Barbados 2016-17 Away (#7- BOYCE) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Joma Barbados national team 2016-17 away jersey featuring the number of defender and former captain Emmerson Boyce.
Barbados have traditionally been one of the stronger teams in the Caribbean region, with their squad often featuring a number of UK-based players from the Bajan diaspora. The team experienced an era of relative success throughout the 2000s, which included regular qualification for the Caribbean Cup and an all-time high FIFA ranking of 92 in October 2009. Since then, however, the results have been less impressive, with the Tridents having last qualified for the Caribbean Cup in 2008 and have seen their FIFA ranking drop to a record low of 181 in mid-2017. In recent years, their best results have been in the CONCACAF Nations League, with Barbados finishing on top of their group in the 2019-20 tournament, this earning promotion to League B for the 2022-23 Nations League.
Emmerson Boyce is one of the highest profile players to represent Barbados at international level in the modern era, with the defender having had a long career playing for a range of clubs throughout England’s football pyramid. Boyce began his professional club career in 1998 with then 2nd tier club Luton Town, where he remained for 6 seasons. He was then signed by Premier League side Crystal Palace in 2004 before joining fellow EPL club Wigan Athletic in 2006. Boyce would become a club legend at Wigan, where he played 9 season and captained the club to their famous 2012-13 FA Cup title. Following his departure from Wigan in 2015, Boyce spent one season with League One club Blackpool before announcing his retirement in 2016. At international level, Boyce won 12 caps for Barbados, having been eligible through his Barbadian-born parents. He debuted for Barbados in 2008 and went on to captain the team before playing his final match for the Bajan Tridents in March 2016.