Sweden national under-21 football team

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Sweden Under-21
Nickname(s) Blågult (The Blue-Yellow)
Association Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Håkan Ericson
Captain Victor Lindelöf
Most caps Oscar Hiljemark (37)
Top scorer Ola Toivonen (13)
Home stadium Örjans Vall
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Finland 1–3 Sweden Sweden
(Vaasa, Finland; 11 August 1976)
Biggest win
Sweden Sweden 6–0 Cyprus 
(Helsingborg, Sweden; 1 May 1991)
Sweden Sweden 6–0 Bulgaria 
(Halmstad, Sweden; 6 October 1992)
Sweden Sweden 6–0 Malta 
(Halmstad, Sweden; 3 June 2005)
 Norway 0–6 Sweden Sweden
(Cartagena, Spain; 31 March 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Ukraine 6–0 Sweden Sweden
(Kiev, Ukraine; 31 May 2012)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 7 (First in 1986)
Best result Champions: 2015

The Sweden national under-21 football team is the football team representing Sweden in competitions for under-21 year old players and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association. Sweden's home ground is Swedbank Stadion in Malmö and the team is led by Håkan Ericson and his assistant Andreas Pettersson. The Swedish U21 team came into existence, following the realignment of UEFA European Under-23 Championship, which changed to be a Under-21 competition in 1978.

Sweden made their first European Under-21 Championship appearance in 1986. In 2015, Sweden became champions for the first time.[1] They finished second in 1992 and they also reached the semi-finals in 1990 and 2009.[2] Oscar Hiljemark is the most capped player for the Swedish U21 team, having played 37 caps between 2011 and 2015. Ola Toivonen is the best goalscorer for Sweden U21, having scored 13 goals between 2006 and 2009.

Competitive record[edit]

UEFA European U-21 Championship[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1978 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 6 8
1980 4 0 1 3 1 4
1982 4 1 1 2 3 6
1984 4 2 1 1 10 4
1986 Quarter-final 6th 2 0 1 1 2 3 6 4 1 1 7 3
1988 Did not qualify 6 1 4 1 6 6
1990 Semi-final 3rd 4 2 1 1 7 4 6 4 2 0 10 2
1992 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 1 2 4 4 6 4 2 0 17 3
France 1994 Did not qualify 10 4 4 2 21 8
Spain 1996 8 5 1 2 15 4
Romania 1998 Quarter-final 6th 3 1 0 2 3 3 10 9 0 1 30 6
Slovakia 2000 Did not qualify 8 2 0 6 7 15
Switzerland 2002 12 6 4 2 22 10
Germany 2004 Fourth place 4th 5 3 1 1 11 7 10 5 3 2 20 14
Portugal 2006 Did not qualify 10 6 0 4 16 12
Netherlands 2007 4 3 0 1 8 6
Sweden 2009 Semi-final 3rd 4 2 1 1 12 7 Qualified as hosts
Denmark 2011 Did not qualify 10 6 2 2 17 10
Israel 2013 12 7 1 4 20 14
Czech Republic 2015 Champions 1st 5 2 2 1 7 4 10 6 1 3 24 17
Poland 2017 To be determined
Total 1 title 7/20 29 13 7 9 46 32 144 76 29 39 260 152
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qualifying group stage[edit]
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 8 5 1 2 20 14 +6 16 Play-offs
2  Greece 8 5 0 3 20 10 +10 15
3  Poland 8 5 0 3 17 10 +7 15
4  Turkey 8 4 1 3 16 11 +5 13
5  Malta 8 0 0 8 2 30 −28 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Play-off[edit]

Sweden won 4–3 on aggregate.

