Ukraine national under-21 football team

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Ukraine Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Молодіжка (Young men)
Association Football Federation of Ukraine
Head coach Serhiy Kovalets
Captain Oleksandr Noyok
Most caps Oleksandr Yatsenko (38)
Top scorer Pylyp Budkivskyi (18)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Ukraine 0 – 0 Belarus 
Ternopil, Ukraine; 28 October 1992
Biggest win
 Ukraine 8 – 0 Armenia 
Kiev, 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
Appearances 2 (First in 2006)
Best result Runner-up (2006)

The 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 Football Federation of Ukraine staff, Committee of national teams. The team participates in qualifications to the Olympic competitions, finals of the FIFA World Youth Championship, and the continental (UEFA) U-21 competitions.

Their first game the team played 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 for the twice. The under-21s managed to not only qualify for the 2006 European Under-21 Championship, but also reach 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 Football Championship that were held in Denmark.

UEFA U-21 Championship Record[edit]

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.[1]

  • 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.
  • 2004: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2006: Runner-up
  • 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
  • 2013: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.

Commonwealth of Independent States Cup[edit]

Olympic qualification[edit]

Since 1992 the olympic roster may consist out of under-23 year old players, plus three over the age players.[2]

  • 1996: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2000: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2004: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2008: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 2012: Did not qualify. Eliminated in Group Stage.

Olympic Record[edit]

Since 1992 the olympic roster may consist out of under-23 year old players, plus three over the age players.[3]

Host Nation(s) - Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
1896 - 1992 preceded with Soviet Union
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016 TBA
Total 0/5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Coaches[edit]

Forthcoming Fixtures[edit]

Date Tournament Location Opponent
4 September 2014 2015 European-21 Championship qualification Cherkasy, Ukraine  Switzerland
8 September 2014 2015 European-21 Championship qualification Cherkasy, Ukraine  Liechtenstein

2015 UEFA Qualification[edit]

Ukraine U-21 was seeded as a pot 2 team.


Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Croatia 7 5 1 1 17 4 +13 16
 Ukraine 6 4 1 1 15 8 +7 13
 Switzerland 6 4 0 2 16 5 +11 12
 Latvia 6 2 0 4 9 12 –3 6
 Liechtenstein 7 0 0 7 3 31 –28 0
  Croatia Latvia Liechtenstein Switzerland Ukraine
Croatia  3–1 4–0 0–2 1–1
Latvia  4–0 0–2 1–5
Liechtenstein  0–5 0–2 0–6 2–5
Switzerland  0–2 5–1 1–2
Ukraine  0–2 2–1


Recent Matches[edit]

The following summary is the matches the U-21 team has played in the last 12 months


Friendly

13 August 2013
19:30
 Ukraine 4 – 0  Greece
Budkivskyi Goal 45+1' (pen.)78'
Tsurikov Goal 53'
Kulach Goal 90+2'
Report (Ukr)
Arena Lviv, Ukraine
Referee: Yuriy Mazhorovskyi (Ukraine)

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

9 September 2013
18:30
Ukraine  0 – 2  Croatia
Report Rebić Goal 16'
Brozović Goal 19'
Arena Lviv, Lviv
Referee: Antonis Giachos (Greece)

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

14 October 2013
14:00
Latvia  1 – 5  Ukraine
Rei Goal 65' Report Ryzhuk Goal 7'
Buyalskyi Goal 27'
Budkivskiy Goal 30'50'65'
Zemgales Olympic Centre, Jelgava
Referee: Svein-Erik Edvartsen (Norway)

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

18 November 2013
18:30
Switzerland  1–2  Ukraine
Bertone Goal 86' Report Kalytvyntsev Goal 8'
Babenko Goal 15'
Arena Thun, Thun
Referee: Jovan Kaluđerović (Montenegro)

2014 Commonwealth Cup Group A

24 January 2014
14:15
Ukraine  2 – 0  Kyrgyzstan
Malinovskyi Goal 26'
Kalytvyntsev Goal 30'
Report (Rus)
SKK, Sankt Petersburg, Russia
Attendance: 200
Referee: Vladimir Moskalev (Russia)

