Brazil national under-20 football 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).

Brazil under-20
Nickname(s)Seleção Sub-20 (Under-20 Team)
AssociationConfederação Brasileira de Futebol
(CBF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachRamon Menezes[1]
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 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 recordEdit

FIFA U-20 World Cup recordEdit

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round GP W D1 L GS GA
  1977 Third place 5 3 2 0 13 3
  1979 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  1981 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 7 4
  1983 Champions 6 5 1 0 13 4
  1985 Champions 6 6 0 0 14 1
  1987 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 6 3
  1989 Third place 6 5 0 1 13 2
  1991 Runners-up 6 4 2 0 14 4
  1993 Champions 6 5 1 0 11 2
  1995 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 11 3
  1997 Quarter-finals 5 4 0 1 25 5
  1999 Quarter-finals 5 3 0 2 13 5
  2001 Quarter-finals 5 4 0 1 15 3
  2003 Champions 7 5 1 1 14 6
  2005 Third place 7 5 1 1 9 4
  2007 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 6 9
  2009 Runners-up 7 5 2 0 14 3
  2011 Champions 7 5 2 0 18 5
  2013 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2015 Runners-up 7 4 2 1 15 5
  2017 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2019 Did not qualify - - - - - -
  2021 To be determined - - - - - -
Total 18/23 103 72 16 15 231 71

South American Youth Championship recordEdit

South American Youth Championship record
Years Round GP W D L GS GA
  1954 Runners-up 6 3 3 0 14 5
  1958 Third place 5 2 2 1 10 6
  1964 Did not enter 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1967 Semi-finals 5 3 0 2 7 5
  1971 First round 4 2 0 2 7 3
  1974 Champions 6 5 1 0 18 3
  1975 First round 5 1 0 4 6 7
  1977 Runners-up 6 5 1 0 13 2
  1979 Fourth place 7 2 1 4 5 7
  1981 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 13 5
  1983 Champions 7 6 1 0 16 3
  1985 Champions 7 6 1 0 11 3
  1987 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 11 4
  1988 Champions 7 5 1 1 14 2
  1991 Champions 7 4 3 0 15 5
  1992 Champions 6 5 1 0 7 0
  1995 Champions 6 5 0 1 17 4
  1997 Runners-up 9 6 2 1 26 10
  1999 Third place 9 4 3 2 22 10
  2001 Champions 9 6 2 1 21 6
  2003 Runners-up 9 7 1 1 23 5
  2005 Runners-up 9 5 2 2 18 9
  2007 Champions 9 6 3 0 20 9
  2009 Champions 9 6 1 2 17 9
  2011 Champions 9 7 1 1 24 7
  2013 First round 4 1 1 2 4 6
  2015 Fourth place 9 5 1 3 13 9
  2017 Fifth place 9 3 4 2 10 9
  2019 Fifth place 9 3 3 3 6 7
  2021 TBD
Total 27/28 190 113 40 37 354 151

Current squadEdit

The following 23 players were called up for the International Friendly Tournament against Uruguay, Ecuador and Paraguay (8–12 June).[2]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Mycael Pontes (2004-03-12) 12 March 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Athletico Paranaense
1GK Cayo Felipe (2003-07-10) 10 July 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Fluminense
1GK Kauê (2004-02-08) 8 February 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Corinthians

2DF Lucas Kawan (2003-02-14) 14 February 2003 (age 19) 3 0   Grêmio
2DF Vinicius Tobias (2004-02-23) 23 February 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Real Madrid Castilla
2DF Cuiabano (2003-02-16) 16 February 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Grêmio
2DF Patryck Lanza (2003-01-18) 18 January 2003 (age 19) 3 0   São Paulo
2DF Kaiky Fernandes (2004-01-12) 12 January 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Santos
2DF Lucas Beraldo (2003-11-24) 24 November 2003 (age 18) 0 0   São Paulo
2DF Weverton (2003-02-17) 17 February 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Cruzeiro

