The Reggae Boyz Through The Years

Despite the absence of our Reggae Boyz from yet another staging of the ‘greatest show on Earth,’ Jamaicans are all caught up in World Cup football fever. Historically, most Jamaicans are supporting the home team, Brazil, while many others are rooting for their arch-rivals Argentina. Other teams expected to win or challenge for the cup are Germany and the Netherlands.

As we celebrate our adopted teams’ victories and rue their agonising defeats, diGJamaica decided to do something a little different for Wordless Wednesday and bring you not one but three pictures of the Jamaican football squads through the years. Enjoy!

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Jamaica’s team against Brazilian club Olaria, 1962 (Stooping L-R):Patrick Blair, Selvin Schloss, Anthony Hill, Leighton Hugh and Peter Lewin. (Standing L-R): Ronnie Esterine, George Thompson, Ken Barnes, Larry Wynter, Henry Largie, Frank Brown and Murphey. The team lost 11-1, the worst defeat in Jamaica’s football history.
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The Reggae Boyz XI against Honduras, 1998. Stooping (L-R): Ricardo Gardner (captain), Demar Phillips, Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Omar Daley and Luton Shelton. Standing (L-R): goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, Ricardo Fuller, Claude Davis, Oneil Thompson, Tyrone Marshall and Ian Goodison. Shelton scored to give Jamaica a 1-0 victory.
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Jamaica’s team that defeated Cuba 3-0 at the National Stadium on February 24, 2012: Richard McCallum, Jermaine Taylor, Adrian Reid, Xavian Virgo, Ryan Johnson, Andrae Campbell, Rohan Reid, Jermaine Hue, JeVaughn Watson, Joel Senior and Dino Williams.