Ecuador national under-20 football team

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Ecuador U-20
Nickname(s) 'La Tricolor'
Association Ecuadorian Football Federation
(Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol)
Confederation CONMEBOL
(South America)
Head coach Argentina Jorge Célico
Captain Jordan Rezabala
Home stadium Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
Quito, Ecuador
FIFA code ECU
First colours
Second colours
World Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 2001)
Best result Round of 16 (2001)
South American Youth Championship
Appearances 18 (first in 1954)
Best result 4th (1992, 1995, 2011)

The Ecuadorian national under-20 football team represents Ecuador in international under-20 football competitions and is controlled by the Ecuadorian Football Federation.

History[edit]

The future of Ecuador's national team has depended on very bright young talents historically, as illustrated in the team that qualified and participated in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship where players such as Segundo Castillo, Felix Borja, and Franklin Salas made an impression. The U-20 squad had to wait ten years to re-qualify to the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

In 2007, Ecuador's national U-20 squad participated in the 2007 Panamerican Games. Beating the likes of Brazil and Bolivia, they reached the final gold match against Jamaica's youth team, considered another surprise for these games. It was a hard-fought game where Ecuador found themselves down in the first 5 minutes of the match. They were unsuccessful at scoring until the last 15 minutes of the game when a deflected shot from Edmundo Zura fell to Jefferson Montero, who equalized. The last few minutes saw Zura score a penalty for a foul against Wilson Folleco, and Ecuador crowned themselves as champions of the 2007 Panamerican game in Brazil's most famous stadium, El Maracana. It was the first international title obtained by any level of football team from Ecuador.

The Panamerican "Gold" team brings in young players who have already been looked at by great football clubs in Europe. These same players were called up to the 2009 South American Youth Championship.

FIFA U-20 World Cup record[edit]

South American Youth Championship record[edit]

Ecuador national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 Panamerican Games
Gold medal – first place 2007 Brazil Panamerican Games
Ecuador national under-20 football team
Medal record
Tournament L'Alcudia
Gold medal – first place 2010 L'Alcudia Tournament
  • 1954 - First Round
  • 1958 to 1964 - Did not participate
  • 1967 - First Round
  • 1971 - Did not participate
  • 1974 - First Round
  • 1975 to 1977 - Did not participate
  • 1979 to 1991 - First Round
  • 1992 to 1995 - Fourth
  • 1997 to 1999 - First Round
  • 2001 - Fifth
  • 2003 - Sixth
  • 2005 to 2009 - First Round
  • 2011 - Fourth
  • 2013 – Sixth
  • 2015 – First Round

Pan American Games record[edit]

Current squad[edit]

This is the squad called up for the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Jose Gabriel Cevallos (1998-03-19) March 19, 1998 (age 20) Ecuador Barcelona
1GK Omar Carabali (1997-06-12) June 12, 1997 (age 21) Chile Colo Colo
1GK Giancarlos Terreros (1998-05-14) May 14, 1998 (age 20) Ecuador Barcelona

2DF Willian Vargas (1997-06-12) June 12, 1997 (age 21) Argentina Boca Juniors
2DF Kevin Minda (1996-03-28) March 28, 1996 (age 22) Ecuador LDU Quito
2DF Pervis Estupiñan (1998-01-21) January 21, 1998 (age 20) Spain Almería
2DF Byron Castillo (1998-11-10) November 10, 1998 (age 19) Ecuador Aucas
2DF Luis Segovia (1997-10-26) October 26, 1997 (age 20) Ecuador El Nacional
2DF Felix Torres (1997-01-11) January 11, 1997 (age 21) Ecuador Barcelona
2DF Joel Quintero (1998-09-25) September 25, 1998 (age 19) Ecuador Emelec
2DF Joel Montezuma (1998-01-11) January 11, 1998 (age 20) Ecuador Barcelona

3MF Bryan Cabezas (1997-03-20) March 20, 1997 (age 21) Greece Panathinaikos
3MF Juan Nazareno (1998-08-18) August 18, 1998 (age 20) Ecuador Juventus
3MF Jordan Sierra (1997-04-23) April 23, 1997 (age 21) Ecuador Delfín
3MF Joao Joshimar Rojas (1997-08-16) August 16, 1997 (age 21) Ecuador Emelec
3MF Josimar Quintero (1997-02-03) February 3, 1997 (age 21) Russia Rostov
3MF Renny Jaramillo (1998-06-12) June 12, 1998 (age 20) Ecuador Independiente
3MF Adolfo Muñoz (1997-12-12) December 12, 1997 (age 20) Ecuador El Nacional
3MF Jhegson Mendez (1997-04-26) April 26, 1997 (age 21) Ecuador Independiente
3MF Wilter Ayovi (1997-04-17) April 17, 1997 (age 21) Ecuador Independiente

4FW Jordy Caicedo (1997-11-18) November 18, 1997 (age 20) Ecuador Universidad Católica
4FW Jhon Pereira (1998-09-03) September 3, 1998 (age 20) Ecuador Aucas
4FW Washington Corozo (1998-07-09) July 9, 1998 (age 20) Ecuador Independiente
4FW Herlin Lino (1997-02-06) February 6, 1997 (age 21) Ecuador Deportivo Cuenca

See also[edit]