Liberia national football team

The Liberia national football team, nicknamed the Lone Stars, represents Liberia in international football and is controlled by the Liberia Football Association. Although the country produced the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year, George Weah, they have never reached the World Cup finals. Weah has been a patron of the Liberian team; not only has he played for and coached the side, but he also sponsored the team with his own money.

Liberia
Nickname(s)Lone Star
AssociationLiberia Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachPeter Butler
CaptainWilliam Jebor
Most capsJames Debbah (73)
Top scorerJames Debbah (44)
Home stadiumNational Complex
FIFA codeLBR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 152 (28 November 2019)[1]
Highest66 (July 2001)
Lowest164 (October–November 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 127 7 (25 November 2019)[2]
Highest67 (March 2001)
Lowest151 (February 2009)
First international
Ivory Coast 0–2 Liberia
(Abidjan, Ivory Coast; unknown date 1954)
Biggest win
 Liberia 5–0 Djibouti 
(Monrovia, Liberia; 29 March 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Ghana 6–0 Liberia
(Ghana; 6 April 1975)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances2 (first in 1996)
Best resultGroup stage, 1996 and 2002

Liberia has twice qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations 1996 and 2002.

Achievements

West African Nations Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up
CEDEAO Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1930 to
1978
Did not enter Did not enter
1982 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 0 1
1986 2 0 0 2 0 4
1990 8 3 3 2 4 3
1994 Withdrew during qualifying Withdrew during qualifying
1998 Did not qualify 8 2 1 5 7 12
2002 10 6 1 3 11 2
2006 12 2 1 9 6 29
2010 6 0 3 3 4 12
2014 6 1 1 4 3 9
2018 4 1 1 2 4 6
2022 To be determined To be determined
2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/21 58 15 12 31 39 78

Africa Cup of Nations record

Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances: 2
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1957Not affiliated to CAF
1959
1962
1963 Did not enter
1965
1968 Did not qualify
1970 Did not enter
1972
1974
1976 Did not qualify
1978 Did not enter
1980
1982 Did not qualify
1984 Withdrew
1986 Did not qualify
1988
1990
1992 Withdrew
1994 Did not qualify
1996 Round 1 13th 2 1 0 1 2 3
1998 Did not qualify
2000
2002 Round 1 9th 3 0 2 1 3 4
2004 Did not qualify
2006
2008
2010
2012
2013
2015
2017
2019
2021
2023 To be determined
2025
Total Group stage 2/33 5 1 2 2 5 7

Head coaches

Date appointed Manager name
01/11/20132017 James Debbah
13/02/201301/11/2013 Frank Jericho Nagbe
08/05/201229/12/2012 Kaetu Smith
18/02/201208/05/2012 Thomas Kojo (interim)
14/03/201118/02/2012 Roberto Landi
08/06/201014/03/2011 Bertalan Bicskei
27/02/200802/03/2009 Antoine Hey
12/07/200626/02/2008 Frank Jericho Nagbe
10/02/200611/07/2006 Shawky Hussein Mohmoud
05/11/200409/02/2006 Joseph Sayon
08/08/200204/11/2004 Kadalah Kromah
14/07/200007/08/2002 Philippe Redon

Recent results

Current squad

The following players were called up for a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against DR Congo on 9 September 2018.[3]

Caps and Goals (official FIFA-recognized matches only) updated as of 7 September 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Boison Wynney (1996-12-27) December 27, 1996 1 0 Doxa Drama
1GK Tommy Songo (1995-04-20) April 20, 1995 6 0 LISCR FC
1GK Ashley Williams (2000-10-30) October 30, 2000 0 0 LISCR FC

2DF Teah Dennis Jr. (Captain) (1992-05-07) May 7, 1992 30 0 Minerva Punjab FC
2DF Adolphus Nagbe (1988-07-21) July 21, 1988 4 0 Gudja United
2DF Kemoh Kamara (1995-07-03) July 3, 1995 3 0 LISCR FC
2DF Aloysius Simujla (1994-06-22) June 22, 1994 5 0 FC Fassell
2DF Joel Johnson (1992-09-20) September 20, 1992 8 0 Charlotte Independence

3MF Sam Johnson (1993-05-06) May 6, 1993 9 1 Real Salt Lake
3MF Oscar Dorley (1998-07-19) July 19, 1998 7 0 Slovan Liberec
3MF Sylvanus Nimely (1998-09-04) September 4, 1998 2 0 Spartak-2 Moscow
3MF Saah Nyumah (1997-06-02) June 2, 1997 3 0 LISCR FC
3MF Allen Njie (1999-07-26) July 26, 1999 1 0 LISCR FC
3MF Tonia Tisdell (1992-03-20) March 20, 1992 9 0 Denizlispor
3MF Dennis Roberts (1999-09-17) September 17, 1999 0 0 LISCR FC
3MF Mohammed Sangare (1998-12-28) December 28, 1998 0 0 Newcastle United U23

4FW Anthony Laffor (1985-02-17) February 17, 1985 42 4 Mamelodi Sundowns
4FW William Jebor (1991-11-10) November 10, 1991 10 9 Wydad Casablanca
4FW Seku Conneh (1995-11-10) November 10, 1995 4 0 Vojvodina
4FW Kpah Sherman (1992-02-03) February 3, 1992 3 2 PKNS F.C.

References

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  3. Marteh, Danesius (17 August 2018). "Liberia call up Newcastle under-23 player Mohammed Sangare". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
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