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Uruguay's 2015 U20 Tournament: A look back at the tournament's history and popular stars

Uruguay's 2015 U20 Tournament: A look back at the tournament's history and popular stars

 

The South American U-20 Championship will be held in the Republic of Uruguay, from January 14th, 2015, as we have never seen it before, and has very important sports value. The World Cup, the 2016's Olympic Games in Rio and the Pan American Games hold spots through this tournament. Here are the numbers, with illustrious names, which later became stars:

In New Zealand's World Cup, CONMEBOL will be represented by the top four. At the Olympic Games in Rio, the champion will qualify and the second place team will square off against a selection of CONCACAF for another spot.

The teams qualified in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place in Uruguay 2015's tournament will go to the Pan American games in Canada. In the case Brazil wins the title, the second place will also go the Olympics, and the third place team will go to a playoff for the additional spot .

 

Juventud de America Tournament

The contest has been disputed since 1954 and since 1977's edition is a qualifier for the World Cup U20 and since 2007 for the Olympics.

 

Editions

Year Host Champion Second Third
1954 Venezuela Uruguay Brazil Venezuela
1958 Chile Uruguay Argentina Brazil
1964 Colombia Uruguay Paraguay Colombia
1967 Paraguay Argentina Paraguay Brazil
1971 Paraguay Paraguay Uruguay Argentina
1974 Chile Brazil Uruguay Paraguay
1975 Perú Uruguay Chile Argentina
1977 Venezuela Uruguay Brazil Paraguay
1979 Uruguay Uruguay Argentina Paraguay
1981 Ecuador Uruguay Brazil Argentina
1983 Bolivia Brazil Uruguay Argentina
1985 Paraguay Brazil Paraguay Colombia
1987 Colombia Colombia Brazil Argentina
1988 Argentina Brazil Colombia Argentina
1991 Venezuela Brazil Argentina Uruguay
1992 Colombia Brazil Uruguay Colombia
1995 Bolivia Brazil Argentina Chile
1997 Chile Argentina Brazil Paraguay
1999 Argentina Argentina Uruguay Brazil
2001 Ecuador Brazil Argentina Paraguay
2003 Uruguay Argentina Brazil Paraguay
2005 Colombia Colombia Brazil Argentina
2007 Paraguay Brazil Argentina Uruguay
2009 Venezuela Brazil Paraguay Uruguay
2011 Perú Brazil Uruguay Argentina
2013 Argentina Colombia Paraguay Uruguay

 

Country with most Titles:

- Brasil: 11

- Uruguay: 7

- Argentina: 4

- Colombia: 3

- Paraguay: 1

 

Score Leaders by Tournament:

1954: Juan Agüero (Paraguay) 7

1958: Norberto Raffo (Argentina) 5

1964: Jaime Bravo (Chile) 5

1967: Carlos García Cambón (Argentina) 3

1971: Ricardo Islas (Uruguay) y Cristóbal Maldonado (Paraguay) 4

1974: Hebert Revetria (Uruguay) 8

1975: Hebert Revetria (Uruguay) y Toninho (Brazil) 4

1977: Amaro Nadal (Uruguay) y Guinha (Brazil) 4

1979: Arsenio Luzardo (Uruguay) 4

1981: Enzo Francescoli (Uruguay) y Lela (Brazil) 5

1983: Carlos Aguilera (Uruguay) 7

1985: Romario (Brazil) 4

1987: Alejandro Russo (Argentina) 4

1988: Assís (Brazil) y Javier Ferreira (Paraguay) 5

1991: Juan Esnaider (Argentina) 7

1992: Fernando Correa (Uruguay) 5

1995: Leonardo Biagini (Argentina) 4

1997: Adaílton (Brazil) 8

1999: Luciano Galletti (Argentina) 9

2001: Adriano (Brazil) y Ewerton (Brazil) 6

2003: Fernando Cavenaghi (Argentina) 8

2005: Hugo Rodallega (Colombia) 11

2007: Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) 7

2009: Walter (Brazil), Hernán Pérez (Paraguay), Robin Ramírez (Paraguay) y Abel Hernández (Uruguay) 5

 

2011: Neymar (Brazil) 9

 

2013: Nicolás López (Uruguay) 6

 

Olympic Games Classification

Since 2007, the Juventud de América Tournament, also served for qualifying for the Olympic Games. These are the teams who have accomplish the feat since then: Brazil and Argentina.

2011: Brazil and Uruguay

 

Table with Participants, Matches and Goals:

 

Year Host Participants Matches Goals Average
1954 Venezuela 9 19 64 3,37
1958 Chile 6 15 68 4,53
1964 Colombia 7 21 40 1,9
1967 Paraguay 9 20 63 3,15
1971 Paraguay 9 19 54 2,84
1974 Chile 9 20 51 2,55
1975 Perú 6 16 35 2,18
1977 Venezuela 9 22 54 2,45
1979 Uruguay 9 23 66 2,87
1981 Ecuador 9 22 70 3,1
1983 Bolivia 10 26 95 3,65
1985 Paraguay 10 26 67 2,57
1987 Colombia 9 22 70 3,18
1988 Argentina 11 31 75 2,41
1991 Venezuela 10 26 91 3,5
1992 Colombia 8 16 32 2
1995 Bolivia 9 22 61 2,77
1997 Chile 10 35 115 3,28
1999 Argentina 10 35 113 3,23
2001 Ecuador 10 35 87 2,48
2003 Uruguay 10 35 104 2,97
2005 Colombia 10 35 104 2,97
2007 Paraguay 10 35 101 2,89
2009 Venezuela 10 35 101 2,89
2011 Perú 10 35 94 2,69
2013 Argentina 10 35 100 2,85
 
  Totals Matches Goals Averages
  681 1975 2,9

 

 

Eduardo Bolaños - CONMEBOL.com