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Spain national under-17 football team

The Spain national under-17 football team represents Spain in international football at this age level and is controlled by Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.

Spain Under-17
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 coachDavid Gordo
Most capsAbel Ruiz (38)
Top scorerAbel Ruiz (25)
FIFA codeESP
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 1–0 Uruguay 
(Livorno, Italy; 18 August 1991)
Biggest win
 Spain 13–0 New Zealand 
(Ismaïlia, Egypt; 15 September 1997)
Biggest defeat
 England 4–1 Spain 
(Gladsaxe, Denmark; 10 May 2002)
 England 5–2 Spain 
(Kolkata, India; 28 October 2017)
 Italy 4–1 Spain 
(Dublin, Ireland; 10 May 2019)
Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1991)
Best resultRunners-up: 1991, 2003, 2007, 2017
European Championship
Appearances6 (first in 2002)
Best resultChampions: 2007, 2008, 2017
Spain national under-17 football team
Medal record
Men's under-17 football
U-17 World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1991 Italy Team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Egypt Team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Finland Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 South Korea Team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Nigeria Team
Silver medal – second place 2017 India Team
U-17 European Championship
Silver medal – second place 2003 Portugal Team
Silver medal – second place 2004 France Team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Luxembourg Team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Belgium Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Turkey Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Liechtenstein Team
Silver medal – second place 2016 Azerbaijan Team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Croatia Team

Considered one of the strongest national team in under 17 level, Spain has participated in 9 out of 14 World Cup tournaments. Spain hold the record of playing the most finals without ever winning the tournament, having finished as runners-up on four occasions.

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA U-17 World Cup Championship recordEdit

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1991 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 13 5
  1993 Did not qualify
  1995 Group stage 13th 3 1 1 1 4 4
  1997 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 22 6
  1999 Group stage 11th 3 1 1 1 7 2
  2001 Group stage 13th 3 1 0 2 4 6
  2003 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 16 10
  2005 Did not qualify
  2007 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 3 0 13 6
  2009 Third place 3rd 7 5 1 1 18 10
  2011 Did not qualify
  2013
  2015
  2017 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 0 2 12 9
  2019 Qualified
Total 11/15 9th 48 30 8 10 109 58

UEFA European U-17 Championship recordEdit

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
  2002 Fourth place 8 5 2 1 21 11
  2003 Runners-up 8 5 2 1 21 9
  2004 Runners-up 8 5 1 2 19 7
  2005 Elite round 3 2 1 0 3 1
  2006 Third place 8 5 2 1 19 5
  2007 Champions 8 6 2 0 12 3
  2008 Champions 11 8 3 0 29 9
  2009 Group stage 9 4 5 0 14 4
  2010 Runners-up 11 9 0 2 37 7
  2011 Elite round 6 5 0 1 18 6
  2012 Elite round 6 4 2 0 17 4
  2013 Elite round 6 3 0 3 9 8
  2014 Elite round 6 4 1 1 8 2
  2015 Quarter-finals 11 5 6 0 14 5
  2016 Runners-up 12 8 4 0 18 6
  2017 Champions 12 8 3 1 30 9
  2018 Quarter-finals 10 5 3 2 16 8
  2019 Semifinals 11 8 1 2 20 6
Total 13/18 154 99 38 17 325 110

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

  • Gold background color indicates first-place finish. Silver background color indicates second-place finish. Bronze background color indicates third-place finish.

HonoursEdit

Individual awardsEdit

In addition to team victories, Spanish players have won individual awards at UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.

Year Golden Player
  2004 Cesc Fàbregas
  2007 Bojan Krkić

In addition to team victories, Spanish players have won individual awards at FIFA World Cup Under-17 Football Championship.

Year Golden Player Golden Shoe
  1997 Sergio Santamaría David Rodríguez Fraile
  2003 Cesc Fàbregas Cesc Fàbregas
  2009 Borja Bastón

Player recordsEdit

Top appearancesEdit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-17 caps
1 Abel Ruiz Barcelona 2015–2017 38
2 Ignacio Camacho Atlético Madrid 2006–2007 25
3 Albert Dalmau Barcelona 2008–2009 23
  Manu Morlanes Villarreal 2014–2016 23
5 Sergio Gómez Barcelona 2016–2017 22
  Borja Atlético Madrid 2008–2009 22
  Ferran Torres Valencia 2016–2017 22
8 David Rodríguez Atlético Madrid 2002–2003 21
  Gerard Deulofeu Barcelona 2009–2011 21
  Hugo Guillamón Valencia 2016–2017 21
  Isco Valencia 2008–2009 21
  Javi García Real Madrid 2003–2005 21
  Jaime Gavilán Valencia 2001–2003 21
  Koke Atlético Madrid 2008–2009 21

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-17s.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-17 goals
1 Abel Ruiz Barcelona 2015–2017 25
2 Jonathan Soriano Espanyol 2001–2003 18
3 Bojan Krkić Barcelona 2006–2007 16
4 Paco Alcácer Valencia 2009–2010 14
5 David Rodríguez Atlético Madrid 2002–2003 13
6 Borja Atlético Madrid 2008–2009 12
  Roberto Soldado Real Madrid 2001–2003 12
8 Jaime Gavilán Valencia 2001–2003 10
9 Sandro Ramírez Barcelona 2011–2012 9
10 Sergio Gómez Barcelona 2016–2017 8

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-17s.

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Iván Martínez (2002-02-19) 19 February 2002 (age 17)   Osasuna
13 1GK Eric Ruiz (2002-11-03) 3 November 2002 (age 16)   Calavera

2 2DF David López (2002-07-06) 6 July 2002 (age 17)   Atlético Madrid
3 2DF Javi López (2002-03-25) 25 March 2002 (age 17)   Alavés
4 2DF Rafa Marín (2002-05-19) 19 May 2002 (age 17)   Real Madrid
5 2DF Álvaro Carrillo (2002-04-06) 6 April 2002 (age 17)   Real Madrid
12 2DF Iván Muñoz (2002-02-27) 27 February 2002 (age 17)   Valencia
15 2DF José Menargues (2002-05-01) 1 May 2002 (age 17)   Valencia
16 2DF Adrián Gómez (2002-08-02) 2 August 2002 (age 17)   Atlético Madrileño

6 3MF Aitor Gelardo (2002-06-26) 26 June 2002 (age 17)   Roda
8 3MF Beñat Turrientes (2002-01-31) 31 January 2002 (age 17)   Real Sociedad
14 3MF Álex Rico (2002-01-25) 25 January 2002 (age 17)   Barcelona
17 3MF Antonio Pacheco (2002-01-03) 3 January 2002 (age 17)   Roda
18 3MF Óscar Aranda (2002-04-29) 29 April 2002 (age 17)   Real Madrid
20 3MF Robert Navarro (2002-04-12) 12 April 2002 (age 17)   Monaco

7 4FW Yéremi Pino (2002-10-20) 20 October 2002 (age 16)   Roda
9 4FW Jordi Escobar (2002-02-10) 10 February 2002 (age 17)   Valencia
10 4FW Germán Valera (C) (2002-03-16) 16 March 2002 (age 17)   Atlético Madrid
11 4FW Mario Soriano (2002-04-22) 22 April 2002 (age 17)   Atlético Madrileño
19 4FW Pablo Moreno (2002-05-03) 3 May 2002 (age 17)   Juventus

Former squadsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Convocatoria definitiva para el Europeo de Irlanda" (in Spanish).

External linksEdit