Canada men's national under-17 soccer team

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Canada Under-17
Nickname(s)The Canucks, Les Rouges (The Reds)
AssociationCanadian Soccer Association
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Head coachAndrew Olivieri
FIFA codeCAN
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Canada 3–3 Costa Rica 
(Mexico City, Mexico; May 13, 1985)
Biggest win
 Canada 10–0 Nicaragua 
(San Salvador, El Salvador; November 2, 1994)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 0-5 Brazil 
(Itu, Brazil; October 1, 2023)
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1987)
Best resultGroup stage (1987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 2011, 2013, 2019, 2023)
CONCACAF Under-17 Championship
Appearances18 (first in 1985)
Best resultRunners-up (2011)

The Canada U-17 men's national soccer team (also known as Canada Under-17s or Canada U-17s) represents Canada in international soccer at this age level. They are overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association, the governing body for soccer in Canada.

Many of Canada's current internationals have played at one or more of these age levels early in their career, often working with the same coaches and teammates throughout their progression into the senior squad.

The team has qualified for seven out of nineteen FIFA U-17 World Cups.

The team also competes in the CONCACAF U-17 Championship.

Coaching staff[edit]

Current staff[edit]

As of September 29, 2023.[1]
Position Name Nation
Head coach Andrew Olivieri  Canada

Coaching history[edit]

Caretaker managers are listed in italics.

Fixtures and recent results[edit]

The following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2022[edit]

December 15 Copa México de Naciones Sub-17 Costa Rica  1–2  Canada Mexico City, Mexico
5:00PM EST Report
  • 12' (o.g.)
  • MacKenzie
Stadium: Centro de Alto Rendimiento de la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol
Note: Conflicting reports show the result as 0–2 with both goals scored by Liam MacKenzie.[2]
December 19 Copa México de Naciones Sub-17 Mexico  3–0  Canada Mexico City, Mexico
10:30AM CST
  • S. Carrillo 19'; 37'
  • J. Moxica 63'
Report Stadium: Cancha 1 - Centro de Alto Rendimiento de la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol
Referee: Luis López (Mexico)

2023[edit]

September 29 Friendly Brazil  3–1  Canada Sorocaba, Brazil
14:00 EST
Report
Stadium: Estádio Municipal Walter Ribeiro
October 1 Friendly Brazil  5–0  Canada Itu, Brazil
14:00 EST
Report Stadium: Estádio Novelli Júnior
November 5 Friendly Argentina  2–1  Canada Bali, Indonesia
TBD Report Stadium: Bali United Training Center
November 10 FIFA U-17 World Cup Group B Spain  2–0  Canada Surakarta, Indonesia
07:00 EST
Report Stadium: Manahan Stadium
Attendance: 6,613
Referee: Roberto Pérez (Peru)
November 13 FIFA U-17 World Cup Group B Uzbekistan  3–0  Canada Surakarta, Indonesia
07:00 EST
Report Stadium: Manahan Stadium
Attendance: 6,919
Referee: Ivo Méndez (Bolivia)
November 16 FIFA U-17 World Cup Group B Canada  1–5  Mali Surabaya, Indonesia
04:00 EST
Report
Stadium: Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)

Players[edit]

Current Canada U17 squad[edit]

The following 23 players were named in the final squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Indonesia from November 12 to December 2, 2023.[3]

Caps and goals as of November 16, 2023, after the match against the Mali under-17 football team.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Nathaniel Abraham (2007-04-23) April 23, 2007 (age 16) 12 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy
16 1GK Dominic Kantorowicz (2008-04-24) April 24, 2008 (age 15) 0 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy
18 1GK Alexander O'Brien (2006-06-17) June 17, 2006 (age 17) 3 0 Canada Columbia University

