1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship

international football competition

The 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship was an association football tournament held by FIFA. The 1985 World Championship was the first edition of the tournament. It was held in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Dalian in People's Republic of China. The tournament took place from July 31, 1985, to August 11, 1985. To play in the tournament, players had to have been born after August 1, 1968. U-16 means age 16 years or under.

1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship
FIFA U-16 World Tournament for the Kodak Cup
1985 FIFA U-16世界锦标赛
Tournament details
Host countryChina
DatesJuly 31 – August 11, 1985
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (1st title)
Runners-up West Germany
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Guinea
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored91 (2.84 per match)
Attendance1,230,976 (38,468 per match)
Top scorer(s)West Germany Marcel Witeczek (8 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil William
Fair play award West Germany
1987


The tournament was won by Nigeria. They beat West Germany in the finals. Brazil and Guinea finished third and forth.

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