Croatia Under-19
AssociationHrvatski Nogometni Savez
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJosip Šimunić
FIFA codeCRO
First colours
Second colours
U-19 European Championship
Appearances5 (first in 1998)
Best resultThird place 1998 and 2010

The Croatia national under-19 football team represents Croatia in international football at this age level and is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Croatia.

Competition history

Prior to 1990 Croatian players played for the Yugoslavia Under-18 team. Although the Croatian team was formed in the early 1990s after the breakup of Yugoslavia, the Under-18 team had to wait for UEFA to officially accept Croatian Football Federation's membership bid in order to be included in UEFA-governed competitions. Croatia's membership was accepted in June 1993 and the first continental competition Croatia under-18 team took part in was the qualification for 1994 European Under-18 Championship. In 2001 UEFA changed the player eligibility dates and from 2002 onwards the continental championship is known as UEFA European Under-19 Championship. The tournament is held every year and serves as the qualifying tournament for FIFA U-20 World Cup which is held every two years.

Croatia Under-18/19 team managed to qualify for European championship on four occasions. In 1998 and 2010 they won third place which earned them a place at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship and 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

UEFA U-18/19 European Championship record

UEFA U-18/19 European Championship record UEFA U-18/19 Championship Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pld W D L GF GA GD
Spain 1994 Did not qualify 4 2 1 1 12 4 +8
Greece 1995 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8
France 1996 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
Iceland 1997 4 2 1 1 7 1 +6
Cyprus 1998 Third place 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3 4 3 1 0 14 1 +13
Sweden 1999 Did not qualify 5 4 0 1 16 8 +8
Germany 2000 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 4 4 0 0 10 1 +9
Finland 2001 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1
Norway 2002 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2
Liechtenstein 2003 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
Switzerland 2004 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9
Northern Ireland 2005 6 2 1 3 11 10 +1
Poland 2006 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7
Austria 2007 6 3 3 0 13 6 +7
Czech Republic 2008 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4
Ukraine 2009 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1
France 2010 Third place 4 1 1 2 7 4 +3 6 6 0 0 12 2 +10
Romania 2011 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2
Estonia 2012 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 6 4 2 0 15 5 +10
Lithuania 2013 Did not qualify 6 3 3 0 15 5 +10
Hungary 2014 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4
Greece 2015 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2
Germany 2016 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 6 5 1 0 13 2 +11
Georgia (country) 2017 Did not qualify 6 4 1 1 14 3 +11
Finland 2018 3 1 1 1 5 5 0
Armenia 2019 6 2 2 2 10 9 +1
Northern Ireland 2020 Tournament and elite qualifying round cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3
Romania 2021 Tournament and qualifying round cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Total 5/26 17 4 3 10 24 26 −2 123 69 29 25 255 130 +125

Past squads

See also

References