Brazil national under-20 football team

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Brazil Under-20
Nickname(s) Seleção Sub-20 (Under-20 Team)
Association Confederação Brasileira de Futebol
(Brazilian Football Confederation)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Alexandre Gallo
Captain Dória[1]
FIFA code BRA
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Brazil 7 – 1 Panama 
(Caracas, Venezuela; March 23, 1954)
Biggest win
 Brazil 10 – 0 Belgium 
(Kuching, Malaysia; June 25, 1997)
Biggest defeat

 Argentina 2 – 0 Brazil 
(Asunción, Paraguay; March 26, 1967)
 Uruguay 2 – 0 Brazil 
(Lima, Peru; August 23, 1975)
 Argentina 2 – 0 Brazil 
(La Serena, Chile; February 2, 1997)
 Spain 2 – 0 Brazil 
(Calabar, Nigeria; April 5, 1999)
 Spain 4 – 2 Brazil 
(Burnaby, Canada; July 11, 2007))

Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 17 (First in 1977)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg: 1983, 1985, 1993, 2003 and 2011
South American Youth Championship
Appearances 24 (First in 1954)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg: 1974, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2009 and 2011
Brazil national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 World Cup
Bronze 1977 Tunisia Team
Gold 1983 Mexico Team
Gold 1985 Soviet Union Team
Bronze 1989 Saudi Arabia Team
Silver 1991 Portugal Team
Gold 1993 Australia Team
Silver 1995 Qatar Team
Gold 2003 United Arab Emirates Team
Bronze 2005 Netherlands Team
Silver 2009 Egypt Team
Gold 2011 Colombia Team

The Brazil national under-20 football team, also known as Brazil Sub-20 or Seleção Sub-20, represents Brazil in association football at this age level and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

The team has won the South American Youth Championship a record eleven times and is the second most successful nation in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, having won the competition five times (against six of rivals Argentina). It also plays in unofficial under-19 and under-21 tournaments, such as the Toulon Tournament, of which Brazil is an eight-time winner.

Notable players that came through the ranks and went on to play for the senior team include Ronaldinho, Kaká, Rivaldo, Roberto Carlos, Cláudio Taffarel, Bebeto, Dida, Neymar, Daniel Alves, Maicon, Adriano, Júlio Baptista, Luisão, Alex, Giovane Élber, Leonardo, Müller, Silas, Marcelo, David Luiz, Willian, and Lucas Moura, among others.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round GP W D1 L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Third place 5 3 2 0 13 3
Japan 1979 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Australia 1981 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 7 4
Mexico 1983 Champions 6 5 1 0 13 4
Soviet Union 1985 Champions 6 6 0 0 14 1
Chile 1987 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 6 3
Saudi Arabia 1989 Third place 6 5 0 1 13 2
Portugal 1991 Runners-up 6 4 2 0 14 4
Australia 1993 Champions 6 5 1 0 11 2
Qatar 1995 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 11 3
Malaysia 1997 Quarter-finals 5 4 0 1 25 5
Nigeria 1999 Quarter-finals 5 3 0 2 13 5
Argentina 2001 Quarter-finals 5 4 0 1 15 2
United Arab Emirates 2003 Champions 7 5 1 1 14 6
Netherlands 2005 Third place 7 5 1 1 9 3
Canada 2007 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 6 9
Egypt 2009 Runners-up 7 5 2 0 14 3
Colombia 2011 Champions 7 5 2 0 18 5
Turkey 2013 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 17/19 96 68 14 14 216 64

South American Youth Championship record[edit]

South American Youth Championship record
Year Round GP W D1 L GS GA
Venezuela 1954 Runners-up 6 3 3 0 14 5
Chile 1958 Third place 5 2 2 1 10 6
Colombia 1964 Did not enter - - - - - -
Paraguay 1967 Semi-finals 5 3 0 2 7 5
Paraguay 1971 First round 4 2 0 2 7 3
Chile 1974 Champions 6 5 1 0 18 3
Peru 1975 First round 5 1 0 4 6 7
Venezuela 1977 Runners-up 6 5 1 0 13 2
Uruguay 1979 Fourth place 7 2 1 4 5 7
Ecuador 1981 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 13 5
Bolivia 1983 Champions 7 6 1 0 16 3
Paraguay 1985 Champions 7 6 1 0 11 3
Colombia 1987 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 11 4
Argentina 1988 Champions 7 5 1 1 14 2
Venezuela 1991 Champions 7 4 3 0 15 5
Colombia 1992 Champions 6 5 1 0 7 0
Bolivia 1995 Champions 6 5 0 1 17 4
Chile 1997 Runners-up 9 6 2 1 26 10
Argentina 1999 Third place 9 4 3 2 22 10
Ecuador 2001 Champions 9 6 2 1 21 6
Uruguay 2003 Runners-up 9 7 1 1 23 5
Colombia 2005 Runners-up 9 5 2 2 18 9
Paraguay 2007 Champions 9 6 3 0 20 9
Venezuela 2009 Champions 9 6 1 2 17 9
Peru 2011 Champions 9 7 1 1 24 7
Argentina 2013 First round 4 1 1 2 4 6
Total 24/25 163 102 32 29 325 126

1Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Titles[edit]

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup:
    • Winners (5): 1983, 1985, 1993, 2003, 2011
    • Runners-up (3): 1991, 1995, 2009
  • South American Youth Championship:
    • Winners (11): 1974, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011
    • Runners-up (7): 1954, 1977, 1981, 1987, 1997, 2003, 2005

Friendly tournaments[edit]

  • Toulon Tournament:
    • Winners (8): 1980, 1981, 1983, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2013, 2014
  • COTIF:
    • Winners (3): 1990, 2002, 2014

Individual awards[edit]

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup

Current squad[edit]

The following 22 players were called for friendlies against Egypt, Qatar and Lebanon in September.[2]
Caps and goals are correct as of June 1, 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ederson (1993-08-17) August 17, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Portugal Rio Ave
1GK Jacsson (1994-03-12) March 12, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Internacional
2DF Dória (captain) (1994-11-08) November 8, 1994 (age 19) 12 0 Brazil Botafogo
2DF Douglas Santos (1993-03-22) March 22, 1993 (age 21) 11 0 Brazil Atlético Mineiro
2DF Wallace (1994-10-14) October 14, 1994 (age 19) 6 1 France Monaco
2DF Marquinhos (1994-05-14) May 14, 1994 (age 20) 5 1 France Paris Saint-Germain
2DF Gilberto (1993-03-07) March 7, 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Brazil Internacional
2DF Wendell (1993-07-20) July 20, 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
2DF Vinícius (1993-03-07) March 7, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Italy Lazio
2DF Fabinho (1993-10-23) October 23, 1993 (age 20) 0 0 France Monaco
3MF Rafinha (1993-03-12) March 12, 1993 (age 21) 5 0 Spain Barcelona
3MF Alisson (1993-06-25) June 25, 1993 (age 21) 5 2 Brazil Cruzeiro
3MF Lucas Silva (1993-02-16) February 16, 1993 (age 21) 4 1 Brazil Cruzeiro
3MF Alison (1993-04-01) April 1, 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Brazil Santos
3MF Otávio (1995-02-09) February 9, 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Internacional
3MF José Welison (1995-03-11) March 11, 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Vitória
3MF Danilo (1996-02-28) February 28, 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Portugal Braga
4FW Ademilson (1994-01-09) January 9, 1994 (age 20) 15 5 Brazil São Paulo
4FW Vinícius Araújo (1993-02-22) February 22, 1993 (age 21) 10 7 Belgium Standard Liege
4FW Luan (1993-03-27) March 27, 1993 (age 21) 4 3 Brazil Grêmio
4FW Vitinho (1993-10-09) October 9, 1993 (age 20) 0 0 Russia CSKA Moscow
4FW Douglas Coutinho (1994-02-08) February 8, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Atlético Paranaense

Recent callups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Marcos (1996-04-13) April 13, 1996 (age 18) 4 0 Brazil Fluminense 2014 Toulon Tournament
DF Auro (1996-01-23) January 23, 1996 (age 18) 1 0 Brazil São Paulo 2014 Toulon Tournament
DF Jubal (1993-08-29) August 29, 1993 (age 20) 4 0 Brazil Santos 2014 Toulon Tournament preliminary squad
DF Paulo Ricardo (1994-07-13) July 13, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Santos 2014 Toulon Tournament preliminary squad
MF Lucas Evangelista (1995-05-06) May 6, 1995 (age 19) 8 1 Brazil São Paulo 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Rodrigo Caio INJ (1993-08-17) August 17, 1993 (age 21) 7 2 Brazil São Paulo 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Jean Deretti (1993-05-01) May 1, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Brazil Grêmio 2014 Toulon Tournament preliminary squad
MF Andreas Pereira (1996-01-01) January 1, 1996 (age 18) 1 0 England Manchester United 2014 Toulon Tournament
FW Leandro (1993-05-12) May 12, 1993 (age 21) 6 2 Brazil Palmeiras 2014 Toulon Tournament
FW Thalles (1995-05-18) May 18, 1995 (age 19) 4 2 Brazil Vasco da Gama 2014 Toulon Tournament
FW Lucas Piazon (1994-01-20) January 20, 1994 (age 20) 3 1 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2014 Toulon Tournament
FW Mosquito (1996-06-12) June 12, 1996 (age 18) 2 1 Brazil Atlético Paranaense 2014 Toulon Tournament

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capitão, Dória elogia goleada da Seleção Sub-21, em Mogi das Cruzes". Lance!. April 17, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sub-21: Gallo chama atletas com idade olímpica para três amistosos no Catar" (in Portugues). Globoesporte.com. August 111, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014.