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Calbion national football team

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Calbion Calbion
Logo of the Calbion national football team
Nickname(s) The Dragons
Association CFA
FMF member 2013, 2014–18, 2020–
Confederation CTFA
Head coach Rhys ab Dylan
Home stadium Caerdragon Stadium
FMF code CAL
First FMF intermicronational
Calbion Calbion 2–1 Elwynn Elwynn
Biggest win
Calbion Calbion 11–0 Brettish Orient Brettish Orient
Biggest defeat
Alexandria Alexandria 4–1 Calbion Calbion
FMF World Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 2017)
Best result Runners-up
CiboTap Championships
Appearances 3 (first in 2016)
Best result Winners

The Calbion national football team is the football team which currently represents the micronation of Calbion, and previously represented the Brettish and Jingdaoese autonomous territories of the same name. It is a member of the CTFA, and is run by the CFA. The team is the official predecessor and successor of New Calbion.

The team has existed three times in the FMF's history; firstly in 2013 as an autonomous territory of Jingdao, secondly between early 2014 and mid-2018 as an independent nation and autonomous territories of the Brettish Isles and Jingdao, and thirdly since mid-2020 again independently.


Calbion applied successfully to join the FMF after the territory was founded by Jingdao in early 2013. Calbion was dissolved later in the year and the national team was integrated into the Jingdaoese side. Calbion was reëstablished as an autonomous territory of the Brettish Isles in early 2014 and the team rejoined the FMF.

In their first qualifiers, the team finished second in their five-team group with twelve points, behind North Antarctica and missing-out on qualifying on goal difference. Later in the year, the team competed in the inaugural Lions Cup, which they won after winning all six of their group games comfortably. Soon afterwards, Calbion gained independence after seceding from the Brettish Isles.

In 2016, Calbion successfully bid to host the year's CiboTap, qualifying automatically as a result, and instead competed in the inaugural FMF Confederations Cup, where they advanced from their group with eight points before losing to Mercury and Hamland to place fourth. In CiboTap 2016, Calbion advanced from their group with two wins before being well-beaten by Alexandria 4–1 in the semi-finals. However, the team overcame Zandarijn 2–1 in the third-place play-off to finish third in their first finals.

In 2017, prior to the completion of the year's qualifying rounds, Calbion was annexed by Jingdao. In the qualifiers, the team finished top of their five-team group without losing a game and advanced to their first World Cup finals, where they gained four points as they finished fourth in their group.

The team competed in the 2018 CiboTap Championships qualification rounds, where they topped their four-team group with 13 points to qualify for the finals. At CiboTap 2018, the team finished third in their four-team group with four points and failed to advance before Calbion left Micras once again after Jingdao reduced its land claims. The team was shortly succeeded by New Calbion following this but played no further matches.

Calbion once again returned to Micras in mid-2020. The team's first post-hiatus appearance was in the 2021 FMF World Cup qualification rounds, where they finished top of their six-team group unbeaten with 28 points to qualify for a second World Cup finals. In the finals, the team advanced from their group by virtue of goal difference in third place with five points before overcoming Talenore 1–0 in the play-off round, but were narrowly eliminated by Senya in the quarter-finals.

In the following year's CiboTap qualifiers, the team finished top of their five-team group unbeaten with 22 points and qualified for a third CiboTap finals. At CiboTap, they advanced from their group unbeaten as winners with seven points to reach the semi-finals where they beat Greater Sangun 3–0 before also overcoming Natopia 1–0 in the final to lift their first ever championship trophy.

The 2023 FMF World Cup qualification rounds saw the team top their six-team group unbeaten with 28 points and qualify for the finals, where they topped Group D with nine points to advance to the quarter-finals. They then overcame Nouvelle Alexandrie on penalties in the quarters and defeated hosts Mercury after extra time in the semis before losing to Senya 1–0 in the final to finish as runners-up in their best ever World Cup showing.

Chronological competitive participation

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Age Club
1 1GK Evan Dexter 29 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
2 3DF Pete Howard 23 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
3 3DF Abdul Shakir 32 Senya Kateki Blavisen FK
4 3DF Tom Wight 27 Craitland Biulya äqi Jedu FC
5 3DF Adam Moriarty 33 Calbion Celtic Lloran
6 3DF Steffan Morris 24 Calbion Celtic Lloran
7 3DF George Farell 34 Floria Westlake Albion
8 5MF Cedric Ross 33 Floria Ostville Wednesday
9 5MF Gwynn Hughes 24 Calbion Celtic Lloran
10 7FW Llywelyn Wyn-Jones 32 Floria Barkham FC
11 7FW Owen Baine 25 Craitland Xäiville Teflons FC
12 5MF Sior ab Howard 27 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
13 5MF Liam Morgan 28 Craitland Cherry Trees FC
14 5MF Andrew Lycett 29 Floria Ostville Wednesday
15 7FW Artyr Falk 22 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
16 3DF Llew Davies 26 Calbion Arwyn Llysthur
17 1GK Evyn Jacobs 23 Calbion Celtic Lloran
18 3DF Andy Carter 27 Vegno Atletico Mhazar
19 7FW Josh Huw 22 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
20 5MF Ronald Pritchard 22 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
21 1GK Aluc Jones 33 Calbion Celtic Lloran
22 5MF Miles Moreland 20 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
23 5MF Alun Cardogan 29 Calbion Aberford Town




Calbion has used the following flags during its three FMF affiliations:

2013 2014–18