Portugal national under-20 football team

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Portugal Under-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFederação Portuguesa de Futebol
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachHélio Sousa
Most capsTiago Ferreira (28)
FIFA codePOR
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 1–0 Portugal 
(Cáceres, Spain; 7 May 1979)
Biggest win
 Macau 0–6 Portugal 
(São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe; 5 October 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Japan 4–1 Portugal 
(Tokyo, Japan; 26 August 1994)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances12 (first in 1979)
Best resultChampions (1989, 1991)

The Portugal national under-20 football team is the national under-20 football team of Portugal and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal.

The U20 team acts mainly as a feeder team for the under-21s and provides further international development for youth players. The team qualified for its only official match, FIFA U-20 World Cup, depends on U19 results.

The Portuguese team has 12 participations in the FIFA U-20 World Cup and 12 in the Toulon Tournament.

History[edit]

The Golden Generation (1989–1991)[edit]

The Golden Generation was the Generation of the players that won consecutive FIFA Youth Championships in 1989 and 1991.

The Silver Generation (2011)[edit]

The Courage Generation was the Generation of players that was runner up in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Year Round Position Games Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
Tunisia 1977 Did not enter
Japan 1979 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 2 4 -2
Australia 1981 Did not qualify
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985
Chile 1987
Saudi Arabia 1989 Champions 1st 6 5 0 1 6 3 +3
Portugal 1991 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 9 1 +8
Australia 1993 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4
Qatar 1995 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 12 6 +6
Malaysia 1997 Did not qualify
Nigeria 1999 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1
Argentina 2001 Did not qualify
United Arab Emirates 2003
Netherlands 2005
Canada 2007 Round of 16 15th 4 1 0 3 4 5 -1
Egypt 2009 Did not qualify
Colombia 2011 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 2 1 7 3 +4
Turkey 2013 Round of 16 11th 4 2 1 1 12 7 +5
New Zealand 2015 Quarter-finals 6th 5 4 1 0 12 2 +10
South Korea 2017 Quarter-finals 7th 5 2 2 1 9 7 +2
Poland 2019 Group stage 17th 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1
Total 2 Titles 2/12 57 31 11 15 81 50 +31
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Toulon Tournament[edit]

Year Round Position Games Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
1996 Third place 3rd 4 3 1 0 12 3 +9
1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3
1998 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 4 1 +3
1999 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4
2000 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 4 0 7 4 +3
2001 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 12 5 +7
2002 Group stage 7th 4 0 3 1 1 2 -1
2003 Champions 1st 5 4 0 1 11 2 +9
2004 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
2005 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 9 5 +4
2006 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 3 1 +2
2007 Fourth place 4th 5 1 3 1 2 2 0
2011 Group stage 5th 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1
2013 Fourth place 4th 5 2 1 2 8 8 +0
2014 Third place 3rd 5 4 0 1 11 4 +7
2016 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 7 2 +5
Total 2 Titles 2/16 72 36 22 14 101 53 +48
* Portugal also participated in the 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, and 2009 tournaments but with the u-21 squad instead of the u-20 squad.

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup
  • Toulon Tournament
    • Winner (2): 2001, 2003
    • Runner-up (3): 1997, 2000, 2005
    • Third place (3): 1996, 1998, 2006
  • Torneio Internacional da Madeira
    • Winner (7): 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008
    • Runner-up (4): 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006
  • Torneio Campos Verdes
    • Winner (2): 2007, 2008
  • Copa El Presidente de La Republica - Ricardo Martinelli
    • Third place (1): 2011
  • SBS Cup International Youth Soccer
    • Runner-up (1): 2012

Individual awards[edit]

