|Host country Mexico|
Venue(s) 7 (in 7 host cities)
Start date 1983
Best player Geovani Faria da Silva
|Dates June 2–June 19|
Champions Brazil (1st title)
Fourth place South Korea
Top scorer Geovani Faria da Silva
End date June 19, 1983
|Third place Poland national football team|
Similar 1981 FIFA World Youth Ch, 1985 FIFA World Youth Ch, 1993 FIFA World Youth Ch, 1989 FIFA World Youth Ch, 1995 FIFA World Youth Ch
The 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship, the fourth edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship, was held in Mexico from June 2 to June 19, 1983. The tournament took place in seven venues — Guadalajara, Irapuato, León, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla and Toluca — where a total of 32 matches were played. The winner was Brazil, who beat Argentina by 1–0, in a final held at Mexico City's Azteca Stadium.
This edition still holds the record for average (36,099) attendances of the tournament's history. For many this edition was a kind of proof to Mexico to test the capacity to hold a FIFA competition after the designation from FIFA in May for holding the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship squads.
Geovani of Brazil won the Golden Shoe award for scoring six goals. In total, 91 goals were scored by 61 different players, with only one of them credited as own goals.