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UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship

The UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship is a European championship football tournament, organized by UEFA, for national teams of women under age seventeen. The tournament was first played out in 2007–08, having been approved by the UEFA Executive Committee on 22 May 2006. It is also a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying competition in even years. National under-17 teams whose countries belong to the European governing body UEFA can register to enter the competition.[1] Germany has won the most titles (6) and also, are the current holders.

UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship logo.png
Founded 2007
Region Europe (UEFA)
Number of teams Maximum of 54 (qualifying round)
24 (elite round)
8 (finals)
Current champions  Spain (4th title)
Most successful team(s)  Germany (6 titles)
2019 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship qualification

Contents

FormatEdit

After two qualifying rounds, open to all eligible nations, four teams qualify for the final stage. They face in the semi-finals, with the winners contesting the final.

In 2011 it was announced, that the tournament will be expanded to eight teams[2] and beginning with the 2014 edition the eight qualified teams play round-robin in two groups of four.

ResultsEdit

Finals so far.[3]

Year Host Final Third place match
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
2008
Details
   Switzerland  
Germany
3 – 0  
France
 
Denmark
4 – 1  
England
2009
Details
   Switzerland  
Germany
7 – 0  
Spain
 
France
3 – 1  
Norway
2010
Details
   Switzerland  
Spain
0 – 0
(4 – 1 pen.)
 
Republic of Ireland
 
Germany
3 – 0  
Netherlands
2011
Details
   Switzerland  
Spain
1 – 0  
France
 
Germany
8 – 2  
Iceland
2012
Details
   Switzerland  
Germany
1 – 1
(4 – 3 pen.)
 
France
 
Denmark
0 – 0
(5 – 4 pen.)
 
Switzerland
2013
Details
   Switzerland  
Poland
1 – 0  
Sweden
 
Spain
4 – 0  
Belgium
Year Host Final Third place match
(or losing semifinalists if third place match not played)[a]
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
2014
Details
  England  
Germany
1 – 1
(3 – 1 pen.)
 
Spain
 
Italy
0 – 0
(4 – 3 pen.)
 
England
2015
Details
  Iceland  
Spain
5 – 2  
Switzerland
  France and   Germany
2016
Details
  Belarus  
Germany
0 – 0
(3 – 2 pen.)
 
Spain
 
England
2 – 1  
Norway
2017
Details
  Czech Republic  
Germany
0 – 0
(3 – 1 pen.)
 
Spain
  Netherlands and   Norway
2018
Details
  Lithuania  
Spain
2 – 0  
Germany
 
Finland
2 – 1  
England
2019
Details
  Bulgaria
2020
Details
  Sweden

WinnersEdit

As 2018

Country Winners Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place Losing semifinalists Total (Top Four)
  Germany 6 (2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017) 1 (2018) 2 (2010, 2011) 1 (2015) 10
  Spain 4 (2010, 2011, 2015, 2018) 4 (2009, 2014, 2016, 2017) 1 (2013) 9
  Poland 1 (2013) 1
  France 3 (2008, 2011, 2012) 1 (2009) 1 (2015) 5
   Switzerland 1 (2015) 1 (2012) 2
  Republic of Ireland 1 (2010) 1
  Sweden 1 (2013) 1
  Denmark 2 (2008, 2012) 2
  England 1 (2016) 3 (2008, 2014, 2018) 4
  Italy 1 (2014) 1
  Finland 1 (2018) 1
  Norway 2 (2009, 2016) 1 (2017) 3
  Netherlands 1 (2010) 1 (2017) 2
  Iceland 1 (2011) 1
  Belgium 1 (2013) 1
Total 11 11 9 9 4 44

Comprehensive team results by tournamentEdit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • GS – Group Stage (from 2014 onwards)
  • Q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •    — Hosts

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 2008
 
(4)
2009
 
(4)
2010
 
(4)
2011
 
(4)
2012
 
(4)
2013
 
(4)
2014
 
(8)
2015
 
(8)
2016
 
(8)
2017
 
(8)
2018
 
(8)
Years
  Austria GS 1
  Belarus GS 1
  Belgium 4th 1
  Czech Republic GS GS 2
  Denmark 3rd 3rd 2
  England 4th 4th GS 3rd GS 4th 6
  Finland 3rd 1
  France 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd GS 3rd GS 7
  Germany 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 10
  Italy 3rd GS GS 3
  Iceland 4th GS 2
  Lithuania GS 1
  Netherlands 4th 3rd GS 3
  Norway 4th GS 4th 3rd 4
  Poland 1st GS 2
  Portugal GS 1
  Republic of Ireland 2nd GS GS 3
  Scotland GS 1
  Serbia GS 1
  Spain 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 9
  Sweden 2nd 1
   Switzerland 4th 2nd 2

In 2015, the 3rd-4th places match was not played.

Golden Player by tournamentEdit

Since the 2008 edition, the Golden Player Award has been given to the most valuable player of the tournament.[4]

Year Player
2008   Alexandra Popp
2009   Kyra Malinowski
2010   Dolores Gallardo
2011   Alba Pomares
2012   Sandie Toletti
2013   Ewa Pajor
2014   Andrea Falcón
2015   Stefanie Sanders
2016   Caroline Siems
2017   Lena Oberdorf

Number of teamsEdit

Year of tournament Number of teams Format
2008–2013 4 Semifinals, third place play-off and final
2014–present 8 Two groups of four team, semifinals, third place play-off (in even years only, for qualifying to FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup) and final

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Since expansion to eight teams in 2014, the third place match is only played for even-numbered years when used to decide the third UEFA qualifier for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. For odd-numbered years, the losing semifinalists are listed in alphabetical order.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA European Women's U-17 C'ship". uefa.com. Retrieved 2007-07-19. 
  2. ^ "Women's EURO and U17s expanded". UEFA. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "European Women's Under-17 Championship". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  4. ^ History

External linksEdit