England national under-18 football team

England national under-18 football team, also known as England under-18s or England U18(s), represents England in association football at under-18 age level and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England.

England Under-18
Nickname(s)Three Lions
AssociationThe Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachTom Curtis (Interim)
FIFA codeENG
First colours
Second colours
First international
Unknown
Biggest win
Unknown
Biggest defeat
Unknown
World Cup
AppearancesUnknown (first in Unknown)
Best resultUnknown
Unknown
AppearancesUnknown (first in Unknown)
Best resultUnknown

The team competed in the FIFA International Youth Tournament (later taken over by UEFA) and its successor, the UEFA European Under-18 Championship, and was often referred to as England Youth.[1][2] After the tournament was renamed the European Under-18 Championship, England won twice more, in 1980[3] and 1993.[4] In 1997, eligibility rules changed and the competition was rebranded as the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2001.

Nowadays, the under-18 banner is used for participation in international friendlies. The 2017 Toulon Tournament was also composed largely of under-18 players.[5][6]

Players edit

Latest squad edit

For the 2023–24 season, players born on or after 1 January 2006 are eligible. Players born between January and August 2006 are second-year scholars in the English academy system, players born between September 2006 and August 2007 are first-year scholars.

The following players were named in the squad for games against Northern Ireland and Morocco, played 22 and 26 May 2024.[7]

Names in italics denote players who have been capped by England in a higher age group.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
- 1GK Elyh Harrison (2006-02-19) 19 February 2006 (age 18)[8]   Manchester United
- 1GK George Pickford (2007-02-06) 6 February 2007 (age 17)   Everton
- 1GK Sam Proctor (2006-12-21) 21 December 2006 (age 17)[9]   Aston Villa

- 2DF Somto Boniface (2006-03-11) 11 March 2006 (age 18)   Chelsea
- 2DF Ayden Heaven (2006-09-22) 22 September 2006 (age 17)[10]   Arsenal
- 2DF Matthew Henderson-Hall (2006-12-08) 8 December 2006 (age 17)[11]   Manchester City
- 2DF Joe Johnson (2006-02-21) 21 February 2006 (age 18)   Luton Town
- 2DF Harrison Murray-Campbell (2006-08-04) 4 August 2006 (age 17)[12]   Chelsea
- 2DF Amara Nallo (2006-11-18) 18 November 2006 (age 17)[13]   Liverpool
- 2DF Triston Rowe (2006-05-18) 18 May 2006 (age 18)[14]   Aston Villa

- 3MF Jamaldeen Jimoh (2006-10-02) 2 October 2006 (age 17)[15]   Aston Villa
- 3MF Myles Lewis-Skelly (2006-09-26) 26 September 2006 (age 17)   Arsenal
- 3MF Law McCabe (2006-01-16) 16 January 2006 (age 18)   Middlesbrough
- 3MF Trey Nyoni (2007-06-30) 30 June 2007 (age 16)   Liverpool
- 3MF Lewis Orford (2006-02-18) 18 February 2006 (age 18)[16]   West Ham United
- 3MF Sol Sidibe (2007-02-10) 10 February 2007 (age 17)   Stoke City

- 4FW Ato Ampah (2006-04-22) 22 April 2006 (age 18)[17]   Chelsea
- 4FW Romelle Donovan (2006-11-30) 30 November 2006 (age 17)   Birmingham City
- 4FW Ajay Matthews (2006-06-11) 11 June 2006 (age 17)   Middlesbrough
- 4FW Elijah Morrison (2006-03-18) 18 March 2006 (age 18)   Bristol City
- 4FW Matthew Warhurst (2006-09-25) 25 September 2006 (age 17)[18]   Manchester City
- 4FW Ethan Wheatley (2006-01-20) 20 January 2006 (age 18)   Manchester United
- 4FW Kadan Young (2006-01-19) 19 January 2006 (age 18)   Aston Villa

