|Number of teams||16 (finals)|
|Most successful team(s)|
The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup is an international association football tournament for female players under the age of 17. It is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The tournament is held in even-numbered years, starting in 2008. The current champion is Spain, which won its first title at the 2018 tournament in Uruguay.
In 2003 after the inaugural success of the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, held in Canada, FIFA proposed adding a second youth tournament for girls. Continental confederations told FIFA it would be difficult to create a second championship, with the age limits in place at the time. Therefore, FIFA created the U-17 Women's World Cup and the U-20 Women's World Championship (renamed the "U-20 Women's World Cup" in 2007), the same age groups as its men's youth tournaments. Accordingly, the age limit for the U-19 championship was increased to 20, effective with the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia. FIFA committed to creating a U-17 women's championship, stated to begin in 2008.
The first tournament was held in 2008 in New Zealand from 28 October to 16 November. Four cities hosted matches during the inaugural tournament – North Shore City (North Harbour Stadium), Hamilton (Waikato Stadium), Wellington (Wellington Stadium) and Christchurch (QEII Park). New Zealand won hosting rights at the same time that Chile received hosting honours for the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup; Ecuador also bid for the event.
On 4 April 2020, FIFA announced the decision of postponing the 2020 World Cup which was originally scheduled in five venues to be held from 2 to 21 November in India. The new dates will be communicated subsequently.
Qualifying tournaments are:
|AFC (Asia)||AFC U-16 Women's Championship|
|CAF (Africa)||African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women|
|CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean)||CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship|
|CONMEBOL (South America)||South American Under 17 Women's Championship|
|OFC (Oceania)||OFC U-17 Women's Championship|
|UEFA (Europe)||UEFA Women's U-17 Championship|
|Edition||Year||Host||Final||Third place match||Number of Teams|
|Champions||Score||Runners-up||Third place||Score||Fourth place|
|3–3 (a.e.t.) |
|2 (2008, 2016)||1 (2012)||–||1 (2010)|
|1 (2014)||2 (2010, 2016)||–||–|
|1 (2018)||1 (2014)||2 (2010, 2016)||–|
|–||–||1 (2008)||1 (2012)|
|–||–||–||2 (2014, 2016)|
|Tournament||Golden Ball||Golden Shoe Award||Goals||Golden Glove||Fair Play Award|
For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.
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