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 Mexican Football Federation
(Federación Mexicana de Fútbol)
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Marco Antonio Ruiz
FIFA code MEX
First colours
Second colours
Third 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
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 (Mexican Football Federation) and represents Mexico in international under-20 (under age 20) football competitions.

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Silver Medal Med 2.png 1977

Bronze Medal Med 3.png 2011

CONCACAF U-20 Championship[edit]

Gold Medal Med 1.png 1962 1970 1973 1974 1976 1978 1980 1984 1990 1992 2011 2013 2015

Bronze Medal Med 3.png 1988 1996


Individual awards[edit]

2007 Bronze Ball Med 3.png Giovani Dos Santos

2011 Bronze Ball Med 3.png Jorge Enríquez

1977 Bronze Shoe Med 3.png Luis Placencia

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 Qualified

Honours[edit]

Schedule and Recent Results[edit]

The following is a list of matches from the past twenty-four months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

Date Competition Location Opponent Result
10 January 2015 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Cuba 9-1
12 January 2015 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Canada 2-0
15 January 2015 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Honduras 3-0
19 January 2015 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  El Salvador 3-1
22 January 2015 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Haiti 1-1
24 January 2015 World Cup Qualifiers - Final Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Panama 1-1 (4-2)

Current Squad[edit]

The following 21 players were called up for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Fernando Hernández (1998-01-02)2 January 1998 (aged 19) Mexico Monterrey
2 2DF Diego Cortés (1998-06-18)18 June 1998 (aged 18) Mexico Guadalajara
3 2DF Edson Álvarez (1997-10-24)24 October 1997 (aged 19) Mexico América
4 2DF Joaquín Esquivel (1998-01-07)7 January 1998 (aged 19) Mexico Pachuca
5 2DF Ulises Torres (1998-02-17)17 February 1998 (aged 19) Mexico América
6 3MF Alan Cervantes (1998-01-17)17 January 1998 (aged 19) Mexico Guadalajara
7 3MF Uriel Antuna (1997-08-21)21 August 1997 (aged 19) Mexico Santos Laguna
8 3MF Pablo López (1998-01-07)7 January 1998 (aged 19) Mexico Pachuca
9 4FW Ronaldo Cisneros (1997-01-08)8 January 1997 (aged 20) Mexico Santos Laguna
10 4FW Eduardo Aguirre (1998-08-03)3 August 1998 (aged 18) Mexico Santos Laguna
11 3MF Kevin Magaña (1998-02-01)1 February 1998 (aged 19) Mexico Guadalajara
12 1GK Santiago Hernández (1997-05-01)1 May 1997 (aged 19) Mexico Atlas
13 2DF Brayton Vázquez (1998-05-05)5 May 1998 (aged 18) Mexico Atlas
14 2DF Juan Agüayo (1997-03-11)11 March 1997 (aged 19) Mexico Guadalajara
15 2DF Manuel Mayorga (1997-05-29)29 May 1997 (aged 19) Mexico Guadalajara
16 3MF Francisco Córdova (1997-07-12)12 July 1997 (aged 19) Mexico América
17 3MF Kevin Lara (1998-04-18)18 April 1998 (aged 18) Mexico Santos Laguna
18 4FW Claudio Zamudio (1998-03-30)30 March 1998 (aged 18) Mexico Morelia
19 4FW Paolo Yrizar (1997-10-06)6 October 1997 (aged 19) Mexico Querétaro
20 3MF Diego Aguilar (1997-01-13)13 January 1997 (aged 20) Mexico BUAP

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up in the last twelve months.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Abraham Romero (1998-02-18) February 18, 1998 (age 19) Mexico Pachuca
1GK Christian Herrera (1997-04-20) April 20, 1997 (age 19) Mexico Pachuca
1GK Gustavo Alcalá (1997-01-21) January 21, 1997 (age 20) Mexico UNAM
2DF Francisco Venegas (1998-07-16) July 16, 1998 (age 18) Chile Everton
2DF Jorge Durán (1997-02-28) February 28, 1997 (age 20) Mexico León
2DF Érick Aguirre (1997-02-23) February 23, 1997 (age 20) Mexico Pachuca
2DF Jorge Sánchez (1997-12-10) December 10, 1997 (age 19) Mexico Santos Laguna
2DF Bryan Salazar (1998-02-25) February 25, 1998 (age 19) Mexico Guadalajara
2DF César Jiménez (1997-01-16) January 16, 1997 (age 20) Mexico Atlas
2DF Geovanni Rodríguez (1997-04-06) April 6, 1997 (age 19) Mexico Atlas
3MF Héctor Mascorro (1997-05-12) May 12, 1997 (age 19) Mexico Zacatecas
3MF Miguel Tapias (1997-01-09) January 9, 1997 (age 20) Mexico Zacatecas
3MF Roberto Alvarado (1998-09-07) September 7, 1998 (age 18) Mexico Pachuca
3MF Ían Arellano (1997-07-02) July 2, 1997 (age 19) Mexico Juárez
3MF Jesús Medina (1997-09-25) September 25, 1997 (age 19) Mexico Querétaro
3MF Iván Gutiérrez (1998-02-16) February 16, 1998 (age 19) Mexico Guadalajara
3MF André Aguilar (1997-08-30) August 30, 1997 (age 19) Mexico Monterrey
3MF Ricardo Cruz (1997-08-30) August 30, 1997 (age 19) Mexico América
3MF Luis González (1997-02-08) February 8, 1997 (age 20) Mexico Pachuca
3MF Javier Ibarra (1998-02-06) February 6, 1998 (age 19) Mexico Monterrey
3MF Emmanuel Ortega (1997-02-17) February 17, 1997 (age 20) Mexico Pachuca
4FW Jesús Godínez (1997-01-20) January 20, 1997 (age 20) Mexico Guadalajara
4FW Fernando González (1997-09-09) September 9, 1997 (age 19) Mexico América
4FW Pedro Goulart (1997-08-29) August 29, 1997 (age 19) Mexico León
4FW Ricardo Marín (1998-03-18) March 18, 1998 (age 19) Mexico América
4FW Alexis Vega (1997-11-25) November 25, 1997 (age 19) Mexico Toluca
4FW Luis Cruz (1997-01-16) January 16, 1997 (age 20) Mexico Zacatepec
  • * All dates of births can be confirmed here.[7]

Players Record[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Year(s) U-20 Goals
1 Hirving Lozano 2015 6
2 Giovani dos Santos 2005 5
2 Ulises Dávila 2011 5
2 Ronaldo Cisneros 2017 5
4 Pedro Pineda 1991 4
4 Taufic Guarch 2011 4
4 Edson Rivera 2011 4
4 Jesús Manuel Corona 2013 4
4 Alejandro Díaz 2015 4
9 Luis Placencia 1977 3
9 Agustin Manzo 1977 3
9 Alberto García Aspe 1985 3
9 Eduardo Lillingston 1997 3
9 Alan Pulido 2011 3
9 Marco Bueno 2013 3
9 Alonso Escoboza 2013 3
9 Guillermo Martínez 2015 3
9 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 60
Mexico Juan Manuel Alvarez 1994 3 2 0 1 56.6
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-

See also[edit]

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