Recent call-ups edit

The following players have previously been called up to the England under-18 squad and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Finlay Herrick (2006-01-18) 18 January 2006 (age 18)[19] - -   West Ham United v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
GK Jack Thompson (2006-12-14) 14 December 2006 (age 17)[21] - -   Derby County v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
GK Matthew Young (2006-11-24) 24 November 2006 (age 17)[22] - -   Sunderland v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
GK Ted Curd (2006-02-14) 14 February 2006 (age 18)[23] - -   Chelsea v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]
GK Tommy Setford (2006-03-13) 13 March 2006 (age 18)[25] - -   Ajax v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]

DF Josh Acheampong (2006-05-05) 5 May 2006 (age 18) - -   Chelsea v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
DF Leo Black (2006-02-09) 9 February 2006 (age 18)[26] - -   Tottenham Hotspur v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
DF Jayden Meghoma (2006-06-28) 28 June 2006 (age 17) - -   Southampton v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
DF Ishé Samuels-Smith (2006-06-05) 5 June 2006 (age 17) - -   Chelsea v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
DF Zach Abbott (2006-05-13) 13 May 2006 (age 18) - -   Nottingham Forest v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]
DF Lakyle Samuel (2006-05-06) 6 May 2006 (age 18)[27] - -   Manchester City v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]
DF Travis Akomeah (2006-01-06) 6 January 2006 (age 18)[28] - -   Chelsea v France, Japan, Portugal, September 2023[29]
DF Caden Voice (2006-09-19) 19 September 2006 (age 17) - -   Wolverhampton Wanderers v France, Japan, Portugal, September 2023[29]

MF Tyler Dibling (2006-02-17) 17 February 2006 (age 18) - -   Southampton v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
MF Kiano Dyer (2006-11-21) 21 November 2006 (age 17) - -   Chelsea v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
MF Michael Golding (2006-05-23) 23 May 2006 (age 17) - -   Chelsea v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
MF Reiss-Alexander Russell-Denny (2006-05-11) 11 May 2006 (age 18) - -   Chelsea v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
MF Finley McAllister (2006-07-16) 16 July 2006 (age 17)[30] - -   Manchester United v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]
MF Anthony Munda (2006-09-08) 8 September 2006 (age 17)[31] - -   Newcastle United v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]
MF Chris Rigg (2007-06-18) 18 June 2007 (age 16) - -   Sunderland v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]
MF Ethan Nwaneri (2007-03-21) 21 March 2007 (age 17) - -   Arsenal v France, Japan, Portugal, September 2023[29]
MF Joe Bauress (2006-03-01) 1 March 2006 (age 18) - -   Burnley v Norway, Australia, Portugal, June 2023[32]

FW Sam Amo-Ameyaw (2006-07-18) 18 July 2006 (age 17) - -   Southampton v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
FW Leon Chiwome (2006-01-10) 10 January 2006 (age 18) - -   Wolverhampton Wanderers v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
FW Jayden Danns (2006-01-16) 16 January 2006 (age 18) - -   Liverpool v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
FW Tyrique George (2006-02-04) 4 February 2006 (age 18) - -   Chelsea v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
FW Joel Ndala (2006-05-31) 31 May 2006 (age 17) - -   Manchester City v Czechia, Germany, Netherlands, March 2024[20]
FW Tom King (2006-09-20) 20 September 2006 (age 17) - -   Cheltenham Town v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]
FW Zak Lovelace (2006-01-23) 23 January 2006 (age 18) - -   Rangers v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]
FW Jimmy-Jay Morgan (2006-01-21) 21 January 2006 (age 18) - -   Chelsea v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]
FW Justin Oboavwoduo (2006-08-23) 23 August 2006 (age 17) - -   Manchester City v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]
FW Archie Stevens (2006-01-11) 11 January 2006 (age 18) - -   Rangers v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]
FW Tom Watson (2006-04-08) 8 April 2006 (age 18) - -   Sunderland v Belgium, Morocco, South Korea, October 2023[24]


Honours edit

FIFA International Youth Tournament
Winners: 1948

UEFA International Youth Tournament
Winners: 1963, 1964, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975
Runners-up: 1958, 1965, 1967

UEFA European Under-18 Championship
Winners: 1980, 1993

References edit

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