UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship

The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship[1] is a European championship football tournament, organized by UEFA, for national teams of women under age seventeen. The tournament was first played out in 2007–08, having been approved by the UEFA Executive Committee on 22 May 2006. It is also a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying competition in even years. National under-17 teams whose countries belong to the European governing body UEFA can register to enter the competition.[2] Germany is the most successful team in this competition, having won seven titles. Germany are the current champions.[3]

UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
Founded2007
RegionEurope (UEFA)
Number of teamsMaximum of 54 (qualifying round)
24 (elite round)
8 (finals)
Current champions Germany (7th title)
Most successful team(s) Germany (7 titles)
2019 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship

Format

After two qualifying rounds, open to all eligible nations, four teams qualify for the final stage. They face in the semi-finals, with the winners contesting the final.

In 2011 it was announced, that the tournament will be expanded to eight teams[4] and beginning with the 2014 edition the eight qualified teams play round-robin in two groups of four.

Results

Below are the results history table.[5]

Year Host Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2008
Details
  Switzerland
Germany
3–0
France

Denmark
4–1
England
2009
Details
  Switzerland
Germany
7–0
Spain

France
3–1
Norway
2010
Details
  Switzerland
Spain
0–0
(4–1 pen.)

Republic of Ireland

Germany
3–0
Netherlands
2011
Details
  Switzerland
Spain
1–0
France

Germany
8–2
Iceland
2012
Details
  Switzerland
Germany
1–1
(4–3 pen.)

France

Denmark
0–0
(5–4 pen.)

Switzerland
2013
Details
  Switzerland
Poland
1–0
Sweden

Spain
4–0
Belgium
Year Host Final Third place match
(or losing semifinalists if third place match not played)[lower-alpha 1]
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
2014
Details
 England
Germany
1–1
(3–1 pen.)

Spain

Italy
0–0
(4–3 pen.)

England
2015
Details
 Iceland
Spain
5–2
Switzerland
 France and  Germany
2016
Details
 Belarus
Germany
0–0
(3–2 pen.)

Spain

England
2–1
Norway
2017
Details
 Czech Republic
Germany
0–0
(3–1 pen.)

Spain
 Netherlands and  Norway
2018
Details
 Lithuania
Spain
2–0
Germany

Finland
2–1
England
2019
Details
 Bulgaria
Germany
1–1
(3–2 pen.)

Netherlands
 Spain and  Portugal
2020
Details
 Sweden
2021
Details
 Faroe Islands
2022
Details
 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Winners

Country Winners Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place Losing semifinalists Total (Top Four)
 Germany 7 (2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019) 1 (2018) 2 (2010, 2011) 1 (2015) 11
 Spain 4 (2010, 2011, 2015, 2018) 4 (2009, 2014, 2016, 2017) 1 (2013) 1 (2019) 10
 Poland 1 (2013) 1
 France 3 (2008, 2011, 2012) 1 (2009) 1 (2015) 5
 Netherlands 1 (2019) 1 (2010) 1 (2017) 3
  Switzerland 1 (2015) 1 (2012) 2
 Republic of Ireland 1 (2010) 1
 Sweden 1 (2013) 1
 Denmark 2 (2008, 2012) 2
 England 1 (2016) 3 (2008, 2014, 2018) 4
 Italy 1 (2014) 1
 Finland 1 (2018) 1
 Norway 2 (2009, 2016) 1 (2017) 3
 Iceland 1 (2011) 1
 Belgium 1 (2013) 1
 Portugal 1 (2019) 1
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Comprehensive team results by tournament

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semi-finalists
  • GS – Group Stage (from 2014 onwards)
  •    – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Did not enter / Withdrew
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •    Hosts

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 2008

(4)
2009

(4)
2010

(4)
2011

(4)
2012

(4)
2013

(4)
2014

(8)
2015

(8)
2016

(8)
2017

(8)
2018

(8)
2019

(8)
2020

(8)
Total
 Austria × × GS GS 2
 Belarus GS 1
 Belgium 4th 1
 Bulgaria GS 1
 Czech Republic GS GS 2
 Denmark 3rd 3rd GS 3
 England 4th 4th GS 3rd GS 4th GS 7
 Finland 3rd 1
 France 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd GS SF GS 7
 Germany 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 1st SF 1st 1st 2nd 1st 11
 Iceland 4th GS 2
 Italy 3rd GS GS 3
 Lithuania GS 1
 Netherlands 4th SF GS 2nd 4
 Norway 4th GS 4th SF 4
 Poland 1st GS 2
 Portugal × × × × × × GS SF 2
 Republic of Ireland 2nd GS GS 3
 Scotland GS 1
 Serbia × GS 1
 Spain 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st SF 10
 Sweden 2nd q 2
  Switzerland 4th 2nd 2

Golden Player by tournament

Since the 2008 edition, the Golden Player Award has been given to the most valuable player of the tournament.[6]

Year Player
2008 Alexandra Popp
2009 Kyra Malinowski
2010 Dolores Gallardo
2011 Alba Pomares
2012 Sandie Toletti
2013 Ewa Pajor
2014 Andrea Falcón
2015 Stefanie Sanders
2016 Caroline Siems
2017 Lena Oberdorf

Number of teams

Year of tournamentNumber of teamsFormat
2008–20134Semifinals, third place play-off and final
2014–present8Two groups of four team, semifinals, third place play-off (in even years only, for qualifying to FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup) and final

See also

Notes

  1. Since expansion to eight teams in 2014, the third place match is only played for even-numbered years when used to decide the third UEFA qualifier for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. For odd-numbered years, the losing semifinalists are listed in alphabetical order.

References

  1. "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship, 2019/20" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  2. "UEFA European Women's U-17 C'ship". uefa.com. Retrieved 2007-07-19.
  3. UEFA.com. "Netherlands - WU17 EURO". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2019-05-17.
  4. "Women's EURO and U17s expanded". UEFA. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  5. "European Women's Under-17 Championship". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  6. History
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