Portugal national under-20 football team

The Portugal national under-20 football team is the national under-20 football team of Portugal and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal.

Portugal Under-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFederação Portuguesa de Futebol
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachHélio Sousa
Most capsTiago Ferreira (28)
Top scorerNuno Gomes
Lourenço
Nélson Oliveira
(9 goals each)
FIFA codePOR
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 1–0 Portugal 
(Cáceres, Spain; 7 May 1979)
Biggest win
 Macau 0–6 Portugal 
(São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe; 5 October 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Japan 4–1 Portugal 
(Tokyo, Japan; 26 August 1994)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances12 (first in 1979)
Best resultChampions (1989, 1991)

The U20 team acts mainly as a feeder team for the under-21s and provides further international development for youth players. The team qualified for its only official match, FIFA U-20 World Cup, depends on U19 results.

The Portuguese team has 12 participations in the FIFA U-20 World Cup and 12 in the Toulon Tournament.

HistoryEdit

The Golden Generation (1989–1991)Edit

The Golden Generation was the Generation of the players that won consecutive FIFA Youth Championships in 1989 and 1991.

The Silver Generation (2011)Edit

The Courage Generation was the Generation of players that was runner up in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

Year Round Position Games Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
  1977 Did not enter
  1979 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 2 4 -2
  1981 Did not qualify
  1983
  1985
  1987
  1989 Champions 1st 6 5 0 1 6 3 +3
  1991 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 9 1 +8
  1993 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4
  1995 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 12 6 +6
  1997 Did not qualify
  1999 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1
  2001 Did not qualify
  2003
  2005
  2007 Round of 16 15th 4 1 0 3 4 5 -1
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 2 1 7 3 +4
  2013 Round of 16 11th 4 2 1 1 12 7 +5
  2015 Quarter-finals 6th 5 4 1 0 12 2 +10
  2017 Quarter-finals 7th 5 2 2 1 9 7 +2
  2019 Group stage 17th 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1
  2021 To be determined
Total 2 Titles 2/12 57 31 11 15 81 50 +31
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Toulon TournamentEdit

Year Round Position Games Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
1996 Third place 3rd 4 3 1 0 12 3 +9
1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3
1998 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 4 1 +3
1999 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4
2000 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 4 0 7 4 +3
2001 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 12 5 +7
2002 Group stage 7th 4 0 3 1 1 2 -1
2003 Champions 1st 5 4 0 1 11 2 +9
2004 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
2005 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 9 5 +4
2006 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 3 1 +2
2007 Fourth place 4th 5 1 3 1 2 2 0
2011 Group stage 5th 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1
2013 Fourth place 4th 5 2 1 2 8 8 +0
2014 Third place 3rd 5 4 0 1 11 4 +7
2016 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 7 2 +5
Total 2 Titles 2/16 72 36 22 14 101 53 +48
* Portugal also participated in the 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, and 2009 tournaments but with the u-21 squad instead of the u-20 squad.

HonoursEdit

TeamEdit

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup
  • Toulon Tournament
    • Winner (2): 2001, 2003
    • Runner-up (3): 1997, 2000, 2005
    • Third place (3): 1996, 1998, 2006
  • Torneio Internacional da Madeira
    • Winner (7): 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008
    • Runner-up (4): 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006
  • Torneio Campos Verdes
    • Winner (2): 2007, 2008
  • Copa El Presidente de La Republica - Ricardo Martinelli
    • Third place (1): 2011
  • SBS Cup International Youth Soccer
    • Runner-up (1): 2012

