|Nickname(s)||The Jaguars, The Unbelizeables|
|Association||Football Federation of Belize (FFB)|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America)|
|Sub-confederation||UNCAF (Central America)|
|Head coach||Dale Pelayo Sr.|
|Most caps||Elroy Smith (57)|
|Top scorer||Deon McCaulay (26)|
|Home stadium||FFB Field, Belmopan|
|Current||170 (17 September 2020)|
|Highest||114 (April–June 2016)|
|Lowest||201 (November 2007 – January 2008)|
|Current||176 2 (16 September 2020)|
|Highest||166 (September 2018)|
|Lowest||189 (January 2008)|
| British Honduras 1–0 Honduras |
(British Honduras; February 19, 1928)
| Belize 7–1 Nicaragua |
(Belize City, Belize; April 17, 2002)
| Costa Rica 7–0 Belize |
(San José, Costa Rica; March 17, 1999)
Mexico 7–0 Belize
(Monterrey, Mexico; June 21, 2008)
& Gold Cup
|Appearances||1 (first in 2013)|
|Best result||Group stage, 2013|
Although Belize has never qualified for a FIFA World Cup tournament, it has once qualified for a CONCACAF Gold Cup championship in 2013, in which they were eliminated in the group stage. Belize has also competed in the sub-regional Central American Cup championship in which their best result was fourth place in 2013.
Named British Honduras whilst under British colonial rule, the country's first international game came on February 19, 1928, beating Honduras 1–0. Following independence, Belize's first game came on December 8, 1983, in a 2–0 loss against Canada in Belize. Although Belize gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1981 (and many of the UK's current colonies have international teams), Belize did not begin to regularly play international football until 1995. It made its debut at the 1995 UNCAF Nations Cup and was eliminated in the first round after losing to El Salvador and Costa Rica.
Belize has never qualified for the World Cup but finished fourth in the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. Their fourth-place finish in the 2013 Copa Centroamericana gave Belize its first qualification to a major international competition, that being the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
June 2011 suspension by FIFA
On June 15, 2011, Belize kicked off its 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign against minnows Montserrat, winning 2–5 away in a match played in the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. However, the return which was scheduled for June 19 was postponed by FIFA when they suspended the FFB due to governmental interference.
FFB Field in Belmopan is the home stadium for the Belize national football team. Prior to this stadium, Belize had no facilities that met FIFA specifications. Apart from this Belize has many fields to play on but with no facilities for the players.
World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup Qualification record|
|1930||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1998||Did not qualify||2||0||0||2||2||6|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
Gold Cup record
|CONCACAF Gold Cup record|
|1991 to 1993||Did not exist|
|1996 to 2002||Did not qualify|
|2003||Did not enter|
|2005 to 2011||Did not qualify|
|2015||Did not qualify|
|Copa Centroamericana record|
|1991||Did not exist|
|1993||Did not exist|
|2003||Did not enter|
The 1995 tournament in El Salvador saw Belize's international debut. They played the hosts in their first-ever international on November 29 in Group A. El Salvador won 3–0 with all goals coming in the second half. On December 1, Belize scored their first-ever international goal as they lost 2–1 to Costa Rica and were eliminated from the tournament. Both other teams advanced to the semi-finals and were defeated there, Costa Rica's conqueror Honduras beat Guatemala in the final.
