Estonia national under-21 football team

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Estonia U21
Nickname(s)Sinisärgid (Blueshirts)
AssociationEstonian Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachKarel Voolaid
Most capsMarko Meerits
Andrei Veis (30)
Top scorerMaksim Gussev
Konstantin Nahk (5)
Home stadiumA. Le Coq Arena
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Cyprus 4–2 Estonia 
(Achna, Cyprus; 9 March 1994)
Biggest win
 Luxembourg 0–6 Estonia 
(Erpeldange, Luxembourg; 29 March 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 8–0 Estonia 
(Farum, Denmark; 5 March 2014)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances0

The Estonia national under-21 football team represents Estonia in international under-21 football competitions and is controlled by the Estonian Football Association (Eesti Jalgpalli Liit), the governing body for football in Estonia.

The team's home ground is the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn, and the current manager is Karel Voolaid. Estonia have never qualified for the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, they compete in the biennial Under-21 Baltic Cup and have won the tournament in 2014.

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Estonia Karel Voolaid
Assistant coach Estonia Ats Sillaste
Estonia Mario Hansi
Goalkeeping coach Estonia Aiko Orgla
Physiotherapist Estonia Priit Ailt
Estonia Rauno Kuusemets
Manager Estonia Ljubov Lobõševa

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Ukraine on 21 March, Kazakhstan on 24 March and North Macedonia on 26 March 2019.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 26 March 2019, after the match against North Macedonia.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ingmar Krister Paplavskis (1999-05-17) 17 May 1999 (age 20) 1 0 Estonia Flora
12 1GK Karl Andre Vallner (1998-02-28) 28 February 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Estonia Tallinna Kalev
22 1GK Karl-Romet Nõmm (1998-01-04) 4 January 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Estonia Tulevik

3 2DF Tanel Neubauer (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 19) 3 0 Estonia Paide Linnameeskond
4 2DF Alex Roosalu (1999-05-04) 4 May 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Estonia Tulevik
5 2DF Vadim Mihhailov (1998-06-06) 6 June 1998 (age 21) 3 0 Estonia Narva Trans
6 2DF Artur Šarnin (2000-07-19) 19 July 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Estonia TJK Legion
8 2DF Kristjan Pelt (2001-07-12) 12 July 2001 (age 17) 3 0 Estonia Paide Linnameeskond
17 2DF Henri Järvelaid (1998-12-11) 11 December 1998 (age 20) 10 0 Estonia Flora
20 2DF Daaniel Maanas (2000-01-05) 5 January 2000 (age 19) 3 0 Estonia Tammeka
21 2DF Marko Lipp (captain) (1999-03-19) 19 March 1999 (age 20) 3 2 Estonia FCI Levadia

7 3MF Markus Vaherna (1999-01-27) 27 January 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Estonia Tallinna Kalev
10 3MF Markus Soomets (2000-03-02) 2 March 2000 (age 19) 3 0 Italy Sampdoria
11 3MF Reinhard Reimaa (1998-11-12) 12 November 1998 (age 20) 3 0 Estonia Tallinna Kalev
13 3MF Artur Uljanov (1999-03-25) 25 March 1999 (age 20) 3 1 Estonia Tammeka
14 3MF Kaarel Usta (1999-11-03) 3 November 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Finland MYPA
15 3MF Kristjan Kask (1999-07-05) 5 July 1999 (age 19) 3 0 Estonia Tulevik
16 3MF Vladislav Kreida (1999-09-25) 25 September 1999 (age 19) 3 0 Estonia Flora
18 3MF Enrico Veensalu (1999-08-19) 19 August 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Estonia Vaprus
19 3MF Henri Välja (2001-11-04) 4 November 2001 (age 17) 3 0 Estonia Paide Linnameeskond

2 4FW Sten Reinkort (1998-04-29) 29 April 1998 (age 21) 3 0 Estonia Tammeka
9 4FW Erik Sorga (1999-07-08) 8 July 1999 (age 19) 3 0 Estonia Flora
23 4FW Ander Ott Valge (1998-10-20) 20 October 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Estonia Paide Linnameeskond

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the squad within the last twelve months and are still eligible for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches.[2][3]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
MF Markus Poom (1999-02-27) 27 February 1999 (age 20) 9 1 Estonia Flora v.  Albania, 16 October 2018
MF Magnar Vainumäe (1998-04-19) 19 April 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Estonia Paide Linnameeskond v.  Spain, 27 March 2018
  • INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary squad.
  • RET Retired from the national team.

Previous squads[edit]

Commonwealth Cup squads

Results and fixtures[edit]

Recent results within the last 12 months and upcoming fixtures.

2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Final tournament 9 Oct '20 19 Nov '19 8 Sep '20 10 Sep '19 15 Nov '19
2  Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Final tournament if best runners-up
(Play-offs otherwise)
15 Oct '19 8 Sep '20 13 Oct '20 27 Mar '20 10 Sep '19
3  Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Sep '19 11 Oct '19 4 Sep '20 15 Nov '19 9 Oct '20
4  Bulgaria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Oct '19 15 Nov '19 10 Sep '19 9 Oct '20 31 Mar '20
5  Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Sep '20 6 Sep '19 13 Oct '20 15 Oct '19 8 Sep '20
6  Estonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 Oct '20 4 Sep '20 15 Oct '19 5 Sep '19 11 Oct '19
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2019. Source: UEFA

Competitive record[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1978 Did not enter
1980
1982
1984
1986
1988
1990
1992
France 1994
Spain 1996 Did not qualify 10 0 0 10 5 37
Romania 1998 10 1 1 8 4 25
Slovakia 2000 10 0 0 10 4 35
Switzerland 2002 8 0 0 8 2 28
Germany 2004 6 0 2 4 4 10
Portugal 2006 10 0 2 8 4 25
Netherlands 2007 2 0 0 2 1 7
Sweden 2009 8 1 0 7 1 19
Denmark 2011 10 3 3 4 9 16
Israel 2013 8 0 1 7 2 19
Czech Republic 2015 10 2 3 5 9 23
Poland 2017 10 1 1 8 3 26
Italy San Marino 2019 10 0 2 8 11 24
Total 0/22 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 8 15 89 59 294
Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Honours and achievements[edit]

Under-21 Baltic Cup
Winners (1): 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U21 koondis alustab aastat treeninglaagriga Türgis" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 16 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Eesti U21 koondis lõpetab valiktsükli Pärnus" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 3 October 2018.
  3. ^ "U21 koondis kohtub võõrsil Hispaaniaga" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 13 March 2018.

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