CONCACAF Under-20 Championship

The CONCACAF Under-20 Championship is the second longest running international association football event in the North America, Central America and the Caribbean region, CONCACAF, and is the qualification tournament for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The format of the tournament has undergone changes over the years. The tournament proper is currently played with a first round of four round-robin groups from which the top two sides from each group advance to a single-elimination championship round.

CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.svg
Founded1962
RegionNorth America (CONCACAF)
Number of teams35
Current champions United States
(3rd title)
Most successful team(s) Mexico
(13 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website
2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

ResultsEdit

CONCACAF Youth Tournaments eraEdit

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
1 1962   Panama   Mexico   Guatemala   Netherlands Antilles   Costa Rica
2 1964   Guatemala   El Salvador   Honduras   Guatemala   Netherlands Antilles
3 1970   Cuba   Mexico   Cuba   Jamaica   El Salvador
4 1973   Mexico   Mexico   Guatemala   Cuba   Canada
5 1974   Canada   Mexico   Cuba   Trinidad and Tobago
6 1976   Puerto Rico   Mexico   Honduras   United States   Guatemala
7 1978   Honduras   Mexico   Canada   Honduras   Costa Rica
8 1980   United States   Mexico   United States
9 1982   Guatemala   Honduras   United States   Costa Rica   Guatemala
10 1984   Trinidad and Tobago   Mexico   Canada   El Salvador   United States
11 1986   Trinidad and Tobago   Canada   United States   Trinidad and Tobago   Cuba
12 1988   Guatemala   Costa Rica   Mexico   United States   Cuba
13 1990   Guatemala   Mexico   Trinidad and Tobago   United States   Guatemala
14 1992   Canada   Mexico   United States   Canada   Honduras
15 1994   Honduras   Honduras   Costa Rica   Canada   El Salvador
16 1996   Mexico   Canada   Mexico   United States   Costa Rica

FIFA U-20 World Cup qualifying tournament eraEdit

The format of the tournament was changed beginning with the 1998 tournament and ending with the 2007 tournament. In the five tournaments during that time the top eight teams in the region were divided into two groups of four, each group hosted by a separate nation, and the top two sides from each group qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. There was no championship round within the CONCACAF region. The tournament served solely to qualify the four allotments given to CONCACAF by FIFA for the U-20 World Cup.

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up
17 1998   Guatemala (Group A)   United States   Costa Rica
  Trinidad (Group B)   Mexico   Honduras
18 2001   Canada (Group A)   Costa Rica   United States
  Trinidad (Group B)   Canada   Jamaica
19 2003   Panama (Group A)   Panama   Mexico
  United States (Group B)   Canada   United States
20 2005   Honduras (Group A)   United States   Panama
  United States (Group B)   Canada   Honduras
21 2007   Panama (Group A)   United States   Panama
  Mexico (Group B)   Mexico   Costa Rica

CONCACAF U-20 Championship eraEdit

Beginning with the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup tournament, the CONCACAF region returned to a championship-style tournament in which all four semifinalists qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.[1] The reintroduction of a championship round was done to reinvigorate the competition.

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
22 2009   Trinidad and Tobago   Costa Rica   United States   Honduras   Trinidad and Tobago
23 2011   Guatemala   Mexico   Costa Rica   Guatemala   Panama
24 2013   Mexico   Mexico   United States   El Salvador   Cuba

The competition changed its format in 2015. The two group winners would secure a place in the final and the U-20 World Cup, the groups' second and third placed teams would compete in a repechage play-off to determine the qualifiers for the U-20 World Cup. The number of guaranteed games per team was increased from 2 to 5 and the semi-final stage was removed.

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Play-off winners
25 2015   Jamaica   Mexico   Panama   United States   Honduras

The competition changed its format again in 2017. A second group stage was added, with the winners and runners-up of this stage qualifying for the U-20 World Cup and the winners securing a place in the final.

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Group runners-up
26 2017   Costa Rica   United States   Honduras   Mexico   Costa Rica
27 2018   United States   United States   Mexico   Honduras   Panama

The competition changed its format again in 2020. A knockout stage was added, with the semi-finalists qualifying for the U-20 World Cup.

