England national under-16 football team
England national under-16 football team, also known as England under-16s or England U16(s), represents England in association football at an under-16 age level and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England.
|Nickname(s)||Three Lions/England Schoolboys|
|Association||The Football Association|
In July 2015, Dan Micciche was appointed to coach the squad with assistance from Paul Williams. Players born on or after 1 January 2001 will remain eligible until the end of the 2016–17 season.
Between 1925 and 2014, the England under-16 team competed in the annual Victory Shield tournament against Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since World War II, England had won the Victory Shield outright thirty-five times and had been joint winners with Scotland eight times, with Wales twice and with both Scotland and Wales twice. However, in April 2015, the Football Association decided to withdraw from the tournament "for the foreseeable future" with the stated aim of replacing it with matches against European and global opposition.
In 2005, the team made their debut in the annual Montaigu Tournament, held in Montaigu, France. England have won the competition three times, in 2008, 2011, and 2015, defeating the hosts France in the final on all three occasions. In 2008 and 2011, England won in a penalty shoot-out after a 0–0 draw, while in 2015 they won the final outright by 3–1.
Fixtures & results 2015–16Edit
|16 August 2015||England||2 – 2||United States||St George's Park, Burton upon Trent, England|
|16:00 UTC+01:00||Samuels 40'
|19 August 2015||England||3 – 3||United States||St George's Park, Burton upon Trent, England|
|14:00 UTC+01:00||Loader 19', 59'
|27 October 2015||Japan||4 – 3||England||Stade Didier Pironi, Limeil-Brévannes, France|
|29 October 2015||Netherlands||2 – 2||England||Stade Marcel Laveau, Boissy-Saint-Léger, France|
|31 October 2015||France||3 – 0||England||Stade Léo Lagrange, Bonneuil-sur-Marne, France|
Nike International FriendliesEdit
|3||United States (H)||2||1||0||1||4||4||0||3|
(C) Champion; (H) Host.
|2 December 2015||United States||2 – 3||England||Premier Sports Ranch, Lakewood Ranch, United States|
|18:00 UTC−05:00||Goslin 46'
Carleton 51' (pen.)
Sancho 64' (pen.), 80+3'
|Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr. (United States)
|4 December 2015||Brazil||0 – 2||England||Premier Sports Ranch, Lakewood Ranch, United States|
|15:00 UTC−05:00||[permanent dead link] Report||Foden 21', 28'|
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- "Lions win tournament". The Football Association. 24 March 2008. Archived from the original on 4 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- "Lions capture Montaigu crown". The Football Association. 25 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-26.
- "England U16s win Montaigu Tournament title in France". The Football Association. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- "England youth fixtures". The Football Association. Retrieved 29 July 2015.