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UEFA European Under-17 Championship

The UEFA European Under-17 Championship is an annual football competition contested by the European men's under-17 national teams of the member associations of UEFA.

UEFA European Under-17 Championship
UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship logo.png
Founded1982
RegionEurope (UEFA)
Number of teamsMaximum of 54 (qualifying round)
32 (elite round)
16 (finals)
Current champions Netherlands (4th title)
Most successful team(s) Spain (9 titles)
2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

Spain is the most successful team in this competition, having won nine titles. The Netherlands are the current champions.

Contents

History and formatEdit

Year of tournament Format Number of teams
1982–1984 Semi-finals, third place play-off and final 4
1985–1992 Four groups of four teams, semi-finals, third place play-off and final 16
1993–2001 Four groups of four teams, quarter-finals, semi-finals, third place play-off and final
2002 Four groups of four teams, quarter-finals, semi-finals, third place play-off and final 16
2003–2006 Two groups of four teams, semi-finals, third place play-off and final 8
2007–2014 Two groups of four teams, semi-finals and final
2015–present Four groups of four teams, quarter-finals, play-offs between quarter-final losers (in odd years only, for qualifying to FIFA U-17 World Cup), semi-finals, and final 16

The current competition format consists of three stages: a qualifying round, an elite round and a final tournament. The first stage takes place in autumn of the previous year, while the elite round is played in spring. The winners of each elite round group join the host team in the final tournament, played in May. Until the 1997 tournament, players born on or after 1 August the year they turned 17 years were eligible to compete. Since the 1998 tournament, the date limit has been moved back to 1 January.[1]

ResultsEdit

UEFA European Under-16 Championship (1982–2001)Edit

Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1982
Details
  Italy  
Italy
1–0  
West Germany
 
Yugoslavia
0–0
(4–2) ps
 
Finland
1984
Details
  West Germany  
West Germany
2–0  
Soviet Union
 
England
1–0  
Yugoslavia
1985
Details
  Hungary  
Soviet Union
4–0  
Greece
 
Spain
1–0  
East Germany
1986
Details
  Greece  
Spain
2–1  
Italy
 
Soviet Union
1–1
(9–8) ps
 
East Germany
1987
Details
  France  
Italy
Title not awarded[2]
(1–0)
0–3
[3]
 
Soviet Union
 
France
3–0  
Turkey
1988
Details
  Spain  
Spain
0–0
(4–2) ps
 
Portugal
 
East Germany
0–0
(5–4) ps
 
West Germany
1989
Details
  Denmark  
Portugal
4–1  
East Germany
 
France
3–2  
Spain
1990
Details
  East Germany  
Czechoslovakia
3–2
aet
 
Yugoslavia
 
Poland
3–2  
Portugal
1991
Details
   Switzerland  
Spain
2–0  
Germany
 
Greece
1–1
(5–4) ps
 
France
1992
Details
  Cyprus  
Germany
2–1  
Spain
 
Italy
1–0  
Portugal
1993
Details
  Turkey  
Poland
1–0  
Italy
 
Czechoslovakia
2–1  
France
1994
Details
  Republic of Ireland  
Turkey
1–0  
Denmark
 
Ukraine
2–0  
Austria
1995
Details
  Belgium  
Portugal
2–0  
Spain
 
Germany
2–1
aet
 
France
1996
Details
  Austria  
Portugal
1–0  
France
 
Israel
3–2  
Greece
1997
Details
  Germany  
Spain
0–0
(5–4) ps
 
Austria
 
Germany
3–1  
Switzerland
1998
Details
  Scotland  
Republic of Ireland
2–1  
Italy
 
Spain
2–1  
Portugal
1999
Details
  Czech Republic  
Spain
4–1  
Poland
 
Germany
2–1  
Czech Republic
2000
Details
  Israel  
Portugal
2–1
asdet
 
Czech Republic
 
Netherlands
5–0  
Greece
2001
Details
  England  
Spain
1–0  
France
 
Croatia
4–1  
England

UEFA European Under-17 Championship (since 2002)Edit

Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2002
Details
  Denmark  
Switzerland
0–0
(4–2) ps
 