Final tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Portugal 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5 Advance to knockout stage and 2016 Summer Olympics
2  Sweden 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Italy 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
4  England 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
Updated to match(es) played on 21 June 2015. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: tie-breaking
Knockout stage[edit]

Results and fixtures[edit]

2014[edit]

Results in 2014[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Ground A A H H H A H A H
Result W W W W W L W D D

Last updated: 18 November 2014.
Source: svenskfotboll.se
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

2015[edit]

Results in 2015[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Ground A A A A A A H A H A A H H H A A
Result W W W W D D W W L W W D

Last updated: 30 June 2015.
Source: svenskfotboll.se
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Players[edit]

Older squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called up for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[3]

Caps and goals updated as of 30 June 2015.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Patrik Carlgren (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 (age 23) 18 0 Sweden AIK
12 1GK Jacob Rinne (1993-06-20) 20 June 1993 (age 22) 3 0 Sweden Örebro SK
23 1GK Andreas Linde (1993-07-24) 24 July 1993 (age 22) 4 0 Norway Molde FK
2 2DF Victor Lindelöf (1994-07-17) 17 July 1994 (age 21) 9 0 Portugal Benfica
3 2DF Alexander Milošević (vice captain) (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 23) 24 3 Turkey Beşiktaş
4 2DF Filip Helander (1993-04-22) 22 April 1993 (age 22) 19 0 Italy Hellas Verona
5 2DF Ludwig Augustinsson (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 (age 21) 16 0 Denmark Copenhagen
17 2DF Joseph Baffo (1992-11-07) 7 November 1992 (age 22) 17 0 Germany Eintracht Braunschweig
18 2DF Sebastian Holmén (1992-04-29) 29 April 1992 (age 23) 12 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
21 2DF Pa Konate (1994-04-25) 25 April 1994 (age 21) 6 0 Sweden Malmö FF
6 3MF Oscar Lewicki (1992-07-14) 14 July 1992 (age 23) 27 2 Sweden Malmö FF
7 3MF Oscar Hiljemark (captain) (1992-06-28) 28 June 1992 (age 23) 37 4 Italy Palermo
8 3MF Abdul Khalili (1992-06-07) 7 June 1992 (age 23) 13 0 Turkey Mersin İdmanyurdu
13 3MF Arber Zeneli (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 20) 5 1 Sweden IF Elfsborg
15 3MF Kristoffer Olsson (1995-06-30) 30 June 1995 (age 20) 10 3 Denmark FC Midtjylland
16 3MF Simon Tibbling (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 20) 18 2 Netherlands Groningen
19 3MF Sam Larsson (1993-04-10) 10 April 1993 (age 22) 10 1 Netherlands Heerenveen
20 3MF Robin Quaison (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 21) 16 1 Italy Palermo
22 3MF Simon Gustafson (1995-01-11) 11 January 1995 (age 20) 7 3 Netherlands Feyenoord
9 4FW Branimir Hrgota (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 22) 14 3 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
10 4FW John Guidetti (1992-04-15) 15 April 1992 (age 23) 23 12 Spain Celta Vigo
11 4FW Isaac Kiese Thelin (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 23) 11 7 France Bordeaux
14 4FW Mikael Ishak (1993-03-31) 31 March 1993 (age 22) 24 10 Denmark Randers FC

Younger squad[edit]

The following 20 players were called up for the friendly matches against Finland on 13 June 2015 and against Albania on 16 June 2015.[4]

