Sweden national under-21 football team

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Sweden Under-21
Nickname(s) Blågult (The Blue-Yellow)
Association Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Håkan Ericson (Older)
Jens Gustafsson (Younger)
Asst coach Andreas Pettersson (Older)
Stefan Billborn (Younger)
Captain Oscar Hiljemark
Most caps Alexander Farnerud (35)
Top scorer Ola Toivonen (13)
Home stadium Örjans Vall
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Finland 1–3 Sweden Sweden
(Vaasa, Finland; 11 August 1976)
Biggest win
Sweden Sweden 6–0 Cyprus 
(Helsingborg, Sweden; 1 May 1991)
Sweden Sweden 6–0 Bulgaria 
(Halmstad, Sweden; 6 October 1992)
Sweden Sweden 6–0 Malta 
(Halmstad, Sweden; 3 June 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Ukraine 6–0 Sweden Sweden
(Kiev, Ukraine; 31 May 2012)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 7 (First in 1986)
Best result Runners-up: 1992

The Sweden national under-21 football team is the football team representing Sweden in competitions for under-21 year old players and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association. Sweden's home ground is Swedbank Stadion in Malmö and the team is led by Håkan Ericson and his assistant Andreas Pettersson. The Swedish U21 team came into existence, following the realignment of UEFA European Under-23 Championship, which changed to be a Under-21 competition in 1978.

Sweden made their first European Under-21 Championship appearance in 1986 and they finished second in 1992. They also reached the semi-finals in 1990 and 2009.[1] Alexander Farnerud is the most capped player for the Swedish U21 team, having played 35 caps between 2002 and 2006. Ola Toivonen is the best goalscorer for Sweden U21, having scored 13 goals between 2006 and 2009. The current captain of the team is Oscar Hiljemark with Alexander Milošević as vice captain.

Competitive record[edit]

UEFA European U-21 Championship[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1978 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 6 8
1980 4 0 1 3 1 4
1982 4 1 1 2 3 6
1984 4 2 1 1 10 4
1986 Quarter-final 6th 2 0 1 1 2 3 6 4 1 1 7 3
1988 Did not qualify 6 1 4 1 6 6
1990 Semi-final 3rd 4 2 1 1 7 4 6 4 2 0 10 2
1992 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 1 2 4 4 6 4 2 0 17 3
France 1994 Did not qualify 10 4 4 2 21 8
Spain 1996 8 5 1 2 15 4
Romania 1998 Quarter-final 6th 3 1 0 2 3 3 10 9 0 1 30 6
Slovakia 2000 Did not qualify 8 2 0 6 7 15
Switzerland 2002 12 6 4 2 22 10
Germany 2004 Fourth place 4th 5 3 1 1 11 7 10 5 3 2 20 14
Portugal 2006 Did not qualify 10 6 0 4 16 12
Netherlands 2007 4 3 0 1 8 6
Sweden 2009 Semi-final 3rd 4 2 1 1 12 7 Qualified as hosts
Denmark 2011 Did not qualify 10 6 2 2 17 10
Israel 2013 12 7 1 4 20 14
Czech Republic 2015 Qualified 10 6 1 3 24 17
Poland 2017 To be determined
Total Best: Runners-up 7/20 24 11 5 8 39 28 144 76 29 39 260 152
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

2015 UEFA Euro Under-21 Championship[edit]

Qualifying group stage[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 8 5 1 2 20 14 +6 16
 Greece 8 5 0 3 20 10 +10 15
 Poland 8 5 0 3 17 10 +7 15
 Turkey 8 4 1 3 16 11 +5 13
 Malta 8 0 0 8 2 30 –28 0
  Greece Malta Poland Sweden Turkey
Greece  5–0 3–1 5–1 2–1
Malta  0–4 1–5 1–2 0–3
Poland  3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1
Sweden  3–0 5–0 3–1 4–3
Turkey  1–0 4–0 1–0 2–2


Play-off[edit]

Sweden won 4–3 on aggregate.

Results and fixtures[edit]

2014[edit]

Results in 2014[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Ground A A H H H A H A H
Result W W W W W L W D D

Last updated: 18 November 2014.
Source: svenskfotboll.se
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

2015[edit]

Results in 2015[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Ground A A A A A A H A H H A A
Result W W

Last updated: 27 March 2015.
Source: svenskfotboll.se
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Players[edit]

Older squad[edit]

The following 20 players have been called up for the friendly matches against Serbia on 27 March 2015 and against Russia on 31 March 2015.[2]

