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Portugal national under-20 football team

Portugal under-20
Association Federação Portuguesa de Futebol
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Edgar Borges
Captain Nuno Reis
Top scorer Lourenço (9)
Nélson Oliveira (9)
FIFA code POR
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 8 (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 U21s and provides further international development for youth players. The team qualified for its only official match, FIFA U-20 World Cup, depends on U19 result.

The Portuguese team has 8 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 record

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA GD
1977 Did Not Enter
1979 Quarter-Final 7th 4 1 1 2 2 4 - 2
1981 to 1987 Did Not Qualify
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 to 2005 Did Not Qualify
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-Final 6th 5 4 1 0 12 2 +10
Total 2 Titles 2/10 49 28 8 13 70 40 +30
*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 record

Toulon Tournament record*
Year Round Position Pld W D * L 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
Total 2 Titles 2/15 46 25 7 14 61 42 +19
* 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

  • 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

Portugal U-20 MNT head coach Hélio Sousa has named 21 players to the roster that will compete in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup from May 30 - June 20.

Head coach: Hélio Sousa
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK André Moreira (1995-12-02) December 2, 1995 2 Moreirense
21 1GK Guilherme Oliveira (1995-04-12) April 12, 1995 1 Sporting CP B
1 1GK Tiago Sá (1995-01-11) January 11, 1995 2 SC Braga B
4 2DF Nélson Monte (1995-07-30) July 30, 1995 0 Rio Ave
14 2DF Domingos Duarte (1995-03-10) March 10, 1995 3 Sporting CP B
3 2DF João Nunes (1995-11-19) November 19, 1995 2 Benfica B
13 2DF Mauro Riquicho (1995-07-04) July 4, 1995 2 Sporting CP B
2 2DF Pedro Rebocho (1995-01-23) January 23, 1995 2 Benfica B
5 2DF Rafa (1995-05-09) May 9, 1995 1 Porto B
15 3MF Estrela (1995-09-22) September 22, 1995 3 Orlando City
8 3MF Francisco Ramos (1995-04-10) April 10, 1995 3 Porto B
16 3MF Janio Bikel (1995-06-28) June 28, 1995 2 NEC
7 3MF Raphael Guzzo (1995-01-06) January 6, 1995 3 Chaves
10 3MF Rony Lopes (1995-12-28) December 28, 1995 0 Lille
6 3MF Tomás Podstawski (1995-01-30) January 30, 1995 3 Porto B
9 4FW André Silva (1995-11-06) November 6, 1995 3 4 Porto B
18 4FW Gelson Martins (1995-05-11) May 11, 1995 3 1 Sporting CP B
20 4FW Gonçalo Guedes (1996-11-29) November 29, 1996 1 Benfica B
17 4FW Ivo Rodrigues (1995-03-30) March 30, 1995 3 2 Vitória SC
19 4FW João Vigário (1995-08-15) August 15, 1995 3 Vitória SC B
11 4FW Nuno Santos (1995-02-13) February 13, 1995 3 Benfica B

Previous squads

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Toulon Tournament

Most goals

No Name Goals Caps First cap Latest cap
1 Nuno Gomes 9 13 June 2, 1995 January 21, 1997
Lourenço 9 17 2001 2003
Nélson Oliveira 9 19 October 7, 2010 August 21, 2011
3 Ricardo Sousa 7 ? 1998 April 15, 1999
5 Bruno Gama 6 14 2006 July 12, 2007
Ricardo Vaz Tê 6 ? 2004 2005
Carlitos 6 ? 1997 1998
8 Diogo Tavares 5 ? 2006 2007

Notable players

Head coaches

As of 15 November 2012
Manager Period Record
Matches Won Draw Lost GF GA GD
Peres Bandeira 1979
Carlos Queiroz 1989–1991
Agostinho Oliveira 1993
Nelo Vingada 1994-95
Jesualdo Ferreira 1996–2000
António Violante 2001–2002, 2008
Rui Caçador 2003–2004, 2007–2008
José Couceiro 2006–2007 21 13 4 4 37 8 +29
Paulo Alves 2009–2010 5 3 1 1 9 3 +6
Ilídio Vale 2010–2012 24 9 12 3 27 20 +7
Edgar Borges 2012- 11 5 3 3 17 12 +5

See also

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