Scotland national under-18 football team

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Scotland Under-18
Association Scottish Football Association
Head coach Billy Stark [1]
First colours
Second colours
First international
Appearances 18 (first in 1949 )
Best result Winners (1982)

The Scotland national under-18 football team is the national football team representing Scotland for players of 18 years of age or under at the start of a denoted campaign. The team, which is controlled by the Scottish Football Association, acts as a feeder team to the Scotland national football team.

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History

Scotland's best performance at a European Championship Finals occurred in 1982, when they won the tournament. [2] [3] 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. Scotland beat Poland 2–0 in the semi-finals and Czechoslovakia 3–1 in the final.

Scotland reached the semi-finals on seven other occasions. Scotland hosted the 1970 tournament, where they won a group containing Bulgaria, Sweden and Italy, but then lost 1–0 to Netherlands in the semi-final. In the 1978 tournament, hosted by Poland, Scotland topped a group containing Germany and Italy to qualify for the semi-final, where they lost on penalties to Yugoslavia.

The age group of the competition was adjusted upwards by one year for the 2002 tournament, with Scotland entering an under-19 team from then on. The Scotland under-18 team consequently fell into abeyance, aside from two matches against Serbia in April 2012. [4] [5]

In 2018, recognising a gap in progression for the best players of the relevant age (several of whom were Performance School participants fast-tracked into the under-17s but not ready for the step up to under-19s), the SFA announced that the under-18 team would be re-established to offer more match experience as part of the same group. [6] [7]

Coaches

Competitive record

European Championships

For results since 2001, see Scotland national under-19 football team .

YearRoundGPWDLGSGA
England 1948 Did not enter
Netherlands 1949 6th place200224
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 place5302126
Netherlands 1964 Fourth place5302107
West Germany 1965 Group stage211021
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1966 Group stage312043
Turkey 1967 Qualification round
France 1968 Group stage320162
East Germany 1969 Fourth place521255
Scotland 1970 Third place5311114
Czechoslovakia 1971 Qualification round
Spain 1972 Group stage320164
Italy 1973 Group stage310234
Sweden 1974 Third place5311114
Switzerland 1975 Qualification round
Hungary 1976 Withdrew
Belgium 1977
Poland 1978 Fourth place522155
Austria 1979 Group stage320155
East Germany 1980 Qualification round
West Germany 1981 Group stage321031
Finland 1982 Winners5410112
England 1983 Group stage311144
Soviet Union 1984 Group stage311145
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1986 Fourth place310212
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
Total18/506634122010468

Notes

Current squad

The following players were selected for matches with France and Uzbekistan in October 2018. [1]

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Archie Mair (2001-02-10) 10 February 2001 (age 17)00 Scotland Aberdeen
1 GK Ross Sinclair00 Scotland St Johnstone

2 DF Jack Armer (2001-04-16) 16 April 2001 (age 17)00 England Preston North End
2 DF Harrison Ashby (withdrew)00 England West Ham United
2 DF Taylor Wilson (2001-07-14) 14 July 2001 (age 17)00 Scotland Hamilton Academical
2 DF Luis Binks00 England Tottenham Hotspur
2 DF Lewis Gordon (withdrew)00 England Watford
2 DF Luke Robinson00 England Wigan Athletic
2 DF Chris Hamilton (2001-07-13) 13 July 2001 (age 17)00 Scotland Heart of Midlothian
2 DF Kane O’Connor (2001-01-17) 17 January 2001 (age 17)00 Scotland Hibernian
2 DF Nathan Patterson (2001-10-16) 16 October 2001 (age 17)00 Scotland Rangers

3 MF Dean Campbell (2001-03-19) 19 March 2001 (age 17)00 Scotland Aberdeen
3 MF Ethan Erhahon (2001-05-09) 9 May 2001 (age 17)00 Scotland St Mirren
3 MF Marc Leonard (2001-12-19) 19 December 2001 (age 16)00 England Brighton & Hove Albion
3 MF Anthony McDonald (2001-03-17) 17 March 2001 (age 17)00 Scotland Heart of Midlothian
3 MF Ethan Ross (2001-08-15) 15 August 2001 (age 17)00 Scotland Aberdeen
3 MF Terry Taylor (2001-06-29) 29 June 2001 (age 17)00 England Wolverhampton Wanderers

4 FW Aidan Fitzpatrick (2001-03-20) 20 March 2001 (age 17)00 Scotland Partick Thistle
4 FW Kyle Joseph00 England Wigan Athletic
4 FW Josh McPake00 Scotland Rangers
4 FW Adedapo Mebude (2001-07-29) 29 July 2001 (age 17)00 Scotland Rangers
4 FW Jamie Semple (2001-05-17) 17 May 2001 (age 17)00 Scotland Motherwell

References

  1. 1 2 3 "Scotland Under-18 squad announced for Spain-based friendly double-header". Scottish Football Association. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  2. "History – Scotland sweep to U18 triumph". UEFA.com. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  3. McCall, Chris (11 November 2015). "The forgotten Scotland team that won the Euros". The Scotsman. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. "Serba 1 v 1 Scotland". Scottish Football Association. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  5. "Serba 1 v 4 Scotland". Scottish Football Association. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  6. "Scotland to introduce Under-18 national side". Scottish Football Association. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  7. "Scotland to introduce Under 18s national team as part of youth development plan". Daily Record . 24 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.