England national under-20 football team

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England Under-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Three Lions
AssociationThe Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachPaul Simpson
FIFA codeENG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1981)
Best resultChampions, 2017

England national under-20 football team, also known as England Under-20s or England U20(s), represents England in association football at an under-20 age level and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England.

Because there is no under-20 competition at UEFA level, England's under-20 side has generally only played competitive matches when it has qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is held every 2 years. England are the reigning champions of this competition, after defeating Venezuela in the final of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[1] Starting in the 2017–18 season, England U20 will contest the Under 20 Elite League.

The team is currently coached by Paul Simpson.[2]

Fixtures and results 2017–2018[edit]

2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Knockout stage
2  South Korea (H) 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
3  Argentina 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
4  Guinea 3 0 1 2 1 9 −8 1
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.



Guinea 1–1 England
Tomori Goal 59' (o.g.) Report Cook Goal 53'

South Korea 0–1 England
Report Dowell Goal 56'

Round of 16[edit]

Costa Rica 1–2 England
Leal Goal 89' Report Lookman Goal 35'63'

Quarter-final[edit]

Mexico 0–1 England
Report Onomah Yellow card 33' Yellow-red card 72'
Solanke Goal 47'

Semi-final[edit]

Italy 1–3 England
Orsolini Goal 2' Report Solanke Goal 66'88'
Lookman Goal 77'

Final[edit]

Venezuela 0–1 England
Report Calvert-Lewin Goal 35'
Venezuela
England

Under 20 Elite League[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

For the 2018–19 season, for regular matches players born on or after 1 January 1999 are eligible. However, in the 2018–19 Under 20 Elite League, which England will participate in, players born on or after 1 January 1998 are eligible. Players born between January and August 1999 are second-year graduates of the English academy system, players born between September 1999 and August 2000 are first-year graduates.

The following players were named in the squad for the match against Germany, played in November 2018.[3]

Names in bold denote players who have been capped by England in a higher age group.

Number Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
- 1GK Will Huffer (1998-10-30) 30 October 1998 (age 20) England Leeds United
- 1GK Aaron Ramsdale (1998-05-14) 14 May 1998 (age 20) England Bournemouth
- 1GK Nathan Trott (1998-11-21) 21 November 1998 (age 20)[4] England West Ham United

- 2DF Trevoh Chalobah (1999-07-05) 5 July 1999 (age 19) England Ipswich Town (on loan from Chelsea)
- 2DF Tom Edwards (1999-01-22) 22 January 1999 (age 19) England Stoke City
- 2DF Reece James (1999-12-08) 8 December 1999 (age 18) England Wigan Athletic (on loan from Chelsea)
- 2DF Lloyd Kelly (1998-10-06) 6 October 1998 (age 20) England Bristol City
- 2DF Easah Suliman (1998-01-26) 26 January 1998 (age 20) Netherlands FC Emmen (on loan from Aston Villa)
- 2DF Ben Wilmot (1999-11-04) 4 November 1999 (age 19) England Watford

- 3MF Andre Dozzell (1999-05-02) 2 May 1999 (age 19) England Ipswich Town
- 3MF Elliot Embleton (1999-04-02) 2 April 1999 (age 19) England Grimsby Town (on loan from Sunderland)
- 3MF Sam Field (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 20) England West Bromwich Albion
- 3MF Adam Lewis (1999-11-08) 8 November 1999 (age 19)[5] England Liverpool
- 3MF Ronaldo Vieira (1998-07-19) 19 July 1998 (age 20) Italy Sampdoria
- 3MF Joe Willock (1999-08-20) 20 August 1999 (age 19) England Arsenal

- 4FW Grady Diangana (1998-03-19) 19 March 1998 (age 20) England West Ham United
- 4FW Kyle Edwards (1998-02-17) 17 February 1998 (age 20) England West Bromwich Albion
- 4FW Eberechi Eze (1998-06-29) 29 June 1998 (age 20) England Queens Park Rangers
- 4FW George Hirst (1999-02-15) 15 February 1999 (age 19) Belgium OH Leuven
- 4FW Eddie Nketiah (1999-05-30) 30 May 1999 (age 19) England Arsenal
- 4FW Marcus Tavernier (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 19) England Middlesbrough

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have previously been called up to the England under-20 squad and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Brandon Austin (1999-01-08) 8 January 1999 (age 19)[6] - - England Tottenham Hotspur v. Italy/Czech Republic, 11-15 October 2018[7]
GK Ellery Balcombe (1999-10-15) 15 October 1999 (age 19)[8] - - England Brentford v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6-10 September 2018[9]
GK Will Henry (1998-07-06) 6 July 1998 (age 20) - - England Swindon Town v. Italy/Czech Republic, 5-10 October 2017[10]
GK Will Mannion (1998-05-05) 5 May 1998 (age 20) - - England Hull City v. Germany, 14 November 2017[11]
GK Aynsley Pears (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 20)[12] - - England Middlesbrough v. Poland/Portugal, 22-27 March 2018[13]

