Solomon Islands national under-20 football team

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Solomon Islands U20
Nickname(s)Bonitos, Mamula's
AssociationSolomon Islands Football Federation
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachSolomon Islands Batram Suri
CaptainJohn Aeta
Top scorerAtkin Kaua (5), Himson Teleda (4)
FIFA codeSOL
First colours
Second colours
First international
Fiji Fiji 1 – 3 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
(Suva, Fiji; September 24, 1994)
Biggest win
American Samoa American Samoa 0 – 23 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
(Apia, Samoa; August 15, 1998)
Biggest defeat
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 0 – 3 New Zealand New Zealand
(Auckland, New Zealand; April 23, 2011)
World Cup
Appearances0
OFC U-20 Championship
Appearances9 (1994, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018)
Best resultRunners-up (2005, 2011)

The Solomon Islands national under-20 football team is the national U-20 team of the Solomon Islands and is controlled by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF)

History[edit]

The Solomon Islands national under-20 football team took part in the OFC U-20 Championship tournament 8 times (1994, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2016) and their best results were in 2005 and 2011 when the team reached the final, but unfortunately they lost against Australia and New Zealand respectively.

Competition record[edit]

OFC[edit]

The OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament is a tournament held once every two years to decide the only 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 Pts
French Polynesia 1974 Did Not Compete
Australia 1978 Did Not Compete
Fiji 1980 Did Not Compete
Papua New Guinea 1982 Did Not Compete
Australia 1985 Did Not Compete
New Zealand 1987 Did Not Compete
Fiji 1988 Did Not Compete
Fiji 1990 Did Not Compete
French Polynesia 1992 Did Not Compete
Fiji 1994 3rd Place 5 3 0 2 5 8 -3 9
French Polynesia 1997 Did Not Compete
Samoa 1998 4th Place 5 2 1 2 26 4 +22 7
New Caledonia&Cook Islands 2001 Group Stage 4 3 0 1 12 2 +10 9
Vanuatu&Fiji 2002 Did Not Compete
Solomon Islands 2005 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 12 6 +6 12
New Zealand 2007 3rd Place 6 3 2 1 14 8 +6 11
French Polynesia 2008 Did Not Compete
New Zealand 2011 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 7 10 -3 6
Fiji 2013 Did Not Compete
New Zealand 2014 4th Place 5 1 1 3 7 7 0 4
Tonga&Vanuatu 2016 Semifinals 4 1 2 1 6 3 +3 5
Cook Islands&French Polynesia 2018 4th Place 5 3 0 2 7 9 -2 9
Total Runners-up 43 22 6 15 96 57 +39 72

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tunisia 1977 Did Not Qualify
Japan 1979
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
Egypt 2009
Colombia 2011
Turkey 2013
New Zealand 2015
South Korea 2017
Poland 2019
Total TBD 0/22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Solomon Islands's starting line-up against Papua New Guinea, OFC U-20 Championship 2014

Current Technical Staff[edit]

Position
Head coach Solomon Islands Batram Suri
Assistant coach Solomon Islands Eddie Rukumana
Teammanager Solomon Islands Leonard Paia
Physio Solomon Islands Michael Lalagogno

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up for the squad for the 2018 OFC U-19 Championship from 5 to 18 August 2018. Names in italics denote players who have been capped for the Senior team.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Joel Nanogo (2000-12-13) 13 December 2000 (age 18) 5 0 Solomon Islands Real Kakamora
12 1GK Junior John Mata (2000-10-02) 2 October 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Solomon Islands Marist

2 2DF George Leaga (1999-11-18) 18 November 1999 (age 19) 4 0 Solomon Islands Kossa
3 2DF John Aeta (2000-09-02) 2 September 2000 (age 18) 5 0 Solomon Islands Marist
4 2DF Junior Aengari (2000-04-15) 15 April 2000 (age 19) 5 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
5 2DF Absolom Wawane (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 18) 1 1 England Star Football Academy
13 2DF Junior Ashley (2000-09-24) 24 September 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Solomon Islands West Honiara
15 2DF Anthony Rasau (2000-08-15) 15 August 2000 (age 18) 4 0 Solomon Islands Marist
18 2DF William Komasi (2000-06-10) 10 June 2000 (age 18) 1 0 Solomon Islands Malaita Kingz

6 3MF Patrick Taroga (2000-05-25) 25 May 2000 (age 18) 5 2 Solomon Islands Marist
7 3MF Junior David (2001-09-22) 22 September 2001 (age 17) 5 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
8 3MF Henly Ramo (2000-07-10) 10 July 2000 (age 18) 4 0 Solomon Islands Malaita Kingz
10 3MF Marcus Chan (2000-09-20) 20 September 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Spain CF Cracks
11 3MF Lino Hou (1999-07-05) 5 July 1999 (age 19) 5 1 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels
14 3MF Frank Kabui (2000-10-23) 23 October 2000 (age 18) 5 0 Solomon Islands Malaita Kingz
16 3MF Don Keana (2000-09-09) 9 September 2000 (age 18) 1 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
17 3MF Tuita Maeobia (1999-01-02) 2 January 1999 (age 20) 4 1 Solomon Islands Kossa
19 3MF Simon Jedzini (2000-10-11) 11 October 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels

9 4FW Ali Mekawir (2000-07-27) 27 July 2000 (age 18) 5 1 England Star Football Academy
20 4FW Raynick Laeta (1999-11-16) 16 November 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Solomon Islands Henderson Eels

Fixtures & Results[edit]

2016[edit]

2018[edit]

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