|Nickname(s)||A Seleção (The National Team)|
|Association||Confederação Brasileira de Futebol|
(Brazilian Football Confederation)
|Confederation||CONMEBOL (South America)|
|Head coach||André Jardine|
| Brazil 5–1 Netherlands |
(Turku, Finland; 16 July 1952)
| Brazil 9–0 Colombia |
(Londrina, Brazil; 30 January 2000)
| Colombia 5–1 Brazil |
(Cali, Colombia; 10 February 1980)
|Appearances||13 (first in 1952)|
|Best result||Champions (2016)|
The Brazil Olympic football team (also known as Brazil under-23, Brazil U23) represents Brazil in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). In 13 participations, Brazil won one gold medal (2016), three silver medals (1984, 1988 and 2012) and two bronze medals (1996, 2008).
The Olympic football tournament was the last international competition in football organized by FIFA which Brazil had never won until they won at home in 2016. They had previously won three silver medals (1984, 1988 and 2012) and two bronze medals (1996, 2008). The Brazilian Olympic team is often coached by the in-charge senior team coach, such as Mário Zagallo in 1996, Vanderlei Luxemburgo in 2000, Dunga in 2008 and Mano Menezes in 2012.
Brazil's first participation in the Olympics was in Helsinki, Finland, in 1952. In that year, Brazil reached the quarter-finals, when they were eliminated by West Germany 4–2. In 1960, in Rome, Italy, in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan, in 1968 in Mexico City, Mexico, and in 1972 in Berlin, West Germany, Brazil was eliminated in the first stage. In Montreal, 1976, Brazil was defeated by Poland 2–0 in the semi-finals, then Brazil was defeated by the Soviet Union 2–0 in the bronze medal match, finishing in the fourth place. In these six participations, Brazil was represented by a team of junior or non-professional players as the Olympics did not allow professional players to participate during this period.
Starting in 1984, professional players were allowed to participate. However, European and South American teams were only allowed to include players with no more than five "A" caps at the start of the tournament. Brazil won its first medal in 1984, in Los Angeles, United States. In the group stage, Brazil beat Saudi Arabia 3–1, West Germany 1–0 and Morocco 2–0. In the quarter-finals Brazil defeated Canada in the penalty shootout, then they beat Italy 2–1 after extra-time in the semi-finals, but was beaten by France 2–0 in the gold medal Match, thus winning the silver medal.
The second Brazilian silver medal was won in Seoul, South Korea, in 1988. Brazil won the medal after defeating in the group stage Nigeria 4–0, Australia 3–0 and Yugoslavia 2–1. In the quarter-finals Brazil beat their South American rivals Argentina 1–0, then defeated West Germany in the penalty shootout, but was defeated by the Soviet Union 2–1 after extra time in the gold medal match. Romário was the competition's top goal scorer with seven goals.
Starting in 1992, only players under the age of 23 were allowed to participate, with an exception of three overage players in the team. Brazil, managed by senior team coach, Mário Zagallo, won the bronze medal for the first time in 1996, in Atlanta, United States. In the group stage, Brazil was beaten by Japan 1–0 in the first match, then they beat Hungary 3–1 and Nigeria 1–0, finishing in the group's first position. After beating Ghana 4–2 in the quarter-finals, Brazil was defeated by Nigeria 4–3 after extra time. In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Portugal 5–0.
Brazil, managed by senior team coach, Vanderlei Luxemburgo, was eliminated in the quarter-finals. In the group stage, Brazil beat by Slovakia 3–1 in the first match, then they were beaten by South Africa 3–1. In the last group match, Brazil beat Japan 1–0 to secure the first position in the group stage. In the quarter-finals, Brazil was beaten by Cameroon 1–2, who later won the gold medal.
In December 2002, CBF appointed Ricardo Gomes as the coach for Brazil Olympic team prepared for the 2004 Olympic Games. Prior to the Olympic qualification tournament, Brazil Olympic team or Brazil U23 was sent to compete at 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Brazil was invited to the tournament and decided to send their Under-23 team because their senior team was competing at 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup a month earlier. Although Brazil competed as an Under-23 team, all the appearances and goals in this tournament were recognized by FIFA as full international caps. Brazil U-23 team went on to the final and was beaten by Mexico 0–1 after extra time, denying Brazil the chance to be the first guest team to win the tournament. The following year Brazil failed to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games after losing out to Paraguay and Argentina in the qualifying tournament.
Brazil, managed by senior team coach, Dunga, finished in the first position in the group stage, ahead of Belgium, New Zealand and China, which they beat 1–0, 5–0 and 3–0 respectively. In the second round, Brazil beat Cameroon 2–0 after extra time. Brazil and Argentina met on August 19 in the semi-final game of the competition. The game was marred by numerous fouls and two ejections for Brazil. Argentina won 3–0. In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Belgium 3–0.
Brazil, under coach Mano Menezes, was defeated by Mexico 2–1 in the gold medal match, played on 11 August, after beating Egypt, Belarus and New Zealand in the preliminary round, Honduras in the quarter-finals and South Korea in the semi-finals. Before the Games, they beat Great Britain 2–0 in a friendly game.
