Ukraine national under-21 football team


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 Ukrainian Association of Football staff, committee of national teams. The team participates in qualifications to the Olympic competitions and the continental (UEFA) U-21 competitions.

Ukraine Under-21
Nickname(s)Молодіжка (Young men)
AssociationUkrainian Association of Football
Head coachRuslan Rotan
CaptainNazariy Rusyn
Most capsOleksandr Yatsenko (38)
Top scorerPylyp Budkivskyi (18)
Home stadiumValeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Ukraine 0–0[1] Belarus 
Ternopil,[2] Ukraine; 28 October 1992
Biggest win
 Ukraine 8–0 Armenia 
Kyiv, 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
Appearances2 (first in 2006)
Best resultRunner-up (2006)

Their first game the team played was 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 twice. The under-21s not only qualified for the 2006 European Under-21 Championship, but also reached 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 Championship that was held in Denmark.

History


Its first game under national flag the team played on 28 October 1992 by hosting Belarus national under-21 football team in a friendly game in Ternopil (Ternopil City Stadium).[1] The game ended in scoreless tie and was attended by 4,000 people.[1] The initial squad consisted of following players Sergei Aleksandrov, Dmytro Parfenov, Serhiy Fedorov, Oleksandr Koval, Vladyslav Vashchuk, Vitaliy Kosovskyi, Ihor Luchkevych, Serhiy Onopko, Vladimir Lebed, Hennadiy Moroz, Vitaliy Pushkutsa, Kostyantyn Pinchuk, Oleg Solovyov, Ruslan Romanchuk, Oleksandr Karabuta.[1] Later two out of the squad Lebed and Aleksandrov continued to play for Russian national teams.

In August 1993, the Ukraine youth squad took part in its first tournament where it contested few teams outside of Europe. Its first competitive tournament became the Youth Euro 1996 where it was eliminated in qualification group. Its first game Ukraine U-21 played at home against its opponents from Lithuania on 6 September 1994.

It took Ukraine another 10 years to finally qualify to the tournament final when in 2006 it almost won the tournament losing in the final game to Netherlands which earned its first title instead.

Tournaments


UEFA U-21 Championship

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.[3]

  • 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 to Switzerland.
  • 2004: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2006: Runner-up. Finished 2nd of 7 in qualification group. Won qualification play-off over Belgium.
  • 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. Finished 1st of 5 in qualification group. Won qualification play-off over Netherlands
  • 2013: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2015: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group. Lost qualification play-off to Germany.
  • 2017: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2019: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
UEFA U-21 European Championship record
UEFA European Under-21 Championship UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualification
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1960–1992 Part of  Soviet Union Part of  Soviet Union
1994 Did Not Qualify Did not enter
1996 10 6 2 2 24 12
1998 8 5 1 2 14 4
2000 8 3 2 3 16 12
2002 12 6 1 5 16 17
2004 8 2 5 1 8 5
2006 Runner-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 4 6 14 8 2 4 27 11
2007 Did Not Qualify 2 1 0 1 2 4
2009 8 5 0 3 16 7
2011 Group Stage 8th 3 0 1 2 1 5 10 5 4 1 16 8
2013 Did Not Qualify 10 5 2 3 21 10
2015 10 6 1 3 20 13
2017 10 4 2 4 14 12
2019 10 5 2 3 18 12
2021 10 5 1 4 17 11
2023
2025
Total Runner-up 2/14 8 2 2 4 5 11 124 64 23 37 218 132
  Summer Olympics years

Olympic qualification

Since 1992, the olympic roster may consist out of under-23 year old players, plus three over the age players.[4]

  • 1996: Did not qualify. Eliminated in European qualifications.
  • 2000: Did not qualify. Eliminated in European qualifications.
  • 2004: Did not qualify. Eliminated in European qualifications.
  • 2008: Did not qualify. Eliminated in European qualifications.
  • 2012: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 4 in Group Stage of the UEFA final tournament.
  • 2016: Did not qualify. Eliminated in European qualifications.
  • 2020: Did not qualify. Eliminated in European qualifications.
Host Nation(s) - Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
1896 - 1992preceded with Soviet Union
1996Did not qualify
2000
2004
2008
2012
2016
2020
2024to be determined
Total 0/7000000

Important friendlies

Commonwealth of Independent States Cup (2012–2014)
Lobanovsky tournament (2006– )
  • Winners (2): 2009, 2019
  • Runners-up (4): 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

Head coaches


Manager[5] Nation Ukraine career Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Win % Qualifying cycle Final tour
Volodymyr Muntian 1992–1994 15 8 5 2 25 12 53.33 1996
Viktor Kolotov 1995 7 3 2 2 17 10 42.86 1996
Oleksandr Ischenko 1996–1997 11 7 2 2 19 6 63.64 1998
Viktor Kolotov 1998–1999 12 6 3 3 32 16 50 2000
Volodymyr Onyschenko 1999–2001 21 9 3 9 23 31 42.86 2000, 2002
Anatoliy Kroshchenko[6] 2002 10 1 6 3 10 12 10 2004
Pavlo Yakovenko 2002–2004 20 8 6 6 24 20 40 2004, 2006
Hennadiy Lytovchenko 2003–2004 2 1 1 0 4 2 50
Oleksiy Mykhaylichenko 2004–2007 41 21 6 14 4 2 51.22 2006, 2007, 2009 2006
Volodymyr Muntian (caretaker) 2008 5 0 2 3 2 8
Pavlo Yakovenko 2008–2012 70 31 25 14 109 66 44.29 2009, 2011, 2013 2011
Serhiy Kovalets 2013–2015 ? ? ? ? ? ? 2013, 2015
Oleksandr Holovko 2015–2018 ? ? ? ? ? ? 2017, 2019
Ruslan Rotan 2018–present ? ? ? ? ? ?

Coaching staff

Currently approved:[7]

Head coach Ruslan Rotan
Coach Oleksandr Melaschenko
Coach Oleksiy Chystyakov
Coach Vasyl Kardash
Goalkeeper Coach Vitaliy Reva

Forthcoming fixtures


2021 UEFA qualifications

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 10 8 2 0 21 9 +12 26 Final tournament 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 5–1
2  Romania 10 6 2 2 22 7 +15 20 1–1 3–0 4–1 3–0 4–1
3  Ukraine 10 5 1 4 17 11 +6 16 2–3 1–0 0–2 3–0 4–0
4  Finland 10 4 1 5 14 15 1 13 0–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 4–0
5  Northern Ireland 10 2 3 5 7 13 6 9 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–0
6  Malta 10 0 1 9 4 30 26 1 1–3 0–3 1–4 0–1 0–2
Source: UEFA

Recent matches


 Romania3–0Ukraine 
Report

 Greece0–2Ukraine 

Ukraine 2–3 Denmark
Report

 Azerbaijan1–1Ukraine 

Malta 1–4 Ukraine
  • Elouni  47'
Report
Referee: Pavel Rejzek (Czech Republic)

Ukraine 3–0 Northern Ireland
Report
Referee: Rauf Jabarov (Azerbaijan)

Players


Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kiril Fesyun (2002-08-07) 7 August 2002 (age 18) 0 0 Kolos Kovalivka
1GK Valentyn Morhun (2001-08-10) 10 August 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Dynamo Kyiv
1GK Mykyta Turbayevskyi (2002-03-12) 12 March 2002 (age 19) 1 0 Shakhtar Donetsk

2DF Oleksandr Drambayev (2001-04-21) 21 April 2001 (age 20) 1 0 Mariupol
2DF Denys Kuzyk (2002-09-18) 18 September 2002 (age 18) 0 0 Dynamo Kyiv
2DF Nazariy Muravskyi (2000-02-03) 3 February 2000 (age 21) 1 0 Mariupol
2DF Ihor Snurnitsyn (2000-03-07) 7 March 2000 (age 21) 2 0 Olimpik Donetsk
2DF Maksym Talovierov (2000-06-28) 28 June 2000 (age 21) 1 0 Dynamo České Budějovice
2DF Kostyantyn Vivcharenko (2002-06-10) 10 June 2002 (age 19) 2 0 Dynamo Kyiv

