Ukraine national under-21 football team

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Ukraine Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Молодіжка (Young men)
Association Football Federation of Ukraine
Head coach Oleksandr Holovko
Captain Vladlen Yurchenko
Most caps Oleksandr Yatsenko (38)
Top scorer Pylyp Budkivskyi (18)
Home stadium Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Ukraine 0–0 Belarus 
Ternopil,[1] Ukraine; 28 October 1992
Biggest win
 Ukraine 8–0 Armenia 
Kiev, Ukraine; 13 October 1998
Biggest defeat
 France 4–0 Ukraine
Paris, France; 26 March 1999
Note: Records for competitive
matches only.
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 2 (first in 2006)
Best result Runner-up (2006)

The Ukraine national under-21 football team is also known as Youth [football] team of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Молодіжна збірна України) is one of junior national football teams of Ukraine for participation in under-21 international competitions. The team is managed by the Football Federation of Ukraine staff, committee of national teams. The team participates in qualifications to the Olympic competitions and the continental (UEFA) U-21 competitions.

Their first game the team played was on October 28, 1992. Its first competition the team entered in 1994 the qualification round for the 1996 European Under-21 Championship. The team has qualified for a tournament twice. The under-21s not only qualified for the 2006 European Under-21 Championship, but also reached the final, where they lost to Netherlands on 4 June 2006 by 3–0. The under-21s also qualified to the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship that was held in Denmark.

Tournaments[edit]

UEFA U-21 Championship[edit]

Since 1984 it is an official U-21 European championship. Since 1992, the tournament doubles as qualifying competition for the Olympic Games every four years.[2]

  • 1994: Did not enter.
  • 1996: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 1998: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2000: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2002: Did not qualify. Finished 1st of 5 in qualification group. Lost qualification play-off.
  • 2004: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2006: Runner-up
  • 2007: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 2009: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2011: Group Stage
  • 2013: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2015: Did not qualify. Lost in playoffs during qualification phase.

UEFA U-21 European Championship record[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Championship UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualification
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1960–1994 Part of  Soviet Union Part of  Soviet Union
Spain 1996 Did Not Qualify 10 6 2 2 24 12
Romania 1998 8 5 1 2 14 4
Slovakia 2000 8 3 2 3 16 12
Switzerland 2002 12 6 1 5 16 17
Germany 2004 8 2 5 1 8 5
Portugal 2006 Runner-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 4 6 14 8 2 4 27 11
Netherlands 2007 Did Not Qualify 2 1 0 1 2 4
Sweden 2009 8 5 0 3 16 7
Denmark 2011 Group Stage 8th 3 0 1 2 1 5 10 5 4 1 16 8
Israel 2013 Did Not Qualify 10 5 2 3 21 10
Czech Republic 2015 10 6 1 3 20 13
Poland 2017 10 4 2 4 14 12
TBA 2019
Total Runner-up 2/11 8 2 2 4 5 11 110 56 22 32 194 115
  Summer Olympics years

Olympic qualification[edit]

Since 1992 the olympic roster may consist out of under-23 year old players, plus three over the age players.[3]

  • 1996: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2000: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2004: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2008: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 2012: Did not qualify. Eliminated in UEFA U-21 Championship Group Stage.
  • 2016: Did not qualify. Eliminated in playoffs during qualification stage.

Olympic record[edit]

Since 1992 the olympic roster may consist out of under-23 year old players, plus three over the age players.[4]

Host Nation(s) - Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
1896 - 1992 preceded with Soviet Union
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Total 0/5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Important friendlies[edit]

Commonwealth of Independent States Cup[edit]

Lobanovsky tournament[edit]

  • 2006: third
  • 2007: third
  • 2008: third
  • 2009: winner
  • 2011: runner-up
  • 2013: runner-up
  • 2015: runner-up
  • 2016: third

Coaches[edit]

