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Scotland national under-18 football team

The Scotland national under-18 football team is the national football team representing Scotland for players of 18 years of age or under at the start of a denoted campaign. The team, which is controlled by the Scottish Football Association, acts as a feeder team to the Scotland national football team.

Scotland Under-18
AssociationScottish Football Association
Head coachBilly Stark[1]
First colours
Second colours
First international
UEFA European Under-18 Championship
Appearances18 (first in 1949)
Best resultWinners (1982)

Contents

HistoryEdit

Scotland's best performance at a European Championship Finals occurred in 1982, when they won the tournament.[2][3] The team was then managed by Andy Roxburgh and Walter Smith, who would both go on to manage the senior side. Scotland defeated rivals England in the qualifying round and finished top of Group 4, which also included the Netherlands. Scotland beat Poland 2–0 in the semi-finals and Czechoslovakia 3–1 in the final.

Scotland reached the semi-finals on seven other occasions. Scotland hosted the 1970 tournament, where they won a group containing Bulgaria, Sweden and Italy, but then lost 1–0 to Netherlands in the semi-final. In the 1978 tournament, hosted by Poland, Scotland topped a group containing Germany and Italy to qualify for the semi-final, where they lost on penalties to Yugoslavia.

The age group of the competition was adjusted upwards by one year for the 2002 tournament, with Scotland entering an under-19 team from then on. The Scotland under-18 team consequently fell into abeyance, aside from sporadic friendly matches including double-headers against Serbia in April 2012, Israel in April 2013 and the Czech Republic in October 2014.[4]

In 2018, recognising a gap in progression for the best players of the relevant age (several of whom were Performance School participants fast-tracked into the under-17s but not ready for the step up to under-19s), the SFA announced that the under-18 team would be re-established to offer more match experience as part of the same group.[5][6]

CoachesEdit

Competitive recordEdit

European ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1948–1954 – FIFA Junior Tournament
  • 1955–1980 – UEFA Junior Tournament
  • 1981–2001 – UEFA European U-18 Championship

For results since 2001, see Scotland national under-19 football team.

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
  1948 Did not enter
  1949 6th place 2 0 0 2 2 4
  1950 Did not enter
  1951
  1952
  1953
  1954
  1955
  1956
  1957
  1958
  1959
  1960
  1961
  1962
  1963 Third place 5 3 0 2 12 6
  1964 Fourth place 5 3 0 2 10 7
  1965 Group stage 2 1 1 0 2 1
  1966 Group stage 3 1 2 0 4 3
  1967 Qualification round
  1968 Group stage 3 2 0 1 6 2
  1969 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 5 5
  1970 Third place 5 3 1 1 11 4
  1971 Qualification round
  1972 Group stage 3 2 0 1 6 4
  1973 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 4
  1974 Third place 5 3 1 1 11 4
  1975 Qualification round
  1976 Withdrew
  1977
  1978 Fourth place 5 2 2 1 5 5
  1979 Group stage 3 2 0 1 5 5
  1980 Qualification round
  1981 Group stage 3 2 1 0 3 1
  1982 Winners 5 4 1 0 11 2
  1983 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 4
  1984 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 5
  1986 Fourth place 3 1 0 2 1 2
  1988 Qualification round
  1990 Qualification round
  1992 Qualification round
  1993 Qualification round
  1994 Qualification round
  1995 Qualification round
  1996 Qualification round
  1997 Qualification round
  1998 Qualification round
  1999 Qualification round
  2000 Qualification round
  2001 Qualification round
Total 18/50 66 34 12 20 104 68

Notes

  • First qualifying round and Preliminary round are the same stage
  • Elite round, Intermediary round and Second qualifying round are the same stage
  • Gold background indicates tournament win, Silver background colour indicates second-place finish.
  • Draws also include penalty shootouts, regardless of the outcome.

