CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.svg
Organizing bodyCONCACAF
Founded1962
RegionNorth America
Number of teams35
Current champion(s) United States
(3rd title)
Most successful team(s) Mexico
(13 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website
2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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.

Results

CONCACAF Youth Tournaments era

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
1 1962 Panama Panama  Mexico  Guatemala  Netherlands Antilles  Costa Rica
2 1964 Guatemala Guatemala  El Salvador  Honduras  Guatemala  Netherlands Antilles
3 1970 Cuba Cuba  Mexico  Cuba  Jamaica  El Salvador
4 1973 Mexico Mexico  Mexico  Guatemala  Cuba  Canada
5 1974 Canada Canada  Mexico  Cuba  Trinidad and Tobago
6 1976 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  Mexico  Honduras  United States  Guatemala
7 1978 Honduras Honduras  Mexico  Canada  Honduras  Costa Rica
8 1980 United States United States  Mexico  United States
9 1982 Guatemala Guatemala  Honduras  United States  Costa Rica  Guatemala
10 1984 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago  Mexico  Canada  El Salvador  United States
11 1986 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago  Canada  United States  Trinidad and Tobago  Cuba
12 1988 Guatemala Guatemala  Costa Rica  Mexico  United States  Cuba
13 1990 Guatemala Guatemala  Mexico  Trinidad and Tobago  United States  Guatemala
14 1992 Canada Canada  Mexico  United States  Canada  Honduras
15 1994 Honduras Honduras  Honduras  Costa Rica  Canada  El Salvador
16 1996 Mexico Mexico  Canada  Mexico  United States  Costa Rica

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.

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up
17 1998 Guatemala Guatemala (Group A)  United States  Costa Rica
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad (Group B)  Mexico  Honduras
18 2001 Canada Canada (Group A)  Costa Rica  United States
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad (Group B)  Canada  Jamaica
19 2003 Panama Panama (Group A)  Panama  Mexico
United States United States (Group B)  Canada  United States
20 2005 Honduras Honduras (Group A)  United States  Panama
United States United States (Group B)  Canada  Honduras
21 2007 Panama Panama (Group A)  United States  Panama
Mexico Mexico (Group B)  Mexico  Costa Rica

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.[1] The reintroduction of a championship round was done to reinvigorate the competition.

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
22 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago  Costa Rica  United States  Honduras  Trinidad and Tobago
23 2011 Guatemala Guatemala  Mexico  Costa Rica  Guatemala  Panama
24 2013 Mexico Mexico  Mexico  United States  El Salvador  Cuba

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.

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Play-off winners
25 2015 Jamaica Jamaica  Mexico  Panama  United States  Honduras

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.

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Group runners-up
26 2017 Costa Rica Costa Rica  United States  Honduras  Mexico  Costa Rica
27 2018 United States United States  United States  Mexico  Honduras  Panama

The competition changed its format again in 2020. A knockout stage was added, with the semi-finalists qualifying for the U-20 World Cup.

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Semi-finalists
28 2020 Honduras Honduras Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[2]
28 2022 Honduras Honduras  United States  Dominican Republic  Guatemala  Honduras

Winners by country

Team Titles Runners-up
 Mexico 13 (1962, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1992, 2011, 2013, 2015) 3 (1988, 1996, 2018)
 United States 3 (2017, 2018, 2022) 6 (1980, 1982, 1986, 1992, 2009, 2013)
 Honduras 2 (1982, 1994) 3 (1964, 1976, 2017)
 Canada 2 (1986, 1996) 2 (1978, 1984)
 Costa Rica 2 (1988, 2009) 2 (1994, 2011)
 El Salvador 1 (1964)
 Guatemala 2 (1962, 1973)
 Cuba 2 (1970, 1974)
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 (1990)
 Panama 1 (2015)
 Dominican Republic 1 (2022)

Note: no championship titles or runners-ups between 1998 and 2007.

Overall team records

In this ranking 3 points are awarded for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws. Teams are ranked by total points, then by goal difference, then by goals scored.

