Russia national under-21 football team

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Russia Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Молодежка (Junior)
Молодежная Сборная (Junior Team)
AssociationRussian Football Union
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMikhail Galaktionov
FIFA codeRUS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Denmark 2–2 Russia 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 25 August 1992)
Biggest win
 Luxembourg 0–10 Russia 
(Pétange, Luxembourg; 6 June 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Chile 5–0 Russia 
(Toulon, France; 21 May 2010)
European U-21 Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1980, as Soviet Union)
Best resultWinners (1980, 1990)

The Russia national under-21 football team is overseen by the Russian Football Union. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years, and international friendly matches. The team also participates in the qualification for the Olympic Games.

History[edit]

UEFA U-21 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 Round GP W D* L GS GA
Europe 1978 Did Not Qualify 4 2 1 1 5 1
Europe 1980 Champions 10 7 3 0 16 3
Europe 1982 Semi-finals 8 2 4 2 8 11
Europe 1984 Did Not Qualify 6 2 3 1 8 6
Europe 1986 6 3 0 3 8 8
Europe 1988 6 3 0 3 7 9
Europe 1990 Champions 12 8 3 1 25 11
Europe 1992 Did Not Qualify 6 2 3 1 6 4
France 1994 Quarter-Finals 10 6 2 2 25 7
Spain 1996 Did Not Qualify 8 4 1 3 17 6
Romania 1998 Quarter-Finals 9 6 1 2 27 8
Slovakia 2000 Did Not Qualify 8 6 0 2 17 5
Switzerland 2002 8 4 3 1 23 9
Germany 2004 8 5 0 3 14 8
Portugal 2006 12 6 1 5 25 10
Netherlands 2007 4 3 0 1 12 6
Sweden 2009 8 5 0 3 14 6
Denmark 2011 10 7 1 2 22 6
Israel 2013 Group Stage 13 6 3 4 23 17
Czech Republic 2015 Did Not Qualify 10 7 1 2 22 12
Poland 2017 10 2 3 5 15 19
ItalySan Marino 2019 10 6 1 3 25 13
HungarySlovenia 2021 Qualified 10 7 2 1 22 4
Total 2 titles 196 109 36 51 386 189
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.

Olympic Games[edit]

Summer Olympic record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA Squad
Spain 1992 Did Not Qualify
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Japan 2020
Total - - - - - - - - -

Honours[edit]

Coaches[edit]

1992–1993 Boris Ignatyev
1994–1998 Mikhail Gershkovich
1998–1999 Leonid Pakhomov
2000–2001 Valeri Gladilin
2001–2002 Valery Gazzaev
2002–2005 Andrei Chernyshov
2006 Aleksandr Borodyuk, Viktor Losev
2007–2008 Boris Stukalov
2008–2010 Igor Kolyvanov
2010–2015 Nikolai Pisarev
2015 Dmitri Khomukha
2016–2017 Nikolai Pisarev
2017–2018 Yevgeni Bushmanov
2018– Mikhail Galaktionov

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up to participate in the Under-21 Euro qualifiers against Estonia on 9 October 2020 and against Latvia on 13 October 2020.[1]

The caps and goals are correct after the match against Latvia on 13 October 2020.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Matvei Safonov (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 (age 21) 10 0 Russia Krasnodar
1GK Aleksandr Maksimenko (1998-03-19) 19 March 1998 (age 22) 8 0 Russia Spartak Moscow
1GK Denis Adamov (1998-02-20) 20 February 1998 (age 22) 0 0 Russia Krasnodar-2
2DF Roman Yevgenyev (1999-02-23) 23 February 1999 (age 21) 12 1 Russia Dynamo Moscow
2DF Igor Diveyev (1999-09-27) 27 September 1999 (age 21) 10 3 Russia CSKA Moscow
2DF Nikita Kalugin (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 22) 10 1 Russia Sochi
2DF Artyom Golubev (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 21) 7 0 Russia Ufa
2DF Danil Krugovoy (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 22) 6 1 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
2DF Pavel Maslov (2000-04-14) 14 April 2000 (age 20) 3 0 Russia Spartak Moscow
2DF Nair Tiknizyan (1999-05-12) 12 May 1999 (age 21) 2 0 Russia CSKA Moscow
2DF Aleksei Tatayev (1998-10-08) 8 October 1998 (age 22) 1 0 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav
3MF Ivan Oblyakov (1998-07-07) 7 July 1998 (age 22) 27 6 Russia CSKA Moscow
3MF Aleksandr Lomovitsky (1998-01-27) 27 January 1998 (age 22) 12 2 Russia Arsenal Tula
3MF Konstantin Kuchayev (1998-03-18) 18 March 1998 (age 22) 11 2 Russia CSKA Moscow
3MF Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov (1999-12-16) 16 December 1999 (age 20) 10 3 Russia Krasnodar
3MF Danil Glebov (1999-11-03) 3 November 1999 (age 20) 10 1 Russia Rostov
3MF Daniil Utkin (1999-10-12) 12 October 1999 (age 21) 10 1 Russia Krasnodar
3MF Daniil Lesovoy (1998-01-12) 12 January 1998 (age 22) 7 1 Russia Dynamo Moscow
3MF Stanislav Magkeyev (1999-03-27) 27 March 1999 (age 21) 1 0 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
3MF Denis Makarov (1998-02-18) 18 February 1998 (age 22) 1 0 Russia Rubin Kazan
3MF Konstantin Maradishvili (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Russia CSKA Moscow
4FW Fyodor Chalov (1998-04-10) 10 April 1998 (age 22) 20 10 Russia CSKA Moscow
4FW Vyacheslav Grulyov (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 21) 11 3 Russia Dynamo Moscow
4FW Ivan Ignatyev (1999-01-06) 6 January 1999 (age 21) 11 1 Russia Rubin Kazan

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months and are still eligible for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Nikolai Rasskazov (1998-01-04) 4 January 1998 (age 22) 18 1 Russia Arsenal Tula v.  Poland, 8 September 2020
DF Danil Stepanov (2000-01-25) 25 January 2000 (age 20) 2 0 Russia Rotor Volgograd v.  Poland, 8 September 2020
DF Mikhail Lysov (1998-01-29) 29 January 1998 (age 22) 12 0 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow v.  Serbia, 19 November 2019
DF Nikita Kakkoyev (1999-08-22) 22 August 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Russia Nizhny Novgorod v.  Serbia, 19 November 2019
DF Ivan Lapshov (1999-05-01) 1 May 1999 (age 21) 2 0 Russia Tom Tomsk v.  Estonia, 15 October 2019
MF Maksim Glushenkov (1999-07-28) 28 July 1999 (age 21) 9 2 Russia Spartak Moscow v.  Poland, 8 September 2020
MF Nail Umyarov (2000-06-27) 27 June 2000 (age 20) 8 1 Russia Spartak Moscow v.  Poland, 8 September 2020

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Состав на матчи с Эстонией и Латвией (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 28 September 2020.

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