OFC U-16 Championship

Last updated
OFC U-16 Championship
OFC U17Champs.jpg
Founded1983
Region Oceania (OFC)
Number of teams11
Current championsFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (8th title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (10 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 2020 OFC U-16 Championship

The OFC U-16 Championship is a biennial football tournament for players under the age of 16. The tournament decides the only two qualification spots for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and its representatives at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which is held every two years.

Contents

Between 1983 and 2017, the competition was open to teams under 17 years of age and was called the OFC U-17 Championship. Since 2018, the age limit was reduced to under 16 years of age, the tournament is called the OFC U-16 Championship.

Eligible teams

All member nations of the Oceania Football Confederation are allowed to enter a team. Teams that have participated in the tournament so far were:

Results

The list of winners: [1]

EditionYearHostFinalThird Place Match
ChampionScoreSecond PlaceThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
11983
Details
Auckland, New Zealand Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Round robin Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg
Chinese Taipei
Round robin Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
New Caledonia
21986 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
(Chinese Taipei)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Round robin Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg
Chinese Taipei
Round robin Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
Papua New Guinea
31989 Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Round robin Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg
Chinese Taipei
Round robin Flag of Fiji.svg
Fiji
41991
Details
Napier, New Zealand Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Round robin Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of Fiji.svg
Fiji
Round robin No fourth place [2]
51993 New Zealand Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
30Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg
Solomon Islands
Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
unknownFlag of Fiji.svg
Fiji
61995 Vanuatu Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
10Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of Vanuatu.svg
Vanuatu
30Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg
Solomon Islands
71997 New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
10Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg
Solomon Islands
30Flag of Fiji.svg
Fiji
81999 Ba & Nadi, Fiji Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
50Flag of Fiji.svg
Fiji
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg
Solomon Islands
unknownFlag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
New Caledonia
92001
Details
Apia, Samoa & Port Vila, Vanuatu Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
30
60
(90)
two-legged match
Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
102003
Details
Pago Pago, American Samoa, Sunshine Coast, Australia [3] & Nouméa, New Caledonia Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
31
40
(71)
two-legged match
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
New Caledonia
112005
Details
New Caledonia Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
10Flag of Vanuatu.svg
Vanuatu
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg
Solomon Islands
31Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
New Caledonia
122007
Details
Pirae, Tahiti Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Round robin Flag of French Polynesia.svg
Tahiti
Flag of Fiji.svg
Fiji
Round robin Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
New Caledonia
32009
Details
Auckland, New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Round robin Flag of French Polynesia.svg
Tahiti
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
New Caledonia
Round robin Flag of Vanuatu.svg
Vanuatu
142011
Details
Albany, New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
20Flag of French Polynesia.svg
Tahiti
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg
Solomon Islands
20Flag of Vanuatu.svg
Vanuatu
152013
Details
Luganville, Vanuatu Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Round robin New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg
New Caledonia
Flag of Vanuatu.svg
Vanuatu
Round robin Flag of Fiji.svg
Fiji
162015
Details
Apia, Samoa & Pago Pago, American Samoa Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
1–1
(5–4 pen.)
Flag of French Polynesia.svg
Tahiti
Flag of Vanuatu.svg
Vanuatu
6–0New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg
New Caledonia
172017
Details
Papeete, Tahiti Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
7–0New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg
New Caledonia
182018
Details
Honiara, Solomon Islands [4] Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
0–0
(5–4 pen.)
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg
Solomon Islands
[note 1]
Flag of French Polynesia.svg
Tahiti
2–1Flag of Fiji.svg
Fiji
Notes
  1. The Solomon Islands, which originally finished second in the 2018 OFC U-16 Championship, were found by the OFC to have deliberately fielded overage player Chris Satu during the tournament. As a result, they had forfeited all results and their place in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. [5] The decision was appealed by the Solomon Islands Football Federation, and the OFC Executive Committee decided to uphold the appeal on the grounds that the federation had not knowingly broken the rules as Satu had a government issued passport showing his eligibility. [6]