2014 Commonwealth Cup Group A

25 January 2014
16:30
Ukraine  2 – 0  Estonia
Totovytskyi Goal 8' (pen.)
Akulinin Goal 89' (pen.)
Report (Rus)
SKK, Sankt Petersburg, Russia
Attendance: 250
Referee: Vasiliy Miroshnichenko (Russia)

2014 Commonwealth Cup Group A

27 January 2014
14:15
Ukraine  4 – 1  Tajikistan
Akulinin Goal 57'
Yurchenko Goal 59'
Totovytskyi Goal 79'
Kalytvyntsev Goal 85'
Report (Rus) Rakhmonov Goal 89'
SKK, Sankt Petersburg, Russia
Attendance: 300
Referee: Denis Shpilev (Russia)

Ukraine advances to the quarter finals of the Commonwealth Cup


2014 Commonwealth Cup - Quarter Final

29 January 2014
12:00
Ukraine  4 – 1  Lithuania
Pryndeta Goal 25'
Yurchenko Goal 28'
Totovytskyi Goal 31'
Akulinin Goal 47'
Report (Rus) Salamanavičius Goal 10'
SKK, Sankt Petersburg, Russia
Attendance: 200
Referee: Aleksey Sukhoy (Russia)

Ukraine advances to the semi finals of the Commonwealth Cup


2014 Commonwealth Cup - Quarter Final

31 January 2014
16:30
Ukraine  1 – 0  Belarus
Shestilovsky Goal 72' (o.g.) Report (Rus)
SKK, Sankt Petersburg, Russia
Attendance: 700
Referee: Vladimir Moskalev (Russia)

Ukraine advances to the final of the Commonwealth Cup


2014 Commonwealth Cup - Final

2 February 2014
19:00
Ukraine  4 – 0  Russia
Puchkovskyi Goal 4'
Vakulenko Goal 10'
Memeshev Goal 48'
Totovytskyi Goal 90'
Report (Rus)
SKK, Sankt Petersburg, Russia
Attendance: 3000
Referee: Vitali Rushakov (Russia)

Ukraine is a winner of the Commonwealth Cup


Friendly

5 March 2014
17:00
France  1 – 1  Ukraine
Nguette Goal 36' Report Budkivskyi Goal 15' (pen.)

Friendly

20 May 2014
16:00
Ukraine  0 – 0  Moldova
Report
Bannikov Stadium, Kyiv
Attendance: 300

Friendly

21 May 2014
15:00
Ukraine  3 – 1  Moldova
Barylko Goal 2'
Yusov Goal 49'76'
Report Gheorghiu Goal 44'

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

28 May 2014
20:00
Croatia  1 – 1  Ukraine
Rebić Goal 56' Report Malinovskyi Goal 62'

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

4 June 2014
16:00
Liechtenstein  2 – 5  Ukraine
Kühne Goal 36' (pen.)50' Report Noyok Goal 41'70'
Totovytskyi Goal 44'90+2'
Yusov Goal 77'

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

8 June 2014
17:00
Ukraine  2 – 1  Latvia
Kalytvyntsev Goal 54'
Totovytskyi Goal 90+5'
Report Gutkovskis Goal 63'

Last 12 months – 16 games, 12 win(s), 3 draw(s), 1 loss(es) – 40 scored & 12 allowed.
Best scorer(s): Totovytskyi with 7 goals

Current Squad[edit]

Players born in 1992 or later are eligible for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.


Current squad chosen for the training prosess in August 11-13, 2014 in which the head coach Kovalets called up 24 players.


Caps & Goals as of June 8, 2014 after with  Latvia match.

