Tony Meola

Date of birth21 February 1969
Place of birthNew Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Weight93 kg
Height1.86 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Meola had a brief spell in the United Kingdom with Brighton and Watford but has played most of his football in the domestic MLS. He played all the matches for the USA in the 1990 and 1994 World Cup Finals but then fell out of favour. He returned to the national side in 1999 but could never re-establish himself as the number one. He is the United States most capped goalkeeper and has won the place as the third choice over the highly rated Tim Howard.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Missouri Athletic 01 Aug 1990

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
2000-01 Rest of the World Representative
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 Jan 2001 Japan / South Korea v Rest of the World D 1-1 Representative


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1987-88 USA Clasico Tournament 1 1
1987-88 USA World Youth Cup 3 1 3
1
1988-89 USA Budweiser Cup
1
1988-89 USA Marlboro Cup 1
1
1
1989-90 USA FIFA World Cup 7 2 7
1989-90 USA International Friendly 8
1
3 11
1989-90 USA Marlboro Cup 1 2
1989-90 USA North American Championship 1 1
1990-91 USA Gold Cup 1 1
1990-91 USA International Friendly 9 1 11
1990-91 USA Miami Cup 1 1
1990-91 USA North American Championship 2 1 2
1991-92 USA CONCACAF Gold Cup 4 2 2
1991-92 USA International Friendly 12 2 16
1991-92 USA OT v A 1 1
1991-92 USA US Cup 2 1 1
1992-93 USA FIFA Confederations Cup 2 5
1992-93 USA Friendship Cup 2 2
1992-93 USA International Friendly 7 7
1992-93 USA Kirin Japan Cup 1 2
1992-93 USA US Cup 3 1 6
1993-94 USA Carlsberg 1 2
1993-94 USA CONCACAF Gold Cup 5 3 4
1993-94 USA FIFA World Cup 4 4
1993-94 USA International Friendly 11 5 8
1993-94 USA Joe Robbie Cup 1 1
1998-99 USA International Friendly 2 1
1998-99 USA US Cup 1 1
1999-00 USA International Friendly 2 2
2000-01 USA FIFA World Cup 1 1
2000-01 USA International Friendly 4 1 4
2001-02 USA International Friendly 1
1
1
2005-06 USA International Friendly 1 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Oct 1987 Bulgaria v USA L 1-0 World Youth Cup Group 4
14 Oct 1987 USA v Saudi Arabia W 1-0 World Youth Cup Group 4
17 Oct 1987 West Germany v USA L 2-1 World Youth Cup Group 4
07 Jun 1988 USA v Ecuador L 0-1 CLASICO TOURN
02 Jun 1989 USA v Benfica W 2-1 Marlboro Cup Semi-final
04 Jun 1989 USA v Peru W 3-0 Marlboro Cup Final
24 Jun 1989 USA v Colombia L 0-1 Budweiser Cup
17 Sep 1989 El Salvador v USA W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd round
08 Oct 1989 Guatemala v USA D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd round
05 Nov 1989 USA v El Salvador D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd round
11 Nov 1989 USA v Bermuda W 2-1 International Friendly
19 Nov 1989 Trinidad and Tobago v USA W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd round
02 Feb 1990 USA v Costa Rica L 0-2 Marlboro Cup Semi-final
13 Feb 1990 Bermuda v USA W 0-1 International Friendly
24 Feb 1990 USA v USSR L 1-3 International Friendly
20 Mar 1990 Hungary v USA L 2-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 1990 East Germany v USA L 3-2 International Friendly
22 Apr 1990 USA v Colombia L 0-1 International Friendly
05 May 1990 USA v Malta W 1-0 International Friendly
10 May 1990 USA v Mexico L 0-1 North American Ch
30 May 1990 Liechtenstein v USA W 1-4 International Friendly
02 Jun 1990 Switzerland v USA L 2-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 1990 USA v Czechoslovakia L 1-5 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
14 Jun 1990 Italy v USA L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
19 Jun 1990 Austria v USA L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
28 Jul 1990 USA v East Germany L 1-2 International Friendly
10 Oct 1990 Poland v USA W 2-3 International Friendly
17 Oct 1990 Croatian All Stars v USA L 2-1 International Friendly
20 Dec 1990 Portugal v USA L 1-0 International Friendly
02 Feb 1991 USA v Switzerland L 0-1 Miami Cup
21 Feb 1991 Bermuda v USA L 1-0 International Friendly
12 Mar 1991 USA v Mexico D 2-2 North American Ch
16 Mar 1991 USA v Canada W 2-0 North American Ch
07 Apr 1991 Korea Republic v USA L 2-0 International Friendly
05 May 1991 USA v Uruguay W 1-0 International Friendly
19 May 1991 USA v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1991 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
29 Jun 1991 USA v Trinidad and Tobago W 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
