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)
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 Qualified
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.

UEFA Euro U-21 qualification[edit]

2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualification Group 5[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 10 9 1 0 24 3 +21 28 Final tournament
2  Bulgaria 10 5 2 3 11 7 +4 17
3  Romania 10 5 1 4 15 14 +1 16
4  Wales 10 4 4 2 14 12 +2 16
5  Luxembourg 10 1 3 6 5 18 −13 6
6  Armenia 10 0 1 9 6 21 −15 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

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.

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the match against Italy on 14 November 2016.
Caps and goals updated as of 6 September 2016 after the match against Romania.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Jeppe Højbjerg (1995-04-30) 30 April 1995 (age 21) 16 0 Denmark Esbjerg
1GK Thomas Hagelskjær (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Denmark Aarhus GF

2DF Andreas Maxsø (1994-03-18) 18 March 1994 (age 22) 17 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
2DF Frederik Holst (1994-09-24) 24 September 1994 (age 22) 16 0 Denmark Brøndby
2DF Jakob Blåbjerg (1995-01-11) 11 January 1995 (age 22) 17 0 Denmark Aalborg BK
2DF Kristian Pedersen (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 22) 5 0 Germany Union Berlin
2DF Pascal Gregor (1994-02-18) 18 February 1994 (age 23) 16 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
2DF Patrick Banggaard (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 22) 18 2 Germany Darmstadt
2DF Rasmus Nissen (1997-07-11) 11 July 1997 (age 19) 4 0 Denmark Midtjylland

3MF Andrew Hjulsager (1994-04-29) 29 April 1994 (age 22) 19 3 Spain Celta Vigo
3MF Casper Nielsen (1994-04-29) 29 April 1994 (age 22) 16 4 Denmark Esbjerg
3MF Christian Nørgaard (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 (age 22) 20 0 Denmark Brøndby
3MF Emiliano Marcondes (1995-03-09) 9 March 1995 (age 21) 9 1 Denmark FC Nordsjælland
3MF Frederik Børsting (1995-02-13) 13 February 1995 (age 22) 19 2 Denmark AaB
3MF Lasse Vigen Christensen (Captain) (1994-08-15) 15 August 1994 (age 22) 31 5 England Burton
3MF Pione Sisto (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 22) 6 4 Spain Celta Vigo

3MF Lucas Andersen (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 22) 24 5 Switzerland Grasshoppers
4FW Marcus Ingvartsen (1996-01-04) 4 January 1996 (age 21) 8 8 Denmark Nordsjælland
4FW Mikael Uhre (1994-04-30) 30 April 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Denmark SønderjyskE

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 Michael Jakobsen AaB 31 4 2005–2008
=2 Lasse Vigen Christensen Fulham 31 5 2013–
=2 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 31 9 1994–1997
3 Rasmus Würtz Skive, AaB 29 1 2002–2006
4 Martin Pedersen AaB, SønderjyskE 28 0 2002–2006
4 Jannik Vestergaard 1899 Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen,
Borussia Mönchengladbach
28 4 2011–2015
5 Mike Jensen Brøndby IF, Malmö FF 27 3 2011–2015
6 Mads Albæk FC Midtjylland 26 5 2009–2012
6 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 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
=8 Marcus Ingvartsen Nordsjælland 8 8 2015–2016

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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