UEFA Youth League - Betting Odds, Event Details, History and Records

Date: 2023.04.24
Contest: SOCCER
Location: TBA

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is responsible for promoting and supporting the sport in the region. It not only organizes all the major football events in Europe, but also works for the growth of support and well-being of young talent. UEFA youth league was one such initiative that was started to support the raw talent coming from various streams and allow them a chance and opportunity to express themselves at the highest level.

UEFA Youth League - Bet on it - In photo: Dinamo Zagreb Under 18 player is preventing the ball from going out of bounce.History:

The beginning of the youth-level matches under UEFA's supervision dates back to 2010 when UEFA organized its special UEFA Under-18 Challenge between the age group sides of the German football club Bayern Munich and Italian football club Inter Milan. The match was organized three days before the all-important UEFA Champions League final to attract as much engagement as possible. It was part of the events involving UEFA Grassroots Day.

This match inspired the UEFA youth league as UEFA organized the first-ever edition of the Youth League in 2013. Youth teams from all the clubs in that year's UEFA champions league were invited to the youth league with the same group formation as the Champions League.

Barcelona's youth team was the winner of the Inaugural Edition of the UEFA youth league.


The format for the youth league was the same as the Champions League, with one difference that the knockout phase included only single-legged ties.

However, the league was expanded to 64 teams in 2015-16. An additional double-legged round of 32 was introduced between the runners-up teams from the group stage and the domestic champion teams of the top 32 UEFA associations on the basis of the UEFA coefficient.

The winners of the group stage progress to the round of 16 while the runners-up play the play-off in the round of 32. The winning teams of this round of 32 progress to the round of 16 and compete against the 8 group winner teams.

From the round of 16 onwards, the single-legged format is continued.

2023 Winners:

AZ U-19 beat Hajduk Split U-19 in the tournament final to win the 2022/23 edition of the competition.

Past Winners:

Over the past few years, different youth teams have won the UEFA youth league. Here is a list of the top winners.

Chelsea's Youth Team:

Chelsea FC's youth team has been the most successful team in the history of the UEFA youth league, with two titles and two runners-up finishes. They won the youth league in 2015 and 2016. Moreover, they were the runners-up in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the UEFA youth league.

Barcelona's Youth Side:

Barcelona's youth side has also been particularly strong and has won the UEFA youth league twice, with the two titles coming in 2014 and 2018.

Other winners:

In addition to Chelsea and Barcelona, Benfica, AZ, Red Bull Salzburg, Porto, Real Madrid, Shaktar Donetsk, and Paris Saint Germain have all won the UEFA youth league once.

UEFA Youth League 2023-24 Betting Odds:

The final of the 10th edition of the UEFA youth league will take place on April 22nd, 2024.


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