Chile Under-17
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)La Rojita (The Little Red One)
AssociationFederación de Fútbol de Chile
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachHernán Caputto
CaptainTBA
FIFA codeCHI
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Brazil 2–1 Chile 
(Argentina; April 1985)
Biggest win
 Chile 7–1 Bolivia 
(Caballero, Paraguay; 5 March 1997)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 10–1 Chile 
(Lima, Peru; 1995)
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1993)
Best resultThird Place
Bronze medal icon.svg
1993
South American U-17 Championship
Appearances17 (first in 1985)
Best resultRunners-ups
Silver medal icon.svg
1993, 2017, 2019
Chile national under-17 football team
Medal record
Under-17 World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Japan Team
Chile national under-17 football team
Medal record
South American Under-17 Football Championship
Silver medal – second place 1993 Colombia NA
Silver medal – second place 2017 Chile Team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Paraguay NA
Chile national under-17 football team
Medal record
Premier Under-16 Milk Cup
Gold medal – first place 1998 Premier NA

The Chile national under-17 football team is the representative of Chile within FIFA and participates in international football competitions such as FIFA U-17 World Cup and South American Under-17 Football Championship. It is part of the Federación de Fútbol de Chile and it participated in the 1993, 1997, 2015 and 2017 editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament. As the host nation, Chile qualified automatically for the 2015 edition.

Chile Under-17 World Cup appearances

Japan 1993

The 1993 FIFA U-17 World Championship was held in Japan from 21 August to 4 September in the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Kobe, Nagoya and Gifu.

This was to be Chile's first presentation on the U-17 international tournament stage. Attainment occurred by finishing in second place at the 1993 South American Under-17 Football Championship, behind Colombia and ahead of Argentina.

Of the four groups in the tournament, Chile were located in Group D which contained Poland, Tunisia and China. The group games were held in the city of Hiroshima and on 22 August, Chile faced China, the winners of the AFC U-16 Championship. The game ended in a 2–2 draw. On 24 August, Chile played against Tunisia, where Chile came away victorious by a score of 2–0. The third match was to be a highly contested match-up against Poland, and a battle for first place within Group D would ensue. The match ended 3–3 with Chile qualifying in second place with a total of 4 points.

In the quarterfinals, Chile's opponent was the former country of Czechoslovakia on 29 August in Kyoto. Chile went on to defeat Czechoslovakia 4–1 gaining a spot in the semifinals.

On 1 September, the semifinals featured Chile vs. Ghana. The speed, counterattacking and strength of the African players defeated the Chilean squad. The match ended 3–0 and relegated Chile towards the consolation prize of the tournament, which was third place.

The third-place position reunited Chile with Poland, where after another battle, Chile would go on to tie Poland with a penalty kick from Sebastian Rozental during the closing minutes of the match, after Chile were down most of the game with an own goal against them. Chile ultimately won the penalty kick shootout (4)-(2) and gained a third-place finish.[1][2]

Date Venue Opponents Result Score
22 August 1993 Hiroshima, Japan  China PR D 2 – 2
24 August 1993 Hiroshima, Japan  Tunisia W 2 – 0
26 August 1993 Hiroshima, Japan  Poland D 3 – 3
29 August 1993 Kyoto, Japan  Czechoslovakia W 4 – 1
1 September 1993 Tokyo, Japan  Ghana L 0 – 3
4 September 1993 Tokyo, Japan  Poland D 1(4) – 1(2)

Egypt 1997

For the 1997 edition, Chile qualified by finishing in third place behind both Brazil and Argentina in the 1997 South American Under-17 Football Championship.

The tournament was held in Egypt in the cities of Cairo, Ismailia, Alexandria and Port Said from 4 September to 21 September. Chile was located in Group A which included hosts Egypt, Germany and Thailand. On 5 September, Chile played Germany in the capital of Cairo and after a scoreless first half, Chile was defeated by the Germans 1–0.

On 7 September, Chile played the host country of Egypt in the same venue. After Egypt was winning by a goal, Chile went on to tie and the game finished 1–1. On 10 September in Ismalia, Chile's final group match featured them against Thailand. Chile defeated the Southeast Asian country by a score of 6–2, but the result would not be good enough for them to advance onto the second round as Chile with only 4 points could not surpass Egypt who came in second place with 5 points.[3][4]

Date Venue Opponents Result Score
5 September 1997 Cairo, Egypt  Germany L 0 – 1
7 September 1997 Cairo, Egypt  Egypt D 1 – 1
10 September 1997 Ismailia, Egypt  Thailand W 6 – 2

Chile 2015

In 2011, Chile was chosen to host the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, therefore the team qualified automatically for the tournament.

