National Teams Hall of Fame. U-19: Euro 2009 gold

Recent successes of Ukrainian teams, in particular, of the national team - in the Nations League і European Championship qualifyingas well as Ukraine U-XNUMX at U-20 World Cup XNUMX, supplemented the history of domestic football with new bright pages.

We suggest to mention previous medal swirls of blue-yellow.

In 2009, Ukrainian football won the first ever gold medals. Even at the level of U-19 teams, but Ukraine became the European champion. And all this could not have been, if not for the character, which was shown by the wards of Yurii Kalitvintsev in the final match of the group tournament with the team of Switzerland on RSC Olimpiyskyi in Donetsk.

Kalitvintsev returned to managing national team on the eve of the final tournament, and Yurii Moroz, who was his assistant in 2005-2007 and in 2007 - led the boys in 1990, began to assist again. It happened because of unconvincing results of friendly matches in the spring of 2009: France - 0: 2, 2: 2, Italy - 2: 2, Latvia - 2: 0, Russia - 0: 0. Earlier, Ukraine lost to Spain (0: 3) and Portugal (0: 1).

And at home Euro-2009 (U-19) Ukrainian team was expected to at least reach the semi-finals. Kalitvintsev himself told about it before the start of the European Championship.

There were no quick changes in the quality of the results after the change of coach. He had little time for preparatory work ...

At first it was impossible to squeeze Slovenia, who remained ten players on the pitch for the last quarter of an hour of playing time, then there was a goalscoring draw with England. In addition, Serhii Lyulka and Vitalii Vitsenets were injured in the game against the Balkans, but the regulation allowed for their replacement - for Serhii Loginov and Yevhen Shakhov.

Everything had to be decided in the last round, before which the tournament situation looked like this: Switzerland - 4, England - 2, Ukraine - 2, Slovenia - 1. Given the very likely victory of England over Slovenia (as a result, it happened - 7: 1 ), all they had to do was defeat Switzerland. But in the last minute of the first half, Ukraine was left in the minority - due to the red card to Vitalii Kaverin, who, having already been warned, had the ball thrown away ...

It seemed to be the finish. But with the pressure of the opponent, Kalitvintsev's team answered in the 85th minute with effective pressure at the opponent's goal: Serhiy Shevchuk fired from the right wing under pressure from three opponents, and Serhiy Rybalka on the second attempt pushed the ball into the net. The victory is 1-0, and Ukraine, together with England, reaches the semifinals, and shocked Switzerland goes home.

After that, the Ukrainians broke through and Denys Garmash became the hero of these matches. At first he scored twice in the match with Serbia (a quick goal by Yevgeny Shakhov added confidence and marked the beginning of the victory), and in the final he scored a magnificent goal after a corner kick, after which he carried out a solo raid and earned a free kick, which was completed by a wonderful shot by Dmitry Korki.

Photo by uefa.com

Ukraine at Euro-2009 (U-19)

Step by step 

Ukraine - Slovenia - 0: 0

Ukraine: Levchenko, Kushnirov, Partzvaniya, Krivtsov, Vitsenets, Korkishko, Petrov, Karnoza (Garmash, 46), Kaverin, Eremenko (Shevchuk, 82), Lyulka (Butko, 15).

Referee: I. Jeh (Czech Republic). Warning: Kaverin, Kryvtsov, Korkishko - Jovych, Crncic, Vukcic. Withdrawal: Jovich (76).

July 21st. Donetsk. RSC Olympic. 12 spectators. Group tournament.

Ukraine - England - 2-2

Goals: Petrov (2, 61) - Lansbury (25, penalty), Gosling (51).

Ukraine: Levchenko, Kushnirov, Partzvaniya, Krivtsov, Korkishko, Petrov (Karnoza, 61), Garmash, Shevchuk (Kaverin, 46), Butko, Fisherman, and Eremenko.

Referee: B. Nahayes (Netherlands). Warning: Levchenko, Rybalka, Karnoza - Hoyt, Briggs.

July 24st. Donetsk. RSC Olympic. 7 spectators. Group tournament.

Ukraine - Switzerland - 1: 0

Goal: Fishing (85).

Ukraine: Levchenko, Partzvaniya, Krivtsov, Kushnirov (Karnosa, 75), Tchaikovsky, Eremenko (Shevchuk, 46), Petrov, Garmash (Shakhov, 84), Fisherman, Korkishko, Kaverin.

