Georgia national under-21 football team
|Association||Georgian Football Federation|
|Head coach||Gia Geguchadze|
|UEFA U-21 Championship|
The Georgia national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Georgia and is controlled by the Georgian Football Federation. The team is considered to be the feeder team for the senior Georgian national football team. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years. Since the establishment of the Georgian under-21 side, the under-21 side has never reached a final tournament of the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
The current team is for Georgian players aged under 21 at the start of the calendar year in which a two-year European Under-21 Football Championship campaign begins, so some players can remain with the squad until the age of 23. As long as they are eligible, players can play for Georgia at any level, making it possible to play for the U21s, senior side, and again for the U21s. This has been the case for several senior team players like Jano Ananidze and Levan Kakubava.
Although the breakup of the Soviet Union occurred officially on 25 December 1991, the under-21 team continued as Soviet Union until the 1992 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. After that, Georgia and the other countries who split from the Soviet Union like Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine became separate footballing entities.
Georgia U21 Qualifying results
|1||Denmark||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Final tournament||—||12 Oct '18||7 Sep '18||6 Oct '17||5 Sep '17||16 Oct '18|
|2||Poland||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Play-offs if among four best runners-up||14 Nov '17||—||6 Oct '17||16 Oct '18||27 Mar '18||7 Sep '18|
|3||Finland||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||10 Oct '17||11 Sep '18||—||12 Oct '18||16 Oct '18||5 Sep '17|
|4||Georgia||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||27 Mar '18||1 Sep '17||10 Nov '17||—||14 Nov '17||23 Mar '18|
|5||Lithuania||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||11 Sep '18||10 Oct '17||23 Mar '18||7 Sep '18||—||8 Jun '17|
|6||Faroe Islands||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1 Sep '17||10 Nov '17||8 Jun '18||10 Oct '17||12 Oct '18||—|
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
The following players were called up to the squad for friendly match against France on 6 October 2016. Caps and goals correct as of 6 October 2016.
Notable former players
- "Georgia and Croatia share the spoils". UEFA.com. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
- "Georgia hold on to move up to third". UEFA.com. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
- "Zuber treble eases Switzerland beyond Georgia". UEFA.com. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
- "Switzerland record narrow win in Georgia". UEFA.com. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2012.