Tonga national football team

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Tonga
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Tonga Football Association
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Timote Moleni
Most caps Kilifi Uele (24)
Top scorer Unaloto Feao (7)
Home stadium Loto-Tonga Soka Centre
FIFA code TGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 206 Steady (20 September 2018)
Highest 163 (October 1998)
Lowest 207 (April 2018)
Elo ranking
Current 234 Decrease 15 (6 March 2018)
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 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]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to
United States 1994
Did not enter Did not enter
France 1998 Did not qualify 4 2 0 2 3 13
South Korea Japan 2002 4 2 0 2 7 30
Germany 2006 4 1 0 3 2 17
South Africa 2010 4 1 0 3 6 10
Brazil 2014 3 1 1 1 4 4
Russia 2018 3 0 0 3 1 8
Qatar 2022 To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total - 0/21 - - - - - - 22 7 1 14 23 82

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

Fixtures and results[edit]

2017[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2017 Pacific Mini Games from 2 to 15 December.
Caps and goals updated as of 15 December 2017, after the game against Tuvalu.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Mahe Malafu (1998-02-24) 24 February 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Tonga Veitongo
18 1GK Semisi Otukolo (1999-06-23) 23 June 1999 (age 19) 2 0

2 2DF Sione Uhatahi (1988-09-15) 15 September 1988 (age 30) 10 1 Tonga Veitongo
3 2DF Lotima Taufoou (1984-08-24) 24 August 1984 (age 34) 9 0
4 2DF Siuloa Fahina (1994-04-01) 1 April 1994 (age 24) 5 0
5 2DF Ilalio Leakona (1981-01-14) 14 January 1981 (age 37) 9 0 Tonga Veitongo
6 2DF Tevita Vakatapu (1999-12-02) 2 December 1999 (age 18) 4 0 Tonga Veitongo
8 2DF Sione Tuifangaloka (1999-04-24) 24 April 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Tonga Veitongo

7 3MF Vai Lutu (1999-09-30) 30 September 1999 (age 19) 5 0 Tonga Veitongo
11 3MF Aisea Muli (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 20) 2 0
12 3MF Kilifi Uele (1974-11-14) 14 November 1974 (age 43) 24 2 Tonga Veitongo
13 3MF Laulea Taufa (1999-07-14) 14 July 1999 (age 19) 5 0
15 3MF Unaloto Feao (1982-01-16) 16 January 1982 (age 36) 17 7
16 3MF Petueli Tokotaha (2000-09-10) 10 September 2000 (age 18) 3 2 Tonga Haʻamoko United Youth

9 4FW Soakai Vea (1998-07-19) 19 July 1998 (age 20) 8 0 Tonga Marist Prems
10 4FW Hemaloto Polovili (1997-07-27) 27 July 1997 (age 21) 8 1 Tonga Veitongo
17 4FW Tevita Tukimaka (1998-11-15) 15 November 1998 (age 19) 4 0

List of Coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]