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Semi-finalists
28 2020   Honduras Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[2]
28 2022   Honduras   United States   Dominican Republic   Guatemala   Honduras

Winners by countryEdit

Team Titles Runners-up
  Mexico 13 (1962, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1992, 2011, 2013, 2015) 3 (1988, 1996, 2018)
  United States 3 (2017, 2018, 2022) 6 (1980, 1982, 1986, 1992, 2009, 2013)
  Honduras 2 (1982, 1994) 3 (1964, 1976, 2017)
  Canada 2 (1986, 1996) 2 (1978, 1984)
  Costa Rica 2 (1988, 2009) 2 (1994, 2011)
  El Salvador 1 (1964)
  Guatemala 2 (1962, 1973)
  Cuba 2 (1970, 1974)
  Trinidad and Tobago 1 (1990)
  Panama 1 (2015)
  Dominican Republic 1 (2022)

Note: no championship titles or runners-ups between 1998 and 2007.

Overall team recordsEdit

In this ranking 3 points are awarded for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws. Teams are ranked by total points, then by goal difference, then by goals scored.

As of 2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Mexico 27 129 94 23 12 351 75 263 247
2   United States 25 122 76 19 27 292 97 195 213
3   Honduras 20 95 61 14 20 199 89 110 160
4   Costa Rica 21 89 51 16 22 197 89 108 146
5   Canada 24 101 50 19 32 191 108 73 143
6   Guatemala 20 91 31 19 41 108 133 −25 92
7   El Salvador 18 78 30 15 33 120 110 10 88
8   Panama 12 43 25 8 10 75 45 30 80
9   Trinidad and Tobago 21 83 24 22 37 109 150 −41 78
10   Cuba 14 62 24 12 26 78 82 −4 71
11   Jamaica 21 74 17 17 40 86 129 −43 63
12   Haiti 10 32 9 7 16 48 59 −11 32
13   Netherlands Antilles 11 41 10 6 25 36 97 −61 26
14   Dominican Republic 6 23 8 0 15 41 81 −40 22
15   Bermuda 13 39 8 5 26 46 91 −45 21
16   Suriname 7 22 8 0 14 38 53 −15 19
17   Nicaragua 10 32 4 6 22 18 101 −83 16
18   Puerto Rico 9 22 4 0 18 21 100 −79 11
19   Antigua and Barbuda 5 16 3 2 11 17 42 −25 10
20   Guadeloupe 3 9 3 0 6 12 20 −8 9
21   Guyana 3 13 3 0 10 13 31 −18 7
22   Grenada 4 13 2 1 10 12 46 −34 7
23   Curaçao 3 7 2 0 5 11 9 2 6
24   Dominica 1 5 2 0 3 5 14 −9 6
25   Martinique 3 11 2 0 9 10 29 −19 6
26   Aruba 3 13 1 2 10 9 50 −41 5
27   Cayman Islands 1 4 1 1 2 8 11 −3 4
28   Saint Kitts and Nevis 4 11 1 1 9 10 36 −26 4
29   Barbados 6 20 1 2 17 15 54 −39 4
30   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 5 1 0 4 8 15 −7 3
31   Belize 2 8 1 0 7 8 36 −28 3
32   Saint Lucia 1 4 0 1 3 0 10 −10 1
33   Saint Martin 1 5 0 1 4 3 23 −20 1
34   Sint Maarten 1 5 0 0 5 4 41 −37 1
28   U.S. Virgin Islands 1 5 0 0 5 2 40 −38 0

Comprehensive team results by tournamentEdit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semifinals[a]
  • 5th – Fifth place[b]
  • Top4 – Top 4
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R16 – Round of 16
  • GS – Group stage
  • R1 – First round (1st Group stage)
  • R2 – Second round (2nd Group stage)
  • FS – Final Stage (Group stage)
  • Q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •     — Hosts
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Did not enter
  •  ×  – Withdrew before qualification
  •     — Withdrew/Disqualified after qualification
  •     — Team did not exist
  •     — Not part of CONCACAF
Team  
1962
(9)
 
