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Voobaha National
Motto:
"Kicking grass and taking names"
Type Club
City Tillery, Voobaha
Founded 2008
Ground Voobaha Memorial Stadium
Gardnerville
Capacity: 74,100
League Liga Mundo

Voobaha National is the national football (soccer) team of the Kingdom of Voobaha. The former FC Tillery club team was renamed, and plays as the Kindgom's club team in Liga Mundo, as well as representing the nation in intenational competition. They are the only team in Liga Mundo history to post an unbeaten season, with 12 wins and two draws in the league's 14 round fifth season.

History[]

Joining Liga Mundo prior to the league's 3rd Season, Voobaha National made an impressive appearance, finishing 4th in the 8 team Second Division or Serie Segunda.

The team's second season was a bit of a rollercoaster ride, starting with losses in five of it's first six games. VooNat rebounded with a strong second half, nearly sweeping the second half of the season, with only a final game road loss to Spartak MK.

Their unbeaten performance in Liga Mundo Season 5, paid off as Voobaha National secured the Segunda title and promotion to Serie Primera on 19 May 2009.

But the Nationals success was short lived, as their appearance in Serie Primera during season six was a disaster, never rising above 5th place and ending the season in 8th (of 9 teams), and in the relegation zone.

Season 7 saw a renaissance for Voobaha National, as the addition of defender Marvin van Gobbel helped the Nats regain true form with a runner up spot in Serie Segunda, and a return to Serie Primera for LM's 8th season.

Team Performance[]

Liga MundoSeason Division Matches W T L Pts Reg. SeasonFinish Movement
7 Segunda 16 10 2 4 32 2 of 9 promotion to Primera
6 Primera 16 4 2 10 14 8th of 9 demotion to Segunda
5 Segunda 14 12 2 0 38 1st of 8 promotion to Primera
4 Segunda 12 6 0 6 18 4th of 7 remain in Segunda
3 Segunda 14 6 2 6 20 4th of 8 remain in Segunda

Latest Season[]

The schedule for Liga Mundo's 8th season was announced on 21 April 2010.

Date Type Home Away Final Running points Position in Division Summary
29 April Primera Voobaha National VolNation Volunteers 0-0 1 t3 Both sides blanked on three shots in defensive battle.
2 May Copa del Mar The Rush Voobaha National 0-3 NA NA Tipperary 2g before leaving with injury
6 May Primera Swamplandia Sinners Voobaha National 1-1 2 5th Defensive stalemate, with a combined 3 shots.
9 May Copa del Mar - Round of 16 Dynamo Dorpat Voobaha National 3-1 NA NA Dorpat continues it's dominance of VN, notching 3rd win in 3 meetings.
20 May Primera SiPS Voobaha National 3-3 3 6th Tough struggle to escape with a point on road.
27 May Primera Voobaha National Keville United FC 4-1 6 6th VN scores 3 in 12-minute span in 2nd half to take decisive win.
3 June Primera Voobaha National Transvaal Springboks 4-1 9 3rd Salahi scores twice in overly physical battle. VN is at highest position ever in Primera.
10 June Primera 1984 Duckies FC Voobaha National 3-2 9 5th VN self destructs at end of match, allowing goals in 87' and 90'+3, after gaining late lead.
17 June Primera Arcadia FC Voobaha National 3-0 9 6th Set pieces devestate VN, allowing 2 Charlie Purser goals off freekicks, along with a late penalty.
20 June Copa Cato - 2nd Round The Rush Voobaha National 0-5 NA NA Alexander Heggem hat trick caps day that saw VN put up 4 goals in first half.
24 June Primera Voobaha National Atletico Luz Del Mar 1-2 9 6th After taking early lead, VN struggles late, as a Des Cavani 74' header becomes the winner for ALDM.
27 June Copa Cato - 2nd Round Voobaha National The Rush 2-1 NA NA Nats defense only allows one shot, in win to advance to Copa 3rd Round.
1 July Primera Atletico Luz Del Mar Voobaha National 5-0 9 7th Nats defense collapses, allowing Cavani hat trick, and 11 shots overall.
4 July Copa Cato - 3rd Round Voobaha National Dun Carrig Bohs 2-1 NA NA Late heroics, as Nats score two in final minutes (van Gobbel in 81', Ford in 89') to take advantage into cup 2nd leg.
8 July Primera Voobaha National Arcadia FC 0-0 10 7th Highly defensive struggle, as VN tries to keep clear of relegation zone.
11 July Copa Cato - 3rd Round Dun Carrig Bohs Voobaha National
15 July Primera Voobaha National 1984 Duckies FC
22 July Primera Transvaal Springboks Voobaha National
29 July Primera Keville United FC Voobaha National
5 August Primera Voobaha National SiPS
19 August Primera Voobaha National Swamplandia Sinners
26 August Primera VolNation Volunteers Voobaha National

