Wales national under-19 football team

The Wales national under-19 football team is the national under-19 football team of Wales and is run by the Football Association of Wales. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship held every year.

Wales Under-19
Nickname(s)Young Dragons
AssociationFootball Association of Wales
Head coachRob Edwards
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Northern Ireland 4-0  Wales
(London, England; 15 April 1948)
Biggest win
 Wales 6-1  Iceland
(Swansea, Wales; 26 November 1970)
Biggest defeat
 Netherlands 11-2  Wales
(Dordrecht, Netherlands; 6 March 1963)
World Cup
Appearances0
UEFA U-19 Championship
Appearances7 (first in 1948)
Best resultFirst Round (6 times)

In 2019 the side qualified for the Elite Round of the European Under-19 Football Championship for the first time. In 2020 they qualified once again, after topping their qualifying group for the first time.


Recent historyEdit

The under-19 squad is a proving ground for talented youngsters. Full international players like Gareth Bale, Joe Allen, and Wayne Hennessey, as well as most of the current Wales U21 side, have progressed through the team.

PlayersEdit

Latest squadEdit

Players born on or after 1 January 2001 are eligible for the 2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Players in bold have attained full international caps. Clubs as of the date of the announcement.

Under-19 squad called up for friendly matches versus Austria on 11 and 14 October 2019.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Daniel Barden (2002-01-02) 2 January 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Norwich City
1GK Lewis Webb (2001-09-12) 12 September 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Swansea City
2DF Tivonge Rushesha (2002-07-24) 24 July 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Swansea City
2DF Neco Williams (2001-04-13) 13 April 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Liverpool
2DF Morgan Boyes (2001-04-22) 22 April 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Liverpool
2DF Ryan Astley (2001-10-04) 4 October 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Everton
2DF Cameron Evans (2001-02-23) 23 February 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Swansea City
3MF Danny Williams (2001-04-19) 19 April 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Swansea City
3MF Callum Watts (2001-10-20) 20 October 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Southampton
3MF Rhys Hughes (2001-09-21) 21 September 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Everton
3MF Joe Adams (2001-02-13) 13 February 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Brentford
3MF Sam Pearson (2001-10-26) 26 October 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Bristol City
4FW Sam Bowen (2001-01-14) 14 January 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Cardiff City
4FW Will Russ (2002-11-08) 8 November 2002 (age 17) 0 0   Leicester City
4FW Joshua Thomas (2002-09-24) 24 September 2002 (age 17) 0 0   Swansea City
4FW Lewis Collins (2001-05-09) 9 May 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Newport County
3MF Luca Hoole (2002-06-02) 2 June 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Bristol Rovers
3MF Harry Pinchard (2001-09-11) 11 September 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Cardiff City
3MF Scott Smith (2001-02-07) 7 February 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Wigan Athletic
4FW Christian Norton (2001-05-21) 21 May 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Southampton

Results and FixturesEdit

2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualificationEdit

Group 5Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Wales (H) 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Elite round
2   Russia 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5
3   Poland 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
4   Kosovo 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Russia  1–1  Kosovo
Report
Wales  3–0  Poland
Report
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)

Russia  2–2  Wales
Report
Poland  4–1  Kosovo
Report
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Bulgaria)

Poland  0–4  Russia
Report
Kosovo  0–2  Wales
Report
Referee: Ville Nevalainen (Finland)


2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualificationEdit

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Scotland 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 7 Elite round
2   Wales (H) 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3   Sweden 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
4   San Marino 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Sweden  2–1  San Marino
Report
Referee: Alexandr Aliyev (Kazakhstan)
Wales  1–2  Scotland
Report
Referee: Juri Frischer (Estonia)

Scotland  5–0  San Marino
Report
Referee: Alexandr Aliyev (Kazakhstan)
Sweden  1–2  Wales
Report
Referee: Dumitri Muntean (Moldova)

Scotland  2–2  Sweden
Report
Referee: Juri Frischer (Estonia)
San Marino  0–2  Wales
Report
Referee: Dumitri Muntean (Moldova)


2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualificationEdit

Group 13Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Slovakia 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 Elite round
2   Turkey (H) 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
3   Kazakhstan 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
4   Wales 3 0 0 3 4 7 −3 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Wales  1–2  Slovakia
Report
Turkey  2–1  Wales
Report
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Macedonia)
Kazakhstan  3–2  Wales
Report
Referee: Dejan Jakimovksi (Macedonia)

2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification roundEdit

Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Elite round
2   Greece 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
3   Wales (H) 3 2 0 1 9 6 +3 6
4   Luxembourg 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Wales  0–2  Greece
Report Mingos   59'
Nikolaou   78'
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Bulgaria)
England  2–3  Wales
Harris   63' (o.g.)
Alexander-Arnold   73' (pen.)
Report Broadhead   35' (pen.)75'
Harris   61'
Referee: Benoît Millot (France)
Luxembourg  2–6  Wales
Da Costa   4'
Brandenburger   35' (pen.)
Report Woodburn   21'50'
Broadhead   38'71'81'
Cullen   54'
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)

See alsoEdit

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