Ukraine national football team
|Nickname(s)||The Main Team (Головна команда)
|Association||Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU)
Федерація Футболу України
|Head coach||Andriy Shevchenko|
|Most caps||Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (144)|
|Top scorer||Andriy Shevchenko (48)|
|Home stadium||Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kyiv|
|Current||29 (20 October 2016)|
|Highest||11 (February 2007)|
|Lowest||132 (September 1993)|
|Current||33 (10 July 2016)|
|Highest||14 (November 2010)|
|Lowest||69 (29 March 1995)|
| Ukraine 1–3 Hungary
(Uzhhorod, Ukraine; 29 April 1992)
| Ukraine 9–0 San Marino
(Lviv, Ukraine; 6 September 2013)
| Croatia 4–0 Ukraine
(Zagreb, Croatia; 25 March 1995)
Spain 4–0 Ukraine
(Leipzig, Germany; 14 June 2006)
Czech Republic 4–0 Ukraine
(Prague, Czech Republic; 6 September 2011)
|Appearances||1 (First in 2006)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals, 2006|
|Appearances||2 (First in 2012)|
|Best result||Group stage, 2012 and 2016|
The Ukraine's National Football Team (Ukrainian: Збірна України з футболу) is the national football team of Ukraine and is controlled by the Football Federation of Ukraine. After Ukrainian Independence and the country's breakaway from the Soviet Union, they played their first match against Hungary on 29 April 1992. The team's biggest success on the world stage was reaching the quarter-finals in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which also marked the team's debut in the finals of a major championship. As the host nation, Ukraine automatically qualified for UEFA Euro 2012. Four years later, Ukraine qualified for Euro 2016 via the play-off route, the first time qualifying for a UEFA European Championship via the qualifying process, as it finished in third place in its qualifying group. This marked the first time in Ukraine's five play-off appearances that it managed to win such a tie, previously unsuccessful in the play-off ties for the Euro 2000, 2002 World Cup, 2010 World Cup and 2014 World Cup.
- 1 History
- 2 Stadiums
- 3 Recent and forthcoming matches
- 4 Player records
- 5 Ukraine managers
- 6 Players
- 7 Competitive record
- 8 Home venues record
- 9 FIFA Ranking history
- 10 Sports kits and sponsors
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Officially the national team of Ukraine, the national team was formed in the early 1990s and shortly after was recognized internationally. It is not widely known, however, that Ukraine previously had a national team in 1925–1935. Just like the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic had its own national team.
The earliest record of games it played can be traced back to August 1928. A championship among the national teams of the Soviet republics as well as the Moscow city team was planned to take place in Moscow. Just before the tournament started, the Ukraine national team played two exhibition games against the Red Sports Federation team from Uruguay, one in Kharkiv (lost 1–2) and the other in Moscow (won 3–2). At the All-Soviet tournament, Ukraine played three games and reached the final where it lost to Moscow 0–1. Along the way, Ukraine managed to defeat the national teams of Belarus and Transcaucasus.
In 1931, Ukraine participated in another All-Soviet championship in Moscow. It played only one game, starting from the semifinals. Ukraine lost to the national team of Transcaucasus 0–3 and was eliminated.
In 1986, Ukraine became a winner of association football tournament of the Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR that was hosted in Ukraine when in final it beat the team of Uzbekistan (Uzbek SSR).
Prior to Independence in 1991, Ukrainian players represented the Soviet Union national team. After independence, a Ukraine national team was formed but the Football Federation of Ukraine failed to secure recognition in time to compete in the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification. Meanwhile, some of the best Ukrainian players of the beginning of the 1990s (including Andrei Kanchelskis, Viktor Onopko, Sergei Yuran, Yuri Nikiforov, Ilya Tsymbalar and Oleg Salenko) chose to play for Russia, as it was named the official successor of the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union's five-year UEFA coefficients, despite being earned in part by Ukrainian players (for example, in the final of the last successful event, Euro 1988, 7 out of starting 11 players were Ukrainians), were transferred to the direct descendant of the Soviet national team – the Russia national team. As a result, a crisis was created for both the national team and the domestic league. When Ukraine returned to international football in late 1994, it did so as absolute beginners.
In the following years, the Ukrainian team improved, showcasing talents like Andriy Shevchenko, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Serhiy Rebrov and Oleksandr Shovkovskiy. Ukraine, however, failed to qualify for any major tournaments prior to 2006.
