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Mexico national under-23 football team

The Mexico national under-23 football team (also known as Mexico U-23 and Mexico Olympic) represents Mexico in international football competitions such as the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, the Toulon Tournament, and their respective qualification phases. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except for the Olympic Games which allows the men's team up to three overage players. The team is controlled by the Mexican Football Federation (FMF), the governing body of football in Mexico.

Mexican Olympic Committee Logo.svg Mexico Under-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)El Tri
El Tricolor (The Tricolor)
AssociationFederación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF)
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Head coachJaime Lozano
FIFA codeMEX
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 7–1 Mexico 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 30 May 1928)
Biggest win
Mexico Mexico 7–1 Trinidad and Tobago 
(Carson, United States; 23 March 2012)
Biggest defeat
 East Germany 7–0 Mexico 
(Bavaria, Germany; 5 September 1972)
Records for competitive matches only
Summer Olympics
Appearances5 (first in 1928)
Best resultWinners Gold medal icon.svg (2012)

Since 1992, the under-23 team has participated in five Olympic tournaments, winning the gold medal in 2012.[1]

HonoursEdit

Competitive recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Before 1984, the football tournament at the Olympic Games was played only by amateur athletes. In 1984, professionals were allowed to compete for the first time. Since 1992, the Olympic Games tournament has been an under-23 tournament, and since 1996, the squads were allowed to have a maximum of three over-aged players.

Summer Olympic Games Record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1992 Group stage 10th 3 0 3 0 3 3
  1996 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 2 1 2 3
  2000 Did not qualify
  2004 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 3 3
  2008 Did not qualify
  2012 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 12 4
  2016 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 7 4
  2020 To be determined
  2024
  2028
Total 1 gold medal 5/7 19 8 8 3 27 17

Olympic Games recordEdit

Football at the Summer Olympics
Year Round Score Result
1992 Group stage   Denmark 1–1 Mexico   Draw
Group stage   Mexico 1–1 Australia   Draw
Group stage   Mexico 1–1 Ghana   Draw
1996 Group stage   Mexico 1–0   Italy Win
Group stage   Mexico 0–0 South Korea   Draw
Group stage   Mexico 1–1 Ghana   Draw
Quarter-finals   Mexico 0–2 Nigeria   Loss
2004 Group stage   Mali 0–0 Mexico   Draw
Group stage   South Korea 1–0 Mexico   Loss
Group stage   Greece 2–3 Mexico   Win
2012 Group stage   Mexico 0–0 South Korea   Draw
Group stage   Mexico 2–0 Gabon   Win
Group stage   Mexico 1–0 Switzerland    Win
Quarter-finals   Mexico 4–2 Senegal   Win
Semi-finals   Mexico 3–1 Japan   Win
Gold medal match   Brazil 1–2 Mexico   Win
2016 Group stage   Mexico 2–2   Germany Draw
Group stage   Fiji 1–5 Mexico   Win
Group stage   South Korea 1–0 Mexico   Loss

Pan American GamesEdit

Since 1999, the Pan American Games football tournament has been an under-23 tournament.

Pan American Games Record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1999 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 14 5
  2003 Third Place 3rd 5 1 2 1 7 7
  2007 Third Place 3rd 5 3 2 0 6 1
  2011 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 12 4
  2015 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 8 5
  2019 Third place 3rd 5 3 2 0 7 2
  2023 To be determined
Total 2 Gold Medals 6/6 31 18 10 2 54 24

