Netherlands national under-21 football team
|Nickname(s)||Jong Oranje (Young Orange)|
|Association||Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond|
|Head coach||Fred Grim|
|Most caps||Arnold Bruggink & Leroy Fer (31)|
|Top scorer||Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (18)|
|Home stadium||Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel (11,000)
AFAS Stadion (17.023)
|UEFA U-21 Championship|
|Appearances||6 (First in 1988)|
|Best result||Winner (2006, 2007)|
The Netherlands national under-21 football team is the national under-21 team of the Netherlands and is controlled by the Royal Dutch Football Association. The team competes in the European Under-21 Championship, held every two years.
Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, the Dutch Under-21 team was formed. The team did not have a very good record, failing to qualify for nine of the fifteen tournaments. The team did not enter for the 1978 competition, but since then has reached the semi-finals twice, and qualified for the last eight on three other occasions.
Since the under-21 competition rules insist that players must be 21 or under at the start of a two-year competition, technically it is an U-23 competition. For this reason, the Netherlands' record in the preceding U-23 competitions is also shown. The first competitive match was in the "Under-23 Challenge", a match which they lost. The team qualified for the last eight of each of the three U-23 tournaments.
In 2006 the Netherlands national under-21 football team of coach Foppe de Haan won the 2006 European Under-21 Championship. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar became top scorer and player of the tournament with four goals, and also broke the all-time goalscoring record of 15 goals previously held by Roy Makaay and Arnold Jan Bruggink, in his last match with the team as he pushed this record to 18 goals. The following year, Netherlands national under-21 football team successfully defended their title by winning the 2007 European Under-21 Championship in the final against Serbia with 4–1. Maceo Rigters was the top scorer of the competition with four goals and Royston Drenthe was the Player of the Tournament. The win meant that the Netherlands qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The team failed to qualify for the 2009 European Under-21 Championship, after losing out to Switzerland in their final qualifying match.
- 1 UEFA U-23 Championship record
- 2 UEFA U-21 Championship Record
- 3 Notable players
- 4 Results and fixtures 2014–2017
- 5 Current squad
- 6 Individual all-time records
- 7 See also
- 8 Sources/External links
UEFA U-23 Championship record
- 17 April 1968: Bulgaria 3–1 Netherlands.
- 1972: Losing quarter-finalists.
- 1974: Losing quarter-finalists.
- 1976: Losing semi-finalists.
UEFA U-21 Championship Record
- 1978: Did not enter.
- 1980: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
- 1982: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
- 1984: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
- 1986: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
- 1988: Losing semi-finalists.
- 1990: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
- 1992: Losing quarter-finalists.
- 1994: Did not qualify. Finished 5th of 6 in qualification group.
- 1996: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
- 1998: Fourth.
- 2000: Finished 3rd of 4 in finals group. Joint fifth.
- 2002: Did not qualify. Lost in playoff against England..
- 2004: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
- 2006: Winners
- 2007: Winners
- 2009: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
- 2011: Did not qualify. Lost in playoff against Ukraine.
- 2013: Semi Finals
- 2015: Did not qualify.
|Summer Olympic record|
|1992||Did Not Qualify|
|2012||Did Not Qualify|
Results and fixtures 2014–2017
2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
|4 September 2015||Netherlands||4 – 0||Cyprus||Deventer, Netherlands|
|18:30 CET||Hateboer 4'
Janssen 23', 66'
|Report||Stadium: De Adelaarshorst
Referee: Thorvaldur Árnason (Iceland)
|8 September 2015||Turkey||0 – 1||Netherlands||Istanbul, Turkey|
|18:45 CET||Report||Boëtius 35'||Stadium: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
|11 October 2015||Netherlands||1 – 3||Slovakia||Nijmegen, Netherlands|
|14:30 CET||Janssen 16'||Report||Chrien 44'
|Stadium: Stadion de Goffert
Referee: Eitan Shemeulevitch (Israel)
|12 November 2015||Netherlands||1 – 0||Belarus||Tilburg, Netherlands|
|18:30 CET||Janssen 25'||Report||Stadium: Koning Willem II Stadion
Referee: Anatolii Zhabchenko (Ukraine)
|17 November 2015||Slovakia||4 – 2||Netherlands||Myjava, Slovakia|
|18:00 CET||Mihalík 50'
Zreľák 90+4' (pen.)
