Czech Republic national under-21 football team

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Czech Republic Under-21
Nickname(s) Lvíčata (Little Lions)
Association Fotbalová asociace
České republiky
(FAČR)
Head coach Vítězslav Lavička
Most caps Jan Polák (46)
Top scorer Tomáš Pekhart (17)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Czech Republic Czech Republic 1–0 Malta Malta
(Opava, 5 September 1994)
Biggest win
Czech Republic Czech Republic 8–0 Bulgaria Bulgaria
Teplice, 5 October 2001
Czech Republic Czech Republic 8–0 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Prague, 11 September 2007
Czech Republic Czech Republic 8–0 San Marino San Marino
Serravalle, 9 June 2009
Czech Republic Czech Republic 8–0 Andorra Andorra
Mladá Boleslav, 10 August 2011
Biggest defeat

Spain Spain 4–0 Czech Republic Czech Republic
Burgos, 7 June 1997

Records are for competitive
matches only
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1996)
Best result Winners in 2002

The Czech Republic national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of the Czech Republic and is controlled by the Football Association of the Czech Republic. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years.

Although the breakup of Czechoslovakia occurred officially on 1 January 1993, the under-21 team continued until the end of the 1994 championship. After that, the Czech Republic and the Slovakia under-21s became separate footballing entities.

For both nations, first matches were played in September 1994 in qualification for the 1996 championship.

The Czech Republic under-21 team reached the quarter-finals in 1996, but failed to qualify for 1998. The team reached the final in both the 2000 and 2002 tournaments, winning the latter on penalties.

Subsequently the team failed to qualify for the tournaments in 2004 and 2006. They qualified for the 2007 competition but finished last in the group stage. They once again failed to qualify for the 2009 competition. In the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, they placed fourth.

Competitive Record[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Championship Record[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Spain 1996 Quarter-Final 2 0 0 2 2 4 10 7 2 1 33 9
Romania 1998 Did not qualify 8 3 0 5 13 13
Slovakia 2000 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 9 7 12 9 1 2 20 6
Switzerland 2002 Winners 5 2 2 1 5 5 12 9 2 1 29 6
Germany 2004 Did not qualify 10 7 0 3 20 7
Portugal 2006 12 6 3 3 26 11
Netherlands 2007 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 4 4 3 1 0 7 3
Sweden 2009 Did not qualify 8 4 2 2 19 5
Denmark 2011 Fourth place 5 2 0 3 4 6 10 9 1 0 30 4
Israel 2013 Did not qualify 10 6 3 1 26 7
Czech Republic 2015 Group stage 3 1 1 1 6 3
Total 6/11 22 7 5 10 27 29 96 63 15 18 223 71
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.

Individual awards[edit]

In addition to team victories, Czech players have won individual awards at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

Year Golden Player
Switzerland 2002 Petr Čech

Results and fixtures 2013–2015[edit]

2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship[edit]

Friendly matches[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players born in on or after 1 January 1994 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

The following players were named in the squad the game against Latvia U21 and Malta U21 on 22 March 2016.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 29 March 2016.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Lukáš Zima (1994-01-09) 9 January 1994 (age 22) 5 0 Italy Perugia
1GK Vojtěch Vorel (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Czech Republic Vlašim
1GK Luděk Vejmola (1996-04-27) 27 April 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Czech Republic Jihlava

2DF Michael Luftner (1994-03-14) 14 March 1994 (age 22) 9 0 Czech Republic Teplice
2DF Milan Havel (1994-08-07) 7 August 1994 (age 21) 4 1 Czech Republic Bohemians
2DF Ondřej Karafiát (1994-12-01) 1 December 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Czech Republic FC Slovan Liberec
2DF Aleš Matějů (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 20) 4 0 Czech Republic Plzeň
2DF Lukáš Vraštil (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 (age 22) 5 0 Czech Republic Ostrava

