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 coach Juha Malinen
FIFA codeFIN
First colours
Second colours
First international
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

UEFA U-21 Championship Record

  • 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 qualification

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Current squad

The following players have been called-up for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification against Romania on 14 November 2019.[2]

Caps and goals as of 14 November 2019 after the match against Romania.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK William Jääskeläinen (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 5 0 Crewe Alexandra
12 1GK Hugo Keto (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 13 0 Brighton and Hove Albion
2 2DF Aapo Halme (captain) (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 14 0 Barnsley
3 2DF Joonas Sundman (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 10 0 SJK
4 2DF Juhani Pikkarainen (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 8 1 KPV
5 2DF Juho Hyvärinen (2000-03-27) 27 March 2000 7 0 RoPS
15 2DF Jonas Häkkinen (1999-03-21) 21 March 1999 4 0 VPS
17 2DF Aapo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 5 0 IFK Mariehamn
6 3MF Kaan Kairinen (1998-12-22) 22 December 1998 18 4 HJK
8 3MF Jaakko Oksanen (2000-11-07) 7 November 2000 8 0 Brentford
11 3MF Onni Valakari (1999-08-18) 18 August 1999 9 4 Tromsø
14 3MF Lucas Lingman (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 9 0 RoPS
16 3MF Miko Virtanen (1999-01-29) 29 January 1999 5 0 Arbroath
18 3MF Jasin Assehnoun (1998-12-26) 26 December 1998 8 2 FC Lahti
20 3MF Kevin Kouassivi-Benissan (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 3 0 RoPS
7 4FW Mikael Soisalo (1998-04-24) 24 April 1998 16 0 Zulte Waregem
9 4FW Benjamin Källman (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 16 12 Viking
10 4FW Saku Ylätupa (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 10 1 AIK
13 4FW Eetu Vertainen (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 12 1 HJK
19 4FW Enoch Banza (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 5 0 KPV

Recent callups

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 Rasmus Leislahti INJ (2000-06-16) June 16, 2000 1 0 FC Honka v.  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
GK Viljami Sinisalo (2001-10-11) 11 October 2001 0 0 Aston Villa v.  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
DF Tuukka Andberg (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 0 0 HIFK v.  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
DF Kalle Katz INJ (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 3 0 RoPS v.  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
DF Martti Haukioja (1999-03-06) 6 March 1999 2 0 VPS v.  Sweden, 11 June 2019
DF Ville Tikkanen (1999-08-08) 8 August 1999 0 0 SJK v.  Sweden, 11 June 2019
DF Valtteri Vesiaho (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 0 0 TPS v.  Bulgaria, 25 March 2019
MF Niilo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 3 0 Inter Turku v.  Denmark, 14 October 2019
MF Joel Mattsson (1999-03-17) 17 March 1999 2 0 HIFK v.  Denmark, 14 October 2019
MF Abukar Mohamed (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 2 0 Karpaty Lviv v.  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
MF Teemu Jäntti (2000-03-02) 2 March 2000 2 0 FC Lahti v.  Sweden, 11 June 2019
MF Eemeli Virta (2000-09-28) 28 September 2000 0 0 FC Lahti v.  Sweden, 11 June 2019
FW Tobias Fagerström INJ (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 2 0 Hamburger SV II v.  Denmark, 14 October 2019
FW Marcus Forss (1999-06-18) 18 June 1999 3 1 AFC Wimbledon v.  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
FW Nikolas Saira (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 0 0 HIFK v.  Sweden, 11 June 2019
FW Lassi Lappalainen (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 7 3 Montreal Impact v.  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
  • INJ = Withdrew due to an injury.

Coaching staff

[3]

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

Past squads

See also

References

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