Denmark national under-21 football team

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Denmark Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationDanish Football Association
(Dansk Boldspil-Union)
Head coachNiels Frederiksen
CaptainMathias Jensen
Most capsJonas Kamper (39)
Top scorerPeter Møller (16)
Home stadiumAalborg Portland Park, Aalborg
First colours
Second colours
First international
U-21: Denmark 0–2 Norway
(Holstebro, Denmark; 25 August 1976)
Biggest win
U-21: Denmark 9–0 Luxembourg
(Farum, Denmark; 11 October 2002)
Biggest defeat
U-21: Bulgaria 6–0 Denmark
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 25 April 1989)
Olympic Games
Appearances2 (first in 1992)
Best result8th (2016)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances7 (first in 1978)
Best resultSemifinals (1992), (2015)

The Denmark national under-21 football team has played since 1976 and is controlled by the Danish Football Association. Before 1976, the age limit was 23 years.

Tournament 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 GD Pld W D L GF GA GD
1978 Quarter finals 5th 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 4 2 1 1 10 5 5
1980 Did not qualify 4 1 0 3 3 4 1
1982 4 1 2 1 4 4 0
1984 6 1 1 4 6 16 10
1986 Quarter finals 7th 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 6 3 2 1 11 7 4
1988 Did not qualify 6 2 2 2 7 6 1
1990 6 2 1 3 9 14 5
1992 Semi finals 4th 4 1 1 2 6 4 +2 6 4 2 0 21 4 17
France 1994 Did not qualify 8 4 0 4 12 9 3
Spain 1996 10 6 1 3 31 15 16
Romania 1998 8 5 1 2 16 9 7
Slovakia 2000 8 3 1 4 11 13 2
Switzerland 2002 10 4 3 3 18 12 6
Germany 2004 10 6 3 1 25 4 21
Portugal 2006 Group stage 8th 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 12 9 2 1 30 12 18
Netherlands 2007 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 3 2 1
Sweden 2009 8 5 1 2 13 4 9
Denmark 2011 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 Qualified as hosts
Israel 2013 Did not qualify 8 4 4 0 19 8 11
Czech Republic 2015 Semi finals 3rd 4 2 0 2 5 8 −3 10 8 2 0 37 9 28
Poland 2017 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 10 9 1 0 24 3 21
Italy San Marino 2019 Qualified 10 7 2 1 30 8 22
Total 0 titles 8/22 21 6 4 11 28 36 −8 156 87 41 37 340 168 172
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Until 1988 See Denmark national football team
Spain Barcelona 1992 Group stage 3 0 2 1 1 4
United States Atlanta 1996 Did not qualify
Australia Sydney 2000
Greece Athens 2004
China Beijing 2008
United Kingdom London 2012
Brazil Rio de Janeiro 2016 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 1 6
Japan Tokyo 2020 To be determined
Total 2/7 7 1 3 3 2 10

UEFA Euro U-21 qualification[edit]

2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification group 3[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 10 7 2 1 30 8 +22 23 Final tournament
2  Poland 10 6 4 0 22 9 +13 22 Play-offs
3  Georgia 10 3 3 4 11 19 −8 12
4  Finland 10 2 3 5 13 21 −8 9
5  Lithuania 10 2 2 6 7 16 −9 8
6  Faroe Islands 10 1 4 5 10 20 −10 7
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Results and fixtures[edit]

2017[edit]

Results in 2017[edit]

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Updated to match(es) played on 24 June 2017. Source: dbu.dk
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

2018[edit]

Results in 2018[edit]

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ResultWDWWDWLL
Updated to match(es) played on 24 June 2017. Source: dbu.dk
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

2019[edit]

Results in 2019[edit]

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GroundAAHA
ResultWDWW
Updated to match(es) played on March 2019. Source: dbu.dk
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for three friendly matches against Belgium  and France  in March 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Daniel Iversen (1997-07-19) 19 July 1997 (age 21) 10 0 England Oldham Athletic
1GK Oskar Snorre (1999-01-26) 26 January 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Denmark Lyngby BK

