East Germany national under-21 football team

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East Germany
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) -
Association German Football
Association of the GDR
Head coach Walter Fritzsch
Most caps Udo Schmuck (42)
Top scorer ?
First colours
Second colours
First international

U-23: Bulgaria Bulgaria 3-2 East Germany East Germany
Stara Zagora, June 7, 1967
U-21: Turkey Turkey 1-1 East Germany East Germany
Bursa, November 16, 1976
Last International
U-23: France France 1-2 East Germany East Germany
Poitiers, October 11, 1975

U-21: Austria Austria 0-1 East Germany East Germany
Stockerau, November 14, 1989
Biggest win

U-23: East Germany East Germany 6-0 Albania Albania
Potsdam, November 3, 1973

U-21: Austria Austria 1-6 East Germany East Germany
Wien, September 24, 1977
Biggest defeat

U-23: Hungary Hungary 4-0 East Germany East Germany
Budapest, May 28, 1974

U-21: East Germany East Germany 0-4 Norway Norway
Rostock, October 29, 1980
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 2 (First in 1978)
Best result Runners-up 1978 & 1980

The East Germany national football team was the national football team of the German Democratic Republic. Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, East Germany's Under-21 team was formed. The team played until 1990, until East Germany ceased to be a separate country after the reunification of Germany.

The team competed in the UEFA U-21 Championship. Since the under-21 competition rules state that players must be 21 or under at the start ot a two year competition, technically it is an U-23 competition. East Germany's record for the preceding U-23 competitions is also shown.

Before the 1990 merge, the East-German U-21 team was a little more successful than its Western counterpart, finishing second on three occasions. The West German under-21s were runners-up once and quarter-finalists twice. 'East' failed to qualify seven times, whilst 'West' failed four times and didn't enter on three occasions. The trainer of the under team was Walter Fritzsch, from 1978 until 1991.

UEFA U-23 Championship Record[edit]

  • 1972: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1974: Runners-up.
  • 1976: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.

UEFA U-21 Championship Record[edit]

  • 1978: Runners-up.
  • 1980: Runners-up.
  • 1982: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1984: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1986: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1988: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1990: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.

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