Russia national under-19 football team

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Russia Under-19
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Юноши (Boys)
Юношеская Сборная (Youth Team)
AssociationRussian Football Union
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachAndrei Gordeyev
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win
 Russia 7–0 Estonia 
(Moscow, Russia; 24 September 2007)
 Russia 7–0 Faroe Islands 
(Moscow, Russia; 9 October 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Russia 2–6 Serbia 
(Pasching, Austria; 18 July 2007)
UEFA U-19 Championship
Appearances22 (first in 1962, as Soviet Union)
Best resultWinners, 1966 (shared), 1967, 1976, 1978, 1988, 1990, as Soviet Union

The Russia national under-19 football team, controlled by the Russian Football Union, represents Russia at the European Under-19 Football Championship and international friendly match fixtures at the under-19 age level.

On 28 February 2022, in accordance with a "recommendation" by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FIFA and UEFA suspended the participation of Russia, including in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Russian Football Union unsuccessfully appealed the FIFA and UEFA bans to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which upheld the bans.


European Championships[edit]

Since the tournament adopted its current under-19 format in 2002, the Russia under-19s have qualified for only two UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. They have, however, reached the second, or elite, qualification stage in all campaigns with the exception of 2002 when they were knocked out at the preliminary qualification stage.[1] They came closest to qualifying for the 2010 competition, when they finished one point behind group winners Italy in the elite qualification stage.[2]

In the 2011 qualification campaign, Russia again narrowly missed out on the finals, finishing second in group five of the elite qualifying stage, having drawn two games and won one against Israel.[3] The group winner was the Czech Republic.[4] The joint top scorers for Russia in the qualification campaign for 2011 were Aleksandr Kozlov and Georgi Nurov, who both scored two goals in three games.[5]

Russia's best performance at the European Championships was in 2015 in Greece. After being qualified to the final tournament for the first time since 2007, team Russia also stood at the top position of Group B of the Group Stage along with Spain. In the semifinals Russia beat hosts Greece 4–0. The team eventually became runners-up, after Spain made two goals to win the trophy.[citation needed]

UEFA U-19 Championship Record[edit]

  • FIFA considers Russia the direct successor to the Soviet Union, and therefore the inheritor to all its records.

  Champions    Runners-Up    Third Place    Fourth Place

Year Result GP W D L GS GA
Norway 2002 First qualifying round
Liechtenstein 2003 Second qualifying round
Switzerland 2004 Second qualifying round
Northern Ireland 2005 Elite round
Poland 2006 Elite round
Austria 2007 Group stage 3 0 1 2 4 9
Czech Republic 2008 Elite round
Ukraine 2009 Elite round
France 2010 Elite round
Romania 2011 Elite round
Estonia 2012 Elite round
Lithuania 2013 Elite round
Hungary 2014 Elite round
Greece 2015 Runners-up 5 2 1 2 9 5
Germany 2016 Elite round
Georgia (country) 2017 Qualifying round
Finland 2018 Qualifying round
Armenia 2019 Elite round
Northern Ireland 2020 Cancelled
Romania 2021
Slovakia 2022 Banned
Malta 2023
Northern Ireland 2024
Total 2/20 8 2 2 4 13 14


Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

5 September 2017 Friendly Italy  2–1  Russia Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Bastoni 20'
  • Olivieri 90+2'
Summary Ignatyev 16' Attendance: 500
7 October 2017 Friendly Russia  1–2  Belgium Marbella, Spain
Utkin 67' Summary
Attendance: 50
9 October 2017 Friendly United States  2–2  Russia Marbella, Spain
Attendance: 50
4 June 2019 Granatkin Cup Russia  3–0  India Saint Petersburg, Russia
18:00 Kosarev 50', 73', 82' RFS AIFF Stadium: Petrovsky Stadium
Referee: Dmitry Streltsov (Russia)
6 June 2019 Granatkin Cup Russia  3–0  Bulgaria Saint Petersburg, Russia
18:00 Prokhin 44', 54'
Faizullin 57'
Stadium: Petrovsky Stadium
Referee: Artyom Chistyakov (Russia)
9 June 2019 Granatkin Cup Moldova  v  Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia
18:00 Stadium: Petrovsky Stadium
TBD June 2019 Granatkin Cup Russia  v TBD Saint Petersburg, Russia
TBD June 2019 Granatkin Cup Russia  v TBD Saint Petersburg, Russia

Current squad[edit]


  1. ^ "UEFA under-19 European Championships history". Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  2. ^ "2010 UEFA under-19 European Championships". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Under-19 result: Israel 1-3 Russia". 21 May 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  4. ^ "2011 UEFA under-19 European Championships elite stage: Group 5 final standings". Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Top scorers: All qualifying stages, 2011 U-19 European Championships". Retrieved 27 July 2011.