England's U17 European Championship winners in 2017 - where are they now?

England triumphed at the U17 European Championships

On July 15, 2017, England’s U19s were crowned European Champions.

England emerged through Group B with a perfect record as they defeated Netherlands, Germany and Bulgaria.

After defeating Czech Republic in the semi-final, England met Portugal in the final in Gori, Georgia.

And the Young Lions prevailed 2-1 to win the competition for the 10th time in their history.

Five years have now passed since their triumph. But who were part of the squad and how are their football careers going now?

GK: Aaron Ramsdale

Where were they in 2017? Bournemouth
Where are they now? Arsenal

Ramsdale has enjoyed a rapid rise through the years. In 2018, he was playing for League Two outfit Chesterfield. Fast forward four years and he is now at Arsenal and is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. He has won three England caps.

Aaron Ramsdale in action for England at the U17 European Championship
TBILISI, GEORGIA – JULY 15: The England Team (goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale (c)) celebrate after winning the UEFA European Under-19 Championship Final between England and Portugal on July 15, 2017 in Gori, Georgia. (Photo by Levan Verdzeuli/Getty Images)

GK: Nathan Trott

Where were they in 2017? West Ham United
Where are they now? West Ham United

Now 23, Trott is still at West Ham but has played just once for the club. He spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Ligue 2 outfit, Nancy.

DEF: Trevoh Chalobah

Where were they in 2017? Chelsea
Where are they now? Chelsea

After loan spells at Ipswich, Huddersfield and Lorient, Chalobah broke through to Chelsea’s first team in the 2021/22 season, where he scored four times in 30 games.

DEF: Jay Dasilva

Where were they in 2017? Chelsea
Where are they now? Bristol City

After a successful loan spell, Dasilva joined Bristol City in a permanent deal in 2018. He has played 106 times for the Championship club.

Jay Dasilva lifts the U19 European Championship after England's triumph
TBILISI, GEORGIA – JULY 15: Jay DaSilva England captain lifts the trophy as team celebrate after winning the UEFA European Under-19 Championship Final between England and Portugal on July 15, 2017 in Gori, Georgia. (Photo by Levan Verdzeuli/Getty Images)

DEF: Tayo Edun

Where were they in 2017? Fulham
Where are they now? Blackburn Rovers

After seven appearances for Fulham, Edun joined Lincoln City in 2020. He made the move to Blackburn in 2021.

DEF: Dujon Sterling

Where were they in 2017? Chelsea
Where are they now? Chelsea

Sterling is still at Chelsea, although he’s far from the first-team squad. He spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Blackpool.

DEF: Darnell Johnson

Where were they in 2017? Leicester City
Where are they now? Fleetwood Town

Johnson failed to make an appearance for Leicester. He joined Fleetwood last year but only made three appearances for the club in the 2021/22 season.

Darnell Johnson in action for Leicester in 2017
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND – AUGUST 01: Darnell Johnson of Leicester City during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Burton Albion v Leicester City at Pirelli Stadium on August 1, 2017 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

DEF: Easah Suliman

Where were they in 2017? Aston Villa
Where are they now? Vitória de Guimarães

Suliman joined Portuguese side Vitória de Guimarães in 2020. He spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Liga Portugal 2 outfit, Nacional.

DEF: Reece James

Where were they in 2017? Chelsea
Where are they now? Chelsea

James is now one of the best right-backs in world football. He played a pivotal role in Chelsea’s Champions League success in 2021.

DEF: Ryan Sessegnon

Where were they in 2017? Fulham
Where are they now? Tottenham Hotspur

Aged 16 and 91 days, Sessegnon became the youngest player to score in a Championship match when he netted for Fulham against Leeds in 2016. After 120 appearances for Fulham, he made the move to Spurs in 2019. He found the first few years of his spell tough but finished the season strong under Antonio Conte.

Ryan Sessegnon in action for England U16s
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 16: Ryan Sessegnon of England U16 during the U16s International Friendly match between England U16 and Norway U16 at St Georges Park on February 16, 2016 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

MID: Andre Dozzell

Where were they in 2017? Ipswich Town
Where are they now? Queens Park Rangers

Dozzell made 93 appearances for Ipswich before joining QPR in 2021. He failed to hit the back of the net in 33 games for the club in the 2021/22.

MID: Jacob Maddox

Where were they in 2017? Chelsea
Where are they now? Vitória de Guimarães

Chelsea departed Chelsea for Vitória de Guimarães in 2020. He spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Burton Albion.

MID: Mason Mount

Where were they in 2017? Chelsea
Where are they now? Chelsea

Mount enjoyed his best season in 2021/22 as he scored 11 Premier League goals. Now 23, he’s already been capped 31 times by England.

Mason Mount in action for England U19s
MANSFIELD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 05: Mason Mount of England during the U19 International match between England and Germany at One Call Stadium on September 5, 2017 in Mansfield, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

MID: Marcus Edwards

Where were they in 2017? Tottenham Hotspur
Where are they now? Sporting Lisbon

Edwards scored 20 times in 85 games for Vitória de Guimarães. He made the move to Sporting Lisbon earlier this year.

FWD: Ben Brereton Díaz

Where were they in 2017? Nottingham Forest
Where are they now? Blackburn Rovers

Brereton Diaz was one of the most lethal goal scorers in the Championship in 2021/22 as he found the back of the net 22 times. He now has 15 caps and four goals… for Chile.

FWD: Isaac Buckley-Ricketts

Where were they in 2017? Manchester City
Where are they now? Southport

In 2019, Buckley-Ricketts had fallen out of the Football League and was playing for amateur side, Stretford Paddock. He now plays for National League North side, Southport.

 Isaac Buckley-Ricketts in action for England vs Portugal at the under 19s European Championship final in 2017
TBILISI, GEORGIA – JULY 15: Isaac Buckley-Ricketts of England in action with Abdu Conte of Portugal during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship Final between England and Portugal on July 15, 2017 in Gori, Georgia. (Photo by Levan Verdzeuli/Getty Images)

FWD: Josh Dasilva

Where were they in 2017? Arsenal
Where are they now? Brentford

Dasilva played a key role as Brentford were promoted to the Premier League in 2021. He played just 10 games in the 2021/22 season due to a hip injury. He is not related to Jay Dasilva.

FWD: Lukas Nmecha

Where were they in 2017? Manchester City
Where are they now? VfL Wolfsburg

Nmecha joined Wolfsburg in 2021. He scored 10 times in his first season at the club. After representing England at every level from U16-U21, Nmecha decided to change allegiances to Germany. He has played six times for Die Mannschaft.

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