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 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 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3
Total 0 titles 0/5 21 6 4 11 28 36 −8
*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  Poland 6 4 2 0 14 6 +8 14 Final tournament
2  Denmark 6 4 1 1 22 7 +15 13 Play-offs if among four best runners-up
3  Finland 6 2 3 1 11 12 −1 9
4  Georgia 7 2 2 3 9 15 −6 8
5  Faroe Islands (Z) 7 1 2 4 7 14 −7 5
6  Lithuania (Z) 6 1 0 5 3 12 −9 3
Updated to match(es) played on 8 June 2018. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Z) Cannot qualify directly, but can still qualify via play-offs.

Results and fixtures[edit]

2016[edit]

Results in 2016[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Ground A A A A A A A A A A A A H A H A
Result D W W W W W D D W L L W W W W D
Last updated: 29 March 2016.
Source: [1]

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

2017[edit]

Results in 2017[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Ground A A A H A A A A A H H A A
Result W W L L W L L W W W W W L
Last updated: 24 June 2017.
Source: [2]

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

2018[edit]

Results in 2018[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6
Ground A A H A H H
Result W D
Last updated: 24 June 2017.
Source: [3]

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the friendly game against Austria  and the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 3 game against Georgia  in March 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Peter Jensen (1998-02-16) 16 February 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
1GK Sebastian Linnet John (1996-03-26) 26 March 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Denmark Viborg FF

2DF Andreas Skovgaard (1997-03-27) 27 March 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
2DF Asger Sørensen (1996-06-05) 5 June 1996 (age 22) 3 0 Germany SSV Jahn Regensburg
2DF Jacob Rasmussen (1997-05-28) 28 May 1997 (age 21) 7 0 Norway Rosenborg BK
2DF Joachim Andersen (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 22) 8 0 Italy Sampdoria
2DF Jonas Bager (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Denmark Randers
2DF Mads Mini Pedersen (1996-09-01) 1 September 1996 (age 21) 9 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
2DF Rasmus Nissen (1997-07-11) 11 July 1997 (age 20) 12 6 Netherlands Ajax

3MF Gustav Marcussen (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Denmark Lyngby BK
3MF Jacob Bruun Larsen (1998-09-19) 19 September 1998 (age 19) 9 1 Germany VfB Stuttgart
3MF Magnus Christensen (1997-08-20) 20 August 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Denmark AaB
3MF Mathias Jensen (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 22) 8 2 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
3MF Mikkel Duelund (1997-06-29) 29 June 1997 (age 20) 12 3 Denmark FC Midtjylland
3MF Philip Billing (1996-06-11) 11 June 1996 (age 22) 4 0 England Huddersfield Town
3MF Robert Skov (1996-05-20) 20 May 1996 (age 22) 15 7 Denmark FC Copenhagen
3MF Sammy Skytte (1997-02-20) 20 February 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Denmark Silkeborg IF
3MF Victor Nelsson (1998-10-14) 14 October 1998 (age 19) 4 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland

4FW Jannik Pohl (1996-04-06) 6 April 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Denmark AaB
4FW Marcus Ingvartsen (1996-01-04) 4 January 1996 (age 22) 17 15 Belgium Genk
4FW Nikolai Laursen (1998-02-19) 19 February 1998 (age 20) 1 1 Netherlands Jong PSV

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, 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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