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 coachDavid Gordo
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
 Spain 1–6 France 
(Goiânia, Brazil; 11 November 2019)
Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances11 (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
Brazil 2019 Quarter-finals 6th 5 2 1 1 10 8
Peru 2021 To be determined
Total 11/16 9th 48 30 8 10 107 62

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
England 2018 Quarter-finals 10 5 3 2 16 8
Republic of Ireland 2019 Semifinals 11 8 1 2 20 6
Total 13/18 154 99 38 17 325 110

*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]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Iván Martínez (2002-02-19) 19 February 2002 (age 17) Spain Osasuna
13 1GK Eric Ruiz (2002-11-03) 3 November 2002 (age 17) Spain Calavera

2 2DF David López (2002-07-06) 6 July 2002 (age 17) Spain Atlético Madrid
3 2DF Javi López (2002-03-25) 25 March 2002 (age 17) Spain Alavés
4 2DF Rafa Marín (2002-05-19) 19 May 2002 (age 17) Spain Real Madrid
5 2DF Álvaro Carrillo (2002-04-06) 6 April 2002 (age 17) Spain Real Madrid
12 2DF Iván Muñoz (2002-02-27) 27 February 2002 (age 17) Spain Valencia
15 2DF José Menargues (2002-05-01) 1 May 2002 (age 17) Spain Valencia
16 2DF Adrián Gómez (2002-08-02) 2 August 2002 (age 17) Spain Atlético Madrileño

6 3MF Aitor Gelardo (2002-06-26) 26 June 2002 (age 17) Spain Roda
8 3MF Beñat Turrientes (2002-01-31) 31 January 2002 (age 17) Spain Real Sociedad
14 3MF Álex Rico (2002-01-25) 25 January 2002 (age 17) Spain Barcelona
17 3MF Antonio Pacheco (2002-01-03) 3 January 2002 (age 17) Spain Roda
18 3MF Óscar Aranda (2002-04-29) 29 April 2002 (age 17) Spain Real Madrid
20 3MF Robert Navarro (2002-04-12) 12 April 2002 (age 17) Monaco Monaco

7 4FW Yéremi Pino (2002-10-20) 20 October 2002 (age 17) Spain Roda
9 4FW Jordi Escobar (2002-02-10) 10 February 2002 (age 17) Spain Valencia
10 4FW Germán Valera (C) (2002-03-16) 16 March 2002 (age 17) Spain Atlético Madrid
11 4FW Mario Soriano (2002-04-22) 22 April 2002 (age 17) Spain Atlético Madrileño
19 4FW Pablo Moreno (2002-05-03) 3 May 2002 (age 17) Italy Juventus

Former squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Convocatoria definitiva para el Europeo de Irlanda" (in Spanish).

External links[edit]