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Wales national under-19 football team

The Wales national under-19 football team is the national under-19 football team of Wales and is controlled 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)

Recent historyEdit

The under-19 squad has not been extremely successful in recent years but has become a proving ground for talented youngsters. In recent years 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 Republic of Ireland on 6 and 11 September 2018.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK George Ratcliffe (2000-09-12) 12 September 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Cardiff City
1GK Adam Przybek (2000-04-02) 2 April 2000 (age 19) 0 0   West Bromwich Albion
2DF Ben Cabango (2000-05-30) 30 May 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Swansea City
2DF Brandon Cooper (2000-01-14) 14 January 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Swansea City
2DF Ryan Reynolds (2000-09-15) 15 September 2000 (age 18) 0 0   Cardiff City
2DF Jay Foulston (2000-11-27) 27 November 2000 (age 18) 0 0   Newport County
2DF Morgan Boyes (2001-04-22) 22 April 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Liverpool
2DF Neco Williams (2001-04-13) 13 April 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Liverpool
2DF Ryan Astley (2001-10-04) 4 October 2001 (age 17) 0 0   Everton
3MF Dylan Levitt (2000-11-17) 17 November 2000 (age 18) 0 0   Manchester United
3MF Sion Spence (2000-10-02) 2 October 2000 (age 18) 0 0   Cardiff City
3MF Brennan Johnson (2001-05-23) 23 May 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Nottingham Forest
3MF Luke Jephcott (2000-01-26) 26 January 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Plymouth Argyle
3MF Pablo Martinez (2000-10-11) 11 October 2000 (age 18) 0 0   West Bromwich Albion
3MF Isaac Davies (2001-09-25) 25 September 2001 (age 17) 0 0   Cardiff City
3MF Jack Vale (2001-03-03) 3 March 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Blackburn Rovers
4FW Joe Adams (2001-02-13) 13 February 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Bury
4FW Ryan Stirk (2000-09-25) 25 September 2000 (age 18) 0 0   Birmingham City
4FW Dan Griffiths (2001-01-16) 16 January 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Liverpool
4FW Sam Bowen (2001-01-14) 14 January 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Cardiff City

Results and FixturesEdit

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 Jakimovksi (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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