DF Callum Brittain (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 20) - - England Milton Keynes Dons v. Poland/Portugal, 22-27 March 2018[13]
DF Jay Dasilva (1998-04-22) 22 April 1998 (age 20) - - England Bristol City (on loan from Chelsea) v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6-10 September 2018[9]
DF Demeaco Duhaney (1998-10-13) 13 October 1998 (age 20) - - England Huddersfield Town v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 31 August–4 September 2017[14]
DF Darnell Johnson (1998-09-03) 3 September 1998 (age 20)[15] - - England Leicester City v. Poland/Portugal, 22-27 March 2018[13]
DF James Justin (1998-02-23) 23 February 1998 (age 20) - - England Luton Town v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 31 August–4 September 2017[14]
DF Reece Oxford (1998-12-16) 16 December 1998 (age 19) - - England West Ham United v. Germany, 14 November 2017[11]
DF Tom Pearce (1998-04-12) 12 April 1998 (age 20) - - England Leeds United v. Italy/Czech Republic, 11-15 October 2018[7]
DF Dujon Sterling (1999-10-24) 24 October 1999 (age 19) - - England Coventry City (on loan from Chelsea) v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6-10 September 2018[9]
DF Japhet Tanganga (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 19)[16] - - England Tottenham Hotspur v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6-10 September 2018[9]

MF Josh Dasilva (1998-10-23) 23 October 1998 (age 20) - - England Brentford v. Poland/Portugal, 22-27 March 2018 INJ[13]
MF Flynn Downes (1999-01-20) 20 January 1999 (age 19) - - England Ipswich Town v. Italy/Czech Republic, 11-15 October 2018[7]
MF Tayo Edun (1998-05-14) 14 May 1998 (age 20) - - England Ipswich Town (on loan from Fulham) v. Poland/Portugal, 22-27 March 2018[13]
MF Marcus Edwards (1998-12-03) 3 December 1998 (age 20) - - Netherlands Excelsior (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur) v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6-10 September 2018[9]
MF Jacob Maddox (1998-11-03) 3 November 1998 (age 20) - - England Chelsea v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 31 August–4 September 2017[14]
MF Dwight McNeil (1999-11-22) 22 November 1999 (age 19) - - England Burnley v. Italy/Czech Republic, 11-15 October 2018[7]
MF Callum O'Hare (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 20) - - England Aston Villa v. Germany, 14 November 2017[11]

FW Ben Brereton (1999-04-18) 18 April 1999 (age 19) - - England Blackburn Rovers (on loan from Nottingham Forest) v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6-10 September 2018[9]
FW Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (1998-03-14) 14 March 1998 (age 20) - - England Peterborough United v. Poland/Portugal, 22-27 March 2018[13]
FW Keinan Davis (1998-02-13) 13 February 1998 (age 20) - - England Aston Villa v. Poland/Portugal, 22-27 March 2018[13]
FW Andre Green (1998-07-26) 26 July 1998 (age 20) - - England Aston Villa v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 31 August–4 September 2017[14]
FW Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 20) - - England Aston Villa v. Poland/Portugal, 22-27 March 2018[13]
FW Kaylen Hinds (1998-01-28) 28 January 1998 (age 20) - - Germany Wolfsburg v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 31 August–4 September 2017[14]
FW Stephy Mavididi (1998-05-31) 31 May 1998 (age 20) - - Italy Juventus B v. Germany, 14 November 2017[11]
FW Reiss Nelson (1999-12-10) 10 December 1999 (age 18) - - Germany Hoffenheim (on loan from Arsenal) v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6-10 September 2018[9]
FW Lukas Nmecha (1998-12-12) 12 December 1998 (age 19) - - England Preston North End (on loan from Manchester City) v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6-10 September 2018[9]
FW Ike Ugbo (1998-09-21) 21 September 1998 (age 20) - - England Scunthorpe United (on loan from Chelsea) v. Germany, 14 November 2017[11]
FW Chris Willock (1998-01-31) 31 January 1998 (age 20) - - Portugal Benfica v. Switzerland/Netherlands, 6-10 September 2018[9]
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad before any games had been played.

Tournament history[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA Squad
Tunisia 1977 Did not qualify
Japan 1979 Did not qualify
Australia 1981 4th place 6 2 2 2 9 7 Squad
Mexico 1983 Did not qualify
Soviet Union 1985 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 5 Squad
Chile 1987 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1989 Did not qualify
Portugal 1991 Group Stage 3 0 2 1 3 4 Squad
Australia 1993 3rd place 6 3 2 1 6 4 Squad
Qatar 1995 Did not qualify
Malaysia 1997 Round of 16 4 3 0 1 9 3 Squad
Nigeria 1999 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 0 4 Squad
Argentina 2001 Did not qualify
United Arab Emirates 2003 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 0 2 Squad
Netherlands 2005 Did not qualify
Canada 2007 Did not qualify
Egypt 2009 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 1 6 Squad
Colombia 2011[17] Round of 16 4 0 3 1 0 1 Squad
Turkey 2013 Group Stage 3 0 2 1 3 5 Squad
New Zealand 2015 Did not qualify
South Korea 2017 Champions 7 6 1 0 12 3 Squad
Poland 2019 Did not qualify
Total[18] 11/22 45 14 15 16 45 44

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Adam Lewis". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
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  12. ^ "Aynsley Pears". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
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