Soviet Union national under-20 football team

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Soviet Union U-20/19
Nickname(s) Lads (Юноши)
Association Football Federation of USSR
Head coach
Most caps ?
Top scorer ?
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1977)
Best result Winners, 1977

The Soviet national lads football team was the under-20 (for FIFA U-20 World Cup) and under-19 (for UEFA Under-19 Championship) football teams of the Soviet Union. It ceased to exist on the break up of the Union.

Following the realignment of FIFA's youth competitions in 1977, the USSR Under-20 team was formed. The team had a good record, winning the competition once, reaching the final once, but failing to qualify for the last twice on 8 occasions.

After the dissolution of the USSR (on December 26, 1991), the senior team played out its remaining fixtures, which were the finals of Euro 92. Because the USSR U-20s had, by December 26, already failed to qualify for their version of the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship.

FIFA U-20 World Cup Record[edit]

  • 1977: Winners.
  • 1979: Runners-up.
  • 1981: Did not qualify.
  • 1983: Group stage. Finished 4rd[clarification needed] of 4 in group D.
  • 1985: 4th place.
  • 1987: Did not qualify.
  • 1989: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1991: 3rd place.

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