Canada men's national under-20 soccer team

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Canada Under-20
Nickname(s) The Canucks
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)
FIFA code CAN
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First colours
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First international
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua 1–1 Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
(Puebla, Mexico; February 20, 1973)
Biggest win
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 9–0 Dominican Republic  Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg
(Tegucigalpa, Honduras; November 26, 1978)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5–0 Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
(Sunrise, Florida, United States; December 18, 2010)
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 5–0 Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
(Niamey, Niger; December 6, 2005)
Flag of Niger.svg  Niger 6–1 Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
(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.

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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.

Team history

1976–1996

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.

1997–2004

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.

2005–present

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.

Players

Current squad

The following 20 players were named to the squad for the 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. [1]

Caps and goals as of November 10, 2018, after the game against Martinique.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Alessandro Busti (2000-06-30) June 30, 2000 (age 20)30 Flag of Italy.svg Vado
181 GK Thomas Hasal (1999-07-09) July 9, 1999 (age 21)50 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver Whitecaps FC

22 DF Émile Legault (2000-04-10) April 10, 2000 (age 21)40 Flag of the United States.svg Rio Grande Valley FC
32 DF Daniel Kinumbe (1999-03-15) March 15, 1999 (age 22)30 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg HFX Wanderers FC
52 DF Julian Dunn-Johnson (2000-07-11) July 11, 2000 (age 20)40 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Valour FC
132 DF Terique Mohammed (2000-01-27) January 27, 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Ireland.svg Athlone Town
162 DF Rocco Romeo (2000-03-25) March 25, 2000 (age 21)30 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Toronto FC

43 MF Michael Baldisimo (2000-04-13) April 13, 2000 (age 21)30 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver Whitecaps FC
63 MF Yohan Le Bourhis (2000-03-09) March 9, 2000 (age 21)30 unattached
73 MF Clément Bayiha (1999-03-08) March 8, 1999 (age 22)51 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg CF Montréal
83 MF Noble Okello (2000-07-20) July 20, 2000 (age 20)53 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Toronto FC
103 MF Mathieu Choinière (1999-02-07) February 7, 1999 (age 22)51 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg CF Montréal
113 MF Noah Verhoeven (1999-06-15) June 15, 1999 (age 21)50 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg York United
123 MF Dante Campbell (1999-05-22) May 22, 1999 (age 22)50 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Valour FC
143 MF Benson Fazili (2000-01-12) January 12, 2000 (age 21)10 unattached
203 MF Steffen Yeates (2000-01-04) January 4, 2000 (age 21)11 Flag of the United States.svg Oregon State Beavers

94 FW Theo Bair (1999-08-27) August 27, 1999 (age 21)51 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver Whitecaps FC
154 FW José Hernández (2000-03-19) March 19, 2000 (age 21)31 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Cavalry FC
174 FW Adonijah Reid (1999-08-13) August 13, 1999 (age 21)51 Flag of the United States.svg Miami FC
194 FW Jordan Perruzza (2001-01-16) January 16, 2001 (age 20)41 Flag of the United States.svg San Antonio FC

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months and are still eligible at U20 level.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Axel Desjardins (2000-01-13) January 13, 2000 (age 21)00 Flag of Italy.svg Novara 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TRA

DF Justin Yarde (2001-05-20) May 20, 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ridgebacks 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TRA

MF Calin Calaidjoglu (2001-01-18) January 18, 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of France.svg AS Béziers 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TRA
MF Mohamed Omar (1999-08-09) August 9, 1999 (age 21)00 Flag of the United States.svg Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TRA
MF Jacob Shaffelburg (1999-11-26) November 26, 1999 (age 21)00 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Toronto FC 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TRA

Notes:

Competitive record

FIFA U-20 World Cup

U-20 World Cup record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Tunisia.svg 1977 Did not qualify
Flag of Japan.svg 1979 Group stage13th of 16310235
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1981 Did not qualify
Flag of Mexico.svg 1983
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 1985 Group stage14th of 16301207
Flag of Chile.svg 1987 Group stage12th of 16302145
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1989 Did not qualify
Flag of Portugal.svg 1991
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1993
Flag of Qatar.svg 1995
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1997 Round of 1613th of 24411235
Flag of Nigeria.svg 1999 Did not qualify
Flag of Argentina.svg 2001 Group stage24th of 24300309
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2003 Quarter-finals8th of 24520346
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2005 Group stage21st of 24301227
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2007 Group Stage24th of 24300306
Flag of Egypt.svg 2009 Did not qualify
Flag of Colombia.svg 2011
Flag of Turkey.svg 2013
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2015
Flag of South Korea.svg 2017
Flag of Poland.svg 2019
Flag of Indonesia.svg 2021 To be determined
TotalQuarter-finals8/232745181650

CONCACAF U-20 Championship

CONCACAF U-20 Championship record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Panama.svg 1962 Did not enter
Flag of Guatemala.svg 1964
Flag of Cuba.svg 1970
Flag of Mexico.svg 1973 Fourth place4th of 6401326
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1974 Quarter-finals4th of 124310134
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg 1976 Second round5th of 1562131413
Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg 1978 Runner-up2nd of 137313164
Flag of the United States.svg 1980 Semi-finals4th of 18523062
Flag of Guatemala.svg 1982 Second round5th of 125212108
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg 1984 Runner-up2nd of 168431134
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg 1986 Champions1st of 107610232
Flag of Guatemala.svg 1988 Group stage6th of 10411244
Flag of Guatemala.svg 1990 Group stage5th of 12211010
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1992 Third place3rd of 115311126
Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg 1994 Third place3rd of 1263031810
Flag of Mexico.svg 1996 Champions1st of 125410102
Flag of Guatemala.svg Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg 1998 Group stage6th of 8310247
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg 2001 Group stage3rd of 8321020
Flag of Panama.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Group stage2nd of 8321052
Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg 2005 Group stage2nd of 8330041
Flag of Panama.svg Flag of Mexico.svg 2007 Did not enter
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg 2009 Group stage5th of 8310233
Flag of Guatemala.svg 2011 Quarter-finals7th of 12310227
Flag of Mexico.svg 2013 Quarter-finals6th of 12310287
Flag of Jamaica.svg 2015 Group Stage9th of 125104811
Flag of Costa Rica.svg 2017 Group Stage9th of 12310226
Flag of the United States.svg 2018 Group Stage5302106
Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg 2020 qualified
Total2 Titles24/28102501834190115

Jeux de la Francophonie

Jeux de la Francophonie record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Morocco.svg 1989 Gold medal1st of 10431093
Flag of France.svg 1994 Group stage5th of 9210165
Flag of Madagascar.svg 1997 Gold medal1st of 10522132
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2001 Quarter-finals6th of 12411247
Flag of Niger.svg 2005 Group stage12th of 123003113
Flag of Lebanon.svg 2009 Fourth place4th of 9411249
Flag of France.svg 2013 Group stage10th of 14310237
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 2017 Group stage7th of 16320134
Total2 Titles8/828115123350

Honours

CONCACAF U-20 Championship

Football at the Jeux de la Francophonie

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References

  1. "Canada announces squad for the Concacaf Men's Under-20 Championship". CanadaSoccer.com. October 24, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2018.