Scotland national under-19 football team
The Scotland national under-19 football team is the national football team representing Scotland for players of 19 years of age or under at the start of a European Under-19 Football Championship campaign. The team, which is controlled by the Scottish Football Association, acts as a feeder team to the Scotland national football team.
|Association||Scottish Football Association|
|Head coach||Billy Stark|
|Most caps||Callum Booth (13)|
|Top scorer||Alex MacDonald (7)|
| Scotland 8–0 San Marino|
(Tiszaújváros, Hungary; 22 October 2008)
|Netherlands 5–0 Scotland|
|European Under-19 Championship|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2006)|
|Best result||Runners-up (2006)|
Until 2001, the European youth championship was competed for by under-18 teams. The best performance by a Scotland under-18 team was in 1982, when they won the tournament. Beating Czechoslovakia 3–1 in the final, 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. In the semi-finals, Scotland beat Poland 2–0. Scotland also reached the semi-finals of the 1978 tournament, where they lost on penalties to Yugoslavia. Scotland topped Group two – which included Germany and Italy – to qualify for the semi-final, having beaten Denmark in the qualifying round.
During the period of the under-19 format, Scotland qualified for the finals tournament in 2006 when, under the guidance of manager Archie Gemmill and coach Tommy Wilson, they lost 2–1 to Spain in the final. This performance guaranteed Scotland's participation at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup (formerly the World Youth Championships), representing their first appearance for 20 years.
Since 2006, Scotland have not progressed past the elite qualification round of the European under-19 tournaments.
- 1948–1954 – FIFA Junior Tournament
- 1955–1980 – UEFA Junior Tournament
- 1981–2001 – UEFA European U-18 Championship
- 2002–present – UEFA European U-19 Championship
For results up to 2001, see Scotland national under-18 football team.
|2003||First qualifying round||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2004||Second qualifying round||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2008||First qualifying round||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2011||First qualifying round||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2012||First qualifying round||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2014||First qualifying round||–||–||–||–||–||–|
- 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.
|2005||Mini Tournament||Runners up||3||1||2||0||2||1|||
|2006||La Manga Tournament||Runners up||3||1||2||0||3||2|||
|2007||La Manga Tournament||Winners||3||2||1||0||5||2|||
The following players were named in the squad for the Elite Round of 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification in March 2019.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|DF||Brennan Camp||AFC Bournemouth|
|DF||Robbie Deas||27 February 2000||Cowdenbeath (on loan from Celtic)|
|DF||Jordan Houston||Airdrieonians (on loan from Rangers)|
|MF||Dean Campbell||19 March 2001||Aberdeen|
|MF||Harry Cochrane||24 April 2001||Heart of Midlothian|
|MF||Billy Gilmour||11 June 2001||Chelsea|
|MF||Ewan Henderson||27 March 2000||Celtic|
|MF||Elliot Watt||11 March 2000||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|FW||Jack Aitchison||5 March 2000||Alloa Athletic (on loan from Celtic)|
|FW||Jack Burroughs||21 March 2001||Coventry City|
|FW||Stephen Kelly||13 April 2000||Rangers|
|FW||Glenn Middleton||1 January 2000||Rangers|
|FW||Zak Rudden||6 February 2000||Falkirk (on loan from Rangers)|
- "Scotland U19 1-2 Spain U19". BBC Sport. 29 July 2006. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Gemmill hails 'incredible' youths". BBC Sport. 26 July 2006. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
- "Ricky Sbragia is new Scotland Under-21 head coach". BBC Sport. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
- "Scotland U21: Coach Ricky Sbragia makes way for Scot Gemmill". BBC Sport. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
- "Donald Park named as Scotland Under-19 coach". Scottish Football Association. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
- "Billy Stark confirmed as national youth team coach". Scottish Football Association. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
- "U-19 Tournament 2001 (Northern Ireland)". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- "U-19 Mini-Tournament Northern Ireland 2005". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- "U-17/U-19 Tournaments La Manga (Spain)". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- @ScotlandNT (4 March 2019). "The #SCO19s squad for our Elite Round stage of European qualifying has also been named. #YoungTeam" (Tweet). Retrieved 4 March 2019 – via Twitter.
- Uefa Under-19 website Contains full results archive