Germany national under-21 football team

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Germany Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Deutscher Fußball-Bund
Head coach Horst Hrubesch
Captain Kevin Volland
Most caps Fabian Ernst (31)
Top scorer Pierre Littbarski (18)
First colours
Second colours
First international

U-23: Germany W Germany 3–3 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Frankfurt, 25 June 1955


U-21: Poland Poland 1–0 W Germany Germany
Toruń, 10 October 1979
Biggest win

U-23: Germany W Germany 3–0 Turkey Turkey
Augsburg, 24 April 1971


U-21: San Marino San Marino 0–11 Germany Germany
Serravalle, 17 November 2009
Biggest defeat

U-23: Soviet Union Soviet Union 3–1 W Germany Germany
Yerevan, 29 April 1972


U-21: Germany Germany 0–4 Netherlands Netherlands
Ahlen, 27 March 2009
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 13 (First in 1982)
Best result Winners (2009)

The Germany national under-21 football team represents the under-21s of Germany in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship and is controlled by the German Football Association (DFB), the governing body of football in Germany.

Before the reunification of Germany, East Germany and West Germany played as separate entities — the two teams played separately until summer 1990. Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, international under-21 football in Europe began. A West German team, however, did not compete in the U-21 European Championship until the qualifying round (beginning in 1980) of the 1982 competition.

West Germany competed in the first two under-23 competitions, which finished in 1972 and 1974. The first under-21 competition finals were in 1978, and since the under-21 competition rules state that players must be 21 or under at the start of a two-year competition, technically it is an under-23 competition.

The current Germany team can be legitimately considered as the current incarnation of the West German team, since the West Germany flag, uniform, and football association all became those of the unified Germany. In effect, the West German team absorbed the East German team to become 'the Germany national under-21 football team'.

For these reasons, the record of West Germany for the U-23 and U-21 competitions is shown below.

Competition records[edit]

For the East Germany team record, look here.

Schedule and results[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Germany U21 football team before the match against Iceland in March 2010

Players born in or after 1992 are eligible for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

Players born in or after 1994 are also eligible for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

The following players were named for the friendlies against Italy and England on 27 and 30 March 2015.[1]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2015.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Marc-André ter Stegen (1992-04-30) 30 April 1992 (age 22) 9 0 Spain FC Barcelona
23 1GK Timo Horn (1993-05-12) 12 May 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Germany 1. FC Köln
25 1GK Loris Karius (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Germany 1. FSV Mainz 05
2 2DF Nico Schulz (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 22) 10 1 Germany Hertha BSC
3 2DF Christian Günter (1993-02-28) 28 February 1993 (age 22) 6 0 Germany SC Freiburg
4 2DF Matthias Ginter (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 (age 21) 10 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund
5 2DF Willi Orban (1992-11-03) 3 November 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern
14 2DF Julian Korb (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 23) 6 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
16 2DF Robin Knoche (1992-05-22) 22 May 1992 (age 22) 9 1 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
6 3MF Johannes Geis (1993-08-17) 17 August 1993 (age 21) 10 0 Germany Mainz 05
7 3MF Leonardo Bittencourt (1993-12-19) 19 December 1993 (age 21) 16 3 Germany Hannover 96
8 3MF Yunus Mallı (1992-02-24) 24 February 1992 (age 23) 10 1 Germany Mainz 05
10 3MF Moritz Leitner (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 22) 23 7 Germany VfB Stuttgart
11 3MF Emre Can (1994-01-12) 12 January 1994 (age 21) 9 0 England Liverpool F.C.
13 3MF Jean Zimmer (1993-12-06) 6 December 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern
19 3MF Amin Younes (1993-08-06) 6 August 1993 (age 21) 14 3 Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern
20 3MF Max Meyer (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 (age 19) 5 1 Germany Schalke 04
21 3MF Felix Klaus (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Germany SC Freiburg
24 3MF Joshua Kimmich (1995-02-08) 8 February 1995 (age 20) 4 0 Germany RB Leipzig
17 4FW Philipp Hofmann (1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 22) 15 9 Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern
22 4FW Serge Gnabry (1995-07-14) 14 July 1995 (age 19) 2 0 England Arsenal F.C.

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Germany under-21 squad the last year and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Marius Müller (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern v.  Romania, 9 September 2014
GK Bernd Leno (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 23) 14 0 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen v.  Italy, 27 March 2015
DF Dominique Heintz (1993-08-15) 15 August 1993 (age 21) 5 1 Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern v.  Czech Republic, 18 November 2014
DF Niklas Süle (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim v.  Czech Republic, 18 November 2014
DF Niklas Stark (1995-04-14) 14 April 1995 (age 20) 3 1 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg v.  Netherlands, 13 November 2014
DF Danny da Costa (1993-07-13) 13 July 1993 (age 21) 5 1 Germany Ingolstadt 04 v.  Ukraine, 14 October 2014
MF Jonas Hofmann (1992-07-14) 14 July 1992 (age 22) 10 5 Germany Mainz 05 v.  Ukraine, 14 October 2014
FW Elias Kachunga (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 23) 2 0 Germany Paderborn 07 v.  Czech Republic, 18 November 2014
FW Kevin Volland (1992-07-30) 30 July 1992 (age 22) 18 9 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim v.  Italy, 27 March 2015
Notes
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
  • SEN Player withdrew from the squad due to a call up to the senior team.

Past squads[edit]

Player records[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U 21-Nationalteam Männer Team". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

External links[edit]