Sweden national under-17 football team

Sweden Under-17
Nickname(s) Blågult (The Blue-Yellow)
Association Svenska Fotbollförbundet
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Magnus Wikman (Team 1997)
Roland Nilsson (Team 1998)
Captain Ali Suljić (Team 1997)
Besard Sabović (Team 1998)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Sweden Sweden 4–1 Norway 
(Säffle, Sweden; 9 July 2001)
Biggest win
Sweden Sweden 9–0 Faroe Islands 
(Korsholm, Finland; 4 August 2010)
Biggest defeat

Sweden Sweden 2–8 Spain 
(Rio Maior, Portugal; 28 February 2002)

 Czech Republic 6–0 Sweden Sweden
(Badnjevac, Serbia; 26 March 2008)
UEFA U-17 Championship
Appearances 1 appearance (First in 2013)
Best result Semi-finals: 2013
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances 1 appearance (First in 2013)
Best result Third place: 2013

The Sweden national under-17 football team is the football team representing Sweden in competitions for under-17 year old players. The Swedish U17 team came into existence, following the realignment of UEFA European Under-16 Championship, which changed to be a Under-17 competition in 2002.

Sweden U17's current head coach for Team 1997 is Magnus Wikman and the team captain is Ali Suljić. The head coach for Team 1998 is Roland Nilsson and the team captain is Besard Sabović. Until 2013, Sweden had never qualified for a FIFA U-17 World Cup or a European Under-17 Championship, but in 2013 they managed to qualify for both tournaments. In the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship they managed to get to the semi-finals where they were knocked on penalties by Russia.[1] In the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup they finished on third place after beating Argentina with 4–1 in the third place match. Valmir Berisha scored three goals in the match and thus becoming the top scorer of the tournament.[2]

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

FIFA U-17 World Cup record FIFA U-17 World Cup qualification record **
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Italy 1991 Did not qualify 5 3 1 1 7 2
Japan 1993 4 0 0 4 1 14
Ecuador 1995 6 3 1 2 7 6
Egypt 1997 2 1 0 1 2 1
New Zealand 1999 5 3 0 2 12 7
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 2 1 1 0 3 1
Finland 2003 3 1 0 2 10 4
Peru 2005 3 1 1 1 3 2
South Korea 2007 6 1 2 3 8 12
Nigeria 2009 3 1 0 2 4 4
Mexico 2011 3 0 1 2 0 4
United Arab Emirates 2013 Third place 3rd 7 4 1 2 15 11 10 5 5 0 19 5
Chile 2015 To be determined
Total Best: Third place 1/12 7 4 1 2 15 11 52 20 12 20 76 62
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Includes both qualification phase and final tournament of UEFA European Under-17 Championship.
***Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
****Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

UEFA European U-17 ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European Under-17 Championship record UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Denmark 2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 0 3
Portugal 2003 3 1 0 2 10 4
France 2004 3 0 1 2 1 5
Italy 2005 3 1 1 1 3 2
Luxembourg 2006 6 2 2 2 12 10
Belgium 2007 6 1 2 3 8 12
Turkey 2008 6 2 2 2 9 12
Germany 2009 3 1 0 2 4 4
Liechtenstein 2010 6 3 2 1 9 4
Serbia 2011 3 0 1 2 0 4
Slovenia 2012 6 3 2 1 8 3
Slovakia 2013 Semi-final 3rd 4 1 3 0 2 1 6 4 2 0 17 4
Malta 2014 Did not qualify 6 1 1 4 3 9
Bulgaria 2015 To be determined
Azerbaijan 2016
Total Best: Semi-final 1/12 4 1 3 0 2 1 59 19 16 24 84 76
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

2014 UEFA Euro Under-17 ChampionshipEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
 Sweden 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Ukraine 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
 Lithuania 3 0 2 1 1 4 −3 2

Elite roundEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
 France 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
 Austria 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
 Sweden 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0

Team 1997Edit

Current squadEdit

The following 18 players have been called up up for the friendly matches against Belgium on 22 and 24 April 2014.[3]

