Finland national under-17 football team

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Finland U-17
Association Football Association of Finland
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Flag of Finland.svg Erkka V. Lehtola
FIFA code FIN
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World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2003 )
Best resultGroup Stage, 2003
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2002 )
Best resultGroup Stage, 2002

The Finland national under-17 football team represents Finland in international football competitions in the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, as well as any other under-17 international football tournaments. It is governed by the Football Association of Finland.

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

The FIFA U-17 World Cup, founded as the FIFA U-16 World Championship, later changed to its current name in 2007, is the world championship of association football for male players under the age of 17 organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

Contents

Competitive record

FIFA U-16/17 World Cup Record

YearRoundPositionMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGF [note 1] GA [note 2]
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1985 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1987
Flag of Scotland.svg 1989
Flag of Italy.svg 1991
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1993
Flag of Ecuador.svg 1995
Flag of Egypt.svg 1997
Flag of New Zealand.svg 1999
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg 2001
Flag of Finland.svg 2003 Group Stage12th3102312
Flag of Peru.svg 2005 Did Not Qualify
Flag of South Korea.svg 2007
Flag of Nigeria.svg 2009
Flag of Mexico.svg 2011
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2013
Flag of Chile.svg 2015
Flag of India.svg 2017
Flag of Brazil.svg 2019
Totals1/1712th3102312

UEFA European U-17 Championship record

YearRoundPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of Denmark.svg 2002 Group Stage3003315
Flag of Portugal.svg 2003 Did Not Qualify
Flag of France.svg 2004
Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg 2005
Flag of Luxembourg.svg 2006
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 2007
Flag of Turkey.svg 2008
Flag of Germany.svg 2009
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg 2010
Flag of Serbia.svg 2011
Flag of Slovenia.svg 2012
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2013
Flag of Malta.svg 2014
Flag of Bulgaria.svg 2015
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg 2016
Flag of Croatia.svg 2017
Flag of England.svg 2018 To Be Determined
Total1/163003315
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Recent results

Current squad

The following 22 player have been called up for the International friendlies against Belgium, Belarus, Tajikistan and Ukraine during 20-26 January 2019.

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No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Matias Niemelä (2002-03-15) 15 March 2002 (age 17)80 Flag of Finland.svg FC Espoo
1 GK Matias Riikonen (2002-02-24) 24 February 2002 (age 17)00 Flag of Finland.svg FC Ilves

2 DF Lassi Forss (2002-01-15) 15 January 2002 (age 17)80 Flag of Finland.svg FC Lahti
2 DF Lauri Kesti (2002-12-20) 20 December 2002 (age 16)60 Flag of Finland.svg Klubi 04
2 DF Juho Lehtiranta (2002-09-27) 27 September 2002 (age 16)100 Flag of Finland.svg Klubi 04
2 DF Tony Miettinen (2002-09-23) 23 September 2002 (age 16)90 Flag of Finland.svg KuPS
2 DF Juho Pietola (2002-04-06) 6 April 2002 (age 16)00 Flag of Finland.svg FC Ilves
2 DF Kaarlo Rintamäki (2002-11-09) 9 November 2002 (age 16)00 Flag of Finland.svg SJK
2 DF Leo Ussher (2002-04-22) 22 April 2002 (age 16)51 Flag of Finland.svg Klubi 04

3 MF Viljami Aittokoski (2002-03-13) 13 March 2002 (age 17)50 Flag of Finland.svg KuPS
3 MF Pauli Katajamäki (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 18)10 Flag of Finland.svg FC Honka
3 MF Juho Kilo (2002-06-23) 23 June 2002 (age 16)40 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV
3 MF Ville Koski (2002-01-27) 27 January 2002 (age 17)80 Flag of Finland.svg PKKU
3 MF Nooa Laine (2002-11-22) 22 November 2002 (age 16)61 Flag of Finland.svg JJK
3 MF Adam Marhiev (2002-02-17) 17 February 2002 (age 17)92 Flag of Finland.svg Klubi 04
3 MF Santeri Mäkinen (2002-02-22) 22 February 2002 (age 17)10 Flag of Finland.svg KPV
3 MF Matti Peltola (2002-07-03) 3 July 2002 (age 16)40 Flag of Finland.svg Klubi 04
3 MF Naatan Skyttä (2002-05-07) 7 May 2002 (age 16)81 Flag of Finland.svg FC Ilves
3 MF Santeri Väänänen (2002-01-01) 1 January 2002 (age 17)92 Flag of Finland.svg Klubi 04