Date Venue Opponents Result Score
17 October 2015 Santiago, Chile  Croatia D 1 – 1
20 October 2015 Viña del Mar, Chile  Nigeria L 1 – 5
23 October 2015 Viña del Mar, Chile  United States W 4 – 1
28 October 2015 Chillán, Chile  Mexico L 1 – 4

India 2017

For the 2017 edition, Chile qualified by finishing in second place behind Brazil and ahead of Paraguay in the 2017 South American Under-17 Football Championship.

Date Venue Opponents Result Score
8 October 2017 Kolkata, India  England L 0 – 4
11 October 2017 Kolkata, India  Iraq L 0 – 3
14 October 2017 Guwahati, India  Mexico D 0 – 0

Competitive record

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Honours

By match

FIFA U-17 World Cup/World Championship Round Opponent Score Result Venue Chile scorers
1993 Group stage  China PR 2–2 D Hiroshima Neira 62', Rozental 67'
 Tunisia 2–0 W Hiroshima Tapia 4', Neira 48'
 Poland 3–3 D Hiroshima Osorio 38', Rozental 61' (pen.), Neira 67'
Quarter-finals  Czechoslovakia 4–1 W Kyoto Rozental 11' (pen.), Tapia 31', Neira 65', 66'
Semi-finals  Ghana 0–3 L Tokyo
Third place match  Poland 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 pen.)
D Tokyo Rozental 77' (pen.)
1997 Group stage  Germany 0–1 L Cairo
 Egypt 1–1 D Cairo Villalobos 69'
 Thailand 6–2 W Ismailia Viveros 41', 62', Maldonado 52' (pen.), Mirosević 67', Alvarez 83', Zuniga 89'
2015 Group stage  Croatia 1–1 D Santiago Y. Leiva 33'
 Nigeria 1–5 L Viña del Mar Allende 81'
 United States 4–1 W Viña del Mar Allende 20', Mazuela 52', Jara 86', Moya 90+3'
Round of 16  Mexico 1–4 L Chillán B. Leiva 40'
2017 Group stage  England 0–4 L Kolkata
 Iraq 0–3 L Kolkata
 Mexico 0–0 D Guwahati

Record by opponent

FIFA U-17 World Cup matches (by team)
Opponent Wins Draws Losses Total Goals Scored Goals Conceded
 China PR 0 1 0 1 2 2
 Croatia 0 1 0 1 1 1
 Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1 4 1
 England 0 0 1 1 0 4
 Egypt 0 1 0 1 1 1
 Germany 0 0 1 1 0 1
 Ghana 0 0 1 1 0 3
 Iraq 0 0 1 1 0 3
 Mexico 0 1 1 2 1 4
 Nigeria 0 0 1 1 1 5
 Poland 0 2 0 2 4 4
 Thailand 1 0 0 1 6 2
 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 2 0
 United States 1 0 0 1 4 1

Former squads

1993 FIFA U-17 World Championship

Coach: Leonardo Véliz Chile

 #  Name Pos DOB Club
1 Ariel Salas GK 09.10.1976 Colo-Colo Chile
2 Silvio Rojas MF 21.09.1977 Universidad Católica Chile
3 Marco Muñoz DF 27.09.1976 Colo-Colo Chile
4 Nelson Garrido DF 12.02.1977 Universidad Católica Chile
5 Gustavo Valenzuela DF 05.04.1977 O'Higgins Chile
6 Dion Valle DF 22.07.1977 Colo-Colo Chile
7 Esteban Mancilla DF 30.09.1976 Colo-Colo Chile
8 René Martínez MF 11.08.1976 Universidad de Chile Chile
9 Alejandro Osorio MF 24.09.1976 O'Higgins Chile
10 Frank Lobos MF 25.09.1976 Colo-Colo Chile
11 Sebastián Rozental FW 01.09.1976 Universidad Católica Chile
12 Carlos Torres GK 23.07.1977 Universidad Católica Chile
13 Héctor Tapia MF 30.09.1977 Colo-Colo Chile
14 Pablo Herceg MF 19.01.1977 Universidad Católica Chile
15 Patricio Galaz FW 31.12.1976 Universidad Católica Chile
16 Mauricio Rojas FW 01.08.1976 Coquimbo Unido Chile
17 Manuel Neira FW 12.10.1977 Colo-Colo Chile
18 Dante Poli DF 16.08.1976 Universidad Católica Chile

