Serbia national under-19 football team

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Serbia U19
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Orlići (The Young Eagles)
Association Football Association of Serbia
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Serbia Ivan Tomić
First colours
Second colours
First international
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 3–0 France 
(Nice, 22 March 1951)
Biggest win
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 8–0 Luxembourg Luxembourg
(Visoko, 26 March 1985)
Biggest defeat

Bulgaria Bulgaria 4–0 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(Sofia, 2 April 1959)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia 2–6 Spain 
(Helsinki, 29 July 2001)
Serbia Serbia 0–4 Spain 
(Chiajna, 23 July 2011)

Records of biggest win/defeat are for competitive matches only
U-19 European Championship
Appearances 30 (First in 1951)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg: 1951, 1979, 2013

The Serbia national under-19 football team (Serbian: Omladinska reprezentacija Srbije) is the national under-19 football team of Serbia and is controlled by the Football Association of Serbia. The team is considered the successor to the Serbia and Montenegro national under-19 football team, which in turn was the successor to the Yugoslavia national under-19 football team.

Serbia won their first U19 title at the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where they beat France in the final 1-0.


The Yugoslav U18 team represented the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until the country dissolved in 1992.

From 1995, the under-18 team represented the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The FR Yugoslavia (and the team) changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro in 2003.

In 2006, Serbia and Montenegro separated and its governing body converted into the Football Association of Serbia.

Competition history[edit]

Their first international competition was on the 1951 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 where they beat Austria 3-2 in the final.

They also won the 1979 UEFA European Under-18 Championship beating Bulgaria 1-0 in the final.

The biggest success on the intercontinental stage happened on the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile, when they became the world youth champions by beating the West Germany 5-4 in the final on a penalty shootout in Santiago. Because of that achievement, that generation was nicknamed Čileanci (The Chileans).

Since the changes in 2001. made by UEFA, when the competition received its current name and level (U19), the Serbian squad has reached the semifinals in 2005, 2009, 2011, and 2014.

In the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, the Serbian team became the European champion by beating France 1-0 in the final played in Marijampolė.

The semifinal appearance in 2014 qualified them for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Competitive Record[edit]

The Serbian Football Association is deemed the direct successor to both SFR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro by FIFA, and therefore the inheritor to all the records of the defunct nations.

     Champions       Runners-Up       Third Place       Fourth Place

UEFA European Under-19 Championship[edit]

UEFA European U-19 Championship Record as follows:

Played as Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Serbia and Montenegro SCG Norway 2002 Did not qualify
Liechtenstein 2003
Switzerland 2004
Northern Ireland 2005 Semifinals 4 3 0 1 9 5
Poland 2006 Did not qualify
 Serbia Austria 2007 Group stage 3 1 0 2 10 10
Czech Republic 2008 Did not qualify
Ukraine 2009 Semifinals 4 2 1 1 5 5
France 2010 Did not qualify
Romania 2011 Semifinals 4 1 1 2 5 9
Estonia 2012 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 8
Lithuania 2013 Champions 5 3 2 0 7 4
Hungary 2014 Semifinals 4 1 3 0 4 3
Greece 2015 Did not qualify
Germany 2016 TBD
Georgia (country) 2017 TBD
Finland 2018
Total 7/13 27 11 7 9 41 44
* Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.

Recent results[edit]


Current squad[edit]

Former squads[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Years Name
2014– Serbia Ivan Tomić
2013–2014 Serbia Veljko Paunović
2012–2013 Serbia Ljubinko Drulović
2012 Serbia Zoran Marić
2011–2012 Serbia Dejan Govedarica
2010–2011 Serbia Tomislav Sivić
2008–2010 Serbia Aleksandar Stanojević
2006–2007 Serbia Zvonko Živković
2005–2006 Serbia and Montenegro Miodrag Radulović
2004–2005 Serbia and Montenegro Zvonko Živković
2003–2004 Serbia and Montenegro Miodrag Martać
2002–2003 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Pavković
2000–2001 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mile Tomić

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Srebia under-19 matches (English)

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