Caps and goals updated as of 25 March 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Alex Berger (1997-02-27) 27 February 1997 (age 17) 11 0 Sweden IFK Norrköping
1GK Oscar Jonsson (1997-01-24) 24 January 1997 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
2DF Alexander Leksell (1997-02-14) 14 February 1997 (age 17) 10 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg
2DF Sebastian Ögren Hjerpebo (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 17) 7 0 Sweden Hammarby IF
2DF Kevin Deeromram (1997-09-11) 11 September 1997 (age 16) 0 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
3MF Jordan Larsson (1997-06-20) 20 June 1997 (age 16) 13 1 Sweden Högaborgs BK
3MF Albin Skoglund (1997-02-01) 1 February 1997 (age 17) 12 4 Sweden BK Häcken
3MF Christian Rubio Sivodedov (1997-11-07) 7 November 1997 (age 16) 7 1 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
3MF Yonathan Getachew (1997-02-19) 19 February 1997 (age 17) 7 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF
3MF Christos Gravius (1997-10-14) 14 October 1997 (age 16) 0 0 Sweden AIK
3MF Mohanad Jeahze (1997-04-10) 10 April 1997 (age 17) 0 0 Sweden IFK Norrköping
3MF Alenga Masimango (1997-08-21) 21 August 1997 (age 16) 0 0 Sweden Hammarby IF
3MF Jacob Ortmark (1997-08-29) 29 August 1997 (age 16) 0 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna
4FW Ibrahim Drešević (1997-01-24) 24 January 1997 (age 17) 0 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
4FW Christopher Mc Vey (1997-04-12) 12 April 1997 (age 17) 0 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
4FW Simon Olsson (1997-09-14) 14 September 1997 (age 16) 0 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
4FW Zia Sakirovski (1997-03-19) 19 March 1997 (age 17) 0 0 Sweden Malmö FF
4FW Linus Zetterström (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 16) 0 0 Sweden IK Brage

Recent call-upsEdit

The following 26 players have also been called up to the Sweden U17 (Team 1997) squad within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK David Olsson (1997-06-27) 27 June 1997 (age 16) 7 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
GK Anton Olsson (1997-05-26) 26 May 1997 (age 16) 3 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF Nordic Under-17 Football Championship
DF Ali Suljić (captain) (1997-09-18) 18 September 1997 (age 16) 22 2 England Chelsea v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
DF Morgan Fehrling (1997-01-08) 8 January 1997 (age 17) 19 0 Sweden AIK v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
DF Anton Maikkula (1997-02-03) 3 February 1997 (age 17) 18 1 Sweden Kalmar FF v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
DF Giga Chkheidze (1997-05-06) 6 May 1997 (age 16) 9 0 Sweden Kalmar FF v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
DF Filip Dagerstål (1997-02-01) 1 February 1997 (age 17) 9 0 Sweden IFK Norrköping v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
DF Ulysses Veghelyi (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 17) 12 0 Sweden AIK v.  Norway, 9 February 2014
DF Hampus Dahlqvist (1997-04-21) 21 April 1997 (age 16) 10 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg v.  Norway, 9 February 2014
DF Daniel Stensson (1997-03-24) 24 March 1997 (age 17) 3 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna v.  Latvia, 3 May 2013
MF Oscar Kindlund (1997-01-11) 11 January 1997 (age 17) 15 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg v.  Belgium, 24 April 2014
MF Filip Sachpekidis (1997-07-03) 3 July 1997 (age 16) 18 5 Sweden Kalmar FF v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
MF Erik Andersson (vice captain) (1997-05-03) 3 May 1997 (age 16) 18 3 Sweden Landskrona BoIS v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
MF Love Reuterswärd (1997-03-06) 6 March 1997 (age 17) 14 1 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
MF Ilija Jurković (1997-03-27) 27 March 1997 (age 17) 6 0 Sweden AIK v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
MF Eric Smith (1997-01-08) 8 January 1997 (age 17) 6 0 Sweden Halmstads BK v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
MF Gustav Berggren (1997-09-07) 7 September 1997 (age 16) 4 0 Sweden BK Häcken v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
MF Oscar Iglićar Berntsson (1997-07-31) 31 July 1997 (age 16) 11 1 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Norway, 9 February 2014
MF Gabriel Garis (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 17) 2 0 Sweden Lärje-Angereds IF v.  Italy, 24 October 2013
MF Atosh Abdishakur Elmi (1997-02-15) 15 February 1997 (age 17) 6 1 Sweden AFK Linköping v.  Romania, 19 September 2013
MF Adnan Marić (1997-02-17) 17 February 1997 (age 17) 3 0 Sweden GAIS v.  Romania, 19 September 2013
FW Tshutshu Tshakasua (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 16) 18 5 Sweden Gefle IF v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
FW Ramon Pascal Lundqvist (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 (age 16) 14 1 Netherlands PSV v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
FW Kevin Carlsson (1997-06-06) 6 June 1997 (age 16) 11 0 Sweden Mjällby AIF v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
FW Zackarias Faour (1998-01-30) 30 January 1998 (age 16) 10 4 England Manchester City v.  Austria, 25 March 2014
FW Marko Nikolić (1997-09-17) 17 September 1997 (age 16) 6 1 Sweden AIK v.  Austria, 25 March 2014

