1997 UEFA Under-16 Championship
|Dates||28 April – 10 May|
|Teams||16 (from 1 confederation)|
|Champions|| Spain (4th title)|
|Third place|| Germany|
|Fourth place|| Switzerland|
|Goals scored||100 (3.13 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Juanjo Camacho |
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.
Third Place Playoff