As of 2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Mexico 27 129 94 23 12 351 75 263 247
2  United States 25 122 76 19 27 292 97 195 213
3  Honduras 20 95 61 14 20 199 89 110 160
4  Costa Rica 21 89 51 16 22 197 89 108 146
5  Canada 24 101 50 19 32 191 108 73 143
6  Guatemala 20 91 31 19 41 108 133 −25 92
7  El Salvador 18 78 30 15 33 120 110 10 88
8  Panama 12 43 25 8 10 75 45 30 80
9  Trinidad and Tobago 21 83 24 22 37 109 150 −41 78
10  Cuba 14 62 24 12 26 78 82 −4 71
11  Jamaica 21 74 17 17 40 86 129 −43 63
12  Haiti 10 32 9 7 16 48 59 −11 32
13  Netherlands Antilles 11 41 10 6 25 36 97 −61 26
14  Dominican Republic 6 23 8 0 15 41 81 −40 22
15  Bermuda 13 39 8 5 26 46 91 −45 21
16  Suriname 7 22 8 0 14 38 53 −15 19
17  Nicaragua 10 32 4 6 22 18 101 −83 16
18  Puerto Rico 9 22 4 0 18 21 100 −79 11
19  Antigua and Barbuda 5 16 3 2 11 17 42 −25 10
20  Guadeloupe 3 9 3 0 6 12 20 −8 9
21  Guyana 3 13 3 0 10 13 31 −18 7
22  Grenada 4 13 2 1 10 12 46 −34 7
23  Curaçao 3 7 2 0 5 11 9 2 6
24  Dominica 1 5 2 0 3 5 14 −9 6
25  Martinique 3 11 2 0 9 10 29 −19 6
26  Aruba 3 13 1 2 10 9 50 −41 5
27  Cayman Islands 1 4 1 1 2 8 11 −3 4
28  Saint Kitts and Nevis 4 11 1 1 9 10 36 −26 4
29  Barbados 6 20 1 2 17 15 54 −39 4
30  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 5 1 0 4 8 15 −7 3
31  Belize 2 8 1 0 7 8 36 −28 3
32  Saint Lucia 1 4 0 1 3 0 10 −10 1
33  Saint Martin 1 5 0 1 4 3 23 −20 1
34  Sint Maarten 1 5 0 0 5 4 41 −37 1
28  U.S. Virgin Islands 1 5 0 0 5 2 40 −38 0

Comprehensive team results by tournament

Legend
Team Panama
1962
(9)
Guatemala
1964
(9)
Cuba
1970
(5)
Mexico
1973
(6)
Canada
1974
(12)
Puerto Rico
1976
(15)
Honduras
1978
(13)
United States
1980
(18)
Guatemala
1982
(12)
Trinidad and Tobago
1984
(16)
Trinidad and Tobago
1986
(12)
Guatemala
1988
(10)
Guatemala
1990
(12)
Canada
1992
(11)
Honduras
1994
(12)
Mexico
1996
(12)
Guatemala
Trinidad and Tobago
1998
(8)
Canada
Trinidad and Tobago
2001
(8)
Panama
United States
2003
(8)
Honduras
United States
2005
(8)
Mexico
Panama
2007
(8)
Trinidad and Tobago
2009
(8)
Guatemala
2011
(12)
Mexico
2013
(12)
Jamaica
2015
(12)
Costa Rica
2017
(12)
United States
2018
(34)
Honduras
2020
(20)
Honduras
2022
(20)
Total
North American Football Union (NAFU) members
 Canada × × × 4th QF R2 2nd SF R2 2nd 1st GS GS 3rd 3rd 1st FS Top4 Top4 Top4 × GS QF QF GS R1 GS Q R16 24+1
 Mexico 1st GS 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st × 1st GS 2nd 1st 1st GS 2nd Top4 FS Top4 FS Top4 GS 1st 1st 1st SF 2nd Q QF 27+1
 United States × GS × × QF 3rd R2 2nd 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd GS 3rd Top4 Top4 Top4 Top4 Top4 2nd QF 2nd SF 1st 1st Q 1st 25+1
Central American Football Union (UNCAF) members
 Belize •/× × × GS •/× × × × × × GS 2
 Costa Rica 4th × × × GS × 4th GS 3rd R2 •/× 1st GS GS 2nd 4th Top4 Top4 FS Top4 1st 2nd QF SF QF Q QF 21+1
 El Salvador GS 1st 4th × × R1 R2 GS R2 3rd •/× •/× GS × 4th R1 FS GS 3rd QF R2 QF Q R16 18+1
 Guatemala 2nd 3rd × 2nd GS 4th × QF 4th R1 •/× GS 4th × GS R2 FS FS FS FS 3rd QF GS Q SF 20+1
 Honduras GS 2nd × × × 2nd 3rd SF 1st R2 •/× GS 4th 1st R1 Top4 FS Top4 3rd QF SF 2nd SF Q SF 20+1
 Nicaragua GS GS × GS GS R2 × × R1 × •/× •/× •/× × R1 × GS GS Q R16 10+1
 Panama GS GS × × × × × × × R1 •/× •/× •/× × •/× Top4 Top4 Top4 4th QF 2nd R2 SF Q QF 12+1
Caribbean Football Union (CFU) members
 Antigua and Barbuda ? × × × × GS × × GS •/× •/× × •/× × R1 GS Q GS 5+1
 Aruba •/× •/× •/× × × GS × GS Q GS 3+1
 Barbados × × × R1 × GS × R1 GS •/× GS •/× × × × GS Q 6+1
 Bermuda 5th × QF R1 R1 QF R1 R1 GS GS GS GS × •/× × × R1 GS 13
 Cayman Islands •/× •/× × × × GS 1
 Cuba × × 2nd 3rd 2nd × × QF × R1 4th 3rd •/× GS × •/× × FS QF 4th GS GS Q R16 14+1
 Netherlands Antilles 3rd 4th × GS × R1 R1 QF R1 R1 GS •/× GS R1 11
 Curaçao GS GS R16 3 (14)
 Dominica × •/× × GS 1
 Dominican Republic × × × GS R2 R1 GS × × •/× •/× •/× × × × GS Q 2nd 6+1
 Grenada R1 GS × × •/× GS × •/× •/× × GS 4
 Guadeloupe ? GS × •/× × × × × × × GS × GS Q × 3+1
 Guyana ? × × × × × × R2 •/× •/× •/× GS •/× × × × GS 3
 Haiti GS × × × × × R2 × × R1 •/× •/× •/× × •/× × FS FS × GS GS R1 GS Q R16 10+1
 Jamaica GS 3rd × GS R1 × GS R1 × GS GS •/× GS GS R2 FS Top4 FS FS GS GS QF GS GS Q QF 21+1
 Martinique ? GS R1 × × × × × × × × × GS × × 3
 Puerto Rico × × × GS R1 R1 GS R1 R1 •/× •/× •/× × •/× × × × GS × GS R16 9
 Saint Kitts and Nevis •/× × × FS R1 GS Q GS 4+1
 Saint Lucia •/× •/× •/× × × × × × GS × 1
 Saint Martin × × × × × GS 1
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines •/× •/× •/× × × •/× × × GS 1
 Sint Maarten × × GS × 1
 Suriname × × × × × R1 × GS × × GS •/× GS × •/× × GS × GS Q GS 7+1
 Trinidad and Tobago × × × 3rd R2 R2 GS R1 R2 3rd GS 2nd GS GS R1 FS FS FS 4th GS GS R1 GS Q R16 21+1
 U.S. Virgin Islands •/× •/× × × •/× × × × × × × GS 1
Notes
  1. ^ The third-place match was not played in 1980 and 2022.
  2. ^ 1970 was played as a round-robin tournament between five teams.

