|Region||North America (CONCACAF)|
|Number of teams||35|
|Most successful team(s)|
The CONCACAF Under-20 Championship is the second longest running international association football event in the North America, Central America and the Caribbean region, CONCACAF, and is the qualification tournament for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The format of the tournament has undergone changes over the years. The tournament proper is currently played with a first round of four round-robin groups from which the top two sides from each group advance to a single-elimination championship round.
|CONCACAF Youth Tournaments era|
|Edition||Year||Host||Champions||Runners-up||Third place||Fourth place|
|FIFA U-20 World Cup qualifying tournament era|
|The format of the tournament was changed beginning with the 1998 tournament and ending with the 2007 tournament. In the five tournaments during that time the top eight teams in the region were divided into two groups of four, each group hosted by a separate nation, and the top two sides from each group qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. There was no championship round within the CONCACAF region. The tournament served solely to qualify the four allotments given to CONCACAF by FIFA for the U-20 World Cup.|
|CONCACAF U-20 Championship era|
|Beginning with the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup tournament, the CONCACAF region returned to a championship-style tournament in which all four semifinalists qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The reintroduction of a championship round was done to reinvigorate the competition.|
|Edition||Year||Host||Champions||Runners-up||Third place||Fourth place|
|The competition changed its format in 2015. The two group winners would secure a place in the final and the U-20 World Cup, the groups' second and third placed teams would compete in a repechage play-off to determine the qualifiers for the U-20 World Cup. The number of guaranteed games per team was increased from 2 to 5 and the semi-final stage was removed.|
|The competition changed its format again in 2017. A second group stage was added, with the winners and runners-up of this stage qualifying for the U-20 World Cup and the winners securing a place in the final.|
|13 (1962, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1992, 2011, 2013, 2015)||3 (1988, 1996, 2018)|
|2 (2017, 2018)||6 (1980, 1982, 1986, 1992, 2009, 2013)|
|2 (1982, 1994)||3 (1964, 1976, 2017)|
|2 (1986, 1996)||2 (1978, 1984)|
|2 (1988, 2009)||2 (1994, 2011)|
|2 (1962, 1973)|
|2 (1970, 1974)|
Note: no titles or runners-up between 1998 and 2007.
This section needs to be updated. In particular: information after 1978.December 2018)(
|North American Football Union (NAFU) members|
|Central American Football Union (UNCAF) members|
|Caribbean Football Union (CFU) members|
This article needs to be updated.November 2018)(
As of 2017 [update] .
Number of FIFA U-20 World Cup qualifications by country.
|16||1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019|
|16||1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019|
|9||1989, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2017|
|8||1979, 1985, 1987, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007|
|8||1977, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2015, 2017, 2019|
|6||2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019|
|Year||MVP||Lead Goalscorer||Best Goalkeeper||Fair Play Award||Source|
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