Wales national under-19 football team

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Wales Under-19
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Young Dragons
Association Football Association of Wales
Head coach Vacant
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Northern Ireland 4-0  Wales
(London, England; 15 April 1948)
Biggest win
 Wales 6-1  Iceland
(Swansea, Wales; 26 November 1970)
Biggest defeat
 Netherlands 11-2  Wales
(Dordrecht, Netherlands; 6 March 1963)
World Cup
Appearances 0
UEFA U-19 Championship
Appearances 7 (first in 1948)
Best result First Round (6 times)

The Wales national under-19 football team is the national under-19 football team of Wales and is controlled by the Football Association of Wales. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship held every year.

Recent history[edit]

The under-19 squad has not been extremely successful in recent years but has become a proving ground for talented youngsters. In recent years full international players like Gareth Bale, Joe Allen, and Wayne Hennessey, as well as most of the current Wales U21 side, have progressed through the team.

Players[edit]

Latest Squad[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1998 are eligible for the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2015. Players in bold have attained full international caps. Clubs as of the date of the announcement.

Under-19 squad called up for the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification round matches against Greece, England and Luxembourg.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Aaron Jones (1999-07-07) 7 July 1999 (age 17) 0 0 England Everton
1GK Fergal Hale Brown (1999-10-23) 23 October 1999 (age 17) 0 0 England Norwich City

2DF Cameron Coxe (1998-12-18) 18 December 1998 (age 18) 5 0 Wales Cardiff City
2DF Ryan Leak (1998-02-28) 28 February 1998 (age 19) 2 0 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
2DF Cole Dasilva (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 17) 1 1 England Chelsea
2DF Regan Poole (1998-06-18) 18 June 1998 (age 18) 1 0 England Manchester United
2DF Ethan Ampadu (2000-09-14) 14 September 2000 (age 16) 0 0 England Exeter City
2DF Mitchell Clarke (1999-03-13) 13 March 1999 (age 18) 0 0 England Aston Villa

3MF Nathan Broadhead (1998-04-05) 5 April 1998 (age 19) 5 1 England Everton
3MF Jack Evans (1998-04-25) 25 April 1998 (age 18) 2 0 Wales Swansea City
3MF Ryan Harrington (1998-10-03) 3 October 1998 (age 18) 2 0 England Everton
3MF Rhyle Ovenden (1998-08-10) 10 August 1998 (age 18) 1 0 England Watford
3MF Matthew Smith (1999-11-22) 22 November 1999 (age 17) 0 0 England Manchester City
3MF Ben Woodburn (1999-10-15) 15 October 1999 (age 17) 0 0 England Liverpool

4FW Liam Cullen (1999-04-23) 23 April 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Wales Swansea City
4FW Kieran Evans (1999-03-27) 27 March 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Wales Swansea City
4FW Mark Harris (1998-12-28) 28 December 1998 (age 18) 4 1 Wales Cardiff City
4FW Tyler Roberts (1999-01-12) 12 January 1999 (age 18) 0 0 England Shrewsbury Town (loan)

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Wales under-19 squad and remain eligible (clubs as of when called up).

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Most recent call-up
Goalkeepers
Scott Coughlin Wales Cardiff City 0 (0) v  Iceland, 6 September 2016
Defenders
Rhys Abbruzzese (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 19) Wales Cardiff City 6 (2) v  Iceland, 6 September 2016
Jack Challis (1998-05-02) 2 May 1998 (age 18) England Bristol City 1 (0) v  Iceland, 6 September 2016
Liam Angel (1999-03-17) 17 March 1999 (age 18) Wales Newport County 0 (0) v  Iceland, 6 September 2016
Aaron Lewis (1998-06-26) 26 June 1998 (age 18) Wales Swansea City 0 (0) v  Iceland, 6 September 2016
Dan Jeffries (1999-01-30) 30 January 1999 (age 18) Wales Swansea City 0 (0) v  Iceland, 6 September 2016
Midfielders
Max Smallcombe (1999-03-27) 27 March 1999 (age 18) England Exeter City 1 (0) v  Iceland, 6 September 2016
Robbie Burton (1999-12-26) 26 December 1999 (age 17) England Arsenal 0 (0) v  Iceland, 6 September 2016
Jarrad Welch Wales Cardiff City 0 (0) v  Iceland, 6 September 2016
Forwards
Ibraim Sosani (1999-02-26) 26 February 1999 (age 18) Wales Cardiff City 0 (0) v  Iceland, 6 September 2016

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification round[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elite round
2  Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Wales (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible qualification based on ranking
4  Luxembourg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 10 November 2016. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.

10 November 2016 (2016-11-10)
England  v  Wales

12 November 2016 (2016-11-12)
Wales  v  Greece

15 November 2016 (2016-11-15)
Luxembourg  v  Wales

2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification round[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Austria 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Elite round
2  Georgia (H) 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2 4
3  Albania 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3[a]
4  Wales 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3[a]
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked by head-to-head record (Albania: 3 pts; Wales: 0 pts).

12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
11:00
Georgia  0–3  Wales
Report Abbruzzese Goal 34'
James Goal 44'
G. Thomas Goal 45+3'
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
Referee: Srdjan Jovanović (Serbia)

14 November 2015 (2015-11-14)
10:00
Austria  2–0  Wales
Schlager Goal 54'
Pavlovic Goal 66'
Report
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium-2, Tbilisi
Referee: Hugo Miguel (Portugal)

17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
11:00
Wales  2–3  Albania
J. Thomas Goal 34'
G. Thomas Goal 50'
Report Zenuni Goal 10'36'
Krasniqi Goal 42'
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium-2, Tbilisi
Referee: Hugo Miguel (Portugal)

Friendlies[edit]

21 April 2015
Germany  2-0  Wales
Bunjaki Goal 76' (pen.)
Mörschel Goal 43'
Report

5 September 2015
Wales  1-1  Poland
Abbruzzese Goal 76' -

8 March 2016
Wales  3-2  Czech Republic
Harris Goal 2'
Chilekwa Goal 21'
Broadhead Goal 39'
Report Telnar Goal 29'69'

10 March 2016
Wales  1-0  Czech Republic
Williams Goal 40'

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