Iran national under-17 football team

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Iran under-17
Nickname(s) Team Melli Nojavanan
("The New Youngsters")
Association FFIRI
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Abbas Chamanyan
Captain Mohammad Sharifi
FIFA code IRN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances 4 (first in 2001)
Best result Round of 16: 2009, 2013
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances 10 (first in 1996)
Best result Champions: 2008

The Iran national under-17 football team, more commonly known as Nojavanan, is controlled by the Iran Football Federation and represents Iran in international under-17 football competitions.

Tournament records[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Year Round PLD W D* L GS GA
China 1985 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Canada 1987 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Scotland 1989 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Italy 1991 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Japan 1993 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Ecuador 1995 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Egypt 1997 Did not qualify - - - - - -
New Zealand 1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 6
Finland 2003 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Peru 2005 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Nigeria 2009 Round of 16 4 2 1 1 4 2
Mexico 2011 Did not qualify - - - - - -
United Arab Emirates 2013 Round of 16 4 1 2 1 4 6
Chile 2015 Did not qualify - - - - - -
India 2017 Qualified - - - - - -
Total 4/16 11 3 3 5 10 14

AFC U-16 Championship[edit]

AFC U-16 Championship record Qualifications
Year Round PLD W D* L GS GA PLD W D L GS GA
Qatar 1986 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - - - - -
Thailand 1988 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - - - - -
United Arab Emirates 1990 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did not qualify - - - - - - 3 0 1 2 3 5
Qatar 1994 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - - - - -
Thailand 1996 Round 1 4 1 0 3 5 8 - - - - - -
Qatar 1998 Round 1 4 0 0 4 1 11 2 2 0 0 4 0
Vietnam 2000 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 16 3 4 4 0 0 23 1
United Arab Emirates 2002 Suspended - - - - - - - - - - - -
Japan 2004 Fourth place 6 4 0 2 13 6 2 2 0 0 8 4
Singapore 2006 Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 3 3 2 2 0 0 10 2
Uzbekistan 2008 Champions 6 6 0 0 15 3 4 4 0 0 17 0
Uzbekistan 2010 Round 1 3 1 1 1 6 4 4 3 1 0 9 0
Iran 2012 Semifinals 5 4 0 1 16 7 3 3 0 0 11 0
Thailand 2014 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 6 5 3 3 0 0 13 0
India 2016 Runners-up 6 3 3 0 13 4 3 3 0 0 12 1
Total 10/16 41 23 5 13 81 46 27 26 1 0 107 8
*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

WAFF U-16 Championship[edit]

Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
2005 Champions 4 3 1 0 17 1
2007 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 18 8
2009 Champions 4 4 0 0 11 6
2013 Did not enter - - - - - -
2015 Did not enter - - - - - -
Total 3/5 12 9 2 1 46 15

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Previous matches[edit]

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Report
2016
15 September 2016 Fatorda Stadium, Margao  Saudi Arabia 2016 AFC U-16 Championship 3–2 (W) Sayyad Goal 47', Ghaderi Goal 69', Asadabadi Goal 70' Report
18 September 2016 Fatorda Stadium, Margao  United Arab Emirates 2016 AFC U-16 Championship 1–1 (D) Asadabadi Goal 49' Report
21 September 2016 Fatorda Stadium, Margao  India 2016 AFC U-16 Championship 3–0 (W) Ghaderi Goal 23', Sharifi Goal 81' (pen.)90+1' (pen.) Report
25 September 2016 Fatorda Stadium, Margao  Vietnam 2016 AFC U-16 Championship 5–0 (W) Sayyad Goal 30'72', Ghaderi Goal 47', Asadabadi Goal 62', Khodamoradi Goal 69' Report
29 September 2016 Fatorda Stadium, Margao  North Korea 2016 AFC U-16 Championship 1–1 (a.e.t.) 6–5 (pen.) (W) Sharifi Goal 19' Report
2 October 2016 Fatorda Stadium, Margao  Iraq 2016 AFC U-16 Championship 0–0 (a.e.t.) 3–4 (pen.) (L) Report

Forthcoming matches[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent
2017
Official Emblem for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.jpg 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup
September – October
hosted by:  India

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Meraj Esmaeili Iran
12 1GK Mobin Ashayer Iran
22 1GK Ali Gholamzadeh Iran

2 2DF Saeid Ahani Iran
3 2DF Amir Hossein Esmaeilzadeh Iran
5 2DF Aref Mohammadalipour Iran Persepolis
6 2DF Taha Shariati Iran Esteghlal
13 2DF Ahmad Davasar Iran
18 2DF Ahmad Reza Jalali Iran
19 2DF Saman Ranjbar Iran
20 2DF Mohammad Rezaei Iran

4 3MF Alireza Savari Iran
7 3MF Amir Khodamoradi Iran
8 3MF Mohammad Sharifi Captain sports.svg Iran Esteghlal Khuzestan
10 3MF Vahid Namdari Iran
14 4FW Mohammad Reza Ghobeishavi Iran
16 2DF Reza Mousavian Iran
17 3MF Mohammad Ghaderi Iran
23 3MF Mohammad Jafari Iran

9 4FW Alireza Asadabadi Iran
11 4FW Younes Delfi Iran
15 4FW Hossein Nokhodkar Iran
21 4FW Allahyar Sayyad Iran

Previous squads[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cups[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]