Spain national under-20 football team

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Spain Under-20
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 Luis de la Fuente (2013–)
Most caps Pablo Couñago (13)
Jaime Gavilán (13)
Francisco Javier Jusué (13)
Top scorer Joseba Etxeberria (7)
Sergio García (7)
Aarón Ñíguez (7)o
FIFA code ESP
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 2 – 1 France 
(Radès, Tunisia; 28 June 1977)
Biggest win
 Spain 8 – 0 Tahiti 
(Cairo, Egypt; 25 September 2009)
Biggest defeat

 Argentina 3 – 0 Spain 
(Doha, Qatar; 25 April 1995)

Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 15 (First in 1977)
Best result Winners (1999)
Spain national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1985 Soviet Union Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Nigeria Team
Silver medal – second place 2003 United Arab Emirates Team
Spain national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 2009 Pescara, Italy Team

The Spain national under-20 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.

Competitive Record[edit]

FIFA World Youth Championship Record[edit]

     Champions       Runners-Up       Third Place       Fourth Place

Summer Olympic record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Group Stage 7th 3 1 1 1 3 3
Japan 1979 Quarter-Finals 6th 4 2 1 1 3 2
Australia 1981 Group Stage 13th 3 0 2 1 5 7
Mexico 1983 Did Not Qualify
Soviet Union 1985 Runners-Up 2nd 6 2 2 2 8 8
Chile 1987 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1989 Group Stage 15th 3 1 0 2 4 7
Portugal 1991 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 2 1 1 8 3
Australia 1993 Did Not Qualify
Qatar 1995 Fourth Place 4th 6 4 0 2 19 12
Malaysia 1997 Quarter-Finals 7th 5 4 0 1 10 3
Nigeria 1999 Champions 1st 7 5 2 0 16 5
Argentina 2001 Did Not Qualify
United Arab Emirates 2003 Runners-Up 2nd 7 5 0 2 8 4
Netherlands 2005 Quarter-Finals 7th 5 4 0 1 17 4
Canada 2007 Quarter-Finals 5th 5 3 2 0 13 8
Egypt 2009 Round Of 16 11th 4 3 0 1 14 3
Colombia 2011 Quarter-Finals 5th 5 3 2 0 13 4
Turkey 2013 Quarter-Finals 6th 5 4 0 1 9 4
New Zealand 2015 Did Not Qualify
Total 1 Championship 15/20 72 43 13 16 150 77

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Individual awards[edit]

In addition to team victories, Spanish players have won individual awards at FIFA World Youth Cups.

Year Golden Boot
Soviet Union1985 Sebastián Losada
Fernando Gómez
Qatar 1995 Joseba Etxeberria
Nigeria 1999 Pablo Couñago

Players[edit]

Top Appearances[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-20 Caps
1 Pablo Couñago Celta de Vigo, Numancia 1998–1999 13
1 Jaime Gavilán Valencia, Tenerife 2003–2005 13
1 Francisco Javier Jusué Osasuna 1998–1999 13
4 Pablo Orbaiz Osasuna 1998–1999 12
4 Rubén Suárez Sporting de Gijón 1998–1999 12
6 Sergio García Barcelona 2003 11
6 Aarón Ñíguez Rangers, Celta de Vigo 2009 11
6 Daniel Parejo Real Madrid, Getafe 2009 11
6 Carlos Peña Barcelona 2003 11
6 Israel Puerto Sevilla 2012–2013 11
6 Juan Francisco Torres Real Madrid 2003–2005 11

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-20s.

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-20 Goals
1 Joseba Etxeberria Real Sociedad 1995 7
1 Sergio García Barcelona 2003 7
1 Aarón Ñíguez Rangers, Celta de Vigo 2009 7
4 Pablo Couñago Celta de Vigo, Numancia 1998–1999 6
5 Fernando Llorente Athletic Bilbao 2005 5
5 Adrián López Deportivo La Coruña 2007 5
5 Jesé Rodríguez Real Madrid 2013 5
5 Álvaro Vázquez Espanyol 2011 5
9 Emilio Nsue Castellón, Real Sociedad 2009 4
9 David Silva Eibar 2005 4
9 Ismael Urzaiz Real Madrid 1989–1991 4

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-20s.

Recent results[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent Result Scorers

Current squad[edit]

Gk Kepa Albirrizaga Athletic Bilbao Gk Sergio Rico Sevilla Df J.Gayá Valencia Md Sandro Fc Barcelona Hector Atletico Madrid Munir El Hadadi Fc Barcelona

Former squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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