Caps and goals updated as of 27 March 2015.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Patrik Carlgren (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 (age 23) 12 0 Sweden AIK
12 1GK Jacob Rinne (1993-06-20) 20 June 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Sweden Örebro SK
2 2DF Mattias Johansson (1992-02-16) 16 February 1992 (age 23) 17 0 Netherlands AZ
3 2DF Sebastian Holmén (1992-04-29) 29 April 1992 (age 22) 10 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
4 2DF Joseph Baffo (1992-11-07) 7 November 1992 (age 22) 11 0 Sweden Halmstads BK
5 2DF Ludwig Augustinsson (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 (age 20) 10 0 Denmark Copenhagen
13 2DF Emil Bergström (1993-05-19) 19 May 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
14 2DF Pa Konate (1994-04-25) 25 April 1994 (age 20) 4 0 Sweden Malmö FF
15 2DF Victor Lindelöf (1994-07-17) 17 July 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Portugal Benfica B
6 3MF Abdul Khalili (1992-06-07) 7 June 1992 (age 22) 6 0 Turkey Mersin İdmanyurdu
7 3MF Oscar Hiljemark (captain) (1992-06-28) 28 June 1992 (age 22) 30 3 Netherlands PSV
8 3MF Oscar Lewicki (1992-07-14) 14 July 1992 (age 22) 21 2 Sweden Malmö FF
9 3MF Sam Larsson (1993-04-10) 10 April 1993 (age 21) 6 1 Netherlands Heerenveen
16 3MF Nicklas Bärkroth (1992-01-19) 19 January 1992 (age 23) 10 1 Sweden IFK Norrköping
18 3MF Simon Tibbling (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 20) 12 0 Netherlands Groningen
19 3MF Viktor Claesson (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 23) 19 1 Sweden IF Elfsborg
20 3MF Simon Gustafson (1995-01-11) 11 January 1995 (age 20) 5 1 Sweden BK Häcken
10 4FW Branimir Hrgota (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 22) 11 3 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
11 4FW Mikael Ishak (1993-03-31) 31 March 1993 (age 21) 19 10 Denmark Randers FC
17 4FW John Guidetti (1992-04-15) 15 April 1992 (age 22) 16 8 Scotland Celtic

Younger squad[edit]

The following 20 players have been called up for the friendly matches against Russia on 27 March 2015 and against Norway on 31 March 2015.[3]

Caps and goals updated as of 27 March 2015.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jesper Johansson (1994-05-30) 30 May 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Sweden Mjällby AIF
12 1GK Linus Müller (1994-05-30) 30 May 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Sweden Trelleborgs FF
2 2DF Jesper Manns (1995-08-05) 5 August 1995 (age 19) 3 1 Sweden IF Elfsborg
3 2DF Jacob Une Larsson (1994-04-08) 8 April 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna
4 2DF Sebastian Starke Hedlund (1995-04-05) 5 April 1995 (age 19) 3 0 Germany Schalke 04 II
5 2DF Adam Lundqvist (1994-03-20) 20 March 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
13 2DF Carl Johansson (1994-05-23) 23 May 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF
14 2DF Pontus Nordenberg (1995-02-16) 16 February 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Sweden Åtvidabergs FF
15 2DF Simon Sandberg (1994-03-25) 25 March 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Sweden BK Häcken
6 3MF David Moberg Karlsson (1994-03-20) 20 March 1994 (age 21) 1 2 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
7 3MF Jesper Karlström (1995-06-21) 21 June 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
8 3MF Melker Hallberg (1995-10-20) 20 October 1995 (age 19) 8 1 Italy Udinese
9 3MF Arber Zeneli (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 20) 3 1 Sweden IF Elfsborg
16 3MF Alexander Fransson (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Sweden IFK Norrköping
17 3MF Samuel Gustafson (1995-01-11) 11 January 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Sweden BK Häcken
18 3MF Sam Lundholm (1994-07-01) 1 July 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Sweden AIK
10 4FW Kristoffer Peterson (1994-11-28) 28 November 1994 (age 20) 5 1 Netherlands Utrecht
11 4FW Kerim Mrabti (1994-05-20) 20 May 1994 (age 20) 3 1 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
19 4FW Dino Islamović (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 21) 2 1 Netherlands Groningen
20 4FW Ferhad Ayaz (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Turkey Gaziantepspor

