El Salvador national under-20 football team

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El Salvador Under 20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Selecta, La Azulita
Association Federación Salvadoreña
de Fútbol
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Mauricio Alfaro
FIFA code SLV
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Curaçao 1 - 1 El Salvador El Salvador
(Panama City, Panama; March 6, 1962)
Biggest win
El Salvador El Salvador 8 - 0 Nicaragua 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; August 17, 1982)
Biggest defeat

 Mexico 6 - 0 El Salvador El Salvador
(Havana, Cuba; September 29, 1970)

Records for competitive
matches only.

The El Salvador Under 20's football team, more commonly known as La Azulita, is controlled by Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol and represents El Salvador in international Under 20 or youth football competitions.

Their first U-20 World Cup was at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where they saw their first victory at a major FIFA tournament (outside of beach soccer) to Australia by 2-1, scored respectively by Diego Coca and José Peña.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup Record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Did Not Qualify
Japan 1979
Australia 1981
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985
Chile 1987
Saudi Arabia 1989
Portugal 1991
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997
Nigeria 1999
Argentina 2001
United Arab Emirates 2003
Netherlands 2005
Canada 2007
Egypt 2009
Colombia 2011
Turkey 2013 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 2 7
Total 1/19 3 1 0 2 2 7

Fixtures and results[edit]

2014 Firxture and results.

Date: Location: Opponent: Score* Competition: El Salvador scorers:
19 February 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo 2–3 F José Villavicencio Goal 9' Bryan Perez Goal 21'
12 March 2014 Santa Ana, El Salvador El Salvador FAS 1–2 F Bryan Pérez Goal 70'
19 March 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador Atletico Marte 2–1 F Bryan Pérez Goal 78' Aldair Rivera Goal 91'
26 March 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador Alianza 2–2 F Josue Hernandez Goal 65', Josue Barahona Goal 86'
8 April 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Honduras 1–2 F Denis Pineda Goal 83'
30 May 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador Atletico Marte 0–0 F
26 June 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo 1–1 F
17 July 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Belize U-20 CCQ
19 July 2014 Santa Tecla, El Salvador  Guatemala U-20 CCQ
21 July 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Honduras U-20 CCQ
27 July 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Nicaragua U-20 CCQ
29 July 2014 San Salvador, El Salvador  Costa Rica U-20 CCQ

Key

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 19-man squad are called up for May 2014 Cycle.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kevin Caravante El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo
1GK Nicolas Pacheco El Salvador FAS Reserve
2DF Juan Barahona (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 18) El Salvador Turin FESA
2DF Jose Orellana El Salvador Real Tecleño Junior
2DF Mauricio Clímaco El Salvador Real Tecleño Junior
2DF Nelson Moreno El Salvador Ciclon de Golfo
2DF Christian Renderos El Salvador Santa Tecla
3MF Bryan Landaverde (1995-05-27) May 27, 1995 (age 19) El Salvador Turin FESA
3MF Denis Pineda Mexico UANL
3MF Álvaro Ardon El Salvador Turin FESA B
3MF Enrique Aldair Turcios El Salvador Ciclon de Golfo
4FW Roberto Fuentes El Salvador Turin FESA B
4FW Bryan Perez El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo
Josue Barahona El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo Reserve
Josue Hernandez El Salvador Atletico Marte Reserve
Jeffrey Lopez El Salvador Atletico Marte Reserve
Daniel Vladimir Melgar El Salvador
Carlos Jose Garcia El Salvador

Players Called This Cycle[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Óscar Buendía El Salvador Atletico Marte Reserve March 2014
GK Jorge Zelaya El Salvador Aguila Reserve February 2014
DF Mauricio Cuellar El Salvador Santa Tecla Reserve v.  Honduras
DF Adán Resuleo El Salvador Turin FESA B v.  Honduras Preliminary squad; April 4, 2014
DF Bryan Tamacas El Salvador FAS v.  Honduras Preliminary squad; April 4, 2014
DF Marvin Ernesto Lovo El Salvador Santa Tecla February 2014
DF William Canales El Salvador Atletico Marte February 2014
MF Álvaro Lizama El Salvador Aguila v.  Honduras Preliminary squad; April 4, 2014
MF Narciso Orellana El Salvador Isidro Metapan v.  Honduras Preliminary squad; April 4, 2014
MF José Villavicencio (1995-01-14) 14 January 1995 (age 19) 5 0 El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo v.  Honduras Preliminary squad; April 4, 2014
MF Omar Amaya El Salvador FAS v.  Honduras Preliminary squad; April 4, 2014
MF Óscar Rodríguez (1995-04-16) 16 April 1995 (age 19) El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo March 2014
MF César Flores El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo February 2014
MF Carlos Mata El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo Reserve February 2014
FW Daniel Luna El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo v.  Honduras Preliminary squad; April 4, 2014
FW Carlos Zamora El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo Reserve February 2014
FW Benjamín Díaz El Salvador Turin FESA B February 2014
FW Héctor Recinos El Salvador Turin FESA B March 2014
FW Santiago Gómez El Salvador Escuela de Fútbol Futuro March 2014
Óscar Almendáriz El Salvador UES March 2014
Carlos Aguilar El Salvador FAS Reserve v.  Honduras
Santiago Gomez El Salvador Atletico Marte Reserve v.  Honduras

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up to the El Salvador U-20 squad in the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Rolando Morales (1994-03-01) 1 March 1994 (age 20) 10 0 El Salvador FESA 2013 U-20 World Cup
GK Adolfo Menéndez Jr. (1993-07-03) 3 July 1993 (age 21) 0 0 El Salvador FAS Reserves 2013 U-20 World Cup