2 2DF Theo Rigopoulos (2006-10-29) October 29, 2006 (age 17) 11 0 Canada Toronto FC II
3 2DF Gaël de Montigny (2006-03-16) March 16, 2006 (age 18) 13 0 Canada CF Montréal U23
5 2DF Chimere Omeze (2006-06-02) June 2, 2006 (age 17) 13 1 Canada Syracuse University
6 2DF Lazar Stefanovic (2006-10-08) October 8, 2006 (age 17) 13 1 Canada Toronto FC II
8 2DF Jeevan Badwal (2006-03-11) March 11, 2006 (age 18) 12 0 Canada Whitecaps FC 2
12 2DF Aidan Fong (2006-03-28) March 28, 2006 (age 18) 11 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Academy
15 2DF Victor Fung (2007-08-13) August 13, 2007 (age 16) 5 0 United States Inter Miami Academy
17 2DF Étienne Godin (2006-02-01) February 1, 2006 (age 18) 6 0 Canada CF Montréal Academy
20 2DF Lino Aklil (2006-03-16) March 16, 2006 (age 18) 4 0 France HSC Montpellier U19
23 2DF Sergei KozlovskiyALT (2008-06-18) June 18, 2008 (age 15) 0 0 Canada CF Montréal Academy

4 3MF Alessandro Biello (2006-04-07) April 7, 2006 (age 18) 9 1 Canada CF Montréal
7 3MF Taryck Tahid (2007-04-21) April 21, 2007 (age 16) 6 1 Canada Vancouver FC
10 3MF Philip Igbinobaro (2006-01-05) January 5, 2006 (age 18) 5 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy
13 3MF Richard Chukwu (2008-02-25) February 25, 2008 (age 16) 13 1 Canada Toronto FC Academy
14 3MF Tyler Londono (2006-08-29) August 29, 2006 (age 17) 5 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy
22 3MF Liam MacKenzieALT (2007-03-15) March 15, 2007 (age 17) 8 2 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps 2

9 4FW Antoni Klukowski (2007-04-02) April 2, 2007 (age 17) 7 0 Poland Pogoń Szczecin II
11 4FW Kevaughn Tavernier (2006-02-24) February 24, 2006 (age 18) 5 0 Canada Forge FC
19 4FW Erik Pop (2006-01-30) January 30, 2006 (age 18) 10 1 Germany Karlsruher U19
21 4FW Lucas Ozimec (2006-01-18) January 18, 2006 (age 18) 12 2 Croatia Hajduk Split Academy

Recent Canada U17 call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months.[4]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jean-Christophe Belzile (2008-05-13) May 13, 2008 (age 15) 0 0 Canada CF Montréal Academy 2023 FIFA U17 World Cup Prelim. Squad
GK Ewan Derrien-Lairet (2007-03-14) March 14, 2007 (age 17) 0 0 Canada CF Montréal Academy October 2022 Laval U-17 Camp
GK Trystan Read (2007-05-25) May 25, 2007 (age 16) 0 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps October 2022 Laval U-17 Camp

DF Simon Guardiero (2006-07-07) July 7, 2006 (age 17) 1 0 Canada University of Akron February 2023 Guatemala U-17 Camp
DF Immanuel Mathe (2006-01-27) January 27, 2006 (age 18) 0 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps 2 October 2022 Laval U-17 Camp
DF Dylan Pierre-Alexis (2006-07-04) July 4, 2006 (age 17) 0 0 Canada CF Montréal Academy October 2022 Laval U-17 Camp

DF Allen Saye Blegay (2006-07-08) July 8, 2006 (age 17) 1 0 Canada Simcoe County Rovers FC October 2023 Vs Brazil under-17
MF Braden Stevanovic (2006-09-03) September 3, 2006 (age 17) 2 0 Canada University of Akron December 2022 Copa México U17
MF Luka Boiteau (2006-11-24) November 24, 2006 (age 17) 0 0 France US Boulogne U19 October 2022 Laval U-17 Camp
MF Quentin Christey (2007-03-15) March 15, 2007 (age 17) 0 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy October 2022 Laval U-17 Camp
MF Antoine N'DiayeINJ (2006-04-07) April 7, 2006 (age 18) 7 2 Canada CF Montréal Academy 2023 CONCACAF U-17 Championship
MF Ruben de Sá (2006-02-08) February 8, 2006 (age 18) 4 0 Portugal Famalicão U19 2023 CONCACAF U-17 Championship
MF Andrei Dumitru (2006-10-28) October 28, 2006 (age 17) 7 0 Canada Toronto FC II 2023 CONCACAF U-17 Championship

