Czech Republic national under-21 football team

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Czech Republic Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Lvíčata (Little lions)
Association Fotbalová asociace České republiky (FAČR)
Head coach Jakub Dovalil
Most caps Jan Polák (46)
Top scorer Tomáš Pekhart (17)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Czech Republic Czech Republic 1–0 Malta Malta
(Opava, 5 September 1994)
Biggest win
Czech Republic Czech Republic 8–0 Bulgaria Bulgaria
Teplice, 5 October 2001
Czech Republic Czech Republic 8–0 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Prague, 11 September 2007
Czech Republic Czech Republic 8–0 San Marino San Marino
Serravalle, 9 June 2009
Czech Republic Czech Republic 8–0 Andorra Andorra
Mladá Boleslav, 10 August 2011
Biggest defeat

Spain Spain 4–0 Czech Republic Czech Republic
Burgos, 7 June 1997

Records are for competitive
matches only
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1996)
Best result Winners in 2002

The Czech Republic national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of the Czech Republic and is controlled by the Football Association of the Czech Republic. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years.

Although the breakup of Czechoslovakia occurred officially on 1 January 1993, the under-21 team continued until the end of the 1994 championship. After that, the Czech Republic and the Slovakia under-21s became separate footballing entities.

For both nations, first matches were played in September 1994 in qualification for the 1996 championship.

The Czech Republic under-21 team reached the quarter-finals in 1996, but failed to qualify for 1998. The team reached the final in both the 2000 and 2002 tournaments, winning the latter on penalties.

Subsequently the team failed to qualify for the tournaments in 2004 and 2006. They qualified for the 2007 competition but finished last in the group stage. They once again failed to qualify for the 2009 competition. In the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, they placed fourth.

Competitive Record[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Championship Record[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Spain 1996 Quarter-Final 2 0 0 2 2 4 10 7 2 1 33 9
Romania 1998 Did not qualify 8 3 0 5 13 13
Slovakia 2000 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 9 7 12 9 1 2 20 6
Switzerland 2002 Winners 5 2 2 1 5 5 12 9 2 1 29 6
Germany 2004 Did not qualify 10 7 0 3 20 7
Portugal 2006 12 6 3 3 26 11
Netherlands 2007 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 4 4 3 1 0 7 3
Sweden 2009 Did not qualify 8 4 2 2 19 5
Denmark 2011 Fourth place 5 2 0 3 4 6 10 9 1 0 30 4
Israel 2013 Did not qualify 10 6 3 1 26 7
Czech Republic 2015 Qualified as hosts
Total 6/11 19 6 4 9 21 26 96 63 15 18 223 71
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.

Individual awards[edit]

In addition to team victories, Czech players have won individual awards at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

Year Golden Player
Switzerland 2002 Petr Čech

Recent results[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players born in on or after 1 January 1992 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

