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Five years have now passed since England won the U19 Euros, and all the players who featured should now be in their prime. But have they fulfilled their potential? (Photo by Levan Verdzeuli/Getty Images)

England are one victory away from winning the gold medal at the European Under-19 Championship in Slovakia.

The Young Lions will face Israel in the grand finale after they beat Italy in the semifinals and finished top of Group B.

The breakthrough goal was scored by a 19-year-old defender named Jarell Quansah, who headed home a late corner to give England a victory.

With an average age of 18.2 years, Ian Foster's squad is filled with young talent, many of whom are poised to become the stars of tomorrow, such as Liam Delap, who has already made a handful of senior appearances for Manchester City.

The England U19s won the European Championship back in 2017: they defeated the Czech Republic in the semis before beating Portugal in the final.

England went ahead early in the second half, only to have an own- goal nullified by them. The Young Lions roared back from a 2-0 deficit to win in Georgia.

Several of the notable names who went on to forge successful careers at the top of the game were in the victorious class of 2017.

England 2-1 Portugal: UEFA European Under-19 Championships Final, July 15, 2017 -- Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium, Gori

Ramsdale was a member of the Bournemouth team.

Aaron Ramsdale quickly established himself as Arsenal's No. 1, and has broken into the senior England squad. Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Ramsdale went on to represent England at every level from the U18s to the senior team, where he has won three caps to date. After a successful season with the Blades in the summer of 2020, the goalkeeper was sent back to his hometown club for a second time, this time in the fall of 2020, where he spent another season.

There is a man named DujonSterling

The own goal that drew Portugal level on the night was scored by a young boy. The right-back is still on the books at the Blues, despite only making one first-team appearance. He's spent the past three seasons on loan at four different places.

The man is named Jay Dasilva.

One of the many young players who was never able to force his way into the first team was Dasilva, who was sent out on loan multiple times. The left-back joined Bristol City on a permanent deal in the summer of 2019. He has made over 100 appearances for the team.

Edun is from Cottager

The versatile left-sided player left Cottagers in January 2020 having made just seven first-team appearances over the course of four years. In the third round of the 2020-21 EFL Cup, he scored a goal for Lincoln City. Edun spent a year in League One before moving up to the Championship and making 25 appearances for the team.

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The person is Easah Suliman from the Villa.

When England took the lead against Portugal, Suliman headed home a rebounded free kick and made his way to the scorer's table. The centre-back didn't make a senior appearance for Villa and instead spent time on loan at a number of different places without really establishing himself. He joined second-tier CD Nacional on loan from his parent club in the second half of the 2020-21 season before returning to his parent club.

Isiah Buckley-Ricketts is a player for Manchester City.

Buckley-Ricketts never got a chance to play in the first team during his two years with the club. Instead, he was sent out on loan to FC Twente and Oxford United and then signed for Peterborough United on a permanent deal. After just one season in the senior squad, he was unable to get a place and left to play for local teams in the non-league.

The man is from Ipswich Town.

The son of a former Spurs player, Dozzell joined the youth ranks at Portman Road at the age of eight and spent the next 13 years of his career there before ending his association with the club in 2020.

The name of the person is Mason Mount.

Mason Mount has established himself as a key player for Chelsea and England. Mattia Ozbot/Getty Images

Mount was arguably the most successful graduate of the victorious England U19 squad of the year, as he has gone on to establish himself as a regular with both Chelsea and the Three Lions' senior side. An ever-present for the Blues since breaking through into the first team, the attackingMidfielder has gone on to score 30 goals in 159 games for the club. He put Kai Havertz through one-on-one with Ederson to score the goal that sealed the 2021.

Ryan Sessegnon is a football player.

Sessegnon finished as the top goal scorer at the European Under 19 Championship with three goals. The left-sided player made over 100 appearances for the Cottagers before moving to Spurs as a 19-year-old. Sessegnon was unable to gain a foothold in the Spurs team as a result of the £25 million move. Hoffenheim was where he spent the 2020-21 season. There's plenty of time for the youngster to get back to the form that saw him named in two successive PFA Championship Teams of the Year as a teenager.

Ryan Sessegnon is finally beginning to make an impact at Tottenham under coach Antonio Conte. Vince Mignott/MB Media/Getty Images

The man is from Manchester City.

After scoring the winning goal for the U19s in the final, Nmecha went on to represent England at U21 level before moving to Germany to play for Die Mannschaft. His City career never really got off the ground, and after a number of loan spells, he finally left the club in July 2021.

The man is fromLeicester City.

After more than six years at the club, Johnson left in the summer of 2021. The centre-back spent time on loan at a number of clubs before moving to League One's Fleetwood Town.

There are replacements.

Ben Brereton is from the forest.

Brereton and Sessegnon both scored three goals at the tournament. After impressing with Forest as a freshman in the Championship, the teenager made a sideways move to Ewood Park, first on loan for the season and then permanently in the summer of 2019. After scoring nine goals in his first two full seasons at Ewood Park, Brereton decided to embrace his South American heritage and play for Chile, which resulted in his best season to date. BreretonDiaz scored 22 goals in 39 games for Rovers as they missed out on a Championship playoff spot. The rejuvenated forward made his international debut for La Roja and scored four goals in 15 appearances.

Josh Dasilva is a player for the football team.

Dasilva, who is no relation to Jay, is a defensiveMidfielder who came through the ranks atArsenal but did not make a senior appearance for the club He played over 100 times for the Bees since and even played in the premier league last season.

MarcusEdwards is a player for Spurs

He was the second member of the England Under-19 finalist to go to Portugal with the same club as he joined in the summer of 2019. The winger, who scored 20 goals in 96 games in three years at Vitoria, signed for Sporting in January 2022.


There is a person named reeve james

Reece James has thrived at Chelsea with his pace, athleticism and attacking play. Eddie Keogh - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

James was an unused sub, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming a premier league star. Along with teammate Mount, the right-back broke through into the Blues first team in 2019-20 and hasn't looked back, making 123 appearances for his boyhood club.

The man is from West ham.

A product of the West Ham academy, the goalkeeper is still on the books of his boyhood team though he is currently on loan at French Ligue 2 club AS Nancy.

There is a person named Jacob Maddox who is also known asChelsea.

The third and final member of this England U19s side to end up at a foreign club, Maddox joined the Portuguese side in the summer of 2019! He returned to English football after spending time at Burton Albion.