FW Kyler VojvodicINJ (2006-06-05) June 5, 2006 (age 17) 9 3 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps 2023 FIFA U17 World Cup Prelim. Squad
FW Joses Chukwu (2007-02-03) February 3, 2007 (age 17) 0 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy October 2022 Laval U-17 Camp
FW Joaquim Coulanges (2006-11-03) November 3, 2006 (age 17) 0 0 Canada CF Montréal Academy October 2022 Laval U-17 Camp
FW Matteo Landicho-Correia (2006-07-26) July 26, 2006 (age 17) 2 0 Canada Cleveland State University February 2023 Guatemala U-17 Camp
FW Ibrahim Higazy (2006-01-04) January 4, 2006 (age 18) 3 0 Spain Celta 2023 CONCACAF U-17 Championship

  • ALT = Alternate player
  • INJ = Injured player
  • PRE = Preliminary squad

Current Canada U15 squad[edit]

The following 22 players have been named in the final Canada Under-15 roster for the CONCACAF Boys' Under-15 Championship held in Curaçao and the Dominican Republic in August, 2023.[5]

Caps and goals as of August 10, 2023, after the match against the Haiti U15 Soccer Team.

Coach: Mike Vitulano

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Dominic Kantorowicz (2008-04-24) April 24, 2008 (age 15) 3 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy
18 1GK Jean-Christophe Belzile (2008-05-13) May 13, 2008 (age 15) 1 0 Canada CF Montréal Academy

2 2DF Sahil Deo (2008-04-07) April 7, 2008 (age 16) 4 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Academy
3 2DF William Daniels 2008 4 2 England Leicester City Academy
5 2DF Daniel Panait (2008-05-13) May 13, 2008 (age 15) 4 0 Canada CF Montréal Academy
6 2DF Sergei Kozlovskiy (2008-06-18) June 18, 2008 (age 15) 4 0 Canada CF Montréal Academy
12 2DF Ajahni Carter (2008-08-25) August 25, 2008 (age 15) 3 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy
15 2DF Spencer Sappleton (2008-01-15) January 15, 2008 (age 16) 0 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy
20 2DF Stefan KaporALT (2009-04-04) April 4, 2009 (age 15) 0 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy
22 2DF Josh NteziryayoALT (2008-11-15) November 15, 2008 (age 15) 0 0 Canada CF Montréal Academy

4 3MF Tim Fortier (2008-12-22) December 22, 2008 (age 15) 4 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy
8 3MF Aghilas Abdelmalek Sadek 2008 4 0 Canada CS Longueuil
10 3MF Kevin Khan (2008-05-30) May 30, 2008 (age 15) 4 2 Netherlands Feyenoord Academy
13 3MF Richard Chukwu (2008-02-25) February 25, 2008 (age 16) 4 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy
14 3MF Dylan Judelson (2008-06-05) June 5, 2008 (age 15) 4 0 United States Orlando City SC Academy
17 3MF Philip Biskupski (2008-05-15) May 15, 2008 (age 15) 3 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy
21 3MF Antone BossenberryALT (2008-08-14) August 14, 2008 (age 15) 0 0 Canada Toronto FC Academy

7 4FW Shola Jimoh (2008-04-08) April 8, 2008 (age 16) 4 0 Canada York United FC
9 4FW Kemari Record-Wright (2008-05-14) May 14, 2008 (age 15) 4 1 Canada Toronto FC Academy
11 4FW André Ali-Gayapersad (2008-06-05) June 5, 2008 (age 15) 4 1 Spain CF Damm Academy
16 4FW Grady McDonnell (2008-05-16) May 16, 2008 (age 15) 4 2 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Academy
19 4FW Johnny SelemaniALT (2008-02-17) February 17, 2008 (age 16) 0 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Academy

