England national under-17 football team

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England Under-17
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Three Lions
AssociationThe Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSteve Cooper
FIFA codeENG
First colours
Second colours
First international
 England 1–1 Turkey 
(Livorno, Italy; 20 August 1991)
Biggest win
 England 8–0 Gibraltar 
(Yerevan, Armenia; 26 October 2013)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 4–0 England 
(Jena, Germany; 9 May 2009)
 Spain 4–0 England 
(Tbilisi, Georgia; 31 March 2012)
European Championship
Appearances14 (first in 1984)
Best resultChampions, 2010 and 2014
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 2007)
Best resultChampions, 2017
England national under-17 football team
Medal record
U-17 World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2017 India Team

The England national under-17 football team, also known as England under-17s or England U17(s), represents England in football at an under-17 age level and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England.

In July 2015, Steve Cooper was appointed to coach the squad with assistance from Mike Marsh.[1]

Competition history[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

England reached the quarter-final stage at both the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup[2] and 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[3]

In October 2017, England defeated Spain in the final of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to become World Champions at this age level for the first time.[4] Phil Foden was awarded the Golden Ball for being the best player at the tournament.[5] Rhian Brewster won the Golden Boot for tournament leading goalscorer[5] and the Bronze ball.[5]

Championship record[edit]

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA Squad
China 1985 Did not enter
Canada 1987
Scotland 1989
Italy 1991 Did not qualify
Japan 1993
Ecuador 1995
Egypt 1997
New Zealand 1999
Trinidad and Tobago 2001
Finland 2003
Peru 2005
South Korea 2007 Quarter-finals 5 3 1 1 12 7 Squad
Nigeria 2009 Did not qualify
Mexico 2011 Quarter-finals 5 2 2 1 8 9 Squad
United Arab Emirates 2013 Did not qualify
Chile 2015 Group stage 3 0 2 1 1 2 Squad
India 2017 Champions 7 6 1 0 23 6 Squad
Peru 2019 To be determined
Total 4/17 20 11 6 3 44 24
Year Golden Ball Award
India 2017 Phil Foden[5]

UEFA European Under-17 Championship[edit]

The England under-17 team competes in the annual UEFA European Under-17 Championship. England were the hosts of the 2001 Final Tournament, with the English reaching the semi-finals where they lost 4-0 to France on 3 May. They finished fourth, losing the third place play off match 4-1 to Croatia. They finished third at the 2002 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Denmark.[6] Forward Wayne Rooney was awarded the Golden player accolade.[6] England finished fourth at the 2003 and 2004 tournaments. The 2007 tournament in Belgium saw England finish runners up to Spain, the only goal of the final at the Stade Luc Varenne scored by Bojan Krkić.[7]

England defeated Spain at the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Championship to become Champions at under-17 level for the first time.[8] Forward Connor Wickham scored the winning goal in the final and was subsequently named Golden player of the tournament.[9] This was the first time England had won a European men's age-group title since their victory at the 1993 UEFA European Under-18 Championship.[8] England won their second title at the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, defeating the Netherlands in the final on Penalties.[10]

They finished runners up at the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, losing to Spain in the final on a penalty shoot-out.[11] Forward Jadon Sancho was named Golden player.[12]

The 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship was hosted by England.[13] They were eliminated at the semi-final stage by the Netherlands in a penalty shoot-out.[14]

Championship record[edit]

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Denmark 2002 Third Place 6 4 1 1 10 6 Squad
Portugal 2003 Fourth place 5 1 3 1 6 6 Squad
France 2004 Fourth place 5 3 1 1 11 7 Squad
Italy 2005 Group stage 3 1 0 2 6 3 Squad
Luxembourg 2006 Elite round - - - - - - -
Belgium 2007 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 8 4 Squad
Turkey 2008 Elite round - - - - - - -
Germany 2009 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 6 Squad
Liechtenstein 2010 Champions 5 5 0 0 10 4 Squad
Serbia 2011 Semi-final 4 1 1 2 5 5 Squad
Slovenia 2012 Elite round - - - - - - -
Slovakia 2013 Elite round - - - - - - -
Malta 2014 Champions 5 4 0 1 10 4 Squad
Bulgaria 2015 Quarter-final 4 2 1 1 3 2 Squad
Azerbaijan 2016 Quarter-final 4 2 0 2 6 4 Squad
Croatia 2017 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 15 4 Squad
England 2018 Semi-final 5 3 0 2 6 3 Squad
Republic of Ireland 2019 - - - - - - - -
Total 13/17 60 34 9 17 97 58
Year Golden Player Award
Denmark 2002 Wayne Rooney[6]
Liechtenstein 2010 Connor Wickham[9]
Croatia 2017 Jadon Sancho[12]

