Australia national under-17 soccer team

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Australia Under-17
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Joeys
AssociationFootball Federation Australia
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachTrevor Morgan
CaptainRyan Teague
FIFA codeAUS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 2–1 New Zealand 
(New Zealand; 3 December 1983)
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1985)
Best resultRunners-up; 1999
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances5 (first in 2008)
Best resultSemi-finals; 2010, 2014, 2018
AFF U-16 Youth Championship
Appearances6 (first in 2008)
Best resultChampions; 2008, 2016

The Australia national under-17 association 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: Australia Trevor Morgan
  • Assistant coach: Vacant
  • Goalkeeper coach: Australia Neil Tate

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 5 October 2018. [3] [4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Adam Pavlesic (2002-07-30) 30 July 2002 (age 16) 7 0 Australia Sydney FC
18 1GK Oliver Kalac (2002-11-09) 9 November 2002 (age 16) 0 0 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
1 1GK Ahmad Taleb (2002-12-04) 4 December 2002 (age 16) 3 0 Australia Melbourne City

2 2DF Jaiden Kucharski (2002-06-25) 25 June 2002 (age 16) 13 4 Australia Sydney FC
15 2DF Jordan Courtney-Perkins (2002-11-06) 6 November 2002 (age 16) 8 0 Australia Brisbane Roar
3 2DF Daniel Walsh (2002-10-15) 15 October 2002 (age 16) 5 2 Australia Perth Glory
16 2DF Adam Leombruno (2003-08-25) 25 August 2003 (age 15) 4 1 Australia FFSA NTC
5 2DF Jordan Bos (2002-10-29) 29 October 2002 (age 16) 2 0 Australia Melbourne City
23 2DF Tom Lambiris (2003-02-08) 8 February 2003 (age 15) 3 0 Australia Melbourne City
13 2DF Kerrin Stokes (2002-12-11) 11 December 2002 (age 16) 1 0 Australia Croydon Kings
4 2DF Tim Boke (2003-01-21) 21 January 2003 (age 15) 0 0 Australia Belconnen United
14 2DF Alex Popovic (2002-09-07) 7 September 2002 (age 16) 1 0 Australia Adelaide United

10 3MF Luke Duzel (2002-02-05) 5 February 2002 (age 16) 13 3 Australia Melbourne City
8 3MF Birkan Kirdar (2002-02-07) 7 February 2002 (age 16) 14 8 Australia Melbourne Victory
6 3MF Ryan Teague (Captain) (2002-01-24) 24 January 2002 (age 16) 14 2 Australia Sydney FC
17 3MF Lachlan Sepping (2002-05-28) 28 May 2002 (age 16) 11 2 Australia Marconi Stallions
20 3MF Adam Zervas (2003-09-28) 28 September 2003 (age 15) 2 1 Australia Newcastle Jets

9 4FW Noah Botic (2002-01-11) 11 January 2002 (age 16) 13 10 Australia Rockdale City
11 4FW Josh Varga (2002-02-07) 7 February 2002 (age 16) 10 2 Australia Melbourne City
7 4FW Tristan Hammond (2003-01-05) 5 January 2003 (age 15) 7 2 Portugal Sporting CP
21 4FW Joseph Roddy (2003-05-09) 9 May 2003 (age 15) 7 3 Australia Sydney FC
19 4FW Jayden Gorman (2003-01-25) 25 January 2003 (age 15) 4 0 Australia Perth Glory
22 4FW Josh Benson (2003-03-29) 29 March 2003 (age 15) 0 0 Australia Newcastle Jets

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 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 Qualified
Total 13/18 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 Semifinals 4th 5 3 0 2 10 9
Total 6/7 0 Titles 26 15 3 8 54 39

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ozfootball.net/ark/Joeys/1999.html
  2. ^ "Trevor Morgan names Joeys squad for Malaysia mission". Football Federation Australia. 6 September 2018.
  3. ^ "AFF U16 Championship 2017 Match Summaries".
  4. ^ "AFC U16 Championship 2018 Match Reports".

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