Portugal national under-20 football team

Portugal Under-20
Association Federação Portuguesa de Futebol
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Most caps Tiago Ferreira (28)
FIFA code POR
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 1–0 Portugal 
(Cáceres, Spain; 7 May 1979)
Biggest win
 Macau 0–6 Portugal 
(São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe; 5 October 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Japan 4–1 Portugal 
(Tokyo, Japan; 26 August 1994)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 12 (first in 1979)
Best result Winners (1989, 1991)

The Portugal national under-20 football team is the national under-20 football team of Portugal and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal.

The U20 team acts mainly as a feeder team for the under-21s and provides further international development for youth players. The team qualified for its only official match, FIFA U-20 World Cup, depends on U19 results.

The Portuguese team has 12 participations in the FIFA U-20 World Cup and 12 in the Toulon Tournament.

History

The Golden Generation (1989–1991)

The Golden Generation was the Generation of the players that won consecutive FIFA Youth Championships in 1989 and 1991.

The Silver Generation (2011)

The Courage Generation was the Generation of players that was runner up in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Competitive record

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Year Round Position Games Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
1977 Did not enter
1979 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 2 4 -2
1981 Did not qualify
1983
1985
1987
1989 Champions 1st 6 5 0 1 6 3 +3
1991 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 9 1 +8
1993 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4
1995 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 12 6 +6
1997 Did not qualify
1999 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1
2001 Did not qualify
2003
2005
2007 Round of 16 15th 4 1 0 3 4 5 -1
2009 Did not qualify
2011 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 2 1 7 3 +4
2013 Round of 16 11th 4 2 1 1 12 7 +5
2015 Quarter-finals 6th 5 4 1 0 12 2 +10
2017 Quarter-finals 7th 5 2 2 1 9 7 +2
2019 Qualified
Total 2 Titles 2/12 54 30 10 14 79 47 +32
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Toulon Tournament

Year Round Position Games Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
1996 Third place 3rd 4 3 1 0 12 3 +9
1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3
1998 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 4 1 +3
1999 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4
2000 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 4 0 7 4 +3
2001 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 12 5 +7
2002 Group stage 7th 4 0 3 1 1 2 -1
2003 Champions 1st 5 4 0 1 11 2 +9
2004 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
2005 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 9 5 +4
2006 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 3 1 +2
2007 Fourth place 4th 5 1 3 1 2 2 0
2011 Group stage 5th 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1
2013 Fourth place 4th 5 2 1 2 8 8 +0
2014 Third place 3rd 5 4 0 1 11 4 +7
2016 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 7 2 +5
Total 2 Titles 2/16 72 36 22 14 101 53 +48
* Portugal also participated in the 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, and 2009 tournaments but with the u-21 squad instead of the u-20 squad.

Honours

Team

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup
  • Toulon Tournament
    • Winner (2): 2001, 2003
    • Runner-up (3): 1997, 2000, 2005
    • Third place (3): 1996, 1998, 2006
  • Torneio Internacional da Madeira
    • Winner (7): 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008
    • Runner-up (4): 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006
  • Torneio Campos Verdes
    • Winner (2): 2007, 2008
  • Copa El Presidente de La Republica - Ricardo Martinelli
    • Third place (1): 2011
  • SBS Cup International Youth Soccer
    • Runner-up (1): 2012

Individual awards

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup
  • Toulon Tournament

Players

Current squad

Number Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Pedro Silva (1997-02-13)13 February 1997 (aged 20) Sporting CP B
2 2DF Pedro Empis (1997-02-01)1 February 1997 (aged 20) Sporting CP B
3 2DF Rúben Dias (1997-05-14)14 May 1997 (aged 20) Benfica
4 2DF Francisco Ferreira (1997-03-26)26 March 1997 (aged 20) Benfica B
5 2DF Yuri Ribeiro (1997-01-24)24 January 1997 (aged 20) Benfica
6 3MF Pedro Rodrigues (1997-05-20)20 May 1997 (aged 20) Vitória de Guimarães
7 4FW Diogo Gonçalves (1997-02-06)6 February 1997 (aged 20) Nottingham Forest
8 3MF Pedro Delgado (1997-04-07)7 April 1997 (aged 20) Sporting CP B
9 4FW André Ribeiro (1997-06-09)9 June 1997 (aged 19) Zürich II
10 3MF Xadas (1997-12-02)2 December 1997 (aged 19) Sporting de Braga B
11 4FW Hélder Ferreira (1997-04-05)5 April 1997 (aged 20) Vitória de Guimarães B
12 1GK Luís Maximiano (1999-01-05)5 January 1999 (aged 18) Sporting CP Juniors
13 2DF Jorge Fernandes (1997-04-02)2 April 1997 (aged 20) FC Porto B
14 3MF Florentino Luís (1999-08-19)19 August 1999 (aged 17) Benfica B
15 2DF Diogo Dalot (1999-03-18)18 March 1999 (aged 18) FC Porto B
16 3MF Miguel Luís (1999-02-27)27 February 1999 (aged 18) Sporting CP Juniors
17 4FW Xande Silva (1997-03-16)16 March 1997 (aged 20) Vitória de Guimarães
18 4FW José Gomes (1999-04-08)8 April 1999 (aged 18) Benfica B
19 3MF Bruno Costa (1997-04-19)19 April 1997 (aged 20) FC Porto B
20 3MF Gedson Fernandes (1999-01-09)9 January 1999 (aged 18) Benfica B
21 1GK Diogo Costa (1999-09-19)19 September 1999 (aged 17) FC Porto Juniors

Previous squads

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Toulon Tournament

Most appearances

#NameCapsGoalsFirst capLatest cap
1Tiago Ferreira282July 13, 2011July 3, 2013
2Paulo Costa205September 10, 1998June 3, 2000
Sérgio Oliveira203October 7, 2010April 18, 2012
4Ricardo Esteves190September 10, 1998June 3, 2000
Danilo Pereira193October 7, 2010August 21, 2011
Pelé193October 7, 2010August 21, 2011
Nuno Reis190October 7, 2010August 21, 2011
Nélson Oliveira199October 7, 2010August 21, 2011

Most goals

#NameGoalsCapsFirst capLatest cap
1Nuno Gomes913June 2, 1995January 21, 1997
Lourenço91722 February 2001June 21, 2003
Nélson Oliveira919October 7, 2010August 21, 2011
4André Silva810October 7, 2010August 21, 2011
5Bruma66March 24, 2013July 3, 2013
Carlitos611May 27, 1997May 19, 1998
Paulo Torres612December 18, 1990June 30, 1991
Bruno Gama614November 21, 2006July 8, 2007
Dani615August 26, 1994June 1, 1996
6Ricardo Vaz Tê58February 16, 2005September 22, 2005

Notable players

Head coaches

As of 15 November 2012

Manager Period Record
MatchesWonDrawLostGFGAGD
Peres Bandeira1979
Carlos Queiroz1989–1991
Agostinho Oliveira1993
Nelo Vingada1994-95
Jesualdo Ferreira1996–2000
António Violante2001–2002, 2008
Rui Caçador2003–2004, 2007–2008
José Couceiro2006–2007211344378+29
Paulo Alves2009–2010531193+6
Ilídio Vale2010–20122491232720+7
Edgar Borges2012-2014, 2015-2016115331712+5
Hélio Sousa2014-2015
Emílio Peixe2016-

See also

Awards
Preceded by
Portugal national under-23 canoe sprint team
Portuguese Team of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
1000 meter K2 team
(Emanuel Silva and Fernando Pimenta)
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