Estonia national football team

Estonia
Nickname(s)Sinisärgid (Blueshirts)
AssociationEstonian Football Association
(Eesti Jalgpalli Liit – EJL)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachThomas Häberli
CaptainKonstantin Vassiljev
Most capsMartin Reim (157)
Top scorerAndres Oper (38)
Home stadiumLilleküla Stadium
FIFA codeEST
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 111 1 (16 September 2021)[1]
Highest47 (March 2012)
Lowest137 (October 2008)
First international
 Finland 6–0 Estonia 
(Helsinki, Finland; 17 October 1920)
Biggest win
 Estonia 6–0 Lithuania 
(Tallinn, Estonia; 26 July 1928)
 Gibraltar 0–6 Estonia 
(Faro/Loulé, Portugal; 7 October 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 10–2 Estonia 
(Helsinki, Finland; 11 August 1922)
 Germany 8–0 Estonia 
(Mainz, Germany; 11 June 2019)
Baltic Cup
Appearances27 (first in 1928)
Best resultChampions
(1929, 1931, 1938, 2020)

The Estonia national football team (Estonian: Eesti jalgpallikoondis) represents Estonia in international football matches and is controlled by the Estonian Football Association, the governing body for football in Estonia. Estonia's home ground is Lilleküla Stadium in Tallinn.

Estonia's first match was held against Finland in 1920, being a 6–0 defeat. The team participated in the 1924 Olympic Games tournament, their only participation. In 1940, Estonia was occupied by the Soviet Union and did not regain independence (and the possibility of a national football team) until 1991. Estonia's first FIFA recognised match as an independent nation after the break-up of the Soviet Union, was against Slovenia on 3 June 1992, a 1–1 draw in the Estonian capital city of Tallinn.

Estonia has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship. The team has however reached the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying play-offs, by finishing second in their qualifying group, before being drawn up against Ireland for a play-off tie, making 2011 the Annus mirabilis of Estonian football.

Estonia has also participated in the local sub-regional Baltic Cup championship, which takes place every two years between the countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Estonia has won the Baltic Cup tournament four times—most recently in 2020—which is the least of all three Baltic states.

The record for the most international caps by an international is held by Martin Reim with 157, who held the European record in 2009 until November of that year. The record for most goals is held by Andres Oper with 38.