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UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

The UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship is a competition in women's football for European national teams of players under 19 years of age. National under-19 teams whose countries belong to the European governing body UEFA can register to enter the competition.

UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship
UEFA U-19 Women’s European Championship.svg
Founded1997
RegionEurope (UEFA)
Number of teamsMaximum of 54 (qualifying round)
24 (elite round)
8 (finals)
Current champions France (5th title)
Most successful team(s) Germany (6 titles)
2019 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

In odd years the tournament is also a FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying competition. The tournament began in the 1997–98 season as an under-18 event and became an under-19s event from the 2001–02 season, it is held yearly.[1] The Championship has 3 phases: the qualifying phase open to all eligible nations, the elite phase featuring the group winners and runners-up from the qualifying phase, and the finals phase which is composed of 8 qualifying teams. The finals themselves are composed of two groups of four teams; each team plays the others in the group. The winner of each group after the 3 matches plays the runner-up of the opposing group in a semi-final, with the winner contesting the final.

Finals formatEdit

Since 2002 the finals had eight teams with two groups of four teams, semi-finals and the final.

ResultsEdit

All finals so far.[2]

Year Host Winner Score Runner-up Losing Semi-Finalists
1998
Details
Two-legged final  
Denmark
2–0 / 2–3  
France
  Germany and   Sweden
Year Host Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1999
Details
  Sweden  
Sweden
Round-robin  
Germany
 
Italy
Round-robin  
Norway
2000
Details
  France  
Germany
4–2  
Spain
 
Sweden
Round-robin  
France
2001
Details
  Norway  
Germany
3–2  
Norway
 
Denmark
1–0  
Spain
Year Host Winner Score Runner-up Losing Semi-Finalists
2002
Details
  Sweden  
Germany
3–1  
France
  Denmark and   England
2003
Details
  Germany  
France
2–0  
Norway
  England and   Sweden
2004
Details
  Finland  
Spain
2–1  
Germany
  Italy and   Russia
2005
Details
  Hungary  
Russia
2–2
6–5 (pen.)
 
France
  Finland and   Germany
2006
Details
   Switzerland  
Germany
3–0  
France
  Denmark and   Russia
2007
Details
  Iceland  
Germany
2–0 (a.e.t.)  
England
  France and   Norway
2008
Details
  France  
Italy
1–0  
Norway
  Germany and   Sweden
2009
Details
  Belarus  
England
2–0  
Sweden
  France and    Switzerland
2010
Details
  Macedonia  
France
2–1  
England
  Germany and   Netherlands
2011
Details
  Italy  
Germany
8–1  
Norway
  Italy and    Switzerland
2012
Details
  Turkey  
Sweden
1–0 (a.e.t.)  
Spain
  Denmark and   Portugal
2013
Details
  Wales  
France
2–0 (a.e.t.)  
England
  Finland and   Germany
2014
Details
  Norway  
Netherlands
1–0  
Spain
  Norway and   Republic of Ireland
2015
Details
  Israel  
Sweden
3–1  
Spain
  France and   Germany
2016
Details
  Slovakia  
France
2–1  
Spain
  Netherlands and    Switzerland
2017
Details
  Northern Ireland  
Spain
3–2  
France
  Netherlands and   Germany
2018
Details
   Switzerland  
Spain
1–0  
Germany
  Norway and   Denmark
2019
Details
  Scotland  
France
2–1  
Germany
  Spain and   Netherlands
2020
Details
  Georgia
2021
Details
  Belarus
2022
Details
  Czech Republic

