Timor-Leste national under-23 football team

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Timor-Leste
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) O Sol Nascente
(The Raising Sun)
Association Federação de Futebol de Timor-Leste
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Fábio Magrão
Asst coach Óscar Lagos
Adelino Soarez
Captain Anggisu Barbosa
Top scorer Yudda Ardisaputra
Murilo de Almeida (3)
Home stadium East Timor National Stadium
FIFA code TLS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Malaysia 3–0 Timor-Leste East Timor
(Bangkok, Thailand; 30 August 2005)
Biggest win
 Timor-Leste 3–0 Brunei 
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 31 March 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Malaysia 11–0 Timor-Leste East Timor
(Vientiane, Laos; 2 December 2009)
Asian Games
Appearances 1 (First in 2014)
Best result Round 1 (2014)
SEA Games
Appearances 3 (First in 2009)
Best result Round 1 (2009,2011,2013)

The Timor-Leste national Under-23 football team (also known as Timor-Leste U-23 or Selecao U-23) represents the Timor-Leste in international football competitions in the Olympic Games, Asian Games, Southeast Asian Games and any other under-23 international football tournaments. It is controlled by the Federação de Futebol de Timor-Leste, the governing body of football in the country. Timor Leste is currently one of the weakest teams in the world. They won their first match on 5 November 2011 against Brunei, scoring 2-1.[1]

History[edit]

Football established in East Timor or Timor Leste in the Portuguese Colony era, where many local and the Portuguese Official played for enjoyment. After Portuguese leave the island, Indonesia invaded the Island and took their cultured and Identity. East Timor gained independence from Indonesia in 2000 following more than 20 years of occupation at the end of the Portuguese rule, which resulted in a long running battle against Jakarta-led forces. East Timor Football Association was accepted as an associate member of AFC at the 20th AFC Congress in 2002. Timor Leste U-23 was invited to 2005 AFF U-23 Youth Championship, this was the first appearances for the team to play Under 23 International Football. Selecao U23 did not achieve success at that tournament. In 2009, Selecao U23 enter the first Southeast Asian Games. Once again the team loss every matches and it was humiliating for the country. The biggest defeat was Malaysia scoring 11-0 at the 2009 SEA Games.Timor Leste have major improvement at 2011 SEA Games, when they use oversea players from Brazil and Australia whom their parents are exile from Invasion at 1975. These players contribute success at the two matches at SEA Games; especially, Murilo de Almeida who score 3 goals. Overall the under 23 team did well and was one of the surprise teams of the SEA Games. The team finished third in their group by recording their first win in the SEA Games and finishing above Laos, Brunei and Philippines. The team finished the SEA games with a goal difference of -4. This was a big improvement form the SEA Games at Laos 2001 where the team finished last in their group with no wins from four games and a big goal difference of -28 and only one goal scored.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification in Indonesia.