Manager Nation Ukraine career Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Win % Qualifying cycle Final tour
Volodymyr Muntian Ukraine 1992–1994 15 8 5 2 25 12 53.33 1996
Viktor Kolotov Ukraine 1995 7 3 2 2 17 10 42.86 1996
Oleksandr Ischenko Ukraine 1996–1997 11 7 2 2 19 6 63.64 1998
Viktor Kolotov Ukraine 1998–1999 12 6 3 3 32 16 50 2000
Volodymyr Onyschenko Ukraine 1999–2001 21 9 3 9 23 31 42.86 2000, 2002
Anatoliy Kroshchenko[5] Ukraine 2002 10 1 6 3 10 12 10 2004
Pavlo Yakovenko Ukraine 2002–2004 20 8 6 6 24 20 40 2004, 2006
Hennadiy Lytovchenko Ukraine 2003–2004 2 1 1 0 4 2 50
Oleksiy Mykhaylichenko Ukraine 2004–2007 41 21 6 14 4 2 51.22 2006, 2007, 2009 2006
Volodymyr Muntian (caretaker) Ukraine 2008 5 0 2 3 2 8 0
Pavlo Yakovenko Ukraine 2008–2012 70 31 25 14 109 66 44.29 2009, 2011, 2013 2011
Serhiy Kovalets Ukraine 2013–2015 ? ? ? ? ? ? 2013, 2015
Oleksandr Holovko Ukraine 2015–present ? ? ? ? ? ? 2017

Coaching staff[edit]

Currently approved:

Head coach Ukraine Oleksandr Holovko
Coach Ukraine Vasyl Kardash
Coach Ukraine Oleksandr Melaschenko
Coach Ukraine Tolyat Sheykhametov
Goalkeeper Coach Ukraine Valeriy Palamarchuk

Forthcoming fixtures[edit]

2019 UEFA qualifications[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Final tournament 6 Sep '18 27 Mar '18 6 Oct '17 5 Sep '17 11 Oct '18
2  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among four best runners-up 1 Sep '17 16 Oct '18 11 Sep '18 6 Oct '17 10 Nov '17
3  Ukraine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 Nov '17 10 Oct '17 12 Oct '18 7 Sep '18 11 Sep '18
4  Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 Oct '18 5 Sep '17 14 Nov '17 10 Nov '17 6 Sep '18
5  Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Sep '18 12 Oct '18 1 Sep '17 10 Oct '17 10 Jun '17
6  Andorra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 Oct '17 27 Mar '18 5 Sep '17 23 Mar '18 16 Oct '18
First match(es) will be played on 10 June 2017. Source: UEFA

Recent matches[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Following 21 players friendly matches against Northern Ireland on 6 October and Iceland on 11 October.[6]

Caps & Goals as of 6 October 2015 after match vs  Northern Ireland.

Name DOB Club Caps (goals)
Goalkeepers
Roman Pidkivka 9.05.1995 Ukraine FC Karpaty Lviv 9 (0)
Dmytro Bezruk 30.03.1996 Ukraine FC Chornomorets Odesa 4 (0)
Defenders
Oleksandr Svatok (captain) 27.09.1994 Ukraine FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 31 (3)
Taras Kacharaba 07.01.1995 Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk 11 (0)
Pavlo Lukianchuk 19.05.1996 Ukraine FC Dynamo Kyiv 6 (0)
Ihor Kyriukhantsev 29.01.1996 Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk 6 (0)
Mykola Matviyenko 02.05.1996 Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk 3 (0)
Midfielders
Oleh Danchenko 01.08.1994 Ukraine FC Chornomorets Odesa 26 (3)
Dmytro Myshnyov 26.01.1994 Ukraine FC Illichivets Mariupol 20 (1)
Andriy Bliznichenko 24.07.1994 Ukraine FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 17 (2)
Ambrosiy Chachua 02.04.1994 Ukraine FC Karpaty Lviv 6 (0)
Yuriy Vakulko 10.11.1997 Ukraine FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2 (1)
Vladyslav Kabayev 01.09.1995 Ukraine FC Chornomorets Odesa 2 (0)
Ihor Kharatin 02.02.1995 Ukraine FC Zorya Luhansk 1 (0)
Maksym Tretyakov 06.03.1996 Ukraine FC Chornomorets Odesa 1 (0)
Maryan Mysyk 02.10.1996 Ukraine FC Stal Kamianske 0 (0)
Strikers
Artem Besyedin 31.03.1996 Ukraine FC Dynamo Kyiv 12 (5)
Oleksandr Zubkov 03.08.1996 Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk 5 (0)
Andriy Boryachuk 23.04.1996 Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk 3 (1)
Oleksiy Hutsulyak 25.12.1997 Spain Villarreal CF C 2 (0)
Artem Dovbyk 21.06.1997 Ukraine FC Chornomorets Odesa 0 (0)

