Venezuela national under-20 football team

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Venezuela Under 20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)
  • La Vinotinto (The Burgundy)
  • Los Llaneros (The Plainsmen)
Association Federación Venezolana de Fútbol
(Venezuelan Football Federation)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Rafael Dudamel
Captain Yangel Herrera
Home stadium Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui
Puerto La Cruz
FIFA code VEN
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win
8-0 Vs. Tahiti in 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 2009)
Best result Runners-up, 2017
South American Youth Football Championship
Appearances 24 (first in 1954)
Best result Third place, 1954, 2017

Venezuela national under-20 football team represents Venezuela in international football competitions such as South American Youth Championship.[1]

2009 South American Youth Championship[edit]

Venezuela was able to qualify for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup after finishing fourth in the hexagonal final, beating teams such as Colombia and Argentina, champions of the previous edition of the tournament.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Did Not Qualify
Japan 1979
Australia 1981
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985
Chile 1987
Saudi Arabia 1989
Portugal 1991
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997
Nigeria 1999
Argentina 2001
United Arab Emirates 2003
Netherlands 2005
Canada 2007
Egypt 2009 Second round 4 2 0 2 10 5
Colombia 2011 Did Not Qualify
Turkey 2013
New Zealand 2015
South Korea 2017 Runners-up 7 5 1 1 14 3
Total 2/21 11 7 1 3 24 8

South American Youth Football Championship[edit]

South American Youth Football Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA +/– %
Venezuela 1954 Third place 3rd 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 33.33
Chile 1958 Group Stage 6th 5 0 2 3 6 17 −11 00.00
Colombia 1964 Group Stage 7th 6 0 3 3 3 6 −3 00.00
Paraguay 1967 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 33.33
Paraguay 1971 Group Stage 6th 4 1 2 1 7 10 −3 25.00
Chile 1974 Group Stage 7th 4 1 1 2 3 8 −5 25.00
Peru 1975 Did not participate
Venezuela 1977 Group Stage 8th 4 0 2 2 1 5 −4 00.00
Uruguay 1979 Did not participate
Ecuador 1981 Group Stage 9th 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 00.00
Bolivia 1983 Group Stage 10th 4 1 0 3 2 15 −13 25.00
Paraguay 1985 Group Stage 10th 4 0 1 3 1 12 −11 00.00
Colombia 1987 Did not participate
Argentina 1988 Group Stage 11th 5 0 0 5 3 12 −9 00.00
Venezuela 1991 Group Stage 10th 4 1 0 3 7 17 −10 25.00
Colombia 1992 Did not participate
Bolivia 1995 Group Stage 9th 4 0 0 4 2 10 −8 00.00
Chile 1997 Final Round 5th 9 3 2 4 23 23 +0 33.33
Argentina 1999 Group Stage 7th 4 1 0 3 5 14 −9 25.00
Ecuador 2001 Group Stage 10th 4 0 2 2 4 7 −3 00.00
Uruguay 2003 Group Stage 8th 4 1 0 3 1 4 −3 25.00
Colombia 2005 Final Round 6th 9 1 1 7 9 17 −8 11.11
Paraguay 2007 Group Stage 9th 4 1 0 3 3 11 −8 25.00
Venezuela 2009 Final Round 4th 9 3 4 2 11 12 −1 33.33
Peru 2011 Group Stage 9th 4 0 3 1 4 6 −2 00.00
Argentina 2013 Group Stage 8th 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 25.00
Uruguay 2015 Group Stage 8th 4 1 0 3 1 5 −4 25.00
Ecuador 2017 Final Round 3rd 9 2 5 2 9 7 +2 22.22
Total 24/28 Third Place 117 20 29 68 116 244 −128 17.09

Current status[edit]

Recent and forthcoming matches[edit]

Matches from the past 6 months as well as any future scheduled matches.

  Win   Draw   Loss

Current squad[edit]

The following players were selected to take part in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Wuilker Faríñez (1998-02-15)15 February 1998 (aged 19) Venezuela Caracas
2 2DF Williams Velásquez (1997-04-04)4 April 1997 (aged 20) Venezuela Estudiantes de Caracas
3 2DF Eduin Quero (1997-04-22)22 April 1997 (aged 20) Venezuela Deportivo Táchira
4 2DF Nahuel Ferraresi (1998-11-19)19 November 1998 (aged 18) Venezuela Deportivo Táchira
5 2DF José Hernández (1997-06-26)26 June 1997 (aged 19) Venezuela Caracas
6 3MF Christian Makoun (2000-03-05)5 March 2000 (aged 17) Venezuela Zamora
7 4FW Adalberto Peñaranda (1997-05-31)31 May 1997 (aged 19) Spain Málaga
8 3MF Yangel Herrera (1998-01-07)7 January 1998 (aged 19) United States New York City
9 4FW Ronaldo Peña (1997-03-10)10 March 1997 (aged 20) Spain Las Palmas Atlético
10 3MF Yeferson Soteldo (1997-06-30)30 June 1997 (aged 19) Chile Huachipato
11 4FW Ronaldo Chacón (1998-02-18)18 February 1998 (aged 19) Venezuela Caracas
12 1GK Joel Graterol (1997-05-15)15 May 1997 (aged 20) Venezuela Carabobo
13 4FW Jan Carlos Hurtado (2000-03-05)5 March 2000 (aged 17) Venezuela Deportivo Táchira
14 3MF Heber García (1997-03-27)27 March 1997 (aged 20) Uruguay Sud América
15 3MF Samuel Sosa (1999-12-17)17 December 1999 (aged 17) Venezuela Deportivo Táchira
16 3MF Ronaldo Lucena (1997-02-27)27 February 1997 (aged 20) Venezuela Zamora
17 2DF Josua Mejías (1997-06-09)9 June 1997 (aged 19) Venezuela Carabobo
18 3MF Luis Ruiz (1997-08-03)3 August 1997 (aged 19) Venezuela Zulia
19 3MF Sergio Córdova (1997-08-09)9 August 1997 (aged 19) Venezuela Caracas
20 2DF Ronald Hernández (1997-09-21)21 September 1997 (aged 19) Venezuela Zamora
21 1GK Rafael Sánchez (1998-02-01)1 February 1998 (aged 19) Venezuela Deportivo Táchira

Recent Call Ups[edit]

The following players have been called up to the Venezuela squad in the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Luis Terán (1993-08-14) August 14, 1993 (age 23) 3 0 Venezuela Zamora Pre-2013 U20 South American (12th preparation module) July 23, 2012
GK Oswaldo Girán (1993-10-08) October 8, 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Llaneros Pre-2013 U20 South American (6th preparation module) March 26, 2012
GK Giancarlo Schiavone (1993-11-02) November 2, 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Deportivo Petare Pre-2013 U20 South American (2nd preparation module) February 6, 2012

DF Joel Cáceres (1993-02-15) February 15, 1993 (age 24) 4 0 Venezuela Deportivo Lara Pre-2013 U20 South American (16th preparation module) January 7, 2013
DF Gabriel Benítez (1993-09-30) September 30, 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Venezuela Deportivo Petare Pre-2013 U20 South American (16th preparation module) January 7, 2013
DF Diego Araguainamo (1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui Pre-2013 U20 South American (16th preparation module) January 7, 2013
DF Douglas Julio (1993-04-20) April 20, 1993 (age 24) 3 0 Venezuela Llaneros Pre-2013 U20 South American (15th preparation module) November 22, 2012
DF Henry Alzolay (1993-06-04) June 4, 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Venezuela Monagas Pre-2013 U20 South American (14th preparation module) November 8, 2012
DF Ernesto Zerpa (1993-05-12) May 12, 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Venezuela Yaracuyanos Pre-2013 U20 South American (14th preparation module) November 8, 2012
DF Whillkhei Acuña (1993-05-23) May 23, 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Venezuela Aragua v.  Peru, August 25, 2012
DF Andrés Maldonado (1994-04-09) April 9, 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Atlético Venezuela Pre-2013 U20 South American (10th preparation module) June 29, 2012
DF Yalbert Díaz (1994-09-06) September 6, 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Venezuela Deportivo Lara Pre-2013 U20 South American (8th preparation module) April 23, 2012
DF Luis Matute (1993-04-06) April 6, 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Venezuela Aragua Pre-2013 U20 South American (6th preparation module) March 26, 2012
DF Wilcar Giménez (1993-08-24) August 24, 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Yaracuyanos Pre-2013 U20 South American (6th preparation module) March 26, 2012
DF Carlos Cuevas (1993-10-28) October 28, 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Portuguesa Pre-2013 U20 South American (5th preparation module) March 19, 2012
DF Robert Díaz (1993-02-01) February 1, 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Venezuela Tucanes Pre-2013 U20 South American (5th preparation module) March 19, 2012
DF Erlys Vásquez (1993-04-17) April 17, 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Venezuela Atlético El Vigía Pre-2013 U20 South American (2nd preparation module) February 6, 2012
DF Loren Ray (1993-04-25) April 25, 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Venezuela Deportivo Táchira Pre-2013 U20 South American (2nd preparation module) February 6, 2012