GK Wilberth Hernandez (1994-04-05) 5 April 1994 (age 20) 0 0 2013 U-20 Championship
GK Josué Coreas (1994-12-22) December 22, 1994 (age 19) 0 0 El Salvador Águila Reserves 2013 U-20 Championship qualifying
GK Andrés Morataya (1993-07-13) July 13, 1993 (age 20) 0 0 El Salvador Marte Soyapango Preliminary squad; November 19, 2012
GK Martín Mejía 0 0 El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo Reserves Preliminary squad; November 19, 2012
DF Oliver Ayala (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 20) 10 1 Mexico León 2013 U-20 World Cup
DF Miguel Lemus (1993-10-26) 26 October 1993 (age 20) 10 0 El Salvador FESA 2013 U-20 World Cup
DF Kevin Ayala (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 19) 9 0 El Salvador FESA 2013 U-20 World Cup
DF Marvin Baumgartner (1993-01-19) 19 January 1993 (age 21) 7 0 Switzerland FC Zürich Under 21 2013 U-20 World Cup
DF Giovanni Zavaleta (1994-09-27) 27 September 1994 (age 19) 5 0 United States Rush Soccer 2013 U-20 World Cup
DF Carlos Cañas (1995-03-26) 26 March 1995 (age 19) 0 0 United States Longwood University 2013 U-20 World Cup
DF Bryan Bonilla (1992-12-21) 21 December 1992 (age 21) United States Rush Soccer 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
DF Alex Mejía (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 19) El Salvador FESA v.
MF Diego Coca (1994-08-26) 26 August 1994 (age 19) 10 1 El Salvador FESA 2013 U-20 World Cup
MF Kevin Barahona (1994-10-01) 1 October 1994 (age 19) 10 0 El Salvador FESA 2013 U-20 World Cup
MF René Gómez (1993-01-08) 8 January 1993 (age 21) 10 0 El Salvador FESA 2013 U-20 World Cup
MF Tomas Granitto (1993-06-12) 12 June 1993 (age 21) 3 0 United States Florida Gulf Coast University 2013 U-20 World Cup
MF Romilio Hernández (1995-03-20) 20 March 1995 (age 19) 1 0 United States Baltimore Bays Academy 2013 U-20 World Cup
MF Benjamin Diaz (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993 (age 21) 0 0 United States University of the District of Columbia 2013 U-20 World Cup
MF Melvin Alfaro (1993-03-06) 6 March 1993 (age 21) El Salvador Turin FESA 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
MF Anthony Dheming (1993-10-07) 7 October 1993 (age 20) United States Chivas USA Academy 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
MF Alexander Suazo (1994-01-05) 5 January 1994 (age 20) El Salvador UES 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
MF Rubén Sigüenza Italy Vigevano Calcio 2013 U-20 Championship qualifying
MF Gerardo Iraheta (1994-08-17) August 17, 1994 (age 19) El Salvador Santa Tecla 2013 U-20 Championship qualifying
MF Kelvin Herrera 2013 U-20 Championship qualifying
MF Douglas Gil El Salvador Atletico Marte 2013 U-20 Championship qualifying
FW Jairo Henríquez (1993-08-31) 31 August 1993 (age 20) 9 4 Mexico Linces de Tlaxcala 2013 U-20 World Cup
FW José Peña (1994-12-10) 10 December 1994 (age 19) 8 3 Mexico UANL 2013 U-20 World Cup
FW Roberto González (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 21) 8 2 El Salvador Santa Tecla F.C. 2013 U-20 World Cup
FW Maikon Orellana (1993-11-12) 12 November 1993 (age 20) 3 0 Denmark Brøndby IF 2013 U-20 World Cup
MF Bernardo Majano (1993-12-09) 9 December 1993 (age 20) 1 0 United States Louisburg College 2013 U-20 World Cup
FW Roberto González (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 21) El Salvador Santa Tecla 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
FW Rommel Mejía (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 20) El Salvador Dragón 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
FW Omar Acosta United States Rush Soccer 2013 U-20 Championship qualifying

Personnel[edit]

Current staff[edit]

Head Coach El Salvador Mauricio Alfaro
Assistant Coach El Salvador Guillermo Rivera
GK Coach El Salvador Raúl Antonio García
Physical Coordinator Argentina Esteban Rodolfo Coppia
Medical Trainer El Salvador José María Rivas
Kinesiologist El Salvador José Luis Rodríguez
Equipment Manager El Salvador Abraham Beltrán

Manager History[edit]

Record versus other nations[edit]

Records for competitive matches only. As of 03-01-13

Nat P W D L GF GA GD
 Antigua and Barbuda 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5
 Australia 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Barbados 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Belize 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4
 Bermuda 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
 Canada 5 0 1 4 1 6 -5
 Colombia 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 Costa Rica 8 1 2 5 6 13 -7
 Cuba 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1
 Curaçao 6 3 2 1 9 5 +4
 Grenada 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Guatemala 12 3 3 6 13 20 -7
 Guyana 1 1 0 5 5 0 +5
 Haiti 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3
 Honduras 6 2 1 4 8 14 -6
 Jamaica 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2
 Mexico 7 0 0 7 2 22 -10
 Nicaragua 6 5 1 0 26 5 +21
 Panama 7 4 0 3 13 13 0
 Suriname 1 0 0 1 1 6 -5
 Trinidad and Tobago 4 1 2 1 4 5 -1
 Turkey 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 United States 7 3 1 3 11 9 +2

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

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