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.
|Nickname(s)||Молодіжка (Young men)|
|Association||Ukrainian Association of Football|
|Head coach||Ruslan Rotan|
|Most caps||Oleksandr Yatsenko (38)|
|Top scorer||Pylyp Budkivskyi (18)|
|Home stadium||Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium|
| Ukraine 0–0 Belarus |
Ternopil, Ukraine; 28 October 1992
| Ukraine 8–0 Armenia |
Kyiv, Ukraine; 13 October 1998
| France 4–0 Ukraine |
Paris, France; 26 March 1999
|UEFA U-21 Championship|
|Appearances||2 (first in 2006)|
|Best result||Runner-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.
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). The game ended in scoreless tie and was attended by 4,000 people. 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. 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.
UEFA U-21 Championship
- 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|
|1960–1992||Part of Soviet Union||Part of Soviet Union|
|1994||Did Not Qualify||Did not enter|
|2007||Did Not Qualify||2||1||0||1||2||4|
|2013||Did Not Qualify||10||5||2||3||21||10|
- 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 - 1992||preceded with Soviet Union|
|1996||Did not qualify|
|2024||to be determined|
Commonwealth of Independent States Cup (2012–2014)
Lobanovsky tournament (2006– )
- Winners (2): 2009, 2019
- Runners-up (4): 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
|Manager||Nation||Ukraine career||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||GF||GA||Win %||Qualifying cycle||Final tour|
|Volodymyr Onyschenko||1999–2001||21||9||3||9||23||31||42.86||2000, 2002|
|Pavlo Yakovenko||2002–2004||20||8||6||6||24||20||40||2004, 2006|
|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|
|Head coach||Ruslan Rotan|
|Goalkeeper Coach||Vitaliy Reva|
2021 UEFA qualifications
- The following players were called up for the Valeriy Lobanovskyi Memorial Tournament.
- Match dates: 26 and 28 May 2021
- Opposition: Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan
- Caps and goals correct as of: 29 March 2021, after the match against Slovakia.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Kiril Fesyun||7 August 2002||0||0||Kolos Kovalivka|
|GK||Valentyn Morhun||10 August 2001||0||0||Dynamo Kyiv|
|GK||Mykyta Turbayevskyi||12 March 2002||1||0||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|DF||Oleksandr Drambayev||21 April 2001||1||0||Mariupol|
|DF||Denys Kuzyk||18 September 2002||0||0||Dynamo Kyiv|
|DF||Nazariy Muravskyi||3 February 2000||1||0||Mariupol|
|DF||Ihor Snurnitsyn||7 March 2000||2||0||Olimpik Donetsk|
|DF||Maksym Talovierov||28 June 2000||1||0||Dynamo České Budějovice|
|DF||Kostyantyn Vivcharenko||10 June 2002||2||0||Dynamo Kyiv|
|MF||Danylo Alefirenko||19 April 2000||2||0||Zorya Luhansk|
|MF||Arseniy Batahov||5 March 2002||7||0||Dnipro-1|
|MF||Volodymyr Brazhko||23 January 2002||4||1||Dynamo Kyiv|
|MF||Danylo Kravchuk||2 July 2001||2||0||Vorskla Poltava|
|MF||Ivan Lytvynenko||10 April 2001||0||0||Rukh Lviv|
|MF||Mykhaylo Mudryk||5 January 2001||9||2||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|MF||Oleh Ocheretko||25 May 2003||3||0||Mariupol|
|MF||Artur Remenyak||9 August 2000||0||0||Lviv|
|MF||Yehor Yarmolyuk||1 March 2004||3||0||Dnipro-1|
|FW||Danylo Sikan||16 April 2001||5||2||Mariupol|
|FW||Vladyslav Supriaha||15 February 2000||7||0||Dynamo Kyiv|
|FW||Vladyslav Vanat||4 January 2002||0||0||Dynamo Kyiv|
|FW||Bohdan Viunnyk||21 May 2002||1||1||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Andriy Chekotun||2 September 2002||0||0||Shakhtar Donetsk||vs. Slovakia, 29 March 2021|
|GK||Myroslav Znovenko||26 February 2002||0||0||Dnipro-1||vs. Slovakia, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Artem Bondarenko||21 August 2000||4||0||Mariupol||vs. Slovakia, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Maksym Braharu||21 July 2002||0||0||Chornomorets Odesa||vs. Slovakia, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Oleksiy Kashchuk||29 June 2000||1||0||Mariupol||vs. Slovakia, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Oleksandr Nazarenko||1 February 2000||5||0||Dnipro-1||vs. Slovakia, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Ostap Prytula||24 June 2000||0||0||Rukh Lviv||vs. Slovakia, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Heorhiy Sudakov||1 September 2002||1||0||Shakhtar Donetsk||vs. Slovakia, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Oleksiy Sych||1 April 2001||0||0||Rukh Lviv||vs. Slovakia, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Ivan Zhelizko||12 February 2001||0||0||Valmiera||vs. Slovakia, 29 March 2021|
|FW||Yevhen Isayenko||7 August 2000||2||1||Kolos Kovalivka||vs. Slovakia, 29 March 2021|
|FW||Mykola Kukharevych||1 July 2001||2||3||Rukh Lviv||vs. Slovakia, 29 March 2021|
This section needs to be updated. (June 2013)
|Positive balance (more wins)|
|Neutral balance (equal W/L ratio)|
|Negative balance (more losses)|
- 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|
|Dynamo Training Center||Kyiv, Koncha-Zaspa||3||2||1||0||7||1||2.33|
- Last updated: 2 June 2016. Statistics include official FIFA-recognised matches only.
- Ukraine national football team
- European Under-21 Football Championship
- 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
- 2006 UEFA Under-21 Championship Finalists
- All matches originally scheduled to be played in March 2020 were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. These matches were subsequently rescheduled to be played in November 2020.
- Game report. UAF footpass.
- Game report. ukr-football.org.ua
- Europe – U-23/U-21 Tournaments
- Olympic tournaments
- Ruslan Rotan became the 10th head coach in the history of the Ukrainian youth football team (Руслан Ротань став 10-м головним тренером в історії молодіжної збірної України). Ukrainian Association of Football. 28 December 2018
- Info who was chosen to be the head coach of the Under-21 team. Football Federation of Ukraine (old website).
- "COVID-19: latest updates on UEFA competitions". UEFA.com. 17 March 2020.
- "All matches". ffu.org.ua. Retrieved 11 October 2010.