Les Rouges (The Reds)
|Association||Canadian Soccer Association|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America)|
|Head coach||Andrew Olivieri|
|Most caps||David Edgar (27)|
|Top scorer||Iain Hume (7)|
| Nicaragua 1–1 Canada |
(Puebla, Mexico; February 20, 1973)
| Canada 9–0 Dominican Republic |
(Tegucigalpa, Honduras; November 26, 1978)
| United States 5–0 Canada |
(Sunrise, Florida, United States; December 18, 2010)
Cameroon 5–0 Canada
(Niamey, Niger; December 6, 2005)
Niger 6–1 Canada
(Niamey, Niger; December 8, 2005)[ citation needed ]
The Canada U-20 men's national soccer team, also known as Canada Under-20s or Canada U-20s, is a youth team for national soccer in Canada. It plays a large role in the development of Canadian soccer, and is considered to be the feeder team for the Canada men's national soccer team. The team has qualified for eight out of nineteen FIFA U-20 World Cups. Their best result came in 2003 where they reached the quarterfinals.
The team also competes in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which they won in 1986 and 1996.
Canada's most significant accomplishments at youth level are winning the CONCACAF U-20 Championship and Francophone Games twice, reaching quarterfinals of the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and defeating Brazil U-20 2-1 in a friendly on May 19, 2006, at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.
Canada's Under-20 soccer team was created in 1976 as Canada's response to the newly created World youth Championship. The team failed to qualify for the inaugural tournament in 1977 in Tunisia, but they qualified for the following tournament two years later in Japan. They finished last in their group with two points, but they did manage to defeat Portugal 3–1. The next time the team qualified for a World youth Championship was in 1985, in the USSR, again they came last in their group with only one point. In the 1987 WYC in Chile, Canada's Under-20 soccer team put up a good effort scoring four goals, and tying Italy, however they still did not manage to get out of the group stage.
In 1997, after failing to qualify for four World Youth Championships (as the event was known until 2005) in a row, Canada made it past the group stage. The team progressed to the second round after a 2–1 win against Hungary in which a young Dwayne De Rosario scored a goal. They lost the round of 16 game against Spain 2–0. After missing the tournament in 1999, Canada qualified for Argentina 2001 after winning the qualifying tournament based on home soil in Vancouver, British Columbia. At the finals, they finished last and were eliminated from a group including Brazil, Germany and Iraq.
Canada once again appeared in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in United Arab Emirates. They qualified to the round of 16 where they blanked Burkina Faso 1–0, and in a rematch against 1997 conquerors Spain, Canada lost in the quarter finals. Iain Hume scored three goals for Canada including a direct free kick against Spain while Atiba Hutchinson was an impressive performer in midfield.
At the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championships in the Netherlands, Canada were eliminated in the group stage after tying once and losing twice. One bright side of the tournament was Jaime Peters' and Marcel De Jong's goals.
In the build-up to the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, as the tournament came to be known, Canada's defeated Brazil in the first game of a three-game series, winning 2- in front of 14 000+ at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on May 19, 2006. David Edgar and Will Johnson scored and Stephen Lumley made goal-line clearance to preserve Canada's first win over a Brazilian men's team at any level. Canada lost the remaining two matches 3–1. Despite an impressive run in friendlies leading up to the competition, Canada went winless in first round play without scoring a goal on home soil.
