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.

Georgia Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)ჯვაროსნები
Jvarosnebi (Crusaders)
AssociationGeorgian Football Federation
ConfederationUEFA
Head coachVasil Maisuradze
CaptainLuka Gugeshashvili
FIFA codeGEO
First colours
Second colours
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2023)
Best resultTBD

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.

Competitive recordEdit

*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
Year Round Pld W D * L GF GA
1960–1994 Part of   Soviet Union
  1996 Did not qualify
  1994
  1998
  2000
  2002
  2004
  2006
  2007
  2009
  2011
  2013
  2015
  2017
    2019
    2021
    2023 Qualified as a host
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0

UEFA European U-21 Championship qualificationEdit

Tournament Qualifying
  1996 qualifying
  1998 qualifying
  2000 qualifying
  2002 qualifying
  2004 group 10
  2006 qualifying
  2007 qualifying
  2009 group 4
  2011 group 2
  2013 group 5
  2015 group 3
  2017 group 6
    2019 group 3
    2021 group 2

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   France 10 9 0 1 32 10 +22 27 Final tournament 3–1 3–2 1–0 5–0 5–0
2    Switzerland 10 9 0 1 26 8 +18 27 3–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 3–0
3   Georgia 10 5 0 5 17 14 +3 15 0–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 4–0
4   Slovakia 10 4 0 6 22 21 +1 12 3–5 1–2 3–2 2–1 6–0
5   Azerbaijan 10 2 0 8 6 18 −12 6 1–2 0–1 0–3 2–1 1–0
6   Liechtenstein 10 1 0 9 3 35 −32 3 0–5 0–5 0–2 2–4 1–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Georgian under 21 only Official games (not friendly)Edit

Opponent Wins Draws Losses Goals
  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

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up to the squad for match against Slovakia on 18 November 2019.[1] Caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Luka Gugeshashvili (captain) (1999-04-29) 29 April 1999 (age 22) 12 0   Dila Gori
23 1GK Demetre Buliskeria (2000-01-20) 20 January 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Toredo Kutaisi

2 2DF Nikoloz Mali (1999-01-27) 27 January 1999 (age 22) 8 0   Saburtalo Tbilisi
3 2DF Ilia Beriashvili (1998-06-09) 9 June 1998 (age 23) 4 0   Telavi
4 2DF Luka Lochoshvili (1998-05-29) 29 May 1998 (age 23) 12 2   Dinamo Tbilisi
5 2DF Davit Kobouri (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 23) 14 0   Dinamo Tbilisi
15 2DF Aleksandre Andronikashvili (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 22) 0 0   Locomotive Tbilisi
16 2DF Lasha Ugrekhelidze (1999-08-25) 25 August 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Sioni Bolnisi
22 2DF Iuri Tabatadze (1999-11-29) 29 November 1999 (age 21) 2 0   Saburtalo Tbilisi

6 3MF Giorgi Kochorashvili (1999-06-29) 29 June 1999 (age 21) 4 0   Atlético Levante UD
7 3MF Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (2001-02-12) 12 February 2001 (age 20) 1 1   Rubin Kazan
8 3MF Giorgi Kutsia (1999-10-27) 27 October 1999 (age 21) 9 0   Dinamo Tbilisi
9 3MF Nika Ninua (1999-06-22) 22 June 1999 (age 21) 9 0   PAOK
11 3MF Zuriko Davitashvili (2001-02-15) 15 February 2001 (age 20) 4 0   Rubin Kazan
18 3MF Luka Silagadze (1999-04-21) 21 April 1999 (age 22) 6 0   Valmieras
20 3MF Irakli Bugridze (1998-01-03) 3 January 1998 (age 23) 10 4   Dinamo Tbilisi
21 3MF Rati Ardazishvili (1998-01-27) 27 January 1998 (age 23) 4 0   Rukh Lviv

10 3MF Giorgi Kokhreidze (1998-11-18) 18 November 1998 (age 22) 12 1   Saburtalo Tbilisi
13 4FW Nugzar Spanderashvili (1999-01-16) 16 January 1999 (age 22) 5 0   Dila Gori
14 4FW Beka Kavtaradze (1999-06-15) 15 June 1999 (age 21) 6 1   Saburtalo Tbilisi

Recent call-upsEdit

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.[2]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up

GK Giorgi Mamardashvili (2000-09-29) 29 September 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Locomotive Tbilisi v.    Switzerland, 11 October 2019[3]

DF Luka Lakvekheliani (1998-10-20) 20 October 1998 (age 22) 6 2   Mezőkövesdi v.   Azerbaijan, 10 September 2019[4]
DF Vakhtang Nebieridze (1999-07-19) 19 July 1999 (age 21) 2 0   Torpedo Kutaisi v.   France, 15 November 2019[5]
DF Vazha Patsatsia (1998-01-29) 29 January 1998 (age 23) 3 0   Dinamo Batumi v.   France, 15 November 2019[6]

MF Paata Kiteishvili (1999-01-16) 16 January 1999 (age 22) 1 0   Rustavi v.    Switzerland, 11 October 2019[7]
MF Davit Samurkasovi (1998-02-05) 5 February 1998 (age 23) 4 1   Locomotive Tbilisi v.   Liechtenstein, 5 September 2019[8]
MF Tornike Dzebinauri (1999-11-07) 7 November 1999 (age 21) 2 0   Locomotive Tbilisi v.   Liechtenstein, 5 September 2019[9]

FW Giorgi Arabidze (1998-03-04) 4 March 1998 (age 23) 13 5   Nacional v.    Switzerland, 11 October 2019[10]
FW Vato Arveladze (1998-03-04) 4 March 1998 (age 23) 11 3   Locomotive Tbilisi v.    Switzerland, 11 October 2019[11]

  • INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary squad.
  • RET Retired from international football.

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Notable former playersEdit

Managerial historyEdit

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