Caps and goals updated as of 16 June 2015.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jesper Johansson (1994-05-30) 30 May 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Sweden Mjällby AIF
12 1GK Anton Cajtoft (1994-02-13) 13 February 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Sweden Jönköpings Södra IF
2 2DF Jesper Manns (1995-08-05) 5 August 1995 (age 19) 4 1 Sweden IF Elfsborg
3 2DF Jacob Une Larsson (1994-04-08) 8 April 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna
4 2DF Sebastian Starke Hedlund (1995-04-05) 5 April 1995 (age 20) 6 0 Sweden GAIS
5 2DF Simon Sandberg (1994-03-25) 25 March 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Sweden BK Häcken
13 2DF Joakim Nilsson (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Sweden GIF Sundsvall
14 2DF Noah Sonko Sundberg (1996-06-06) 6 June 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Sweden AIK
15 2DF Linus Wahlqvist (1996-11-11) 11 November 1996 (age 18) 2 0 Sweden IFK Norrköping
6 3MF Jesper Karlström (1995-06-21) 21 June 1995 (age 20) 5 1 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
7 3MF Kerim Mrabti (1994-05-20) 20 May 1994 (age 21) 6 2 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
8 3MF Isak Ssewankambo (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 19) 7 0 England Derby County
9 3MF Samuel Gustafson (1995-01-11) 11 January 1995 (age 20) 4 1 Sweden BK Häcken
11 3MF Ferhad Ayaz (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 (age 20) 5 0 Turkey Gaziantepspor
16 3MF Alexander Fransson (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 21) 6 0 Sweden IFK Norrköping
17 3MF Anton Salétros (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Sweden AIK
18 3MF Sam Lundholm (1994-07-01) 1 July 1994 (age 21) 3 3 Sweden AIK
10 4FW Carlos Strandberg (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 19) 2 2 Russia CSKA Moscow
19 4FW Gustav Engvall (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 19) 3 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following 11 players have also been called up to the Sweden U21 squad and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Linus Müller (1994-05-30) 30 May 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Sweden Trelleborgs FF v.  Norway, 31 March 2015
DF Emil Krafth INJ (1994-08-02) 2 August 1994 (age 21) 15 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF 2015 European Under-21 Championship
DF Adam Lundqvist (1994-03-20) 20 March 1994 (age 21) 4 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Albania, 16 June 2015
DF Oliver Silverholt (1994-06-22) 22 June 1994 (age 21) 4 0 Sweden Hammarby IF v.  Albania, 16 June 2015
DF Carl Johansson (1994-05-23) 23 May 1994 (age 21) 3 1 Sweden Helsingborgs IF v.  Norway, 31 March 2015
DF Pontus Nordenberg (1995-02-16) 16 February 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Sweden Åtvidabergs FF v.  Norway, 31 March 2015
MF Melker Hallberg (1995-10-20) 20 October 1995 (age 19) 9 1 Italy Udinese v.  Norway, 31 March 2015
FW Kristoffer Peterson (1994-11-28) 28 November 1994 (age 20) 7 1 Netherlands Utrecht v.  Albania, 16 June 2015
FW David Moberg Karlsson (1994-03-20) 20 March 1994 (age 21) 2 3 Denmark FC Nordsjælland v.  Albania, 16 June 2015
FW Dino Islamović (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 21) 3 1 Netherlands Groningen v.  Norway, 31 March 2015
FW Muamer Tanković (1995-02-22) 22 February 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Netherlands AZ v.  Norway, 31 March 2015

Notes

  • INJ — Injured or recovering from surgery.

Previous squads[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Older squad[edit]

Manager Håkan Ericson
Assistant manager Andreas Pettersson
Goalkeeping coach Leif Troedsson
Team doctor Fredrik Bergström

Players with most caps and goals[edit]

Updated as of 30 June 2015.

Top 10 most capped players[edit]

Players in bold text are still available to play for the Swedish U21 team.

# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Oscar Hiljemark 2011–2015 37 4
2 Alexander Farnerud 2002–2006 35 12
3 Jonny Rödlund 1990–1993 31 9
Mikael Dorsin 2000–2004 31 1
Mattias Bjärsmyr 2005–2009 31 0
6 Johan Elmander 2000–2004 30 12
Tommy Jönsson 1995–1998 30 2
Sven Andersson 1981–1986 30 0
9 Ola Toivonen 2006–2009 28 13
Jiloan Hamad 2009–2012 28 3
Magnus Hedman 1992–1995 28 0
Magnus Johansson 1990–1993 28 0

Top 10 goalscorers[edit]

Players in bold text are still available to play for the Swedish U21 team.

# Player Career Goals Caps
1 Ola Toivonen 2006–2009 13 28
2 John Guidetti 2010–2015 12 23
Johan Elmander 2000–2004 12 30
Alexander Farnerud 2002–2006 12 35
5 Niklas Skoog 1994–1995 10 14
Mikael Ishak 2012–2015 10 24
7 Lars Larsson 1982–1983 9 10
Jonny Rödlund 1990–1993 9 31
9 Marcus Berg 2006–2009 8 19
Hans Eklund 1987–1990 8 20
Joakim Persson 1994–1998 8 27

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EM-guld efter straffdrama!" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "EM-sorti på straffar efter mirakelvändning" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Zeneli med i Ericsons EM-trupp" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Nya U21 i två junimatcher" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 

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