Germany national under-21 football team

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Germany Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Deutscher Fußball-Bund
Head coach Horst Hrubesch
Captain Leon Goretzka
Most caps Fabian Ernst (31)
Top scorer Pierre Littbarski (18)
First colours
Second colours
First international

U-23: Germany W Germany 3–3 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Frankfurt, 25 June 1955


U-21: Poland Poland 1–0 W Germany Germany
Toruń, 10 October 1979
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.

Competition records[edit]

For the East Germany team record, look here.

Competing as West Germany[edit]

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

Competing as Germany[edit]

UEFA U-21 Championship record
Year Progress
Europe 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 TBD

Schedule and results[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Germany U21 football team before the match against Iceland in March 2010

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.

The following players were called up for the EURO Under-21 qualification matches against Azerbaijan and Austria on 13 and 17 November 2015.[1]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2015.[2]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Odisseas Vlachodimos (1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Germany VfB Stuttgart
12 1GK Timon Wellenreuther (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 20) 6 0 Spain RCD Mallorca
23 1GK Jannik Huth (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Mainz 05
2 2DF Jeremy Toljan (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 21) 6 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
3 2DF Mitchell Weiser (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Germany Hertha BSC
4 2DF Jonathan Tah (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 19) 3 0 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
5 2DF Niklas Süle (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 20) 8 1 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
16 2DF Kevin Akpoguma (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf
6 3MF Julian Weigl (1995-09-08) 8 September 1995 (age 20) 4 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund
7 3MF Max Meyer (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 (age 20) 15 4 Germany Schalke 04
8 3MF Leon Goretzka (c) (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 21) 9 1 Germany Schalke 04
10 3MF Marc Stendera (1995-12-10) 10 December 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
11 3MF Julian Brandt (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 19) 6 0 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
17 3MF Joshua Kimmich (1995-02-08) 8 February 1995 (age 21) 14 2 Germany FC Bayern Munich
18 3MF Janik Haberer (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Germany VfL Bochum
21 3MF Maximilian Arnold (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 21) 10 2 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
22 3MF Serge Gnabry (1995-07-14) 14 July 1995 (age 20) 7 1 England West Bromwich Albion
9 4FW Davie Selke (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 21) 4 4 Germany RB Leipzig
15 4FW Timo Werner (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 19) 4 3 Germany VfB Stuttgart
19 4FW Leroy Sané (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 20) 4 4 Germany Schalke 04

Past squads[edit]

Player records[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EM-Qualifikation: Hrubesch beruft Weiser". dfb.de. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "U 21-Nationalteam Männer Team". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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