Russia national under-19 football team

The Russia national under-19 football team, controlled by the Russian Football Union, represents Russia at the European Under-19 Football Championship and international friendly match fixtures at the under-19 age level.

Russia Under-19
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Юноши (Boys)
Юношеская Сборная (Youth Team)
AssociationRussian Football Union
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachAndrei Gordeyev
FIFA codeRUS
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win
 Russia 7 – 0 Estonia 
(Moscow, Russia; 24 September 2007)
 Russia 7 – 0 Faroe Islands 
(Moscow, Russia; 9 October 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Russia 2 – 6 Serbia 
(Pasching, Austria; 18 July 2007)
UEFA U-19 Championship
Appearances22 (first in 1962, as Soviet Union)
Best resultWinners, 1966 (shared), 1967, 1976, 1978, 1988, 1990, as Soviet Union

HistoryEdit

European ChampionshipsEdit

Since the tournament adopted its current under-19 format in 2002, the Russia under-19s have qualified for only two UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. They have, however, reached the second, or elite, qualification stage in all campaigns with the exception of 2002 when they were knocked out at the preliminary qualification stage.[1] They came closest to qualifying for the 2010 competition, when they finished one point behind group winners Italy in the elite qualification stage.[2]

In the 2011 qualification campaign, Russia again narrowly missed out on the finals, finishing second in group five of the elite qualifying stage, having drawn two games and won one against Israel.[3] The group winner was the Czech Republic.[4] The joint top scorers for Russia in the qualification campaign for 2011 were Aleksandr Kozlov and Georgi Nurov, who both scored two goals in three games.[5]

Russia's best performance at the European Championships was in 2015 in Greece. After being qualified to the final tournament for the first time since 2007, team Russia also stood at the top position of Group B of the Group Stage along with Spain. In the semifinals Russia beat hosts Greece 4–0. The team eventually became runners-up, after Spain made two goals to win the trophy.

UEFA U-19 Championship RecordEdit

  • FIFA considers Russia the direct successor to the Soviet Union, and therefore the inheritor to all its records.

  Champions    Runners-Up    Third Place    Fourth Place

Year Result GP W D L GS GA
  2002 First qualifying round
  2003 Second qualifying round
  2004 Second qualifying round
  2005 Elite round
  2006 Elite round
  2007 Group stage 3 0 1 2 4 9
  2008 Elite round
  2009 Elite round
  2010 Elite round
  2011 Elite round
  2012 Elite round
  2013 Elite round
  2014 Elite round
  2015 Runners-up 5 2 1 2 9 5
  2016 Elite round
  2017 Qualifying round
  2018 Qualifying round
Total 2/17 8 2 2 4 13 14

HonoursEdit

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

5 September 2017 Friendly Italy   2–1   Russia Reggio Emilia, Italy
Summary Ignatyev   16' Attendance: 500
7 October 2017 Friendly Russia   1–2   Belgium Marbella, Spain
Utkin   67' Summary
Attendance: 50
9 October 2017 Friendly United States   2–2   Russia Marbella, Spain
Summary
Attendance: 50
4 June 2019 Granatkin Cup Russia   3–0   India Saint Petersburg, Russia
18:00 Kosarev   50'73'82' RFS AIFF Stadium: Petrovsky Stadium
Referee: Dmitry Streltsov (Russia)
6 June 2019 Granatkin Cup Russia   3–0   Bulgaria Saint Petersburg, Russia
18:00 Prokhin   44'54'
Faizullin   57'
Stadium: Petrovsky Stadium
Referee: Artyom Chistyakov (Russia)
9 June 2019 Granatkin Cup Moldova   v   Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia
18:00 Stadium: Petrovsky Stadium
TBD June 2019 Granatkin Cup Russia   v TBD Saint Petersburg, Russia
TBD June 2019 Granatkin Cup Russia   v TBD Saint Petersburg, Russia
8 November 2017 2018 Euro U-19 qualifier Russia   v   Gibraltar Heraklion, Greece
Stadium: Pankritio Stadium
14 November 2017 2018 Euro U-19 qualifier Greece   v   Russia Heraklion, Greece
Stadium: Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for the 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification Group 11 games in November 2018.[6] Caps and goals accurate as after the friendly against Serbia played on 13 October 2018.

Head coach: Andrei Gordeyev.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Anton Shitov (2000-01-29) 29 January 2000 (age 21) 5 0   Spartak-2 Moscow
1GK Nikolay Zirikov (2000-05-22) 22 May 2000 (age 20) 2 0   CSKA Moscow
2DF Aleksandr Mikhaylov (2000-05-21) 21 May 2000 (age 20) 6 1   Chertanovo-2 Moscow
2DF Dmitri Molchanov (2000-10-01) 1 October 2000 (age 20) 5 0   Chertanovo-2 Moscow
2DF Pavel Maslov (2000-04-14) 14 April 2000 (age 21) 4 0   Spartak-2 Moscow
2DF Artyom Gyurdzhan (2000-07-06) 6 July 2000 (age 20) 3 0   Kazanka Moscow
2DF Ilya Martynov (2000-01-25) 25 January 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Krasnodar-2
2DF Kirill Kolesnichenko (2000-01-31) 31 January 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Chertanovo-2 Moscow
3 2DF Danila Prokhin (2001-05-24) 24 May 2001 (age 19) 2 1   Zenit-2 St. Petersburg
3MF Rustam Khalnazarov (2000-07-20) 20 July 2000 (age 20) 6 2   Krasnodar-2
3MF Dmitri Velikorodny (2000-06-06) 6 June 2000 (age 20) 6 0   Chertanovo Moscow
3MF Danila Yanov (2000-01-27) 27 January 2000 (age 21) 5 1   CSKA Moscow
3MF Vladimir Moskvichyov (2000-03-02) 2 March 2000 (age 21) 5 0   Dynamo Moscow
3MF Mikhail Ignatov (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 20) 3 0   Spartak Moscow
3MF Vladislav Karapuzov (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 21) 2 1   Kazanka Moscow
3MF Danila Prutsev (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Chertanovo Moscow
3MF Nail Umyarov (2000-06-27) 27 June 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Chertanovo Moscow
3MF Vitali Zhironkin (2000-03-10) 10 March 2000 (age 21) 1 0   CSKA Moscow
4FW Gamid Agalarov (2000-07-16) 16 July 2000 (age 20) 5 2   Anzhi Makhachkala
16 4FW Kirill Kosarev (2001-08-01) 1 August 2001 (age 19) 2 1   Zenit-2 St. Petersburg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA under-19 European Championships history". Uefa.com. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  2. ^ "2010 UEFA under-19 European Championships". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Under-19 result: Israel 1-3 Russia". soccerway.com. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  4. ^ "2011 UEFA under-19 European Championships elite stage: Group 5 final standings". Uefa.com. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Top scorers: All qualifying stages, 2011 U-19 European Championships". Uefa.com. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  6. ^ Старшие юноши проведут сбор на Кипре (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 4 November 2018.