|Report||Janssen 16', 23'||Stadium: Stadium Myjava
Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)
2015 Toulon Tournament
|1||France (H)||4||4||0||0||11||2||+9||12||Advance to final|
|2||United States||4||2||0||2||6||6||0||6||Advance to third-place playoff|
|27 May 2015||Netherlands||3 – 2||Costa Rica||Toulon, France|
|17:00 CEST||El Ghazi 3'
Vloet 6', 32'
|Ramírez 39', 58'||Stadium: Stade Léo Lagrange
Referee: Abou Coulibaly (Ivory Coast)
|29 May 2015||United States||3 – 1||Netherlands||Hyères, France|
|17:00 CEST||Kiesewetter 19'
|Darri 9'||Stadium: Stade Perruc
Referee: Abou Coulibaly (Ivory Coast)
|31 May 2015||Netherlands||5 – 1||Qatar||Saint-Raphaël, France|
|19:00 CEST||Hateboer 23'
van Overbeek 49'
Janssen 52', 74'
|Al Yahri 78'||Stadium: Stade Louis Hon
Referee: Adil Zourak (Morocco)
|4 June 2015||France||4 – 0||Netherlands||Toulon, France|
|19:00 CEST||Habran 18'
Kaabouni 48' (pen.)
|Stadium: Stade Léo Lagrange
Referee: Oscar Macias Romo (Mexico)
|13 November 2014||Germany||3 – 1||Netherlands||Ingolstadt, Germany|
|Boëtius 79'||Stadium: Audi Sportpark
Referee: Alon Yefet (Israel)
|30 March 2015||France||4 – 1||Netherlands||Sedan, France|
|21:00||Benzia 17' (pen.)
Martial 56' (pen.), 64'
Tolisso 73' (pen.)
|Menig 69'||Stadium: Stade Louis Dugauguez
Referee: Tobias Stieler (Germany)
|25 March 2016||Norway||0 – 1||Netherlands||La Manga, Spain|
|17:30||El Ghazi 22'||Stadium: La Manga Stadium
|28 March 2016||Netherlands||1 – 0||Serbia||San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain|
|17:30||Vermeij 39'||Stadium: Pinatar Arena
The following players were called up for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match against Belarus on 2 September 2016. Names in italics denote players who have been capped for the Senior team.
Caps and goals updated as 2 September 2016.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Mickey van der Hart||13 June 1994||11||0||PEC Zwolle|
|GK||Maarten de Fockert||20 February 1995||1||0||VVV|
|16||GK||Hidde Jurjus||9 February 1994||1||0||PSV|
|5||DF||Nathan Aké||18 February 1995||21||2||AFC Bournemouth|
|4||DF||Karim Rekik||2 December 1994||13||1||Marseille|
|12||DF||Joshua Brenet||20 March 1994||9||0||PSV|
|3||DF||Derrick Luckassen||3 July 1995||9||1||AZ|
|2||DF||Hans Hateboer||9 January 1994||8||2||Groningen|
|13||DF||Wesley Hoedt||6 March 1994||3||0||Lazio|
|DF||Kevin Diks||6 October 1996||1||0||Fiorentina|
|6||DF||Jaïro Riedewald||9 September 1996||1||0||Ajax|
|15||DF||Timothy Fosu-Mensah||2 January 1998||0||0||Manchester United|
|8||MF||Tonny Vilhena||3 January 1995||23||4||Feyenoord|
|MF||Thom Haye||9 February 1995||9||0||Willem II|
|14||MF||Joris van Overeem||1 June 1994||9||0||AZ|
|MF||Yassin Ayoub||6 March 1994||4||0||Utrecht|
|10||MF||Bart Ramselaar||29 June 1996||3||0||PSV|
|MF||Dabney dos Santos||21 July 1996||2||0||AZ|
|7||FW||Jean-Paul Boëtius||22 March 1994||17||3||Basel|
|9||FW||Anwar El Ghazi||3 May 1995||9||3||Ajax|
|11||FW||Ricardo Kishna||4 January 1995||8||0||Lazio|
|17||FW||Queensy Menig||19 August 1995||5||1||PEC Zwolle|
|18||FW||Vincent Vermeij||9 August 1994||3||1||Heracles|
