Estonia national under-21 football team

The Estonia national under-21 football team represents Estonia in international under-21 football competitions and is controlled by the Estonian Football Association (Eesti Jalgpalli Liit), the governing body for football in Estonia.

Estonia U21
Nickname(s)Sinisärgid (Blueshirts)
AssociationEstonian Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachIgor Prins
CaptainMarko Lipp
Most capsMarko Meerits
Andrei Veis (30)
Top scorerMaksim Gussev
Konstantin Nahk (5)
Home stadiumA. Le Coq Arena
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Cyprus 4–2 Estonia 
(Achna, Cyprus; 9 March 1994)
Biggest win
 Luxembourg 0–6 Estonia 
(Erpeldange, Luxembourg; 29 March 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 8–0 Estonia 
(Farum, Denmark; 5 March 2014)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances0

The team's home ground is the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn, and the current manager is Igor Prins. Estonia have never qualified for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. They compete in the biennial Under-21 Baltic Cup and have won the tournament in 2014.

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Igor Prins
Assistant coach   Ats Sillaste
Goalkeeping coach   Aiko Orgla
Doctor   Liisbet Harak
Physiotherapist   Sten Ütsmüts
  Priit Ailt
Manager   Ljubov Lobõševa

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Serbia on 15 November 2019.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 15 November 2019, after the match against Serbia.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Karl-Romet Nõmm (1998-01-04) 4 January 1998 (age 22) 3 0   Tulevik
12 1GK Ingmar Krister Paplavskis (1999-05-17) 17 May 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Tulevik

3 2DF Alex Roosalu (1999-05-04) 4 May 1999 (age 20) 7 0   Tulevik
4 2DF Marko Lipp (captain) (1999-03-19) 19 March 1999 (age 20) 8 2   FCI Levadia
5 2DF Martin Käos (1999-03-19) 19 March 1999 (age 20) 2 0   FCI Levadia
13 2DF Mark Edur (1998-12-11) 11 December 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Tulevik
15 2DF Markkus Seppik (2001-04-16) 16 April 2001 (age 18) 2 0   Holstein Kiel
17 2DF Henri Järvelaid (1998-12-11) 11 December 1998 (age 21) 15 0   Flora

8 3MF Markus Poom (1999-02-27) 27 February 1999 (age 20) 14 1   Flora
11 3MF Kaarel Usta (1999-11-03) 3 November 1999 (age 20) 6 0   MYPA
14 3MF Markus Soomets (2000-03-02) 2 March 2000 (age 19) 8 1   Rende
19 3MF Markus Vaherna (1999-01-27) 27 January 1999 (age 21) 6 0   Tallinna Kalev
20 3MF Mihkel Järviste (2000-05-28) 28 May 2000 (age 19) 5 0   Tammeka

2 4FW Sten Reinkort (1998-04-29) 29 April 1998 (age 21) 8 0   Tammeka
6 4FW Raimond Eino (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 20) 1 0   Nõmme United
7 4FW Artur Uljanov (1999-03-25) 25 March 1999 (age 20) 8 1   Tammeka
9 4FW Erik Utgof (1999-11-11) 11 November 1999 (age 20) 1 0   FCI Levadia
10 4FW Karl Rudolf Õigus (1998-11-05) 5 November 1998 (age 21) 1 0   FCI Levadia

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the squad within the last twelve months and are still eligible for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches.[2][3][4]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Karl Jakob Hein (2002-04-13) 13 April 2002 (age 17) 2 0   Arsenal v.   Russia, 15 October 2019
GK Karl Andre Vallner (1998-02-28) 28 February 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Tallinna Kalev v.   Poland, 10 September 2019

