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England national under 17 football team

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Three Lions

FIFA code

United Kingdom


Head coach
Steve Cooper

13 (first in 1984)

The Football Association

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Best result
Champions: (2) 2010, 2014

The England national under-17 football team, also known as England under-17s or England U17(s), represents England in football at an under-17 age level and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England.


In July 2015, Steve Cooper was appointed to coach the squad with assistance from Mike Marsh.

UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship

The England under-17 team compete in the annual UEFA European Under-17 Championship. In 1984 they finished in third beating Serbia national football team 1-0 in the third place match. England were the hosts of the 2001 Final Tournament, with the English reaching the semi-finals where they lost 4-0 to France on 3 May. They finished fourth, losing the third place play off match 4-1 to Croatia. They finished third in 2002 in Denmark and fourth again in 2003 in Portugal and 2004 in France. The 2007 tournament saw England finish as runners-up in Belgium. In the final, held at the Stade Luc Varenne in Tournai, they lost 1-0 to Spain on 13 May. In 2008, they failed to qualify for the finals. They reached the final tournament in 2009, but finished bottom of their group.

In 2010 the England under-17 team fared much better in the group stages, winning Group B with maximum points - ahead of Turkey, the Czech Republic and Greece. This saw them qualify for the semi-finals of the competition, hosted in Liechtenstein, where they would meet Group A runners-up France. Thanks to two first half goals by Connor Wickham, England won the game 2-1 and rendered Paul Pogba's second half effort a mere consolation. Victory against the French would set up a final with 2007 and 2008 champions Spain, who themselves had beaten Turkey. In the final at the Rheinpark Stadion the scoring was opened by an Andre Wisdom own goal when the defender deflected a cross by Spain's Gerard into his own net. It took eight minutes for Wisdom to atone for his error, when he headed in on the half-hour mark to make the score 1-1. Despite Spain dominating much of the first half, Ipswich Town's Connor Wickham scored his third goal of the competition just before the break when the 6'3" striker maneuvered around three Spain defenders and slotted the ball past goalkeeper Adrián Ortolá. England held onto their 2-1 lead in the second half as it proved enough for England under-17 and Liverpool under-18 captain Conor Coady to lift the trophy. The victory represents England under-17's first ever UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship title since the annual competition began in 1982.

Other tournaments

England have competed in the annual Nordic tournament since the 2002-03 season. In 2004-5, in Iceland, they finished as runners-up to the Republic of Ireland, losing 2-0 in the final in Reykjavík. The following season the tournament was held in the Faroe Islands, and England finished as runners-up to the Denmark, losing 4-0 in the final in Tórshavn. In 2008, they lost out again to Denmark in the final, this time by a 6-1 scoreline. They finally took the title in 2009, beating Scotland 3-2 in the final.

They have competed in the annual Algarve Tournament since 2003-04 season. In 2007-08 they won the tournament.

England host an annual FA international tournament.


First qualifying round
Elite qualifying round

Final tournament

Group stage

Current squad

Players born on or after 1 January 1999 will remain eligible until the end of the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. Names in italics indicate players who have been capped by England in a higher age group.

The following players were named in the squad for the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in March 2016.

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the England U-17 squad and remain eligible.

  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad without playing in a match.
  • Honours

  • European Championship winners 2010, 2014
  • Algarve Tournament winners 2007–08, 2009–2010
  • Nordic Tournament winners 2009–2010, 2010–2011
  • FA International U17 Tournament winners 2010–2011, 2011–2012
  • References

    England national under-17 football team Wikipedia

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