Portugal national under-20 football team

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Portugal under-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Federação Portuguesa de Futebol
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Edgar Borges
Captain Nuno Reis
Top scorer Lourenço (9)
Nélson Oliveira (9)
FIFA code POR
First colours
Second colours
First international
Spain Spain 1–0 Portugal Portugal
(Cáceres, Spain; 7 May 1979)
Biggest win
Macau Macau 0–6 Portugal Portugal
(São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe; 5 October 2006)
Biggest defeat
Japan Japan 4–1 Portugal Portugal
(Tokyo, Japan; 26 August 1994)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1979)
Best result Winners, 1989, 1991

The Portugal national under-20 football team is the national under-20 football team of Portugal and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal.

The U20 team acts mainly as a feeder team for the U21s and provides further international development for youth players. The team qualified for its only official match, FIFA U-20 World Cup, depends on U19 result.

The Portuguese team has 8 participations in the FIFA U-20 World Cup and 12 in the Toulon Tournament.

History[edit]

The Golden Generation (1989-1991)[edit]

The Golden Generation was the Generation of the players that won consecutive FIFA Youth Championships in 1989 and 1991.

The Silver Generation (2011)[edit]

The Courage Generation was the Generation of players that was runner up in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA GD
Tunisia 1977 Did Not Enter
Japan 1979 Quarter-Final 7th 4 1 1 2 2 4 - 2
1981 to 1987 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1989 Champions 1st 6 5 0 1 6 3 +3
Portugal 1991 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 9 1 +8
Australia 1993 Group Stage 16th 3 0 0 3 1 5 - 4
Qatar 1995 Third Place 3rd 6 5 0 1 12 6 +6
Malaysia 1997 Did Not Qualify
Nigeria 1999 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1
2001 to 2005 Did Not Qualify
Canada 2007 Round of 16 15th 4 1 0 3 4 5 - 1
Egypt 2009 Did Not Qualify
Colombia 2011 Runners up 2nd 7 4 2 1 7 3 +4
Turkey 2013 Round of 16 11th 4 2 1 1 12 7 +5
New Zealand 2015 Qualified
Total 2 Titles 2/10 44 24 7 13 58 38 +20
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Toulon Tournament record[edit]

Toulon Tournament record*
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA GD
1996 Third Place 3rd 4 3 1 0 12 3 +9
1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3
1998 Third Place 3rd 5 3 1 1 4 1 +3
1999 Group Stage 7th 3 0 1 2 1 5 - 4
2000 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 4 0 7 4 +3
2001 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 12 5 +7
2002 Group Stage 7th 4 0 3 1 1 2 - 1
2003 Champions 1st 5 4 0 1 11 2 +9
2004 Group Stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
2005 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 9 5 +4
2006 Third Place 3rd 5 2 2 1 3 1 +2
2007 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 3 1 2 2 0
2011 Group Stage 5th 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1
2013 Fourth Place 4th 5 2 1 2 8 8 +0
2014 Third Place 5 4 0 1 11 4 +7
Total 2 Titles 2/15 46 25 7 14 61 42 +19
* Portugal also participated in the 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, and 2009 tournaments but with the u-21 squad instead of the u-20 squad.

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

  • Toulon Tournament
    • Winner (2): 2001, 2003
    • Runner-up (3): 1997, 2000, 2005
    • Third place (3): 1996, 1998, 2006
  • Torneio Internacional da Madeira
    • Winner (7): 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008
    • Runner-up (4): 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006
  • Torneio Campos Verdes
    • Winner (2): 2007, 2008
  • Copa El Presidente de La Republica - Ricardo Martinelli
    • Third place (1): 2011
  • SBS Cup International Youth Soccer
    • Runner-up (1): 2012

Individual awards[edit]

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup
  • Toulon Tournament

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Head coach: Portugal Edgar Borges

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Bruno Varela (1994-11-04)4 November 1994 (aged 18) 4 0 Portugal Benfica
1GK José Sá (1993-01-17)17 January 1993 (aged 20) 5 0 Portugal Marítimo
2DF Daniel Martins (1993-06-23)23 June 1993 (aged 19) 4 0 Portugal Belenenses
2DF Edgar Ié (1994-05-01)1 May 1994 (aged 18) 6 0 Spain Barcelona
2DF Frederico Venâncio (1993-02-04)4 February 1993 (aged 20) 6 0 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal
2DF Kiko (1993-01-20)20 January 1993 (aged 20) 9 1 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal
2DF Miguel Rodrigues (1993-03-16)16 March 1993 (aged 20) 6 0 Portugal Nacional
2DF Pedro Almeida (1993-04-05)5 April 1993 (aged 20) 5 0 Cyprus Anorthosis
2DF Tiago Ferreira (1993-07-10)10 July 1993 (aged 19) 19 1 Portugal Porto
2DF Tomás Dabó (1993-10-20)20 October 1993 (aged 19) 6 0 Portugal Braga
3MF Agostinho Cá (1993-07-24)24 July 1993 (aged 19) 10 1 Spain Barcelona
3MF Babo (1993-06-05)5 June 1993 (aged 19) 2 0 Portugal Freamunde
3MF João Mário (1993-01-19)19 January 1993 (aged 20) 5 1 Portugal Sporting
3MF Jota (1993-03-07)7 March 1993 (aged 20) 7 0 Portugal Nacional
3MF Joao Carlos Teixeira (1993-01-14)14 January 1993 (aged 20) 10 0 England Liverpool
3MF André Gomes (1993-07-30)30 July 1993 (aged 19) 10 1 Portugal Benfica
4FW Aladje (1993-10-22)22 October 1993 (aged 19) 8 3 Italy Aprilia
4FW Cafú (1993-02-26)26 February 1993 (aged 20) 6 0 Portugal Benfica
4FW Fábio Martins (1993-07-24)24 July 1993 (aged 19) 5 0 Portugal Porto
4FW Gonçalo Paciência (1994-08-01)1 August 1994 (aged 18) 2 0 Portugal Porto
4FW Piqueti (1993-02-12)12 February 1993 (aged 20) 8 1 Portugal Braga
4FW Marcos Lopes (1995-12-28)28 December 1995 (aged 17) 6 7 England Manchester City

Previous squads[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Toulon Tournament

Most goals[edit]

No Name Goals Caps First cap Latest cap
1 Lourenço 9  ? 2001 2003
Nélson Oliveira 9 19 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011
2 Nuno Gomes 7  ? 1995 June 1, 1996
Ricardo Sousa 7  ? 1998 April 15, 1999
5 Bruno Gama 6 14 2006 July 12, 2007
Ricardo Vaz Tê 6  ? 2004 2005
Carlitos 6  ? 1997 1998
8 Diogo Tavares 5  ? 2006 2007

Notable players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

As of 15 November 2012

Manager Period Record
Matches Won Draw Lost GF GA GD
Portugal Peres Bandeira 1979
Portugal Carlos Queiroz 1989–1991
Portugal Agostinho Oliveira 1993
Portugal Nelo Vingada 1994-95
Portugal Jesualdo Ferreira 1996–2000
Portugal António Violante 2001–2002, 2008
Portugal Rui Caçador 2003–2004, 2007–2008
Portugal José Couceiro 2006–2007 21 13 4 4 37 8 +29
Portugal Paulo Alves 2009–2010 5 3 1 1 9 3 +6
Portugal Ilídio Vale 2010–2012 24 9 12 3 27 20 +7
Portugal Edgar Borges 2012- 11 5 3 3 17 12 +5

See also[edit]