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1989 FIFA World Youth Championship

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Host country  Saudi Arabia
Venue(s)  4 (in 4 host cities)
Runners-up  Nigeria
Start date  1989
Best player  Bismarck Barreto Faria
Teams  16
Dates  February 16–March 3
Champions  Portugal (1st title)
Third place  Brazil
Top scorer  Oleg Salenko
End date  March 3, 1989
Attendance  643,815
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The 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Saudi Arabia between February 16 and March 3, 1989. The 1989 championship was the 7th contested. The tournament took place in four venues: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and Ta'if.


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For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship squads


The 16 teams were split into four groups of four teams. Four group winners, and four second-place finishers qualify for the knockout round.


Oleg Salenko of Soviet Union won the Golden Shoe award for scoring five goals. In total, 81 goals were scored by 55 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
  • Oleg Salenko
  • 3 goals
  • Bismarck Barreto Faria
  • Marcelo Henrique
  • Sonny Anderson
  • Christopher Ohenhen
  • Mutiu Adepoju
  • Steve Snow
  • 2 goals
    1 goal


    1989 FIFA World Youth Championship Wikipedia

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