Troubles with coaches
Soon after being accepted to FIFA and UEFA as a full member in 1992, Ukraine started its preparation to its first game. At first the head coach of the team was planned to be Valeriy Lobanovskyi, but at that time he had a current contract with the United Arab Emirates. Thus, the first manager of the team had to be chosen among members of a coaching council which consisted of Anatoliy Puzach (manager of Dynamo Kyiv), Yevhen Kucherevskyi (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Yevhen Lemeshko (Torpedo Zaporizhya), Yukhym Shkolnykov (Bokovyna Chernnivtsi) and Viktor Prokopenko (Chornomorets Odesa). Later, they were joined by a native of Donetsk Valeriy Yaremchenko (Shakhtar Donetsk). At the end a circle of candidates narrowed down only to three names: Puzach, Yaremnchenko and Prokopenko, the latter who eventually became the head coach.
The first game of the team it was agreed to play against Hungary on 22 April 1992 in Kiev at the Respublikansky Stadium. Due to financial issues, however, it was rearranged to 29 April and moved to the border with Hungary in Uzhhorod at the Avanhard Stadium. There was almost no preparation to the game as all "pioneers" gathered in Kiev on 27 April and the next day flew out to Uzhhorod. At the same time, the opponent, while failing to qualify for the Euro 1992, was preparing for 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification. Ukraine at that time failed to be accepted for the qualification cycle.
Unlike the Hungarian squad, players of which played alongside before and were coached by the European Cup-winning coach Emerich Jenei, the Ukrainian team lost some its better and experienced players to the CIS national football team that was playing its own friendly against the England national football team in Moscow. Among those were Andrei Kanchelskis, Volodymyr Lyutyi, Sergei Yuran, Viktor Onopko, Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko and Akhrik Tsveiba (the last two would later represent Ukraine). For the game against Hungary, only Ivan Hetsko and Oleh Luzhny had previous experience of playing at international level; other players had only played for the Soviet Olympic football team, while Serhiy Kovalets played for Ukraine at the Spartakiad of People of the USSR in 1986.
2006 FIFA World Cup
After an unsuccessful Euro 2004 qualifying campaign, Ukraine appointed Oleh Blokhin as the national team's head coach. Despite initial skepticism about his appointment due to his previous somewhat undistinguished coaching record and general public calls for a foreign coach, Ukraine went on to qualify for their first-ever FIFA World Cup on 3 September 2005 after drawing 1–1 against Georgia in Tbilisi. In their first World Cup, in 2006, they were in the Group H together with Spain, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. After losing 0–4 in the first match against Spain, the Ukrainians beat their other two opponents to reach the knock-out stage.
UEFA Euro 2012
As co-hosts, Ukraine qualified automatically for Euro 2012, marking their debut in the UEFA European Championship. In their opening game against Sweden, Ukraine won 2–1 in Kiev. Despite the team's efforts, however, Ukraine was eliminated after a 0–2 loss to France and a 0–1 loss to England, both in Donetsk.
2014 World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H
For the Euro 2016 qualifying round, Ukraine were drawn against Spain, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg. The Zbirna was expected to qualify for the tournament as runners-up of the group behind Spain but, despite having won all of their games against Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg, the Ukrainians finished third due to a lack of finishing during the top matches against Spain and Slovakia. They therefore had to face Slovenia in the play-off route and succeeded in taking revenge over the team which eliminated Ukraine at the same stage in 1999. They recorded a 2–0 win at Lviv before catching the 1–1 draw at the very end of the second game.
Ukraine won convincingly all of their preparation friendlies against Cyprus, Wales, Romania and Albania. At club level, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk had recently reached the UEFA Europa League final in 2015, while Shakhtar Donetsk had progressed to the semi-finals one year later, as the Ukrainian clubs succeeded in sending one participant to the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League two times in a row. Having been drawn against world champions Germany, Slavic neighbors Poland and first-time Euro competitors Northern Ireland, the Ukrainian team was expected to advance at least to the next round.
The tournament, however, turned into a surprising nightmare. Ukraine lost all of their three games, becoming the only participant in such a case and the first team to exit the tournament, also failing to score a single goal. The Ukrainians started against Germany and were beaten despite good resistance and great chances during an entertaining first half. They came close to levelling the score but were unable to deliver the final end product and were hit by Germany on the counterattack at the very end of the game. Despite a 2–0 loss, it appeared that they would prove to be a stubborn opposition for their opponents. This game was followed by a dreadful and disastrous second 2–0 loss against Northern Ireland with a new goal conceded at the very end of the encounter. The Ukrainian media mainly criticized the coach Mykhaylo Fomenko's perceived inadequate psychological preparation of the squad as much as predictable tactics which were judged as easy to break down. Ukrainians stars Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka's underperformance was also mentioned. Ukraine were the first team eliminated of the competition at this point and lost 1–0 their last game to Poland in which they suffered of an important lack of finishing and a poor performance from striker Roman Zozulya.
