Norway national under-21 football team

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Norway under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)U21-landslaget
AssociationFootball Association of Norway
(Norges Fotballforbund)
Head coachLeif Gunnar Smerud
Most capsTommy Svindal Larsen (41)
Top scorerSteffen Iversen (17)
First colours
Second colours
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances2 (first in 1998)
Best result3rd 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 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier matches against Azerbaijan on 11 September 2018.[1]

Statistics correct as of 28 August 2018.[2]

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

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Sondre Rossbach (1996-02-07) 7 February 1996 (age 22) 25 0 Norway Odd
1GK Per Kristian Bråtveit (1996-02-15) 15 February 1996 (age 22) 9 0 Norway Haugesund
2DF Ulrik Yttergård Jenssen (1996-07-17) 17 July 1996 (age 22) 23 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
2DF Julian Ryerson (1997-11-17) 17 November 1997 (age 21) 10 1 Germany Union Berlin
2DF Andreas Hanche-Olsen (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 22) 10 0 Norway Stabæk
2DF Fredrik Knudsen (1996-08-30) 30 August 1996 (age 22) 5 0 Norway Haugesund
2DF Aslak Fonn Witry (1996-03-10) 10 March 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Norway Ranheim
2DF Tobias Børkeeiet (1999-04-18) 18 April 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Norway Stabæk
2DF Leo Skiri Østigård (1999-11-28) 28 November 1999 (age 19) 0 0 England Brighton & Hove Albion
3MF Morten Thorsby* (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 22) 25 4 Netherlands Heerenveen
3MF Henrik Bjørdal (1997-02-04) 4 February 1997 (age 21) 13 2 Belgium Zulte Waregem
3MF Martin Samuelsen* (1997-04-17) 17 April 1997 (age 21) 6 0 Netherlands VVV Venlo
3MF Dennis Johnsen (1998-02-17) 17 February 1998 (age 20) 5 0 Netherlands Ajax
3MF Vebjørn Hoff (1996-02-13) 13 February 1996 (age 22) 5 0 Norway Odd
3MF Vajebah Sakor (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 22) 4 0 Sweden Göteborg
3MF Tobias Heintz (1998-07-13) 13 July 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Norway Sarpsborg 08
3MF Nicholas Mickelson (1999-07-24) 24 July 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Norway HamKam
3MF Hugo Vetlesen (2000-02-29) 29 February 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Norway Stabæk
4FW Birk Risa (1998-02-13) 13 February 1998 (age 20) 8 0 Norway Odd
4FW Runar Espejord (1996-02-26) 26 February 1996 (age 22) 4 2 Norway Tromsø
4FW Erling Braut Håland (2000-07-21) 21 July 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Norway Molde

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players still eligible for the U21 team (i.e. born in 1996 or later) have been called up since January 2016.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Amund Wichne (1997-05-12) 12 May 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Norway Viking
3MF Sander Berge* (1998-02-14) 14 February 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Belgium Genk
4FW Zymer Bytyqi (1996-09-11) 11 September 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Norway Viking

Former squads[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U21-landslagstropp til kamp mot Aserbajdsjan" (in Norwegian). 28 August 2018.
  2. ^ Match report: Russia v Norway (28 March 2017), fotball.no. Retrieved 28 March 2017. (in Norwegian)

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