Australia national under-17 soccer team

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Australia Under-17
Nickname(s) Joeys
Association Football Federation Australia
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Tony Vidmar
Captain Joe Caletti
FIFA code AUS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 2–1 New Zealand 
(New Zealand; 3 December 1983)

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 have been named for the 2015 AFF U-16 Youth Championship which will be held in Cambodia from 27 July - 9 August.[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Nathan Prince (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 15) 3 0 Australia FFV NTC
1GK Nicholas Suman (2000-02-28) 28 February 2000 (age 15) 2 0 Australia FNSW NTC
1GK Jasper Kelley (2001-04-22) 22 April 2001 (age 14) 1 0 Australia FFSA NTC
2DF Ryan Yates (2000-02-05) 5 February 2000 (age 15) 4 0 Australia FFSA NTC
2DF Adrian Valenti (2000-11-17) 17 November 2000 (age 14) 2 1 Australia Marconi Stallions
2DF Dylan Ryan (2000-06-10) 10 June 2000 (age 15) 4 1 Australia FNSW NTC
2DF Joel King (2000-10-30) 30 October 2000 (age 14) 5 0 Australia FNSW NTC
2DF Mersim Memeti (2000-07-22) 22 July 2000 (age 15) 4 0 Australia Melbourne City
2DF Marco Krantis (2000-05-30) 30 May 2000 (age 15) 1 0 Australia FFSA NTC
2DF Dylan Pierias (2000-02-20) 20 February 2000 (age 15) 4 3 Australia Melbourne City
3MF Andrew Visciglio (2000-11-26) 26 November 2000 (age 14) 3 0 Australia FFV NTC
3MF Eduardo Castaneda (2000-08-15) 15 August 2000 (age 15) 5 1 Australia FFT NTC
3MF Jacob Italiano (2001-07-30) 30 July 2001 (age 14) 4 1 Australia Perth Glory
3MF Patrick Scibilio (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 15) 4 0 Australia FNSW NTC
3MF Ramy Najjarine (2000-04-23) 23 April 2000 (age 15) 5 2 Australia FNSW NTC
3MF Andony Martis (2000-08-09) 9 August 2000 (age 15) 4 0 Australia FNSW NTC
3MF Jaidon Seldon (2000-02-12) 12 February 2000 (age 15) 2 0 Australia Perth Glory
3MF Luke Bodnar (2000-05-19) 19 May 2000 (age 15) 3 0 Australia Perth Glory
4FW Lachlan Brook (2001-08-02) 2 August 2001 (age 14) 6 5 Australia FFSA NTC
4FW Ahmed Sweedan (2000-06-14) 14 June 2000 (age 15) 3 2 Australia FNSW NTC
4FW Rahmat Akbari (2000-06-20) 20 June 2000 (age 15) 5 4 Australia QAS
4FW Mark Moric (2000-03-16) 16 March 2000 (age 15) 5 8 Australia Sydney United 58
4FW John Roberts (2001-01-20) 20 January 2001 (age 14) 4 8 Australia FNSW NTC

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 Brandon Osipov (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 17) 5 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
GK James Delianov (1999-10-20) 20 October 1999 (age 15) 3 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
GK Duro Dragicevic 8 0 Australia QAS 2014 Nike International Friendlies
DF Malcolm Ward (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 16) 4 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
DF Henry Davies (1999-04-05) 5 April 1999 (age 16) 6 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
DF Zachary Speth (1998-01-29) 29 January 1998 (age 17) 8 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
DF Christian Verbi (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 17) 10 1 Australia West Adelaide 2014 Nike International Friendlies
DF Solomon Monahan-Vaiika (1999-08-03) 3 August 1999 (age 16) 3 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
DF Perry Fotakopoulos (1998-09-06) 6 September 1998 (age 16) 15 1 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
DF Kye Rowles 11 0 Australia QAS 2014 AFC U-16 Championship
DF Riley McGree 0 0 Australia FFSA NTC 2014 AFC U-16 Championship
MF Joe Caletti (C) (1998-09-14) 14 September 1998 (age 16) 15 2 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
MF Daniel Maskin (1998-02-06) 6 February 1998 (age 17) 12 5 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
MF Panos Armenakas (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 17) 3 0 Italy Udinese 2014 Nike International Friendlies
MF Jamie Dimitroff (1998-07-11) 11 July 1998 (age 17) 15 3 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
MF Jackson Bandiera (1998-04-16) 16 April 1998 (age 17) 16 11 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
MF Danny Kim (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 17) 8 1 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
MF Nicholas Panetta (1998-04-22) 22 April 1998 (age 17) 11 3 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
MF Marc Tokich (1999-05-12) 12 May 1999 (age 16) 2 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
MF Jake Brimmer (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 17) 9 3 England Liverpool 2014 AFC U-16 Championship
MF Charlie Devereux 7 3 Australia FFSA NTC 2014 AFC U-16 Championship
FW Daniel Arzani (1999-01-04) 4 January 1999 (age 16) 6 1 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
FW Peter Kekeris (1999-05-07) 7 May 1999 (age 16) 7 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
FW Cameron Joice (1998-09-21) 21 September 1998 (age 16) 10 11 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
FW Kosta Petratos (1998-03-01) 1 March 1998 (age 17) 15 7 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence 2014 Nike International Friendlies
FW Nathan Nguyen 2 5 Australia CAS 2014 AFC U-16 Championship
FW Jamal Reiners 10 4 Australia FW NTC 2014 AFC U-16 Championship
FW Mark Govender 9 7 Australia QAS 2014 AFC U-16 Championship

Recent fixtures and results[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 qualify
Nigeria 2009
Mexico 2011 Round of 16 15th 4 1 1 2 3 7
United Arab Emirates 2013 Did not qualify
Chile 2015 Qualified
Total 12/16 0 Titles 43 17 5 21 49 59

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 qualify
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 To be determined
Total 4/5 0 Titles 18 12 3 3 42 20

AFF U-16 Youth Championship[edit]

AFF U-16 Youth Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Indonesia 2008 Champion 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
Burma 2013 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 30 2
Indonesia 2014 Cancelled
Cambodia 2015 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 36 8
Total 4/6 1 Title 21 16 3 3 89 24

Honours[edit]

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

References[edit]

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