Georgia national under-21 football team

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Georgia Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) ჯვაროსნები
Jvarosnebi (Crusaders)
Association Georgian Football Federation
Confederation UEFA
Head coach Georgia (country) Gia Geguchadze
Captain Nika Kvekveskiri
FIFA code GEO
First colours
Second colours
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 0

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[edit]

Tournament Qualifying
Spain 1996 qualifying
Romania 1998 qualifying
Slovakia 2000 qualifying
Switzerland 2002 qualifying
Germany 2004 group 10
Portugal 2006 qualifying
Netherlands 2007 qualifying
Sweden 2009 group 4
Denmark 2011 group 2
Israel 2013 group 5
Czech Republic 2015 group 3
Poland 2017 group 6
Italy San Marino 2019 group 3

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Poland 6 4 2 0 14 6 +8 14 Final tournament 3–1 3–3 16 Oct 7 Sep 1–0
2  Denmark 6 4 1 1 22 7 +15 13 Play-offs if among four best runners-up 12 Oct 7 Sep 5–2 16 Oct 6–0
3  Finland 6 2 3 1 11 12 −1 9 11 Sep 0–5 12 Oct 1–1 16 Oct
4  Georgia 7 2 2 3 9 15 −6 8 0–3 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–0
5  Faroe Islands (Z) 7 1 2 4 7 14 −7 5 2–2 0–3 1–3 3–1 12 Oct
6  Lithuania (Z) 6 1 0 5 3 12 −9 3 0–2 11 Sep 0–2 7 Sep 3–0
Updated to match(es) played on 8 June 2018. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Z) Cannot qualify directly, but can still qualify via play-offs.

Matches[edit]

Times are CET/CEST.[note 1]

Lithuania  3–0  Faroe Islands
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Referee: Keith Kennedy (Northern Ireland)

Faroe Islands  0–3  Denmark
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Referee: Boris Marhefka (Slovakia)

Georgia  0–3  Poland
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Denmark  6–0  Lithuania
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Referee: Aleksei Matyunin (Russia)
Finland  1–1  Faroe Islands
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Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg)

Denmark  5–2  Georgia
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Referee: Dennis Higler (Netherlands)
Poland  3–3  Finland
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Referee: Nenad Djokić (Serbia)

Finland  0–5  Denmark
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Lithuania  0–2  Poland
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Referee: Stavros Mantalos (Greece)
Faroe Islands  3–1  Georgia
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Referee: Farrugia Cann Trustin (Malta)

Georgia  2–2  Finland
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Referee: Oleksandr Derdo (Ukraine)
Faroe Islands  2–2  Poland
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Referee: Ferenc Karakó (Hungary)

Georgia  1–0  Lithuania
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Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (Luxembourg)
Poland  3–1  Denmark
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Georgia  1–0  Faroe Islands
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Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
Lithuania  0–2  Finland
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Referee: Zbynek Proske (Czech Republic)

Georgia  2–2  Denmark
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Referee: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (Latvia)
Poland  1–0  Lithuania
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Referee: Bojan Nikolić (Serbia)

Faroe Islands  v  Finland
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Denmark  v  Finland
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Poland  v  Faroe Islands
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Lithuania  v  Georgia
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Finland  v  Poland
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Lithuania  v  Denmark
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Denmark  v  Poland
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Finland  v  Georgia
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Faroe Islands  v  Lithuania
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Denmark  v  Faroe Islands
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Poland  v  Georgia
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Finland  v  Lithuania
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Georgian under 21 only Official games (not friendly)[edit]

Opponent Wins Draws Losses Goals
 Albania 3 1 2 6 - 6
 Armenia 1 1 3 - 4
 Bulgaria 2 1 - 3
 Croatia 1 2 1 4 - 4
 Denmark 3 4 - 10
 England 1 1 0 - 1
 Estonia 5 1 10 - 4
 Faroe Islands 1 1 - 3
 Finland 1 2 - 2
 Germany 2 0 - 5
 Greece 2 2 4 - 8
 Hungary 2 1 - 4
 Republic of Ireland 4 4 - 4
 Italy 1 3 4 - 11
 Kazakhstan 2 2 4 - 6
 Latvia 2 6 - 3
 Lithuania 2 2 6 - 4
 Luxembourg 1 1 3 - 3
 Malta 2 4 - 2
 Moldova 2 1 1 5 - 2
 Netherlands 1 1 1 - 6
 Norway 1 1 0 - 3
 Poland 1 1 3 8 - 14
 Romania 2 1 - 5
 Russia 1 3 4 - 10
 San Marino 2 7 - 0
 Scotland 1 1 3 - 2
 Serbia 1 1 - 3
 Slovakia 2 1 - 4
 Slovenia 2 2 - 2
 Spain 6 4 - 24
  Switzerland 1 5 0 - 11
 Sweden 2 2 - 4
 Turkey 2 1 1 5 - 2
 Ukraine 2 0 - 9
 Wales 2 2 - 7
37 Countries 30 19 58 110 - 195

Current squad[edit]

