Gibraltar national under-17 football team

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Gibraltar Under-17
AssociationGibraltar Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachEngland Steven Cummings
CaptainShay Jones
Most capsAndrew Hernandez (9)
Top scorerGeorge Wink (2)
Home stadiumVictoria Stadium
FIFA codeGIB
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
First international
 Republic of Ireland 4–1 Gibraltar 
(Yerevan, Armenia; 24 October 2013)
Biggest defeat
 Ukraine 11–0 Gibraltar 
(Kakanj, Bosnia; 13 October 2018)
European Championship
AppearancesNone
FIFA U-17 World Cup
AppearancesNone

The Gibraltar national under-17 football team is the youth football team of Gibraltar, run by the Gibraltar Football Association. The team is based mostly on the young players from the region's domestic leagues, the Gibraltar Premier Division and Gibraltar Second Division, and competes every year to qualify for the European Under-17 Football Championship. As of October 2018, the team is coached by Englishman Steven Cummings.

History[edit]

The team played its first match on 24 October 2013 against the Republic of Ireland national under-17 football team,[1] the year when Gibraltar became a member of UEFA.[2] George Wink, then of the Juvenil team of the Spanish club Club Atlético Zabal, scored the first goal, in the history of the national under-17 team on October 28, 2013 against the Armenia national under-17 football team.[3]

The side would finish bottom of the group on every campaign since, scoring only 5 goals in response, with George Wink becoming the record goalscorer at any level of football in Gibraltar until Jake Gosling and Lee Casciaro equalled the record for the seniors in 2015. In May 2017, a re-organization of management throughout the Gibraltar Football Association saw coach Stephen Head step up to manage the U19 team, with David Ochello appointed as his replacement. The following campaign saw Gibraltar suffer a record 10-0 defeat to Norway on the 4th anniversary of their debut in the competition.

Match record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Era Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Under-16 1985 to 1989 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
Under-17 1991 to 2015
India 2017 Ineligible
Brazil 2019 Did not Qualify 3 0 0 3 0 27
Total 0/18 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 27

UEFA European Championship[edit]

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
Era Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Under-16 1982 to 2001 Not a UEFA member Not a UEFA member
Under-17 2002 to 2013
Malta 2014 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 2 14
Bulgaria 2015 Did not qualify 3 0 1 2 0 9
Azerbaijan 2016 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 2 16
Croatia 2017 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 1 7
England 2018 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 0 23
Republic of Ireland 2019 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 0 27
Estonia 2020 To be determined  —  —  —  —  —  —
Total 0/38 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1 17 5 96

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called for the 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification games in October 2018.[4][5] Players born on or after 1 January 2002 are eligible to participate.

  • Caps and goals are correct as of 16 October 2018 after the match against  Iceland.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Bradley Avellano (2002-11-01) 1 November 2002 (age 16) 2 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
13 1GK John-Paul Hernandez (2002-03-08) 8 March 2002 (age 17) 2 0 Gibraltar Lions Gibraltar

12 2DF Zac Olivero (2002-01-11) 11 January 2002 (age 17) 5 0 Gibraltar Lions Gibraltar
16 2DF Craig Bossano-Anes (2002-10-22) 22 October 2002 (age 16) 5 0 Gibraltar Lions Gibraltar
14 2DF Liam Asquez (2003-04-02) 2 April 2003 (age 16) 5 0 Gibraltar Manchester 62
4 2DF Louis Parral (2002-03-13) 13 March 2002 (age 17) 2 0 Gibraltar Lions Gibraltar
5 2DF Leeroy Marquez (2003-07-05) 5 July 2003 (age 15) 3 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
2 2DF Sam Yeo (2002-12-27) 27 December 2002 (age 16) 2 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps

6 3MF Evan De Haro (2002-09-28) 28 September 2002 (age 16) 7 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
8 3MF Shay Jones (captain) (2002-02-24) 24 February 2002 (age 17) 5 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
11 3MF Craig Galliano (2002-04-23) 23 April 2002 (age 17) 5 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
17 3MF Omar El Yettefti (2002-11-23) 23 November 2002 (age 16) 4 0 Gibraltar Manchester 62
3 3MF Davan Martin (2003-01-29) 29 January 2003 (age 16) 3 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
7 3MF Jerome Duarte-Chipol (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 (age 16) 3 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
15 3MF Stefan Thorne (2003-03-28) 28 March 2003 (age 16) 2 0 Gibraltar Manchester 62

10 4FW Julian Del Rio (2002-02-15) 15 February 2002 (age 17) 8 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
9 4FW Jamie Marrache (2002-04-03) 3 April 2002 (age 17) 5 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
18 4FW Brendan Ramagge (2002-05-29) 29 May 2002 (age 16) 5 0 Gibraltar Lions Gibraltar

Recent callups[edit]

The following players were called up in the past 12 months and are still eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Louis Adrian 1 0 Gibraltar Lions Gibraltar vs.  Wales, 30 May 2018

DF Shaylon Hanglin 2 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps vs.  Wales, 30 May 2018
DF Haytam Acharki (2002-01-01) 1 January 2002 (age 17) 2 0 Gibraltar Europa vs.  Wales, 30 May 2018
DF Jermain Sodi (2002-01-01) 1 January 2002 (age 17) 2 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps vs.  Wales, 30 May 2018

MF Dylan De Los Santos (2002-06-27) 27 June 2002 (age 16) 2 0 Gibraltar Lions Gibraltar vs.  Wales, 30 May 2018

FW Haim Bitan 1 0 Gibraltar Maccabi Gibraltar vs.  Wales, 30 May 2018
FW Jacy Perera (2002-04-04) 4 April 2002 (age 17) 0 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps vs.  Wales, 30 May 2018

Managerial history[edit]

Top Goalscorers[edit]

As of 30 May 2018

Players with an equal number of goals are ranked in order of average.

# Name Career Goals Caps Average
1 George Wink 2013 2 3 0.667
2 Julian Valarino 2015–2016 1 5 0.2
Ethan Britto 2014–2016 1 7 0.143
Byron Espinosa 2013–2015 1 7 0.143

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