Norway national under-21 football team

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Norway under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) U21-landslaget
Association Football Association of Norway
(Norges Fotballforbund)
Head coach Leif Gunnar Smerud
Most caps Tommy Svindal Larsen (41)
Top scorer Steffen Iversen (17)
First colours
Second colours
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 2 (first in 1998)
Best result 3rd place

The Norwegian national under-21 football team, controlled by the Football Association of Norway, is the national football team of Norway for players of 21 years of age or under at the start of a UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship campaign. The team has reached the European Championship finals twice, in 1998 and 2013, winning bronze medals on both occasions.

Competitive record[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Championship Record[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2017 European Under-21 Championship playoffs against Serbia on 11 November 2016 and 15 November 2015.[1]

Statistics correct as of 15 November 2016, after the second leg against Serbia.[2]

* Players in bold have played at least one full international match for Norway's senior national team.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Sondre Rossbach (1996-02-07) 7 February 1996 (age 21) 19 0 Norway Odd
1GK Mathias Dyngeland (1995-10-07) 7 October 1995 (age 21) 6 0 Norway Sogndal
1GK Øyvind Knutsen (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Norway Jerv
2DF Kristoffer Haraldseid (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 23) 26 0 Norway Haugesund
2DF Thomas Grøgaard* (1994-02-08) 8 February 1994 (age 23) 22 0 Norway Odd
2DF Jonas Grønner (1994-04-11) 11 April 1994 (age 22) 22 1 Norway Brann
2DF Ulrik Yttergård Jenssen (1996-07-17) 17 July 1996 (age 20) 13 0 Norway Tromsø
2DF Birger Meling (1994-12-17) 17 December 1994 (age 22) 6 0 Norway Stabæk
2DF Jakob Glesnes (1994-03-25) 25 March 1994 (age 22) 3 0 Norway Strømsgodset
2DF Sigurd Rosted (1994-07-22) 22 July 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Norway Sarpsborg 08
3MF Iver Fossum* (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 20) 20 0 Germany Hannover 96
3MF Ghayas Zahid (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 22) 19 3 Norway Vålerenga
3MF Morten Thorsby (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 20) 16 1 Netherlands Heerenveen
3MF Petter Strand (1994-08-24) 24 August 1994 (age 22) 13 2 Norway Molde
3MF Anders Trondsen* (1995-03-30) 30 March 1995 (age 21) 14 1 Norway Sarpsborg 08
3MF Martin Ødegaard* (1998-12-17) 17 December 1998 (age 18) 9 2 Spain Real Madrid Castilla
3MF Ole Selnæs* (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 22) 8 0 France Saint-Étienne
3MF Mats Møller Dæhli* (1995-03-02) 2 March 1995 (age 22) 7 0 Germany Freiburg
3MF Martin Samuelsen* (1997-04-17) 17 April 1997 (age 19) 3 0 England Blackburn
4FW Mohamed Elyounoussi* (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 22) 19 5 Switzerland Basel
4FW Veton Berisha* (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 22) 17 2 Germany Greuther Fürth
4FW Alexander Sørloth* (1995-12-05) 5 December 1995 (age 21) 10 1 Netherlands Groningen

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players still eligible for the U21 team (i.e. born in 1994 or later) have been called up since January 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Per Kristian Bråtveit (1996-02-15) 15 February 1996 (age 21) 5 0 Norway Haugesund
1GK Pål Vestly Heigre (1995-03-15) 15 March 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Norway Viking
2DF Marius Høibråten (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995 (age 22) 7 0 Norway Strømsgodset
2DF Andreas Vindheim (1995-08-04) 4 August 1995 (age 21) 7 0 Sweden Malmö
2DF Bjørn Inge Utvik (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 21) 5 1 Norway Sogndal
2DF Vegard Bergan (1995-02-20) 20 February 1995 (age 22) 4 0 Norway Odd
2DF Kristoffer Haugen (1994-02-21) 21 February 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Norway Viking
2DF Ivan Näsberg (1996-04-22) 22 April 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Sweden Varberg
2DF Eirik Birkelund (1994-01-13) 13 January 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Norway Sogndal
2DF Daniel Granli (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Norway Stabæk
3MF Fredrik Aursnes (1995-12-10) 10 December 1995 (age 21) 14 1 Norway Molde
3MF Martin Rønning Ovenstad (1994-04-18) 18 April 1994 (age 22) 9 0 Norway Strømsgodset
3MF Marius Lundemo (1994-04-11) 11 April 1994 (age 22) 7 1 Norway Lillestrøm
3MF Kristoffer Normann Hansen (1994-08-12) 12 August 1994 (age 22) 4 1 Norway Sarpsborg 08
3MF Henrik Bjørdal (1997-02-04) 4 February 1997 (age 20) 3 0 England Brighton
3MF Eirik Hestad (1995-06-26) 26 June 1995 (age 21) 3 0 Norway Molde
3MF Sander Berge (1998-02-14) 14 February 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Norway Vålerenga
3MF Rafik Zekhnini (1998-01-12) 12 January 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Norway Odd
3MF Bersant Celina[a] (1996-09-09) 9 September 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Netherlands Twente
3MF Morten Konradsen (1996-05-03) 3 May 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Norway Bodø/Glimt
3MF Kasper Skaanes (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Norway Brann
4FW Bård Finne (1995-02-13) 13 February 1995 (age 22) 8 1 Germany Heidenheim
4FW Ohi Omoijuanfo (1994-01-10) 10 January 1994 (age 23) 7 1 Norway Stabæk
4FW Sander Svendsen (1997-08-06) 6 August 1997 (age 19) 3 0 Norway Molde
4FW Zymer Bytyqi (1996-09-11) 11 September 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Norway Viking
4FW Julian Kristoffersen (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Denmark FC København
4FW Runar Espejord (1996-02-26) 26 February 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Norway Tromsø
Notes
  • [a] Celina has opted to represent Kosovo in international football, and is no longer eligible for any Norway squads.

Former squads[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U21-landslagstroppen til kampene mot Serbia" (in Norwegian). 3 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Match report: Norway v Serbia (15 November 2016), fotball.no. Retrieved 15 November 2016. (Norwegian)

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