Romania national under-21 football team

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Romania U-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Tricolorii Mici (The Little Tricolours)
Association Romanian Football Federation
Head coach Daniel Isăilă
Most caps Ionuț Luțu (28)
Top scorer Ionuț Luțu (15)
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win
 Armenia 0–5 Romania 
(Yerevan, Armenia; 16 November 2004)
 Azerbaijan 0–5 Romania 
(Trabzon, Turkey; 25 April 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 8–0 Romania 
(Magdeburg, Germany; 9 September 2014)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 1 (first in 1998)
Best result Eighth in 1998

The Romania national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Romania and is controlled by the Romanian Football Federation. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years.

The team is coached by former international Cristian Dulca and is usually captained by Pescara defender Deian Boldor.

Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, under-21 football teams in Europe were formed. The team is exclusively for football players that are age 21 or under at the start of the two-year campaign of the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship meaning a player can represent the national team until the age of 23.

The best result achieved by the Romania U-21 squad is the qualification for the 1998 European Championship. Under the guidance of Victor Pițurcă and with a generation of players that included among others Bogdan Lobonț, Florentin Petre, Ionel Dănciulescu and Cătălin Munteanu, Romania U-21 finished the qualifying stage with maximum points after winning all eight games. Romania was then chosen as the host of the final stage. The squad was eliminated in the quarter-finals, being beaten by the Netherlands, 2-1.

The Romania under-21 team does not have a permanent home. The team plays in stadiums located all around Romania. Because of the smaller demand compared to the senior national team, smaller facilities are used. As of June 2015, the last three games have been played in Targu Mures.

Competitive record[edit]

UEFA U-21 Championship Record[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1978 Did not qualify 4 1 0 3 5 8
1980 4 2 0 2 7 3
1982 6 2 1 3 9 12
1984 6 2 1 3 8 12
1986 6 1 4 1 5 7
1988 6 3 0 3 7 7
1990 6 3 0 3 8 7
1992 6 2 0 4 5 9
France 1994 8 5 0 3 13 10
Spain 1996 10 4 4 2 17 10
Romania 1998 Quarter-Final 1 0 0 1 1 2 8 8 0 0 18 4
Slovakia 2000 Did not qualify 8 3 3 2 10 8
Switzerland 2002 8 5 1 2 13 5
Germany 2004 8 2 1 5 6 7
Portugal 2006 10 6 1 3 17 8
Netherlands 2007 2 1 0 1 4 5
Sweden 2009 8 4 3 1 11 3
Denmark 2011 10 8 1 1 23 6
Israel 2013 8 4 2 2 11 6
Czech Republic 2015 8 3 3 2 14 19
Total 1/18 1 0 0 1 1 2 140 69 25 46 211 156

Olympic Games[edit]

Football at the Summer Olympics was first played officially in 1908. The Olympiads between 1896 and 1980 was only open for amateur players. The 1984 and 1988 tournaments were open to players with no appearances in the FIFA World Cup. After the 1988 Olympics, the football event was changed into a tournament for U23 or U21 teams with a maximum of three older players. See Romania national football team for competition record from 1908 until 1988.

Olympic Games record Olympic Games Qualification record **
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Spain 1992 Did not qualify 6 2 0 4 5 9
United States 1996 10 4 4 2 17 10
Australia 2000 8 3 3 2 10 8
Greece 2004 8 2 1 5 6 7
China 2008 2 1 0 1 4 5
United Kingdom 2012 10 8 1 1 23 6
Brazil 2016 8 3 3 2 14 19
Total 0/6 0 Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 23 12 17 79 64
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Includes both qualification phase and final tournament of UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
***Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

EURO 2019[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 3 Final tournament 10 Oct '17 7 Sep '18 1 Sep '17 23 Mar '18 6–0
2  Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among four best runners-up 16 Oct '18 14 Nov '17 7 Sep '18 5 Sep '17 23 Mar '18
3   Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 Jun '17 27 Mar '18 6 Oct '17 1 Sep '17 11 Sep '18
4  Romania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Sep '18 10 Nov '17 5 Sep '17 12 Oct '18 16 Oct '18
5  Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 Nov '17 11 Sep '18 16 Oct '18 14 Nov '17 7 Sep '18
6  Liechtenstein 0 0 0 0 0 6 −6 0 27 Mar '18 11 Oct '18 10 Oct '17 13 Jun '17 5 Oct '17
Updated to match(es) played on 28 March 2017. Source: UEFA

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players called up for the Friendly matches against Russia and Denmark on 24 and 27 March 2017 respectively.