3MF Alexsander (2003-10-08) 8 October 2003 (age 18) 0 0   Fluminense
3MF Andrey Santos (2004-05-03) 3 May 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Vasco da Gama
3MF Jader (2003-07-24) 24 July 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Athletico Paranaense
3MF Juninho (2003-03-29) 29 March 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Athletico Paranaense
3MF Marlon Gomes (2003-12-14) 14 December 2003 (age 18) 0 0   Vasco da Gama
3MF Arthur (2005-02-24) 24 February 2005 (age 17) 0 0   Fluminense

4FW Caio Matheus (2004-02-19) 19 February 2004 (age 18) 0 0   São Paulo
4FW Kayky (2003-06-11) 11 June 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Manchester City
4FW Marcos Leonardo (2003-05-02) 2 May 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Santos
4FW Matheus Martins (2003-07-16) 16 July 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Fluminense
4FW Matheus Nascimento (2004-03-03) 3 March 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Botafogo
4FW Vitor Roque (2004-01-01) 1 January 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Athletico Paranaense

Top goalscorersEdit

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

Individual awardsEdit

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup

HonoursEdit

  • 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

FriendliesEdit

  • Tournoi Juniors de Cannes[3]:
    • Winners (4): 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
  • Tournament of the Crown Prince[4]:
    • Winners: 1978
  • Toulon Tournament:
    • Winners (8): 1980, 1981, 1983, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2013, 2014
  • Torneio Internacional de Ribeirão Preto[5]:
    • Winners: 1981
  • Beijing Youth Tournament[6]:
    • Winners: 1986
  • Qatar Friendship Tournament[7]:
    • Winners: 1987
  • COTIF:
    • Winners (3): 1990, 2002, 2014
  • Copa Gobernador del Estado Carabobo[8]:
    • Winners: 1992
  • Val-Action Cup[7]:
    • Winners: 1993
  • King's Cup:
    • Winners: 1999
  • Mediterranean International Cup U-20[9]:
    • Winners (5): 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010
  • Mediterranean International Cup U-18[9]:
    • Winners (9): 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • TyC Asia Cup[10]:
    • Winners: 2001
  • Oman International Tournament[11]:
    • Winners: 2002
  • Malaysia International Tournament[12]:
    • Winners: 2003
  • Sendai Cup[13]:
    • Winners (6): 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • SBS Cup:
    • Winners: 2004
  • Valais Youth Cup:
    • Winners: 2013
  • Panda Cup:
    • Winners: 2014
  • Talca International Tournament[14][15]:
    • Winners: 2016
  • Torneio Quadrangular de Teresópolis[16]:
    • Winners: 2020
  • Torneio Internacional do Espírito Santo[17]:
    • Winners: 2022

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Seleção sub-20: Ramon convoca 23 jogadores para quadrangular com Uruguai, Equador e Paraguai no ES" (in Brazilian Portuguese). ge.globo. 19 May 2022.
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  6. ^ "Beijing Youth Tournament 1986". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  7. ^ a b Napoleão, Antonio Carlos; Assad, Roberto. Seleção Brasileira 1914–2006 (in Portuguese). pp. 113–116.
  8. ^ "1992 – Copa Gobernador del estado Carabobo" (in Spanish). Eliezer Perez - Historias y estadísticas del fútbol de Venezuela desde 1902. May 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  9. ^ a b "MIC Football - An impressive honor roll". MIC Football (official website). Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  10. ^ "TyC Asia Offers Under-20 Soccer Event in Hong Kong". sportcal. 17 January 2001. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Convocada seleção sub-20 para o Torneio de Oman" (in Portuguese). nsctotal. 2 September 2002. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Seleção sub-20 bate Portugal e ganha torneio na Malásia" (in Portuguese). Folha de São Paulo. 16 March 2003. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Sendai Cup (Japan)". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Seleção sub-20 festeja conquista do título de torneio no Chile" (in Portuguese). Hoje em Dia. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  15. ^ "Comandada por Micale, seleção brasileira sub-20 é campeã no Chile" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Brasil empata com o Chile e conquista o Torneio Internacional Sub-20" (in Portuguese). CBF (Site Oficial). Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  17. ^ "Espetáculo brazuca. Brasil goleia o Uruguai e conquista o título do Torneio Internacional Sub-20" (in Portuguese). CBF (Site Oficial). 12 June 2022.