 1973 Did Not Enter
New Caledonia 1980 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 3 21
1996 Third Place 3rd 2 0 0 2 1 3
Australia 1998 Did Not Qualify
French Polynesia 2000 Third Place 3rd 4 2 0 2 7 10
New Zealand 2002 Group stage 6th 3 0 1 2 3 9
Australia 2004 Runners-Up 2nd 7 3 1 3 10 17
2008 Did Not Qualify
Solomon Islands 2012 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 2 2 5 6
Papua New Guinea 2016 Fourth Place 4th 4 1 0 3 2 4
New Zealand 2020 Qualified TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Runners-Up 8/11 28 7 4 17 31 70

Pacific Games record

South Pacific Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Fiji 1963 Fourth place 4th 3 1 0 2 6 26
New Caledonia 1966 Round 1 6th 2 0 1 1 4 12
Papua New Guinea 1969 Sixth place 6th 5 0 1 4 8 19
French Polynesia 1971 Did not enter
Guam 1975 Third place 3rd 4 2 1 1 9 8
Fiji 1979 Third place 3rd 5 4 0 1 24 5
Samoa 1983 Round 1 10th 3 1 0 2 0 11
New Caledonia 1987 Did not enter
Papua New Guinea 1991 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 1 0 12 3
French Polynesia 1995 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 34 10
Fiji 2003 Round 1 5th 4 2 1 1 14 4
Samoa 2007 Fourth place 4th 6 4 0 2 23 6
New Caledonia 2011 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 0 2 21 6
Papua New Guinea 2015 Round 1 8th 3 0 0 3 1 5
Total Second place 12/14 53 27 5 21 156 115

Wantok Cup record

Results and fixtures

Recent results


Record by opponent

Up to matches played on 18 July 2019.

Opponent Pld W D L GF GA GD %W
 American Samoa 3 3 0 0 29 1 +28 100.00
 Australia 10 0 1 9 8 55 -47 000.00
 Chinese Taipei 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
 Cook Islands 4 4 0 0 35 2 +33 100.00
 Fiji 35 5 15 15 38 68 -30 014.29
 Guam 3 3 0 0 24 2 +22 100.00
 Kiribati 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 100.00
 Macau 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00
 New Caledonia 25 9 2 14 29 53 -24 036.00
 New Zealand 12 0 2 10 11 44 -33 000.00
 Papua New Guinea 21 12 4 5 34 26 +8 057.14
 Samoa 3 3 0 0 30 0 +30 100.00
 Singapore 1 0 0 1 3 4 -1 000.00
 Tahiti 23 4 3 16 23 75 -52 017.39
 Tonga 5 5 0 0 31 0 +31 100.00
 Tuvalu 4 4 0 0 29 1 +28 100.00
 Wallis and Futuna 3 3 0 0 23 1 +22 100.00
 Vanuatu 33 20 7 6 64 37 +27 060.61
Total 188 78 34 76 423 370 +53 041.49

Current technical staff

Position
Head coach Netherlands Wim Rijsbergen
Assistant coach Netherlands Jan van Deinsen
Goalkeeper coach Solomon Islands Zantas Kabini
Kit Manager Solomon Islands Augustine Hou
Physio Netherlands Herman Tahapary
Team Manager Solomon Islands Patrick Miniti

Current squad

The following players were called up as a pre-squad, in preparation for the 2019 Pacific Games, the training camp in the Netherlands and a friendly game against Singapore.

Caps and goals updated as of 18 July after the match against Fiji.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Philip Mango (1995-08-28) 28 August 1995 (age 24) 22 0 Solomon Islands Kossa
12 1GK Timothy Maerasia (1995-06-19) 19 June 1995 (age 24) 1 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
21 1GK Desmond Tutu (1997-09-29) 29 September 1997 (age 22) 6 0 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels

2 2DF Hadisi Aengari (1988-10-23) 23 October 1988 (age 31) 39 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
3 2DF Allen Peter (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 (age 24) 10 0 Solomon Islands Laugu United
4 2DF Boni Pride (1995-09-10) 10 September 1995 (age 24) 13 0 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels
5 2DF Michael Boso (1991-09-03) 3 September 1991 (age 28) 13 0 Fiji Suva
6 2DF Andrew Rarangia (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 25) 2 0 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels
13 2DF John Aeta (2000-09-02) 2 September 2000 (age 19) 4 0 Solomon Islands Marist
16 2DF Emmanuel Poila (1990-07-16) 16 July 1990 (age 29) 23 1 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors

