Brazil national under-20 football team

Brazil under-20
Nickname(s) Seleção Sub-20 (Under-20 Team)
Association Confederação Brasileira de Futebol
(Brazilian Football Confederation)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Rogério Micale
Captain Danilo
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Brazil 7–1 Panama 
(Caracas, Venezuela; 23 March 1954)
Biggest win
 Brazil 10–0 Belgium 
(Kuching, Malaysia; 25 June 1997)
Biggest defeat

 Brazil 0–3 Colombia 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 7 February 2015)

Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 17 (first in 1977)
Best result Winners : 1983, 1985, 1993, 2003 and 2011
South American Youth Championship
Appearances 26 (first in 1954)
Best result Winners : 1974, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2009 and 2011
Brazil national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 World Cup
1977 Tunisia Team
1983 Mexico Team
1985 Soviet Union Team
1989 Saudi Arabia Team
1991 Portugal Team
1993 Australia Team
1995 Qatar Team
2003 United Arab Emirates Team
2005 Netherlands Team
2009 Egypt Team
2011 Colombia Team
2015 New Zealand Team

The Brazil national under-20 football team, also known as Brazil Sub-20 or Seleção Sub-20, represents Brazil in association football at this age level and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

The team has won the South American Youth Championship a record eleven times and is the second most successful nation in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, having won the competition five times (against six of rivals Argentina). It also plays in unofficial under-19 and under-21 tournaments, such as the Toulon Tournament, of which Brazil is an eight-time winner.

Notable players that came through the ranks and went on to play for the senior team include Ronaldinho, Kaká, Rivaldo, Romário, Marcos, Roberto Carlos, César Sampaio, Cláudio Taffarel, Bebeto, Dida, Neymar, Dani Alves, Maicon, Adriano, Júlio Baptista, Luisão, Alex, Giovane Élber, Leonardo, Müller, Silas, Marcelo, David Luiz, Willian, and Lucas Moura, among others.

Competitive record

FIFA U-20 World Cup record

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round GP W D1 L GS GA
Tunisia 1977Third place5320133
Japan 1979Did not qualify------
Australia 1981Quarter-finals421174
Mexico 1983Champions6510134
Soviet Union 1985Champions6600141
Chile 1987Quarter-finals420263
Saudi Arabia 1989Third place6501132
Portugal 1991Runners-up6420144
Australia 1993Champions6510112
Qatar 1995Runners-up6411113
Malaysia 1997Quarter-finals5401255
Nigeria 1999Quarter-finals5302135
Argentina 2001Quarter-finals5401152
United Arab Emirates 2003Champions7511146
Netherlands 2005Third place751193
Canada 2007Round of 16410369
Egypt 2009Runners-up7520143
Colombia 2011Champions7520185
Turkey 2013Did not qualify------
New Zealand 2015Runners-up7421155

South American Youth Championship record

South American Youth Championship record
Year Round GP W D1 L GS GA
Venezuela 1954Runners-up6330145
Chile 1958Third place5221106
Colombia 1964Did not enter------
Paraguay 1967Semi-finals530275
Paraguay 1971First round420273
Chile 1974Champions6510183
Peru 1975First round510467
Venezuela 1977Runners-up6510132
Uruguay 1979Fourth place721457
Ecuador 1981Runners-up6321135
Bolivia 1983Champions7610163
Paraguay 1985Champions7610113
Colombia 1987Runners-up6321114
Argentina 1988Champions7511142
Venezuela 1991Champions7430155
Colombia 1992Champions651070
Bolivia 1995Champions6501174
Chile 1997Runners-up96212610
Argentina 1999Third place94322210
Ecuador 2001Champions9621216
Uruguay 2003Runners-up9711235
Colombia 2005Runners-up9522189
Paraguay 2007Champions9630209
Venezuela 2009Champions9612179
Peru 2011Champions9711247
Argentina 2013First round411246
Uruguay 2015Fourth place9513139

1Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.


Friendly tournaments

Individual awards

Year Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
1983 Geovani
1985 Silas
1989 Bismarck
1993 Adriano
1995 Caio
2009 Alex Teixeira Giuliano
2011 Henrique
2015 Danilo

Year Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
1977 Guina
1983 Geovani
1997 Adaílton
2003 Dudu
2011 Henrique

Current squad

Alexandre Gallo was Brazil's coach when the players list was released. He was eventually fired on 8 May and replaced by Rogério Micale.[1] Kenedy was forced out of the squad due to appendicitis and Malcom was called as his replacement on May 17.[2]

Head coach: Brazil Rogério Micale[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Marcos Felipe (1996-04-13)13 April 1996 (aged 19) Brazil Fluminense
12 1GK Georgemy (1995-08-15)15 August 1995 (aged 19) Brazil Cruzeiro
21 1GK Jean (1995-10-26)26 October 1995 (aged 19) 6 0 Brazil Bahia

2 2DF João Pedro (1996-11-15)15 November 1996 (aged 18) 6 1 Brazil Palmeiras
3 2DF Lucão (1996-03-23)23 March 1996 (aged 19) Brazil São Paulo
4 2DF Marlon (1995-09-07)7 September 1995 (aged 19) 12 0 Brazil Fluminense
6 2DF Caju (1995-07-17)17 July 1995 (aged 19) 11 0 Brazil Santos
13 2DF Rodrigo (1995-05-24)24 May 1995 (aged 20) 2 0 United States Chicago Fire
14 2DF Iago Maidana (1996-02-06)6 February 1996 (aged 19) Brazil São Paulo
15 2DF Léo Pereira (1996-01-31)31 January 1996 (aged 19) 8 2 Brazil Atlético Paranaense
16 2DF Jorge (1996-03-28)28 March 1996 (aged 19) 6 1 Brazil Flamengo

5 3MF Danilo (captain) (1996-02-28)28 February 1996 (aged 19) 8 1 Portugal Benfica
8 3MF Gabriel Boschilia (1996-03-05)5 March 1996 (aged 19) 7 2 Belgium Standard Liège
17 3MF Alef (1995-01-28)28 January 1995 (aged 20) Portugal Braga
18 3MF Andreas Pereira (1996-01-01)1 January 1996 (aged 19) 8 2 Spain Granada
19 3MF Jajá (1995-03-18)18 March 1995 (aged 20) Brazil Flamengo

7 4FW Marcos Guilherme (1995-08-05)5 August 1995 (aged 19) 16 6 Brazil Atlético Paranaense
9 4FW Judivan (1995-05-21)21 May 1995 (aged 20) 4 2 Brazil Cruzeiro
10 4FW Gabriel Jesus (1997-04-03)3 April 1997 (aged 18) 6 5 Brazil Palmeiras
11 4FW Malcom (1997-02-26)26 February 1997 (aged 18) 13 1 France Bordeaux
20 4FW Jean Carlos (1996-05-10)10 May 1996 (aged 19) Spain Real Madrid

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Year(s) U-20 goals
1Adaílton Bolzan Martins199718
3Rodrigo Gral19998
Daniel Carvalho20036
Dudu Cearense20036
Alexandre Pato20076
Alan Kardec20096
Marcos Guilherme20156

See also


  1. Pedro Venancio and Alexandre Lozetti (2015-05-08). "Gallo é demitido, e Dunga irá dirigir a Seleção nas Olimpíadas de 2016" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2015-05-17.
  2. Assessoria CBF (2015-05-17). "Kenedy está desconvocado da Sub-20. Malcom será seu substituto" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2015-05-17.
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