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1981 FIFA World Youth Championship

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Host country  Australia
Venue(s)  6 (in 6 host cities)
Fourth place  England
Best player  Romulus Gabor
Teams  16
Dates  3–18 October
Runners-up  Qatar
Start date  1981
End date  October 18, 1981
Attendance  443,094
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Champions  West Germany (1st title)
Third place  Romania national football team
Similar  1993 FIFA World Youth Ch, 1985 FIFA World Youth Ch, 1989 FIFA World Youth Ch, 1995 FIFA World Youth Ch, 1979 FIFA World Youth Ch

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The 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship, the third edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship, was held in Australia from 3 to 18 October 1981. The tournament took place in six venues—where a total of 32 matches were played. Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney—The winner was West Germany, who beat surprising Qatar by 4–0, in a final held at Sydney Cricket Ground.



For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship squads.


Mark Koussas of Australia won the Golden Shoe award for scoring four goals. In total, 87 goals were scored by 56 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

4 goals
  • Mark Koussas
  • Taher Abouzaid
  • Ralf Loose
  • Roland Wohlfarth
  • 3 goals
  • Ronaldão
  • Hisham Saleh
  • Michael Small
  • Neil Webb
  • Badr Bilal
  • Khalid Salman
  • 2 goals
    1 goal
    Own goals
  • Jose Guillen (playing against Egypt)
  • Jun Jong-Son (playing against Brazil)
  • References

    1981 FIFA World Youth Championship Wikipedia

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