Ecuador national under-20 football team

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Ecuador U-20
Association Ecuadorian Football Federation
(Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol)
Confederation CONMEBOL
(South America)
Head coach Jose Javier Rodriguez
Captain Roberto Michael Castro
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.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Jose Gabriel Cevallos (1998-03-19) March 19, 1998 (age 19) Ecuador LDU Quito
1GK Omar Carabali (1997-06-12) June 12, 1997 (age 19) Chile Colo Colo
1GK Giancarlos Terreros (1998-05-14) May 14, 1998 (age 18) Ecuador Barcelona

2DF Willian Vargas (1997-06-12) June 12, 1997 (age 19) Argentina Boca Juniors
2DF Kevin Minda (1996-03-28) March 28, 1996 (age 21) Ecuador LDU Quito
2DF Pervis Estupiñan (1998-01-21) January 21, 1998 (age 19) Spain Granada
2DF Byron Castillo (1998-11-10) November 10, 1998 (age 18) Ecuador Aucas
2DF Luis Segovia (1997-10-26) October 26, 1997 (age 19) Ecuador El Nacional
2DF Felix Torres (1997-01-11) January 11, 1997 (age 20) Ecuador Barcelona
2DF Joel Quintero (1998-09-25) September 25, 1998 (age 18) Ecuador Emelec
2DF Joel Montezuma (1998-01-11) January 11, 1998 (age 19) Ecuador Barcelona

3MF Bryan Cabezas (1997-03-20) March 20, 1997 (age 20) Italy Atalanta
3MF Juan Nazareno (1998-08-18) August 18, 1998 (age 18) Ecuador Independiente
3MF Jordan Sierra (1997-04-23) April 23, 1997 (age 20) Netherlands Ajax
3MF Joao Joshimar Rojas (1997-08-16) August 16, 1997 (age 19) Ecuador Emelec
3MF Josimar Quintero (1997-02-03) February 3, 1997 (age 20) England Chelsea
3MF Renny Jaramillo (1998-06-12) June 12, 1998 (age 18) Ecuador Independiente
3MF Adolfo Muñoz (1997-12-12) December 12, 1997 (age 19) Ecuador El Nacional
3MF Jhegson Mendez (1997-04-26) April 26, 1997 (age 19) Ecuador Independiente
3MF Wilter Ayovi (1997-04-17) April 17, 1997 (age 20) Ecuador Independiente

4FW Jordy Caicedo (1997-11-18) November 18, 1997 (age 19) Ecuador Universidad Catolica
4FW Jhon Pereira (1998-09-03) September 3, 1998 (age 18) Ecuador Aucas
4FW Washington Corozo (1998-07-09) July 9, 1998 (age 18) Ecuador Independiente
4FW Hernan Lino (1997-02-06) February 6, 1997 (age 20) Ecuador Barcelona

See also[edit]