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The FIFA U-20 World Cup, until 2005 known as the FIFA World Youth Championship, is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFAmarker). The Championship has been awarded every two years since the first tournament in 1977.

In the sixteen tournaments held, only eight nations have won the title. Argentina is the most successful team with six titles, followed by Brazil with four titles. Portugal won two titles, while Ghana, Germany, Spain, and formerly existing nations Soviet Union and Yugoslavia have won the title once each.

A corresponding event for women's teams, the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, began in 2002 with the name "FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship" and an age limit of 19. The age limit for the women's competition was changed to 20 beginning with the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship, and the competition was renamed as a "World Cup" in 2007 in preparation for the 2008 event.

The men's 2009 tournament was played in Egyptmarker; the 2011 tournament will be played in Colombiamarker.

Qualification

This competition, which was also known as the FIFA Coca-Cola Cup until 1997, features 24 teams in the final tournament. 23 countries, including the defending champions, have to qualify in the six confederations Youth Championships. The host country automatically qualifies.

Confederation Championship
AFC AFC U-19 Championship
CAF African Youth Championship
CONCACAF CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
CONMEBOL South American Youth Championship
OFC OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament
UEFA UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship


Results

Summaries

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place

1977

Details
2–2 a.e.t.

(9–8
PSO)
4–0

1979

Details
3–1 1–1 a.e.t.

(5–3
PSO)


1981

Details
4–0 1–0

1983

Details
1–0 2–1 a.e.t.

1985

Details
1–0 a.e.t. 0–0 a.e.t.

(3–1
PSO)


1987

Details
1–1 a.e.t.

(5–4
PSO)
2–2 a.e.t.

(3–1
PSO)


1989

Details
2–0 2–0

1991

Details
0–0 a.e.t.

(4–2
PSO)
1–1 a.e.t.

(5–4
PSO)


1993

Details
2–1 2–1

1995

Details
2–0 3–2

1997

Details
2–1 2–1

1999

Details
4–0 1–0

2001

Details
3–0 1–0

2003

Details
1–0 2–1

2005

Details
2–1 2–1

2007

Details
2–1 1–0

2009

Details
0–0

(4–3 PSO)
1–1

(2–0 PSO)


2011

Details


  • Key:
    • a.e.t. - after extra time
    • PSO- match won on penalty shootout


Performances by countries

Below are the 28 nations that have reached at least the semifinal in the U-20 World Cup finals. Argentina is the most successful nation, leading with six titles, seven appearances in the final and one fourth place finish.

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
6 (1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007) 1 (1983) 1 (2003)
4 (1983, 1985, 1993, 2003) 3 (1991, 1995, 2009) 3 (1977, 1989, 2005)
2 (1989, 1991) 1 (1995)
1 (2009) 2 (1993, 2001) 1 (1997)
1 (1999) 2 (1985, 2003) 1 (1995)
1 (1977) 1 (1979) 1 (1991) 1 (1985)
1 (19811) 1 (19871) 1 (19872)
1 (1987)
2 (1989, 2005) 1 (1985)
1 (1997) 1 (1979) 2 (1977, 1999)
1 (2007)
1 (1999)
1 (1977)
1 (1981)
1 (2007) 1 (1987)
1 (1993) 1 (1981)
1 (1983) 1 (1979)
1 (2003)
1 (2001)
1 (2009)
1 (1997)
1 (1999)
1 (1981)
2 (1991, 1993)
1 (2007)
1 (2009)
1 (1983)
1 (2005)
1 (2001)
1 (1989)


1 = ''as [[West Germany]]'' :2 = as East Germanymarker


Performances by continental zones

All continents except Oceania had made the appearance in the final match of the tournament. To date, South America leads with ten titles following by Europe with six titles and Africa with one title. Teams from Asia and North America entered the final match three times, but were disappointed by either one of the two traditional football power continents. Fourth place remains as the best result ever for Oceania, which was achieved in 1993.

Confederation (continent) Performances
CONMEBOL 10 titles, won by Argentina (6) and Brazil (4)
UEFA 6 titles, won by Portugal (2), Spain (1), USSR (1), Germany (1) and Yugoslavia (1)
CAF 1 title, won by Ghana
AFC Runners-up (Japan, 1999), Runners-up (Qatar, 1981)
CONCACAF Runners-up (Mexico, 1977)
OFC Fourth-place (Australia, 1991 and 1993)


Awards

adidas Golden Ball

The adidas Golden Ball award is awarded to the player who plays the most outstanding football during the tournament. It is selected by the media poll.

Tournament Golden Ball Winner
1977 Tunisia Volodymyr Bessonov
1979 Japan Diego Maradona
1981 Australia Romulus Gabor
1983 Mexico Geovani
1985 USSR Paulo Silas
1987 Chile Robert Prosinečki
1989 Saudi Arabia Bismarck
1991 Portugal Emílio Peixe
1993 Australia Adriano
1995 Qatar Caio
1997 Malaysia Andrés Nicolás Olivera
1999 Nigeria Seydou Keita
2001 Argentina Javier Saviola
2003 United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar
2005 Netherlands Lionel Messi
2007 Canada Sergio Agüero
2009 Egypt Dominic Adiyiah


adidas Golden Shoe

The adidas Golden Shoe is awarded to the topscorer of the tournament. If more than one players are equal by same goals, the players will be selected based by the most assists during the tournament.

Tournament Golden Shoe Award Goals
1977 Tunisia Guina 4
1979 Japan Ramón Díaz 8
1981 Australia Mark Koussas 4
1983 Mexico Geovani 6
1985 Soviet Union Sebastián Losada 3
1987 Chile Marcel Witeczek 7
1989 Saudi Arabia Oleg Salenko 5
1991 Portugal Sergei Sherbakov 5
1993 Australia Henry Zambrano 3
1995 Qatar Joseba Etxeberria 7
1997 Malaysia Adaílton Martins Bolzan 10
1999 Nigeria Pablo Couñago 5
2001 Argentina Javier Saviola 11
2003 United Arab Emirates Eddie Johnson 4
2005 Netherlands Lionel Messi 6
2007 Canada Sergio Agüero 6
2009 Egypt Dominic Adiyiah 8


FIFA Fair Play Award

FIFA Fair Play Award is given to the team who has the best fair play record during the tournament with the criteria set by FIFA Fair Play Committee.

Tournament FIFA Fair Play Award
1977 Tunisia
1979 Japan
1981 Australia
1983 Mexico
1985 USSR
1987 Chile
1989 Saudi Arabia
1991 Portugal
1993 Australia
1995 Qatar
1997 Malaysia
1999 Nigeria
2001 Argentina
2003 United Arab Emirates
2005 Netherlands
2007 Canada
2009 Egypt


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