Finland national under-17 football team

The Finland national under-17 football team represents Finland in international football competitions in the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, as well as any other under-17 international football tournaments. It is governed by the Football Association of Finland.

Finland U-17
AssociationFootball Association of Finland
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachFinland Erkka V. Lehtola
FIFA codeFIN
First colours
Second colours
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2003)
Best resultGroup Stage, 2003
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2002)
Best resultGroup Stage, 2002

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA U-16/17 World Cup RecordEdit

Year Round Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF[note 1] GA[note 2]
  1985 Did Not Qualify
  1987
  1989
  1991
  1993
  1995
  1997
  1999
  2001
  2003 Group Stage 12th 3 1 0 2 3 12
  2005 Did Not Qualify
  2007
  2009
  2011
  2013
  2015
  2017
  2019
  2021 To be determined
Totals 1/19 12th 3 1 0 2 3 12

UEFA European U-17 Championship recordEdit

Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
  2002 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 3 15
  2003 Did Not Qualify
  2004
  2005
  2006
  2007
  2008
  2009
  2010
  2011
  2012
  2013
  2014
  2015
  2016
  2017
  2018
  2019
  2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[1][2]
  2021
  2022 Did not qualify
  2023 To be determined
  2024
Total 1/16 3 0 0 3 3 15
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Recent resultsEdit

29 April 2014 Friendly Slovenia   1–2   Finland
16:00 Report (in Finnish) Jakonen   5'
Malolo   69'
1 May 2014 Friendly Slovenia   1–0   Finland
16:00 Report (in Finnish)

Current squadEdit

Selections for the 2020 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification matches during 25 September 2019 – 1 October 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Mathias Ahlblad (2003-02-18) 18 February 2003 (age 19)   Espoo
1GK Hemmo Riihimäki (2003-06-03) 3 June 2003 (age 19)   KuPS

2DF Otto Kemppainen (2003-10-27) 27 October 2003 (age 18)   RoPS
2DF Matias Kivikko (2003-12-15) 15 December 2003 (age 18)   Honka
2DF Miika Koskela (2003-07-12) 12 July 2003 (age 19)   OLS
2DF Joose Mäkinen (2003-02-11) 11 February 2003 (age 19)   Jazz
2DF Jesse Nikki (2003-06-28) 28 June 2003 (age 19)   Honka
2DF Nikolas Talo (2003-03-24) 24 March 2003 (age 19)   Groningen
2DF Kalle Wallius (2003-01-02) 2 January 2003 (age 19)   HJK

3MF Lasse Ikonen (2003-01-19) 19 January 2003 (age 19)   OLS
3MF Otso Koskinen (2003-01-01) 1 January 2003 (age 19)   Honka
3MF Niklas Pyyhtiä (2003-09-25) 25 September 2003 (age 19)   TPS
3MF Niilo Saarikivi (2003-06-06) 6 June 2003 (age 19)   Honka
3MF Henri Salomaa (2003-02-14) 14 February 2003 (age 19)   Lecce
3MF Maksim Stjopin (2003-04-08) 8 April 2003 (age 19)   Nordsjælland
3MF Casper Terho (2003-06-24) 24 June 2003 (age 19)   HJK

4FW Jesse Kilo (2004-01-15) 15 January 2004 (age 18)   Hamburger SV
4FW Kai Meriluoto (2003-01-02) 2 January 2003 (age 19)   HJK
4FW Kasper Paananen (2003-03-16) 16 March 2003 (age 19)   Bologna
4FW Leo Walta (2003-06-24) 24 June 2003 (age 19)   Nordsjælland

Recent callupsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Finland under-17 squad and remain eligible:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Eetu Huuhtanen (2003-01-31) 31 January 2003 (age 19)   Ilves v.   Norway, 10 September 2019

DF Noa Lehtonen (2003-08-26) 26 August 2003 (age 19)   KPV v.   Norway, 10 September 2019
DF Elias Salminen (2003-04-10) 10 April 2003 (age 19)   KuPS v.   Norway, 10 September 2019

MF Emmanuel Patut (2003-06-19) 19 June 2003 (age 19)   VfL Wolfsburg v.   Moldova, 1 October 2019
MF Marius Könkkölä (2003-10-31) 31 October 2003 (age 18)   HJK v.   Norway, 10 September 2019
MF Denis Cukici (2003-02-10) 10 February 2003 (age 19)   HJK v.   Northern Ireland, 10 August 2019
MF Niklas Leinonen (2003-02-14) 14 February 2003 (age 19)   KTP v.   Northern Ireland, 10 August 2019

FW Onnipekka Pajula (2003-06-23) 23 June 2003 (age 19)   TPS v.   Northern Ireland, 10 August 2019

Coaching staffEdit

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  • Head coach: Erkka V. Lehtola
  • Coach: Teemu Eskola
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Eemeli Reponen
  • Video Analyst: Juho Suuperko
  • Doctor: Aapo Haavisto
  • Physiotherapist: Niklas Virtanen
  • Kit Manager: Jaakko Tawast
  • Team Manager: Ville Sairanen

Minor tournamentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U17 finals in Estonia cancelled". UEFA. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  2. ^ "2020/21 Under-17 EURO cancelled". UEFA. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  3. ^ U17 (2003) maajoukkue

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Goals for / scored
  2. ^ Goals against / conceded

See alsoEdit