1977 UEFA European Under-18 Championship

The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1977 Final Tournament was held in Belgium. The team from Belgium defeated the team from Bulgaria in the Championship match to win the Championship.

1977 UEFA European Under-18 Championship
Tournament details
Host countryBelgium
Dates19–28 May
Teams16
Final positions
Champions Belgium (1st title)
Runners-up Bulgaria
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place West Germany
1976
1978

QualificationEdit

Groups 1-12Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
England   2–1   Wales 1–0 1–1
Iceland   2–1   Norway 1–0 1–1
Republic of Ireland   w.o.   Scotland
Denmark   1–2   Northern Ireland 1–0 0–2
France   4–2   Luxembourg 1–1 3–1
West Germany   15–1   Liechtenstein 10–0 5–1
Portugal   1–1 (3–4p)   Austria 0–1 1–0
Czechoslovakia   1–2   Italy 0–2 1–0
Poland   0–1   Bulgaria 0–0 0–1
Romania   4–4(a)   Yugoslavia 4–2 0–2
Soviet Union   (a)2–2   Turkey 1–0 1–2
Hungary   1–4   Greece 1–0 0–4

Group 13Edit

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 4 3 1 0 6 2 +4 7
  Spain 4 1 2 1 5 3 +2 4
  Switzerland 4 0 1 3 2 8 –6 1


Netherlands   1–0   Switzerland
Switzerland   0–0   Spain
Spain   1–2   Netherlands
Netherlands   0–0   Spain
Spain   4–1   Switzerland
Switzerland   1–3   Netherlands

Group 14Edit

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sweden 4 3 0 1 10 6 +4 6
  East Germany 4 2 1 1 9 6 +3 5
  Finland 4 0 0 2 5 12 –7 1


Finland   2–2   East Germany
Finland   2–3   Sweden
Sweden   3–2   East Germany
East Germany   3–1   Finland
Sweden   4–0   Finland
East Germany   2–0   Sweden

TeamsEdit

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Belgium 3 2 0 1 9 2 +7 4
  England 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 4
  Iceland 3 0 2 1 1 3 –2 2
  Greece 3 0 2 1 2 8 –6 2


19 May England   1–0   Belgium
Iceland   1–1   Greece
21 May England   0–0   Iceland
Belgium   7–1   Greece
23 May England   0–0   Greece
Belgium   2–0   Iceland

Group BEdit

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  West Germany 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
  France 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 3
  Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 2 4 –2 3
  Yugoslavia 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2


19 May Republic of Ireland   1–0   France
West Germany   2–1   Yugoslavia
21 May Yugoslavia   3–0   Republic of Ireland
France   0–0   West Germany
23 May Republic of Ireland   1–1   West Germany
France   1–0   Yugoslavia

Group CEdit

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11 6
  Northern Ireland 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 4
  Austria 3 0 1 2 0 5 –5 1
  Malta 3 0 1 2 0 8 –8 1


19 May Austria   0–0   Malta
Soviet Union   1–0   Northern Ireland
21 May Soviet Union   4–0   Austria
Northern Ireland   2–0   Malta
23 May Northern Ireland   1–0   Austria
Soviet Union   6–0   Malta

Group DEdit

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bulgaria 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4
  Sweden 3 2 0 1 4 5 –1 4
  Italy 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
  Netherlands 3 0 1 2 1 3 –2 1


19 May Sweden   2–1   Netherlands
Italy   2–1   Bulgaria
21 May Netherlands   0–0   Italy
Bulgaria   4–1   Sweden
23 May Bulgaria   1–0   Netherlands
Sweden   1–0   Italy

SemifinalsEdit

Belgium  1 – 1  Soviet Union
Penalties
4 – 2
Bulgaria  3 – 1  West Germany

Third place matchEdit

Soviet Union  7 – 2  West Germany

FinalEdit

Belgium  2 – 1  Bulgaria


 1977 UEFA European Under-18 Championship 
 
Belgium
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External linksEdit