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 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, Armenian SSR, USSR; 29 April 1972)
U-21:
Portugal Portugal 5–0 Germany Germany
(Olomouc, Czech Republic; 27 June 2015)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 11 (first in 1982)
Best result Winners (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
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 Champions

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 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[2]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2017.[3]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Marvin Schwäbe (1995-04-25) 25 April 1995 (age 22) 4 0 Germany Dynamo Dresden
2 2DF Jeremy Toljan (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 22) 18 1 Germany TSG Hoffenheim
3 2DF Yannick Gerhardt (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 23) 17 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
4 2DF Waldemar Anton (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Germany Hannover 96
5 2DF Niklas Stark (1995-04-14) 14 April 1995 (age 22) 18 2 Germany Hertha BSC
6 2DF Gideon Jung (1994-09-12) 12 September 1994 (age 22) 5 0 Germany Hamburger SV
7 3MF Max Meyer (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 (age 21) 24 7 Germany Schalke 04
8 3MF Mahmoud Dahoud (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 21) 9 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
9 4FW Davie Selke (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 22) 15 9 Germany RB Leipzig
10 3MF Maximilian Arnold (c) (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 23) 23 5 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
11 4FW Serge Gnabry (1995-07-14) 14 July 1995 (age 22) 15 4 Germany Werder Bremen
12 1GK Julian Pollersbeck (1994-08-16) 16 August 1994 (age 22) 7 0 Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern
13 4FW Felix Platte (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 21) 1 1 Germany Darmstadt 98
14 2DF Lukas Klünter (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Germany 1. FC Köln
15 2DF Marc-Oliver Kempf (1995-01-28) 28 January 1995 (age 22) 7 1 Germany SC Freiburg
16 2DF Thilo Kehrer (1996-09-21) 21 September 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Germany Schalke 04
17 3MF Mitchell Weiser (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 (age 23) 12 1 Germany Hertha BSC
18 3MF Nadiem Amiri (1996-10-27) 27 October 1996 (age 20) 11 2 Germany TSG Hoffenheim
19 3MF Janik Haberer (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 23) 9 1 Germany SC Freiburg
20 3MF Levin Öztunalı (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 21) 13 3 Germany Mainz 05
21 3MF Dominik Kohr (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 (age 23) 4 0 Germany FC Augsburg
22 4FW Maximilian Philipp (1994-03-01) 1 March 1994 (age 23) 10 0 Germany SC Freiburg
23 1GK Odisseas Vlachodimos (1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Greece Panathinaikos

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 23) 2 0 Germany Mainz 05 2017 U-21 Euro
GK Michael Zetterer (1995-07-12) 12 July 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Germany Werder Bremen v.  Poland, 15 November 2016
GK Timon Wellenreuther (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 21) 10 0 Germany Schalke 04 v.  Poland, 15 November 2016

DF Jonathan Tah (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 21) 4 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 2017 U-21 Euro preliminary squad
DF Timo Baumgartl (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Germany VfB Stuttgart 2017 U-21 Euro preliminary squad
DF Matthias Ginter (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 (age 23) 18 1 Germany Borussia Dortmund v.  Portugal, 28 March 2017
DF Benjamin Henrichs (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Portugal, 28 March 2017
DF Kevin Akpoguma (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 22) 7 0 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf v.  Portugal, 28 March 2017
DF Leon Guwara (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Darmstadt 98 v.  Poland, 15 November 2016
DF Niklas Süle (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 21) 15 1 Germany TSG Hofenheim v.  Turkey, 10 November 2016
DF Jeremy Dudziak (1995-08-28) 28 August 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Germany FC St. Pauli v.  Slovakia, 2 September 2016
DF Lukas Klostermann (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 21) 5 0 Germany RB Leipzig v.  Russia, 29 March 2016

MF Leon Goretzka (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 22) 10 1 Germany Schalke 04 v.  Portugal, 28 March 2017
MF Hany Mukhtar (1995-03-21) 21 March 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Denmark Brøndby IF v.  Portugal, 28 March 2017
MF Paul Seguin (1995-03-29) 29 March 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg v.  Poland, 15 November 2016
MF Grischa Prömel (1995-01-09) 9 January 1995 (age 22) 3 1 Germany Karlsruher SC v.  Turkey, 10 November 2016
MF Max Christiansen (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Germany FC Ingolstadt v.  Slovakia, 2 September 2016
MF Julian Brandt (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 21) 8 1 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Russia, 29 March 2016

FW Pascal Köpke (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Erzgebirge Aue v.  Poland, 15 November 2016
FW Leroy Sané (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 21) 10 5 England Manchester City v.  Poland, 15 November 2016
FW Timo Werner (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 21) 8 3 Germany RB Leipzig v.  Turkey, 10 November 2016
FW Marvin Stefaniak (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 22) 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. ^ "Dieses Team soll in die Fußstapfen von Neuer und Co. treten". t-online.de. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "U 21-Nationalteam Männer Team". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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