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Spain national under-19 football team

The Spain national under-19 football team represents Spain in international football at this age level and is controlled by Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain. It is the most successful national team in Europe with eight continental titles.

Spain Under-19
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)La Rojita (The Little Red One)
La Furia Roja
(The Red Fury)
AssociationRoyal Spanish Football Federation
(Real Federación Española de Fútbol – RFEF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSanti Denia (2018–)
Most capsAarón Ñíguez (23)
Top scorerJuan Mata (12)
FIFA codeESP
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 2–0 Switzerland  
(Monzón, Spain; 3 October 2001)
Biggest win
 Spain 8–1 Cyprus 
(Torrevieja, Spain; 28 May 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Turkey 3–0 Spain 
(Chiajna, Romania; 26 July 2011)
 England 3–0 Spain 
(Burton upon Trent, England; 24 March 2017)
Records for competitive matches only.
European Under-19 Championship
Appearances12 (first in 2002)
Best resultWinners (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019)
Spain national under-19 football team
Medal record
U-19 European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2002 Norway Team
Gold medal – first place 2004 Switzerland Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Poland Team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Austria Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 France Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Romania Team
Gold medal – first place 2012 Estonia Team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Greece Team
Gold medal – first place 2019 Armenia Team

Competitive recordEdit

UEFA European Under-19 Championship RecordEdit

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
  2002 Champions 10 9 1 0 32 4
  2003 Second qualifying round 3 1 1 1 3 2
  2004 Champions 8 6 2 0 17 5
  2005 Elite Round 3 2 0 1 5 1
  2006 Champions 8 7 1 0 32 7
  2007 Champions 8 5 3 0 16 5
  2008 Group Stage 9 5 2 2 18 7
  2009 Group Stage 9 6 0 3 21 7
  2010 Runners-up 11 8 1 2 25 10
  2011 Champions 11 9 1 1 34 8
  2012 Champions 8 6 2 0 17 10
  2013 Semi-Finals 7 5 1 1 11 5
  2014 Elite Round 3 2 0 1 6 4
  2015 Champions 8 6 1 1 22 5
  2016 Elite Round 3 1 1 1 3 3
  2017 Elite Round 3 2 0 1 7 3
  2018 Elite Round 3 1 1 1 5 4
  2019 Champions 8 5 3 0 16 5
Total 12/17 123 86 21 16 290 95

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

  • Gold background color indicates first-place finish. Silver background color indicates second-place finish.

Individual awardsEdit

In addition to team victories, Spanish players have won individual awards at UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

Year Golden Player Golden Boot
  2002 Fernando Torres Fernando Torres
  2004 Juanfran
  2006 Alberto Bueno Alberto Bueno
  2010 Dani Pacheco
  2011 Álex Fernández Álvaro Morata
  2012 Gerard Deulofeu Jesé
  2015 Marco Asensio Borja Mayoral

Player recordsEdit

Top AppearancesEdit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-19 Caps
1 Aarón Ñíguez Valencia, Xerez, Iraklis 2006–2008 23
2 Emilio Nsue Mallorca 2006–2008 21
3 Jorge Pulido Atlético Madrid 2008–2010 20
  Juanmi Jiménez Málaga 2011–2012 20
5 Gerard Deulofeu Barcelona 2011–2012 19
  Juan Miranda Barcelona 2017–2019 19
7 César Azpilicueta Osasuna 2007–2008 18
  Daniel Aquino Murcia 2007–2009 18
  Carlos Fernández Sevilla 2013–2015 18
  Antonio Marín Almería 2013–2015 18
  Abel Ruiz Barcelona 2017–2019 18
  Aarón Martín Espanyol 2014–2016 18

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-19s.

Top GoalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-19 Goals
1 Juan Mata Real Madrid 2006–2007 12
2 Alberto Bueno Real Madrid 2006–2007 11
  Álvaro Morata Real Madrid 2010–2011 11
  Borja Mayoral Real Madrid 2014–2016 11
5 Ferran Torres Valencia 2018–2019 9
6 Aarón Ñíguez Valencia, Xerez, Iraklis 2006–2008 8
  Pablo Sarabia Real Madrid, Getafe 2010–2011 8
  Juanmi Jiménez Málaga 2011–2012 8
  Marco Asensio Mallorca, Real Madrid 2014–2015 8
10 Sergio García Barcelona 2001–2002 7
  Emilio Nsue Mallorca 2006–2008 7
  Francisco Mérida Arsenal, Real Sociedad 2007–2009 7
  Isco Alarcón Valencia 2010–2011 7
  Abel Ruiz Barcelona 2017–2019 7
  Paco Alcácer Valencia 2011–2012 7

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-19s.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Former squadsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit