Suriname are a North American national team who played their first international match in 1934. Back then, the team were known as Dutch Guiana after the former Dutch Colony until 1975. Their biggest victory was in 2004 as they run out 8-1 winners against Aruba. The same scoreline was also achieved during the country's biggest defeat to Mexico in 1977.
The team first attempted to qualify for the World Cup in 1962. All in all, they have tried to reach the tournament on 12 occasions but have never once made it. Suriname's record in the Gold Cup is also the same having never qualified in seven attempts. They have fared slightly better in the CONCACAF Cup having qualified twice whilst their one success arrived in the lesser known CFU Championships which they won in 1977.
The Suriname national football team is presently ranked 110th in the FIFA Rankings as updated on the 24th August 2011 [...]
The nation are currently ranked over 100. They will be hoping to get back close to the 84th position that they held in August 2008.
Their low standing in world football is mainly down to a large quota of players born in Suriname choosing to play for Holland instead. This list includes stars like Edgar Davids, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Royston Drenthe, Ruud Gullit and Patrick Kluivert.