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following 34 players have also been called up to the Sweden U21 squad and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Anton Cajtoft (1994-02-13) 13 February 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Sweden Jönköpings Södra IF v.  Norway, 31 March 2015
GK Andreas Linde (1993-07-24) 24 July 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Norway Molde FK v.  France, 14 October 2014
GK Davor Blažević (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
GK August Strömberg (1992-02-28) 28 February 1992 (age 23) 6 0 Sweden Degerfors IF v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
GK Alexander Lundin (1992-10-25) 25 October 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Sweden Falkenbergs FF v.  Malta, 19 November 2013
DF Filip Helander (1993-04-22) 22 April 1993 (age 21) 13 0 Sweden Malmö FF v.  Russia, 31 March 2015
DF Emil Krafth INJ (1994-08-02) 2 August 1994 (age 20) 14 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF v.  Austria, 18 November 2014
DF Alexander Milošević (vice captain) INJ (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 23) 20 3 Turkey Beşiktaş v.  France, 14 October 2014
DF Oliver Silverholt INJ (1994-06-22) 22 June 1994 (age 20) 4 0 Sweden Hammarby IF v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
DF Alexander Michel (1992-11-14) 14 November 1992 (age 22) 4 0 Sweden Syrianska FC v.  Cuba U20, 11 June 2013
DF Philip Andersson (1992-05-12) 12 May 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Sweden Landskrona BoIS v.  Cuba U20, 11 June 2013
DF Jonathan Azulay (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Sweden Östersunds FK v.  Cuba U20, 11 June 2013
DF Tobias Malm (1992-01-21) 21 January 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Sweden Lunds BK v.  England, 5 February 2013
MF Modou Barrow INJ (1992-10-13) 13 October 1992 (age 22) 0 0 England Nottingham Forest v.  Russia, 31 March 2015
MF Kristoffer Olsson INJ (1995-06-30) 30 June 1995 (age 19) 9 3 Denmark FC Midtjylland v.  Austria, 18 November 2014
MF Isak Ssewankambo INJ (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 19) 5 0 England Derby County v.  France, 14 October 2014
MF Simon Kroon (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 21) 6 0 Sweden Malmö FF v.  Turkey, 9 September 2014
MF Robin Quaison (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 21) 11 0 Italy Palermo v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
MF Andreas Blomqvist (1992-05-05) 5 May 1992 (age 22) 8 0 Denmark AaB v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
MF Malkolm Moënza (1993-11-15) 15 November 1993 (age 21) 2 1 Sweden GAIS v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
MF Simon Thern INJ (1992-09-18) 18 September 1992 (age 22) 9 1 Netherlands Heerenveen v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
MF Simon Hedlund (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Norway, 14 August 2013
MF Joel Allansson (1992-11-03) 3 November 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Denmark Randers FC v.  Croatia, 24 March 2013
MF Mathias Andersson (1993-04-05) 5 April 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Sweden Trelleborgs FF v.  England, 5 February 2013
MF Amin Nazari (1993-04-26) 26 April 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Norway Fredrikstad FK v.  England, 5 February 2013
MF Serge-Junior M. Ngouali (1992-01-23) 23 January 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna v.  Italy, 24 March 2011
FW Muamer Tanković (1995-02-22) 22 February 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Netherlands AZ v.  Norway, 31 March 2015
FW Isaac Kiese Thelin (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 22) 6 6 France Bordeaux v.  France, 14 October 2014
FW Gustav Engvall (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 18) 1 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg v.  France, 14 October 2014
FW Måns Söderqvist (1993-02-08) 8 February 1993 (age 22) 5 0 Sweden Hammarby IF v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
FW Christoffer Nyman (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 22) 4 1 Sweden IFK Norrköping v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
FW Per Frick (1992-04-14) 14 April 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
FW Dardan Rexhepi KOS (1992-01-16) 16 January 1992 (age 23) 5 2 Sweden BK Häcken v.  Poland, 12 October 2013
FW Karl Holmberg (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Sweden Örebro SK v.  Czech Republic, 14 November 2012

Notes

  • INJ — Injured or recovering from surgery.
  • KOS — Decided to represent Kosovo at international level.

Previous squads[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Older squad[edit]

Manager Håkan Ericson
Assistant manager Andreas Pettersson
Goalkeeping coach Leif Troedsson
Team doctor Fredrik Bergström

Younger squad[edit]

Manager Jens Gustafsson
Assistant manager Stefan Billborn
Goalkeeping coach Sven Andersson
Team doctor Joakim Törn

Players with most caps and goals[edit]

Updated as of 27 March 2015.

Top 10 most capped players[edit]

Players in bold text are still available to play for the Swedish U21 team.

# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Alexander Farnerud 2002–2006 35 12
2 Jonny Rödlund 1990–1993 31 9
Mikael Dorsin 2000–2004 31 1
Mattias Bjärsmyr 2005–2009 31 0
5 Johan Elmander 2000–2004 30 12
Oscar Hiljemark 2011–0000 30 3
Tommy Jönsson 1995–1998 30 2
Sven Andersson 1981–1986 30 0
9 Ola Toivonen 2006–2009 28 13
Jiloan Hamad 2009–2012 28 3
Magnus Hedman 1992–1995 28 0
Magnus Johansson 1990–1993 28 0

Top 10 goalscorers[edit]

Players in bold text are still available to play for the Swedish U21 team.

# Player Career Goals Caps
1 Ola Toivonen 2006–2009 13 28
2 Johan Elmander 2000–2004 12 30
Alexander Farnerud 2002–2006 12 35
4 Niklas Skoog 1994–1995 10 14
Mikael Ishak 2012–0000 10 19
6 Lars Larsson 1982–1983 9 10
Jonny Rödlund 1990–1993 9 31
8 John Guidetti 2010–0000 8 16
Marcus Berg 2006–2009 8 19
Hans Eklund 1987–1990 8 20
Joakim Persson 1994–1998 8 27

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EM-sorti på straffar efter mirakelvändning" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "U21 äldre: Trupp mot Serbien och Ryssland" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Första truppen för nya U21-landslaget" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 

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