Under-17: Headlines

UEFA.com wonderkid: Ferrán Torres the new Marco Asensio

Friday 23 February 2018 9.00 CET

"He's the complete package technically," Spain Under-17 coach Santi Denia said of Ferrán Torres, who is starting to make first-team headway at Valencia aged 17.

UEFA.com wonderkid: Meet the Hamburg Harry Kane

Friday 26 January 2018 11.00 CET

"The boy is extraordinary," Hamburg great Uwe Seeler said of the club's fine 18-year-old striker Jann-Fiete Arp, who is carrying his Under-17 form into the Bundesliga.

Under-17 EURO elite round draw made

Wednesday 6 December 2017 12.05 CET

Holders Spain will face Serbia, Ukraine and the Czech Republic in this spring's UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round after the draw was made in Nyon.

2018/19 U17 EURO qualifying round draw made

Wednesday 6 December 2017 9.32 CET

The road to the 16-team 2018/19 U17 EURO finals in the Republic of Ireland has begun with the qualifying round draw made, involving 52 of the hopefuls.

England presented with Maurice Burlaz Trophy

Wednesday 6 December 2017 9.01 CET

England won the 2017 Maurice Burlaz Trophy, the prize awarded to the nation that achieved the best results in UEFA's men's youth competitions over the previous two seasons.

Under-17 EURO elite round draw seedings

Tuesday 5 December 2017 8.40 CET

Holders Spain are in Pot B after the seedings were confirmed for the UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round draw to be made at 11:45CET on 6 December in Nyon.

Seedings for 2018/19 U17 qualifying round

Tuesday 5 December 2017 8.13 CET

The 2018/19 qualifying round draw will be made at 09:00CET on 6 December, in Nyon, and will involve 52 of the 54 nations aiming to join hosts Ireland in the 16-team finals.

Under-17 EURO elite round line-up confirmed

Wednesday 1 November 2017 16.59 CET

Holders Spain are among the 30 teams that have advanced from the 13 qualifying round groups to join top seeds Germany and Portugal in the elite round.

England double up by winning U17 World Cup

Saturday 28 October 2017 18.28 CET

England became only the second nation to win both major global youth tournaments in the same year as they beat Spain 5-2 to add the FIFA U-17 World Cup to their U-20 crown.

U17 EURO qualifying: Road to England

Monday 25 September 2017 10.01 CET

The road to the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in England next May begins with the qualifying round: see how the 54 hopefuls will compete for the 15 berths alongside the hosts.


Which nations have won most UEFA titles?

Monday 21 August 2017 13.00 CET

Spain bookended this summer's UEFA final tournaments by winning the men's U17s and Women's U19 crowns, keeping them five clear of Germany in the all-time European national-team honour count.

Ten to watch from U17 EURO in Croatia

Monday 22 May 2017 9.47 CET

Three No9s, a marauding full-back from winners Spain and England's five-goal winger are among ten who caught UEFA.com's eye at the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

Ruiz level with José Gomes as top U17 EURO scorer

Friday 19 May 2017 22.45 CET

Spain captain Abel Ruiz has finished the 2017 finals level with Portugal's José Gomes at the top of the all-time UEFA European U17 Championship goals list.

Spot-on Spain claim record third U17 EURO title

Friday 19 May 2017 22.31 CET

Spain 2-2 England
Substitute Nacho Díaz forced penalties with a header six minutes into added time, enabling Spain to claim their record third U17 EURO title.

Gouiri takes U17 EURO top scorers' prize

Friday 19 May 2017 22.00 CET

France may have lost in the quarter-finals, but Amine Gouiri has been crowned top scorer at the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship with a finals-best eight goals.


UEFA has commissioned two separate but complementary academic research studies to ascertain the exact extent and nature of heading in youth football.The two studies – one from Saarland University in Germany, and the other from Hampden Sports Clinic and Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board in Scotland – were approved by the UEFA Medical Committee following the recommendation of a panel of experts.UEFA published a call for research proposals in May 2017 in which researchers were asked to address two questions. Firstly, to determine the burden of heading in youth football, addressing differences in the way headers are taught in football training, and differences in the incidence and characteristics of football headers in matches and training, and in different age and gender categories, while also taking into consideration variations caused by the different traditions and playing styles of the countries. Secondly, proposals were also invited to provide data to determine whether heading in youth football has any effect on players’ brain structure and function.The UEFA Medical Committee’s expert panel reviewed the ten proposals that were received by the deadline, and recommended that UEFA proceed with the two aforementioned proposals from Saarland University and Hampden Sports Clinic for the first research question. This recommendation was discussed and accepted by the UEFA Medical Committee at their meeting in Nyon in November 2017. The two research groups have now signed contracts with UEFA and have started their work, with initial results expected at the end of 2018.The panel also recommended that UEFA not proceed with any study for the second question – on the effect of heading on players’ brain structure and function – until results of the studies to determine the burden of heading had been received.Dr Michel D’Hooghe, Chairman of the UEFA Medical Committee, said: "This is a topic of the utmost importance, and I am proud that UEFA is taking a lead in commissioning this research. UEFA places the highest priority on player welfare and this research is a fundamental first step in establishing whether or not heading poses a risk to young players."