Caps and goals as of 27 March 2017.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Árpád Tordai (1997-03-11) 11 March 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Romania Viitorul Constanța
1GK Cătălin Căbuz (1996-06-18) 18 June 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Romania Chindia Târgoviște
1GK Relu Stoian (1996-03-01) 1 March 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Romania Juventus București

2DF Virgil Ghiță (1998-06-04) 4 June 1998 (age 18) 2 1 Romania Viitorul Constanța
2DF Alexandru Pașcanu (1998-09-28) 28 September 1998 (age 18) 2 0 England Leicester City
2DF Tiberiu Căpușă (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 18) 2 0 Romania Viitorul Constanța
2DF Andrei Radu (1996-06-21) 21 June 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Cyprus Aris Limassol
2DF Paul Iacob (1996-06-21) 21 June 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Romania Brașov
2DF Răzvan Popa (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Spain Burgos

3MF Dragoș Nedelcu (1997-02-16) 16 February 1997 (age 20) 15 0 Romania Viitorul Constanța
3MF Marco Dulca (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 17) 2 0 Wales Swansea City
3MF Olimpiu Moruțan (1999-04-25) 25 April 1999 (age 17) 2 0 Romania Botoșani
3MF Vlad Dragomir (1999-04-24) 24 April 1999 (age 17) 2 0 England Arsenal
3MF Ianis Hagi (1998-10-22) 22 October 1998 (age 18) 2 0 Italy Fiorentina
3MF Andrei Ciobanu (1998-01-18) 18 January 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Romania Viitorul Constanța
3MF Alexandru Cicâldău (1997-07-08) 8 July 1997 (age 19) 2 0 Romania Viitorul Constanța
3MF Carlo Casap (1998-12-29) 29 December 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Romania Viitorul Constanța

4FW Mihai Dobre (1998-08-30) 30 August 1998 (age 18) 2 0 England Bournemouth
4FW Florinel Coman (1998-04-10) 10 April 1998 (age 18) 2 0 Romania Viitorul Constanța
4FW Adrian Petre (1998-02-11) 11 February 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Romania UTA Bătrâna Doamnă
4FW Robert Răducanu (1996-09-05) 5 September 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Romania Concordia Chiajna

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Romania under-21 squad and remain eligible:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Bogdan Căucă (1996-08-06) 6 August 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Romania Brașov v.  Poland, 13 October 2015
GK Răzvan Began (1996-08-12) 12 August 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Romania Luceafărul Oradea v.  Cyprus, 31 March 2015

DF Ionuț Nedelcearu EXCL (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 20) 8 1 Romania Dinamo București v.  Russia, 24 March 2017
DF Vlad Olteanu EXCL (1996-03-21) 21 March 1996 (age 21) 4 0 Romania Sepsi OSK Sfântu Gheorghe v.  Russia, 24 March 2017
DF Alin Dudea EXCL (1997-06-06) 6 June 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Romania Dinamo București v.  Russia, 24 March 2017
DF Cristian Manea (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 19) 9 0 Belgium Royal Excel Mouscron v.  Wales, 17 November 2015

MF Patrick Petre EXCL (1997-05-09) 9 May 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Romania Dinamo București v.  Russia, 24 March 2017
MF Alin Manea (1997-01-09) 9 January 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Romania CSU Craiova v.  Bulgaria, 11 October 2016
MF Răzvan Marin (1996-05-23) 23 May 1996 (age 20) 5 0 Belgium Standard Liège v.  Denmark, 6 September 2016
MF Silviu Balaure (1996-02-06) 6 February 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Romania Astra Giurgiu v.  Poland, 13 October 2015
MF Szilard Veres (1996-01-27) 27 January 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Hungary Gyirmót v.  Poland, 13 October 2015

FW Alexandru Tudorie (1996-03-19) 19 March 1996 (age 21) 8 0 Romania Steaua București v.  Bulgaria, 11 October 2016
FW Andrei Ivan (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 20) 3 0 Romania CSU Craiova v.  Bulgaria, 11 October 2016
FW George Pușcaș INJ (1996-04-08) 8 April 1996 (age 20) 13 7 Italy Benevento v.  Denmark, 6 September 2016
Notes
  • INJ = Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
  • Names in italics denote players that have been capped for the Senior team.

Coaching staff[edit]

Head coach Romania Daniel Isăilă
Assistant coach
Physical coach

Former squads[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]