Brazil national under-23 football team

Brazil Olympic football team (also known as Brazil under-23, Brazil U23) represents Brazil in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). In 13 participations, Brazil won one gold medal (2016), three silver medals (1984, 1988 and 2012) and two bronze medals (1996, 2008).

Brazil Olympic
Nickname(s)A Seleção (The National Team)
AssociationConfederação Brasileira de Futebol
(Brazilian Football Confederation)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachAndré Jardine
FIFA codeBRA
First colors
Second colors
First international
 Brazil 5–1 Netherlands 
(Turku, Finland; 16 July 1952)
Biggest win
 Brazil 9–0 Colombia 
(Londrina, Brazil; 30 January 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Colombia 5–1 Brazil 
(Cali, Colombia; 10 February 1980)
Olympics
Appearances13 (first in 1952)
Best resultWinners : (2016)

The Olympic football tournament was the last international competition in football organized by FIFA which Brazil had never won until they won at home in 2016. They had previously won three silver medals (1984, 1988 and 2012) and two bronze medals (1996, 2008).[1] The Brazilian Olympic team is often coached by the in-charge senior team coach, such as Mário Zagallo in 1996, Vanderlei Luxemburgo in 2000, Dunga in 2008 and Mano Menezes in 2012.

History

1952–1976 Summer Olympics

Brazil's first participation in the Olympics was in Helsinki, Finland, in 1952. In that year, Brazil reached the quarter-finals, when they were eliminated by West Germany 4–2.[2] In 1960, in Rome, Italy,[3] in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan,[4] in 1968 in Mexico City, Mexico,[5] and in 1972 in Berlin, West Germany,[6] Brazil was eliminated in the first stage. In Montreal, 1976, Brazil was defeated by Poland 2–0 in the semi-finals, then Brazil was defeated by the Soviet Union 2–0 in the bronze medal match, finishing in the fourth place.[7] In these six participations, Brazil was represented by a team of junior or non-professional players as the Olympics did not allow professional players to participate during this period.

1984 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles

Starting in 1984, professional players were allowed to participate. However, European and South American teams were only allowed to include players with no more than five "A" caps at the start of the tournament. Brazil won its first medal in 1984, in Los Angeles, United States. In the group stage, Brazil beat Saudi Arabia 3–1, West Germany 1–0 and Morocco 2–0. In the quarter-finals Brazil defeated Canada in the penalty shootout, then they beat Italy 2–1 after extra-time in the semi-finals, but was beaten by France 2–0 in the gold medal Match, thus winning the silver medal.[8]

1988 Summer Olympics – Seoul

The second Brazilian silver medal was won in Seoul, South Korea, in 1988. Brazil won the medal after defeating in the group stage Nigeria 4–0, Australia 3–0 and Yugoslavia 2–1. In the quarter-finals Brazil beat their South American rivals Argentina 1–0, then defeated West Germany in the penalty shootout, but was defeated by the Soviet Union 2–1 after extra time in the gold medal match.[9] Romário was the competition's top goal scorer with seven goals.[10]

1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta

Starting in 1992, only players under the age of 23 were allowed to participate, with an exception of three overage players in the team. Brazil, managed by senior team coach, Mário Zagallo, won the bronze medal for the first time in 1996, in Atlanta, United States. In the group stage, Brazil was beaten by Japan 1–0 in the first match, then they beat Hungary 3–1 and Nigeria 1–0, finishing in the group's first position. After beating Ghana 4–2 in the quarter-finals, Brazil was defeated by Nigeria 4–3 after extra time. In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Portugal 5–0.[11]

2000 Summer Olympics – Sydney

Brazil, managed by senior team coach, Vanderlei Luxemburgo, was eliminated in the quarter-finals. In the group stage, Brazil beat by Slovakia 3–1 in the first match, then they were beaten by South Africa 3–1. In the last group match, Brazil beat Japan 1–0 to secure the first position in the group stage. In the quarter-finals, Brazil was beaten by Cameroon 1–2, who later won the gold medal.[12]