Cup History[]

Season 8 Copa Cato[]

Round of 16[]

Matches 4 and 11 July 2010

Voobaha National vs Dun Carrig Bohs (2-1, TBD)

2nd Round[]

Matches 20 and 27 June 2010

The Rush vs Voobaha National (0-5, 2-1)

Season 8 Copa Del Mar[]

Round of 16[]

Match played 9 May 2010

Dynamo Dorpat def. Voobaha National (3-1)

2nd Round[]

Match played 2 May 2010

Voobaha National def The Rush (3-0)

Season 7 Copa Legada[]

Quarterfinals[]

Matches played on 26 February and 5 March 2010

FC Jekerger def Voobaha National(1-2, 6-3)

Round of 16[]

Matches played on 12 and 19 February 2010

Voobaha National def Transvaal Springboks (2-3, 4-2)

First Round[]

Matches played 29 January and 5 February 2010

Voobaha National def El Entrego (0-0, 3-0)

Season 7 El Invierno Clasico[]

Round of 16[]

Matches played 4 and 11 December 2009

Transvaal Springboks def Voobaha National (4-2, 3-3)

First Round[]

Matches played 20 and 27 November 2009

Voobaha National def RMI Armed Forces FC (2-0, 2-1)

Season 6 Copa Legada[]

Round of 16[]

Matches played 4 and 11 August 2009

SiPS def Voobaha National (1-3, 3-0)

First Round[]

Matches played 21 and 28 July 2009

Voobaha National def A.M. Adepts FC (3-1, 3-0)

Season 6 Copa del Mar[]

Round of 16[]

Match played 23 June 2009

PEI FC def Voobaha National 3-1

Season 5 Gloria de Verano Cup[]

Quarterfinals[]

Matches played 3 and 10 April 2009

Atletico Luz Del Mar def Voobaha National (1-2, 5-0)

Round of 16[]

Matches played 20 and 27 March 2009

Voobaha National def Arcadia FC (1-0, 2-2)


First Round[]

Matches played 6 and 13 March 2009

Voobaha National def Durkastan (3-1, 4-0)


Season 4 Invierno Clásico Cup[]

First Round[]

Matches played 10 and 17 November 2008

1984 Duckies FC def Voobaha National (2-2, 3-2)

Notable Players[]

Jersey Position Name Seasons Played Matches Goals Assists Points Notable for
14 MF Les Andrews 4-6 34 10 6 20 First hat trick by VN player
2 D Raimond Biezen 3-present 78 3 10 13 MVP runner-up (Season 5)
13 F Donovan Tipperary 3-present 66 40 7 47 Club career goals leader

Club career points leader

Segunda most goals (Season 4)

Primera All-Star (Honorable Mention) (Season 6)

7 MF Ard van Arum 3-present 78 13 28 41 Club career assists leader

Club career games played leader

22 D Marvin van Gobbel 7-present 23 4 5 9 Serie Segunda MVP (season 7)

All Liga Team (season 7)

Individual Records[]

Career records as of 21 April 2010


Goals Scored

Game 3 last by Donovan Tipperary, @ Clyde Albion, 1 June 2009

Season 12 Alexander Heggum (season 7)

Career 40 Donovan Tipperary*


Fastest 2 goals by an individual 1 minute, Donovan Tipperary v Durkustan, 13 March 2009

Fastest hat trick by an individual 28 minutes, Alexander Heggum v Keville United FC. 4 May 2009

Most Consecutive Appearances With a Goal 4, Donovan Tipperary & Xristostomos Zikos


Assists

Game 3 last by Mateo Iuliano, v Estrella Roja, 14 August 2009

Season 8 Ard van Arum (season 5)(season 7), Mateo Iuliano (season 6 & 7)

Career 28 Ard van Arum*

Most Consecutive Appearances With an Assist 3, Ard van Arum


Total Points

Game 4 Donovan Tipperary (2g, 2a), v 1984 Duckies FC, 28 August 2009

Season 16 Donovan Tipperary (season 6)

Career 47 Donovan Tipperary*

Most Consecutive Appearances With a Point 7, Donovan Tipperary


Matches Played

Season 24 Curtis Elliot (season 7)

Career 78 Ard van Arum*, Raimond Biezen*


Yellow Cards

Game 2 last by Mateo Iuliano vs Transvaal, 1 Oct 09

Season 6 Raimond Biezen (Season 6)

Career 13 Raimond Biezen*


Red Cards

Game 1 last by Badin Salahi @ RMI Armed Forces, 20 Nov 09

Season 1 (last by Badin Salahi - Season 7)

