Germany win UEFA's Maurice Burlaz Trophy

Germany have won the Maurice Burlaz Trophy – the trophy awarded to the national association which has achieved the best results in UEFA's men's youth competitions.

Germany celebrate their 2009 UEFA European U17 Championship triumph
Germany celebrate their 2009 UEFA European U17 Championship triumph ©Sportsfile

Germany have won the Maurice Burlaz Trophy – the trophy awarded to the national association which has achieved the best results in UEFA's men's youth competitions, and which is named after the Frenchman and former vice-chairman of the UEFA Youth Committee.

Youth results
The trophy has been awarded to European national associations since 1990, on the basis of results obtained in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship and UEFA European Under-19 Championship over the previous two seasons. Germany won the Under-19 tournament in 2007/08 and the Under-17 championship in 2008/09.

December presentation
Germany, with 16 points and winners for the first time since 1992, finished two points ahead of Spain – winners four times in succession – and France, with Italy and the Netherlands finishing on 13 points. The trophy will be presented at the next youth competition draw ceremony in Nyon in December.