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. The team is coached by Kevin Betsy.[1]

England Under-18
Nickname(s)Three Lions
AssociationThe Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachKevin Betsy
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.[2][3] After the tournament was renamed to the European Under-18 Championship, England won twice more, in 1980[4] and 1993.[5] In 2001, eligibility rules changed and the competition was rebranded as the UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Nowadays, the under-18 banner is used for participation in international friendlies. The 2017 Toulon Tournament was also composed largely of under-18 players.[6][7]

PlayersEdit

Latest squadEdit

For the 2020–21 season, players born on or after 1 January 2003 are eligible. Players born between January and August 2003 are second-year scholars in the English academy system, players born between September 2003 and August 2004 are first-year scholars.

The following players were named in the squad for a training camp in November 2020.[8]

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

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
- 1GK Owen Goodman (2003-11-27) 27 November 2003 (age 17)[9]   Crystal Palace
- 1GK Tobi Oluwayemi   Celtic
- 1GK Teddy Sharman-Lowe (2003-01-19) 19 January 2003 (age 17)   Burton Albion (on loan from Chelsea)

- 2DF Nelson Abbey (2003-08-28) 28 August 2003 (age 17)   Reading
- 2DF Levi Colwill (2003-02-26) 26 February 2003 (age 17)[10]   Chelsea
- 2DF Conrad Egan-Riley (2003-01-02) 2 January 2003 (age 17)[11]   Manchester City
- 2DF William Fish (2003-02-17) 17 February 2003 (age 17)[12]   Manchester United
- 2DF Ethan Ingram   West Bromwich Albion
- 2DF Luke Mbete-Tabu (2003-09-18) 18 September 2003 (age 17)[13]   Manchester City
- 2DF Logan Pye (2003-10-26) 26 October 2003 (age 17)[14]   Manchester United
- 2DF Jarell Quansah (2003-01-29) 29 January 2003 (age 17)[15]   Liverpool

- 3MF Carney Chukwuemeka (2004-01-07) 7 January 2004 (age 16)   Aston Villa
- 3MF Nile John (2003-03-06) 6 March 2003 (age 17)[16]   Tottenham Hotspur
- 3MF Tyler Onyango   Everton
- 3MF Aaron Ramsey (2003-01-21) 21 January 2003 (age 17)[17]   Aston Villa
- 3MF Alex Robertson (2003-04-16) 16 April 2003 (age 17)[18]   Manchester City
- 3MF Harvey Vale (2003-09-11) 11 September 2003 (age 17)[19]   Chelsea

- 4FW Louie Barry (2003-06-21) 21 June 2003 (age 17)[20]   Aston Villa
- 4FW Karamoko Dembélé (2003-02-22) 22 February 2003 (age 17)   Celtic
- 4FW Lewis Dobbin   Everton
- 4FW Samuel Edozie (2003-01-28) 28 January 2003 (age 17)[21]   Manchester City

Recent call-upsEdit

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 Matthew Cox (2003-05-02) 2 May 2003 (age 17)[22] - -   AFC Wimbledon Training Camp, October 2020[23]
GK Hubert Graczyk (2003-02-28) 28 February 2003 (age 17)[24] - -   Arsenal Training Camp, October 2020[23]

DF Jamal Baptiste (2003-11-11) 11 November 2003 (age 17)[25] - -   West Ham United Training Camp, October 2020[23]
DF Finley Burns (2003-06-17) 17 June 2003 (age 17)[26] - -   Manchester City Training Camp, October 2020[23]
DF Bashir Humphreys (2003-03-15) 15 March 2003 (age 17)[27] - -   Chelsea Training Camp, October 2020[23]
DF Daniel Oyegoke (2003-01-03) 3 January 2003 (age 17)[28] - -   Arsenal Training Camp, October 2020[23]
DF Sebastian Revan (2003-07-14) 14 July 2003 (age 17) - -   Aston Villa Training Camp, October 2020[23]
DF Imari-Narain Samuels (2003-02-05) 5 February 2003 (age 17)[29] - -   Reading Training Camp, October 2020[23]

MF James Balagizi (2003-09-20) 20 September 2003 (age 17)[30] - -   Liverpool Training Camp, October 2020[23]
MF Omari Giraud-Hutchinson (2003-10-29) 29 October 2003 (age 17)[31] - -   Arsenal Training Camp, October 2020[23]
MF Charlie Patino (2003-10-17) 17 October 2003 (age 17)[32] - -   Arsenal Training Camp, October 2020[23]
MF Xavier Simons (2003-02-20) 20 February 2003 (age 17)[33] - -   Chelsea Training Camp, October 2020[23]

FW Liam Delap (2003-02-08) 8 February 2003 (age 17) - -   Manchester City Training Camp, October 2020[23]
FW Joseph Hugill (2003-10-19) 19 October 2003 (age 17)[34] - -   Manchester United Training Camp, October 2020[23]


HonoursEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Manchester City Welcome England Youth v Wales Youth". 29th International Youth Tournament, 1st Round 2nd Leg Match Magazine. Manchester City F.C. 3 March 1976.
  4. ^ "SOMETIMES I HAVE TO PINCH MYSELF". Arsenal.com.
  5. ^ Smyth, Rob (29 June 2009). "The forgotten story of… England's class of '93". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  6. ^ Association, The Football. "Mixed squad for Toulon trip". www.TheFA.com. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
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  11. ^ "Conrad Egan-Riley". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
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  13. ^ "Luke Mbete-Tabu". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Logan Pye". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Jarell Quansah". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  16. ^ "Nile John". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
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  25. ^ "Jamal Baptiste". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  26. ^ "Finley Burns". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  27. ^ "Bashir Humphreys". Chelsea F.C. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  28. ^ "Daniel Oyegoke". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  29. ^ "Imari Samuels". Reading F.C. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  30. ^ "James Balagizi". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  31. ^ "Omari Giraud-Hutchinson". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  32. ^ "Charlie Patino". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  33. ^ "Xavier Simons". Chelsea F.C. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  34. ^ "Joe Hugill". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 6 November 2020.