Colombia national under-20 football team

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Colombia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Los Cafeteros (The Coffee Growers)
Association Colombian Football Federation (Federación Colombiana de Fútbol)
Confederation CONMEBOL
Head coach Carlos Restrepo
Captain Juan Sebastian 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 3rd place : 2003
South American Youth Championship
Appearances 23 (First in 1954)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg: 1987, 2005, 2013

The Colombia national under-20 football team, is controlled by the Federación Colombiana de Fútbol and represents Colombia in international under-20 football competitions.

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, the editions being 1987, 2005 and 2013.

Notable players who have gone through the ranks of this particular 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)

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS 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 9/20 3rd 38 18 8 12 54 47

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Honours[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

As of 20 May 2015
Position Name Nationality
Coach Carlos Alberto Restrepo  Colombian
Technical assistant Carlos Alberto Paniagua  Colombian
Doctor José Fernando Arango  Colombian
Goalkeepers coach Wilson de Jesus Londoño  Colombian
Physio Jair Alirio Llanten  Colombian
Kinesiologist Carlos Mauricio Murcia  Colombian
Assistant Diego Mauricio Cardona  Colombian

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score Competition Colombia scorers
18 May 2015 Sydney, Australia Fiji Fiji 2–1 Friendly Rodríguez Goal 23'
Barrera Goal 73'
21 May 2015 Sydney, Australia Mexico Mexico 3–1 Friendly Borré Goal 12' Goal 43'
Zapata Goal 72'
24 May 2015 Sydney, Australia Ghana Ghana 0–2 Friendly
26 May 2015 Sydney, Australia North Korea North Korea 1–0 Friendly Barrera Goal ?'
31 May 2015 Hamilton, New Zealand Qatar Qatar 1–0 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup Rodríguez Goal 24'
3 June 2015 Hamilton, New Zealand Senegal Senegal 1–1 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup Zapata Goal 43' (pen.)
6 June 2015 Dunedin, New Zealand Portugal Portugal 1-3 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup Borré Goal 74'
10 June 2015 Wellington, New Zealand United States United States 0–1 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Current squad[edit]

Coach: Colombia Carlos Alberto Restrepo Isaza

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Álvaro David Montero (1995-03-29)29 March 1995 (aged 20) Spain Atlético Madrid B
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
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 Udinese
9 3MF Joao Rodríguez (1996-05-19)19 May 1996 (aged 19) Portugal Vitória de Setúbal
10 3MF Sergio Villarreal (1995-01-29)29 January 1995 (aged 20) Colombia Millonarios
11 4FW Jeison Lucumí (1995-04-08)8 April 1995 (aged 20) Colombia América
12 1GK Luis Erney Vásquez (1996-03-01)1 March 1996 (aged 19) Colombia Independiente Medellín
13 2DF Davinson Sánchez (1996-06-12)12 June 1996 (aged 18) Colombia Atlético Nacional
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
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
19 3MF Víctor Guillermo Gutiérrez (1996-04-20)20 April 1996 (aged 19) Brazil Atlético Paranaense
20 4FW Rafael Santos Borré (1995-09-15)15 September 1995 (aged 19) Colombia Deportivo Cali
21 1GK Yasser Chávez (1995-03-05)5 March 1995 (aged 20) Colombia Bogotá

Former squads[edit]

See also[edit]

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