Japan national under-17 football team

The Japan national under-17 football team is a national association football youth team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association. The team were champions in the 1994 and 2006 AFC U-17 Championships, as well as the 2012 AFF U-16 Youth Championship.

Japan Under-17
Nickname(s)サムライ・ブルー
(Samurai Blue)
AssociationJapan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachYoshiro Moriyama
FIFA codeJPN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1993)
Best resultQuarterfinals (1993, 2011)
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances15 (first in 1985)
Best resultChampions (1994, 2006, 2018)

Competition squadEdit

FIFA U-17 World Cup squadEdit

Competition recordsEdit

FIFA U-17 World Cup recordEdit

AFC U-16 Championship recordEdit

Recent results and fixturesEdit

Team for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

Team for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

Current squadsEdit

Squad selected for WAFF U16 Boys Championship[1]

Head Coach:   Yoshiro Moriyama

Assistant Coach: Saito Toshihide (JFA National Coaching Staff)

GK Coach: Takakuwa Daijiro (JFA National Coaching Staff)

Conditioning Coach: Ogai Tomohiro (JFA National Coahing Staff/Ryutsu Keizai University)

# Name Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
Goalkeepers
12 Kokoro Aoki (2000-06-09) 9 June 2000 (age 19)   JFA Academy Fukushima U-18
23 Issei Ouchi (2000-09-08) 8 September 2000 (age 19)   Yokohama FC Youth
1 Kosei Tani (2000-11-22) 22 November 2000 (age 19)   Gamba Osaka Youth
Defenders
21 Ryutaro Sakuta (2000-05-05) 5 May 2000 (age 19)   Vissel Kobe U-18
19 Kenta Kikuchi (2000-05-28) 28 May 2000 (age 19)   JFA Academy Fukushima U-18
16 Takumu Kemmotsu (2000-06-02) 2 June 2000 (age 19)   Shimizu S-Pulse Youth
5 Ayumu Seko (2000-06-07) 7 June 2000 (age 19)   Cerezo Osaka U-18
7 Yukinari Sugawara (2000-06-28) 28 June 2000 (age 19)   Nagoya Grampus U-18
3 Yuki Kobayashi (2000-07-18) 18 July 2000 (age 19)   Vissel Kobe U-18
2 Rikuto Katsura (2000-09-16) 16 September 2000 (age 19)   Sanfrecce Hiroshima Youth
Midfielders
4 Rei Hirakawa (2000-04-20) 20 April 2000 (age 19)   FC Tokyo U-18
8 Tochi Suzuki (2000-05-30) 30 May 2000 (age 19)   Cerezo Osaka U-18
10 Shimpei Fukuoka (2000-06-27) 27 June 2000 (age 19)   Kyoto Sanga U-18
6 Hinata Kida (2000-07-04) 4 July 2000 (age 19)   Cerezo Osaka U-18
15 Soichiro Kozuki (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 (age 19)   Kyoto Sanga U-18
17 Gijo Sehata (2001-01-19) 19 January 2001 (age 19)   JFA Academy Fukushima U-18
22 Shunsuke Tanimoto (2001-03-07) 7 March 2001 (age 18)   Cerezo Osaka U-18
20 Nagi Matsumoto (2001-09-04) 4 September 2001 (age 18)   Cerezo Osaka U-15
Forwards
18 Hiroto Yamada (2000-03-07) 7 March 2000 (age 19)   Cerezo Osaka U-18
11 Taisei Miyashiro (2000-05-26) 26 May 2000 (age 19)   Kawasaki Frontale U-18
14 Akito Tanahashi (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 19)   Yokohama F. Marinos Junior Youth
13 Keito Nakamura (2000-07-28) 28 July 2000 (age 19)   Mitsubishi Yowa S.C. Sugamo Youth
9 Takefusa Kubo (2001-06-04) 4 June 2001 (age 18)   FC Tokyo U-18

HonorsEdit

ContinentalEdit

Champions (3): 1994, 2006, 2018
Champions (1): 2012

UnofficialEdit

Champions (1): 2004
Runners-Up (1): 2005

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit