The FIFA U-20 World Cup is a biennial football tournament for players under the age of 20. The Championships were first held in Tunisia in 1977 under the title of FIFA World Youth Championship, but the name was changed to FIFA U-20 World Cup for the 2007 tournament.

The two South American footballing giants, Argentina and Brazil, have dominated the championships, winning eleven titles between them. Argentina have been the most successful with six victories, followed closely by Brazil with five.

FIFA U-20 World Cup Winners

Tournament Winner Runner-up Result
2017 South Korea  England  Venezuela 1-0 
2015 New Zealand  Serbia  Brazil  2-1 (a.e.t.) 
2013 Turkey  France  Uruguay  0-0 (a.e.t.)   4-1 (pens)
2011 Colombia  Brazil  Portugal       3-2 (a.e.t.) 
2009 Egypt  Ghana  Brazil  0-0 (a.e.t.)   4-3 (pens)
2007 Canada  Argentina  Czech Republic 2-1 
2005 Netherlands  Argentina  Nigeria  2-1 
2003 UAE  Brazil  Spain  1-0 
2001 Argentina  Argentina  Ghana  3-0 
1999 Nigeria  Spain  Japan  4-0 
1997 Malaysia  Argentina  Uruguay  2-1 
1995 Qatar  Argentina  Brazil  2-0 
1993 Australia  Brazil  Ghana  2-1 
1991 Portugal  Portugal  Brazil  0-0 (a.e.t.)   4-2 (pens)
1989 Saudi Arabia Portugal  Nigeria  2-0 
1987 Chile  Yugoslavia  West Germany  1-1 (a.e.t.)   5-4 (pens)
1985 Soviet Union Brazil  Spain  1-0 (a.e.t.) 
1983 Mexico  Brazil  Argentina  1-0 
1981 Australia  West Germany Qatar  4-0 
1979 Japan  Argentina  Soviet Union  3-1 
1977 Tunisia  Soviet Union Mexico  2-2 (a.e.t.)   9-8 (pens)

Most FIFA U-20 World Cup Tournaments Won

Won Country Tournaments
6 Argentina  1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007
5 Brazil  1983, 1985, 1993, 2003, 2011
2 Portugal  1989, 1991
1 England  2017
1 France  2013
1 Germany  1981
1 Ghana  2009
1 Serbia  2015
1 Soviet Union 1977
1 Spain  1999
1 Yugoslavia 1987