Paraguay men's national under-17 football team

The Paraguay national under-17 football team represents Paraguay in international football competitions such as FIFA U-17 World Cup and South American Under-17 Football Championship.

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AssociationAsociación Paraguaya
de Fútbol
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachParaguay Gerardo Gonzalez Aquino
Home stadiumEstadio Defensores del Chaco
First colours
Second colours
First international
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1999)
Best resultQuarterfinals (1999)
South American U-17 Championship
Appearances16 (first in 1986)
Best resultRunners-up Silver medal icon.svg (1999)


The under-17 Paraguay national football team has seen and delivered along the years many of Paraguay's best talents.

The team has participated in 4 events of the FIFA U-17 World Cup and their best performance came in the 1999 World Cup held in New Zealand, when Paraguay reached the quarterfinals and finished in 5th place. Their best performance at the South American level came in the 1999 tournament in Uruguay when they finished in second place, along with two third-place finishes in 2001 and 2017 as well as three fourth-place finishes in 1988, 1997 and 2015.

In 2001, el team were crowned champions of the Milk Cup after defeating Manchester United 6–0.[1]

Tournament recordsEdit

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squadEdit

Head coach: Gustavo Morínigo

The following 21 players were named to the squad for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil from October 26 – November 17, 2019.[2]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Antonio González (2002-01-02)2 January 2002 (aged 17)   Cerro Porteño
2DF Santiago Ocampos (2002-01-22)22 January 2002 (aged 17)   Juventus
2DF Rodrigo Melgarejo (2002-05-23)23 May 2002 (aged 16)   Deportivo Capiatá
2DF Gastón Benítez (2002-05-21)21 May 2002 (aged 16)   Nacional
2DF Rolando Ortiz (2002-08-19)19 August 2002 (aged 16)   Olimpia
3MF Wilder Viera (2002-03-04)4 March 2002 (aged 17)   Cerro Porteño
3MF Rodrigo López (2002-03-29)29 March 2002 (aged 16)   Libertad
3MF Fabrizio Peralta (2002-08-02)2 August 2002 (aged 16)   Cerro Porteño
4FW Diego Duarte (2002-04-08)8 April 2002 (aged 16)   Olimpia
3MF Fernando Ovelar (2004-01-06)6 January 2004 (aged 15)   Cerro Porteño
3MF Junior Noguera (2002-05-08)8 May 2002 (aged 16)   Cerro Porteño
1GK Ángel González (2003-02-04)4 February 2003 (aged 16)   Libertad
2DF Basilio Duarte (2002-11-01)1 November 2002 (aged 16)   Cerro Porteño
2DF Ulises González (2002-01-15)15 January 2002 (aged 17)   Deportivo Capiatá
3MF Diego Torres (2002-10-14)14 October 2002 (aged 16)   Olimpia
3MF Matías Segovia (2003-01-04)4 January 2003 (aged 16)   Guaraní
3MF Junior Quiñonez (2002-02-11)11 February 2002 (aged 17)   Libertad
4FW Diego Acosta (2002-11-12)12 November 2002 (aged 16)   Libertad
4FW Fernando Presentado (2002-06-28)28 June 2002 (aged 16)   River Plate
2DF Fabio Ramos (2002-09-19)19 September 2002 (aged 16)   Olimpia
1GK Diego Aranda (2002-03-02)2 March 2002 (aged 17)   Sol de América

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "Albirroja Sub 17: Lista final de 21 futbolistas para el Mundial de Brasil". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-16.

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