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]

Players born in or after 1996 are eligible for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

The following players were called up for the matches in September.[2]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 4 September 2017.[3]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Nils-Jonathan Körber (1996-11-13) 13 November 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Germany Preußen Münster
2 2DF Lukas Klünter (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Germany 1. FC Köln
3 2DF Lukas Klostermann (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 21) 7 0 Germany RB Leipzig
5 2DF Timo Baumgartl (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 21) 4 0 Germany VfB Stuttgart
6 2DF Waldemar Anton (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Germany Hannover 96
7 3MF Levin Öztunalı (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 21) 15 3 Germany Mainz 05
8 3MF Maximilian Eggestein (1996-12-08) 8 December 1996 (age 20) 2 1 Germany Werder Bremen
10 3MF Nadiem Amiri (1996-10-27) 27 October 1996 (age 20) 13 2 Germany TSG Hoffenheim
11 3MF Luca Waldschmidt (1996-05-19) 19 May 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Germany Hamburger SV
12 1GK Alexander Nübel (1996-09-30) 30 September 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Germany Schalke 04
13 2DF Jannes Horn (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Germany 1. FC Köln
14 2DF Pascal Stenzel (1996-03-20) 20 March 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Germany SC Freiburg
15 3MF Aymen Barkok (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
16 3MF Suat Serdar (1997-04-11) 11 April 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Germany Mainz 05
17 3MF Florian Neuhaus (1997-03-16) 16 March 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf
18 3MF Marcel Hartel (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Germany Union Berlin
19 4FW Johannes Eggestein (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 19) 2 1 Germany Werder Bremen
20 2DF Thilo Kehrer (1996-09-21) 21 September 1996 (age 21) 5 0 Germany Schalke 04
21 3MF Tim Skarke (1996-09-07) 7 September 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Germany 1. FC Heidenheim
22 4FW Janni Serra (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund
23 1GK Svend Brodersen (1997-03-22) 22 March 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Germany FC St. Pauli

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
DF Jonathan Tah (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 21) 5 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Hungary, 1 September 2017
DF Benjamin Henrichs (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 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

MF Mahmoud Dahoud (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 21) 9 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach v.  Hungary, 1 September 2017

FW Cedric Teuchert (1997-01-14) 14 January 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg v.  Hungary, 1 September 2017
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

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 sechs U 21-Europameister". dfb.de. Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "U 21-Nationalteam Männer Team". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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