Scotland national under-19 football team
|Association||Scottish Football Association|
|Head coach||Ricky Sbragia|
|Most caps||Callum Booth (13)|
|Top scorer||Alex MacDonald (7)|
|Scotland 8–0 San Marino|
|Netherlands 5–0 Scotland|
|European Under-19 Championship|
|Appearances||19 (first in 1949)|
|Best result||Winners (1982)|
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.
Scotland's best performance at a European Championship Finals occurred in 1982, when they won the tournament (although it was the under-18 tournament until 2002). 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 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.
Scotland were also runners-up in 2006 when, under the guidance of manager Archie Gemmill and coach Tommy Wilson, they lost to Spain in the final. 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.
In the 2007 tournament, Scotland qualified top of a group including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia and Germany. The matches were played in early-October. Scotland won all three games which ensured qualification to the elite round of qualification along with Germany, which is the second (and final) qualifying round.
For the elite round of the 2009 tournament Scotland played Slovakia, Bosnia and England. Under the guidance of Billy Stark, the young Scots earned 2–1 and 3–0 victories against Slovakia and Bosnia respectively. However, they lost out to hosts, England, in the last game by 2–1.
For the elite round of the 2010 tournament Scotland had a disappointing campaign. They got off to a bright start, beating Montenegro (4–0), however defeats to Belgium (1–2) and hosts Croatia (0–1) followed, and Scotland were eliminated.
- 1948–1954 – FIFA Junior Tournament
- 1955–1980 – UEFA Junior Tournament
- 1981–2001 – UEFA European U-18 Championship
- 2002–present – UEFA European U-19 Championship
|1948||Did not enter|
|1950||Did not enter|
|2003||First qualifying round||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2004||Second qualifying round||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2008||First qualifying round||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2011||First qualifying round||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2012||First qualifying round||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2014||First qualifying round||–||–||–||–||–||–|
- 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.
The following players were named in the squad for 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification matches in October 2016.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Robby McCrorie||18 March 1998||7||0||Rangers|
|GK||Ross Doohan||29 March 1998||1||0||Celtic|
|DF||Anthony Ralston||16 November 1998||0||0||Celtic|
|DF||Harry Souttar||22 October 1998||0||0||Stoke City|
|DF||Ross McCrorie||18 March 1998||2||1||Rangers|
|DF||Tom McIntyre||6 November 1998||0||0||Reading|
|DF||Ethan Hamilton||Manchester United|
|MF||Liam Burt||1 February 1999||0||0||Rangers|
|MF||Fraser Hornby||13 September 1999||0||0||Everton|
|MF||Mark Hill||10 July 1998||3||0||Celtic|
|MF||Frank Ross||18 February 1998||3||0||Aberdeen|
|MF||Regan Hendry||21 January 1998||0||0||Celtic|
|FW||Harvey St Clair||13 October 1998||0||0||Chelsea|
|FW||Kevin O’Hara||11 August 1998||1||0||East Fife (on loan from Falkirk)|
|FW||Oli Shaw||12 September 1998||0||0||Stenhousemuir (on loan from Hibernian)|
|FW||Owen Gallacher||Newcastle United|
|FW||Calvin Miller||9 January 1998||0||0||Celtic|
- "Under 19s start UEFA Qualifying Round tomorrow". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- Uefa Under-19 website Contains full results archive