DF Mairo Miil (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 20) 3 0   Kuressaare v.   Serbia, 15 November 2019 PRE
DF Daaniel Maanas (2000-01-05) 5 January 2000 (age 20) 3 0   Tammeka v.   Russia, 15 October 2019
DF Kristjan Pelt (2001-07-12) 12 July 2001 (age 18) 4 0   Paide Linnameeskond v.   Poland, 10 September 2019
DF Rasmus Saar (2000-03-02) 2 March 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Kuressaare v.   Poland, 10 September 2019
DF Vadim Mihhailov (1998-06-06) 6 June 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Narva Trans v.   North Macedonia, 26 March 2019
DF Tanel Neubauer (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 20) 3 0   Paide Linnameeskond v.   North Macedonia, 26 March 2019
DF Artur Šarnin (2000-07-19) 19 July 2000 (age 19) 2 0   TJK Legion v.   North Macedonia, 26 March 2019

MF Kristjan Kask (1999-07-05) 5 July 1999 (age 20) 7 0   Tulevik v.   Serbia, 15 November 2019 PRE
MF Henri Välja (2001-11-04) 4 November 2001 (age 18) 7 0   Paide Linnameeskond v.   Russia, 15 October 2019
MF Reinhard Reimaa (1998-11-12) 12 November 1998 (age 21) 4 0   Tallinna Kalev v.   Poland, 10 September 2019
MF Vladislav Kreida (1999-09-25) 25 September 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Flora v.   North Macedonia, 26 March 2019
MF Enrico Veensalu (1999-08-19) 19 August 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Vaprus v.   North Macedonia, 26 March 2019

FW Ander Ott Valge (1998-10-20) 20 October 1998 (age 21) 7 1   Paide Linnameeskond v.   Serbia, 15 November 2019 PRE
FW Kristofer Piht (2001-04-24) 24 April 2001 (age 18) 1 0   Paide Linnameeskond v.   Poland, 10 September 2019
FW Erik Sorga (1999-07-08) 8 July 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Loudoun United
  • INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary squad.
  • RET Retired from the national team.

Previous squadsEdit

Commonwealth Cup squads

Results and fixturesEdit

Recent results within the last 12 months and upcoming fixtures.

2021 UEFA European Under-21 ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Russia 6 4 2 0 12 2 +10 14 Final tournament 2–2 4 Sep 1–0 9 Oct 2−0
2   Poland 5 3 1 1 8 5 +3 10 Final tournament if best runners-up
(Play-offs otherwise)
8 Sep 13 Oct 1–0 4–0 27 Mar
3   Bulgaria 5 2 2 1 7 1 +6 8 0–0 3−0 0–1 29 Mar 9 Oct
4   Serbia 6 2 1 3 8 5 +3 7 0–2 9 Oct 8 Sep 6−0 1–1
5   Estonia 5 1 0 4 2 20 −18 3 0–5 4 Sep 0–4 13 Oct 2–1
6   Latvia 5 0 2 3 2 6 −4 2 13 Oct 0–1 0–0 4 Sep 8 Sep
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: UEFA

Competitive recordEdit

UEFA European Under-21 ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1978 Did not enter
  1980
  1982
  1984
  1986
  1988
  1990
  1992
  1994
  1996 Did not qualify 10 0 0 10 5 37
  1998 10 1 1 8 4 25
  2000 10 0 0 10 4 35
  2002 8 0 0 8 2 28
  2004 6 0 2 4 4 10
  2006 10 0 2 8 4 25
  2007 2 0 0 2 1 7
  2009 8 1 0 7 1 19
  2011 10 3 3 4 9 16
  2013 8 0 1 7 2 19
  2015 10 2 3 5 9 23
  2017 10 1 1 8 3 26
    2019 10 0 2 8 11 24
Total 0/22 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 8 15 89 59 294
Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Honours and achievementsEdit

Under-21 Baltic Cup
Winners (1): 2014

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U21 koondise koosseisus toimus muudatus" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 12 November 2019.
  2. ^ "U21 koondis võõrustab täna Lätit" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 11 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Selgus U21 koondise koosseis esimesteks valikmängudeks" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 27 August 2019.
  4. ^ "U21 koondis alustab aastat treeninglaagriga Türgis" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 16 March 2019.

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