Tonga national football team

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Tonga
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Tonga Football Association
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Chris Williams (since 2011)
FIFA code TGA
FIFA ranking 201 Decrease 5 (9 April 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 163 (October 1998)
Lowest FIFA ranking 202 (November 2011)
Elo ranking 205
First colours
Second colours
First international
France Tahiti 8–0 Tonga Tonga
(Fiji; 29 August 1979)
Biggest win
Tonga Tonga 7–0 Micronesia 
(Fiji; 5 July 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 22–0 Tonga Tonga
(Coffs Harbour, Australia; 9 April 2001)

The Tonga national football team is the national team of Tonga and is controlled by the Tonga Football Association.

Information[edit]

Football in Tonga[edit]

Tonga's greatest football triumph to date was their triumph in the first ever Polynesian Cup held in 1993 over Samoa and the Cook Islands. Although local players have not yet made their mark on big leagues abroad, the Chief Executive of the Tonga Football Association, Joe Topou, was appointed to the FIFA Executive Committee in 2002. The Tonga association is the only sports organization on the island that employs full-time administrative staff.

The second Goal project[edit]

Tonga's second Goal project will develop and improve the national football academy and the associations headquarters in Atele, Tongatapu, which was built in the country's first Goal project. This development work will ensure that all of the Tonga Football Associations needs are fully satisfied. Local matches will be held at the football academy, while the administration's requirements, including the needs of players, officials and spectators, will also be covered. The football school will be transformed into a House of Football.

Competitive Record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

OFC Nations Cup[edit]

Pacific Games[edit]

Pacific Games Record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
Fiji 1963 Did Not Enter
New Caledonia 1966
Papua New Guinea 1969
French Polynesia 1971
Guam 1975
Fiji 1979 Group Stage 9th 2 0 0 2 3 13
Samoa 1983 Group Stage 7th 3 1 1 1 6 8
New Caledonia 1987 Did Not Enter
Papua New Guinea 1991
French Polynesia 1995
Fiji 2003 Group Stage 7th 4 1 1 2 9 10
Samoa 2007 Group Stage 7th 4 1 0 3 6 10
New Caledonia 2011 Did Not Enter
Papua New Guinea 2015 To Be Determined
Total 13/13 5 Titles 60 41 5 14 277 60

List of Coaches[edit]


Current squad[edit]

Caps and goals as of 14 July 2012.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
18 1GK Kaneti Felela (1989-07-01) 1 July 1989 (age 25) 3 0 Tonga Marist Prems
1 1GK Sione Faupula (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 24) 0 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
22 1GK Heneli Sa'afi (1982-07-24) 24 July 1982 (age 32) 4 0 Tonga Ha'amoko United Youth
5 2DF Samisoni Mafi (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 24) 3 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
6 2DF Folio Moeaki (1982-05-09) 9 May 1982 (age 32) 10 0 Unattached
2DF Matana Paongo (1989-03-09) 9 March 1989 (age 26) 2 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
16 2DF Petesa Onogosia (1979-11-06) 6 November 1979 (age 35) 0 0 Tonga Marist Prems
19 2DF Alekisanita Fehoko (1983-01-25) 25 January 1983 (age 32) 0 0 Unattached
23 2DF Penisimani Pau (1986-01-12) 12 January 1986 (age 29) 0 0 Unattached
21 2DF Vitolio Latu (1987-12-01) 1 December 1987 (age 27) 0 0 Unattached
8 3MF Unaloto Feao (1982-01-16) 16 January 1982 (age 33) 8 2 Tonga Navutoka
12 3MF Timote Maamaaloa (1989-06-17) 17 June 1989 (age 25) 3 1 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
17 3MF Siosifa Moimoi (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Tonga Marist Prems
4 3MF Fineasi Palei (1989-05-20) 20 May 1989 (age 25) 3 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
7 3MF Pio Palu (1986-03-21) 21 March 1986 (age 29) 6 2 Tonga Navutoka
14 3MF Lokoua Taufahema (1969-08-04) 4 August 1969 (age 45) 6 5 Unattached
2 3MF Sione Tovo (1986-04-06) 6 April 1986 (age 29) 5 0 Tonga Navutoka
15 4FW Sione Teu (1986-01-09) 9 January 1986 (age 29) 3 0 Tonga Nui'aunofo
9 4FW Kinitoni Falatau (1994-11-14) 14 November 1994 (age 20) 3 1 Tonga Houmakelikao
11 4FW Lafaele Moala (1982-07-22) 22 July 1982 (age 32) 11 1 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
10 4FW Malakai Savieti (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 25) 7 1 Australia Heathcote Storm
13 4FW Viliami Vaitaki (1984-10-28) 28 October 1984 (age 30) 3 1 Tonga Ngele'ia FC
20 4FW Ilalio Leakona (1981-01-14) 14 January 1981 (age 34) 5 0 Unattached
24 4FW Hemaloto Polovili (1997-07-27) 27 July 1997 (age 17) 0 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United