Open main menu

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 Neil Dewsnip.[1]

England Under-18
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Three Lions
AssociationThe Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachNeil Dewsnip
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] They won the International Youth Tournament seven times, including the first contest in 1948, and four times in five years in the 1970s.[4] After the tournament was renamed to the European Under-18 Championship, England won twice more, in 1980[5] and 1993.[6] 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.[7][8]

Contents

PlayersEdit

Latest squadEdit

For the 2018–19 season, players born on or after 1 January 2001 are eligible. Players born between January and August 2001 are second-year scholars in the English academy system, players born between September 2001 and August 2002 are first-year scholars.

The following players were named in the squad for the Limoges Tournament, played in September 2018.[1]

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

Number Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
- 1GK Luca Ashby-Hammond (2001-03-25) 25 March 2001 (age 17)[9]   Fulham
- 1GK Marcus Dewhurst (2001-03-20) 20 March 2001 (age 17)   Sheffield United
- 1GK Arthur Okonkwo (2001-09-09) 9 September 2001 (age 17)   Arsenal

- 2DF Ajibola-Joshua Alese (2001-01-17) 17 January 2001 (age 17)[10]   West Ham
- 2DF Dylan Crowe (2001-04-13) 13 April 2001 (age 17)[11]   Ipswich Town
- 2DF Vontae Daley-Campbell (2001-04-02) 2 April 2001 (age 17)[12]   Arsenal
- 2DF Ethan Laird (2001-08-05) 5 August 2001 (age 17)[13]   Manchester United
- 2DF Nathanael Ogbeta (2001-04-18) 18 April 2001 (age 17)[14]   Manchester City
- 2DF Bukayo Saka (2001-09-05) 5 September 2001 (age 17)   Arsenal

- 3MF Faustino Anjorin (2001-11-23) 23 November 2001 (age 17)[15]   Chelsea
- 3MF Arvin Appiah (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 17)[16]   Nottingham Forest
- 3MF James Garner (2001-03-13) 13 March 2001 (age 17)[17]   Manchester United
- 3MF Anthony Gordon (2001-02-24) 24 February 2001 (age 17)   Everton
- 3MF Curtis Jones (2001-01-30) 30 January 2001 (age 17)[18]   Liverpool
- 3MF Bali Mumba (2001-10-01) 1 October 2001 (age 17)   Sunderland

- 4FW Xavier Amaechi (2001-01-05) 5 January 2001 (age 17)[19]   Arsenal
- 4FW Folarin Balogun (2001-07-03) 3 July 2001 (age 17)[20]   Arsenal
- 4FW Mason Greenwood (2001-10-01) 1 October 2001 (age 17)[21]   Manchester United
- 4FW Tyreece John-Jules (2001-02-14) 14 February 2001 (age 17)   Arsenal
- 4FW Keyendrah Simmonds (2001-05-31) 31 May 2001 (age 17)[22]   Manchester City
- 4FW Rayhaan Tulloch (2001-01-20) 20 January 2001 (age 17)[23]   West Bromwich Albion

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

  1. ^ a b "England U18s squad named for Limoges". The Football Association. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  2. ^ "England's Youth/Under 18 Matches 1947-1976". England Football Online. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  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. ^ "England's teenage world beaters". Daily Mail. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  5. ^ "'SOMETIMES I HAVE TO PINCH MYSELF'". Arsenal.com.
  6. ^ Smyth, Rob (2009-06-29). "The forgotten story of… England's class of '93 | Rob Smyth | Football | guardian.co.uk". Guardian. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  7. ^ Association, The Football. "Mixed squad for Toulon trip". www.TheFA.com. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  8. ^ "England Under 18". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Luca Ashby-Hammond". Fulham F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Ajibola-Joshua Alese". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Dylan Crowe". Ipswich Town F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Vontae Daley-Campbell". UEFA. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Ethan Laird". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Nathanael Ogbeta". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Faustino Anjorin". Chelsea F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Arvin Appiah". Nottingham Forest F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  17. ^ "James Garner". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Curtis Jones". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Xavier Amaechi". UEFA. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  20. ^ "Folarin Balogun". Premier League. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Mason Greenwood". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  22. ^ "Keyendrah Simmonds". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  23. ^ "Rayhaan Tulloch". West Bromwich Albion F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2018.