Who has the pedigree to win Under-19 finals?

UEFA.com looks at the performances of the eight sides hoping to lift the Under-19 trophy in Germany – and finds some big names have gone before the class of 2016.

Kingsley Coman in action for France at last year's finals
Kingsley Coman in action for France at last year's finals ©Sportsfile

Group A:
Austria
U19 best: semi-finals 2003, 2006, 2014
Previous U19 finals appearances: 6 (2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015)
Notable names to have appeared in U19 finals: Sebastian Prödl (2006), Marko Arnautović (2007), David Alaba (2010)
2015/16 qualifying record: WWDWWW
2015/16 qualifying top scorer: Dominik Prokop – 4

Germany (hosts)
U19 best: winners 2008, 2014
Previous U19 finals appearances: 7 (2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015)
Notable names to have appeared in U19 finals: Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker (2002), Marcell Jansen, Mario Gomez (2004), Manuel Neuer (2005), Benedikt Höwedes, Jérôme Boateng, Mesut Özil (2007), Sven Bender, Lars Bender (2008), Joshua Kimmich (2014)
2015/16 qualifying record: N/A

Watch Spain's 2015 triumph
Watch Spain's 2015 triumph

Italy
U19 best: winners 2003
Previous U19 finals appearances: 4 (2003, 2004, 2008, 2010)
Notable names to have appeared in U19 finals: Giorgio Chiellini (2003), Matteo Darmian (2008)
2015/16 qualifying record: DWDWWD
2015/16 qualifying top scorer: Luca Vido – 4

Portugal
U19 best: runners-up 2003, 2014
Previous U19 finals appearances: 7 (2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Notable names to have appeared in U19 finals: Hugo Almeida (2003), Cédric, Danilo (2010), João Mário, André Gomes (2012)
2015/16 qualifying record: WWWWDW
2015/16 qualifying top scorer: Buta – 4

Group B

Watch Neuer U19s penalty save
Watch Neuer U19s penalty save

Croatia
U19 best: semi-finals 2010
Previous U19 finals appearances: 2 (2010, 2012)
Notable names to have appeared in U19 finals: Šime Vrsaljko, Andrej Kramarić (2010)
2015/16 qualifying record: WWDWWW
2015/16 qualifying top scorer: Josip Brekalo – 3

England
U19 best: runners-up 2005, 2009
Previous U19 finals appearances: 7 (2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012)
Notable names to have appeared in U19 finals: Glen Johnson (2002), Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose, Daniel Sturridge (2008), Kyle Walker, Danny Welbeck, Andros Townsend (2009), Nathaniel Clyne (2010), Eric Dier, Ross Barkley, Harry Kane (2012)
2015/16 qualifying record: WWDWDW
2015/16 qualifying top scorer: Adam Armstrong – 3

Watch Pogba goal for France U19s
Watch Pogba goal for France U19s

France
U19 best: winners 2005, 2010
Previous U19 finals appearances: 8 (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015)
Notable names to have appeared in U19 finals: Hugo Lloris, Yoann Gourcuff, Yohan Cabaye (2005), Yann M'Vila (2009), Antoine Griezmann, Alexandre Lacazette (2010), Paul Pogba, Lucas Digne (2012), Adrien Rabiot, Aymeric Laporte (2013), Kingsley Coman (2015)
2015/16 qualifying record: WWDWWW
2015/16 qualifying top scorer: Jean-Kévin Augustin – 5

Netherlands
U19 best: group stage 2010, 2013, 2015
Previous U19 finals appearances: 3 (2010, 2013, 2015)
Notable names to have appeared in U19 finals: Bruno Martins Indi, Ricardo van Rhijn, Jordy Clasie (2010)
2015/16 qualifying record: WWDWWD
2015/16 qualifying top scorer: Sam Lammers – 4