2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup

In December 2002, CBF appointed Ricardo Gomes as the coach for Brazil Olympic team prepared for the 2004 Olympic Games. Prior to the Olympic qualification tournament, Brazil Olympic team or Brazil U23 was sent to compete at 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Brazil was invited to the tournament and decided to send their Under-23 team because their senior team was competing at 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup a month earlier. Although Brazil competed as an Under-23 team, all the appearances and goals in this tournament were recognized by FIFA as full international caps.[13] Brazil U-23 team went on to the final and was beaten by Mexico 0–1 after extra time, denying Brazil the chance to be the first guest team to win the tournament. The following year Brazil failed to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games after losing out to Paraguay and Argentina in the qualifying tournament.[14]

2008 Summer Olympics – Beijing

Brazil, managed by senior team coach, Dunga, finished in the first position in the group stage, ahead of Belgium, New Zealand and China, which they beat 1–0, 5–0 and 3–0 respectively.[15] In the second round, Brazil beat Cameroon 2–0 after extra time.[16] Brazil and Argentina met on August 19 in the semi-final game of the competition. The game was marred by numerous fouls and two ejections for Brazil. Argentina won 3–0.[17] In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Belgium 3–0.[18]

2012 Summer Olympics – London

Brazil, under coach Mano Menezes, was defeated by Mexico 2–1 in the gold medal match, played on 11 August,[19] after beating Egypt, Belarus and New Zealand in the preliminary round, Honduras in the quarter-finals and South Korea in the semi-finals. Before the Games, they beat Great Britain 2–0 in a friendly game.

2016 Summer Olympics – Rio de Janeiro

Brazil finished in the first position in the group stage, ahead of Denmark (won 4–0), Iraq (tied 0–0) and South Africa (tied 0–0). In the second round, Brazil beat Colombia 2–0 and in the semi-final match, Brazil played a one-sided game against Honduras and won 6–0. In the final against Germany, on 20 August 2016 – the first match between the two teams in any FIFA-sanctioned tournament since the historic 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final – Brazil edged a 5–4 victory on penalties after a 1–1 draw. Neymar, captaining the side, scored the decisive penalty.

Honours

Competitive record

Fixtures and results

2019

2020

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players were called up for the 2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament.[20]
Caps and goals correct as of: 17 November 2019, after the match against Argentina.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ivan (1997-07-02) 2 July 1997 5 0 Ponte Preta
1GK Cleiton (1997-08-19) 19 August 1997 3 0 Atlético Mineiro
1GK Phelipe (1999-02-08) 8 February 1999 2 0 Grêmio

2DF Emerson (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 8 0 Betis
2DF Guga (1998-08-29) 29 August 1998 8 0 Atlético Mineiro
2DF Roger Ibañez (1998-11-23) 23 November 1998 6 0 Atalanta
2DF Caio Henrique (1997-07-31) 31 July 1997 4 0 Fluminense
2DF Walce (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 2 0 São Paulo
2DF Ayrton Lucas (1997-06-19) 19 June 1997 1 0 Spartak Moscow
2DF Gabriel (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 0 0 Lille
2DF Robson Bambu (1997-11-12) 12 November 1997 0 0 Athletico Paranaense

3MF Wendel (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 10 1 Sporting CP
3MF Douglas Luiz (1998-05-09) 9 May 1998 8 2 Aston Villa
3MF Matheus Henrique (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 7 1 Grêmio
3MF Bruno Guimarães (1997-11-16) 16 November 1997 2 0 Athletico Paranaense
3MF Igor Gomes (1999-03-17) 17 March 1999 0 0 São Paulo
3MF Reinier (2002-01-19) 19 January 2002 0 0 Flamengo

