Australia national under-17 soccer team

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Australia under-17
Nickname(s) Joeys
Association Football Federation Australia
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Tony Vidmar
Asst coach Ufuk Talay
Captain Joe Caletti
FIFA code AUS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 2–1 New Zealand 
(New Zealand; 3 December 1983)

The Australia national under-17 soccer team represents Australia in men's international under-17 soccer. The team is controlled by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. The team's official nickname is the Joeys.

Australia is a ten-time OFC champion and a one-time AFF champion. The team has represented Australia at the FIFA U-17 World Cup tournaments on eleven occasions.

History[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 20 players have been named for the 2014 Nike International Friendlies which will be held at Lakewood Ranch, United States in November 2014.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Brandon Osipov (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 16) 5 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
18 1GK James Delianov (1999-10-20) 20 October 1999 (age 15) 3 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
2 2DF Malcolm Ward (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 15) 4 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
3 2DF Henry Davies (1999-04-05) 5 April 1999 (age 15) 6 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
5 2DF Zachary Speth (1998-01-29) 29 January 1998 (age 16) 8 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
13 2DF Christian Verbi (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 16) 10 1 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
14 2DF Solomon Monahan-Vaiika (1999-08-03) 3 August 1999 (age 15) 3 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
20 2DF Perry Fotakopoulos (1998-09-06) 6 September 1998 (age 16) 15 1 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
6 3MF Joe Caletti (C) (1998-09-14) 14 September 1998 (age 16) 15 2 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
7 3MF Daniel Maskin (1998-02-06) 6 February 1998 (age 16) 12 5 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
9 3MF Panos Armenakas (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 16) 3 0 Italy Udinese
10 3MF Jamie Dimitroff (1998-07-11) 11 July 1998 (age 16) 15 3 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
15 3MF Jackson Bandiera (1998-04-16) 16 April 1998 (age 16) 16 11 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
16 3MF Danny Kim (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 16) 8 1 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
17 3MF Nicholas Panetta (1998-04-22) 22 April 1998 (age 16) 11 3 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
24 3MF Marc Tokich (1999-05-12) 12 May 1999 (age 15) 2 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
8 4FW Daniel Arzani (1999-01-04) 4 January 1999 (age 15) 6 1 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
11 4FW Peter Kekeris (1999-05-07) 7 May 1999 (age 15) 7 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
22 4FW Cameron Joice (1998-09-21) 21 September 1998 (age 16) 10 11 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
23 4FW Kosta Petratos (1998-03-01) 1 March 1998 (age 16) 15 7 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Duro Dragicevic 8 0 Australia QAS 2014 AFC U-16 Championship
DF Kye Rowles 11 0 Australia QAS 2014 AFC U-16 Championship
DF Riley McGree 0 0 Australia FFSA NTC 2014 AFC U-16 Championship
MF Jake Brimmer (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 16) 9 3 England Liverpool 2014 AFC U-16 Championship
MF Charlie Devereux 7 3 Australia FFSA NTC 2014 AFC U-16 Championship
FW Jamal Reiners 10 4 Australia FW NTC 2014 AFC U-16 Championship

Recent fixtures and results[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
China 1985 Quarterfinals 5th 4 3 1 0 4 1
Canada 1987 Quarterfinals 6th 4 2 0 2 3 5
Scotland 1989 Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2 3 6
Italy 1991 Quarterfinals 7th 4 2 0 2 7 6
Japan 1993 Quarterfinals 6th 4 1 1 2 7 5
Ecuador 1995 Quarterfinals 6th 4 1 1 2 6 7
Egypt 1997 Did not qualify
New Zealand 1999 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 7 5
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Quarterfinals 8th 4 2 0 2 6 6
Finland 2003 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 1 6
Peru 2005 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 2 5
South Korea 2007 Did not qualify
Nigeria 2009
Mexico 2011 Round of 16 15th 4 1 1 2 3 7
United Arab Emirates 2013 Did not qualify
Chile 2015 Qualified
Total 12/16 0 Titles 43 17 5 21 49 59

OFC U-17 Championship[edit]

OFC U-17 Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
New Zealand 1983 Champion 1st 5 5 0 0 22 2
Taiwan 1987 Champion 1st 4 3 0 1 10 1
Australia 1989 Champion 1st 4 4 0 0 35 1
New Zealand 1991 Champion 1st 4 3 1 0 15 4
New Zealand 1993 Champion 1st 4 4 0 0 12 1
Vanuatu 1995 Champion 1st 3 3 0 0 11 0
New Zealand 1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 30 1
Fiji 1999 Champion 1st 7 7 0 0 55 1
Australia 2001 Champion 1st 6 6 0 0 52 0
Australia 2003 Champion 1st 7 7 0 0 40 3
New Caledonia 2005 Champion 1st 5 5 0 0 38 0
Total 11/11 10 Title 54 51 1 2 320 13

AFC U-16 Championship[edit]

AFC U-16 Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Singapore 2006 Did not qualify
Uzbekistan 2008 Quarterfinal 5th 4 3 0 1 13 5
Uzbekistan 2010 Semifinal 4th 5 3 1 1 12 5
Iran 2012 Quarterfinal 6th 4 2 1 1 5 6
Thailand 2014 Semifinal 3rd 5 4 1 0 12 4
Total 4/5 0 Titles 18 12 3 3 42 20

AFF U-16 Youth Championship[edit]

AFF U-16 Youth Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Indonesia 2008 Champion 1st 5 3 2 0 14 4
Thailand 2009 Cancelled
Indonesia 2010 Did not participate
Laos 2011
Laos 2012 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 9 8
Burma 2013 Third place 3rd 6 4 2 0 30 2
Indonesia 2014 Cancelled
Total 3/5 1 Title 15 9 5 1 53 14

Honours[edit]

Champions (10):
Runners-up (1): 1997
Champions (1): 2008
Runners-up (1): 2012

References[edit]

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