01 Jul 1991 USA v Guatemala W 3-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
03 Jul 1991 USA v Costa Rica W 3-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
05 Jul 1991 USA v Mexico W 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
07 Jul 1991 USA v Honduras W 0-0 (4-3) CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
17 Aug 1991 USSR v USA L 2-1 OT v A
28 Aug 1991 Romania v USA W 0-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 1991 Turkey v USA D 1-1 International Friendly
19 Oct 1991 USA v Korea DPR L 1-2 International Friendly
24 Nov 1991 USA v Costa Rica D 1-1 International Friendly
25 Jan 1992 USA v C.I.S. L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Feb 1992 USA v C.I.S. W 2-1 International Friendly
26 Feb 1992 Brazil v USA L 3-0 International Friendly
11 Mar 1992 Spain v USA L 2-0 International Friendly
04 Apr 1992 USA v China PR W 5-0 International Friendly
29 Apr 1992 Republic of Ireland v USA L 4-1 International Friendly
30 May 1992 USA v Republic of Ireland W 3-1 US Cup
03 Jun 1992 USA v Portugal W 1-0 US Cup
06 Jun 1992 USA v Italy D 1-1 US CUP
14 Jun 1992 USA v Australia L 0-1 International Friendly
27 Jun 1992 USA v Ukraine D 0-0 International Friendly
31 Jul 1992 USA v Colombia L 0-1 FRIENDSHIP CUP
02 Aug 1992 USA v Brazil L 0-1 Friendship Cup
09 Oct 1992 USA v Canada D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Oct 1992 Saudi Arabia v USA L 3-0 Intercontinental Championship Semi-final
19 Oct 1992 USA v Ivory Coast W 5-2 Intercontinental Championship 3rd place play-off
31 Jan 1993 USA v Denmark D 2-2 International Friendly
13 Feb 1993 USA v Russia L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Mar 1993 USA v Canada D 2-2 International Friendly
14 Mar 1993 Japan v USA L 3-1 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
17 Apr 1993 USA v Iceland D 1-1 International Friendly
08 May 1993 USA v Colombia L 1-2 International Friendly
27 May 1993 USA v Peru D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 1993 USA v Brazil L 0-2 US Cup
09 Jun 1993 USA v England W 2-0 US Cup
13 Jun 1993 USA v Germany L 3-4 US Cup
10 Jul 1993 USA v Jamaica W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
14 Jul 1993 USA v Panama W 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
17 Jul 1993 USA v Honduras W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
21 Jul 1993 USA v Costa Rica W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
25 Jul 1993 Mexico v USA L 4-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
16 Oct 1993 USA v Ukraine L 1-2 International Friendly
07 Nov 1993 USA v Jamaica W 1-0 International Friendly
05 Dec 1993 USA v El Salvador W 7-0 International Friendly
15 Jan 1994 USA v Norway W 2-1 International Friendly
29 Jan 1994 USA v Russia D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Feb 1994 Romania v USA L 2-1 CARLSBERG 3rd place
18 Feb 1994 USA v Bolivia D 1-1 ROBBIE CUP
26 Mar 1994 USA v Bolivia D 2-2 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 USA v Moldova W 3-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 1994 USA v Chile L 0-2 International Friendly
15 May 1994 USA v Armenia W 1-0 International Friendly
25 May 1994 USA v Saudi Arabia D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 1994 USA v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly
18 Jun 1994 USA v Switzerland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
22 Jun 1994 USA v Colombia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
26 Jun 1994 USA v Romania L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
04 Jul 1994 USA v Brazil L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
24 Jan 1999 Bolivia v USA D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 1999 USA v Germany W 3-0 International Friendly
13 Mar 1999 USA v Mexico L 1-2 US Cup Final
29 Jan 2000 Chile v USA W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Mar 2000 USA v Tunisia D 1-1 International Friendly
25 Oct 2000 USA v Mexico W 2-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2000 Barbados v USA W 0-4 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group E
27 Jan 2001 USA v China PR W 2-1 International Friendly
03 Feb 2001 USA v Colombia L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Mar 2001 USA v Brazil L 1-2 International Friendly
03 Apr 2002 USA v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly
16 May 2002 USA v Jamaica W 5-0 International Friendly
11 Apr 2006 USA v Jamaica D 1-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.