Spain national under-16 football team

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Spain Under-16
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Rojita (The Little Red One)
La Furia Roja
(The Red Fury)
Association Royal Spanish Football Federation
(Real Federación Española de Fútbol – RFEF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Santiago Denia (2010–)
Most caps Ángel Cuéllar (26)
Top scorer Diego Ribera (20)
FIFA code ESP
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 5 – 1 Portugal 
(Mérida, Spain; 23 December 1980)
Biggest win

 Spain 7 – 0 Luxembourg 
(Fraga, Spain; 3 April 1985)

 Spain 7 – 0 Liechtenstein 
(Alcalá, Spain; 28 February 1990)
Biggest defeat

 France 3 – 0 Spain 
(Gottsdorf, Austria; 1 May 1996)

Records for competitive matches only.
European Under-16 Championship
Appearances 16 (First in 1985)
Best result Winners (1986, 1988, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2001)
Spain national under-16 football team
Medal record
U-16 European Championship
Bronze 1985 Hungary Team
Gold 1986 Greece Team
Gold 1988 Spain Team
Gold 1991 Spain Team
Silver 1992 Cyprus Team
Silver 1995 Belgium Team
Gold 1997 Germany Team
Bronze 1998 Scotland Team
Gold 1999 Czech Republic Team
Gold 2001 England Team

The Spain national under-16 football team represents Spain in international football at this age level and is controlled by Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.

Competitive Record[edit]

FIFA U-16 World Cup Championship Record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
China 1985 Did not qualify
Canada 1987
Scotland 1989
Total 0/3 - - - - - -

UEFA European U-16 Championship Record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Italy 1982 Qualifying round 4 2 0 2 8 6
West Germany 1984 Qualifying round 6 4 0 2 12 3
Hungary 1985 Third Place 7 4 3 0 14 0
Greece 1986 Champions 7 6 1 0 18 2
France 1987 Qualifying round 2 0 1 1 2 4
Spain 1988 Champions 5 3 2 0 8 2
Denmark 1989 Fourth place 7 3 2 2 12 9
East Germany 1990 Group stage 5 4 0 1 14 2
Switzerland 1991 Champions 7 5 1 1 17 6
Cyprus 1992 Runners-up 7 5 1 1 18 6
Turkey 1993 Quarterfinals 6 3 1 2 6 4
Republic of Ireland 1994 Group stage 7 5 1 1 18 7
Belgium 1995 Runners-up 8 7 0 1 14 3
Austria 1996 Group stage 5 3 0 2 13 5
Germany 1997 Champions 8 6 2 0 21 6
Scotland 1998 Third Place 8 4 2 2 10 7
Czech Republic 1999 Champions 8 8 0 0 26 2
Israel 2000 Quarterfinals 6 4 0 2 15 6
England 2001 Champions 8 6 1 1 16 3
Total 16/19 121 82 18 21 262 83
* Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.
** Gold background colour indicates first place finish. Silver background colour indicates second place finish. Bronze background colour indicates third place finish. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Players[edit]

Top Appearances[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-16 Caps
1 Ángel Cuéllar Betis 1987–1989 26
2 Julio Iglesias Barcelona 1987–1989 21
2 Álvaro Pérez Athletic Bilbao 1990–1992 21
4 Curro Montoya Hércules, Valencia 1992–1993 20
4 Diego Ribera Valencia 1992–1993 20
6 Iker Casillas Real Madrid 1996–1998 19
6 Enrique Medina Manises, Valencia 1990–1991 19
6 Francisco Rufete Atlético Benejúzar, Barcelona 1992–1993 19
6 Carlos Sierra 'Sandro' Tenerife, Real Madrid 1990–1991 19
10 Carlos Castro Sevilla 1990–1991 18
10 Juan Carlos Gutiérrez La Cruz Villanovense, Barcelona 1990–1991 18
10 Jero Miñarro Lorca, Valencia 1992–1994 18
10 Líbero Parri Valencia 1998–1999 18
10 Iván Pérez Real Madrid 1991–1992 18

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-16s.

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-16 Goals
1 Diego Ribera Valencia 1992–1993 20
2 Iván Pérez Real Madrid 1991–1992 13
3 Ángel Cuéllar Betis 1987–1989 11
3 Joseba Etxeberria Real Sociedad 1992–1994 11
3 David Rodríguez Atlético Madrid 2001–2002 11
3 Fernando Torres Atlético Madrid 2001 11
7 Álvaro Pérez Athletic Bilbao 1990–1992 9
8 Jorge Perona Barcelona 1998–1999 8
9 Oskitz Estefania Real Sociedad 2001–2002 7
9 Julen Guerrero Athletic Bilbao 1989–1990 7
9 Miguel Mateos Real Madrid 1996–1997 7

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-16s.

Recent results[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent Result Scorers
15 February 2012
Friendly
Las Rozas, Spain  England
0 – 1
21 February 2012
Friendly
Las Rozas, Spain  Germany
1 – 2
David Goal 70'
23 February 2012
Friendly
Las Rozas, Spain  Germany
4 – 1
Cornejo Goal 10', Manresa Goal 30'67', Delgado Goal 80'
22 May 2012
Friendly
Kerzers, Switzerland   Switzerland
2 – 1
Pozo Goal 34', Borja Goal 69'
24 May 2012
Friendly
Fribourg, Switzerland   Switzerland
0 – 0

Forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent Result Scorers

Current squad[edit]

  • The following players have been called up to participate in a double friendly match against Switzerland that will be played on 22 and 24 of May 2012. [1]
  • National team caps and goals correct as of 24 May 2012.

*Please note some of these players play for their club's reserve team.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Santiago Canedo (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 18) 4 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
1GK Estanislao Marcellán (1996-04-02) 2 April 1996 (age 18) 1 0 Spain Real Sociedad
2DF Nicolás Cañizares (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 18) 2 0 Spain Rayo Vallecano
2DF Juan Manuel García (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 17) 1 0 Spain Barcelona
2DF Juan José Manresa (1996-01-27) 27 January 1996 (age 18) 5 2 Spain Real Madrid
2DF Antonio Marín (1996-06-17) 17 June 1996 (age 18) 5 0 Spain Almería
2DF Omar Oliveros (1996-05-16) 16 May 1996 (age 18) 3 0 Spain Sporting Gijón
2DF Rodrigo Tarín (1996-07-05) 5 July 1996 (age 18) 8 0 Spain Barcelona
2DF Arnau Vega (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 17) 3 0 Spain Villarreal
3MF Marco Asensio 2 0 Spain Mallorca
3MF Aleix Febas (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 (age 18) 4 0 Spain Real Madrid
3MF Javier Fernández (1996-02-20) 20 February 1996 (age 18) 4 0 Spain Deportivo
3MF Joaquín Fernández (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 18) 5 0 Spain Almería
3MF Rodrigo Hernández (1996-06-22) 22 June 1996 (age 18) 2 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
3MF Fernando Pérez (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 18) 2 0 Spain Plasencia
3MF Borja Sánchez (1996-02-26) 26 February 1996 (age 18) 4 1 Spain Oviedo
3MF Adama Traoré (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 18) 5 0 Spain Barcelona
4FW José Antonio Cornejo 5 1 Spain Málaga
4FW Yelko Pino (1996-10-30) 30 October 1996 (age 17) 5 0 Spain Celta
4FW José Ángel Pozo (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 18) 2 1 England Manchester City

Former squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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