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Spain national under-20 football team

The Spain national under-20 football team represents Spain in international football at this age level and is controlled by Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), the governing body for football in Spain.

Spain Under-20
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 coachLuis de la Fuente (2013–)
Most capsPablo Couñago (13)
Jaime Gavilán (13)
Francisco Jusué (13)
Top scorerAdrián (10)
FIFA codeESP
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 2–1 France 
(Radès, Tunisia; 28 June 1977)
Biggest win
 Spain 8–0 Tahiti 
(Cairo, Egypt; 25 September 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Argentina 3–0 Spain 
(Doha, Qatar; 25 April 1995)
Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances15 (first in 1977)
Best resultWinners (1999)
Spain national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1985 Soviet Union Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Nigeria Team
Silver medal – second place 2003 United Arab Emirates Team
Spain national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 2009 Pescara, Italy Team

Competitive RecordEdit

FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place

FIFA World Youth Championship/FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1977 Group stage 7th 3 1 1 1 3 3
  1979 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1* 1 3 2
  1981 Group stage 13th 3 0 2 1 5 7
  1983 Did not qualify
  1985 Runners-up 2nd 6 2 2 2 8 8
  1987 Did not qualify
  1989 Group stage 15th 3 1 0 2 4 7
  1991 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 1 1 8 3
  1993 Did not qualify
  1995 Fourth Place 4th 6 4 0 2 19 12
  1997 Quarter-finals 7th 5 4 0 1 10 3
  1999 Champions 1st 7 5 2 0 16 5
  2001 Did not qualify
  2003 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 0 2 8 4
  2005 Quarter-finals 7th 5 4 0 1 17 4
  2007 Quarter-finals 5th 5 3 2 0 13 8
  2009 Round of 16 11th 4 3 0 1 14 3
  2011 Quarter-finals 5th 5 3 2 0 13 4
  2013 Quarter-finals 6th 5 4 0 1 9 4
  2015 Did not qualify
  2017
  2019
  2021 To be determined
Total 1 Title 15/23 72 43 13 16 150 77

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Mediterranean Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1991 Did not enter
  1993
  1997 Fourth place 4th 4 1 1 2 2 4
  2001 Did not qualify
  2005 See Spain national under-23 football team
  2009 Gold medalists 1st 4 3 1 0 9 4
  2013 Did not enter
  2018 See Spain national under-18 football team
Total 1 Gold medal 2/6 8 4 2 2 11 8

Individual awardsEdit

In addition to team victories, Spanish players have won individual awards at FIFA World Youth Cups.

Year Golden Boot
  1985 Sebastián Losada
Fernando Gómez
  1995 Joseba Etxeberria
  1999 Pablo Couñago

Player recordsEdit

Top appearancesEdit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-20 Caps
1 Pablo Couñago Celta Vigo, Numancia 1998–1999 13
  Jaime Gavilán Valencia, Tenerife 2003–2005 13
  Francisco Jusué Osasuna 1998–1999 13
4 Pablo Orbaiz Osasuna 1998–1999 12
  Israel Puerto Sevilla 2012–2013 12
  Rubén Suárez Sporting Gijón 1998–1999 12
7 Sergio García Barcelona 2003 11
  Aarón Rangers, Celta Vigo 2009 11
  Dani Parejo Real Madrid, Getafe 2009 11
  Carlos Peña Barcelona 2003 11
  Juanfran Real Madrid 2003–2005 11

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-20s.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-20 Goals
1 Adrián Deportivo 2007 10
  Joseba Etxeberria Real Sociedad 1995 7
  Sergio García Barcelona 2003 7
  Aarón Rangers, Celta Vigo 2009 7
5 Pablo Couñago Celta Vigo, Numancia 1998–1999 6
6 Fernando Llorente Athletic Bilbao 2005 5
  Jesé Real Madrid 2013 5
  Álvaro Vázquez Espanyol 2011 5
9 Emilio Nsue Castellón, Real Sociedad 2009 4
  David Silva Eibar 2005 4
  Ismael Urzaiz Real Madrid 1989–1991 4

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-20s.

Former squadsEdit

See alsoEdit

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