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Argentina national under-17 football team

Argentina Under 17
Nickname(s)Albicelestes (White and Sky Blue)
AssociationAsociación del Fútbol Argentino
(Argentine Football Association)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachPablo Aimar
CaptainEzequiel Báez
Most capsRodolfo Arruabarrena, Javier Mascherano, and Oscar Ustari
Top scorerFernando Gatti and Hernán Peirone
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1985)
Best resultThird Place Bronze medal icon.svg: 1991, 1995 and 2003
South American U-17 Championship
Appearances16 (first in 1985)
Best resultWinners Gold medal icon.svg: 1985, 2003, and 2013

The Argentina national U-17 football team is the representative of Argentina within all FIFA sponsored tournaments that pertain to that age level.

Argentina has participated in 13 of the 17 FIFA U-17 World Cups in which they finished in Third Place 3 times and Fourth Place twice. Argentina has also won the South American Under-17 Football Championship 3 times.

Many of Argentina's top players came through the ranks of the U-17 teams, including Fernando Redondo, Nestor Fabbri, Roberto Bonano, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Abbondanzieri, Franco Constanzo, Leonardo Biagini, Luciano Galletti, Marcelo Gallardo, Esteban Cambiasso, Gabriel Milito, Ezequiel González, Aldo Duscher, Lucas Biglia, Eduardo Salvio, Maxi López, Rodolfo Arruabarrena, Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez among others.


Competitive record

1Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad

The following players were selected to compete in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Manager: Argentina Miguel Ángel Lemme

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Franco Petroli (1998-06-11)11 June 1998 (aged 17) Argentina River Plate
2 2DF Julián Ferreyra (1998-04-22)22 April 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Argentinos Juniors
3 2DF Luis Olivera (1998-10-24)24 October 1998 (aged 16) Argentina River Plate
4 2DF Matías Escudero (1998-12-27)27 December 1998 (aged 16) Argentina Racing
5 3MF Julián Chicco (1998-01-13)13 January 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Boca Juniors
6 2DF Facundo Pardo (1998-08-12)12 August 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Newell's Old Boys
7 3MF Gianluca Mancuso (1998-02-03)3 February 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Vélez Sarsfield
8 3MF Pablo Enrique Ruíz (1998-12-20)20 December 1998 (aged 16) Argentina San Lorenzo
9 4FW Federico Vietto (1998-03-30)30 March 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Racing
10 3MF Exequiel Palacios (1998-10-05)5 October 1998 (aged 17) Argentina River Plate
11 4FW Salvatore Torini (1998-02-19)19 February 1998 (aged 17) Italy Juventus
12 1GK Federico Bonansea (1998-03-13)13 March 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Belgrano
13 2DF Héctor David Martínez (1998-01-21)21 January 1998 (aged 17) Argentina River Plate
14 2DF Tiago Ruíz Díaz (1998-07-24)24 July 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Newell's Old Boys
15 2DF Juan Antonio Di Lorenzo (1998-07-06)6 July 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Independiente
16 3MF Lucas Pizzatti (1998-09-13)13 September 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Argentinos Juniors
17 4FW Germán Berterame (1998-11-13)13 November 1998 (aged 16) Argentina San Lorenzo
18 4FW Tomás Conechny (1998-03-30)30 March 1998 (aged 17) Argentina San Lorenzo
19 4FW Matias Roskopf (1998-01-14)14 January 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Boca Juniors
20 4FW Ricardo Rodríguez (1998-05-10)May 10, 1998 (aged 17) Chile Universidad Católica
21 1GK Marcos Peano (1998-10-15)15 October 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Unión
22 4FW Lucas Ferraz Vila (1998-02-18)18 February 1998 (aged 17) Argentina River Plate


See also