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Iran national under-17 football team

The Iran national under-17 football team, more commonly known as Nojavanan, is controlled by the Iran Football Federation and represents Iran in international under-17 football competitions.

Iran under-17
Nickname(s)Team Melli Nojavanan
("The New Youngsters")
AssociationFFIRI
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachHossein Abdi
CaptainAlireza Bavieh
FIFA codeIRN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 2001)
Best resultFifth place: 2017
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances11 (first in 1996)
Best resultChampions: 2008

Tournament recordsEdit

FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Year Round PLD W D* L GS GA
  1985 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1987 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1989 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1991 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1993 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1995 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1997 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2001 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 6
  2003 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2005 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2007 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2009 Round of 16 4 2 1 1 4 2
  2011 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2013 Round of 16 4 1 2 1 4 6
  2015 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2017 Quarter-finals 5 4 0 1 13 5
  2019 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 4/18 16 7 3 6 23 19

AFC U-16 ChampionshipEdit

AFC U-16 Championship record Qualifications
Year Round PLD W D* L GS GA PLD W D L GS GA
  1985 Withdrew - - - - - - - - - - - -
  1986 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - - - - -
  1988 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - - - - -
  1990 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - - - - -
  1992 Did not qualify - - - - - - 3 0 1 2 3 5
  1994 Did not qualify - - - - - - - - - - - -
  1996 Round 1 4 1 0 3 5 8 - - - - - -
  1998 Round 1 4 0 0 4 1 11 2 2 0 0 4 0
  2000 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 16 3 4 4 0 0 23 1
  2002 Suspended - - - - - - - - - - - -
  2004 Fourth place 6 4 0 2 13 6 2 2 0 0 8 4
  2006 Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 3 3 2 2 0 0 10 2
  2008 Champions 6 6 0 0 15 3 4 4 0 0 17 0
  2010 Round 1 3 1 1 1 6 4 4 3 1 0 9 0
  2012 Semi-finals 5 4 0 1 16 7 3 3 0 0 11 0
  2014 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 6 5 3 3 0 0 13 0
  2016 Runners-up 6 3 3 0 13 4 3 3 0 0 12 1
  2018 Round 1 3 1 1 1 5 2 4 4 0 0 15 1
Total 11/18 44 24 6 14 86 48 31 30 1 0 122 9
*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

WAFF U-16 ChampionshipEdit

WAFF U-16 Championship record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
  2005 Champions 4 3 1 0 17 1
  2007 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 18 8
  2009 Champions 4 4 0 0 11 6
  2013 Did not enter - - - - - -
  2015 Did not enter - - - - - -
  2018–Onward Not WAFF member
Total 3/7 12 9 2 1 46 15
*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

CAFA U-16 ChampionshipEdit

CAFA Youth Championship record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
  2018 Did not enter - - - - - -
  2019 Third Place 5 3 0 2 10 5
Total 1/2 5 3 0 2 10 5

Results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Previous matchesEdit

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Report
15 September 2016 Fatorda Stadium, Margao   Saudi Arabia 2016 AFC U-16 Championship 3–2 (W) Asaf   47', Ghaderi   69', Asadabadi   70' Report
18 September 2016 Fatorda Stadium, Margao   United Arab Emirates 2016 AFC U-16 Championship 1–1 (D) Asadabadi   49' Report
21 September 2016 Fatorda Stadium, Margao   India 2016 AFC U-16 Championship 3–0 (W) Ghaderi   23', Sharifi   81' (pen.)90+1' (pen.) Report
25 September 2016 Fatorda Stadium, Margao   Vietnam 2016 AFC U-16 Championship 5–0 (W) Sayyad   30'72', Ghaderi   47', Asadabadi   62', Khodamoradi   69' Report
29 September 2016 Fatorda Stadium, Margao   North Korea 2016 AFC U-16 Championship 1–1 (a.e.t.) 6–5 (pen.) (W) Sharifi   19' Report
2 October 2016 Fatorda Stadium, Margao   Iraq 2016 AFC U-16 Championship 0–0 (a.e.t.) 3–4 (pen.) (L) Report
7 October 2017 Fatorda Stadium, Margao   Guinea 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup 3–1 (W) Sayyad   59', Sharifi,   70' (pen.) Karimi   90' Report
10 October 2017 Fatorda Stadium, Margao   Germany 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup 4–0 (W) Delfi   6'42', Sayyad   49', Namdari   75' Report
13 October 2017 Fatorda Stadium, Margao   Costa Rica 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup 3–0 (W) Ghobeishavi,   25' (pen.) Shariati,   29' (pen.) Sharifi   89' Report
17 October 2017 Fatorda Stadium, Margao   Mexico 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup 2–1 (W) Sharifi,   7' (pen.) Sayyad   11' Report
22 October 2017 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Cochin   Spain 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup 1-3 (L) Karimi,   69' Report

Forthcoming matchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Venue Opponent Competition score
21 September 2018 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lampur   Indonesia 2018 AFC U-16 Championship 0:2(L)
24 September 2018 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lampur   India 2018 AFC U-16 Championship 0:0(D)
27 September 2018 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lampur   Vietnam 2018 AFC U-16 Championship 5:0(W)

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 21 players were called up for 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Ali Gholamzadeh (2000-02-13) 13 February 2000 (age 19)   Foolad
13 1GK Mobin Ashayer (2000-02-09) 9 February 2000 (age 19)   Malavan
12 1GK mohammadreza rasa (1999-02-20) 20 February 1999 (age 20)   Saipa

2 2DF Ali Satavi (2000-01-03) 3 January 2000 (age 19)   Foolad
3 2DF Ahmad Jalali (2001-08-14) 14 August 2001 (age 18)   Foolad
4 2DF Amir Esmaeilzadeh (2000-01-25) 25 January 2000 (age 19)   Paykan
5 2DF Majid Nasiri (2000-05-14) 14 May 2000 (age 19)   Saipa
6 2DF Taha Shariati (2000-03-03) 3 March 2000 (age 19)   Saipa
14 2DF Ali Davaran (2000-09-04) 4 September 2000 (age 19)   Sanat Naft

7 3MF Amirhossein Hosseinzadeh (2000-10-30) 30 October 2000 (age 18)   Moghavemat Tehran
8 3MF Mohammad Sharifi (2000-03-21) 21 March 2000 (age 19)   Saipa
10 3MF Mohammad Ghobeishavi (2000-01-24) 24 January 2000 (age 19)   Sanat Naft
15 3MF Ali Kooshki (2000-02-16) 16 February 2000 (age 19)   Sepahan
16 3MF Vahid Namdari (2000-06-26) 26 June 2000 (age 19)   Esteghlal Khuzestan
17 3MF Mohammad Ghaderi (2000-02-27) 27 February 2000 (age 19)   Shahrdari Bandar Abbas
20 3MF Sobhan Khaghani (2000-01-27) 27 January 2000 (age 19)   Siah Jamegan
21 3MF Amir Khoda Moradi (2000-09-13) 13 September 2000 (age 19)   Paykan

9 4FW Allahyar Sayyadmanesh (2001-06-29) 29 June 2001 (age 18)   Esteghlal
11 4FW Younes Delfi (2000-10-02) 2 October 2000 (age 18)   Esteghlal Khuzestan
18 4FW Saeid Karimi (2000-01-31) 31 January 2000 (age 19)   Persepolis
19 4FW Mohammad Sardari (2000-02-03) 3 February 2000 (age 19)   Esteghlal

Previous squadsEdit

FIFA U-17 World CupsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit