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Germany national under-21 football team

Germany Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Deutscher Fußball-Bund
Head coach Horst Hrubesch
Captain Leon Goretzka
Most caps Fabian Ernst (31)
Top scorer Pierre Littbarski (18)
First international

U-23: W Germany 3–3 Yugoslavia
Frankfurt, 25 June 1955


U-21: Poland 1–0 W Germany
Toruń, 10 October 1979
Biggest win

U-23: W Germany 3–0 Turkey
Augsburg, 24 April 1971


U-21: San Marino 0–11 Germany
Serravalle, 17 November 2009
Biggest defeat

U-23: Soviet Union 3–1 W Germany
Yerevan, 29 April 1972


U-21: Portugal 5–0 Germany
Olomouc, 27 June 2015
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 13 (First in 1982)
Best result Winners (2009)

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.

Contents

  • Competition records 1
    • Competing as West Germany 1.1
    • Competing as Germany 1.2
  • Schedule and results 2
  • Players 3
    • Current squad 3.1
    • Past squads 3.2
    • Player records 3.3
    • Former coaches 3.4
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Competition records

For the East Germany team record, look here.

Competing as West Germany

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 Semifinals
1986 Did not qualify
1988 Quarterfinals
1990 Quarterfinals

Competing as Germany

UEFA U-21 Championship record
Year Progress
1992 Quarterfinals
1994 Did not qualify
1996 Quarterfinals
1998 Quarterfinals
2000 Did not qualify
2002 Did not qualify
2004 Group Stage
2006 Group Stage
2007 Did not qualify
2009 Champions
2011 Did not qualify
2013 Group Stage
2015 Semifinals
2017 TBD

Schedule and results

Players

Current squad

Germany U21 football team before the match against Iceland in March 2010

Players born in or after 1994 are eligible for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

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

The following players were called up for the EURO Under-21 qualification matches against Finland and Faroe Islands on 9 and 13 October 2015.[1]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2015.[2]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Odisseas Vlachodimos (1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 0 0 VfB Stuttgart
12 1GK Timon Wellenreuther (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 4 0 RCD Mallorca
23 1GK Jannik Huth (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 0 0 Mainz 05
2 2DF Jeremy Toljan (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 4 0 1899 Hoffenheim
3 2DF Jonathan Tah (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 2 0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
5 2DF Niklas Süle (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 6 1 1899 Hoffenheim
13 2DF Malcolm Cacutalua (1994-11-15) 15 November 1994 1 0 VfL Bochum
14 2DF Lukas Klostermann (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 3 0 RB Leipzig
16 2DF Kevin Akpoguma (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 0 0 Fortuna Düsseldorf
4 2DF Niklas Stark (1995-04-14) 14 April 1995 4 1 Hertha BSC
6 3MF Julian Weigl (1995-09-08) 8 September 1995 3 0 Borussia Dortmund
7 3MF Max Meyer (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 13 3 Schalke 04
8 3MF Leon Goretzka (c) (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 7 0 Schalke 04
10 3MF Marc Stendera (1995-12-10) 10 December 1995 1 0 Eintracht Frankfurt
11 3MF Julian Brandt (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 4 0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
17 3MF Joshua Kimmich (1995-02-08) 8 February 1995 12 2 FC Bayern Munich
18 3MF Janik Haberer (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 0 0 VfL Bochum
20 3MF Yannick Gerhardt (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 4 0 1. FC Köln
21 3MF Maximilian Arnold (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 8 1 VfL Wolfsburg
22 3MF Serge Gnabry (1995-07-14) 14 July 1995 6 1 West Bromwich Albion
15 4FW Davie Selke (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 3 3 RB Leipzig
19 4FW Leroy Sané (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 3 3 Schalke 04

Past squads

Player records

Former coaches

See also

References

  1. ^ "EM-Qualifikation: Hrubesch beruft Stendera, Haberer und Vlachodimos". dfb.de. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "U 21-Nationalteam Männer Team". dfb.de. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

External links

  • The German Under-21 Football Team: Multi-culti Is Dead, Long Live Multi-Culti!
  • UEFA Under-21 website Contains full results archive
  • The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation Contains full record of U-21/U-23 Championships.
  • Site of the Under-21 national team at the German Football Association homepage.
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