Soviet Union national under-20 football team

national football team

The Soviet Union national under-20 football team was a past under-18 football team from the Soviet Union. It was created only for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. It was formerly controlled by the Football Federation of USSR. The national team now ceases to exist.

Soviet Union U-20
Nickname(s)Lads (Юноши)
AssociationFootball Federation of USSR
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coach-
FIFA codeURS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Soviet Union 3–1 Iraq 
(Sfax, Tunisia; 28 June 1977)
Last international

 Australia 1–1 (4-5 p) Soviet Union 
(Porto, Portugal; 29 June 1991)
Biggest win
 Soviet Union 5–0 Canada 
(Minsk, Soviet Union; 29 August 1985)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 3–0 Soviet Union 
(Guimarães, Portugal; 26 June 1991)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances6 (first in 1977)
Best resultWinners, 1977

FIFA World Youth ChampionshipEdit

  Champions    Runners-up    Third Place    Fourth Place

FIFA World Youth Championship/FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1977 Champions 1st 5 2 3 0 7 4
  1979 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 1 2 12 7
  1981 Did not qualify
  1983 Group stage 15th 3 1 0 2 4 7
  1985 Fourth Place 4th 6 3 3 0 10 3
  1987 Did not qualify
  1989 Quarter-finals 5th 4 3 1 0 11 6
  1991 Third Place 3rd 6 3 1 2 9 6
Total 1 Title 6/8 30 15 9 6 53 33

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

1991 FIFA World Youth ChampionshipEdit

The past Soviet U-20 players

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Oleksandr Pomazun (1971-10-11)11 October 1971 (aged 20)   Metallist Kharkov
2 2DF Yervand Krbachian (1971-10-01)1 October 1971 (aged 20)   Ararat Yerevan
3 2DF Sergei Mandreko (1971-08-01)1 August 1971 (aged 20)   Pamir Dushanbe
4 2DF Sergei Mamchur (1972-02-03)3 February 1972 (aged 19)   Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
5 2DF Valeri Minko (1971-08-08)8 August 1971 (aged 20)   CSKA Moscow
6 2DF Evgeni Bushmanov (1971-11-02)2 November 1971 (aged 20)   Spartak Moscow
7 3MF Dmitri Mikhailenko (1973-07-13)13 July 1973 (aged 18)   Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
8 4FW Serhiy Scherbakov (1971-08-15)15 August 1971 (aged 20)   Shakhtar Donetsk
9 4FW Dmitri Karsakov (1971-12-29)29 December 1971 (aged 20)   CSKA Moscow / KAMAZ N. Chelny
10 4FW Serhiy Konovalov (1972-03-01)1 March 1972 (aged 19)   Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
11 3MF Volodymyr Sharan (1971-09-18)18 September 1971 (aged 20)   Karpaty Lviv / Dynamo Kyiv
12 1GK Andrei Novosadov (1972-03-27)27 March 1972 (aged 19)   CSKA Moscow
13 2DF Dmitri Klimovich (1972-04-30)30 April 1972 (aged 19)   Dinamo Minsk
14 2DF Alexei Guschin (1971-10-21)21 October 1971 (aged 20)   CSKA Moscow
15 3MF Yuri Alekseevich Drozdov (1972-01-16)16 January 1972 (aged 19)   Dynamo Moscow
16 3MF Vitali But (1972-11-16)16 November 1972 (aged 19)   Dynamo Moscow
17 3MF Armen Babalarian (1971-08-15)15 August 1971 (aged 20)   Ararat Yerevan / Kotayk
18 3MF Evgueni Pokhlebaev (1971-11-25)25 November 1971 (aged 20)   Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
19 1GK Gennady Tumilovich (1971-09-03)3 September 1971 (aged 20)   Dinamo Minsk

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