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Finland national under-21 football team

The Finnish national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Finland. The team qualified for the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship final tournament in 2009.

Finland U21
Nickname(s)Pikkuhuuhkajat
(The Little Eagle-Owls)[1]
AssociationFootball Association of Finland
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachFinland Juha Malinen
FIFA codeFIN
First colours
Second colours
First international
Finland Finland 1–3 Sweden 
(Vaasa, Finland; 11 August 1976)
Biggest win
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Biggest defeat
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UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2009)
Best resultGroup stage

Contents

UEFA U-21 Championship RecordEdit

  • 1978: Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1980: Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1982: Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1984: Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1986: Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1988: Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1990: Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1992: Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1994: Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 1996: Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 1998: Finished 4th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2000: Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2002: Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2004: Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2006: Finished 5th of 7 in qualification group.
  • 2007: Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 2009: Won qualification group 6 and beat Austria in play-offs. Qualified for the final tournament, where finished 4th of 4 in Group B.
  • 2011: Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2013: Finished 4th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2015: Finished 2nd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2017: Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2019: Finished 4th of 6 in qualification group.

2021 UEFA Euro Under-21 qualificationEdit

Template:2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 8

Current squadEdit

The following 22 players have been called-up for the International friendlies against Norway and Bulgaria between 22-25 March.

Caps and goals as of 3 April 2019 after the match against Bulgaria.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Hugo Keto (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 21) 11 0   Waterford
12 1GK Rasmus Leislahti (2000-06-16) June 16, 2000 (age 18) 0 0   FC Honka
2 2DF Aapo Halme (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 20) 7 0   Leeds United
3 2DF Valtteri Vesiaho (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0   HJK
4 2DF Juhani Pikkarainen (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 20) 3 1   KPV
5 2DF Juho Hyvärinen (2000-03-27) 27 March 2000 (age 19) 2 0   RoPS
14 2DF Joonas Sundman (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 21) 4 0   SJK
15 2DF Kalle Katz (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 19) 1 0   RoPS
20 2DF Aapo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 21) 5 0   IFK Mariehamn
6 3MF Teemu Jäntti (2000-03-02) 2 March 2000 (age 19) 1 0   FC Lahti
8 3MF Jaakko Oksanen (2000-11-07) 7 November 2000 (age 18) 2 0   Brentford
13 4FW Eetu Vertainen (captain) (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 19) 5 1   HJK
16 3MF Lucas Lingman (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 21) 2 0   RoPS
17 3MF Niilo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 21) 1 0   FC Inter
18 3MF Jasin Assehnoun (1998-12-26) 26 December 1998 (age 20) 2 1   FC Lahti
19 3MF Joel Mattsson (1999-03-17) 17 March 1999 (age 20) 2 0   HIFK
21 3MF Onni Valakari (1999-08-18) 18 August 1999 (age 19) 2 0   Tromsø
22 3MF Kevin Kouassivi-Benissan (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0   HJK
7 4FW Mikael Soisalo (1998-04-24) 24 April 1998 (age 20) 11 0   Zulte Waregem
9 4FW Benjamin Källman (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 (age 20) 11 10   Vendsyssel
10 4FW Saku Ylätupa (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 19) 3 0   AIK
11 4FW Marcus Forss (1999-06-18) 18 June 1999 (age 19) 3 1   Brentford

Recent callupsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Finland under-21 squad and remain eligible:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Marc Nordqvist (1997-06-01) 1 June 1997 (age 21) 2 0   IFK Mariehamn v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
DF Eero-Matti Auvinen (1996-03-05) 5 March 1996 (age 23) 0 0   VPS v.   Poland, 11 September 2018
DF Nicholas Hämäläinen (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 22) 12 0   Los Angeles FC v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
DF Richard Jensen (1996-03-17) 17 March 1996 (age 23) 21 0   Roda JC v.   Georgia, 12 October 2018
DF Lassi Järvenpää (1996-10-28) 28 October 1996 (age 22) 6 0   IFK Mariehamn v.   Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018
DF Jiri Nissinen (1997-05-30) 30 May 1997 (age 21) 1 0   KuPS v.   Denmark, 7 September 2018
DF Anselmi Nurmela (1996-11-22) 22 November 1996 (age 22) 9 0   FC Flora v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
DF Juho Pirttijoki (1996-07-30) 30 July 1996 (age 22) 11 0   KuPS v.   Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018
DF Leo Väisänen (1997-07-23) 23 July 1997 (age 21) 8 0   Den Bosch v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
MF Lauri Ala-Myllymäki (1997-06-04) 4 June 1997 (age 21) 13 0   Ilves v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
MF Sebastian Dahlström (1996-11-05) 5 November 1996 (age 22) 15 1   HJK v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
MF Iiro Järvinen (1996-11-03) 3 November 1996 (age 22) 5 0   Ilves v.   Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018
MF Kaan Kairinen (1998-12-22) 22 December 1998 (age 20) 13 3   HJK v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
MF Abukar Mohamed (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Lazio v.   Poland, 11 September 2018
MF Ilmari Niskanen (1997-10-27) 27 October 1997 (age 21) 10 0   KuPS v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
MF Urho Nissilä (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 23) 4 1   Zulte Waregem v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
FW Santeri Hostikka (1997-09-30) 30 September 1997 (age 21) 8 0   Pogon Szczecin v.   Poland, 11 September 2018
FW Rasmus Karjalainen (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 23) 9 0   KuPS v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
FW Lassi Lappalainen (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 20) 7 3   HJK v.   Lithuania, 16 October 2018
FW Saku Savolainen (1996-08-13) 13 August 1996 (age 22) 6 2   KuPS v.   Georgia, 12 October 2018

Coaching staffEdit

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Position Name
Head coach   Juha Malinen
Assistant coach   Stephen Ward
Goalkeeping coach   Mikko Kavén
Video analyst   Jouko Kylmäoja
Physiotherapist   Tony Elomaa
Doctor   Jonne Väisänen
Kit manager   Timo Naukkarinen
Team manager   Joonas Vilkki

Past squadsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit