Finland national under-21 football team
(The Little Eagle-Owls)
|Association||Football Association of Finland|
|Head coach||Juha Malinen|
| Finland 1–3 Sweden |
(Vaasa, Finland; 11 August 1976)
|UEFA U-21 Championship|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2009)|
|Best result||Group stage|
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 UEFA Euro Under-21 qualificationEdit
Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit
The selections for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Georgia on 12 October 2018 and Lithuania on 16 October 2018.
Caps and goals as of 11 September 2018 after the match against Poland.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Hugo Keto||9 February 1998||9||0||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|GK||Marc Nordqvist||1 June 1997||2||0||Jerv|
|DF||Aapo Halme||22 May 1998||4||0||Leeds United|
|DF||Nicholas Hämäläinen||5 March 1997||12||0||Queens Park Rangers|
|DF||Richard Jensen||17 March 1996||20||0||Roda|
|MF||Anselmi Nurmela||22 November 1996||9||0||Flora|
|DF||Juhani Pikkarainen||30 July 1998||1||0||Wacker Innsbruck|
|DF||Joonas Sundman||20 January 1998||2||0||SJK|
|DF||Leo Väisänen||23 July 1997||8||0||Den Bosch|
|MF||Lauri Ala-Myllymäki||4 June 1997||12||0||Ilves|
|MF||Sebastian Dahlström||5 November 1996||14||1||HJK|
|MF||Kaan Kairinen||22 December 1998||12||3||Inter Turku|
|MF||Ilmari Niskanen||27 October 1997||9||0||KuPS|
|MF||Urho Nissilä||4 April 1996||3||1||Zulte Waregem|
|FW||Eetu Vertainen||11 May 1999||3||0||HJK|
|FW||Rasmus Karjalainen||4 April 1996||8||0||KuPS|
|FW||Lassi Lappalainen||24 August 1998||7||3||RoPS|
|FW||Saku Savolainen||13 August 1996||6||2||KuPS|
|FW||Mikael Soisalo||24 April 1998||9||0||Zulte Waregem|
|FW||Saku Ylätupa||4 August 1999||4||0||Ajax|
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|
|DF||Eero-Matti Auvinen||5 March 1996||0||0||VPS||v. Poland, 11 September 2018|
|DF||Lassi Järvenpää||28 October 1996||6||0||RoPS||v. Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018|
|DF||Aapo Mäenpää||14 January 1998||3||0||IFK Mariehamn||v. Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018|
|DF||Jiri Nissinen||30 May 1997||1||0||KuPS||v. Denmark, 7 September 2018|
|DF||Juho Pirttijoki||30 July 1996||10||0||KuPS||v. Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018|
|MF||Iiro Järvinen||3 November 1996||4||0||Ilves||v. Faroe Islands, 8 June 2018|
|MF||Obed Malolo||18 April 1997||3||0||SJK||v. Georgia, 10 November 2017|
|MF||Abukar Mohamed||1 January 1999||0||0||Lazio||v. Poland, 11 September 2018|
|FW||Elias Ahde||6 March 1996||3||0||TPS||v. Georgia, 10 November 2017|
|FW||Marcus Forss||18 June 1999||1||0||Brentford||v. Denmark, 7 September 2018|
|FW||Santeri Hostikka||30 September 1997||7||0||FC Lahti||v. Poland, 11 September 2018|
|FW||Benjamin Källman||17 June 1998||9||6||Dundee||v. Poland, 11 September 2018|