MF Juan Azócar (1993-10-04) October 4, 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Aragua Pre-2013 U20 South American (16th preparation module) January 7, 2013
MF José Torres (1993-06-19) June 19, 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Venezuela Deportivo Petare Pre-2013 U20 South American (16th preparation module) January 7, 2013
MF Thony La Cruz (1994-02-11) February 11, 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Zulia Pre-2013 U20 South American (15th preparation module) November 22, 2012
MF Arnold López (1994-11-24) November 24, 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Venezuela Mineros de Guayana Pre-2013 U20 South American (14th preparation module) November 8, 2012
MF Óscar Núñez (1994-07-13) July 13, 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Venezuela Yaracuyanos Pre-2013 U20 South American (14th preparation module) November 8, 2012
MF Diego García (1993-08-05) August 5, 1993 (age 23) 5 0 Venezuela Real Esppor v.  Peru, August 25, 2012
MF Simón Ranauro (1994-05-30) May 30, 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Italy Angolana Pre-2013 U20 South American (10th preparation module) June 29, 2012
MF Gabriele Rosa (1993-06-15) June 15, 1993 (age 24) 2 0 Spain Real Murcia v.  Colombia, May 12, 2012
MF Rafael García (1993-02-27) February 27, 1993 (age 24) 2 0 Venezuela Caracas v.  Colombia, May 12, 2012
MF Jesús Cedeño (1994-03-05) March 5, 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Llaneros Pre-2013 U20 South American (6th preparation module) March 26, 2012
MF Jesús Quintero (1994-04-21) April 21, 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Estudiantes Pre-2013 U20 South American (4th preparation module) March 12, 2012

FW Omar Perdomo (1994-02-03) February 3, 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Venezuela Trujillanos Pre-2013 U20 South American (16th preparation module) January 7, 2013
FW Billy Palencia (1993-08-21) August 21, 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Carabobo Pre-2013 U20 South American (15th preparation module) November 22, 2012
FW Juan Carlos Ortíz 0 0 Venezuela Ureña Pre-2013 U20 South American (13th preparation module) November 1, 2012
FW Carlos Alfaro (1991-02-10) February 10, 1991 (age 26) 0 0 Venezuela Portuguesa FC Pre-2013 U20 South American (13th preparation module) November 1, 2012
FW Jacobo Kouffati (1993-06-30) June 30, 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Monagas Pre-2013 U20 South American (12th preparation module) July 23, 2012
FW Diego Silva (1993-03-11) March 11, 1993 (age 24) 1 0 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui Pre-2013 U20 South American (12th preparation module) July 23, 2012
FW Carlos Guedes (1993-09-17) September 17, 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Portugal Beira Mar Pre-2013 U20 South American (10th preparation module) June 29, 2012
FW Carlos Sira (1994-01-05) January 5, 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Venezuela Deportivo Lara Pre-2013 U20 South American (2nd preparation module) February 6, 2012

Former squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Under-20 World Cup: Can Venezuela shock England in the Suwon final?". 9 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 

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