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UEFA European Under-19 Championship
UEFA European Under-19 Championship
Founded 1948
Region Europe (UEFA)
Tournament information
Current champions Flag of Serbia Serbia (3rd title)
Number of teams 53 (qualifiers)
24 (Elite round)
8 (finals)
Most successful club England England
Flag of Spain Spain
(9 titles each)
Football current event Current

The UEFA European Under-19 Championship is an annual football competition organised by the sport's European governing body, UEFA. The competition has been held since 1948. It was originally called the FIFA junior tournament, until it was taken over by UEFA in 1955. In 1980, it was restyled the European Under 18 Football Championship, and as changes were made to player eligibility dates in 2001, the championship received its current name, and this name has been used since the 2002 championship. The contest has been held every year since its inauguration in 1948, except for the period between 1984 and 1992, when it was only held every other year.

The tournament has been played in a number of different formats during its existence. Currently it consists of two stages, similarly to UEFA's other European championship competitions. The qualifying stage is open to all UEFA members, and the final stage is contested between eight teams.

During even years, the best finishing teams qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup held in the next (odd) year. Currently, six European teams can qualify for the World Cup by finishing in the top-3 of their groups.

The age limit of the event was under-18 (calendar year) at the beginning of the qualification but co-current with the new name, the age limit became under-19 during the final tournament. Thus, the age limit never changed as the qualification always began a year before the final tournament.

FIFA Junior Tournament

1948–1954

Year Host Final
Winner Score Runner-up
1948
details
England.png England England.png
England
3 – 2 Netherlands.png
Netherlands
1949
details
Netherlands.png Netherlands Flag of France.png
France
4 – 1 Netherlands.png
Netherlands
1950
details
Flag of Austria.png Austria Flag of Austria.png
Austria
3 – 2 Flag of France.png
France
1951
details
Flag of France.png France Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png
Yugoslavia
3 – 2 Flag of Austria.png
Austria
1952
details
Flag of Spain.png Spain Flag of Spain.png
Spain
0 – 0
Spain won on goal average
Belgium.png
Belgium
1953
details
Belgium.png Belgium Flag of Hungary.png
Hungary
2 – 0 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png
Yugoslavia
1954
details
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Flag of Spain.png
Spain
2 – 2
Spain won on goal average
Flag of Germany.svg
West Germany

UEFA Junior Tournament

1955–1956

  • 1955: Tournament in Flag of Italy.gif Italy - 5 Group Winners Only
Romania.png Romania
Flag of Italy.gif Italy
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
Romania.png Romania
Flag of Italy.gif Italy
Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia

