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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Founded 2008
Region International (FIFA)
Number of teams 16 (finals)
Current champions  Japan (1st title)
Most successful team(s)  North Korea
 South Korea
(1 title each)
Website FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
2016 World Cup

The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup is an international FIFA). The tournament is held in even-numbered years, starting in 2008.


  • History 1
  • Qualification 2
  • Results 3
  • Awards 4
    • Adidas Golden Ball 4.1
    • Adidas Golden Shoe 4.2
    • Adidas Golden Glove 4.3
    • FIFA Fair Play Award 4.4
  • Total wins 5
  • Comprehensive team results in each World Cup 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


In 2003 after the inaugural success of the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, held in Canada, FIFA proposed adding a second youth tournament for girls. Continental confederations told FIFA it would be difficult to create a second championship, with the age limits in place at the time. Therefore, FIFA created the U-17 Women's World Cup and the U-20 Women's World Championship (renamed the "U-20 Women's World Cup" in 2007), the same age groups as its men's youth tournaments. Accordingly, the age limit for the U-19 championship was increased to 20, effective with the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia. FIFA committed to creating a U-17 women's championship, stated to begin in 2008.

The first tournament was held in 2008 in New Zealand from 28 October to 16 November. Four cities hosted matches during the inaugural tournament — North Shore City (North Harbour Stadium), Hamilton (Waikato Stadium), Wellington (Wellington Stadium) and Christchurch (QEII Park). New Zealand won hosting rights at the same time that Chile received hosting honours for the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup; Ecuador also bid for the event.


Qualifying tournaments are:

Confederation Championship
AFC (Asia) AFC U-16 Women's Championship
CAF (Africa) African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women
CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean) CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship
CONMEBOL (South America) South American Under 17 Women's Championship
OFC (Oceania) OFC U-17 Women's Championship
UEFA (Europe) UEFA Women's U-17 Championship


Year Host Final Third Place Match Number of Teams
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
 New Zealand
North Korea
2 – 1 (a.e.t.)
United States

3 – 0
 Trinidad and Tobago
South Korea
3 – 3 (a.e.t.)
5 – 4 pen.


1 – 0
North Korea
1 – 1
7 – 6 pen.

North Korea

1 – 0
 Costa Rica
2 – 0

4 – 4
2 – 0 pen.



Adidas Golden Ball

Tournament Winner
2008 New Zealand Mana Iwabuchi
2010 Trinidad and Tobago Yeo Min-Ji
2012 Azerbaijan Griedge Mbock Bathy
2014 Costa Rica Hina Sugita

Adidas Golden Shoe

Tournament Winner Goals
2008 New Zealand Dzsenifer Marozsán 6
2010 Trinidad and Tobago Yeo Min-Ji 8
2012 Azerbaijan Ri Un-Sim 8
2014 Costa Rica Deyna Castellanos
Gabriela García

Adidas Golden Glove

Tournament Winner
2008 New Zealand Taylor Vancil
2010 Trinidad and Tobago Dolores Gallardo
2012 Azerbaijan Romane Bruneau
2014 Costa Rica Mamiko Matsumoto

FIFA Fair Play Award

Tournament Winner
2008 New Zealand  Germany
2010 Trinidad and Tobago  Germany
2012 Azerbaijan  Japan
2014 Costa Rica  Japan

Total wins

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
 North Korea 1 (2008) 1 (2012) 1 (2010)
 Japan 1 (2014) 1 (2010)
 South Korea 1 (2010)
 France 1 (2012)
 Spain 1 (2014) 1 (2010)
 United States 1 (2008)
 Germany 1 (2008) 1 (2012)
 Ghana 1 (2012)
 Italy 1 (2014)
 England 1 (2008)
 Venezuela 1 (2014)

Comprehensive team results in each World Cup

  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • 4th — Fourth place
  • QF — Quarterfinals
  • GS — GroupStage
  • R1 — Round 1, Group stage
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •     — Did not enter / Withdrew
  • XX — Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •    — Hosts
  • q — Qualified for upcoming tournament

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 2008





 Azerbaijan R1 1
 Brazil R1 QF QF 3
 Canada QF R1 QF QF 4
 Chile R1 1
 China PR R1 GS 2
 Colombia R1 R1 GS 3
 Costa Rica R1 GS 2
 Denmark QF 1
 England 4th 1
 France R1 1st 2
 Gambia R1 1
 Germany 3rd QF 4th GS 4
 Ghana R1 R1 3rd QF 4
 Italy 3rd 1
 Japan QF 2nd QF 1st 4
 Jordan q 1
 Mexico R1 R1 QF 3
 New Zealand R1 R1 R1 GS 4
 Nigeria R1 QF QF QF 4
 North Korea 1st 4th 2nd GS 4
 Paraguay R1 GS 2
 Republic of Ireland QF 1
 South Africa R1 1
 South Korea QF 1st 2
 Spain 3rd 2nd 2
 Trinidad and Tobago R1 1
 United States 2nd R1 2
 Uruguay R1 1
 Venezuela R1 4th 2
 Zambia GS 1

See also


  1. ^ "Women U-17 World Cup". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 

External links

  • Official FIFA site for this competition
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