Mexico national under-20 football team

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Mexico U-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) El Tri (The Tri)
El Tricolor (The Tricolor)
Association Federación Mexicana de Fútbol
(Mexican Football Federation)
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Diego Ramírez
Captain Alan Cervantes
FIFA code MEX
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Mexico 5 – 0 Haiti 
(Panama, Panama; March 9, 1962)
Biggest win
 Mexico 16 – 0 Puerto Rico 
(Rades, Tunisia; February 22, 1974)[citation needed]
Biggest defeat

 Costa Rica 5 – 1 Mexico 
(San Pedro, Honduras; August 21, 1994)

Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 15 (first in 1977)
Best result Runners-up Silver medal icon.svg : 1977
CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
Appearances 25 (first in 1962)
Best result Winner Gold medal icon.svg : 1962, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1992, 2011, 2013 & 2015
Mexico national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1977 Tunisia Team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Colombia Team

The Mexico national under-20 football team is controlled by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación (FMF). The team has won the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship a record thirteen times across its various formats. Mexico has also qualified to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 15 of the 21 occasions that the tournament has been held.

Mexico's best finish came at the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship, which was the first ever edition of a FIFA-sanctioned youth tournament. Mexico fell in penalties 8-9 to the Soviet Union after a 2-2 result after extra time in the tournament's final and was awarded the silver medal. Mexico would go on to win another medal at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup after beating France 3-1 in the third-place match after having been eliminated by eventual winners, Brazil, 2-0 in the semi-final.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Tunisia 1977 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 4 0 11 5
Japan 1979 Group Stage 11th 3 0 2 1 3 4
Australia 1981 Group Stage 11th 3 0 2 1 4 5
Mexico 1983 Group Stage 13th 3 0 1 2 2 4
Soviet Union 1985 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 3 0 1 7 3
Chile 1987 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1989 Banned
Portugal 1991 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 2 1 7 5
Australia 1993 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 2 1 1 6 3
Qatar 1995 Did Not Qualify
Malaysia 1997 Round of 16 12th 4 1 1 2 6 3
Nigeria 1999 Quarter-Finals 6th 5 3 1 1 9 5
Argentina 2001 Did Not Qualify
United Arab Emirates 2003 Group Stage 22nd 3 0 1 2 2 5
Netherlands 2005 Did Not Qualify
Canada 2007 Quarter-Finals 5th 5 4 0 1 10 3
Egypt 2009 Did Not Qualify
Colombia 2011 Third Place 3rd 7 3 2 2 10 6
Turkey 2013 Round of 16 16th 4 1 0 3 6 6
New Zealand 2015 Group Stage 17th 3 1 0 2 2 5
South Korea 2017 Quarter-Finals 8th 5 2 1 2 4 4
Poland 2019 To be determined
Total 15/21 62 22 18 22 89 66

Honours[edit]

Official competitions[edit]

Invitational competitions[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup

Schedule and recent results[edit]

The following is a list of matches from the current U-20 cycle.

Date Location Opponent Score1 Competition Scorers for Mexico
March 22, 2016 Isa Town, Bahrain  Bahrain 3-1 F Antuna Goal 52', González Goal 68', Cisneros Goal 70'
March 25, 2016 Isa Town, Bahrain  Mali 3-2 F Cisneros Goal ?', Álvarez Goal 38', Mascorro Goal 90'
March 28, 2016 Isa Town, Bahrain  Japan 3-2 F González Goal 45', Cisneros Goal 50', Mascorro Goal 75'
June 4, 2016 Mexico City, Mexico  England 2-0 F Cisneros Goal 60', Moore Goal 83' (o.g.)
June 6, 2016 Mexico City, Mexico  England 1-0 F Goulart Goal 86'
July 24, 2016 Alcúdia, Spain  Costa Rica 0-0 CT
July 27, 2016 Alcúdia, Spain  Qatar 0-0 CT
July 28, 2016 Alcúdia, Spain  Argentina 1-1 CT Agüayo Goal 61'
July 31, 2016 Alcúdia, Spain  Morocco 3-0 CT Awarded
September 9, 2016 Qujing, China  Kazakhstan 6-0 F Aguirre Goal 8' Goal 32', Cisneros Goal 20', Aguilar Goal 40', Durán Goal 52', González Goal 66'
September 11, 2016 Qujing, China  Iran 2-0 F Aguilar Goal 16', Agüayo Goal 87'
September 13, 2016 Qujing, China  China PR 3-1 F Cisneros Goal 26', Antuna Goal 35', Aguirre Goal 67'
November 11, 2016 Mexico City, Mexico  Brazil 0-1 F
November 13, 2016 Mexico City, Mexico  Brazil 2-1 F González Goal 46', Aguirre Goal 84'
February 17, 2017 Tibás, Costa Rica  Antigua and Barbuda 3-0 CC Cisneros Goal 2' Goal 45+1', Allen Goal 15' (o.g.)
February 20, 2017 San José, Costa Rica  Canada 5-0 CC Córdova Goal 36', Cisneros Goal 40' Goal 55', Zamudio Goal 82', Aguirre Goal 90+2'
February 23, 2017 Tibás, Costa Rica  Honduras 1-0 CC Cisneros Goal 67'
February 27, 2017 Tibás, Costa Rica  United States 0-1 CC
March 1, 2017 San José, Costa Rica  El Salvador 6-1 CC Antuna Goal 10' Goal 16' Goal 89', Ayala Goal 17' (o.g.), Aguirre Goal 33', Cisneros Goal 78' (pen.)
May 13, 2017 Weifang, China  New Zealand 2-0 F Yrizar Goal 15', Aguilar Goal 90+1'
May 20, 2017 Daejeon, South Korea  Vanuatu 3-2 WC Magaña Goal 10', Cisneros Goal 25', Álvarez Goal 90+4'
May 23, 2017 Daejeon, South Korea  Germany 0-0 WC
May 26, 2017 Suwon, South Korea  Venezuela 0-1 WC
June 1, 2017 Incheon, South Korea  Senegal 1-0 WC Cisneros Goal 89'
June 5, 2017 Cheonan, South Korea  England 0-1 WC
Key

