Peru national under-17 football team

The Peru national under-17 football team represents Peru in international under-17 football competitions and is overseen by the Federacion Peruana de Futbol.

Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationPeruvian Football Federation (FPF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachVíctor Reyes
CaptainNestor Duarte
Home stadiumEstadio Nacional
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win
 Peru 4–0 Venezuela 
(Asuncion, Paraguay; 12 May 1991)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 4–0 Peru 
(Ibarra, Ecuador; 16 March 2007)
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2005)
Best resultQuarterfinals (2007)
South American Under-17 Football Championship
Appearances17 (first in 1985)
Best resultFourth place (2007)
Medal record
Bolivarian Games
Silver medal – second place 1997 Arequipa NA
Gold medal – first place 2001 Ambato NA
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Trujillo NA

Despite the current failures of the senior side, the Peruvian U-17 team has given brand new stars and hopes to Peruvian fans early in the year of 2007. After their first FIFA U-17 World Cup appearance in 2005 (Peru as host nation), the youth team greatly improved in skill and determination. Their first U-17 World Cup saw them lose with merely 1 point. Yet, they started the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup with a bang as they defeated the local South Korean team with an array of constant attacks and effective counter-attacks that completely overwhelmed their opponents.

The U-17 team's success in 2007 came from the leadership of Juan Jose Ore, and the appearance of good players like Reimond Manco. Not only that, but Peru showcased some of the best team games of the South American tournament and in the 2007 World Cup. Although they were eliminated during the quarterfinals, Peru's U-17 squad seems to be having high hopes for future competitions.

Peru was originally to host the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, it would have been the second time to be hosted by Peru. However, FIFA released a press statement on 22 February 2019 stating that Peru would no longer host the tournament following inspection of the facilities and concern over organisational challenges.[1]

Peru will host the 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup, it will be the second time to be hosted by Peru.

South American U-17 Championship RecordsEdit

Year Round Year Round
  19851 7th Place   19861 Group stage
  19881 Group stage   1991 Group stage
  1993 Group stage   1995 Group stage
  1997 Group stage   1999 Group stage
  2001 Group stage   2003 Group stage
  2005 Group stage   2007 4th Place
  2009 Group stage   2011 Group stage
  2013 6th Place   2015 Group stage
  2017 Group stage   2019 5th Place
  2021 TBD

1 Under 16 Championships

Road to the 2007 U-17 World CupEdit

In 2007, the Peruvian U-17 football team went to the 2007 South American Under-17 Football Championship that was held in Ecuador that started March 4 of that year. In the debut match, the Peruvian team had to face the Brazil. The Peruvians surprised the Brazilians 2–1 with one goal scored by Reimond Manco and the impressive forward La Torre.[citation needed]

In the group stage, Peru won most of the matches and ended first in its group (qualifying to the final round).

In the final round of the tournament (where the first 4 qualified to the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup) Peru won the first match against Venezuela. In the next match, Brazil crushed Peru 4–0 and Colombia trounced them 3–0. By the fourth match Brazil, Colombia and Argentina were already qualified for the main tournament and Peru, Venezuela and host Ecuador had to fight for the last qualification spot.

The fifth match saw Peru with the obligation to defeat Ecuador. The match started horribly for Peru when an Ecuadorian midfielder scored at the first minutes of play. Peru answered quickly when Reimond Manco assisted midfielder Sanchez for a goal. Ecuador was seen to have determination, and it scored once again at the 20th minute of the first half. However, Reimond Manco scored goal caused by a mistake from the Ecuadorian Mendoza, sending them one huge step closer to the world tournament and eliminating their fierce rivals.[citation needed]

For the last match against Argentina, Peru had to lose by at least 4 goals to be eliminated. Peru was capable of drawing the match and classified to the U-17 World Cup. Reimond Manco was named as the best player of the competition by the CONMEBOL.[2]

Road to the 2019 U-17 World CupEdit

Peru automatically qualified for the 2019 World Cup as host, but ended up ripped its hosting right on 22 February 2019 due to infrastructure concerns. Thus, Peru was forced to enter to the run for the World Cup, which was moved to Brazil. Peru failed to qualify for the tournament, after only managed a lone 3–2 win over Uruguay, which was not enough comparing to Ecuador's 4–1 win over eventual champions Argentina.

