Spain national under-17 football team

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Spain National football team Under-17
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Rojita (The Little Red One)
La Furia Roja
(The Red Fury)
Association Royal Spanish Football Federation
(Real Federación Española de Fútbol – RFEF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Santiago Denia
Most caps Abel Ruiz (38)
Top scorer Abel Ruiz (25)
FIFA code ESP
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
Appearances 8 (first in 1991)
Best result Runners-up: 1991, 2003, 2007, 2017
European Championship
Appearances 6 (first in 2002)
Best result Champions: 2007, 2008, 2017
Spain national under-17 football team
Medal record
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
Spain national under-17 football team
Medal record
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
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

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
4 Sergio Gómez Barcelona 2016–2017 22
  Borja González Atlético Madrid 2008–2009 22
  Juan Miranda Barcelona 2016–2017 22
  Ferrán Torres Valencia 2016–2017 22
8 David Rodríguez Atlético Madrid 2002–2003 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 Barcelona 2006–2007 16
4 Paco Alcácer Valencia 2009–2010 15
5 David Rodríguez Atlético Madrid 2002–2003 13
6 Borja González Atlético Madrid 2008–2009 12
  Roberto Soldado Real Madrid 2001–2003 12
8 Jaime Gavilán Valencia 2001–2003 10
9 Sandro Barcelona 2011–2012 9

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

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Álvaro Fernández (2000-04-10) 10 April 2000 (age 17) Spain Málaga
13 1GK Marc Vidal (2000-02-14) 14 February 2000 (age 17) Spain Villarreal
21 1GK Alfonso Vacas (2000-10-04) 4 October 2000 (age 17) Spain Sevilla

2 2DF Mateu Morey (2000-03-02) 2 March 2000 (age 17) Spain Barcelona
3 2DF Juan Miranda (2000-01-19) 19 January 2000 (age 17) Spain Barcelona
4 2DF Hugo Guillamón (2000-01-31) 31 January 2000 (age 17) Spain Valencia
5 2DF Víctor Chust (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 17) Spain Real Madrid
15 2DF Eric García (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 (age 16) England Manchester City
16 2DF Diego Pampín (2000-03-15) 15 March 2000 (age 17) Spain Celta Vigo
20 2DF Víctor Gómez (2000-04-01) 1 April 2000 (age 17) Spain Espanyol

6 3MF Antonio Blanco (2000-07-23) 23 July 2000 (age 17) Spain Real Madrid
8 3MF Mohamed Moukhliss (2000-02-06) 6 February 2000 (age 17) Spain Real Madrid
14 3MF Álvaro García (2000-06-01) 1 June 2000 (age 17) Spain Albacete
18 3MF César Gelabert (2000-10-31) 31 October 2000 (age 17) Spain Real Madrid
19 3MF Carlos Beitia (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 17) Spain Villarreal

7 4FW Ferrán Torres (2000-02-29) 29 February 2000 (age 17) Spain Valencia
9 4FW Abel Ruiz (2000-01-28) 28 January 2000 (age 17) Spain Barcelona
10 4FW Sergio Gómez (2000-09-04) 4 September 2000 (age 17) Spain Barcelona
11 4FW Nacho Díaz (2000-06-27) 27 June 2000 (age 17) Spain Villarreal
12 4FW Pedro Ruiz (2000-03-30) 30 March 2000 (age 17) Spain Real Madrid
17 4FW José Alonso Lara (2000-03-07) 7 March 2000 (age 17) Spain Sevilla

Former squads[edit]

See also[edit]

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