Midrasia national football team

 Midrasia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Rayes (The Stripes)
Les Vermillions (The Reds)
AssociationFédération Mydrazia de Football
ConfederationFFA
Head coachPere Clar
CaptainAlexis Meridon
Most capsDavid Florient (158)
Top scorerEnzo Lazaré (70)
Home stadiumStade Nationale, Lotrič
NSWC codeMDR
First colours
Second colours
First international
Midrasia Midrasia 2–0 Vaellenia Vaellenia
(Lotrič, Midrasia; 12 May 1893)
Biggest win
Midrasia Midrasia 7–0 Chalcia Chalcia
(Asvard, Salborga; 16 July 2018)
Biggest defeat
Utamucanee Utamucanee 7–2 Midrasia Midrasia
(Calusa, Utamucanee; 4 November 1959)
Copa d'Aeia
Appearances29 (first in 1990)
Best resultChampions (1992, 1999, 2009, 2014, 2019)

The Midrasia national football team (Midrasian: Equipé Mydrazia de football) is the football team that represents Midrasia in international football competitions. It is currently governed by the Fédération Mydrazia de football (Midrasian Football Federation). The team's home stadium is the Stade Nationale in Lotrič.

The Midrasian national football team was one of the first men's international footballing teams to be formed, laying the foundations for other nations to follow suit. The Midrasian team is known as one of the powerhouses of Aeian football, having a spectacular historical record and winning the Copa d'Aeia on five occasions: 1992, 1999, 2009, 2014, and 2019; more than any other international team.

History

Early years

All-Aeian Cup

Copa d'Aeia

Team image

Kits and crest

The national team's kit has overwhelmingly used a red and white striped pattern taken from the Midrasian flag. However, on a number of occasions, notably between 1999 and 2000, and 2014 to 2017, the national team's home shirt was primarily red with white trimming. However, the introduction of the plain red design proved controversial with fans, leading the team to reinstate its ubiquitous striped design for the 2018 Copa d'Aeia.

The team's crest has changed dramatically over the years, undergoing numerous redesigns which have in many cases been radically different from each other. Beginning in 1928 the team's kits featured a rooster emblem based upon that visible within the national coat of arms. The team held onto this design for fourty years before a new diamond crest emblazoned with the national stripes was introduced. By 1978 the team returned to using a rooster as its emblem which remained in place under various designs until 2006 when it was replaced with a striped shield. In 2015 to celebrate the team winning their fourth Copa d'Aeia title, the rooster returned for one year before the current design was introduced for 2016.

Selection of Midrasian kits throughout history
1930-1940
1968-1975
1980-1986
1990-1994
2005-2008
2014
2015
2017
2018
2019

Kit suppliers

Kit supplier Period
Midrasia Sportif Mydrazia 1930–1944
Midrasia Garnier 1944–1962
Midrasia Caribou 1962–present

Kit deals

Kit supplier Period Contract
announcement
Contract
duration
Value
Midrasia Caribou 1962–present
2016-06-20
2019–2022 (4 years) Total Đ200 million / Total $280.6 million
(Đ50 million per year / $70.2 million per year)
2018-09-10
2023–2026 (4 years) Undisclosed

Supporters

Midrasian tifosi in 2014

The supporters of the Midrasian national team are seen to be some of the most avid and dedicated football fans in all of Aeia. Midrasian ultras, nicknamed the tifosi are renowned for their use of banners, flags, and flairs during matches, particularly during the Copa d'Aeia. Nevertheless, the tifosi has in the past came to be associated with hooliganism, particularly when Midrasia is defeated. This was particularly prominent during the 1980s, with one particular event leading to a stadium crush causing the death of 12 fans, a major factor in the government's decision to mandate all-seater stadiums.

Home stadium

The new Stade Nationale before its opening in 2016

The home stadium of the Midrasian national team is the Stade Nationale, which is the largest stadium in the country with a capacity of 90,000. The stadium has been the home of the national team since 1958 and has undergone a number of changes since its initial construction. Initially boasting a capacity of 100,000 standing, the stadium was refurbished as an all-seater stadium in 1985 to comply with new government regulations on sports stadia. However, as a result, the stadium's capacity was reduced to only 43,000. Over time the stadium was expanded, eventually reaching a capacity of 78,000 in 2004.

