Denmark national under-21 football team

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Denmark Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Danish Football Association
(Dansk Boldspil-Union)
Head coach Niels Frederiksen
Captain Mathias Jensen
Most caps Jonas Kamper (39)
Top scorer Peter Møller (16)
Home stadium Aalborg 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
Appearances 2 (first in 1992)
Best result 8th (2016)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 7 (first in 1978)
Best result Semifinals (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]

Until and including the 1988 Summer Olympics, Olympic games counted as regular senior national team matches. Since the 1992 Summer Olympics, Olympic games have counted as under-21 national games.

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]

2016[edit]

Results in 2016[edit]

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Updated to match(es) played on 29 March 2016. Source: dbu.dk
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

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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Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 3 game against Poland  and Faroe Islands  in October 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Daniel Iversen (1997-07-19) 19 July 1997 (age 21) 7 0 England Oldham Athletic
1GK Oskar Snorre (1999-01-26) 26 January 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Denmark Lyngby BK

2DF Andreas Poulsen (1999-10-13) 13 October 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
2DF Asger Sørensen (1996-06-05) 5 June 1996 (age 22) 5 0 Germany SSV Jahn Regensburg
2DF Jacob Rasmussen (1997-05-28) 28 May 1997 (age 21) 11 0 Italy Empoli
2DF Joachim Andersen (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 22) 12 0 Italy Sampdoria
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 20) 0 0 Denmark Brøndby IF
2DF Rasmus Nissen (1997-07-11) 11 July 1997 (age 21) 16 7 Netherlands Ajax
2DF Victor Nelsson (1998-10-14) 14 October 1998 (age 20) 9 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland

3MF Jacob Bruun Larsen (1998-09-19) 19 September 1998 (age 20) 11 2 Germany Borussia Dortmund
3MF Jens Stage (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Denmark AGF
3MF Magnus Kofod Andersen (1999-05-10) 10 May 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
3MF Mathias Jensen (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 22) 10 2 Spain Celta Vigo
3MF Oliver Abildgaard (1996-06-10) 10 June 1996 (age 22) 3 1 Denmark AaB
3MF Philip Billing (1996-06-11) 11 June 1996 (age 22) 7 0 England Huddersfield Town

4FW Anders Dreyer (1998-05-02) 2 May 1998 (age 20) 2 0 England Brighton & Hove Albion
4FW Andreas Skov Olsen (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 18) 3 1 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
4FW Jannik Pohl (1996-04-06) 6 April 1996 (age 22) 4 1 Netherlands FC Groningen
4FW Marcus Ingvartsen (1996-01-04) 4 January 1996 (age 22) 21 16 Belgium Genk
4FW Mikkel Duelund (1997-06-29) 29 June 1997 (age 21) 16 4 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
4FW Robert Skov (1996-05-20) 20 May 1996 (age 22) 19 10 Denmark F.C. Copenhagen

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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