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 Lasse Vigen Christensen
Most caps Jonas Kamper (39)
Top scorer Peter Møller (16)
Home stadium Nordjyske Arena, 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)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 6 (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.

International record[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA GD
1978 Quarter Finals 5th 2 1 0 1 4 4 0
1980 Did Not Qualify
1982
1984
1986 Quarter Finals 7th 2 0 1 1 1 2 - 1
1988 Did Not Qualify
1990
1992 Semi Finals 4th 4 1 1 2 6 4 + 2
France 1994 Did Not Qualify
Spain 1996
Romania 1998
Slovakia 2000
Switzerland 2002
Germany 2004
Portugal 2006 Group Stage 8th 3 0 2 1 5 6 - 1
Netherlands 2007 Did Not Qualify
Sweden 2009
Denmark 2011 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 3 5 - 2
Israel 2013 Did Not Qualify
Czech Republic 2015 Semi Finals 3rd 4 2 0 2 5 8 - 3
Poland 2017 To be determined
Total 0 Titles 0/5 14 3 4 7 19 21 - 2
*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.

Results and fixtures[edit]

2014[edit]

Results in 2014[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Ground H H H H H H A A A
Result D W L W W D D D W

Last updated: 7 June 2015.
Source: [1]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

2015[edit]

Results in 2015[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Ground A H H A A H H
Result D W D W L W L

Last updated: 5 june 2015.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

2016[edit]

Results in 2016[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ground A A A A A A A A A A
Result D W W W W W D TBA TBA TBA

Last updated: 29 March 2016.
Source: [3]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

2015 UEFA U-21 Championship[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Denmark (A) 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6 Advance to knockout stage and 2016 Summer Olympics
2  Germany (A) 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5
3  Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4 Possible Olympic play-off
4  Serbia 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Source: UEFA
(A) Advance to a further round.

2017 UEFA U-21 qualification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 6 5 1 0 10 1 +9 16 Final tournament
2  Romania 7 4 1 2 10 9 +1 13 Possible Play-offs
3  Wales 7 3 3 1 10 6 +4 12
4  Bulgaria 7 3 2 2 8 4 +4 11
5  Luxembourg (X) 6 0 2 4 2 9 −7 2
6  Armenia (E) 7 0 1 6 5 16 −11 1
Updated to match(es) played on 29 March 2016. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(E) Eliminated; (X) Cannot qualify directly as the top team, but may still qualify for the play-offs.

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was selected for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Armenia and Luxembourg, from 25th to the 29th March 2016.

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

Note: Names in italics denote players that have been called up to the senior team.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jeppe Højbjerg (1995-04-30) April 30, 1995 (age 21) 6 0 Denmark FC Fredericia
16 1GK Thomas Hagelskjær (1995-02-04) February 4, 1995 (age 21) 3 0 Denmark AGF

2 2DF Frederik Holst (1994-09-24) September 24, 1994 (age 21) 9 0 Denmark Brøndby
3 2DF Pascal Gregor (1994-02-18) February 18, 1994 (age 22) 7 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
4 2DF Patrick Banggaard (1994-04-04) April 4, 1994 (age 22) 13 2 Denmark Midtjylland
5 2DF Jakob Blåbjerg (1995-01-11) January 11, 1995 (age 21) 7 0 Denmark AaB
6 2DF Andreas Maxsø (1994-03-18) March 18, 1994 (age 22) 7 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
12 2DF Kristian Pedersen (1994-08-04) August 4, 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Denmark HB Køge
13 2DF Mads 'Mini' Pedersen (1996-09-01) September 1, 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland

7 3MF Andrew Hjulsager (1995-01-15) January 15, 1995 (age 21) 11 1 Denmark Brøndby
8 3MF Christian Nørgaard (1994-03-10) March 10, 1994 (age 22) 14 0 Denmark Brøndby
11 3MF Pione Sisto (1995-02-04) February 4, 1995 (age 21) 3 1 Denmark FC Midtjylland
14 3MF Casper Nielsen (1994-04-29) April 29, 1994 (age 22) 5 1 Denmark Esbjerg
15 3MF Mikkel Desler (1995-02-19) February 19, 1995 (age 21) 3 0 Denmark OB
17 3MF Frederik Børsting (1995-02-13) February 13, 1995 (age 21) 8 2 Denmark AaB
18 3MF Emiliano Marcondes (1995-03-09) March 9, 1995 (age 21) 5 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland

9 4FW Viktor Fischer (1994-06-09) June 9, 1994 (age 22) 5 1 Netherlands Ajax
10 4FW Lucas Andersen (1994-09-13) September 13, 1994 (age 21) 18 4 Netherlands Willem II

Recent callups[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Nicolai Flø Jepsen (1995-09-25) September 25, 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Denmark Silkeborg

2DF Nicklas Mouritsen (1995-03-15) March 15, 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
2DF Asger Sørensen (1996-06-05) June 5, 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Austria FC Red Bull Salzburg
2DF Joachim Andersen (1996-05-31) May 31, 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Netherlands Twente
2DF Morten Beck (1994-12-06) December 6, 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Denmark Horsens
2DF Oliver Abildgaard (1996-06-10) June 10, 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Denmark AaB

3MF Lasse Vigen Christensen (1994-08-15) August 15, 1994 (age 21) 22 5 England Fulham
3MF Mathias Greve (1995-02-11) February 11, 1995 (age 21) 5 0 Denmark OB
3MF Mikkel Duelund (1997-06-29) June 29, 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Denmark FC Midtjylland

4FW Kenneth Zohore (1994-01-31) January 31, 1994 (age 22) 15 6 England Cardiff City
4FW Marcus Ingvartsen (1996-01-04) January 4, 1996 (age 20) 4 1 Denmark FC Nordsjælland

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 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 31 9 1994–1997
=2 Michael Jakobsen AaB 31 4 2005–2008
4 Rasmus Würtz Skive, AaB 29 1 2002–2006
5 Martin Pedersen AaB, SønderjyskE 28 0 2002–2006
6 Thomas Kahlenberg Brøndby, Auxerre 26 10 2002–2006
=7 Peter Madsen Brøndby 25 7 1997–1999
=7 Christian Magleby Brøndby, Lyngby 25 4 1996–1999
=7 Peter Degn AGF, Everton 25 3 1996–1999
=7 Jonas Troest Silkeborg, Hannover 96 25 0 2004–2006

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 Nicki Bille Reggina, Martina, Nordsjælland, Villarreal 15 24 2007–2011
3 Tommy Bechmann Esbjerg 11 15 2002–2003
4 Thomas Kahlenberg Brøndby, Auxerre 10 26 2002–2006
=5 Preben Elkjær Vanløse, Köln, Lokeren 9 9 1976–1979
=5 Morten Rasmussen AGF 9 21 2004–2006
=5 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 9 31 1994–1997
=8 Bent Jensen B 1913 8 10 1966–1968
=8 Per Frandsen B 1903, Lille 8 21 1989–1992
=8 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]

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