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Australia national under-17 soccer team

The Australia national under-17 association 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
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Joeys
AssociationFootball Federation Australia
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachTrevor Morgan
CaptainRyan Teague
FIFA codeAUS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 2–1 New Zealand 
(New Zealand; 3 December 1983)
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1985)
Best resultRunners-up; 1999
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances5 (first in 2008)
Best resultSemi-finals; 2010, 2014, 2018
AFF U-16 Youth Championship
Appearances6 (first in 2008)
Best resultChampions; 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:   Trevor Morgan
  • Assistant coach: Vacant
  • Goalkeeper coach:   Neil Tate

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 20 players were named for the 2019 UEFA Invitational Tournament from 4–8 March 2019.[2] Caps correct as of 5 October 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Zenden Hart 0 0   Central Coast Mariners
1GK Adam Pavlesic (2002-07-30) 30 July 2002 (age 16) 7 0   Sydney FC

2DF Jordan Courtney-Perkins (2002-11-06) 6 November 2002 (age 16) 8 0   Brisbane Roar
2DF Izaack Powell (2002-02-12) 12 February 2002 (age 17) 0 0   Brisbane Roar
2DF Daniel Walsh (2002-10-15) 15 October 2002 (age 16) 5 2   Perth Glory
2DF Riley Warland (2002-07-04) 4 July 2002 (age 16) 0 0   Fulham

3MF Idrus Abdulahi 0 0   Melbourne City
3MF Luke Duzel (2002-02-05) 5 February 2002 (age 17) 13 3   Melbourne City
3MF Birkan Kirdar (2002-02-07) 7 February 2002 (age 17) 14 8   Melbourne Victory
3MF Jack Simmons 0 0   Newcastle Jets
3MF Ryan Teague (Captain) (2002-01-24) 24 January 2002 (age 17) 14 2   Sydney FC
3MF Caleb Watts (2002-01-16) 16 January 2002 (age 17) 0 0   Southampton

4FW Diego Alonso 0 0   Valencia
4FW Noah Botic (2002-01-11) 11 January 2002 (age 17) 13 10   Rockdale City
4FW Josh Varga (2002-02-07) 7 February 2002 (age 17) 10 2   Melbourne City
4FW Tristan Hammond (2003-01-05) 5 January 2003 (age 16) 7 2   Sporting CP

Zayden Bello 0 0   Melbourne Victory
Doni Grdic 0 0   HNK Šibenik
Michael Ruhs 0 0   Sydney United
Jayden Trenkoski 0 0   Sydney FC

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 Oliver Kalac (2002-11-09) 9 November 2002 (age 16) 0 0   Western Sydney Wanderers 2018 AFC U-16 Championship
GK Ahmad Taleb (2002-12-04) 4 December 2002 (age 16) 3 0   Melbourne City 2018 AFC U-16 Championship

DF Tim Boke (2003-01-21) 21 January 2003 (age 16) 0 0   Belconnen United 2018 AFC U-16 Championship
DF Jordan Bos (2002-10-29) 29 October 2002 (age 16) 2 0   Melbourne City 2018 AFC U-16 Championship
DF Jaiden Kucharski (2002-06-25) 25 June 2002 (age 16) 13 4   Sydney FC 2018 AFC U-16 Championship
DF Tom Lambiris (2003-02-08) 8 February 2003 (age 16) 3 0   Melbourne City 2018 AFC U-16 Championship
DF Adam Leombruno (2003-08-25) 25 August 2003 (age 15) 4 1   FFSA NTC 2018 AFC U-16 Championship
DF Alex Popovic (2002-09-07) 7 September 2002 (age 16) 1 0   Adelaide United 2018 AFC U-16 Championship
DF Kerrin Stokes (2002-12-11) 11 December 2002 (age 16) 1 0   Croydon Kings 2018 AFC U-16 Championship

MF Lachlan Sepping (2002-05-28) 28 May 2002 (age 16) 11 2   Marconi Stallions 2018 AFC U-16 Championship
MF Adam Zervas (2003-09-28) 28 September 2003 (age 15) 2 1   Newcastle Jets 2018 AFC U-16 Championship

FW Josh Benson (2003-03-29) 29 March 2003 (age 15) 0 0   Newcastle Jets 2018 AFC U-16 Championship
FW Jayden Gorman (2003-01-25) 25 January 2003 (age 16) 4 0   Perth Glory 2018 AFC U-16 Championship
FW Joseph Roddy (2003-05-09) 9 May 2003 (age 15) 7 3   Sydney FC 2018 AFC U-16 Championship

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 Qualified
Total 13/18 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 Semifinals 4th 5 3 0 2 10 9
Total 6/7 0 Titles 26 15 3 8 54 39

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
  2018 Did not participate
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ozfootball.net/ark/Joeys/1999.html
  2. ^ "Joeys squad announced for next month's UEFA-hosted youth tournament in Turkey". Football Federation Australia. 14 February 2019.

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