South American U-20 Women's Championship

The South American Under-20 Women's Football Championship (Spanish: Campeonato Sudamericano Femenino Sub-20) is an international association football competition for women's national teams. It is held every two years for South American players under the age of 20 and serves as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. In its inaugural year, 2004, it was played by U-19 players.

South American Under-20 Women's Football Championship
RegionCONMEBOL
Number of teams14
Current champions Brazil
(8th title)
Most successful club(s) Brazil
(8 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website

The last edition was held in 2018 in Ecuador.[1]

Results

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2004[2]
details
 Brazil
Brazil
Group stage
Paraguay

Ecuador
Group stage
Bolivia
2006[3]
details
 Chile
Brazil
Group stage
Argentina

Paraguay
Group stage
Peru
2008[4]
details
 Brazil
Brazil
Group stage
Argentina

Paraguay
Group stage
Chile
2010[5]
details
 Colombia
Brazil
2 – 0
Colombia

Paraguay
6 – 0
Chile
2012
details
 Brazil[6]
Brazil
Group stage
Argentina

Colombia
Group stage
Paraguay
2014[7]
details
 Uruguay
Brazil
Group stage
Paraguay

Colombia
Group stage
Bolivia
2015
details
 Brazil
Brazil
Group stage
Venezuela

Colombia
Group stage
Argentina
2018
details
 Ecuador
Brazil
Group stage
Paraguay

Colombia
Group stage
Venezuela
2020
details
TBC

Performances by countries

So far only Uruguay have not reached a top four position.

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
 Brazil 8 (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018)
 Paraguay 3 (2004, 2014, 2018) 3 (2006, 2008, 2010) 1 (2012)
 Argentina 3 (2006, 2008, 2012) 1 (2015)
 Colombia 1 (2010) 4 (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018)
 Venezuela 1 (2015) 1 (2018)
 Ecuador 1 (2004)
 Bolivia 2 (2004, 2014)
 Chile 2 (2008, 2010)
 Peru 1 (2006)

Participating nations

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • GS – Group stage
  •      Hosts
Team
2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

2015

2018
Total
 Argentina GS2nd2ndGS2ndGS4thGS8
 Bolivia 4thGSGSGSGS4thGSGS8
 Brazil 1st1st1st1st1st1st1st1st8
 Chile GSGS4th4thGSGSGSGS8
 Colombia GSGSGS2nd3rd3rd3rd3rd8
 Ecuador 3rdGSGSGSGSGSGSGS8
 Paraguay 2nd3rd3rd3rd4th2ndGS2nd8
 Peru GS4thGSGSGSGSGSGS8
 Uruguay GSGSGSGSGSGSGSGS8
 Venezuela GSGSGSGSGSGS2nd4th8

Top scorers

The topscorers of the tournaments were:

Year Player Goals
2004 Palmira Loayza6
2006 Marta14
2008 Érika
Dulce Quintana
7
2010 Alanna7
2012 Ketlen9
2014 Andressa6
2015 Yamila Rodríguez6
2018 Geyse da Silva12

FIFA World Cup qualification and results

For the 2002 and 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, South America was given one qualification spot. In 2002 Brazil and Peru played a two legged play-off for one spot allocated to South America. Brazil won 12–0 on aggregate.[8] Since 2006 South America has been given two spots for the now-renamed FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. In this tournament, Brazil has reached the third-place match three times and Colombia reached the third-place match in 2010. Argentina has been eliminated from the group stage for all three of their appearances; Paraguay and Chile were eliminated from the group stage in their only appearance.

  • QF = World Cup quarter-final
  • GS = World Cup group stage
  • Q = Qualified to World Cup
World Cup200220042006200820102012201420162018
 ArgentinaGSGSGS
 Brazil4th4th3rdQFGSGSGSQFGS
 ChileGS
 Colombia4th
 ParaguayGSGS
 VenezuelaGS

See also

References

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