Current squad[edit]

The following 24 players were called up for a training camp ahead of the 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Carlos Higuera (2000-11-18) 18 November 2000 (age 17) 2 0 Mexico Tijuana
1GK Carlos Avilez (1999-01-09) 9 January 1999 (age 19) 1 0 United States FC Dallas
1GK Luis Payan (1999-12-20) 20 December 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Mexico Sinaloa

2DF Kevin Álvarez (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Mexico Pachuca
2DF Arturo Cárdenas (1999-04-15) 15 April 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Mexico Querétaro
2DF Efraín Orona (1999-02-22) 22 February 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Mexico Pachuca
2DF Carlos Robles (2000-07-11) 11 July 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Mexico Atlas
2DF Gilberto Sepúlveda (1999-02-04) 4 February 1999 (age 19) 2 1 Mexico Guadalajara
2DF Oswaldo León (1999-06-15) 15 June 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Mexico América
2DF Mario Trejo (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Mexico Morelia
2DF Carlos Vargas (1999-02-14) 14 February 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Mexico América

3MF José Plascencia (1999-06-18) 18 June 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Mexico Necaxa
3MF Erick Sánchez (1999-09-27) 27 September 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Mexico Pachuca
3MF Misael Domínguez (1999-10-27) 27 October 1999 (age 18) 1 0 Mexico Cruz Azul
3MF Diego Hernández (1999-08-13) 13 August 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Mexico Guadalajara
3MF Roberto Meraz (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Mexico Morelia
3MF Alan Torres (2000-02-19) 19 February 2000 (age 18) 1 0 Mexico Guadalajara
3MF Jairo Torres (2000-07-05) 5 July 2000 (age 18) 1 0 Mexico Atlas
3MF Carlos Gutiérrez (1999-02-05) 5 February 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Mexico UNAM
3MF Antonio Nava (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Mexico Tijuana

4FW Adrián Lozano (1999-05-08) 8 May 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Mexico Santos
4FW Álvaro Verda (1999-01-29) 29 January 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Mexico Querétaro
4FW Edgar López (1999-04-21) 21 April 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Mexico Sinaloa
4FW Daniel López (2000-03-14) 14 March 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Mexico Tijuana
4FW José Macías (1999-09-22) 22 September 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Mexico Guadalajara

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up in the current U-20 cycle.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Joel García (1998-04-12) 12 April 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Mexico Santos
1GK Fernando Hernández (1998-01-02) 2 January 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Mexico Monterrey
1GK Abraham Romero (1998-02-18) 18 February 1998 (age 20) 5 0 Mexico Pachuca

2DF Daniel Parra (2000-07-20) 20 July 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Mexico Monterrey
2DF Diego Cortés (1998-06-18) 18 June 1998 (age 20) 8 0 Mexico Zacatepec
2DF Edson Álvarez (1997-10-24) 24 October 1997 (age 20) 10 1 Mexico América
2DF Brayton Vázquez (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Mexico Atlas
2DF Joaquín Esquivel (1998-01-07) 7 January 1998 (age 20) 3 0 Mexico BUAP
2DF Ulises Torres (1998-02-17) 17 February 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Mexico América
2DF Bryan Salazar (1998-02-25) February 25, 1998 (age 20) Mexico Guadalajara
2DF Jorge Sánchez (1997-12-10) December 10, 1997 (age 20) Mexico América

