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British Virgin Islands
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Nature Boys
Association British Virgin Islands Football Association
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederation CFU (Caribbean)
Head coach Chris Kiwomya
Captain Troy Caesar
Most caps Carlos Septus (24)
Top scorer Avondale Williams (5)
Home stadium A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground
FIFA code VGB
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 207 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 160 (March 2000, August–November 2002)
Lowest 209 (March 2022)
Elo ranking
Current 226 Increase 3 (3 March 2019)
Highest 171 (1989)
Lowest 230 (2017)
First international
 Anguilla 0–1 British Virgin Islands 
(The Valley, Anguilla; October 1985)
Biggest win
 British Virgin Islands 6–0 Anguilla 
(Marigot, Saint Martin; 28 March 1990)
Biggest defeat
 Dominican Republic 17–0 British Virgin Islands 
(San Cristobal, Dominican Republic; 14 October 2010)

The British Virgin Islands national football team is the national team of the British Virgin Islands and is controlled by the British Virgin Islands Football Association.

It is a member of both CONCACAF and FIFA.

History

Early football games in the British Virgin Islands were between British Royal Navy crew, and expatriates. In 1968, the British Virgin Islands team was founded by a team of Royal Engineers, and soon after, in 1973 the British Virgin Islands Football Association was founded. In 1974, it was affiliated by FIFA. The former Tottenham, Chelsea and Porto manager, Portuguese André Villas-Boas had his first job as Technical Director of the national team British Virgin Islands in 2000 and 2001.

World Cup qualification

In the qualifying rounds for the 2006 World Cup were drawn against St Lucia, and they were eliminated 10–0 on aggregate.

In the qualifying rounds for the 2010 World Cup they were paired with the Bahamas. They lost on the away goals rule after a 3–3 draw over both legs. Both matches were actually played in the Bahamas, but British Virgin Islands were designated as the home team in the second match, which ended 2–2. Despite going out of the competition in the first qualifying round, the British Virgin Islands were the only side to enter the 2010 FIFA World Cup to remain unbeaten through qualification and the finals tournament (although New Zealand was undefeated in the finals tournament, they did lose a game in qualification.)

In the qualifying rounds for the 2014 FIFA World Cup they were in the unusual position of being favorites to win their two-legged tie against neighbors U.S. Virgin Islands. However, after losing the first leg 2–0 and the return leg 2–1, the British Virgin Islands once again failed to advance to the next round.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying rounds saw British Virgin Islands take on Dominica with both legs taking place in Dominica, with the first leg acting as BVI's 'home ground' due to the away goal ruling. Despite taking the lead twice, the Islanders fell to a 3 –2 defeat at 'home' and drew 0 –0 away, meaning that once again first round qualification remained elusive.

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

      Win       Draw       Loss

2022

2023

Coaching history

  • England Gary White (1998–1999)
  • British Virgin Islands Gregory Grant (2000)
  • United States William H. Moravek (2000–01)
  • British Virgin Islands Patrick Mitchell (2002)
  • Jamaica Michael Tulloch (2004)
  • British Virgin Islands Ben Davies (2004)
  • British Virgin Islands Patrick Mitchell (2008)
  • British Virgin Islands Avondale Williams (2008–2018)
  • Republic of Ireland John Reilly (2018–2020)
  • England Dan Neville (2021)
  • England Chris Kiwomya (2021–)

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2022–23 CONCACAF Nations League matches against the Cayman Islands and Puerto Rico to take place in June 2022.

Caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2022, after match vs Puerto Rico

Needs subs adding

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Daniel Gilford (2001-03-03) 3 March 2001 (age 22) 3 0 British Virgin Islands Virgin Gouda United
18 1GK Mekhi Walters 0 0 British Virgin Islands Virgin Gouda United

23 2DF Liam Blok (2001-09-10) 10 September 2001 (age 22) 4 0 British Virgin Islands Road Town FC
2DF Makimbo Demming (2001-07-07) 7 July 2001 (age 22) 0 0 British Virgin Islands Virgin Gouda United
17 2DF Giovanni Grant (2002-12-28) 28 December 2002 (age 21) 6 0 British Virgin Islands Old Madrid FC
9 2DF Philip Nelson (1988-04-14) 14 April 1988 (age 35) 11 0 British Virgin Islands Wolues
16 2DF Quelahni Nickie 1 0 British Virgin Islands Virgin Gouda United
13 2DF Ikyjah Williams (2003-04-14) 14 April 2003 (age 20) 5 0 British Virgin Islands Rebels
5 2DF Jerry Wiltshire (1996-02-04) 4 February 1996 (age 28) 10 2 England Walton Casuals

