Brazil national under-23 football team
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).
|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||Winners : (2016)|
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.
1952–1976 Summer OlympicsEdit
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.
1984 Summer Olympics – Los AngelesEdit
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.
1988 Summer Olympics – SeoulEdit
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.
1996 Summer Olympics – AtlantaEdit
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.
2000 Summer Olympics – SydneyEdit
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.
2003 CONCACAF Gold CupEdit
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.
2008 Summer Olympics – BeijingEdit
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.
2012 Summer Olympics – LondonEdit
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.
2016 Summer Olympics – Rio de JaneiroEdit
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). 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.
Pan American GamesEdit
|June 2, 2019 2019 Toulon Tournament GS||Brazil||4–0||Guatemala||Aubagne, France|
|19:00 CEST||Pedrinho 19'
Bruno Tabata 23'
Douglas Luiz 89' (pen.)
|Report||Stadium: Stade de Lattre-de-Tassigny|
Referee: Willy Delajod (France)
|June 5, 2019 2019 Toulon Tournament GS||France U18||0–4||Brazil||Salon-de-Provence, France|
|19:30 CEST||Report||Antony 20'
Matheus Henrique 57'
Matheus Cunha 88' (pen.)
Mateus Vital 90+1'
|Stadium: Stade d'Honneur Marcel Roustan|
Referee: Luis Enrique Santander (Mexico)
|June 8, 2019 2019 Toulon Tournament GS||Brazil||5–0||Qatar||Vitrolles, France|
|17:30 CEST||Matheus Cunha 21', 83'
Mateus Vital 24' (pen.)
Paulinho 38', 76'
|Report||Stadium: Stade Jules-Ladoumègue|
Referee: António Nobre (Portugal)
|June 12, 2019 2019 Toulon Tournament Semi-finals||Brazil||2–0||Republic of Ireland U21||Aubagne, France|
|17:30 CEST||Paulinho 15'
Matheus Cunha 47'
|Report||Stadium: Stade de Lattre-de-Tassigny|
Referee: Luis Enrique Santander (Mexico)
|June 15, 2019 2019 Toulon Tournament Final||Brazil||1–1|
|16:00 CEST||Antony 19'||Report||Ogawa 39'||Stadium: Stade d'Honneur Marcel Roustan|
Referee: António Nobre (Portugal)
|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)
The following 23 players were called up for the friendly matches against Colombia and Chile on 5 and 9 September 2019 respectively.
Caps and goals correct as of: 9 September 2019, after the match against Chile.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Cleiton||19 August 1997||2||0||Atlético Mineiro|
|12||GK||Daniel Fuzato||4 July 1997||0||0||Roma|
|22||GK||Lucão||26 February 2001||1||0||Vasco da Gama|
|2||DF||Emerson||14 January 1999||6||0||Betis|
|3||DF||Lyanco||1 February 1997||6||0||Torino|
|4||DF||Luiz Felipe||22 March 1997||1||0||Lazio|
|6||DF||Guilherme Arana||14 April 1997||2||0||Atalanta|
|13||DF||Walce||2 February 1999||2||0||São Paulo|
|14||DF||Roger Ibañez||23 November 1998||2||0||Atalanta|
|16||DF||Abner Vinícius||27 May 2000||1||0||Athletico Paranaense|
|23||DF||Guga||29 August 1998||6||0||Atlético Mineiro|
|5||MF||Douglas Luiz||9 May 1998||6||1||Aston Villa|
|8||MF||Wendel||28 August 1997||6||1||Sporting CP|
|10||MF||Pedrinho||13 April 1998||6||2||Corinthians|
|15||MF||Allan||3 March 1997||0||0||Fluminense|
|18||MF||Jean Lucas||22 June 1998||1||0||Lyon|
|20||MF||Mauro Júnior||6 May 1999||1||0||Heracles Almelo|
|21||MF||Bruno Tabata||30 March 1997||3||1||Portimonense|
|7||FW||Paulinho||15 July 2000||7||3||Bayer Leverkusen|
|9||FW||Matheus Cunha||27 May 1999||7||7||RB Leipzig|
|11||FW||Antony||24 February 2000||7||3||São Paulo|
|17||FW||Artur||15 February 1998||2||0||Bahia|
|19||FW||Arthur Cabral||25 April 1998||1||0||Basel|
The following players have been called up to the Brazil under-23 squad in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Ivan||2 July 1997||4||0||Ponte Preta||2019 Toulon Tournament|
|GK||Lucas Perri||10 December 1997||1||0||São Paulo||2019 Toulon Tournament|
|DF||Renan Lodi||8 April 1998||0||0||Atlético Madrid||v. Colombia, 5 September 2019 WD|
|DF||Iago||23 March 1997||4||0||Augsburg||2019 Toulon Tournament|
|DF||Murilo||27 March 1997||4||0||Lokomotiv Moscow||2019 Toulon Tournament|
|DF||Adryelson||23 March 1998||1||0||Sport Recife||2019 Toulon Tournament|
|DF||Bruno Fuchs||1 April 1999||1||0||Internacional||2019 Toulon Tournament|
|DF||Rogério||13 January 1998||1||0||Sassuolo||2019 Toulon Tournament|
|MF||Matheus Henrique||19 December 1997||5||1||Grêmio||2019 Toulon Tournament|
|MF||Mateus Vital||12 October 1998||4||2||Corinthians||2019 Toulon Tournament|
|MF||Lucas Fernandes||20 September 1997||2||0||Portimonense||2019 Toulon Tournament|
|FW||Pedro||20 June 1997||4||0||Fiorentina||2019 Toulon Tournament|
- Summer Olympics
- 1952 Summer Olympics squad
- 1960 Summer Olympics squad
- 1964 Summer Olympics squad
- 1968 Summer Olympics squad
- 1972 Summer Olympics squad
- 1976 Summer Olympics squad
- 1984 Summer Olympics squad
- 1988 Summer Olympics squad
- 1996 Summer Olympics squad
- 2000 Summer Olympics squad
- 2008 Summer Olympics squad
- 2012 Summer Olympics squad
- 2016 Summer Olympics squad
- Since 1992, squads for Football at the Summer Olympics have been restricted to three players over the age of 23. The achievements of such teams are not usually included in the statistics of the international team.
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