Germany national under-21 football team

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Germany Under-21
AssociationDeutscher Fußball-Bund
Head coachStefan Kuntz
CaptainArne Maier
Most capsFabian Ernst (31)
Top scorerPierre Littbarski (18)
First colours
Second colours
First international
U-23:
Germany West Germany 3–3 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(Frankfurt, West Germany; 25 June 1955)
U-21:
Poland Poland 1–0 West Germany Germany
(Toruń, Poland; 10 October 1979)
Biggest win
U-23:
Germany West Germany 3–0 Turkey Turkey
(Augsburg, West Germany; 24 April 1971)
U-21:
San Marino San Marino 0–11 Germany Germany
(Serravalle, San Marino; 17 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
U-23:
Soviet Union Soviet Union 3–1 West Germany Germany
(Yerevan, Soviet Union; 29 April 1972)
U-21:
Portugal Portugal 5–0 Germany Germany
(Olomouc, Czech Republic; 27 June 2015)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances11 (first in 1982)
Best resultWinners (2009, 2017)

The Germany national under-21 football team represents the under-21s of Germany in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship and is controlled by the German Football Association (DFB), the governing body of football in Germany.

Before the reunification of Germany, East Germany and West Germany played as separate entities — the two teams played separately until summer 1990. Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, international under-21 football in Europe began. A West German team, however, did not compete in the U-21 European Championship until the qualifying round (beginning in 1980) of the 1982 competition.

West Germany competed in the first two under-23 competitions, which finished in 1972 and 1974. The first under-21 competition finals were in 1978, and since the under-21 competition rules state that players must be 21 or under at the start of a two-year competition, technically it is an under-23 competition.

The current Germany team can be legitimately considered as the current incarnation of the West German team, since the West Germany flag, uniform, and football association all became those of the unified Germany. In effect, the West German team absorbed the East German team to become 'the Germany national under-21 football team'.

For these reasons, the record of West Germany for the U-23 and U-21 competitions is shown below.

Competition records[edit]

For the East Germany team record, look here.

Competing as West Germany[edit]

UEFA U-23 Championship record
Year Progress
1972 Quarterfinals
1974 Did not qualify
1976 Did not enter
UEFA U-21 Championship record
Year Progress
1978 Did not enter
1980 Did not enter
1982 Final
1984 Did not qualify
1986 Did not qualify
1988 Did not qualify
1990 Quarterfinals

Competing as Germany[edit]

UEFA U-21 Championship record
Year Progress
1992 Quarterfinals
France 1994 Did not qualify
Spain 1996 Quarterfinals
Romania 1998 Quarterfinals
Slovakia 2000 Did not qualify
Switzerland 2002 Did not qualify
Germany 2004 Group Stage
Portugal 2006 Group Stage
Netherlands 2007 Did not qualify
Sweden 2009 Champions
Denmark 2011 Did not qualify
Israel 2013 Group Stage
Czech Republic 2015 Semifinals
Poland 2017 Champions
Italy/San Marino 2019 Runners-up
Hungary/Slovenia 2021 Qualified

Individual Awards[edit]

EURO Under-21 dream team

On 17 June 2015, UEFA revealed an all-time best XI from the previous Under-21 final tournaments.[1]

Included players from Germany:

Schedule and results[edit]

3 September 2020 2021 UEFA Q Germany  4–1  Moldova Wiesbaden
18:15
Report Carastoian Goal 84' Stadium: Brita-Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Nejc Kajtazović (Slovenia)
Note: The match was played behind closed doors.
8 September 2020 2021 UEFA Q Belgium  4–1  Germany Heverlee
16:00
Report Nmecha Goal 31' (pen.) Stadium: Den Dreef
Attendance: 0
Referee: Michael Fabbri (Italy)
Note: The match was played behind closed doors.
9 October 2020 2021 UEFA Q Moldova  0–5  Germany Chișinău
18:15 Report
Stadium: Zimbru Stadium
Referee: Ferenc Karakó (Hungary)
13 October 2020 2021 UEFA Q Germany  1–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina Fürth
18:15 Nmecha Goal 29' Report Stadium: Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer
Attendance: 0
Referee: Boris Marhefka (Slovakia)
Note: The match was played behind closed doors.
12 November 2020 Friendly Germany  1–1  Slovenia Braunschweig
18:15 Wintzheimer Goal 42' (pen.) Report Medved Goal 46' (pen.) Stadium: Eintracht-Stadion
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)
Note: The match was played behind closed doors.
17 November 2020 2021 UEFA Q Germany  2–1  Wales Braunschweig
18:15
Report Harris Goal 34' Stadium: Eintracht-Stadion
Attendance: 0
Referee: Arman Ismuratov (Kazakhstan)
Note: The match was originally scheduled to take place on 17 March 2020, but was postponed due to the due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany and played behind closed doors.[2]
27 March 2021 2021 European Championship Germany  1–1  Netherlands Székesfehérvár, Hungary
21:00 Nmecha Goal 84' Report Kluivert Goal 48' Stadium: MOL Aréna Sóstó
Attendance: 0[note 1]
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
30 March 2021 2021 European Championship Germany  0–0  Romania Budapest, Hungary
18:00 Report Stadium: Bozsik Aréna
Attendance: 0[note 1]
Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández (Spain)
31 May 2021 2021 European Championship Denmark  v  Germany Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Report Stadium: MOL Aréna Sóstó
3 September 2021 2023 UEFA Q San Marino  v  Germany
Report
7 September 2021 2023 UEFA Q Latvia  v  Germany
Report
7 October 2021 2023 UEFA Q Germany  v  Israel
Report
12 October 2021 2023 UEFA Q Hungary  v  Germany
Report
12 November 2021 2023 UEFA Q Germany  v  Poland
Report
16 November 2021 2023 UEFA Q Germany  v  San Marino
Report