1957–1980

Year Host Final
Winner Score Runner-up
1957
Details
Flag of Spain.png Spain Flag of Austria.png
Austria
3 – 2 Flag of Spain.png
Spain
1958
Details
Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Flag of Italy.gif
Italy
1 – 0 England.png
England
1959
Details
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png
Bulgaria
1 – 0 Flag of Italy.gif
Italy
1960
Details
Flag of Austria.png Austria Flag of Hungary.png
Hungary
2 – 1 Romania.png
Romania
1961
Details
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Flag of Portugal.png
Portugal
4 – 0 Flag of Poland.png
Poland
1962
Details
Romania.png Romania Romania.png
Romania
4 – 1 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png
Yugoslavia
1963
Details
England.png England England.png
England
4 – 0 Flag of Northern Ireland.png
Northern Ireland
1964
Details
Netherlands.png Netherlands England.png
England
4 – 0 Flag of Spain.png
Spain
1965
Details
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Flag of East Germany.svg
East Germany
3 – 2 England.png
England
1966
Details
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia Flag of Italy.gif
Italy
0 – 0 *Title Shared Flag of the Soviet Union.png
Soviet Union
1967
Details
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Flag of the Soviet Union.png
Soviet Union
1 – 0 England.png
England
1968
Details
Flag of France.png France Flag of Czech.jpg
Czechoslovakia
2 – 1 Flag of France.png
France
1969
Details
Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany Flag of Bulgaria.png
Bulgaria
1 – 1 *Bulgaria win on coin toss Flag of East Germany.svg
East Germany
1970
Details
Scotland.png Scotland Flag of East Germany.svg
East Germany
1 – 1 *East Germany win on coin toss Netherlands.png
Netherlands
1971
Details
Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia England.png
England
3 – 0 Flag of Portugal.png
Portugal
1972
Details
Flag of Spain.png Spain England.png
England
2 – 0 Flag of Germany.svg
West Germany
1973
Details
Flag of Italy.gif Italy England.png
England
3 – 2 Flag of East Germany.svg
East Germany
1974
Details
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden Flag of Bulgaria.png
Bulgaria
1 – 0 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png
Yugoslavia
1975
Details
Switzerland.png Switzerland England.png
England
1 – 0 Flag of Finland.gif
Finland
1976
Details
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Flag of the Soviet Union.png
Soviet Union
1 – 0 Flag of Hungary.png
Hungary
1977
Details
Belgium.png Belgium Belgium.png
Belgium
2 – 1 Flag of Bulgaria.png
Bulgaria
1978
Details
Flag of Poland.png Poland Flag of the Soviet Union.png
Soviet Union
3 – 0 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png
Yugoslavia
1979
Details
Flag of Austria.png Austria Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png
Yugoslavia
1 – 0 Flag of Bulgaria.png
Bulgaria
1980
Details
Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany England.png
England
2 – 1 Flag of Poland.png
Poland

UEFA European Youth Championship

UEFA European U-18 Championship
Year Host Final
Winner Score Runner-up
1981
Details
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Flag of Germany.svg
West Germany
1 – 0 Flag of Poland.png
Poland
1982
Details
Flag of Finland.gif Finland Scotland.png
Scotland
3 – 1 Flag of Czech.jpg
Czechoslovakia
1983
Details
England.png England Flag of France.png
France
1 – 0 Flag of Czech.jpg
Czechoslovakia
1984
Details
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union Flag of Hungary.png
Hungary
0 – 0
(3 – 2) ps
Flag of the Soviet Union.png
Soviet Union
1986
Details
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia Flag of East Germany.svg
East Germany
3 – 1 Flag of Italy.gif
Italy
1988
Details
Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia Flag of the Soviet Union.png
Soviet Union
3 – 1
aet
Flag of Portugal.png
Portugal
1990
Details
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Flag of the Soviet Union.png
Soviet Union
0 – 0
(4 – 2) ps
Flag of Portugal.png
Portugal
1992
Details
Germany.png Germany Flag of Turkey.png
Turkey
2 – 1
asdet
Flag of Portugal.png
Portugal
1993
Details
England.png England England.png
England
1 – 0 Flag of Turkey.png
Turkey
1994
Details
Flag of Spain.png Spain Flag of Portugal.png
Portugal
1 – 1
(4 – 1) ps
Germany.png
Germany
1995
Details
Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece Flag of Spain.png
Spain
4 – 1 Flag of Italy.gif
Italy
1996
Details
Flag of France.png France Flag of France.png
France
1 – 0 Flag of Spain.png
Spain
1997
Details
Flag of Iceland.png Iceland Flag of France.png
France
1 – 0
asdet
Flag of Portugal.png
Portugal
1998
Details
Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Flag of Republic Ireland.gif
Republic Ireland
1 – 1
(4 – 3) ps
Germany.png
Germany
1999
Details
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden Flag of Portugal.png
Portugal
1 – 0 Flag of Italy.gif
Italy
2000
Details
Germany.png Germany Flag of France.png
France
1 – 0 Flag of Ukraine.png
Ukraine
2001
Details
Flag of Finland.gif Finland Flag of Poland.png
Poland
3 – 1 Flag of Czech.jpg
Czech Republic
UEFA European U-19 Championship
2002
Details
Flag of Norway.png Norway Flag of Spain.png
Spain
1 – 0 Germany.png
Germany
2003
Details
Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Flag of Italy.gif
Italy
2 – 0 Flag of Portugal.png
Portugal
2004
Details
Switzerland.png Switzerland Flag of Spain.png
Spain
1 – 0 Flag of Turkey.png
Turkey
2005
Details
Flag of Northern Ireland.png Northern Ireland Flag of France.png
France
3 – 1 England.png
England
2006
Details
Flag of Poland.png Poland Flag of Spain.png
Spain
2 – 1 Scotland.png
Scotland
2007
Details
Flag of Austria.png Austria Flag of Spain.png
Spain
1 – 0 Flag of Greece.svg.png
Greece
2008
Details
Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic Germany.png
Germany
3 – 1 Flag of Italy.gif
Italy
2009
Details
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png
Ukraine
2 – 0 England.png
England
2010
Details
Flag of France.png France Flag of France.png
France
2 – 1 Flag of Spain.png
Spain
2011
Details
Romania.png Romania Flag of Spain.png
Spain
3 – 2
aet
Flag of Czech.jpg
Czech Republic
2012
Details
Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Flag of Spain.png
Spain
1 – 0 Flag of Greece.svg.png
Greece
2013
Details
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Flag of Serbia.png
Serbia
1 – 0 Flag of France.png
France
2014
Details
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Germany.png
Germany
1 – 0 Flag of Portugal.png
Portugal
2015
Details
Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece
2016
Details
Germany.png Germany

