Spain national under-17 football team

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Spain Under-17
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)La Rojita (The Little Red One)
La Furia Roja
(The Red Fury)
AssociationRoyal Spanish Football Federation
(Real Federación Española de Fútbol – RFEF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSantiago Denia
Most capsAbel Ruiz (38)
Top scorerAbel Ruiz (25)
FIFA codeESP
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 1–0 Uruguay 
(Livorno, Italy; 18 August 1991)
Biggest win
 Spain 13–0 New Zealand 
(Ismaïlia, Egypt; 15 September 1997)
Biggest defeat
 England 4–1 Spain 
(Gladsaxe, Denmark; 10 May 2002)
 England 5–2 Spain 
(Kolkata, India; 28 october 2017)
Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1991)
Best resultRunners-up: 1991, 2003, 2007, 2017
European Championship
Appearances6 (first in 2002)
Best resultChampions: 2007, 2008, 2017
Spain national under-17 football team
Medal record
Men's under-17 football
U-17 World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1991 Italy Team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Egypt Team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Finland Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 South Korea Team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Nigeria Team
Silver medal – second place 2017 India Team
U-17 European Championship
Silver medal – second place 2003 Portugal Team
Silver medal – second place 2004 France Team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Luxembourg Team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Belgium Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Turkey Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Liechtenstein Team
Silver medal – second place 2016 Azerbaijan Team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Croatia Team

The Spain national under-17 football team represents Spain in international football at this age level and is controlled by Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.

Considered one of the strongest national team in under 17 level, Spain has participated in 9 out of 14 World Cup tournaments. Spain hold the record of playing the most finals without ever winning the tournament, having finished as runners-up on four occasions.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup Championship record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Italy 1991 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 13 5
Japan 1993 Did not qualify
Ecuador 1995 Group stage 13th 3 1 1 1 4 4
Egypt 1997 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 22 6
New Zealand 1999 Group stage 11th 3 1 1 1 7 2
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Group stage 13th 3 1 0 2 4 6
Finland 2003 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 16 10
Peru 2005 Did not qualify
South Korea 2007 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 3 0 13 6
Nigeria 2009 Third place 3rd 7 5 1 1 18 10
Mexico 2011 Did not qualify
United Arab Emirates 2013
Chile 2015
India 2017 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 0 2 12 9
Peru 2019 To be determined
Total 9/14 9th 48 30 8 10 109 58

UEFA European U-17 Championship record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Denmark 2002 Fourth place 8 5 2 1 21 11
Portugal 2003 Runners-up 8 5 2 1 21 9
France 2004 Runners-up 8 5 1 2 19 7
Italy 2005 Elite round 3 2 1 0 3 1
Luxembourg 2006 Third place 8 5 2 1 19 5
Belgium 2007 Champions 8 6 2 0 12 3
Turkey 2008 Champions 11 8 3 0 29 9
Germany 2009 Group stage 9 4 5 0 14 4
Liechtenstein 2010 Runners-up 11 9 0 2 37 7
Serbia 2011 Elite round 6 5 0 1 18 6
Slovenia 2012 Elite round 6 4 2 0 17 4
Slovakia 2013 Elite round 6 3 0 3 9 8
Malta 2014 Elite round 6 4 1 1 8 2
Bulgaria 2015 Quarter-finals 11 5 6 0 14 5
Azerbaijan 2016 Runners-up 12 8 4 0 18 6
Croatia 2017 Champions 12 8 3 1 30 9
Total 11/16 133 86 34 13 289 96

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

  • Gold background color indicates first-place finish. Silver background color indicates second-place finish. Bronze background color indicates third-place finish.

Honours[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

In addition to team victories, Spanish players have won individual awards at UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.

Year Golden Player
France 2004 Cesc Fàbregas
Belgium 2007 Bojan Krkić

In addition to team victories, Spanish players have won individual awards at FIFA World Cup Under-17 Football Championship.