Other tournamentsEdit

Year Competition Result GP W D* L GS GA Ref
  1973 Atlantic Cup Third Place 2 1 1 0 2 1 [7]
  1974 Atlantic Cup Third Place 3 0 0 3 2 2 [7]
  1976 Cannes Junior Tournament Winners 4 3 1 0 8 2 [8]
  1977 Cannes Junior Tournament Third Place 4 2 1 1 6 5 [8]
  1979 Monaco Junior Tournament Third Place 4 3 1 0 4 0 [9]
  1979 Atlantic Cup Winners 3 2 1 0 11 1 [7]
  1980 Monaco Junior Tournament Fifth Place 3 1 1 1 3 2 [9]
  1981 Cannes Junior Tournament Fifth Place 4 2 1 1 4 4 [8]
  1982 Monaco Junior Tournament Fifth Place 2 0 0 2 0 4 [9]
  1984 Four Nations Tournament Fourth Place 3 0 1 2 1 4 [10]
  1985 Cannes Junior Tournament Sixth Place 1 1 2 1 3 4 [8]
  1985 Four Nations Tournament Winners 3 2 1 0 5 2 [10]
  1986 Four Nations Tournament Fourth Place 3 0 1 2 1 5 [10]
  1987 Four Nations Tournament Third Place 3 1 1 1 3 3 [10]
  1988 Four Nations Tournament Fourth Place 3 0 0 3 2 7 [10]
  1989 Four Nations Tournament Runners up 3 1 1 1 1 2 [10]
  1990 Four Nations Tournament Fourth Place 3 0 1 2 5 8 [10]
  1991 Four Nations Tournament Third Place 3 0 2 1 0 1 [10]
  1992 Four Nations Tournament Third Place 3 1 0 2 6 4 [10]
  1993 Four Nations Tournament Runners up 3 1 2 0 5 3 [10]
  1994 Four Nations Tournament Winners 3 2 1 0 4 1 [10]
  1995 Four Nations Tournament Third Place 3 1 0 2 5 6 [10]
  1996 Four Nations Tournament Winners 3 2 0 1 8 3 [10]
  1997 Four Nations Tournament Winners 3 2 1 0 4 2 [10]
  1998 Four Nations Tournament Runners up 3 2 0 1 4 2 [10]
  1999 Four Nations Tournament Winners 2 2 0 0 5 1 [10]
  2000 Four Nations Tournament Winners 2 1 1 0 3 1 [10]
  2001 Four Nations Tournament Third Place 3 1 1 1 1 1 [10]
  2003 Four Nations Tournament Third Place 3 1 0 2 6 8 [10]
  2004 Slovakia Cup Fourth Place 4 1 1 2 3 7 [11]
  2004 Four Nations Tournament Runners up 2 0 2 0 0 0 [10]
  2007 Limoges Tournament Third Place 3 0 1 2 3 6 [12]

Current squadEdit

The following players were selected for matches with France and Uzbekistan in October 2018.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Archie Mair (2001-02-10) 10 February 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Aberdeen
1GK Ross Sinclair 0 0   St Johnstone

2DF Jack Armer (2001-04-16) 16 April 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Preston North End
2DF Harrison Ashby (withdrew) 0 0   West Ham United
2DF Taylor Wilson (2001-07-14) 14 July 2001 (age 17) 0 0   Hamilton Academical
2DF Luis Binks 0 0   Tottenham Hotspur
2DF Lewis Gordon (withdrew) 0 0   Watford
2DF Luke Robinson 0 0   Wigan Athletic
2DF Chris Hamilton (2001-07-13) 13 July 2001 (age 17) 0 0   Heart of Midlothian
2DF Kane O’Connor (2001-01-17) 17 January 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Hibernian
2DF Nathan Patterson (2001-10-16) 16 October 2001 (age 17) 0 0   Rangers

3MF Dean Campbell (2001-03-19) 19 March 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Aberdeen
3MF Ethan Erhahon (2001-05-09) 9 May 2001 (age 18) 0 0   St Mirren
3MF Marc Leonard (2001-12-19) 19 December 2001 (age 17) 0 0   Brighton & Hove Albion
3MF Anthony McDonald (2001-03-17) 17 March 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Heart of Midlothian
3MF Ethan Ross (2001-08-15) 15 August 2001 (age 17) 0 0   Aberdeen
3MF Terry Taylor (2001-06-29) 29 June 2001 (age 17) 0 0   Wolverhampton Wanderers

4FW Aidan Fitzpatrick (2001-03-20) 20 March 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Partick Thistle
4FW Kyle Joseph 0 0   Wigan Athletic
4FW Josh McPake 0 0   Rangers
4FW Adedapo Mebude (2001-07-29) 29 July 2001 (age 17) 0 0   Rangers
4FW Jamie Semple (2001-05-17) 17 May 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Motherwell

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Scotland Under-18 squad announced for Spain-based friendly double-header". Scottish Football Association. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  2. ^ "History – Scotland sweep to U18 triumph". UEFA.com. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  3. ^ McCall, Chris (11 November 2015). "The forgotten Scotland team that won the Euros". The Scotsman. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Scotland Under-18s: Fixtures and results". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Scotland to introduce Under-18 national side". Scottish Football Association. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Scotland to introduce Under 18s national team as part of youth development plan". Daily Record. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Torneo Internacional Juvenil "Copa del Atlantico" (Gran Canaria)". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d "Tournoi Juniors U-18 de Cannes". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  9. ^ a b c "Tournoi Juniors U-18 de Monaco". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "U-18 Four Nations Tournament". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Slovakia Cup (U-17/U-18)". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  12. ^ "U-18 Tournament Limoges (France)". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 May 2015.