France
 
England
4–1  
Spain
2003
Details
  Portugal  
Portugal
2–1  
Spain
 
Austria
1–0  
England
2004
Details
  France  
France
2–1  
Spain
 
Portugal
4–4
(3–2) ps
 
England
2005
Details
  Italy  
Turkey
2–0  
Netherlands
 
Italy
2–1
aet
 
Croatia
2006
Details
  Luxembourg  
Russia
2–2
(5–3) ps
 
Czech Republic
 
Spain
1–1
(3–2) ps
 
Germany
Year Host Final Losing semi-finalists (1)
Winner Score Runner-up
2007
Details
  Belgium  
Spain
1–0  
England
  Belgium and   France
2008
Details
  Turkey  
Spain
4–0  
France
  Netherlands and   Turkey
2009
Details
  Germany  
Germany
2–1
aet
 
Netherlands
  Italy and    Switzerland
2010
Details
  Liechtenstein  
England
2–1  
Spain
  France and   Turkey
2011
Details
  Serbia  
Netherlands
5–2  
Germany
  Denmark and   England
2012
Details
  Slovenia  
Netherlands
1–1
(5–4) ps
 
Germany
  Georgia and   Poland
2013
Details
  Slovakia  
Russia
0–0
(5–4) ps
 
Italy
  Slovakia and   Sweden
2014
Details
  Malta[4]  
England
1–1
(4–1) ps
 
Netherlands
  Portugal and   Scotland
2015
Details
  Bulgaria[4]  
France
4–1  
Germany
  Belgium and   Russia
2016
Details
  Azerbaijan[4]  
Portugal
1–1
(5–4) ps
 
Spain
  Germany and   Netherlands
2017
Details
  Croatia  
Spain
2–2
(4–1) ps
 
England
  Germany and   Turkey
2018
Details
  England  
Netherlands
2–2
(4–1) ps
 
Italy
  Belgium and   England
2019
Details
  Republic of Ireland  
Netherlands
4–2  
Italy
  France and   Spain
2020
Details
  Estonia
1No third place match has been played since 2007; losing semi-finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

Performances by countriesEdit

As of 2019

Country Winners Runners-up Third-place(1) Fourth-place(1) Semi-finalists(1) Top 4 (from 36)
  Spain 9 (1986, 1988, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2017) 6 (1990, 1995, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2016) 3 (1985, 1998, 2006) 2 (1989, 2002) 1 (2019) 21
  Portugal 6 (1989, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2016) 1 (1988) 1 (2004) 3 (1990, 1992, 1998) 1 (2014) 12
  Netherlands 4 (2011, 2012, 2018, 2019) 3 (2005, 2009, 2014) 1 (2000) 2 (2008, 2016) 10
  Germany(2) 3 (1984, 1992, 2009) 6 (1982, 1989, 1991, 2011, 2012, 2015) 4 (1988, 1995, 1997, 1999) 4 (1985, 1986, 1988, 2006) 2 (2016, 2017) 19
  Russia(3) 3 (1985, 2006, 2013) 2 (1984, 1987) 1 (1986) 1 (2015) 7
  France 2 (2004, 2015) 4 (1996, 2001, 2002, 2008) 2 (1987, 1989) 3 (1991, 1993, 1995) 3 (2007, 2010, 2019) 14
  England 2 (2010, 2014) 2 (2007, 2017) 2 (1984, 2002) 3 (2001, 2003, 2004) 2 (2011, 2018) 11
  Turkey 2 (1994, 2005) 1 (1987) 3 (2008, 2010, 2017) 6
  Italy[2] 1 (1982, 1987) 6 (1986, 1993, 1998, 2013, 2018, 2019) 2 (1992, 2005) 1 (2009) 10
  Czech Republic(4) 1 (1990) 2 (2000, 2006) 1 (1993) 1 (1999) 5
  Poland 1 (1993) 1 (1999) 1 (1990) 1 (2012) 4
   Switzerland 1 (2002) 1 (1997) 1 (2009) 3
  Republic of Ireland 1 (1998) 1
  Greece 1 (1985) 1 (1991) 2 (1996, 2000) 4
  Austria 1 (1997) 1 (2003) 1 (1994) 3
  Yugoslavia 1 (1990) 1 (1982) 1 (1984) 3
  Denmark 1 (1994) 1 (2011) 2
  Croatia 1 (2001) 1 (2005) 2
  Israel 1 (1996) 1
  Ukraine 1 (1994) 1
  Finland 1 (1982) 1
  Belgium 3 (2007, 2015, 2018) 3
  Georgia 1 (2012) 1
  Scotland 1 (2014) 1
  Slovakia 1 (2013) 1
  Sweden 1 (2013) 1
Total 36 37 24 24 26 147

1 There was no match to determine 3rd place after the 2006 tournament.
2 Including   West Germany and   East Germany.
3 Including   Soviet Union.
4 Including   Czechoslovakia.

