|Host country Soviet Union|
Venue(s) 10 (in 8 host cities)
Start date 1985
End date September 7, 1985
|Dates August 24–September 7|
Champions Brazil (2nd title)
Fourth place Soviet Union
Best player Silas Pereira
|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.