OFC U-20 Championship

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OFC U-20 Championship
OFC U-20 Championship.svg
Founded 1974
Region Oceania (OFC)
Number of teams 7
Current champions  Fiji (1st title)
Most successful team(s)  Australia (12 titles)
Website http://www.oceaniafootball.com
2014 OFC U-20 Championship

The OFC U-20 Championship is a tournament held once every two years to decide the Under-20 champions of Oceania and also decides who will represent Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) at the biannual FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Between 1974 and 2012, the competition was open to teams under 20 years of age. In 2013, the age limit was reduced to under 19 years of age.[1]

Eligible teams[edit]

Fourteen nations are eligible to participate in the tournament, these are:

Former Participating Teams[edit]

Results[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Country
Champions Second Place Third Place Fourth Place
1974 Tahiti  Tahiti  New Zealand  New Hebrides  New Caledonia
1978 New Zealand  Australia  Fiji  New Zealand  Papua New Guinea
1980 Fiji  New Zealand  Australia  Fiji  New Caledonia
1982 Papua New Guinea  Australia  New Zealand  Fiji  Papua New Guinea
1985 Australia  Australia Israel Israel  New Zealand  Chinese Taipei
1986 New Zealand  Australia Israel Israel  New Zealand  Chinese Taipei
1988 Fiji  Australia  New Zealand  Chinese Taipei  Fiji
1990 Fiji  Australia  New Zealand  Vanuatu  Tahiti
1992 Tahiti  New Zealand  Tahiti  Fiji  Vanuatu
1994 Fiji  Australia  New Zealand  Solomon Islands  Vanuatu
1997 Tahiti  Australia  New Zealand  Fiji  Tahiti
1998 Samoa  Australia  Fiji  New Zealand  Solomon Islands
2001 New Caledonia & Cook Islands  Australia  New Zealand No third place match
2002 Vanuatu & Fiji  Australia  Fiji No third place match
2005 Solomon Islands  Australia  Solomon Islands  Vanuatu  Fiji
2007 New Zealand  New Zealand  Fiji  Solomon Islands  New Caledonia
2008 Tahiti  Tahiti  New Caledonia  New Zealand  Fiji
2011 New Zealand  New Zealand  Solomon Islands  Vanuatu  Fiji
2013 Fiji  New Zealand  Fiji  Vanuatu  New Caledonia
2014[nb 1] Fiji  Fiji  Vanuatu  New Caledonia  Solomon Islands
Notes
  1. ^ The age restriction was reduced to 19 years of age to ensure those who entered were also eligible for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Performances by Countries[edit]

Team Champions Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
 Australia 12 1 (1980) - -
 New Zealand 5 (1980, 1992, 2007, 2011, 2013) 7 (1974, 1982, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2001) 4 -
 Tahiti 2 (1974, 2008) 1 (1992) - 2
 Fiji 1 (2014) 5 (1978, 1998, 2003, 2007, 2013) 4 4
 Solomon Islands - 2 (2005, 2011) 2 2
 Israel - 2 (1985, 1987) - -
 New Caledonia - 1 (2008) 2 3
 Vanuatu - 1 (2014) 4 2
 Chinese Taipei - - 1 2
 Papua New Guinea - - - 2

^ This 1973 third place was achieved by Vanuatu under its former name New Hebrides.

FIFA U-20 World Cup Performances[edit]

Team Tunisia
1977
Japan
1979
Australia
1981
Mexico
1983
Soviet Union
1985
Chile
1987
Saudi Arabia
1989
Portugal
1991
Australia
1993
Qatar
1995
Malaysia
1997
Nigeria
1999
Argentina
2001
United Arab Emirates
2003
Netherlands
2005
Canada
2007
Egypt
2009
Colombia
2011
Turkey
2013
New Zealand
2015
Total
 Australia QF R1 R1 R1 4th 4th QF R2 R1 R2 R1 R1 AFC member 12
 Fiji q 1
 New Zealand R1 R1 R1 q 4
 Tahiti R1 1

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