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group I
|1||Croatia||3||2||1||0||8||1||+7||7||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup||—||12 Nov '16||24 Mar '17||1–1||6 Oct '17||2 Sep '17|
|2||Iceland||3||2||1||0||6||3||+3||7||Possible second round[a]||11 Jun '17||—||5 Sep '17||2–0||3–2||9 Oct '17|
|3||Ukraine||3||1||2||0||6||3||+3||5||9 Oct '17||1–1||—||2 Sep '17||12 Nov '16||3–0|
|4||Turkey||3||0||2||1||3||5||−2||2||5 Sep '17||6 Oct '17||2–2||—||24 Mar '17||12 Nov '16|
|5||Finland||3||0||1||2||3||5||−2||1||0–1||2 Sep '17||11 Jun '17||9 Oct '17||—||1–1|
|6||Kosovo||3||0||1||2||1||10||−9||1||0–6||24 Mar '17||6 Oct '17||11 Jun '17||5 Sep '17||—|
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
- The eight best runners-up across all groups will advance to the second round (play-offs). The ninth-ranked runners-up will be eliminated.
The most important matches of the Ukrainian national team are held in Kiev's Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, also home of Dynamo Kyiv. New infrastructure and stadiums were built in preparation for Euro 2012, and other venues include stadiums in the cities of Donetsk, Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa. The alternative stadiums are: Donbass Arena (Donetsk), Metalist Stadium (Kharkiv), Arena Lviv (Lviv), Dnipro-Arena (Dnipropetrovsk), Chornomorets Stadium (Odessa).
During the Soviet time era (before 1991), only two stadiums in Ukraine were used in official games, the Olimpiysky NSC in Kiev (known then as Republican Stadium) and the Lokomotiv Stadium in Simferopol.
Recent and forthcoming matches
The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming seasons.
|14 November 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 Q play-offs||Ukraine||2–0||Slovenia||Lviv, Ukraine|
|Report||Stadium: Arena Lviv
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
|17 November 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 Q play-offs||Slovenia||1–1||Ukraine||Maribor, Slovenia|
|20:45||Cesar 11'||Report||Yarmolenko 90+7'||Stadium: Ljudski vrt
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
|24 March 2016 Friendly||Ukraine||1–0||Cyprus||Odessa, Ukraine|
|Stepanenko 40'||Stadium: Chornomorets Stadium
Referee: Orel Grinfield (Israel)
|28 March 2016 Friendly||Ukraine||1–0||Wales||Kyiv, Ukraine|
|Yarmolenko 28'||Report||Stadium: Olympic Stadium
|29 May 2016 Friendly||Romania||3–4||Ukraine||Torino, Italy|
|Stadium: Stadio Olimpico Grande
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
|3 June 2016 Friendly||Ukraine||3–1||Albania||Bergamo, Italy|
|Report||Sadiku 12'||Stadium: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (Italy)
|12 June 2016 UEFA Euro 2016 Group Stage||Germany||2–0||Ukraine||Lille, France|
|www.skysports.com/football/germany-vs-ukraine/352847||Stadium: Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
|16 June 2016 UEFA Euro 2016 Group Stage||Ukraine||0–2||Northern Ireland||Lyon, France|
|Stadium: Stade des Lumières
Referee: Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)
|21 June 2016 UEFA Euro 2016 Group Stage||Ukraine||0–1||Poland||Marseille, France|
|Błaszczykowski 54'||Stadium: Stade Vélodrome
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)
|5 September 2016 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification||Ukraine||1–1||Iceland||Kiev, Ukraine|
|21:45||Stadium: Olympic Stadium
|6 October 2016 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification||Turkey||2–2||Ukraine||Konya, Turkey|
|20:45||Stadium: Torku Arena
|9 October 2016 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification||Ukraine||3–0||Kosovo||Kraków, Poland|
|Report||Stadium: Marshal Józef Piłsudski Stadium
Referee: Kevin Blom
|12 November 2016 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification||Ukraine||v||Finland||Olympic National Sports Complex, Kyiv|
|15 November 2016 Friendly||Ukraine||v||Serbia||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Stadium: Metalist Stadium
|24 March 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification||Croatia||v||Ukraine||Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb|
|11 June 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification||Finland||v||Ukraine||Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki|
|2 September 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification||Ukraine||v||Turkey||Olympic National Sports Complex, Kyiv|
|5 September 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification||Iceland||v||Ukraine||Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík|
|6 October 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification||Kosovo||v||Ukraine||Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër|
|9 October 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification||Ukraine||v||Croatia||Olympic National Sports Complex, Kyiv|
Most capped Ukraine players
As of 9 October 2016[update]
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.
