Bulgaria national under-17 football team

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Bulgaria Under-17
Nickname(s) The Lions
Association Bulgarian Football Union
Head coach Bulgaria Viktorio Pavlov
Captain Iliya Gruev Jr
First colours
Second colours

The Bulgaria national under-17 football team, also known as Bulgarian under-17s or Bulgaria U17(s), represents Bulgaria in football at an under-17 age level and is controlled by Bulgarian Football Union, the governing body for football in Bulgaria.

In 2015, Viktorio Pavlov was appointed to coach the squad.

Competition results[edit]

     Champions       Runners-Up       Semi-Finals       Other Top Results  

Balkan U-17 Championship[edit]

Year Rank
Bulgaria 1973 Champions

UEFA U-17 European Championship[edit]

Year Rank
Germany 1984 Quarter-Finals
Bulgaria 2015 Group Stage

FIFA U-17 World Championship[edit]

Year Rank
India 2017 To Be Determined

Recent results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Competition Location Opponent Result Scorers
29 January 2015
Friendly
Blagoevgrad  Turkey
1 - 0
Georgi Rusev Goal 27'
3 March 2015
Friendly
Sliven, Bulgaria   Switzerland
2 - 1
Stefanov Goal 22', Yordanov Goal 51'
5 March 2015
Friendly
Sliven, Bulgaria   Switzerland
2 - 1
Klimentov Goal 29', Borimirov Goal 65'
2 April 2015
Friendly
Blagoevgrad  Macedonia
4 - 1
Yordanov Goal 26', Chandarov Goal 35', Golovodov Goal 37', Krastev Goal 72'
6 May 2015
2015 EURO U-17 Cup
Stara Zagora  Croatia
0 - 2
9 May 2015
2015 EURO U-17 Cup
Burgas, Bulgaria  Spain
1 - 2
Yordanov Goal 35'
12 May 2015
2015 EURO U-17 Cup
Sozopol, Bulgaria  Austria
1 - 1
Yordanov Goal 43'
27 August 2015
Friendly
Pravetz, Bulgaria  Denmark
0 - 0
21 October 2015
2016 EURO U-17 Q
Sozopol, Bulgaria  Italy
0 - 3
23 October 2015
2016 EURO U-17 Q
Burgas, Bulgaria  Scotland
2 - 0
Kostadinov Goal 24', Tilev Goal 67'
26 October 2015
2016 EURO U-17 Q
Burgas, Bulgaria  Macedonia
0 - 0
4 January 2016
Friendly
Saint Petersburg  Slovenia
1 - 4
Ivanov Goal 18'
6 January 2016
Friendly
Saint Petersburg  Azerbaijan
0 - 2
8 January 2016
Friendly
Saint Petersburg  Latvia
0 - 1
11 January 2016
Friendly
Saint Petersburg  Moldova
3 - 2
Ivanov Goal 15'46'72'
25 February 2016
Friendly
Jagodina, Serbia  Serbia
3 - 3
Ivanov Goal 17'54', Kabov Goal 89'
27 February 2016
Friendly
Jagodina, Serbia  Serbia
0 - 2
24 March 2016
2016 UEFA U-17 elite
Büderich (de), Germany  Netherlands
0 - 0
26 March 2016
2016 UEFA U-17 elite
Ratingen, Germany  Germany
1 - 1
Tilev Goal 19' (pen.)
29 March 2016
2016 UEFA U-17 elite
Ratingen, Germany  Slovakia
0 - 3
28 September 2016
2017 EURO U-17 Q
Finland  Georgia
1 - 0
Gruev Jr. Goal 35' (pen.)
30 September 2016
2017 EURO U-17 Q
Finland  Sweden
3 October 2016
2017 EURO U-17 Q
Finland  Finland

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • Squad called up for the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification matches.

Caps and goals updated as of 30 September 2016 after the match against Sweden.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Hristo Lalev (2000-01-23) 23 January 2000 (age 17) 2 0 Bulgaria Levski Sofia
12 1GK Damyan Damyanov (2000-06-29) 29 June 2000 (age 16) 0 0 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad

5 2DF Tihomir Dimitrov (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 (age 17) 2 0 Bulgaria Levski Sofia
3 2DF Martin Mihaylov 2 0 Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
4 2DF Angel Karakashev 2 0 Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
2 2DF Ivo Dimitrov (2000-08-26) 26 August 2000 (age 16) 2 0 Bulgaria Septemvri Sofia
15 2DF Valentin Ivanov 2 0 Bulgaria Stara Zagora
16 2DF Veselin Veskov 0 0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia

6 3MF Iliya Gruev Jr (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 17) 4 1 Germany Werder Bremen
8 3MF Stefan Gavrilov (2000-09-07) 7 September 2000 (age 16) 2 0 England Sheffield Wednesday
11 3MF Eyad Hammoud (2001-07-24) 24 July 2001 (age 15) 2 0 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv
7 3MF Mitko Mitkov 2 0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
14 3MF Preslav Borukov (2000-04-23) 23 April 2000 (age 17) 2 0 England Sheffield Wednesday
18 3MF Metodi Stefanov 1 0 Bulgaria Pirin Blagoevgrad
13 3MF Vladimir Nikolov 0 0 Bulgaria Septemvri Sofia

9 4FW Kun Temenuzhkov (2000-02-01) 1 February 2000 (age 17) 4 2 Spain Barcelona
10 4FW Lachezar Yordanov 2 0 Bulgaria Cherno More
17 4FW Kristiyan Dimitrov 1 0 Spain Girona

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Bulgarian squad within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Daniel Naumov (1998-03-29) March 29, 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad II

DF Dimitar Savov (1998-09-09)9 September 1998 (aged 16) Bulgaria Slavia Sofia {{{latest}}}
DF Danail Ivanov (1998-08-07)7 August 1998 (aged 16) Bulgaria Septemvri Sofia {{{latest}}}
DF Matteo Stamatov (1999-03-22)22 March 1999 (aged 16) 3 0 Spain Espanyol {{{latest}}}
DF Valentin Antov INJ (2000-11-09)9 November 2000 (aged 14) 3 0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia {{{latest}}}

MF Pavel Golovodov (1998-06-28)28 June 1998 (aged 16) Bulgaria CSKA Sofia {{{latest}}}
MF Aleks Borimirov (1998-05-13)13 May 1998 (aged 16) Bulgaria Levski Sofia {{{latest}}}

FW Denis Yuseinov (1997-03-20) March 20, 1997 (age 20) 3 0 Belgium Zulte Waregem
FW Svetoslav Kovachev (1998-03-14) March 14, 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad II
Notes

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
SUS Player withdrew from the squad due to a suspension.

See also[edit]

References[edit]