Other tournaments[edit]

England have also competed at the Nordic tournament[15] and Algarve Tournament.[16]

England host an annual FA international tournament.[citation needed]

Fixtures and results 2017–18[edit]

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 9 Knockout stage
2  Iraq 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
3  Mexico 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
4  Chile 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 1
Source: FIFA
Chile 0–4 England
Report
Attendance: 46,154
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

England 3–2 Mexico
Report
Attendance: 48,620

England 4–0 Iraq
Report

Round of 16[edit]

Quarter-final[edit]

United States 1–4 England
Sargent Goal 72' Report
Attendance: 16,148

Semi-final[edit]

Brazil 1–3 England
Wesley Goal 21' Report Brewster Goal 10'39'77'
Attendance: 63,881

Final[edit]

England 5–2 Spain
Report
Attendance: 66,684

Friendlies[edit]

Algarve Tournament[edit]

2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6[a] Knockout stage
2  England (H) 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6[a]
3   Switzerland 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6[a]
4  Israel 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head results: Italy 2–0 Switzerland, England 2–1 Italy, Switzerland 1–0 England. Head-to-head standings:
    • Italy: 3 pts, +1 GD
    • England: 3 pts, 0 GD
    • Switzerland: 3 pts, −1 GD
England 2–1 Israel
Doyle Goal 29' (pen.)
Daly Goal 61'
Report Lugassy Goal 40+1' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,102
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)
England 2–1 Italy
Appiah Goal 64'
Doyle Goal 69' (pen.)
Report Riccardi Goal 14'
Attendance: 7,159
Referee: Vilhjalmur Thorarinsson (Iceland)
England 0–1  Switzerland
Report Mambimbi Goal 40+1'
Attendance: 6,146
Referee: Horatiu Fesnic (Romania)

Quarter-final[edit]

England 2–0 Norway
Duncan Goal 14'
Amaechi Goal 49'
Report
Attendance: 5,102
Referee: Juri Frischer (Estonia)

Semi-final[edit]

England 0–0 Netherlands
Report
Penalties
  • John-Jules Penalty scored
  • Daly Penalty scored
  • Saka Penalty scored
  • Ashby-Hammond Penalty scored
  • Appiah Penalty scored
  • Balogun Penalty missed
5–6
  • Penalty scored Burger
  • Penalty scored Ihattaren
  • Penalty scored Hendriks
  • Penalty scored Tavsan
  • Penalty scored J. Timber
  • Penalty scored Q. Timber
Attendance: 7,952
Referee: Horatiu Fesnic (Romania)

Players[edit]

Latest squad[edit]

For the 2018–19 season, including the 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, players born on or after 1 January 2002 are eligible.[17] Players born between January and August 2002 are first-year scholars in the English academy system, players born from September 2002 to August 2003 will be eligible to enter the full-time academy system at the start of the 2019–20 season.

The following players were named in the squad for games against Brazil, Russia and the United States, to be played in October 2018.[18]

Number Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
- 1GK Louis Moulden (2002-01-06) 6 January 2002 (age 16)[19] England Manchester City
- 1GK Serrine Sanneh (2002-11-20) 20 November 2002 (age 16)[20] England West Ham United
- 1GK James Trafford (2002-10-10) 10 October 2002 (age 16)[21] England Manchester City