Participating nationsEdit

Legend:
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semi-finalists
  • 5th-6th - Fifth to Sixth place
  • QF – Quarter-finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  • TBD – To be determined
  •  ••  – Qualified but withdrew
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Did not enter
  •  ×  – Withdrew / Banned / Entry not accepted by FIFA
  • — Country not affiliated to UEFA at that time
  • — Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •      – Hosts
  •      – Not affiliated to FIFA

UEFA European Under-16 Championship (1982–2001)Edit

Nation  
1982
(4)
 
1984
(4)
 
1985
(16)
 
1986
(16)
 
1987
(16)
 
1988
(16)
 
1989
(16)
 
1990
(16)
 
1991
(16)
 
1992
(16)
 
1993
(16)
 
1994
(16)
 
1995
(16)
 
1996
(16)
 
1997
(16)
 
1998
(16)
 
1999
(16)
 
2000
(16)
 
2001
(16)
Total
  Albania × × × × × × × × GS × 1
  Austria GS GS GS GS 4th GS GS 2nd 7
  Belarus × QF 1
  Belgium GS GS QF GS QF QF 6
  Bulgaria GS GS GS GS GS 5
  Croatia × × GS GS GS 3rd 4
  Cyprus × × GS GS 2
  Czech Republic QF 4th 2nd 3
(8)
  Czechoslovakia GS GS 1st 3rd GS 5
(8)
  Denmark GS GS GS GS GS GS 2nd QF GS GS 10
  East Germany 4th 4th GS 3rd 2nd GS 6
  England × 3rd GS QF QF QF QF GS 4th 8
  Finland 4th GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 8
  France GS GS 3rd GS 3rd GS 4th GS 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 12
  Georgia × GS 1
  Germany 2nd 1st GS 3rd QF 3rd 3rd QF QF 9
(15)
  Greece 2nd GS GS GS 3rd GS 4th QF GS 4th 10
  Hungary GS GS GS GS QF QF GS GS GS 9
  Iceland GS GS GS GS GS GS 6
  Israel GS × GS 3rd GS QF QF GS 7
  Italy 1st GS 2nd 1st*
[2]
GS 3rd 2nd GS GS 2nd QF 10
  Liechtenstein × × × × × × × × GS × 1
  Netherlands GS GS GS GS 3rd GS 6
  Northern Ireland × × × GS GS GS GS 4
  Norway GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 7
  Poland 3rd GS 1st GS GS GS 2nd GS GS 9
  Portugal GS GS GS 2nd 1st 4th GS 4th GS QF 1st 1st 4th GS 1st 15
  Republic of Ireland × × × GS GS GS GS QF 1st GS 7
  Romania GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 8
  Russia GS QF GS GS QF QF 6
(12)
  Scotland GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 9
  Slovakia GS GS QF QF QF 5
  Slovenia GS GS 2
  Soviet Union 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd GS GS 6
(12)
  Spain 3rd 1st 1st 4th GS 1st 2nd QF GS 2nd GS 1st 3rd 1st QF 1st 16
  Sweden GS GS GS GS GS QF GS GS 8
  Switzerland GS GS GS QF GS GS 4th GS GS 9
  Turkey × × 4th GS GS GS 1st GS GS QF QF 9
  Ukraine × 3rd GS GS GS 4
  West Germany 2nd 1st GS GS 4th GS 6
(15)
  Yugoslavia 3rd 4th GS GS GS GS 2nd GS GS × 9

UEFA European Under-17 Championship (since 2002)Edit

Nation  
2002
(16)
 
2003
(8)
 
2004
(8)
 
2005
(8)
 
2006
(8)
 
2007
(8)
 
2008
(8)
 
2009
(8)
 
2010
(8)
 
2011
(8)
 
2012
(8)
 
2013
(8)
 
2014
(8)
 
2015
(16)
 
2016
(16)
 
2017
(16)
 
2018
(16)
 
2019
(16)
 
