Germany national under-21 football team

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Germany Under-21
Association Deutscher Fußball-Bund
Head coach Stefan Kuntz
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
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.

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

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]

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 friendly against Slovakia and the EURO Under-21 qualification match against Finland on 2 and 6 September 2016 respectively.[2]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2016.[3]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Marvin Schwäbe (1995-04-25) 25 April 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Germany Dynamo Dresden
1GK Jannik Huth (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Germany Mainz 05
1GK Timon Wellenreuther (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 20) 8 0 Germany Schalke 04

2DF Kevin Akpoguma (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf
2DF Waldemar Anton (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Germany Hannover 96
2DF Jeremy Dudziak (1995-08-28) 28 August 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Germany FC St. Pauli
2DF Yannick Gerhardt (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 22) 6 0 Germany Vfl Wolfsburg
2DF Benjamin Henrichs (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
2DF Niklas Stark (1995-04-14) 14 April 1995 (age 21) 6 1 Germany Hertha BSC
2DF Mitchell Weiser (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Germany Hertha BSC

3MF Nadiem Amiri (1996-10-27) 27 October 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
3MF Maximilian Arnold (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 22) 10 2 Germany Vfl Wolfsburg
3MF Max Christiansen (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 19) 2 0 Germany FC Ingolstadt
3MF Mahmoud Dahoud (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
3MF Janik Haberer (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Germany SC Freiburg
3MF Gideon Jung (1994-09-12) 12 September 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Hamburger SV
3MF Dominik Kohr (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Germany FC Augsburg
3MF Hany Mukhtar (1995-03-21) 21 March 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Denmark Brøndby IF
3MF Levin Öztunali (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 20) 3 1 Germany Mainz 05
3MF Maximilian Philipp (1994-03-01) 1 March 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Germany SC Freiburg
3MF Grischa Prömel (1995-01-09) 9 January 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Karlsruher SC

4FW Marvin Stefaniak (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Dynamo Dresden
4FW Timo Werner (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 20) 4 3 Germany RB Leipzig
4FW Serge Gnabry (1995-07-14) 14 July 1995 (age 21) 7 1 England Arsenal

Past squads[edit]

Player records[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "U 21: Hrubesch nominiert Debütant Dahoud - Sané kehrt zurück". dfb.de. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "U 21-Nationalteam Männer Team". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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