Top Ukraine goalscorers
As of 9 October 2016[update]
|#||Player||Career||Captain Caps||Total Caps|
Top 10 goalkeepers
As of 9 October 2016[update]
Last updated on 9 October 2016.
|Manager||Nation||Ukraine career||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||GF||GA||Win %||Qualifying cycle||Final tour|
|Mykola Pavlov (caretaker)||1992||1||0||1||0||1||1||0|
|Mykola Pavlov (caretaker)||1994||2||0||0||2||0||3||0|
|Yozhef Sabo||1996–1999||32||15||11||6||26||41||46.88||1998, 2000|
|Oleh Blokhin||2003–2007||46||21||14||11||78||26||45.65||2006, 2008||2006|
|Yuriy Kalytvyntsev (caretaker)||2010–2011||8||1||5||2||14||16||12.5|
|Andriy Bal (caretaker)||2012||2||0||1||1||2||1||0||2014|
|Oleksandr Zavarov (caretaker)||2012||1||1||0||0||1||0||100|
|Mykhaylo Fomenko||2012–2016||37||24||6||7||67||22||64.86||2014, 2016||2016|
|Head coach||Andriy Shevchenko|
|Goalkeeping coach||Pedro Luis Jaro|
|Fitness coach||Ivan Bashtovyi|
The following players were called in the squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matchs against Turkey on 6 October 2016 and Kosovo on 9 October 2016.
Players' records are accurate as of 9 October 2016 after the match against Kosovo.
The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Mykyta Shevchenko||26 January 1993||0||0||Shakhtar Donetsk||v. Iceland, 5 September 2016|
|DF||Serhiy Kryvtsov||15 March 1991||1||0||Shakhtar Donetsk||v. Turkey, 6 October 2016|
|DF||Yaroslav Rakitskyi||3 August 1989||43||4||Shakhtar Donetsk||v. Turkey, 6 October 2016 INJ|
|DF||Mykola Morozyuk||17 January 1988||13||1||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Iceland, 5 September 2016 PRE|
|DF||Vyacheslav Shevchuk||13 May 1979||56||0||Shakhtar Donetsk||v. Poland, 21 June 2016|
|DF||Mykyta Kamenyuka||3 June 1985||1||0||Zorya Luhansk||v. Romania, 29 May 2016|
|DF||Yevhen Selin||9 May 1988||15||1||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Wales, 28 March 2016|
|DF||Artem Putivtsev||29 August 1988||1||0||Nieciecza||v. Wales, 28 March 2016|
|DF||Andriy Pylyavskyi||4 December 1988||1||0||Vorskla Poltava||v. Slovenia, 17 November 2015|
|MF||Viktor Tsyhankov||15 November 1997||0||0||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Turkey, 6 October 2016 INJ|
|MF||Vitaliy Buyalskyi||6 January 1993||0||0||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Iceland, 5 September 2016|
|MF||Denys Harmash||19 April 1990||28||2||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Iceland, 5 September 2016 PRE|
|MF||Roman Bezus||26 September 1990||19||4||Sint-Truiden||v. Iceland, 5 September 2016 PRE|
|MF||Pavlo Ksyonz||2 January 1987||1||0||Karpaty Lviv||v. Iceland, 5 September 2016 PRE|
|MF||Vladlen Yurchenko||22 January 1994||0||0||Bayer Leverkusen||v. Iceland, 5 September 2016 INJ|
|MF||Anatoliy Tymoshchuk RET||30 March 1979||144||4||Kairat Almaty||v. Poland, 21 June 2016|
|MF||Oleh Husyev||25 April 1983||98||13||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Romania, 29 May 2016|
|MF||Ruslan Malinovskyi||4 May 1993||3||0||Genk||v. Slovenia, 17 November 2015|
|FW||Yevhen Seleznyov||20 July 1985||52||11||Shakhtar Donetsk||v. Iceland, 5 September 2016|
|FW||Artem Dovbyk||21 June 1997||0||0||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||v. Iceland, 5 September 2016 PRE|
|FW||Pylyp Budkivskyi||10 March 1992||6||0||Anzhi Makhachkala||v. Poland, 21 June 2016|
|FW||Oleksandr Hladkyy||24 August 1987||11||1||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Slovenia, 14 November 2015 INJ|
- INJ = Withdrew because of injury.
