The European U-18/U-19 championship and its predecessors


In 1948 FIFA started a junior tournament, taken over by UEFA in 1955. Since 1981 it has been the official European U-18 championship.

FIFA Junior Tournament

1948  1. ENGLAND
      2. Netherlands
      3. Belgium
      4. Italy

1949  1. FRANCE
      2. Netherlands
      3. Belgium
      4. Northern Ireland

1950  1. AUSTRIA
      2. France
      3. Netherlands
      4. Luxembourg

1951  1. YUGOSLAVIA
      2. Austria
      3. Belgium
      4. Northern Ireland

1952  1. SPAIN
      2. Belgium
      3. Austria 
      4. England

1953  1. HUNGARY
      2. Yugoslavia
      3. Turkey
      4. Spain

1954  1. SPAIN
      2. West Germany
      3. Argentina 
      4. Turkey

UEFA Junior Tournament

1955  5 group winners: Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy, Romania 

1956  4 group winners: Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy, Romania

1957  1. AUSTRIA
      2. Spain
      3. France
         Italy 

1958  1. ITALY
      2. England
      3. France
      4. Romania

1959  1. BULGARIA
      2. Italy
      3. Hungary
      4. East Germany

1960  1. HUNGARY
      2. Romania
      3. Portugal
      4. Austria

1961  1. PORTUGAL
      2. Poland
      3. West Germany
      4. Spain

1962  1. ROMANIA
      2. Yugoslavia
      3. Czechoslavakia
      4. Turkey

1963  1. ENGLAND
      2. Northern Ireland
      3. Scotland
      4. Bulgaria

1964  1. ENGLAND
      2. Spain
      3. Portugal
      4. Scotland

1965  1. EAST GERMANY
      2. England
      3. Czechoslovakia
      4. Italy

1966  1. SOVIET UNION
         ITALY 
      3. Yugoslavia
      4. Spain

1967  1. SOVIET UNION
      2. England
      3. Turkey
      4. France

1968  1. CZECHOSLOVAKIA
      2. France
      3. Portugal
      4. Bulgaria

1969  1. BULGARIA
      2. East Germany
      3. Soviet Union
      4. Scotland

1970  1. EAST GERMANY
      2. Netherlands
      3. Scotland
      4. France

1971  1. ENGLAND
      2. Portugal
      3. East Germany
      4. Soviet Union

1972  1. ENGLAND
      2. West Germany
      3. Poland
      4. Spain

1973  1. ENGLAND
      2. East Germany
      3. Italy
      4. Bulgaria

1974  1. BULGARIA
      2. Yugoslavia
      3. Scotland
      4. Greece

1975  1. ENGLAND
      2. Finland
      3. Hungary
      4. Turkey

1976  1. SOVIET UNION
      2. Hungary
      3. Spain
      4. France

1977  1. BELGIUM
      2. Bulgaria
      3. Soviet Union
      4. West Germany

1978  1. SOVIET UNION
      2. Yugoslavia
      3. Poland
      4. Scotland

1979  1. YUGOSLAVIA
      2. Bulgaria
      3. England
      4. France

1980  1. ENGLAND
      2. Poland
      3. Italy
      4. Netherlands

List of winners of the FIFA/UEFA Junior Tournament

 8 England        (1948, 1963, 1964, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1980)

 4 Soviet Union   (1966, 1967, 1976, 1978)

 3 Bulgaria       (1959, 1969, 1974)

 2 Austria        (1950, 1957)
   East Germany   (1965, 1970)
   Hungary        (1953, 1960)
   Italy          (1958, 1966)
   Spain          (1952, 1954)
   Yugoslavia     (1951, 1979)

 1 Belgium        (1977)
   Czechoslovakia (1968)
   France         (1949)
   Portugal       (1961)
   Romania        (1962)


From 1981 the tournament turned into the European U-18 championship.


European U-18 Championship

1981  1. WEST GERMANY
      2. Poland
      3. France
      4. Spain

1982  1. SCOTLAND
      2. Czechoslovakia
      3. Soviet Union
      4. Poland

1983  1. FRANCE
      2. Czechoslovakia
      3. England
      4. Italy

1984  1. HUNGARY
      2. Soviet Union
      3. Poland
      4. Ireland

From 1984 the tournament was stretched over two years.

1986  1. EAST GERMANY
      2. Italy
      3. West Germany
      4. Scotland

1988  1. SOVIET UNION
      2. Portugal
      3. East Germany
      4. Spain

1990  1. SOVIET UNION
      2. Portugal
      3. Spain
      4. England

1992  1. TURKEY
      2. Portugal
      3. Norway
      4. England

From 1992 onwards the tournament has again been held annually.

1993  1. ENGLAND
      2. Turkey
      3. Spain
      4. Portugal

1994  1. PORTUGAL
      2. Germany
      3. Spain
      4. Netherlands

1995  1. SPAIN
      2. Italy
      3. Greece
      4. Netherlands

1996  1. FRANCE
      2. Spain
      3. England
      4. Belgium

1997  1. FRANCE
      2. Portugal
      3. Spain
      4. Ireland

1998  1. IRELAND
      2. Germany
      3. Croatia
      4. Portugal

1999  1. PORTUGAL
      2. Italy
      3. Ireland
      4. Greece

2000  1. FRANCE
      2. Ukraine
      3. Germany
      4. Czech Republic

2001  1. POLAND
      2. Czech Republic
      3. Spain
      4. Yugoslavia

From 2002 onwards the age group was changed to U-19.

2002  1. SPAIN
      2. Germany
      3. Slovakia
      4. Ireland

2003  1. ITALY
      2. Portugal
      3. Austria
      4. Czech Republic

2004  1. SPAIN
      2. Turkey
    3-4. Switzerland, Ukraine

2005  1. FRANCE
      2. England
    3-4. Germany, Serbia and Montenegro

2006  1. SPAIN
      2. Scotland
    3-4. Czech Republic, Austria

2007  1. SPAIN
      2. Greece
    3-4. France, Germany

2008  1. GERMANY
      2. Italy
    3-4. Czech Republic, Hungary

2009  1. UKRAINE
      2. England
    3-4. France, Serbia

2010  1. FRANCE
      2. Spain
    3-4. Croatia, England

2011  1. SPAIN
      2. Czech Republic
    3-4. Ireland, Serbia

2012  1. SPAIN
      2. Greece
    3-4. France, England

2013  1. SERBIA
      2. France
    3-4. Spain, Portugal

List of winners

 7 Spain          (1995, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012)

 6 France         (1983, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2010)

 2 Portugal       (1994, 1999)
   Soviet Union   (1988, 1990)

 1 East Germany   (1985)
   England        (1993)
   Germany        (2008)
   Hungary        (1984)
   Ireland        (1998)
   Italy          (2003)
   Poland         (2001)
   Scotland       (1982)
   Serbia         (2013)
   Turkey         (1992)
   Ukraine        (2009)
   West Germany   (1981)


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