Sweden national under-17 football team

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Sweden Under-17
Nickname(s)Blågult (The Blue-Yellow)
AssociationSvenska Fotbollförbundet
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachRoland Nilsson (Team 1998)
Magnus Wikman (Team 1999)
CaptainDennis Hadžikadunić
(Team 1998)
Joseph Colley (Team 1999)
Most capsMirza Halvadžić (31)
Top scorerMåns Sörensson (18)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Denmark 2–0 Sweden 
(Vejle, Denmark; 1 August 2001)
Biggest win
 Sweden 9–0 Faroe Islands 
(Korsholm, Finland; 4 August 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 2–8 Spain 
(Rio Maior, Portugal; 28 February 2002)
 Czech Republic 6–0 Sweden 
(Badnjevac, Serbia; 26 March 2008)
 Sweden 1–7 France 
(Benidorm, Spain; 22 March 2015)
UEFA U-17 Championship
Appearances2 appearances (first in 2013)
Best resultSemi-finals: 2013
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances1 appearance (first in 2013)
Best resultThird place: 2013

The Sweden national under-17 football team is the football team representing Sweden in competitions for under-17-year-old players. The Swedish U17 team came into existence following the realignment of the UEFA European Under-16 Championship, which changed to be an under-17 competition in 2002.

Sweden U17's head coach for Team 1998 is Roland Nilsson and the team captain is Dennis Hadžikadunić. The head coach for Team 1999 is Magnus Wikman and the team captain is Joseph Colley. Until 2013, Sweden had never qualified for a FIFA U-17 World Cup or a European Under-17 Championship, but in 2013 they qualified for both tournaments. In the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship they got to the semi-finals where they were knocked out on penalties by Russia.[1] In the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup they finished in third place after beating Argentina with 4–1 in the third-place match. Valmir Berisha scored three goals in the match and thus became the top scorer of the tournament.[2]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup record FIFA U-17 World Cup qualification record **
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Italy 1991 Did not qualify 5 3 1 1 7 2
Japan 1993 4 0 0 4 1 14
Ecuador 1995 6 3 1 2 7 6
Egypt 1997 2 1 0 1 2 1
New Zealand 1999 5 3 0 2 12 7
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 2 1 1 0 3 1
Finland 2003 3 1 0 2 10 4
Peru 2005 3 1 1 1 3 2
South Korea 2007 6 1 2 3 8 12
Nigeria 2009 3 1 0 2 4 4
Mexico 2011 3 0 1 2 0 4
United Arab Emirates 2013 Third place 3rd 7 4 1 2 15 11 10 5 5 0 19 5
Chile 2015 Did not qualify 6 1 2 3 3 12
India 2017 6 3 0 3 14 8
Peru 2019 To be determined - - - - - -
Total Best: Third place 1/13 7 4 1 2 15 11 64 24 14 26 93 82
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Includes both qualification phase and final tournament of UEFA European Under-17 Championship.
***Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
****Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
FIFA U-17 World Cup History
Year Round Score Result
2013 Group stage Sweden  4–1  Iraq Win
Group stage Sweden  3–3  Nigeria Draw
Group stage Sweden  0–1  Mexico Loss
Round of 16 Sweden  2–1  Japan Win
Quarter final Sweden  2–1  Honduras Win
Semi final Sweden  0–3  Nigeria Loss
Third place game Sweden  4–1  Argentina Win

UEFA European U-17 Championship[edit]

UEFA European Under-17 Championship record UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Denmark 2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 3
Portugal 2003 3 1 0 2 10 4
France 2004 3 0 1 2 1 5
Italy 2005 3 1 1 1 3 2
Luxembourg 2006 6 2 2 2 12 10
Belgium 2007 6 1 2 3 8 12
Turkey 2008 6 2 2 2 9 12
Germany 2009 3 1 0 2 4 4
Liechtenstein 2010 6 3 2 1 9 4
Serbia 2011 3 0 1 2 0 4
Slovenia 2012 6 3 2 1 8 3
Slovakia 2013 Semi-final 3rd 4 1 3 0 2 1 6 4 2 0 17 4
Malta 2014 Did not qualify 6 1 1 4 3 9
Bulgaria 2015 6 1 2 3 3 12
Azerbaijan 2016 Quarter-final 5th 4 2 0 2 3 3 6 3 2 1 10 6
Croatia 2017 Did not qualify 6 3 0 3 14 8
England 2018 Quarter-final 7th 4 2 0 2 4 3 6 2 4 0 12 2
Republic of Ireland 2019 To be determined
Estonia 2020 To be determined
Total Best: Semi-final 3/17 12 5 3 4 9 7 83 28 24 31 123 104
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
UEFA European Under-17 Championship History
Year Round Score Result
2013 Group stage Sweden  1–0   Switzerland Win
Group stage Sweden  1–1  Austria Draw
Group stage Sweden  0–0  Slovakia Draw
Semi final Sweden  0–0
(9–10 pen.)
 Russia Draw
2016 Group stage Sweden  2–1  England Win
Group stage Sweden  0–1  Denmark Loss
Group stage Sweden  1–0  France Win
Quarter final Sweden  0–1  Netherlands Loss
2018 Group stage Sweden  2–0  Slovenia Win
Group stage Sweden  1–2  Norway Loss
Group stage Sweden  1–0  Portugal Win
Quarter final Sweden  0–1  Italy Loss

