Chile national under-17 football team

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Chile Under-17
Nickname(s) La Rojita (The Little Red One)
Association Federación de Fútbol de Chile
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach TBA
Captain TBA
First colours
Second colours
First international
(-, -; -, -)
Biggest win
 Chile 7 - 1  Bolivia
(Caballero, Paraguay; 5 March 1997)
Biggest defeat
(-, -; -, -)
Chile national under-17 football team
Medal record
Under-17 World Cup
Bronze 1993 Japan Team
Chile national under-17 football team
Medal record
Under-17 South American Youth Championship
Silver 1993 Colombia NA
Bronze 1997 Paraguay NA
Chile national under-17 football team
Medal record
Premier Under-16 Milk Cup
Gold 1998 Premier NA

Chile national under-17 football team is the representative of Chile within FIFA U-17 World Cup. It is part of the Federación de Fútbol de Chile and it participated in the 1993 and 1997 editions of the tournament. As the host nation, Chile qualified automatically for the 2015 edition of the U-17 World Cup.

Chile under-17 World Cup appearances[edit]

Japan 1993[edit]

The FIFA U-17 World Championship was held in Japan from 21 August to 4 September in the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Kobe, Nagoya and Gifu.

This was to be Chile's first presentation on the U-17 international tournament. Attainment occurred by qualifying in second place during the Sudamericano U-17 qualifiers, behind Colombia and ahead of Argentina.

Of the four groups in the tournament, Chile were located in group D which contained Poland, Tunisia and China. The group games were held in the city of Hiroshima, and on 22 August Chile faced China the winners of the AFC U-16 Championship. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. On 24 August Chile played against Tunisia, where Chile came away victorious by a score of 2-0. The third match was to be a highly contested match-up against the eastern European country of Poland, and a battle for first place within group D would ensue. The match ended 3-3 with Chile qualifying in second place with a total of 4 points.

In the quarterfinals Chile's opponent was the former country of Czechoslovakia on 29 August in Kyoto. Chile went on to defeat Czechoslovakia 4-1 gaining a spot in the semifinals.

On 1 September the semifinals featured Chile vs. Ghana. The speed, counterattacking and strength of the African players defeated the Chilean squad. The match ended 3-0 and relegated Chile towards the consolation prize of the tournament.

The third place position reunited Chile with Poland, where after another battle, Chile would go on to tie Poland with a penalty kick from Sebastian Rozental during the closing minutes of the match, after Chile were down most of the game with an own goal against them. Chile ultimately won the penalty kick shootout (4)-(2) and gain a third place finish.[1][2]

Date Venue Opponents Result Score
22 August 1993 Hiroshima, Japan  China PR D 2 - 2
24 August 1993 Hiroshima, Japan  Tunisia W 2 - 0
26 August 1993 Hiroshima, Japan  Poland D 3 - 3
29 August 1993 Kyoto, Japan  Czechoslovakia W 4 - 1
1 September 1993 Tokyo, Japan  Ghana L 0 - 3
4 September 1993 Tokyo, Japan  Poland D 1(4) - 1(2)

Egypt 1997[edit]

For the 1997 edition Chile qualified in third place behind both Brazil and Argentina in the 1997 Sudamericano qualifiers.

The tournament was held in Egypt in the cities of Cairo, Ismailia, Alexandria and Port Said from 4 September to 21 September. Chile was located in group A which included hosts Egypt, Germany and Thailand. On 5 September Chile played Germany in the capital of Cairo and after a scoreless first half Chile was defeated by the Germans 1-0.