1964
(9)
 
1970
(5)
 
1973
(6)
 
1974
(12)
 
1976
(15)
 
1978
(13)
 
1980
(18)
 
1982
(12)
 
1984
(16)
 
1986
(12)
 
1988
(10)
 
1990
(12)
 
1992
(11)
 
1994
(12)
 
1996
(12)
 
 
1998
(8)
 
 
2001
(8)
 
 
2003
(8)
 
 
2005
(8)
 
 
2007
(8)
 
2009
(8)
 
2011
(12)
 
2013
(12)
 
2015
(12)
 
2017
(12)
 
2018
(34)
 
2020
(20)
 
2022
(20)
Total
North American Football Union (NAFU) members
  Canada × × × 4th QF R2 2nd SF R2 2nd 1st GS GS 3rd 3rd 1st FS Top4 Top4 Top4 × GS QF QF GS R1 GS Q R16 24+1
  Mexico 1st GS 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st × 1st GS 2nd 1st 1st GS 2nd Top4 FS Top4 FS Top4 GS 1st 1st 1st SF 2nd Q QF 27+1
  United States × GS × × QF 3rd R2 2nd 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd GS 3rd Top4 Top4 Top4 Top4 Top4 2nd QF 2nd SF 1st 1st Q 1st 25+1
Central American Football Union (UNCAF) members
  Belize •/× × × GS •/× × × × × × GS 2
  Costa Rica 4th × × × GS × 4th GS 3rd R2 •/× 1st GS GS 2nd 4th Top4 Top4 FS Top4 1st 2nd QF SF QF Q QF 21+1
  El Salvador GS 1st 4th × × R1 R2 GS R2 3rd •/× •/× GS × 4th R1 FS GS 3rd QF R2 QF Q R16 18+1
  Guatemala 2nd 3rd × 2nd GS 4th × QF 4th R1 •/× GS 4th × GS R2 FS FS FS FS 3rd QF GS Q SF 20+1
  Honduras GS 2nd × × × 2nd 3rd SF 1st R2 •/× GS 4th 1st R1 Top4 FS Top4 3rd QF SF 2nd SF Q SF 20+1
  Nicaragua GS GS × GS GS R2 × × R1 × •/× •/× •/× × R1 × GS GS Q R16 10+1
  Panama GS GS × × × × × × × R1 •/× •/× •/× × •/× Top4 Top4 Top4 4th QF 2nd R2 SF Q QF 12+1
Caribbean Football Union (CFU) members
  Antigua and Barbuda ? × × × × GS × × GS •/× •/× × •/× × R1 GS Q GS 5+1
  Aruba •/× •/× •/× × × GS × GS Q GS 3+1
  Barbados × × × R1 × GS × R1 GS •/× GS •/× × × × GS Q 6+1
  Bermuda 5th × QF R1 R1 QF R1 R1 GS GS GS GS × •/× × × R1 GS 13
  Cayman Islands •/× •/× × × × GS 1
  Cuba × × 2nd 3rd 2nd × × QF × R1 4th 3rd •/× GS × •/× × FS QF 4th GS GS Q R16 14+1
  Netherlands Antilles 3rd 4th × GS × R1 R1 QF R1 R1 GS •/× GS R1 11
  Curaçao GS GS R16 3 (14)
  Dominica × •/× × GS 1
  Dominican Republic × × × GS R2 R1 GS × × •/× •/× •/× × × × GS Q 2nd 6+1
  Grenada R1 GS × × •/× GS × •/× •/× × GS 4
  Guadeloupe ? GS × •/× × × × × × × GS × GS Q × 3+1
  Guyana ? × × × × × × R2 •/× •/× •/× GS •/× × × × GS 3
  Haiti GS × × × × × R2 × × R1 •/× •/× •/× × •/× × FS FS × GS GS R1 GS Q R16 10+1
  Jamaica GS 3rd × GS R1 × GS R1 × GS GS •/× GS GS R2 FS Top4 FS FS GS GS QF GS GS Q QF 21+1
  Martinique ? GS R1 × × × × × × × × × GS × × 3
  Puerto Rico × × × GS R1 R1 GS R1 R1 •/× •/× •/× × •/× × × × GS × GS R16 9
  Saint Kitts and Nevis •/× × × FS R1 GS Q GS 4+1
  Saint Lucia •/× •/× •/× × × × × × GS × 1
  Saint Martin × × × × × GS 1
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines •/× •/× •/× × × •/× × × GS 1
  Sint Maarten × × GS × 1
  Suriname × × × × × R1 × GS × × GS •/× GS × •/× × GS × GS Q GS 7+1
  Trinidad and Tobago × × × 3rd R2 R2 GS R1 R2 3rd GS 2nd GS GS R1 FS FS FS 4th GS GS R1 GS Q R16 21+1
  U.S. Virgin Islands •/× •/× × × •/× × × × × × × GS 1
Notes
  1. ^ The third-place match was not played in 1980 and 2022.
  2. ^ 1970 was played as a round-robin tournament between five teams.