With the announcement that Midrasia was to host the 2016 Copa d'Aeia the entire stadium was demolished and rebuilt with a capacity of 90,000, eclipsing the Stade de la Sute to become the largest stadium in the country in terms of capacity. The new ground features a specialised fan-zone outside of the stadium, a bar the same length as the goal-line and two high-definition TV screens.

Media coverage

Since the 1970s all of Midrasia's qualifying and friendly matches, along with the Copa d'Aeia have been televised by Midrasia's public broadcasting company MTRT and regularly feature on the channel TV1. Midrasia's international matches within the Copa d'Aeia are among the most watched events in the history of Midrasian television. Midrasia's matches are also widely broadcast internationally, with the Démarrer network regularly featuring the matches of the Midrasian national team.

Competitive record

Copa d'Aeia record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Midrasia 2016 Third place 3rd 6 3 2 1 13 7
Crylante Navack 2017 Third place 3rd 7 5 0 2 15 13
Template:Country data Salborga 2018 Runners-up 2nd 7 6 0 1 25 6
Qal'eh 2019 Champions 1st 7 6 1 0 21 8
     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place
* Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Fixtures and results

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018

2019

Players

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Thierry Florient (1991-06-11) 11 June 1991 (age 28) 62 0 Midrasia Olympique de Lotrique
13 1GK François Darlen (1994-05-02) 2 May 1994 (age 25) 7 0
23 1GK Raimon Canelas (1995-02-24) 24 February 1995 (age 24) 6 0 Midrasia Benedormo

2 2DF Alexis Meridon (captain) (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 30) 34 1 Midrasia Olympique de Lotrique
3 2DF Éric Loupe (1989-02-02) 2 February 1989 (age 30) 28 0 Navack Høulding SK
4 2DF Robert Nieue (1992-06-04) 4 June 1992 (age 27) 20 2 Navack Bersk SK
5 2DF Bastien Desmarais (1993-04-15) 15 April 1993 (age 26) 16 1 Midrasia Vaelleniana
12 2DF Miques Crespi (1993-03-27) 27 March 1993 (age 26) 13 0 Midrasia AC Lotrič
14 2DF Philippe Wallonde (1987-08-08) 8 August 1987 (age 32) 32 1 Midrasia Ibbené
15 2DF Ruben Regàs (1995-01-30) 30 January 1995 (age 24) 10 1 Midrasia Internationale
20 2DF Nicolas Olivier (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 29) 21 0 Midrasia AC Lotrič

6 3MF Jacques Joulles (1991-01-14) 14 January 1991 (age 28) 35 4 Midrasia Olympique de Lotrique
7 3MF Silvestre Satorras (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 24) 27 3 Midrasia Almiaro
8 3MF Basile Chevalier (1992-06-07) 7 June 1992 (age 27) 21 2 Midrasia AC Lotrič
16 3MF Patrice Crozier (1992-08-12) 12 August 1992 (age 27) 14 2 Navack Bersk SK
17 3MF Henri de Lenare (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 26) 16 5 Midrasia Ibbené
18 3MF Mattieu Subroux (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 25) 20 0 Navack Dynamesk SK

9 4FW Enzo Lazaré (1991-07-02) 2 July 1991 (age 28) 73 65 Midrasia Olympique de Lotrique
10 4FW Simone Qualquart (vice-captain) (1987-04-18) 18 April 1987 (age 32) 86 59 Midrasia Almiaro
11 4FW Jerome Albret (1997-05-29) 29 May 1997 (age 22) 19 14 Midrasia Olympique de Lotrique
19 4FW David Hevré (1993-06-07) 7 June 1993 (age 26) 24 9 Midrasia Ibbené
21 4FW Mathieu Neri (1994-02-13) 13 February 1994 (age 25) 8 3 Navack Lhedvin SK
22 4FW Redonda (2000-02-11) 11 February 2000 (age 19) 5 1 Midrasia AC Lotrič

Coaching staff

As of April 10, 2019:

Coaching staff Name
Manager Midrasia Pere Clar
Assistant Manager Midrasia Martin Rigola
Goalkeeping Coach Midrasia Estevan Pique
Striker Coach Midrasia Philippe Alsone
First-Team Doctor Onza Nassor Haddad
Fitness Coach Midrasia Arnaud Rovin
Masseur Ardaima Claudio Martin
Physiotherapist Midrasia Emmanuel Reverdin

Honours

  • Copa d'Aeia
    • Winners (5): 1992, 1999, 2005, 2014, 2019
    • Runners-Up: 1994, 2018
    • Third Place: 2006, 2016, 2017