Scotland national under-19 football team

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Scotland Under-19
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Scottish Football Association
Head coach Billy Stark
Most caps Callum Booth (13)
Top scorer Alex MacDonald (7)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Biggest win
 Scotland 8–0  San Marino
(Tiszaújváros, Hungary; 22 October 2008)
Biggest defeat
 Netherlands 5–0  Scotland
European Under-19 Championship
Appearances 19 (first in 1949)
Best result Winners (1982)

The Scotland national under-19 football team is the national football team representing Scotland for players of 19 years of age or under at the start of a European Under-19 Football Championship campaign. The team, which is controlled by the Scottish Football Association, acts as a feeder team to the Scotland national football team.

History[edit]

Scotland's best performance at a European Championship Finals occurred in 1982, when they won the tournament (although it was the under-18 tournament until 2002). Beating Czechoslovakia 3–1 in the final, the team was then managed by Andy Roxburgh and Walter Smith, who would both go on to manage the senior side. Scotland defeated rivals England in the qualifying round and finished top of Group 4, which also included the Netherlands; in the semi-finals, Scotland beat Poland 2–0.

Scotland reached the semi-finals of the 1978 tournament, where they lost on penalties to Yugoslavia. Scotland topped Group two – which included Germany and Italy – to qualify for the semi-final, having beaten Denmark in the qualifying round.

Scotland were also runners-up in 2006 when, under the guidance of manager Archie Gemmill and coach Tommy Wilson, they lost 2–1 to Spain in the final.[1] This performance guaranteed Scotland's participation at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup (formerly the World Youth Championships), representing their first appearance for 20 years.

Since 2006, Scotland have not progressed past the elite qualification round of the European under-19 tournaments.

Coaches[edit]


Competitive record[edit]

European Championships[edit]

  • 1948–1954 – FIFA Junior Tournament
  • 1955–1980 – UEFA Junior Tournament
  • 1981–2001 – UEFA European U-18 Championship
  • 2002–present – UEFA European U-19 Championship
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
England 1948 Did not enter
Netherlands 1949 6th place 2 0 0 2 2 4
Austria 1950 Did not enter
France 1951
Spain 1952
Belgium 1953
West Germany 1954
Italy 1955
Hungary 1956
Spain 1957
Luxembourg 1958
Bulgaria 1959
Austria 1960
Portugal 1961
Romania 1962
England 1963 Third place 5 3 0 2 12 6
Netherlands 1964 Fourth place 5 3 0 2 10 7
West Germany 1965 Group stage 2 1 1 0 2 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1966 Group stage 3 1 2 0 4 3
Turkey 1967 Qualification round
France 1968 Group stage 3 2 0 1 6 2
East Germany 1969 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 5 5
Scotland 1970 Third place 5 3 1 1 11 4
Czechoslovakia 1971 Qualification round
Spain 1972 Group stage 3 2 0 1 6 4
Italy 1973 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 4
Sweden 1974 Third place 5 3 1 1 11 4
Switzerland 1975 Qualification round
Hungary 1976 Withdrew
Belgium 1977
Poland 1978 Fourth place 5 2 2 1 5 5
Austria 1979 Group stage 3 2 0 1 5 5
East Germany 1980 Qualification round
West Germany 1981 Group stage 3 2 1 0 3 1
Finland 1982 Winners 5 4 1 0 11 2
England 1983 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 4
Soviet Union 1984 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1986 Fourth place 3 1 0 2 1 2
Czechoslovakia 1988 Qualification round
Hungary 1990 Qualification round
Germany 1992 Qualification round
England 1993 Qualification round
Spain 1994 Qualification round
Greece 1995 Qualification round
France 1996 Qualification round
Iceland 1997 Qualification round
Cyprus 1998 Qualification round
Sweden 1999 Qualification round
Germany 2000 Qualification round
Finland 2001 Qualification round
Norway 2002 Preliminary round
Liechtenstein 2003 First qualifying round
Switzerland 2004 Second qualifying round
Northern Ireland 2005 Elite round
Poland 2006 Runners-up 5 2 1 2 7 10
Austria 2007 Elite round
Czech Republic 2008 First qualifying round
Ukraine 2009 Elite round
France 2010 Elite round
Romania 2011 First qualifying round
Estonia 2012 First qualifying round
Lithuania 2013 Elite round
Hungary 2014 First qualifying round
Greece 2015 Elite round
Germany 2016 Elite round
Georgia (country) 2017 Elite round
Finland 2018 TBD
Total 19/48 71 36 13 22 111 78

Notes

  • First qualifying round and Preliminary round are the same stage
  • Elite round, Intermediary round and Second qualifying round are the same stage
  • Gold background indicates tournament win, Silver background colour indicates second-place finish.
  • Draws also include penalty shootouts, regardless of the outcome.

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named in the squad for Elite Round qualification matches in March 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK McAdams, AidanAidan McAdams (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 19) Scotland Rangers
1GK Wright, KieranKieran Wright (1999-04-01) 1 April 1999 (age 19) Scotland Rangers

2DF Church, DanielDaniel Church Scotland Celtic
2DF Deas, RobbieRobbie Deas (2000-02-27) 27 February 2000 (age 18) Scotland Celtic
2DF Duffy, WallaceWallace Duffy Scotland Celtic
2DF Porteous, RyanRyan Porteous (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 19) Scotland Hibernian
2DF Shiels, MatthewMatthew Shiels Scotland Rangers
2DF Welsh, StephenStephen Welsh (2000-01-19) 19 January 2000 (age 18) Scotland Celtic
2DF Wilson, AidanAidan Wilson (1999-01-02) 2 January 1999 (age 19) Scotland Rangers

3MF Barjonas, JamieJamie Barjonas (1999-01-24) 24 January 1999 (age 19) Scotland Rangers
3MF Ferguson, LewisLewis Ferguson (1999-08-24) 24 August 1999 (age 18) Scotland Hamilton Academical
3MF Gilmour, CharlieCharlie Gilmour (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 19) England Arsenal
3MF McInroy, KerrKerr McInroy Scotland Celtic
3MF Mitchell, JonnyJonny Mitchell Scotland Falkirk
3MF Watt, ElliottElliott Watt England Wolverhampton Wanderers

4FW Aitchison, JackJack Aitchison (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 18) Scotland Celtic
4FW Hornby, FraserFraser Hornby (1999-09-13) 13 September 1999 (age 18) England Everton
4FW Middleton, GlennGlenn Middleton (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 18) Scotland Rangers
4FW Murray, FraserFraser Murray (1999-05-07) 7 May 1999 (age 19) Scotland Hibernian
4FW Rudden, ZakZak Rudden (2000-02-06) 6 February 2000 (age 18) Scotland Rangers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scotland U19 1-2 Spain U19". BBC Sport. BBC. 29 July 2006. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Gemmill hails 'incredible' youths". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 July 2006. Retrieved 4 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Ricky Sbragia is new Scotland Under-21 head coach". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Scotland U21: Coach Ricky Sbragia makes way for Scot Gemmill". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "Donald Park named as Scotland Under-19 coach". Scottish Football Association. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Billy Stark confirmed as national youth team coach". Scottish Football Association. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018. 

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