Finland national under-21 football team

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Finland U21
Nickname(s)Pikkuhuuhkajat
(The Little Eagle-Owls)[1]
AssociationFootball Association of Finland
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachFinland Juha Malinen
FIFA codeFIN
First colours
Second colours
First international
Finland 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

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.

UEFA U-21 Championship Record[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Template:2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 8

Current squad[edit]

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 (age 21) 5 0 England Crewe Alexandra
12 1GK Hugo Keto (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 21) 13 0 England Brighton and Hove Albion
2 2DF Aapo Halme (captain) (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 21) 14 0 England Barnsley
3 2DF Joonas Sundman (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 22) 10 0 Finland SJK
4 2DF Juhani Pikkarainen (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 21) 8 1 Finland KPV
5 2DF Juho Hyvärinen (2000-03-27) 27 March 2000 (age 19) 7 0 Finland RoPS
15 2DF Jonas Häkkinen (1999-03-21) 21 March 1999 (age 20) 4 0 Finland VPS
17 2DF Aapo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 22) 5 0 Finland IFK Mariehamn
6 3MF Kaan Kairinen (1998-12-22) 22 December 1998 (age 21) 18 4 Finland HJK
8 3MF Jaakko Oksanen (2000-11-07) 7 November 2000 (age 19) 8 0 England Brentford
11 3MF Onni Valakari (1999-08-18) 18 August 1999 (age 20) 9 4 Norway Tromsø
14 3MF Lucas Lingman (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 21) 9 0 Finland RoPS
16 3MF Miko Virtanen (1999-01-29) 29 January 1999 (age 20) 5 0 Scotland Arbroath
18 3MF Jasin Assehnoun (1998-12-26) 26 December 1998 (age 21) 8 2 Finland FC Lahti
20 3MF Kevin Kouassivi-Benissan (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Finland RoPS
7 4FW Mikael Soisalo (1998-04-24) 24 April 1998 (age 21) 16 0 Belgium Zulte Waregem
9 4FW Benjamin Källman (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 (age 21) 16 12 Norway Viking
10 4FW Saku Ylätupa (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 20) 10 1 Sweden AIK
13 4FW Eetu Vertainen (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 20) 12 1 Finland HJK
19 4FW Enoch Banza (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 (age 19) 5 0 Finland KPV

Recent callups[edit]

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 (age 19) 1 0 Finland FC Honka v.  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
GK Viljami Sinisalo (2001-10-11) 11 October 2001 (age 18) 0 0 England Aston Villa v.  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
DF Tuukka Andberg (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Finland HIFK v.  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
DF Kalle Katz INJ (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 20) 3 0 Finland RoPS v.  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
DF Martti Haukioja (1999-03-06) 6 March 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Finland VPS v.  Sweden, 11 June 2019
DF Ville Tikkanen (1999-08-08) 8 August 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Finland SJK v.  Sweden, 11 June 2019
DF Valtteri Vesiaho (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Finland TPS v.  Bulgaria, 25 March 2019
MF Niilo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 22) 3 0 Finland Inter Turku v.  Denmark, 14 October 2019
MF Joel Mattsson (1999-03-17) 17 March 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Finland HIFK v.  Denmark, 14 October 2019
MF Abukar Mohamed (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 21) 2 0 Ukraine Karpaty Lviv v.  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
MF Teemu Jäntti (2000-03-02) 2 March 2000 (age 19) 2 0 Finland FC Lahti v.  Sweden, 11 June 2019
MF Eemeli Virta (2000-09-28) 28 September 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Finland FC Lahti v.  Sweden, 11 June 2019
FW Tobias Fagerström INJ (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 19) 2 0 Germany Hamburger SV II v.  Denmark, 14 October 2019
FW Marcus Forss (1999-06-18) 18 June 1999 (age 20) 3 1 England AFC Wimbledon v.  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
FW Nikolas Saira (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Finland HIFK v.  Sweden, 11 June 2019
FW Lassi Lappalainen (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 21) 7 3 Canada Montreal Impact v.  Lithuania, 16 October 2018
  • INJ = Withdrew due to an injury.

Coaching staff[edit]

[3]

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

Past squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]