Sweden national under-17 football team

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Sweden Under-17
Nickname(s) Blågult (The Blue-Yellow)
Association Svenska Fotbollförbundet
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Roland Nilsson (Team 1998)
Magnus Wikman (Team 1999)
Captain Dennis Hadžikadunić
(Team 1998)
Joseph Colley (Team 1999)
Most caps Mirza Halvadžić (31)
Top scorer Måns Sörensson (18)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Denmark 2–0 Sweden Sweden
(Vejle, Denmark; 1 August 2001)
Biggest win
Sweden Sweden 9–0 Faroe Islands 
(Korsholm, Finland; 4 August 2010)
Biggest defeat

Sweden Sweden 2–8 Spain 
(Rio Maior, Portugal; 28 February 2002)

 Czech Republic 6–0 Sweden Sweden
(Badnjevac, Serbia; 26 March 2008)
Sweden Sweden 1–7 France 
(Benidorm, Spain; 22 March 2015)
UEFA U-17 Championship
Appearances 1 appearance (First in 2013)
Best result Semi-finals: 2013
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances 1 appearance (First in 2013)
Best result Third place: 2013

The Sweden national under-17 football team is the football team representing Sweden in competitions for under-17 year old players. The Swedish U17 team came into existence, following the realignment of UEFA European Under-16 Championship, which changed to be a Under-17 competition in 2002.

Sweden U17's current head coach for Team 1998 is Roland Nilsson and the team captain is Dennis Hadžikadunić. The head coach for Team 1999 is Magnus Wikman and the team captain is Joseph Colley. Until 2013, Sweden had never qualified for a FIFA U-17 World Cup or a European Under-17 Championship, but in 2013 they managed to qualify for both tournaments. In the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship they managed to get to the semi-finals where they were knocked on penalties by Russia.[1] In the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup they finished on third place after beating Argentina with 4–1 in the third place match. Valmir Berisha scored three goals in the match and thus becoming the top scorer of the tournament.[2]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup record FIFA U-17 World Cup qualification record **
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Italy 1991 Did not qualify 5 3 1 1 7 2
Japan 1993 4 0 0 4 1 14
Ecuador 1995 6 3 1 2 7 6
Egypt 1997 2 1 0 1 2 1
New Zealand 1999 5 3 0 2 12 7
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 2 1 1 0 3 1
Finland 2003 3 1 0 2 10 4
Peru 2005 3 1 1 1 3 2
South Korea 2007 6 1 2 3 8 12
Nigeria 2009 3 1 0 2 4 4
Mexico 2011 3 0 1 2 0 4
United Arab Emirates 2013 Third place 3rd 7 4 1 2 15 11 10 5 5 0 19 5
Chile 2015 Did not qualify 6 1 2 3 3 12
India 2017 To be determined
Total Best: Third place 1/13 7 4 1 2 15 11 58 21 14 23 79 74
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Includes both qualification phase and final tournament of UEFA European Under-17 Championship.
***Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
****Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

UEFA European U-17 Championship[edit]

UEFA European Under-17 Championship record UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Denmark 2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 3
Portugal 2003 3 1 0 2 10 4
France 2004 3 0 1 2 1 5
Italy 2005 3 1 1 1 3 2
Luxembourg 2006 6 2 2 2 12 10
Belgium 2007 6 1 2 3 8 12
Turkey 2008 6 2 2 2 9 12
Germany 2009 3 1 0 2 4 4
Liechtenstein 2010 6 3 2 1 9 4
Serbia 2011 3 0 1 2 0 4
Slovenia 2012 6 3 2 1 8 3
Slovakia 2013 Semi-final 3rd 4 1 3 0 2 1 6 4 2 0 17 4
Malta 2014 Did not qualify 6 1 1 4 3 9
Bulgaria 2015 6 1 2 3 3 12
Azerbaijan 2016 To be determined
Croatia 2017
England 2018
Total Best: Semi-final 1/14 4 1 3 0 2 1 65 20 18 27 87 88
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Team 1998[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18 players were called up up for the 2015 UEFA Euro Under-17 elite round matches against Spain on 20 March 2015, against France on 22 March 2015 and against Israel on 25 March 2015.[3]

