See our XI of former FIFA U20 World Cup stars who went on to senior World Cup success
England U20s are in World Cup action later this year and will be hoping to use the tournament in Turkey as a springboard to success.
The Young Lions qualified for the competition after their performance at last year’s Euro U19s Finals in Estonia and Peter Taylor is taking charge for the tournament.
And it’s a competition which has seen the emergence of many future senior World Cup stars and winners.
There will be top talent from across the globe competing in Turkey during June and July, in what is billed as FIFA’s second biggest event after the senior World Cup.
And after seeing the video below through FIFA on YouTube, we’ve had a look at some of the previous stars to have graced the U20 World Cup to select our best XI.
It was a touch choice, with 18 previous World Cups to choose from and we’ve opted for a 3-4-3 formation given the attacking talent available.
Have a look at our selection, many of who are featured in the FIFA on YouTube video below and see the standard to expect in this summer’s competition.
FIFA U20 & Senior World Cup XI
GK: Tafarel (Brazil) - USSR 1985 – USA 1994.
DF: Matthias Sammer (E.Germany/Germany) Chile 1989 and USA 1994.
DF: Fernando Couto (Portugal) Saudi Arabia 1989 and Japan & South Korea 2002.
DF: Roberto Carlos (Brazil) Portugal 1991, France 1998, Japan & South Korea 2002 and Germany 2006.
MF: Xavi (Spain) Nigeria 1999, Japan & South Korea 2002, Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010.
MF: Andres Iniesta (Spain) UAE 2003, Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010.
MF: Luis Figo (Portugal) Portugal 1991, Japan & South Korea 2002 and Germany 2006.
MF: Kaka (Brazil) Argentina 2001, Japan & South Korea 2002, Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010.
ST: Lionel Messi (Argentina) Netherlands 2005, Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010.
ST: Diego Maradona (Argentina) Japan 1979, Spain 1982, Mexico 1986, Italy 1990 and USA 1994.
ST: Ronaldinho (Brazil) Nigeria 1999, Japan & South Korea 2002 and Germany 2006.
Rui Costa (Portugal) Portugal 1991, France 1998 and Japan & South Korea 2002.
Walter Samuel (Argentina) Malaysia 1997, Japan & South Korea 2002 and South Africa 2010.
Leonardo (Brazil) Saudi Arabia 1989, USA 1994, France 1998 and Japan & South Korea 2002.
Zvonimir Boban (Yugoslavia and Croatia) Chile 1987 and France 1998.
Marco van Basten (Netherlands) Mexico 1983 and Italy 1990.
Santiago Canizares (Spain) Saudi Arabia 1989, USA 1994, France 1998 and Germany 2006.