Recent call-ups[edit]

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

Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Latest call-up
Goalkeepers
Heorhiy Buschan 31.05.1994 Ukraine FC Dynamo Kyiv 1 (0)
Yevhen Hrytsenko 05.02.1995 Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Tymofiy Sheremeta 06.10.1995 Ukraine FC Metalurh Zaporizhya 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Defenders
Ihor Duts 11.04.1994 Ukraine Illichivets Mariupol 18 (0)
Denys Miroshnichenko 11.10.1994 Ukraine FC Karpaty Lviv 17 (0)
Oleksandr Azatskyi 13.01.1994 Ukraine FC Chornomorets Odesa 13 (0)
Oleksandr Mihunov 13.04.1994 Ukraine Illichivets Mariupol 11 (0)
Valeriy Boldenkov 08.09.1994 Free Agent 5 (0)
Zurab Ochihava 18.05.1995 Ukraine FC Dynamo Kyiv 1 (0)
Mykhaylo Shyshka 05.07.1994 Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Dmytro Fateev 21.06.1994 Ukraine FC Zirka Kirovohrad 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Semen Datsenko 10.05.1994 Ukraine FC Metalist Kharkiv 0 (0) training process, November, 2014
Andriy Storchous 30.06.1994 Ukraine MFC Kremin Kremenchuk 0 (0) v training process, November, 2014
Midfielders
Vladlen Yurchenko 22.01.1994 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 23 (3)
Artem Favorov 19.03.1994 Ukraine FC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi 10 (2)
Artem Fylymonov 21.02.1994 Ukraine FC Chornomorets Odesa 10 (0)
Serhiy Hryn 06.06.1994 Ukraine FC Illichivets Mariupol 9 (0)
Ivan Petryak 13.03.1994 Ukraine FC Zorya Luhansk 6 (1)
Serhiy Horbunov 14.03.1994 Free agent 3 (0)
Oleksandr Vasylyev 27.04.1994 Ukraine FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 (0)
Yuriy Hluschuk 16.01.1995 Ukraine FC Shakhtar-3 Donetsk 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Oleksandr Andriyevskyi 25.06.1994 Ukraine FC Metalist Kharkiv 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Ivan Hrebenyuk 08.04.1995 Ukraine FC Sumy 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Dmytro Zaderetskyi 03.08.1994 Ukraine FC Volyn Lutsk 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Svyatoslav Kozlovskyi 26.03.1994 Ukraine FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Ihor Zhurakhovskyi 19.09.1994 Ukraine FC Metalurh Zaporizhya 0 (0) training process, November, 2014
Taras Puchkovskyi 23.08.1994 Ukraine FC Karpaty Lviv 7 (1) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Vladyslav Pavlenko 05.04.1994 Belarus FC Vitebsk 2 (0) v  Moldova, May 21, 2014
Strikers
Volodymyr Barylko 29.01.1994 Ukraine FC Chornomorets Odesa 2 (1) training camp, February 1, 2015
Denys Bezborodko 31.05.1994 Ukraine FC Zorya Luhansk 1 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Dmytro Khlyobas 09.05.1994 Ukraine FC Karpaty Lviv 1 (1)
Oleksiy Khoblenko 04.04.1994 Ukraine FC Chornomorets Odesa 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015
Vitaliy Hemeha 10.01.1994 Ukraine FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv 0 (0) training camp, February 1, 2015