WinnersEdit

Country Winners Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place Semi-Finalists Total (Top Four)
  Germany 6 (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011) 4 (1999, 2004, 2018, 2019) 7 (1998, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017) 17
  France 5 (2003, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019) 5 (1998, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2017) 1 (2000) 3 (2007, 2009, 2015) 14
  Spain 3 (2004, 2017, 2018) 5 (2000, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016) 1 (2001) 1 (2019) 10
  Sweden 3 (1999, 2012, 2015) 1 (2009) 1 (2000) 3 (1998, 2003, 2008) 8
  England 1 (2009) 3 (2007, 2010, 2013) 2 (2002, 2003) 6
  Denmark 1 (1998) 1 (2001) 3 (2002, 2006, 2012) 5
  Italy 1 (2008) 1 (1999) 2 (2004, 2011) 4
  Netherlands 1 (2014) 4 (2010, 2016, 2017, 2019) 5
  Russia 1 (2005) 2 (2004, 2006) 3
  Norway 4 (2001, 2003, 2008, 2011) 1 (1999) 2 (2007, 2014) 7
   Switzerland 3 (2009, 2011, 2016) 3
  Finland 2 (2005, 2013) 2
  Portugal 1 (2012) 1
  Republic of Ireland 1 (2014) 1
Total 22 22 3 3 36 88

Comprehensive team results by tournament (since 2002)Edit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semifinals
  • GS – Group Stage
  • 5th – Fifth place (played in 2005 and 2017)
  • 6th – Sixth place (played in 2005 and 2017)
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Did not enter / Withdrew
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •    — Hosts

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

Team 2002
 
(8)
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
 
(8)
2016
 
(8)
2017
 
(8)
2018
 
(8)
2019
 
(8)
2020
 
(8)
Total
  Austria GS 1
  Belarus GS 1
  Belgium GS GS GS GS 4
  Denmark SF SF GS SF GS GS SF 7
  England SF SF 6th 2nd GS 1st 2nd GS 2nd GS GS 5th GS 13
  Finland GS SF SF 3
  France 2nd 1st GS 2nd 2nd SF GS SF 1st 1st SF 1st 2nd GS 1st 15
  Georgia × × q 1
  Germany 1st GS 2nd SF 1st 1st SF GS SF 1st SF SF GS SF 2nd 2nd 16
  Hungary GS 1
  Iceland GS GS 2
  Israel GS 1
  Italy GS SF 1st GS SF GS GS 7
  Netherlands GS GS SF GS 1st SF SF GS SF 9
  North Macedonia GS 1
  Northern Ireland GS 1
  Norway GS 2nd GS SF 2nd GS 2nd GS SF GS GS SF GS 13
  Poland GS 1
  Portugal SF 1
  Republic of Ireland SF 1
  Romania GS 1
  Russia SF 1st SF GS 4
  Serbia GS 1
  Scotland GS GS GS GS 6th GS 6
  Slovakia GS 1
  Spain GS GS 1st GS GS GS GS 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st SF 14
  Sweden GS SF GS SF 2nd 1st GS GS 1st 9
   Switzerland GS GS 5th GS SF SF SF GS 8
  Turkey GS 1
  Wales GS 1

Since 2002, the 3rd/4th-place match has not been played.

Tournament statisticsEdit

Top scorers by tournamentEdit

Year Player Goals
2002   Claire Morel
  Barbara Müller
4
2003   Shelley Thompson 4
2004   Anja Mittag 6
2005   Elena Danilova 9
2006   Elena Danilova 7
2007   Marie-Laure Delie
  Fanndís Friðriksdóttir
  Ellen White
3
2008   Marie Pollmann 4
2009   Sofia Jakobsson 5
2010   Turid Knaak
  Lieke Martens
4
2011   Melissa Bjånesøy 7
2012   Elin Rubensson 5
2013   Pauline Bremer 6
2014   Vivianne Miedema 6
2015   Stina Blackstenius 6
2016   Marie-Antoinette Katoto 6
2017   Patricia Guijarro 5
2019   Melvine Malard 4

Golden Player by tournamentEdit

Since the 2002 edition, the Golden Player Award has been given to the most valuable player of the tournament.[3]

Year Player
2002   Viola Odebrecht
2003   Sarah Bouhaddi
2004   Anja Mittag
2005   Elena Danilova
2006   Isabel & Monique Kerschowski
2007   Fern Whelan
2008   Sara Gama
2009   Ramona Bachmann
2010   Nataša Andonova
2011   Ramona Petzelberger
2012   Elin Rubensson
2013   Sandie Toletti
2014   Vivianne Miedema
2015   Stina Blackstenius
2016   Marie-Antoinette Katoto
2017   Patricia Guijarro

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of the competition". UEFA. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
  2. ^ "European Women's U-18/U-19 Championship". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  3. ^ History

External linksEdit