Belgium national under-21 football team

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Belgium U-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Young Devils
Association Belgian Football Association
Head coach Johan Walem
Most caps Jean-François Gillet (36)
Top scorer Cédric Roussel (10 goals)
First colours
Second colours
First international
France France 1-1 Belgium Belgium
(Amiens, France; 3 September 1976)
Biggest win
Belgium Belgium 8-0 Luxembourg Luxembourg
(Mechelen, Belgium; 3 June 2007)
Biggest defeat
Czech Republic Czech Republic 7-0 Belgium Belgium
(Prague, Czech Republic; 24 April 2001)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 2 (First in 2002)
Best result Semi-finals, 2007

The Belgium national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Belgium and is controlled by the Belgian Football Association. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years. Their biggest successes were winning the 2007–09 International Challenge Trophy and reaching the European Championship semi-finals in 2007 in the Netherlands. Thanks to the last prestation, Belgium qualified for the football tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

UEFA U-21 Championship record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1978 Did not qualify
1980 Did not qualify
1982 Did not qualify
1984 Did not qualify
1986 Did not qualify
1988 Did not qualify
1990 Did not qualify
1992 Did not qualify
France 1994 Did not qualify
Spain 1996 Did not qualify
Romania 1998 Did not qualify
Slovakia 2000 Did not qualify
Switzerland 2002 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 4
Germany 2004 Did not qualify
Portugal 2006 Did not qualify
Netherlands 2007 Semi-final 4 1 2 1 3 4
Sweden 2009 Did not qualify
Denmark 2011 Did not qualify
Israel 2013 Did not qualify
Czech Republic 2015 Ongoing
Total 2/19 7 2 2 3 5 8
  • A * denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
  • Gold background color indicates first place finish. Silver background color indicates second place finish. Bronze background color indicates third place finish.
  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Results and fixtures 2013–2015[edit]

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Group stage[edit]
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Serbia 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 13
 Belgium 7 4 1 2 9 7 +2 13
 Italy 6 4 0 2 9 4 +5 12
 Cyprus 6 2 0 4 6 8 –2 6
 Northern Ireland 7 1 0 6 2 13 –11 3
  Belgium Cyprus Italy Northern Ireland Serbia
Belgium  2–0 0–1 1–0 0–3
Cyprus  0–2 3–0 2–1
Italy  1–3 3–0
Northern Ireland  0–1 1–0 0–2
Serbia  2–2 2–1 1–0 3–1


Other fixtures[edit]

Friendly matches[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad selected for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifier against Serbia on 5 March 2014. Players eligible must be born after 1 January 1992.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Colin Coosemans (1992-08-03) August 3, 1992 (age 21) 10 0 Belgium Waasland-Beveren
12 1GK Matz Sels (1992-02-26) 26 February 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Belgium Gent
5 2DF Laurens De Bock (1992-11-07) November 7, 1992 (age 21) 11 0 Belgium Club Brugge
17 2DF Pierre-Yves Ngawa (1992-02-09) February 9, 1992 (age 22) 9 1 Hungary Újpest
2 2DF Marnick Vermijl (1992-01-13) January 13, 1992 (age 22) 7 0 England Manchester United F.C.
13 2DF Bryan Verboom (1992-01-30) January 30, 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Belgium Zulte-Waregem
15 2DF Jason Denayer (1995-06-28) June 28, 1995 (age 19) 1 0 England Manchester City
7 3MF Paul-Jose M'Poku (1992-04-19) April 19, 1992 (age 22) 17 3 Belgium Standard Liège
8 3MF Thorgan Hazard (1993-03-29) March 29, 1993 (age 21) 10 1 Germany Mönchengladbach
10 3MF Dennis Praet (1994-05-14) May 14, 1994 (age 20) 8 0 Belgium Anderlecht
20 3MF Hannes van der Bruggen (1993-04-01) April 1, 1993 (age 21) 6 1 Belgium Gent
6 3MF Julien De Sart (1994-12-23) December 23, 1994 (age 19) 1 0 Belgium Standard Liège
22 4FW Michy Batshuayi (1993-10-02) October 2, 1993 (age 20) 12 5 France Marseille
14 4FW Massimo Bruno (1993-09-17) September 17, 1993 (age 20) 12 0 Austria Salzburg
11 4FW Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (1993-09-04) September 4, 1993 (age 20) 11 1 Monaco Monaco
19 4FW Hans Vanaken (1992-08-24) August 24, 1992 (age 21) 2 0 Belgium Lokeren
9 4FW Divock Origi (1995-04-18) April 18, 1995 (age 19) 1 0 France Lille