Caps and goals updated as March 31, 2015 after match against Brunei U-23.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Exposto Gusmao (1996-10-22) 22 October 1996 (age 18) 1 0 East Timor Teouma Academy
12 1GK Ramos Maxanches (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 21) 14 0 East Timor Teouma Academy
20 1GK Fagio Augusto (1997-04-29) 29 April 1997 (age 17) 0 0 East Timor Teouma Academy
2 2DF Jeca (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 (age 20) 9 0 East Timor Real Ermera Lions
3 2DF Jorge Sabas Victor (1997-12-05) 5 December 1997 (age 17) 4 0 Indonesia Persiku Dynamo Kupang
4 2DF Filipe Oliveira (1995-05-14) 14 May 1995 (age 19) 10 0 East Timor Teouma Academy
15 2DF Agostinho (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 17) 12 1 East Timor Teouma Academy
17 2DF Nidio Neto (1995-10-09) 9 October 1995 (age 19) 2 0 East Timor Teouma Academy
18 2DF Candido (1997-12-02) 2 December 1997 (age 17) 2 0 East Timor Teouma Academy
24 2DF Ezequiel Fernandes (1996-04-08) 8 April 1996 (age 19) 6 1 East Timor Teouma Academy
8 3MF José Oliveira 2 0 East Timor Teouma Academy
19 3MF Carlos Magno (1997-05-29) 29 May 1997 (age 17) 2 0 East Timor S.E. Gleno
21 3MF Joao Pinto (1994-07-10) 10 July 1994 (age 20) 0 0 East Timor Teouma Academy
22 3MF Nataniel Reis (1995-03-25) 25 March 1995 (age 20) 6 0 East Timor Teouma Academy
23 3MF José Fonseca (vice-captain) (1994-09-19) 19 September 1994 (age 20) 11 1 Thailand Phayao FC
6 4FW Anggisu Barbosa (captain) (1993-03-16) 16 March 1993 (age 22) 12 0 Thailand Sriracha
7 4FW Januario (1996-09-04) 4 September 1996 (age 18) 3 0 East Timor Teouma Academy
10 4FW Henrique Cruz (1997-12-06) 6 December 1997 (age 17) 8 2 East Timor Teouma Academy
11 4FW Frangcyatma Alves (1997-01-27) 27 January 1997 (age 18) 7 0 Indonesia Persiku Dynamo Kupang
13 4FW José Almeida (1996-07-12) 12 July 1996 (age 18) 1 0 East Timor Teouma Academy
14 4FW Rufino Gama (1998-06-20) 20 June 1998 (age 16) 2 0 East Timor Teouma Academy
25 4FW Feliciano Goncalves (1997-02-11) 11 February 1997 (age 18) 2 0 East Timor Teouma Academy

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been selected for the Timor Leste squad within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Zarael Leandro (1996-02-16) 16 February 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Indonesia Persik Kendal 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
GK Augusto Caballero (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 16) 0 0 Japan Falcao Fukuoka F.C. 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
GK Juliao Monteiro (1993-07-17) 17 July 1993 (age 21) 2 0 East Timor U.S Lospalos 2014 Asian Games
DF Adrien Guiterrez (1994-06-18) 18 June 1994 (age 20) 0 0 East Timor Teouma Academy 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
DF Ibrahim Hortado (1996-10-05) 5 October 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Lebanon AL Mabarrah 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
DF Stefano Petrovic (1996-11-21) 21 November 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Italy A.S. Gubbio 1910 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
DF Johnado Ezjargo (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil Villa Nova Atlético Clube 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
DF Omar Romero (1994-07-17) 17 July 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Indonesia Persas Sabang 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
DF Nikloto Vargaso (1998-10-09) 9 October 1998 (age 16) 0 0 East Timor Teouma Academy 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
DF Leo Mourano (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Hong Kong Tai Po Tigers United 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
DF Henrique Glasman (1994-08-20) 20 August 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Indonesia Persiko Dynamo Kupang 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
DF Jose Guterres Silva (1998-04-24) 24 April 1998 (age 17) 0 0 East Timor 2014 Asian Games
MF Nilo Soares (1994-07-18) 18 July 1994 (age 20) 13 0 East Timor Teouma Academy 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
MF Adelino Trindade (1995-06-02) 2 June 1995 (age 19) 11 0 East Timor Teouma Academy 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
MF Maurano Azatano (1996-05-13) 13 May 1996 (age 18) 0 0 United Arab Emirates Masifi Club 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
MF Miguel McKite (1998-09-03) 3 September 1998 (age 16) 0 0 Northern Ireland Colearaine F.C. 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
MF Frenado Billeroz (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 17) 0 0 South Korea FC Pocheon 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
MF Nikolas Lyapardo (1992-01-27) 27 January 1992 (age 23) 0 0 Paraguay S.E. Itanara 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
MF Yusrof Romero (1996-05-23) 23 May 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Indonesia Persas Sabang 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
MF Bryant Pires (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 21) 0 0 East Timor Teouma Academy 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
MF Eujebio Pareira (1996-08-08) 8 August 1996 (age 18) 5 0 East Timor 2014 Asian Games
MF Marcos Morais Gusmao (1997-03-14) 14 March 1997 (age 18) 2 0 East Timor 2014 Asian Games
FW Boavida Olegario (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 20) 7 0 East Timor Teouma Academy 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
FW Marc Dezyor (1994-08-06) 6 August 1994 (age 20) 0 0 France C.F.S. Pecorade 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
FW Kamoz Riebero (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 19) 0 0 China Shaoxing United FC 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
FW Yazid Gomez (1992-09-07) 7 September 1992 (age 22) 0 0 East Timor Teouma Academy 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
FW Ivan Kenalazo (1996-10-23) 23 October 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Russia Spartak Tynda 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
FW George Feirro (1996-05-11) 11 May 1996 (age 18) 0 0 England Rocester F.C. 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
FW Roberto Izameto (1996-09-04) 4 September 1996 (age 18) 0 0 East Timor Teouma Academy 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad
FW Terry Tokitoz (1998-08-11) 11 August 1998 (age 16) 0 0 East Timor Teouma Academy 2016 AFC U-23 ACQ preliminary squad

