England national under-20 football team

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England Under-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Three Lions
Association The Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Aidy Boothroyd
FIFA code ENG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1981)
Best result Third, 1993

England national under-20 football team, also known as England Under-20s or England U20(s), represents England in association football at an under-20 age level and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England.

Because there is no under-20 competition at UEFA level, England's under-20 side has generally only competed when it has qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is held every 2 years. Qualification for this competition is achieved in view of performance at the preceding summer's UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

In February 2014, Aidy Boothroyd was appointed to coach the squad.[1]

Fixtures and results 2013–2015[edit]

Four Nation Tournament[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 England 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
 Germany 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Netherlands 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
 Turkey 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2

Friendly matches[edit]

Players[edit]

Latest squad[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1995 will remain eligible until the end of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. 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 October 2014 mini-tournament in Heerenveen.[2]

Name DOB Club Caps (goals)
Goalkeepers
Christian Walton (1995-11-09) 9 November 1995 (age 18)[3] England Brighton & Hove Albion 3 (0)
Christy Pym (1995-04-24) 24 April 1995 (age 19) England Exeter City 2 (0)
Joe Wildsmith (1995-12-28) 28 December 1995 (age 18)[4] England Sheffield Wednesday 0 (0)
Defenders
Isaac Hayden (1995-03-22) 22 March 1995 (age 19) England Arsenal 4 (0)
Dominic Ball (1995-08-02) 2 August 1995 (age 19)[5] England Tottenham Hotspur 4 (0)
Kortney Hause (1995-07-16) 16 July 1995 (age 19) England Gillingham (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) 3 (1)
Matt Targett (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 (age 19) England Southampton 3 (0)
Lloyd Jones (1995-10-07) 7 October 1995 (age 19)[6] England Liverpool 3 (0)
Shay Facey (1995-01-07) 7 January 1995 (age 19)[7] England Manchester City 1 (0)
Fankaty Dabo (1995-10-11) 11 October 1995 (age 19)[8] England Chelsea 1 (0)
Midfielders
Callum Robinson (1995-02-02) 2 February 1995 (age 19) England Preston North End (on loan from Aston Villa) 4 (2)
Joe Rothwell (1995-01-11) 11 January 1995 (age 19)[9] England Manchester United 3 (0)
Harrison Reed (1995-01-27) 27 January 1995 (age 19) England Southampton 3 (0)
John Swift (1995-06-23) 23 June 1995 (age 19) England Rotherham United (on loan from Chelsea) 3 (0)
Paul Digby (1995-02-02) 2 February 1995 (age 19) England Barnsley 2 (0)
Matt Grimes (1995-07-15) 15 July 1995 (age 19) England Exeter City 2 (0)
Jordan Houghton (1995-11-05) 5 November 1995 (age 18)[10] England Chelsea 2 (0)
Ben Pearson (1995-01-04) 4 January 1995 (age 19)[11] England Manchester United 1 (0)
Forwards
Chris Long (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 19) England Everton 4 (2)
Kwame Thomas (1995-09-28) 28 September 1995 (age 19)[12] England Derby County 4 (1)
Chuba Akpom (1995-10-09) 9 October 1995 (age 19) England Arsenal 4 (2)
Jacob Murphy (1995-02-24) 24 February 1995 (age 19) England Norwich City 1 (0)

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the England under-20 squad and remain eligible.

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Most recent call-up
Goalkeepers
Defenders
Midfielders
Josh Harrop (1995-12-15) 15 December 1995 (age 18)[13] England Manchester United 1 (0) v  Germany/ Netherlands/ Turkey, 9/11/13 September 2014*
Lewis Baker (1995-04-25) 25 April 1995 (age 19) England Chelsea 1 (1) v  Romania, 5 September 2014
Diego Poyet (1995-04-08) 8 April 1995 (age 19) England West Ham United 0 (0) v  Romania, 5 September 2014*
Forwards
Josh Murphy (1995-02-24) 24 February 1995 (age 19) England Norwich City 1 (1) v  Germany/ Netherlands/ Turkey, 9/11/13 September 2014*
Jordon Ibe (1995-12-08) 8 December 1995 (age 18) England Derby County (on loan from Liverpool) 1 (0) v  Germany/ Netherlands/ Turkey, 9/11/13 September 2014*
Rolando Aarons (1995-11-16) 16 November 1995 (age 18) England Newcastle United 1 (1) v  Romania, 5 September 2014
Adam Campbell (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 19) England Fleetwood Town (on loan from Newcastle United) 0 (0) v  Romania, 5 September 2014*
James Wilson (1995-12-01) 1 December 1995 (age 18) England Manchester United 0 (0) v  Romania, 5 September 2014*

*Withdrew from the squad without playing.

Past squads[edit]

Tournament history[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Did not qualify
Japan 1979 Did not qualify
Australia 1981 4th 6 2 2 2 9 7
Mexico 1983 Did not qualify
Soviet Union 1985 R1 3 0 1 2 2 5
Chile 1987 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1989 Did not qualify
Portugal 1991 R1 3 0 2 1 3 4
Australia 1993 3rd 6 3 2 1 6 4
Qatar 1995 Did not qualify
Malaysia 1997 R2 4 3 0 1 9 3
Nigeria 1999 R1 3 0 0 3 0 4
Argentina 2001 Did not qualify
United Arab Emirates 2003 R1 3 0 1 2 0 2
Netherlands 2005 Did not qualify
Canada 2007 Did not qualify
Egypt 2009 R1 3 0 1 2 1 6
Colombia 2011[14] R2 4 0 3 1 0 1
Turkey 2013 R1 3 0 2 1 3 5
New Zealand 2015 Did not qualify
Total[15] 10/19 38 8 14 16 33 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FA appoints Aidy Boothroyd as new national coach". http://www.thefa.com/. The Football Association. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Aidy Boothroyd selects 23-man squad for Dutch tournament". http://www.thefa.com/. The Football Association. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Christian Walton". http://www.seagulls.co.uk/. Brighton & Hove Albion FC. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Joe Wildsmith". http://www.soccerbase.com/. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dominic Ball". http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/. Tottenham Hotspur FC. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lloyd Jones". http://www.liverpoolfc.com/. Liverpool FC. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Shay Facey". http://www.uefa.com/. UEFA. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Fankaty Dabo". http://www.chelseafc.com/. Chelsea FC. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Joe Rothwell". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Jordan Houghton". http://www.chelseafc.com/. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ben Pearson". http://www.manutd.com/. Manchester United FC. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kwame Thomas". http://www.soccerbase.com/. Centurycomm Ltd. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Josh Harrop". http://www.manutd.com/. Manchester United FC. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup - Previous Tournaments". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  15. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup: England". FIFA.com. 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 

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