Australia national under-17 soccer team

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Australia Under-17
Nickname(s) Joeys
Association Football Federation Australia
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Tony Vidmar
Captain Joe Caletti
FIFA code AUS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 2–1 New Zealand 
(New Zealand; 3 December 1983)
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances 4 (First in 2008)
Best result Semi-Finals: 2010, 2014

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

History

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 despatched 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 staff

Players

Current squad

The following 21 players were named for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup which will be held in Chile from 17 October–8 November.[2] Caps correct as of 29 October 2015

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Duro Dragicevic (1999-07-07) 7 July 1999 (age 19) 12 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
2 2DF Malcolm Ward (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 19) 4 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
3 2DF Aaron Reardon (1999-03-11) 11 March 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
4 2DF Kye Rowles (1998-05-19) 19 May 1998 (age 20) 15 0 Australia Brisbane Roar
5 3MF Jackson Bandiera (1998-04-16) 16 April 1998 (age 20) 20 11 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
6 3MF Joe Caletti (C) (1998-09-14) 14 September 1998 (age 20) 19 2 Australia Brisbane Roar
7 3MF Panos Armenakas (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 20) 7 0 Italy Udinese
8 3MF Jake Brimmer (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 20) 13 3 England Liverpool
9 4FW Pierce Waring (1998-11-18) 18 November 1998 (age 20) 3 1 Australia Melbourne Victory
10 3MF Josh Hope (1998-01-07) 7 January 1998 (age 20) 6 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
11 4FW Lucas Derrick (1998-11-03) 3 November 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Australia Melbourne Victory
12 1GK Nicholas Sorras (1998-06-15) 15 June 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Australia Sydney FC
13 4FW Thomas Prinsen (1999-05-01) 1 May 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Netherlands PEC Zwolle
14 3MF Joshua Laws (1998-02-26) 26 February 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf
15 4FW Cameron Joice (1998-09-21) 21 September 1998 (age 20) 14 11 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
16 2DF Jonathan Vakirtzis (1998-04-12) 12 April 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Australia Melbourne Victory
17 3MF Nicholas Panetta (1998-04-22) 22 April 1998 (age 20) 14 5 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
18 1GK James Delianov (1999-10-20) 20 October 1999 (age 19) 3 0 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
19 3MF Charlie Devereux (1998-03-31) 31 March 1998 (age 20) 10 3 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
20 2DF Perry Fotakopoulos (1998-09-06) 6 September 1998 (age 20) 16 1 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence
21 4FW Daniel Arzani (1999-01-04) 4 January 1999 (age 19) 7 1 Australia FFA Centre of Excellence

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jasper Kelley (2001-04-22) 22 April 2001 (age 17) 1 0 Australia FFSA NTC 2015 AFF U-16 Youth Championship
GK Nathan Prince (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Australia FFV NTC 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
GK Nicholas Suman (2000-02-28) 28 February 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Australia FNSW NTC 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
GK Jacob Botic 3 0 Australia Sydney United 58 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

DF Ryan Yates (2000-02-05) 5 February 2000 (age 18) 7 1 Australia FFSA NTC 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Adrian Valenti (2000-11-17) 17 November 2000 (age 18) 4 1 Australia Marconi Stallions 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Dylan Ryan (2000-06-10) 10 June 2000 (age 18) 5 1 England Liverpool 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Joel King (2000-10-30) 30 October 2000 (age 18) 7 0 Australia FNSW NTC 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Mersim Memeti (2000-07-22) 22 July 2000 (age 18) 6 1 Australia Melbourne City 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Marco Krantis (2000-05-30) 30 May 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Australia FFSA NTC 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
DF Dylan Pierias (2000-02-20) 20 February 2000 (age 18) 6 3 Australia Melbourne City 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

MF Andrew Visciglio (2000-11-26) 26 November 2000 (age 18) 4 1 Australia FFV NTC 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
MF Eduardo Castaneda (2000-08-15) 15 August 2000 (age 18) 5 1 Australia FFT NTC 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
MF Jacob Italiano (2001-07-30) 30 July 2001 (age 17) 6 1 Australia Perth Glory 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
MF Patrick Scibilio (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 18) 6 0 Australia FNSW NTC 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
MF Ramy Najjarine (2000-04-23) 23 April 2000 (age 18) 6 3 Australia FNSW NTC 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
MF Andony Martis (2000-08-09) 9 August 2000 (age 18) 7 1 Australia FNSW NTC 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
MF Jaidon Seldon (2000-02-12) 12 February 2000 (age 18) 3 2 Australia Perth Glory 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
MF Luke Bodnar (2000-05-19) 19 May 2000 (age 18) 6 0 Australia Perth Glory 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

