|Dates||25 March 2021 – November 2022|
|Teams||53 (from 1 confederation)|
|Goals scored||31 (2.82 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Jonn Johannesen |
The 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying competition will be a men's under-21 football competition that will determine the 14 teams joining the automatically qualified co-hosts Romania and Georgia in the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament.
Apart from Romania and Georgia, all remaining 53 UEFA member national teams entered the qualifying competition. Players born on or after 1 January 2000 are eligible to participate.
The qualifying competition will consist of the following two rounds:
|Stage||Draw date 28 January 2021||FIFA International Dates|
|Qualifying group stage||28 January 2021||Matchday 1 (1–3 September 2021)|
|Matchday 2 (6–7 September 2021)|
|Matchday 3 (7–8 October 2021)|
|Matchday 4 (11–12 October 2021)|
|Matchday 5 (10–12 November 2021)|
|Matchday 6 (14–16 November 2021)|
|Matchday 7 (24–25 March 2022)|
|Matchday 8 (28–29 March 2022)|
|Matchday 9 (2–6 June 2022)|
|Matchday 10 (6–14 June 2022)|
Each group contained one team from each of Pots A–F (Pots A–E for five-team group). Based on the decisions taken by the UEFA Emergency Panel, there following teams would not be drawn in the same group.
|1||Austria||1||1||0||0||2||0||+2||3||Final tournament||—||15 Nov||28 Mar '22||2 Jun '22||6 Sep||2–0|
|2||Croatia||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Play-offs||24 Mar '22||—||7 Oct||28 Mar '22||1 Sep||10 Nov|
|3||Norway||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2 Sep||2 Jun '22||—||11 Nov||5 Jun||11 Oct|
|4||Finland||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||11 Oct||6 Sep||9 Jun '22||—||6 Jun '22||14 Nov|
|5||Azerbaijan||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||11 Nov||11 Oct||15 Nov||7 Oct||—||24 Mar '22|
|6||Estonia||1||0||0||1||0||2||−2||0||7 Oct||7 Jun '22||6 Sep||2 Sep||2 Jun '22||—|
|1||Germany||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Final tournament||—||12 Nov||7 Oct||3 Jun '22||25 Mar '22||16 Nov|
|2||Poland||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Play-offs||7 Jun '22||—||7 Sep||29 Mar '22||16 Nov||12 Oct|
|3||Israel||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||29 Mar '22||24 Mar '22||—||16 Nov||12 Oct||7 Jun '22|
|4||Hungary||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||12 Oct||8 Oct||2 Sep||—||12 Nov||24 Mar '22|
|5||Latvia||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7 Sep||3 Sep||2 Jun '22||7 Jun '22||—||7 Oct|
|6||San Marino||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3 Sep||2 Jun '22||11 Nov||7 Sep||29 Mar '22||—|
|1||Spain||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Final tournament||—||3 Sep||8 Oct||12 Oct||25 Mar '22||7 Jun '22|
|2||Russia||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Play-offs||16 Nov||—||12 Nov||8 Oct||3 Jun '22||7 Jun|
|3||Slovakia||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||29 Mar '22||7 Jun '22||—||25 Mar '22||3 Sep||12 Oct|
|4||Northern Ireland||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3 Jun '22||29 Mar '22||7 Sep||—||12 Nov||16 Nov|
|5||Lithuania||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7 Sep||12 Oct||16 Nov||7 Jun '22||—||8 Oct|
|6||Malta||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||12 Nov||25 Mar '22||3 Jun '22||3 Sep||29 Mar '22||—|
|1||Greece||2||1||1||0||5||0||+5||4||Final tournament||—||0–0||29 Mar '22||16 Nov||12 Nov||25 Mar '22|
|2||Cyprus||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||Play-offs||12 Oct||—||12 Nov||29 Mar '22||26 Mar '22||7 Sep|
|3||Portugal||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||11 Jun '22||16 Nov||—||25 Mar '22||6 Sep||7 Oct|
|4||Iceland||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7 Sep||11 Jun '22||12 Oct||—||8 Jun '22||3 Jun '22|
|5||Belarus||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||8 Oct||5 Jun||4 Jun '22||2 Sep||—||12 Oct|
|6||Liechtenstein||1||0||0||1||0||5||−5||0||0–5||3 Sep||7 Jun '22||12 Nov||16 Nov||—|
|1||Moldova||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||Final tournament||—||8 Oct||3 Jun '22||8 Jun '22||3 Sep||12 Oct|
