Ecuador national under-20 football team

Ecuador U-20
Association Ecuadorian Football Federation
(Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol)
Confederation CONMEBOL
(South America)
Head coach Sixto Vizuete
Captain Roberto Michael Castro
Home stadium Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
Quito, Ecuador
First colours
Second colours
World Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 2001)
Best result Round of 16 (2001)
South American Youth Championship
Appearances 18 (first in 1954)
Best result 4th (1992, 1995, 2011)

The Ecuadorian national under-20 football team represents Ecuador in international under-20 football competitions and is controlled by the Ecuadorian Football Federation.


The future of Ecuador's national team has depended on very bright young talents historically, as illustrated in the team that qualified and participated in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship where players such as Segundo Castillo, Felix Borja, and Franklin Salas made an impression. The U-20 squad had to wait ten years to re-qualify to the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

In 2007, Ecuador's national U-20 squad participated in the 2007 Panamerican Games. Beating the likes of Brazil and Bolivia, they reached the final gold match against Jamaica's youth team, considered another surprise for these games. It was a hard-fought game where Ecuador found themselves down in the first 5 minutes of the match. They were unsuccessful at scoring until the last 15 minutes of the game when a deflected shot from Edmundo Zura fell to Jefferson Montero, who equalized. The last few minutes saw Zura score a penalty for a foul against Wilson Folleco, and Ecuador crowned themselves as champions of the 2007 Panamerican game in Brazil's most famous stadium, El Maracana. It was the first international title obtained by any level of football team from Ecuador.

The Panamerican "Gold" team brings in young players who have already been looked at by great football clubs in Europe. These same players were called up to the 2009 South American Youth Championship.

FIFA U-20 World Cup record

South American Youth Championship record

Ecuador national under-20 football team
Medal record
U-20 Panamerican Games
2007 Brazil Panamerican Games
Ecuador national under-20 football team
Medal record
Tournament L'Alcudia
2010 L'Alcudia Tournament

Pan American Games record

Current squad

This is the squad called up for the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Édisson Recalde (1996-01-16)January 16, 1996 (aged 18) Ecuador Imbabura
-- 1GK Oscar Segura (1995-02-12)February 12, 1995 (aged 19) France Athlétic Club Arles-Avignon
2 2DF Gabriel Corozo (1995-01-05)January 5, 1995 (aged 19) Spain Granada
3 2DF Ronny Santos (1995-07-04)July 4, 1995 (aged 19) Ecuador Manta
4 2DF Darwin Suárez (1995-01-17)January 17, 1995 (aged 19) Ecuador Aucas
5 3MF Jefferson Intriago (1996-06-04)June 4, 1996 (aged 18) Ecuador LDU Quito
6 2DF Aníbal Chalá (1996-05-09)May 9, 1996 (aged 18) Ecuador El Nacional
7 4FW Jairo Vélez Cedeño (1995-04-21)April 21, 1995 (aged 19) Argentina Vélez Sarsfield
8 3MF José Francisco Cevallos (1995-01-18)January 18, 1995 (aged 19) Ecuador LDU Quito
9 4FW Miguel Parrales (1995-12-26)December 26, 1995 (aged 19) Ecuador El Nacional
10 4FW Gabriel Cortez (1995-10-10)October 10, 1995 (aged 19) Ecuador Independiente del Valle
11 3MF Kevin Mercado (1995-01-28)January 28, 1995 (aged 19) Argentina Sarmiento de Junin
12 1GK Xavier Cevallos (1996-06-22)June 22, 1996 (aged 18) Ecuador Emelec
13 4FW Gregoris Ortiz (1995-12-10)December 10, 1995 (aged 19) Ecuador LDU Loja
15 2DF Jerry León (1995-04-22)April 22, 1995 (aged 19) Ecuador Deportivo Cuenca
16 2DF Fabiano Tello (1998-10-28)October 28, 1998 (aged 16) Ecuador Independiente del Valle
17 3MF Jhegson Méndez (1997-04-26)April 26, 1997 (aged 17) Ecuador Independiente del Valle
18 3MF Víctor Manosalvas (1992-12-14)December 14, 1992 (aged 22) United States New York Red Bulls
19 3MF Ronaldo Johnson (1995-04-15)April 15, 1995 (aged 19) Ecuador Deportivo Cuenca
20 3MF Robert Burbano (1995-04-10)April 10, 1995 (aged 19) Ecuador Emelec
21 4FW Jordan Gaspar Estrada (1995-07-28)July 28, 1995 (aged 19) Spain Real Madrid Castilla
22 1GK Gonzalo Valle (1996-02-28)February 28, 1996 (aged 18) Ecuador River Plate
23 2DF Luis Cangá (1995-06-15)June 15, 1995 (aged 19) Ecuador LDU Quito

See also

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