On 7 September Chile played the host country of Egypt in the same venue. After Egypt was winning by a goal, Chile went on to tie and the game finished 1-1. 10 September in Ismalia the match featured Chile and Thailand. Chile defeated the South Asian country by a score of 6-2. The result but would not be enough to advance onto the second round. Chile with only 4 points could not surpass Egypt which came in second place with 5 points.[3][4]

Date Venue Opponents Result Score
5 September 1997 Cairo, Egypt  Germany L 0 - 1
7 September 1997 Cairo, Egypt  Egypt D 1 - 1
10 September 1997 Ismailia, Egypt  Thailand W 6 - 2


In 2011, Chile was chosen to host the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, therefore the team will qualify automatically for the tournament.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA Under-17 World Cup record[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pts
China 1985 Did Not Qualify
Canada 1987
Scotland 1989
Italy 1991
Japan 1993 Third Place 3rd 6 2 3 1 12 7 9
Ecuador 1995 Did Not Qualify
Egypt 1997 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 7 4 4
New Zealand 1999 Did Not Qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2001
Finland 2003
Peru 2005
South Korea 2007
Nigeria 2009
Mexico 2011
United Arab Emirates 2013
Chile 2015 Qualified
Total Third Place 2/15 9 3 4 2 19 11 13

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks

Former squads[edit]

Chile 1993 FIFA U-17 World Championship[edit]

Coach: Leonardo Véliz Chile






1 Ariel Salas GK 09.10.1976 Colo-Colo Chile
2 Silvio Rojas MF 21.09.1977 Universidad Católica Chile
3 Marco Muñoz DF 27.09.1976 Colo-Colo Chile
4 Nelson Garrido DF 12.02.1977 Universidad Católica Chile
5 Gustavo Valenzuela DF 05.04.1977 O'Higgins Chile
6 Dion Valle DF 22.07.1977 Colo-Colo Chile
7 Esteban Mancilla DF 30.09.1976 Colo-Colo Chile
8 René Martínez MF 11.08.1976 Universidad de Chile Chile
9 Alejandro Osorio MF 24.09.1976 O'Higgins Chile
10 Frank Lobos MF 25.09.1976 Colo-Colo Chile
11 Sebastián Rozental FW 01.09.1976 Universidad Católica Chile
12 Carlos Torres GK 23.07.1977 Universidad Católica Chile
13 Héctor Tapia MF 30.09.1977 Colo-Colo Chile
14 Pablo Herceg MF 19.01.1977 Universidad Católica Chile
15 Patricio Galaz FW 31.12.1976 Universidad Católica Chile
16 Mauricio Rojas FW 01.08.1976 Coquimbo Unido Chile
17 Manuel Neira FW 12.10.1977 Colo-Colo Chile
18 Dante Poli DF 16.08.1976 Universidad Católica Chile

Chile 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship[edit]

Coach: Vladimir Bigorra Chile






1 Marcelo Jélvez GK 23.10.1980 Universidad de Chile Chile
2 Cristián Álvarez DF 20.01.1980 Universidad Católica Chile
3 Claudio Maldonado DF 03.01.1980 Colo-Colo Chile
4 Denis Montecinos DF 23.01.1980 Huachipato Chile
5 Pablo Díaz DF 23.05.1980 Regional Atacama Chile
6 Germán Navea MF 10.02.1980 La Serena Chile
7 Iván Álvarez FW 20.01.1980 Universidad Católica Chile
8 Alonso Zúñiga MF 23.03.1980 Colo-Colo Chile
9 Jorge Guzmán FW 24.03.1980 Universidad de Chile Chile
10 Milovan Mirosevic MF 20.06.1980 Universidad Católica Chile
11 Juan José Ribera MF 11.10.1980 Universidad Católica Chile
12 Patricio Vargas GK 02.08.1980 O'Higgins Chile
13 David Cubillos DF 12.01.1980 Colo-Colo Chile
14 César Pino DF 02.06.1980 Universidad de Chile Chile
15 Rodolfo Madrid MF 14.05.1980 Colo-Colo Chile
16 Manuel Villalobos FW 15.10.1980 Colo-Colo Chile
17 Juan Francisco Viveros FW 11.08.1980 Huachipato Chile
18 Juan Pablo Úbeda FW 31.07.1980 Unión Española Chile

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