Scotland national under-16 football team

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Scotland Under-16
Association Scottish Football Association
Head coach Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dean Gorré
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World Cup
Appearances 1
Best result Runner-up (1989)
European Under-16 Championship
Appearances 9 (first in 1985 )
Best result First stage (9 occasions)

The Scotland national under-16 football team represents Scotland in international football at the under-16 age level. It is controlled by the Scottish Football Association, the governing body for football in Scotland. The coach is Dean Gorré. [1]

Scotland country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Scottish Football Association governing body of association football in Scotland

The Scottish Football Association, is the governing body of football in Scotland and has the ultimate responsibility for the control and development of football in Scotland. Members of the SFA include clubs in Scotland, affiliated national associations as well as local associations. It was formed in 1873, making it the second oldest national football association in the world. It is not to be confused with the "Scottish Football Union", which is the name that the SRU was known by until the 1920s.

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The Scotland under-16s' best tournament performance was as runners up in the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship under manager Craig Brown. Despite leading Saudi Arabia 2–0 in the final after goals from Ian Downie and Paul Dickov, the match finished 2–2 after extra time. Scotland lost the subsequent penalty shoot-out in front of over 50,000 fans at Hampden Park in Glasgow. [2] [3] Some media commentators reported suspicions, which were shared by Craig Brown and former Scottish Football Association secretary Ernie Walker, that Saudi Arabia had fielded ineligible over-age players in the competition. [4] [5] [6]

The 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship, the third edition of the tournament, was held in the Scottish cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Motherwell, Aberdeen, and Dundee between 10 June and 24 June 1989. Players born after 1 August 1972 could participate in this tournament. Saudi Arabia won the tournament and became the first Asian team to win a FIFA tournament. As of July 2018, they also became the only Asian men's football team to win any FIFA tournament.

The Saudi Arabia national football team represents Saudi Arabia in international football. The team's colours are green and white. Saudi Arabia are known as Al-Suqour and Al-Akhdhar.

Paul Dickov Footballer and manager

Paul Dickov is a Scottish former professional footballer who was most recently the manager of Doncaster Rovers.


Competitive record

FIFA U-16 World Cup Championship record

YearRoundGPWDLGSGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1985 Did not qualify------
Flag of Canada.svg 1987 Did not qualify------
Flag of Scotland.svg 1989 Runners Up632183
Total1/3632183

UEFA European U-16 Championship record

YearRoundGPWDLGSGA
Flag of Italy.svg 1982 Qualifying stage (quarter finals)420286
Flag of Germany.svg 1984 Qualifying stage411249
Flag of Hungary.svg 1985 First stage310235
Flag of Greece.svg 1986 First stage320162
Flag of France.svg 1987 First stage302146
Flag of Spain.svg 1988 Qualifying stage201112
Flag of Denmark.svg 1989 First stage302145
Flag of East Germany.svg 1990 First stage301229
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1991 Qualifying stage------
Flag of Cyprus.svg 1992 First stage320162
Flag of Turkey.svg 1993 Qualifying stage------
Flag of Ireland.svg 1994 Qualifying stage------
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1995 First stage301236
Flag of Austria.svg 1996 Qualifying stage------
Flag of Germany.svg 1997 Qualifying stage------
Flag of Scotland.svg 1998 First stage302113
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 1999 Qualifying stage210132
Flag of Israel.svg 2000 Qualifying stage------
Flag of England.svg 2001 First stage310235
Total9/192768133243

Victory Shield

The Scotland under-16s compete in the Victory Shield tournament, which is contested annually. The competition is currently sponsored by Sky Sports. Scotland have won the Victory Shield outright on 17 occasions, most recently in 2013, [7] and were joint champions on a further 10 occasions, most recently in 2003. [8] [9]

Victory Shield

The Victory Shield is an annual football tournament competed for by the under-16 teams of Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The Victory Shield had traditionally been competed for by the four Home Nations, but the Football Association withdrew the England team from the tournament "for the foreseeable future" in 2015. The competition was continued after England's withdrawal, with the Republic of Ireland taking their place. The competition was competed by under-15 teams until 2001, when switching to under-16 to fall in line with UEFA competitions.

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In the 2011 competition, which took place in March, Scotland finished as runners up to England, losing 2–1. They had only needed a draw to win the tournament. [10]

England national under-16 football team national association football team

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Nordic Cup

The Scotland under-16s also play in an occasional Nordic Cup competition with the under-16 teams of Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden and Iceland. [11] The 2010 tournament also featured the under-16 sides of Finland, Faeroe Islands, Denmark and England. [12]

Friendly matches

In recent years, Scotland have played a two-leg international friendly match against an under-18 side picked by the football association of Jersey. The matches are used as a warm-up for competitive fixtures and have often taken place in Springfield Stadium in Jersey's Springfield Park. Despite the age gap and Jersey's home advantage, Scotland have won convincingly in some of these matches. [13] [14] In other friendlies since 2008, Scotland have faced the under-16 teams of Malta, Kazakhstan, Guernsey Portugal and Spain. [15]

Jersey British Crown Dependency in the Channel Islands

Jersey, officially the Bailiwick of Jersey, is a Crown dependency located near the coast of Normandy, France. Jersey was part of the Duchy of Normandy, whose dukes went on to become kings of England from 1066. After Normandy was lost by the kings of England in the 13th century, and the ducal title surrendered to France, Jersey and the other Channel Islands remained attached to the English crown.

Springfield Stadium multi-purpose stadium in St. Helier, Jersey

Springfield Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in St. Helier, Jersey, set in a public park.

Players

Current squad

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Archie Mair00 Flag of Scotland.svg Aberdeen
1 GK Ryan Mullen00 Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic
2 DF Andrew Kerr00 Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic
2 DF Taylor Wilson00 Flag of Scotland.svg Hamilton
2 DF Nathan Paterson00 Flag of Scotland.svg Rangers
2 DF Kane O'Connor00 Flag of Scotland.svg Hibernian
2 DF Chris Hamilton00 Flag of Scotland.svg Heart of Midlothian
2 DF Jamie Walker00 Flag of Scotland.svg Rangers
2 DF Luis Binks00 Flag of England.svg Tottenham
3 MF Dean Campbell 00 Flag of Scotland.svg Aberdeen
3 MF Harry Cochrane 00 Flag of Scotland.svg Heart of Midlothian
3 MF Ethan Erhahon00 Flag of Scotland.svg St Mirren
3 MF Billy Gilmour00 Flag of Scotland.svg Rangers
3 MF Marc Leonard00 Flag of Scotland.svg Heart of Midlothian
4 FW Kieran McGrath00 Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic
4 FW Anthony McDonald00 Flag of Scotland.svg Heart of Midlothian
4 FW Jamie Semple00 Flag of Scotland.svg Motherwell
4 FW Karamoko Dembele 00 Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic
4 FW Zac Butterworth00 Flag of Scotland.svg Rangers
4 FW Joshua McPake00 Flag of Scotland.svg Rangers
4 FW Aaron Pressley00 Flag of England.svg Aston Villa

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