Previous squads[edit]

Competition records[edit]

Olympic games record[edit]

(Under-23 Team since 1992)

Olympic Games Record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Greece 2004 Did Not Qualify 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Did Not Qualify 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2016 [to be determined] - - - - - - -
Total 0/3 - 0 0 0 0 0 0

Asian Games Record[edit]

(Under-23 Team since 2002)

Asian Games
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
South Korea 2002
Did not enter
0
0
0
0
0
0
Qatar 2006
Did not enter
0
0
0
0
0
0
China 2010
Did not enter
0
0
0
0
0
0
South Korea 2014
Round 1
3
0
0
3
2
13
Indonesia 2019
[to be determined]
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total
Best: Round 1
3
0
0
3
2
13

AFC U-23 Championship Record[edit]

AFC U-23 Championship
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
Oman 2013
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
Qatar 2016
[to be determined]
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
0/1
0
0
0
0
0
0

SEA Games Record[edit]

(Under-23 Team since 2001)

SEA Games
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
Philippines 2005
Did not enter
0
0
0
0
0
0
Thailand 2007
Did not enter
0
0
0
0
0
0
Laos 2009
Group Stage
4
0
0
4
1
28
Indonesia 2011
Group Stage
5
2
0
3
4
8
Burma 2013
Group Stage
4
1
1
2
5
8
Singapore 2015
[to be determined]
-
-
-
-
-
-
Malaysia 2017
[to be determined]
-
-
-
-
-
-
Brunei 2019
[to be determined]
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
Best: Group Stage
13
3
1
9
10
44

AFF U-23 Youth Championship record[edit]

ASEAN Under-23
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
Thailand 2005
Group Stage
3
0
0
3
1
14
Indonesia 2011
Competition Cancelled
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
Best: Group Stage
3
0
0
3
1
14

Kits[edit]

Timor-Leste's traditional home kit is red shirts, black shorts and red or black socks. The away kits have featured white or yellow shirts. In 2009 SEA Games, Timor Leste U-23 wear the same feature as Spain's Home kit but the away kit is Yellow-Blue-Blue. The kits are currently manufactured by Nike

Kit evolution[edit]

Home Kit 2009-2010
Away Kit 2009–2010
Alternative Kit 2011

Stadium[edit]

Recent results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Lose

2014 Asian Games[edit]

2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification[edit]

Current Staff[edit]

As of March 2015
Position Name Nationality
Coach Fábio Magrão  Brazil
Assistant Coach Manuel da Costa Soares  East Timor
Assistant Coach Adelino Soarez  East Timor
Fitness Coach Jorge Serrado  Brazil
Goalkeeping Coach Eduardo Niño  Colombia

List of Coaches[edit]

Period Coach Achievements
2009-2010 East Timor Manuel da Costa Soares 2009 Southeast Asian Games - Round 1 (First Time)
2011-2012 Brazil Antonio Carlos Vieira 2011 Southeast Asian Games - First Win with Brunei
2012 Japan Norio Tsukitake 2013 AFC U-22 Championship qualification - Did not qualify
2013-2014 Brazil Emerson Alcântara 2013 Southeast Asian Games - First Draw with Indonesia
2014 Japan Takuma Koga 2014 Asian Games - Round 1 (First Time)
2015- Brazil Fábio Magrão 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification - Did not qualify

References[edit]

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