Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-21 football team

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Zlatni ljiljani (The Golden Lilies)
Zmajevi (Dragons)
AssociationFootball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachVinko Marinović
CaptainKerim Memija
Most capsSrđan Grahovac (23)
Top scorerNemanja Bilbija (9)
Home stadiumN/FSBIH Training Center
FIFA codeBIH
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Greece 1–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
(31 August 1996)
Biggest win
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6–0 Liechtenstein 
(28 March 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–6 Spain 
(14 November 2013)
 Croatia 6–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
(5 September 1997)

Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 national football team is a youth team of Bosnia and Herzegovina that represents the country in the European Under-21 Football Championship and friendly matches. It is considered to be the feeder team for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team.

The national Under-21 team has never qualified for a major tournament but has had a couple of near misses. In 2006 they played Czech Republic during the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification playoffs but lost on aggregate, the Czechs winning 2–1 at home[1] while the result was 1–1 in Sarajevo at the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium.[2]

One of the most memorable results of the Bosnia and Herzegovina U-21 team was on October 10, 2002. Germany's U-21 team was defeated 5–1 in Zenica at the Bilino Polje Stadium. These two teams have also played out a thrilling 4–4 draw on 10 September 2012 as part of UEFA U21 Euro 2013 Qualifiers, where Bosnia finished in second position on the table just failing to reach play-offs.

Competitive record[edit]

UEFA European U21 Championship record[edit]

UEFA European U21 Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pld W D L GF GA GD
Romania 1998 Did not qualify 8 1 2 5 6 18 −12
Slovakia 2000 10 2 1 7 11 24 −13
Switzerland 2002 8 0 1 7 5 17 −12
Germany 2004 8 4 1 3 6 10 −4
Portugal 2006 10 3 1 6 17 20 −3
Netherlands 2007 4 1 2 1 6 6 =0
Sweden 2009 8 1 1 6 7 17 −10
Denmark 2011 8 2 2 4 4 8 −4
Israel 2013 10 6 2 2 25 12 +13
Czech Republic 2015 8 2 0 6 10 22 −12
Poland 2017 8 0 3 5 2 13 −11
ItalySan Marino 2019 10 6 0 4 24 11 +13
HungarySlovenia 2021 To be played 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4
Total 0/11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 29 16 56 127 178 −51

2021 UEFA European U21 Championship Qualifiers[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3 Final tournament 15 Oct '19 31 Mar '20 4 Sep '20 4–0
2  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Final tournament if best runners-up
(Play-offs otherwise)
13 Oct '20 17 Nov '19 31 Mar '20 3 Sep '20
3  Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 Sep '19 8 Sep '20 9 Oct '20 15 Oct '19
4  Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 Nov '19 10 Sep '19 6 Sep '19 27 Mar '20
5  Moldova 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4 0 8 Sep '20 9 Oct '20 13 Oct '20 11 Oct '19
Updated to match(es) played on 26 March 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4–0 Moldova
Report

Belgium v Bosnia and Herzegovina


Wales v Bosnia and Herzegovina



Moldova v Bosnia and Herzegovina

Germany v Bosnia and Herzegovina

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for Q match against Moldova on 26 March 2019.
Caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2019 after the game against Moldova.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Suan Bešić (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 21) 2 0 France Angers
1 1GK Vladan Kovačević (1998-04-11) 11 April 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo

5 2DF Besim Šerbečić (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 21) 6 2 Norway Rosenborg
3 2DF Halid Šabanović (1999-08-22) 22 August 1999 (age 19) 3 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
18 2DF Nihad Mujakić (1998-04-15) 15 April 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
17 2DF Selmir Pidro (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
13 2DF Amar Beganović (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sloboda Tuzla
2 2DF Jusuf Gazibegović (2000-03-11) 11 March 2000 (age 19) 2 0 Austria Liefering
14 2DF Jasmin Čeliković (1999-01-07) 7 January 1999 (age 20) 1 0 Croatia Inter Zaprešić

10 3MF Marijan Ćavar (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 21) 12 3 Croatia Osijek
7 3MF Zinedin Mustedanagić (1998-08-01) 1 August 1998 (age 20) 5 2 Slovakia Ružomberok
8 3MF Vladan Danilović (1999-07-27) 27 July 1999 (age 19) 3 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka
19 3MF Petar Bojo (1998-01-08) 8 January 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladost Doboj Kakanj
4 3MF Anel Šabanadžović (1999-05-24) 24 May 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar
20 3MF Marko Brkić (2000-04-11) 11 April 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zvijezda 09
15 3MF Mateo Marić (1998-03-18) 18 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg

9 4FW Ermedin Demirović (1999-09-10) 10 September 1999 (age 19) 9 4 Spain Almería
11 4FW Nardin Mulahusejnović (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 21) 5 1 Slovenia Maribor
21 4FW Nermin Hajdarević (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski
23 4FW Kristijan Stanić (2001-04-20) 20 April 2001 (age 18) 1 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following eligible players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kenan Topolović (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka v.  Moldova, 26 March 2019

DF Vedran Vrhovac (1998-11-20) 20 November 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Čelik v.  Moldova, 26 March 2019
DF Nemanja Nikolić (2001-02-21) 21 February 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladost Doboj Kakanj v.  Moldova, 26 March 2019

MF Haris Hajdarević (1998-10-07) 7 October 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar v.  Moldova, 26 March 2019
MF Edis Smajić (1999-09-10) 10 September 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sloboda Tuzla v.  Albania, 28 May 2018

FW Amar Ćatić (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven v.  Moldova, 26 March 2019
FW Stipe Jurić (1998-11-17) 17 November 1998 (age 20) 1 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg v.  Azerbaijan, 19 November 2018
FW Jovo Lukić (1998-11-28) 28 November 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Krupa v.  Azerbaijan, 19 November 2018
FW Milan Savić (2000-05-19) 19 May 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Belgium Mechelen v.  Azerbaijan, 19 November 2018

INJ Withdrawn due to injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
SUS Suspended.
WD Withdrew.

Results and schedule[edit]

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Vinko Marinović
Coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Sanjin Alagić
Coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Draženko Bogdan
Goalkeeping coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Danimir Milkanović

Managers[edit]

Dates Name
2017–present Bosnia and Herzegovina Vinko Marinović
2014–2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina Darko Nestorović
2011–2014 Bosnia and Herzegovina Vlado Jagodić
2008–2011 Bosnia and Herzegovina Branimir Tulić
2007–2008 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola Nikić
2002–2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina Ibrahim Zukanović
2001–2002 Bosnia and Herzegovina Admir Smajić
1998–2001 Bosnia and Herzegovina Šener Bajramović
1998 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mišo Smajlović
1996–1998 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nermin Hadžiahmetović

Statistics[edit]