1980 UEFA European Under-18 Championship

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1980 UEFA European Under-18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country East Germany
Dates 16 May - 25 May
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions  England (8th title)
Runners-up  Poland
Third place  Italy
Fourth place  Netherlands
Poland 1979
Germany 1981

The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1980 Final Tournament was held in East Germany. It also served as the European qualification for the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Qualification[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 7
 Republic of Ireland 4 1 2 1 3 4 –1 4
 Belgium 4 0 1 3 3 7 –4 1


Republic of Ireland  2–1  Belgium
Belgium  2–3  France
France  2–0  Republic of Ireland
France  2–0  Belgium
Belgium  0–0  Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland  1–1  France

Other groups[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Northern Ireland  2–0  Wales 2–0 0–0
Norway  5–2  Sweden 1–1 4–1
Iceland  1–5  Finland 1–3 0–2
Netherlands  3–3(p: 6–5)  Scotland 2–1 1–2
Denmark  1–7  England 1–3 0–4
Luxembourg  2–11  Germany 1–5 1–6
Portugal  5–0  Malta 3–0 2–0
Spain  5–0  Switzerland 3–0 2–0
Italy  6–2  Austria 5–1 1–1
Poland  6–0  Cyprus 5–0 1–0
Bulgaria  3–2  Czechoslovakia 2–1 1–1
Greece  2–3  Hungary 1–0 1–3
Soviet Union  0–4  Yugoslavia 0–2 0–2
Turkey  0–4  Romania 0–1 0–3

Teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 Spain 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 4
 Norway 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
 Hungary 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1


16 May Italy  0–0  Spain
Norway  0–0  Hungary
18 May Spain  2–1  Norway
Italy  4–2  Hungary
20 May Spain  2–0  Hungary
Italy  1–1  Norway

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 5
 East Germany 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3
 France 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 2
 Bulgaria 3 1 0 2 2 10 –8 2


16 May Bulgaria  1–0  East Germany
Netherlands  2–0  France
18 May Netherlands  3–0  Bulgaria
East Germany  2–0  France
20 May France  7–1  Bulgaria
East Germany  0–0  Netherlands

Group C[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 6
 Romania 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 4
 Germany 3 1 0 2 8 6 +2 2
 Finland 3 0 0 3 3 11 –8 0


16 May Romania  2–1  Finland
Poland  3–2  Germany
18 May Poland  1–0  Romania
Germany  6–2  Finland
20 May Romania  1–0  Germany
Poland  3–0  Finland

Group D[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 5
 Portugal 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
 Yugoslavia 3 0 2 1 3 5 –2 2
 Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1


16 May England  1–0  Northern Ireland
Yugoslavia  1–1  Portugal
18 May Northern Ireland  2–2  Yugoslavia
England  1–1  Portugal
20 May Portugal  1–0  Northern Ireland
England  2–0  Yugoslavia

Semifinals[edit]

23 May 1980 (1980-05-23)
Poland  2 – 0  Italy
23 May 1980 (1980-05-23)
England  1 – 0  Netherlands

Third Place Match[edit]

25 May 1980 (1980-05-25)
Italy  3 – 0  Netherlands

Final[edit]

25 May 1980 (1980-05-25)
England  2 – 1  Poland
Leipzig
Attendance: 8000


 1980 UEFA European Under-18 Championship 

England
Eighth title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The six best performing teams qualified for the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship: four semifinalists and the best group runners-up (based on points and goal difference).

External links[edit]