Ukraine national football team
|Nickname(s)||Головна команда (The Main Team)|
|Association||Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF)|
Українська Асоціація Футболу
|Head coach||Andriy Shevchenko|
|Most caps||Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (144)|
|Top scorer||Andriy Shevchenko (48)|
|Current||25 1 (25 July 2019)|
|Highest||11 (February 2007)|
|Lowest||132 (September 1993)|
|Current||19 9 (30 July 2019)|
|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 national football team (Ukrainian: збірна України з футболу) represents Ukraine in international football matches and is controlled by the Ukrainian Association of Football, the governing body for football in Ukraine. Ukraine's home ground is the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev.
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 they finished in third place in their qualifying group. This marked the first time in Ukraine's five play-off appearances that it managed to win such a tie, previously having been unsuccessful in the play-off ties for the Euro 2000, 2002 World Cup, 2010 World Cup and 2014 World Cup.
Ukraine is seen as a specific case of being a successful youth football power in Europe and the world, yet fails to deliver the same taste at senior stage. The U-20 team of Ukraine has been the current reigning world champions at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, while the U-21 team had won silver medal in the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship; however in spite of this rich record in youth stage, the senior side didn't achieve the same level of achievement. While Ukrainian senior side managed to enter to quarter-finals of 2006 FIFA World Cup, the team had failed in Euro 2012 and 2016, and never returned to World Cup since.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Pre-independence (1925–1935)
- 1.2 Official formation
- 1.3 First official games (Prokopenko)
- 1.4 Euro 96 qualification (Bazylevych)
- 1.5 2006 FIFA World Cup
- 1.6 UEFA Euro 2012
- 1.7 2014 World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H
- 1.8 Euro 2016
- 1.9 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group I
- 1.10 2018–19 UEFA Nations League
- 1.11 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying – UEFA Group B
- 2 Stadiums
- 3 Recent and forthcoming matches
- 4 Player records
- 5 Managers
- 6 Players
- 7 Competitive record
- 8 Home venues record
- 9 FIFA Ranking history
- 10 Kits and sponsors
- 11 See also
- 12 Notes
- 13 References
- 14 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.
Prior to Independence in 1991, Ukrainian players represented the Soviet Union national team. After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, Russia took the place of the Soviet Union national team in the qualifying tournament for the 1994 World Cup. The national team of Ukraine did not manage to enter the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (the draw for the qualification was held on 8 December 1991, before Ukraine joined FIFA). Meanwhile, some of the best Ukrainian players of the beginning of the 1990s (including Andrei Kanchelskis, Viktor Onopko, Sergei Yuran, Yuriy 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 coefficient, despite being earned in part by Ukrainian players (for example, in the final of the last successful event, Euro 1988, under the direction of Valery Lobanovsky, 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.
First official games (Prokopenko)
Soon after being accepted to FIFA and UEFA as a full member in 1992, Ukraine started its preparation for 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 (FC Dnipro), Yevhen Lemeshko (Torpedo Zaporizhya), Yukhym Shkolnykov (Bukovyna Chernivtsi) 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, Yaremchenko and Prokopenko, the latter who eventually became the head coach.
For the first game of the team it was agreed to play against Hungary on 22 April 1992 in Kiev at the Republican 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.
The first home game was lost 1-3 with Ivan Hetsko becoming the first goalscorer in the history of national team. During the summer of 1992 Prokopenko's team played two more away games on 27 June against the United States (0-0) and on 26 August against Hungary (1-2). After the second loss to Hungary Prokopenko resigned. Leading in its game against Hungary, Ukraine conceded two goals in the final 10 minutes.
To the scheduled against Belarus in Minsk in the fall, Ukraine had left with Prokopenko's assistants Mykola Pavlov and Leonid Tkachenko. At the Dinamo Stadium, Ukraine managed to salvage a game by tying one a piece with a goal from Yuriy Maksymov.