Individual awardsEdit

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup
  • Toulon Tournament

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The provisional squad for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup was announced on 10 May 2019.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Diogo Costa (1999-09-19) 19 September 1999 (age 20)   FC Porto
2 2DF Diogo Dalot (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 21)   Manchester United
3 2DF Diogo Queirós (1999-01-05) 5 January 1999 (age 21)   FC Porto
4 2DF Diogo Leite (1999-01-23) 23 January 1999 (age 21)   FC Porto
5 2DF Rúben Vinagre (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 21)   Wolverhampton Wanderers
6 3MF Florentino Luís (1999-08-19) 19 August 1999 (age 20)   Benfica
7 4FW Jota (1999-03-30) 30 March 1999 (age 21)   Benfica
8 3MF Gedson (1999-01-09) 9 January 1999 (age 21)   Benfica
9 4FW Rafael Leão (1999-06-10) 10 June 1999 (age 20)   Lille
10 3MF Miguel Luís (1999-02-27) 27 February 1999 (age 21)   Sporting CP
11 4FW Mésaque Djú (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 21)   West Ham United
12 1GK João Virgínia (1999-10-10) 10 October 1999 (age 20)   Everton
13 3MF Nuno Henrique (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 21)   Chievo
14 2DF Thierry Correia (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 21)   Sporting CP
15 2DF Moura (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 20)   Sporting Braga
16 2DF Romain Correia (1999-09-06) 6 September 1999 (age 20)   Guimarães
17 4FW Trincão (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 20)   Sporting Braga
18 4FW Pedro Neto (2000-03-09) 9 March 2000 (age 20)   Wolverhampton Wanderers
19 4FW Pedro Martelo (1999-10-12) 12 October 1999 (age 20)   Sporting Braga
20 3MF Nuno Santos (1999-03-02) 2 March 1999 (age 21)   Benfica
21 1GK Luís Maximiano (1999-01-05) 5 January 1999 (age 21)   Sporting CP

Previous squadsEdit

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Toulon Tournament

Most appearancesEdit

# Name Caps Goals First cap Latest cap
1 Tiago Ferreira 28 2 July 13, 2011 July 3, 2013
2 Paulo Costa 20 5 September 10, 1998 June 3, 2000
Sérgio Oliveira 20 3 October 7, 2010 April 18, 2012
4 Ricardo Esteves 19 0 September 10, 1998 June 3, 2000
Danilo Pereira 19 3 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011
Pelé 19 3 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011
Nuno Reis 19 0 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011
Nélson Oliveira 19 9 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011

Most goalsEdit

# Name Goals Caps First cap Latest cap
1 Nuno Gomes 9 13 June 2, 1995 January 21, 1997
Lourenço 9 17 22 February 2001 June 21, 2003
Nélson Oliveira 9 19 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011
4 André Silva 8 10 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011
5 Bruma 6 6 March 24, 2013 July 3, 2013
Carlitos 6 11 May 27, 1997 May 19, 1998
Paulo Torres 6 12 December 18, 1990 June 30, 1991
Bruno Gama 6 14 November 21, 2006 July 8, 2007
Dani 6 15 August 26, 1994 June 1, 1996
6 Ricardo Vaz Tê 5 8 February 16, 2005 September 22, 2005

Notable playersEdit

Head coachesEdit

As of 15 November 2012

Manager Period Record
Matches Won Draw Lost GF GA GD
  Peres Bandeira 1979
  Carlos Queiroz 1989–1991
  Agostinho Oliveira 1993
  Nelo Vingada 1994-95
  Jesualdo Ferreira 1996–2000
  António Violante 2001–2002, 2008
  Rui Caçador 2003–2004, 2007–2008
  José Couceiro 2006–2007 21 13 4 4 37 8 +29
  Paulo Alves 2009–2010 5 3 1 1 9 3 +6
  Ilídio Vale 2010–2012 24 9 12 3 27 20 +7
  Edgar Borges 2012-2014, 2015-2016 11 5 3 3 17 12 +5
  Hélio Sousa 2014-2015
  Emílio Peixe 2016-

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Os Eleitos de Hélio Sousa". fpf.pt (in Portuguese). FPF. 10 May 2019.
Awards
Preceded by
Portugal national under-23 canoe sprint team
Portuguese Team of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
1000 meter K2 team
(Emanuel Silva and Fernando Pimenta)