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Spain national under-16 football team

Spain's national under-16 football team represents Spain in international football for children under 16 and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, which is the governing body for football in Spain.

Spain Under-16
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)La Rojita (The Little Red One)
La Furia Roja
(The Red Fury)
AssociationRoyal Spanish Football Federation
(Real Federación Española de Fútbol – RFEF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSantiago Denia (2010–)
Most capsÁngel Cuéllar (26)
Top scorerDiego Ernesto Santiago (20)
FIFA codeESP
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 5–1 Portugal 
(Mérida, Spain; 23 December 1980)
Biggest win
 Spain 7–0 Luxembourg 
(Fraga, Spain; 3 April 1985)  Spain 7–0 Liechtenstein 
(Alcalá, Spain; 28 February 1990)
Biggest defeat
 France 3–0 Spain 
(Gottsdorf, Austria; 1 May 1996)
Records for competitive matches only.
European Under-16 Championship
Appearances16 (first in 1985)
Best resultWinners (1986, 1988, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2001)
Spain national under-16 football team
Medal record
U-16 European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Hungary Team
Gold medal – first place 1986 Greece Team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Spain Team
Gold medal – first place 1991 Spain Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Cyprus Team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Belgium Team
Gold medal – first place 1997 Germany Team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Scotland Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Czech Republic Team
Gold medal – first place 2001 England Team

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA U-17 World Cup recordEdit

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
  1985 Did not qualify
  1987
  1989
Total 0/3 0 0 0 0 0 0

UEFA European Under-17 Championship recordEdit

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
  1982 Qualifying round 4 2 0 2 8 6
  1984 Qualifying round 6 4 0 2 12 3
  1985 Third place 7 4 3 0 14 0
  1986 Champions 7 6 1 0 18 2
  1987 Qualifying round 2 0 1 1 2 4
  1988 Champions 5 3 2 0 8 2
  1989 Fourth place 7 3 2 2 12 9
  1990 Group stage 5 4 0 1 14 2
  1991 Champions 7 5 1 1 17 6
  1992 Runners-up 7 5 1 1 18 6
  1993 Quarterfinals 6 3 1 2 6 4
  1994 Group stage 7 5 1 1 18 7
  1995 Runners-up 8 7 0 1 14 3
  1996 Group stage 5 3 0 2 13 5
  1997 Champions 8 6 2 0 21 6
  1998 Third place 8 4 2 2 10 7
  1999 Champions 8 8 0 0 26 2
  2000 Quarterfinals 6 4 0 2 15 6
  2001 Champions 8 6 1 1 16 3
Total 16/19 121 82 18 21 262 83
* Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.
** Gold background colour indicates first place finish. Silver background colour indicates second place finish. Bronze background colour indicates third place finish. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Player recordsEdit

Top appearancesEdit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-16 caps
1 Ángel Cuéllar Betis 1987–1989 26
2 Julio Iglesias Barcelona 1987–1989 21
  Álvaro Pérez Athletic Bilbao 1990–1992 21
4 Curro Montoya Hércules 1992–1993 20
  Diego Ribera Valencia 1993–1994 20
6 Iker Casillas Real Madrid 1996–1998 19
  Enrique Medina Manises, Valencia 1990–1991 19
  Francisco Rufete Atlético Benejúzar, Barcelona 1992–1993 19
  Sandro Tenerife, Real Madrid 1990–1991 19
10 Carlos Castro Sevilla 1990–1991 18
  Juan Carlos Gutiérrez La Cruz Villanovense, Barcelona 1990–1991 18
  Jero Miñarro Valencia 1992–1994 18
  Líbero Parri Valencia 1998–1999 18
  Iván Pérez Real Madrid 1991–1992 18

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-16s.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-16 goals
1 Diego Ribera Valencia 1993–1994 20
2 Iván Pérez Real Madrid 1991–1992 13
3 Ángel Cuéllar Betis 1987–1989 11
  Joseba Etxeberria Real Sociedad 1992–1994 11
  David Rodríguez Atlético Madrid 2001–2002 11
  Fernando Torres Atlético Madrid 2001 11
7 Álvaro Pérez Athletic Bilbao 1990–1992 9
8 Jorge Perona Barcelona 1998–1999 8
9 Oskitz Estefanía Real Sociedad 2001–2002 7
  Julen Guerrero Athletic Bilbao 1989–1990 7
  Miguel Mateos Real Madrid 1996–1997 7

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-16s.

Former squadsEdit

See alsoEdit

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