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players born in or after 1998 are eligible for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

The following players were called up for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship from 24 to 30 March 2021.[4]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2021.[5]
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Markus Schubert (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 22) 6 0 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
2 2DF Josha Vagnoman (2000-11-12) 12 November 2000 (age 20) 7 0 Germany Hamburger SV
3 2DF David Raum (1998-04-22) 22 April 1998 (age 23) 5 0 Germany Greuther Fürth
4 2DF Nico Schlotterbeck (1999-12-01) 1 December 1999 (age 21) 10 3 Germany Union Berlin
5 2DF Amos Pieper (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 23) 7 0 Germany Arminia Bielefeld
6 3MF Niklas Dorsch (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 23) 11 1 Belgium Gent
7 4FW Youssoufa Moukoko (2004-11-20) 20 November 2004 (age 16) 0 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund
8 3MF Arne Maier (c) (1999-01-08) 8 January 1999 (age 22) 15 1 Germany Hertha BSC
9 4FW Jonathan Burkardt (2000-07-11) 11 July 2000 (age 20) 8 2 Germany Mainz 05
10 4FW Lukas Nmecha (1998-12-14) 14 December 1998 (age 22) 17 10 Belgium Anderlecht
11 4FW Mërgim Berisha (1998-05-11) 11 May 1998 (age 22) 10 1 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
12 1GK Finn Dahmen (1998-03-27) 27 March 1998 (age 23) 5 0 Germany Mainz 05
13 3MF Salih Özcan (1998-01-11) 11 January 1998 (age 23) 13 1 Germany 1. FC Köln
14 2DF Stephan Ambrosius (1998-12-18) 18 December 1998 (age 22) 1 0 Germany Hamburger SV
15 2DF Ismail Jakobs (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 21) 7 0 Germany 1. FC Köln
16 3MF Malick Thiaw (2001-08-08) 8 August 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Schalke 04
17 3MF Anton Stach (1998-11-15) 15 November 1998 (age 22) 2 0 Germany Greuther Fürth
18 4FW Florian Krüger (1999-02-13) 13 February 1999 (age 22) 6 1 Germany Erzgebirge Aue
19 2DF Maxim Leitsch (1998-05-18) 18 May 1998 (age 22) 3 0 Germany VfL Bochum
20 3MF Vitaly Janelt (1998-05-10) 10 May 1998 (age 23) 8 0 Germany VfL Bochum
21 2DF Ridle Baku (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 23) 11 2 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
22 3MF Mateo Klimowicz (2000-07-06) 6 July 2000 (age 20) 3 0 Germany VfB Stuttgart
23 1GK Lennart Grill (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 22) 7 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen

Recent call ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Germany under-21 squad and remain eligible:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Eike Bansen (1998-02-21) 21 February 1998 (age 23) 0 0 Belgium Zulte Waregem  Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 October 2020

DF Tim Handwerker (1998-05-19) 19 May 1998 (age 22) 7 0 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg  Wales 17 November 2020
DF Lars Lukas Mai (2000-03-31) 31 March 2000 (age 21) 4 0 Germany Darmstadt 98  Wales 17 November 2020
DF Felix Passlack (1998-05-29) 29 May 1998 (age 22) 4 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund  Wales 17 November 2020
DF Lennart Czyborra (1999-05-03) 3 May 1999 (age 22) 0 0 Italy Genoa  Slovenia 12 November 2020
DF Luca Kilian (1999-09-01) 1 September 1999 (age 21) 7 1 Germany Mainz 05  Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 October 2020
DF Felix Agu (1999-09-27) 27 September 1999 (age 21) 2 0 Germany Werder Bremen  Moldova 9 October 2020
DF Paul Jaeckel (1998-07-22) 22 July 1998 (age 22) 1 0 Germany Greuther Fürth  Wales 17 November 2020
DF Vitaly Janelt (1998-05-10) 10 May 1998 (age 23) 6 0 England Brentford  Belgium 8 September 2020

MF Jean-Manuel Mbom (2000-02-24) 24 February 2000 (age 21) 2 0 Germany Werder Bremen  Wales 17 November 2020
MF Florian Wirtz (2003-05-03) 3 May 2003 (age 18) 3 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen  Wales 17 November 2020
MF Robin Hack (1998-08-27) 27 August 1998 (age 22) 5 3 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg  Slovenia 12 November 2020
MF Dennis Geiger (1998-06-10) 10 June 1998 (age 22) 5 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim  Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 October 2020
MF Yannik Keitel (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 21) 3 0 Germany SC Freiburg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 October 2020
MF Roberto Massimo (2000-10-12) 12 October 2000 (age 20) 1 0 Germany VfB Stuttgart  Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 October 2020
MF Linton Maina (1999-06-23) 23 June 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Hannover 96  Belgium 8 September 2020

FW Dominik Kother (2000-03-16) 16 March 2000 (age 21) 3 1 Germany Karlsruher SC  Wales 17 November 2020
FW Manuel Wintzheimer (1999-01-10) 10 January 1999 (age 22) 2 1 Germany Hamburger SV  Wales 17 November 2020
FW Ragnar Ache (1998-07-28) 28 July 1998 (age 22) 3 1 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt  Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 October 2020

Past squads[edit]

Player records[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the match was played behind closed doors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our all-time Under-21 EURO dream team". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Offiziell bestätigt: Länderspiele im März und April abgesagt". dfb.de. 17 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Hungary vs. Germany". Union of European Football Associations. 24 March 2021. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Kuntz mit vier Neulingen zur EM-Gruppenphase nach Ungarn". dfb.de. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  5. ^ "U 21-Nationalteam Männer Team". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 March 2014.

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