Latvia national under-17 football team

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Latvia Under-17
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Sarkanbaltsarkanie (The red-white-reds)
Association Latvian Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Latvia Igors Stepanovs
Captain Reinis Flaksis
Most caps Vitālijs Maksimenko (17)
Top scorer Vitālijs Maksimenko (9)
First colours
Second colours
European U-17 championships
Appearances None

The Latvia national under-17 football team or Latvia U-17 represents Latvia in association football at the under-17 youth level, and is controlled by the Latvian Football Federation.

The team is for Latvian players aged 17 or under at the start of a two-year European Under-17 Football Championship cycle, so players appearing for the team can actually be up to 19 years of age. It is considered a feeder team of the Latvian under-19 and under-21 teams.

Competition history[edit]

Prior to Latvia's independence in 1991 Latvian players were eligible for selection to the Soviet Union U-16 team. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Latvian Football Federation was admitted to UEFA as a full member in 1992, and the Latvia U-16 team played their first competitive matches in the first phase of the qualifying tournament for the 1994 European U-16 Championship. The team's competitive debut came on 18 September 1993 against Russia U-16 and they finished their first qualifying campaign as 3rd out of 3 teams, behind Russia and Norway.[1]

Although the team continued to participate in every under-16 and under-17 European Championship qualifying cycle since 1994, the team never qualified for any of the tournaments.

European Championship[edit]

Under-16 format[edit]

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Republic of Ireland 1994 Did not qualify
Belgium 1995 Did not qualify
Austria 1996 Did not qualify
Germany 1997 Did not qualify
Scotland 1998 Did not qualify
Czech Republic 1999 Did not qualify
Israel 2000 Did not qualify
England 2001 Did not qualify
Total 0/8 0 0 0 0 0 0

Under-17 format[edit]

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Denmark 2002 Did not qualify
Portugal 2003 Did not qualify
France 2004 Did not qualify
Italy 2005 Did not qualify
Luxembourg 2006 Did not qualify
Belgium 2007 Did not qualify
Turkey 2008 Did not qualify
Germany 2009 Did not qualify
Liechtenstein 2010 Did not qualify
Total 0/9 0 0 0 0 0 0

Current players[edit]

The following players have been called up for the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship matches against Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Moldova in Moldova in September 2016.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Rūdolfs Soloha (2000-03-16) 16 March 2000 (age 16) England Nottingham Forest
1GK Vladlens Fiļčenkovs (2000-04-06) 6 April 2000 (age 16) Latvia Liepāja

2DF Kristaps Mednis (2000-07-14) 14 July 2000 (age 16) Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte Rīga
2DF Ņikita Skļarenko (2000-05-23) 23 May 2000 (age 16) Latvia Šitika FS Rīga
2DF Kirils Frolovs (2000-08-06) 6 August 2000 (age 16) Latvia FA Ventspils
2DF Kirils Lušņickis (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 (age 16) Latvia Rīgas Futbola skola
2DF Roberts Veips (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 16) Italy Sampdoria Genoa

3MF Bogdans Samoilovs (2000-05-13) 13 May 2000 (age 16) Germany Köln
3MF Kaspars Kokins (2000-04-26) 26 April 2000 (age 16) Italy Novara Calcio
3MF Kristers Lūsiņš (2000-05-09) 9 May 2000 (age 16) Latvia Vidzemes FC/FK Valmiera
3MF Matīss Zēģele (2000-09-24) 24 September 2000 (age 16) Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte Rīga
3MF Kristers Tobers (2000-12-13) 13 December 2000 (age 15) Latvia Liepāja
3MF Ričards Šauers (2000-02-27) 27 February 2000 (age 16) Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte Rīga
3MF Iļja Korotkovs (2000-05-24) 24 May 2000 (age 16) Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte Rīga
3MF Raens Tālbergs (2000-09-14) 14 September 2000 (age 16) Latvia FA Ventspils
3MF Dmitrijs Zelenkovs (2000-05-15) 15 May 2000 (age 16) Italy Empoli

4FW Romans Saļkovskis (2000-06-12) 12 June 2000 (age 16) Latvia BFC Daugavpils
4FW Maksims Toņiševs (2000-05-12) 12 May 2000 (age 16) Latvia Rīgas Futbola skola

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Garin, Erik (7 December 2003). "European U-16 Championship 1994". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 

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