Bulgaria national under-21 football team

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Bulgaria Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Lions (Lavovete) (лъвовете)
Association Bulgarian Football Union
Head coach Bulgaria Antoni Zdravkov
Captain Simeon Slavchev
Most caps Petar Mihtarski (51)
Top scorer Atanas Mihaylov (31)
First colours
Second colours

The Bulgaria national under-21 football team (Bulgarian: младежки национален отбор на България по футбол)[1] represents the under-21 football team of Bulgaria and is controlled by the Bulgarian Football Union. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years.

UEFA U-21 Championship record[edit]

  • 1972: Semi-Finals
  • 1974: Quarter-Finals
  • 1976: Quarter-Finals
  • 1978: Semi-Finals
  • 1990: Quarter-Finals

Current squad[edit]

Current players[edit]

Squad for the European Under-21 Championship qualification game against Wales on 31 March 2015.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Aleksandar Lyubenov (1995-02-11) February 11, 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Bulgaria Septemvri Simitli
1GK Kristiyan Katsarev (1995-08-07) August 7, 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia
1 1GK Krasimir Kostov (1995-02-11) February 11, 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Bulgaria Pirin Blagoevgrad
20 2DF Lazar Marin (1994-02-09) February 9, 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Bulgaria Botev Plovdiv
2DF Miki Orachev (1996-03-19) March 19, 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Bulgaria Levski Sofia
2DF Plamen Tenev (1995-06-13) June 13, 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Bulgaria Beroe Stara Zagora
19 2DF Aleksandar Vasilev (1995-04-27) April 27, 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
5 2DF Plamen Galabov (1995-11-02) November 2, 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Bulgaria Litex Lovech
2DF Zhivko Hadzhiev (1994-11-09) November 9, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Bulgaria PFC Burgas
2DF Hristofor Hubchev (1995-11-24) November 24, 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Bulgaria Montana
6 2DF Hristo Popadiyn (1994-01-06) January 6, 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Mezdra
18 2DF Radoslav Terziev (1994-08-06) August 6, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Bulgaria Botev Plovdiv
3MF Petar Vitanov (1995-03-10) March 10, 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
11 3MF Antonio Vutov (1996-06-06) June 6, 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Udinese
3MF Manol Chapov (1996-01-25) January 25, 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Wuppertaler
3MF Vladimir Semerdzhiev (1996-11-10) November 10, 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
15 3MF Kristiyan Malinov (1994-03-30) March 30, 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Bulgaria Litex Lovech
3MF Bekir Rasim (1994-12-26) December 26, 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Bulgaria Cherno More Varna
10 3MF Georg Iliev (1994-10-23) October 23, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 England Bolton Wanderers
8 3MF Nikola Kolev (1995-06-06) June 6, 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Bulgaria Litex Lovech
3MF Radoslav Tsonev (1995-04-29) April 29, 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Bulgaria Levski Sofia
9 4FW Tsvetelin Chunchukov (1994-12-26) December 26, 1994 (age 20) 2 1 Bulgaria Botev Plovdiv
14 4FW Milcho Angelov (1995-01-02) January 2, 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Bulgaria Litex Lovech
7 3MF Kiril Despodov (1996-11-11) November 11, 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Bulgaria Litex Lovech

Recent Fixtures[edit]

2015−2017[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score Competition Bulgaria scorers
31 March 2015 Cardiff, Wales  Wales 1 - 3 UEFA EURO 2017 Q Nikola Kolev
9 June 2015 Pravetz, Bulgaria  Cyprus Friendly match
12 June 2015 Vienna, Austria  Austria Friendly match
4 September 2015 Romania  Romania UEFA EURO 2017 Q
8 September 2015 Bulgaria  Luxembourg UEFA EURO 2017 Q
9 October 2015 Bulgaria  Armenia UEFA EURO 2017 Q
13 October 2015 Denmark  Denmark UEFA EURO 2017 Q
25 March 2016 Bulgaria  Wales UEFA EURO 2017 Q
29 March 2016 Luxembourg  Luxembourg UEFA EURO 2017 Q
6 September 2016 Armenia  Armenia UEFA EURO 2017 Q
7 October 2016 Bulgaria  Denmark UEFA EURO 2017 Q
11 October 2016 Bulgaria  Romania UEFA EURO 2017 Q

EURO 2017[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Wales 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3 Final tournament 3–1
2  Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible Play-offs based on ranking
3  Romania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 Jun '15
4  Armenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5  Luxembourg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6  Bulgaria 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 31 March 2015. Source: UEFA

Honors[edit]

Balkan Youth Championship Champions (1972, 1975, 1976)

UEFA U-21 Championship Semi-Finals (1972,1978)

See also[edit]

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Mladezhki natsionalen otbor na Balgariya po futbol, literally "Bulgaria national youth football team".