Euro 96 qualification (Bazylevych)
During a winter intermission, Ukraine received a new head coach, former forward of Dynamo Kyiv Oleh Bazylevych. With the national team he made his debut in the spring of 1993 in Odessa in a friendly against Israel. In the expected win, the game again was saved just 10 minutes before it ended by Serhiy Konovalov with a score of 1-1. Less than a month later Ukraine finally celebrated its first victory in Vilnius in an away friendly against Lithuania winning 1-2 (goals scored by Viktor Leonenko and Dmytro Mykhaylenko). During the summer Ukraine played one away game against Croatia which spoiled the recent success with a 3-1 defeat. One of the goals for Croatia in the game was scored by Davor Šuker, for Ukraine the first goal was scored Andriy Husin. In October 1993 Ukraine went on its first tour to the United States where it played three games against the US and Mexico. In San Diego, the game against Mexico, which Ukraine lost 1-2, was attended by over 50,000 spectators. During the winter break Ukraine found out that it was seeded in the Group 4 of the UEFA Euro 1996 qualification.
In March 1994, Ukraine paid Israel a visit, but lost the game with a single penalty kick. Next there was a home game against Belarus where Ukraine finally won with confidence (3-1), even though trailing 1-0 at the half. Just before its first official game at international competition which was scheduled to be played with Lithuania at home, Ukraine played couple of away games against Bulgaria and the United Arab Emirates which both ended with 1-1 tie. Another tour was scheduled right after the game with Lithuania to Korea, the national team of which was coached by a native of Kiev Anatoliy Byshovets. The opening game against Lithuania, considering the last year away victory, was expected to end positively for Ukraine. However, on 7 September 1994 at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium Ukraine was completely stunned by Lithuania with a 0-2 defeat. Both goals were yielded with a couple of minutes apart in the mid of the second half and the main troublemaker for Ukraine became Valdas Ivanauskas who at time was a forward in Hamburger SV. For Korea the national team left without Bazylevych and led by his assistants whom were Mykola Pavlov and Vladimir Muntyan. With Korea, Ukraine played two games and lost both. A week later it returned home. On 20 September 1994 Oleh Bazylevych was highly criticized at the federation's coaching meeting and the final decision about his future at the team was decided to obtain at the next meeting of the FFU Executive Committee a few days later. However, the next day Bazylevych resigned accusing Bannikov of being tactless. On 24 September 1994 the Football Federation of Ukraine appointed Yozhef Sabo as an acting head coach until the end of the year.
Following the change of coach, the national team did not improve right away. The next game at home Ukraine tied with Slovenia 0-0. After missing to obtain its first victory again, Ukraine rolled down to bottom of the tournament table just above Estonia. The next game was in mid-November at home against the same Estonian team and Ukraine had to win to keep any hopes in the qualification tournament. The Estonians, who were unable to field its best team, hoped to repeat the Slovenian effort a month before. Ukraine managed to overcome their defense, finally obtaining its first victory, which was 3-0. The team finished the year fourth in the table with main games yet ahead. Right after the game with Estonia, Sabo left his post and the Federation had to choose a new coach. On 5 January 1995 FFU confirmed Anatoliy Konkov as the new head coach.
2006 FIFA World Cup
After an unsuccessful Euro 2004 qualifying campaign, Ukraine appointed Oleg 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
(A) Advanced to the UEFA play-offs; (Q) Qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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 convincingly won all of their preparation friendlies against Cyprus, Wales, Romania and Albania. At club level, FC Dnipro 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 where a goal was again conceded at injury time. 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 under-performance was also mentioned. Ukraine were the first team eliminated from the competition at this point and lost 1–0 in their last game to Poland.