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Latest call-up
Goalkeepers
Maksym Koval 09.12.1992 Ukraine FC Hoverla Uzhhorod 13 (0) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Mykyta Shevchenko 26.01.1993 Ukraine FC Zorya Luhansk 2 (0) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Defenders
Vitaliy Pryndeta 02.02.1993 Ukraine FC Volyn Lutsk 18 (1) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Dmytro Ryzhuk 05.04.1992 Ukraine FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv 13 (2) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Ivan Ordets (captain) 08.07.1992 Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk 13 (0) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Anton Bratkov 14.05.1993 Ukraine FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv 13 (0) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Yevhen Neplyakh 11.05.1992 Greece Platanias F.C. 9 (0) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Volodymyr Kostevych 29.10.1992 Ukraine FC Karpaty Lviv 5 (0) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Andriy Storchous 30.06.1994 Ukraine FC Zorya Bilozirya 0 (0) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Midfielders
Ruslan Babenko 08.07.1992 Ukraine FC Volyn Lutsk 30 (3) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Oleksandr Karavayev 02.06.1992 Ukraine FC Zorya Luhansk 24 (1) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Vladyslav Kalytvyntsev 04.01.1993 Ukraine FC Dynamo Kyiv 23 (5) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Oleksandr Noyok 15.05.1992 Ukraine FC Metalurh Donetsk 17 (4) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Ruslan Malinovskyi 04.05.1993 Ukraine FC Zorya Luhansk 15 (2) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Serhiy Bolbat 13.06.1993 Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk 11 (1) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Redvan Memeshev 11.08.1993 Ukraine FC Volyn Lutsk 10 (1) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Vitaliy Buyalskyi 06.01.1993 Ukraine FC Dynamo Kyiv 9 (1) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Serhiy Vakulenko 07.09.1993 Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk 7 (1) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Strikers
Pylyp Budkivskyi 10.03.1992 Ukraine FC Zorya Luhansk 23 (18) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Andriy Totovytskyi 20.01.1993 Ukraine FC Illichivets Mariupol 10 (7) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Vladyslav Kulach 07.05.1993 Ukraine FC Illichivets Mariupol 6 (1) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Dmytro Yusov 11.05.1993 Ukraine FC Metalurh Zaporizhya 5 (3) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014

Recent Callups[edit]

Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Latest call-up
Goalkeepers
Artur Denchuk 03.04.1992 Ukraine FC Metalist Kharkiv 8 (0) v  Liechtenstein, June 4, 2014
Oleksandr Tkachenko 19.02.1993 Ukraine FC Vorskla Poltava 3 (0) v  Croatia, May 28, 2014
Zauri Makharadze Injured 24.03.1993 Ukraine FC Olimpik Donetsk 5 (0) v  France, March 5, 2014
Oleksandr Dyachenko 01.03.1994 Ukraine FC Obolon-Brovar Kyiv 0 (0) v 2014 Commonwealth Cup, January 2014
Artur Rudko 07.05.1992 Ukraine FC Dynamo Kyiv 1 (0) v  Switzerland, November 18, 2013
Yevhen Halchuk 05.03.1992 Ukraine FC Illichivets Mariupol 4 (0) v  Croatia, September 9, 2013
Defenders
Oleksandr Nasonov Injured 28.04.1992 Ukraine FC Metalurh Donetsk 21 (0) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Maksym Malyshev Injured 24.12.1992 Ukraine FC Zorya Luhansk 5 (0) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Serhiy Myakushko 15.04.1993 Ukraine FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv 15 (1) v  Liechtenstein, June 4, 2014
Mykhaylo Pysko 19.03.1993 Ukraine FC Zorya Luhansk 8 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Ihor Honchar 10.01.1993 Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk 7 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Denys Miroshnichenko 11.10.1994 Ukraine FC Karpaty Lviv 7 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Oleksandr Svatok 27.09.1994 Ukraine FC Volyn Lutsk 6 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Oleksandr Azatskyi 13.01.1994 Ukraine FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv 2 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Oleksiy Zozulya 15.04.1992 Ukraine FC Poltava 2 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Yevhen Pasich 13.07.1993 Ukraine FC Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka 0 (0) v 2014 Commonwealth Cup, January 2014
Pavlo Myahkov 30.12.1992 Ukraine FC Zorya Luhansk 3 (0) v  Croatia, September 9, 2013
Midfielders
Vladlen Yurchenko 22.01.1994 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 7 (2) v training prosess, August 11-13, 2014
Andriy Tsurikov 05.10.1992 Ukraine FC Dynamo Kyiv 18 (1) v  Liechtenstein, June 4, 2014
Vyacheslav Churko 10.05.1993 Ukraine FC Illichivets Mariupol 2 (0) v  Croatia, May 28, 2014
Andriy Bliznichenko 24.07.1994 Ukraine FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 8 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Dmytro Myshnyov 26.01.1994 Ukraine FC Illichivets Mariupol 8 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Taras Puchkovskyi 23.08.1994 Ukraine FC Karpaty Lviv 7 (1) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Maksym Marusych 17.07.1993 Ukraine FC Karpaty Lviv 2 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Ivan Petryak 13.03.1994 Ukraine FC Zorya Luhansk 2 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Vladyslav Pavlenko 05.04.1994 Ukraine FC Hoverla Uzhhorod 2 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Pavlo Savelenko Injured 14.07.1993 Ukraine FC Metalurh Zaporizhya 1 (0) v  Kyrgyzstan, January 24, 2014
Artem Favorov 19.03.1994 Ukraine FC Obolon-Brovar Kyiv 0 (0) v 2014 Commonwealth Cup, January 2014
Yevhen Troyanovskyi 02.07.1993 Ukraine FC Metalurh Donetsk 3 (0) v  Latvia, October 14, 2013
Kyrylo Kovalets 02.06.1993 Ukraine FC Shakhtar-3 Donetsk 3 (0) v  Latvia, October 14, 2013
Ihor Ozarkiv 21.01.1992 Ukraine PFC Oleksandriya 10 (0) v  Croatia, September 9, 2013
Strikers
Leonid Akulinin 07.03.1993 Ukraine FC Shakhtar-3 Donetsk 11 (4) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Volodymyr Barylko 29.01.1994 Ukraine FC Metalist Kharkiv 2 (1) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Yuriy Yakovenko 03.09.1993 Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta F.C. 9 (4) v  France, March 5, 2014
Ruslan Stepanyuk 16.01.1992 Ukraine FC Hoverla Uzhhorod 0 (0) v  Switzerland, November 18, 2013
Yevhen Bokhashvili 05.01.1993 Ukraine FC Volyn Lutsk 5 (0) v  Latvia, October 14, 2013
Vitaliy Ivanko 09.04.1992 Cyprus AEK Larnaca 10 (4) v  Greece, August 13, 2013