7 3MF Atkin Kaua (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 23) 21 4 Fiji Nasinu
8 3MF Patrick Taroga (2000-05-25) 25 May 2000 (age 19) 1 1 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels
10 3MF Jerry Donga (1991-01-31) 31 January 1991 (age 29) 27 4 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
11 3MF Gagame Feni (1992-08-21) 21 August 1992 (age 27) 25 13 Vanuatu ABM Galaxy
14 3MF Joses Nawo (1988-05-03) 3 May 1988 (age 31) 33 7 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels
15 3MF Alwin Hou (1996-09-18) 18 September 1996 (age 23) 4 2 Solomon Islands Kossa
17 3MF Dennis Ifunaoa (1991-09-18) 18 September 1991 (age 28) 6 5 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
20 3MF Tutizama Tanito (1993-11-27) 27 November 1993 (age 26) 17 4 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels
22 3MF Micah Lea'alafa (1991-06-01) 1 June 1991 (age 28) 15 6 South Africa Maritzburg United

9 4FW Benjamin Totori (Captain) (1986-02-20) 20 February 1986 (age 34) 52 29 Fiji Lautoka
18 4FW Raynick Laeta (1999-11-16) 16 November 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels
19 4FW Andrew Abba (1989-11-25) 25 November 1989 (age 30) 7 5 New Zealand Napier City Rovers
23 4FW Raphael Le'ai (2003-09-09) 9 September 2003 (age 16) 0 0 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix Youth

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Joel Nanogo (2000-12-13) 13 December 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Solomon Islands Real Kakamora
GK Zantas Kabini (1985-02-21) 21 February 1985 (age 35) 2 0 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels v.  Vanuatu, 15 December 2017

DF Richard Hiromana (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 (age 23) 11 0 Solomon Islands Kossa v.  Singapore, 8 June 2019
DF Fred Fakari (1989-11-09) 9 November 1989 (age 30) 4 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
DF Junior David (2001-09-22) 22 September 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
DF Junior Aengari (2000-04-15) 15 April 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
DF Richard Raramo (1998-08-22) 22 August 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Solomon Islands Isabel United
DF Junior Ashley (2000-09-24) 24 September 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Solomon Islands Laugu United
DF Robert Laua (1991-09-08) 8 September 1991 (age 28) 9 0 Solomon Islands Kossa v.  Fiji, 5 September 2018
DF Junior Albert (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 25) 2 0 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels v.  Vanuatu, 15 December 2017
DF Nelson Sale Kilifa (1986-10-07) 7 October 1986 (age 33) 35 0 Vanuatu Galaxy v.  New Zealand, 5 September 2017

MF Timothy Bakale (1995-03-29) 29 March 1995 (age 24) 6 0 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels
MF Obed Ofea (1992-06-25) 25 June 1992 (age 27) 3 0 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels
MF Rodney Suri (1997-03-12) 12 March 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels
MF Tigi Molea (1992-09-24) 24 September 1992 (age 27) 0 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
MF Henley Ramo (2000-07-10) 10 July 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Solomon Islands Malaita Kingz
MF Frank Kabui (2000-10-23) 23 October 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Solomon Islands Malaita Kingz
MF Thomas Amasia (1998-08-25) 25 August 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Solomon Islands Isabel United
MF Judd Molea (1988-08-23) 23 August 1988 (age 31) 13 3 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors v.  Fiji, 5 September 2018
MF Jeffery Bule (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 (age 28) 18 2 Solomon Islands Kossa v.  Fiji, 5 September 2018
MF Clifton Aumae (1986-09-25) 25 September 1986 (age 33) 8 0 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels v.  Vanuatu, 15 December 2017
MF Norman Miniti (1992-02-23) 23 February 1992 (age 27) 1 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors v.  Vanuatu, 15 December 2017
MF Henry Fa'arodo (1982-10-05) 5 October 1982 (age 37) 61 20 New Zealand Wellington Olympic v.  Vanuatu, 15 December 2017

FW Adrian Mara (1998-08-01) 1 August 1998 (age 21) 3 4 Solomon Islands Kossa
FW Mathias Iani (1993-08-14) 14 August 1993 (age 26) 1 0 Solomon Islands Laugu United
FW Darold Kakasi (1999-02-07) 7 February 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Fiji Laugu United
FW Davidson Tome (1994-04-17) 17 April 1994 (age 25) 0 0 Solomon Islands Isabel United v.  Fiji, 5 September 2018
FW Atana Fa'arodo (1994-05-25) 25 May 1994 (age 25) 1 0 Solomon Islands G Camp v.  Fiji, 5 September 2018
FW James Naka (1984-10-09) 9 October 1984 (age 35) 25 3 Vanuatu Galaxy v.  New Zealand, 5 September 2017

Honours

Coaches

Sponsors

References

  1. ^ Soccer: the Ultimate Guide. DK Publishing. 19 April 2010. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-7566-6318-6. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Member Association - Solomon Islands". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Solomon Islands at FIFA.com
  6. ^ "Solomons search for new coach". Oceania Football Confederation. 29 July 2016. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016. Retrieved 2016.

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Solomon_Islands_national_football_team
 



 



 
Music Scenes