|Dale Pelayo Sr.||Head coach|
|Philip Marin||Technical director|
|Jack Striders||Technical director|
|Carlos Slusher||Assistant Head coach|
|Peter Jones||Assistant Head coach|
|Kent Gabourel Sr.||Goalkeeping coach|
|Shaun Woodmac||Physical Trainer|
Caps and goals updated as November 18, 2019, after the game against Grenada.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Woodrow West||September 19, 1985||39||0||Juticalpa FC|
|12||GK||Shane Orio||August 7, 1980||31||0||Belmopan Bandits|
|7||DF||Ian Gaynair||February 26, 1986||53||2||Belmopan Bandits|
|8||DF||Elroy Smith (captain)||November 30, 1981||60||4||Verdes FC|
|18||DF||Evral Trapp||January 22, 1987||34||0||Verdes FC|
|23||DF||Tyrone Pandy||January 14, 1986||17||0||Belmopan Bandits|
|3||MF||Norman Anderson||January 25, 1997||5||0||Belmopan Bandits|
|4||MF||Amilton Filho||April 27, 1992||2||0||Belmopan Bandits|
|6||MF||Sean Caliz||September 1, 1996||2||0||unknown|
|13||MF||Ean Lewis||February 25, 1991||3||1||Belize Defence Force FC|
|14||MF||Andrés Makin||April 11, 1992||23||0||Belmopan Bandits|
|15||MF||Humberto Requena||July 13, 1986||2||0||Belmopan Bandits|
|16||MF||Krisean Lopez||November 2, 1998||10||3||Verdes FC|
|19||MF||Darrel Myvett||December 15, 1993||2||0||Verdes FC|
|20||MF||Daniel Jimenez||April 14, 1988||40||2||Belmopan Bandits|
|21||MF||Nana Mensah||January 19, 1989||16||0||Michigan Stars FC|
|9||FW||Deon McCaulay||September 20, 1987||53||26||Georgia Revolution FC|
|10||FW||Michael Salazar||November 15, 1992||14||1||Houston Dynamo|
|17||FW||Desmond Wade||August 31, 1997||0||0||Belize Defence Force FC|
The following players have been called up within the past 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Kerry González||3 March 1999||0||0||Verdes FC||v. Saint Kitts and Nevis, 10 October 2019|
|DF||Donell Arzú||27 September 1999||0||0||Wagiya FC||v. French Guiana, 15 November 2019|
|MF||Denmark Casey||14 January 1994||18||1||Belmopan Bandits||v. Saint Kitts and Nevis, 14 October 2019|
|MF||Jordy Polanco||8 June 1996||12||0||Belmopan Bandits||v. Saint Kitts and Nevis, 14 October 2019|
|MF||Tony Rocha||21 August 1993||3||0||New York City FC||v. Saint Kitts and Nevis, 14 October 2019|
|MF||Trimayne Harris||20 December 1997||3||0||Belmopan Bandits||v. Saint Kitts and Nevis, 10 October 2019|
|FW||Carlos Bernárdez||28 December 1992||4||0||unknown||v. Saint Kitts and Nevis, 14 October 2019|
|FW||Randy Padilla||17 March 1991||3||0||Deportivo Mictlán||v. Saint Kitts and Nevis, 14 October 2019|
- As of March 23, 2019
- Players in bold text are still active with Belize.
Since the creation of the national team in 1995, several coaches have been in charge of managing Belize. From 1995 to 1996, Winston Michael was appointed as Belize's first ever manager. As of January 2012[update], the Belize national football team has had 11 managers.
|Manager||Period in charge||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Win %|
|Leroy Sherrier Lewis||2001||5||3||1||1||60.0|
|Antonio Carlos Vieira||2006–2007||3||0||0||3||0.0|
|José de la Paz Herrera||2010–2012||7||2||2||3||28.6|
|Leroy Sherrier Lewis||2012–2013||5||1||1||3||20.0|
|Leroy Sherrier Lewis||2014–2015||3||0||0||3||0.0|
|Vincenzo Alberto Annese||2019-2020||6||2||1||3||33.3|
|Dale Pelayo Sr.||2020-present||0||0||0||0||—|
Schedule and recent results
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
|October 10 CONCACAF Nations League B||Belize||0–4||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Belmopan, Belize|
|17:00||Report||Stadium: Isidoro Beaton Stadium|
Referee: Sergio Reyna (Guatemala)
|October 13 CONCACAF Nations League B||Saint Kitts and Nevis||0–1||Belize||Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: Warner Park|
Referee: Jaime Herrera (El Salvador)
|November 14 CONCACAF Nations League B||Belize||2–0||French Guiana||Belmopan, Belize|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: Isidoro Beaton Stadium|
Referee: Erick Lezama (Nicaragua)
|November 17 CONCACAF Nations League B||Grenada||3–2||Belize||St. George's, Grenada|
||Report||Stadium: Kirani James Athletic Stadium|
Referee: José Torres (Puerto Rico)
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- Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. September 16, 2020. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
- "World Football Elo Ratings: Belize". Elo Ratings. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
- Suspension of the Football Federation of Belize – FIFA
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