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Wales national under-19 football team

Wales Under-19
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Young Dragons
Association Football Association of Wales
Head coach Geraint Williams

The Wales national under-19 football team is the national under-19 football team of Wales and is controlled by the Football Association of Wales. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship held every year.

Recent history

The under-19 squad has not been extremely successful in recent years but has become a proving ground for talented youngsters. In recent years full international players like Gareth Bale, Joe Allen, and Wayne Hennessey, as well as most of the current Wales U21 side, have progressed through the team.

Players

Latest Squad

Players born on or after 1 January 1996 are eligible for the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Caps and goals correct as of 4 September 2014. Players in bold have attained full international caps. Clubs as of the date of the announcement.

Under-19 squad called up for the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round matches against Portugal, Denmark and Albania in November 2014. Thomas James withdrew and was replaced by Ioan Evans.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Owen Evans (1996-11-28) November 28, 1996 4 0 Wigan Athletic
1GK Lewis Thomas (1997-09-20) September 20, 1997 1 0 Swansea City
2DF Sam Tattum (1996-09-03) September 3, 1996 4 0 Manchester City
2DF Cian Harries (1997-04-01) April 1, 1997 1 0 Coventry City
2DF Dominic Smith (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 10 0 Shrewsbury Town
2DF James Graham (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 4 0 Everton
2DF Tom Leggett (1996-02-04) 4 February 1996 5 0 Aston Villa
2DF Ioan Evans (1997-05-30) May 30, 1997 2 0 Sheffield United
3MF Tom Burridge (1996-10-26) 26 October 1996 1 0 Cardiff City
3MF Joe Morrell (1997-01-03) January 3, 1997 4 0 Bristol City
3MF Robbie Patten (1996-11-29) November 29, 1996 5 0 Cardiff City
3MF George Thomas (1997-03-24) March 24, 1997 4 1 Coventry City
4FW Abdifatah Noor (1996-09-23) September 23, 1996 5 2 Cardiff City
4FW Owain Jones (1996-10-01) 1 October 1996 12 2 Swansea City
4FW Daniel James (1997-11-10) 10 November 1997 4 0 Swansea City
4FW Harry Wilson (1997-03-22) 22 March 1997 2 1 Liverpool
4FW Jamie Thomas (1997-01-10) 10 January 1997 5 3 Bolton Wanderers
4FW Will Abbotts (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 2 0 Bolton Wanderers

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Wales under-19 squad and remain eligible (clubs as of when called up).

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Most recent call-up
Goalkeepers
Luke Pilling (1997-07-25) 25 July 1997 Tranmere Rovers 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Defenders
Thomas James (1996-04-15) April 15, 1996 Cardiff City 2 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (withdrew)
Ross White (1996-06-23) June 23, 1996 Wrexham 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Rollin Menayese (1997-12-04) December 4, 1997 Cardiff City 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Aron Davies (1997-09-05) September 5, 1997 Bristol City 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Joseph Jones Swansea City 0 (0) v  Montenegro, 4 September 2014 (withdrew)
Ashley Baker Cardiff City 0 (0) v  Montenegro, 4 September 2014 (standby)
Keston Davies (1996-10-02) October 2, 1996 Swansea City 2 (1) v  Montenegro, 4 September 2014 (standby)
Midfielders
Tom Fry (1997-03-31) March 31, 1997 Bristol City 1 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Kyle Copp (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 Swansea City 2 (1) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Will Taylor Cardiff City 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Jake Charles (1996-02-16) 16 February 1996 Huddersfield Town 3 (0) v  Montenegro, 4 September 2014 (withdrew)
Corey Francis (1996-03-30) 30 March 1996 Swansea City 0 (0) v  Montenegro, 4 September 2014 (standby)
Forwards
Jake Watkins (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 Cardiff City 1 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Eli Phipps Cardiff City 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)
Daniel Byrnes (1997-01-17) January 17, 1997 Oldham Athletic 0 (0) v  Portugal, 12 November 2014 (standby)

Results and Fixtures

2015 UEFA Under-19 Championship Qualification Round

Group 7

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Portugal 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 9
 Denmark 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
 Wales 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3
 Albania 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
12 November 2014
12:00
Denmark  1–0  Albania
Corlu Goal 57' Report
Estádio Fernando Cabrita, Lagos
Referee: Bastian Dankert (Germany)
12 November 2014
16:00
Portugal  2–1  Wales
Hildeberto Pereira Goal 29'
Bastião Dias Goal 76'
Report Wilson Goal 62'
Estádio da Nora, Ferreiras
Referee: Sergei Lapochkin (Russia)

14 November 2014
12:00
Denmark  4–0  Wales
Hansen Goal 16'
Gartenmann Goal 27'
Pohl Goal 29'
Ingvartsen Goal 76' (pen.)
Report
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: Roy Reinshreiber (Israel)
14 November 2014
16:00
Albania  1–4  Portugal
Morina Goal 62' Report Paulo Cabral Goal 5'
Renato Sanches Goal 10'
Hildeberto Pereira Goal 15'
Gonçalo Guedes Goal 42'
Municipal Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Sergei Lapochkin (Russia)

17 November 2014
16:00
Portugal  2–1  Denmark
Gonçalo Guedes Goal 45'
Diogo Silva Goal 69'
Report Corlu Goal 53'
Estádio da Nora, Ferreiras
Referee: Bastian Dankert (Germany)
17 November 2014
16:00
Wales  2–1  Albania
 24'
J. Thomas Goal 60'
Report Morina Goal 74'
Municipal Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Roy Reinshreiber (Israel)

Friendlies

2 September 2014
Montenegro  1-3  Wales
Report Noor Goal
J. Thomas Goal
Copp Goal
4 September 2014
Montenegro  1-2  Wales
Report O. Jones Goal
J. Thomas Goal

See also

References

  1. ^ Wales U19 squad

External links

  • Football association of Wales home page
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