Latvia Under-17
Nickname(s)Sarkanbaltsarkanie (The red-white-reds)
AssociationLatvian Football Federation
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachLatvia Aleksandrs Basovs
CaptainReinis Flaksis
Most capsVitālijs Maksimenko (17)
Top scorerVitālijs Maksimenko (9)
FIFA codeLVA
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win
Latvia Latvia 7 - 0 San Marino San Marino
(Riga, Latvia; 24 April 2019)
Biggest defeat
Latvia Latvia 0 - 5 Israel Israel
(Kyiv, Ukraine; 27 August 2019)
Belgium Belgium 5 - 0 Latvia Latvia
(Orhei, Moldova; 28 October 2018)
Belgium Belgium 5 - 0 Latvia Latvia
(Warsaw, Poland; 29 August 2014)
Belgium Belgium 5 - 0 Latvia Latvia
(Sint-Niklaas, Belgium; 25 October 2012)
European U-17 Championships
AppearancesNone
FIFA U-17 World Cup
AppearancesNone

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

European Championship

Under-16 format

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Republic of Ireland 1994 Did not qualify
Belgium 1995 Did not qualify
Austria 1996 Did not qualify
Germany 1997 Did not qualify
Scotland 1998 Did not qualify
Czech Republic 1999 Did not qualify
Israel 2000 Did not qualify
England 2001 Did not qualify
Total 0/8 0 0 0 0 0 0

Under-17 format

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Denmark 2002 Did not qualify
Portugal 2003 Did not qualify
France 2004 Did not qualify
Italy 2005 Did not qualify
Luxembourg 2006 Did not qualify
Belgium 2007 Did not qualify
Turkey 2008 Did not qualify
Germany 2009 Did not qualify
Liechtenstein 2010 Did not qualify
Serbia 2011 Did not qualify
Slovenia 2012 Did not qualify
Slovakia 2013 Did not qualify
Malta 2014 Did not qualify
Bulgaria 2015 Did not qualify
Azerbaijan 2016 Did not qualify
Croatia 2017 Did not qualify
England 2018 TBD
Total 0/17 0 0 0 0 0 0

Current players

The following players have been called up for the 2020 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification matches against Serbia, Hungary and Belarus in Belarus in October 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kristers Kļava (2003-03-25) 25 March 2003 (age 18) Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte
1GK Ņikita Šaraņins (2003-01-04) 4 January 2003 (age 19) Latvia Daugavpils

2DF Maksims Rodčenko (2003-05-19) 19 May 2003 (age 18) Latvia Daugavpils
2DF Maksims Jurkovļaņecs (2003-08-03) 3 August 2003 (age 18) Latvia Dinamo Rīga
2DF Kārlis Pikšens (2003-04-01) 1 April 2003 (age 18) Latvia Liepāja
2DF Ričards Dāvids Ceds (2003-02-06) 6 February 2003 (age 18) Latvia Liepāja
2DF Kārlis Vilnis (2003-07-03) 3 July 2003 (age 18) Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte
2DF Jegors Novikovs (2003-02-09) 9 February 2003 (age 18) Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte
2DF Mikuss Vasiļevskis (2003-05-29) 29 May 2003 (age 18) Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte

3MF Oļģerts Raščevskis (2003-02-18) 18 February 2003 (age 18) Latvia Daugavpils
3MF Niklāvs Konrāds Skrinda (2003-05-19) 19 May 2003 (age 18) Latvia Daugavpils
3MF Maksims Fjodorovs (2003-09-24) 24 September 2003 (age 18) Latvia Liepāja
3MF Rolands Bočs (2003-07-03) 3 July 2003 (age 18) Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
3MF Lūkass Vapne (2003-08-31) 31 August 2003 (age 18) Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte
3MF Kristofers Rēķis (2003-01-21) 21 January 2003 (age 18) Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte
3MF Kristers Penkevics (2003-01-28) 28 January 2003 (age 18) Latvia Tukums 2000
3MF Arsenijs Ostapenko (2003-08-28) 28 August 2003 (age 18) Latvia Rīgas Futbola skola
3MF Artūrs Ostapenko (2003-08-28) 28 August 2003 (age 18) Latvia Rīgas Futbola skola

4FW Kristiāns Kaušelis (2003-03-14) 14 March 2003 (age 18) Latvia BFC Daugavpils
4FW Artjoms Puzirevskis (2003-01-11) 11 January 2003 (age 18) Latvia Metta/Latvijas Universitāte
4FW Gustavs Riekstiņš (2003-08-06) 6 August 2003 (age 18) Latvia Liepāja

See also

References

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