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group I
Ukraine started off with a home draw to eventual group leaders Iceland and an away draw to Turkey. This was followed by two home wins, 3-0 against Kosovo and 1-0 against Finland. Despite a 1-0 away loss to Croatia, they beat Finland 1-2 away and Turkey 2-0 at home. This was followed by a 2-0 away loss to Iceland and a 0-2 away win against Kosovo. Going to the last game, Ukraine stood a strong chance of qualifying for the tournament, but after a 0-2 home loss to Croatia, they failed to qualify for the play-offs for their first time.
|1||Iceland||10||7||1||2||16||7||+9||22||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup||—||1–0||2–0||2–0||3–2||2–0|
|2||Croatia||10||6||2||2||15||4||+11||20||Advance to second round||2–0||—||1–0||1–1||1–1||1–0|
2018–19 UEFA Nations League
Ukraine was drawn with the Czech Republic and Slovakia in League B. They beat the Czech Republic 1-2 away and Slovakia 1-0 at home, before earning a promotion with a 1-0 home win to the Czech Republic, before ending with a heavy 4-1 away loss to Slovakia.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Ukraine||4||3||0||1||5||5||0||9||Promotion to League A||—||1–0||1–0|
|3||Slovakia||4||1||0||3||5||5||0||3||Relegation to League C||4–1||1–2||—|
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying – UEFA Group B
|1||Ukraine (X)||4||3||1||0||8||1||+7||10||Qualify for final tournament||—||1–0||5–0||14 Oct||11 Oct|
|2||Luxembourg||4||1||1||2||4||5||−1||4||1–2||—||10 Sep||17 Nov||2–1|
|3||Serbia (X)||3||1||1||1||5||7||−2||4||17 Nov||14 Nov||—||7 Sep||4–1|
|4||Portugal (X)||2||0||2||0||1||1||0||2||0–0||11 Oct||1–1||—||14 Nov|
|5||Lithuania||3||0||1||2||3||7||−4||1||7 Sep||1–1||14 Oct||10 Sep||—|
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(X) Assured of at least play-offs.
The most important matches of the Ukrainian national team are held in Kyiv'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, Dnipro, Odesa. The alternative stadiums are: |Metalist Stadium (Kharkiv), Arena Lviv (Lviv), Dnipro-Arena (Dnipro), and 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.
|31 May 2018 Friendly||Morocco||0–0||Ukraine||Geneva, Switzerland|
|20:00 (UTC+2)||Report (FFU)
|Stadium: Stade de Genève|
Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)
|3 June 2018 Friendly||Albania||1–4||Ukraine||Évian-les-Bains, France|
|16:00 (UTC+2)||Ndoj 89'||Report (FFU)
|Konoplyanka 31', 90'
Yarmolenko 35', 45+1'
|Stadium: Camille Fournier Stadium|
Referee: Francois Letexier (France)
|6 September 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League B||Czech Republic||1–2||Ukraine||Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic|
|Schick 4'||Report (FFU)
|Stadium: Městský fotbalový stadion Miroslava Valenty|
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
|9 September 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League B||Ukraine||1–0||Slovakia||Lviv, Ukraine|
|Yarmolenko 80' (pen.)||Report (FFU)
|Stadium: Arena Lviv|
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
|10 October 2018 Friendly||Italy||1–1||Ukraine||Genoa, Italy|
|Bernardeschi 55'||Report (FFU)
|Malinovskyi 62'||Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris|
Referee: Rade Obrenović (Slovenia)
|16 October 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League B||Ukraine||1–0||Czech Republic||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Malinovskyi 43'||Report (FFU)
|Stadium: Metalist Stadium|
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (Lithuania)
|16 November 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League B||Slovakia||4–1||Ukraine||Trnava, Slovakia|
|Konoplyanka 47'||Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského|
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
|20 November 2018 Friendly||Turkey||0–0||Ukraine||Antalya, Turkey|
|Stadium: Antalya Arena|
Referee: Genc Nuza (Kosovo)
|22 March 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group B||Portugal||0–0||Ukraine||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Stadium: Estádio da Luz|
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
|25 March 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group B||Luxembourg||1–2||Ukraine||Luxembourg City, Luxembourg|
|Turpel 34'||Report (FFU)
Rodrigues 90+3' (o.g.)
|Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel|
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (Finland)
|7 June 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group B||Ukraine||5–0||Serbia||Lviv, Ukraine|
|20:45||Tsyhankov 26', 28'
Konoplyanka 46', 75'
|Stadium: Arena Lviv|
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
|10 June 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group B||Ukraine||1–0||Luxembourg||Lviv, Ukraine|
|Yaremchuk 6'||Report (UAF)
|Stadium: Arena Lviv|
Referee: Peter Kralović (Slovakia)
|7 September 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group B||Lithuania||–||Ukraine||Vilnius, Lithuania|
|Stadium: LFF Stadium|
|10 September 2019 Friendly||Ukraine||–||Nigeria||Dnipro, Ukraine|
|11 October 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group B||Ukraine||–||Lithuania||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Stadium: Metalist Stadium|
|14 October 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group B||Ukraine||–||Portugal||Kiev, Ukraine|
|17 November 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group B||Serbia||–||Ukraine||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Stadium: Red Star Stadium|
Most capped players
As of 10 June 2019[update]
Top 10 goalkeepers
As of 10 June 2019[update]
|#||Player||Career||Captain Caps||Total Caps|
Last updated on 10 June 2019.
|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||44||26||46.88||1998, 2000|
|Oleg Blokhin||2003–2007||46||21||14||11||65||40||45.65||2006, 2008||2006|
|Yuriy Kalytvyntsev (caretaker)||2010–2011||8||1||5||2||10||13||12.5|
|Oleg Blokhin||2011–2012||18||7||3||8||27||28||38.89||2012, 2014||2012|
|Andriy Bal (caretaker)||2012||2||0||1||1||0||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|
|Assistant coach||Mauro Tassotti|
|Assistant coach||Andrea Maldera|
|Assistant coach||Oleksandr Shovkovskiy|
|Goalkeeping coach||Pedro Luis Jaro|
|Fitness coach||Ivan Bashtovyi|
The following players have been called up for a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Serbia and Luxembourg on 7 and 10 June 2019 respectively.
Players' records are accurate as of 10 June 2019 after the match against Luxembourg.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Denys Boyko INJ||29 January 1988||6||0||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Serbia, 7 June 2019 WD|
|DF||Bohdan Butko INJ||13 January 1991||32||0||Shakhtar Donetsk||v. Luxembourg, 10 June 2019 WD|
|DF||Artem Shabanov||7 March 1992||1||0||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Serbia, 7 June 2019 PRE|
|DF||Vasyl Kravets||20 August 1997||0||0||Leganés||v. Serbia, 7 June 2019 PRE|
|DF||Oleksandr Svatok||27 September 1994||0||0||Hajduk Split||v. Turkey, 20 November 2018|
|DF||Yaroslav Rakitskiy||3 August 1989||53||5||Zenit Saint Petersburg||v. Czech Republic, 16 October 2018|
|DF||Oleh Danchenko||1 August 1994||0||0||Rubin Kazan||v. Slovakia, 9 September 2018|
|DF||Andriy Tsurikov INJ||5 October 1992||0||0||Jablonec||v. Slovakia, 9 September 2018|
|DF||Yevhen Khacheridi||28 July 1987||51||3||PAOK||v. Czech Republic, 6 September 2018 WD|
|MF||Andriy Yarmolenko||23 October 1989||79||36||West Ham United||v. Serbia, 7 June 2019 WD|
|MF||Serhiy Sydorchuk||2 May 1991||24||2||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Serbia, 7 June 2019 PRE|
|MF||Ivan Petryak||13 March 1994||5||0||MOL Vidi||v. Serbia, 7 June 2019 PRE|
|MF||Serhiy Bolbat||13 June 1993||2||0||Shakhtar Donetsk||v. Serbia, 7 June 2019 PRE|
|MF||Vitaliy Buyalskyi INJ||6 January 1993||6||0||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Luxembourg, 25 March 2019|
|MF||Yevhenii Makarenko||21 May 1991||4||0||Anderlecht||v. Turkey, 20 November 2018|
|FW||Artem Besyedin INJ||31 March 1996||10||1||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Luxembourg, 10 June 2019 WD|
|FW||Júnior Moraes INJ||4 April 1987||2||0||Shakhtar Donetsk||v. Serbia, 7 June 2019 WD|
|FW||Roman Zozulya||17 November 1989||32||4||Albacete||v. Portugal, 22 March 2019 ALT|
|FW||Andriy Boryachuk||23 April 1996||2||0||Shakhtar Donetsk||v. Turkey, 20 November 2018|
|FW||Vladyslav Kulach INJ||7 May 1993||0||0||Honvéd||v. Slovakia, 16 November 2018 ALT|
|FW||Yevhen Seleznyov||20 July 1985||57||11||Málaga||v. Slovakia, 9 September 2018|
- INJ = Injured.
