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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.

England Under-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Three Lions
AssociationThe Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachPaul Simpson
FIFA codeENG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1981)
Best resultChampions, 2017

England were the previous reigning champions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, after defeating Venezuela in the final of the 2017 tournament.[1] Since the 2017–18 season, England contest the Under 20 Elite League.

The team is currently coached by Paul Simpson.[2]

Fixtures and resultsEdit

2017–18 Under 20 Elite LeagueEdit

2018–19 Under 20 Elite LeagueEdit

6 September 2018 England  2–0   Switzerland
10 September 2018 Netherlands  3–1  England
11 October 2018 England  2–1  Italy
15 October 2018 Czech Republic  1–1  England
19 November 2018 England  2–1  Germany

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

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.

The following players were named in the squad for the fixtures against Italy and Czech Republic, to be played on 10 and 14 October 2019 respectively.[3]

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 Josef Bursik (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 19)   Accrington Stanley (on loan from Stoke City)
- 1GK Billy Crellin (2000-06-30) 30 June 2000 (age 19)   Chorley (on loan from Fleetwood Town)
- 1GK Thomas McGill (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 19)   Brighton & Hove Albion

- 2DF Jayden Bogle (2000-07-27) 27 July 2000 (age 19)   Derby County
- 2DF Nathan Ferguson (2000-10-06) 6 October 2000 (age 19)   West Bromwich Albion
- 2DF Lewis Gibson (2000-07-19) 19 July 2000 (age 19)   Everton
- 2DF Tariq Lamptey (2000-09-30) 30 September 2000 (age 19)   Chelsea
- 2DF Joel Latibeaudiere (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 19)   Manchester City
- 2DF Japhet Tanganga (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 20)   Tottenham Hotspur
- 2DF Brandon Williams (2000-09-03) 3 September 2000 (age 19)   Manchester United

- 3MF Flynn Downes (1999-01-20) 20 January 1999 (age 20)   Ipswich Town
- 3MF Andre Dozzell (1999-05-02) 2 May 1999 (age 20)   Ipswich Town
- 3MF Conor Gallagher (2000-02-06) 6 February 2000 (age 19)   Charlon Athletic (on loan from Chelsea)
- 3MF Angel Gomes (2000-08-31) 31 August 2000 (age 19)   Manchester United
- 3MF Callum Slattery (1999-02-08) 8 February 1999 (age 20)   Southampton
- 3MF Marcus Tavernier (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 20)   Middlesbrough

- 4FW Luke Bolton (1999-10-07) 7 October 1999 (age 20)   Luton Town (on loan from Manchester City)
- 4FW Jack Clarke (2000-11-23) 23 November 2000 (age 18)   Leeds United (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
- 4FW Jonathan Leko (1999-04-24) 24 April 1999 (age 20)   Charlton Athletic (on loan from West Brom)
- 4FW Danny Loader (2000-08-28) 28 August 2000 (age 19)   Reading
- 4FW Ian Poveda (2000-02-09) 9 February 2000 (age 19)   Manchester City

Recent call-upsEdit

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 (1999-01-08) 8 January 1999 (age 20)[4] - -   Tottenham Hotspur v. Poland/Portugal, 21–26 March 2019[5]
GK Ellery Balcombe (1999-10-15) 15 October 1999 (age 19)[6] - -   Viborg FF (on loan from Brentford) Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019[7]
GK Josh Griffiths (2001-09-05) 5 September 2001 (age 18)[8] - -   West Bromwich Albion v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019[9]
GK Ryan Schofield (1999-12-11) 11 December 1999 (age 19) - -   Huddersfield Town Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019[7]

