Victory Shield

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Victory Shield
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The Victory Shield trophy, in use since the Second World War as the first trophy was lost during the war, with the logo of former sponsor Sky Sports
SportFootball
Founded1925
No. of teams4
CountryRepublic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
 Northern Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Most recent
champion(s)
Northern Ireland (2018)

The Victory Shield is an annual football tournament competed for by the under-16 teams of Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The Victory Shield had traditionally been competed for by the four Home Nations, but the Football Association withdrew the England team from the tournament "for the foreseeable future" in 2015.[1] The competition was continued after England's withdrawal, with the Republic of Ireland taking their place.[2] The competition was competed by under-15 teams until 2001, when switching to under-16 to fall in line with UEFA competitions.[3]

List of previous winners[edit]

Pre-War[edit]

Incomplete

Post-War[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Overall winners since World War II[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England to withdraw from the Victory Shield". The Football Association. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Scotland Under-16 squad confirmed for Victory Shield". Scottish Football Association. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Northern Ireland Schoolboys in the Victory Shield". Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats. Jonny Dewart. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Northern Ireland win Victory Shield". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 November 2000. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Scotland Under-16s crowned joint winners of 2019 Victory Shield". Scottish Football Association. 1 November 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.

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