Scotland national under-19 football team

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Scotland Under-19
AssociationScottish Football Association
Head coachBilly Stark
Most capsCallum Booth (13)
Top scorerAlex MacDonald (7)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Biggest win
 Scotland 8–0  San Marino
(Tiszaújváros, Hungary; 22 October 2008)
Biggest defeat
 Netherlands 5–0  Scotland
European Under-19 Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2006)
Best resultRunners-up (2006)

The Scotland national under-19 football team is the national football team representing Scotland for players of 19 years of age or under at the start of a European Under-19 Football Championship campaign. The team, which is controlled by the Scottish Football Association, acts as a feeder team to the Scotland national football team.


Until 2001, the European youth championship was competed for by under-18 teams. The best performance by a Scotland under-18 team was in 1982, when they won the tournament. Beating Czechoslovakia 3–1 in the final, the team was then managed by Andy Roxburgh and Walter Smith, who would both go on to manage the senior side. Scotland defeated rivals England in the qualifying round and finished top of Group 4, which also included the Netherlands. In the semi-finals, Scotland beat Poland 2–0. Scotland also reached the semi-finals of the 1978 tournament, where they lost on penalties to Yugoslavia. Scotland topped Group two – which included Germany and Italy – to qualify for the semi-final, having beaten Denmark in the qualifying round.

During the period of the under-19 format, Scotland qualified for the finals tournament in 2006 when, under the guidance of manager Archie Gemmill and coach Tommy Wilson, they lost 2–1 to Spain in the final.[1] This performance guaranteed Scotland's participation at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup (formerly the World Youth Championships), representing their first appearance for 20 years.

Since 2006, Scotland have not progressed past the elite qualification round of the European under-19 tournaments.


Competitive record[edit]

European Championships[edit]

  • 1948–1954 – FIFA Junior Tournament
  • 1955–1980 – UEFA Junior Tournament
  • 1981–2001 – UEFA European U-18 Championship
  • 2002–present – UEFA European U-19 Championship

For results up to 2001, see Scotland national under-18 football team.

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Norway 2002 Preliminary round
Liechtenstein 2003 First qualifying round
Switzerland 2004 Second qualifying round
Northern Ireland 2005 Elite round
Poland 2006 Runners-up 5 2 1 2 7 10
Austria 2007 Elite round
Czech Republic 2008 First qualifying round
Ukraine 2009 Elite round
France 2010 Elite round
Romania 2011 First qualifying round
Estonia 2012 First qualifying round
Lithuania 2013 Elite round
Hungary 2014 First qualifying round
Greece 2015 Elite round
Germany 2016 Elite round
Georgia (country) 2017 Elite round
Finland 2018 TBD
Total 1/17 5 2 1 2 7 10


  • First qualifying round and Preliminary round are the same stage
  • Elite round, Intermediary round and Second qualifying round are the same stage
  • Gold background indicates tournament win, Silver background colour indicates second-place finish.
  • Draws also include penalty shootouts, regardless of the outcome.

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named in the squad for three 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification matches in November 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Archie Mair Scotland Aberdeen
1GK Ryan Mullen Scotland Celtic

2DF Daniel Church Scotland Celtic
2DF Tom Clayton England Liverpool
2DF Robbie Deas (2000-02-27) 27 February 2000 (age 18) Scotland Celtic
2DF Jordan Houston Scotland Rangers
2DF Lewis Mayo Scotland Rangers
2DF Stephen Welsh (2000-01-19) 19 January 2000 (age 18) Scotland Celtic

3MF Dean Campbell (2001-03-19) 19 March 2001 (age 17) Scotland Aberdeen
3MF Harry Cochrane (2001-04-24) 24 April 2001 (age 17) Scotland Heart of Midlothian
3MF Billy Gilmour (2001-06-11) 11 June 2001 (age 17) England Chelsea
3MF Stephen Kelly (2000-04-13) 13 April 2000 (age 18) Scotland Rangers
3MF Kerr McInroy Scotland Celtic
3MF Seb Ross Scotland Aberdeen
3MF Elliot Watt (2000-03-11) 11 March 2000 (age 18) England Wolverhampton Wanderers

4FW Jack Aitchison (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 18) Scotland Celtic
4FW Adedapo Mebude Scotland Rangers
4FW Glenn Middleton (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 18) Scotland Rangers
4FW Zak Rudden (2000-02-06) 6 February 2000 (age 18) Scotland Falkirk (on loan from Rangers)
4FW Matthew Shiels Scotland Rangers


  1. ^ "Scotland U19 1-2 Spain U19". BBC Sport. BBC. 29 July 2006. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Gemmill hails 'incredible' youths". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 July 2006. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Ricky Sbragia is new Scotland Under-21 head coach". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Scotland U21: Coach Ricky Sbragia makes way for Scot Gemmill". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Donald Park named as Scotland Under-19 coach". Scottish Football Association. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Billy Stark confirmed as national youth team coach". Scottish Football Association. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

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