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 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 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
Year Round GP W D1 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 - - - - - -
  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

1Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

TitlesEdit

  • 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 tournamentsEdit

Individual awardsEdit

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup

Current squadEdit

The following 23 players were called up for the 2021 South American U-20 Championship fixtures against Chile, Bolivia and Peru on 12, 15 and 18 December respectively.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Adriel (2001-01-14) 14 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Grêmio
1GK Leonardo Linck (2001-03-03) 3 March 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Athletico Paranaense
1GK Luiz Júnior (2001-01-14) 14 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Famalicão

2DF Rafael (2002-05-09) 9 May 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Cruzeiro
2DF Vanderson (2001-06-21) 21 June 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Grêmio B
2DF Welington (2001-02-19) 19 February 2001 (age 20) 1 0   São Paulo
2DF Luan Patrick (2002-01-20) 20 January 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Athletico Paranaense
2DF Riquelme (2002-08-28) 28 August 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Vasco da Gama
2DF Pedro Henrique (2001-01-31) 31 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Internacional
2DF Natan (2001-02-06) 6 February 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Flamengo
2DF David Sousa (2001-07-04) 4 July 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Botafogo

3MF Maurício (2001-06-22) 22 June 2001 (age 20) 2 0   Internacional
3MF Bruno Praxedes (2002-02-08) 8 February 2002 (age 19) 2 0   Internacional
3MF Bruno Gomes (2001-04-04) 4 April 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Vasco da Gama
3MF Daniel Cabral (2002-05-14) 14 May 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Flamengo
3MF Diego Rosa (2002-10-12) 12 October 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Grêmio
3MF Gustavo (2002-01-01) 1 January 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Sport Recife

4FW Cauê (2002-11-16) 16 November 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Corinthians
4FW Gabriel Veron (2002-09-03) 3 September 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Palmeiras
4FW Jajá (2001-04-15) 15 April 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Athletico Paranaense
4FW Kaio Jorge (2002-01-24) 24 January 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Santos
4FW Luiz Henrique (2001-01-02) 2 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Fluminense
4FW Gustavo Maia (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Barcelona B

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Seleção Sub-20 convocada para disputa de torneio internacional na Granja Comary". CBF. 24 November 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2020.