Founded: 1976

First game: 0:18 against Tahiti

Biggest Win: 5:3 against Tonga

Biggest defeat: 0:18 against Tahiti

Most popular player: Viliamu Sekifu

Status: since 2006 associated OFC-member

Stadium: Vaiaku Stadium

Most successful Club: Lakena United (Champion 2006/ Cup Winner 2002),

Other facts:

Besides the small size and number of inhabitants Tuvalu is very dedicated fot the sport of football. They first participated at the 1979 Pacific games where they conceded eighteen goals against Tahiti without able to shoot one themselves. This still is the biggest defeat in their football history. But they also achieved some remarkable results. At the same tournament Tuvalu was able to defeat Tonga by a scoreline of 5:3. This was not the only win of their history. In 2003 they beat Kiribati 3:2 and in 2011 they beat Samoa 3:0 as well as American Samoa 4:0 This is the biggest victory so far for them. But they also achieved other great results such as a draw against Tahiti (1:1) and again the same result versus Guam.

After beeing coached by Foppe de Haan, a former coach of the Netherlands under-21 team as well as SC Heerenveen of the Dutch Eredivisie, he was succeeded by fellow Dutchmen Stevan de Geijter.
They are working pretty hard at the moment and Tuvalu is on a good way. It is just a matter of time until they gain membership of FIFA.

The Stadium in Vaiaku

The national team of Tuvalu during the South Pacific Games 2007 in Samoa.

The team of Tuvalu (blue/yellow) against the Cook Islands during their encounter at the Pacific Games 2007

 Tuvalu when they were playing during the South Pacific Games 2003.

Champions

Tuvalu A-Division
2001 FC Niutao
2002 FC Niutao
2003 FC Niutao
2004 Lakena United
2005 Nauti FC
2006 Lakena United
2007 Nauti FC
2008 Nauti FC
2009 Nauti FC
2010 Nauti FC
2011 Nauti FC
2012 Nauti FC

Independence Cup
1998 FC Tofaga
1999 -
2000 -
2001 -
2002 Lakena United
2003 -
2004 -
2005 Tamanuku
2006 FC Tofaga
2007 -
2008 Nauti FC
2009 Nauti FC
2010 FC Tofaga
2011 FC Manu Laeva

National Bank of Tuvalu Cup (NBT Cup)
2006 FC Tofaga
2007 FC Tofaga
2008 FC Tofaga
2009 Nauti FC
2010 Nauti FC
2011 FC Tofaga

Christmas Cup
2010 FC Tofaga
2011 Lakena United

Tuvalu Games
2008 FC Manu Laeva
2009 FC Manu Laeva
2010 FC Tofaga
2011 FC Manu Laeva

 Tournament record:

Pacific Games
1963 - 1975 - Did not enter
1979 - Quarter-final
1983 - 1995 - Did not enter
2003 - Round 1
2007 - Round 1
2011 - Round 1

Pacific Games 1979

Tahiti 

Tuvalu 

 

New Caledonia 

18 - 0

5 - 3

Quarter final

11 - 0

 Tuvalu

 Tonga

 

 Tuvalu

 

 Tahiti 2 2 0 0 26 0 +26 4
 Tuvalu 2 1 0 1 5 21 -16 2
 Tonga 2 0 0 2 3 13 -10 0

Pacific Games 2003

Tuvalu 

Fiji 

Tuvalu 

Tuvalu 

3 - 2

4 - 0

0 - 1

0 - 4

 Kiribati

 Tuvalu

 Vanuatu

 Solomon Islands

 Fiji 4 3 1 0 18 1 +17 10
 Vanuatu 4 2 2 0 21 2 +19 8
 Solomon Islands 4 2 1 1 14 4 +10 7
 Tuvalu 4 1 0 3 3 11 -8 3
 Kiribati 4 0 0 4 2 40 -38 0

Pacific Games 2007

Fiji 

Tuvalu 

Tuvalu 

Cook Islands 

16 – 0

0 – 1

1 – 1

4 – 1

 Tuvalu

 New Caledonia

 Tahiti

 Tuvalu

 Fiji 4 3 1 0 25 1 +24 10
 New Caledonia 4 3 1 0 6 1 +5 10
 Tahiti 4 1 1 2 2 6 −4 4
 Cook Islands 4 1 0 3 4 9 −5 3
 Tuvalu 4 0 1 3 2 22 −20 1

Pacific Games 2011

Tuvalu 

Vanuatu 

Tuvalu 

Solomon Islands 

Guam 

4 – 0

5 – 1

0 – 8

6 – 1

1 – 1

 American Samoa

 Tuvalu

 New Caledonia

 Tuvalu

 Tuvalu

 

 New Caledonia 5 4 0 1 31 2 +29 12
 Solomon Islands 5 4 0 1 19 3 +16 12
 Vanuatu 5 4 0 1 18 7 +11 12
 Tuvalu 5 1 1 3 7 20 −13 4
 Guam 5 1 1 3 4 21 −17 4
 American Samoa 5 0 0 5 0 26 −26 0