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 Kevin Volland
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
Biggest win

U-23: Germany W Germany 3–0 Turkey Turkey
Augsburg, 24 April 1971


U-21: San Marino San Marino 0–11 Germany Germany
Serravalle, 17 November 2009
Biggest defeat

U-23: Soviet Union Soviet Union 3–1 W Germany Germany
Yerevan, 29 April 1972


U-21: Portugal Portugal 5–0 Germany 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.

Competition records[edit]

For the East Germany team record, look here.

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 also eligible for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

The following players were called up for the friedly match against Denmark on 3 September 2015 and the EURO Under-21 qualification match against Poland on 9 September 2015.[1]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 27 June 2015.[2]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Marvin Schwäbe (1995-04-25) 25 April 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Germany VfL Osnabrück
23 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 19) 0 0 Spain RCD Mallorca
16 2DF Kevin Akpoguma (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf
13 2DF Timo Baumgartl (1996-03-04) 4 March 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Germany VfB Stuttgart
14 2DF Lukas Klostermann (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Germany RB Leipzig
2 2DF Niklas Süle (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
3 2DF Jonathan Tah (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
22 2DF Jeremy Toljan (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
21 3MF Maximilian Arnold (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 21) 4 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
11 3MF Julian Brandt (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
20 3MF Yannick Gerhardt (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Germany 1. FC Köln
22 3MF Serge Gnabry (1995-07-14) 14 July 1995 (age 20) 3 0 England Arsenal F.C.
10 3MF Leon Goretzka (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 20) 3 0 Germany Schalke 04
17 3MF Gideon Jung (1994-09-12) 12 September 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Germany Hamburger SV
15 3MF Joshua Kimmich (1995-02-08) 8 February 1995 (age 20) 8 0 Germany FC Bayern Munich
8 3MF Max Meyer (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 (age 19) 9 1 Germany Schalke 04
7 3MF Levin Öztunali (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Werder Bremen
4 2DF Niklas Stark (1995-04-14) 14 April 1995 (age 20) 3 1 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
6 3MF Julian Weigl (1995-09-08) 8 September 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund
18 3MF Marius Wolf (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Germany TSV 1860 Munich
24 4FW Leroy Sané (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Schalke 04
19 4FW Davie Selke (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Germany RB Leipzig
9 4FW Timo Werner (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Germany VfB Stuttgart

Recent call-ups[edit]

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Matthias Ginter (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 (age 21) 14 1 Germany Borussia Dortmund 2015 Euro U-21
MF Emre Can (1994-01-12) 12 January 1994 (age 21) 13 1 England Liverpool F.C. 2015 Euro U-21
Notes
  • 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.

Past squads[edit]

Player records[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Under 21 Men". dfb.de. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "U 21-Nationalteam Männer Team". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

External links[edit]