Brazil national under-20 football team

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Brazil under-20
Nickname(s)Seleção Sub-20 (Under-20 Team)
AssociationConfederação Brasileira de Futebol
(CBF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachCarlos Amadeu
FIFA codeBRA
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Brazil 7–1 Panama 
(Caracas, Venezuela; 23 March 1954)
Biggest win
 Brazil 10–0 Belgium 
(Kuching, Malaysia; 25 June 1997)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 0–3 Colombia 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 7 February 2015)
Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances17 (first in 1977)
Best resultWinners Gold medal icon.svg: 1983, 1985, 1993, 2003 and 2011
South American Youth Championship
Appearances26 (first in 1954)
Best resultWinners Gold medal icon.svg: 1974, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2009 and 2011
Brazil national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Tunisia Team
Gold medal – first place 1983 Mexico Team
Gold medal – first place 1985 Soviet Union Team
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Saudi Arabia Team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Portugal Team
Gold medal – first place 1993 Australia Team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Qatar Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 United Arab Emirates Team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Netherlands Team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Egypt Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Colombia Team
Silver medal – second place 2015 New Zealand Team

The Brazil national under-20 football team, also known as Brazil Sub-20 or Seleção Sub-20, represents Brazil in association football at this age level and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

The team has won the South American Youth Championship a record eleven times and is the second most successful nation in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, having won the competition five times (against six of rivals Argentina). It also plays in unofficial under-19 and under-21 tournaments, such as the Toulon Tournament, of which Brazil is an eight-time winner.

Notable players that came through the ranks and went on to play for the senior team include Ronaldinho, Kaká, Rivaldo, Romário, Marcos, Roberto Carlos, César Sampaio, Cláudio Taffarel, Bebeto, Dida, Neymar, Dani Alves, Maicon, Adriano, Júlio Baptista, Luisão, Alex, Giovane Élber, Leonardo, Müller, Silas, Marcelo, David Luiz, Willian, and Lucas Moura, among others.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round GP W D1 L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Third place 5 3 2 0 13 3
Japan 1979 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Australia 1981 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 7 4
Mexico 1983 Champions 6 5 1 0 13 4
Soviet Union 1985 Champions 6 6 0 0 14 1
Chile 1987 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 6 3
Saudi Arabia 1989 Third place 6 5 0 1 13 2
Portugal 1991 Runners-up 6 4 2 0 14 4
Australia 1993 Champions 6 5 1 0 11 2
Qatar 1995 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 11 3
Malaysia 1997 Quarter-finals 5 4 0 1 25 5
Nigeria 1999 Quarter-finals 5 3 0 2 13 5
Argentina 2001 Quarter-finals 5 4 0 1 15 3
United Arab Emirates 2003 Champions 7 5 1 1 14 6
Netherlands 2005 Third place 7 5 1 1 9 4
Canada 2007 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 6 9
Egypt 2009 Runners-up 7 5 2 0 14 3
Colombia 2011 Champions 7 5 2 0 18 5
Turkey 2013 Did not qualify - - - - - -
New Zealand 2015 Runners-up 7 4 2 1 15 5
South Korea 2017 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Poland 2019 To be determined - - - - - -
Total 18/21 103 72 16 15 231 71

South American Youth Championship record[edit]

South American Youth Championship record
Year Round GP W D1 L GS GA
Venezuela 1954 Runners-up 6 3 3 0 14 5
Chile 1958 Third place 5 2 2 1 10 6
Colombia 1964 Did not enter - - - - - -
Paraguay 1967 Semi-finals 5 3 0 2 7 5
Paraguay 1971 First round 4 2 0 2 7 3
Chile 1974 Champions 6 5 1 0 18 3
Peru 1975 First round 5 1 0 4 6 7
Venezuela 1977 Runners-up 6 5 1 0 13 2
Uruguay 1979 Fourth place 7 2 1 4 5 7
Ecuador 1981 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 13 5
Bolivia 1983 Champions 7 6 1 0 16 3
Paraguay 1985 Champions 7 6 1 0 11 3
Colombia 1987 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 11 4
Argentina 1988 Champions 7 5 1 1 14 2
Venezuela 1991 Champions 7 4 3 0 15 5
Colombia 1992 Champions 6 5 1 0 7 0
Bolivia 1995 Champions 6 5 0 1 17 4
Chile 1997 Runners-up 9 6 2 1 26 10
Argentina 1999 Third place 9 4 3 2 22 10
Ecuador 2001 Champions 9 6 2 1 21 6
Uruguay 2003 Runners-up 9 7 1 1 23 5
Colombia 2005 Runners-up 9 5 2 2 18 9
Paraguay 2007 Champions 9 6 3 0 20 9
Venezuela 2009 Champions 9 6 1 2 17 9
Peru 2011 Champions 9 7 1 1 24 7
Argentina 2013 First round 4 1 1 2 4 6
Uruguay 2015 Fourth place 9 5 1 3 13 9
Ecuador 2017 Fifth place 9 3 4 2 10 9
Total 26/27 181 110 37 34 348 144

1Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Titles[edit]

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup:
    • Winners (5): 1983, 1985, 1993, 2003, 2011
    • Runners-up (4): 1991, 1995, 2009, 2015
  • South American Youth Championship:
    • Winners (11): 1974, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011
    • Runners-up (7): 1954, 1977, 1981, 1987, 1997, 2003, 2005