The following 20 players were named to the squad for the 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
Caps and goals as of November 10, 2018, after the game against Martinique.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Alessandro Busti||June 30, 2000||3||0||Vado|
|18||GK||Thomas Hasal||July 9, 1999||5||0||Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|2||DF||Émile Legault||April 10, 2000||4||0||Rio Grande Valley FC|
|3||DF||Daniel Kinumbe||March 15, 1999||3||0||HFX Wanderers FC|
|5||DF||Julian Dunn-Johnson||July 11, 2000||4||0||Valour FC|
|13||DF||Terique Mohammed||January 27, 2000||2||0||Athlone Town|
|16||DF||Rocco Romeo||March 25, 2000||3||0||Toronto FC|
|4||MF||Michael Baldisimo||April 13, 2000||3||0||Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|6||MF||Yohan Le Bourhis||March 9, 2000||3||0||unattached|
|7||MF||Clément Bayiha||March 8, 1999||5||1||CF Montréal|
|8||MF||Noble Okello||July 20, 2000||5||3||Toronto FC|
|10||MF||Mathieu Choinière||February 7, 1999||5||1||CF Montréal|
|11||MF||Noah Verhoeven||June 15, 1999||5||0||York United|
|12||MF||Dante Campbell||May 22, 1999||5||0||Valour FC|
|14||MF||Benson Fazili||January 12, 2000||1||0||unattached|
|20||MF||Steffen Yeates||January 4, 2000||1||1||Oregon State Beavers|
|9||FW||Theo Bair||August 27, 1999||5||1||Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|15||FW||José Hernández||March 19, 2000||3||1||Cavalry FC|
|17||FW||Adonijah Reid||August 13, 1999||5||1||Miami FC|
|19||FW||Jordan Perruzza||January 16, 2001||4||1||San Antonio FC|
The following players have been called up within the last 12 months and are still eligible at U20 level.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Axel Desjardins||January 13, 2000||0||0||Novara||2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TRA|
|DF||Justin Yarde||May 20, 2001||0||0||Ridgebacks||2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TRA|
|MF||Calin Calaidjoglu||January 18, 2001||0||0||AS Béziers||2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TRA|
|MF||Mohamed Omar||August 9, 1999||0||0||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TRA|
|MF||Jacob Shaffelburg||November 26, 1999||0||0||Toronto FC||2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TRA|
|U-20 World Cup record|
|1977||Did not qualify|
|1979||Group stage||13th of 16||3||1||0||2||3||5|
|1981||Did not qualify|
|1985||Group stage||14th of 16||3||0||1||2||0||7|
|1987||Group stage||12th of 16||3||0||2||1||4||5|
|1989||Did not qualify|
|1997||Round of 16||13th of 24||4||1||1||2||3||5|
|1999||Did not qualify|
|2001||Group stage||24th of 24||3||0||0||3||0||9|
|2003||Quarter-finals||8th of 24||5||2||0||3||4||6|
|2005||Group stage||21st of 24||3||0||1||2||2||7|
|2007||Group Stage||24th of 24||3||0||0||3||0||6|
|2009||Did not qualify|
|2021||To be determined|
|CONCACAF U-20 Championship record|
|1962||Did not enter|
|1973||Fourth place||4th of 6||4||0||1||3||2||6|
|1974||Quarter-finals||4th of 12||4||3||1||0||13||4|
|1976||Second round||5th of 15||6||2||1||3||14||13|
|1978||Runner-up||2nd of 13||7||3||1||3||16||4|
|1980||Semi-finals||4th of 18||5||2||3||0||6||2|
|1982||Second round||5th of 12||5||2||1||2||10||8|
|1984||Runner-up||2nd of 16||8||4||3||1||13||4|
|1986||Champions||1st of 10||7||6||1||0||23||2|
|1988||Group stage||6th of 10||4||1||1||2||4||4|
|1990||Group stage||5th of 12||2||1||1||0||1||0|
|1992||Third place||3rd of 11||5||3||1||1||12||6|
|1994||Third place||3rd of 12||6||3||0||3||18||10|
|1996||Champions||1st of 12||5||4||1||0||10||2|
|1998||Group stage||6th of 8||3||1||0||2||4||7|
|2001||Group stage||3rd of 8||3||2||1||0||2||0|
|2003||Group stage||2nd of 8||3||2||1||0||5||2|
|2005||Group stage||2nd of 8||3||3||0||0||4||1|
|2007||Did not enter|
|2009||Group stage||5th of 8||3||1||0||2||3||3|
|2011||Quarter-finals||7th of 12||3||1||0||2||2||7|
|2013||Quarter-finals||6th of 12||3||1||0||2||8||7|
|2015||Group Stage||9th of 12||5||1||0||4||8||11|
|2017||Group Stage||9th of 12||3||1||0||2||2||6|
|Jeux de la Francophonie record|
|1989||Gold medal||1st of 10||4||3||1||0||9||3|
|1994||Group stage||5th of 9||2||1||0||1||6||5|
|1997||Gold medal||1st of 10||5||2||2||1||3||2|
|2001||Quarter-finals||6th of 12||4||1||1||2||4||7|
|2005||Group stage||12th of 12||3||0||0||3||1||13|
|2009||Fourth place||4th of 9||4||1||1||2||4||9|
|2013||Group stage||10th of 14||3||1||0||2||3||7|
|2017||Group stage||7th of 16||3||2||0||1||3||4|
CONCACAF U-20 Championship
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