Caps and goals updated as of 25 March 2015.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK John Håkansson (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 17) 8 0 Sweden Kalmar FF
12 1GK Marko Johansson (1998-08-25) 25 August 1998 (age 16) 12 0 Sweden Malmö FF
2 2DF Adel Ziarat Zadeh (1998-09-15) 15 September 1998 (age 16) 3 0 Sweden Kalmar FF
3 2DF Nicolaus Elfström (1998-11-12) 12 November 1998 (age 16) 8 0 Sweden AIK
4 2DF Dennis Hadžikadunić (captain) (1998-07-09) 9 July 1998 (age 16) 15 0 Sweden Malmö FF
5 2DF Anton Kralj (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 17) 17 0 Sweden Malmö FF
6 2DF Felix Olsson Lundgren (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 17) 18 0 Sweden Malmö FF
7 2DF Thomas Poppler Isherwood (1998-01-28) 28 January 1998 (age 17) 18 2 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna
8 3MF Adam Hellborg (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 16) 16 0 Sweden Kalmar FF
9 3MF Svante Ingelsson (1998-06-14) 14 June 1998 (age 16) 17 2 Sweden Kalmar FF
10 3MF Dušan Jajić (1998-07-04) 4 July 1998 (age 16) 21 0 Sweden Hammarby IF
11 3MF William Jan (1998-02-04) 4 February 1998 (age 17) 4 0 Sweden AIK
13 3MF Felix Beijmo (1998-01-31) 31 January 1998 (age 17) 9 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna
14 3MF Junior Kamana (1998-10-05) 5 October 1998 (age 16) 16 3 Sweden IK Brage
17 3MF Moustafa Zeidan (1998-06-07) 7 June 1998 (age 16) 17 4 England Aston Villa
15 4FW Zackarias Faour (1998-01-30) 30 January 1998 (age 17) 25 8 England Manchester City
16 4FW Isac Lidberg (1998-09-08) 8 September 1998 (age 16) 14 7 Sweden Hammarby IF
18 4FW Emin Karaman (1998-03-23) 23 March 1998 (age 17) 4 0 Sweden Malmö FF

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following 42 players have also been called up to the Sweden U17 (Team 1998) squad and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Viktor Göranzon (1998-06-10) 10 June 1998 (age 16) 4 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna Nordic Under-17 Football Championship
GK Gustaf Franck (1998-07-08) 8 July 1998 (age 16) 1 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
GK Andreas Olsson (1998-02-19) 19 February 1998 (age 17) 1 0 Sweden Degerfors IF v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
GK Viktor Johansson (1998-09-14) 14 September 1998 (age 16) 2 0 England Aston Villa v.  Finland, 22 August 2013
DF Johan Andersson (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 16) 5 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Norway, 15 February 2015
DF Alexander Jallow (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden IK Brage v.  Norway, 15 February 2015
DF Marcus Degerlund (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 17) 1 0 Sweden Västerås SK v.  Norway, 15 February 2015
DF Filip Tägtström (1998-05-30) 30 May 1998 (age 16) 8 0 Sweden GIF Sundsvall v.  Ukraine, 30 September 2014
DF Kristopher Da Graca (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 17) 4 1 England Arsenal v.  Ukraine, 30 September 2014
DF Jesper Lövdahl (1998-05-24) 24 May 1998 (age 16) 2 0 Sweden IFK Osby v.  Ukraine, 30 September 2014
DF Sebastian Heaver (1998-02-04) 4 February 1998 (age 17) 2 1 Sweden Onsala BK v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
DF Gustav Henriksson (1998-02-03) 3 February 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
DF Jakob Lindqvist (1998-03-21) 21 March 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden Ljusdals IF v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
DF Albin Welén (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
DF Oliver Granath (1998-07-13) 13 July 1998 (age 16) 2 0 Sweden AIK v.  Finland, 30 April 2014
DF Mattias Özgün (1998-01-27) 27 January 1998 (age 17) 3 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Norway, 19 September 2013
DF Kevin Yildiz Edlund (1998-03-15) 15 March 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden AIK v.  Norway, 19 September 2013
DF Dragan Kabić (1998-12-17) 17 December 1998 (age 16) 1 0 Sweden IFK Haninge/Brandbergen v.  Norway, 19 September 2013
MF Oskar Jansson (vice captain) (1998-06-13) 13 June 1998 (age 16) 16 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg v.  Israel, 25 March 2015
MF Jimmi Brewitz (1998-01-18) 18 January 1998 (age 17) 5 0 Sweden AIK v.  Norway, 15 February 2015
MF Oliver Stojanović-Fredin (1998-01-06) 6 January 1998 (age 17) 1 0 Sweden Malmö FF v.  Norway, 15 February 2015
MF Andreas Öhman (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg v.  Norway, 15 February 2015
MF Onur Körhan (1998-06-01) 1 June 1998 (age 16) 7 0 Sweden Malmö FF v.  Ukraine, 30 September 2014
MF Besard Sabović (1998-01-05) 5 January 1998 (age 17) 9 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF Nordic Under-17 Football Championship
MF Alexander Arvidsson (1998-04-12) 12 April 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden Halmstads BK v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
MF Anton Hallstensson (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden IFK Norrköping v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
MF Josef Jalil (1998-03-25) 25 March 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden IK Sirius v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
MF Noel Jonsson (1998-05-23) 23 May 1998 (age 16) 2 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
MF Marcus Karlsson (1998-04-18) 18 April 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden Örebro SK v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
MF Victor Niklasson (1998-04-28) 28 April 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
MF Viktor Walldén (1998-04-04) 4 April 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden Carlstad United v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
MF Filip Tasić (1998-11-12) 12 November 1998 (age 16) 4 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF v.  Finland, 30 April 2014
MF Filip Rettig (1998-09-16) 16 September 1998 (age 16) 2 0 Germany RB Leipzig v.  Norway, 19 September 2013
FW Isak Redžić (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 17) 12 2 Sweden Malmö FF v.  Ukraine, 30 September 2014
FW Alan Naib (1998-03-14) 14 March 1998 (age 17) 7 1 Sweden AIK v.  Poland, 29 August 2014
FW Filip Varenhed (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 16) 2 3 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
FW Adin Bukva (1998-01-11) 11 January 1998 (age 17) 2 2 Sweden IFK Norrköping v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
FW Simon Danielsson (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden IFK Kumla v.  Belgium, 15 May 2014
FW Tidjani Diawara (1998-04-19) 19 April 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden IFK Norrköping v.  Finland, 30 April 2014
FW Emil Hansson (1998-06-15) 15 June 1998 (age 16) 4 0 Norway SK Brann v.  Norway, 19 September 2013
FW Adonis Berisha (1998-05-25) 25 May 1998 (age 16) 2 0 Sweden Landskrona BoIS v.  Norway, 19 September 2013
FW Gustav Eriksson Söderström (1998-02-11) 11 February 1998 (age 17) 1 0 Sweden Kalmar FF v.  Finland, 22 August 2013