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.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Beka Kurdadze (1997-01-24) 24 January 1997 (age 21) 7 0 Georgia (country) Saburtalo Tbilisi
22 1GK Lazare Kupatadze (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 22) 3 0 Georgia (country) Locomotive Tbilisi
2 2DF Gagi Margvelashvili (1996-10-30) 30 October 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Georgia (country) Saburtalo Tbilisi
4 2DF Anri Chichinadze (1997-08-27) 27 August 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Georgia (country) FC Torpedo Kutaisi
2DF Tsotne Nadaraia (1997-02-21) 21 February 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Georgia (country) Saburtalo Tbilisi
2DF Luka Lochoshvili (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
2DF Jimmy Tabidze (1996-03-18) 18 March 1996 (age 22) 3 0 Russia FC Ufa
18 2DF Giorgi Tevzadze (1996-08-25) 25 August 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi
7 3MF Giorgi Aburjania (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 23) 5 0 Spain Gimnàstic
8 3MF Lasha Kochladze (1995-08-22) 22 August 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Georgia (country) Tskhinvali
9 3MF Giorgi Gorozia (1995-03-26) 26 March 1995 (age 23) 2 0 Norway Stabæk
10 3MF Giorgi Papunashvili (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 (age 22) 5 1 Spain Real Zaragoza
11 3MF Saba Lobzhanidze (1994-12-18) 18 December 1994 (age 23) 5 3 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi
13 3MF Otar Kiteishvili (1996-03-26) 26 March 1996 (age 22) 3 1 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi
15 3MF Dachi Tsnobiladze (1994-01-28) 28 January 1994 (age 24) 2 0 Georgia (country) Shukura Kobuleti
4 4FW Roman Chanturia (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Italy Empoli
11 4FW Nika Kacharava (1994-01-13) 13 January 1994 (age 24) 5 3 Russia Rostov
14 4FW Giorgi Pantsulaia (1994-01-06) 6 January 1994 (age 24) 5 0 Georgia (country) Saburtalo
21 4FW Ilia Kerdzevadze (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Georgia (country) Shukura Kobuleti

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to squad the within the last twelve months for UEFA Euro 2013 qualifying games.[1][2][3][4]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Giorgi Begashvili (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 27) 0 0 Georgia (country) Gagra v. Croatia Croatia; 15 August 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
GK Joni Sherozia (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 27) 0 0 Georgia (country) Merani Martvili v. Switzerland Switzerland; 10 November 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
DF David Kokhia (1993-04-22) 22 April 1993 (age 25) 1 0 Serbia Vojvodina v. Croatia Croatia; 15 August 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
DF Davit Khocholava (1993-08-02) 2 August 1993 (age 25) Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi v. Switzerland Switzerland; 7 October 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
DF Giorgi Jgerenaia (1993-12-28) 28 December 1993 (age 24) 6 0 Georgia (country) Gagra v. Estonia Estonia; 5 June 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
DF Ivane Kandelaki (1990-01-02) 2 January 1990 (age 28) Free agent v. Switzerland Switzerland; 10 November 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
DF Lasha Kalandadze (1991-06-17) 17 June 1991 (age 27) 6 0 Georgia (country) Gagra v. Switzerland Switzerland; 10 November 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
DF Nika Apakidze (1992-04-04) 4 April 1992 (age 26) 4 0 Georgia (country) Zugdidi v. Switzerland Switzerland; 10 November 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
DF Tornike Grigalashvili (1993-01-28) 28 January 1993 (age 25) 0 0 Georgia (country) Zestafoni v. Croatia Croatia; 15 August 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Giorgi Chanturia (1993-04-11) 11 April 1993 (age 25) 8 1 Netherlands Vitesse Arnhem v. Croatia Croatia; 15 August 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Givi Ioseliani (1993-04-11) 11 April 1993 (age 25) 9 0 Georgia (country) Torpedo Kutaisi v. Estonia Estonia; 5 June 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Irakli Lekvtadze (1991-08-30) 30 August 1991 (age 26) 1 0 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi v. Switzerland Switzerland; 7 October 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Jambul Jigauri (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 26) 6 0 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi v. Croatia Croatia; 15 August 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Levan Kenia (1990-10-18) 18 October 1990 (age 27) 4 1 Ukraine Karpaty Lviv v. Estonia Estonia; 5 June 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Luka Guguchia (1991-12-10) 10 December 1991 (age 26) Georgia (country) Zugdidi v. Switzerland Switzerland; 10 November 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Tornike Okriashvili (1992-02-12) 12 February 1992 (age 26) 14 2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk v. Estonia Estonia; 5 June 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Valeri Kazaishvili (1993-01-29) 29 January 1993 (age 25) 6 0 Netherlands Vitesse Arnhem v. Croatia Croatia; 15 August 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Zviad Sikharulia (1992-08-01) 1 August 1992 (age 26) 1 0 Georgia (country) Zugdidi v. Switzerland Switzerland; 10 November 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
FW Konstantine Gabashvili (1992-02-06) 6 February 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi II v. Croatia Croatia; 15 August 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
FW Nikoloz Sabanadze (1991-05-02) 2 May 1991 (age 27) 4 0 Georgia (country) Torpedo Kutaisi v. Estonia Estonia; 5 June 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
FW Teimuraz Sharashenidze (1992-01-21) 21 January 1992 (age 26) 6 0 Georgia (country) Chikhura Sachkhere v. Estonia Estonia; 5 June 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
FW Zakaria Beglarisvili (1990-04-30) 30 April 1990 (age 28) 6 0 Estonia Flora Tallinn v. Estonia Estonia; 5 June 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)

Statistics[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CEST (UTC+2) for dates between 26 March and 28 October 2017 and between 25 March and 27 October 2018, and CET (UTC+1) for all other dates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia and Croatia share the spoils". UEFA.com. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Georgia hold on to move up to third". UEFA.com. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Zuber treble eases Switzerland beyond Georgia". UEFA.com. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Switzerland record narrow win in Georgia". UEFA.com. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 

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