Kosovo national under-17 football team

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Kosovo Under-17
Nickname(s)Dardanët (Dardanians)
AssociationFederata e Futbollit e Kosovës (FFK)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachBesnik Kollari
CaptainValon Zumberi
Most capsAs FIFA member
Valon Zumberi (6)
Top scorer
Home stadiumOlympic Stadium Adem Jashari
FIFA codeKVX[1]
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
First international
As FIFA member
 Netherlands 3–1 Kosovo 
(Budapest, Hungary; 10 October 2017)
Biggest win
As FIFA member
  Switzerland 0–1 Kosovo 
(Paphos, Cyprus; 29 October 2018)
 Kosovo 1–0 Cyprus 
(Pegeia, Cyprus; 1 November 2018)
Biggest defeat
As FIFA member
 Netherlands 3–1 Kosovo 
(Budapest, Hungary; 10 October 2017)
 Kosovo 1–3 Hungary 
(Budapest, Hungary; 16 October 2017)
Records of first international and biggest win/defeat are for competitive matches only

The Kosovo national under-17 football team (Albanian: Kombëtarja e futbollit të Kosovës nën 17 vjeç, Serbian: Фудбалска репрезентација Косова до 17. године/Fudbalska reprezentacija Kosova do 17. godine) is the national under-17 football team of Kosovo and is controlled by the Football Federation of Kosovo.

History[edit]

On 6 February 2013, FIFA was given permission to play international friendly games against other member associations.[2]

Competition record[edit]

UEFA European Championship[edit]

On 26 January 2017, in Nyon, it was decided that Kosovo should be part in Group 9 of the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification, together with Hungary, Netherlands and Wales.[3] On 10 October 2017, Kosovo made his debut on UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifications with a 3–1 away defeat in against Netherlands.[4]

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
Era Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Year Pos Pld W D L GF GA
Under-16 Italy 1982 to Czech Republic 1999 Part of Yugoslavia Under-16
Israel 2000 to England 2001 Not a UEFA member Not a UEFA member
Under-17 Denmark 2002 to Bulgaria 2015
Azerbaijan 2016 to Croatia 2017 Could not enter
England 2018 Did not qualify England 2018 4th 3 0 0 3 2 8
Republic of Ireland 2019 Did not qualify Republic of Ireland 2019[a] [b] 3 2 0 1 3 2
Estonia 2020 Did not qualify Estonia 2020 4th 3 0 1 2 2 7
Total 0/38 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 9 2 1 6 7 17
Notes
  1. ^ Kosovo U17 has participated in qualifying round and elite round.
  2. ^ Kosovo U17 during the qualifying round was ranked the 1st.

Fixtures and results[edit]

For all past match results of the national team, see single-season articles and the team's results page

2018[edit]

26 October 2019 UEFA U-17 QScotland 2–1 KosovoPaphos, Cyprus
14:00 (15:00 EEST) Fiorini Goal 28'
Winter Goal 77'
Report Limanii Goal 71' Stadium: Stelios Kyriakides Stadium
Referee: Alexandru Tean (Moldova)
29 October 2019 UEFA U-17 QSwitzerland  0–1 KosovoPaphos, Cyprus
14:00 (15:00 EET) Report Zumberi Goal 63' Stadium: Stelios Kyriakides Stadium
Referee: Alexandru Tean (Moldova)
1 November 2019 UEFA U-17 QKosovo 1–0 CyprusPegeia, Cyprus
14:00 (15:00 EET) Avdyli Goal 63' Report Stadium: Peyia Municipal Stadium
Referee: Ferenc Karakó (Hungary)

2019[edit]