Notes:

  • Injured Injured or recovering from surgery

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Ukraine Under-21's all-time international record, correct as of 11 October 2010.[5]

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Albania 4 3 1 0 7 1 +6
 Armenia 10 8 2 0 31 3 +28
 Belarus 8 3 2 3 10 8 +2
 Belgium 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3
 Bulgaria 5 2 0 3 9 9 0
 Czech Republic 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1
 China PR 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Chile 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3
 Croatia 3 1 1 1 3 3 +2
 Cyprus 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Denmark 5 3 0 2 7 6 +1
 Egypt 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
 England 1 0 0 1 1 3 +2
 Estonia 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6
 France 3 0 2 1 2 6 −4
 Georgia 9 5 2 2 22 6 +16
 Germany 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6
 Greece 6 3 3 0 5 2 +3
 Hungary 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2
 Iran 3 2 1 0 7 2 +2
 Iceland 2 1 0 1 6 5 +1
 Israel 5 2 2 1 4 2 +2
 Italy 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
 Latvia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Libya 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Lithuania 5 2 2 1 11 10 +1
 Liechtenstein 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7
 Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2
 North Korea 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1
 Macedonia 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1
 Malta 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
 Moldova 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3
 Montenegro 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Netherlands 5 2 1 2 5 7 −2
 Northern Ireland 4 2 2 0 7 3 +4
 Norway 4 0 0 4 2 8 −6
 Poland 6 2 3 1 14 10 +4
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1
 Romania 3 1 0 2 3 10 −7
 Russia 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1
 Scotland 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Serbia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Serbia and Montenegro 2 1 0 1 1 4 −3
 Slovakia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8
 Spain 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1
 Sweden 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Switzerland 2 0 0 2 2 4 +2
 Syria 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Turkey 8 2 2 4 8 12 −4
 United States 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
 Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
 Wales 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4
 Yugoslavia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
Total 166 82 39 51 255 177 78

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