1997 UEFA European Under-16 Championship

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1997 UEFA Under-16 Championship
U-16-Fußball-Europameisterschaft 1997
Tournament details
Host countryGermany
Dates28 April – 10 May
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Spain (4th title)
Runners-up Austria
Third place Germany
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored100 (3.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)Juanjo Camacho
(5 goals)
1996
1998

The 1997 UEFA European Under-16 Championship was the 15th edition of UEFA's European Under-16 Football Championship. Germany hosted the championship, during April 28 – May 10, 1997. 16 teams entered the competition, and Spain defeated Austria in the final to win the competition for the fourth time.

The games were held in Barsinghausen, Blankenburg, Braunschweig, Bremen, Bückeburg, Celle, Einbeck, Goslar, Hamburg, Hamelin, Hanover, Hettstedt, Hildesheim, Kiel, Lehrte, Lübeck, Lübtheen, Minden, Neukloster, Neustadt-Glewe, Nienburg/Weser, Norderstedt, Nordhausen, Polz, Rendsburg, Schönberg, Schwerin, Thale, Vöhrum and Wernigerode.

Squads[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Participants[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
  Switzerland 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
 Northern Ireland 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
 Israel 3 0 0 3 3 8 −8 0
Germany 3–0 Israel

Switzerland  2–1 Northern Ireland

Israel 1–2 Northern Ireland

Germany 2–0  Switzerland

Northern Ireland 0–1 Germany

Israel 2–3  Switzerland

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9
 Austria 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
 Ukraine 3 1 0 2 5 9 −4 3
 Poland 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
Poland 0–4 Austria

Spain 6–1 Ukraine

Poland 1–2 Spain

Austria 0–2 Ukraine

Austria 0–2 Spain

Ukraine 2–3 Poland

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Belgium 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 Hungary 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6
 Italy 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3
 Georgia 3 0 0 3 7 16 −9 0
Hungary 6–3 Georgia

Belgium 1–0 Italy

Hungary 0–1 Belgium

Georgia 3–5 Italy

Georgia 1–5 Belgium

Italy 1–2 Hungary

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Turkey 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
 Slovakia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Iceland 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
 Slovenia 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Turkey 2–0 Slovenia

Slovakia 1–0 Iceland

Turkey 1–0 Slovakia

Slovenia 0–2 Iceland

Iceland 0–4 Turkey

Slovenia 2–2 Slovakia

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Germany 3–1 Hungary
Referee: Sorin Corpodean (Romania)

Belgium 0–0  Switzerland
Penalties
4–5

Spain 3–1 Slovakia

Turkey 0–3 Austria

Semifinals[edit]

Switzerland  0–0 Austria
Penalties
5–6
Referee: Anton Genov (Bulgaria)

Germany 1–2 Spain

Third Place Playoff[edit]

Germany 3–1  Switzerland
Referee: Dick van Egmond (Netherlands)

Final[edit]

Spain 0–0 Austria
Penalties
5–4
Referee: Sorin Corpodean (Romania)

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