Germany national under-21 football team

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Germany Under-21
Association Deutscher Fußball-Bund
Head coach Stefan Kuntz
Captain Maximilian Arnold
Most caps Fabian Ernst (31)
Top scorer Pierre 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, Armenian SSR, USSR; 29 April 1972)
U-21:
Portugal Portugal 5–0 Germany Germany
(Olomouc, Czech Republic; 27 June 2015)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 11 (first in 1982)
Best result Winners (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

For the East Germany team record, look here.

Competing as West Germany

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

Competing as Germany

UEFA U-21 Championship record
Year Progress
Europe 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

Individual Awards

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

Players

Current squad

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

The following players were called up for the matches against Azerbaijan and Israel on 9 and 14 November 2017.[2]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2017.[3]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Alexander Nübel (1996-09-30) 30 September 1996 (age 21) 6 0 Germany Schalke 04
2 2DF Benjamin Henrichs (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 20) 4 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
3 2DF Lukas Klostermann (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 21) 10 2 Germany RB Leipzig
4 2DF Jonathan Tah (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 21) 7 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
5 2DF Timo Baumgartl (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 21) 8 1 Germany VfB Stuttgart
6 2DF Waldemar Anton (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 21) 5 0 Germany Hannover 96
7 3MF Levin Öztunalı (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 21) 17 4 Germany Mainz 05
8 3MF Mahmoud Dahoud (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 21) 12 2 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
9 4FW Janni Serra (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 19) 4 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund
10 3MF Nadiem Amiri (1996-10-27) 27 October 1996 (age 21) 15 3 Germany TSG Hoffenheim
11 4FW Cedric Teuchert (1997-01-14) 14 January 1997 (age 20) 3 2 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
12 1GK Nils-Jonathan Körber (1996-11-13) 13 November 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Germany Preußen Münster
13 3MF Ohis Felix Uduokhai (1997-09-09) 9 September 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
14 2DF Pascal Stenzel (1996-03-20) 20 March 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Germany SC Freiburg
15 3MF Philipp Ochs (1997-04-17) 17 April 1997 (age 20) 4 2 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
16 4FW Aaron Seydel (1996-02-07) 7 February 1996 (age 21) 2 2 Germany Holstein Kiel
17 3MF Eduard Löwen (1997-01-28) 28 January 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
18 3MF Marcel Hartel (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 21) 6 4 Germany Union Berlin
19 3MF Florian Neuhaus (1997-03-16) 16 March 1997 (age 20) 5 1 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf
20 2DF Thilo Kehrer (1996-09-21) 21 September 1996 (age 21) 9 0 Germany Schalke 04
23 1GK Svend Brodersen (1997-03-22) 22 March 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Germany FC St. Pauli

Recent call ups

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 Nils-Jonathan Körber (1996-11-13) 13 November 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Germany Preußen Münster v.  Azerbaijan, 6 October 2017

DF Jannes Horn (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Germany 1. FC Köln v.  Kosovo, 5 September 2017
DF Lukas Klünter (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Germany 1. FC Köln v.  Kosovo, 5 September 2017
DF Leon Guwara (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Darmstadt 98 v.  Poland, 15 November 2016

MF Dennis Geiger (1998-06-10) 10 June 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim v.  Azerbaijan, 9 November 2017
MF Maximilian Eggestein (1996-12-08) 8 December 1996 (age 20) 3 1 Germany Werder Bremen v.  Norway, 10 October 2017
MF Felix Passlack (1998-05-29) 29 May 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim v.  Norway, 10 October 2017
MF Aymen Barkok (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt v.  Kosovo, 5 September 2017
MF Suat Serdar (1997-04-11) 11 April 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Germany Mainz 05 v.  Kosovo, 5 September 2017
MF Tim Skarke (1996-09-07) 7 September 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Germany 1. FC Heidenheim v.  Kosovo, 5 September 2017

FW Johannes Eggestein (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 19) 4 1 Germany Werder Bremen v.  Norway, 10 October 2017
FW Felix Platte (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 21) 3 1 Germany SV Darmstadt v.  Norway, 10 October 2017
FW Luca Waldschmidt (1996-05-19) 19 May 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Germany Hamburger SV v.  Norway, 10 October 2017
FW Leroy Sané (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 21) 10 5 England Manchester City v.  Poland, 15 November 2016

Past squads

Player records

Former coaches

See also

References

  1. ^ "Our all-time Under-21 EURO dream team". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "U 21-Trainer Kuntz: "Zwei Siege sind Pflicht"". dfb.de. Retrieved 2 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "U 21-Nationalteam Männer Team". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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