• Mexico 2011

    • Winner: Mexico
    • Runners-Up: Uruguay
    • Third: Germany
    • Fourth: Brazil
    • adidas Golden Ball: Julio GOMEZ (MEX)
    • adidas Golden Boot: Souleymane COULIBALY (CIV)
    • adidas Golden Glove: Jonathan CUBERO (URU)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Japan
    Mexican players celebrate winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011 Final match between Uruguay and Mexico at the Azteca Stadium on July 10, 2011 in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Nigeria 2009

    • Winner: Switzerland
    • Runners-Up: Nigeria
    • Third: Spain
    • Fourth: Colombia
    • adidas Golden Ball: Sani EMMANUEL (NGA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: BORJA (ESP)
    • adidas Golden Glove: Benjamin SIEGRIST (SUI)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Nigeria

    Outsiders Switzerland stunned everyone on their maiden appearance at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, beating the best sides on the planet to secure the country’s first world crown.

  • Korea 2007

    • Winner: Nigeria
    • Runners-Up: Spain
    • Third: Germany
    • Fourth: Ghana
    • adidas Golden Ball: Toni KROOS (GER)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Macauley CHRISANTUS (NGA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Costa Rica
    'Three is a magic number' goes the old song and FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007 winners Nigeria are unlikely to disagree. The tournament has now been held three times on Asian soil and, having scaled the heights at China 1985 and Japan 1993, the Africans will now leave the continent with their third global crown.
  • Peru 2005

    • Winner: Mexico
    • Runners-Up: Brazil
    • Third: Netherlands
    • Fourth: Turkey
    • adidas Golden Ball: ANDERSON (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Carlos VELA (MEX)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Korea DPR
    In the build-up to the FIFA U-17 World Championship Peru 2005, the names of all the usual suspects were being proffered as favourites. The likes of Brazil, Uruguay, Ghana and the Netherlands kept cropping up, but very few observers saw fit to mention Mexico. Yet right from their opening match when they convincingly saw off a Uruguay side so dominant in the South American qualifiers (2-0), the Tricolores looked the finished article at this level.
  • Finland 2003

    • Winner: Brazil
    • Runners-Up: Spain
    • Third: Argentina
    • Fourth: Colombia
    • adidas Golden Ball: Cesc FABREGAS (ESP)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Cesc FABREGAS (ESP)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Costa Rica

    Brazil claimed their third crown in the past four editions of the U-17 tournament with a mixture of the same ingredients that have seen them re-emerge as the dominant footballing nation at senior level: steely defence, physical endurance, technical proficiency and the one thing they can always rely on - audacious skill.

  • Trinidad and Tobago 2001

    • Winner: France
    • Runners-Up: Nigeria
    • Third: Burkina Faso
    • Fourth: Argentina
    • adidas Golden Ball: Florent SINAMA PONGOLLE (FRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Florent SINAMA PONGOLLE (FRA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Nigeria
    Although France had only appeared once before at the FIFA U-17 World Championship, in Canada back in 1987 when they finished sixth, the current crop of French youngsters arrived in the Caribbean determined to emulate their illustrious elders' winning ways at France '98 and Euro 2000.
  • New Zealand 1999

    • Winner: Brazil
    • Runners-Up: Australia
    • Third: Ghana
    • Fourth: USA
    • adidas Golden Ball: Landon DONOVAN (USA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Ismael ADDO (GHA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Mexico
    Carlos César's Brazil side eventually retained the title they had first won two years earlier in Egypt, even if New Zealand '99 proved to be much more of a struggle, especially in the first round.
  • Egypt 1997

    • Winner: Brazil
    • Runners-Up: Ghana
    • Third: Spain
    • Fourth: Germany
    • adidas Golden Ball: SERGIO (ESP)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: DAVID (ESP)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Argentina
    Brazil arrived in Egypt intent on winning the one FIFA trophy that had always eluded them in the past. Carlos César was appointed coach to that aim, and he set about building a team around a mouth-watering midfield quartet of Abel, Matuzalem, Fabio Pinto and Ronaldinho Gaúcho.
  • Ecuador 1995

    • Winner: Ghana
    • Runners-Up: Brazil
    • Third: Argentina
    • Fourth: Oman
    • adidas Golden Ball: Mohamed AL KATHIRI (OMA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Daniel ALLSOPP (AUS)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil
    By 1995 and the end of this FIFA U-17 World Championship, Ghana's unequalled record of three Final appearances and two wins had made them the team to beat in this age group. Samuel H. Arday's side had the physical and technical edge over all the other sides in Ecuador.
  • Japan 1993

    • Winner: Nigeria
    • Runners-Up: Ghana
    • Third: Chile
    • Fourth: Poland
    • adidas Golden Ball: Daniel ADDO (GHA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Wilson ORUMA (NGA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Nigeria
    In an all-African showdown in Asia, Nigeria overcame Ghana in the Final to take the laurels at Japan '93. The Golden Eaglets stood out from start to finish, their outstanding physique, impeccable sense of organisation and progressive tactics combining to make them the most feared team in the tournament.
  • Italy 1991

    • Winner: Ghana
    • Runners-Up: Spain
    • Third: Argentina
    • Fourth: Qatar
    • adidas Golden Ball: Nii Odartey LAMPTEY (GHA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: ADRIANO (BRA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Argentina
    Ghana's first-ever FIFA U-17 World Championship title was richly deserved. Able to call on just the right blend of individual talent and team spirit, the Ghanaians were never afraid to take the initiative and were ultimately rewarded for their enterprising approach.
  • Scotland 1989

    • Winner: Saudi Arabia
    • Runners-Up: Scotland
    • Third: Portugal
    • Fourth: Bahrain
    • adidas Golden Ball: James WILL (SCO)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Fode CAMARA (GUI)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Bahrain
    In a tournament full of surprises, Saudi Arabia's solid organisation, excellent discipline and clear game plan proved decisive as they lifted the U-16 world crown for the very first time.
  • Canada 1987

    • Winner: Soviet Union
    • Runners-Up: Nigeria
    • Third: Côte d'Ivoire
    • Fourth: Italy
    • adidas Golden Ball: Philip OSUNDO (NGA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Moussa TRAORE (CIV)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Soviet Union
    The USSR were head-and-shoulders above the rest at the FIFA World U-16 Championship Canada 1987. Better prepared than their rivals both physically and mentally, they eased their way through the group phase with a draw against holders Nigeria, a 4-2 trouncing of South American champions Bolivia and a 7-0 thrashing of CONCACAF kings Mexico.
  • China PR 1985

    • Winner: Nigeria
    • Runners-Up: Germany FR
    • Third: Brazil
    • Fourth: Guinea
    • adidas Golden Ball: WILLIAM (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Marcel WITECZEK (GER)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Germany FR
    Strength, skill and a willingness to attack were the three main ingredients in Nigeria's first world title at U-16 level. The Africans proved themselves superior in just about all facets of the game.

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