1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship

Coach: Vladimir Bigorra Chile

 #  Name Pos DOB Club
1 Marcelo Jélvez GK 23.10.1980 Universidad de Chile Chile
2 Cristián Álvarez DF 20.01.1980 Universidad Católica Chile
3 Claudio Maldonado DF 03.01.1980 Colo-Colo Chile
4 Denis Montecinos DF 23.01.1980 Huachipato Chile
5 Pablo Díaz DF 23.05.1980 Regional Atacama Chile
6 Germán Navea MF 10.02.1980 La Serena Chile
7 Iván Álvarez FW 20.01.1980 Universidad Católica Chile
8 Alonso Zúñiga MF 23.03.1980 Colo-Colo Chile
9 Jorge Guzmán FW 24.03.1980 Universidad de Chile Chile
10 Milovan Mirosevic MF 20.06.1980 Universidad Católica Chile
11 Juan José Ribera MF 11.10.1980 Universidad Católica Chile
12 Patricio Vargas GK 02.08.1980 O'Higgins Chile
13 David Cubillos DF 12.01.1980 Colo-Colo Chile
14 César Pino DF 02.06.1980 Universidad de Chile Chile
15 Rodolfo Madrid MF 14.05.1980 Colo-Colo Chile
16 Manuel Villalobos FW 15.10.1980 Colo-Colo Chile
17 Juan Francisco Viveros FW 11.08.1980 Huachipato Chile
18 Juan Pablo Úbeda FW 31.07.1980 Unión Española Chile

2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup

Coach: Miguel Ponce Chile

 #  Name Pos DOB Club
1 Luis Ureta GK 08.03.1999 O'Higgins Chile
2 Simón Ramírez DF 03.11.1998 Huachipato Chile
3 Fabián Monilla DF 20.05.1998 Universidad Católica Chile
4 Manuel Reyes MF 08.01.1998 Universidad Católica Chile
5 Diego González DF 29.04.1998 O'Higgins Chile
6 Ignacio Saavedra MF 12.01.1999 Universidad Católica Chile
7 Gonzalo Jara MF 01.12.1998 Universidad Católica Chile
8 Yerko Leiva MF 14.06.1998 Universidad de Chile Chile
9 Gabriel Mazuela FW 30.01.1999 Universidad de Chile Chile
10 Marcelo Allende MF 07.04.1999 Cobreloa Chile
11 Mathías Pinto FW 13.07.1998 Universidad de Chile Chile
12 Ignacio Azúa GK 23.06.1998 Universidad de Chile Chile
13 Camilo Moya DF 19.02.1998 Universidad de Chile Chile
14 Luciano Díaz MF 08.05.1998 Colo-Colo Chile
15 René Meléndez MF 19.11.1998 Audax Italiano Chile
16 Brian Leiva MF 21.02.1998 Universidad Católica Chile
17 Diego Soto DF 22.10.1998 Universidad de Concepción Chile
18 Walter Ponce FW 04.03.1998 Palestino Chile
19 Luis Salas FW 30.03.1998 Colo-Colo Chile
20 Juan José Soriano DF 12.01.1998 Universidad Católica Chile
21 Zacarías López GK 30.06.1998 San Marcos de Arica Chile

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup

Coach: Hernán Caputto ChileArgentina

 #  Name Pos DOB Club
1 Rodrigo Cancino GK 09.02.2000 Universidad de Chile Chile
2 Gastón Zúñiga DF 19.02.2000 O'Higgins Chile
3 Lucas Alarcón DF 05.03.2000 Universidad de Chile Chile
4 Nicolás Aravena DF 17.06.2000 Colo-Colo Chile
5 Yerco Oyanedel DF 19.09.2000 Universidad Católica Chile
6 Martín Lara MF 28.12.2000 Universidad Católica Chile
7 Ignacio Contreras FW 11.04.2000 Colo-Colo Chile
8 Maximiliano Guerrero MF 15.01.2000 Universidad de Chile Chile
9 Ignacio Mesías FW 16.10.2000 Unión San Felipe Chile
10 Branco Provoste MF 14.04.2000 Colo-Colo Chile
11 Antonio Díaz FW 26.04.2000 O'Higgins Chile
12 Julio Bórquez GK 20.04.2000 Deportes Iquique Chile
13 Willian Gama FW 30.06.2000 Santiago Wanderers Chile
14 Diego Valencia FW 14.01.2000 Universidad Católica Chile
15 Sebastián Valencia DF 13.02.2000 Colo-Colo Chile
16 Oliver Rojas MF 11.06.2000 Audax Italiano Chile
17 Pedro Campos FW 02.06.2000 Universidad Católica Chile
18 Matías Silva DF 30.06.2000 Unión San Felipe Chile
19 Mauricio Morales MF 07.01.2000 Universidad de Chile Chile
20 Jairo Vásquez FW 16.01.2001 Estudiantes de La Plata Argentina
21 Hugo Araya GK 28.12.2000 Cobreloa Chile