Number of teams

Year of tournament Format Number of teams
1986 – 1992 knockout format 8
1993 2 groups of four teams, third place playoff and final
1994 2 groups of four teams, fifth place playoff, third place playoff and final
1995 – 2002 2 group of four teams, third place playoff and final
2003 – present 2 group of four teams, semi final and final

Winners by country

UEFA European Youth Championship
Team Titles Runners-up
England.png England 9 (1948, 1963, 1964, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1993) 5 (1958, 1965, 1967, 2005, 2009)
Flag of Spain.png Spain 9 (1952, 1954, 1995, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012) 4 (1957, 1964, 1996, 2010)
Flag of France.png France 7 (1949, 1983, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2010) 3 (1950, 1968, 2013)
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 6 (1966, 1967, 1976, 1978, 1988, 1990) 1 (1984)
Flag of Portugal.gif Portugal 3 (1961, 1994, 1999) 7 (1971, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2003, 2014)
Germany.png Germany 3 (1981, 2008, 2014) 5 (1954, 1972, 1994, 1998, 2002)
Flag of Italy.gif Italy 3 (1958, 1966, 2003) 5 (1959, 1986, 1995, 1999, 2008)
Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 1 3 (1951, 1979, 2013) 4 (1953, 1962, 1974, 1978)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 3 (1959, 1969, 1974) 2 (1977, 1979)
Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany 3 (1965, 1970, 1986) 2 (1969, 1973)
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 3 (1953, 1960, 1984) 1 (1976)
Flag of Austria.png Austria 2 (1950, 1957) 1 (1951)
Flag of Poland.png Poland 1 (2001) 3 (1961, 1980, 1981)
Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia 1 (1968) 2 (1982, 1983)
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 1 (1992) 2 (1993, 2004)
Belgium.png Belgium 1 (1977) 1 (1952)
Romania.png Romania 1 (1962) 1 (1960)
Scotland.png Scotland 1 (1982) 1 (2006)
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 1 (2009) 1 (2000)
Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland 1 (1998)
Netherlands.png Netherlands 3 (1948, 1949, 1970)
Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic 2 (2001, 2011)
Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece 2 (2007, 2012)
Flag of Finland.gif Finland 1 (1975)
Flag of Northern Ireland.jpg Northern Ireland 1 (1963)

Note: 1966 title shared between Italy and Soviet Union.

  • 1: includes results representing Yugoslavia.

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