Dominican Republic


Federación Dominicana de Fútbol


Estadio Cibao FC, Santiago de los Caballeros

Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez, Santo Domingo


Jacques Passy


Tano Bonnin


Miguel Lloyd


Jonathan Faña


Los Quisqueyanos



Dominican Republic


The Dominican Republic national football team represents the Dominican Republic in men’s international football and is governed by the Dominican Football Federation.

The team is a member of the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF, the governing body of football in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

The Dominican Republic has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals.

Football in the Dominican Republic

The sport of football in the country of the Dominican Republic is run by the Federación Dominicana de Fútbol.

The association administers the national football team, as well as the Liga Dominicana de Fútbol.

In the Dominican Republic, baseball is the most popular sport, followed by basketball and football, depending on the area in the Dominican Republic.

Football is considered to be in constant growth since 2012. This sport was usually played by middle to high-class high school students, especially in urban areas like Santo Domingo, Santiago, Puerto Plata, Moca and Jarabacoa.

However, in the last few years, the sport has expanded and is played almost everywhere in the country.

The fact that the sport was first played by wealthy children created extreme commercialization of the sport, where most of the available football grounds, where children are to master their skills, have to be rented.

Prices often range between 40 – 50 USD an hour. Nonetheless, there are futsal courts available for free.

Nowadays, football is as popular as basketball, as interest keeps growing. Dominicans are constantly waiting for their squad to bring a Gold Cup title to the country.

LDF Dominican Republic

Liga Dominicana de Fútbol

The Liga Dominicana de Fútbol is the first professional football league in the Dominican Republic, it was launched in March 2015.

For sponsorship reasons, it is known as LDF Banco Popular.

Caribbean Club Championship

Caribbean Club Championship

The Caribbean Club Championship, also known as the CFU Club Championship or CFU Club Champions’ Cup is the Caribbean football championship.

It is an annual international club football competition held amongst football clubs from the Caribbean for clubs that are members of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU).

The Caribbean Club Championship serves as a qualifying event for the CONCACAF Champions League tournament.

The tournament is officially the Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship for sponsorship reasons since 2018.

With the expansion of the CONCACAF Champions League starting from the 2023–24 edition, the 2022 edition of the Caribbean Club Championship will be the last held.

Instead, a regional cup tournament, the Caribbean Cup, will be launched as a qualifying tournament of the CONCACAF Champions League for teams from the Caribbean, besides those which qualify directly through their professional leagues.