4FW Paulinho (2000-07-15) 15 July 2000 11 3 Bayer Leverkusen
4FW Matheus Cunha (1999-05-27) 27 May 1999 11 9 RB Leipzig
4FW Pedrinho (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 10 2 Corinthians
4FW Antony (2000-02-24) 24 February 2000 9 5 São Paulo
4FW Gabriel Martinelli (2001-06-18) 18 June 2001 2 0 Arsenal
4FW Yuri Alberto (2001-03-18) 18 March 2001 0 0 Santos

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up to the Brazil under-23 squad in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Anderson (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 0 0 Athletico Paranaense v. Argentina, 17 November 2019
GK Daniel Fuzato (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 0 0 Roma v. Japan, 14 October 2019
GK Lucão (2001-02-26) 26 February 2001 1 0 Vasco da Gama v. Chile, 9 September 2019
GK Lucas Perri (1997-12-10) 10 December 1997 1 0 São Paulo 2019 Toulon Tournament

DF Lyanco (1997-02-01) 1 February 1997 9 0 Torino v. Argentina, 17 November 2019
DF Dodô (1998-11-17) 17 November 1998 1 0 Shakhtar Donetsk v. Argentina, 17 November 2019
DF Rodrigo Freitas (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 0 0 Portimonense v. Argentina, 17 November 2019
DF Bruno Fuchs (1999-04-01) 1 April 1999 2 0 Internacional v. Japan, 14 October 2019
DF Felipe Jonatan (1998-02-15) 15 February 1998 2 0 Santos v. Japan, 14 October 2019
DF Luiz Felipe (1997-03-22) 22 March 1997 2 0 Lazio v. Japan, 14 October 2019
DF Guilherme Arana (1997-04-14) 14 April 1997 2 0 Atalanta v. Chile, 9 September 2019
DF Abner Vinícius (2000-05-27) 27 May 2000 1 0 Athletico Paranaense v. Chile, 9 September 2019
DF Renan Lodi (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 0 0 Atlético Madrid v. Colombia, 5 September 2019 WD
DF Iago (1997-03-23) 23 March 1997 4 0 Augsburg 2019 Toulon Tournament
DF Murilo (1997-03-27) 27 March 1997 4 0 Lokomotiv Moscow 2019 Toulon Tournament
DF Adryelson (1998-03-23) 23 March 1998 1 0 Sport Recife 2019 Toulon Tournament
DF Rogério (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 1 0 Sassuolo 2019 Toulon Tournament

MF Thiago Maia (1997-03-23) 23 March 1997 6 0 Lille v. Argentina, 17 November 2019
MF Lucas Fernandes (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 3 0 Portimonense v. Argentina, 17 November 2019
MF Mauro Júnior (1999-05-06) 6 May 1999 2 0 Heracles Almelo v. Argentina, 17 November 2019
MF Douglas Augusto (1997-01-13) 13 January 1997 1 0 PAOK v. Argentina, 17 November 2019
MF Bruno Tabata (1997-03-30) 30 March 1997 4 1 Portimonense v. Japan, 14 October 2019
MF Allan (1997-03-03) 3 March 1997 1 0 Fluminense v. Japan, 14 October 2019
MF Jean Lucas (1998-06-22) 22 June 1998 1 0 Lyon v. Chile, 9 September 2019
MF Mateus Vital (1998-10-12) 12 October 1998 4 2 Corinthians 2019 Toulon Tournament

FW Pedro (1997-06-20) 20 June 1997 8 2 Fiorentina v. Argentina, 17 November 2019
FW Artur (1998-02-15) 15 February 1998 3 0 Bahia v. Argentina, 17 November 2019
FW Rodrygo (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 2 0 Real Madrid v. Japan, 14 October 2019
FW Malcom (1997-02-26) 26 February 1997 2 0 Zenit Saint Petersburg v. Venezuela, 10 October 2019 INJ
FW Arthur Cabral (1998-04-25) 25 April 1998 1 0 Basel v. Chile, 9 September 2019

  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
  • WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury related reasons.

Previous squads

Summer Olympics

See also

References

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