Canada men's national under-20 soccer team

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Canada Under-20
Nickname(s) The Canucks
Les Rouges (The Reds)
Association Canadian Soccer Association
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Rob Gale
Most caps David Edgar (27)
Top scorer Iain Hume (7)
FIFA code CAN
First colours
Second colours
First international
Nicaragua Nicaragua 1–1 Canada Canada
(Puebla, Mexico; February 20, 1973)
Biggest win
Canada Canada 9–0 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
(Tegucigalpa, Honduras; November 26, 1978)
Biggest defeat

United States United States 5–0 Canada Canada
(Sunrise, Florida, United States; December 18, 2010)
Niger Niger 6–1 Canada Canada
(Niamey, Niger; December 8, 2005)

Cameroon Cameroon 5–0 Canada Canada
(Niamey, Niger; December 6, 2005)

Canada U-20 men's national soccer team, also known as Canada Under-20s or Canada U-20s, is a youth club for national soccer in Canada. It plays a large role in the development of Canadian soccer, and is considered to be the feeder team for the Canada men's national soccer team. The team has qualified for eight out of nineteen FIFA U-20 World Cups. Their best result came in 2003 where they reached the quarterfinals.

The team also competes in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which they won in 1986 and 1996.

Canada's most significant accomplishments at youth level are winning the CONCACAF U-20 Championship and Francophone Games twice, reaching quarterfinals of the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and defeating Brazil U-20 2-1 in a friendly on May 19, 2006, at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

Team history[edit]

1976–1996[edit]

Canada's Under-20 soccer team was created in 1976 as Canada's response to the newly created World youth Championship. The team failed to qualify for the inaugural tournament in 1977 in Tunisia, but they qualified for the following tournament two years later in Japan. They finished last in their group with two points, but they did manage to defeat Portugal 3–1. The next time the team qualified for a World youth Championship was in 1985, in the USSR, again they came last in their group with only one point. In the 1987 WYC in Chile, Canada's Under-20 soccer team put up a good effort scoring four goals, and tying Italy, however they still did not manage to get out of the group stage.

1997–2004[edit]

In 1997, after failing to qualify for four World Youth Championships (as the event was known until 2005) in a row, Canada made it past the group stage. The team progressed to the second round after a 2–1 win against Hungary in which a young Dwayne De Rosario scored a goal. They lost the round of 16 game against Spain 2–0. After missing the tournament in 1999, Canada qualified for Argentina 2001 after winning the qualifying tournament based on home soil in Vancouver, British Columbia. At the finals, they finished last and were eliminated from a group including Brazil, Germany and Iraq.

Canada once again appeared in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in United Arab Emirates. They qualified to the round of 16 where they blanked Burkina Faso 1–0, and in a rematch against 1997 conquerors Spain, Canada lost in the quarter finals. Iain Hume scored three goals for Canada including a direct free kick against Spain while Atiba Hutchinson was an impressive performer in midfield.

2005–present[edit]

At the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championships in the Netherlands, Canada were eliminated in the group stage after tying once and losing twice. One bright side of the tournament was Jaime Peters' and Marcel De Jong's goals.

In the build-up to the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, as the tournament came to be known, Canada's defeated Brazil in the first game of a three-game series, winning 2- in front of 14 000+ at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on May 19, 2006. David Edgar and Will Johnson scored and Stephen Lumley made goal-line clearance to preserve Canada's first win over a Brazilian men's team at any level. Canada lost the remaining two matches 3–1. Despite an impressive run in friendlies leading up to the competition, Canada went winless in first round play without scoring a goal on home soil.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the 20-man squad for team Canada-Québec at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie.[1]
Caps and goals as of July 27, 2017, after the game against Haiti.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK James Pantemis (1997-02-21) February 21, 1997 (age 20) 4 0 Canada Montreal Impact

3 2DF Chrisnovic N'Sa (1999-01-28) January 28, 1999 (age 18) 3 0 Canada Montreal Impact
4 2DF Thomas Meilleur-Giguère (1997-10-13) October 13, 1997 (age 20) 13 0 Canada Ottawa Fury
5 2DF Marques Antoine (1999-03-18) March 18, 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Canada Montreal Impact
12 2DF Clement Bayiha (1999-03-08) March 8, 1999 (age 18) 3 0 Canada Montreal Impact
13 2DF Ismail Sow 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Canada Université de Montréal
15 2DF Daniel Kinumbe (1999-03-15) March 15, 1999 (age 18) 1 0 Canada Montreal Impact
20 2DF Brayan Kalonji 1999 (age 18) 3 0 Canada Lanaudière

