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Brazil national under-20 football team

Brazil under-20
Nickname(s)Seleção Sub-20 (Under-20 Team)
AssociationConfederação Brasileira de Futebol
(CBF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachAndré Jardine
CaptainVarious
FIFA codeBRA
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Brazil 7–1 Panama 
(Caracas, Venezuela; 23 March 1954)
Biggest win
 Brazil 10–0 Belgium 
(Kuching, Malaysia; 25 June 1997)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 0–3 Colombia 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 7 February 2015)
Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances18 (first in 1977)
Best resultWinners Gold medal icon.svg: 1983, 1985, 1993, 2003 and 2011
South American Youth Championship
Appearances26 (first in 1954)
Best resultWinners Gold medal icon.svg: 1974, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011
Brazil national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Tunisia Team
Gold medal – first place 1983 Mexico Team
Gold medal – first place 1985 Soviet Union Team
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Saudi Arabia Team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Portugal Team
Gold medal – first place 1993 Australia Team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Qatar Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 United Arab Emirates Team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Netherlands Team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Egypt Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Colombia Team
Silver medal – second place 2015 New Zealand Team

The Brazil national under-20 football team, also known as Brazil Sub-20 or Seleção Sub-20, represents Brazil in association football at this age level and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

The team has won the South American Youth Championship a record eleven times and is the second most successful nation in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, having won the competition five times. It also plays in unofficial under-19 and under-21 tournaments, such as the Toulon Tournament, of which Brazil is an eight-time winner.

Notable players that came through the ranks and went on to play for the senior team include Ronaldinho, Kaká, Rivaldo, Romário, Marcos, Roberto Carlos, César Sampaio, Cláudio Taffarel, Bebeto, Dida, Neymar, Dani Alves, Maicon, Adriano, Júlio Baptista, Luisão, Alex, Giovane Élber, Leonardo, Müller, Silas, Marcelo, David Luiz, Willian, and Lucas Moura, among others.

Competitive record

FIFA U-20 World Cup record

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round GP W D1 L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Third place 5 3 2 0 13 3
Japan 1979 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Australia 1981 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 7 4
Mexico 1983 Champions 6 5 1 0 13 4
Soviet Union 1985 Champions 6 6 0 0 14 1
Chile 1987 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 6 3
Saudi Arabia 1989 Third place 6 5 0 1 13 2
Portugal 1991 Runners-up 6 4 2 0 14 4
Australia 1993 Champions 6 5 1 0 11 2
Qatar 1995 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 11 3
Malaysia 1997 Quarter-finals 5 4 0 1 25 5
Nigeria 1999 Quarter-finals 5 3 0 2 13 5
Argentina 2001 Quarter-finals 5 4 0 1 15 3
United Arab Emirates 2003 Champions 7 5 1 1 14 6
Netherlands 2005 Third place 7 5 1 1 9 4
Canada 2007 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 6 9
Egypt 2009 Runners-up 7 5 2 0 14 3
Colombia 2011 Champions 7 5 2 0 18 5
Turkey 2013 Did not qualify - - - - - -
New Zealand 2015 Runners-up 7 4 2 1 15 5
South Korea 2017 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Poland 2019 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Indonesia 2021 To be determined - - - - - -
Total 18/23 103 72 16 15 231 71