Player awards

Year MVP Top goalscorer(s) Best goalkeeper Fair Play Award Source
2009 Canada Randy Edwini-Bonsu

Costa Rica Josué Martínez
Honduras Roger Rojas (3 goals)

[3]
2011 Costa Rica Joel Campbell (6 goals) [4]
2013 Mexico Antonio Briseño Panama Amet Ramírez (4 goals) Mexico Richard Sánchez  El Salvador [5]
2015 Panama Luís Pereira Mexico Hirving Lozano
United States Romain Gall (5 goals)
Panama Jaime De Gracia  United States [6]
2017 United States Erik Palmer-Brown Mexico Ronaldo Cisneros (6 goals) United States Jonathan Klinsmann  Mexico [7]
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[8]
2022 United States Paxten Aaronson United States Paxten Aaronson (7 goals) United States Chris Brady  Dominican Republic [9]

Top goalscorers

As of 3 July 2022
Rank Player Country Year(s) Goals
1 José Juan Macías Mexico Mexico 2018 10
2 Paxten Aaronson United States United States 2022 7
3 José Alvarado El Salvador El Salvador 1994 6
Joel Campbell Costa Rica Costa Rica 2011
Ronaldo Cisneros Mexico Mexico 2017
Marco Aceituno Honduras Honduras 2022
Quinn Sullivan United States United States 2022
8 Jewison Bennet Costa Rica Costa Rica 1994 5
Orvin Cabrera Honduras Honduras 1994
Steve Green Jamaica Jamaica 1994
David Xausa Canada Canada 1994
Hirving Lozano Mexico Mexico 2015
Romain Gall United States United States 2015
Arquimides Ordoñez Guatemala Guatemala 2022
Steevenson Jeudy Haiti Haiti 2022
Esteban Lozano Mexico Mexico 2022

Title winning coaches

Year Coach
2009 Costa Rica Rónald González
2011 Mexico Juan Carlos Chávez
2013 Mexico Sergio Almaguer[10]
2015 Mexico Sergio Almaguer
2017 United States Tab Ramos
2018 United States Tab Ramos[11]
2020 cancelled
2022 United States Mikey Varas

See also

References

  1. ^ CONCACAF.com – Trinidad & Tobago to stage CONCACAF U-20 Championship in March Archived 2009-01-01 at the Wayback Machine – 2008-11-11
  2. ^ "Concacaf statement regarding U20 and U17 Men's National Team Competitions". CONCACAF. 4 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Technical Report – 2009 Tournament". concacaf.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Technical Report – 2011 Tournament" (pdf). issuu.com. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Technical Report – 2013 Tournament" (PDF). concacaf.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  6. ^ "TSG announces CU20 Best XI, Awards". concacaf.com. 25 January 2015.
  7. ^ "TSG announces CU20 Best XI, Awards". CONCACAF. Archived from the original on 2017-03-12. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Concacaf statement regarding U20 and U17 Men's National Team Competitions". CONCACAF. 4 January 2021.
  9. ^ "2022 CU20 individual awards". CONCACAF. 3 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Under 20s – Men". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  11. ^ "Tab Ramos steps down as U.S. men's youth technical director and U-20 men's national team head coach". USA Soccer. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2021.