- PRE = Preliminary squad.
- RET = Retired from the national team.
- 2006 FIFA World Cup squads – Ukraine
- UEFA Euro 2012 squads – Ukraine
- UEFA Euro 2016 squads – Ukraine
FIFA World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup||FIFA World Cup Qualification|
|1930–1990||Part of Soviet Union|
|1994||Did Not Enter (spot not granted by FIFA)||Did Not Enter (spot not granted by FIFA)|
|1998||Did Not Qualify||12||6||3||3||11||9|
|2010||Did Not Qualify||12||6||4||2||21||7|
|2018||To Be Determined||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- * Denotes draws include knock-out matches decided on penalty kicks.
UEFA European Championship record
|UEFA European Championship||UEFA European Championship Qualification|
|1960–1992||Part of Soviet Union||Part of Soviet Union|
|1996||Did Not Qualify||10||4||1||5||11||15|
|2012||Group Stage||13th||3||1||0||2||2||4||Qualified as host nation|
|2020||To Be Determined|
|FIFA World Cup||UEFA European Championship|
|1994 – Qualifying spot not granted by FIFA||1996 – 4th in Qualifying group 4|
|1998 – 2nd in Qualifying group 9, lost to Croatia in play-off||2000 – 2nd in Qualifying group 4, lost to Slovenia in play-off|
|2002 – 2nd in Qualifying group 5, lost to Germany in play-off||2004 – 3rd in Qualifying group 6|
|2006 – Qualified for the tournament (1st in Qualifying group 2)||2008 – 4th in Qualifying group B|
|2010 – 2nd in Qualifying group 6, lost to Greece in play-off||2012 – Qualified for the tournament (as a host nation)|
|2014 – 2nd in Qualifying group H, lost to France in play-off||2016 – Qualified for the tournament (3rd in Qualifying group C, won over Slovenia in play-off)|
All-time team record
The following table shows Ukraine's all-time international record, correct as of 9 October 2016.
|United Arab Emirates||1||0||1||0||1||1||0|
Home venues record
|Venue||City||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||GF||GA||Points per game|
|Olimpiysky National Sports Complex||Kiev||55||27||18||10||81||44||1.8|
|Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium||Kiev||20||13||5||2||38||15||2.2|
- Last updated: 28 March 2016. Statistics include official FIFA-recognised matches only.
FIFA Ranking history
Sports kits and sponsors
Kit history and evolution
On 29 March 2010, Ukraine debuted a new Adidas kit. This replaced the Adidas kit with a yellow base and the traditional Adidas three stripe with a snake sash which was used in 2009. Prior to 5 February 2009 Ukraine wore a Lotto kit.
|2009 – present||Adidas|
Marketing for the Football Federation of Ukraine is conducted by the Ukraine Football International (UFI).
- Title sponsor: EpiCenter (since 2013)
- Premium (General) sponsors: Chernihivske (since 1998)
- Official sponsors: Henkel (Ukraine), Adidas, Airline "MAU" (Ukraine International Airlines), NIKO (official Mitsubishi distributor in Ukraine), Boris clinic, Tour agency "Love Cyprus", Resort center "Grand Admiral Club"
- Ukraine national under-21 football team
- Ukraine national under-19 football team
- Ukraine national under-18 football team
- Ukraine national under-17 football team
- Ukraine national under-16 football team
- Ukrainians on the Soviet Union national football team
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- Ukraine appoint Blokhin, Sky Sports (21 April 2011)
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- "Новую форму сборной первым примерил Ракицкий (+фото) (New uniform for the National team was first fitted by Rakytsky with photo)". ua.football (in Russian). Globalinfo (Kiev, Ukraine). 29 March 2010.
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- National team sponsor promised $2 mln for advancing to the WC-2014
- Article-news at epicentrk.com.ua
- on YouTube. Youtube channel of FFU.
- Explanation of sponsorship.
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