Referee: I. Vod (Hungary). Warning: Kaverin, Rybalka, Partzvania - Abrashi, Daprela, Feltscher. Withdrawal: Caverine (45).

July 27st. Donetsk. RSC Olympic. 4 spectators. Group tournament.

Ukraine - Serbia - 3: 1

Goals: Shakhov (1), Garmash (39, 85) - Aleksic (22).

Ukraine: Levchenko, Tchaikovsky, Partzvaniya, Krivtsov, Kushnirov, Eremenko, Petrov, Shakhov, Garmash, Korkishko, Shevchuk (Karnosa, 89).

Referee: M. Grefe (Germany). Warning: Petrov, Eremenko - Milkovich, Milich, Prsho, Lyaich.

July 30. Mariupol. Illichivets Stadium. 12 spectators. Semifinal.

Ukraine - England - 2-0

Goals: Garmash (5), Korkishko (50).

Ukraine: Levchenko, Tchaikovsky, Partzvaniya, Krivtsov, Kushnirov, Petrov (Eremenko, 90 + 6), Fisherman, Shakhov, Garmash, Korkishko, Kaverin (Shevchuk, 80).

Referee: I. Jeh (Czech Republic). Warning: Petrov, Garmash - Mattok, Drinkwater. 

August 2. Donetsk. RSC Olympic. 25 spectators. Final.

The composition of the national team of Ukraine for Euro-2009 (U-19)

Goalkeepers

 

 

 

 

Ihor LEVCHENKO

23.02.1991

"Olympic" Donetsk

5

3c

Vyacheslav BASYLEVYCH

07.08.1990

Shakhtar Donetsk

 

 

Defenders

 

 

 

 

Dmytro KUSHNIROV

01.04.1990

Dynamo Kyiv

5

0

Temur PARTSVANIYA

07.07.1991

Dynamo Kyiv

5

0

Serhii KRYVTSOV

15.03.1991

Metalurh Zaporizhzhia

5

0

Ihor TCHAIKOVSKYI

07.10.1991

Shakhtar Donetsk

3

0

Bohdan BUTKO

13.01.1991

Shakhtar Donetsk

2

0

Serhii LYULKA

22.02.1990

Dynamo Kyiv

1

0

Maksym BILYI

21.06.1990

Shakhtar Donetsk

 

 

Serhii LOHINOV

24.08.1990

Dynamo Kyiv

 

 

Midfielders

 

 

 

 

Denys HARMASH

19.04.1990

Dynamo Kyiv

5

3

Dmytro YEREMENKO

22.06.1990

Dynamo Kyiv

5

0

Kyrylo PETROV

22.06.1990

Dynamo Kyiv

5

2

Artur KARNOZA

02.08.1990

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

4

0

Yevhen SHAKHOV

30.11.1990

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

3

1

Serhii RYBALKA

01.04.1990

Dynamo Kyiv

3

1

Vitalii VITSENETS

03.08.1990

Shakhtar Donetsk

1

0

Forwards

 

 

 

 

Dmytro KORKISHKO

04.05.1990

Dynamo Kyiv

5

1

Serhii SHEVCHUK

21.09.1990

Dynamo Kyiv

5

0

Vitalii KAVERIN

04.09.1990

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

4

0

Coach

 

 

 

 

Yurii KALITVINTSEV

05.05.1968

 

5

 

It is clear that a lot was expected from the generation of European champions in Ukraine. But some did not even have time to play at the top level in the Ukrainian championship. The best player of Euro-2019 (U-19) Kirill Petrov did not get to the national team. In general, there were only five of them - Bohdan Butko (33 matches), Denis Garmash (30/2), Serhiy Kryvtsov (16), Serhiy Rybalka (9) and Yevhen Shakhov (7/1). Not a very high figure, as for champions. Currently, only Kryvtsov and Shakhov have a place in the national team.

There were also future stars in other teams.

England: Kyle Walker - 48, Danny Welbeck - 42/16, Kieran Trippier - 19/1, Andros Townsend - 13/3, Danny Drinkwater - 3. 

Serbia: Adem Ljajic - 45/9, Filip Djuricic - 25/4, Daniel Aleksic - 2.

Spain: David de Gea - 41, Thiago Alcantara - 37/2, Nacho - 22/1, Marcos Alonso - 3, Mario Gaspar - 3/2, Sergio Canales - 2.

France: Jann M'Villa - 22/1, Joshua Gilavogi - 7, Sebastian Corschia - 1. 

National team's Hall of Fame. U-21: Euro 2006 silver

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