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Théo Defourny (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 (age 22) 1 0 France Lyon v.  Serbia, 15 November 2013
GK Koen Casteels (1992-06-25) June 25, 1992 (age 22) 9 0 Germany Hoffenheim v.  Serbia, 15 November 2013
GK Thomas Kaminski (1992-10-23) 23 October 1992 (age 21) 5 0 Belgium Anderlecht v.  Italy, 14 October 2013
DF Michaël Heylen (1994-01-03) January 3, 1994 (age 20) 4 0 Belgium Kortrijk v.  Serbia, 5 March 2014
DF Björn Engels (1994-09-15) September 15, 1994 (age 19) 0 0 Belgium Club Brugge v.  Serbia, 5 March 2014
DF Brandon Mechele (1993-01-28) January 28, 1993 (age 21) 7 0 Belgium Club Brugge v.  Serbia, 5 March 2014
DF Bruno Godeau (1992-05-10) 10 May 1992 (age 22) 6 0 Belgium Zulte-Waregem v.  Serbia, 15 November 2013
DF Jordan Lukaku (1994-07-25) July 25, 1994 (age 19) 9 0 Belgium Oostende v.  Italy, 14 October 2013
DF Jonathan Vervoort (1993-08-13) August 13, 1993 (age 20) 4 0 Belgium Charleroi v.  Northern Ireland, 9 September 2013
DF Pietro Perdichizzi (1992-12-16) December 16, 1992 (age 21) 4 0 Belgium SV Roeselare v.  Israel, 14 October 2012
DF Jonas Heymans (1993-02-06) 6 February 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Netherlands Willem II v.  Israel, 14 October 2012
DF Jimmy De Jonghe (1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 (age 22) 5 1 Belgium Lierse v.  Israel, 14 October 2012
DF Arnaud De Greef (1992-04-12) April 12, 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Belgium Eendracht Aalst v.  England, 14 November 2011
MF Youri Tielemans (1997-05-07) May 7, 1997 (age 17) 3 0 Belgium Anderlecht v.  Serbia, 5 March 2014
MF Brice Ntambwe (1993-04-29) April 29, 1993 (age 21) 6 0 Belgium Mons v.  Serbia, 15 November 2013
MF Ibrahima Cissé (1994-02-28) February 28, 1994 (age 20) 7 0 Belgium Standard Liège v.  Serbia, 15 November 2013
MF Junior Malanda (1994-08-28) August 28, 1994 (age 19) 12 1 Germany VfL Wolfsburg v.  Serbia, 15 November 2013
MF Lamisha Musonda (1992-03-27) 27 March 1992 (age 22) 9 0 Belgium Mechelen v.  Mexico, 6 June 2013
MF Mehdi Tarfi (1993-07-05) July 5, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Belgium Zulte-Waregem v.  Spain, 5 March 2013
MF Alpaslan Öztürk (1993-07-16) 16 July 1993 (age 20) 5 1 Turkey Kasımpaşa v.  Israel, 14 October 2012
MF Franco Zennaro (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 21) 1 1 Netherlands Fortuna Sittard v.  Israel, 14 October 2012
MF Wannes Van Tricht (1993-11-13) 13 November 1993 (age 20) 2 1 Belgium Geel v.  Israel, 14 October 2012
MF Florent Cuvelier (1992-09-12) 12 September 1992 (age 21) 1 0 England Port Vale v.  Greece, 12 October 2012
FW Maxime Lestienne (1992-06-17) June 17, 1992 (age 22) 7 1 Belgium Club Brugge v.  Serbia, 5 March 2014
FW Zakaria Bakkali (1996-01-26) January 26, 1996 (age 18) 4 1 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven v.  Serbia, 15 November 2013
FW Igor Vetokele (1992-03-23) March 23, 1992 (age 22) 14 4 Denmark København v.  Serbia, 15 November 2013
FW Dylan De Belder (1992-04-03) April 3, 1992 (age 22) 4 0 Belgium Mons v.  Mexico, 6 June 2013
FW Nathan Kabasele (1994-01-14) January 14, 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Netherlands De Graafschap v.  Mexico, 6 June 2013
FW Jason Adesanya (1993-05-26) 26 May 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Belgium Geel v.  Israel, 14 October 2012
FW Dolly Menga (1993-05-02) 2 May 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Belgium Lierse v.  Israel, 14 October 2012

Honours[edit]

Winners (1): 2007–09
Runners-up (1): 2005–06

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belgium squad". Belgian FA. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 

References and external links[edit]