Croatia national under-19 football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Croatia Under-19
Association Hrvatski Nogometni Savez
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Ferdo Milin
FIFA code CRO
First colours
Second colours
U-19 European Championship
Appearances 4 (first in 1998)
Best result Third place 1998 and 2010

The Croatia national under-19 football team represents Croatia in international football at this age level and is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Croatia.

Competition history[edit]

Prior to 1990 Croatian players played for the Yugoslavia Under-18 team. Although the Croatian team was formed in the early 1990s after the breakup of Yugoslavia, the Under-18 team had to wait for UEFA to officially accept Croatian Football Federation's membership bid in order to be included in UEFA-governed competitions. Croatia's membership was accepted in June 1993 and the first continental competition Croatia under-18 team took part in was the qualification for 1994 European Under-18 Championship. In 2001 UEFA changed the player eligibility dates and from 2002 onwards the continental championship is known as UEFA European Under-19 Championship. The tournament is held every year and serves as the qualifying tournament for FIFA U-20 World Cup which is held every two years.

Croatia Under-18/19 team managed to qualify for European championship on four occasions. In 1998 and 2010 they won third place which earned them a place at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship and 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

UEFA U-18/19 European Championship record[edit]

UEFA U-18/19 European Championship record UEFA U-18/19 Championship Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pld W D L GF GA GD
Spain 1994 Did not qualify 4 2 1 1 12 4 +8
Greece 1995 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8
France 1996 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
Iceland 1997 4 2 1 1 7 1 +6
Cyprus 1998 Third place 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3 4 3 1 0 14 1 +13
Sweden 1999 Did not qualify 5 4 0 1 16 8 +8
Germany 2000 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 4 4 0 0 10 1 +9
Finland 2001 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1
Norway 2002 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2
Liechtenstein 2003 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
Switzerland 2004 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9
Northern Ireland 2005 6 2 1 3 11 10 +1
Poland 2006 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7
Austria 2007 6 3 3 0 13 6 +7
Czech Republic 2008 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4
Ukraine 2009 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1
France 2010 Third place 4 1 1 2 7 4 +3 6 6 0 0 12 2 +10
Romania 2011 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2
Estonia 2012 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 6 4 2 0 15 5 +10
Lithuania 2013 Did not qualify 6 3 3 0 15 5 +10
Hungary 2014 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4
Greece 2015 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2
Germany 2016 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 6 5 1 0 13 2 +11
Total 5/23 17 4 3 10 24 26 −2 105 60 24 21 221 111 +110

Recent Results[edit]

Current squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Adrian Šemper (1998-01-12) 12 January 1998 (age 19) 3 0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
12 1GK Ivan Nevistić (1998-07-31) 31 July 1998 (age 18) 4 0 Croatia Rijeka

- 2DF Jozo Stanić (1999-04-06) 6 April 1999 (age 17) 2 0 Germany Augsburg
2 2DF Matej Hudećek (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 18) 6 0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
15 2DF Martin Erlić (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 19) 5 0 Italy Sassuolo
4 2DF Vinko Soldo (1998-02-15) 15 February 1998 (age 19) 3 0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
18 2DF Maksim Oluić (1998-05-20) 20 May 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Croatia Lokomotiva
2 2DF Branimir Kalaica (1998-06-01) 1 June 1998 (age 18) 5 0 Portugal Benfica

17 3MF Dario Špikić (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
8 3MF Marko Gjira (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
7 3MF Josip Brekalo (1998-06-23) 23 June 1998 (age 18) 13 4 Germany Wolfsburg
10 3MF Dino Halilović (1998-02-08) 8 February 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Udinese
16 3MF Nikola Moro (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 19) 3 0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
11 3MF Davor Lovren (1998-10-03) 3 October 1998 (age 18) 3 1 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
6 3MF Lovro Majer (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Croatia Lokomotiva

13 4FW Karlo Igor Majić (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf
14 4FW Sandro Kulenović (1999-12-04) 4 December 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Poland Legia Warsaw
9 4FW Dario Vizinger (1998-06-06) 6 June 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Croatia Rijeka

Past squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]