India women's national under-17 football team

The Indian women's national under-17 football team represents India in international women's under-17 football. The team is controlled by the governing body for football in India, the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The team and federation is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional South Asian Football Federation (SAFF).

India under-17
AssociationAll India Football Federation
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationSAFF (South Asia)
Head coachThomas Dennerby
CaptainShilky Devi Hemam
First colours
Second colours
First international
Thailand  6–4  India
(Namhae, South Korea; 16 April 2005)
Biggest win
India  12–0  United Arab Emirates
(Dhaka, Bangladesh; 21 October 2014)
Sri Lanka  0–12  India
(Thimpu, Bhutan; 9 August 2018)
Biggest defeat
India  0–7  South Korea
(Namhae, South Korea; 18 April 2005)
South Korea  7–0  India
(Weifang, China; 5 September 2016)
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2020)
AFC U-16 Women's Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2005)
Best resultGroup stage,2005
SAFF U-15 Women's Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2017)
Best resultChampion, 2018, 2019

The team have only participated once in the AFC U-17 Women's Championship, back during the tournament's inaugural edition.


FIFA U17 Women's World Cup

FIFA first organised the U17 Women's WC in the year 2008 and since organised it on every even years. From Asia the top three teams from AFC U-16 Women's Championship get qualified for the world cup, but India failed to qualify any of AFC championships since 2007 edition to 2017, thus failed to qualify for the first six editions of the World Cup.[1][2]

India was selected the host of 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and thus automatically got qualified for the tournament and will be its first participation in the World Cup.[3][4]

AFC U16 Women's Championship

India women's U17 team first played their international match at the inaugural edition of AFC U-16 Women's Championship in 2005 where they first faced Thailand and got defeated by 6−4 on 16 April 2005. In the second match South Korea defeated them again by 7−0, but in the third match India registered their first win defeating Indonesia by 6−0 but they failed to proceed beyond the group stage. This was India's only AFC Women's U16 Championship campaign, as they failed to qualify any of the championships held since, which is being organised by AFC on every odd years.[1]

SAFF U-15 Women's Championship

SAFF U15 Women's championship was first organised in 2017, where India became runners-up as defeated by Bangladesh by a solitary goal.[5][6] In the next edition in 2018, the final was repeated again, but this time India beat Bangladesh by a solitary goal and become the SAFF champion.[7] In the 2019 SAFF U-15 Women's Championship, India and Bangladesh reached the final for the third time. Both the teams fail to score any goal With in the regulation time. Thus penalty shoot-out became the match decider where Bangladesh failed to convert the first spot kick, which results in India becoming the champion by a 5−3 result in the shoot-out.[8]

BRICS U-17 Cup

In 2018, at the second edition of BRICS U-17 Football Cup, which is a U-17 Football tournament played among teams of five BRICS countries, the U17 women's teams of the respective countries were invited to play in the tournament.[9][10] India played round robin matches, first against South Africa, and suffered a loss by 5−1, then suffered another defeat against Russia by 3−1. In their next match Brazil defeated them by 5−0 and in their last match they lost 2−1 to China.


Name Position
Thomas Dennerby[11] Head Coach
Alex Ambrose[12] Asstt. Coach
Bembem Devi[13] Asstt. Coach
Precious Dede GK Coach
Firmin D'Souza[14] U-16 Head Coach
Priyanka Bhodke[15] Physiotherapist


As of 17 December 2019

U17 Squad

The following 23 players are called up for a friendly tournament against Sweden and Thailand.[16]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
13 1GK Tanu (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 0 0 Haryana
22 1GK Manju Ganju (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 0 0 Odisha
23 1GK Anshika (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 0 0 Haryana

2 2DF Joyoti Kumari (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 8 0 Odisha
3 2DF Purnima Kumari (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 0 0 Jharkhand
5 2DF Nisha (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 0 0 Haryana
19 2DF Kritina Devi Thounaojam (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 10 3 Manipur
20 2DF Nirmala Devi Phanjoubam (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 0 0 Manipur

4 3MF Shilky Devi Hemam (Captain) (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 12 8 Manipur
7 3MF Kiran (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 8 1 Haryana
12 3MF Sunita Munda (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 12 8 Jharkhand
8 3MF Aveka Singh (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 12 5 Delhi
16 3MF Daisy Lisa Crasto (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 0 0 Goa
17 4FW Mariyammal Balamurugan (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 0 0 Tamil Nadu
18 3MF Priyangka Devi Naorem (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 8 0 Manipur
14 3MF Amisha Baxla (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 0 0 Jharkhand
23 3MF Babina Devi Lisham (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 0 0 Manipur

9 4FW Lynda Kom Serto (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 10 7 Manipur
10 4FW Sumati Kumari (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 0 0 Jharkhand
15 4FW Sai Sankhe (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 0 0 Maharastra

Recent results and fixtures

For past match results of the national team, see the team's results page.

U17 fixtures and results

U16 fixtures and results

U15 fixtures and results

Competitive record

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record
Host/Year Result Position Pld W T L GF GA
2008Did not qualify
2020Qualified as Host Nation
Total1/70 Titles000000
Red border indicates the team played as the host of the tournament.

AFC U-16 Women's Championship

SAFF U-15 Women's Championship

SAFF U-15 Women's Championship record
Host/Year Result Position Pld W T L GF GA
2017 Runners-up 4202134
2018 Champion 4400161
2019 Champion 4310153
Total3/32 Titles12912448

See also


  1. "India to host the U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020". ESPN. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  2. "India to host 2020 Under-17 Women's World Cup". Sportstar. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  3. "FIFA Council decides on key steps for upcoming international tournaments". FIFA. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  4. "INDIA WIN BID TO HOST FIFA U-17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP IN 2020". AIFF. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  5. "Unbeaten Bangladesh girls beat India to lift Saff U-15 title". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  6. "India crowned runners-up in SAFF U-15 Women's Championship". GOAL. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  7. "INDIA GIRLS ARE SAFF U-15 CHAMPIONS". AIFF. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  8. "India pip Bangladesh on penalties to clich 2019 SAFF U-15 championship". AIFF. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  10. "BRICS Cup U17 2018: India announced 35-member squad". SportsKeeda. 8 July 2018.
  11. "AIFF appoints Thomas Dennerby as the head coach of U17- women's world cup team". AIFF. 9 November 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  12. "HERO U-17 WOMEN'S C'SHIP A 'UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO ASSESS TALENTED PLAYERS'". AIFF. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  15. "AFC U-16 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP 2019". 15 September 2018.
  16. "U-17 Women to play friendlies against Thailand and Sweden". AIFF. 8 December 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
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