South American Youth Football Championship

The South American Youth Football Championship, also known as U-20 South American Championship and (Spanish:) Juventud de América, Campeonato Sudamericano Sub20 or (Portuguese:) Juventude da América (English: "America's Youth") is a South American association football tournament organized by the CONMEBOL (Spanish: CONfederación SudaMEricana de FútBOL; Portuguese: CONfederação Sul-AMEricana de FuteBOL), for South American national teams of men under age of 20.

CONMEBOL Sudamericano Sub20
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Founded1954; 68 years ago (1954)
RegionCONMEBOL
Number of teams10
Current champions Ecuador (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Brazil (11 titles)
2023 South American U-20 Championship

HistoryEdit

The first South American Youth Championship was hosted by Venezuela in 1954. Initially played as an under-19 tournament, it became an under-20 event from 1977. Brazil has won the tournament on the most occasions (11 times).[1]

FormatEdit

All matches take place in the host country, and all ten U-20 national football teams of CONMEBOL compete in every edition (if none of the associations withdraw). They are separated in two groups of five, and each team plays four matches in a pure round-robin stage. The three top competitors advance to a single final group of six, wherein each team plays five matches. The results in this last pure round-robin stage determines the champion and the South American qualification to the next FIFA U-20 World Cup. Unlike most international tournaments, in South American Youth Championships there is neither final match nor third place match nor knockout stages.

ResultsEdit

[1]

Under-19Edit

Edition Year Host Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place Teams
1 1954
Details
  Venezuela  
Uruguay
 
Brazil
 
Venezuela
 
Peru
9
2 1958
Details
  Chile  
Uruguay
 
Argentina
 
Brazil
 
Peru
6
3 1964
Details
  Colombia  
Uruguay
 
Paraguay
 
Colombia
 
Chile
7
4 1967
Details
  Paraguay  
Argentina
 
Paraguay
 
Brazil
 
Peru
9
5 1971
Details
  Paraguay  
Paraguay
 
Uruguay
 
Argentina
 
Peru
9
6 1974
Details
  Chile  
Brazil
 
Uruguay
 
Paraguay
 
Argentina
9
7 1975
Details
  Peru  
Uruguay
 
Chile
 
Argentina
 
Peru
6

Under-20Edit

Edition Year Host Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place Teams
8 1977
Details
  Venezuela  
Uruguay
 
Brazil
 
Paraguay
 
Chile
9
9 1979
Details
  Uruguay  
Uruguay
 
Argentina
 
Paraguay
 
Brazil
9
10 1981
Details
  Ecuador  
Uruguay
 
Brazil
 
Argentina
 
Bolivia
9
11 1983
Details
  Bolivia  
Brazil
 
Uruguay
 
Argentina
 
Bolivia
10
12 1985
Details
  Paraguay  
Brazil
 
Paraguay
 
Colombia
 
Uruguay
10
13 1987
Details
  Colombia  
Colombia
 
Brazil
 
Argentina
 
Uruguay
9
14 1988
Details
  Argentina  
Brazil
 
Colombia
 
Argentina
 
Paraguay
11
15 1991
Details
  Venezuela  
Brazil
 
Argentina
 
Uruguay
 
Paraguay
10
16 1992
Details
  Colombia  
Brazil
 
Uruguay
 
Colombia
 
Ecuador
8
17 1995
Details
  Bolivia  
Brazil
 
Argentina
 
Chile
 
Ecuador
9
18 1997
Details
  Chile  
Argentina
 
Brazil
 
Paraguay
 
Uruguay
10
19 1999
Details
  Argentina  
Argentina
 
Uruguay
 
Brazil
 
Paraguay
10
20 2001
Details
  Ecuador  
Brazil
 
Argentina
 
Paraguay
 
Chile
10
21 2003
Details
  Uruguay  
Argentina
 
Brazil
 
Paraguay
 
Colombia
10
22 2005
Details
  Colombia  
Colombia
 
Brazil
 
Argentina
 
Chile
10
23 2007
Details
  Paraguay  
Brazil
 
Argentina
 
Uruguay
 
Chile
10
24 2009
Details
  Venezuela  
Brazil
 
Paraguay
 
Uruguay
 
Venezuela
10
25 2011
Details
  Peru  
Brazil
 
Uruguay
 
Argentina
 
Ecuador
10
26 2013
Details
  Argentina  
Colombia
 
Paraguay
 
Uruguay
 
Chile
10
27 2015
Details
  Uruguay  
Argentina
 
Colombia
 
Uruguay
 
Brazil
10
28 2017
Details
  Ecuador  
Uruguay
 
Ecuador
 
Venezuela
 
Argentina
10
29 2019
Details
  Chile  
Ecuador
 
Argentina
 
Uruguay
 
Colombia
10
2021
Details
  Venezuela Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic 10
30 2023
Details
10