2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup

Coach: Cristian Leiva Chile

 #  Name Pos DOB Club
1 Julio Fierro GK 09.04.2002 Colo-Colo Chile
2 David Tati DF 06.04.2002 Colo-Colo Chile
3 Nicolás Garrido DF 27.08.2002 Colo-Colo Chile
4 Cristian Riquelme DF 14.10.2003 Everton Chile
5 Daniel González DF 20.02.2002 Santiago Wanderers Chile
6 Vicente Pizarro MF 05.11.2002 Colo-Colo Chile
7 Gonzalo Tapia FW 18.02.2002 Universidad Católica Chile
8 Danilo Díaz MF 24.06.2002 Colo-Colo Chile
9 Alexander Aravena FW 06.09.2002 Universidad Católica Chile
10 Joan Cruz MF 04.04.2003 Colo-Colo Chile
11 Alexander Oroz MF 15.12.2002 Colo-Colo Chile
12 Diego Carreño GK 26.04.2002 O'Higgins Chile
13 Bruno Gutiérrez DF 25.07.2002 Colo-Colo Chile
14 César Pérez MF 29.11.2002 Magallanes Chile
15 Daniel Gutiérrez DF 16.02.2003 Colo-Colo Chile
16 Patricio Flores DF 30.01.2002 Universidad Católica Chile
17 César Díaz FW 31.01.2002 Unión Española Chile
18 Kennan Sepúlveda FW 08.02.2002 Santiago Wanderers Chile
19 Lucas Assadi FW 08.01.2004 Universidad de Chile Chile
20 Luis Rojas MF 06.03.2002 Universidad de Chile Chile
21 Vicente Reyes GK 19.11.2003 Atlanta United 2 United States

Current squad

Head coach: Cristian Leiva

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Julio Fierro (2002-04-09)9 April 2002 (aged 17) Chile Colo-Colo
12 1GK Diego Carreño (2002-04-26)26 April 2002 (aged 17) Chile O'Higgins
21 1GK Vicente Reyes (2003-11-19)19 November 2003 (aged 15) United States Atlanta United 2
2 2DF David Tati (2002-04-06)6 April 2002 (aged 17) Chile Universidad Concepción
3 2DF Nicolás Garrido (2002-08-27)27 August 2002 (aged 17) Chile Colo-Colo
4 2DF Cristian Riquelme (2003-04-14)14 April 2003 (aged 16) Chile Everton
5 2DF Daniel González (2002-02-20)20 February 2002 (aged 17) Chile Santiago Wanderers
13 2DF Bruno Gutiérrez (2002-07-25)25 July 2002 (aged 17) Chile Colo-Colo
15 2DF Daniel Gutiérrez (2003-02-16)16 February 2003 (aged 16) Chile Colo-Colo
16 2DF Patricio Flores (2002-01-30)30 January 2002 (aged 17) Chile Universidad Católica
6 3MF Vicente Pizarro (2002-11-05)5 November 2002 (aged 16) Chile Colo-Colo
8 3MF Danilo Díaz (2002-06-24)24 June 2002 (aged 17) Chile Colo-Colo
10 3MF Joan Cruz (2003-04-04)4 April 2003 (aged 16) Chile Colo-Colo
11 3MF Alexander Oroz (2002-12-15)15 December 2002 (aged 16) Chile Deportes Iquique
14 3MF César Pérez (2002-11-29)29 November 2002 (aged 16) Chile Magallanes
20 3MF Luis Rojas (2002-03-06)6 March 2002 (aged 17) Italy Crotone
7 4FW Gonzalo Tapia (2002-02-18)18 February 2002 (aged 17) Chile Universidad Católica
9 4FW Alexander Aravena (2002-09-06)6 September 2002 (aged 17) Chile Universidad Católica
17 4FW César Díaz (2002-01-31)31 January 2002 (aged 17) Chile Unión Española
18 4FW Kennan Sepúlveda (2002-02-08)8 February 2002 (aged 17) Chile Santiago Wanderers
19 4FW Lucas Assadi (2004-01-08)8 January 2004 (aged 15) Chile Universidad de Chile

See also

References