Latvia national under-17 football team

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Latvia Under-17
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Sarkanbaltsarkanie (The red-white-reds)
Association Latvian Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Latvia Igors Stepanovs
Asst coach Latvia Jurijs Hudjakovs
Captain Reinis Flaksis
Most caps Vitālijs Maksimenko (17)
Top scorer Vitālijs Maksimenko (9)
FIFA code LVA
First colours
Second colours
European U-17 championships
Appearances None

The Latvia national under-17 football team or Latvia U-17 represents Latvia in association football at the under-17 youth level, and is controlled by the Latvian Football Federation.

The team is for Latvian players aged 17 or under at the start of a two-year European Under-17 Football Championship cycle, so players appearing for the team can actually be up to 19 years of age. It is considered a feeder team of the Latvian under-19 and under-21 teams.

Competition history[edit]

Prior to Latvia's independence in 1991 Latvian players were eligible for selection to the Soviet Union U-16 team. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Latvian Football Federation was admitted to UEFA as a full member in 1992, and the Latvia U-16 team played their first competitive matches in the first phase of the qualifying tournament for the 1994 European U-16 Championship. The team's competitive debut came on 18 September 1993 against Russia U-16 and they finished their first qualifying campaign as 3rd out of 3 teams, behind Russia and Norway.[1]

Although the team continued to participate in every under-16 and under-17 European Championship qualifying cycle since 1994, the team never qualified for any of the tournaments.

European Championship[edit]

Under-16 format[edit]

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Republic of Ireland 1994 Did not qualify
Belgium 1995 Did not qualify
Austria 1996 Did not qualify
Germany 1997 Did not qualify
Scotland 1998 Did not qualify
Czech Republic 1999 Did not qualify
Israel 2000 Did not qualify
England 2001 Did not qualify
Total 0/8 0 0 0 0 0 0

Under-17 format[edit]

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Denmark 2002 Did not qualify
Portugal 2003 Did not qualify
France 2004 Did not qualify
Italy 2005 Did not qualify
Luxembourg 2006 Did not qualify
Belgium 2007 Did not qualify
Turkey 2008 Did not qualify
Germany 2009 Did not qualify
Liechtenstein 2010 Did not qualify
Total 0/9 0 0 0 0 0 0

Current players[edit]

The following players have been called up for the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship matches against Portugal, Iceland and Ukraine in Portugal in March 2014.

Goalkeepers[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kristaps Zommers (1997-01-07) January 7, 1997 (age 17) Denmark AGF Aarhus
1GK Ivans Baturins (1997-06-25) June 25, 1997 (age 16) Ukraine Knyazha Shchaslyve
1GK Vladislavs Lazarevs (1997-11-25) November 25, 1997 (age 16) Latvia Šitika FS Rīga

Defenders[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
2DF Antons Tumanovs (1997-04-16) April 16, 1997 (age 17) Latvia Liepāja SSS
2DF Andrejs Demčuks (1997-08-22) August 22, 1997 (age 16) Latvia Šitika FS Rīga
2DF Krists Kristers Gulbis (1997-01-15) January 15, 1997 (age 17) Latvia Liepāja SSS
2DF Bruno Bērziņš (1997-04-30) April 30, 1997 (age 16) Latvia Rīgas Futbola skola
2DF Vladislavs Sorokins (1997-05-10) May 10, 1997 (age 16) Latvia Skonto Rīga
2DF Ralfs Džeriņš (1997-03-23) March 23, 1997 (age 17) Latvia Liepāja SSS
2DF Rendijs Šibass (1997-05-01) May 1, 1997 (age 16) Latvia Skonto Rīga

Midfielders[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
3MF Ņikita Juhnevičs (captain) (1997-05-28) May 28, 1997 (age 16) Latvia Šitika FS
3MF Aleksejs Grjaznovs (1997-10-01) October 1, 1997 (age 16) Latvia Rīgas Futbola skola
3MF Marks Deružinskis (1997-10-23) October 23, 1997 (age 16) Latvia BFC Daugava Daugavpils
3MF Devids Dobrecovs (1997-02-26) February 26, 1997 (age 17) Latvia Liepāja SSS
3MF Ņikita Pačko (1997-05-04) May 4, 1997 (age 16) Latvia Skonto Rīga

Forwards[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
4FW Edgars Hudjakovs (1997-05-05) May 5, 1997 (age 16) Latvia Šitika FS Rīga
4FW Verners Zalaks (1997-04-05) April 5, 1997 (age 17) Latvia BFC Daugava Daugavpils
4FW Maksims Osipovs (1997-05-28) May 28, 1997 (age 16) Latvia Rīgas Futbola skola
4FW Ričards Korzāns (1997-05-03) May 3, 1997 (age 16) Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala
4FW Vitālijs Vavilovs (1997-01-30) January 30, 1997 (age 17) Latvia Liepāja SSS

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garin, Erik (7 December 2003). "European U-16 Championship 1994". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 

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