6 3MF Pierre Lamothe (1997-09-18) September 18, 1997 (age 20) 3 0 Canada Longueuil
8 3MF Shamit Shome (1997-09-05) September 5, 1997 (age 20) 8 0 Canada Montreal Impact
11 3MF Moulay Kanzi-Belghiti (1998-03-26) March 26, 1998 (age 19) 3 0 Canada Montreal Impact
16 3MF Santiago Gonzalez (1998-04-14) April 14, 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Canada Montreal Impact
18 3MF Luca Ricci (1998-02-23) February 23, 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Canada Montreal Impact
19 3MF Mathieu Choinière (1999-02-07) February 7, 1999 (age 18) 2 0 Canada Montreal Impact

7 4FW Jimmy-Shammar Sanon (1997-01-24) January 24, 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Canada Ottawa Fury
9 4FW Don-Junior Bobe (1998-10-02) October 2, 1998 (age 19) 3 2 Canada Montreal Impact
10 4FW Souleymane Camara 3 0 Canada Montreal Impact
14 4FW Gabriel Wiethaeuper-Balbinotti (1998-04-12) April 12, 1998 (age 19) 3 1 Canada Montreal Impact
21 4FW Emmanuel Okorougo (1999-06-26) June 26, 1999 (age 18) 0 0 England Crystal Palace

Recent call-ups[edit]

These players have been previously called up to U-20 camps and are still of age for the current cycle.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Dayne St. Clair (1997-05-09) May 9, 1997 (age 20) 4 0 United States University of Maryland
1GK Matthew Kowalchuk (1998-04-07) April 7, 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Canada Toronto FC
1GK Marvis Kreitling (1997-02-21) February 21, 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Unattached
1GK Phil Di BennardoINJ (1997-04-20) April 20, 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Canada Toronto II

2DF Kadin Chung (1998-06-28) June 28, 1998 (age 19) 8 1 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
2DF Zachary Brault-Guillard (1998-12-30) December 30, 1998 (age 19) 6 0 France Lyon
2DF Gabriel Boakye (1998-02-26) February 26, 1998 (age 19) 6 0 Germany Energie Cottbus
2DF Kosovar Sadiki (1998-08-27) August 27, 1998 (age 19) 5 0 England Stoke City
2DF Kamal Miller (1997-05-16) May 16, 1997 (age 20) 4 0 United States Syracuse University
2DF Matthew Constant (1998-08-17) August 17, 1998 (age 19) 3 0 United States University of New Mexico
2DF Marcus GodinhoINJ (1997-06-28) June 28, 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Scotland Heart of Midlothian
2DF Fikayo Tomori (1997-12-19) December 19, 1997 (age 20) 1 0 England Chelsea
2DF Mateo Restrepo (1997-04-29) April 29, 1997 (age 20) 0 0 United States UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
2DF Andrew Lebre (1998-03-12) March 12, 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Spain Ourense

3MF Luca Uccello (1997-06-17) June 17, 1997 (age 20) 8 0 Canada Toronto FC II
3MF Liam Fraser (1998-02-13) February 13, 1998 (age 19) 8 1 Canada Toronto FC II
3MF Tristan Borges (1998-08-26) August 26, 1998 (age 19) 7 0 Netherlands Heerenveen
3MF Kris Twardek (1997-03-08) March 8, 1997 (age 20) 5 2 England Millwall
3MF Emmanuel Zambazis (1997-04-24) April 24, 1997 (age 20) 4 0 Greece Iraklis
3MF Diego Gutiérrez (1997-02-18) February 18, 1997 (age 20) 4 0 Chile Palestino
3MF Dante Campbell (1999-05-22) May 22, 1999 (age 18) 3 0 Canada Toronto FC II
3MF Aidan Daniels (1998-09-06) September 6, 1998 (age 19) 3 0 Canada Toronto FC II
3MF Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla (1999-03-31) March 31, 1999 (age 18) 7 1 Canada Montreal Impact
3MF Dayonn Harris (1997-08-29) August 29, 1997 (age 20) 4 0 United States Penn State University
3MF Duwayne Ewart (1998-03-22) March 22, 1998 (age 19) 3 0 United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds
3MF Josh Doughty (1997-04-08) April 8, 1997 (age 20) 3 0 Unattached
3MF David ChoinièreINJ (1997-02-07) February 7, 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Canada Montreal Impact
3MF Richie Ennin (1998-09-17) September 17, 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Canada Toronto FC II
3MF Alphonso Davies (2000-11-02) November 2, 2000 (age 17) 1 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
3MF Harrison Paton (1998-05-23) May 23, 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Scotland Heart of Midlothian
3MF Elliott Simmons (1998-02-05) February 5, 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Spain Málaga
3MF Dane Domić (1998-10-10) October 10, 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam

