India National U-17 Football Team All You Need to Know

India National U-17 Football Team

India National U-17 Football Team. She is bracing itself for the upcoming tournament which is going to start from 6th of Oct. India National U-17 Football Team is the official under-17 football team of India. All India Football Federation is the governing body for football in India.

India National U-17 Football Team All You Need to Know

Indian National Football Team

At present India National Football team is categorized into four groups namely-

  1. India National under-23 football team
  2. India National under-19 football team
  3. National India under-17 football team
  4. India National under-15 football team

India National FIFA U-17 WC Football Team

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India National U-17 Football Team is nicknamed as Indian Colts. She played first international against China, where China defeated India (2-1) in 1984.  Biggest ever win recorded by India is against Macau i.e. 13-0 in 2011. India faced the biggest defeat from Russia(8-0) in 2017.


India National U-17 Football Team All You Need to Know

Country: India

Confederation: AFC (Asia)

Nick Names: Indian Colts, Blue Cubs

Known For: Long Balls, quick wing play

Coach: Luis Norton de Matos

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FIFA U-17 WC Football Team India

Indian National Football Team



NumberNameAgeStateCaps (Goals)
1Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem17Manipur13(0)
2Prabhsukhan Singh Gill16Punjab5(0)
3Md. Nawaz17Manipur10(0)
4Tamal Naskar17West Bengal5(0)


2Boris Singh Thangjam17Manipur26(3)
4Anwar Ali17Punjab2(0)
5Sanjeev Stalin16Karnataka25(3)
12Md. Rakip17Manipur22(0)
14Jitendra Singh16West Bengal26(0)
16Narender Gehlot17Delhi3(0)
23Hendry Antonay17Karnataka2(0)
27Namit Deshpande17MH1(0)
30Md. Sarif Khan17Manipur17(0)


6Suresh Singh Wangjam16Manipur27(6)
7Khumanthem Meetei16Manipur22(0)
8Amarjit Singh Singh Kiyam16Manipur27(1)
10Komal Thatal16Sikkim27(8)
15Saurabh Meher17MH5(3)


9Aman Chetri15 Assam16(3)
11Aniket Anil Jadhav17Maharashtra24(1)
17Abhijit Sarkar17West Bengal17(7)
18Rahul Kannoly Praveen17Kerala3(0)
25Shubham Sarangi17New Delhi7(0)
31Nongdamba Naorem17Manipur1(0)

Coaching Staff

India National U-17 Football Team All You Need to Know

Indian National Football Team

Head Coach:                               Luis Norton de Matos

Assistant Coach:                        Hugo Martens

GoalKeeper Coach:                   Luis Mario Aguiar

Physiotherapist:                        Babu Sampath

Mental Conditioning Coach:   Dr. Saroop Savanur

Team Manager:                         Velu Dhayalamani

Media Manager:                        Joseph Solomon

FIFA U-17 WC Fixture

Recent Achievements

On 20 May the Indian U-17 team notched a 2-0 win over an Italy u-17 side in a practice match in Arezzo, Italy. Beating Italy is no mean, and it was no surprise the results left Indian fans in a celebratory mood, as was witnessed on social networking sites.

Key Players

Ankit Jadhav broke into the footballing scene as a 14-year-old and went to represent India in the FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup in 2014. Being a part of the AIFF setup ever since, the striker has won caps for the nation at all the levels and has established himself as Matos’s trusted man up front leading the Indian attack, hoping to be the next Indian Goal Machine.


Anwar Ali who joined in April 2017 after he caught Matos’s eye when his Minerva Academy beat national team 1-0 in March. An assured presence at the back, he was first called up during Adam’s tenure but failed to make the cut initially.


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