From Under-19s to EURO

A total of 552 players have been involved in UEFA EURO 2016; UEFA.com finds plenty cut their teeth at U19 level. Who will be their successors from this year's finals?

France's Paul Pogba talks to UEFA.com at the 2012 finals
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A total of 552 players have been involved in UEFA EURO 2016 – and UEFA.com finds that plenty of them cut their teeth at the UEFA European Under-19 Championship. 

Albania
Have never appeared in U19 finals

Austria
Robert Almer (2003)
Sebastian Prödl, Ruben Okotie, Markus Suttner (2006)
Julian Baumgartlinger, Marko Arnautović (2007)
David Alaba (2010)

Belgium
Thomas Vermaelen (2004)
Marouane Fellaini (2006)

Croatia
Šime Vrsaljko, Andrej Kramarić (2010)

Czech Republic
Petr Čech, David Limberský, Tomáš Sivok (2002)
Michal Kadlec, Roman Hubník (2003)
Tomáš Vaclík, Tomáš Necid (2008)
Tomáš Koubek, Pavel Kadeřábek, Jiří Skalák, Ladislav Krejčí (2011)

David Alaba in action for Austria in 2010
David Alaba in action for Austria in 2010©Sportsfile

England
Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose, Daniel Sturridge (2008)
Kyle Walker (2009)
Nathaniel Clyne (2010)
Eric Dier, Ross Barkley, Harry Kane (2012)
Also appeared at U19 finals: Glen Johnson (2002), Danny Welbeck, Andros Townsend (2009)

France
Hugo Lloris*, Yohan Cabaye* (2005)
Antoine Griezmann (2010)*
Samuel Umtiti, Paul Pogba, Lucas Digne (2012)
Anthony Martial (2013)
Kingsley Coman (2015)
Also appeared at U19 finals: Yoann Gourcuff* (2005), Yann M'Vila (2009), Alexandre Lacazette (2010), Adrien Rabiot, Aymeric Laporte (2013)

Germany
Mario Gomez (2004)
Manuel Neuer (2005)
Benedikt Höwedes, Jérôme Boateng, Mesut Özil (2007)
Joshua Kimmich* (2014)
Jonathan Tah, Leroy Sané (2015)
Also appeared at U19 finals: Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker (2002), Marcell Jansen (2004), Sven Bender*, Lars Bender* (2008)

Hungary
Krisztián Németh, Péter Gulácsi (2008)

Iceland
Have never appeared in U19 finals

Italy
Giorgio Chiellini* (2003)
Matteo Darmian (2008)

Northern Ireland
None

Gerard Piqué with the trophy in 2006
Gerard Piqué with the trophy in 2006©UEFA.com

Poland
Łukasz Fabiański, Łukasz Piszczek, Jakub Błaszczykowski, Sławomir Peszko (2004)

Portugal
Cédric, Danilo (2010)
João Mário, André Gomes (2012)
Also appeared at U19 finals: Hugo Almeida (2003)

Republic of Ireland
Jeff Hendrick (2011)

Romania
Nicolae Stanciu (2011)

Russia
Artem Dzyuba, Pavel Mamaev, Igor Smolnikov (2007)
Aleksandr Golovin (2015)

Slovakia
None

Spain
Andrés Iniesta* (2002)
Sergio Ramos*, Juanfran*, David Silva* (2004)
Gerard Piqué* (2006)
César Azpilicueta* (2007, 2008)
Jordi Alba (2008)
David de Gea (2008, 2009)
Thiago Alcántara (2009, 2010)
Koke (2010)
Álvaro Morata* (2011)
Héctor Bellerín (2013)
Also appeared in U19 finals: Fernando Torres* (2002), Raúl Albiol*, Roberto Soldado* (2004), Javi García*, Mario Suárez*, Juan Mata* (2006), Javi Martínez* (2007), Iker Muniain (2010), Dani Carvajal* (2011), Paco Alcácer* (2011, 2012), Juan Bernat* (2012)

Mesut Özil at the U19s in 2007
Mesut Özil at the U19s in 2007©Sportsfile

Sweden
Have never appeared in U19 finals

Switzerland
Johan Djourou, Blerim Džemaili, Valon Behrami (2004)
Michael Lang, Admir Mehmedi (2009)

Turkey
Selçuk İnan, Burak Yılmaz (2004)
Volkan Babacan, Arda Turan (2006)
Ozan Tufan (2013)

Ukraine 
Bohdan Butko*, Denys Garmash*, Serhiy Rybalka* (2009)
Viktor Kovalenko, Olexandr Zinchenko (2015)
Also appeared in U19 finals: Dmytro Chygrynskiy, Artem Milevskiy (2004)

Wales
Have never appeared in U19 finals

Other notable U19 alumni include:

Greece: Giannis Maniatis (2005), Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Kostas Mitroglou (2007), Sotiris Ninis (2007, 2008), Kostas Fortounis (2011), Kostas Stafylidis (2011, 2012)
Netherlands: Bruno Martins Indi, Ricardo van Rhijn, Jordy Clasie (2010)
Scotland: Robert Snodgrass, Steven Fletcher (2006)
Serbia: Aleksandar Mitrović* (2012, 2013)

*European champion

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