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

(Records for competitive matches only)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 8 (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.

2013 Euro Under-21 Championship[edit]

2013 UEFA U–21 Group stage – Group B
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
 Netherlands 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2 6
 Germany 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
 Russia 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
6 June 2013
21:30
Netherlands  3 – 2  Germany
Maher Goal 24'
Wijnaldum Goal 38'
Fer Goal 90'
Report Rudy Goal 47' (pen.)
Holtby Goal 81'


9 June 2013
21:30
Germany  0 – 1  Spain
Report Morata Goal 86'


12 June 2013
Russia  1 – 2  Germany
Dzagoev Goal 22' Herrmann Goal 34'
Rudy Goal 69' (pen.)

2015 UEFA U–21 Qualification – Group 6
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 6 4 2 0 15 5 +10 14
 Montenegro 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11
 Romania 6 2 3 1 10 8 +2 9
 Republic of Ireland 7 2 2 3 10 10 0 8
 Faroe Islands 7 0 1 6 8 23 –15 1
  Faroe Islands Germany Montenegro Republic of Ireland Romania
Faroe Islands  0–3 1–4 2–2
Germany  3–2 2–0
Montenegro  3–0 1–1 0–0 3–2
Republic of Ireland  5–2 0–4 1–2 0–1
Romania  3–1 2–2 0–0


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 friendly against Spain on 4 March 2014.[1]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 4 March 2014.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Bernd Leno (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 22) 13 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
23 1GK Timo Horn (1993-05-12) 12 May 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Germany 1. FC Köln
2 2DF Antonio Rüdiger (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 21) 10 1 Germany VfB Stuttgart
3 2DF Marvin Plattenhardt (1992-01-26) 26 January 1992 (age 22) 7 0 Germany Hertha BSC
13 2DF Erik Durm (1992-05-12) 12 May 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund
14 2DF Julian Korb (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
16 2DF Robin Knoche (1992-05-22) 22 May 1992 (age 22) 4 1 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
6 3MF Johannes Geis (1993-08-17) 17 August 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Germany 1. FSV Mainz 05
7 3MF Leonardo Bittencourt (1993-12-19) 19 December 1993 (age 20) 9 1 Germany Hannover 96
8 3MF Yunus Mallı (1992-02-24) 24 February 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Germany 1. FSV Mainz 05
10 3MF Moritz Leitner (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 21) 15 5 Germany VfB Stuttgart
11 3MF Emre Can (1994-01-12) 12 January 1994 (age 20) 6 0 England Liverpool
18 3MF Nico Schulz (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 21) 5 0 Germany Hertha BSC
19 3MF Amin Younes (1993-08-06) 6 August 1993 (age 21) 8 1 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
20 3MF Andre Hoffmann (1993-02-28) 28 February 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Germany Hannover 96
21 3MF Jonas Hofmann (1992-07-14) 14 July 1992 (age 22) 6 1 Germany Borussia Dortmund
9 4FW Kevin Volland (Captain) (1992-07-30) 30 July 1992 (age 22) 15 7 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
17 4FW Philipp Hofmann (1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 21) 7 4 Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern

Recent call-ups[edit]

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Marc-André ter Stegen (1992-04-30) 30 April 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Spain FC Barcelona v.  Spain, 4 March 2014
DF Christopher Avevor (1992-01-19) 19 January 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf v.  Romania, 19 November 2013
DF Danny da Costa (1993-07-13) 13 July 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Germany FC Ingolstadt 04 v.  Romania, 19 November 2013
DF Matthias Ginter (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 20) 8 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund v.  Romania, 19 November 2013
DF Shkodran Mustafi (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 22) 7 0 Spain Valencia v.  Faroe Islands, 15 October 2013
DF Michael Vitzthum (1992-06-20) 20 June 1992 (age 22) 4 0 Germany 1. FC Heidenheim v.  Faroe Islands, 15 October 2013
MF Özkan Yıldırım (1993-04-10) 10 April 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Germany Werder Bremen v.  Romania, 19 November 2013
MF Leon Goretzka (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 19) 3 0 Germany Schalke 04 v.  Montenegro, 15 November 2013
FW Maximilian Arnold (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg v.  Spain, 4 March 2014
FW Shawn Parker (1993-03-07) 7 March 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Germany FC Augsburg v.  Romania, 19 November 2013
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]