Germany national under-21 football team
|Head coach||Horst Hrubesch|
|Most caps||Fabian Ernst (31)|
|Top scorer||Pierre Littbarski (18)|
U-23: W Germany 3–3 Yugoslavia
U-21: Poland 1–0 W Germany
Toruń, 10 October 1979
U-23: W Germany 3–0 Turkey
U-21: San Marino 0–11 Germany
Serravalle, 17 November 2009
U-23: Soviet Union 3–1 W Germany
U-21: Portugal 5–0 Germany
Olomouc, 27 June 2015
|UEFA U-21 Championship|
|Appearances||13 (First in 1982)|
|Best result||Winners (2009)|
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.
For the East Germany team record, look here.
Competing as West Germany
Competing as Germany
Schedule and results
|10 October 2014 First leg||Ukraine||0–3||Germany||Cherkasy|
|17:30||Report||P. Hofmann 35'
J. Hofmann 79'
|Stadium: Tsentralnyi Stadion
Referee: Halis Özkahya (Turkey)
|14 October 2014 Second leg||Germany||2–0||Ukraine||Essen|
|Report||Stadium: Stadion Essen
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
|13 November 2014 Friendly||Germany||3–1||Netherlands||Ingolstadt|
|Report||Boëtius 79'||Stadium: Audi Sportpark
Referee: Alon Yefet (Israel)
|18 November 2014 Friendly||Czech Republic||1–1||Germany||Prague|
|17:30||Krmenčík 20'||Report||Leitner 62'||Stadium: Eden Arena
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (Austria)
|27 March 2015 Friendly||Germany||2–2||Italy||Paderborn|
Leitner 85' (pen.)
|Stadium: Benteler Arena
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
|31 March 2015 Friendly||England||3–2||Germany||Middlesbrough|
|Report||Hofmann 15', 50'||Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
|17 June 2015 UEFA Euro 2015||Germany||1–1||Serbia||Prague|
|20:45||Can 17'||Report||Đuričić 8'||Stadium: Generali Arena
Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández (Spain)
|20 June 2015 UEFA Euro 2015||Germany||3–0||Denmark||Prague|
|20:45||Volland 32', 48'
|Report||Stadium: Eden Arena
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
|23 June 2015 UEFA Euro 2015||Czech Republic||1–1||Germany||Prague|
|20:45||Krejčí 66'||Report||Schulz 55'||Stadium: Eden Arena
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
|27 June 2015 UEFA Euro 2015||Portugal||5–0||Germany||Olomouc|
|18:00||B. Silva 25'
João Mário 46'
|Report||Stadium: Andrův stadion
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
|3 September 2015 Friendly||Germany||v||Denmark||Lübeck|
|Stadium: Stadion an der Lohmühle
|13 November 2015 2017 UEFA Q||Germany||v||Azerbaijan||Regensburg|
|Stadium: Continental Arena
|17 November 2015 2017 UEFA Q||Germany||v||Austria||Fürth|
|Stadium: Stadion am Laubenweg
Players born in or after 1994 are eligible for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Players born in or after 1996 are also eligible for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Note: Names in italics denote players that have been called up to the senior team.
- Caps and goals correct as of 27 June 2015.
The following players have also been called up to the Germany under-21 squad and remain eligible.
- INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
- SEN Player withdrew from the squad due to a call up to the senior team.
- 1996 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
- 1998 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
- 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
- 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
- 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
- 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Bold denotes the player is still eligible for the U-21 national team.
- Hannes Löhr (1990–2002)
- Jürgen Kohler (2002–2003)
- Uli Stielike (2003–2004)
- Dieter Eilts (2004–2008)
- Horst Hrubesch (2008–2009)
- Rainer Adrion (2009–2013)
- Horst Hrubesch (2013–)
- Germany national football team
- Germany national youth football team
- UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
- The German Under-21 Football Team: Multi-culti Is Dead, Long Live Multi-Culti!
- UEFA Under-21 website Contains full results archive
- The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation Contains full record of U-21/U-23 Championships.
- Site of the Under-21 national team at the German Football Association homepage.
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