Venezuela national under-20 football team

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Venezuela Under 20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)
  • La Vinotinto (The Burgundy)
  • Los Llaneros (The Plainsmen)
Association Federación Venezolana de Fútbol
(Venezuelan Football Federation)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Venezuela Miguel Echenausi
Captain Josef Martínez
Home stadium Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui
Puerto La Cruz
First colours
Second colours
First international
NA
Biggest win
8-0 Vs. Tahiti in 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Best result Third Place 1 time (1954)

Venezuela national under-20 football team represents Venezuela in international football competitions such as South American Youth Championship.

2009 South American Youth Championship[edit]

Venezuela was able to classify to 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup after being fourth in the hexagonal final beating teams such as Colombia and Argentina, current champion of the tournament.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Youth Championship Record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Did not participate - - - - - -
Japan 1979 Did not participate - - - - - -
Australia 1981 Did not participate - - - - - -
Mexico 1983 Did not participate - - - - - -
Soviet Union 1985 Did not participate - - - - - -
Chile 1987 Did not participate - - - - - -
Saudi Arabia 1989 Did not participate - - - - - -
Portugal 1991 Did not participate - - - - - -
Australia 1993 Did not participate - - - - - -
Qatar 1995 Did not participate - - - - - -
Malaysia 1997 Did not participate - - - - - -
Nigeria 1999 Did not participate - - - - - -
Argentina 2001 Did not participate - - - - - -
United Arab Emirates 2003 Did not participate - - - - - -
Netherlands 2005 Did not participate - - - - - -
Canada 2007 Did not participate - - - - - -
Egypt 2009 Second round 4 2 0 2 10 5
Colombia 2011 Did not participate - - - - - -
Turkey 2013 Did not participate - - - - - -
Total 1/18 4 2 0 2 10 5

Current status[edit]

Recent and forthcoming matches[edit]

Matches from the past 6 months as well as any future scheduled matches.

      Win       Draw       Loss

Players[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 22 players were called up for the Campeonato Sudamericano Sub-20.[1]

Caps and goals updated as January 18, 2013.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK José Contreras (1994-10-20) October 20, 1994 (age 20) 8 0 Venezuela Aragua
12 1GK Eduardo Herrera (1993-06-06) June 6, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Venezuela Atlético El Vigía
22 1GK Luis Lugo (1993-12-17) December 17, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Real Esppor
2 2DF Wilker Ángel (1993-03-18) March 18, 1993 (age 21) 11 0 Venezuela Deportivo Táchira
3 2DF Víctor Sifontes (1993-10-21) October 21, 1993 (age 21) 10 0 Venezuela Trujillanos
6 2DF Edwin Peraza (1993-03-11) March 11, 1993 (age 21) 9 0 Venezuela Caracas
13 2DF Leonardo Terán (1993-03-09) March 9, 1993 (age 21) 9 0 Venezuela Atlético Venezuela
14 2DF Javier Bolívar (1993-05-10) May 10, 1993 (age 21) 6 0 Venezuela Tucanes
16 2DF Luis Morgillo (1993-06-15) June 15, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Portugal Varzim
4 3MF Víctor García (1994-06-11) June 11, 1994 (age 20) 9 0 Portugal Porto B
5 3MF Gilbert Guerra (1993-04-02) April 2, 1993 (age 21) 8 0 Venezuela Yaracuyanos
7 3MF Robert Hernández (1994-02-01) February 1, 1994 (age 20) 9 0 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui
8 3MF Robert Garcés (1993-04-05) April 5, 1993 (age 21) 11 0 Venezuela Caracas
10 3MF Juan Pablo Añor (1994-01-24) January 24, 1994 (age 20) 2 1 Spain Atlético Malagueño
15 3MF José Peraza (1994-04-14) April 14, 1994 (age 20) 8 0 Venezuela Caracas
18 3MF Edson Castillo (1994-05-18) May 18, 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Venezuela Mineros de Guayana
20 3MF Renzo Zambrano (1994-08-26) August 26, 1994 (age 20) 10 1 Venezuela Monagas
9 4FW Manuel Arteaga (1994-06-17) June 17, 1994 (age 20) 10 3 Italy Parma
11 4FW Darwin Machís (1993-02-07) February 7, 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães
17 4FW Josef Martinez (captain) (1993-05-19) May 19, 1993 (age 21) 7 3 Switzerland Young Boys
19 4FW José Romo (1993-12-06) December 6, 1993 (age 21) 10 2 Venezuela Llaneros
21 4FW Jesús Hernández (1993-01-06) January 6, 1993 (age 21) 8 0 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui

Recent Call Ups[edit]

