Czech Republic national under-21 football team
|Nickname(s)||Lvíčata (Little lions, Lion cubs)|
|Association||Fotbalová asociace České republiky (FAČR)|
|Head coach||Vítězslav Lavička|
|Most caps||Jan Polák (46)|
|Top scorer||Tomáš Pekhart (17)|
| Czech Republic 1–0 Malta
(Opava, 5 September 1994)
| Czech Republic 8–0 Bulgaria
Teplice, 5 October 2001
Czech Republic 8–0 Liechtenstein
Prague, 11 September 2007
Czech Republic 8–0 San Marino
Serravalle, 9 June 2009
Czech Republic 8–0 Andorra
Mladá Boleslav, 10 August 2011
|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.
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.
- 1 Competitive Record
- 2 Individual awards
- 3 Results and fixtures 2013–2015
- 4 Players
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
UEFA European Under-21 Championship Record
|UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship record||UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Qualification record|
|1998||Did not qualify||8||3||0||5||13||13|
|2004||Did not qualify||10||7||0||3||20||7|
|2009||Did not qualify||8||4||2||2||19||5|
|2013||Did not qualify||10||6||3||1||26||7|
|2015||Qualified as hosts||–||–||–||–||–||–|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.
In addition to team victories, Czech players have won individual awards at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
Results and fixtures 2013–2015
2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
|5 March 2014||Czech Republic||1 – 2||Norway||FK Viktoria Stadion, Prague, Czech Republic|
|Hanousek 42'||Report||Berget 51', 90'|
|14 May 2014||Slovakia||3 – 1||Czech Republic||Senica, Slovakia|
Zreľák 48', 82'
|Report||Trávník 52'||Attendance: 925
Referee: Markus Hameter (AUT)
|3 June 2014||Czech Republic||0 – 1||Austria||Městský stadion, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic|
|9 October 2014||Ukraine||0 – 1||Czech Republic||Bannikov Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine|
|Report||Přikryl 88'||Attendance: 100
|14 November 2014||Czech Republic||2 – 2||Denmark||Ďolíček, Prague, Czech Republic|
|18 November 2014||Czech Republic||1 – 1||Germany||Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic|
Players born in on or after 1 January 1994 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
Caps and goals updated as of 2 September 2015.
The following players have also been called up to the Czech Republic under-21 squad and remain eligible:
Note: Names in italics denote players that have been capped for the Senior team.
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.
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.