Greece national under-21 football team

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Greece Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Εθνική Ελπίδων
("National team of Hopes")
Association Hellenic Football Federation
Head coach Kostas Tsanas
Captain Ioannis Potouridis
Top scorer Demis Nikolaidis (15)
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win

Greece Greece 6 - 0 Luxembourg Luxembourg
(Greece; 1993)

Greece Greece 6 - 0 Latvia Latvia
(Greece; 1999)
Biggest defeat
Hungary Hungary 7 - 0 Greece Greece
(Hungary; 1976)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 4 (First in 1988)
Best result Runners-up, 1988, 1998
Greece U-21-national football team (2011-09-05).

The Greece national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Greece and is controlled by the Hellenic Football Federation, the governing body for football in Greece. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years.

The under-21 competition rules insist that players must be 21 or under at the start of a two year competition,so technically it is up to an U-23 competition.To be eligible for the Greece National Team,all the Football players must hold Hellenic(Greek) Nationality and comply with the provisions of Article 15 of the Regulations governing the Application of FIFA Statutes.A list of 35 football players must be submitted to UEFA Administration 30 days before the European Under-21 Football Championship opening match.Only 22 of the 35 players listed are authorised to take part in the final tournament and 3 of them must be goalkeepers.

As long as they are eligible, players can play at any level, making it possible to play for the U-21s, senior side and again for the U-21s, as Sotiris Ninis has done recently. It is also possible to play more than one country at youth level or different at youth level and different at senior level (providing the player is eligible).But a football player can represent only the senior national team that capped him first.

Also in existence are national teams for Under-20s (for non-UEFA tournaments), Under-19s and Under 17s.Greece also has a women national team.

Greece National Team Competition Record[edit]

Competition Pld W D L
UEFA U-21 Championship 159 72 28 59

UEFA European Under-21 Championship Record[edit]

Year Position
1978 Did Not Qualify
1980 Did Not Qualify
1982 Did Not Qualify
1984 Did Not Qualify
1986 Did Not Qualify
1988 Silver medal icon.svg
1990 Did Not Qualify
1992 Did Not Qualify
France 1994 Quarter finalist
Spain 1996 Did Not Qualify
Romania 1998 Silver medal icon.svg
Slovakia 2000 Play-Off for Final Tournament
Switzerland 2002 Quarter finalist
Germany 2004 Did Not Qualify
Portugal 2006 Did Not Qualify
Netherlands 2007 Did Not Qualify
Sweden 2009 Did Not Qualify
Denmark 2011 Play-Off for Final Tournament
Israel 2013 Did Not Qualify
Total 6/19

Euro 2015 Under-21 Championship qualification[edit]

Group 7[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 7 5 0 2 16 7 +9 15
 Greece 6 4 0 2 17 6 +11 12
 Sweden 6 3 1 2 13 11 +2 10
 Turkey 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
 Malta 7 0 0 7 2 27 –25 0
  Greece Malta Poland Sweden Turkey
Greece  5–0 5–1 2–1
Malta  0–4 1–5 1–2
Poland  3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1
Sweden  5–0 3–1
Turkey  1–0 4–0 1–0 2–2


Current squad[edit]

Squad called for 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification matches against Sweden on 15 November 2013 and Poland on 19 November 2013.[1]

Caps and goals as of 19 November 2013.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Sokratis Dioudis (1993-03-02) 2 March 1993 (age 21) 7 0 Greece Aris
12 1GK Nikos Giannakopoulos (1993-02-19) 19 February 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Greece Panionios
15 2DF Ioannis Potouridis (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 22) 22 6 Italy Novara
4 2DF Mavroudis Bougaidis (1993-06-01) 1 June 1993 (age 21) 11 0 Poland Lechia Gdansk
2 2DF Stelios Kitsiou (1993-09-28) 28 September 1993 (age 20) 5 1 Greece PAOK
5 2DF Konstantinos Triantafyllopoulos (1993-04-03) 3 April 1993 (age 21) 7 0 Greece Panathinaikos
3 2DF Alexandros Kouros (1993-08-21) 21 August 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Greece Panionios
2DF Nikos Marinakis (1993-09-13) 13 September 1993 (age 20) 3 0 Greece Panathinaikos
14 2DF Spyros Risvanis (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Greece Panathinaikos
8 3MF Anastasios Lagos (1992-04-12) 12 April 1992 (age 22) 24 0 Greece Panathinaikos
10 3MF Dimitris Kolovos (1993-04-27) 27 April 1993 (age 21) 11 3 Greece Panionios (on loan from Olympiacos)
3MF Dimitris Kourbelis (1993-11-02) 2 November 1993 (age 20) 8 0 Greece Asteras Tripoli
18 3MF Andreas Bouchalakis (1993-04-05) 5 April 1993 (age 21) 7 0 Greece Ergotelis (on loan from Olympiacos)
6 3MF Manolis Siopis (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Greece Platanias
9 4FW Apostolos Vellios (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 (age 22) 21 4 England Everton
11 4FW Nikolaos Karelis (1992-02-24) 24 February 1992 (age 22) 15 7 Greece Panathinaikos
7 4FW Charis Mavrias (1993-06-28) 28 June 1993 (age 21) 15 3 England Sunderland
19 4FW Dimitris Diamantakos (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 21) 11 4 Greece Ergotelis (on loan from Olympiacos)
20 4FW Giannis Gianniotas (1993-04-29) 29 April 1993 (age 21) 11 1 Germany Fortuna Dusseldorf

Honors[edit]

Twice Balkan Youth Championship winners (1969, 1971).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]