Tonga national football team

The Tonga national football team is the national team of Tonga and is controlled by the Tonga Football Association.

Tonga
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationTonga Football Association
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachTimote Moleni
Most capsKilifi Uele (24)
Top scorerUnaloto Feao (7)
Home stadiumLoto-Tonga Soka Centre
FIFA codeTGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 203 Steady (22 October 2020)[1]
Highest163 (October 1998)
Lowest207 (April 2018, July 2019)
Elo ranking
Current 235 Steady (22 October 2020)[2]
Highest180 (August 1979)
Lowest235 (September 2019)
First international
France Tahiti 8–0 Tonga 
(Suva, Fiji; 29 August 1979)
Biggest win
 Tonga 7–0 Micronesia 
(Nausori, Fiji; 5 July 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 22–0 Tonga 
(Coffs Harbour, Australia; 9 April 2001)

InformationEdit

Football in TongaEdit

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 projectEdit

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 recordEdit

World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to
  1994
Did not enter Did not enter
  1998 Did not qualify 4 2 0 2 3 13
    2002 4 2 0 2 7 30
  2006 4 1 0 3 2 17
  2010 4 1 0 3 6 10
  2014 3 1 1 1 4 4
  2018 3 0 0 3 1 8
  2022 To be determined
      2026
Total - 0/21 - - - - - - 22 7 1 14 23 82

OFC Nations CupEdit

Tonga's OFC Nations Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1973 Did not enter
  1980
1996 Did not qualify
  1998
  2000
  2002
  2004
2008
  2012
  2016
Total 0/10 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pacific GamesEdit

Pacific Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1963 Did not enter
  1966
  1969
  1971
  1975
  1979 Group Stage 9th 2 0 0 2 3 13
  1983 Group Stage 7th 3 1 1 1 6 8
  1987 Did not enter
  1991
  1995
  2003 Group Stage 7th 4 1 1 2 9 10
  2007 Group Stage 7th 4 1 0 3 6 10
  2011 Did not enter
  2015
Total 4/14 7th 13 3 2 9 24 41

Fixtures and resultsEdit

Recent resultsEdit

Forthcoming fixturesEdit

2021Edit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the 2019 Pacific Games from 7–20 July in Apia, Samoa
Caps and goals updated as of 18 July 2019, after the game against Papua New Guinea.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Mahe Malafu (1998-02-24) 24 February 1998 (age 22) 8 0   Veitongo
20 1GK Sinilau Taufa (1995-02-10) 10 February 1995 (age 25) 3 0   Veitongo
21 1GK David Anau (1999-06-04) 4 June 1999 (age 21) 1 0   Veitongo

2 2DF Ofaloto Kite (2000-04-26) 26 April 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Veitongo
4 2DF Siuloa Fahina (1994-04-01) 1 April 1994 (age 26) 9 0  
5 2DF Timote Fakasi'i'eiki (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 23) 2 0   Veitongo
8 2DF Sione Uhatahi (captain) (1988-09-15) 15 September 1988 (age 32) 15 1   Veitongo
12 2DF Semisi Otukolo (1999-06-23) 23 June 1999 (age 21) 6 0   Veitongo
14 2DF Sitaleki Fisi (2000-02-11) 11 February 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Lotohaʻapai United

3 3MF Pita Huni (2001-02-25) 25 February 2001 (age 19) 4 0   Veitongo
6 3MF Kamaliele Papani (1985-04-08) 8 April 1985 (age 35) 12 0   Lotohaʻapai United
7 3MF Vai Lutu (1999-09-30) 30 September 1999 (age 21) 9 0   Veitongod
11 3MF Tuia Falepapalangi (2000-07-15) 15 July 2000 (age 20) 4 0   Lotohaʻapai United
13 3MF Laulea Taufa (1999-07-14) 14 July 1999 (age 21) 9 0   Lotohaʻapai United
17 3MF Fineasi Palei (1989-06-23) 23 June 1989 (age 31) 10 0   Marist
18 3MF Petueli Tokotaha (2000-09-10) 10 September 2000 (age 20) 3 2   Haʻamoko United Youth

9 4FW Sioeli Fakahafua (2000-07-18) 18 July 2000 (age 20) 3 0  
10 4FW Hemaloto Polovili (1997-07-27) 27 July 1997 (age 23) 12 1   Veitongo
15 4FW Lachman Atoa (1998-12-05) 5 December 1998 (age 21) 4 0  
16 4FW Lafaele Moala (1982-07-22) 22 July 1982 (age 38) 16 1   Veitongo

List of CoachesEdit

Kit sponsorship [3]Edit

Kit lier Period
  Lotto 2007–2013
none 2013-2017
  Lotto 2018-

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  3. ^ https://www.oldfootballshirts.com/pt/teams/t/tonga/old-tonga-football-shirts-t4646.html