3MF Francisco Figueroa (1999-06-13) 13 June 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Mexico Pachuca
3MF Luis Martínez (1999-04-03) 3 April 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Mexico Tijuana
3MF Alan Cervantes (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 20) 10 0 Mexico Guadalajara
3MF Pablo López (1998-01-07) 7 January 1998 (age 20) 7 0 Mexico Pachuca
3MF Kevin Magaña (1998-02-01) 1 February 1998 (age 20) 6 1 Mexico Zacatepec
3MF Francisco Venegas (1998-07-16) 16 July 1998 (age 20) 3 0 Chile Everton
3MF Kevin Lara (1998-04-18) 18 April 1998 (age 20) 8 0 Mexico San Luis
3MF Roberto Alvarado (1998-09-07) September 7, 1998 (age 20) Mexico Cruz Azul
3MF Iván Gutiérrez (1998-02-16) February 16, 1998 (age 20) Mexico Guadalajara
3MF Javier Ibarra (1998-02-06) February 6, 1998 (age 20) Mexico Monterrey
3MF Héctor Mascorro (1998-05-12) May 12, 1998 (age 20) Mexico León
3MF Jesús Medina (1997-09-25) September 25, 1997 (age 21) Mexico Querétaro

4FW Joao Maleck (1999-03-13) 13 March 1999 (age 19) 2 1 Spain Sevilla Atlético
4FW Marcel Ruiz (2000-10-26) 26 October 2000 (age 17) 2 0 Mexico Querétaro
4FW Christopher Trejo (1999-12-02) 2 December 1999 (age 18) 1 0 Mexico Atlas
4FW José De Jesús Padilla (1999-09-27) 27 September 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Mexico Pachuca
4FW Claudio Zamudio (1998-03-30) 30 March 1998 (age 20) 7 1 Mexico Morelia
4FW Eduardo Aguirre (1998-08-03) 3 August 1998 (age 20) 9 2 Mexico Tampico Madero
4FW Ricardo Marín (1998-03-18) March 18, 1998 (age 20) Mexico Necaxa
4FW Alexis Vega (1997-11-25) November 25, 1997 (age 20) Mexico Toluca
  • * All dates of births can be confirmed here.[7]

Player records[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Year(s) U-20 Goals
1 Ronaldo Cisneros 2017 8
2 Hirving Lozano 2015 6
3 Ulises Dávila 2011 5
3 Giovani dos Santos 2005 5
5 Jesús Manuel Corona 2013 4
5 Alejandro Díaz 2015 4
5 Taufic Guarch 2011 4
5 Pedro Pineda 1991 4
5 Edson Rivera 2011 4
5 Alejandro Díaz 2015 4
11 Uriel Antuna 2017 3
11 Alberto García Aspe 1985 3
11 Marco Bueno 2013 3
11 Alonso Escoboza 2013 3
11 Eduardo Lillingston 1997 3
11 Agustin Manzo 1977 3
11 Guillermo Martínez 2015 3
11 Luis Placencia 1977 3
11 Alan Pulido 2011 3
11 Jose Ramírez 2015 3

Former squads[edit]

Pan American Games record[edit]

Though the under-20 squad has not represented Mexico in all Pan American Games competition, the Pan American Sports Organization recently set the age limit of the tournament to the under-20 level.

Mexico under-20 managers[edit]

Manager Mexico career Played Won Drawn Lost Win %
Mexico Horacio Casarin 1977 5 1 4 0 20.0
Mexico Mario Velarde 1983 3 0 1 2 0.00
Mexico Jesús del Muro 1985, 1998–1999 12 9 1 2 75.00
Mexico Alfonso Portugal Diaz 1991 4 1 2 1 25.0
Mexico Juan de Dios Castillo 1992–1993 7 4 2 1 57.1
Mexico Juan Manuel Alvarez 1994 3 2 0 1 66.6
Mexico José Luis Real 1996–1997, 2001 12 6 3 3 50.00
Mexico Eduardo Rergis 2002–2003 6 2 1 3 33.3
Argentina Humberto Grondona 2005 3 1 0 2 33.3
Mexico Jesús Ramírez 2007–2009 8 6 1 1 75.00
Mexico Juan Carlos Chávez 2009–2011 19 12 3 4 63.15
Mexico Sergio Almaguer 2013-2015 18 11 2 5 61.1
Mexico Marco Antonio Ruiz 2016- 10 6 1 3 60.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2013-06-28.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-20. Retrieved 2013-06-28.
  4. ^ http://www.nimilkcup.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=221:elite-finals-roundup-2012&catid=3:newsflash Archived 2013-08-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "La Sub-20 ganó en Rusia el torneo 'Lev Yashin'".
  6. ^ "Mexico win the 59th ADO youth tournament". 28 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Convocatoria de la SNM Sub-20 para la Copa del Mundo de la FIFA Corea 2017". FMF (in Spanish).