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 Carlos Restrepo
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.

Notable players who have played in the youth team include Radamel Falcao, Fredy Guarín, Macnelly Torres, Edwin Valencia, Aldo Leão Ramírez, Dayro Moreno, Juan Camilo Zúñiga, David Ospina, Cristián Zapata, Víctor Ibarbo, Abel Aguilar, James Rodríguez, Luis Muriel, Pedro Franco, Juan Fernando Quintero, Santiago Arias, Duván Zapata and Jeison Murillo, among others.

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 To Be Determined
Total Third Place 9/20 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 To be Determined
Total 3 titles 23/25 149 58 36 55 187 192

Schedule and results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

2015[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 21 players were named for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Caps and goals updated as 10 June 2015 after the match against USA.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Álvaro David Montero (1995-03-29)29 March 1995 (aged 20) Argentina San Lorenzo
12 1GK Luis Erney Vásquez (1996-03-01)1 March 1996 (aged 19) Colombia Independiente Medellín
21 1GK Yasser Chávez (1995-03-05)5 March 1995 (aged 20) Colombia Bogotá
2 2DF Aldayr Hernández (1995-08-04)4 August 1995 (aged 19) Colombia Bogotá
3 2DF Jeison Angulo (1996-06-27)27 June 1996 (aged 18) Colombia Deportivo Cali
4 2DF Daniel Londoño (1995-01-01)1 January 1995 (aged 20) Colombia Envigado
5 2DF Juan Sebastián Quintero (1995-03-23)23 March 1995 (aged 20) Colombia Deportivo Cali
13 2DF Davinson Sánchez (1996-06-12)12 June 1996 (aged 18) Colombia Atlético Nacional
6 3MF Andrés Tello (1996-09-06)6 September 1996 (aged 18) Italy Juventus
7 3MF Deinner Quiñónes (1995-08-16)16 August 1995 (aged 19) Colombia Deportes Quindío
8 3MF Alexis Zapata (1995-05-10)10 May 1995 (aged 20) Italy Perugia Calcio
9 3MF Joao Rodríguez (1996-05-19)19 May 1996 (aged 19) Belgium Sint-Truidense
10 3MF Sergio Villarreal (1995-01-29)29 January 1995 (aged 20) Colombia Millonarios
14 3MF Rodin Quiñónes (1995-05-30)30 May 1995 (aged 20) Colombia Atlético Nacional
15 3MF Sebastián Ayala (1995-09-14)14 September 1995 (aged 19) Colombia La Equidad
16 3MF Jarlan Barrera (1995-09-16)16 September 1995 (aged 19) Colombia Junior
19 3MF Víctor Guillermo Gutiérrez (1996-04-20)20 April 1996 (aged 19) Brazil Atlético Paranaense
11 4FW Jeison Lucumí (1995-04-08)8 April 1995 (aged 20) Colombia América
17 4FW Juan Ferney Otero (1995-05-26)26 May 1995 (aged 20) Colombia Fortaleza
18 4FW Carlos Ibargüen (1995-10-07)7 October 1995 (aged 19) Colombia Cortuluá
20 4FW Rafael Santos Borré (1995-09-15)15 September 1995 (aged 19) Colombia Deportivo Cali

Honours[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 20 May 2015
Manager Colombia Carlos Alberto Restrepo
Assistant manager Colombia Carlos Alberto Paniagua
Physical trainer Colombia Jair Alirio Llanten
Goalkeeping coach Colombia Wilson de Jesús Londoño
Medic Colombia José Fernando Arango
Asistant Colombia Carlos Murcia
Kinesiologist Colombia Diego Cardona

See also[edit]

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