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Head-to-head recordEdit

As of 10 August 2016
Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against % Won
  Antigua and Barbuda 1 1 0 0 8 0 100.0%
  Argentina 3 1 1 1 4 4 33.3%
  Australia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0.0%
  Belarus 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
  Belgium 1 0 1 0 1 1 0.0%
  Bolivia 2 1 1 0 2 1 50.0%
  Brazil 3 1 0 2 2 3 33.3%
  Bulgaria 1 1 0 0 1 0 100.0%
  Canada 1 0 1 0 0 0 50%
  Chile 1 0 1 0 2 2 0.0%
  China PR 3 3 0 0 5 1 100.0%
  Colombia 6 3 2 1 10 3 50%
  Costa Rica 7 4 1 2 11 7 57.14%
  Czech Republic 1 0 0 1 1 2 0.0%
  Cuba 6 4 2 0 8 2 66.6%
  Denmark 1 0 1 0 1 1 0.0%
  Dominican Republic 1 1 0 0 5 1 100.0%
  Ecuador 2 2 0 0 6 3 100%
  El Salvador 3 2 1 0 4 1 66.6%
  England 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
  France 5 0 1 4 4 13 0.0%
  Fiji 1 1 0 0 5 1 100%
  Gabon 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%
  Germany 1 0 1 0 2 2 0.0%
  Ghana 2 0 2 0 2 2 0%
  Greece 1 1 0 0 3 2 100.0%
  Guatemala 3 1 2 0 5 3 33.3%
  Haiti 1 1 0 0 6 1 100%
  Honduras 5 4 0 1 19 8 80%
  Hungary 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%
  Italy 2 1 1 0 2 1 50.0%
  Ivory Coast 1 0 1 0 1 1 0.0%
  Jamaica 3 1 2 0 6 1 33.3%
  Japan 2 1 0 1 4 3 50%
  Mali 2 0 2 0 3 3 0.0%
  Morocco 2 1 0 1 5 5 100.0%
  Netherlands 2 1 0 1 4 3 50.0%
  Nicaragua 1 1 0 0 6 0 100%
  Nigeria 2 1 0 1 2 2 50.0%
  Panama 2 2 0 0 4 1 100.0%
  Paraguay 2 1 1 0 4 2 50.0%
  Portugal 2 0 1 1 3 5 0.0%
  Puerto Rico 1 1 0 0 4 1 100.0%
  Senegal 1 1 0 0 4 2 100%
  South Korea 3 0 1 2 0 2 0.0%
   Switzerland 1 1 0 0 1 0 100.0%
  Trinidad and Tobago 6 5 1 0 16 4 83.3
  Turkey 1 1 0 0 3 0 100.0%
  United States 3 2 0 1 7 1 66.6%
  Uruguay 3 2 0 1 6 3 66.6%
  Venezuela 5 3 0 2 10 5 60.0%

Includes results from:

  • Men's Olympic 1992-2016
  • Pan American Games 1991-2016
  • Toulon Tournament 2006-2016
  • CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying
  • Central American and Caribbean Games 1990-2014

Schedule and resultsEdit

2019Edit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

StaffEdit

Position Name
Manager   Raúl Gutiérrez
Assistant Manager   Marco Antonio Sánchez
Assistant Manager   Juan de Dios Ramírez Perales
Fitness Coach   Vicente Salvador Cervantes
Goalkeeper Coach   José Rosario Rivera
Doctor   Eduardo Guerrero Fuentes
Physiotherapist   Raúl Curiel Cervantes
Kit man   Gabriel Hernández Gallegos
Kit man   Luis Alberto Monroy Hernández
Video   José Carlos Quiroz Sánchez
Chief coordinator   Dennis Johannes Te Kloese
Technical and Tactical Coordinator   Juan Carlos Ortega
Logistics Coordinator   Luis Mario Torres Delgado

Players RecordEdit

Top appearancesEdit

Rank Player Year(s) U-23 Caps
1 Javier Aquino 2011-2012 21
2 Gibran Lajud 2013–present 20
3 Diego Reyes 2011-2012 17
4 Carlos Guzmán 2014–2016 16
4 Miguel Ponce 2011-2012 16
4 Jorge Enríquez 2011-2012 16
4 Marco Fabián 2011-2012 16
8 Hedgardo Marín 2014–2016 15
8 Martín Zúñiga 2014–2016 15
8 Jonathan Espericueta 2013–2016 15
8 Dárvin Chávez 2011-2012 15
8 Hiram Mier 2011-2012 15
13 Jordan Silva 2014–Present 14
14 Josecarlos Van Rankin 2014–2016 13
14 Marco Bueno 2013–Present 13
14 Armando Zamorano 2013–2016 13
14 Héctor Herrera 2011-2012 13
18 Erick Torres 2012–present 12
19 Bernardo Hernández 2013–2016 11
19 José de Jesús Corona 2011-2012 11

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Year(s) U-23 Goals
1 Marco Fabián 2011-2012 15
2 Oribe Peralta 2011-2016 11
3 Erick Torres 2012- 7
4 Alan Pulido 2011-2012 6
4 Martín Zúñiga 2014-2016 6
6 Marco Bueno 2013- 5
6 Enrique Esqueda 2007-2008 5
6 Diego Martínez 2003-2004 5
6 Rafael Marquez Lugo 2003-2004 5
10 Carlos Cisneros 2015- 3
10 Raúl López 2015-2016 3
10 Hedgardo Marín 2014-2016 3
10 Armando Zamorano 2013-2016 3
10 José Abella 2013- 3
10 Jerónimo Amione 2011 3
10 Giovani dos Santos 2011-2012 3
10 Miguel Ponce 2011-2012 3
10 Luis Pérez 2003-2004 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Irvin, Duncan (11 August 2012). "Mexico Wins Soccer Gold Medal, 2-1". New York Times. Retrieved 11 August 2012.