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 Venezuela Rafael Dudamel
Captain Josef Martínez
Home stadium Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui
Puerto La Cruz
First colours
Second colours
First international
NA
Biggest win
8-0 Vs. Tahiti in 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Best result Third Place 1 time (1954)

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

2009 South American Youth Championship[edit]

Venezuela was able to classify to 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup after being fourth in the hexagonal final beating teams such as Colombia and Argentina, current champion of the tournament.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Youth Championship Record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Did not participate - - - - - -
Japan 1979 Did not participate - - - - - -
Australia 1981 Did not participate - - - - - -
Mexico 1983 Did not participate - - - - - -
Soviet Union 1985 Did not participate - - - - - -
Chile 1987 Did not participate - - - - - -
Saudi Arabia 1989 Did not participate - - - - - -
Portugal 1991 Did not participate - - - - - -
Australia 1993 Did not participate - - - - - -
Qatar 1995 Did not participate - - - - - -
Malaysia 1997 Did not participate - - - - - -
Nigeria 1999 Did not participate - - - - - -
Argentina 2001 Did not participate - - - - - -
United Arab Emirates 2003 Did not participate - - - - - -
Netherlands 2005 Did not participate - - - - - -
Canada 2007 Did not participate - - - - - -
Egypt 2009 Second round 4 2 0 2 10 5
Colombia 2011 Did not participate - - - - - -
Turkey 2013 Did not participate - - - - - -
Total 1/18 4 2 0 2 10 5

Current status[edit]

Recent and forthcoming matches[edit]

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

      Win       Draw       Loss

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called up for the Campeonato Sudamericano Sub-20.

Coach: Miguel Echenausi Venezuela[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Kleiner Escorcia (1995-07-11)11 July 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Deportivo Petare
2 2DF Junior Mejía (1995-02-22)22 February 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Yaracuyanos
3 2DF Carlos Cermeño (1995-08-09)9 August 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Deportivo Táchira
4 2DF José Luis Marrufo (1996-05-12)12 May 1996 (aged 18) Venezuela Deportivo Lara
5 3MF Oscar Guillén (1995-05-17)17 May 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Estudiantes de Mérida
6 2DF Franko Díaz (1996-02-06)6 February 1996 (aged 18) Venezuela Llaneros
7 3MF Jhon Murillo (1995-11-21)21 November 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Zamora
8 3MF Carlos José Sosa (1995-08-02)2 August 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Trujillanos
9 4FW Andrés Ponce (1996-11-11)11 November 1996 (aged 18) Venezuela Llaneros
10 3MF Jefferson Savarino (1996-11-11)11 November 1996 (aged 18) Venezuela Zulia
11 4FW Juan Azócar (1995-10-01)1 October 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Deportivo Táchira
12 1GK Beycker Velázquez (1996-04-13)13 April 1996 (aged 18) Venezuela Caracas
13 2DF Jefre Vargas (1995-01-12)12 January 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Caracas
14 2DF Rubén Alejandro Ramírez (1995-10-18)18 October 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Estudiantes de Caracas
15 2DF Daniel Carrillo (1995-12-02)2 December 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Deportivo Lara
16 3MF Luis Jiménez (1995-12-28)28 December 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Carabobo
17 4FW Yanowski Reyes (1995-05-15)15 May 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Llaneros
18 3MF Adalberto Peñaranda (1997-05-21)21 May 1997 (aged 17) Venezuela Deportivo La Guaira
19 3MF Ayrton Páez (1995-01-16)16 January 1995 (aged 19) Spain Mallorca B
20 3MF Kenny Romero (1995-05-17)17 May 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Aragua
21 2DF Jhonny Alberto González (1995-09-15)15 September 1995 (aged 19) Venezuela Atlético Venezuela
22 1GK Andres Colmenares (1997-11-01)1 November 1997 (aged 17) Venezuela Deportivo Táchira
23 4FW Jaime Moreno (1995-03-30)30 March 1995 (aged 19) Cyprus AEL Limassol

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 22) 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 22) 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 22) 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 23) 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 22) 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 21) 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 23) 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 23) 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 23) 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 23) 0 0 Venezuela Aragua v.  Peru, August 25, 2012
DF Andrés Maldonado (1994-04-09) April 9, 1994 (age 22) 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 21) 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 23) 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 22) 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 22) 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 23) 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 23) 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 23) 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 22) 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 23) 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 22) 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 21) 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 22) 5 0 Venezuela Real Esppor v.  Peru, August 25, 2012
MF Simón Ranauro (1994-05-30) May 30, 1994 (age 22) 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 23) 2 0 Spain Real Murcia v.  Colombia, May 12, 2012
MF Rafael García (1993-02-27) February 27, 1993 (age 23) 2 0 Venezuela Caracas v.  Colombia, May 12, 2012
MF Jesús Cedeño (1994-03-05) March 5, 1994 (age 22) 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 22) 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 22) 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 22) 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 25) 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 23) 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 22) 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 22) 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. ^ "Darán a conocer nómina definitiva de la Vinotinto". January 7, 2015. 

External links[edit]