South American Youth Championship record

South American Youth Championship record
Year Round GP W D1 L GS GA
Venezuela 1954 Runners-up 6 3 3 0 14 5
Chile 1958 Third place 5 2 2 1 10 6
Colombia 1964 Did not enter - - - - - -
Paraguay 1967 Semi-finals 5 3 0 2 7 5
Paraguay 1971 First round 4 2 0 2 7 3
Chile 1974 Champions 6 5 1 0 18 3
Peru 1975 First round 5 1 0 4 6 7
Venezuela 1977 Runners-up 6 5 1 0 13 2
Uruguay 1979 Fourth place 7 2 1 4 5 7
Ecuador 1981 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 13 5
Bolivia 1983 Champions 7 6 1 0 16 3
Paraguay 1985 Champions 7 6 1 0 11 3
Colombia 1987 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 11 4
Argentina 1988 Champions 7 5 1 1 14 2
Venezuela 1991 Champions 7 4 3 0 15 5
Colombia 1992 Champions 6 5 1 0 7 0
Bolivia 1995 Champions 6 5 0 1 17 4
Chile 1997 Runners-up 9 6 2 1 26 10
Argentina 1999 Third place 9 4 3 2 22 10
Ecuador 2001 Champions 9 6 2 1 21 6
Uruguay 2003 Runners-up 9 7 1 1 23 5
Colombia 2005 Runners-up 9 5 2 2 18 9
Paraguay 2007 Champions 9 6 3 0 20 9
Venezuela 2009 Champions 9 6 1 2 17 9
Peru 2011 Champions 9 7 1 1 24 7
Argentina 2013 First round 4 1 1 2 4 6
Uruguay 2015 Fourth place 9 5 1 3 13 9
Ecuador 2017 Fifth place 9 3 4 2 10 9
Chile 2019 Fifth place 9 3 3 3 6 7
Total 27/28 190 113 40 37 354 151

1Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Titles

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup:
    • Winners (5): 1983, 1985, 1993, 2003, 2011
    • Runners-up (4): 1991, 1995, 2009, 2015
  • South American Youth Championship:
    • Winners (11): 1974, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011
    • Runners-up (7): 1954, 1977, 1981, 1987, 1997, 2003, 2005

Friendly tournaments

Individual awards

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup

Current squad

The following players were called up for friendly matches against Peru and Colombia on 1 and 4 December 2019 respectively.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Adriel (2001-01-14) 14 January 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Grêmio
1GK Lucão (2001-02-26) 26 February 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil Vasco da Gama
1GK Matheus Cunha (2001-05-24) 24 May 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil São Paulo

2DF Luan Cândido (2001-02-02) 2 February 2001 (age 19) 8 1 Germany RB Leipzig
2DF Igor Gomes (2001-03-06) 6 March 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Spain Barcelona
2DF Kaique Rocha (2001-02-28) 28 February 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Sampdoria
2DF Khellven (2001-02-25) 25 February 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil Athletico Paranaense
2DF Luan Freitas (2001-01-20) 20 January 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Fluminense
2DF Morato (2001-06-30) 30 June 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Portugal Benfica
2DF Ramon Ricardo (2001-03-12) 12 March 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil Palmeiras

3MF André (2001-07-16) 16 July 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil Fluminense
3MF Caio Rosa (2001-03-09) 9 March 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil Cruzeiro
3MF Ed Carlos (2001-03-19) 19 March 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil São Paulo
3MF Fernando Henrique (2001-06-01) 1 June 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil Grêmio
3MF Gomes (2001-02-12) 12 February 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Flamengo
3MF Maurício (2001-06-22) 22 June 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil Cruzeiro

4FW Felipe Estrella (2001-01-10) 10 January 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Roma
4FW Gabriel Pec (2001-02-11) 11 February 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Vasco da Gama
4FW Gui Azevedo (2001-05-21) 21 May 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil Grêmio
4FW Luis Phelipe (2001-02-12) 12 February 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Austria Liefering
4FW Oliver Batista Meier (2001-02-16) 16 February 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Germany Bayern Munich
4FW Yuri Alberto (2001-03-18) 18 March 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil Santos

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Year(s) U-20 goals
1 Adaílton 1997 24
2 Romário 1985 11
3 Neymar 2011 9
Henrique 2011 9
5 Rodrigo Gral 1999 8
Edu 1999 8
Alexandre Pato 2007 8
8 Dudu Cearense 2003 7
9 Geovani 1983 6
Ronaldinho 1999 6
Adriano 2001 6
Daniel Carvalho 2003 6
Alan Kardec 2009 6
Marcos Guilherme 2015 6

See also

References

  1. ^ "Seleção Brasileira Sub-20 é convocada para jogos com Peru e Colômbia". CBF. 13 November 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.