The following players have been called up to the Venezuela squad in the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Luis Terán (1993-08-14) August 14, 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Venezuela Zamora Pre-2013 U20 South American (12th preparation module) July 23, 2012
GK Oswaldo Girán (1993-10-08) October 8, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Llaneros Pre-2013 U20 South American (6th preparation module) March 26, 2012
GK Giancarlo Schiavone (1993-11-02) November 2, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Deportivo Petare Pre-2013 U20 South American (2nd preparation module) February 6, 2012
DF Joel Cáceres (1993-02-15) February 15, 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Venezuela Deportivo Lara Pre-2013 U20 South American (16th preparation module) January 7, 2013
DF Gabriel Benítez (1993-09-30) September 30, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Venezuela Deportivo Petare Pre-2013 U20 South American (16th preparation module) January 7, 2013
DF Diego Araguainamo (1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui Pre-2013 U20 South American (16th preparation module) January 7, 2013
DF Douglas Julio (1993-04-20) April 20, 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Venezuela Llaneros Pre-2013 U20 South American (15th preparation module) November 22, 2012
DF Henry Alzolay (1993-06-04) June 4, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Monagas Pre-2013 U20 South American (14th preparation module) November 8, 2012
DF Ernesto Zerpa (1993-05-12) May 12, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Yaracuyanos Pre-2013 U20 South American (14th preparation module) November 8, 2012
DF Whillkhei Acuña (1993-05-23) May 23, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Aragua v.  Peru, August 25, 2012
DF Andrés Maldonado (1994-04-09) April 9, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Venezuela Atlético Venezuela Pre-2013 U20 South American (10th preparation module) June 29, 2012
DF Yalbert Díaz (1994-09-06) September 6, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Venezuela Deportivo Lara Pre-2013 U20 South American (8th preparation module) April 23, 2012
DF Luis Matute (1993-04-06) April 6, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Aragua Pre-2013 U20 South American (6th preparation module) March 26, 2012
DF Wilcar Giménez (1993-08-24) August 24, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Yaracuyanos Pre-2013 U20 South American (6th preparation module) March 26, 2012
DF Carlos Cuevas (1993-10-28) October 28, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Portuguesa Pre-2013 U20 South American (5th preparation module) March 19, 2012
DF Robert Díaz (1993-02-01) February 1, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Tucanes Pre-2013 U20 South American (5th preparation module) March 19, 2012
DF Erlys Vásquez (1993-04-17) April 17, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Atlético El Vigía Pre-2013 U20 South American (2nd preparation module) February 6, 2012
DF Loren Ray (1993-04-25) April 25, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Deportivo Táchira Pre-2013 U20 South American (2nd preparation module) February 6, 2012
MF Juan Azócar (1993-10-04) October 4, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Aragua Pre-2013 U20 South American (16th preparation module) January 7, 2013
MF José Torres (1993-06-19) June 19, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Deportivo Petare Pre-2013 U20 South American (16th preparation module) January 7, 2013
MF Thony La Cruz (1994-02-11) February 11, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Venezuela Zulia Pre-2013 U20 South American (15th preparation module) November 22, 2012
MF Arnold López (1994-11-24) November 24, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Venezuela Mineros de Guayana Pre-2013 U20 South American (14th preparation module) November 8, 2012
MF Óscar Núñez (1994-07-13) July 13, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Venezuela Yaracuyanos Pre-2013 U20 South American (14th preparation module) November 8, 2012
MF Diego García (1993-08-05) August 5, 1993 (age 21) 5 0 Venezuela Real Esppor v.  Peru, August 25, 2012
MF Simón Ranauro (1994-05-30) May 30, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Italy Angolana Pre-2013 U20 South American (10th preparation module) June 29, 2012
MF Gabriele Rosa (1993-06-15) June 15, 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Spain Real Murcia v.  Colombia, May 12, 2012
MF Rafael García (1993-02-27) February 27, 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Venezuela Caracas v.  Colombia, May 12, 2012
MF Jesús Cedeño (1994-03-05) March 5, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Venezuela Llaneros Pre-2013 U20 South American (6th preparation module) March 26, 2012
MF Jesús Quintero (1994-04-21) April 21, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Venezuela Estudiantes Pre-2013 U20 South American (4th preparation module) March 12, 2012
FW Omar Perdomo (1994-02-03) February 3, 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Venezuela Trujillanos Pre-2013 U20 South American (16th preparation module) January 7, 2013
FW Billy Palencia (1993-08-21) August 21, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Carabobo Pre-2013 U20 South American (15th preparation module) November 22, 2012
FW Juan Carlos Ortíz 0 0 Venezuela Ureña Pre-2013 U20 South American (13th preparation module) November 1, 2012
FW Carlos Alfaro (1991-02-10) February 10, 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Portuguesa FC Pre-2013 U20 South American (13th preparation module) November 1, 2012
FW Jacobo Kouffati (1993-06-30) June 30, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Venezuela Monagas Pre-2013 U20 South American (12th preparation module) July 23, 2012
FW Diego Silva (1993-03-11) March 11, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui Pre-2013 U20 South American (12th preparation module) July 23, 2012
FW Carlos Guedes (1993-09-17) September 17, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Portugal Beira Mar Pre-2013 U20 South American (10th preparation module) June 29, 2012
FW Carlos Sira (1994-01-05) January 5, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Venezuela Deportivo Lara Pre-2013 U20 South American (2nd preparation module) February 6, 2012

Former squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marcos Mathías escogió 22 futbolistas para el reto del Sudamericano Sub 20" (in Spanish). FVF. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 

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