2020
(16)
Total
(+previous)
  Austria 3rd GS GS GS QF GS 6
(13)
  Azerbaijan GS 1
  Belarus GS 1
(2)
  Belgium GS SF GS SF QF SF 6th 7
(13)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina GS GS GS 3
  Bulgaria GS 1
(6)
  Croatia 4th GS GS GS 4
(8)
  Czech Republic GS 2nd GS GS GS QF 6
(14)[5]
  Denmark QF GS SF GS GS 5
(15)
  England 3rd 4th 4th GS 2nd GS 1st SF 1st QF QF 2nd SF GS 14
(22)
  Estonia q 1
  Faroe Islands GS 1
  Finland GS 1
(9)
  France 2nd 1st SF 2nd GS SF GS GS 1st GS 5th SF 12
(24)
  Georgia QF SF 2
(3)
  Germany QF 4th 5th 1st 2nd 2nd GS 2nd SF SF GS GS 12
(27)
  Greece GS GS GS 3
(13)
  Hungary GS GS GS 6th 5th 5
(14)
  Iceland GS GS GS 3
(9)
  Israel GS GS GS 3
(10)
  Italy GS 3rd SF 2nd QF GS GS 2nd 2nd 9
(19)
  Liechtenstein •• 0
(1)
  Luxembourg GS 1
  Malta GS 1
  Moldova GS 1
  Netherlands GS 2nd 6th SF 2nd 1st 1st 2nd GS SF QF 1st 1st 13
(19)
  Northern Ireland GS 1
(5)
  Norway GS QF 2
(9)
  Poland GS SF 2
(11)
  Portugal GS 1st 3rd GS SF 1st GS QF 8
(23)
  Republic of Ireland GS GS QF QF GS 5
(12)
  Romania GS 1
(9)
  Russia 1st 1st SF GS 4
(16)[6]
  Scotland GS SF GS GS GS 5
(14)
  Serbia GS GS GS GS GS 5
(16)[7]
  Serbia and Montenegro QF GS 2
(16)[7]
  Slovakia SF 1
(6)
  Slovenia GS GS GS 3
(5)
  Spain 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 1st GS 2nd QF 2nd 1st QF SF 13
(29)
  Sweden SF QF QF GS 4
(12)
  Switzerland 1st GS GS SF GS GS GS GS 8
(17)
  Turkey GS 1st SF GS SF GS SF 7
(16)
  Ukraine GS GS GS GS GS GS 6
(10)

Men's U-17 World Cup QualifiersEdit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R2 – Round 2
  • R1 – Round 1
  •      – Hosts
  •      – Not affiliated to UEFA
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
Team  
1985
 
1987
 
1989
 
1991
 
1993
 
1995
 
1997
 
1999
 
2001
 
2003
 
2005
 
2007
 
2009
 
2011
 
2013
 
2015
 
2017
 
2019
Total
  Austria R1 R1 2
  Belgium R1 3rd 2
  Croatia Part of Yugoslavia R1 R1 QF 3
  Czech Republic[5] QF R1 2
  Denmark R1 1
  East Germany QF Reunified with West Germany 1
  England QF QF R1 1st 4
  Finland R1 1
  France QF 1st QF QF R1 R2 6
  Germany[8] 2nd QF R1 4th R1 3rd R2 3rd R2 QF 10
  Hungary QF 1
  Italy R1 4th R1 R1 R1 QF R2 7
  Netherlands 3rd R1 R1 3
  Poland 4th R1 2
  Portugal 3rd QF QF 3
  Russia[6] 1st R2 R2 3
  Scotland 2nd 1
  Slovakia R1 1
  Spain 2nd R1 3rd R1 R1 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 9
  Sweden 3rd 1
   Switzerland 1st 1
  Turkey 4th QF R1 3

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "European U-16/U-17 Championship". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c It was then ruled that Roberto Secci had not been eligible to play in the competition, and UEFA decided that the title of Under-16 champions would not be awarded this year.
    "Italy success overruled". uefa.com. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  3. ^ "UEFA Under17 Championship 2008 Technical Report" (pdf). Retrieved 19 March 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "Malta, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan picked for U17s". UEFA. 20 March 2012.
  5. ^ a b Czechoslovakia was divided into Slovakia and the Czech Republic in 1993 after the Dissolution of Czechoslovakia. FIFA considers both the Czech Republic and Slovakia as successor teams of Czechoslovakia.
  6. ^ a b The USSR was dissolved in 1991. The 15 nations that were former Soviet Republics now compete separately. FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the USSR.
  7. ^ a b The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia broke up in 1991 all the nations that formed this country now compete separately. FIFA considers Serbia as the successor team of Yugoslavia.
  8. ^ FIFA attributes all the results of West Germany (1977-1991) to Germany.
  9. ^ Cradle of the stars

External linksEdit