England national under-16 football team

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England Under-16
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Three Lions/England Schoolboys
Association The Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Steve Cooper
FIFA code ENG
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Second colours

England national under-16 football team, also known as England under-16s or England U16(s), represents England in association football at an under-16 age level and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England.

The head coach is Steve Cooper, who was appointed in October 2014.[1]

Competition history[edit]

The England under-16 team compete in the annual Victory Shield tournament against Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since World War II, England have won the Victory Shield outright thirty-four times and have been joint winners with Scotland eight times, with Wales twice and with both Scotland and Wales twice.[2]

In 2005, the team made their debut in the annual Montaigu Tournament, held in Montaigu, France.[3] England have won the competition twice, in 2008 and 2011. On both occasions, they met the hosts France in the final, beating them in a penalty shoot-out after a 0–0 draw.[4][5]

Fixtures & results 2014–15[edit]

Victory Shield[edit]

Main article: Victory Shield
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Northern Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Friendly matches[edit]

Players[edit]

Latest squad[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1999 will remain eligible until the end of the 2014–15 season. Names in italics denote players who have been capped by England in a higher age group.

The following players were named in the squad for the friendly match against Belgium.[6]

Name DOB Club Caps (goals)
Goalkeepers
Jared Thompson (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 15)[7] England Chelsea 1 (0)
Thomas Dyche England Stoke City 1 (0)
Defenders
Tolaji Bola (1999-01-04) 4 January 1999 (age 15)[8] England Arsenal 1 (0)
Cole Dasilva (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 15)[9] England Chelsea 1 (0)
Dujon Sterling (1999-10-24) 24 October 1999 (age 14)[10] England Chelsea 1 (0)
Jaden Brown England Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0)
Japhet Tanganga England Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0)
Lewis Thompson England Manchester United 1 (0)
Jordan Williams England Huddersfield Town 1 (0)
Midfielders
Mason Mount (1999-01-10) 10 January 1999 (age 15)[11] England Chelsea 1 (0)
Charlie Gilmour (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 15)[12] England Arsenal 1 (0)
Joe Willock (1999-08-20) 20 August 1999 (age 15)[13] England Arsenal 1 (0)
Odin Bailey England Birmingham City 1 (0)
Tom Dele-Bashiru England Manchester City 1 (0)
Andre Dozzell England Ipswich Town 1 (0)
Eze Ebuzoeme England Millwall 1 (0)
Forwards
Keanan Bennetts (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 15)[14] England Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0)
Owen Moore (1999-05-07) 7 May 1999 (age 15)[15] England Arsenal 1 (0)
Reiss Nelson (1999-12-10) 10 December 1999 (age 14)[16] England Arsenal 1 (0)
Martell Taylor-Crossdale (1999-12-26) 26 December 1999 (age 14)[17] England Chelsea 1 (2)
Kairo Arlott-John England Leicester City 1 (0)
Dan N'Lundulu England Southampton 1 (1)

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the England U-16 squad and remain eligible.

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Most recent call-up
Goalkeepers
Connor King England Burnley 2 (0) 2013 USA Nike International tournament
Taye Ashby-Hammond (1999-03-21) 21 March 1999 (age 15)[18] England Fulham 0 (0) v  Northern Ireland, 8 November 2013
Defenders
Trevoh Chalobah (1999-07-05) 5 July 1999 (age 15)[19] England Chelsea 0 (0) v  Belgium, 20 August 2014*
Midfielders
Adam Lewis England Liverpool 0 (0) v  Belgium, 20 August 2014*
Anthony Scully England West Ham United 0 (0) v  Belgium, 20 August 2014*
Sadou Diallo (1999-01-11) 11 January 1999 (age 15)[18] England Manchester City 3 (0) 2014 UEFA Development Tournament
Forwards
Mackenzie Heaney (1999-01-02) 2 January 1999 (age 15)[20] England Newcastle United 0 (0) v  Belgium, 20 August 2014*
Okera Simmonds England Liverpool 0 (0) v  Belgium, 20 August 2014*
Ben Woodburn England Liverpool 0 (0) v  Belgium, 20 August 2014*
Jonathan Leko (1999-04-24) 24 April 1999 (age 15)[18] England West Bromwich Albion 5 (0) 2014 UEFA Development Tournament

*Withdrew from the squad without playing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steve Cooper appointed as England U16s head coach". http://www.thefa.com/. The Football Association. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Victory Shield 2008". The Football Association. 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-17. [dead link]
  3. ^ Wright, James (22 March 2005). "'A tremendous experience'". The Football Association. Retrieved 2009-02-17. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Lions win tournament". The Football Association. 24 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-17. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Lions capture Montaigu crown". The Football Association. 25 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  6. ^ "22-man England squad announced for Belgium clash". http://www.thefa.com/. The Football Association. 
  7. ^ "Jared Thompson". http://www.uefa.com/. UEFA. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tolaji Bola". http://www.uefa.com/. UEFA. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Cole Dasilva". http://www.uefa.com/. UEFA. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dujon Sterling". http://www.uefa.com/. UEFA. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Mason Mount". http://www.uefa.com/. UEFA. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Charlie Gilmour". http://www.uefa.com/. UEFA. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Joseph Willock". http://www.uefa.com/. UEFA. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Keanan Bennetts". http://www.dfb.de/. Deutscher Fussball-Bund. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Owen Moore". http://www.uefa.com/. UEFA. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Reiss Nelson". http://www.uefa.com/. UEFA. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Chelsea". http://openvolga.com/. Волжские ворота. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c "England". http://www.dbu.dk/. Dansk Boldspil-Union. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "Trevoh Chalobah". http://www.uefa.com/. UEFA. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "Mackenzie Heaney". http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/. Scottish FA. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 

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