DF Trevoh Chalobah (1999-07-05) 5 July 1999 (age 20) - -   Huddersfield Town (on loan from Chelsea) Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019[7]
DF Tom Edwards (1999-01-22) 22 January 1999 (age 20) - -   Stoke City v. Poland/Portugal, 21–26 March 2019[5]
DF Marc Guehi (2000-07-13) 13 July 2000 (age 19) - -   Chelsea Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019[7]
DF Reece James (1999-12-08) 8 December 1999 (age 19) - -   Chelsea Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019[7]
DF Adam Lewis (1999-11-08) 8 November 1999 (age 19)[10] - -   Liverpool v. Poland/Portugal, 21–26 March 2019[5]
DF Steven Sessegnon (2000-05-18) 18 May 2000 (age 19) - -   Fulham Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019[7]
DF Dujon Sterling (1999-10-24) 24 October 1999 (age 19) - -   Wigan Athletic (on loan from Chelsea) v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6–10 September 2018[11]
DF Ben Wilmot (1999-11-04) 4 November 1999 (age 19) - -   Swansea City (on loan from Watford) v. Poland/Portugal, 21–26 March 2019[5]

MF Elliot Embleton (1999-04-02) 2 April 1999 (age 20) - -   Sunderland v. Poland/Portugal, 21–26 March 2019[5]
MF Ryan Giles (2000-01-26) 26 January 2000 (age 19) - -   Shrewsbury Town (on loan from Wolves) v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019[9]
MF Dwight McNeil (1999-11-22) 22 November 1999 (age 19) - -   Burnley Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019[7]
MF Jamie Shackleton (1999-10-08) 8 October 1999 (age 20) - -   Leeds United v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019[9]
MF Joe Willock (1999-08-20) 20 August 1999 (age 20) - -   Arsenal Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019[7]

FW Ben Brereton (1999-04-18) 18 April 1999 (age 20) - -   Blackburn Rovers v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6–10 September 2018[11]
FW George Hirst (1999-02-15) 15 February 1999 (age 20) - -   Leicester City Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019[7]
FW Reiss Nelson (1999-12-10) 10 December 1999 (age 19) - -   Arsenal v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6–10 September 2018[11]
FW Eddie Nketiah (1999-05-30) 30 May 1999 (age 20) - -   Leeds United (on loan from Arsenal) Toulon Tournament, 1–15 June 2019[7]
FW Luke Thomas (1999-02-19) 19 February 1999 (age 20) - -   Barnsley v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019[9]
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad before any games had been played.

Tournament historyEdit

FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA Squad
  1977 Did not qualify
  1979 Did not qualify
  1981 Fourth place 6 2 2 2 9 7 Squad
  1983 Did not qualify
  1985 Group stage 3 0 1 2 2 5 Squad
  1987 Did not qualify
  1989 Did not qualify
  1991 Group stage 3 0 2 1 3 4 Squad
  1993 Third place 6 3 2 1 6 4 Squad
  1995 Did not qualify
  1997 Round of 16 4 3 0 1 9 3 Squad
  1999 Group stage 3 0 0 3 0 4 Squad
  2001 Did not qualify
  2003 Group stage 3 0 1 2 0 2 Squad
  2005 Did not qualify
  2007 Did not qualify
  2009 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 6 Squad
  2011[12] Round of 16 4 0 3 1 0 1 Squad
  2013 Group stage 3 0 2 1 3 5 Squad
  2015 Did not qualify
  2017 Champions 7 6 1 0 12 3 Squad
  2019 Did not qualify
Total[13] 11/22 45 14 15 16 45 44

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Under-20 World Cup:England beat Venezuela in final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Young Lions set for new season". The Football Association. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ "THE ENGLAND MU20S SQUAD HAS BEEN NAMED FOR GAMES WITH ITALY AND CZECH REPUBLIC". The Football Association. 4 October 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Brandon Austin". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Paul Simpson has picked his England U20s squad for games with Poland and Portugal". The Football Association. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Ellery Balcombe". Brentford F.C. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "ENGLAND MU20S SQUAD NAMED BY PAUL SIMPSON FOR MAURICE REVELLO TOURNAMENT IN FRANCE". The Football Association. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Josh Griffiths". West Bromwich Albion F.C. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d "ENGLAND U20S OPEN SEASON AGAINST NETHERLANDS AND SWITZERLAND WITH A 21-MAN SQUAD". The Football Association. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Adam Lewis". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "England U20s squad named for September double-header". The Football Association. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  12. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup – Previous Tournaments". FIFA.com. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  13. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup: England". FIFA.com. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.

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