Friendly tournaments[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for two friendly matches against Chile in October 2018.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Gabriel Brazão (2000-10-05) 5 October 2000 (age 18) Brazil Cruzeiro
1GK Hugo (1999-01-31) 31 January 1999 (age 19) Brazil Flamengo
1GK Vinicius (1999-04-16) 16 April 1999 (age 19) Brazil Criciúma

2DF Emerson (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 19) Brazil Atlético Mineiro
2DF Luan Cândido (2001-02-02) 2 February 2001 (age 17) Brazil Palmeiras
2DF Lucas Ribeiro (1999-01-19) 19 January 1999 (age 19) Brazil Vitória
2DF Michael Rangel (1999-05-27) 27 May 1999 (age 19) Brazil Flamengo
2DF Rodrigo Guth (2000-11-10) 10 November 2000 (age 18) Italy Atalanta
2DF Vitão (2000-02-02) 2 February 2000 (age 18) Brazil Palmeiras
2DF Vitinho (1999-07-23) 23 July 1999 (age 19) Belgium Cercle Brugge
2DF Walce (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 19) Brazil São Paulo

3MF Gabriel Menino (2000-09-29) 29 September 2000 (age 18) Brazil Palmeiras
3MF Igor (1999-03-17) 17 March 1999 (age 19) Brazil São Paulo
3MF Luan Santos (1999-05-14) 14 May 1999 (age 19) Brazil São Paulo
3MF Marcos Antônio (2000-06-13) 13 June 2000 (age 18) Portugal Estoril
3MF Mauro Júnior (1999-05-06) 6 May 1999 (age 19) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
3MF Victor Bobsin (2000-01-12) 12 January 2000 (age 18) Brazil Grêmio

4FW Marquinhos Cipriano (1999-02-09) 9 February 1999 (age 19) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
4FW Matheus Cunha (1999-05-27) 27 May 1999 (age 19) Germany RB Leipzig
4FW Paulinho (2000-07-15) 15 July 2000 (age 18) Germany Bayer Leverkusen
4FW Rodrygo (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 (age 17) Brazil Santos
4FW Vinícius Júnior (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 18) Spain Real Madrid
4FW Yuri Alberto (2001-03-18) 18 March 2001 (age 17) Brazil Santos

Recent call-ups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Phelipe (1999-02-08) 8 February 1999 (age 19) Brazil Grêmio v. Mexico, 11 September 2018

DF Bruno Fuchs (1999-04-01) 1 April 1999 (age 19) Brazil Internacional v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
DF Carlos Augusto (1999-01-07) 7 January 1999 (age 19) Brazil Corinthians v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
DF Lucas Halter (2000-05-02) 2 May 2000 (age 18) Brazil Atlético Paranaense v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
DF Matheus Thuler (1999-03-10) 10 March 1999 (age 19) Brazil Flamengo v. Atlético Mineiro, 4 July 2018
DF Weverson (2000-07-05) 5 July 2000 (age 18) Brazil São Paulo v. Atlético Mineiro, 4 July 2018
DF Guilherme Guedes (1999-05-18) 18 May 1999 (age 19) Brazil Grêmio v. Mexico, 25 March 2018
DF Patrick (2000-02-28) 28 February 2000 (age 18) Brazil Flamengo v. Mexico, 25 March 2018

MF Alan (2000-03-08) 8 March 2000 (age 18) Brazil Palmeiras v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
MF Augusto Galvan (1999-03-25) 25 March 1999 (age 19) Spain Real Madrid v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
MF Luan Pereira (2000-04-21) 21 April 2000 (age 18) Brazil Avaí v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
MF Jhonny Lucas (2000-02-21) 21 February 2000 (age 18) Brazil Paraná v. Atlético Mineiro, 4 July 2018
MF Zé Ricardo (1999-02-03) 3 February 1999 (age 19) Brazil Fluminense v. Atlético Mineiro, 4 July 2018
MF Helinho (2000-04-25) 25 April 2000 (age 18) Brazil São Paulo v. Corinthians, 14 May 2018

FW Fernando (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 19) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
FW Júnior Brumado (1999-05-15) 15 May 1999 (age 19) Brazil Bahia v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
FW Brenner (2000-01-16) 16 January 2000 (age 18) Brazil São Paulo v. Atlético Mineiro, 4 July 2018
FW Jonas Toró (1999-05-30) 30 May 1999 (age 19) Brazil São Paulo v. Atlético Mineiro, 4 July 2018
FW Lincoln (2000-12-16) 16 December 2000 (age 17) Brazil Flamengo v. Mexico, 25 March 2018

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Year(s) U-20 goals
1 Adaílton 1997 24
2 Romário 1985 11
3 Neymar 2011 9
Henrique 2011 9
5 Rodrigo Gral 1999 8
Edu 1999 8
Alexandre Pato 2007 8
8 Dudu Cearense 2003 7
9 Geovani 1983 6
Ronaldinho 1999 6
Adriano 2001 6
Daniel Carvalho 2003 6
Alan Kardec 2009 6
Marcos Guilherme 2015 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seleção Sub-20 convocada para enfrentar o Chile". Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF). Retrieved 21 September 2018.