Career 2 Gert Schoenmakers, Donovan Tipperary*


Xpert Eleven Appearances

Season 18 Marvin van Gobbel(Season 7)

Career 20 Raimond Biezen*

  • denotes active player

Team Records[]

Largest Wining Margin 6, @ A.M. Adepts FC, 1 June 2009

Most Goals Scored in Game 6, @ A.M. Adepts FC, 1 June 2009

Largest Defeat Margin 5, last @ 1984 Duckies FC, 21 august 2009

Most Goals Allowed in Game 6, last @ 1984 Duckies FC, 21 august 2009

Fastest 2 goals scored 1 minute, v Durkustan, 13 March 2009

Fastest 3 goals scored 12 minutes, v Keville United FC, 27 May 2010

International Competition[]

Voobaha National (shortened to Voobaha for international competition) won it's first ever FIFOB match, a qualifying pool event for the Transvaal World Cup III in 2009. Defeating Viniland 2-1, Voobaha went on to win the 4 team qualifying pool to advance to the main field of 32 teams, untimately finishing 8th.


On 17 January 2010, Voobaha accepted an invitation to the Transvaal World Cup IV. Because of their finish in TWC3, Voobaha was placed in the main draw field, escaping the qualifying rounds. The Voobahians failed to replicate their success from the previous year, placing a dismal 28th in the 32 team field.

Overall Record in Transvaal World Cup[]

Year Win Draw Loss Finish
2010 1 3 5 28th
2009 5 4 5 8th

All-Time International Record[]

Nation Matches Played Win Draw Loss Last Meeting
Artica 1 0 0 1 2009 TWC Consolation round
Cainian Empire 1 1 0 0 2009 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
Children of Odin 2 1 0 1 2010 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
Costa Libertdad 2 0 2 0 2010 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
Deutschland 2 0 0 2 2010 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
Dun Carrig 1 0 0 1 2009 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
Espana 1 0 0 1 2010 TWC 27th place Game
Franzharia 1 1 0 0 2009 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
Jutopia Land 1 0 0 1 2010 TWC Consolation Round
Kelton 1 1 0 0 2010 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
Killallippies 1 1 0 0 2009 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
MacLand 1 0 0 1 2010 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
MLW Worldwide 1 0 1 0 2010 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
Prince Edward Island 1 0 1 0 2009 TWC Qualifying Round
Sarnungian Republic 1 0 1 0 2009 TWC Qualifying Round
Sooners 1 0 0 1 2009 TWC 7th Place Final
The Cheeselands 1 0 1 0 2009 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
Transvaal 1 0 0 1 2009 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
Uralica 1 0 1 0 2010 TWC Main Draw 1st Round
Viniland 1 1 0 0 2009 TWC Qualifying Round

Home Pitch[]

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Voobaha Memorial Stadium (2009)

In June 2009, Voobaha National became the major tenant at the newly completed Voobaha Memorial Stadium. Previously, the team shared the field at Tillery Park (on the grounds of the University of Voobaha), with the national cricket team.

Departure from Liga Mundo[]

Voobaha National (July 8, 2008 to September 10, 2010)

Voobaha National joined Liga Mundo as a member of the Segunda in Liga Mundo Season 3. With four of their six campaigns played in the Segunda Liga, VooNat became known as one of the consistently sound and strong Segunda teams but were unable to establish much staying power in the Primera. Their first attempt at Primera football came in Liga Mundo Season 6 and resulted in a second-to-last finish and relegation - only losing out to Keville United on goal-difference by 8 goals. National returned to the Primera Liga for Liga Mundo Season 8 and managed to stagger into a sixth-place finish and avoid relegation. However the wheels came off the cart when the club’s board of directors suddenly and without warning fired manager Voobaha at the conclusion of the season. This was then followed by the club executive wrapping up and terminating operations a couple of weeks later. Ironically enough, the season which cost Manager Voobaha his job would ultimately become VooNat's best finish in Liga Mundo.

The following noted veteran players departed from Liga Mundo after Voobaha National closed its doors for good:

Raimond Biezen - fullback, retired at age 30; Curtis Elliot - fullback, retired at age 27; Ard van Arum - midfielder, retired at age 34; Donovan Tipperary - forward, retired at age 33; Dirk Nieuwenburg - fullback, retired at age 33; Kees van der Vart - goalkeeper, retired at age 23; Xristostomos Zikos - forward, retired at age 22; Alexander Heggem - forward, retired at age 29; Mateo Iuliano - midfielder, retired at age 32; Marvin van Gobbel - fullback, retired at age 34

Raimond Biezen was the first and only VooNat player to achieve legendary status, with his 100th game coming in what would be the final match ever played by Voobaha National.

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