Croatia national under-19 football team

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Croatia Under-19
Association Hrvatski Nogometni Savez
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Zoran Vulić
FIFA code CRO
First colours
Second colours
U-19 European Championship
Appearances 4 (First in 1998)
Best result Third place 1998 and 2010

The Croatia national under-19 football team represents Croatia in international football at this age level and is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Croatia.

Competition history[edit]

Prior to 1990 Croatian players played for the Yugoslavia Under-18 team. Although the Croatian team was formed in the early 1990s after the breakup of Yugoslavia, the Under-18 team had to wait for UEFA to officially accept Croatian Football Federation's membership bid in order to be included in UEFA-governed competitions. Croatia's membership was accepted in June 1993 and the first continental competition Croatia under-18 team took part in was the qualification for 1994 European Under-18 Championship. In 2001 UEFA changed the player eligibility dates and from 2002 onwards the continental championship is known as UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. The tournament is held every year and serves as the qualifying tournament for FIFA U-20 World Cup which is held every two years.

As of 2009, Croatia Under-18/19 team managed to qualify for European championship on two occasions (in 1998 and 2000). In 1998 they won third place which earned them a place at the 1999 U-20 World Cup, their only U-20 World Cup appearance up to date (after finishing second in their group and reaching Round of 16, they were knocked out of the tournament after a 0–4 defeat against Brazil). Croatia's best scorer was Zvonimir Deranja with two goals, and the team won the FIFA Fair Play Award.[1]

UEFA U-18/19 European Championship record[edit]

UEFA U-18/19 European Championship record UEFA U-18/19 Championship Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pld W D L GF GA GD
Spain 1994 Did not qualify 4 2 1 1 12 4 +8
Greece 1995 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8
France 1996 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
Iceland 1997 4 2 1 1 7 1 +6
Cyprus 1998 Third place 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3 4 3 1 0 14 1 +13
Sweden 1999 Did not qualify 5 4 0 1 16 8 +8
Germany 2000 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 4 4 0 0 10 1 +9
Finland 2001 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1
Norway 2002 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2
Liechtenstein 2003 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
Switzerland 2004 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9
Northern Ireland 2005 6 2 1 3 11 10 +1
Poland 2006 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7
Austria 2007 6 3 3 0 13 6 +7
Czech Republic 2008 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4
Ukraine 2009 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1
France 2010 Third place 4 1 1 2 7 4 +3 6 6 0 0 12 2 +10
Romania 2011 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2
Estonia 2012 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 6 4 2 0 15 5 +10
Lithuania 2013 Did not qualify 6 3 3 0 15 5 +10
Hungary 2014 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4
Total 4/21 13 4 3 7 22 19 +3 93 53 20 20 200 103 +97

Squad[edit]

Squad on Euro 2012 Under 19

 Croatia[edit]

Head coach: Dinko Jeličić

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Oliver Zelenika (1993-03-14)14 March 1993 (aged 19) 7 0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
2 2DF Toni Gorupec (1993-07-04)4 July 1993 (aged 18) 20 0 Croatia Radnik Sesvete
3 3MF Ivan Aleksić (1993-03-06)6 March 1993 (aged 19) 11 0 Serbia Jagodina
4 3MF Filip Mrzljak (c) (1993-04-16)16 April 1993 (aged 19) 14 0 Croatia Lokomotiva
5 2DF Matej Mitrović (1993-02-04)4 February 1993 (aged 19) 5 1 Croatia Cibalia
6 2DF Josip Čalušić (1993-10-11)11 October 1993 (aged 18) 13 0 Italy Bologna
7 3MF Marko Pajač (1993-05-11)11 May 1993 (aged 19) 10 4 Hungary Videoton
8 3MF Ivan Močinić (1993-04-30)30 April 1993 (aged 19) 8 0 Croatia Rijeka
9 3MF Marko Dugandžić (1994-04-07)7 April 1994 (aged 18) 4 5 Croatia Osijek
10 2DF Domagoj Pavičić (1994-03-09)9 March 1994 (aged 18) 2 0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
11 4FW Dejan Čabraja (1993-08-22)22 August 1993 (aged 18) 0 0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
12 1GK Simon Sluga (1993-03-17)17 March 1993 (aged 19) 6 0 Croatia Rijeka
13 2DF Toni Datković (1993-11-06)6 November 1993 (aged 18) 2 0 Croatia Rijeka
14 4FW Mato Miloš (1993-06-30)30 June 1993 (aged 19) 5 0 Croatia Rijeka
15 4FW Danijel Miškić (1993-10-11)11 October 1993 (aged 18) 10 1 Croatia Radnik Sesvete
16 3MF Hrvoje Miličević (1993-04-20)20 April 1993 (aged 19) 5 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar
17 3MF Antonio Mirko Čolak (1993-09-17)17 September 1993 (aged 18) 11 6 Germany 1. FC Nuremberg
18 4FW Mihael Pongračić (1993-08-24)24 August 1993 (aged 18) 0 0 Croatia Osijek
21 1GK Marko Malenica1 (1994-02-08)8 February 1994 (aged 18) 2 0 Croatia Osijek

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Youth Championship Nigeria 1999". FIFA.com. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 

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