Spain national under-18 football team

The Spain national under-18 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-18
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 coachJosé Lana
Most capsJavier Delgado (23)
José Luis Gallardo (23)
Sebastián Nadal (23)
Top scorerChuzo (13)
FIFA codeESP
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 4–1 England 
(Barcelona, Spain; 15 April 1952)
Biggest win
 Spain 9–0 Andorra 
(Cádiz, Spain; 12 March 1999)
Biggest defeat
 Romania 5–1 Spain 
(Graz, Austria; 20 April 1960)
 England 5–1 Spain 
(Walsall, England; 22 July 1993)
Records for competitive matches only.
European Under-18 Championship
Appearances14 (first in 1981)
Best resultWinners (1995)
Spain national under-18 football team
Medal record
U-18 European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Hungary Team
Bronze medal – third place 1993 England Team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Spain Team
Gold medal – first place 1995 Greece Team
Silver medal – second place 1996 France & Luxembourg Team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Iceland Team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Finland Team
Spain national under-18 football team
Medal record
UEFA–CAF Meridian Cup
Silver medal – second place 1997 Portugal Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 South Africa Team
Gold medal – first place 2001 Italy Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 Egypt Team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Turkey Team

Competitive record edit

FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 record edit

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
  1948 did not enter
  1949
  1950
  1951
  1952 Champions 2 1 1 0 4 1
  1953 Fourth place 4 2 0 2 13 7
  1954 Champions 5 4 1 0 14 3
Total 3/7 11 7 2 2 31 11

UEFA Youth Tournament Under-18 record edit

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
  1955 Group stage 3 2 1 0 8 3
  1956 did not enter
  1957 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 18 5
  1958 Group stage 3 2 1 0 7 4
  1959 Group stage 3 2 0 1 10 2
  1960 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 8
  1961 Fourth place 4 1 1 2 10 9
  1962 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 4
  1963 Qualifying round 2 0 1 1 4 5
  1964 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 10 7
  1965 Group stage 2 0 1 1 2 3
  1966 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 6 6
  1967 Group stage 5 1 0 4 6 8
  1968 Qualifying round 2 0 1 1 1 2
  1969 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 5
  1970 Qualifying round 4 2 0 2 7 10
  1971 Group stage 3 1 1 1 2 2
  1972 Fourth place 5 2 3 0 11 4
  1973 Qualifying round 4 1 1 2 7 7
  1974 Group stage 5 2 2 1 3 3
  1975 Qualifying round 2 0 1 1 1 2
  1976 Third place 7 5 1 1 17 4
  1977 Qualifying round 4 1 2 1 5 3
  1978 Group stage 5 3 1 1 7 3
  1979 Qualifying round 2 1 0 1 3 4
  1980 Group stage 5 4 0 1 9 2
Total 18/26 94 41 21 32 162 115

UEFA European Under-18 Championship record edit

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
  1981 Fourth place 7 3 4 0 12 5
  1982 Second round 5 1 1 3 7 6
  1983 Second round 5 2 1 2 4 3
  1984 Second round 5 2 1 2 7 6
  1986 First round 6 2 2 2 7 8
  1988 Fourth place 9 7 0 2 22 4
  1990 Third place 9 6 1 2 17 9
  1992 Qualifying round 6 0 3 3 2 9
  1993 Third place 8 6 1 1 22 12
  1994 Third place 4 3 0 1 14 8
  1995 Champions 8 7 1 0 24 9
    1996 Runners-up 8 4 3 1 12 3
  1997 Third place 8 5 2 1 13 7
  1998 Group stage 9 7 0 2 18 10
  1999 Group stage 8 3 4 1 20 7
  2000 Intermediary round 5 3 1 1 11 2
  2001 Third place 8 6 1 1 19 8
Total 14/17 118 67 26 25 231 116

UEFA–CAF Meridian Cup record edit

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
  1997 Runners-up 5 2 2 1 9 6
  1999 Champions 5 4 1 0 14 3
  2001 Champions 4 3 1 0 9 1
  2003 Champions 4 4 0 0 16 1
  2005 Third place 4 4 0 0 9 0
Total 5/5 22 17 4 1 57 11

Mediterranean Games edit

Mediterranean Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  2018 Gold medalists 1st 4 4 0 0 11 5
Total 1 Title 1/1 4 4 0 0 11 5
  • 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.
  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Current squad edit

  • The following players were called up for a friendly against Italy.[1]
  • Match dates: 17 January 2024
  • Caps and goals correct as of: 17 January 2024, after the match against   Italy
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Fran Árbol (2006-06-30) 30 June 2006 (age 17) 2 0   Granada
1GK Raúl Jiménez (2006-02-16) 16 February 2006 (age 18) 2 0   Valencia
1GK David Arza (2006-02-18) 18 February 2006 (age 18) 1 0   Atlético Madrid