4FW Dario Zanatta (1997-05-24) May 24, 1997 (age 20) 6 1 Scotland Queen's Park
4FW Aymar Sigue (1997-02-12) February 12, 1997 (age 20) 6 0 United States Penn State University
4FW Shaan Hundal (1999-07-14) July 14, 1999 (age 18) 6 2 Canada Toronto FC II
4FW Liam Millar (1999-09-27) September 27, 1999 (age 18) 5 0 England Liverpool
4FW Malik Johnson (1998-04-13) April 13, 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Canada Toronto FC II

Martial Baines

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

U-20 World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Tunisia 1977 Did not qualify
Japan 1979 Group stage 13th of 16 3 1 0 2 3 5
Australia 1981 Did not qualify
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985 Group stage 14th of 16 3 0 1 2 0 7
Chile 1987 Group stage 12th of 16 3 0 2 1 4 5
Saudi Arabia 1989 Did not qualify
Portugal 1991
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997 Round of 16 13th of 24 4 1 1 2 3 5
Nigeria 1999 Did not qualify
Argentina 2001 Group stage 24th of 24 3 0 0 3 0 9
United Arab Emirates 2003 Quarter-finals 8th of 24 5 2 0 3 4 6
Netherlands 2005 Group stage 21st of 24 3 0 1 2 2 7
Canada 2007 Group Stage 24th of 24 3 0 0 3 0 6
Egypt 2009 Did not qualify
Colombia 2011
Turkey 2013
New Zealand 2015
South Korea 2017
Total Quarter-finals 8/21 27 4 5 18 16 50

CONCACAF U-20 Championship[edit]

CONCACAF U-20 Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Panama 1962 Did not enter
Guatemala 1964
Cuba 1970
Mexico 1973 Fourth place 4th of 6 4 0 1 3 2 6
Canada 1974 Quarter-finals 4th of 12 4 3 1 0 13 4
Puerto Rico 1976 Second round 5th of 15 6 2 1 3 14 13
Honduras 1978 Runner-up 2nd of 13 7 3 1 3 16 4
United States 1980 Semi-finals 4th of 18 5 2 3 0 6 2
Guatemala 1982 Second round 5th of 12 5 2 1 2 10 8
Trinidad and Tobago 1984 Runner-up 2nd of 16 8 4 3 1 13 4
Trinidad and Tobago 1986 Champions 1st of 10 7 6 1 0 23 2
Guatemala 1988 Group stage 6th of 10 4 1 1 2 4 4
Guatemala 1990 Group stage 5th of 12 2 1 1 0 1 0
Canada 1992 Third place 3rd of 11 5 3 1 1 12 6
Honduras 1994 Third place 3rd of 12 6 3 0 3 18 10
Mexico 1996 Champions 1st of 12 5 4 1 0 10 2
GuatemalaTrinidad and Tobago 1998 Group stage 6th of 8 3 1 0 2 4 7
CanadaTrinidad and Tobago 2001 Group stage 3rd of 8 3 2 1 0 2 0
PanamaUnited States 2003 Group stage 2nd of 8 3 2 1 0 5 2
United StatesHonduras 2005 Group stage 2nd of 8 3 3 0 0 4 1
PanamaMexico 2007 Did not enter
Trinidad and Tobago 2009 Group stage 5th of 8 3 1 0 2 3 3
Guatemala 2011 Quarter-finals 7th of 12 3 1 0 2 2 7
Mexico 2013 Quarter-finals 6th of 12 3 1 0 2 8 7
Jamaica 2015 Group Stage 9th of 12 5 1 0 4 8 11
Costa Rica 2017 Group Stage 9th of 12 3 1 0 2 2 6
Total 2 Titles 22/26 97 47 18 32 180 109

Jeux de la Francophonie[edit]

Jeux de la Francophonie record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Morocco 1989 Gold medal 1st of 10 4 3 1 0 9 3
France 1994 Group stage 5th of 9 2 1 0 1 6 5
Madagascar 1997 Gold medal 1st of 10 5 2 2 1 3 2
Canada 2001 Quarter-finals 6th of 12 4 1 1 2 4 7
Niger 2005 Group stage 12th of 12 3 0 0 3 1 13
Lebanon 2009 Fourth place 4th of 9 4 1 1 2 4 9
France 2013 Group stage 10th of 14 3 1 0 2 3 7
Ivory Coast 2017 Group stage 7th of 16 3 2 0 1 3 4
Total 2 Titles 8/8 28 11 5 12 33 50

Honours[edit]

CONCACAF U-20 Championship

Football at the Jeux de la Francophonie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DÉVOILEMENT DE L'ÉQUIPE CANADA-QUÉBEC". Fédération de soccer du Québec. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 

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