Australia national under-17 soccer team

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Australia Under-17
Nickname(s) Joeys
Association Football Federation Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Head coach Trevor Morgan
Captain Tyson Savas
FIFA code AUS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 2–1 New Zealand 
(New Zealand; 3 December 1983)
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances 12 (first in 1985)
Best result Runners-Ups: 1999
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances 5 (first in 2008)
Best result Semi-Finals: 2010, 2014
AFF U-16 Youth Championship
Appearances 6 (first in 2008)
Best result Champions: 2008, 2016

The Australia national under-17 Football team represents Australia in men's international under-17 Football. The team is controlled by the governing body for Football 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 two-time AFF champion. The team has represented Australia at the FIFA U-17 World Cup tournaments on twelve occasions.

History[edit]

The "Joeys" best result in international football came in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship hosted by New Zealand. Australia finished second in the tournament after losing the final to Brazil. The match had finished nil all after extra time and Brazil won the penalty shoot-out 8-7.

To qualify for the tournament Australia had to first win the Oceania qualifiers. This was achieved with wins over Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and again Fiji in the final which finished 5-0. [1]

Next up was a two leg play-off against Bahrain who had finished third in the 1998 AFC U-17 Championship. Australia won 3-1 on aggregate.

In the tournament proper, Australia lost their opening game 2-1 to Brazil although a come from behind 2-1 win over Germany and a 1-0 win over Mali saw Australia top the group ahead of Brazil. Australia dispatched of Qatar 1-0 in the quarter final and needed penalties to get past USA after a 2-2 draw in the semi-final.

A number of the "Joeys" squad would go on to represent the Socceroos over the coming years including Adrian Madaschi, Jade North, Joshua Kennedy and Scott McDonald.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Coach: Vacant
  • Assistant coach: Australia Ufuk Talay
  • Goalkeeper coach: Vacant

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were named for the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship from 20 September – 7 October 2018.[2] Caps correct as of 17 September 2018

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Oliver Kalac 0 0 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
1GK Adam Pavlesic 2002 (age 15–16) 3 0 Australia Sydney FC
1GK Ahmad Taleb 2 0 Australia Melbourne City

2DF Jordan Courtney-Perkins 3 0 Australia Brisbane Roar
2DF Kerrin Stokes 0 0 Australia Croydon Kings
2DF Tim Boke 0 0 Australia Belconnen United
2DF Jordan Bos 0 0 Australia Melbourne City
2DF Daniel Walsh 1 1 Australia Perth Glory
2DF Alex Popovic 0 0 Australia Adelaide United

3MF Luke Duzel 2002 (age 15–16) 10 2 Australia Melbourne City
3MF Birkan Kirdar (2002-02-07) 7 February 2002 (age 16) 10 8 Australia Melbourne Victory
3MF Ryan Teague 2002 (age 15–16) 9 2 Australia Sydney FC
3MF Josh Varga 2002 (age 15–16) 5 2 Australia Melbourne City
3MF Adam Leombruno 0 0 Australia FFSA NTC
3MF Adam Zervas 1 1 Australia Newcastle Jets
3MF Tom Lambiris 0 0 Australia Melbourne City

4FW Noah Botic 2002 (age 15–16) 8 5 Australia Rockdale City
4FW Tristan Hammond (2003-01-05) 5 January 2003 (age 15) 2 2 Portugal Sporting CP
4FW Jaiden Kucharski 2002 (age 15–16) 9 4 Australia Sydney FC
4FW Joseph Roddy (2003-05-09) 9 May 2003 (age 15) 2 1 Australia Sydney FC
4FW Lachlan Sepping 2002 (age 15–16) 9 2 Australia Marconi Stallions
4FW Josh Benson 0 0 Australia Newcastle Jets
4FW Jayden Gorman 0 0 Australia Perth Glory

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months and remain eligible for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jamie Signorello 2002 (age 15–16) 2 0 Australia Adelaide United 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

DF Leonardo Belz 2 0 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Jade Waring 3 0 Australia Glen Eira 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Dalibor Markovic 2002 (age 15–16) 6 0 Australia Marconi Stallions 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Dylan Craus 1 0 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Corey Smith 0 0 Australia Blacktown City 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

MF Nicholas Theodosiou 1 0 Australia Melbourne City 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
MF Diego Alonso 0 0 Spain Alboraya Academy 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
MF Cameron Peupion 3 2 Australia Sydney FC 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

FW Tyson Savas (Captain) 3 7 Australia Sydney FC 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
FW Marco Mancuso 2 0 Australia Hume City 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

Recent results and fixtures[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 participate
Nigeria 2009 Did not qualify
Mexico 2011 Round of 16 15th 4 1 1 2 3 7
United Arab Emirates 2013 Did not qualify
Chile 2015 Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 3 11
India 2017 Did not qualify
Peru 2019 To be determined
Total 12/18 0 Titles 47 18 6 23 52 70

OFC U-17 Championship[edit]

OFC U-17 Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
New Zealand 1983 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 22 2
Chinese Taipei 1986 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 10 1
Australia 1989 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 35 1
New Zealand 1991 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 15 4
New Zealand 1993 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 12 1
Vanuatu 1995 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 11 0
New Zealand 1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 30 1
Fiji 1999 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 55 1
Samoa/Vanuatu 2001 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 52 0
American Samoa/Australia/New Caledonia 2003 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 40 3
New Caledonia 2005 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 38 0
Total 11/11 10 Titles 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 participate
Uzbekistan 2008 Quarterfinals 5th 4 3 0 1 13 5
Uzbekistan 2010 Semifinals 4th 5 3 1 1 12 5
Iran 2012 Quarterfinals 6th 4 2 1 1 5 6
Thailand 2014 Semifinals 3rd 5 4 1 0 12 4
India 2016 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 10
Malaysia 2018 Qualified
Total 6/7 0 Titles 21 12 3 6 44 30

AFF U-16 Youth Championship[edit]

AFF U-16 Youth Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Indonesia 2008 Champions 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
Myanmar 2013 Third place 3rd 6 4 2 0 30 2
Indonesia 2014 Cancelled
Cambodia 2015 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 36 8
Cambodia 2016 Champions 1st 7 3 3 1 27 13
Thailand 2017 Third place 3rd 7 5 0 2 27 10
Total 6/8 2 Titles 35 22 8 5 138 47

Honours[edit]

Runners-up (1): 1999
Champions (10): 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005
Runners-up (1): 1997
Champions (2): 2008, 2016
Runners-up (1): 2012
Third place (3): 2013, 2015, 2017

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