Twelve talents who shone at a U17 EURO finals

The UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals, which start in Croatia on Wednesday, have provided a platform for a host of high-profile players to demonstrate their skills.

Renato Sanches, now of Bayern, first made his mark for Portugal at the U17 finals three years ago
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Players from 16 teams will arrive in Croatia in the coming days dreaming of inspiring their country to UEFA European Under-17 Championship glory. Since the competition's first edition, in 2002, a raft of now famous names have showcased their talents at the finals. UEFA.com selects a dozen of them.

2015, Bulgaria: Felix Passlack (Germany)
All-time UEFA European Under-17 Championship appearances/goals: 9/5

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2014, Malta: Renato Sanches (Portugal)
All-time UEFA European Under-17 Championship appearances/goals: 11/3

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2012, Slovenia: Max Meyer (Germany)
All-time UEFA European Under-17 Championship appearances/goals: 11/6

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2011, Serbia: Memphis Depay (Netherlands)
All-time UEFA European Under-17 Championship appearances/goals: 10/5

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2010, Liechtenstein: Paul Pogba (France)
All-time UEFA European Under-17 Championship appearances/goals: 7/2

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2009, Germany: Mario Götze (Germany)
All-time UEFA European Under-17 Championship appearances/goals: 4/1

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2008, Turkey: Thiago Alcántara (Spain)
All-time UEFA European Under-17 Championship appearances/goals: 8/6

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2007, Belgium: Eden Hazard (Belgium)
All-time UEFA European Under-17 Championship appearances/goals: 7/1

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2006, Luxembourg: Toni Kroos (Germany)
All-time UEFA European Under-17 Championship appearances/goals: 20/11

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2005, Italy: Nuri Şahin (Turkey)
All-time UEFA European Under-17 Championship appearances/goals: 11/1

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2004, France: Cesc Fábregas (Spain)
All-time UEFA European Under-17 Championship appearances/goals: 8/2

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2002, Denmark: Wayne Rooney (England)
All-time UEFA European Under-17 Championship appearances/goals: 8/7

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