FW John Roberts (2001-01-20) 20 January 2001 (age 17) 4 8 Australia FNSW NTC 2015 AFF U-16 Youth Championship
FW Lachlan Brook (2001-08-02) 2 August 2001 (age 17) 8 6 Australia FFSA NTC 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
FW Ahmed Sweedan (2000-06-14) 14 June 2000 (age 18) 4 5 Australia FNSW NTC 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
FW Rahmat Akbari (2000-06-20) 20 June 2000 (age 18) 8 6 Australia QAS 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
FW Mark Moric (2000-03-16) 16 March 2000 (age 18) 7 9 Australia Sydney United 58 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification
FW Mirza Muratovic 3 3 Australia Sydney United 58 2016 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

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Recent results and fixtures

Competitive record

FIFA U-17 World Cup

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
China 1985 Quarterfinals 5th 4 3 1 0 4 1
Canada 1987 Quarterfinals 6th 4 2 0 2 3 5
Scotland 1989 Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2 3 6
Italy 1991 Quarterfinals 7th 4 2 0 2 7 6
Japan 1993 Quarterfinals 6th 4 1 1 2 7 5
Ecuador 1995 Quarterfinals 6th 4 1 1 2 6 7
Egypt 1997 Did not qualify
New Zealand 1999 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 7 5
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Quarterfinals 8th 4 2 0 2 6 6
Finland 2003 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 1 6
Peru 2005 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 2 5
South Korea 2007 Did not participate
Nigeria 2009 Did not qualify
Mexico 2011 Round of 16 15th 4 1 1 2 3 7
United Arab Emirates 2013 Did not qualify
Chile 2015 Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 3 11
India 2017 TBD
Total 12/17 0 Titles 47 18 6 23 52 70

OFC U-17 Championship

OFC U-17 Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
New Zealand 1983 Champion 1st 5 5 0 0 22 2
Taiwan 1987 Champion 1st 4 3 0 1 10 1
Australia 1989 Champion 1st 4 4 0 0 35 1
New Zealand 1991 Champion 1st 4 3 1 0 15 4
New Zealand 1993 Champion 1st 4 4 0 0 12 1
Vanuatu 1995 Champion 1st 3 3 0 0 11 0
New Zealand 1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 30 1
Fiji 1999 Champion 1st 7 7 0 0 55 1
Australia 2001 Champion 1st 6 6 0 0 52 0
Australia 2003 Champion 1st 7 7 0 0 40 3
New Caledonia 2005 Champion 1st 5 5 0 0 38 0
Total 11/11 10 Title 54 51 1 2 320 13

AFC U-16 Championship

AFC U-16 Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Singapore 2006 Did not qualify
Uzbekistan 2008 Quarterfinal 5th 4 3 0 1 13 5
Uzbekistan 2010 Semifinal 4th 5 3 1 1 12 5
Iran 2012 Quarterfinal 6th 4 2 1 1 5 6
Thailand 2014 Semifinal 3rd 5 4 1 0 12 4
India 2016 Qualified TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5/6 0 Titles 18 12 3 3 42 20

AFF U-16 Youth Championship

AFF U-16 Youth Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Indonesia 2008 Champion 1st 5 3 2 0 14 4
Thailand 2009 Cancelled
Indonesia 2010 Did not participate
Laos 2011
Laos 2012 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 9 8
Myanmar 2013 Third place 3rd 6 4 2 0 30 2
Indonesia 2014 Cancelled
Cambodia 2015 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 36 8
Cambodia 2016 Group stage TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5/7 1 Title 21 15 5 2 89 24

Honours

Champions (10): 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005
Runners-up (1): 1997
Champions (1): 2008
Runners-up (1): 2012

References

  1. http://www.ozfootball.net/ark/Joeys/1999.html
  2. "Joeys squad named for 2015 U-17 FIFA World Cup Chile". Football Federation Australia. 2 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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