• Turkey 2013

    • Winner: France
    • Runners-Up: Uruguay
    • Third: Ghana
    • Fourth: Iraq
    • adidas Golden Ball: Paul POGBA (FRA)
    • adidas Golden Boot: Ebenezer ASSIFUAH (GHA)
    • adidas Golden Glove: Guillermo DE AMORES (URU)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Spain
  • Colombia 2011

    • Winner: Brazil
    • Runners-Up: Portugal
    • Third: Mexico
    • Fourth: France
    • adidas Golden Ball: HENRIQUE (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Boot: HENRIQUE (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Glove: MIKA (POR)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Nigeria
    Eight years after their last FIFA U-20 World Cup triumph, Brazil lifted the trophy for the fifth time in front of record-breaking crowds at Colombia 2011.
  • Egypt 2009

    • Winner: Ghana
    • Runners-Up: Brazil
    • Third: Hungary
    • Fourth: Costa Rica
    • adidas Golden Ball: Dominic ADIYIAH (GHA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Dominic ADIYIAH (GHA)
    • adidas Golden Glove: Esteban ALVARADO (CRC)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil
    FIFA.com looks back on Egypt 2009, a tournament that witnessed the hosts break a host of records and Ghana's superb Black Satellites make history. Making history is not exactly new to Egypt. This is a nation built on, and made legendary by, the extraordinary achievements of an ancient civilisation. It should hardly come as a surprise, therefore, that Egypt's hosting of the FIFA U-20 World Cup should bring about of a new chapter of football history.
  • Canada 2007

    • Winner: Argentina
    • Runners-Up: Czech Republic
    • Third: Chile
    • Fourth: Austria
    • adidas Golden Ball: Sergio AGUERO (ARG)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Sergio AGUERO (ARG)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Japan
    For a second time on the trot, Argentina hoisted aloft the FIFA U-20 World Cup after a dazzling and record-breaking month of football in Canada.
  • Netherlands 2005

    • Winner: Argentina
    • Runners-Up: Nigeria
    • Third: Brazil
    • Fourth: Morocco
    • adidas Golden Ball: Lionel MESSI (ARG)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Lionel MESSI (ARG)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Colombia
    After losing out to the USA in their first match, Argentina never looked back as they laid claim to a fifth title at the fifteenth instalment of the FIFA World Youth Championship. Pre-tournament sensation Lionel Messi could only look on hopefully from the bench while his mates struggled against the Americans in their opener. But after coming on at the half, he made an immediate impact and never spent another minute off the pitch.
  • UAE 2003

    • Winner: Brazil
    • Runners-Up: Spain
    • Third: Colombia
    • Fourth: Argentina
    • adidas Golden Ball: ISMAEIL MATAR (UAE)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Eddie JOHNSON (USA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Colombia
    2003 ended on a high note for Brazil, as the youth team capped a splendid 2002/2003 season with a world title triumph in the United Arab Emirates. What with the 2002 senior title and the U17 success in Finland, the harvest has been quite simply exceptional in scale.
  • Argentina 2001

    • Winner: Argentina
    • Runners-Up: Ghana
    • Third: Egypt
    • Fourth: Paraguay
    • adidas Golden Ball: Javier SAVIOLA (ARG)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Javier SAVIOLA (ARG)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Argentina
    With a highly flexible 3-5-2 formation, José Pekerman's Argentina dominated from start to finish and ran out deserving winners of this tournament with seven wins from seven games.
  • Nigeria 1999

    • Winner: Spain
    • Runners-Up: Japan
    • Third: Mali
    • Fourth: Uruguay
    • adidas Golden Ball: Seydou KEITA (MLI)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: PABLO (ESP)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Croatia
    Spain put an end to South American supremacy in the FIFA World Youth Championship, Brazil and Argentina having carved up the three previous tournaments between them.
  • Malaysia 1997

    • Winner: Argentina
    • Runners-Up: Uruguay
    • Third: Republic of Ireland
    • Fourth: Ghana
    • adidas Golden Ball: Nicolas OLIVERA (URU)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: ADAILTON (BRA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Argentina
    José Pekerman's charges made it two FIFA World Youth Championship titles in a row in Malaysia, overcoming Hungary, Canada, England, Brazil, Ireland Republic and Uruguay along the way. Technically and tactically outstanding, the Albiceleste deployed a floating 3-5-2 formation which constantly created a threat on the flanks and left no space at the back.
  • Qatar 1995

