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
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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

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