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  • WELCOME
  • HISTORY OF FOOTBALL
  • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FOOTBALL FEDERATION
  • SOCA WARRIORS 2006 PLAYERS' PROFILES
  • SENIOR TEAM STAFF 2006
  • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO WORLD CUP TEAM 2006

Welcome to the information page about football in Trinidad and Tobago. This page is a chronology of the development of football in Trinidad and Tobago. It contains an online exhibition entitled: Trinidad and Tobago's Journeys to the World Cup, as well as links to other sites that document our football history.


ONLINE EXHIBITION 2006 
Below is our online exhibition entitled: Trinidad and Tobago's Journeys to the World Cup. This online exhibition is a small sample of what is available at the Heritage Library.  There is memorabilia from past and present football games - fan letters, pictures of our Soca Warriors, pictures of past football heroes, scrap books, programmes, posters, jerseys, pictures of the Strike Squad, newspaper articles, and books. There are also video clips of the Soca Warrior's games.

Football was introduced to Trinidad in 1927 by Scottish-born Thomas Boyd who came to Trinidad as a manager. At that time cricket was the most popular sport among the British expatriates, and Boyd discovered that there were no footballs in Trinidad. Boyd was unsure whether or not he could even get enough people to form a football team, nevertheless he wrote to his relatives in Scotland and asked them to send him a football, two bladders and an inflator. When the equipment arrived Boyd was able to get enough people interested to form two teams. Eventually a football club was formed. Later, more clubs representing the different strata in society were formed.

Since its inception in 1927 football has grown in popularity and is played throughout the country. Unlike its early beginnings, the sport now cuts across social and ethnic differences and is just as popular as cricket. Every stratum in society is involved in football. There are many football clubs and leagues for different age groups.

Today, Trinidad and Tobago's national team stands shoulder to shoulder with other football teams around the world. The team qualified to compete in the World Cup 2006, becoming the smallest nation (both in size and population) to ever qualify for the World Cup. The national team drew with Sweden in their opening game and managed to hold England scoreless for 83 minutes. Trinidad and Tobago finished with their first-ever point from World Cup play after finishing 0–1–2 for the tournament.

The national team has also competed in Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCAF) Regional Tournaments.

For current information on the Trinidad and Tobago national team, visit the Soca Warriors website.

For a history of football in Trinidad and Tobago from its inception to the beginning of the twenty-first century read Valentino Singh's The Story of Trinidad and Tobago Football 1893 - 2000from which this synopsis was extracted.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation, formerly called The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), was formed on July 23rd 1908. It became affiliated to FIFA and CONCACAF. In 1994 the constitution of the TTFA was changed. Under the new constitution the membership would no longer be individual clubs, but the bodies representing the Leagues in which they were participating. In 1998 the name of the Association was changed officially to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation. The corporate logo was revised and adopted in keeping with the new changes.

The TTFF is responsible for governing amateur and professional football, including the men's and women's national teams. The TTFF is also responsible for sanctioning referees and football tournaments for leagues in Trinidad and Tobago.There is now the Professional Football League, National Super League, regional amateur leagues, youth leagues, and the secondary schools league. The TTFF also sponsors a nationwide tournament open to all TTFF affiliated clubs known as the FA Trophy.  

Visit the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation site for information about the organizational history, the game of football, local football teams, football statistics and up to date information about the Soca Warriors and 2006 World Cup.

SENIOR TEAM STAFF (WORLD CUP 2006)

Russell Latapy Head Coach
Zoran Vranes Assistant Coach 1
Michael Maurice Goalkeeper Coach
Dave Isaac Physiotherapist
Ikin Williams Equipment Manager
Esmond O'Brien Equipment Manager
David Muhammad Manager
Peter Rampersad Assistant Manager
Terence Babwah Doctor
Shaun Fuentes Press Officer

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO WORLD CUP 2006 FOOTBALL TEAM 

PLAYER

POSITION

CLUB

DOB

CAPS

GOALS

Clayton Ince

Goalkeeper

Walsall (Eng)

13-July-72

76

 

Jan Michael Williams

Goalkeeper

W Connection (Tri)

26-Oct-84

24

 

Marvin Phillip

Goalkeeper

W Connection (Tri)

1-Aug-84

23

 

Dennis Lawrence

Defender

Swansea City (Eng)

1-Aug-74

76

2

Marvin Andrews

Defender

 

22-Dec-75

101

10

Avery John

Defender

DC United (USA)

18-Jun-75

66

 

Aklie Edwards

Defender

Defence Force (Tri)

17-June-85

23

1

Akeem Adams

Defender

W Connection (Tri)

13-April-91

3

 

Osei Telesford

Defender

Puerto Rico Islanders (P.Rico)

30-Nov-83

17

1

Keyeno Thomas

Defender

Joe Public (Tri)

29-Dec-77

72

2

Kern Cupid

Defender

W Connection (Tri)

4-Nov-84

10

 

Makan Hislop

Defender

United Petrotrin (Tri)

3-Sept-85

31

 

Keon Daniel

Midfielder

Caledonia AIA  (Tri)

16-Jan-87

33

8

Khaleem Hyland

Midfielder

SV Zulte Waregem (Bel)

5-Jun-89

27

3

Carlos Edwards

Midfielder

Sunderland (Eng)

24-Oct-78

73

4

Stern John

Forward

 

30-Oct-76

109

69

Kenwyne Jones

Forward

Sunderland (Eng)

5-Oct-84

40

4

Darryl Roberts

Forward

Denizlispor Kulubu (Turkey)

26-Sept-83

18

3

Clyde Leon

Midfielder

W Connection

8-Dec-83

24

1

Cornell Glen

Forward

San Jose Earthquakes

21-Oct-81

56

22

Jason Scotland

Forward

Wigan Athletic (Eng)

15-Nov-79

39

8

Andre Toussaint

Forward

W Connection (Tri)

26-Aug-81

28

6

Dwight Yorke

Midfielder

 

3-Nov-71

71

19

Chris Birchall

Midfielder

LA Galaxy (USA)

5-May-84

35

4

Hughton Hector

Midfielder/forward

W Connection (Tri)

16-Oct-84

1

 

Devon Jorsling

Forward

Defence Force (Tri)

27-Dec-83

8

4

Trent Noel

Midfielder

United Petrotrin

14-Jan-76

22

 

Densill Theobald

Midfielder

Caledonia AIA

66

2

 

Radanfah Abu Bakr

Defender

Caledonia AIA

 

4

 

Atulla Guerra

Midfielder

Jabloteh

14-Nov-87

4

1

Kerry Baptiste

Forward

Joe Public

1-Dec-81

39

5