Performances by country

TeamTitlesRunners-upThird placeFourth place
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 10 (1983, 1986, 1989*, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003*, 2005)1 (1997)
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 8 (1997*, 2007, 2009*, 2011*, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)6 (1983*, 1986, 1989, 1991*, 1995, 2001)1 (1993*)
Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti 4 (2007*, 2009, 2011, 2015)1 (2018)
New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg  New Caledonia 3 (2003*, 2013, 2017)1 (2009)5 (1983, 1999, 2005*, 2007, 2015)
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 2 (1993, 2018*)4 (1997, 1999, 2005, 2011)1 (1995)
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 1 (2005)3 (1995*, 2013*, 2015)2 (2009, 2011)
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 1 (1999*)2 (1991, 2007)5 (1989, 1993, 1997, 2013, 2018)
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei 3 (1983, 1986*, 1989)
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 1 (1986)
* = As hosts

Note: no third or fourth place finishes in 1991 (no fourth place finish only), 2001, 2003 and 2017.

Participating nations

Legend
Team Flag of New Zealand.svg
1983
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
1986
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
1989
Flag of New Zealand.svg
1991
Flag of New Zealand.svg
1993
Flag of Vanuatu.svg
1995
Flag of New Zealand.svg
1997
Flag of Fiji.svg
1999
Flag of Samoa.svg / Flag of Vanuatu.svg
2001
Flag of American Samoa.svg / Flag of Australia (converted).svg / Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
2003
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
2005
Flag of French Polynesia.svg
2007
Flag of New Zealand.svg
2009
Flag of New Zealand.svg
2011
Flag of Vanuatu.svg
2013
Flag of American Samoa.svg / Flag of Samoa.svg
2015
Flag of French Polynesia.svg
2017
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg
2018
Total
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa ×××××××GSGSGS×××GSPRGSPRPR8
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1st1st1st1st1st1st2nd1st1st1st1st AFC member11
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei 3rd3rd3rd AFC member3
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands ××××××GSGS×GSGS××GSGSGSPRPR9
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji GSGS4th3rd4thGS4th2ndGSGSGS3rd×GS4thGSGS4th17
New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg  New Caledonia 4th××××××4th×2nd4th4th3rdGS2nd4th2ndGS11
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2nd2nd2nd2nd3rd2nd1st×2ndGS×1st1st1st1st1st1st1st16
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea ×4th×××××GSGS×GS××GSGSGSSFGS9
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa ××××××GSGSGSGS××××PRGSGSGS8
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands ××××2nd4th3rd3rdGSGS3rd××3rd×GSSF2nd9
Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti GS×××GS×GSGSGSGSGS2nd2nd2nd×2ndGS3rd13
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga ×××××××GSGSGSGS××GSPRGSPRPR9
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu ××GS×GS3rdGSGSGSGS2nd×4th4th3rd3rdGSGS14

Men's U-17 World Cup Qualifiers

Legend
Team Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
1985
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
1987
Flag of Scotland.svg
1989
Flag of Italy.svg
1991
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
1993
Flag of Ecuador.svg
1995
Flag of Egypt.svg
1997
Flag of New Zealand.svg
1999
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
2001
Flag of Finland.svg
2003
Flag of Peru.svg
2005
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
2007
Flag of Nigeria.svg
2009
Flag of Mexico.svg
2011
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
2013
Flag of Chile.svg
2015
Flag of India.svg
2017
Flag of Brazil.svg
2019
Flag of Peru.svg
2021
Total
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia QFQFR1QFQFQF2ndQFR1R1 AFC member10
New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg  New Caledonia R11
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand R1R1R1R2R2R1R2R1R19
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands R11

Related Research Articles

OFC Nations Cup

The OFC Nations Cup is an international association football tournament held among the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) member nations. It was held every two years from 1996 to 2004; before 1996 there were two other tournaments held at irregular intervals, under the name Oceania Nations Cup. No competition was held in 2006, but in the 2008 edition, which also acted as a qualification tournament for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and for a play-off for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the New Zealand national football team emerged as winners.

Oceania Football Confederation body for association football in Oceania

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is one of the six continental confederations of international association football, consisting of New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, and other Pacific Island countries. It promotes the game in Oceania and allows the member nations to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.

