|Association||Peruvian Football Federation (FPF)|
|Confederation||CONMEBOL (South America)|
|Head coach||Carlos Silvestri|
|Home stadium||Estadio Nacional|
| Peru 4–1 Bolivia |
(Riobamba, Ecuador; 6 March 2007)
| Brazil 4–0 Peru |
(Ibarra, Ecuador; 16 March 2007)
|FIFA U-17 World Cup|
|Appearances||2 (first in 2005)|
|Best result||Quarterfinals (2007)|
|South American Under-17 Football Championship|
|Appearances||17 (first in 1985)|
|Best result||Fourth place (2007)|
Despite the current failures of the senior side, the Peruvian U-17 team has given brand new stars and hopes to Peruvian fans early in the year of 2007. After their first FIFA U-17 World Cup appearance in 2005 (Peru as host nation), the youth team greatly improved in skill and determination. Their first U-17 World Cup saw them lose with merely 1 point. Yet, they started the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup with a bang as they defeated the local South Korean team with an array of constant attacks and effective counter-attacks that completely overwhelmed their opponents.
The U-17 team's success in 2007 came from the leadership of Juan Jose Ore, and the appearance of good players like Reimond Manco. Not only that, but Peru showcased some of the best team games of the South American tournament and in the 2007 World Cup. Although they were eliminated during the quarterfinals, Peru's U-17 squad seems to be having high hopes for future competitions.
Peru was originally to host the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, it would have been the second time to be hosted by Peru. However, FIFA released a press statement on 22 February 2019 stating that Peru would no longer host the tournament following inspection of the facilities and concern over organisational challenges.
Peru will host the 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup, it will be the second time to be hosted by Peru.
|19851||7th Place||19861||Group stage|
|19881||Group stage||1991||Group stage|
|1993||Group stage||1995||Group stage|
|1997||Group stage||1999||Group stage|
|2001||Group stage||2003||Group stage|
|2005||Group stage||2007||4th Place|
|2009||Group stage||2011||Group stage|
|2013||6th Place||2015||Group stage|
|2017||Group stage||2019||5th Place|
1 Under 16 Championships
In 2007, the Peruvian U-17 football team went to the 2007 South American Under-17 Football Championship that was held in Ecuador that started March 4 of that year. In the debut match, the Peruvian team had to face the Brazil. The Peruvians surprised the Brazilians 2–1 with one goal scored by Reimond Manco and the impressive forward La Torre.
In the group stage, Peru won most of the matches and ended first in its group (qualifying to the final round).
In the final round of the tournament (where the first 4 qualified to the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup) Peru won the first match against Venezuela. In the next match, Brazil crushed Peru 4–0 and Colombia trounced them 3–0. By the fourth match Brazil, Colombia and Argentina were already qualified for the main tournament and Peru, Venezuela and host Ecuador had to fight for the last qualification spot.
The fifth match saw Peru with the obligation to defeat Ecuador. The match started horribly for Peru when an Ecuadorian midfielder scored at the first minutes of play. Peru answered quickly when Reimond Manco assisted midfielder Sanchez for a goal. Ecuador was seen to have determination, and it scored once again at the 20th minute of the first half. However, Reimond Manco scored goal caused by a mistake from the Ecuadorian Mendoza, sending them one huge step closer to the world tournament and eliminating their fierce rivals.
For the last match against Argentina, Peru had to lose by at least 4 goals to be eliminated. Peru was capable of drawing the match and classified to the U-17 World Cup. Reimond Manco was named as the best player of the competition by the CONMEBOL.
Peru automatically qualified for the 2019 World Cup as host, but ended up ripped its hosting right on 22 February 2019 due to infrastructure concerns. Thus, Peru was forced to enter to the run for the World Cup, which was moved to Brazil. Peru failed to qualify for the tournament, after only managed a lone 3–2 win over Uruguay, which was not enough comparing to Ecuador's 4–1 win over eventual champions Argentina.
Peru automatically qualified for the 2021 World Cup as host.
The South American Games (a.k.a. ODESUR Games; Spanish: Juegos Sudamericanos) are a regional multi-sport event held between nations from South America, organized by the South American Sports Organization (Organización Deportiva Sudamericana, ODESUR).
Football Medal Records at the ODESUR South American Games
Peru will host and automatically qualified as the hosts of the 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The following players were selected to take part in the 2015 South American Under-17 Football Championship.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Club|
|1||GK||Pedro Ynamine||October 14, 1998 (aged 16)||Universidad San Martín|
|2||DF||Marco Saravia||February 6, 1999 (aged 16)||Academia Cantolao|
|3||DF||Óscar Pacheco||February 11, 1998 (aged 17)||Universitario|
|4||DF||Martín Chang||January 4, 1998 (aged 17)||Universidad San Martín|
|5||DF||Junior Huerto||April 26, 1999 (aged 15)||Universidad San Martín|
|6||MF||Christian André Sánchez||April 5, 1999 (aged 15)||Academia Cantolao|
|7||MF||Gerald Távara||March 25, 1999 (aged 15)||Sporting Cristal|
|8||MF||José María Corrales||June 18, 1998 (aged 16)||Universidad San Martín|
|9||FW||Luis Iberico||February 6, 1998 (aged 17)||Universidad San Martín|
|10||FW||Roberto Reyna||August 23, 1998 (aged 16)||Academia Cantolao|
|11||MF||Christopher Olivares||April 3, 1999 (aged 15)||Esther Grande|
|12||GK||Víctor Egocheaga||February 2, 1998 (aged 17)||Universitario|
|13||DF||Renzo Castro||April 12, 1998 (aged 16)||Universidad San Martín|
|14||MF||Raúl Pajuelo||May 23, 1998 (aged 16)||Universidad San Martín|
|15||MF||Jesús Mendieta||April 11, 1998 (aged 16)||Sporting Cristal|
|16||MF||Anthony Quijano||March 3, 1999 (aged 16)||Sporting Cristal|
|17||FW||Fernando José Pacheco||June 26, 1999 (aged 15)||Sporting Cristal|
|18||FW||José Bolívar||January 17, 2000 (aged 15)||Universidad San Martín|
|19||FW||Hideyoshi Arakaki||January 2, 1998 (aged 17)||Universidad San Martín|
|20||MF||Kelvin Sánchez||January 3, 1999 (aged 16)||Academia Cantolao|
|21||MF||Ricardo Bruno||June 1, 1998 (aged 16)||Academia Cantolao|
|22||GK||Tarek Bendeck||November 27, 1998 (aged 16)||Regatas Lima|