Records[edit]

All records updated as of 25 March 2015.

Most capped players[edit]

Players in bold text are still available to play for the Swedish U17 team.

# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Mirza Halvadžić 2011–2013 31 4
2 Elias Andersson 2011–2013 28 4
Anton Salétros 2011–2013 28 3
Linus Wahlqvist 2011–2013 28 1
3 Gustav Engvall 2011–2013 26 9
Sebastian Ramhorn 2012–2013 26 0
Joseph Colley 2014–2016 26 1
4 Oscar Krusnell 2014-2016 25 1
Zackarias Faour 2013–2015 25 8
Teddy Bergqvist 2014-2016 25 11
5 Måns Söderqvist 2008–2010 24 4

Top goalscorers[edit]

Players in bold text are still available to play for the Swedish U17 team.

# Player Career Goals Caps
1 Måns Sörensson 2001–2003 18 19
2 Valmir Berisha 2012–2013 13 17
3 Joel Asoro 2014–2016 12 17
4 Teddy Bergqvist 2014–2016 11 25
Daniel Larsson 2002–2004 11 23
5 Marko Mitrović 2007–2009 10 11
6 Robin Söder 2006–2008 9 19
Muamer Tanković 2010–2012 9 19
Gustav Engvall 2011–2013 9 26

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Qualification.

Caps and goals updated as 5 October 2016.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Simon Andersson (2001-01-15) 15 January 2001 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden Halmstads BK
12 1GK Kristoffer Westerberg (2001-04-25) 25 April 2001 (age 17) 1 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna
1GK Joachim Imbrechts (2001-10-09) 9 October 2001 (age 17) 0 0 Belgium R. Charleroi SC

2 2DF Martin Trinh (2000-01-13) 13 January 2000 (age 18) 1 0 Sweden Örebro SK
3 2DF Viktor Krüger (2000-02-19) 19 February 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Sweden Kalmar FF
5 2DF Adrian Petersson (2000-02-03) 3 February 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Sweden Atvidabergs FF
6 2DF Tim Stalheden (2000-05-06) 6 May 2000 (age 18) 3 1 Sweden IF Elfsborg
4 2DF Malte Persson (2000-10-15) 15 October 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Sweden Kalmar FF
7 2DF Jake Weisbrod (2000-05-19) 19 May 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg

13 3MF Benjamin Tannus (2000-04-09) 9 April 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Sweden Högaborgs BK
10 3MF Eduart Iljazi (2000-07-31) 31 July 2000 (age 18) 1 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
9 3MF Elias Durmaz (2000-04-21) 21 April 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Sweden BK Forward
14 3MF Pavle Vagic (2000-01-24) 24 January 2000 (age 18) 3 1 Sweden Malmö FF
8 3MF Hampus Finndell (2000-06-06) 6 June 2000 (age 18) 3 2 Netherlands FC Groningen

16 4FW Dejan Kulusevski (2000-04-25) 25 April 2000 (age 18) 3 1 Italy Atalanta
15 4FW Edvin Crona (2000-01-25) 25 January 2000 (age 18) 2 2 Sweden Kalmar FF
17 4FW Filston Mawana (2000-03-21) 21 March 2000 (age 18) 3 4 Sweden Malmö FF
18 4FW Mans Saebbö (2000-08-21) 21 August 2000 (age 18) 3 1 Sweden IFK Göteborg

Recent call-ups[edit]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
GK Samuel Brolin (2000-09-29) 29 September 2000 (age 18) 4 0 Sweden AIK v.  Romania, 4 September 2017
Mohamed Osman (1997-02-19) 19 February 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Sweden AIK v.  Romania, 4 September 2017
Jakob Tånnander (2000-08-10) 10 August 2000 (age 18) 6 0 Sweden Lunds BK v.  France, 28 March 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sverige föll efter straffrysare mot Ryssland" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Svenskt VM-brons – hattrick av Berisha" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 8 November 2013.

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