  • ALT = Alternate player
  • INJ = Injured player

Previous Canada U17 squads[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 Did not qualify
Canada 1987 Group stage 16th of 16 3 0 0 3 1 8
Scotland 1989 Group stage 16th of 16 3 0 0 3 1 9
Italy 1991 Did not qualify
Japan 1993 Group stage 16th of 16 3 0 0 3 0 18
Ecuador 1995 Group stage 16th of 16 3 0 0 3 1 7
Egypt 1997 Did not qualify
New Zealand 1999
Trinidad and Tobago 2001
Finland 2003
Peru 2005
South Korea 2007
Nigeria 2009
Mexico 2011 Group stage 19th of 24 3 0 2 1 2 5
United Arab Emirates 2013 Group stage 18th of 24 3 0 2 1 3 6
Chile 2015 Did not qualify
India 2017
Brazil 2019 Group stage 22nd of 24 3 0 0 3 2 7
Indonesia 2023 Group stage 22nd of 24 3 0 0 3 1 10
Qatar 2025 to be determined
Total Group stage 8/20 24 0 4 20 11 70

CONCACAF U-17 Championship[edit]

CONCACAF U-17 Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Trinidad and Tobago 1983 Did not enter
Mexico 1985 Third place 3rd of 8 6 2 2 2 12 12
Honduras 1987 Did not enter
Trinidad and Tobago 1988 Third place 3rd of 10 7 3 3 1 7 7
Trinidad and Tobago 1991 Group stage 6th of 12 3 1 1 1 1 1
Cuba 1992 Third place 3rd of 12 6 4 1 1 19 1
El Salvador 1994 Third place 3rd of 12 6 4 0 2 16 4
Trinidad and Tobago 1996 Fourth place 4th of 12 6 2 1 3 7 8
JamaicaEl Salvador 1999 Group stage 6th of 8 3 1 0 2 6 6
United StatesHonduras 2001 Group stage 4th of 8 3 1 1 1 6 5
GuatemalaCanada 2003 Group stage 5th of 8 3 2 0 1 4 3
Costa RicaMexico 2005 Group stage 5th of 8 3 1 0 2 5 4
HondurasJamaica 2007 Group stage 6th of 9 4 1 1 2 6 6
Mexico 2009 Group stage 7th of 8 3 0 1 2 4 7
Jamaica 2011 Runners-up 2nd of 12 5 3 1 1 11 3
Panama 2013 Third place 3rd of 12 5 2 2 1 10 7
Honduras 2015 Playoff round 5th of 12 6 3 1 2 10 9
Panama 2017 Group stage 7th of 12 3 1 0 2 4 4
United States 2019 Semi-finals 4th of 16 6 3 1 2 15 10
Guatemala 2023 Semi-finals 4th of 20 6 4 0 2 11 5
Total Runners-up 18/20 84 38 16 30 154 102

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup - Staff". canadasoccer.com. Canada Soccer.
  2. ^ Jimenez, Gustavo (December 15, 2022). "Gira de fogueos en México sigue dejando valiosas lecciones a la Sele Sub 17" [Blank tour in Mexico continues to teach the Sele Sub 17 valuable lessons]. Costa Rica national football team (in Spanish). Retrieved December 16, 2022.
  3. ^ "CANADA ANNOUNCES SQUAD FOR THE FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP INDONESIA 2023™". canadasoccer.com. Canada Soccer. November 2, 2023. Retrieved November 2, 2023.
  4. ^ "Canada Soccer announces Men's U-17 camp for domestic camp in Montréal". CanadaSoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. October 1, 2022. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  5. ^ "Canada at the Concacaf Boys' Under-15 Championship". canadasoccer.com. Canada Soccer. August 3, 2023. Retrieved August 4, 2023.

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