Mexico national under-20 football team

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Mexico U-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) El Tricolor (The Tricolor)
Association Mexican Football Federation
(Federación Mexicana de Fútbol)
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Sergio Almaguer
FIFA code MEX
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Mexico 5 – 0 Haiti 
(Panama, Panama; March 9, 1962)
Biggest win
 Mexico 16 – 0 Puerto Rico 
(Rades, Tunisia; February 22, 1974)
Biggest defeat

 Costa Rica 5 – 1 Mexico 
(San Pedro, Honduras; August 21, 1994)

Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 13 (First in 1977)
Best result Runners-up 1977
Mexico national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 World Cup
Silver 1977 Tunisia Team
Bronze 2011 Colombia Team

The Mexico national under-20 football team, is controlled by the Mexican Football Federation and represents Mexico in international under-20 football competitions.

Individual awards[edit]

In addition to team victories, Mexicans players have won individual awards at FIFA World Youth Cups.

Year Award Player
1977 Bronze Shoe Luis Placencia
1991 Bronze Shoe Pedro Pineda
1993 Silver Shoe Vicente Nieto
2007 Bronze Ball Giovani Dos Santos
2011 Bronze Ball Jorge Enríquez

Competitive Record[edit]

Year Round Position MP MW MD ML GF GA
Tunisia 1977 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 4 0 11 5
Japan 1979 Group Stage 11th 3 0 2 1 3 4
Australia 1981 Group Stage 11th 3 0 2 1 4 5
Mexico 1983 Group Stage 13th 3 0 1 2 2 4
Soviet Union 1985 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 3 0 1 7 3
Chile 1987 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1989 Banned
Portugal 1991 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 2 1 7 5
Australia 1993 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 2 1 1 6 3
Qatar 1995 Did Not Qualify
Malaysia 1997 Round of 16 12th 4 1 1 2 6 3
Nigeria 1999 Quarter-Finals 6th 5 3 1 1 9 5
Argentina 2001 Did Not Qualify
United Arab Emirates 2003 Group Stage 22nd 3 0 1 2 2 5
Netherlands 2005 Did Noy Qualify
Canada 2007 Quarter-Finals 5th 5 4 0 1 10 3
Egypt 2009 Did Not Qualify
Colombia 2011 Third Place 3rd 7 3 2 2 10 6
Turkey 2013 Round of 16 16th 4 1 0 3 6 6
Total - 13/19 54 19 17 18 83 57

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were selected to play the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Coach: Mexico Sergio Almaguer [7]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Richard Sánchez (1994-05-05)5 May 1994 (aged 19) 5 0 United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers
12 1GK Gibran Lajud (1993-12-25)25 December 1993 (aged 19) 0 0 Mexico Cruz Azul
21 1GK Alberto Gurrola (1993-04-09)9 April 1993 (aged 20) 0 0 Mexico BUAP
2 2DF Francisco Flores (1994-01-17)17 January 1994 (aged 19) 5 1 Mexico Cruz Azul
3 2DF Hedgardo Marín (1993-02-21)21 February 1993 (aged 20) 5 0 Mexico Guadalajara
4 2DF Antonio Briseño (1994-02-05)5 February 1994 (aged 19) 5 2 Mexico Atlas
5 2DF Bernardo Hernández (1993-06-10)10 June 1993 (aged 19) 5 0 Mexico Monterrey
13 2DF José Abella (1994-02-10)10 February 1994 (aged 19) 1 0 Mexico Santos Laguna
14 2DF Abel Fuentes (1993-11-16)16 November 1993 (aged 19) 1 0 Mexico Guadalajara
15 2DF Jose Carlos Van Rankin (1993-05-14)14 May 1993 (aged 20) 5 0 Mexico UNAM
6 3MF Armando Zamorano (1993-10-03)3 October 1993 (aged 19) 4 1 Mexico Morelia
7 3MF Jonathan Espericueta (1994-08-09)9 August 1994 (aged 18) 3 1 Mexico UANL
8 3MF Raúl López (1993-02-23)23 February 1993 (aged 20) 1 0 Mexico Guadalajara
10 3MF Jesús Manuel Corona (1993-01-06)6 January 1993 (aged 20) 4 3 Netherlands FC Twente
11 3MF Arturo González (1994-05-09)9 May 1994 (aged 19) 1 0 Mexico Atlas
16 3MF Carlos Treviño (1993-04-19)19 April 1993 (aged 20) 1 0 Mexico Atlas
18 3MF Uvaldo Luna (1993-12-21)21 December 1993 (aged 19) 3 0 Mexico UANL
20 3MF Alonso Escoboza (1993-01-22)22 January 1993 (aged 20) 5 2 Mexico Santos Laguna
9 4FW Marco Bueno (1994-03-31)31 March 1994 (aged 19) 5 2 Mexico Pachuca
17 4FW Julio Morales (1993-12-19)19 December 1993 (aged 19) 3 1 United States Chivas USA
19 4FW Guillermo Madrigal (1993-02-10)10 February 1993 (aged 20) 3 0 Mexico Monterrey

Former squads[edit]

Pan American Games record[edit]

Though the under-20 squad has not represented Mexico in all Pan American Games competition, the Pan American Sports Organization recently set the age limit of the tournament to the under-20 level.

Mexico under-20 managers[edit]

Manager Mexico career Played Won Drawn Lost Win %
Mexico Horacio Casarin 1977 5 1 4 0 20.0
Mexico Mario Velarde 1983 3 0 1 2 0.00
Mexico Jesús del Muro 1985, 1998–1999 12 9 1 2 75.00
Mexico Alfonso Portugal Diaz 1991 4 1 2 1 25.0
Mexico Juan de Dios Castillo 1992–1993 7 4 2 1 60
Mexico Juan Manuel Alvarez 1994 3 2 0 1 56.6
Mexico José Luis Real 1996–1997, 2001 12 6 3 3 50.00
Mexico Eduardo Rergis 2002–2003 6 2 1 3 33.3
Argentina Humberto Grondona 2005 3 1 0 2 33.3
Mexico Jesús Ramírez 2007–2009 8 6 1 1 75.00
Mexico Juan Carlos Chávez 2009–2011 19 12 3 4 63.15
Mexico Sergio Almaguer 2011- 5 5 0 0 100

See also[edit]

References[edit]