3MF Troy Caesar (1994-05-13) 13 May 1994 (age 29) 22 2 United States Life University
8 3MF T'Sharne Gallimore (2000-08-20) 20 August 2000 (age 23) 12 0 England Chesham United
3 3MF Kristian Javier (1996-04-06) 6 April 1996 (age 27) 18 0 United States AC Commonwealth
4 3MF Gethin Jones (2005-09-12) 12 September 2005 (age 18) 1 0
2 3MF Miguel Marshall (2002-04-11) 11 April 2002 (age 21) 12 0 England Poole Town U23
15 3MF Luca Reich (2003-04-11) 11 April 2003 (age 20) 5 0 British Virgin Islands Wolues
14 3MF Alejandro Santos (2003-11-23) 23 November 2003 (age 20) 1 0 British Virgin Islands
6 3MF Carlos Septus (1991-06-16) 16 June 1991 (age 32) 24 1 British Virgin Islands Rebels
22 3MF Levon Williams 1 0 British Virgin Islands Virgin Gouda United
7 3MF Jamie Wilson (1996-01-31) 31 January 1996 (age 28) 17 3 England Bridgewater United

11 4FW Luka Chalwell (2004-04-11) 11 April 2004 (age 19) 8 0 England Christchurch F.C.
21 4FW Denvin Jones (2004-01-24) 24 January 2004 (age 20) 2 0 British Virgin Islands Rebels
20 4FW Jake Forbes 2 0 England Poole Town U23
10 4FW Tyler Forbes (2002-04-18) 18 April 2002 (age 21) 15 3 England Poole Town
12 4FW Justin Smith (2003-04-11) 11 April 2003 (age 20) 5 0 British Virgin Islands One Love United

Recent call-ups

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK William Butler (2004-06-29) 29 June 2004 (age 19) 2 0 England Poole Town v.  Anguilla; 27 January 2022
GK Phillip Graham (2000-09-11) 11 September 2000 (age 23) 6 0 British Virgin Islands Panthers FC v.  Anguilla; 27 January 2022

DF Sheldon Toney (2004-07-22) 22 July 2004 (age 19) 0 0 British Virgin Islands Virgin Gorda United Training camp, 22-28 January 2022WD

MF Charles Medway (2002-06-02) 2 June 2002 (age 21) 7 0 England Poole Town U23 v.  Anguilla; 27 January 2022

MF Joshua Bertie (1996-10-09) 9 October 1996 (age 27) 11 0 England Dorchester Town v.  Anguilla; 27 January 2022
FW Kevin Fisher (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 28) 10 1 British Virgin Islands Panthers FC v.  Anguilla; 27 January 2022
FW Leo Forte (1999-10-20) 20 October 1999 (age 24) 6 0 British Virgin Islands Wolues Training camp, 22-28 January 2022WD
FW Charley McMillan-Lopez (1996-03-26) 26 March 1996 (age 27) 2 0 Gibraltar College 1975 Training camp, 22-28 January 2022WD
FW Jahmal Prentice (2003-05-15) 15 May 2003 (age 20) 0 0 British Virgin Islands Rebels v.  Anguilla; 27 January 2022

  • INJ = Withdrew due to injury
  • PRE = Preliminary squad
  • TRA = Training player
  • WD = Withdrew (non-injury)
  • RET = Retired

Player records

Players in bold are still active with British Virgin Islands.

Competitive record

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
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Did not enter
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
France 1998
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 14
Germany 2006 2 0 0 2 0 10
South Africa 2010 2 0 2 0 3 3
Brazil 2014 2 0 0 2 1 4
Russia 2018 2 0 1 1 2 3
Qatar 2022 4 0 0 4 0 19
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined Qualification yet to start
Total 0/22 14 0 3 11 7 53

Gold Cup record

Gold Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
United States 1991 Did not qualify
MexicoUnited States 1993
United States 1996 Withdrew
United States 1998 Did not qualify
United States 2000
United States 2002
Mexico United States 2003
United States 2005
United States 2007 Withdrew
United States 2009 Did not qualify
United States 2011
United States 2013
CanadaUnited States 2015
United States 2017
United StatesCosta RicaJamaica 2019
United States 2021
2023
Total 0 titles 0/17 0 0 0 0 0 0

CONCACAF Nations League record

CONCACAF Nations League record
Season Division Group Pld W D* L GF GA P/R RK
United States 2019–20 C B 4 0 0 4 5 15 Same position 40th
2022–23 C D To be determined
Total 4 0 0 4 5 15 40th

Caribbean Cup record

Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
Barbados 1989 to
Trinidad and Tobago 1994
Did not qualify
Cayman Islands Jamaica 1995 Withdrew
Trinidad and Tobago 1996 Did not enter
Antigua and Barbuda Saint Kitts and Nevis 1997 to
Barbados 2005
Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2007 Withdrew
Jamaica 2008 to
Martinique 2017
Did not qualify
Total 0/19 0 0 0 0 0 0

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