Spain national under-18 football team

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Spain Under-18
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 Julen Lopetegui (2010–)
Most caps Javier Delgado (23)
José Luis Gallardo (23)
Sebastián Nadal (23)
Top scorer Chuzo (13)
FIFA code ESP
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 4 – 1 England 
(Barcelona, Spain; 15 April 1952)
Biggest win
 Spain 9 – 0 Andorra 
(Cadiz, Spain; 12 March 1999)
Biggest defeat

 Romania 5 – 1 Spain 
(Graz, Austria; 20 April 1960)
 England 5 – 1 Spain 
(Walsall, England; 22 July 1993)

Records for competitive matches only.
European Under-18 Championship
Appearances 14 (First in 1981)
Best result Winners (1995)
Spain national under-18 football team
Medal record
U-18 European Championship
Bronze 1990 Hungary Team
Bronze 1993 England Team
Bronze 1994 Spain Team
Gold 1995 Greece Team
Silver 1996 France & Luxembourg Team
Bronze 1997 Iceland Team
Bronze 2001 Finland Team
Spain national under-18 football team
Medal record
UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup
Silver 1997 Portugal Team
Gold 1999 South Africa Team
Gold 2001 Italy Team
Gold 2003 Egypt Team
Bronze 2005 Turkey Team

The Spain national under-18 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 Youth Tournament Under-18 Record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
England 1948 Did Not Enter
Netherlands 1949
Austria 1950
France 1951
Spain 1952 Champions 2 1 1 0 4 1
Belgium 1953 Fourth Place 4 2 0 2 13 7
West Germany 1954 Champions 5 4 1 0 14 3
Total 3/7 11 7 2 2 31 11

UEFA Youth Tournament Under-18 Record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Italy 1955 Group stage 3 2 1 0 8 3
Hungary 1956 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1957 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 18 5
Luxembourg 1958 Group stage 3 2 1 0 7 4
Bulgaria 1959 Group stage 3 2 0 1 10 2
Austria 1960 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 8
Portugal 1961 Fourth Place 4 1 1 2 10 9
Romania 1962 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 4
England 1963 Qualifying round 2 0 1 1 4 5
Netherlands 1964 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 10 7
West Germany 1965 Group stage 2 0 1 1 2 3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1966 Fourth Place 5 2 1 2 6 6
Turkey 1967 Group stage 5 1 0 4 6 8
France 1968 Qualifying round 2 0 1 1 1 2
East Germany 1969 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 5
Scotland 1970 Qualifying round 4 2 0 2 7 10
Czechoslovakia 1971 Group stage 3 1 1 1 2 2
Spain 1972 Fourth Place 5 2 3 0 11 4
Italy 1973 Qualifying round 4 1 1 2 7 7
Sweden 1974 Group stage 5 2 2 1 3 3
Switzerland 1975 Qualifying round 2 0 1 1 1 2
Hungary 1976 Third Place 7 5 1 1 17 4
Belgium 1977 Qualifying round 4 1 2 1 5 3
Poland 1978 Group stage 5 3 1 1 7 3
Austria 1979 Qualifying round 2 1 0 1 3 4
East Germany 1980 Group stage 5 4 0 1 9 2
Total 18/26 94 41 21 32 162 115

UEFA European Under-18 Championship Record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
West Germany 1981 Fourth Place 7 3 4 0 12 5
Finland 1982 Second round 5 1 1 3 7 6
England 1983 Second round 5 2 1 2 4 3
Soviet Union 1984 Second round 5 2 1 2 7 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1986 First round 6 2 2 2 7 8
Czechoslovakia 1988 Fourth Place 9 7 0 2 22 4
Hungary 1990 Third Place 9 6 1 2 17 9
Germany 1992 Qualifying round 6 0 3 3 2 9
England 1993 Third Place 8 6 1 1 22 12
Spain 1994 Third Place 4 3 0 1 14 8
Greece 1995 Champions 8 7 1 0 24 9
France Luxembourg 1996 Runners-up 8 4 3 1 12 3
Iceland 1997 Third Place 8 5 2 1 13 7
Cyprus 1998 Group stage 9 7 0 2 18 10
Sweden 1999 Group stage 8 3 4 1 20 7
Germany 2000 Intermediary round 5 3 1 1 11 2
Finland 2001 Third Place 8 6 1 1 19 8
Total 14/17 118 67 26 25 231 116

UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup Record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Portugal 1997 Runners-up 5 2 2 1 9 6
South Africa 1999 Champions 5 4 1 0 14 3
Italy 2001 Champions 4 3 1 0 9 1
Egypt 2003 Champions 4 4 0 0 16 1
Turkey 2005 Third Place 4 4 0 0 9 0
Total 5/5 22 17 4 1 57 11

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

  • Gold background color indicates first place finish. Silver background color indicates second place finish. Bronze background color indicates third place finish.
  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Players[edit]

Top Appearances[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-18 Caps
1 Javier Delgado CF Damm Barcelona 1988–1990 23
1 José Luis Gallardo RCD Espanyol 1988–1990 23
1 Sebastián Nadal RCD Mallorca, Atlético Madrid 1979–1982 23
4 Luis Carlos Cuartero Real Zaragoza 1993–1994 22
4 Mario Alberto Rosas FC Barcelona 1996–1999 22
6 Juan Luis Bernal Real Betis 1989–1991 21
6 Gonzalo Colsa Racing de Santander 1996–1998 21
6 Gerardo García Real Madrid 1991–1993 21
6 José Miguel González 'Míchel' Real Madrid 1980–1981 21
6 Javier López Vallejo CA Osasuna 1991–1994 21
6 Luis Márquez Real Betis 1988–1990 21

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-18s.

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-18 Goals
1 Antonio González 'Chuzo' Atlético Madrid 1957–1958 13
2 Alberto Aguilá Real Madrid 1987–1988 12
3 José Miguel González 'Míchel' Real Madrid 1980–1981 11
4 Javier Moreno FC Barcelona 1992–1993 10
4 Fernando Morientes Albacete Balompié 1993–1994 10
6 Jorge Perona FC Barcelona 2000–2001 9
7 Carlos Domínguez Sevilla FC 1994–1995 7
7 José Gálvez RCD Mallorca 1991–1993 7
7 Gerardo García Real Madrid 1991–1993 7
7 José Miguel Martín Criado Real Madrid 1986–1988 7
7 Sebastián Nadal RCD Mallorca, Atlético Madrid 1979–1982 7
7 Alberto Rivera Real Madrid 1995–1996 7

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-18s.

Recent results[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent Result Scorers
29 January 2013
XXXIX Copa del Atlántico
Maspalomas, Spain  Mexico
1 – 1
Calero Goal 35'
1 February 2013
XXXIX Copa del Atlántico
Las Palmas, Spain  Portugal
2 – 1
Mina Goal 62', Ramírez Goal 73'

Forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent Result Scorers

Current squad[edit]

  • The following players have been called up to participate in the XXXIX Torneo Copa del Atlántico to be played from 29 January to 1 February.[1]
  • National team caps and goals correct as of 1 February 2013.

*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 Ander Cantero (1995-01-09) 9 January 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Spain Osasuna
1GK Alejandro Remiro (1995-03-24) 24 March 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Spain Athletic
2DF Rubén Duarte (1995-10-18) 18 October 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Spain Espanyol
2DF José Luis Gayá (1995-05-25) 25 May 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Spain Valencia
2DF Julio César Rodríguez (1995-12-07) 7 December 1995 (age 18) 1 0 Spain Sporting Gijón
2DF Iván Sáez (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Spain Real Madrid
2DF Jaime Sánchez (1995-06-06) 6 June 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Spain Real Madrid
2DF Ignacio Vidal (1995-01-24) 24 January 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Spain Valencia
3MF Álvaro Bustos (1995-06-26) 26 June 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Spain Sporting Gijón
3MF Iván Calero (1995-04-21) 21 April 1995 (age 19) 2 1 Spain Atlético Madrid
3MF Antonio Jesús Cotán (1995-09-19) 19 September 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Spain Sevilla
3MF Óscar Gil (1995-06-14) 14 June 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Spain Athletic
3MF Unai López (1995-10-30) 30 October 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Spain Athletic
3MF Borja Martínez (1995-02-08) 8 February 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
3MF Sergi Samper (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Spain Barcelona
4FW Santiago Mina (1995-12-07) 7 December 1995 (age 18) 2 1 Spain Celta Vigo
4FW Sandro Ramírez (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 19) 2 1 Spain Barcelona
4FW Álex Serrano (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Spain Sporting Gijón

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