Latvia national under-17 football team

Latvia Under-17
Nickname(s) Sarkanbaltsarkanie (The red-white-reds)
Association Latvian Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Latvia Igors Stepanovs
Captain Reinis Flaksis
Most caps Vitālijs Maksimenko (17)
Top scorer Vitālijs Maksimenko (9)
First colours
Second colours
European U-17 championships
Appearances None

The Latvia national under-17 football team or Latvia U-17 represents Latvia in association football at the under-17 youth level, and is controlled by the Latvian Football Federation.

The team is for Latvian players aged 17 or under at the start of a two-year European Under-17 Football Championship cycle, so players appearing for the team can actually be up to 19 years of age. It is considered a feeder team of the Latvian under-19 and under-21 teams.

Competition history

Prior to Latvia's independence in 1991 Latvian players were eligible for selection to the Soviet Union U-16 team. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Latvian Football Federation was admitted to UEFA as a full member in 1992, and the Latvia U-16 team played their first competitive matches in the first phase of the qualifying tournament for the 1994 European U-16 Championship. The team's competitive debut came on 18 September 1993 against Russia U-16 and they finished their first qualifying campaign as 3rd out of 3 teams, behind Russia and Norway.[1]

Although the team continued to participate in every under-16 and under-17 European Championship qualifying cycle since 1994, the team never qualified for any of the tournaments.

European Championship

Under-16 format

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Republic of Ireland 1994Did not qualify
Belgium 1995Did not qualify
Austria 1996Did not qualify
Germany 1997Did not qualify
Scotland 1998Did not qualify
Czech Republic 1999Did not qualify
Israel 2000Did not qualify
England 2001Did not qualify

Under-17 format

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Denmark 2002Did not qualify
Portugal 2003Did not qualify
France 2004Did not qualify
Italy 2005Did not qualify
Luxembourg 2006Did not qualify
Belgium 2007Did not qualify
Turkey 2008Did not qualify
Germany 2009Did not qualify
Liechtenstein 2010Did not qualify

Current players

The following players have been called up for the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship matches against Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Moldova in Moldova in September 2016.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Rūdolfs Soloha (2000-03-16) 16 March 2000 England Nottingham Forest
1GK Vladlens Fiļčenkovs (2000-04-06) 6 April 2000 Latvia Liepāja

2DF Kristaps Mednis (2000-07-14) 14 July 2000 Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte Rīga
2DF Ņikita Skļarenko (2000-05-23) 23 May 2000 Latvia Šitika FS Rīga
2DF Kirils Frolovs (2000-08-06) 6 August 2000 Latvia FA Ventspils
2DF Kirils Lušņickis (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 Latvia Rīgas Futbola skola
2DF Roberts Veips (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 Italy Sampdoria Genoa

3MF Bogdans Samoilovs (2000-05-13) 13 May 2000 Germany Köln
3MF Kaspars Kokins (2000-04-26) 26 April 2000 Italy Novara Calcio
3MF Kristers Lūsiņš (2000-05-09) 9 May 2000 Latvia Vidzemes FC/FK Valmiera
3MF Matīss Zēģele (2000-09-24) 24 September 2000 Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte Rīga
3MF Kristers Tobers (2000-12-13) 13 December 2000 Latvia Liepāja
3MF Ričards Šauers (2000-02-27) 27 February 2000 Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte Rīga
3MF Iļja Korotkovs (2000-05-24) 24 May 2000 Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte Rīga
3MF Raens Tālbergs (2000-09-14) 14 September 2000 Latvia FA Ventspils
3MF Dmitrijs Zelenkovs (2000-05-15) 15 May 2000 Italy Empoli

4FW Romans Saļkovskis (2000-06-12) 12 June 2000 Latvia BFC Daugavpils
4FW Maksims Toņiševs (2000-05-12) 12 May 2000 Latvia Rīgas Futbola skola

See also


  1. Garin, Erik (7 December 2003). "European U-16 Championship 1994". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
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