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 italics denote players who have been capped by England in a higher age group.
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||Josh Griffiths||5 September 2001||-||-||West Bromwich Albion||v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019|
|GK||Thomas McGill||25 March 2000||-||-||Brighton & Hove Albion||v. Italy/Czech Republic, 10–14 October 2019|
|DF||Brandon Williams||3 September 2000||-||-||Manchester United||v. Portugal/Iceland, 14–19 November 2019 INJ|
|MF||Conor Gallagher||6 February 2000||-||-||Chelsea||v. Italy/Czech Republic, 10–14 October 2019 SEN|
|MF||Ryan Giles||26 January 2000||-||-||Coventry City (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)||v. Italy/Czech Republic, 10–14 October 2019|
|MF||Jamie Shackleton||8 October 1999||-||-||Leeds United||v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019|
|MF||Callum Slattery||8 February 1999||-||-||Southampton||v. Italy/Czech Republic, 10–14 October 2019|
|FW||Jonathan Leko||24 April 1999||-||-||West Bromwich Albion||v. Italy/Czech Republic, 10–14 October 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.
- SEN Player withdrew from the squad due to a call-up to the under-21 team.
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|
|2021||To be determined|
- "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.
- "KEITH DOWNING PICKS HIS SQUAD FOR GAMES IN PORTUGAL AND WITH ICELAND IN WYCOMBE". The Football Association. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
- "Joseph Anang". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 18 November 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.
- "THE ENGLAND MU20S SQUAD HAS BEEN NAMED FOR GAMES WITH ITALY AND CZECH REPUBLIC". The Football Association. 4 October 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
- "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.