2DF Andreas Poulsen (1999-10-13) 13 October 1999 (age 19) 5 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
2DF Asger Sørensen (1996-06-05) 5 June 1996 (age 22) 7 0 Germany SSV Jahn Regensburg
2DF Jacob Rasmussen (1997-05-28) 28 May 1997 (age 21) 15 0 Italy Empoli
2DF Joakim Mæhle (1997-05-20) 20 May 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Belgium Genk
2DF Joel Kabongo (1998-04-05) 5 April 1998 (age 21) 3 0 Denmark Brøndby IF
2DF Jonas Bager (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 22) 4 0 Denmark Randers FC
2DF Mads Valentin (1996-09-01) 1 September 1996 (age 22) 11 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
2DF Rasmus Nissen (1997-07-11) 11 July 1997 (age 21) 20 7 Netherlands Ajax
2DF Victor Nelsson (1998-10-14) 14 October 1998 (age 20) 14 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland

3MF Jens Stage (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Denmark AGF
3MF Magnus Christensen (1997-08-20) 20 August 1997 (age 21) 5 1 Denmark AaB
3MF Magnus Kofod Andersen (1999-05-10) 10 May 1999 (age 19) 3 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
3MF Mathias Jensen (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 23) 10 2 Spain Celta Vigo
3MF Oliver Abildgaard (1996-06-10) 10 June 1996 (age 22) 8 1 Denmark AaB

4FW Anders Dreyer (1998-05-02) 2 May 1998 (age 20) 6 0 Scotland St Mirren
4FW Andreas Skov Olsen (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 19) 5 1 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
4FW Carlo Holse (1999-06-02) 2 June 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Denmark Esbjerg fB
4FW Jonas Wind (1999-02-07) 7 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Denmark F.C. Copenhagen
4FW Marcus Ingvartsen (1996-01-04) 4 January 1996 (age 23) 25 17 Belgium Genk
4FW Mathias Kristensen (1997-03-21) 21 March 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Denmark Esbjerg fB
4FW Mikkel Duelund (1997-06-29) 29 June 1997 (age 21) 20 6 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv

Most appearances[edit]

Because of the age restriction, a player can't be in the team for very long and the most promising young players spend little time with the under-21 team before making their senior national team debut.

Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Caps U-21 Goals Year(s)
1 Jonas Kamper Brøndby 39 3 2002–2006
2 Lasse Vigen Christensen Fulham 37 5 2013–
=3 Michael Jakobsen AaB 31 4 2005–2008
=3 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 31 9 1994–1997
4 Rasmus Würtz Skive, AaB 29 1 2002–2006
5 Martin Pedersen AaB, SønderjyskE 28 0 2002–2006
6 Jannik Vestergaard 1899 Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen,
Borussia Mönchengladbach
28 4 2011–2015
7 Mike Jensen Brøndby IF, Malmö FF 27 3 2011–2015
8 Mads Albæk FC Midtjylland 26 5 2009–2012
9 Thomas Kahlenberg Brøndby, Auxerre 26 10 2002–2006

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the under-21 national team. Players in bold have played at least one game for the senior Danish national team.

Most goals[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Goals U-21 Caps Year(s)
1 Peter Møller AaB 16 22 1990–1993
=2 Marcus Ingvartsen Nordsjælland, Genk 15 17 2015–2018
=2 Nicki Bille Reggina, Martina, Nordsjælland, Villarreal 15 24 2007–2011
4 Tommy Bechmann Esbjerg 11 15 2002–2003
5 Thomas Kahlenberg Brøndby, Auxerre 10 26 2002–2006
=6 Preben Elkjær Vanløse, 1. FC Köln, Lokeren 9 9 1976–1979
=6 Morten Rasmussen AGF 9 21 2004–2006
=6 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 9 31 1994–1997
=9 Bent Jensen B 1913 8 10 1966–1968
=9 Per Frandsen B 1903, Lille 8 21 1989–1992
=9 Miklos Molnar Frem, Standard Liège, Lyngby 8 21 1989–1992

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs represented in the games in which the player's scored for the under-21 national team. Players in bold have played at least one game for the senior Danish national team.

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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