The OFC Women's Nations Cup is a women's association football tournament for national teams who belong to the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). It was held every three years from 1983 to 1989. Currently, the tournament is held at irregular intervals. Of the 11 tournaments that have been held, New Zealand won six of them.

Solomon Islands womens national football team national association football team

The Solomon Islands women's national football team represents Solomon Islands in international women's association football. The team is controlled by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) and is affiliated to the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). Their current head coach is the former footballer Timothy Inifiri.

The OFC Futsal Championship is the main national futsal competition of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) nations. It was first held in 1992.

The OFC U-19 Championship is a tournament held once every two years to decide the under-19 champions of Oceania and also decides who will represent Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) at the biennial FIFA U-20 World Cup.

The OFC qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup saw teams of the Oceania Football Confederation competing for a place in the finals held in Brazil.

The 2012 OFC Nations Cup was the ninth edition of the OFC Nations Cup organised by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).

The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification process was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations to decide 31 of the 32 teams which would play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Russia qualifying automatically as hosts. All 210 remaining FIFA member associations were eligible to enter the qualifying process, and for the first time in World Cup history, all eligible national teams registered for the preliminary competition, but Zimbabwe and Indonesia were disqualified before playing their first matches. Bhutan, South Sudan, Gibraltar and Kosovo made their FIFA World Cup qualification debuts.

The Solomon Islands national under-17 football team is the national U-17 team of Solomon Islands and is controlled by the Solomon Islands Football Federation.

The 2013 OFC U-17 Championship was the 15th edition of the OFC's Under 17 championship, the biennial football championship of the Oceanian Confederation. All matches took place at Chapuis stadium, Luganville in Vanuatu from 17 to 27 April. 6 teams contested the final round of the Championship after the Solomon Islands Football Federation withdrew, as it could only financially support its Beach Soccer and Fustal sides in national competition.

The American Samoa national under-17 football team is the national U-17 team of American Samoa and is controlled by Football Federation American Samoa.

The Samoa national under-17 football team is the national U-17 team of Samoa and is controlled by Football Federation Samoa.

The 2016 OFC Nations Cup was the 10th edition of the OFC Nations Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Oceania organised by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). The tournament was played between 28 May and 11 June 2016 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The winner qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

The Oceanian section of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification acted as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Russia, for national teams which are members of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). A total of 0.5 slots in the final tournament was available for OFC teams.

The 2016 OFC U-20 Championship was the 21st edition of the OFC U-20 Championship, the biennial international youth football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) for players aged 19 and below. This year, the tournament was held in Vanuatu for the first time by itself.

2017 OFC U-17 Championship

The 2017 OFC U-17 Championship was the 17th edition of the OFC U-17 Championship, the biennial international youth football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) for players aged 17 and below. The tournament was held in Tahiti between 11–24 February 2017.

The 2018 OFC U-19 Championship was the 22nd edition of the OFC U-19/U-20 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) for the men's under-19/under-20 national teams of Oceania. The qualifying stage was held in the Cook Islands between 26 May – 1 June 2018, and the final tournament was held in Tahiti between 5–18 August 2018.

The 2018 OFC U-16 Championship was the 18th edition of the OFC U-16/U-17 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) for the men's under-16/under-17 national teams of Oceania. The qualifying stage was held in Tonga between 14–20 July 2018, and the final tournament was held in the Solomon Islands between 9–22 September 2018.

The 2020 OFC Champions League is the 19th edition of the Oceanian Club Championship, Oceania's premier club football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), and the 14th season under the current OFC Champions League name.

References

  1. "Oceania U-17 World Cup Qualifiers". RSSSF. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  2. Only three teams took part in the competition that year (Oceania Preliminary Competition for the U-17 World Cup 1991)
  3. Solomon Islands were originally selected as the host nation for Group B of the tournament, but agreed to move the Group to Australia due to safety concerns. (Oceania Preliminary Competition for the U-17 World Cup 2003)
  4. "OFC Competition calendar set for 2018". Oceania Football Confederation. 31 October 2017.
  5. "OFC Disciplinary Committee releases decision on eligibilty". Oceania Football Confederation. 16 February 2019.
  6. "Solomon Islands player eligibility appeal upheld". Oceania Football Confederation. 4 May 2019.