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Ukraine national under-21 football team

Ukraine Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Молодіжка (Young men)
Association Football Federation of Ukraine
Head coach Serhiy Kovalets
Captain Oleksandr Noyok
Most caps Oleksandr Yatsenko (38)
Top scorer Pylyp Budkivskyi (18)
First international
 Ukraine 0–0 Belarus 
Ternopil, Ukraine; 28 October 1992
Biggest win
 Ukraine 8–0 Armenia 
Kiev, Ukraine; 13 October 1998
Biggest defeat
 France 4–0 Ukraine
Paris, France; 26 March 1999
Note: Records for competitive
matches only.
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 2 (First in 2006)
Best result Runner-up (2006)

The Ukraine national under-21 football team is also known as Youth [football] team of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Молодіжна збірна України) is one of junior national football teams of Ukraine for participation in under-21 international competitions. The team is managed by the Football Federation of Ukraine staff, Committee of national teams. The team participates in qualifications to the Olympic competitions and the continental (UEFA) U-21 competitions.

Their first game the team played on October 28, 1992. Its first competition the team entered in 1994 the qualification round for the 1996 European Under-21 Championship. The team has qualified for a tournament for the twice. The under-21s managed to not only qualify for the 2006 European Under-21 Championship, but also reach the final, where they lost to Netherlands on 4 June 2006 by 3–0. The under-21s also qualified to the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship that were held in Denmark.

Contents

  • UEFA U-21 Championship Record 1
  • Commonwealth of Independent States Cup 2
  • Olympic qualification 3
    • Olympic Record 3.1
  • Coaches 4
  • Forthcoming Fixtures 5
    • 2017 UEFA qualifications 5.1
  • Recent Matches 6
    • 2015 UEFA Qualification 6.1
  • Current Squad 7
    • Recent Callups 7.1
  • All-time team record 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

UEFA U-21 Championship Record

Since 1984 it is an official U-21 European championship. Since 1992, the tournament doubles as qualifying competition for the Olympic Games every four years.[1]

  • 1994: Did not enter.
  • 1996: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 1998: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2000: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2002: Did not qualify. Finished 1st of 5 in qualification group. Lost qualification play-off.
  • 2004: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2006: Runner-up
  • 2007: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 2009: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2011: Group Stage
  • 2013: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2015: Did not qualify.

Commonwealth of Independent States Cup

Olympic qualification

Since 1992 the olympic roster may consist out of under-23 year old players, plus three over the age players.[2]

  • 1996: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2000: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2004: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2008: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 2012: Did not qualify. Eliminated in Group Stage.

Olympic Record

Since 1992 the olympic roster may consist out of under-23 year old players, plus three over the age players.[3]

Host Nation(s) - Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
1896 - 1992 preceded with Soviet Union
1996 Did not qualify
2000
2004
2008
2012
2016
Total 0/5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Coaches

Forthcoming Fixtures

2017 UEFA qualifications

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iceland 5 3 2 0 8 3 +5 11 Final tournament 3–2 3–0 5 Oct '16 1–1 11 Oct '16
2  France 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6 Possible Play-offs 6 Sep '16 28 Mar '16 25 Mar '16 12 Nov '15 2–0
3  Macedonia 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 6 24 Mar '16 15 Nov '15 8 Oct '16 6 Sep '16 1–0
4  Scotland 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 0–0 1–2 2 Sep '16 29 Mar '16 13 Nov '15
5  Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1 2 Sep '16 11 Oct '16 1–2 1–2 17 Nov '15
6  Ukraine 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0 0–1 2 Sep '16 27 May '16 6 Sep '16 6 Oct '16
Updated to match(es) played on 13 October 2015. Source: UEFA

Recent Matches

The following summary is the matches the U-21 team has played in the last 12 months

