2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
The 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship was the twelfth edition of UEFA's European Under-17 Football Championship since the re-organising of age group competitions in 2002. Slovakia were hosts of the tournament with games taking place at four venues between 5–17 May.
|Majstrovstvá európy vo futbale hráčov do 17 rokov 2013|
|Dates||5–17 May 2013|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Russia (3rd title)|
|Goals scored||24 (1.6 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Martin Slaninka|
|Best player(s)||Anton Mitryushkin|
This competition also acted as a qualifier for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, as 6 teams qualified.
Players born after 1 January 1996 were eligible to participate in this competition. The Netherlands were the titleholder, but failed to make it past the elite round qualification process, along with every team that played in the 2012 final round.
The final tournament of the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship was preceded by two qualification stages: a qualifying round and an Elite round. During the rounds, 52 national teams competed to determine the seven teams that would progress to the finals.
The first round was played from 24 September to 14 November 2012, with 28 of those advancing to the elite round. The elite rounds were played during March 2013.
|Country||Qualified as||Previous appearances in tournament1|
only U-17 era (since 2002)
|Croatia||Winner of Group 1||1 (2005)|
|Austria||Winner of Group 2||2 (2003, 2004)|
|Sweden||Winner of Group 3||0 (debut)|
|Ukraine||Winner of Group 4||3 (2002, 2004, 2007)|
|Switzerland||Winner of Group 5||5 (2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010)|
|Russia||Winner of Group 6||1 (2006)|
|Italy||Winner of Group 7||3 (2003, 2005, 2009)|
- 1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
|Key to colours in group tables|
|Advance to semifinals and qualify to 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup|
|Qualify to 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup|
|Zivotic 49'||Report||Suljić 44'|
|Vachiberadze 61'||Report||Parigini 75'
|Tsygankov 17'||Report||Halilović 40' (pen.)
|14 May – Žilina|
|17 May – Žilina|
|14 May – Žilina|
- 2 goals
- 1 goal