Georgia national under-17 football team
|Association||Georgian Football Federation|
|Head coach||Gocha Tkebuchava|
|Top scorer||Giorgi Arabidze (2)|
|Home stadium||Mikheil Meskhi Stadium|
|European U-17 championships|
|Appearances||3 (first in 1997)|
|Best result||Semi-Finals, 2012|
The team is for Georgian players aged 17 or under at the start of a two-year European Under-17 Football Championship cycle, so players can be up to 19 years old.
Prior to Georgia's independence in 1991 Georgian players were eligible for selection to the Soviet Union U-16 team. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Georgian Football Federation was admitted to UEFA as a full member in 1992, and the team played their first competitive matches in the first phase of the qualifying tournament for the 1994 European U-16 Championship. Georgia U-17's competitive debut came on 21 October 1993 against Switzerland U-17 and they finished their first qualifying campaign as 3rd out of 3 teams, behind Switzerland and Slovenia.
The team's first successful campaign was for the 1997 European U-16 Championship, in which they failed to progress from the group stage after three defeats to Hungary, Italy and Belgium. Their second appearance came in the first tournament staged following UEFA's realignment of youth levels in the 2002 European U-17 Championship, in which they were knocked out in the quarter-final by later champions Switzerland U-17s. In 2012 Georgia made it through to the semi-finals but lost 2–0 to the Netherlands.
|2002||EURO. 1/4 f.||1||2||1||4||6|
|2012||EURO. 1/2 f.||1||1||2||2||4|
European Under 17 Championship Qualifiers Host in Georgia
|Euro 2000 qualifying round||Group 2|
|Euro 2002 elite round||Group 10|
|Euro 2011 qualifying round||Group 3|
|Euro 2012 elite round||Group 3|
|Euro 2013 qualifying round||Group 13|
|Euro 2014 qualifying round||Group 11|
|Euro 2015 qualifying round||Group 2|
|Euro 2016 elite round||Group 3|
|Euro 2018 qualifying round||Group 13|
|3||Latvia||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Possible qualification based on ranking|
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
- Garin, Erik (7 December 2003). "European U-16 Championship 1994". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- Garin, Erik (28 June 2006). "European U-16 Championship 1997". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- "UEFA European U-17 C'ship". UEFA. 5 May 2002. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2010.