Year Golden Player Golden Shoe
Egypt 1997 Sergio Santamaría David Rodríguez Fraile
Finland 2003 Cesc Fàbregas Cesc Fàbregas
Nigeria 2009 Borja Bastón

Player records[edit]

Top appearances[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-17 caps
1 Abel Ruiz Barcelona 2015–2017 38
2 Ignacio Camacho Atlético Madrid 2006–2007 25
3 Albert Dalmau Barcelona 2008–2009 23
  Manu Morlanes Villarreal 2014–2016 23
5 Sergio Gómez Barcelona 2016–2017 22
  Borja Atlético Madrid 2008–2009 22
  Ferran Torres Valencia 2016–2017 22
8 David Rodríguez Atlético Madrid 2002–2003 21
  Gerard Deulofeu Barcelona 2009–2011 21
  Hugo Guillamón Valencia 2016–2017 21
  Isco Valencia 2008–2009 21
  Javi García Real Madrid 2003–2005 21
  Jaime Gavilán Valencia 2001–2003 21
  Koke Atlético Madrid 2008–2009 21

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-17s.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-17 goals
1 Abel Ruiz Barcelona 2015–2017 25
2 Jonathan Soriano Espanyol 2001–2003 18
3 Bojan Krkić Barcelona 2006–2007 16
4 Paco Alcácer Valencia 2009–2010 14
5 David Rodríguez Atlético Madrid 2002–2003 13
6 Borja Atlético Madrid 2008–2009 12
  Roberto Soldado Real Madrid 2001–2003 12
8 Jaime Gavilán Valencia 2001–2003 10
9 Sandro Ramírez Barcelona 2011–2012 9
10 Sergio Gómez Barcelona 2016–2017 8

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-17s.

Current squad[edit]

*Please note some of these players play for their club's reserve team.

Head coach: Spain Santiago Denia

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Arnau Tenas (2001-05-30) 30 May 2001 (age 17) Spain Barcelona
13 1GK Joan García (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 18) Spain Espanyol

2 2DF Richard Dionkou (2001-10-10) 10 October 2001 (age 17) England Manchester City
3 2DF Miguel Gutiérrez (2001-07-27) 27 July 2001 (age 17) Spain Real Madrid
4 2DF Eric García (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 (age 18) England Manchester City
5 2DF Ismael Armenteros (2001-04-07) 7 April 2001 (age 17) Spain Real Madrid
12 2DF Xavi Estacio (2001-03-24) 24 March 2001 (age 17) Spain Valencia
14 2DF Alejandro Pérez (2001-01-07) 7 January 2001 (age 18) Spain Espanyol
17 2DF Jon Pacheco (2001-01-08) 8 January 2001 (age 18) Spain Real Sociedad

6 3MF Iván Morante (2001-01-15) 15 January 2001 (age 18) Spain Villarreal
7 3MF Alejandro Baena (2001-07-20) 20 July 2001 (age 17) Spain Villarreal
8 3MF Arnau Puigmal (2001-01-10) 10 January 2001 (age 18) England Manchester United
15 3MF Xavier Sintes (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 18) Spain Mallorca
16 3MF Óscar Castro (2001-06-20) 20 June 2001 (age 17) Spain Atlético Madrid
18 3MF Adrián Bernabé (2001-05-26) 26 May 2001 (age 17) England Manchester City

9 4FW Sergio Camello (2001-02-10) 10 February 2001 (age 18) Spain Atlético Madrid
10 4FW Nabil Touaizi (2001-02-01) 1 February 2001 (age 18) England Manchester City
11 4FW Bryan Gil Salvatierra (2001-02-11) 11 February 2001 (age 18) Spain Sevilla
19 4FW Nils Mortimer (2001-06-11) 11 June 2001 (age 17) Spain Barcelona
20 4FW Víctor Mollejo (2001-01-21) 21 January 2001 (age 18) Spain Atlético Madrid

Former squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estos son los 20 convocados para la Eurocopa Sub-17" (in Spanish).

External links[edit]