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) Mexico 9 -1 Cuba; January 10, 2015)
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 Silver medal icon.svg : 1977
Mexico national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1977 Tunisia Team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Colombia Team

The Mexico national under-20 football team, is controlled by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación (Mexican Football Federation) and represents Mexico in international under-20 (under age 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
2007 Bronze Ball Giovani Dos Santos
2011 Bronze Ball Jorge Enríquez

Competitive Record[edit]

FIFA World Cup Record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L 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 Not 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
New Zealand 2015 Group stage 17th 3 1 0 2 2 5

Honours[edit]

Schedule and Recent Results[edit]

The following is a list of matches from the past twenty-four months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

Date Competition Location Opponent Result
10 January 2015 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Cuba 9-1
12 January 2015 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Canada 2-0
15 January 2015 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Honduras 3-0
19 January 2015 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  El Salvador 3-1
22 January 2015 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Haiti 1-1
24 January 2015 World Cup Qualifiers - Final Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Panama 1-1 (4-2)

Current squad[edit]

The following players were selected for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jesse Gonzalez (1995-05-26) 26 May 1995 (age 20) United States FC Dallas
2 2DF Kevin Gutiérrez (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 20) Mexico Querétaro
3 2DF Óscar Bernal (1995-09-28) 28 September 1995 (age 19) Mexico Santos Laguna
4 2DF Rodrigo González (1995-04-12) 12 April 1995 (age 20) Mexico BUAP
5 3MF Sergio Flores (1995-02-12) 12 February 1995 (age 20) Mexico Guadalajara
6 3MF Víctor Guzmán (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 20) Mexico Guadalajara
7 3MF Érick Gutiérrez (c) (1995-06-17) 17 June 1995 (age 20) Mexico Pachuca
8 3MF Hirving Lozano (1995-07-30) 30 July 1995 (age 19) Mexico Pachuca
9 4FW Guillermo Martínez (1995-03-15) 15 March 1995 (age 20) Mexico Pachuca
10 4FW Alejandro Díaz (1996-01-27) 27 January 1996 (age 19) Mexico América
11 3MF David Ramírez (1995-12-14) 14 December 1995 (age 19) Mexico Guadalajara
12 1GK Édson Reséndez (1996-01-12) 12 January 1996 (age 19) Mexico Monterrey
13 2DF Carlos Arreola (1995-03-04) 4 March 1995 (age 20) Mexico Atlas
14 2DF Érick Aguirre (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 18) Mexico Morelia
15 3MF Orbelín Pineda (1996-03-24) 24 March 1996 (age 19) Mexico Querétaro
16 2DF Osvaldo Rodríguez (1996-09-10) 10 September 1996 (age 18) Mexico Pachuca
17 3MF Luis Márquez (1995-02-12) 12 February 1995 (age 20) Mexico Guadalajara
18 4FW Diego Gama (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 19) Spain Atlético de Madrid B
19 4FW Diego Pineda (1995-04-07) 7 April 1995 (age 20) Mexico América
20 3MF Mauro Laínez (1996-05-09) 9 May 1996 (age 19) Mexico Pachuca
21 1GK Raúl Gudiño (1996-04-22) 22 April 1996 (age 19) Portugal Porto B
  • * All dates of births can be confirmed here.[7]

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 2013- 18 11 2 5 61.1

See also[edit]

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