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 Tony Vidmar
Captain John Roberts
FIFA code AUS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 2–1 New Zealand 
(New Zealand; 3 December 1983)
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances 4 (first in 2008)
Best result Semi-Finals: 2010, 2014
AFF U-16 Youth Championship
Appearances 5 (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 one-time AFF champion. The team has represented Australia at the FIFA U-17 World Cup tournaments on eleven 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 despatched 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]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were named for the 2016 AFC U-16 Championship which will be held in India from 15 September–2 October.[2] Caps correct as of 22 September 2016

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Nicholas Suman (2000-02-28) 28 February 2000 (age 16) 8 0 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
2 2DF James Fletcher 3 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
3 2DF Dylan Pierias (2000-02-20) 20 February 2000 (age 16) 14 3 Australia Melbourne City
4 2DF Kaleb Cox 6 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
5 2DF Joel King (2000-10-30) 30 October 2000 (age 16) 17 1 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
6 3MF Adrian Viggiani 4 0 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
7 3MF Jacob Italiano (2001-07-30) 30 July 2001 (age 15) 13 4 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
8 3MF Ramy Najjarine (2000-04-23) 23 April 2000 (age 16) 9 3 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
9 4FW John Roberts (2001-01-20) 20 January 2001 (age 15) 13 17 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
10 4FW Lachlan Brook (2001-08-02) 2 August 2001 (age 15) 16 10 Australia Adelaide United
11 4FW Mirza Muratovic 11 8 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
12 1GK Jordan Griffihs 3 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
13 2DF Thomas Aquilina 9 0 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
14 4FW Rahmat Akbari (2000-06-20) 20 June 2000 (age 16) 15 6 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
15 3MF Patrick Scibilio (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 16) 7 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
16 3MF Benjamin Obst 5 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
17 3MF Louis D'Arrigo 9 2 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
18 1GK Jackson Lee 1 0 Australia Perth Glory
19 4FW Mark Moric (2000-03-16) 16 March 2000 (age 16) 13 11 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
20 4FW Bryce Bafford 6 1 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
21 2DF Adrian Valenti (2000-11-17) 17 November 2000 (age 16) 12 1 Australia Marconi Stallions
22 3MF Jaidon Selden (2000-02-12) 12 February 2000 (age 16) 9 4 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
23 3MF Fabian Monge 6 0 Australia Marconi Stallions

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Noah James 2 0 Australia Newcastle Jets 2016 AFF U-16 Youth Championship

DF Luke Callen 2 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2016 AFF U-16 Youth Championship

MF Kai Trewin (2001-05-18) 18 May 2001 (age 15) 3 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2016 AFF U-16 Youth Championship
MF Eduardo Castaneda (2000-08-15) 15 August 2000 (age 16) 8 1 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2016 AFF U-16 Youth Championship

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
Total 12/17 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 Champion 1st 5 5 0 0 22 2
Taiwan 1987 Champion 1st 4 3 0 1 10 1
Australia 1989 Champion 1st 4 4 0 0 35 1
New Zealand 1991 Champion 1st 4 3 1 0 15 4
New Zealand 1993 Champion 1st 4 4 0 0 12 1
Vanuatu 1995 Champion 1st 3 3 0 0 11 0
New Zealand 1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 30 1
Fiji 1999 Champion 1st 7 7 0 0 55 1
Australia 2001 Champion 1st 6 6 0 0 52 0
Australia 2003 Champion 1st 7 7 0 0 40 3
New Caledonia 2005 Champion 1st 5 5 0 0 38 0
Total 11/11 10 Title 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 Quarterfinal 5th 4 3 0 1 13 5
Uzbekistan 2010 Semifinal 4th 5 3 1 1 12 5
Iran 2012 Quarterfinal 6th 4 2 1 1 5 6
Thailand 2014 Semifinal 3rd 5 4 1 0 12 4
India 2016 Group stage TBD 3 0 0 3 2 10
Total 5/6 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
Total 5/7 2 Titles 28 18 8 3 116 37

Honours[edit]

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

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