The FIFA Youth Tournament is an annual tournament that is held in Europe since its inception in 1948.
The FIFA Youth Tournament was created in 1948 with the plan to bring the young players who couldn't play in the senior team to have a chance in a youth version. So the first edition would be created in 1948 with six teams being entered for the first edition with the host nation in Great Britain taking out the title. The French would go on to take the next two editions when they defeated the Netherlands and Austria by big scorelines before Austria defeated the defending champions at home in 1951.
Spain would go on and take out the title at home the following year. The 1953 competition would see the only time that a non-European team would compete in the FIFA Youth Tournament with Argentina enter the competition before being knocked out in the quarter-final stage in which Hungary would take out the title after they defeated the defending champions in Spain. The final competition under the FIFA banner would see the competition go into groups with the top team qualifying through to the knockout stage. Spain would take the title for the second time after they defeated Turkey in the final.
FIFA Junior Tournament (1948-1954)
|1948||Great Britain||Great Britain||4–2||Italy|
|1954||West Germany||' Spain||4–2||23x15px Turkey|
UEFA Youth Tournament (1955-)
|Year||Host||Final||Third place match|
|Winner||Score||Runner-up||Third place||Score||Fourth place|
|1955||Italy||Only group matches were played and no winner was declared.|
|1956||Hungary||Only group matches were played and no winner was declared.|