Friendly

20 May 2014
16:00
Ukraine  0 – 0  Moldova
Report
Bannikov Stadium, Kyiv
Attendance: 300

Friendly

21 May 2014
15:00
Ukraine  3 – 1  Moldova
Barylko  2'
Yusov  49'76'
Report 44'

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

28 May 2014
20:00
Croatia  1 – 1  Ukraine
Rebić  56' Report Malinovskyi  62'

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

4 June 2014
16:00
Liechtenstein  2 – 5  Ukraine
Kühne  36' (pen.)50' Report Noyok  41'70'
Totovytskyi  44'90+2'
Yusov  77'

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

8 June 2014
17:00
Ukraine  2 – 1  Latvia
Kalytvyntsev  54'
Totovytskyi  90+5'
Report Gutkovskis  63'

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

4 September 2014
17:30
Ukraine  2 – 0   Switzerland
Ryzhuk  7'
Memeshev  77'
Report

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

8 September 2014
19:30
Ukraine  3 – 0  Liechtenstein
Kulach  23'58'
Zahn  62' (o.g.)
Report

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification play-offs

10 October 2014
17:30
Ukraine  0–3  Germany
Report P. Hofmann  35'
Volland  61'
J. Hofmann  79'

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification play-offs

14 October 2014
18:00
Germany  2–0  Ukraine
Volland  89'
Bittencourt  90+1'
Report

Germany won 5–0 on aggregate. Last 12 months – 16 games, 13 win(s), 3 draw(s), 0 loss(es) – 41 scored & 10 allowed.
Best scorer(s): Totovytskyi with 7 goals

2015 UEFA Qualification

Ukraine U-21 was seeded as a pot 2 team.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 8 6 1 1 20 5 +15 19 Play-offs
2  Ukraine 8 6 1 1 20 8 +12 19
3   Switzerland 8 5 0 3 23 8 +15 15
4  Latvia 8 2 0 6 11 22 −11 6
5  Liechtenstein 8 0 0 8 3 34 −31 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ukraine  0–5  Germany 0–3 0–2

Current Squad

Following 24 players friendly matches against Slovenia on 26 March and Slovakia on 30 March.[5]

Caps & Goals as of 29 March 2015 after match vs  Slovenia.

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Latest call-up
Goalkeepers
Heorhiy Buschan 31.05.1994 FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv 1 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Yevhen Hrytsenko 05.02.1995 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Tymofiy Sheremeta 06.10.1995 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Defenders
Denys Miroshnichenko 11.10.1994 FC Karpaty Lviv 8 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Oleksandr Svatok 27.09.1994 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 7 (1) training camp, February 1, 2015
Oleksandr Azatskyi 13.01.1994 FC Dynamo Kyiv 3 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Valeriy Boldenkov 08.09.1994 FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv 1 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Ihor Duts 11.04.1994 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Oleksandr Mihunov 13.04.1994 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Zurab Ochihava 18.05.1995 FC Illichivets Mariupol 0 (0)
Midfielders
Vladlen Yurchenko (captain) 22.01.1994 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 10 (2) v  Germany, October 14, 2014
Andriy Bliznichenko 24.07.1994 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 9 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Ivan Petryak 13.03.1994 FC Zorya Luhansk 3 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Ambrosiy Chachua 02.04.1994 FC Karpaty Lviv 1 (0)
Oleh Danchenko 01.08.1994 FC Chornomorets Odesa 1 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Artem Favorov 19.03.1994 FC Obolon-Brovar Kyiv 1 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Artem Fylymonov 21.02.1994 FC Chornomorets Odesa 1 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Serhiy Horbunov 14.03.1994 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Serhiy Hryn 06.06.1994 FC Illichivets Mariupol 1 (0)
Oleksandr Vasylyev 27.04.1994 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 (0)
Strikers
Volodymyr Barylko 29.01.1994 FC Metalist Kharkiv 2 (1) training camp, February 1, 2015
Denys Bezborodko 31.05.1994 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Dmytro Khlyobas 09.05.1994 FC Hoverla Uzhhorod 1 (1)
Oleksiy Khoblenko 04.04.1994 FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015

Recent Callups

The following players are still eligible and have been called up within the last 12 months.

Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Latest call-up
Goalkeepers
Oleksiy Bashtanenko 16.03.1994 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 0 (0) training process, November, 2014
Defenders
Mykhaylo Shyshka 05.07.1994 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Dmytro Fateev 21.06.1994 FC Zirka Kirovohrad 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Semen Datsenko 10.05.1994 FC Illichivets Mariupol 0 (0) training process, November, 2014
Andriy Storchous 30.06.1994 FC Zorya Bilozirya 0 (0) v training process, November, 2014
Midfielders
Yuriy Hluschuk 16.01.1995 FC Shakhtar-3 Donetsk 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Oleksandr Andriyevskyi 25.06.1994 FC Metalist Kharkiv 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Ivan Hrebenyuk 08.04.1995 FC Sumy 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Dmytro Zaderetskyi 03.08.1994 FC Volyn Lutsk 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Svyatoslav Kozlovskyi 26.03.1994 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Ihor Zhurakhovskyi 19.09.1994 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya 0 (0) training process, November, 2014
Dmytro Myshnyov 26.01.1994 FC Illichivets Mariupol 8 (0) training process, November, 2014
Taras Puchkovskyi 23.08.1994 FC Karpaty Lviv 7 (1) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Vladyslav Pavlenko 05.04.1994 FC Vitebsk 2 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Strikers
Vitaliy Hemeha 10.01.1994 FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015

Notes:

  • Injured Injured or recovering from surgery
  • WD Withdrew

All-time team record

The following table shows Ukraine Under-21's all-time international record, correct as of 11 October 2010.[6]

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Albania 4 3 1 0 7 1 +6
 Armenia 10 8 2 0 31 3 +28
 Belarus 8 3 2 3 10 8 +2
 Belgium 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3
 Bulgaria 5 2 0 3 9 9 0
 Czech Republic 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1
 China PR 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Chile 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3
 Croatia 3 1 1 1 3 3 +2
 Cyprus 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Denmark 5 3 0 2 7 6 +1
 Egypt 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
 England 1 0 0 1 1 3 +2
 Estonia 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6
 France 3 0 2 1 2 6 −4
 Georgia 9 5 2 2 22 6 +16
 Germany 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6
 Greece 6 3 3 0 5 2 +3
 Hungary 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2
 Iran 3 2 1 0 7 2 +2
 Iceland 2 1 0 1 6 5 +1
 Israel 5 2 2 1 4 2 +2
 Italy 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
 Latvia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Libya 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Lithuania 5 2 2 1 11 10 +1
 Liechtenstein 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7
 Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2
 North Korea 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1
 Macedonia 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1
 Malta 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
 Moldova 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3
 Montenegro 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Netherlands 5 2 1 2 5 7 −2
 Northern Ireland 4 2 2 0 7 3 +4
 Norway 4 0 0 4 2 8 −6
 Poland 6 2 3 1 14 10 +4
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1
 Romania 3 1 0 2 3 10 −7
 Russia 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1
 Scotland 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Serbia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Serbia and Montenegro 2 1 0 1 1 4 −3
 Slovakia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8
 Spain 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1
 Sweden 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
  Switzerland 2 0 0 2 2 4 +2
 Syria 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Turkey 8 2 2 4 8 12 −4
 United States 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
 Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
 Wales 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4
 Yugoslavia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
Total 166 82 39 51 255 177 78

See also

References

  1. ^ Europe – U-23/U-21 Tournaments
  2. ^ Olympic tournaments
  3. ^ Olympic tournaments
  4. ^ Info who was chosen to be the head coach of the Under-21 team
  5. ^ "Сергій Ковалець викликає 23 футболісти на матчі зі Словаччиною та Словенією". Football Federation of Ukraine. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "All matches". ffu.org.ua. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 

External links

  • UEFA Under-21 website Contains full results archive
  • UEFA Ukraine U-21 page Contains rosters and photographs.
  • The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation Contains full record of U-21/U-23 Championships.
  • (Ukrainian)Ukrainian Football Federation Under-21 Team web site
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