Wales national under-19 football team

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Wales Under-19
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Nickname(s) Young Dragons
Association Football Association of Wales
Head coach Wales Geraint Williams
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The Wales national under-19 football team is the national under-19 football team of Wales and is controlled by the Football Association of Wales. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship held every year.

Recent history[edit]

The under-19 squad has not been extremely successful in recent years but has become a proving ground for talented youngsters. In recent years full international players like Gareth Bale, Joe Allen, and Wayne Hennessey, as well as most of the current Wales U21 side, have progressed through the team.

Players[edit]

Latest Squad[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1997 are eligible for the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Caps and goals correct as of 21 April 2015. Players in bold have attained full international caps. Clubs as of the date of the announcement.

Under-19 squad called up for the friendly match against Germany on 21 April 2015 in preparation for the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round. James Graham, Daniel James and Will Abbotts withdrew and were replaced by Joe Rodon, Tom Fry and Tom Shepherd.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Lewis Thomas (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 17) 2 0 Wales Swansea City
1GK Luke Pilling (1997-07-25) 25 July 1997 (age 17) 0 0 England Tranmere Rovers
2DF Ioan Evans (1997-05-30) 30 May 1997 (age 17) 3 0 England Sheffield United
2DF Cian Harries (1997-04-01) 1 April 1997 (age 18) 2 0 England Coventry City
2DF Aron Davies (1997-09-05) 5 September 1997 (age 17) 1 0 England Fulham
2DF Clive Smith (1997-12-12) 12 December 1997 (age 17) 1 0 England Preston North End
2DF Rhys Abbruzzese (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 17) 1 0 Wales Cardiff City
2DF Joe Rodon 1 0 Wales Swansea City
3MF Joe Morrell (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 18) 5 0 England Bristol City
3MF Connor Tighe 1 0 England Brighton & Hove Albion
3MF Lloyd Humphries 1 0 Wales Cardiff City
3MF Dylan Thomas (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 18) 1 0 Wales Swansea City
3MF Tom Fry (1997-03-31) 31 March 1997 (age 18) 2 0 England Bristol City
4FW George Thomas (1997-03-24) 24 March 1997 (age 18) 5 1 England Coventry City
4FW Tom Shepherd (1997-07-17) 17 July 1997 (age 17) 1 0 England Stoke City
4FW Aaron Hassall (1997-08-19) 19 August 1997 (age 17) 1 0 England Leicester City
4FW Aaron Collins (1997-05-27) 27 May 1997 (age 17) 1 0 Wales Newport County
4FW Connor Lemonheigh-Evans (1997-01-24) 24 January 1997 (age 18) 1 0 England Bristol City

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Wales under-19 squad and remain eligible (clubs as of when called up).

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Most recent call-up
Goalkeepers
Defenders
James Graham (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 18) England Everton 4 (0) v  Germany, 21 April 2015 (withdrew)
Rollin Menayese (1997-12-04) December 4, 1997 (age 17) Wales Cardiff City 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Midfielders
Forwards
Daniel James (1997-11-10) 10 November 1997 (age 17) Wales Swansea City 4 (0) v  Germany, 21 April 2015 (withdrew)
Will Abbotts (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 18) England Bolton Wanderers 2 (0) v  Germany, 21 April 2015 (withdrew)
Harry Wilson (1997-03-22) 22 March 1997 (age 18) England Liverpool 2 (1) v  Albania, 17 November 2014
Jamie Thomas (1997-01-10) 10 January 1997 (age 18) England Bolton Wanderers 5 (3) v  Albania, 17 November 2014
Daniel Byrnes (1997-01-17) January 17, 1997 (age 18) England Oldham Athletic 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2015 UEFA Under-19 Championship Qualification Round[edit]

Wales finished third in their group but failed to qualify for the 2015 UEFA Under-19 Championship Elite Round.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Portugal 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 9
 Denmark 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
 Wales 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3
 Albania 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0

12 November 2014
12:00
Denmark  1–0  Albania
Corlu Goal 57' Report
Estádio Fernando Cabrita, Lagos
Referee: Bastian Dankert (Germany)

12 November 2014
16:00
Portugal  2–1  Wales
Hildeberto Pereira Goal 29'
Bastião Dias Goal 76'
Report Wilson Goal 62'
Estádio da Nora, Ferreiras
Referee: Sergei Lapochkin (Russia)

14 November 2014
12:00
Denmark  4–0  Wales
Hansen Goal 16'
Gartenmann Goal 27'
Pohl Goal 29'
Ingvartsen Goal 76' (pen.)
Report
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: Roy Reinshreiber (Israel)

14 November 2014
16:00
Albania  1–4  Portugal
Morina Goal 62' Report Paulo Cabral Goal 5'
Renato Sanches Goal 10'
Hildeberto Pereira Goal 15'
Gonçalo Guedes Goal 42'
Municipal Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Sergei Lapochkin (Russia)

17 November 2014
16:00
Portugal  2–1  Denmark
Gonçalo Guedes Goal 45'
Diogo Silva Goal 69'
Report Corlu Goal 53'
Estádio da Nora, Ferreiras
Referee: Bastian Dankert (Germany)

17 November 2014
16:00
Wales  2–1  Albania
G. Thomas Goal 24'
J. Thomas Goal 60'
Report Morina Goal 74'
Municipal Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Roy Reinshreiber (Israel)

2016 UEFA Under-19 Championship Qualification Round[edit]

Georgia will host qualification round fixtures on on 12th, 14th and 17th November 2015. The top two teams of each group and the third-placed team with the best record against the top two will join Spain for the Elite Round in Spring 2016. Seven teams will qualify from the Elite Round and join hosts Germany in the final tournament.[2]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Austria
 Georgia (H)
 Albania
 Wales

Friendlies[edit]

2 September 2014
Montenegro  1-3  Wales
Report Noor Goal
J. Thomas Goal
Copp Goal

4 September 2014
Montenegro  1-2  Wales
Report O. Jones Goal
J. Thomas Goal

21 April 2015
Germany  2-0  Wales
Bunjaki Goal 76' (pen.)
Mörschel Goal 43'
Report

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