Spain national under-18 football team

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Spain Under-18
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Rojita (The Little Red One)
La Furia Roja
(The Red Fury)
Association Royal Spanish Football Federation
(Real Federación Española de Fútbol – RFEF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Luis de la Fuente (2013–)
Most caps Javier Delgado (23)
José Luis Gallardo (23)
Sebastián Nadal (23)
Top scorer Chuzo (13)
FIFA code ESP
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 4–1 England 
(Barcelona, Spain; 15 April 1952)
Biggest win
 Spain 9–0 Andorra 
(Cádiz, Spain; 12 March 1999)
Biggest defeat

 Romania 5–1 Spain 
(Graz, Austria; 20 April 1960)
 England 5–1 Spain 
(Walsall, England; 22 July 1993)

Records for competitive matches only.
European Under-18 Championship
Appearances 14 (first in 1981)
Best result Winners (1995)
Spain national under-18 football team
Medal record
U-18 European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Hungary Team
Bronze medal – third place 1993 England Team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Spain Team
Gold medal – first place 1995 Greece Team
Silver medal – second place 1996 France & Luxembourg Team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Iceland Team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Finland Team
Spain national under-18 football team
Medal record
UEFA–CAF Meridian Cup
Silver medal – second place 1997 Portugal Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 South Africa Team
Gold medal – first place 2001 Italy Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 Egypt Team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Turkey Team

The Spain national under-18 football team represents Spain in international football at this age level and is controlled by Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.

Competitive record

FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
England 1948 Did not enter
Netherlands 1949
Austria 1950
France 1951
Spain 1952 Champions 2 1 1 0 4 1
Belgium 1953 Fourth place 4 2 0 2 13 7
West Germany 1954 Champions 5 4 1 0 14 3
Total 3/7 11 7 2 2 31 11

UEFA Youth Tournament Under-18 record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Italy 1955 Group stage 3 2 1 0 8 3
Hungary 1956 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1957 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 18 5
Luxembourg 1958 Group stage 3 2 1 0 7 4
Bulgaria 1959 Group stage 3 2 0 1 10 2
Austria 1960 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 8
Portugal 1961 Fourth place 4 1 1 2 10 9
Romania 1962 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 4
England 1963 Qualifying round 2 0 1 1 4 5
Netherlands 1964 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 10 7
West Germany 1965 Group stage 2 0 1 1 2 3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1966 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 6 6
Turkey 1967 Group stage 5 1 0 4 6 8
France 1968 Qualifying round 2 0 1 1 1 2
East Germany 1969 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 5
Scotland 1970 Qualifying round 4 2 0 2 7 10
Czechoslovakia 1971 Group stage 3 1 1 1 2 2
Spain 1972 Fourth place 5 2 3 0 11 4
Italy 1973 Qualifying round 4 1 1 2 7 7
Sweden 1974 Group stage 5 2 2 1 3 3
Switzerland 1975 Qualifying round 2 0 1 1 1 2
Hungary 1976 Third place 7 5 1 1 17 4
Belgium 1977 Qualifying round 4 1 2 1 5 3
Poland 1978 Group stage 5 3 1 1 7 3
Austria 1979 Qualifying round 2 1 0 1 3 4
East Germany 1980 Group stage 5 4 0 1 9 2
Total 18/26 94 41 21 32 162 115

UEFA European Under-18 Championship record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
West Germany 1981 Fourth place 7 3 4 0 12 5
Finland 1982 Second round 5 1 1 3 7 6
England 1983 Second round 5 2 1 2 4 3
Soviet Union 1984 Second round 5 2 1 2 7 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1986 First round 6 2 2 2 7 8
Czechoslovakia 1988 Fourth place 9 7 0 2 22 4
Hungary 1990 Third place 9 6 1 2 17 9
Germany 1992 Qualifying round 6 0 3 3 2 9
England 1993 Third place 8 6 1 1 22 12
Spain 1994 Third place 4 3 0 1 14 8
Greece 1995 Champions 8 7 1 0 24 9
France Luxembourg 1996 Runners-up 8 4 3 1 12 3
Iceland 1997 Third place 8 5 2 1 13 7
Cyprus 1998 Group stage 9 7 0 2 18 10
Sweden 1999 Group stage 8 3 4 1 20 7
Germany 2000 Intermediary round 5 3 1 1 11 2
Finland 2001 Third place 8 6 1 1 19 8
Total 14/17 118 67 26 25 231 116

UEFA–CAF Meridian Cup record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Portugal 1997 Runners-up 5 2 2 1 9 6
South Africa 1999 Champions 5 4 1 0 14 3
Italy 2001 Champions 4 3 1 0 9 1
Egypt 2003 Champions 4 4 0 0 16 1
Turkey 2005 Third place 4 4 0 0 9 0
Total 5/5 22 17 4 1 57 11

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

  • Gold background color indicates first-place finish. Silver background color indicates second-place finish. Bronze background color indicates third-place finish.
  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Player records

Top appearances

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-18 caps
1 Javier Delgado CF Damm 1988–1990 23
  José Luis Gallardo Espanyol 1988–1990 23
  Sebastián Nadal Mallorca, Atlético Madrid 1979–1982 23
4 Luis Carlos Cuartero Zaragoza 1993–1994 22
  Mario Rosas Barceloona 1996–1999 22
6 Juan Luis Bernal Real Betis 1989–1991 21
  Gonzalo Colsa Racing de Santander 1996–1998 21
  Gerardo García Real Madrid 1991–1993 21
  Míchel Real Madrid 1980–1981 21
  Javier López Vallejo Osasuna 1991–1994 21
  Luis Márquez Real Betis 1988–1990 21

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-18s.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-18 goals
1 Chuzo Atlético Madrid 1957–1958 13
2 Alberto Aguilá Real Madrid 1987–1988 12
3 Míchel Real Madrid 1980–1981 11
4 Javi Moreno Barcelona 1992–1993 10
  Fernando Morientes Albacete 1993–1994 10
6 Jorge Perona Barcelona 2000–2001 9
7 Abel Ruiz Barcelona 2018 7
  Carlitos Sevilla 1994–1995 7
  Pepe Gálvez Mallorca 1991–1993 7
  Gerardo Real Madrid 1991–1993 7
  Martín Criado Real Madrid 1986–1988 7
  Sebastián Nadal Mallorca, Atlético Madrid 1979–1982 7
  Alberto Rivera Real Madrid 1995–1996 7

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-18s.

See also

References

External links

  • siemprecantera (in Spanish)
  • Tournament archive at uefa.com
  • UEFA U-18 European Championship at rsssf
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