3MF Daniel Holzer (1995-08-18) 18 August 1995 (age 20) 7 0 Czech Republic Ostrava
3MF Michal Hubínek (1994-11-10) 10 November 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Czech Republic Bohemians
3MF Aleš Čermák (1994-10-01) 1 October 1994 (age 21) 8 4 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav
3MF Tomáš Souček (1995-02-27) 27 February 1995 (age 21) 6 1 Czech Republic Slavia Praha
3MF Marek Havlík (1995-07-08) 8 July 1995 (age 21) 6 1 Czech Republic Slovácko
3MF Václav Černý (1997-10-17) 17 October 1997 (age 18) 5 2 Netherlands AFC Ajax
3MF Antonín Barák (1994-12-03) 3 December 1994 (age 21) 4 1 Czech Republic Slavia Praha
3MF Michal Trávník (1994-05-17) 17 May 1994 (age 22) 18 2 Czech Republic Jablonec
3MF Petr Ševčík (1994-05-04) 4 May 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Czech Republic Olomouc

4FW Lukáš Juliš (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Czech Republic Sparta Praha
4FW Patrik Schick (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 20) 7 8 Czech Republic FC Bohemians 1905

Recent call-ups[edit]

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Josef Řehák (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Czech Republic Slavia Praha v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014

DF Petr Chýla (1994-05-05) 5 May 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Czech Republic Slovácko v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Stefan Simič (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Italy Milan v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Petr Rys (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Czech Republic Jablonec v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Antonín Křapka (1994-01-22) 22 January 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Czech Republic Ústí nad Labem v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Filip Kaša (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 22) 3 0 Czech Republic Ostrava v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Jan Štěrba (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Czech Republic Olomouc v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014

MF Robert Hrubý (1994-04-27) 27 April 1994 (age 22) 6 2 Czech Republic Ostrava v. Red Bull Salzburg, 26 August 2014
MF Petr Nerad (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Czech Republic Vysočina Jihlava v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
MF Laco Takács (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 20) 6 1 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
MF Otto Urma (1994-08-17) 17 August 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Czech Republic Sokolov v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
MF Daniel Tetour (1994-07-17) 17 July 1994 (age 22) 3 0 Czech Republic Dukla Praha v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Jakub Fulnek (1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 22) 3 0 Czech Republic Jihlava v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF David Breda (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Czech Republic Baumit Jablonec v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014

FW Stanislav Klobása (1994-01-29) 29 January 1994 (age 22) 5 2 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav v. Red Bull Salzburg, 26 August 2014
FW Jakub Jankto (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Italy Udinese v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014

Note: Names in italics denote players that have been capped for the Senior team.

Previous squads[edit]

Leading Appearances[edit]

The team standing together before a match.
Czech U21 in 2007
Rank Player U-21 Caps
1 Jan Polák 46
2 David Kobylík 32
3 Bořek Dočkal 28
Josef Kaufman 28
5 Jan Lecjaks 27
Michal Papadopulos 27
7 Lukáš Došek 26
Michal Kadlec 26
Ondřej Mazuch 26
Tomáš Pekhart 26
Roman Týce 26
Tomáš Ujfaluši 26

Note: Those players in bold are still eligible to play for the team at the moment. Statistics up to and including Czech Republic vs Germany, 18 November 2014.

Leading Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Goals
1 Tomáš Pekhart Tottenham Hotspur, Baumit Jablonec 17
2 Jan Chramosta Mladá Boleslav 12
3 Milan Baroš Baník Ostrava, Liverpool 9
Tomáš Došek Viktoria Plzeň, Slavia Prague 9
5 Bořek Dočkal Slavia Prague, Slovan Liberec 8
Pavel Novotný Slavia Prague 8
Václav Svěrkoš Baník Ostrava, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha BSC 8
8 David Kobylík Sigma Olomouc, Strasbourg 7
Vratislav Lokvenc Hradec Králové, Sparta Prague 7
Libor Sionko Baník Ostrava, Sparta Prague 7
Štěpán Vachoušek SC Xaverov, Chmel Blšany, Teplice, Slavia Prague 7

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-21s. Those players in bold are still eligible to play for the team at the moment. Statistics up to and including Czech Republic vs Andorra, 5 June 2012.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reprezentace do 21 let: Nominace pro zápasy s Maltou a Lotyšskem" (in Czech). Czech FA. 15 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 

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