New Zealand national under-20 football team

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New Zealand U20
Nickname(s)Junior All Whites
AssociationNew Zealand Football
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachDes Buckingham
CaptainClayton Lewis
Most capsIan Hogg (16 caps)
Top scorerChris James (7 goals)
FIFA codeNZL
First colours
Second colours
First international
 New Zealand 4–2 New Caledonia 
(Papeete, French Polynesia; 8 December 1974)
World Cup
Appearances5
Best resultRound of 16, 2015, 2017, 2019
OFC U-20 Championship
Appearances21
Best resultChampions, 1980, 1992, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2018

The New Zealand Under 20s football (soccer) team, more commonly known as the Junior All Whites, is controlled by New Zealand Football and represents New Zealand in international Under 20 or youth football competitions. The 25,000 capacity North Harbour Stadium is used for home games of the Junior All Whites.

Competition record[edit]

OFC[edit]

The OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament is a tournament held once every two years to decide the two qualification spots for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and its representatives at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD
French Polynesia 1974 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 13 5 +8
Australia 1978 3rd Place 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3
Fiji 1980 Champions 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7
Papua New Guinea 1982 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 16 6 +10
Australia 1985 3rd Place 5 3 0 2 21 9 +12
New Zealand 1986 3rd Place 4 0 3 1 1 4 −3
Fiji 1988 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 21 2 +19
Fiji 1990 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 5 9 −4
French Polynesia 1992 Champions 4 4 0 0 8 1 +7
Fiji 1994 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 11 2 +9
French Polynesia 1997 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 9 6 +3
Samoa 1998 3rd Place 5 3 1 1 20 4 +16
New Caledonia Cook Islands 2001 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 10 6 +4
Vanuatu Fiji 2002 Group Stage 4 3 0 1 17 2 +15
Solomon Islands 2005 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 8 3 +5
New Zealand 2007 Champions 6 5 1 0 21 4 +17
French Polynesia 2008 3rd Place 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2
New Zealand 2011 Champions 4 4 0 0 22 1 +21
Fiji 2013 Champions 4 4 0 0 13 2 +11
Fiji 2014 Did Not Enter
Vanuatu 2016 Champions 5 5 0 0 15 2 +13
French Polynesia 2018 Champions 5 5 0 0 20 1 +19
Total Champions 85 58 8 19 252 77 +175

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

New Zealand (in white) playing Cameroon in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
Tunisia 1977 Did Not Enter
Japan 1979 Did Not Qualify
Australia 1981
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985
Chile 1987
Saudi Arabia 1989
Portugal 1991
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997
Nigeria 1999
Argentina 2001
United Arab Emirates 2003
Netherlands 2005
Canada 2007 Group Stage 22nd 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4
Egypt 2009 Did Not Qualify
Colombia 2011 Group Stage 17th 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1
Turkey 2013 Group Stage 23rd 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6
New Zealand 2015 Round of 16 14th 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1
South Korea 2017 Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 3 9 −6
Poland 2019 Round of 16 11th 4 2 1 1 8 3 −7
Indonesia 2021 To be determined
Total Round of 16 6/23 21 4 5 12 21 34 –13

2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Results and fixtures[edit]

Results from previous 12 months and upcoming fixtures

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named in the squad for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be contested in May 2019.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Michael Woud (1999-01-16)16 January 1999 (aged 20) Netherlands Willem II
1GK Cameron Brown (1999-07-09)9 July 1999 (aged 19) New Zealand Auckland City
1GK Zac Jones (2000-11-27)27 November 2000 (aged 18) New Zealand Wellington Phoenix

2DF George Stanger (2000-08-15)15 August 2000 (aged 18) Scotland Hamilton Academical
2DF Nando Pijnaker (1999-02-25)25 February 1999 (aged 20) Sweden Torslanda IK
2DF Dalton Wilkins (1999-04-15)15 April 1999 (aged 20) Denmark FC Helsingør
2DF Gianni Stensness (1999-02-07)7 February 1999 (aged 20) Australia Central Coast Mariners
2DF Liberato Cacace (2000-09-27)27 September 2000 (aged 18) New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
2DF Callan Elliot (1999-07-07)7 July 1999 (aged 19) New Zealand Wellington Phoenix

3MF Dane Schnell (1999-05-14)14 May 1999 (aged 20) New Zealand Waitakere United
3MF Joe Bell (1999-04-27)27 April 1999 (aged 20) United States Virginia Cavaliers
3MF Dominic Wooldridge (1999-03-11)11 March 1999 (aged 20) Sweden Torslanda IK
3MF Willem Ebbinge (2001-01-06)6 January 2001 (aged 18) United States Harvard
3MF Sarpreet Singh (1999-02-20)20 February 1999 (aged 20) Germany FC Bayern Munich
3MF Elijah Just (2000-05-01)1 May 2000 (aged 19) Denmark FC Helsingør
3MF Leon van den Hoven (2000-04-20)20 April 2000 (aged 19) Netherlands RKC Waalwijk
3MF Trevor Zwetsloot (1999-10-16)16 October 1999 (aged 19) Unattached

4FW Matthew Conroy (2001-04-01)1 April 2001 (aged 18) Denmark Vejle Boldklub
4FW Max Mata (2000-07-10)10 July 2000 (aged 18) Estonia Nõmme Kalju
4FW Ben Waine (2001-06-11)11 June 2001 (aged 17) New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
4FW Callum McCowatt (1999-04-30)30 April 1999 (aged 20) New Zealand Wellington Phoenix

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top talent named in U-20 squad". New Zealand Football. NZFootball. Retrieved 16 April 2019.

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