The following players were named in the squad for the Under 21 preparatory tournament in Ukraine against Austria, Slovenia and Ukraine from the 4-6 June 2013.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 6 June 2013.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Tomáš Koubek (1992-08-26) 26 August 1992 (age 21) 7 0 Czech Republic Hradec Králové
1GK Aleš Mandous (1993-04-21) 21 April 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
2DF Jakub Brabec (1992-08-06) 6 August 1992 (age 21) 4 0 Czech Republic Zbrojovka Brno
2DF Tomáš Holeš (1993-03-31) 31 March 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Czech Republic Hradec Králové
2DF Jakub Jugas (1992-05-05) 5 May 1992 (age 22) 4 0 Czech Republic Příbram
2DF Matěj Hanousek (1993-06-02) 2 June 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Czech Republic FK Dukla Prague
2DF Matěj Hybš (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
2DF Marek Krátký (1993-06-08) 8 June 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Czech Republic Teplice
2DF Roman Polom (1992-01-11) 11 January 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
2DF Šimon Falta (1993-03-24) 24 March 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc
3MF Antonín Fantiš (1992-04-15) 15 April 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Czech Republic Baník Ostrava
3MF Jakub Plšek (1993-12-13) 13 December 1993 (age 20) 4 1 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc
3MF Adam Jánoš (1992-07-20) 20 July 1992 (age 21) 4 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
3MF Jaromír Zmrhal (1993-08-02) 2 August 1993 (age 20) 4 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
3MF Martin Frýdek (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec
3MF Lukáš Masopust (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Czech Republic Jihlava
3MF Milan Jirásek (1992-05-14) 14 May 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Slovakia Senica
3MF David Houska (1993-06-29) 29 June 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc
3MF Ondřej Petrák (1992-03-11) 11 March 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
3MF Aleš Nešický (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc
3MF David Štípek (1992-05-31) 31 May 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
3MF Milan Lutonský (1993-08-10) 10 August 1993 (age 20) 0 0 Czech Republic Zbrojovka Brno
4FW Jiří Skalák (1992-03-12) 12 March 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Czech Republic Zbrojovka Brno
4FW Roman Haša (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Czech Republic Slovácko
4FW Vojtěch Hadaščok (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Czech Republic under-21 squad and remain eligible:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Michal Reichl (1992-09-14) 14 September 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
GK Jiří Pavlenka (1992-04-14) 14 April 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Czech Republic Baník Ostrava v.  Turkey, 26 March 2013
GK Vlastimil Veselý (1993-05-06) 6 May 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Czech Republic Zbrojovka Brno v.  Sweden, 26 March 2013
DF Petr Buchta (1992-07-15) 15 July 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Czech Republic Zbrojovka Brno v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
DF Tomáš Jeleček (1992-02-25) 25 February 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Czech Republic Slovácko v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
DF Michal Jeřábek (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 20) 1 0 Czech Republic FK Dukla Prague v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
DF Jan Mikula (1992-01-05) 5 January 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
DF Jaroslav Svozil (1993-09-09) 9 September 1993 (age 20) 1 0 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
DF Tomáš Kalas (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 (age 21) 10 0 England Chelsea v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
DF Marek Kysela (1992-07-10) 10 July 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Czech Republic Jablonec v.  Turkey, 26 March 2013
DF Martin Hála (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc v.  Romania, 29 February 2012
MF Jakub Habusta (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
MF Matěj Kyndl (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
MF Tomáš Přikryl (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Turkey, 26 March 2013
MF Jiří Mareš (1992-02-16) 16 February 1992 (age 22) 1 1 Czech Republic Příbram v.  Sweden, 14 November 2012
MF Ladislav Krejčí (1992-07-05) 5 July 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Russia, 14 October 2012
FW Luboš Tusjak (1992-02-15) 15 February 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
FW Tomáš Kunc (1993-02-22) 22 February 1993 (age 21) 1 1 Czech Republic Zbrojovka Brno v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
FW Matěj Končal (1993-12-08) 8 December 1993 (age 20) 1 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
FW Jiří Vondráček (1993-03-13) 13 March 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
FW Václav Kadlec (1992-05-20) 20 May 1992 (age 22) 12 6 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt v.  Turkey, 26 March 2013
FW Jakub Rolinc (1992-05-12) 12 May 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc v.  Turkey, 26 March 2013
FW Marián Kovář (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 20) 1 0 Czech Republic Slovácko v.  Sweden, 14 November 2012
FW Matěj Vydra (1992-05-01) 1 May 1992 (age 22) 2 0 England West Bromwich Albion v.  Armenia, 6 September 2011

Note: Names in italics denote players that have been capped for the Senior team.

Previous squads[edit]

Leading Appearances[edit]

The team standing together before a match.
Czech U21 in 2007
Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Caps
1 Jan Polák 1. FC Brno, Slovan Liberec 46
2 David Kobylík Sigma Olomouc, Strasbourg 32
3 Bořek Dočkal Slavia Prague, Slovan Liberec 28
Josef Kaufman AS Pardubice, Teplice 28
5 Michal Papadopulos Baník Ostrava, Bayer Leverkusen 27
6 Lukáš Došek Slavia Prague 26
Michal Kadlec 1. FC Slovácko, Sparta Prague 26
Ondřej Mazuch Fiorentina, Anderlecht 26
Tomáš Pekhart Tottenham Hotspur, Baumit Jablonec 26
Roman Týce Slovan Liberec, TSV 1860 München 26
Tomáš Ujfaluši Sigma Olomouc 26

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-21s. Those players in bold are still eligible to play for the team at the moment. Statistics up to and including Czech Republic vs Andorra, 5 June 2012.

Leading Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Goals
1 Tomáš Pekhart Tottenham Hotspur, Baumit Jablonec 17
2 Jan Chramosta Mladá Boleslav 12
3 Milan Baroš Baník Ostrava, Liverpool 9
Tomáš Došek Viktoria Plzeň, Slavia Prague 9
5 Bořek Dočkal Slavia Prague, Slovan Liberec 8
Pavel Novotný Slavia Prague 8
Václav Svěrkoš Baník Ostrava, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha BSC 8
8 David Kobylík Sigma Olomouc, Strasbourg 7
Vratislav Lokvenc Hradec Králové, Sparta Prague 7
Libor Sionko Baník Ostrava, Sparta Prague 7
Štěpán Vachoušek SC Xaverov, Chmel Blšany, Teplice, Slavia Prague 7

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-21s. Those players in bold are still eligible to play for the team at the moment. Statistics up to and including Czech Republic vs Andorra, 5 June 2012.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reprezentace do 21 let: Jakub Dovalil nominoval hráče na turnaj v Kyjevě" (in Czech). Czech FA. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 

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