    • Winner: Argentina
    • Runners-Up: Brazil
    • Third: Portugal
    • Fourth: Spain
    • adidas Golden Ball: CAIO (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Joseba ETXEBERRIA (ESP)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Japan
    Some 16 years after Maradona's supremely gifted generation lifted this trophy in 1979, another vintage crop of young Argentines came along. The '95 side may have been less talented individually than their elders, but José Pekerman's squad were a well-oiled winning machine nonetheless: solid in defence, efficient in the middle of the park and tactically mature.
  • Australia 1993

    • Winner: Brazil
    • Runners-Up: Ghana
    • Third: England
    • Fourth: Australia
    • adidas Golden Ball: ADRIANO (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Henry ZAMBRANO (COL)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: England
    Brazil became the first team to win three FIFA World Youth Championship titles after their triumphs in 1983 and 1985. In doing so they also brought the trophy back to South America for the first time since 1985.
  • Portugal 1991

    • Winner: Portugal
    • Runners-Up: Brazil
    • Third: Soviet Union
    • Fourth: Australia
    • adidas Golden Ball: PEIXE (POR)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Sergei SHERBAKOV (URS)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Soviet Union
    Another accomplished Portuguese side retained their trophy on home soil, and looking at their team sheet some 12 years on, it is hardly a surprise.
  • Saudi Arabia 1989

    • Winner: Portugal
    • Runners-Up: Nigeria
    • Third: Brazil
    • Fourth: USA
    • adidas Golden Ball: BISMARCK (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Oleg SALENKO (RUS)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: USA
    For the first time in their history, Portugal emerged victorious from a FIFA World Youth Championship.
  • Chile 1987

    • Winner: Yugoslavia
    • Runners-Up: Germany FR
    • Third: German DR
    • Fourth: Chile
    • adidas Golden Ball: Robert PROSINECKI (CRO)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Marcel WITECZEK (GER)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Germany FR
    The 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile was graced by a terrific Yugoslavia team. Mirko Josic's superb side deservedly lifted the trophy after regaling the crowds throughout the competition with a fanciful and effective display of footballing genius.
  • USSR 1985

    • Winner: Brazil
    • Runners-Up: Spain
    • Third: Nigeria
    • Fourth: Soviet Union
    • adidas Golden Ball: SILAS (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: Sebastian LOSADA (ESP)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Colombia
    Brazil became the first nation to win two consecutive FIFA World Youth Championships when they triumphed at USSR '85. Once again, the artistry and tactical superiority of the Auriverde wooed the public and exasperated opposition defences.
  • Mexico 1983

    • Winner: Brazil
    • Runners-Up: Argentina
    • Third: Poland
    • Fourth: Korea Republic
    • adidas Golden Ball: GEOVANI (BRA)
    • adidas Golden Shoe: GEOVANI (BRA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Korea Republic
    Bookmakers' favourites Brazil, so unstoppable in the CONMEBOL qualifiers with six wins and a draw, deservedly ran out winners of the 1983 tournament in Mexico.
  • Australia 1981

    • Winner: Germany FR
    • Runners-Up: Qatar
    • Third: Romania
    • Fourth: England
    • adidas Golden Ball: Romulus GABOR (ROU)
    • Golden Shoe: Mark KOUSSAS (AUS)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Australia
    A typically efficient and organised German outfit lifted the trophy in Australia in 1981.
  • Japan 1979

    • Winner: Argentina
    • Runners-Up: Soviet Union
    • Third: Uruguay
    • Fourth: Poland
    • adidas Golden Ball: Diego MARADONA (ARG)
    • Golden Shoe: Ramon DIAZ (ARG)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Poland
    Argentina proved unstoppable in this tournament, deploying their "toque" one-touch football to devastating effect.
  • Tunisia 1977

    • Winner: Soviet Union
    • Runners-Up: Mexico
    • Third: Brazil
    • Fourth: Uruguay
    • adidas Golden Ball: Vladimir BESSONOV (RUS)
    • Golden Shoe: QUINA (BRA)
    • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil
    The very first FIFA World Youth Championship was won by a well-organised and sporadically brilliant Soviet outfit, whose match-winners Sergey Baltacha, Andrey Bal and Vladimir Bessonov came through when it mattered most.

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