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 Did not qualify
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 2014–2017[edit]

2017 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3 Final tournament 2–1
2  Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible Play-offs based on ranking
3  Montenegro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Jun '15
4  Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 Jun '15
5  Malta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6  Moldova 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0 11 Jun '15
Updated to match(es) played on 30 March 2015. Source: UEFA

Other fixtures[edit]

Friendly matches[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad selected for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match against Moldova on 30 March 2015. Players eligible must be born after 1 January 1994.[1] Names in italics denote players who have been capped for the Senior team.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Lucas Pirard (1995-03-10) 10 March 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Belgium Standard Liège
12 1GK Bo Geens (1995-08-10) 10 August 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Belgium Lokeren
3 2DF Michaël Heylen (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 21) 7 0 Belgium Anderlecht
2 2DF Thomas Foket (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 20) 4 0 Belgium Gent
13 2DF Timothy Castagne (1995-12-05) 5 December 1995 (age 19) 3 1 Belgium Genk
19 2DF Corentin Fiore (1995-03-24) 24 March 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Belgium Standard Liège
6 3MF Ibrahima Cissé (1994-02-28) 28 February 1994 (age 21) 9 0 Belgium KV Mechelen
8 3MF Youri Tielemans (1997-05-07) 7 May 1997 (age 17) 7 3 Belgium Anderlecht
7 3MF Joris Kayembe (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 20) 3 2 Portugal Arouca
10 3MF Charly Musonda (1996-10-15) 15 October 1996 (age 18) 3 1 England Chelsea
14 3MF Julien De Sart (1994-12-23) 23 December 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Belgium Standard Liège
15 3MF Charni Ekangamene (1994-02-16) 16 February 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Belgium Zulte-Waregem
5 3MF Pieter Gerkens (1995-02-17) 17 February 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Belgium Genk
16 3MF Andy Kawaya (1996-08-23) 23 August 1996 (age 18) 1 0 Belgium Anderlecht
20 3MF Glenn Claes (1994-03-08) 8 March 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Belgium KV Mechelen
9 4FW Nathan Kabasele (1994-01-14) 14 January 1994 (age 21) 6 3 Belgium Anderlecht
17 4FW Obbi Oulare (1996-01-08) 8 January 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Belgium Club Brugge
18 4FW Cyriel Dessers (1994-12-08) 8 December 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Belgium Lokeren

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Davy Roef (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Belgium Anderlecht v.  Moldova, 30 March 2015
GK Guillaume Hubert (1994-01-11) 11 January 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Belgium Standard Liège v.  Norway, 17 November 2014
GK Sven Dhoest (1994-04-09) 9 April 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Belgium Mouscron-Péruwelz v.  Spain, 12 November 2014
DF Ahmed El Messaoudi (1995-08-03) 3 August 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Belgium Lierse v.  Norway, 17 November 2014
DF Jason Denayer (1995-06-28) 28 June 1995 (age 19) 2 1 Scotland Celtic v.  Cyprus, 5 September 2014
DF Björn Engels (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Belgium Club Brugge v.  Serbia, 5 March 2014
MF Leander Dendoncker (1995-04-15) 15 April 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Belgium Anderlecht v.  Moldova, 30 March 2015
MF Dennis Praet (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 20) 9 0 Belgium Anderlecht v.  Moldova, 30 March 2015
FW Nikola Storm (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Belgium Club Brugge v.  Moldova, 30 March 2015
FW Benito Raman (1994-11-07) 7 November 1994 (age 20) 2 1 Belgium Gent v.  Moldova, 30 March 2015
FW Yannis Mbombo (1994-04-08) 8 April 1994 (age 21) 2 0 France Auxerre v.  Norway, 17 November 2014
FW Theo Bongonda (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Spain Celta de Vigo v.  Norway, 17 November 2014
FW Divock Origi (1995-04-18) 18 April 1995 (age 20) 1 0 France Lille v.  Serbia, 5 March 2014
FW Zakaria Bakkali (1996-01-26) 26 January 1996 (age 19) 4 1 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven v.  Serbia, 15 November 2013

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]