UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship

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UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship logo.png
Founded 2007
Region Europe (UEFA)
Number of teams Maximum of 54 (qualifying round)
24 (elite round)
8 (finals)
Current champions  Germany (5th title)
Most successful team(s)  Germany (5 titles)
2016 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship

The UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship is a European championship football tournament, organized by UEFA, for national teams of women under age seventeen. The tournament was first played out in 2007–08, having been approved by the UEFA Executive Committee on 22 May 2006. It is also a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying competition in even years. National under-17 teams whose countries belong to the European governing body UEFA can register to enter the competition.[1] Germany has won the most titles (5) and also, are the current holders.

Format[edit]

After two qualifying rounds, open to all eligible nations, four teams qualify for the final stage. They face in the semi-finals, with the winners contesting the final.

In 2011 it was announced, that the tournament will be expanded to eight teams[2] and beginning with the 2014 edition the eight qualified teams play round-robin in two groups of four.

Results[edit]

Finals so far.[3]

Year Host Final Third place match
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
2008
Details
  Switzerland
Germany
3 – 0
France

Denmark
4 – 1
England
2009
Details
  Switzerland
Germany
7 – 0
Spain

France
3 – 1
Norway
2010
Details
  Switzerland
Spain
0 – 0
(4 – 1 pen.)

Republic of Ireland

Germany
3 – 0
Netherlands
2011
Details
  Switzerland
Spain
1 – 0
France

Germany
8 – 2
Iceland
2012
Details
  Switzerland
Germany
1 – 1
(4 – 3 pen.)

France

Denmark
0 – 0
(5 – 4 pen.)

Switzerland
2013
Details
  Switzerland
Poland
1 – 0
Sweden

Spain
4 – 0
Belgium
Year Host Final Third place match
(or losing semifinalists if third place match not played)[a]
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
2014
Details
 England
Germany
1 – 1
(3 – 1 pen.)

Spain

Italy
0 – 0
(4 – 3 pen.)

England
2015
Details
 Iceland
Spain
5 – 2
Switzerland
 France and  Germany
2016
Details
 Belarus
Germany
0 – 0
(3 – 2 pen.)

Spain

England
2 – 1
Norway
2017
Details
 Czech Republic
2018
Details
 Lithuania

Winners[edit]

Country Winners Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place Losing semifinalists
 Germany 5 (2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016) 2 (2010, 2011) 1 (2015)
 Spain 3 (2010, 2011, 2015) 3 (2009, 2014, 2016) 1 (2013)
 Poland 1 (2013)
 France 3 (2008, 2011, 2012) 1 (2009) 1 (2015)
  Switzerland 1 (2015) 1 (2012)
 Republic of Ireland 1 (2010)
 Sweden 1 (2013)
 Denmark 2 (2008, 2012)
 England 1 (2016) 2 (2008, 2014)
 Italy 1 (2014)
 Norway 2 (2009, 2016)
 Netherlands 1 (2010)
 Iceland 1 (2011)
 Belgium 1 (2013)

Comprehensive team results by tournament[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • GS – Group Stage (from 2014 onwards)
  • Q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •    — Hosts

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 2008
(4)
2009
(4)
2010
(4)
2011
(4)
2012
(4)
2013
(4)
2014
(8)
2015
(8)
2016
(8)
2017
(8)
Years
 Austria GS 1
 Belarus GS 1
 Belgium 4th 1
 Czech Republic GS Q 2
 Denmark 3rd 3rd 2
 England 4th 4th GS 3rd 4
 France 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd GS 3rd 6
 Germany 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 8
 Italy 3rd GS 2
 Iceland 4th GS 2
 Netherlands 4th 1
 Norway 4th GS 4th 3
 Poland 1st 1
 Portugal GS 1
 Republic of Ireland 2nd GS 2
 Scotland GS 1
 Serbia GS 1
 Spain 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 7
 Sweden 2nd 1
  Switzerland 4th 2nd 2

In 2015, the 3rd-4th places match was not played.

Number of teams[edit]

Year of tournament Number of teams Format
2008–2013 4 Semifinals, third place play-off and final
2014–present 8 Two groups of four team, semifinals, third place play-off (in even years only, for qualifying to FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup) and final

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Since expansion to eight teams in 2014, the third place match is only played for even-numbered years when used to decide the third UEFA qualifier for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. For odd-numbered years, the losing semifinalists are listed in alphabetical order.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UEFA European Women’s U-17 C’ship". uefa.com. Retrieved 2007-07-19. 
  2. ^ "Women's EURO and U17s expanded". UEFA. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "European Women's Under-17 Championship". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 

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