El Salvador U-23
Nickname(s)La Seleccion
AssociationFederación Salvadoreña de Fútbol
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationUNCAF (Central America)
Head coachHugo Pérez
FIFA codeSLV
First colours
Second colours
Olympic Games
Appearances1 (first in 1968)
Best resultGroup stage (1968)
Pan American Games
Appearances2 (first in 1975)
Best resultPreliminary round (1975, 1987)

The El Salvador national under-23 football team represents El Salvador in international football competitions during Olympic Games and Pan American Games. The team is controlled by the Salvadoran Football Federation. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except for three overage players.

Olympic history

At the 1968 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, El Salvador passed the first round with an aggregated score of 5–1 against Cuba. For the final round, the national team finished with an aggregate score of 4–1 against Trinidad and Tobago, three of them were scored by Juan Ramón Martínez.[1]

In the 1972 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, El Salvador came close to clinching qualification for their second appearance at the Olympic Games. In the first round, the national team got an aggregate score of 2–2 against the United States and an aggregate score of 7–2 against Barbados. The group was tied between El Salvador and the United States, so they had to play in a neutral setting. In regulatory time, the two teams were tied at 0–0. At the end of extra time, the game was tied 1–1 with a goal from Victor Manuel Valencia (112'). The United States advanced after a crucial victory of 6–5 in a penalty shootout. The team was coached by Conrado Miranda.[1]

At the 1976 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, El Salvador, at home, surpassed with an aggregate score of 6–1 the preliminary round. In the first round of series B, El Salvador lost with an aggregate score of 1–3 with only goal from Luis Ramírez Zapata.[1]

In the 1980 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, El Salvador lost in an aggregate score of 1–2 (0–2,1–0) against Guatemala. The only goal was scored by Alex Cordero. Coached by Raúl Magaña, they did not participate for that Olympics.[1]

In the 1984 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, El Salvador lost in an aggregate score of 0–6 (0–2,0–4) against Guatemala. Coached by Contreras Palma, they did not participate for that Olympics.[1]

In the 1988 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, El Salvador won in an aggregate score of 4–3 (1–1,3–2) against Panama. They did not participate for that Olympics.[1]

The El Salvador U-23 national football team has failed to qualify for the Olympic Games since it became a specifically under-23 competition during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Previously El Salvador had only once participated at the Olympic Games. They achieved this in their first attempt in 1967 when they qualified to the 1968 Summer Olympics. This qualification was achieved after defeating both Cuba and Trinidad & Tobago in the qualifiers.

Competitive record

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Until 1988 See El Salvador national football team
Spain 1992 Did not qualify
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Japan 2020
France 2024
Total 0/9

CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
1964 Did not enter
1968 First place 4 3 0 1 8 3
1972 Play-offs 5 1 2 2 7 7
1976 Round 1 4 1 0 3 6 5
1980 Preliminary round 2 1 0 1 1 2
1984 Preliminary round 2 0 0 2 1 6
1988 Final round 5 1 1 3 7 12
1992 Group stage 6 4 0 1 10 7
Canada 1996 Final round 7 2 1 4 9 15
United States 2000 Preliminary round 2 0 0 2 2 3
Mexico 2004 Second round 2 1 0 1 1 1
United States 2008 Preliminary round 2 0 0 2 5 1
United States 2012 Third place 6 3 2 1 13 8
United States 2015 Preliminary round 3 0 2 1 3 4
Mexico 2020 Group stage 3 1 1 1 3 4
Total 53 18 9 25 76 78

Pan American Games

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Until 1995 See El Salvador national football team
Canada 1999 Did not qualify
Dominican Republic 2003
Brazil 2007
Mexico 2011
Canada 2015
Peru 2019
Total 0/6

Schedule and results

  Win   Draw   Loss

2021

19 March 2021 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Canada  2–0  El Salvador Guadalajara, Mexico
16:00 Buchanan 17', 21' Report Stadium: Estadio Jalisco
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)
22 March 2021 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying El Salvador  1–1  Honduras Zapopan, Mexico
18:30 Márquez 64' Report Martinez 46' Stadium: Estadio Akron
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)
25 March 2021 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying El Salvador  2–1  Haiti Guadalajara, Mexico
17:30 Pérez 19', 45+3' Report Louima 21' Stadium: Estadio Jalisco
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)

Players

Current squad

The following 20 players were called up for the 2020 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship.[2]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Mario González (1997-05-20)20 May 1997 (aged 23) El Salvador Alianza
1GK Tomás Romero (2000-12-19)19 December 2000 (aged 20) United States Los Angeles FC
1GK Damián Alguera (2004-02-11)11 February 2004 (aged 17) United States San Jose Earthquakes

2DF Alexis Renderos (1998-06-01)1 June 1998 (aged 22) El Salvador Sonsonate
2DF Rómulo Villalobos (1997-09-01)1 September 1997 (aged 23) El Salvador Once Deportivo
2DF Lizandro Claros (1998-01-25)25 January 1998 (aged 23) El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo
2DF Ronald Gómez (1998-09-22)22 September 1998 (aged 22) El Salvador Águila
2DF Kevin Menjívar (2000-09-23)23 September 2000 (aged 20) El Salvador Once Deportivo
2DF Siliazar Henríquez (1999-02-01)1 February 1999 (aged 22) El Salvador FAS