3MF Danylo Alefirenko (2000-04-19) 19 April 2000 (age 21) 2 0 Zorya Luhansk
3MF Arseniy Batahov (2002-03-05) 5 March 2002 (age 19) 7 0 Dnipro-1
3MF Volodymyr Brazhko (2002-01-23) 23 January 2002 (age 19) 4 1 Dynamo Kyiv
3MF Danylo Kravchuk (2001-07-02) 2 July 2001 (age 20) 2 0 Vorskla Poltava
3MF Ivan Lytvynenko (2001-04-10) 10 April 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Rukh Lviv
3MF Mykhaylo Mudryk (2001-01-05) 5 January 2001 (age 20) 9 2 Shakhtar Donetsk
3MF Oleh Ocheretko (2003-05-25) 25 May 2003 (age 18) 3 0 Mariupol
3MF Artur Remenyak (2000-08-09) 9 August 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Lviv
3MF Yehor Yarmolyuk (2004-03-01) 1 March 2004 (age 17) 3 0 Dnipro-1

4FW Danylo Sikan (2001-04-16) 16 April 2001 (age 20) 5 2 Mariupol
4FW Vladyslav Supriaha (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 21) 7 0 Dynamo Kyiv
4FW Vladyslav Vanat (2002-01-04) 4 January 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Dynamo Kyiv
4FW Bohdan Viunnyk (2002-05-21) 21 May 2002 (age 19) 1 1 Shakhtar Donetsk

Recent call-ups

The following players are still eligible and have been called up within the last match.[10][11][12]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Andriy Chekotun (2002-09-02) 2 September 2002 (age 18) 0 0 Shakhtar Donetsk vs.  Slovakia, 29 March 2021
GK Myroslav Znovenko (2002-02-26) 26 February 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Dnipro-1 vs.  Slovakia, 29 March 2021


MF Artem Bondarenko (2000-08-21) 21 August 2000 (age 20) 4 0 Mariupol vs.  Slovakia, 29 March 2021
MF Maksym Braharu (2002-07-21) 21 July 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Chornomorets Odesa vs.  Slovakia, 29 March 2021
MF Oleksiy Kashchuk (2000-06-29) 29 June 2000 (age 21) 1 0 Mariupol vs.  Slovakia, 29 March 2021
MF Oleksandr Nazarenko (2000-02-01) 1 February 2000 (age 21) 5 0 Dnipro-1 vs.  Slovakia, 29 March 2021
MF Ostap Prytula (2000-06-24) 24 June 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Rukh Lviv vs.  Slovakia, 29 March 2021
MF Heorhiy Sudakov (2002-09-01) 1 September 2002 (age 18) 1 0 Shakhtar Donetsk vs.  Slovakia, 29 March 2021
MF Oleksiy Sych (2001-04-01) 1 April 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Rukh Lviv vs.  Slovakia, 29 March 2021
MF Ivan Zhelizko (2001-02-12) 12 February 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Valmiera vs.  Slovakia, 29 March 2021

FW Yevhen Isayenko (2000-08-07) 7 August 2000 (age 20) 2 1 Kolos Kovalivka vs.  Slovakia, 29 March 2021
FW Mykola Kukharevych (2001-07-01) 1 July 2001 (age 20) 2 3 Rukh Lviv vs.  Slovakia, 29 March 2021

Head-to-head record


The following table shows Ukraine Under-21s all-time international record, correct as of 29 March 2021.[13]