4 FW Samuel Anini Jr. (2002-09-07) 7 September 2002 (age 16)61 Flag of Finland.svg PKKU
4 FW Eetu Mömmö (2002-05-04) 4 May 2002 (age 16)71 Flag of Finland.svg FC Ilves
4 FW Eetu Rissanen (2002-10-15) 15 October 2002 (age 16)82 Flag of Finland.svg KuPS

Recent callups

The following players have also been called up to the Finland under-17 squad and remain eligible:

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Lucas Bergström (2002-09-05) 5 September 2002 (age 16)40 Flag of England.svg Chelsea v. Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg, 31 October 2018
GK Julius Schmid (2001-06-01) 1 June 2001 (age 17)20 Flag of Germany.svg SpVgg Unterhaching v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
GK Viljami Sinisalo (2001-10-11) 11 October 2001 (age 17)110 Flag of England.svg Aston Villa v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018

DF Benjamin Hiekkanen (2001-06-30) 30 June 2001 (age 17)120 Flag of Italy.svg Parma v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
DF Joel Laitinen (2001-04-18) 18 April 2001 (age 17)90 Flag of Finland.svg PEPO v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
DF Jussi Niska (2002-08-15) 15 August 2002 (age 16)40 Flag of Finland.svg RoPS v. Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg, 31 October 2018
DF Noah Nurmi (2001-02-06) 6 February 2001 (age 18)80 Flag of Denmark.svg Esbjerg v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
DF Lasse Pentti (2002-05-17) 17 May 2002 (age 16)30 Flag of Finland.svg OLS v. Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland, 9 August 2018
DF Matias Rale (2001-03-04) 4 March 2001 (age 18)70 Flag of Finland.svg FC Honka v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
MF Doni Arifi (2002-04-11) 11 April 2002 (age 16)71 Flag of Finland.svg FC Honka v. Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg, 31 October 2018
MF Pyry Hannola (2001-10-21) 21 October 2001 (age 17)100 Flag of Denmark.svg Midtjylland v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
MF Saku Heiskanen (2001-09-29) 29 September 2001 (age 17)90 Flag of Finland.svg FC Honka v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
MF Roope Kantola (2002-04-01) 1 April 2002 (age 16)60 Flag of Finland.svg FC Inter Turku v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia, 29 September
MF Elias Mastokangas (2001-02-01) February 1, 2001 (age 18)135 Flag of Finland.svg FC Inter Turku v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
MF Otto Ollikainen (2001-02-22) 22 February 2001 (age 18)131 Flag of Finland.svg Klubi 04 v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
MF Oskari Sallinen (2001-06-22) 22 June 2001 (age 17)90 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Groningen v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
MF Jeremiah Streng (2001-11-08) 8 November 2001 (age 17)60 Flag of Finland.svg SJK v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
MF Anssi Suhonen (2001-01-14) 14 January 2001 (age 18)131 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
MF Maximus Tainio (2001-05-24) 24 May 2001 (age 17)80 Flag of England.svg Tottenham v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
MF Julius Tauriainen (2001-08-18) 18 August 2001 (age 17)60 Flag of Finland.svg Klubi 04 v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018

FW Terry Ablade (2001-10-12) 12 October 2001 (age 17)143 Flag of England.svg Fulham v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
FW Sampo Ala (2002-01-18) 18 January 2002 (age 17)51 Flag of Finland.svg RoPS v. Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg, 31 October 2018
FW Pyry Lampinen (2001-03-07) 7 March 2001 (age 18)61 Flag of Finland.svg FC Lahti v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia, 29 September 2018
FW Kevin Larsson (2001-09-15) 15 September 2001 (age 17)100 Flag of Finland.svg HIFK v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
FW Juho Ojanen (2002-01-02) 2 January 2002 (age 17)100 Flag of Finland.svg FC Honka v. Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg, 31 October 2018
FW Martin Salin (2002-01-02) 2 January 2002 (age 17)93 Flag of Finland.svg FC Honka v. Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg, 31 October 2018
FW Arlind Sejdiu (2001-08-11) 11 August 2001 (age 17)70 Flag of Finland.svg FC Honka v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
FW Maximo Tolonen (2001-03-04) 4 March 2001 (age 18)2714 Flag of Finland.svg SJK v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018
FW Anton Tuominen (2001-02-09) 9 February 2001 (age 18)20 Flag of Finland.svg FC Honka v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 18 March 2018

Coaching staff

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References

  1. U17 (2002) maajoukkue

Notes

  1. Goals for / scored
  2. Goals against / conceded

See also

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