Argentina national under-17 football team

Argentina Under 17
Nickname(s) Albicelestes (White and Sky Blue)
Association Asociación del Fútbol Argentino
(Argentine Football Association)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Miguel Angel Lemme
Captain Ezequiel Báez
Most caps Rodolfo Arruabarrena, Javier Mascherano, and Oscar Ustari
Top scorer Fernando Gatti and Hernán Peirone
First colours
Second colours

Argentina national U-17 football team is the representative of Argentina within all FIFA sponsored tournaments that pertain to that age level.

Argentina has participated in 13 of the 16 FIFA U-17 World Cups in which finished in Third Place 3 times and Fourth twice.Argentina also has won the South American Under-17 Football Championship 3 times.

Many of Argentina's top players came through the ranks of the U-17 teams, including Fernando Redondo, Nestor Fabbri, Roberto Bonano, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Abbondanzieri, Franco Constanzo, Leonardo Biagini, Luciano Galletti, Marcelo Gallardo, Esteban Cambiasso, Gabriel Milito, Ezequiel González, Aldo Duscher, Lucas Biglia, Eduardo Salvio, Maxi López, Rodolfo Arruabarrena, Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez among others.


Competitive record

FIFA U-17 World Cup

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
China 1985Group Stage9th311154
Canada 1987Did Not Qualify
Scotland 1989Quarter-Finals6th412153
Italy 1991Third Place3rd622255
Japan 1993Group Stage9th311176
Ecuador 1995Third Place3rd6501124
Egypt 1997Quarter-Finals6th421132
New Zealand 1999Did Not Qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2001Fourth Place4th6312129
Finland 2003Third Place3rd6411104
Peru 2005Did Not Qualify
South Korea 2007Quarter-Finals 6th522174
Nigeria 2009Round of 1611th420266
Mexico 2011Round of 1613th411248
United Arab Emirates 2013Fourth Place4th74121312
Chile 2015Group Stage24th300318

Current Squad

The following players were selected to compete in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Manager: Argentina Miguel Ángel Lemme

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Franco Petroli (1998-06-11)11 June 1998 (aged 17) Argentina River Plate
2 2DF Julián Ferreyra (1998-04-22)22 April 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Argentinos Juniors
3 2DF Luis Olivera (1998-10-24)24 October 1998 (aged 16) Argentina River Plate
4 2DF Matías Escudero (1998-12-27)27 December 1998 (aged 16) Argentina Racing
5 3MF Julián Chicco (1998-01-13)13 January 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Boca Juniors
6 2DF Facundo Pardo (1998-08-12)12 August 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Newell's Old Boys
7 3MF Gianluca Mancuso (1998-02-03)3 February 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Vélez Sarsfield
8 3MF Pablo Enrique Ruíz (1998-12-20)20 December 1998 (aged 16) Argentina San Lorenzo
9 4FW Federico Vietto (1998-03-30)30 March 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Racing
10 3MF Exequiel Palacios (1998-10-05)5 October 1998 (aged 17) Argentina River Plate
11 4FW Salvatore Torini (1998-02-19)19 February 1998 (aged 17) 30 28 Italy Juventus
12 1GK Federico Bonansea (1998-03-13)13 March 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Belgrano
13 2DF Héctor David Martínez (1998-01-21)21 January 1998 (aged 17) Argentina River Plate
14 2DF Tiago Ruíz Díaz (1998-07-24)24 July 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Newell's Old Boys
15 2DF Juan Antonio Di Lorenzo (1998-07-06)6 July 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Independiente
16 3MF Lucas Pizzatti (1998-09-13)13 September 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Argentinos Juniors
17 4FW Germán Berterame (1998-11-13)13 November 1998 (aged 16) Argentina San Lorenzo
18 4FW Tomás Conechny (1998-03-30)30 March 1998 (aged 17) Argentina San Lorenzo
19 4FW Matias Roskopf (1998-01-14)14 January 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Boca Juniors
20 4FW Ricardo Rodríguez (1998-05-10)May 10, 1998 (aged 17) Chile Universidad Católica
21 1GK Marcos Peano (1998-10-15)15 October 1998 (aged 17) Argentina Unión
22 4FW Lucas Ferraz Vila (1998-02-18)18 February 1998 (aged 17) Argentina River Plate


See also


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