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 1996 are eligible for the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Caps and goals correct as of 4 September 2014. Players in bold have attained full international caps. Clubs as of the date of the announcement.

Under-19 squad called up for the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round matches against Portugal, Denmark and Albania in November 2014. Thomas James withdrew and was replaced by Ioan Evans.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Owen Evans (1996-11-28) November 28, 1996 (age 18) 4 0 England Wigan Athletic
1GK Lewis Thomas (1997-09-20) September 20, 1997 (age 17) 1 0 Wales Swansea City
2DF Sam Tattum (1996-09-03) September 3, 1996 (age 18) 4 0 England Manchester City
2DF Cian Harries (1997-04-01) April 1, 1997 (age 17) 1 0 England Coventry City
2DF Dominic Smith (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 18) 10 0 England Shrewsbury Town
2DF James Graham (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 17) 4 0 England Everton
2DF Tom Leggett (1996-02-04) 4 February 1996 (age 18) 5 0 England Aston Villa
2DF Ioan Evans (1997-05-30) May 30, 1997 (age 17) 2 0 England Sheffield United
3MF Tom Burridge (1996-10-26) 26 October 1996 (age 18) 1 0 Wales Cardiff City
3MF Joe Morrell (1997-01-03) January 3, 1997 (age 17) 4 0 England Bristol City
3MF Robbie Patten (1996-11-29) November 29, 1996 (age 18) 5 0 Wales Cardiff City
3MF George Thomas (1997-03-24) March 24, 1997 (age 17) 4 1 England Coventry City
4FW Abdifatah Noor (1996-09-23) September 23, 1996 (age 18) 5 2 Wales Cardiff City
4FW Owain Jones (1996-10-01) 1 October 1996 (age 18) 12 2 Wales Swansea City
4FW Daniel James (1997-11-10) 10 November 1997 (age 17) 4 0 Wales Swansea City
4FW Harry Wilson (1997-03-22) 22 March 1997 (age 17) 2 1 England Liverpool
4FW Jamie Thomas (1997-01-10) 10 January 1997 (age 17) 5 3 England Bolton Wanderers
4FW Will Abbotts (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 17) 2 0 England Bolton Wanderers

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
Luke Pilling (1997-07-25) 25 July 1997 (age 17) England Tranmere Rovers 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Defenders
Thomas James (1996-04-15) April 15, 1996 (age 18) Wales Cardiff City 2 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (withdrew)
Ross White (1996-06-23) June 23, 1996 (age 18) Wales Wrexham 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Rollin Menayese (1997-12-04) December 4, 1997 (age 17) Wales Cardiff City 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Aron Davies (1997-09-05) September 5, 1997 (age 17) England Bristol City 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Joseph Jones Wales Swansea City 0 (0) v  Montenegro, 4 September 2014 (withdrew)
Ashley Baker Wales Cardiff City 0 (0) v  Montenegro, 4 September 2014 (standby)
Keston Davies (1996-10-02) October 2, 1996 (age 18) Wales Swansea City 2 (1) v  Montenegro, 4 September 2014 (standby)
Midfielders
Tom Fry (1997-03-31) March 31, 1997 (age 17) England Bristol City 1 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Kyle Copp (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 18) Wales Swansea City 2 (1) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Will Taylor Wales Cardiff City 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Jake Charles (1996-02-16) 16 February 1996 (age 18) England Huddersfield Town 3 (0) v  Montenegro, 4 September 2014 (withdrew)
Corey Francis (1996-03-30) 30 March 1996 (age 18) Wales Swansea City 0 (0) v  Montenegro, 4 September 2014 (standby)
Forwards
Jake Watkins (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 18) Wales Cardiff City 1 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Eli Phipps Wales Cardiff City 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Daniel Byrnes (1997-01-17) January 17, 1997 (age 17) Wales 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

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