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Armenia national under-21 football team

The Armenia national under-21 football team is the youth football team of Armenia. The team is based mostly on the young players from the league and competes every two years in order to qualify for the European Under-21 Football Championship. The team played its first match in 1994, Armenia having until 1992 been part of the USSR.

Armenia U-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Yeritasardakan (youth team)
AssociationFootball Federation of Armenia
Head coachAntonio Jesus Flores
Most capsGevorg Ghazaryan (18)
Top scorerHenrik Mkhitaryan (9)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Belgium Belgium 7-0 Armenia Armenia
(Ghent; September 6, 1994)
Biggest win
Armenia Armenia 4-0 San Marino San Marino
(Yerevan; June 9, 2006)
Biggest defeat
Ukraine Ukraine 8-0 Armenia Armenia
(Kiev; October 13, 1998)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearancesnone (first in n/a)
Best result2nd in qual. group, 2007

UEFA U-21 recordEdit

  • 1978 - 1991: part of USSR
  • 1992 - 1994: did not participate
  • 1996: 6th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 1998: 5th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2000: 5th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2002: 5th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2004: 5th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2006: 6th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2007: 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 2009: 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2011: 4th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2013: 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2015: 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2017: 6th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2019: 4th of 6 in qualification group.

ManagersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the official match against Austria and Macedonia on 7 and 11 September 2018.
Caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Sevak Aslanyan (1998-05-17) 17 May 1998 (age 21) 8 0   Pyunik
12 1GK Mark Grigoryan (1998-07-18) 18 July 1998 (age 21) 0 0   SV Donau Wien

5 2DF Edgar Grigoryan (1998-08-25) 25 August 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Noah
2 2DF Artur Danielyan (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Ararat Armenia
4 2DF Albert Khachumyan (1999-06-23) 23 June 1999 (age 20) 5 0   Ararat-Armenia
22 2DF Arman Mkrtchyan (1999-07-09) 9 July 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Lori
3 2DF Hovhannes Nazaryan (1998-03-11) 11 March 1998 (age 21) 4 0   Noah
15 2DF Arsen Sadoyan (1999-03-16) 16 March 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Urartu

13 3MF Erjanik Ghubasaryan (2001-02-21) 21 February 2001 (age 18) 2 0   Hamburger U19
6 3MF Erik Vardanyan (1998-06-07) 7 June 1998 (age 21) 7 0   Pyunik
8 3MF Hovhannes Harutyunyan (1999-05-25) 25 May 1999 (age 20) 5 0   Ararat-Armenia
11 3MF Vahan Bichakhchyan (1999-07-09) 9 July 1999 (age 20) 7 1   Žilina
7 3MF Karen Melkonyan (1999-03-25) 25 March 1999 (age 20) 5 1   Urartu
10 3MF Armen Nahapetyan (1999-07-24) 24 July 1999 (age 20) 4 0   Ararat-Armenia
18 3MF Rafik Misakyan (2000-01-02) 2 January 2000 (age 19) 7 0   Shirak
19 3MF Aram Khamoyan (2000-01-10) 10 January 2000 (age 19) 3 0   Lokomotiv Yerevan
20 3MF Rudik Mkrtchyan (1998-10-26) 26 October 1998 (age 20) 5 1   Shirak
21 3MF Edgar Movsisyan (1998-09-09) 9 September 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Shirak

9 4FW Armen Hovhannisyan (2000-03-07) 7 March 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Zemplín Michalovce
17 4FW Arlen Tsaturyan (1999-01-05) 5 January 1999 (age 20) 9 0   Shirak

Recent call-upsEdit

Players that have been called up within the past 12 months and are eligible for the 2019 European U21 Football Championship Qualifiers.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Nikolaos Melikian (1999-03-02) 2 March 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Ararat Armenia

DF Hayk Sargsyan (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 21) 8 0   Lokomotiv Yerevan

MF Artur Nadiryan (1998-03-27) 27 March 1998 (age 21) 7 0   Pyunik
MF Hayk Galstyan (1998-03-23) 23 March 1998 (age 21) 6 0 Unattached
MF Hrachik Gevorgyan (1998-07-24) 24 July 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Hertha Zehlendorf

FW Erik Petrosyan (1998-02-19) 19 February 1998 (age 21) 4 0   Urartu II

UEFA Euro U-21 qualificationEdit

2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 1Edit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Republic of Ireland 5 3 1 1 7 2 +5 10 Final tournament 26 Mar '20 0–0 19 Nov '19 1–0 3–0
2   Iceland 4 3 0 1 10 6 +4 9 Final tournament if best runners-up
(Play-offs otherwise)
1–0 9 Oct '20 4 Sep '20 6–1 3–0
3   Italy 3 2 1 0 6 0 +6 7 13 Oct '20 16 Nov '19 31 Mar '20 19 Nov '19 5–0
4   Sweden 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 6 1–3 5–0 8 Sep '20 13 Oct '20 9 Oct '20
5   Armenia 4 1 0 3 3 8 −5 3 14 Nov '19 31 Mar '20 0–1 26 Mar '20 2–0
6   Luxembourg 5 0 0 5 0 16 −16 0 31 Mar '20 13 Oct '20 26 Mar '20 0–3 8 Sep '20
Updated to match(es) played on 15 October 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

See alsoEdit

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