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Facts and figures rounds up the crucial statistics for the U19 competition, including past winners and hosts, biggest wins and top scorers.
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Spain's Fernando Torres was top scorer at the first U19 finals in 2002 ©Getty Images

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.

Facts and figures rounds up the crucial statistics for the U19 competition, including past winners and hosts, biggest wins and top scorers.

Records apply only for UEFA European Under-19 Championship (from 2001/02)

Champions (hosts)
2002: Spain (Norway)
2003: Italy (Liechtenstein)
2004: Spain (Switzerland)
2005: France (Northern Ireland)
2006: Spain (Poland)
2007: Spain (Austria)
2008: Germany (Czech Republic)
2009: Ukraine (Ukraine)
2010: France (France)
2011: Spain (Romania)
2012: Spain (Estonia)
2013: Serbia (Lithuania)

Biggest wins
Qualifying round: Andorra 0-13 Czech Republic, 2001/02
Elite round: Spain 8-1 Cyprus, 2005/06; Portugal 7-0 Bulgaria, 2012/13
Final tournament: Slovenia 1-7 England, 2008/09 group stage

Individual match goalscoring
Tomislav Kiš (Croatia) v Armenia 2012/13
Final tournament
André Silva (Portugal) v Hungary 2013/14
Ali Oztürk (Turkey) v Poland 2003/04, Matt Fryatt (England) v Serbia and Montenegro 2004/05, Yoann Gourcuff (France) v Norway 2004/05, İlhan Parlak (Turkey) v Portugal 2005/06, Juan Mata (Spain) v Turkey 2005/06, David Janczyk (Poland) v Belgium 2005/06, Zvonko Pamić (Croatia) v Portugal 2009/10, Álvaro Morata (Spain) v Serbia 2010/11, Jesé Rodríguez (Spain) v Portugal 2011/12

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

Finals top scorers
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

2013/14 qualifying top scorers
Qualifying round: Matúš Bero (Slovakia) 5
Elite round: André Silva (Portugal), Florian Grillitsch (Austria), Thomas O'Sullivan (Wales), Veljko Simić (Serbia), Denis Davydov (Russia) 4
Overall qualifying: Denis Davydov (Russia) 8

Highest attendances
Qualifying round: Belarus v Wales, Minsk, 2003/04, 7,500
Elite round: Belarus v England, Minsk, 2007/08, 11,000
Final tournament: Ukraine v England, Donetsk, 2008/09 final, 25,100

2013/14 highest attendances
Qualifying round: Bosnia and Herzegovina v Sweden, Trelleborg, 2,252
Elite round: Germany v Spain, Vigo, 6,400

Final tournament appearances (including 2014 finals)
10 Spain
7 England, France, Portugal*, Serbia and Montenegro/Serbia*
6 Germany*
5 Austria*, Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey
4 Belgium, Italy
3 Norway, Ukraine*
2 Bulgaria*, Croatia, Hungary*, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland
1 Armenia, Estonia, Georgia, Israel*, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Northern Ireland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia
* Competing at 2014 finals

Last updated: 22/07/14

Last updated: 26/07/14 0.59CET

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