Finland national under-21 football team

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Finland U21
Nickname(s) Pikkuhuuhkajat
(The Little Eagle-Owls) [1]
Association Football Association of Finland
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen
FIFA code FIN
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First colours
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First international
Flag of Finland.svg Finland 1–3 Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg
(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.

Contents

UEFA U-21 Championship Record

2021 UEFA Euro Under-21 qualification

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Denmark.svgFlag of Romania.svgFlag of Ukraine.svgFlag of Finland.svgUlster Banner.svgFlag of Malta.svg
1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 10820219+1226 Final tournament 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 5–1
2Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 10622227+1520 1–1 3–0 4–1 3–0 4–1
3Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 105141711+616 2–3 1–0 0–2 3–0 4–0
4Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 104151415113 0–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 4–0
5Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 1023571369 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–0
6Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 10019430261 1–3 0–3 1–4 0–1 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Current squad

The following players have been called-up for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification against Malta on 17 November 2020. [2] [3]

Caps and goals as of 17 November 2020 after the match against Malta.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Viljami Sinisalo (2001-10-11) 11 October 2001 (age 19)10 Flag of Scotland.svg Ayr United
121 GK Hugo Keto (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 23)140 Flag of Finland.svg HJK
22 DF Aapo Halme (captain) (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 22)180 Flag of England.svg Barnsley
32 DF Martti Haukioja (1999-03-06) 6 March 1999 (age 22)60 Flag of Finland.svg Inter Turku
42 DF Mikael Almén (2000-03-08) 8 March 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Finland.svg Ilves
52 DF Juho Hyvärinen (2000-03-27) 27 March 2000 (age 21)100 Flag of Finland.svg RoPS
142 DF Robin Tihi (2002-03-16) 16 March 2002 (age 19)50 Flag of Sweden.svg AIK
152 DF Matias Vainionpää (2001-10-02) 2 October 2001 (age 19)40 Flag of Finland.svg SJK
192 DF Aapo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 23)70 Flag of Finland.svg IFK Mariehamn
63 MF Miko Virtanen (1999-01-29) 29 January 1999 (age 22)60 Flag of Scotland.svg Arbroath
73 MF Kevin Kouassivi-Benissan (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 22)30 Flag of Finland.svg Inter Turku
103 MF Naatan Skyttä (2002-05-07) 7 May 2002 (age 18)31 Flag of Finland.svg Ilves
163 MF Lucas Lingman (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 23)140 Flag of Finland.svg HJK
183 MF Jasin-Amin Assehnoun (1998-12-26) 26 December 1998 (age 22)132 Flag of Finland.svg FC Lahti
213 MF Niilo Mäenpää (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 23)60 Flag of Finland.svg IFK Mariehamn
94 FW Benjamin Källman (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 (age 22)2113 Flag of Finland.svg Inter Turku
134 FW Eetu Vertainen (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 21)141 Flag of Finland.svg HJK
174 FW Timo Stavitski (1999-07-17) 17 July 1999 (age 21)51 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Maastricht
204 FW Tobias Fagerström (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 20)30 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV II
224 FW Enoch Banza (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 (age 21)60 Flag of Finland.svg RoPS

Recent callups

The following players have also been called up to the Finland under-21 squad and remain eligible:

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Will Jääskeläinen (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 23)80 Flag of England.svg Crewe Alexandra v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, 13 October 2020
GK Rasmus Leislahti (2000-06-16) June 16, 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of Finland.svg VPS v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, 13 October 2020
DF Jonas Häkkinen (1999-03-21) 21 March 1999 (age 22)40 Flag of Finland.svg FC Haka v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, 13 October 2020
DF Juhani Pikkarainen (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 22)81 Flag of Finland.svg TPS v. Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine, 8 September 2020
DF Joonas Sundman (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 23)100 Flag of Finland.svg SJK v. Flag of Romania.svg  Romania, 14 November 2019
DF Tuukka Andberg (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of Finland.svg HIFK v. Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
DF Kalle Katz INJ (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 21)30 Flag of Finland.svg RoPS v. Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
DF Ville Tikkanen (1999-08-08) 8 August 1999 (age 21)00 Flag of Finland.svg SJK v. Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden, 11 June 2019
DF Valtteri Vesiaho (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 22)00 Flag of Finland.svg KTP v. Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria, 25 March 2019
MF Onni Valakari (1999-08-18) 18 August 1999 (age 21)134 Flag of Cyprus.svg Pafos v. Flag of Malta.svg  Malta, 17 November 2020
MF Jaakko Oksanen INJ (2000-11-07) 7 November 2000 (age 20)110 Flag of England.svg Wimbledon v. Flag of Malta.svg  Malta, 17 November 2020
MF Kaan Kairinen (1998-12-22) 22 December 1998 (age 22)194 Flag of Norway.svg Lillestrøm v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, 13 October 2020
MF Joel Mattsson (1999-03-17) 17 March 1999 (age 22)20 Flag of Finland.svg HIFK v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, 14 October 2019
MF Abukar Mohamed (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 22)20 Flag of Ukraine.svg Karpaty Lviv v. Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland, 10 September 2019
MF Teemu Jäntti (2000-03-02) 2 March 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Finland.svg FC Lahti v. Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden, 11 June 2019
MF Eemeli Virta (2000-09-28) 28 September 2000 (age 20)00 Flag of Finland.svg FC Lahti v. Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden, 11 June 2019
FW Mikael Soisalo (1998-04-24) 24 April 1998 (age 22)202 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Zulte Waregem v. Flag of Malta.svg  Malta, 17 November 2020
FW Saku Ylätupa (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 21)121 Flag of Finland.svg IFK Mariehamn v. Flag of Malta.svg  Malta, 17 November 2020
FW Serge Atakayi (1999-01-30) 30 January 1999 (age 22)20 Flag of Finland.svg SJK v. Flag of Malta.svg  Malta, 17 November 2020
FW Marcus Forss (1999-06-18) 18 June 1999 (age 21)52 Flag of England.svg Brentford v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, 13 October 2020
FW Nikolas Saira (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 22)00 Flag of Finland.svg HIFK v. Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden, 11 June 2019
FW Lassi Lappalainen (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 22)73 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg CF Montreal v. Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania, 16 October 2018

Coaching staff

[4]

PositionName
Head coach Flag of Finland.svg Juha Malinen
Assistant coach Flag of England.svg Martin Foyston
Assistant coach Flag of Spain.svg Joaquin Gomez
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Finland.svg Mikko Kavén
Video analyst Flag of Finland.svg Jouko Kylmäoja
Physiotherapist Flag of Finland.svg Tony Elomaa
Doctor Flag of Finland.svg Jonne Väisänen
Kit manager Flag of Finland.svg Timo Naukkarinen
Team manager Flag of Finland.svg Joonas Vilkki

Past squads

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