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Elite youth programmes

As part of our mission to promote, protect and develop European football, we work with national associations to organise youth programmes which help talented footballers across Europe reach their full potential.

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UEFA development tournaments: opportunities for elite youth talent

Friendly competitions introducing young players to international action since 2012.

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England's Phil Foden and Norway's Erling Haaland competing at a UEFA Under-16 development tournament

PortugalSueciaEstádio São SebastiãoTorneio de Desenvolvimento da UEFA sub-16Jornada 2Época 2022/2023

How development tournaments help young players

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Georgia's players celebrate winning the UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying play-off final against Greece

Georgia breakthrough years in the making

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Christian Karembeu

Christian Karembeu on UEFA Assist development tournament in Oceania

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