Germany national under-21 football team

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Germany Under-21
Association Deutscher Fußball-Bund
Head coach Stefan Kuntz
Captain Maximilian Arnold
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 14 (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 Did not qualify
Europe 1986 Did not qualify
Europe 1988 Did not qualify
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 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]

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.

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Turkey and Poland on 10 and 15 November 2016 respectively.[2]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2016.[3]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
2 2DF Mitchell Weiser (1995-04-21) 21 April 1995 (age 21) 7 0 Germany Hertha BSC
3 2DF Jeremy Toljan (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 22) 11 1 Germany TSG Hofenheim
4 2DF Niklas Stark (1995-04-14) 14 April 1995 (age 21) 13 2 Germany Hertha BSC
5 2DF Kevin Akpoguma (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 21) 6 0 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf
7 3MF Levin Öztunalı (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 20) 10 3 Germany Mainz 05
10 3MF Maximilian Arnold (c) (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 22) 16 5 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
12 1GK Julian Pollersbeck (1994-08-16) 16 August 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern
14 3MF Janik Haberer (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 22) 4 1 Germany SC Freiburg
16 3MF Nadiem Amiri (1996-10-27) 27 October 1996 (age 20) 5 0 Germany TSG Hofenheim
19 4FW Leroy Sané (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 20) 10 5 England Manchester City
21 3MF Paul Seguin (1995-03-29) 29 March 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
22 4FW Maximilian Philipp (1994-03-01) 1 March 1994 (age 22) 3 0 Germany SC Freiburg
23 1GK Michael Zetterer (1995-07-12) 12 July 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Germany Werder Bremen
1GK Timon Wellenreuther (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 21) 10 0 Germany Schalke 04
2DF Leon Guwara (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Germany Darmstadt 98
2DF Timo Baumgartl (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Germany VfB Stuttgart
3MF Hany Mukhtar (1995-03-21) 21 March 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Denmark Brøndby IF
4FW Pascal Köpke (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Erzgebirge Aue

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 Jannik Huth (1994-03-15) 15 March 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Germany Mainz 05 v.  Austria, 11 October 2016
GK Marvin Schwäbe (1995-04-25) 25 April 1995 (age 21) 3 0 Germany Dynamo Dresden v.  Austria, 11 October 2016

DF Matthias Ginter (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 (age 22) 16 1 Germany Borussia Dortmund v.  Turkey, 10 November 2016
DF Niklas Süle (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 21) 11 1 Germany TSG Hofenheim v.  Turkey, 10 November 2016
DF Waldemar Anton (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Germany Hannover 96 v.  Finland, 6 September 2016
DF Jeremy Dudziak (1995-08-28) 28 August 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Germany FC St. Pauli v.  Slovakia, 2 September 2016
DF Yannick Gerhardt (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 22) 10 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg v.  Austria, 11 October 2016
DF Jonathan Tah (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 20) 4 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Austria, 11 October 2016
DF Benjamin Henrichs (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Austria, 11 October 2016
DF Lukas Klostermann (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 20) 5 0 Germany RB Leipzig v.  Russia, 29 March 2016

MF Mahmoud Dahoud (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 20) 6 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach v.  Turkey, 10 November 2016
MF Grischa Prömel (1995-01-09) 9 January 1995 (age 21) 3 1 Germany Karlsruher SC v.  Turkey, 10 November
MF Leon Goretzka (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 21) 9 1 Germany Schalke 04 v.  Russia, 7 October 2016
MF Dominik Kohr (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Germany FC Augsburg v.  Finland, 6 September 2016
MF Max Christiansen (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Germany FC Ingolstadt v.  Slovakia, 2 September 2016
MF Gideon Jung (1994-09-12) 12 September 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Germany Hamburger SV v.  Slovakia, 2 September 2016
MF Max Meyer (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 (age 21) 17 6 Germany Schalke 04 v.  Russia, 29 March 2016
MF Julian Brandt (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 20) 8 1 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Russia, 29 March 2016

FW Davie Selke (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 21) 9 7 Germany RB Leipzig v.  Turkey, 10 November 2016
FW Timo Werner (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 20) 8 3 Germany RB Leipzig v.  Turkey, 10 November 2016
FW Serge Gnabry (1995-07-14) 14 July 1995 (age 21) 10 2 Germany Werder Bremen v.  Austria, 11 October 2016
FW Marvin Stefaniak (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Germany Dynamo Dresden v.  Finland, 6 September 2016

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. ^ "Kuntz nominiert 23 Spieler für die Partien gegen Türkei und in Polen". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "U 21-Nationalteam Männer Team". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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