Gibraltar national under-19 football team

The Gibraltar national under-19 football team represents Gibraltar in football competitions at under-19 level and is controlled by the Gibraltar Football Association. It is a full member of FIFA and is therefore eligible to enter any FIFA-sanctioned tournaments. Gibraltar applied for full UEFA membership and was accepted by the UEFA Congress in May 2013 and can therefore compete in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship beginning with the 2014 edition of the tournament.

Gibraltar Under 19
AssociationGibraltar Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSteven Cummings
CaptainDylan Peacock
Most capsAndrew Hernandez, Dylan Peacock (9)
Top scorerJulian Del Rio (4)
FIFA codeGIB
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
First international
 Croatia 7–0 Gibraltar 
(Ostrava, Czech Republic; 17 October 2013)
Biggest win
 Gibraltar 3–2 Hong Kong 
(Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 28 September 2019)
Biggest defeat
 Gibraltar 1–16 Switzerland  
(Straßwalchen, Austria; 19 November 2019)

UEFA AcceptanceEdit

Since being accepted into UEFA in May 2013, they have played three competitive matches for the qualifying round of the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. They were drawn into Group 1 with Czech Republic, Cyprus and Croatia. Czech Republic were the hosts of the group and all three games were played in the Městský stadion in Ostrava.

They played their first competitive match on 17 October 2013 against Croatia which ended in a thumping 7-0 victory for the Croats. Two days later they played the Czech Republic which resulted in a 3-0 defeat for the Gibraltarians before being thumped 7-0 yet again although this time by Cyprus.[1] The team went 3 years without scoring a goal from 2016, until 2019 when they played in an under-19 tournament hosted by Chinese Taipei. In the first game on 28 September 2019, a Julian Del Rio hat-trick saw Gibraltar under-19s achieve their first ever victory, against Hong Kong.

Recent results and fixturesEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019 after the game against    Switzerland.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK John-Paul Hernandez (2002-03-08) 8 March 2002 (age 18) 5 0   Lions Gibraltar
13 1GK Bradley Avellano (2002-11-01) 1 November 2002 (age 17) 1 0   Lincoln Red Imps

5 2DF Isaac Vinet (2001-04-20) 20 April 2001 (age 18) 6 0 Free agent
6 2DF Louis Parral (2002-03-13) 13 March 2002 (age 18) 6 0   Lions Gibraltar
3 2DF Jesse Picardo-Peralta (2001-08-19) 19 August 2001 (age 18) 5 0   Europa
16 2DF Shaylon Hanglin (2002-04-24) 24 April 2002 (age 17) 5 0   Lynx
2 2DF Craig Bossano-Anes (2002-10-22) 22 October 2002 (age 17) 3 0   Lions Gibraltar
4 2DF Sean Montovio (2001-05-15) 15 May 2001 (age 18) 2 0 Free agent

7 3MF Shay Jones (2002-02-24) 24 February 2002 (age 18) 8 0   Lincoln Red Imps
11 3MF Luke Bautista (2001-11-09) 9 November 2001 (age 18) 8 0   Europa
15 3MF Evan De Haro (2002-09-28) 28 September 2002 (age 17) 5 0   Algeciras
14 3MF Jemar Matto (2001-01-19) 19 January 2001 (age 19) 4 0   College 1975
19 3MF Craig Galliano (2002-04-23) 23 April 2002 (age 17) 3 1   Lincoln Red Imps
12 3MF Omar El Yettefti (2002-11-23) 23 November 2002 (age 17) 3 0   Europa Point
20 3MF Davan Martin (2003-01-29) 29 January 2003 (age 17) 3 0   Lincoln Red Imps
18 3MF Dylan De Los Santos (2002-06-27) 27 June 2002 (age 17) 2 0   Manchester 62

10 4FW Julian Del Rio (captain) (2002-02-15) 15 February 2002 (age 18) 6 4   Lincoln Red Imps
9 4FW Brendan Ramagge (2002-05-27) 27 May 2002 (age 17) 6 0   Lions Gibraltar
17 4FW Adam Gracia (2001-05-28) 28 May 2001 (age 18) 6 0   Europa

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up within the past twelve months or withdrew from the current squad due to injury or suspension, and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Christian Lopez (2001-02-10) 10 February 2001 (age 19) 4 0   Europa vs.   Chinese Taipei, 1 October 2019

DF Leeroy Marquez (2003-07-05) 5 July 2003 (age 16) 6 0   Lincoln Red Imps vs.   Chinese Taipei, 1 October 2019
DF Kian Ronan (2001-03-18) 18 March 2001 (age 19) 5 1   Manchester 62 vs.   Chinese Taipei, 1 October 2019
DF Zac Olivero (2002-01-11) 11 January 2002 (age 18) 1 0   College 1975 vs.   Chinese Taipei, 1 October 2019

MF Jamie Muir (2001-04-08) 8 April 2001 (age 18) 5 0   Glacis United vs.   Chinese Taipei, 1 October 2019

FW Dylan Peacock (2001-08-24) 24 August 2001 (age 18) 9 0   Bruno's Magppies vs.   Chinese Taipei, 1 October 2019

INJ Withdrew from the squad due to an injury
PRE Preliminary squad
U21 Called up to U21 side
WD Withdrew for other reasons

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Steven Cummings
Assistant Coach   David Ochello
Team Doctor   Freddy Arana
Physio   David Mitchell

Managerial historyEdit

Top GoalscorersEdit

As of 19 November 2019

Players with an equal number of goals are ranked in order of average.

# Name Career Goals Caps Average
1 Julian Del Rio 2019– 4 6 0.667
2 Craig Galliano 2019– 1 3 0.333
Anthony Hernandez 2013 1 4 0.25
Kian Ronan 2017–2019 1 5 0.2
Leon Clinton 2015–2016 1 6 0.167
Jayce Consigliero 2014–2015 1 6 0.167
Jamie Coombes 2013–2014 1 6 0.167
Scott Ballantine 2013–2014 1 7 0.143

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The match, originally to be played on 13 November at 14:30, was postponed to 14 November at 13:00 due to snow.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gibraltar Under-19 Matches". UEFA. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. ^ "U19: EM-Quali-Auftakt muss verschoben werden". ÖFB. 13 November 2019.
  3. ^ Under-19 Squad Announcement Gibraltar FA. Retrieved 24 September 2019.

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