Notes:

  • INJ Injured or recovering from surgery
  • WD Withdrew

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Ukraine Under-21's all-time international record, correct as of 11 October 2010.[7]

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Albania 4 3 1 0 7 1 +6
 Armenia 10 8 2 0 31 3 +28
 Belarus 8 3 2 3 10 8 +2
 Belgium 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3
 Bulgaria 5 2 0 3 9 9 0
 Czech Republic 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1
 China PR 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Chile 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3
 Croatia 3 1 1 1 3 3 +2
 Cyprus 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Denmark 5 3 0 2 7 6 +1
 Egypt 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
 England 1 0 0 1 1 3 +2
 Estonia 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6
 France 3 0 2 1 2 6 −4
 Georgia 9 5 2 2 22 6 +16
 Germany 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6
 Greece 6 3 3 0 5 2 +3
 Hungary 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2
 Iran 3 2 1 0 7 2 +2
 Iceland 2 1 0 1 6 5 +1
 Israel 5 2 2 1 4 2 +2
 Italy 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
 Latvia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Libya 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Lithuania 5 2 2 1 11 10 +1
 Liechtenstein 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7
 Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2
 North Korea 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1
 Macedonia 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1
 Malta 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
 Moldova 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3
 Montenegro 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Netherlands 5 2 1 2 5 7 −2
 Northern Ireland 4 2 2 0 7 3 +4
 Norway 4 0 0 4 2 8 −6
 Poland 6 2 3 1 14 10 +4
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1
 Romania 3 1 0 2 3 10 −7
 Russia 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1
 Scotland 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Serbia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Serbia and Montenegro 2 1 0 1 1 4 −3
 Slovakia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8
 Spain 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1
 Sweden 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
  Switzerland 2 0 0 2 2 4 +2
 Syria 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Turkey 8 2 2 4 8 12 −4
 United States 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
 Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
 Wales 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4
 Yugoslavia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
Total 166 82 39 51 255 177 78

Home venues record[edit]

Since the game Ukraine v Belarus (28 October 1992), Ukraine youth team have played their home games at 19 different stadiums.

Venue City Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Points per game
VVL Dynamo Kyiv 43 20 17 6 76 36 1.79
Bannikov Kyiv 13 8 3 2 24 11 2.08
Obolon Arena Kyiv 12 5 6 1 22 8 1.75
Boreks Borodianka 5 3 1 1 8 6 2
Tsentralnyi Cherkasy 5 3 0 2 7 5 1.8
Shakhtar Chervonohrad 3 3 0 0 11 0 3
Dynamo Training Center Kyiv, Koncha-Zaspa 3 2 1 0 7 1 2.33
CSK ZSU Kyiv 2 2 0 0 8 2 3
Lokomotyv Donetsk 2 2 0 0 3 1 3
Kolos Boryspil 2 1 1 0 2 0 2
Sevastopol Sevastopol 2 1 1 0 3 1 2
Slavutych Arena Zaporizhia 2 1 0 1 5 2 1.5
Arena Lviv Lviv 2 1 0 1 4 2 1.5
Auto ZAZ Zaporizhia 1 1 0 0 5 0 3
SKA Odessa 1 1 0 0 4 0 3
Metalist Kharkiv 1 1 0 0 4 0 3
Ternopilsky Ternopil 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Ukraina Lviv 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
Illichivets Mariupol 1 0 0 1 2 3 0
Totals 102 55 32 15 196 79 1.94
Last updated: 2 June 2016. Statistics include official FIFA-recognised matches only.

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