Road to the 2021 U-17 World CupEdit

Peru automatically qualified for the 2021 World Cup as host.

South American Games RecordsEdit

The South American Games (a.k.a. ODESUR Games; Spanish: Juegos Sudamericanos) are a regional multi-sport event held between nations from South America, organized by the South American Sports Organization (Organización Deportiva Sudamericana, ODESUR).

The Peruvian U-17 football team achieved its first gold medal in the 1990 South American Games, which they were the hosts, and 2 bronze medals in 1982 and 1994 respectively.

Football Medal Records at the ODESUR South American Games
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Colombia 3 1 1 5
2   Argentina 2 1 0 3
3   Peru 1 0 2 3
4   Paraguay 1 0 0 1
5   Ecuador 0 4 1 5
6   Venezuela 0 1 0 1
7   Bolivia 0 0 2 2
8   Brazil 0 0 1 1

FIFA U-17 World Cup recordEdit

2019 U-17 World CupEdit

Peru would have automatically qualified as the hosts of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[3] However, FIFA renounced Peru's rights on 22 February 2019 and replaced them with Brazil.[4]

2021 U-17 World CupEdit

Peru will host and automatically qualified as the hosts of the 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup.


Current squadEdit

The following players were selected to take part in the 2015 South American Under-17 Football Championship.

Manager:   Juan José Oré[5]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Pedro Ynamine (1998-10-14)October 14, 1998 (aged 16)   Universidad San Martín
2 2DF Marco Saravia (1999-02-06)February 6, 1999 (aged 16)   Academia Cantolao
3 2DF Óscar Pacheco (1998-02-11)February 11, 1998 (aged 17)   Universitario
4 2DF Martín Chang (1998-01-04)January 4, 1998 (aged 17)   Universidad San Martín
5 2DF Junior Huerto (1999-04-26)April 26, 1999 (aged 15)   Universidad San Martín
6 3MF Christian André Sánchez (1999-04-05)April 5, 1999 (aged 15)   Academia Cantolao
7 3MF Gerald Távara (1999-03-25)March 25, 1999 (aged 15)   Sporting Cristal
8 3MF José María Corrales (1998-06-18)June 18, 1998 (aged 16)   Universidad San Martín
9 4FW Luis Iberico (1998-02-06)February 6, 1998 (aged 17)   Universidad San Martín
10 4FW Roberto Reyna (1998-08-23)August 23, 1998 (aged 16)   Academia Cantolao
11 3MF Christopher Olivares (1999-04-03)April 3, 1999 (aged 15)   Esther Grande
12 1GK Víctor Egocheaga (1998-02-02)February 2, 1998 (aged 17)   Universitario
13 2DF Renzo Castro (1998-04-12)April 12, 1998 (aged 16)   Universidad San Martín
14 3MF Raúl Pajuelo (1998-05-23)May 23, 1998 (aged 16)   Universidad San Martín
15 3MF Jesús Mendieta (1998-04-11)April 11, 1998 (aged 16)   Sporting Cristal
16 3MF Anthony Quijano (1999-03-03)March 3, 1999 (aged 16)   Sporting Cristal
17 4FW Fernando José Pacheco (1999-06-26)June 26, 1999 (aged 15)   Sporting Cristal
18 4FW José Bolívar (2000-01-17)January 17, 2000 (aged 15)   Universidad San Martín
19 4FW Hideyoshi Arakaki (1998-01-02)January 2, 1998 (aged 17)   Universidad San Martín
20 3MF Kelvin Sánchez (1999-01-03)January 3, 1999 (aged 16)   Academia Cantolao
21 3MF Ricardo Bruno (1998-06-01)June 1, 1998 (aged 16)   Academia Cantolao
22 1GK Tarek Bendeck (1998-11-27)November 27, 1998 (aged 16)   Regatas Lima

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Update on the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019". 22 February 2019.
  2. ^ Manco fue el 'Rey del Sudamericano' Archived 2009-01-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "FIFA Council decides on key steps for the future of international competitions". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 16 March 2018.
  4. ^ "FIFA Council decides on key steps for upcoming international tournaments". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  5. ^ "J2 Evolución". March 6, 2015.