3MF Ezequiel Rivas (1998-05-20)20 May 1998 (aged 22) El Salvador Chalatenango
3MF Fernando Castillo (1997-07-09)9 July 1997 (aged 23) El Salvador Isidro Metapán
3MF Melvin Cartagena (1999-07-30)30 July 1999 (aged 21) El Salvador Once Deportivo
3MF Marcelo Díaz (2000-12-19)19 December 2000 (aged 20) El Salvador Alianza
3MF Elvin Alvarado (1998-08-23)23 August 1998 (aged 22) El Salvador Once Deportivo
3MF José Portillo (1999-11-14)14 November 1999 (aged 21) El Salvador Alianza
3MF Eric Calvillo (1998-01-02)2 January 1998 (aged 23) United States San Jose Earthquakes

4FW Marvin Márquez (1998-03-12)12 March 1998 (aged 23) El Salvador Isidro Metapán
4FW Gerber Chávez (1997-10-15)15 October 1997 (aged 23) El Salvador Isidro Metapán
4FW Joshua Pérez (1998-01-21)21 January 1998 (aged 23) Spain Ibiza
4FW Enrico Hernández (2001-02-23)23 February 2001 (aged 20) Netherlands Vitesse

Recent call-ups

The following were a part of the provisional 2020 Olympic Qualifying Championship announced on 23 February 2021.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
3MF Marvin Aranda (1998-06-13)13 June 1998 (aged 22) El Salvador FAS
2DF Giovanni Ávila (2000-03-21)21 March 2000 (aged 20) El Salvador Santa Tecla
4FW Luis Canales (1997-03-17)17 March 1997 (aged 24) El Salvador Luis Angel Firpo
3MF Diego Chávez (1997-04-05)5 April 1997 (aged 23) El Salvador FAS
2DF Elvis Claros (2000-08-31)31 August 2000 (aged 20) El Salvador Jocoro
3MF Enrique Contreras (1997-02-01)1 February 1997 (aged 24) El Salvador Alianza
3MF Denis García (2000-01-05)5 January 2000 (aged 21) El Salvador Brujos de Izalco
2DF Ronald Gómez (1998-09-22)22 September 1998 (aged 22) El Salvador Águila
1GK Marlon Joya (2001-11-22)22 November 2001 (aged 19) El Salvador Jocoro
2DF Luis Méndez (1997-10-29)29 October 1997 (aged 23) El Salvador Municipal Limeño
4FW Roberto Monge (1998-08-08)8 August 1998 (aged 22) El Salvador Municipal Limeño
2DF Alexis Montes (1998-06-01)1 June 1998 (aged 22) El Salvador Sonsonate
4FW Boris Morales (1998-08-13)13 August 1998 (aged 22) El Salvador Chalatenango
3MF Jacobo Kattan (1997-01-21)21 January 1997 (aged 24) El Salvador Sonsonate
4FW Óscar Paz (1998-03-14)14 March 1998 (aged 23) El Salvador Santa Tecla
3MF Fernando Quintanilla (1998-01-02)2 January 1998 (aged 23) El Salvador Santa Tecla
3MF Kevin Reyes (1997-08-28)28 August 1997 (aged 23) El Salvador Santa Tecla
1GK Luis Emilio Rivera (1997-09-06)6 September 1997 (aged 23) El Salvador Isidro Metapán
2DF Walter Torres (1998-08-19)19 August 1998 (aged 22) El Salvador Santa Tecla
3MF Gilbert Fuentes (2002-02-21)21 February 2002 (aged 19) United States San Jose Earthquakes
3MF Christian Sorto (2000-01-19)19 January 2000 (aged 21) United States Loudoun United

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head Coach El Salvador Hugo Pérez
Assistant Coach El Salvador Juan Carlos Serrano
Assistant Coach El Salvador William Renderos Iraheta
Fitness Coach El Salvador Juan Pablo Rodas
Goalkeeping Coach El Salvador Adolfo Humberto Menendez
Director of Football El Salvador Diego Henriquez

Coaches

Record versus other nations

Records for competitive matches only from 1991. As of 03-31-12

Nat P W D L GF GA
 Belize 2 2 0 0 5 0
 Canada 6 2 1 3 6 10
 Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 3 9
 Cuba 1 1 0 0 4 0
 Guatemala 5 3 1 1 6 5
 Honduras 4 0 1 3 3 11
 Jamaica 1 1 0 0 3 1
 Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 3
 Panama 4 1 1 2 5 6
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 0 2 3 4
 United States 1 0 1 0 3 3

Honours

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Olympic tournaments". Elbaloncuscatleco.com. Retrieved 2011-04-21.
  2. ^ La Selecta Twitter [@LaSelecta_SLV] (7 March 2021). "Los 2️0️ convocados por @hugoperez_07 para la #SelecciónPreOlimpica que buscará el boleto a #Tokio2020" (Tweet) (in Spanish) – via Twitter.