25 March 2019 UEFA U-17 QKosovo 0-2 UkraineNyon, Switzerland
11:00 Report
Stadium: Colovray Sports Centre
Referee: Gal Leibovitz (Israel)
28 March 2019 UEFA U-17 QSpain 1-0 KosovoNyon, Switzerland
14:00
Report Stadium: Colovray Sports Centre
Referee: Sebastian Gishamer (Austria)
31 March 2019 UEFA U-17 QGreece 2-0 KosovoNyon, Switzerland
14:00
Report Stadium: Colovray Sports Centre
Referee: Gal Leibovitz (Israel)

2021[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up for the 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifications.[5]
All caps and goals as of 1 November 2018 after match against  Cyprus, only competitive matches are included.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK David Nreca-Bisinger (2002-01-18) 18 January 2002 (age 18) 3 0 Germany Sonnenhof Großaspach
1 1GK Rijad Bytyqi (2003-01-28) 28 January 2003 (age 17) 3 0 Kosovo Roni 19

2 2DF Bekim Limanii (2002-07-28) 28 July 2002 (age 18) 4 3 Kosovo Milano
15 2DF Leuart Avdyli (2002-04-14) 14 April 2002 (age 18) 3 0 Kosovo Kurda
6 2DF Altin Maliqi (2002-09-14) 14 September 2002 (age 18) 3 0 Germany Karlsruher SC
14 2DF Erdin Dushi (2002-10-07) 7 October 2002 (age 18) 3 0 Kosovo Vushtrria
5 2DF Ardi Ajdini (2002-11-04) 4 November 2002 (age 18) 1 0 Kosovo 2 Korriku

4 3MF Valon Zumberi (Captain) (2002-11-24) 24 November 2002 (age 18) 6 1 Germany Hamburger SV
20 3MF Edin Huseini (2002-01-07) 7 January 2002 (age 18) 3 0 Germany 1860 Munich
16 3MF Florind Lokaj (2002-06-08) 8 June 2002 (age 18) 3 0 Norway Vålerenga
19 3MF Leorant Marmullaku (2002-09-24) 24 September 2002 (age 18) 3 0 Kosovo Dukagjini
21 3MF Rigon Spahiu (2003-02-18) 18 February 2003 (age 17) 3 0 Germany Württemberg
7 3MF Mohamed Bekaj (2002-04-25) 25 April 2002 (age 18) 2 0 Germany 1860 Munich
17 3MF Diar Halili (2003-07-02) 2 July 2003 (age 17) 2 0 Kosovo 2 Korriku

10 4FW Milot Avdyli (2002-07-28) 28 July 2002 (age 18) 3 1 Kosovo Kurda
8 4FW Taulant Kiçmari (2003-03-23) 23 March 2003 (age 17) 3 0 Kosovo 2 Korriku
9 4FW Oltion Bilalli (2002-01-03) 3 January 2002 (age 18) 2 1 Kosovo Beselidhja
11 4FW Veton Tusha (2002-12-29) 29 December 2002 (age 17) 2 0 North Macedonia Vardar
19 4FW Lirim Hoxha (2002-03-04) 4 March 2002 (age 18) 1 0 Germany Stuttgarter Kickers

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Kosovo Besnik Kollari
Assistant coach Kosovo Fadil Berisha
Goalkeeping coach Kosovo Bahri Berisha
Physiotherapist Kosovo Gëzim Zogu
Doctor Kosovo Gëzim Murseli

See also[edit]

Men's
Women's

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dryomin, Mark; Tabeira, Martin; Lozano, Carles; Jeffree, Iain (2 June 2016). "FIFA Country Codes". rsssf.com. RSSSF. Kosovo (KVX)
  2. ^ "FIFA Circular no.1342" (PDF). FIFA.com. 6 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Kosova në grup me Holandën, Uellsin e Hungarinë" [Kosovo in group with Netherlands, Wales and Hungary] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 26 January 2017. Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Kombëtarja U17 humbi nga Holanda" [National U17 team lost from the Netherlands] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 10 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Kombëtarja U17 zhvilloi stërvitjen e fundit para nisjes për Qipro" [National U17 team held the latest exercise before departing for Cyprus] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 24 November 2018.

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