England national under-17 football team

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England Under-17
Nickname(s)Three Lions
AssociationThe Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachTom Curtis
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 (Record) (first in 1984)
Best resultChampions (2010 and 2014)
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 2007)
Best resultChampions (2017)

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. They are currently coached by Tom Curtis.[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] On 9 May 2019 England were eliminated at the 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Republic of Ireland, and therefore failed to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019.

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
Brazil 2019 Did not qualify
Peru 2021 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[6]
Peru 2023 To be determined
Total 4/19 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.[7] Forward Wayne Rooney was awarded the Golden player accolade.[7] 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.[8]

England defeated Spain at the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Championship to become Champions at under-17 level for the first time.[9] Forward Connor Wickham scored the winning goal in the final and was subsequently named Golden player of the tournament.[10] 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.[9] England won their second title at the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, defeating the Netherlands in the final on Penalties.[11]

They finished runners up at the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, losing to Spain in the final on a penalty shoot-out.[12] Forward Jadon Sancho was named Golden player.[13]

The 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship was hosted by England.[14] They were eliminated at the semi-final stage by the Netherlands in a penalty shoot-out.[15]

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 Group stage 3 1 1 1 6 7 Squad
Estonia 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[16][17]
Cyprus 2021
Israel 2022 To be determined
Total 14/18 63 35 10 18 102 65
Year Golden Player Award
Denmark 2002 Wayne Rooney[7]
Liechtenstein 2010 Connor Wickham[10]
Croatia 2017 Jadon Sancho[13]

Other tournaments[edit]

England have also competed at the Nordic tournament[18] and Algarve Tournament.[19]

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

Fixtures and results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Fixture

2021[edit]

16 October 2021 2022 U-17 Euro qualifying Group 13 England  7–0  Armenia Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
13:00 MSK Avetisyan Goal 23'
Feeney Goal 37'
Tezgel Yellow card 41', Goal 56'
Kyerematen Goal 59'
Taylor Goal 64'
Smith Yellow card 67'
Patterson Yellow card 71'
Cozier Duberry Goal 77'
Donley Goal 88' (pen.)
Mainoo Goal 89'
Report Margaryan Yellow card 70' Referee: Milos Milanovic (Serbia)
19 October 2021 2022 U-17 Euro qualifying Group 13 England  1–0  Belarus Haradski Stadium, Barysaw
16:00 MSK Donley Goal 27'
Feeney Yellow card 49'
Davidson Yellow card 82'
Report Mialkouski Yellow card 35' Referee: Ondřej Berka (Czech Republic)
22 October 2021 2022 U-17 Euro qualifying Group 13 Slovakia  2–2  England Borisov Arena, Barysaw
15:00 MSK Rehuš Goal 22'
Záhradník Goal 40', Yellow card 44'
Homola Yellow card 87'
Hájovský Yellow card 90'
Report Tezgel Goal 71' (pen.)
Smith Yellow card 84'
O’Reilly Goal 88'
Referee: Ondřej Berka (Czech Republic)

Players[edit]

Latest squad[edit]

For the 2021–22 season season, including the 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, players born on or after 1 January 2005 are eligible.[20] Players born between January and August 2005 are first-year scholars in the English academy system, players born from September 2005 to August 2006 will be eligible to enter the full-time academy system at the start of the 2022–23 season.

The following players were named in the squad for the 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Qualifying round games against Armenia, Belarus and Slovakia, to be played between 16 and 22 October 2021.[21]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
- 1GK True Grant (2005-11-02) 2 November 2005 (age 16)[22] England Manchester City
- 1GK Darryl Ombang (2005-07-11) 11 July 2005 (age 16)[23] England Leeds United
- 1GK Tommy Setford (2006-03-13) 13 March 2006 (age 15)[24] Netherlands Ajax

- 2DF Josh Davidson (2005-09-23) 23 September 2005 (age 16)[25] England Liverpool
- 2DF Joshua Feeney (2005-05-06) 6 May 2005 (age 16)[26] England Aston Villa
- 2DF Habeeb Ogunneye (2005-11-12) 12 November 2005 (age 16)[27] England Manchester United
- 2DF Ashley Phillips (2005-06-26) 26 June 2005 (age 16)[28] England Blackburn Rovers
- 2DF Oliver Scarles (2005-12-12) 12 December 2005 (age 15)[29] England West Ham United
- 2DF Isaac Smith (2005-07-26) 26 July 2005 (age 16)[30] England Manchester City

- 3MF Leo Castledine (2005-08-20) 20 August 2005 (age 16)[31] England Chelsea
- 3MF Rio Kyerematen (2005-06-09) 9 June 2005 (age 16)[32] England Tottenham Hotspur
- 3MF Kobbie Mainoo (2005-04-19) 19 April 2005 (age 16)[33] England Manchester United
- 3MF Nico O'Reilly (2005-03-21) 21 March 2005 (age 16)[34] England Manchester City
- 3MF Travis Patterson (2005-10-06) 6 October 2005 (age 16)[35] England Aston Villa
- 3MF Sam Rak-Sakyi (2005-03-27) 27 March 2005 (age 16)[36] England Chelsea
- 3MF Kane Taylor (2005-02-14) 14 February 2005 (age 16)[37] England Manchester City

- 4FW Jobe Bellingham (2005-09-23) 23 September 2005 (age 16)[38] England Birmingham City
- 4FW Amario Cozier-Duberry (2005-05-29) 29 May 2005 (age 16)[39] England Arsenal
- 4FW Jamie Donley (2005-01-03) 3 January 2005 (age 16)[40] England Tottenham Hotspur
- 4FW Ronnie Stutter (2005-01-06) 6 January 2005 (age 16)[41] England Chelsea
- 4FW Emre Tezgel (2005-09-19) 19 September 2005 (age 16)[42] England Stoke City

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 Jayden Barber (2005-06-23) 23 June 2005 (age 16) - - England Aston Villa Syrenka Cup, September 2021[43]
DF Alfie Dorrington (2005-04-20) 20 April 2005 (age 16)[44] - - England Tottenham Hotspur Syrenka Cup, September 2021[43]

MF Thomas Bloxham (2005-04-30) 30 April 2005 (age 16)[45] - - England Tottenham Hotspur Syrenka Cup, September 2021[43]
MF Billy Gee (2005-07-30) 30 July 2005 (age 16)[46] - - England Chelsea Syrenka Cup, September 2021[43]
MF Harry Whitwell (2005-11-16) 16 November 2005 (age 16) - - England West Bromwich Albion Syrenka Cup, September 2021[43]

FW Princewill Ehibhatioman (2005-10-20) 20 October 2005 (age 16) - - England Reading Syrenka Cup, September 2021[43]


Honours[edit]

References[edit]

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