- Which FIFA U-20 World Cup game had the highest attendance?
- How fast was the quickest ever goal at the tournament?
- How many U-20 champions have gone on to win the FIFA World Cup™?
FIFA.com looks back on the records set at previous tournaments. So find all the answers to the above questions and more right here.
127,000 – The largest attendance ever for an U-20 World Cup match, recorded at the 1991 final between Portugal and Brazil in Lisbon. The hosts won the title following a penalty shootout. However, the highest average attendance came eight years earlier during Mexico 1983, with a fantastic 36,099 attending each game on average.
888 – Games played in competition history to date. Brazil lead the way in appearing in the most so far, clocking up a tournament record of 103 across 18 appearances – similarly the competition high. However, they’ll not be adding to those tallies in Poland, after the South Americans missed out on qualification. Argentina, Australia, Mexico, Spain and USA (all with 15) come in behind them in the standings.
631 – Players who featured at this tournament before later appearing at a FIFA World Cup. From those, only 14 players have lifted both the U-20 World Cup and the FIFA World Cup, including four of France’s 2018 winner’s, namely Paul Pogba, Florian Thauvin, Samuel Umtiti and Alphonse Areola.
22 – Poland 2019 will be the 22nd edition of the competition. Since the first tournament, held in Tunisia in 1977, only one country – Australia has hosted it twice. This will be only the fifth time to U-20 World Cup will take place in Europe, following on from the Soviet Union (1985), Portugal (1989), the Netherlands (2005) and Turkey (2013).
14 – seconds were all Nigeria’s Monday Odiaka needed following kick-off to score against Canada in 1985, a record that still stands to this day.
11 – Goals scored by Argentina’s Javier Saviola at the 2001 edition, when he formed part of the South Americans’ triumphant side. His tally remains a competition best, even though Brazil’s Adailton scored six in a single in 1997 during a 10-3 win over Korea Republic.
6 – Titles won by record champions Argentina, closely followed by Brazil (five). Next on the list are Portugal (two), England, France, Germany, Serbia, Soviet Union, Spain, Yugoslavia and Ghana.
6 – Referees have used the U-20 World Cup as a springboard to go on to officiate a FIFA World Cup Final: Arnaldo Coelho (BRA, 1982), Edgardo Codesal Mendez (MEX, 1990), Sandor Puhl (HUN, 1994), Horacio Elizondo (ARG, 2006), Howard Webb (ENG, 2010) and Nicola Rizzoli (ITA, 2014).
3 – Players have featured three times at this tournament: Al Roomi (Saudi Arabia, 1985, 1987, 1989), Freddy Adu (USA, 2003, 2005, 2007) and David Edgar (Canada, 2003, 2005, 2007).
0 – foreign coaches have won the U-20 World Cup title; all 21 tournament winners so far have had coaches from their own country.