Coaching staffEdit

Manager Magnus Wikman
Coach Sven-Olof Bergman
Stefan Mårtensson
Goalkeeping coach Anders Bogsjö
Team doctor Joakim Törn

2014 fixturesEdit

Results in 2014Edit

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ground A A A A A H A A
Result D D L L L L

Last updated: 25 March 2014.
Source: svenskfotboll.se (Swedish)
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

FixturesEdit

5 February 2014
13:00 UTC+1
Turkey  1 – 1  Sweden
Aktay Goal 35' Report Sachpekidis Goal 28'
La Manga Stadium, La Manga
Referee: Zbigniew Dobrynin (Poland)

7 February 2014
16:00 UTC+1
Slovakia  1 – 1  Sweden
Gorelčík Goal 75' Report Iglićar Berntsson Goal 44'
La Manga Stadium, La Manga
Referee: Martin Lundby (Norway)

9 February 2014
16:00 UTC+1
Norway  2 – 1  Sweden
Svendsen Goal 22'
Samuelsen Goal 51'
Report Nikolić Goal 74'
La Manga Stadium, La Manga
Attendance: 200
Referee: Rui Rodrigues (Portugal)

20 March 2014
16:00 UTC+1
France  3 – 0  Sweden
Saint-Maximin Goal 3'
Jacob Goal 13'
Michelin Goal 49'
Report
Sportpark Oude Landen, Nuenen
Referee: Paul Mclaughlin (Ireland)

22 March 2014
17:00 UTC+1
Netherlands  2 – 0  Sweden
Slabbekoorn Goal 28'
Bergwijn Goal 56'
Report
Sportpark Oude Landen, Nuenen
Attendance: 1,600
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)

25 March 2014
19:00 UTC+1
Sweden  0 – 1  Austria
Report Perić Goal 56'
Sportpark Oude Landen, Nuenen
Attendance: 50
Referee: Paul Mclaughlin (Ireland)

22 April 2014
18:30 UTC+2
Belgium  v  Sweden
Complex Gaversesteenweg, Deinze

24 April 2014
11:00 UTC+2
Belgium  v  Sweden
PGB-Stadion, Ghent

GoalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Oscar Iglićar Berntsson Sweden IF Elfsborg 1
Marko Nikolić Sweden Djurgårdens IF 1
Filip Sachpekidis Sweden Kalmar FF 1

Team 1998Edit

Current squadEdit

The following 18 players were called up for the friendly matches against Norway on 17 and 19 September 2013.[4]