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup
  • Toulon Tournament

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The provisional squad for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup was announced on 10 May 2019.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Diogo Costa (1999-09-19) 19 September 1999 (age 19) Portugal FC Porto
2 2DF Diogo Dalot (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 20) England Manchester United
3 2DF Diogo Queirós (1999-01-05) 5 January 1999 (age 20) Portugal FC Porto
4 2DF Diogo Leite (1999-01-23) 23 January 1999 (age 20) Portugal FC Porto
5 2DF Rúben Vinagre (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 20) England Wolverhampton
6 3MF Florentino Luís (1999-08-19) 19 August 1999 (age 19) Portugal Benfica
7 4FW Jota (1999-03-30) 30 March 1999 (age 20) Portugal Benfica
8 3MF Gedson (1999-01-09) 9 January 1999 (age 20) Portugal Benfica
9 4FW Rafael Leão (1999-06-10) 10 June 1999 (age 20) France Lille
10 3MF Miguel Luís (1999-02-27) 27 February 1999 (age 20) Portugal Sporting CP
11 4FW Mésaque Djú (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 20) England West Ham United
12 1GK João Virgínia (1999-10-10) 10 October 1999 (age 19) England Everton
13 3MF Nuno Pina (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 20) Italy Chievo
14 2DF Thierry Correia (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 20) Portugal Sporting CP
15 2DF Moura (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 20) Portugal Sporting Braga
16 2DF Romain Correia (1999-09-06) 6 September 1999 (age 19) Portugal Guimarães
17 4FW Trincão (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 19) Portugal Sporting Braga
18 4FW Pedro Neto (2000-03-09) 9 March 2000 (age 19) Italy Lazio
19 4FW Pedro Martelo (1999-10-12) 12 October 1999 (age 19) Portugal Sporting Braga
20 3MF Nuno Santos (1999-03-02) 2 March 1999 (age 20) Portugal Benfica
21 1GK Luís Maximiano (1999-01-05) 5 January 1999 (age 20) Portugal Sporting CP

Previous squads[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Toulon Tournament

Most appearances[edit]

# Name Caps Goals First cap Latest cap
1 Tiago Ferreira 28 2 July 13, 2011 July 3, 2013
2 Paulo Costa 20 5 September 10, 1998 June 3, 2000
Sérgio Oliveira 20 3 October 7, 2010 April 18, 2012
4 Ricardo Esteves 19 0 September 10, 1998 June 3, 2000
Danilo Pereira 19 3 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011
Pelé 19 3 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011
Nuno Reis 19 0 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011
Nélson Oliveira 19 9 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011

Most goals[edit]

# Name Goals Caps First cap Latest cap
1 Nuno Gomes 9 13 June 2, 1995 January 21, 1997
Lourenço 9 17 22 February 2001 June 21, 2003
Nélson Oliveira 9 19 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011
4 André Silva 8 10 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011
5 Bruma 6 6 March 24, 2013 July 3, 2013
Carlitos 6 11 May 27, 1997 May 19, 1998
Paulo Torres 6 12 December 18, 1990 June 30, 1991
Bruno Gama 6 14 November 21, 2006 July 8, 2007
Dani 6 15 August 26, 1994 June 1, 1996
6 Ricardo Vaz Tê 5 8 February 16, 2005 September 22, 2005

Notable players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

As of 15 November 2012

Manager Period Record
Matches Won Draw Lost GF GA GD
Portugal Peres Bandeira 1979
Portugal Carlos Queiroz 1989–1991
Portugal Agostinho Oliveira 1993
Portugal Nelo Vingada 1994-95
Portugal Jesualdo Ferreira 1996–2000
Portugal António Violante 2001–2002, 2008
Portugal Rui Caçador 2003–2004, 2007–2008
Portugal José Couceiro 2006–2007 21 13 4 4 37 8 +29
Portugal Paulo Alves 2009–2010 5 3 1 1 9 3 +6
Portugal Ilídio Vale 2010–2012 24 9 12 3 27 20 +7
Portugal Edgar Borges 2012-2014, 2015-2016 11 5 3 3 17 12 +5
Portugal Hélio Sousa 2014-2015
Portugal Emílio Peixe 2016-

See also[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Portugal national under-23 canoe sprint team
Portuguese Team of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
1000 meter K2 team
(Emanuel Silva and Fernando Pimenta)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Os Eleitos de Hélio Sousa". fpf.pt (in Portuguese). FPF. 10 May 2019.