Coaching staff[edit]

Manager Roland Nilsson
Coach Jörgen Johansson
Elias Mineirji
Goalkeeping coach Timy Karlsson
Mats Larsson
Team doctor Cyrus Ardalan

2015 fixtures[edit]

Results in 2015[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6
Ground A A H A H A
Result D L W L L L

Last updated: 25 March 2015.
Source: svenskfotboll.se
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures[edit]

Records[edit]

All records updated as of 25 March 2015.

Top 10 most capped players[edit]

Players in bold text are still available to play for the Swedish U17 team.

# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Mirza Halvadžić 2011–2013 31 4
2 Elias Andersson 2011–2013 28 4
Anton Salétros 2011–2013 28 3
Linus Wahlqvist 2011–2013 28 1
5 Gustav Engvall 2011–2013 26 9
Sebastian Ramhorn 2012–2013 26 0
7 Zackarias Faour 2013–2015 25 8
8 Måns Söderqvist 2008–2010 24 4
9 Daniel Larsson 2002–2004 23 11
10 Gentrit Citaku 2011–2013 22 5
Hampus Bohman 2007–2009 22 2
Ali Suljić 2012–2014 22 2
Tony Mahr 2001–2003 22 0
Johan Ramhorn 2012–2013 22 0

Top 10 goalscorers[edit]

Players in bold text are still available to play for the Swedish U17 team.

# Player Career Goals Caps
1 Måns Sörensson 2001–2003 18 19
2 Valmir Berisha 2012–2013 13 17
3 Daniel Larsson 2002–2004 11 23
4 Marko Mitrović 2007–2009 10 11
5 Robin Söder 2006–2008 9 19
Muamer Tanković 2010–2012 9 19
Gustav Engvall 2011–2013 9 26
8 John Guidetti 2007–2009 8 11
Denni Avdić 2003–2004 8 15
Lucas Ohlander 2008–2010 8 17
Christian Kouakou 2010–2012 8 18
Anton Sandberg Magnusson 2008–2010 8 21
Zackarias Faour 2013–2015 8 25

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sverige föll efter straffrysare mot Ryssland" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Svenskt VM-brons – hattrick av Berisha" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "P17-trupp till Elite Round" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 

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