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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)

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.

Competitive record

FIFA U-20 World Cup Record

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Did Not Qualify
Japan 1979 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 20 2
Australia 1981 First Round 9th 3 1 1 1 3 3
Mexico 1983 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 13 2
Soviet Union 1985 Did Not Qualify
Chile 1987 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1989 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 0 3 3 4
Portugal 1991 First Round 14th 3 0 1 2 2 6
Australia 1993 Disqualified
Qatar 1995 Champions 1st 6 5 0 1 12 3
Malaysia 1997 Champions 1st 7 6 0 1 15 7
Nigeria 1999 Second Round 16th 4 1 1 2 2 5
Argentina 2001 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 27 4
United Arab Emirates 2003 Fourth Place 4th 7 5 0 2 12 8
Netherlands 2005 Champions 1st 7 6 0 1 12 5
Canada 2007 Champions 1st 7 6 1 0 16 2
Egypt 2009 Did Not Qualify
Colombia 2011 Quarter-Finals 8th 5 3 2 0 6 1
Turkey 2013 Did Not Qualify
New Zealand 2015 First Round 20th 3 0 2 1 4 5
South Korea 2017 First Round 17th 3 1 0 2 6 5
Poland 2019 Round of 16 12th 4 2 1 1 10 6
Indonesia 2021 TBD
Total 16/22 2nd 82 55 9 18 163 68

South American Youth Championship Record

Year Round GP W D1 L GS GA
Venezuela 1954 Did Not Participate
Chile 1958 Runners-up 5 2 2 1 16 10
Colombia 1964 Sixth Place 6 1 2 3 4 5
Paraguay 1967 Champions 6 2 3 1 9 7
Paraguay 1971 Third Place 5 3 0 2 7 3
Chile 1974 Fourth Place 5 1 2 2 3 5
Peru 1975 Third Place 5 2 2 1 7 6
Venezuela 1977 Sixth Place 4 0 2 2 3 5
Uruguay 1979 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 10 1
Ecuador 1981 Third Place 6 3 1 2 11 12
Bolivia 1983 Third Place 7 5 1 1 17 10
Paraguay 1985 Fifth Place 4 1 2 1 5 3
Colombia 1987 Third Place 6 3 1 2 9 9
Argentina 1988 Third Place 8 6 0 2 13 5
Venezuela 1991 Runners-up 7 3 3 1 12 10
Colombia 1992 Disqualified
Bolivia 1995 Runners-up 7 5 1 1 10 3
Chile 1997 Champions 9 5 3 1 18 7
Argentina 1999 Champions 9 8 0 1 21 3
Ecuador 2001 Runners-up 9 5 3 1 13 6
Uruguay 2003 Champions 9 6 2 1 15 5
Colombia 2005 Third Place 9 5 4 0 19 4
Paraguay 2007 Runners-up 9 3 5 1 15 8
Venezuela 2009 Sixth Place 9 1 5 3 10 13
Peru 2011 Third Place 9 6 1 2 15 9
Argentina 2013 Seventh Place 4 1 1 2 6 7
Uruguay 2015 Champions 9 7 1 1 24 7
Ecuador 2017 Fourth Place 9 3 4 2 15 14
Chile 2019 Runners-up 9 5 1 3 10 6
Colombia 2021 TBD
Total 27/29 190 95 54 41 317 183

1Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Honours

Competitive

Individual awards

FIFA U-20 World Cup

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 goalscorers

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

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