Brazil finished in the first position in the group stage, ahead of Denmark (won 4–0), Iraq (tied 0–0) and South Africa (tied 0–0), with the two latter games were a slumpy start for Brazil. In the second round, Brazil beat Colombia 2–0 and in the semi-final match, Brazil played a one-sided game against Honduras and won 6–0. In the final against Germany, on 20 August 2016 – the first match between the two teams in any FIFA-sanctioned tournament since the historic 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final – Brazil edged a 5–4 victory on penalties after a 1–1 draw. Neymar, captaining the side, scored the decisive penalty to win the tournament for the first time ever.
Pan American Games
|September 5, 2019 Friendly||Brazil||2–0||Colombia||São Paulo, Brazil|
|21:30 BRT||Pedrinho 15'
Matheus Cunha 42'
Referee: Cristian Garay (Chile)
|September 9, 2019 Friendly||Brazil||3–1||Chile||São Paulo, Brazil|
|20:00 BRT||Matheus Cunha 13', 51'
|Report||Dávila 36'||Stadium: Pacaembu|
Referee: Guillermo Guerrero (Ecuador)
|October 10, 2019 Friendly||Brazil||4–1||Venezuela||Recife, Brazil|
|21:30 BRT||Douglas Luiz 23'
Antony 50', 53'
|Report||Cásseres 36'||Stadium: Estádio dos Aflitos|
Referee: Facundo Tello (Argentina)
|October 14, 2019 Friendly||Brazil||2–3||Japan||São Lourenço da Mata, Brazil|
|16:00 BRT||Matheus Cunha 14' (pen.)
Pedro 81' (pen.)
|Report||Tanaka 27', 51'
|Stadium: Arena Pernambuco|
Referee: Andres Matonte (Uruguay)
|November 14, 2019 Friendly||Brazil||1–0||United States||Las Palmas, Spain|
|17:30 WET||Matheus Cunha 15'||Report||Stadium: Estadio Gran Canaria|
|November 17, 2019 Friendly||Brazil||0–1||Argentina||Las Palmas, Spain|
|19:45 WET||Report||Capaldo 4'||Stadium: Estadio Gran Canaria|
|19 January 2020 2020 Pre-Olympic Tournament||Brazil||1–0||Peru||Armenia, Colombia|
|20:30 COT (UTC−5)||Paulinho 43'||Report||Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
Referee: Ángel Arteaga (Venezuela)
|22 January 2020 2020 Pre-Olympic Tournament||Brazil||3–1||Uruguay||Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas, Pereira|
||Referee: Facundo Tello (Argentina)|
|January 28, 2020 2020 Pre-Olympic Tournament||Brazil||5–3||Bolivia||Armenia, Colombia|
||Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
Referee: Facundo Tello (Argentina)
|January 31, 2020 2020 Pre-Olympic Tournament||Brazil||2–1||Paraguay||Armenia, Colombia|
||Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
Referee: Piero Maza (Chile)
|3 February 2020 2020 Pre-Olympic Tournament||Brazil||1–1||Colombia||Estadio Alfonso López, Bucaramanga|
||Referee: Ángel Arteaga (Venezuela)|
|6 February 2020 2020 Pre-Olympic Tournament||Brazil||1–1||Uruguay||Estadio Alfonso López, Bucaramanga|
||Referee: Eber Aquino (Paraguay)|
|9 February 2020 2020 Pre-Olympic Tournament||Argentina||0–3||Brazil||Estadio Alfonso López, Bucaramanga|
|20:30||Report||Referee: Alexis Herrera (Venezuela)|
The following 23 players were called up for two friendly matches in late-March 2020 against opponents to be determined.
Caps and goals correct as of: 9 February 2020, after the match against Argentina.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Cleiton||19 August 1997||4||0||Red Bull Bragantino|
|GK||Phelipe Megiolaro||8 February 1999||2||0||Grêmio|
|GK||Lucas Perri||10 December 1997||1||0||São Paulo|
|DF||Guga||29 August 1998||14||1||Atlético Mineiro|
|DF||Caio Henrique||31 July 1997||9||0||Grêmio|
|DF||Lyanco||1 February 1997||9||0||Torino|
|DF||Emerson||14 January 1999||8||0||Betis|
|DF||Ibañez||23 November 1998||6||0||Roma|
|DF||Luiz Felipe Ramos||22 March 1997||2||0||Lazio|
|DF||Ayrton Lucas||19 June 1997||1||0||Spartak Moscow|
|DF||Gabriel||19 December 1997||0||0||Lille|
|MF||Pedrinho||13 April 1998||15||3||Corinthians|
|MF||Matheus Henrique||19 December 1997||14||1||Grêmio|
|MF||Wendel||28 August 1997||10||1||Sporting CP|
|MF||Douglas Luiz||9 May 1998||8||2||Aston Villa|
|MF||Reinier||19 January 2002||6||1||Real Madrid B|
|MF||Maycon||15 July 1997||3||0||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|MF||Lucas Paquetá||27 August 1997||0||0||Milan|
|FW||Paulinho||15 July 2000||18||6||Bayer Leverkusen|
|FW||Matheus Cunha||27 May 1999||16||14||Hertha BSC|
|FW||Antony||24 February 2000||14||6||São Paulo|
|FW||Gabriel Martinelli||18 June 2001||2||0||Arsenal|
|FW||Vinícius Júnior||12 July 2000||0||0||Real Madrid|