England national under-16 football team
|Nickname(s)||Three Lions/England Schoolboys|
|Association||The Football Association|
|Head coach||Dan Micciche|
England national under-16 football team, also known as England under-16s or England U16(s), represents England in association football at an under-16 age level and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England.
Between 1925 and 2014, the England under-16 team competed in the annual Victory Shield tournament against Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since World War II, England had won the Victory Shield outright thirty-five times and had been joint winners with Scotland eight times, with Wales twice and with both Scotland and Wales twice. However, in April 2015, the Football Association decided to withdraw from the tournament "for the foreseeable future" with the stated aim of replacing it with matches against European and global opposition.
In 2005, the team made their debut in the annual Montaigu Tournament, held in Montaigu, France. England have won the competition three times, in 2008, 2011, and 2015, defeating the hosts France in the final on all three occasions. In 2008 and 2011, England won in a penalty shoot-out after a 0–0 draw, while in 2015 they won the final outright by 3 – 1.
Fixtures & results 2015–16
|16 August 2015||England||2 – 2||United States||St George's Park, Burton upon Trent, England|
|16:00 UTC+01:00||Samuels 40'
|19 August 2015||England||3 – 3||United States||St George's Park, Burton upon Trent, England|
|14:00 UTC+01:00||Loader 19', 59'
Players born on or after 1 January 2000 will remain eligible until the end of the 2015–16 season. Names in italics denote players who have been capped by England in a higher age group.
|Harrison Male||–||Leeds United||1 (0)|
|Adam Pryzbek||–||West Bromwich Albion||1 (0)|
|Marc Guehi||–||Chelsea||2 (1)|
|Adao Manuel||–||Manchester City||2 (0)|
|Zech Medley||–||Chelsea||2 (0)|
|Johnathan Panzo||–||Chelsea||2 (0)|
|Ryan Sessegnon||–||Fulham||2 (1)|
|Kane Wilson||–||West Bromwich Albion||2 (0)|
|Alex Cochrane||–||Brighton & Hove Albion||1 (0)|
|Marcel Lavinier||–||Chelsea||1 (0)|
|Ethan Ampadu||–||Exeter City||2 (0)|
|Angel Gomes||–||Manchester United||2 (0)|
|Callum Hudson-Odoi||–||Chelsea||2 (0)|
|Danny Loader||–||Reading||2 (2)|
|George McEachran||–||Chelsea||2 (0)|
|Ian Carlo Poveda||–||Brentford||2 (0)|
|Emile Smith Rowe||–||Arsenal||1 (0)|
|Theo Hudson||–||Leeds United||1 (0)|
|Austin Samuels||–||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2 (1)|
The following players have also been called up to the England U-16 squad and remain eligible.
|Name||DOB||Club||Caps (goals)||Most recent call-up|
|Alex Cull||–||Southampton||0 (0)||v United States, 16/19 August 2015*|
|Matt O'Riley||–||Fulham||0 (0)||v United States, 16/19 August 2015*|
|Jamie Soule||–||West Bromwich Albion||0 (0)||v United States, 16/19 August 2015*|
*Withdrew from the squad without playing.
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