Player awardsEdit

Year MVP Top goalscorer(s) Best goalkeeper Fair Play Award Source
2009   Randy Edwini-Bonsu

  Josué Martínez
  Roger Rojas (3 goals)

[3]
2011   Joel Campbell (6 goals) [4]
2013   Antonio Briseño   Amet Ramírez (4 goals)   Richard Sánchez   El Salvador [5]
2015   Luís Pereira   Hirving Lozano
  Romain Gall (5 goals)
  Jaime De Gracia   United States [6]
2017   Erik Palmer-Brown   Ronaldo Cisneros (6 goals)   Jonathan Klinsmann   Mexico [7]
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[8]
2022   Paxten Aaronson   Paxten Aaronson (7 goals)   Chris Brady   Dominican Republic [9]

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 3 July 2022
Rank Player Country Year(s) Goals
1 José Juan Macías   Mexico 2018 10
2 Paxten Aaronson   United States 2022 7
3 José Alvarado   El Salvador 1994 6
Joel Campbell   Costa Rica 2011
Ronaldo Cisneros   Mexico 2017
Marco Aceituno   Honduras 2022
Quinn Sullivan   United States 2022
8 Jewison Bennet   Costa Rica 1994 5
Orvin Cabrera   Honduras 1994
Steve Green   Jamaica 1994
David Xausa   Canada 1994
Hirving Lozano   Mexico 2015
Romain Gall   United States 2015
Arquimides Ordoñez   Guatemala 2022
Steevenson Jeudy   Haiti 2022
Esteban Lozano   Mexico 2022

Title winning coachesEdit

Year Coach
2009   Rónald González
2011   Juan Carlos Chávez
2013   Sergio Almaguer[10]
2015   Sergio Almaguer
2017   Tab Ramos
2018   Tab Ramos[11]
2020 cancelled
2022   Mikey Varas

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CONCACAF.com – Trinidad & Tobago to stage CONCACAF U-20 Championship in March Archived 2009-01-01 at the Wayback Machine – 2008-11-11
  2. ^ "Concacaf statement regarding U20 and U17 Men's National Team Competitions". CONCACAF. 4 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Technical Report – 2009 Tournament". concacaf.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Technical Report – 2011 Tournament" (pdf). issuu.com. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Technical Report – 2013 Tournament" (PDF). concacaf.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  6. ^ "TSG announces CU20 Best XI, Awards". concacaf.com. 25 January 2015.
  7. ^ "TSG announces CU20 Best XI, Awards". CONCACAF. Archived from the original on 2017-03-12. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Concacaf statement regarding U20 and U17 Men's National Team Competitions". CONCACAF. 4 January 2021.
  9. ^ "2022 CU20 individual awards". CONCACAF. 3 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Under 20s – Men". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  11. ^ "Tab Ramos steps down as U.S. men's youth technical director and U-20 men's national team head coach". USA Soccer. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2021.

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