England national under-20 football team
England national under-20 football team, also known as England Under-20s or England U20(s), represents England in association football at an under-20 age level and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England.
|Association||The Football Association|
|Head coach||Paul Simpson|
|FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|Appearances||11 (first in 1981)|
|Best result||Champions, 2017|
Because there is no under-20 competition at UEFA level, England's under-20 side has generally only played competitive matches when it has qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is held every 2 years. England are the reigning champions of this competition, after defeating Venezuela in the final of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Starting in the 2017–18 season, England U20 will contest the Under 20 Elite League.
Fixtures and results 2017–2018Edit
2017 FIFA U-20 World CupEdit
|2||South Korea (H)||3||2||0||1||5||2||+3||6|
Solanke 90+3' (pen.)
|Tomori 59' (o.g.)||Report||Cook 53'|
Round of 16Edit
|Leal 89'||Report||Lookman 35', 63'|
|Report||Onomah 33', 72'|
|Orsolini 2'||Report||Solanke 66', 88'|
Under 20 Elite LeagueEdit
|31 August 2017||England||3–0||Netherlands||New Bucks Head, Telford|
Referee: Daniel Schlager (Germany)
|4 September 2017||Switzerland||0–0||England||Stadion Schützenwiese, Winterthur|
|18:00||Report||Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
|5 October 2017||Italy||1–5||England||Stadio Città di Gorgonzola, Gorgonzola|
|18:00||Panico 14'||Report||Buckley-Ricketts 4', 34'
Ugbo 67' (pen.)
|Referee: João Capela (Portugal)
|10 October 2017||England||4–0||Czech Republic||St George's Park, Burton upon Trent|
Mavididi 25' (pen.), 75'
|Report||Referee: Łukasz Szczech (Poland)
|14 November 2017||Germany||2–1||England||Stadion Zwickau, Zwickau|
|Eggestein 10', 32'||Report||Barnes 86'||Attendance: 3,720
Referee: Marco Di Bello (Italy)
|22 March 2018||Poland||0–1||England||Stadion Miejski, Bielsko-Biała|
|19:00||Report||Wan-Bissaka 52', 76'
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
For the 2017–18 season, for regular matches players born on or after 1 January 1998 are eligible. However, in the 2017–18 Under 20 Elite League, which England will participate in, players born on or after 1 January 1997 are eligible. Players born between January and August 1998 are second-year graduates of the English academy system, players born between September 1998 and August 1999 are first-year graduates.
Names in bold denote players who have been capped by England in a higher age group.
|Number||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Club|
|-||GK||Aynsley Pears||23 April 1998||Middlesbrough|
|-||GK||Nathan Trott||21 November 1998||West Ham United|
|-||DF||Callum Brittain||12 March 1998||Milton Keynes Dons|
|-||DF||Darnell Johnson||3 September 1998||Leicester City|
|-||DF||Lloyd Kelly||6 October 1998||Bristol City|
|-||DF||Ezri Konsa||23 October 1997||Charlton Athletic|
|-||DF||Easah Suliman||26 January 1998||Aston Villa|
|-||DF||Aaron Wan-Bissaka||26 November 1997||Crystal Palace|
|-||MF||Harvey Barnes||9 December 1997||Leicester City|
|-||MF||Josh Dasilva||23 October 1998||Arsenal|
|-||MF||Tayo Edun||14 May 1998||Fulham|
|-||MF||Ronaldo Vieira||19 July 1998||Leeds United|
|-||FW||Keinan Davis||13 February 1998||Aston Villa|
|-||FW||Marcus Edwards||3 December 1998||Norwich City (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)|
|-||FW||Rushian Hepburn-Murphy||28 August 1998||Aston Villa|
|-||FW||Josh Sims||28 March 1997||Southampton|
|-||FW||Chris Willock||31 January 1998||Benfica|
|-||FW||Isaac Buckley-Ricketts||14 March 1998||Peterborough United|
The following players have previously been called up to the England under-20 squad and remain eligible.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Will Henry||6 July 1998||-||-||Dunstable Town (on loan from Swindon Town)||v. Italy/Czech Republic, 5-10 October 2017|
|GK||Will Huffer||30 October 1998||-||-||Leeds United||v. Poland/Portugal, 22-27 March 2018 INJ|
|GK||Will Mannion||5 May 1998||-||-||Hull City||v. Germany, 14 November 2017|
|GK||Aaron Ramsdale||14 May 1998||-||-||Bournemouth||v. Germany, 14 November 2017|
|DF||Jay Dasilva||22 April 1998||-||-||Charlton Athletic (on loan from Chelsea)||v. Germany, 14 November 2017|
|DF||Demeaco Duhaney||13 October 1998||-||-||Manchester City||v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 31 August–4 September 2017|
|DF||James Justin||23 February 1998||-||-||Luton Town||v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 31 August–4 September 2017|
|DF||Reece Oxford||16 December 1998||-||-||Borussia Mönchengladbach (on loan from West Ham United)||v. Germany, 14 November 2017|
|MF||Sam Field||8 May 1998||-||-||West Bromwich Albion||v. Poland/Portugal, 22-27 March 2018 INJ|
|MF||Jacob Maddox||3 November 1998||-||-||Chelsea||v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 31 August–4 September 2017|
|MF||Connor Mahoney||12 February 1997||-||-||Barnsley (on loan from Bournemouth)||v. Germany, 14 November 2017|
|MF||Callum O'Hare||1 May 1998||-||-||Aston Villa||v. Germany, 14 November 2017|
|FW||Andre Green||26 July 1998||-||-||Aston Villa||v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 31 August–4 September 2017|
|FW||Kaylen Hinds||28 January 1998||-||-||Greuther Fürth (on loan from Wolfsburg)||v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 31 August–4 September 2017|
|FW||Stephy Mavididi||31 May 1998||-||-||Charlton Athletic (on loan from Arsenal)||v. Germany, 14 November 2017|
|FW||Lukas Nmecha||12 December 1998||-||-||Manchester City||v. Poland/Portugal, 22-27 March 2018 INJ|
|FW||Ike Ugbo||21 September 1998||-||-||Milton Keynes Dons (on loan from Chelsea)||v. Germany, 14 November 2017|
- INJ Player withdrew from the squad before any games had been played.
FIFA U-20 World CupEdit
|1977||Did not qualify|
|1979||Did not qualify|
|1983||Did not qualify|
|1987||Did not qualify|
|1989||Did not qualify|
|1995||Did not qualify|
|1997||Round of 16||4||3||0||1||9||3||Squad|
|2001||Did not qualify|
|2005||Did not qualify|
|2007||Did not qualify|
|2011||Round of 16||4||0||3||1||0||1||Squad|
|2015||Did not qualify|
|2019||Did not qualify|
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- "Nathan Trott". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- "Darnell Johnson". UEFA. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
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- "Demeaco Duhaney". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
- "EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS STEP UP AS ENGLAND UNDER-20 SQUAD NAMED". The Football Association. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
- "Jacob Maddox". Chelsea F.C. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
- "YOUNG LIONS BOSS KEITH DOWNING HAPPY TO DELVE INTO DEPTH OF U20S TALENT POOL". The Football Association. 1 October 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- "Lukas Nmecha". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
- "FIFA U-20 World Cup – Previous Tournaments". FIFA.com. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "FIFA U-20 World Cup: England". FIFA.com. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.