1963 UEFA European Under-18 Championship

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1963 UEFA European Under-18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country England
Dates 13 April - 23 April
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions  England (2nd title)
Runners-up  Northern Ireland
Third place  Scotland
Fourth place  Bulgaria
Romania 1962
Netherlands 1964

The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1963 Final Tournament was held in England. It was considered to be the 16th International Youth Football Tournament.

It was hosted by England as part of the Football Association's centenary celebration.

Qualification[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Sweden  2–0  Finland
Netherlands  11–2  Wales
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Poland  2–3  Hungary 1–1 1–2
Portugal  5–5 (a)  France 4–2 1–3
Austria  3–4  Germany 1–2 2–2
Yugoslavia  1–2  Bulgaria 1–1 0–1
Republic of Ireland  3–4  Northern Ireland 1–1 2–3
Greece  3–2  Turkey 2–1 1–1
Spain  4–5  Italy 2–2 2–3
Luxembourg  1–10  Belgium 0–2 1–8

A match between East Germany and Czechoslovakia (3-0) may have been related to the qualifying stage as well.

Teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

East Germany also received a bye for the qualifying stage but withdrew before the start of the tournament. After this, a bye was given to both Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union who were drawn against each other for the qualifying stage.

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Scotland 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 4
 Germany 3 2 0 1 6 9 –3 4
 Greece 3 1 1 1 8 7 +1 3
 Switzerland 3 0 1 2 3 6 –3 1


13 April Greece  7–2  Germany
Scotland  3–1  Switzerland
15 April Germany  2–1  Scotland
Switzerland  1–1  Greece
17 April Scotland  4–0  Greece
Germany  2–1  Switzerland

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bulgaria 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 5
 Italy 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 4
 France 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3 2
 Hungary 3 0 1 2 2 7 –5 1


13 April Bulgaria  2–0  France
Italy  3–0  Hungary
15 April Hungary  1–1  Bulgaria
Italy  4–1  France
17 April Bulgaria  2–1  Italy
France  3–1  Hungary

Group C[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 6
 Romania 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 4
 Netherlands 3 1 0 2 3 7 –4 2
 Soviet Union 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5 0


13 April England  5–0  Netherlands
Romania  1–0  Soviet Union
15 April Netherlands  3–1  Soviet Union
England  3–0  Romania
17 April England  2–0  Soviet Union
Romania  2–0  Netherlands

Group D[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Northern Ireland 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 5
 Belgium 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 4
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 2
 Sweden 3 0 1 2 6 9 –3 1


13 April Czechoslovakia  4–2  Sweden
Northern Ireland  2–1  Belgium
15 April Belgium  2–1  Sweden
Northern Ireland  1–0  Czechoslovakia
17 April Northern Ireland  3–3  Sweden
Belgium  2–0  Czechoslovakia

Semifinals[edit]

19 April 1963 (1963-04-19)
England  1 – 0  Scotland
19 April 1963 (1963-04-19)
Northern Ireland  win coin toss3 – 3  Bulgaria

Third Place Match[edit]

22 April 1963 (1963-04-22)
Scotland  4 – 2  Bulgaria

Final[edit]

23 April 1963 (1963-04-23)
England  4 – 0  Northern Ireland
Goal 5' (o.g.) Napier
Goal 48' Sammels
Goal 59' Sissons
Goal 67' Whittaker
London
Attendance: 34.582
Referee: Germany Kreitlein


 1963 UEFA European Under-18 Championship 

England
Second title

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