Performances by countriesEdit

[citation needed]

Team Titles Runner-up Third place Fourth place
  Brazil 11 (1974, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011) 7 (1954, 1977, 1981, 1987, 1997, 2003, 2005) 3 (1958, 1967, 1999) 2 (1979, 2015)
  Uruguay 8 (1954, 1958, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 2017) 6 (1971, 1974, 1983, 1992, 1999, 2011) 6 (1991, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015*, 2019) 3 (1985, 1987, 1997)
  Argentina 5 (1967, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2015) 7 (1958, 1979, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2019) 8 (1971, 1975, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 2005, 2011) 2 (1974, 2017)
  Colombia 3 (1987, 2005, 2013) 2 (1988, 2015) 3 (1964, 1985, 1992) 2 (2003, 2019)
  Paraguay 1 (1971) 5 (1964, 1967, 1985, 2009, 2013) 6 (1974, 1977, 1979, 1997, 2001, 2003) 3 (1988, 1991, 1999)
  Ecuador 1 (2019) 1 (2017) 3 (1992, 1995, 2011)
  Chile 1 (1975) 1 (1995) 6 (1964, 1977, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2013)
  Venezuela 2 (1954, 2017) 1 (2009*)
  Peru 5 (1954, 1958, 1967, 1971, 1975)
  Bolivia 2 (1981, 1983*)

Top goalscorersEdit

Competition Nation Player Number of goals
1954   Paraguay Juan Bautista Agüero 7
1958   Argentina Norberto Raffo 5
1964   Chile Jaime Bravo 5
1967   Argentina Carlos Garcia Cambon 3
1971   Uruguay Ricardo Islas 4
  Paraguay Cristóbal Maldonado
1974   Uruguay Hebert Revetria 8
1975   Uruguay Hebert Revetria 4
  Brazil Toninho
1977   Uruguay Amaro Nadal (fr) 4
  Brazil Guinha
1979   Uruguay Arsenio Luzardo 4
1981   Uruguay Enzo Francescoli 5
  Brazil Lela
1983   Uruguay Carlos Aguilera 7
1985   Brazil Romário 4
1987   Argentina Alejandro Russo 4
1988   Brazil Assís 5
  Paraguay Ferreira
1991   Argentina Juan Esnáider 7
1992   Uruguay Fernando Correa 5
1995   Argentina Leonardo Biagini 4
1997   Brazil Adaílton 8
1999   Argentina Luciano Galletti 9
2001   Brazil Adriano 6
  Brazil Ewerthon
2003   Argentina Fernando Cavenaghi 8
2005   Colombia Hugo Rodallega 11
2007   Uruguay Edinson Cavani 7
2009   Paraguay Hernán Pérez 5
  Paraguay Robin Ramírez
  Uruguay Abel Hernández
  Brazil Walter
2011   Brazil Neymar 9
2013   Uruguay Nicolás López 6
2015   Argentina Giovanni Simeone 9
2017   Uruguay Rodrigo Amaral 5
  Ecuador Bryan Cabezas
  Argentina Lautaro Martínez
  Argentina Marcelo Torres
2019   Ecuador Leonardo Campana 6

Source: RSSSF.[1]

Men's U-20 World Cup QualifiersEdit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R2 – Round 2
  • R1 – Round 1
  •      – Hosts
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
Team  
1977
 
1979
 
1981
 
1983
 
1985
 
1987
 
1989
 
1991
 
1993
 
1995
 
1997
 
1999
 
2001
 
2003
 
2005
 
2007
 
2009
 
2011
 
2013
 
2015
 
2017
 
2019
 
2021
Total
  Argentina 1st R1 2nd QF R1 1st 1st R2 1st 4th 1st 1st QF R1 R1 R2 16
  Brazil 3rd QF 1st 1st QF 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd QF QF QF 1st 3rd R2 2nd 1st 2nd 18
  Chile 4th R1 R1 R2 3rd QF 6
  Colombia QF R1 QF R1 3rd R2 QF R2 R2 QF 10
  Ecuador R2 R2 R1 3rd 4
  Paraguay R1 QF R1 R1 R2 4th R2 R2 R2 9
  Uruguay 4th 3rd QF QF R1 QF 2nd 4th R2 R2 R1 2nd R2 4th R2 15
  Venezuela R2 2nd 2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Julio Bovi Diogo, José Luis Pierrend, Juan Pablo Andrés and Martín Tabeira (14 February 2019). "South American Youth Championships". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 June 2019.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

External linksEdit