|2||Wales||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||Play-offs||0–0||—||11 Jun '22||16 Nov||29 Mar '22||14 Jun '22|
|3||Netherlands||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7 Sep||12 Oct||—||29 Mar '22||12 Nov||7 Jun '22|
|4||Switzerland||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||12 Nov||25 Mar '22||8 Oct||—||4 Jun '22||3 Sep|
|5||Bulgaria||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||16 Nov||7 Sep||25 Mar '22||12 Oct||—||11 Jun '22|
|6||Gibraltar||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||29 Mar '22||12 Nov||15 Nov||7 Sep||8 Oct||—|
|1||Montenegro||2||1||1||0||4||3||+1||4||Final tournament||—||3 Sep||2–2||12 Oct||25 Mar '22||10 Jun '22|
|2||Sweden||1||1||0||0||6||0||+6||3||Play-offs||8 Oct||—||12 Nov||29 Mar '22||9 Jun '22||6–0|
|3||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1||0||1||0||2||2||0||1||16 Nov||7 Sep||—||3 Sep||8 Oct||25 Mar '22|
|4||Republic of Ireland||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6 Jun '22||16 Nov||3 Jun '22||—||12 Nov||8 Oct|
|5||Italy||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7 Sep||12 Oct||29 Mar '22||14 Jun '22||—||3 Sep|
|6||Luxembourg||2||0||0||2||1||8||−7||0||1–2||2 Jun '22||12 Oct||7 Sep||6 Jun '22||—|
|1||Albania||1||1||0||0||3||0||+3||3||Final tournament||—||14 Jun '22||29 Mar '22||25 Mar '22||11 Oct||7 Oct|
|2||Kosovo||1||1||0||0||2||0||+2||3||Play-offs||16 Nov||—||10 Jun '22||7 Oct||25 Mar '22||2–0|
|3||England||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7 Jun '22||7 Sep||—||11 Nov||14 Jun '22||25 Mar '22|
|4||Czech Republic||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6 Sep||12 Oct||3 Jun '22||—||2 Sep||14 Jun '22|
|5||Slovenia||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||12 Nov||29 Mar '22||7 Oct||16 Nov||—||10 Jun '22|
|6||Andorra||2||0||0||2||0||5||−5||0||0–3||4 Jun '22||11 Oct||29 Mar '22||6 Sep||—|
|1||Faroe Islands||1||1||0||0||2||0||+2||3||Final tournament||—||6 Sep||7 Jun '22||2 Jun '22||7 Oct||2–0|
|2||France||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Play-offs||24 Mar '22||—||3 Jun '22||8 Oct||2 Sep||11 Nov|
|3||Serbia||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||12 Nov||12 Oct||—||3 Sep||24 Mar '22||29 Mar '22|
|4||Ukraine||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||12 Oct||29 Mar '22||16 Nov||—||7 Jun '22||7 Sep|
|5||North Macedonia||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||29 Mar '22||16 Nov||7 Sep||11 Nov||—||2 Jun '22|
|6||Armenia||1||0||0||1||0||2||−2||0||2 Sep||7 Jun '22||7 Oct||24 Mar '22||12 Oct||—|
|1||Belgium||1||1||0||0||3||1||+2||3||Final tournament||—||12 Oct||12 Nov||5 Jun '22||8 Oct|
|2||Denmark||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Play-offs||29 Mar '22||—||14 Jun '22||8 Oct||4 Jun '22|
|3||Turkey||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3 Sep||16 Nov||—||7 Sep||10 Jun '22|
|4||Scotland||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||16 Nov||10 Jun '22||25 Mar '22||—||12 Nov|
|5||Kazakhstan||1||0||0||1||1||3||−2||0||1–3||7 Sep||12 Oct||29 Mar '22||—|
Only the results of the second-placed teams against the first, third, fourth and fifth-placed teams in their group are taken into account, while results against the sixth-placed team in six-team groups are not included. As a result, eight matches played by each second-placed team are counted for the purposes of determining the ranking. The top-ranked team qualifies directly for the final tournament, while the other teams enter the play-offs
|6||F||Republic of Ireland||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
The following teams qualified for the final tournament.
Note: All appearance statistics include only U-21 era (since 1978).
|Team||Method of qualification||Date of qualification||Appearance||Last appearance||Previous best performance|
|Romania||Co-hosts||3 December 2020||4th||2021||Semi-finals (2019)|
|Georgia||Co-hosts||3 December 2020||1st||—||Debut|
There have been 31 goals scored in 11 matches, for an average of 2.82 goals per match (as of 8 June 2021).
1 own goal
For full lists of goalscorers, see sections in each group:
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