Germany national under-21 football team

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Germany Under-21
AssociationDeutscher Fußball-Bund
Head coachStefan Kuntz
CaptainJonathan Tah
Most capsFabian Ernst (31)
Top scorerPierre Littbarski (18)
First colours
Second colours
First international
U-23:
Germany West Germany 3–3 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(Frankfurt, Germany; 25 June 1955)
U-21:
Poland Poland 1–0 West Germany Germany
(Toruń, Poland; 10 October 1979)
Biggest win
U-23:
Germany West Germany 3–0 Turkey Turkey
(Augsburg, Germany; 24 April 1971)
U-21:
San Marino San Marino 0–11 Germany Germany
Serravalle, San Marino; 17 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
U-23:
Soviet Union Soviet Union 3–1 West Germany Germany
(Yerevan, USSR; 29 April 1972)
U-21:
Portugal Portugal 5–0 Germany Germany
(Olomouc, Czech Republic; 27 June 2015)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances11 (first in 1982)
Best resultWinners (2009, 2017)

The Germany national under-21 football team represents the under-21s of Germany in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship and is controlled by the German Football Association (DFB), the governing body of football in Germany.

Before the reunification of Germany, East Germany and West Germany played as separate entities — the two teams played separately until summer 1990. Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, international under-21 football in Europe began. A West German team, however, did not compete in the U-21 European Championship until the qualifying round (beginning in 1980) of the 1982 competition.

West Germany competed in the first two under-23 competitions, which finished in 1972 and 1974. The first under-21 competition finals were in 1978, and since the under-21 competition rules state that players must be 21 or under at the start of a two-year competition, technically it is an under-23 competition.

The current Germany team can be legitimately considered as the current incarnation of the West German team, since the West Germany flag, uniform, and football association all became those of the unified Germany. In effect, the West German team absorbed the East German team to become 'the Germany national under-21 football team'.

For these reasons, the record of West Germany for the U-23 and U-21 competitions is shown below.

Competition records[edit]

For the East Germany team record, look here.

Competing as West Germany[edit]

UEFA U-23 Championship record
Year Progress
1972 Quarterfinals
1974 Did not qualify
1976 Did not enter
UEFA U-21 Championship record
Year Progress
1978 Did not enter
1980 Did not enter
1982 Final
1984 Did not qualify
1986 Did not qualify
1988 Did not qualify
1990 Quarterfinals

Competing as Germany[edit]

UEFA U-21 Championship record
Year Progress
1992 Quarterfinals
France 1994 Did not qualify
Spain 1996 Quarterfinals
Romania 1998 Quarterfinals
Slovakia 2000 Did not qualify
Switzerland 2002 Did not qualify
Germany 2004 Group Stage
Portugal 2006 Group Stage
Netherlands 2007 Did not qualify
Sweden 2009 Champions
Denmark 2011 Did not qualify
Israel 2013 Group Stage
Czech Republic 2015 Semifinals
Poland 2017 Champions
Italy/San Marino 2019 Qualified

Individual Awards[edit]

EURO Under-21 dream team

On 17 June 2015, UEFA revealed an all-time best XI from the previous Under-21 final tournaments.[1]

Included players from Germany:

Schedule and results[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players born in or after 1996 are eligible for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against the Netherlands and Italy on 16 and 19 November 2018.[2]

Note: Names in italics denote players that have been called up to the senior team.

Caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2018.[3]
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Alexander Nübel (1996-09-30) 30 September 1996 (age 22) 12 0 Germany Schalke 04
2 2DF Benjamin Henrichs (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 21) 11 0 France Monaco
3 2DF Lukas Klostermann (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 22) 17 2 Germany RB Leipzig
4 2DF Felix Uduokhai (1997-09-09) 9 September 1997 (age 21) 4 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
5 2DF Timo Baumgartl (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 22) 13 1 Germany VfB Stuttgart
6 2DF Waldemar Anton (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 22) 10 0 Germany Hannover 96
7 3MF Levin Öztunalı (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 22) 23 6 Germany Mainz 05
8 3MF Mahmoud Dahoud (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 22) 15 2 Germany Borussia Dortmund
9 3MF Abdelhamid Sabiri (1996-11-28) 28 November 1996 (age 22) 3 1 England Huddersfield Town
10 3MF Luca Waldschmidt (1996-05-19) 19 May 1996 (age 22) 8 3 Germany SC Freiburg
11 4FW Törles Knöll (1997-09-13) 13 September 1997 (age 21) 2 1 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
12 1GK Nils-Jonathan Körber (1996-11-13) 13 November 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Germany VfL Osnabrück
13 4FW Janni Serra (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 20) 11 2 Germany Holstein Kiel
14 2DF Maximilian Mittelstädt (1997-03-18) 18 March 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Germany Hertha BSC
15 3MF Philipp Ochs (1997-04-17) 17 April 1997 (age 21) 9 3 Denmark AaB Fodbold
16 3MF Suat Serdar (1997-04-11) 11 April 1997 (age 21) 5 2 Germany Schalke 04
17 3MF Arne Maier (1999-01-08) 8 January 1999 (age 19) 3 0 Germany Hertha BSC
18 2DF Robin Koch (1996-07-17) 17 July 1996 (age 22) 3 0 Germany SC Freiburg
19 3MF Florian Neuhaus (1997-03-16) 16 March 1997 (age 21) 10 1 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
20 2DF Pascal Stenzel (1996-03-20) 20 March 1996 (age 22) 6 0 Germany SC Freiburg
21 4FW Marco Richter (1997-11-24) 24 November 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Germany FC Augsburg
22 3MF Maximilian Eggestein (1996-12-08) 8 December 1996 (age 22) 11 1 Germany Werder Bremen
23 1GK Svend Brodersen (1997-03-22) 22 March 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Germany FC St. Pauli

Recent call ups[edit]

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Moritz Nicolas (1997-10-21) 21 October 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach v.  Republic of Ireland, 16 October 2018
GK Florian Müller (1997-11-13) 13 November 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Mainz 05 v.  Norway, 12 October 2018
GK Markus Schubert (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Germany Dynamo Dresden v.  Republic of Ireland, 11 September 2018

DF Jonathan Tah (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 22) 9 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Norway, 12 October 2018
DF Jordan Torunarigha (1997-08-07) 7 August 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Germany Hertha BSC v.  Republic of Ireland, 11 September 2018
DF Thilo Kehrer (1996-09-21) 21 September 1996 (age 22) 9 0 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Israel, 22 March 2018

MF Marcel Hartel (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 22) 9 4 Germany Union Berlin v.  Republic of Ireland, 16 October 2018
MF Eduard Löwen (1997-01-28) 28 January 1997 (age 21) 6 1 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg v.  Norway, 12 October 2018
MF Nadiem Amiri (1996-10-27) 27 October 1996 (age 22) 17 3 Germany TSG Hoffenheim v.  Kosovo, 27 March 2018
MF Salih Özcan (1998-01-11) 11 January 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Germany 1. FC Köln v.  Kosovo, 27 March 2018

FW Johannes Eggestein (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 20) 5 1 Germany Werder Bremen v.  Republic of Ireland, 16 October 2018
FW Cedric Teuchert (1997-01-14) 14 January 1997 (age 21) 8 8 Germany Schalke 04 v.  Norway, 12 October 2018
FW Aaron Seydel (1996-02-07) 7 February 1996 (age 22) 4 4 Germany Holstein Kiel v.  Republic of Ireland, 11 September 2018

Past squads[edit]

Player records[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our all-time Under-21 EURO dream team". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Kuntz nominiert U 21-Kader für Spiele gegen Niederlande und Italien". dfb.de. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  3. ^ "U 21-Nationalteam Männer Team". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 March 2014.

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