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.
|Nickname(s)||The Three Lions|
|Association||The Football Association|
|Head coach||Paul Simpson|
|FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|Appearances||11 (first in 1981)|
|Best result||Champions, 2017|
England were the previous reigning champions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, after defeating Venezuela in the final of the 2017 tournament. Since the 2017–18 season, England contest the Under 20 Elite League.
Fixtures and resultsEdit
2017–18 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)
|27 March 2018||England||3–0||Portugal||Academy Stadium, Manchester|
Davis 41' (pen.)
Referee: Siemen Mulder (Netherlands)
2018–19 Under 20 Elite LeagueEdit
For the 2019–20 Under 20 Elite League players born on or after 1 January 1999 are eligible. Players born between January and August 1999 are third-year graduates of the English academy system, players born between September 1999 and August 2000 are second-year graduates, players born between September 2000 and August 2001 are first-year graduates. Players born after 1 January 2001 remain eligible to play for England under-19s.
Names in bold denote players who have been capped by England in a higher age group.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Club|
|-||GK||Josef Bursik||12 July 2000||Accrington Stanley (on loan from Stoke City)|
|-||GK||Billy Crellin||30 June 2000||Chorley (on loan from Fleetwood Town)|
|-||GK||Thomas McGill||25 March 2000||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|-||DF||Jayden Bogle||27 July 2000||Derby County|
|-||DF||Nathan Ferguson||6 October 2000||West Bromwich Albion|
|-||DF||Lewis Gibson||19 July 2000||Everton|
|-||DF||Tariq Lamptey||30 September 2000||Chelsea|
|-||DF||Joel Latibeaudiere||6 January 2000||Manchester City|
|-||DF||Japhet Tanganga||31 March 1999||Tottenham Hotspur|
|-||DF||Brandon Williams||3 September 2000||Manchester United|
|-||MF||Flynn Downes||20 January 1999||Ipswich Town|
|-||MF||Andre Dozzell||2 May 1999||Ipswich Town|
|-||MF||Conor Gallagher||6 February 2000||Charlon Athletic (on loan from Chelsea)|
|-||MF||Angel Gomes||31 August 2000||Manchester United|
|-||MF||Callum Slattery||8 February 1999||Southampton|
|-||MF||Marcus Tavernier||22 March 1999||Middlesbrough|
|-||FW||Luke Bolton||7 October 1999||Luton Town (on loan from Manchester City)|
|-||FW||Jack Clarke||23 November 2000||Leeds United (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)|
|-||FW||Jonathan Leko||24 April 1999||Charlton Athletic (on loan from West Brom)|
|-||FW||Danny Loader||28 August 2000||Reading|
|-||FW||Ian Poveda||9 February 2000||Manchester City|
The following players have previously been called up to the England under-20 squad in the last 12 months and remain eligible.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Brandon Austin||8 January 1999||-||-||Tottenham Hotspur||v. Poland/Portugal, 21–26 March 2019|
|GK||Ellery Balcombe||15 October 1999||-||-||Viborg FF (on loan from Brentford)||Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019|
|GK||Josh Griffiths||5 September 2001||-||-||West Bromwich Albion||v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019|
|GK||Ryan Schofield||11 December 1999||-||-||Huddersfield Town||Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019|
|DF||Trevoh Chalobah||5 July 1999||-||-||Huddersfield Town (on loan from Chelsea)||Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019|
|DF||Tom Edwards||22 January 1999||-||-||Stoke City||v. Poland/Portugal, 21–26 March 2019|
|DF||Marc Guehi||13 July 2000||-||-||Chelsea||Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019|
|DF||Reece James||8 December 1999||-||-||Chelsea||Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019|
|DF||Adam Lewis||8 November 1999||-||-||Liverpool||v. Poland/Portugal, 21–26 March 2019|
|DF||Steven Sessegnon||18 May 2000||-||-||Fulham||Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019|
|DF||Dujon Sterling||24 October 1999||-||-||Wigan Athletic (on loan from Chelsea)||v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6–10 September 2018|
|DF||Ben Wilmot||4 November 1999||-||-||Swansea City (on loan from Watford)||v. Poland/Portugal, 21–26 March 2019|
|MF||Elliot Embleton||2 April 1999||-||-||Sunderland||v. Poland/Portugal, 21–26 March 2019|
|MF||Ryan Giles||26 January 2000||-||-||Shrewsbury Town (on loan from Wolves)||v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019|
|MF||Dwight McNeil||22 November 1999||-||-||Burnley||Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019|
|MF||Jamie Shackleton||8 October 1999||-||-||Leeds United||v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019|
|MF||Joe Willock||20 August 1999||-||-||Arsenal||Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019|
|FW||Ben Brereton||18 April 1999||-||-||Blackburn Rovers||v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6–10 September 2018|
|FW||George Hirst||15 February 1999||-||-||Leicester City||Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019|
|FW||Reiss Nelson||10 December 1999||-||-||Arsenal||v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6–10 September 2018|
|FW||Eddie Nketiah||30 May 1999||-||-||Leeds United (on loan from Arsenal)||Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019|
|FW||Luke Thomas||19 February 1999||-||-||Barnsley||v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019|
- 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|
- "Under-20 World Cup:England beat Venezuela in final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
- "Young Lions set for new season". The Football Association. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
- "THE ENGLAND MU20S SQUAD HAS BEEN NAMED FOR GAMES WITH ITALY AND CZECH REPUBLIC". The Football Association. 4 October 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
- "Brandon Austin". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- "Paul Simpson has picked his England U20s squad for games with Poland and Portugal". The Football Association. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
- "Ellery Balcombe". Brentford F.C. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- "ENGLAND MU20S SQUAD NAMED BY PAUL SIMPSON FOR MAURICE REVELLO TOURNAMENT IN FRANCE". The Football Association. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- "Josh Griffiths". West Bromwich Albion F.C. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
- "ENGLAND U20S OPEN SEASON AGAINST NETHERLANDS AND SWITZERLAND WITH A 21-MAN SQUAD". The Football Association. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
- "Adam Lewis". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- "England U20s squad named for September double-header". The Football Association. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- "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.