Caps and goals updated as of 19 September 2013.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Marko Johansson (1998-08-25) 25 August 1998 (age 15) 3 0 Sweden Mjällby AIF
12 1GK John Håkansson (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 16) 1 0 Sweden Kalmar FF
2 2DF Kristopher Da Graca (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 16) 2 0 Sweden Hisingsbacka FC
3 2DF Kevin Yildiz Edlund (1998-03-15) 15 March 1998 (age 16) 2 0 Sweden AIK
4 2DF Johan Andersson (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 15) 3 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
5 2DF Felix Olsson Lundgren (vice captain) (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 16) 4 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF
6 2DF Thomas Poppler Isherwood (1998-01-28) 28 January 1998 (age 16) 3 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna
7 2DF Mattias Özgün (1998-01-27) 27 January 1998 (age 16) 3 0 Sweden Syrianska IF Kerburan
9 3MF Adam Hellborg (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 15) 2 0 Sweden Kalmar FF
10 3MF Oskar Jansson (1998-06-13) 13 June 1998 (age 15) 4 0 Sweden IK Arvika
11 3MF Dušan Jajić (1998-07-04) 4 July 1998 (age 15) 3 0 Sweden IFK Haninge/Brandbergen
13 3MF Filip Rettig (1998-09-16) 16 September 1998 (age 15) 2 0 Germany RB Leipzig
14 3MF Besard Sabović (captain) (1998-01-05) 5 January 1998 (age 16) 3 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna
8 4FW Emil Hansson (1998-06-15) 15 June 1998 (age 15) 4 0 Norway SK Brann
15 4FW Filip Tasić (1998-11-12) 12 November 1998 (age 15) 2 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
16 4FW Zackarias Faour (1998-01-30) 30 January 1998 (age 16) 4 4 England Manchester City
17 4FW Adonis Berisha (1998-05-25) 25 May 1998 (age 15) 2 0 Sweden Landskrona BoIS
18 4FW Moustafa Zeidan (1998-06-07) 7 June 1998 (age 15) 3 0 Sweden Högaborgs BK

Recent call-upsEdit

The following 7 players have also been called up to the Sweden U17 (Team 1998) squad within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Viktor Johansson (1998-09-14) 14 September 1998 (age 15) 2 0 Sweden Hammarby IF v.  Finland, 22 August 2013
DF Dragan Kabić (1998-12-17) 17 December 1998 (age 15) 1 0 Sweden IFK Haninge/Brandbergen v.  Norway, 19 September 2013
DF Oliver Granath (1998-07-13) 13 July 1998 (age 15) 1 0 Sweden AIK v.  Finland, 22 August 2013
MF Junior Kamana (1998-10-05) 5 October 1998 (age 15) 2 0 Sweden Ludvika FK v.  Norway, 19 September 2013
MF Onur Körhan (1998-06-01) 1 June 1998 (age 15) 2 0 Sweden Malmö FF v.  Finland, 22 August 2013
FW Gustav Eriksson Söderström (1998-02-11) 11 February 1998 (age 16) 1 0 Sweden Kalmar FF v.  Finland, 22 August 2013
FW Alan Naib (1998-03-14) 14 March 1998 (age 16) 1 0 Sweden AIK v.  Finland, 22 August 2013

Coaching staffEdit

Manager Roland Nilsson
Coach Jonas Rehnberg
Goalkeeping coach Timy Karlsson
Team doctor Lennart Hedberg

2014 fixturesEdit

Results in 2014Edit

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Ground A H A H H A H A H A H
Result

Last updated: 8 November 2013.
Source: svenskfotboll.se (Swedish)
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

FixturesEdit

27 April 2014
Estonia  v  Sweden


28 April 2014
Sweden  v  Russia


30 April 2014
Finland  v  Sweden


13 May 2014
Sweden  v  Belgium


15 May 2014
Sweden  v  Belgium


28 July 2014
Finland  v  Sweden


29 July 2014
Sweden  v  Iceland


31 July 2014
England  v  Sweden


25 September 2014
Sweden  v  Latvia


27 September 2014
Greece  v  Sweden


30 September 2014
Sweden  v  Ukraine

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sverige föll efter straffrysare mot Ryssland". Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 8 November 2013.  (Swedish)
  2. ^ "Svenskt VM-brons – hattrick av Berisha". Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 8 November 2013.  (Swedish)
  3. ^ "Första Future Team-truppen uttagen". Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 10 April 2014.  (Swedish)
  4. ^ "P15/98: Trupp till Norge". Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  (Swedish)

External linksEdit

Last modified on 20 April 2014, at 07:38