1981 UEFA European Under-18 Championship

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1981 UEFA European Under-18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country West Germany
Dates 25 May - 3 June
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions  Germany (1st title)
Runners-up  Poland
Third place  France
Fourth place  Spain
East Germany 1980
Finland 1982

The UEFA European Under-18 Championship 1981 Final Tournament was held in West Germany.

Qualification[edit]

Group 7[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Belgium 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 7
 Netherlands 4 2 1 1 12 4 +8 5
 Luxembourg 4 0 0 4 2 18 –16 0


Luxembourg  0–6  Netherlands
Luxembourg  0–4  Belgium
Netherlands  1–3  Belgium
Belgium  3–1  Luxembourg
Netherlands  5–1  Luxembourg
Belgium  0–0  Netherlands

Other groups[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wales  4–2  Republic of Ireland 2–2 2–0
Iceland  1–4  Scotland 0–1 1–3
England  4–0  Northern Ireland 1–0 3–0
Finland  1–2  Sweden 1–1 0–1
Poland  4–1  East Germany 2–0 2–1
Denmark  3–2  Norway 0–1 3–1
Portugal  0–3  France 0–1 0–2
Malta  1–8  Italy 1–5 0–3
Spain  5–2   Switzerland 4–1 1–1
Hungary  0–1  Romania 0–0 0–1
Austria  4–2  Turkey 4–0 0–2
Soviet Union  1–1(p: 3–4)  Czechoslovakia 1–0 0–1
Yugoslavia  0–1  Bulgaria 0–0 0–1
Greece  4–1  Cyprus 1–0 3–1

Teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

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


25 May Germany  5–0  Wales
Belgium  2–0  Greece
27 May Germany  3–2  Belgium
Greece  0–1  Wales
29 May Germany  1–0  Greece
Belgium  0–3  Wales

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 5
 Sweden 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Romania 3 1 1 1 5 6 –1 3
 Czechoslovakia 3 0 1 2 4 7 –3 1


25 May Poland  1–1  Sweden
Romania  3–2  Czechoslovakia
27 May Poland  3–1  Romania
Sweden  1–1  Czechoslovakia
29 May Poland  3–1  Czechoslovakia
Sweden  1–1  Romania

Group C[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 5
 Denmark 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
 Italy 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
 Bulgaria 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1


25 May Italy  0–0  France
Bulgaria  2–2  Denmark
27 May Italy  1–0  Bulgaria
France  2–1  Denmark
29 May Italy  1–2  Denmark
France  3–0  Bulgaria

Group D[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
 Scotland 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 5
 England 3 1 0 2 8 3 +5 2
 Austria 3 0 0 3 0 11 –11 0


25 May Austria  0–1  Scotland
Spain  2–1  England
27 May Austria  0–3  Spain
Scotland  1–0  England
29 May Austria  0–7  England
Scotland  1–1  Spain

Semifinals[edit]

1 June 1981 (1981-06-01)
Germany  1 – 1  France
  Penalties  
4 – 3
1 June 1981 (1981-06-01)
Poland  0 – 0  Spain
  Penalties  
6 – 5

Third Place Match[edit]

2 June 1981 (1981-06-02)
France  1 – 1  Spain
  Penalties  
2 – 0

Final[edit]

3 June 1981 (1981-06-03)
Germany  1 – 0  Poland
Düsseldorf
Attendance: 56.000


 1981 UEFA European Under-18 Championship 

West Germany
First title

External links[edit]