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Six-goal Selke leads way as scoring records tumble

Published: Thursday 31 July 2014, 20.59CET
Davie Selke could not add to his six tournament goals as Germany beat Portugal in the final but with a share of two all-time records and the trophy he will not mind too much.

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Road to the final

The UEFA European Under-19 Championship consists of three distinct stages: the qualifying round, the elite round and the final tournament.

Qualifying round
The qualifying round, played in autumn, is made up of 13 groups of four teams playing in one-venue mini-tournaments. The top two from each progress alongside the third-placed team with the best record against the top pair in their group.

Elite round
In the elite round, played in the spring, those 27 qualifiers join the top seed, given a bye, in seven mini-tournament groups of four. The group winners then join the hosts in the finals.

Final tournament

The seven qualifiers plus the hosts are split into two groups of four who play each other once, with the top two progressing to the semi-finals. The winners of those ties contest the final.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after extra time in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.

Published: Thursday 31 July 2014, 20.59CET

Six-goal Selke leads way as scoring records tumble

Davie Selke could not add to his six tournament goals as Germany beat Portugal in the final but with a share of two all-time records and the trophy he will not mind too much.

Davie Selke has ended top scorer at the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, equalling Álvaro Morata's all-time final tournament best of six.

Selke struck in each of Germany's first four games in Hungary – finding the net twice against both Bulgaria and Ukraine – to match the mark set by Morata in Spain's victorious 2010/11 campaign. The SV Werder Bremen striker, 19, also registered against Serbia and in the semi-final with Austria. He was kept at bay by Portugal in the decider, but Hany Mukhtar's first-half strike brought double celebrations.

Selke finishes one above André Silva, whose haul was largely based around one superlative performance. The Portugal forward struck four times against Hungary in the second round of games – the first time a player has scored four goals in a U19 finals match – adding to his matchday one goal against Israel.

Selke and Silva also finished with 11 goals apiece for the season, matching the U19 record set by Serbia and Montenegro striker Borko Veselinović in 2004/05.

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André Silva was also among the records

Final tournament top scorers
6 Davie Selke (Germany)
5 André Silva (Portugal)
2 Hany Mukhtar (Germany)
2 Sinan Bytyqi (Austria)
2 Nemanja Maksimović (Serbia)
2 Marcos Lopes (Portugal)
2 Florian Grillitsch (Austria)

2013/14 top scorers (qualifying included)
11 André Silva (Portugal)
11 Davie Selke (Germany)
8 Denis Davydov (Russia)
7 Sinan Bytyqi (Austria)
7 Florian Grillitsch (Austria)
6 Thomas O'Sullivan (Wales)
5 Hany Mukhtar (Germany)
5 Matúš Bero (Slovakia)
5 Veljko Simić (Serbia)
5 Muamer Tankovic (Sweden)

For more Under-19 facts and figures, visit UEFA.com's comprehensive statistics section

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Álvaro Morata hit six for Spain in 2011

Finals top scorers (by season)
2001/02: Fernando Torres (Spain) 4
2002/03: Paulo Sérgio (Portugal) 5
2003/04: Ali Oztürk (Turkey), Lukasz Piszczek (Poland) 4
2004/05: Borko Veselinović (Serbia and Montenegro) 5
2005/06: Alberto Bueno (Spain), İlhan Parlak (Turkey) 5
2006/07: Anis Ben-Hatira (Germany), Kévin Monnet-Paquet (France), Kostantinos Mitroglou (Greece) 3
2007/08: Tomáš Necid (Czech Republic) 4
2008/09: Nathan Delfouneso (England) 4
2009/10: Daniel Pacheco (Spain) 4
2010/11: Álvaro Morata (Spain) 6
2011/12: Jesé Rodríguez (Spain) 5
2012/13: Anass Achahbar (Netherlands), Alexandre Guedes (Portugal), Gratas Sirgėdas (Lithuania) 3

Season top scorers
2001/02: Kevin Vandenbergh (Belgium) 10
2002/03: Sébastien Grax (France) 9
2003/04: Olexandr Aliyev (Ukraine), Ali Oztürk (Turkey), Lukasz Piszczek (Poland) 8
2004/05: Borko Veselinović (Serbia and Montenegro) 11
2005/06: İlhan Parlak (Turkey) 10
2006/07: Kostas Mitroglou (Greece), Krisztián Németh (Hungary), Adam Rooney (Republic of Ireland) 8
2007/08: Michail Pavlis (Greece) 7
2008/09: Nathan Delfouneso (England), Yacin Brahimi (France) 7
2009/10: Mattia Destro (Italy) 8
2010/11: Álvaro Morata (Spain) 10
2011/12: Betinho (Portugal) 10
2012/13: Anass Achahbar (Netherlands) 9

Last updated: 15/09/14 16.20CET

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