Argentina national under-17 football team

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Argentina Under 17
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Albicelestes (White and Sky Blue)
Association Asociación del Fútbol Argentino
(Argentine Football Association)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Humberto Grondona (h)
Captain Ezequiel Báez
Most caps Rodolfo Arruabarrena, Javier Mascherano, and Oscar Ustari
Top scorer Fernando Gatti and Hernán Peirone
FIFA code ARG
First colours
Second colours

Argentina national U-17 football team is the representative of Argentina within all FIFA sponsored tournaments that pertain to that age level.

Argentina has participated in 11 of the 14 FIFA U-17 World Cups in which finished in Third Place 3 times and Fourth once.Argentina also has won the South American Under-17 Football Championship 3 times.

Many of Argentina's top players came through the ranks of the U-17 teams, including Fernando Redondo, Nestor Fabbri, Roberto Bonano, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Abbondanzieri, Franco Constanzo, Leonardo Biagini, Luciano Galletti, Marcelo Gallardo, Esteban Cambiasso, Gabriel Milito, Ezequiel González, Aldo Duscher, Lucas Biglia, Eduardo Salvio, Maxi López, Rodolfo Arruabarrena, Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tévez among others.

Honours[edit]

Competitive FIFA U-17 World Cup Record[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup Record
Hosts/Year Round GP W D L GS GA
China 1985 First round 3 1 1 1 5 4
Canada 1987 Did Not Qualify
Scotland 1989 Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 5 3
Italy 1991 Third place 6 2 2 2 5 5
Japan 1993 First round 3 1 1 1 7 6
Ecuador 1995 Third place 6 5 0 1 12 4
Egypt 1997 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 3 2
New Zealand 1999 Did Not Qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Fourth place 6 3 1 2 12 9
Finland 2003 Third place 6 4 1 1 10 4
Peru 2005 Did Not Qualify
South Korea 2007 Quarterfinals 5 2 2 1 7 4
Nigeria 2009 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 6 6
Mexico 2011 Round of 16 4 1 1 2 4 8
United Arab Emirates 2013 Fourth place 7 4 1 2 13 12
Total 12/15 58 28 13 17 89 69

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was called to participate in The South American Tournament Under-17 by coach Humberto Grondona:
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Augusto Batalla (1996-04-30)April 30, 1996 (aged 16) Argentina River Plate
2 2DF Emanuel Mammana (1996-02-10)February 10, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina River Plate
3 2DF Nicolás Pinto (1996-01-22)January 22, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Boca Juniors
4 2DF Nicolás Tripichio (1996-01-05)January 5, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Vélez Sársfield
5 3MF Germán Ferreyra (1996-01-13)January 13, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Vélez Sársfield
6 2DF Leandro Vega (1996-05-27)May 27, 1996 (aged 16) Argentina River Plate
7 4FW Jonathan Cañete (1996-07-12)July 12, 1996 (aged 16) Argentina Independiente
8 3MF Marcelo Storm (1996-06-26)June 26, 1996 (aged 16) Argentina Vélez Sársfield
9 4FW Sebastián Driussi (1996-02-09)February 9, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina River Plate
10 3MF Leonardo Suárez (1996-03-30)March 30, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Boca Juniors
11 4FW Marcos Astina (1996-01-21)January 21, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Lanús
12 1GK Axel Werner (1996-02-28)February 28, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Atlético de Rafaela
13 2DF Fabricio Bustos (1996-04-28)April 28, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Independiente
14 3MF Lucio Compagnucci (1996-02-23)February 23, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Vélez Sársfield
15 2DF Rodrigo Moreyra (1996-07-15)July 15, 1996 (aged 16) Argentina Independiente
16 3MF Dante Morán Correa (1996-02-22)February 22, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina River Plate
17 4FW Mauricio Del Castillo (1996-03-10)March 10, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Independiente
18 4FW Lorenzo Bautista (1996-02-20)February 20, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Boca Juniors
19 4FW Franco Pérez (1996-01-01)January 1, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Newell's Old Boys
20 3MF Matías Sánchez (1996-07-05)July 5, 1996 (aged 16) Argentina Chacarita Juniors
21 4FW Joaquín Ibañez (1996-09-05)September 5, 1996 (aged 16) Argentina Lanús
22 4FW Matías Romero (1996-02-01)February 1, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Boca Juniors
23 1GK Fernando Benvenutti (1996-03-05)March 5, 1996 (aged 17) Argentina Arsenal

See also[edit]