2DF Izan Merino (2006-04-15) 15 April 2006 (age 17) 4 0   Málaga
2DF Óscar Mesa (2006-07-03) 3 July 2006 (age 17) 4 0   Real Madrid
2DF Jon Martín (2006-04-23) 23 April 2006 (age 17) 1 0   Real Sociedad
2DF Beñat Larrea (2006-02-12) 12 February 2006 (age 18) 1 0   Athletic Bilbao
2DF Borja Cortina (2006-02-24) 24 February 2006 (age 17) 1 0   Levante
2DF Hugo Barrachina (2006-08-30) 30 August 2006 (age 17) 1 0   Real Zaragoza
2DF Daniel Budesca (2006-10-11) 11 October 2006 (age 17) 1 0   Villarreal

3MF Roberto Martín (2006-08-12) 12 August 2006 (age 17) 4 1   Real Madrid
3MF Pau Prim (2006-02-22) 22 February 2006 (age 17) 4 0   Barcelona
3MF Jano Monserrate (2006-01-28) 28 January 2006 (age 18) 4 0   Atlético Madrid
3MF Pablo López (2006-03-27) 27 March 2006 (age 17) 4 0   Valencia
3MF Javier Fernández (2006-11-28) 28 November 2006 (age 17) 1 0   Bayern Munich
3MF Óscar Marcos (2006-02-19) 19 February 2006 (age 18) 1 0   Celta de Vigo
3MF Aimar Santiago (2006-06-08) 8 June 2006 (age 17) 1 0   Real Madrid

4FW Antonio Cordero (2006-11-14) 14 November 2006 (age 17) 4 1   Málaga
4FW Paco Esteban (2006-05-02) 2 May 2006 (age 17) 1 0   Atlético Madrid
4FW Elijah Gift (2006-06-11) 11 June 2006 (age 17) 0 0   Athletic Bilbao

Recent call-ups edit

The following players have been called up within the last twelve months are still eligible for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Marcos Maestu (2006-01-10) 10 January 2006 (age 18) 1 0   Celta de Vigo v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023

DF Daniel Muñoz (2006-07-19) 19 July 2006 (age 17) 3 0   Atlético Madrid v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023
DF Jan Colomé (2006-03-13) 13 March 2006 (age 17) 3 0   Atlético Madrid v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023
DF Alex Pérez (2006-05-10) 10 May 2006 (age 17) 3 0   Real Betis v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023
DF Andrés Cuenca (2007-01-22) 22 January 2007 (age 17) 3 0   Barcelona v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023

MF Jorge Rajado (2006-05-16) 16 May 2006 (age 17) 3 1   Atlético Madrid v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023
MF Quim Junyent (2007-03-25) 25 March 2007 (age 16) 3 0   Barcelona v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023
MF Alejandro Granados (2006-05-30) 30 May 2006 (age 17) 3 0   Club Brugge v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023
MF Peio Huestamendia (2006-11-08) 8 November 2006 (age 17) 3 0   Athletic Bilbao v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023

FW Hugo Lozano (2006-03-05) 5 March 2006 (age 17) 3 0   Atlético Madrid v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023
FW Adrián Arnu (2007-03-04) 4 March 2007 (age 16) 3 0   Real Valladolid v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023
FW Pablo Arana (2006-02-11) 11 February 2006 (age 18) 2 0   Cádiz v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023
FW Igor Oyono (2008-02-07) 7 February 2008 (age 16) 3 0   Athletic Bilbao v.   Portugal, 16 October 2023

Player records edit

Top appearances edit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-18 caps
1 Javier Delgado Damm 1988–1990 23
José Luis Gallardo Espanyol 1988–1990 23
Sebastián Nadal Mallorca, Atlético Madrid 1979–1982 23
2 Luis Cuartero Zaragoza 1993–1994 22
Mario Rosas Barcelona 1996–1999 22
3 Juan Luis Bernal Betis 1989–1991 21
Gonzalo Colsa Racing de Santander 1996–1998 21
Gerardo García Real Madrid 1991–1993 21
Míchel Real Madrid 1980–1981 21
Javier López Osasuna 1991–1994 21
Luis Márquez Betis 1988–1990 21

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-18s.

Top goalscorers edit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-18 goals
1 Chuzo Atlético Madrid 1957–1958 13
2 Alberto Aguilá Real Madrid 1987–1988 12
3 Míchel Real Madrid 1980–1981 11
4 Javi Moreno Barcelona 1992–1993 10
Fernando Morientes Albacete 1993–1994 10
5 Jorge Perona Barcelona 2000–2001 9
6 Abel Ruiz Barcelona 2018 7
Carlitos Sevilla 1994–1995 7
Pepe Gálvez Mallorca 1991–1993 7
Gerardo Real Madrid 1991–1993 7
Martín Criado Real Madrid 1986–1988 7
Sebastián Nadal Mallorca, Atlético Madrid 1979–1982 7
Alberto Rivera Real Madrid 1995–1996 7

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-18s.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Convocatoria sub-18 para el partido amistoso frente a Italia". Real Federación Española de Fútbol. 10 January 2024. Retrieved 12 February 2024.

External links edit