Denmark national under-21 football team

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Denmark Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Danish Football Association
(Dansk Boldspil-Union)
Head coach Jess Thorup
Most caps Jonas Kamper (39)
Top scorer Peter Møller (16)
Home stadium Nordjyske Arena, Aalborg
First colours
Second colours
First international
U-21: Denmark 0–2 Norway
(Holstebro, Denmark; 25 August 1976)
Biggest win
U-21: Denmark 9–0 Luxembourg
(Farum, Denmark; 11 October 2002)
Biggest defeat
U-21: Bulgaria 6–0 Denmark
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 25 April 1989)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1978)
Best result Semifinals (1992)

The Denmark national under-21 football team has played since 1976 and is controlled by the Danish Football Association. Before 1976, the age limit was 23 years.

International record[edit]

U-21 European Championship[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Until and including the 1988 Summer Olympics, Olympic games counted as regular senior national team matches. Since the 1992 Summer Olympics, Olympic games have counted as under-21 national games.

2015 UEFA U-21 qualification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 10 8 2 0 37 9 +28 26 Play-offs
2  Russia 10 7 1 2 22 12 +10 22
3  Slovenia 10 5 2 3 29 11 +18 17
4  Bulgaria 10 2 3 5 18 26 −8 9
5  Estonia 10 2 3 5 9 23 −14 9
6  Andorra 10 0 1 9 1 35 −34 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was selected for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship[1]

Note: Names in italics denote players that have been called up to the senior team.[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK David Jensen (1992-03-25) March 25, 1992 (age 23) 4 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
16 1GK Jakob Busk (1993-09-12) September 12, 1993 (age 21) 12 0 Norway Sandefjord
22 1GK Frederik Rønnow (1992-08-04) August 4, 1992 (age 22) 13 0 Denmark AC Horsens
2 2DF Alexander Scholz (1992-10-24) October 24, 1992 (age 22) 9 0 Belgium Standard Liége
3 2DF Jores Okore (1992-08-11) August 11, 1992 (age 22) 7 0 England Aston Villa
4 2DF Jannik Vestergaard (1992-08-03) August 3, 1992 (age 22) 24 3 Germany Werder Bremen
5 2DF Jonas Knudsen (1992-09-16) September 16, 1992 (age 22) 13 0 Denmark Esbjerg
13 2DF Frederik Sørensen (1992-04-14) April 14, 1992 (age 23) 15 0 Italy Verona
20 2DF Christoffer Remmer (1993-01-16) January 16, 1993 (age 22) 10 2 Denmark Copenhagen
23 2DF Riza Durmisi (1994-01-08) January 8, 1994 (age 21) 6 1 Denmark Brøndby
6 3MF Andreas Christensen (1996-04-10) April 10, 1996 (age 19) 15 1 England Chelsea
8 3MF Lasse Vigen Christensen (1994-08-15) August 15, 1994 (age 20) 14 5 England Fulham
10 3MF Pierre Emil Højbjerg (1995-08-05) August 5, 1995 (age 19) 5 4 Germany Augsburg
14 3MF Nicolaj Thomsen (1993-05-08) May 8, 1993 (age 22) 17 3 Denmark AaB
17 3MF Rasmus Falk (1992-01-15) January 15, 1992 (age 23) 8 1 Denmark OB
19 3MF Christian Nørgaard (1994-03-10) March 10, 1994 (age 21) 7 0 Denmark Brøndby
21 3MF Jens Jønsson (1993-01-10) January 10, 1993 (age 22) 12 2 Denmark AGF
7 4FW Viktor Fischer (1994-09-07) September 7, 1994 (age 20) 6 0 Netherlands Ajax
9 4FW Emil Berggreen (1993-05-10) May 10, 1993 (age 22) 5 1 Germany Eintracht Braunschweig
11 4FW Pione Sisto (1995-04-02) April 2, 1995 (age 20) 1 3 Denmark FC Midtjylland
12 4FW Nicolai Brock-Madsen (1993-01-09) January 9, 1993 (age 22) 14 7 Denmark Randers
15 4FW Uffe Bech (1993-01-13) January 13, 1993 (age 22) 5 1 Denmark Nordsjælland
18 4FW Yussuf Poulsen (1994-06-15) June 15, 1994 (age 20) 11 4 Germany RB Leipzig

