Colombia national under-20 football team

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Colombia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Los Cafeteros (The Coffee growers)
Association Federación Colombiana de Fútbol (FCF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach TBD
Captain Juan Sebastián Quintero
FIFA code COL
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Colombia 1–1 Uruguay 
(Caracas, Venezuela; 22 March 1954)
Biggest win
 Colombia 6–0 Bolivia 
(Mendoza, Argentina; 15 January 2013)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 6–0 Colombia 
(Tbilisi, Soviet Union; 1 September 1985)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 9 (first in 1985)
Best result Third place 2003
South American Youth Championship
Appearances 25 (first in 1954)
Best result Winners 1987, 2005, 2013

The Colombia national under-20 football team represents Colombia in international under-20 football competitions and is overseen by the Colombian Football Federation.

The team's most notable performance in the FIFA U-20 World Cup was in 2003, where they achieved third place. For the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Colombia qualified automatically as hosts, eventually losing to Mexico in the quarter-finals. Colombia have won the South American Youth Championship three times: 1987, 2005 and 2013.

Competitive record[edit]

2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Round of 16 (Colombia vs Costa Rica)
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

     Champions       Runners-up      Third Place       Fourth place  

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Tunisia 1977 Did not Qualify
Japan 1979
Australia 1981
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 2 1 5 10
Chile 1987 First round 9th 3 1 1 1 4 5
Saudi Arabia 1989 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 0 3 3 5
Portugal 1991 Did not qualify
Australia 1993 First round 12th 3 1 0 2 5 7
Qatar 1995 Did not qualify
Malaysia 1997
Nigeria 1999
Argentina 2001
United Arab Emirates 2003 Third Place 3rd 7 4 2 1 10 5
Netherlands 2005 Round of 16 9th 4 3 0 1 7 2
Canada 2007 Did not qualify
Egypt 2009
Colombia 2011 Quarter-finals 5th 5 4 0 1 11 6
Turkey 2013 Round of 16 9th 4 2 2 0 6 2
New Zealand 2015 Round of 16 15th 4 1 1 2 3 5
South Korea 2017 Did not qualify
Total Third Place 9/21 38 18 8 12 54 47

South American Youth Championship[edit]

From 1977, it serves as qualification for the World Cup.

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Venezuela 1954 First Round 5th 3 1 2 0 3 2
Chile 1958 Did not Enter
Colombia 1964 Third place 3rd 6 2 3 1 6 5
Paraguay 1967 First Round 6th 4 1 2 1 5 5
Paraguay 1971 First Round 8th 4 0 1 3 2 10
Chile 1974 First Round 8th 4 1 0 3 4 12
Peru 1975 Did not Enter
Venezuela 1977 First Round 7th 3 1 0 2 2 5
Uruguay 1979 First Round 6th 4 2 0 2 7 10
Ecuador 1981 First Round 8th 4 0 2 2 3 8
Bolivia 1983 First Round 8th 4 1 0 3 5 9
Paraguay 1985 Third place 3rd 7 3 3 1 12 6
Colombia 1987 Champions 1st 7 4 1 2 11 2
Argentina 1988 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 2 1 9 3
Venezuela 1991 First Round 7th 4 1 1 2 5 10
Colombia 1992 Third place 3rd 6 2 3 1 4 2
Bolivia 1995 First Round 6th 3 1 1 1 4 4
Chile 1997 First Round 7th 4 1 2 1 6 8
Argentina 1999 First Round 8th 4 1 0 3 4 8
Ecuador 2001 Sixth place 6th 9 3 1 5 6 13
Uruguay 2003 Fourth place 4th 9 5 1 3 16 10
Colombia 2005 Champions 1st 9 7 2 0 20 6
Paraguay 2007 Sixth place 6th 9 3 1 5 7 15
Venezuela 2009 Fifth place 5th 9 3 3 3 10 10
Peru 2011 Sixth place 6th 9 1 3 5 8 16
Argentina 2013 Champions 1st 9 6 0 3 16 8
Uruguay 2015 Runners-up 2nd 9 4 3 2 12 5
Ecuador 2017 Sixth place 6th 9 2 3 4 8 11
Chile 2019 To be Determined
Total 3 titles 26/28 158 60 39 59 195 203

Schedule and results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2017[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were named for the 2017 South American Youth Football Championship.
Caps and goals updated as 12 February 2017 after the match against Brazil.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Luis García (1998-03-20)20 March 1998 (aged 18) 1 0 Spain Rayo Vallecano B
2 2DF Carlos Cuesta (1999-03-09)9 March 1999 (aged 17) 7 0 Colombia Atlético Nacional
3 2DF Jorge Segura (1997-01-18)18 January 1997 (aged 19) 4 0 Spain Real Valladolid B
4 2DF Joan Castro (1997-01-13)13 January 1997 (aged 20) 2 0 Colombia Llaneros
5 2DF Anderson Arroyo (1999-09-27)27 September 1999 (aged 17) 8 0 Colombia Fortaleza
6 3MF Daniel Rojano (1997-04-25)25 April 1997 (aged 19) 6 0 Colombia Once Caldas
7 4FW Julián Quiñones (1997-03-24)24 March 1997 (aged 19) 8 0 Mexico Lobos BUAP
8 3MF Kevin Balanta (1997-04-28)28 April 1997 (aged 19) 7 0 Colombia Deportivo Cali
9 4FW Damir Ceter (1997-11-02)2 November 1997 (aged 19) 2 2 Colombia Santa Fe
10 3MF Juan Camilo Hernández (1999-04-22)22 April 1999 (aged 17) 9 2 Spain Huesca
11 4FW Michael Gómez (1997-04-04)4 April 1997 (aged 19) 6 0 Colombia Envigado
12 1GK Manuel Arias (1997-12-12)12 December 1997 (aged 19) 7 0 Colombia Cortuluá
13 3MF Ever Valencia (1997-01-23)23 January 1997 (aged 19) 8 3 Colombia Independiente Medellín
14 2DF Breiner Paz (1997-09-27)27 September 1997 (aged 19) 2 0 Colombia Millonarios
15 2DF Leyser Chaverra (1997-04-01)1 April 1997 (aged 19) 8 0 Colombia Universitario Popayán
16 3MF Christian Mina (1997-04-14)14 April 1997 (aged 19) 5 0 Colombia Deportes Quindío
17 3MF Luis Fernando Díaz (1997-01-13)13 January 1997 (aged 20) 5 0 Colombia Junior
18 3MF Jhon Harold Balanta (1998-03-16)16 March 1998 (aged 18) 6 0 Colombia Universitario Popayán
19 4FW Jorge Obregón (1997-03-29)29 March 1997 (aged 19) 8 1 Colombia Santa Fe
20 3MF Eduard Atuesta (1997-06-18)18 June 1997 (aged 19) 7 0 Colombia Independiente Medellín
21 3MF Juan Pablo Ramírez (1997-11-26)26 November 1997 (aged 19) 6 0 Colombia Deportivo Pasto
22 2DF Gabriel Fuentes (1997-02-09)9 February 1997 (aged 19) 2 0 Colombia Barranquilla
23 1GK Jaime Mora (1997-06-12)12 June 1997 (aged 19) 1 0 Colombia Real Santander

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