The FIFA Youth Tournament, as it was originally known, started out in 1948 and was hosted in England, with the hosts beating the Netherlands 3 – 2 in the final.
In 1956 the tournament was taken over by UEFA, and was re-named the UEFA Youth Tournament. In 1980 this was changed to the UEFA European Under 18 Championship, and this has since changed again to “Under-19″.
This commemorative medal would have been presented to one of the participants in the 1949 tournament, which was held in The Netherlands – although it cannot be attributed to any particular player.
Holland again finished as runners up, with France taking the trophy after a 4 – 1 win in Rotterdam.
This particular medal is marked as having been presented in Zeist on the rear. Only a single game was played in the town, near Utrecht, with England beating Austria 4 – 1.
It came from a private seller in Southern England, so most likely was awarded to an English player from this game.