The following players have been called and remain eligible. Players have to be born after 01.01.1994.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Joël Drommel||16 November 1996||0||0||Twente||v. Slovakia, 17 November 2015|
|GK||Jesse Bertrams||22 December 1994||2||0||Unattached||v. France, 5 June 2015|
|GK||Timo Plattel||12 March 1994||2||0||Twente||v. France, 5 June 2015|
|DF||Rick Karsdorp||11 February 1995||2||0||Feyenoord||v. Norway, 25 March 2016|
|DF||Terence Kongolo||14 February 1994||6||1||Feyenoord||v. Norway, 25 March 2016|
|DF||Lucas Woudenberg||25 April 1994||1||0||Feyenoord||v. Norway, 25 March 2016|
|DF||Peet Bijen||28 January 1995||4||0||Twente||v. Slovakia, 17 November 2015|
|DF||Jordy de Wijs||8 January 1995||3||0||PSV||v. Slovakia, 17 November 2015|
|DF||Jerry St. Juste||19 October 1996||0||0||Heerenveen||v. Slovakia, 11 October 2015|
|DF||Bas Kuipers||17 August 1994||3||0||Excelsior||v. Slovakia, 11 October 2015|
|DF||Jeff Hardeveld||27 February 1995||1||0||Utrecht||v. France, 30 March 2015|
|DF||Kenny Tete||9 October 1995||1||0||Ajax||v. France, 30 March 2015|
|DF||Joost van Aken||13 May 1994||2||0||Heerenveen||v. France, 30 March 2015|
|DF||Wessel Dammers||1 March 1995||1||0||Feyenoord||v. Germany, 13 November 2014|
|DF||Jetro Willems||30 March 1994||5||0||PSV||v. Portugal, 14 October 2014|
|MF||Kingsley Ehizibue||25 May 1995||1||0||PEC Zwolle||v. Serbia, 28 March 2016|
|MF||Danny Bakker||16 January 1995||3||0||ADO Den Haag||v. Serbia, 28 March 2016|
|MF||Daley Sinkgraven||4 July 1995||5||0||Ajax||v. Serbia, 28 March 2016|
|MF||Jorrit Hendrix||6 February 1995||9||0||PSV||v. Serbia, 28 March 2016|
|MF||Riechedly Bazoer||12 October 1996||2||1||Ajax||v. Slovakia, 11 October 2015|
|MF||Mohamed Rayhi||1 July 1994||4||1||NEC||v. France, 5 June 2015|
|MF||Jelle van der Heyden||31 August 1995||3||0||Twente||v. France, 5 June 2015|
|MF||Rai Vloet||8 May 1995||3||2||FC Eindhoven||v. France, 5 June 2015|
|MF||Clint Leemans||15 September 1995||5||0||VVV||v. France, 5 June 2015|
|MF||Sean Klaiber||31 July 1994||4||0||Utrecht||v. France, 5 June 2015|
|MF||Django Warmerdam||2 September 1995||4||0||PEC Zwolle||v. France, 5 June 2015|
|MF||Kyle Ebecilio||17 February 1994||9||0||Twente||v. Portugal, 14 October 2014|
|FW||Patrick Joosten||14 April 1996||1||0||Utrecht||v. Serbia, 28 March 2016|
|FW||Gyliano van Velzen||14 April 1994||1||0||Volendam||v. Norway, 25 March 2016|
|FW||Vincent Janssen||15 June 1994||10||8||Tottenham Hotspur||v. Slovakia, 17 November 2015|
|FW||Sam Hendriks||25 January 1995||1||0||Go Ahead Eagles||v. Slovakia, 17 November 2015|
|FW||Mimoun Mahi||13 March 1994||2||0||Groningen||v. Slovakia, 11 October 2015|
|FW||Sheraldo Becker||9 February 1995||0||0||ADO Den Haag||v. Slovakia, 11 October 2015|
|FW||Oussama Tannane||23 March 1994||2||0||Saint Étienne||v. Turkey, 9 September 2015|
|FW||Brahim Darri||14 September 1994||3||1||Heracles||v. France, 5 June 2015|
|FW||Elvio van Overbeek||11 January 1994||3||1||Go Ahead Eagles||v. France, 5 June 2015|
|FW||Memphis Depay||13 February 1994||7||0||Manchester United||v. Luxembourg, 9 September 2013|
Individual all-time records
Most capped players
Most goals scored