Georgia national under-21 football team
The Georgia national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Georgia and is controlled by the Georgian Football Federation. The team is considered to be the feeder team for the senior Georgian national football team. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years. Since the establishment of the Georgian under-21 side, the under-21 side has never reached a final tournament of the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
|Association||Georgian Football Federation|
|Head coach||Vasil Maisuradze|
|UEFA U-21 Championship|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2023)|
The current team is for Georgian players aged under 21 at the start of the calendar year in which a two-year European Under-21 Football Championship campaign begins, so some players can remain with the squad until the age of 23. As long as they are eligible, players can play for Georgia at any level, making it possible to play for the U21s, senior side, and again for the U21s. This has been the case for several senior team players like Jano Ananidze and Levan Kakubava.
Although the breakup of the Soviet Union occurred officially on 25 December 1991, the under-21 team continued as Soviet Union until the 1992 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. After that, Georgia and the other countries who split from the Soviet Union like Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine became separate footballing entities.
- *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
- Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
- Silver background colour indicates second place finish.
- Bronze background colour indicates third place finish.
- Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
UEFA European U-21 ChampionshipEdit
|UEFA European Under-21 Championship record|
|1960–1994||Part of Soviet Union|
|1996||Did not qualify|
|2023||Qualified as a host|
UEFA European U-21 Championship qualificationEdit
Georgian under 21 only Official games (not friendly)Edit
|Albania||3||1||2||6 - 6|
|Armenia||1||1||3 - 4|
|Azerbaijan||2||4 - 0|
|Bulgaria||2||1 - 3|
|Croatia||1||2||1||4 - 4|
|Denmark||3||4 - 10|
|England||1||1||0 - 1|
|Estonia||5||1||10 - 4|
|Faroe Islands||1||1 - 3|
|Finland||1||1||4 - 3|
|France||2||2 - 5|
|Germany||2||0 - 5|
|Greece||2||2||4 - 8|
|Hungary||2||1 - 4|
|Republic of Ireland||4||4 - 4|
|Italy||1||3||4 - 11|
|Kazakhstan||2||2||4 - 6|
|Latvia||2||6 - 3|
|Liechtenstein||2||6 - 0|
|Lithuania||2||1||2||6 - 4|
|Luxembourg||1||1||3 - 3|
|Malta||2||4 - 2|
|Moldova||2||1||1||5 - 2|
|Netherlands||1||1||1 - 6|
|Norway||1||1||0 - 3|
|Poland||1||1||3||8 - 14|
|Romania||2||1 - 5|
|Russia||1||3||4 - 10|
|San Marino||2||7 - 0|
|Scotland||1||1||3 - 2|
|Serbia||1||1 - 3|
|Slovakia||1||3||5 - 8|
|Slovenia||2||2 - 2|
|Spain||6||4 - 24|
|Switzerland||1||7||1 - 16|
|Sweden||2||2 - 4|
|Turkey||2||1||1||5 - 2|
|Ukraine||2||0 - 9|
|Wales||2||2 - 7|
|40 Countries||36||20||63||132 - 210|
The following players have not been called up for the upcoming matches but have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Giorgi Mamardashvili||29 September 2000||0||0||Locomotive Tbilisi||v. Switzerland, 11 October 2019|
|DF||Luka Lakvekheliani||20 October 1998||6||2||Mezőkövesdi||v. Azerbaijan, 10 September 2019|
|DF||Vakhtang Nebieridze||19 July 1999||2||0||Torpedo Kutaisi||v. France, 15 November 2019|
|DF||Vazha Patsatsia||29 January 1998||3||0||Dinamo Batumi||v. France, 15 November 2019|
|MF||Paata Kiteishvili||16 January 1999||1||0||Rustavi||v. Switzerland, 11 October 2019|
|MF||Davit Samurkasovi||5 February 1998||4||1||Locomotive Tbilisi||v. Liechtenstein, 5 September 2019|
|MF||Tornike Dzebinauri||7 November 1999||2||0||Locomotive Tbilisi||v. Liechtenstein, 5 September 2019|
|FW||Giorgi Arabidze||4 March 1998||13||5||Nacional||v. Switzerland, 11 October 2019|
|FW||Vato Arveladze||4 March 1998||11||3||Locomotive Tbilisi||v. Switzerland, 11 October 2019|
- INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
- PRE Preliminary squad.
- RET Retired from international football.
Notable former playersEdit