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 coachAndré Jardine
CaptainVarious
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
Appearances18 (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, 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. 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 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Indonesia 2021 To be determined - - - - - -
Total 18/23 103 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
Chile 2019 Fifth place 9 3 3 3 6 7
Colombia 2021 TBD
Total 27/28 190 113 40 37 354 151

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, 1989, 1991, 1993, 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 23 players were called up for the 2021 South American U-20 Championship fixtures against Chile, Bolivia and Peru on 12, 15 and 18 December respectively.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Adriel (2001-01-14) 14 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Grêmio
1GK Leonardo Linck (2001-03-03) 3 March 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Athletico Paranaense
1GK Luiz Júnior (2001-01-14) 14 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Portugal Famalicão

2DF Rafael (2002-05-09) 9 May 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Cruzeiro
2DF Vanderson (2001-06-21) 21 June 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Grêmio B
2DF Welington (2001-02-19) 19 February 2001 (age 20) 1 0 Brazil São Paulo
2DF Luan Patrick (2002-01-20) 20 January 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Athletico Paranaense
2DF Riquelme (2002-08-28) 28 August 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Vasco da Gama
2DF Pedro Henrique (2001-01-31) 31 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Internacional
2DF Natan (2001-02-06) 6 February 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Flamengo
2DF David Sousa (2001-07-04) 4 July 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Botafogo

3MF Maurício (2001-06-22) 22 June 2001 (age 20) 2 0 Brazil Internacional
3MF Bruno Praxedes (2002-02-08) 8 February 2002 (age 19) 2 0 Brazil Internacional
3MF Bruno Gomes (2001-04-04) 4 April 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Vasco da Gama
3MF Daniel Cabral (2002-05-14) 14 May 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Flamengo
3MF Diego Rosa (2002-10-12) 12 October 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Grêmio
3MF Gustavo (2002-01-01) 1 January 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Sport Recife

4FW Cauê (2002-11-16) 16 November 2002 (age 18) 0 0 Brazil Corinthians
4FW Gabriel Veron (2002-09-03) 3 September 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Brazil Palmeiras
4FW Jajá (2001-04-15) 15 April 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Athletico Paranaense
4FW Kaio Jorge (2002-01-24) 24 January 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Juventus
4FW Luiz Henrique (2001-01-02) 2 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Fluminense
4FW Gustavo Maia (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Spain Barcelona B

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 disputa de torneio internacional na Granja Comary". CBF. 24 November 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2020.