- 2DF Cameron Dalziel (2002-03-17) 17 March 2002 (age 16)[22] England Tottenham Hotspur
- 2DF Taylor Harwood-Bellis (2002-01-30) 30 January 2002 (age 16)[23] England Manchester City
- 2DF Valentino Livramento (2002-11-12) 12 November 2002 (age 16)[24] England Chelsea
- 2DF Teden Mengi (2002-04-30) 30 April 2002 (age 16)[25] England Manchester United
- 2DF Haydon Roberts (2002-05-10) 10 May 2002 (age 16)[26] England Brighton & Hove Albion
- 2DF Nathan Wood-Gordon (2002-05-31) 31 May 2002 (age 16) England Middlesbrough

- 3MF Miguel Azeez (2002-09-20) 20 September 2002 (age 16)[27] England Arsenal
- 3MF Fabio Carvalho (2002-08-30) 30 August 2002 (age 16)[28] England Fulham
- 3MF Harvey Elliott (2003-04-04) 4 April 2003 (age 15) England Fulham
- 3MF Joe Hodge (2002-09-14) 14 September 2002 (age 16)[29] England Manchester City
- 3MF Yunus Musah (2002-11-29) 29 November 2002 (age 16)[30] England Arsenal
- 3MF Jensen Weir (2002-01-31) 31 January 2002 (age 16) England Wigan Athletic

- 4FW Joe Gelhardt (2002-05-04) 4 May 2002 (age 16)[31] England Wigan Athletic
- 4FW Sam Greenwood (2002-01-26) 26 January 2002 (age 16)[32] England Arsenal
- 4FW Ben Knight (2002-11-30) 30 November 2002 (age 16)[33] England Manchester City
- 4FW Alex Mighten (2002-04-11) 11 April 2002 (age 16)[34] England Nottingham Forest
- 4FW Armstrong Oko-Flex (2002-03-02) 2 March 2002 (age 16)[35] Scotland Celtic
- 4FW Morgan Rogers (2002-07-27) 27 July 2002 (age 16)[36] England West Bromwich Albion

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have previously been called up to the England under-17 squad and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Matt Bondswell (2002-04-18) 18 April 2002 (age 16)[37] - - Germany RB Leipzig Syrenka Cup, 7–11 September 2018

MF Noni Madueke (2002-03-10) 10 March 2002 (age 16) - - Netherlands PSV Syrenka Cup, 7–11 September 2018

FW Jeremy Sarmiento (2002-06-16) 16 June 2002 (age 16)[38] - - Portugal Benfica Syrenka Cup, 7–11 September 2018


Honours[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007 Quarter-finals". FIFA. 2 September 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  3. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011 Quarter-finals". FIFA. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
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  8. ^ a b c Magowan, Alistair (31 May 2010). "England U-17s beat Spain to win European Championship". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  9. ^ a b "2010: Connor Wickham". UEFA. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  10. ^ a b "England win European Under-17 Championship on penalties". BBC Sport. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Spot-on Spain claim record third U17 EURO title". UEFA. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  12. ^ a b "2017: Jadon Sancho". UEFA. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  13. ^ "European Under-17 Championship: England face extra scrutiny at home". BBC Sport. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  14. ^ "European Under-17 Championships: England lose 6-5 on penalties to Netherlands". BBC Sport. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  15. ^ "England U17s squad named for the Nordic Tournament". The Football Association. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Proud Peacock". The Football Association. 5 February 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2008. Retrieved 10 March 2009.
  17. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, 2018/19" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Young Lions to take on Brazil, USA and Russia in an U17 tournament on home soil". The Football Association. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
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  21. ^ "James Trafford". Premier League. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
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  24. ^ "Valentino Livramento". Premier League. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  25. ^ "Teden Mengi". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  26. ^ "Haydon Roberts". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  27. ^ "Miguel Azeez". Premier League. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  28. ^ "Fabio Carvalho". Premier League. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  29. ^ "Joe Hodge". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  30. ^ "Yunus Musah". Premier League. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
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  32. ^ "Sam Greenwood". Premier League. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  33. ^ "Ben Knight". Premier League. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
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  35. ^ "Armstrong Oko-Flex". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  36. ^ "Morgan Rogers". West Bromwich Albion F.C. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  37. ^ "Matt Bondswell". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  38. ^ "Jeremy Sarmiento". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  39. ^ "England's penalty prowess pays off". uefa.com/. UEFA. Retrieved 21 May 2014.

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