England national under-16 football team

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England Under-16
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Three Lions/England Schoolboys
Association The Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Dan Micciche
First colours
Second colours

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.

In July 2015, Dan Micciche was appointed to coach the squad with assistance from Paul Williams.[1]

Competition history[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

In 2005, the team made their debut in the annual Montaigu Tournament, held in Montaigu, France.[4] 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,[5][6] while in 2015 they won the final outright by 3 – 1.[7]

Fixtures & results 2015–16[edit]


Friendly matches[edit]


Latest squad[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 2000 will remain eligible until the end of the 2015–16 season.[citation needed] Names in italics denote players who have been capped by England in a higher age group.

The following players were named in the squad for the Tournoi International in October 2015.[9]

Name DOB Club Caps (goals)
Harrison Male England Leeds United 1 (0)
Thomas McGill England Brighton & Hove Albion 0 (0)
Ethan Ampadu England Exeter City 2 (0)
Marc Guehi England Chelsea 2 (1)
Zech Medley England Chelsea 2 (0)
Jonathan Panzo England Chelsea 2 (0)
Ryan Sessegnon England Fulham 2 (1)
Timothy Eyoma England Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
Nya Kirby England Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
Felix Nmecha England Manchester City 0 (0)
Matthew O'Riley England Fulham 0 (0)
Tashan Oakley-Boothe England Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
Oliver Skipp England Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
Ian Carlo Poveda England Brentford 2 (0)
Austin Samuels England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 (1)
Phil Foden England Manchester City 0 (0)
Jadon Sancho England Manchester City 0 (0)
Jamie Soule England West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)

Recent call-ups[edit]

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
Adam Pryzbek England West Bromwich Albion 1 (0) v  United States, 16/19 August 2015[10]
Alex Cull England Southampton 0 (0) v  United States, 16/19 August 2015*[10]
Adao Manuel England Manchester City 2 (0) v  United States, 16/19 August 2015[10]
Kane Wilson England West Bromwich Albion 2 (0) v  United States, 16/19 August 2015[10]
Alex Cochrane England Brighton & Hove Albion 1 (0) v  United States, 16/19 August 2015[10]
Marcel Lavinier England Chelsea 1 (0) v  United States, 16/19 August 2015[10]
Angel Gomes England Manchester United 2 (0) v  United States, 16/19 August 2015[10]
Callum Hudson-Odoi England Chelsea 2 (0) v  United States, 16/19 August 2015[10]
Danny Loader England Reading 2 (2) v  United States, 16/19 August 2015[10]
George McEachran England Chelsea 2 (0) v  United States, 16/19 August 2015[10]
Emile Smith Rowe England Arsenal 1 (0) v  United States, 16/19 August 2015[10]
Theo Hudson England Leeds United 1 (0) v  United States, 16/19 August 2015[10]

*Withdrew from the squad without playing.


  1. ^ "Four new interim England national coaches appointed". The Football Association. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Victory Shield 2008". The Football Association. 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-17. [dead link]
  3. ^ "England to withdraw from the Victory Shield". The Football Association. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Wright, James (22 March 2005). "'A tremendous experience'". The Football Association. Retrieved 2009-02-17. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Lions win tournament". The Football Association. 24 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-17. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Lions capture Montaigu crown". The Football Association. 25 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  7. ^ "England U16s win Montaigu Tournament title in France". The Football Association. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "England youth fixtures". The Football Association. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "England U16s squad named for Tournoi International". The Football Association. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "England U16s squad named for double-header with USA". The Football Association. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 

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