Recent callups[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club


2DF Frederik Møller (1993-07-08) July 8, 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Denmark Midtjylland
2DF Frederik Holst (1994-09-24) September 24, 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Denmark Brøndby
2DF Kasper Larsen (1993-01-25) January 25, 1993 (age 22) 7 0 Kazakhstan Astana
2DF Pascal Gregor (1994-02-18) February 18, 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
2DF Frans Putros (1993-07-14) July 14, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Denmark Silkeborg


3MF Andrew Hjulsager (1995-01-15) January 15, 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Denmark Brøndby
3MF Marco Larsen (1993-05-15) May 15, 1993 (age 22) 4 0 Denmark Midtjylland
3MF Daniel Pedersen (1992-07-27) July 27, 1992 (age 22) 6 0 Denmark Silkeborg
3MF Lasse Petry (1992-09-19) September 19, 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
3MF Casper Sloth (1992-03-26) March 26, 1992 (age 23) 10 0 England Leeds United
3MF Mark Gundelach (1992-01-07) January 7, 1992 (age 23) 8 0 Denmark HB Køge
3MF Mathias Gehrt (1992-06-07) June 7, 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Netherlands ADO Den Haag
3MF Patrick Olsen (1994-04-23) April 23, 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Norway Haugesund
3MF Bassel Jradi (1993-07-06) July 6, 1993 (age 21) 7 2 Norway Strømsgodset
3MF Jeppe Andersen (1992-12-06) December 6, 1992 (age 22) 6 1 Denmark Esbjerg
4FW Kenneth Zohore (1994-01-31) January 31, 1994 (age 21) 9 4 Denmark OB
4FW Mikkel Vestergaard (1992-11-22) November 22, 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Denmark Esbjerg
4FW Jeppe Illum (1992-02-25) February 25, 1992 (age 23) 4 2 Denmark Silkeborg
4FW Oliver Tychosen (1993-01-17) January 17, 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
4FW Mads Dittmer Hvilsom (1992-08-23) August 23, 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Denmark Hobro

Most appearances[edit]

Because of the age restriction, a player can't be in the team for very long and the most promising young players spend little time with the under-21 team before making their senior national team debut.

Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Caps U-21 Goals Year(s)
1 Jonas Kamper Brøndby 39 3 2002–2006
=2 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 31 9 1994–1997
=2 Michael Jakobsen Aalborg BK 31 4 2005–2008
4 Rasmus Würtz Skive, Aalborg BK 29 1 2002–2006
5 Martin Pedersen Aalborg BK, SønderjyskE 28 0 2002–2006
6 Thomas Kahlenberg Brøndby, Auxerre 26 10 2002–2006
=7 Peter Madsen Brøndby 25 7 1997–1999
=7 Christian Magleby Brøndby IF, Lyngby FC 25 4 1996–1999
=7 Peter Degn AGF, Everton 25 3 1996–1999
=7 Jonas Troest Silkeborg, Hannover 96 25 0 2004–2006

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the under-21 national team. Players in bold have played at least one game for the senior Danish national team.

Most goals[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Goals U-21 Caps Year(s)
1 Peter Møller Aalborg BK 16 22 1990–1993
2 Nicki Bille Reggina, Martina, Nordsjælland, Villareal 15 24 2007–2011
3 Tommy Bechmann Esbjerg 11 15 2002–2003
4 Thomas Kahlenberg Brøndby, Auxerre 10 26 2002–2006
=5 Preben Elkjær Vanløse, Köln, KSC Lokeren 9 9 1976–1979
=5 Morten Rasmussen AGF 9 21 2004–2006
=5 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 9 31 1994–1997
=8 Bent Jensen B 1913 8 10 1966–1968
=8 Per Frandsen B 1903, Lille 8 21 1989–1992
=8 Miklos Molnar Frem, Standard Liège, Lyngby BK 8 21 1989–1992

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs represented in the games in which the player's scored for the under-21 national team. Players in bold have played at least one game for the senior Danish national team.

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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