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
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 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 18/22 103 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
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, 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 the 2019 South American U-20 Championship.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Gabriel Brazão (2000-10-05) 5 October 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Parma
12 1GK Phelipe (1999-02-08) 8 February 1999 (age 20) 12 0 Brazil Grêmio
22 1GK Hugo (1999-01-31) 31 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil Flamengo

2 2DF Emerson (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 20) 11 0 Spain Betis
3 2DF Vitão (2000-02-02) 2 February 2000 (age 19) Brazil Palmeiras
4 2DF Thuler (1999-03-10) 10 March 1999 (age 20) Brazil Flamengo
6 2DF Carlos Augusto (1999-01-07) 7 January 1999 (age 20) Brazil Corinthians
13 2DF Vitinho (1999-07-23) 23 July 1999 (age 19) Belgium Cercle Brugge
14 2DF Walce (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 20) Brazil São Paulo
15 2DF Lucas (1999-01-19) 19 January 1999 (age 20) Germany Hoffenheim
16 2DF Luan Cândido (2001-02-02) 2 February 2001 (age 18) Brazil Palmeiras

5 3MF Luan Santos (1999-05-14) 14 May 1999 (age 20) Brazil São Paulo
7 3MF Ramires (2000-08-10) 10 August 2000 (age 18) Brazil Bahia
8 3MF Marcos Antônio (2000-06-13) 13 June 2000 (age 18) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
17 3MF Gabriel Furtado (1999-12-09) 9 December 1999 (age 19) Brazil Palmeiras
18 3MF Gabriel Menino (2000-09-29) 29 September 2000 (age 18) Brazil Palmeiras
20 3MF Igor Gomes (1999-03-17) 17 March 1999 (age 20) Brazil São Paulo

9 4FW Lincoln (2000-12-16) 16 December 2000 (age 18) Brazil Flamengo
10 4FW Rodrygo (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 (age 18) Brazil Santos
11 4FW Marquinhos Cipriano (1999-02-09) 9 February 1999 (age 20) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
19 4FW Rafael Papagaio (1999-12-04) 4 December 1999 (age 19) Brazil Atlético Mineiro
21 4FW Toró (1999-05-30) 30 May 1999 (age 19) Brazil São Paulo
23 4FW Tetê (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 19) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk

Recent call-ups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Vinicius (1999-04-16) 16 April 1999 (age 20) Brazil Criciúma v. Colombia, 20 November 2018

DF Mateus (1999-04-03) 3 April 1999 (age 20) Brazil Vitória v. Colombia, 20 November 2018
DF Matheuzinho (2000-09-08) 8 September 2000 (age 18) Brazil Londrina v. Colombia, 20 November 2018
DF Lucas Halter (2000-05-02) 2 May 2000 (age 19) Brazil Atlético Paranaense v. Colombia, 20 November 2018
DF Rodrigo Guth (2000-11-10) 10 November 2000 (age 18) Italy Atalanta v. Colombia, 20 November 2018
DF Michael (1999-05-27) 27 May 1999 (age 19) Brazil Flamengo v. Chile, 15 October 2018
DF Bruno (1999-04-01) 1 April 1999 (age 20) Brazil Internacional v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
DF Weverson (2000-07-05) 5 July 2000 (age 18) Brazil São Paulo v. Atlético Mineiro, 4 July 2018
DF Guilherme (1999-05-18) 18 May 1999 (age 19) Brazil Grêmio v. Mexico, 25 March 2018
DF Patrick (2000-02-28) 28 February 2000 (age 19) Denmark FC Midtjylland v. Mexico, 25 March 2018

MF Alan (2000-03-08) 8 March 2000 (age 19) Brazil Palmeiras 2019 South American U-20 Championship INJ
MF Éderson (1999-07-07) 7 July 1999 (age 19) Brazil Cruzeiro v. Colombia, 20 November 2018
MF Jhonny Lucas (2000-02-21) 21 February 2000 (age 19) Brazil Paraná v. Colombia, 20 November 2018
MF Mauro Júnior (1999-05-06) 6 May 1999 (age 20) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven v. Colombia, 20 November 2018
MF Victor (2000-01-12) 12 January 2000 (age 19) Brazil Grêmio v. Chile, 15 October 2018
MF Augusto (1999-03-25) 25 March 1999 (age 20) Spain Real Madrid v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
MF Luan Pereira (2000-04-21) 21 April 2000 (age 19) Brazil Avaí v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
MF Zé Ricardo (1999-02-03) 3 February 1999 (age 20) Brazil Fluminense v. Atlético Mineiro, 4 July 2018
MF Helinho (2000-04-25) 25 April 2000 (age 19) Brazil São Paulo v. Corinthians, 14 May 2018

FW Matheus Cunha (1999-05-27) 27 May 1999 (age 19) Germany RB Leipzig v. Colombia, 20 November 2018
FW Paulinho (2000-07-15) 15 July 2000 (age 18) Germany Bayer Leverkusen v. Colombia, 20 November 2018
FW Vinícius Júnior (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 18) Spain Real Madrid v. Colombia, 20 November 2018
FW Yuri Alberto (2001-03-18) 18 March 2001 (age 18) Brazil Santos v. Chile, 15 October 2018
FW Fernando (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 20) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
FW Júnior Brumado (1999-05-15) 15 May 1999 (age 19) Denmark FC Midtjylland v. Mexico, 11 September 2018
FW Brenner (2000-01-16) 16 January 2000 (age 19) Brazil São Paulo v. Atlético Mineiro, 4 July 2018

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.

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 Brasileira Sub-20 convocada para o Sul-Americano 2019". Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF). Retrieved 14 December 2018.