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Australia national under-17 soccer team

The Australia national under-17 Football team represents Australia in men's international under-17 Football. The team is controlled by the governing body for Football in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. The team's official nickname is the Joeys.

Australia Under-17
Nickname(s) Joeys
Association Football Federation Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Head coach Trevor Morgan
Captain Tyson Savas
FIFA code AUS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 2–1 New Zealand 
(New Zealand; 3 December 1983)
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances 12 (first in 1985)
Best result Runners-Ups: 1999
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances 5 (first in 2008)
Best result Semi-Finals: 2010, 2014
AFF U-16 Youth Championship
Appearances 6 (first in 2008)
Best result Champions: 2008, 2016

Australia is a ten-time OFC champion and a two-time AFF champion. The team has represented Australia at the FIFA U-17 World Cup tournaments on twelve occasions.

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HistoryEdit

The "Joeys" best result in international football came in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship hosted by New Zealand. Australia finished second in the tournament after losing the final to Brazil. The match had finished nil all after extra time and Brazil won the penalty shoot-out 8-7.

To qualify for the tournament Australia had to first win the Oceania qualifiers. This was achieved with wins over Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and again Fiji in the final which finished 5-0. [1]

Next up was a two leg play-off against Bahrain who had finished third in the 1998 AFC U-17 Championship. Australia won 3-1 on aggregate.

In the tournament proper, Australia lost their opening game 2-1 to Brazil although a come from behind 2-1 win over Germany and a 1-0 win over Mali saw Australia top the group ahead of Brazil. Australia dispatched of Qatar 1-0 in the quarter final and needed penalties to get past USA after a 2-2 draw in the semi-final.

A number of the "Joeys" squad would go on to represent the Socceroos over the coming years including Adrian Madaschi, Jade North, Joshua Kennedy and Scott McDonald.

Coaching staffEdit

  • Coach: Vacant
  • Assistant coach:   Ufuk Talay
  • Goalkeeper coach: Vacant

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 23 players were named for the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship from 20 September – 7 October 2018.[2] Caps correct as of 17 September 2018

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Oliver Kalac 0 0   Western Sydney Wanderers
1GK Adam Pavlesic 2002 (age 15–16) 3 0   Sydney FC
1GK Ahmad Taleb 2 0   Melbourne City

2DF Jordan Courtney-Perkins 3 0   Brisbane Roar
2DF Kerrin Stokes 0 0   Croydon Kings
2DF Tim Boke 0 0   Belconnen United
2DF Jordan Bos 0 0   Melbourne City
2DF Daniel Walsh 1 1   Perth Glory
2DF Alex Popovic 0 0   Adelaide United

3MF Luke Duzel 2002 (age 15–16) 10 2   Melbourne City
3MF Birkan Kirdar (2002-02-07) 7 February 2002 (age 16) 10 8   Melbourne Victory
3MF Ryan Teague 2002 (age 15–16) 9 2   Sydney FC
3MF Josh Varga 2002 (age 15–16) 5 2   Melbourne City
3MF Adam Leombruno 0 0   FFSA NTC
3MF Adam Zervas 1 1   Newcastle Jets
3MF Tom Lambiris 0 0   Melbourne City

4FW Noah Botic 2002 (age 15–16) 8 5   Rockdale City
4FW Tristan Hammond (2003-01-05) 5 January 2003 (age 15) 2 2   Sporting CP
4FW Jaiden Kucharski 2002 (age 15–16) 9 4   Sydney FC
4FW Joseph Roddy (2003-05-09) 9 May 2003 (age 15) 2 1   Sydney FC
4FW Lachlan Sepping 2002 (age 15–16) 9 2   Marconi Stallions
4FW Josh Benson 0 0   Newcastle Jets
4FW Jayden Gorman 0 0   Perth Glory

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months and remain eligible for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jamie Signorello 2002 (age 15–16) 2 0   Adelaide United 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

DF Leonardo Belz 2 0   Western Sydney Wanderers 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Jade Waring 3 0   Glen Eira 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Dalibor Markovic 2002 (age 15–16) 6 0   Marconi Stallions 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Dylan Craus 1 0   Western Sydney Wanderers 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Corey Smith 0 0   Blacktown City 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

MF Nicholas Theodosiou 1 0   Melbourne City 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
MF Diego Alonso 0 0   Alboraya Academy 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
MF Cameron Peupion 3 2   Sydney FC 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

FW Tyson Savas (Captain) 3 7   Sydney FC 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
FW Marco Mancuso 2 0   Hume City 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

Recent results and fixturesEdit

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1985 Quarterfinals 5th 4 3 1 0 4 1
  1987 Quarterfinals 6th 4 2 0 2 3 5
  1989 Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2 3 6
  1991 Quarterfinals 7th 4 2 0 2 7 6
  1993 Quarterfinals 6th 4 1 1 2 7 5
  1995 Quarterfinals 6th 4 1 1 2 6 7
  1997 Did not qualify
  1999 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 7 5
  2001 Quarterfinals 8th 4 2 0 2 6 6
  2003 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 1 6
  2005 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 2 5
  2007 Did not participate
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011 Round of 16 15th 4 1 1 2 3 7
  2013 Did not qualify
  2015 Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 3 11
  2017 Did not qualify
  2019 To be determined
Total 12/18 0 Titles 47 18 6 23 52 70

OFC U-17 ChampionshipEdit

OFC U-17 Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1983 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 22 2
  1986 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 10 1
  1989 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 35 1
  1991 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 15 4
  1993 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 12 1
  1995 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 11 0
  1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 30 1
  1999 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 55 1
 /  2001 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 52 0
 / /  2003 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 40 3
  2005 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 38 0
Total 11/11 10 Titles 54 51 1 2 320 13

AFC U-16 ChampionshipEdit

AFC U-16 Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  2006 Did not participate
  2008 Quarterfinals 5th 4 3 0 1 13 5
  2010 Semifinals 4th 5 3 1 1 12 5
  2012 Quarterfinals 6th 4 2 1 1 5 6
  2014 Semifinals 3rd 5 4 1 0 12 4
  2016 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 10
  2018 Qualified
Total 6/7 0 Titles 21 12 3 6 44 30

AFF U-16 Youth ChampionshipEdit

AFF U-16 Youth Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  2008 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 14 4
  2009 Cancelled
  2010 Did not participate
  2011
  2012 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 9 8
  2013 Third place 3rd 6 4 2 0 30 2
  2014 Cancelled
  2015 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 36 8
  2016 Champions 1st 7 3 3 1 27 13
  2017 Third place 3rd 7 5 0 2 27 10
Total 6/8 2 Titles 35 22 8 5 138 47

HonoursEdit

Runners-up (1): 1999
Champions (10): 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005
Runners-up (1): 1997
Champions (2): 2008, 2016
Runners-up (1): 2012
Third place (3): 2013, 2015, 2017

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