Portugal national under-20 football team

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Portugal under-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Federação Portuguesa de Futebol
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Most caps Tiago Ferreira (28)
FIFA code POR
First colours
Second colours
First international
Spain Spain 1–0 Portugal Portugal
(Cáceres, Spain; 7 May 1979)
Biggest win
Macau Macau 0–6 Portugal Portugal
(São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe; 5 October 2006)
Biggest defeat
Japan Japan 4–1 Portugal Portugal
(Tokyo, Japan; 26 August 1994)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 8 (first in 1979)
Best result Winners (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 8 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
Total 2 Titles 2/11 54 30 10 14 79 47 +32
*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]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Pedro Silva (1997-02-13)13 February 1997 (aged 20) Portugal Sporting CP B
2 2DF Pedro Empis (1997-02-01)1 February 1997 (aged 20) Portugal Sporting CP B
3 2DF Rúben Dias (1997-05-14)14 May 1997 (aged 20) Portugal Benfica B
4 2DF Francisco Ferreira (1997-03-26)26 March 1997 (aged 20) Portugal Benfica B
5 2DF Yuri Ribeiro (1997-01-24)24 January 1997 (aged 20) Portugal Benfica B
6 3MF Pedro Rodrigues (1997-05-20)20 May 1997 (aged 20) Portugal Benfica B
7 4FW Diogo Gonçalves (1997-02-06)6 February 1997 (aged 20) Portugal Benfica B
8 3MF Pedro Delgado (1997-04-07)7 April 1997 (aged 20) Portugal Sporting CP B
9 4FW André Ribeiro (1997-06-09)9 June 1997 (aged 19) Switzerland Zürich II
10 3MF Xadas (1997-12-02)2 December 1997 (aged 19) Portugal Sporting de Braga B
11 4FW Hélder Ferreira (1997-04-05)5 April 1997 (aged 20) Portugal Vitória de Guimarães B
12 1GK Luís Maximiano (1999-01-05)5 January 1999 (aged 18) Portugal Sporting CP Juniors
13 2DF Jorge Fernandes (1997-04-02)2 April 1997 (aged 20) Portugal FC Porto B
14 3MF Florentino Luís (1999-08-19)19 August 1999 (aged 17) Portugal Benfica B
15 2DF Diogo Dalot (1999-03-18)18 March 1999 (aged 18) Portugal FC Porto B
16 3MF Miguel Luís (1999-02-27)27 February 1999 (aged 18) Portugal Sporting CP Juniors
17 4FW Xande Silva (1997-03-16)16 March 1997 (aged 20) Portugal Vitória de Guimarães
18 4FW José Gomes (1999-04-08)8 April 1999 (aged 18) Portugal Benfica B
19 3MF Bruno Costa (1997-04-19)19 April 1997 (aged 20) Portugal FC Porto B
20 3MF Gedson Fernandes (1999-01-09)9 January 1999 (aged 18) Portugal Benfica B
21 1GK Diogo Costa (1999-09-19)19 September 1999 (aged 17) Portugal FC Porto Juniors

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)