Colombia national under-20 football team

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Colombia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Los Cafeteros (The Coffee Growers)
Association Colombian Football Federation (Federación Colombiana de Fútbol)
Confederation CONMEBOL
Head coach Carlos Alberto Restrepo Isaza
Captain Juan Fernando Quintero
FIFA code COL
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Colombia 1–1 Uruguay 
(Caracas, Venezuela; 22 March 1954)
Biggest win
 Colombia 6–0 Bolivia 
(Mendoza, Argentina; 15 January 2013)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 6–0 Colombia 
(Tbilisi, Soviet Union; 1 September 1985)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1985)
Best result 3rd place 2003
South American Youth Championship
Appearances 23 (First in 1954)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg: 1987, 2005, 2013

The Colombia national under-20 football team, is controlled by the Federación Colombiana de Fútbol and represents Colombia in international under-20 football competitions. Colombia are reigning South American champions, having won the 2013 South American Youth Championship.

The team's most notable performance in the FIFA U-20 World Cup was in 2003, where they achieved third place. For the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Colombia qualified automatically as hosts, eventually losing to Mexico in the quarter-finals. Colombia have won the South American Youth Championship three times, the editions being 1987, 2005 and 2013.

Notable players who have come through the ranks of this particular youth team include Radamel Falcao, Fredy Guarín, Macnelly Torres, Edwin Valencia, Aldo Leão Ramírez, Dayro Moreno, Juan Camilo Zúñiga, David Ospina, Cristián Zapata, Víctor Ibarbo, Abel Aguilar, James Rodríguez, Luis Muriel, Pedro Franco, Juan Fernando Quintero, Santiago Arias, Duván Zapata and Jherson Vergara among others.

Competitive record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Did not Qualify
Japan 1979
Australia 1981
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985 Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 5 10
Chile 1987 First round 3 1 1 1 4 5
Saudi Arabia 1989 Quarter-finals 4 1 0 3 3 5
Portugal 1991 Did not qualify
Australia 1993 First round 3 1 0 2 5 7
Qatar 1995 Did not qualify
Malaysia 1997
Nigeria 1999
Argentina 2001
United Arab Emirates 2003 Semi-finals 7 4 2 1 10 5
Netherlands 2005 Round of 16 4 3 0 1 7 2
Canada 2007 Did not qualify
Egypt 2009
Colombia 2011 Quarter-finals 5 4 0 1 11 6
Turkey 2013 Round of 16 4 2 2 0 6 2
Total 8/19 34 17 7 10 51 42

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Technical staff[edit]

As of 3 July 2013
Position Name Nationality
Coach Carlos Alberto Restrepo Isaza  Colombian
Technical assistant Carlos Alberto Paniagua Mazo  Colombian
Doctor Miguel Alexander Niño Rey  Colombian
Goalkeepers coach Nestor Mario Marín Marulanda  Colombian
Physio Jair Alirio Llanten Llanten  Colombian
Kinesiologist Sergio Tomás Uribe Duque  Colombian
Assistant Wilmar Giovanny Osorio Yepes  Colombian

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score Competition Colombia scorers
June 26, 2014 Barranquilla, Colombia Colombia Junior 2014 Barranquilla Cup
June 29, 2014 Barranquilla, Colombia  Paraguay 2014 Barranquilla Cup
July 3, 2014 Barranquilla, Colombia Colombia Real Cartagena 2014 Barranquilla Cup
July 14, 2014 Mexico City, Mexico  Mexico F

KEY: F = Exhibition

Current squad[edit]

Coach: Carlos Alberto Restrepo Isaza Colombia

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Cristian Bonilla (1993-06-02)02 June 1993 (aged 20) Colombia Atlético Nacional
2 2DF Jherson Vergara (1994-05-26)26 May 1994 (aged 19) Italy Parma
3 2DF Deivy Balanta (1993-02-09)09 February 1993 (aged 20) Colombia Alianza Petrolera
4 2DF Andres Correa Valencia (1994-01-29)29 January 1994 (aged 19) Colombia Independiente Medellín
5 2DF Felipe Aguilar Mendoza (1993-01-20)20 January 1993 (aged 20) Colombia Alianza Petrolera
6 3MF José David Leudo (1993-11-09)09 November 1993 (aged 19) Argentina Estudiantes de La Plata
7 4FW Harrison Mojica (1993-02-17)17 February 1993 (aged 20) Colombia Deportivo Cali
8 3MF Pedro Osorio (1994-04-30)30 April 1994 (aged 19) Colombia Atlético Nacional
9 4FW Jhon Córdoba (1993-05-11)11 May 1993 (aged 20) Spain Espanyol
10 3MF Juan Fernando Quintero (1993-01-18)18 January 1993 (aged 20) Portugal Porto
11 3MF Cristian Palomeque (1994-04-02)02 April 1994 (aged 19) Colombia Alianza Petrolera
12 1GK Luis Hurtado (1994-01-24)24 January 1994 (aged 19) Colombia Deportivo Cali
13 2DF Helibelton Palacios (1993-06-11)11 June 1993 (aged 20) Colombia Deportivo Cali
14 3MF Sebastián Pérez (1993-03-29)29 March 1993 (aged 20) Colombia Atlético Nacional
15 3MF Jaine Barreiro (1994-06-19)19 June 1994 (aged 19) Colombia Quindío
16 3MF Luis Hernando Mena Sepulveda (1994-05-20)20 May 1994 (aged 19) Colombia Boyacá Chicó
17 4FW Andrés Rentería (1993-03-06)06 March 1993 (aged 20) Mexico Santos Laguna
18 2DF Yair Ibarguen (1993-05-03)03 May 1993 (aged 20) Paraguay Olimpia
19 4FW Miguel Borja (1993-01-26)26 January 1993 (aged 20) Italy Livorno
20 4FW Brayan Perea (1993-02-25)25 February 1993 (aged 20) Italy Lazio
21 1GK Jair Mosquera (1993-02-05)05 February 1993 (aged 20) Colombia Barranquilla

Former squads[edit]

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Honours[edit]

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