Germany national under-21 football team

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Germany Under-21
AssociationDeutscher Fußball-Bund
Head coachStefan Kuntz
CaptainJohannes Eggestein
Most capsFabian Ernst (31)
Top scorerPierre Littbarski (18)
First colours
Second colours
First international
U-23:
Germany West Germany 3–3 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(Frankfurt, Germany; 25 June 1955)
U-21:
Poland Poland 1–0 West Germany Germany
(Toruń, Poland; 10 October 1979)
Biggest win
U-23:
Germany West Germany 3–0 Turkey Turkey
(Augsburg, Germany; 24 April 1971)
U-21:
San Marino San Marino 0–11 Germany Germany
Serravalle, San Marino; 17 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
U-23:
Soviet Union Soviet Union 3–1 West Germany Germany
(Yerevan, USSR; 29 April 1972)
U-21:
Portugal Portugal 5–0 Germany Germany
(Olomouc, Czech Republic; 27 June 2015)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances11 (first in 1982)
Best resultWinners (2009, 2017)

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

Competing as Germany[edit]

UEFA U-21 Championship record
Year Progress
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 Champions
Italy/San Marino 2019 Runners-up

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]

Players born in or after 1998 are eligible for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

The following players were called up for the qualifier against Belgium on 17 November 2019.[2]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2019.[3]
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Markus Schubert (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 21) 6 0 Germany Schalke 04
2 2DF Maxime Awoudja (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 22) 2 0 Germany VfB Stuttgart
3 2DF Tim Handwerker (1998-05-19) 19 May 1998 (age 21) 4 0 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
4 2DF Nico Schlotterbeck (1999-12-01) 1 December 1999 (age 20) 5 2 Germany SC Freiburg
5 2DF Amos Pieper (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 22) 0 0 Germany Arminia Bielefeld
6 3MF Orestis Kiomourtzoglou (1998-05-07) 7 May 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Germany FC Kaiserslautern
7 3MF Dženis Burnić (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 21) 4 0 Germany Dynamo Dresden
8 3MF Dennis Geiger (1998-06-10) 10 June 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
9 4FW Janni Serra (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 21) 16 2 Germany Holstein Kiel
10 4FW Lukas Nmecha (1998-12-14) 14 December 1998 (age 21) 8 2 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
11 4FW Mërgim Berisha (1998-05-11) 11 May 1998 (age 21) 3 0 Austria SCR Altach
12 1GK Finn Dahmen (1998-03-27) 27 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Mainz 05
13 3MF Salih Özcan (1998-01-11) 11 January 1998 (age 22) 5 0 Germany Holstein Kiel
14 4FW Ragnar Ache (1998-07-28) 28 July 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam
15 2DF Luca Kilian (1999-09-01) 1 September 1999 (age 20) 5 1 Germany SC Paderborn
16 2DF Felix Agu (1999-09-27) 27 September 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Germany VfL Osnabrück
17 3MF Robin Hack (1998-08-27) 27 August 1998 (age 21) 4 3 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
18 3MF Niklas Dorsch (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 22) 4 1 Germany 1. FC Heidenheim
19 3MF Adrian Fein (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 20) 5 1 Germany Hamburger SV
20 2DF Vitaly Janelt (1998-05-10) 10 May 1998 (age 21) 5 0 Germany VfL Bochum
21 2DF Bote Baku (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 21) 4 0 Germany Mainz 05
22 4FW Johannes Eggestein (C) (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 21) 11 2 Germany Werder Bremen
23 1GK Lennart Grill (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Netherlands Heracles Almelo

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 Eike Bansen (1998-02-21) 21 February 1998 (age 22) 0 0 Belgium Zulte-Waregem  Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 October 2019

DF Julian Chabot (1998-02-12) 12 February 1998 (age 22) 4 0 Italy Sampdoria  Belgium 17 November 2019
DF Josha Vagnoman (2000-11-12) 12 November 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Germany Hamburger SV  Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 October 2019
DF Louis Beyer (2000-05-19) 19 May 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach  Wales 10 September 2019

MF Arne Maier (1999-01-08) 8 January 1999 (age 21) 8 1 Germany Hertha BSC 2019 U-21 Euro

FW Makana Baku (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 21) 3 0 Germany Holstein Kiel  Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 October 2019
FW Mats Köhlert (1999-05-02) 2 May 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Netherlands Willem II  Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 October 2019

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. ^ "Belgien-Spiel: Kuntz beruft Neuling Ache". dfb.de. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  3. ^ "U 21-Nationalteam Männer Team". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 March 2014.

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