Venezuela national under-20 football team

Venezuela national under-20 football team represents Venezuela in international football competitions such as South American Youth Championship.[1] The team became runners-up in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[2]

Venezuela Under 20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)
  • La Vinotinto (The Burgundy)
  • Los Llaneros (The Plainsmen)
AssociationVenezuelan Football Federation
(Federación Venezolana de Fútbol)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachJosé Hernández
CaptainYangel Herrera
Home stadiumEstadio José Antonio Anzoátegui
Puerto La Cruz
FIFA codeVEN
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win
8-0 Vs. Tahiti in 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2009)
Best resultRunners-up, 2017
South American Youth Football Championship
Appearances24 (first in 1954)
Best resultThird place, 1954, 2017

2009 South American Youth ChampionshipEdit

Venezuela was able to qualify for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup after finishing fourth in the hexagonal final, beating teams such as Colombia and Argentina, champions of the previous edition of the tournament.

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
  1977 Did Not Qualify
  1979
  1981
  1983
  1985
  1987
  1989
  1991
  1993
  1995
  1997
  1999
  2001
  2003
  2005
  2007
  2009 Second round 4 2 0 2 10 5
  2011 Did Not Qualify
  2013
  2015
  2017 Runners-up 7 5 1 1 14 3
  2019 Did not qualify
  2021 To be determined
Total 2/23 11 7 1 3 24 8

South American Youth Football ChampionshipEdit

South American Youth Football Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA +/– %
  1954 Third place 3rd 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 033.33
  1958 Group Stage 6th 5 0 2 3 6 17 −11 000.00
  1964 Group Stage 7th 6 0 3 3 3 6 −3 000.00
  1967 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 033.33
  1971 Group Stage 6th 4 1 2 1 7 10 −3 025.00
  1974 Group Stage 7th 4 1 1 2 3 8 −5 025.00
  1975 Did not participate
  1977 Group Stage 8th 4 0 2 2 1 5 −4 000.00
  1979 Did not participate
  1981 Group Stage 9th 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 000.00
  1983 Group Stage 10th 4 1 0 3 2 15 −13 025.00
  1985 Group Stage 10th 4 0 1 3 1 12 −11 000.00
  1987 Did not participate
  1988 Group Stage 11th 5 0 0 5 3 12 −9 000.00
  1991 Group Stage 10th 4 1 0 3 7 17 −10 025.00
  1992 Did not participate
  1995 Group Stage 9th 4 0 0 4 2 10 −8 000.00
  1997 Final Round 5th 9 3 2 4 23 23 +0 033.33
  1999 Group Stage 7th 4 1 0 3 5 14 −9 025.00
  2001 Group Stage 10th 4 0 2 2 4 7 −3 000.00
  2003 Group Stage 8th 4 1 0 3 1 4 −3 025.00
  2005 Final Round 6th 9 1 1 7 9 17 −8 011.11
  2007 Group Stage 9th 4 1 0 3 3 11 −8 025.00
  2009 Final Round 4th 9 3 4 2 11 12 −1 033.33
  2011 Group Stage 9th 4 0 3 1 4 6 −2 000.00
  2013 Group Stage 8th 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 025.00
  2015 Group Stage 8th 4 1 0 3 1 5 −4 025.00
  2017 Final Round 3rd 9 2 5 2 9 7 +2 022.22
  2019 Final Round 6th 9 4 1 4 11 5 +6 044.44
  2021 TBD
Total 26/30 Third Place 117 20 29 68 116 244 −128 017.09

Current statusEdit

Recent and forthcoming matchesEdit

Matches from the past 12 months as well as any future scheduled matches.

May 20, 2017 2017 U-20 WC Venezuela   2 - 0   Germany Daejeon, South Korea
14:00 KST (UTC+9:00) Peña   51'
Córdova   54'
Stadium: Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Attendance: 5,049
Referee: Ghead Grisha (Egypt)
May 23, 2017 2017 U-20 WC Venezuela   7 - 0   Vanuatu Daejeon, South Korea
17:00 KST (UTC+9:00) Velásquez   30'
Córdova   42'  73'
Peñaranda   46'
Faríñez   56' (pen.)
Hurtado   82'
Sosa   89'
Stadium: Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Referee: Kim Jong-hyeok (South Korea)
May 26, 2017 2017 U-20 WC Mexico   0 - 1   Venezuela Suwon, South Korea
17:00 KST (UTC+9:00) Córdova   33' Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
May 30, 2017 2017 U-20 WC Venezuela   1 - 0 (a.e.t.)   Japan Daejeon, South Korea
17:00 KST (UTC+9:00) Herrera   108' Stadium: Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
June 4, 2017 2017 U-20 WC Venezuela   2 - 1 (a.e.t.)   United States Jeonju, South Korea
15:00 KST (UTC+9:00) Peñaranda   97'
N. Ferraresi   115'
Jeremy Ebobisse   117' Stadium: Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Attendance: 2,671
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)

  Win   Draw   Loss

Current squadEdit

The following players were selected to take part in the 2019 South American U-20 Championship.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Carlos Olses (2000-09-05) 5 September 2000 (age 21)   Deportivo La Guaira
2 2DF Pablo Bonilla (1999-12-02) 2 December 1999 (age 22)   Portland Timbers
3 2DF Miguel Navarro (1999-02-26) 26 February 1999 (age 22)   Chicago Fire
4 2DF Junior Moreno (2000-03-03) 3 March 2000 (age 21)   Caracas
5 3MF Luis Chiquillo (1999-01-02) 2 January 1999 (age 22)   Monagas
6 2DF Christian Makoun (captain) (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 21)   Inter Miami
7 3MF Jesús Vargas (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 22)   Cancún
8 3MF Carlos Ramos (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 22)   Deportivo Táchira
9 4FW Jan Carlos Hurtado (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 21)   Red Bull Bragantino
10 3MF Samuel Sosa (1999-12-17) 17 December 1999 (age 21)   Talleres
11 3MF Enrique Peña Zauner (2000-03-04) 4 March 2000 (age 21)   Eintracht Braunschweig
12 1GK Miguel Silva (2000-07-09) 9 July 2000 (age 21)   Metropolitanos
13 2DF Ricardo Mangana (1999-09-22) 22 September 1999 (age 22)   Celta de Vigo
14 3MF Rommell Ibarra (2000-03-24) 24 March 2000 (age 21)   FC Pyunik
15 3MF Jorge Yriarte (2000-03-04) 4 March 2000 (age 21)   Vitoria
16 3MF Jorge Echeverría (2000-02-13) 13 February 2000 (age 21)   Caracas
17 4FW Junior Paredes (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 20)   Zulia
18 3MF Brayan Palmezano (2000-09-17) 17 September 2000 (age 21)   Huachipato
19 4FW Santiago Herrera (1999-11-27) 27 November 1999 (age 22)   North Carolina Tar Heels
20 2DF Marco Gómez (2000-04-19) 19 April 2000 (age 21)   Zulia
21 2DF Ignacio Anzola (1999-07-28) 28 July 1999 (age 22)   Deportivo Lara
22 1GK Cristopher Varela (1999-11-27) 27 November 1999 (age 22)   Deportivo Táchira
23 3MF Cristian Cásseres (2000-01-20) 20 January 2000 (age 21)   New York Red Bulls

Former squadsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Under-20 World Cup: Can Venezuela shock England in the Suwon final?". 9 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ "The fairytale becoming a reality for Venezuelan football". 13 June 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.

External linksEdit