6 (in 6 host cities)
| 3–18 October|
October 18, 1981
| West Germany (1st title)|
Romania national football team
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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.
1981 FIFA World Youth Championship Wikipedia
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
Jose Guillen (playing against Egypt)
Jun Jong-Son (playing against Brazil)