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1985 FIFA World Youth Championship

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Host country  Soviet Union
Venue(s)  10 (in 8 host cities)
Runners-up  Spain
Start date  1985
End date  September 7, 1985
Attendance  657,800
Dates  August 24–September 7
Champions  Brazil (2nd title)
Fourth place  Soviet Union
Best player  Silas Pereira
Teams  16
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Third place  Nigeria national football team
Similar  1989 FIFA World Youth Ch, 1981 FIFA World Youth Ch, 1993 FIFA World Youth Ch, 1995 FIFA World Youth Ch, 1987 FIFA World Youth Ch

The 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship, the fifth edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship, was held in the Soviet Union (USSR) from August 24 to September 7, 1985. The tournament took place in ten venues within eight host cities — Baku, Yerevan, Leningrad, Minsk (2), Moscow, Hoktemberyan, Tbilisi (2) and Sumqayit — where a total of 32 matches were played. The winner was Brazil, which managed to retain the title, by beating Spain by 1–0, in the final played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.



10 stadiums were used during the championship in 8 host cities, divided among 5 Soviet Republics: Armenian SSR (2 venues in 2 host cities), Azerbaijan SSR (2 venues in 2 host cities), Byelorussian SSR (2 venues in 1 host city), Georgian SSR (2 venues in 1 host city), and Russian SFSR (2 venues in 2 host cities).


For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship squads


Sebastián Losada of Spain won the Golden Shoe award for scoring three goals. In total, 80 goals were scored by 55 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

3 goals
  • Balalo
  • Gérson da Silva
  • Müller
  • Alberto García Aspe
  • Odiaka Monday
  • Fernando Gómez Colomer
  • Sebastián Losada
  • 2 goals
    1 goal


    1985 FIFA World Youth Championship Wikipedia