- WD = Withdrew.
- PRE = Preliminary squad.
- RET = Retired from the national team.
- SUS = Suspended for the next match.
- U21 = Joined the Ukraine national under-21 team instead.
- ALT = Alternate - replaces a member of the squad in case of injury/unavailability
- 2006 FIFA World Cup squads – Ukraine
- UEFA Euro 2012 squads – Ukraine
- UEFA Euro 2016 squads – Ukraine
FIFA World Cup
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930–1990||Part of Soviet Union||Part of Soviet Union|
|1994||Not a FIFA member||Not a FIFA member|
|1998||Did not qualify||12||6||3||3||11||9|
|2010||Did not qualify||12||6||4||2||21||7|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
- * Denotes draws include knock-out matches decided on penalty kicks.
UEFA European Championship
|UEFA European Championship record||UEFA European Championship qualifying record|
|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||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)|
|2018 – 3rd in Qualifying group I|
UEFA Nations League
|UEFA Nations League record|
|2020–21||A||To be determined|
All-time team record
The following table shows Ukraine's all-time international record, correct as of 10 June 2019.
|Positive balance (more wins)|
|Neutral balance (equal W/L ratio)|
|Negative balance (more losses)|
|United Arab Emirates||AFC||1||0||1||0||1||1||0|
Home venues record
|Venue||City||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||GF||GA||Points per game|
|Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex||Kyiv||57||27||19||11||82||47||1.75|
|Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium||Kyiv||20||13||5||2||38||15||2.2|
|Metalist Oblast Sports Complex||Kharkiv||10||5||1||4||14||8||1.6|
- Last updated: 10 June 2019. Statistics include official FIFA-recognised matches only.
FIFA Ranking history
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. In 2009 the official team kit was produced by German company Adidas which has a contract with the Ukrainian team until 31 December 2016. Joma manufactured the kits starting from the year 2017 for the match against Croatia on March 24, 2017.
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
- Here not included players, who capped in the match against Malta national football team on 6 June 2017, where were used a 10 substitutions (Low 03: 2. Number of substitutions: "In national “A” team matches, up to a maximum of six substitutes may be used"). For these reasons the match isn't recognised by FIFA.
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- In captivity of emotions and ambitions (В плену у эмоций и амбиций). Fanat (from Komanda newspaper).
- From Korea - empty-handed ("supping unsalted") (Из Кореи - не солоно хлебавши). Komanda newspaper (by Fanat)
- Slovenians surprised and got surprised (Словенцы удивили и удивились). Komanda newspaper (by Fanat).
- Premature compliments (Преждевременные комплименты). Komanda newspaper (by Fanat)
- Hopes are new, yet result is erstwhile (Надежды новые, результат прежний). Komanda newspaper (by Fanat)
- "Slováci budú hrať v Lige národov na Ukrajine bez divákov, pre trest z roku 2015" [Slovaks will play in Nations League in Ukraine without spectators due to 2015 punishment]. SME (in Slovak). Petit Press. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
- The Ukraine v Slovakia match will be played behind closed doors due to a UEFA punishment against Ukraine for racist behaviour in their UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying home match against Spain.
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- Ukraine appoint Blokhin, Sky Sports (21 April 2011)
- Андрій Баль призначений в.о. головного тренера збірної України (Andriy Bal is appointed acting head coach of the Ukrainian national team), www.ua-football.com (6 October 2012)
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