Tonga national football team

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Tonga
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Tonga Football Association
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Tonga Timote Moleni
Most caps Lafaele Moala (16)
Top scorer Mark Uhatahi (3)
Home stadium Loto-Tonga Soka Centre
FIFA code TGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 204 Steady (4 February 2016)
Highest 163 (October 1998)
Lowest 204 (December 2015-February 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 206 (8 July 2015)
First international
France Tahiti 8–0 Tonga Tonga
(Fiji; 29 August 1979)
Biggest win
Tonga Tonga 7–0 Micronesia 
(Fiji; 5 July 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 22–0 Tonga Tonga
(Coffs Harbour, Australia; 9 April 2001)

The Tonga national football team is the national team of Tonga and is controlled by the Tonga Football Association.

Information[edit]

Football in Tonga[edit]

Tonga's greatest football triumph to date was their triumph in the first ever Polynesian Cup held in 1993 over Samoa and the Cook Islands. Although local players have not yet made their mark on big leagues abroad, the Chief Executive of the Tonga Football Association, Joe Topou, was appointed to the FIFA Executive Committee in 2002. The Tonga association is the only sports organization on the island that employs full-time administrative staff.

The second Goal project[edit]

Tonga's second Goal project will develop and improve the national football academy and the associations headquarters in Atele, Tongatapu, which was built in the country's first Goal project. This development work will ensure that all of the Tonga Football Associations needs are fully satisfied. Local matches will be held at the football academy, while the administration's requirements, including the needs of players, officials and spectators, will also be covered. The football school will be transformed into a House of Football.

Competitive Record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

OFC Nations Cup[edit]

Pacific Games[edit]

Pacific Games Record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
Fiji 1963 Did Not Enter
New Caledonia 1966
Papua New Guinea 1969
French Polynesia 1971
Guam 1975
Fiji 1979 Group Stage 9th 2 0 0 2 3 13
Samoa 1983 Group Stage 7th 3 1 1 1 6 8
New Caledonia 1987 Did Not Enter
Papua New Guinea 1991
French Polynesia 1995
Fiji 2003 Group Stage 7th 4 1 1 2 9 10
Samoa 2007 Group Stage 7th 4 1 0 3 6 10
New Caledonia 2011 Did Not Enter
Papua New Guinea 2015
Total 4/14 7th 13 3 2 9 24 41

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2015[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players selected to compete in the First Round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against American Samoa, Samoa and the Cook Islands.
Caps and goals updated as of 4 September 2015.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Heneli Sa'afi (1982-07-24) 24 July 1982 (age 33) 8 0 Tonga Ha'amoko United Youth
20 1GK Sinilau Taufa (1995-02-10) 10 February 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Tonga Veitongo
2 2DF Sione Uhatahi (1988-09-15) 15 September 1988 (age 27) 9 1 Tonga Veitongo
4 2DF Lotima Taufoou (1984-08-24) 24 August 1984 (age 31) 4 0 Unattached
5 2DF Folio Moeaki (1982-05-09) 9 May 1982 (age 33) 15 0 Unattached
7 2DF Sione Teu (1986-01-09) 9 January 1986 (age 30) 6 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
8 2DF Sipiloni Sila (1993-10-28) 28 October 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Unattached
9 2DF Lisala Tuipulotu (1991-04-07) 7 April 1991 (age 24) 1 0 Unattached
10 2DF Kent Lave (1997-03-17) 17 March 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Unattached
11 2DF Sione Lelenga (1990-10-07) 7 October 1990 (age 25) 1 0 Unattached
12 2DF Apolosi Atuekaho (1995-08-02) 2 August 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Unattached
6 3MF Oliveti Vai (1994-05-10) 10 May 1994 (age 21) 4 0 Tonga Veitongo
15 3MF Fineasi Palei (1989-05-20) 20 May 1989 (age 26) 7 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
16 3MF Niuvalu Fifita (1990-05-23) 23 May 1990 (age 25) 3 0 Unattached
17 3MF Samisoni Maasi (1986-10-14) 14 October 1986 (age 29) 2 0 Unattached
19 3MF Anthony Likiliki (1999-12-19) 19 December 1999 (age 16) 2 0 Tonga Veitongo
22 3MF Lafaele Moala (1982-07-22) 22 July 1982 (age 33) 16 1 Tonga Veitongo
23 3MF Samisoni Mafi (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 25) 7 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
24 3MF Kilifi Uele (1974-11-14) 14 November 1974 (age 41) 15 1 Tonga Veitongo
13 4FW Mark Uhatahi (1983-03-24) 24 March 1983 (age 32) 11 3 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
14 4FW Hemaloto Polovili (1997-07-27) 27 July 1997 (age 18) 3 0 Tonga Veitongo
18 4FW Soakai Vea (1998-07-19) 19 July 1998 (age 17) 3 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
21 4FW Sione Kite (1997-06-07) 7 June 1997 (age 18) 1 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United

Squad of 2011[edit]

Caps and goals as of 14 July 2012.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
18 1GK Kaneti Felela (1989-07-01) 1 July 1989 (age 26) 3 0 Tonga Marist Prems
1 1GK Sione Faupula (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 25) 0 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
22 1GK Heneli Sa'afi (1982-07-24) 24 July 1982 (age 33) 4 0 Tonga Ha'amoko United Youth
5 2DF Samisoni Mafi (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 25) 3 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
6 2DF Folio Moeaki (1982-05-09) 9 May 1982 (age 33) 10 0 Unattached
2DF Matana Paongo (1989-03-09) 9 March 1989 (age 26) 2 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
16 2DF Petesa Onogosia (1979-11-06) 6 November 1979 (age 36) 0 0 Tonga Marist Prems
19 2DF Alekisanita Fehoko (1983-01-25) 25 January 1983 (age 33) 0 0 Unattached
23 2DF Penisimani Pau (1986-01-12) 12 January 1986 (age 30) 0 0 Unattached
21 2DF Vitolio Latu (1987-12-01) 1 December 1987 (age 28) 0 0 Unattached
8 3MF Unaloto Feao (1982-01-16) 16 January 1982 (age 34) 8 2 Tonga Navutoka
12 3MF Timote Maamaaloa (1989-06-17) 17 June 1989 (age 26) 3 1 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
17 3MF Siosifa Moimoi (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Tonga Marist Prems
4 3MF Fineasi Palei (1989-05-20) 20 May 1989 (age 26) 3 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
7 3MF Pio Palu (1986-03-21) 21 March 1986 (age 29) 6 2 Tonga Navutoka
14 3MF Lokoua Taufahema (1969-08-04) 4 August 1969 (age 46) 6 5 Unattached
2 3MF Sione Tovo (1986-04-06) 6 April 1986 (age 29) 5 0 Tonga Navutoka
15 4FW Sione Teu (1986-01-09) 9 January 1986 (age 30) 3 0 Tonga Nui'aunofo
9 4FW Kinitoni Falatau (1994-11-14) 14 November 1994 (age 21) 3 1 Tonga Houmakelikao
11 4FW Lafaele Moala (1982-07-22) 22 July 1982 (age 33) 11 1 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
10 4FW Malakai Savieti (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 26) 7 1 Australia Heathcote Storm
13 4FW Viliami Vaitaki (1984-10-28) 28 October 1984 (age 31) 3 1 Tonga Ngele'ia FC
20 4FW Ilalio Leakona (1981-01-14) 14 January 1981 (age 35) 5 0 Tonga Veitongo
24 4FW Hemaloto Polovili (1997-07-27) 27 July 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Tonga Lotoha'apai United

List of Coaches[edit]



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