18 December 2011

Northern Ireland at the International Youth Tournament (1948-1980)

Youth
- Home Nations - International Youth Tournament - Milk Cup Elite Section - Under-18/19 - Under-16/17 -
- 1948 - 1949 - 1951 - 1953 - 1954 - 1955 - 1963 - 1964 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 1979 - 1980 -
- Match Details -

The FIFA International Youth Tournament ran annually from 1948-1954, though always played in Europe and featuring predominantly European teams. UEFA took over the running of the tournament in 1955, though the "International Youth Tournament" moniker stuck, at least from the British perspective. The tournament was replaced in 1981 by the UEFA Under-18 (later Under-19) Championships. Northern Ireland's best result was in 1963 when a team featuring Pat Jennings, Dave Clements and several other future stars lost out to England in the final at Wembley.

Northern Ireland Performances:
Year
Host
Performance
1948
England
6th place
1949
Netherlands
4th place
1951
France
4th place
1953
Belgium
15th place
1954
West Germany
18th place
1955
Italy
1st round (group stage)
England
2nd place
Netherlands
1st round (group stage)
1975
Switzerland
1st round (group stage)
1976
Hungary
1st round (group stage)
1977
Belgium
1st round (group stage)
1978
Poland
Did not qualify
1979
Austria
Did not qualify
1980
East Germany
1st round (group stage)

Northern Ireland Results:
Date
Opponent
Venue
Result
Stage
England 1948
15/04/48
Belgium
Crystal Palace
L
1
8
1st Round
16/04/48
Wales
Watford
W
4
1
Supp. Round
17/04/48
Eire
Tottenham
L
2
3

Fifth Place Play-Off
Netherlands 1949
18/04/49
England
Haarlem
D
3
3
*
1st Round
19/04/49
Netherlands
Amsterdam
L
0
2
Semi-Final
21/04/49
Belgium
Den Haag
L
0
5

3rd Place Play-Off
France 1951
22/03/51
Netherlands
Monaco
W
2
0
1st Round
24/03/51
Yugoslavia
Nice
L
1
2
#
Semi-Final
26/03/51
Belgium
Nice
L
0
1

3rd Place Play-Off
Belgium 1953
31/03/53
Yugoslavia
Brugge
L
1
5
1st Round
02/04/53
Belgium
Aaist
L
3
4
Quarter-Finals (9-16)
04/04/53
Saar
Brussels
L
5
6
Semi-Final (13-16)
05/04/53
Austria
Brussels
L
1
2

15th Place Play-Off
West Germany 1954
10/04/54
England
Brühl
L
0
5
1st Round: Group 4
12/04/54
West Germany
Bonn
L
1
6
1st Round: Group 4
13/04/54
Hungary
Recklinghausen
L
2
7
1st Round: Group 4
15/04/54
Saar
Beuel
L
1
2
1st Round: Group 4
18/04/54
Switzerland
Bad Godesberg
L
0
2

17th Place Play-Off
Italy 1955
07/04/55
Poland
Pisa
D
1
1
1st Round: Group C
09/04/55
Bulgaria
Siena
L
1
5
1st Round: Group C
11/04/55
Spain
Livorno
L
0
3

1st Round: Group C
01/03/63
Eire
Dublin
D
1
1
Qualifier
06/03/63
Eire
Belfast
W
3
2
Qualifier
13/04/63
Belgium
Eastbourne
W
2
1
1st Round: Group D
15/04/63
Czechoslovakia
Woking
W
1
0
1st Round: Group D
17/04/63
Sweden
Bromley
D
3
3
1st Round: Group D
19/04/63
Bulgaria
Southampton
D
3
3
*
Semi-Final
23/04/63
England
London
L
0
4

Final
28/03/64
Romania
Emmen
W
1
0
1st Round: Group 7
30/03/64
Austria
Groningen
L
1
3

1st Round: Group 7
Switzerland 1975
08/10/74
Iceland
Reykjavik
W
2
1
Qualifier
22/10/74
Iceland
Belfast
W
3
1
Qualifier
09/05/75
Switzerland
Emmenbrücke
D
1
1
1st Round: Group B
11/05/75
Eire
Zug
W
2
0
1st Round: Group B
13/05/75
England
Kriens
L
0
3

1st Round: Group B
Hungary 1976
27/05/1976
Scotland
w/o
Qualifier
28/05/76
Denmark
Köszeg
L
3
5
1st Round: Group D
30/05/76
Netherlands
Körmend
L
0
3
1st Round: Group D
01/06/76
USSR
Sárvár
L
0
2

1st Round: Group D
Belgium 1977
26/10/76
Denmark
Aalborg
L
0
1
Qualifier
05/04/77
Denmark
Belfast
W
2
0
Qualifier
19/05/77
USSR
Mons
L
0
1
1st Round: Group C
21/05/77
Malta
La Louvière
W
2
0
1st Round: Group C
23/05/77
Austria
Charleroi
W
1
0

1st Round: Group C
Poland 1978
08/03/78
Belgium
Beringen
L
1
4
Qualifier
22/03/78
Belgium
Belfast
L
1
5

Qualifier
Austria 1979
17/01/79
Eire
Belfast
L
1
2
Qualifier
14/02/79
Belgium
Brussels
D
0
0
Qualifier
14/03/79
Eire
Dublin
L
2
4
Qualifier
04/04/79
Belgium
Belfast
W
1
0

Qualifier
East Germany 1980
13/02/80
Wales
Bangor
W
2
0
Qualifier
19/03/80
Wales
Newport
D
0
0
Qualifier
16/05/80
England
Arnstadt
L
0
1
1st Round: Group D
18/05/80
Yugoslavia
Geithain
D
2
2
1st Round: Group D
20/05/80
Portugal
Oschatz
L
0
1

1st Round: Group D
1964 Tournament Programme

* Northern Ireland progress after coin toss.
# after extra time

Sources: 
RSSSF
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