Key
Positive balance (more wins)
Neutral balance (equal W/L ratio)
Negative balance (more losses)
Against Confederation Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 AlbaniaUEFA7610172+15
 AndorraUEFA220070+7
 ArmeniaUEFA10820313+28
 AustriaUEFA311122+0
 AzerbaijanUEFA201123-1
 BahrainAFC110043+1
 BelarusUEFA146621912+7
 BelgiumUEFA421185+3
 BulgariaUEFA62041011-1
 ChileCONMEBOL220030+3
 China PRAFC110021+1
 CroatiaUEFA622267-1
 Czech RepublicUEFA8116513-8
 CyprusUEFA211041+3
 DenmarkUEFA113441315-2
 EgyptCAF110031+2
 EnglandUEFA501429-7
 EstoniaUEFA5320135+8
 FinlandUEFA522154+1
 FranceUEFA9153814-6
 GeorgiaUEFA115422812+16
 GermanyUEFA6015214-12
 GreeceUEFA8530112+9
 HungaryUEFA210135-2
 IcelandUEFA53021310+3
 IranAFC5221107+3
 Northern IrelandUEFA8431136+7
 IsraelUEFA944187+1
 ItalyUEFA510436-3
 KazakhstanUEFA440092+7
 South KoreaAFC100123-1
 KosovoUEFA110020+2
 KyrgyzstanAFC220060+6
 LatviaUEFA8620196+13
 LiechtensteinUEFA4400163+13
 LithuaniaUEFA116322314+9
 LibyaCAF101000+0
 North MacedoniaUEFA520355+0
 MaltaUEFA6510194+15
 MoldovaUEFA11740235+18
 MontenegroUEFA220042+2
 NetherlandsUEFA9234613-7
 NorwayUEFA5005210-8
 PolandUEFA83321514+1
 PortugalUEFA530233+0
 RomaniaUEFA5203413-9
 RussiaUEFA5212109+1
 Saudi ArabiaAFC110061+5
 ScotlandUEFA5320135+8
 SlovakiaUEFA705246-2
 SloveniaUEFA10721186+12
 SerbiaUEFA614157-2
 SpainUEFA411226-4
 SwedenUEFA310273+4
  SwitzerlandUEFA521276+1
 SyriaAFC311122+0
 TajikistanAFC110041+3
 TurkeyUEFA136341914+5
 TurkmenistanAFC110050+5
 United StatesCONCACAF101011+0
 UzbekistanAFC523073+4
 WalesUEFA220040+4
  • Serbia and Montenegro +1=1-1 2-4 (Yugoslavia)
  • Kyrgyzstan national +1=0-0 4-0
  • Norway u-23 +0=0-1 0-2
  • England C +0=0-1 0-2

Home venues record


Since the game Ukraine v Belarus (28 October 1992), Ukraine youth team have played their home games at 19 different stadiums.

Venue City Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Points per game
VVL Dynamo Kyiv 43 20 17 6 76 36 1.79
Bannikov Kyiv 13 8 3 2 24 11 2.08
Obolon Arena Kyiv 12 5 6 1 22 8 1.75
Boreks Borodianka 5 3 1 1 8 6 2
Tsentralnyi Cherkasy 5 3 0 2 7 5 1.8
Shakhtar Chervonohrad 3 3 0 0 11 0 3
Dynamo Training Center Kyiv, Koncha-Zaspa 3 2 1 0 7 1 2.33
CSK ZSU Kyiv 2 2 0 0 8 2 3
Lokomotyv Donetsk 2 2 0 0 3 1 3
Kolos Boryspil 2 1 1 0 2 0 2
Sevastopol Sevastopol 2 1 1 0 3 1 2
Slavutych-Arena Zaporizhia 2 1 0 1 5 2 1.5
Arena Lviv Lviv 2 1 0 1 4 2 1.5
Auto ZAZ Zaporizhia 1 1 0 0 5 0 3
SKA Odessa 1 1 0 0 4 0 3
Metalist Kharkiv 1 1 0 0 4 0 3
Ternopilsky Ternopil 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Ukraina Lviv 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
Illichivets Mariupol 1 0 0 1 2 3
Totals102553215196791.94
Last updated: 2 June 2016. Statistics include official FIFA-recognised matches only.

See also


Notes


  1. All matches originally scheduled to be played in March 2020 were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[8] These matches were subsequently rescheduled to be played in November 2020.

References