Argentina national under-20 football team

association football club

The Argentina national under-20 football team is a youth national team of Argentina. They represent Argentina at the FIFA U-20 World Cup and at the South American Youth Championship.

Argentina Under-20
Nickname(s)Albicelestes
(White and Sky blue)
AssociationArgentine Football Association
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachFernando Batista
CaptainNehuén Pérez
FIFA codeARG
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Argentina 5–0  Venezuela
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 27 February 1951)
Biggest win
 Argentina 8–1  United States
(São Paulo, Brazil; 4 May 1963)
Biggest defeat
 Uruguay 5–1  Argentina
(Quito, Ecuador; March 8, 1981)
 Brazil 4–0  Argentina
(Quito, Ecuador; March 5, 1981)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances16 (first in 1979)
Best result1 Champions (1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007)
South American Youth Championship
Appearances27 (first in 1958)
Best result1 Champions (1967, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2015)

Competitive recordEdit

1Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

HonoursEdit

CompetitiveEdit

Individual awardsEdit

FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

Year Golden Ball Golden Boot
1979 Diego Maradona Ramón Díaz
2001 Javier Saviola Javier Saviola
2005 Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
2007 Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Year(s) Total Goals
1 Lionel Messi [1] 2005 14
2 Fernando Cavenaghi 2003 12
3 Javier Saviola 2001 11
4 Luciano Galletti 1999 10
Giovanni Simeone 2015
5 Ramón Díaz 1979 8
Bernardo Romeo 1997
6 Diego Maradona 1979 7
Juan Esnaider 1991
Román Riquelme 1997
Pablo Aimar 1997–99
Marcelo Torres 2017
Lautaro Martínez 2017
7 Leonardo Biagini 1995 6
Sergio Agüero 2007
Ángel Correa 2016

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Lionel Messi reaches 1,000 goals as a footballer | FC Barcelona". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 2018-05-01.