Bulgaria national under-21 football team

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Bulgaria U-21
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Nickname(s) Лъвчетата (The Young Lions)
Association Bulgarian Football Union
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Aleksandar Dimitrov
Captain Dominik Yankov
Most caps Petar Mihtarski (51)
Top scorer Atanas Mihaylov (31)
Home stadium Stadion Slavia
FIFA code BUL
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The Bulgaria national under-21 football team (Bulgarian : Mладежки национален отбор на България по футбол) [1] is considered to be the feeder team for the Bulgaria national football team. This team is for Bulgarian players aged under 21 at the start of the calendar year in which a two-year UEFA European Under-21 Championship campaign begins, so some players can remain with the squad until the age of 23.

Contents

Coaching staff

Head coach

TenureHead Coach
2000–2001 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimitar Aleksiev
2002 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivan Kolev
2003–2006 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Petar Miladinov
2006–2007 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Aleksandar Stankov
2008–2009 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivan Kolev
2010–2013 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Mihail Madanski
2014–2018 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Antoni Zdravkov
2019–2020 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Aleksandar Dimitrov
2021– Flag of Bulgaria.svg Aleksandar Dimitrov

On 20 December 2018, BFU appointed Aleksandar Dimitrov as the head coach of the under-21 team. [2]

U21 Coaching staff

PositionStaff
Manager Flag of Bulgaria.svg Aleksandar Dimitrov
Assistant Manager Flag of Bulgaria.svg vacant
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of Bulgaria.svg vacant

Source: [ citation needed ]

Competition results

 Champions   Runners-Up   Semi-Finals   Other Top Results  

Balkan Youth Championship

YearRank
Flag of Greece.svg 1968Champions
Flag of Bulgaria.svg 1970Champions
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg 1973Champions

UEFA U-21 European Championship

YearRank
Flag of Europe.svg 1972Semi-Finals
Flag of Europe.svg 1974Quarter-Finals
Flag of Europe.svg 1976Quarter-Finals
Flag of Europe.svg 1978Semi-Finals
Flag of Europe.svg 1990Quarter-Finals

Current squad

Players

The following players have been called up for the friendly matches against Flag of Russia.svg Russia on 3 June 2021 and Flag of Albania.svg Albania on 8 June 2021. [3] Names in bold denote players who have been capped for or called up to the senior team.
Caps and goals updated as of 8 June 2021 after the match against Flag of Albania.svg Albania.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
121 GK Svetoslav Vutsov (2002-07-09) 9 July 2002 (age 18)40 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Slavia Sofia
231 GK Viktor Nikolov (2001-04-11) 11 April 2001 (age 20)10 Flag of Spain.svg Socuéllamos
11 GK Damyan Damyanov (2000-07-29) 29 July 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Botev Vratsa

62 DF Viktor Popov (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 21)110 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Cherno More Varna
42 DF Hristiyan Petrov (2002-06-24) 24 June 2002 (age 18)50 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Litex Lovech
162 DF Martin Dichev (2000-08-22) 22 August 2000 (age 20)50 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Cherno More Varna
222 DF Patrick-Gabriel Galchev (2001-04-14) 14 April 2001 (age 20)50 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Levski Sofia
202 DF Simeon Petrov (2000-01-12) 12 January 2000 (age 21)41 Flag of Bulgaria.svg CSKA 1948
22 DF Tomislav Papazov (2001-08-24) 24 August 2001 (age 19)30 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Hebar Pazardzhik
2 DF Kolyo Stanev (2001-10-10) 10 October 2001 (age 19)20 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Etar Veliko Tarnovo
182 DF Atanas Chernev (2002-03-25) 25 March 2002 (age 19)10 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Botev Plovdiv
152 DF Tihomir Dimitrov (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 (age 21)10 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ludogorets Razgrad II

143 MF Filip Krastev (2001-10-15) 15 October 2001 (age 19)51 Flag of France.svg Troyes
73 MF Stanislav Shopov (2002-02-23) 23 February 2002 (age 19)51 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Heerenveen
53 MF Yoan Baurenski (2001-10-21) 21 October 2001 (age 19)50 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Litex Lovech
33 MF Emanuel Mirchev (2002-02-09) 9 February 2002 (age 19)50 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV II
83 MF Ilia Gruev (2000-05-06) 6 May 2000 (age 21)41 Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen
193 MF Mitko Mitkov (2000-08-28) 28 August 2000 (age 20)40 Flag of Bulgaria.svg CSKA Sofia
3 MF Stefan Kamenov (2001-03-13) 13 March 2001 (age 20)30 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Montana
213 MF Martin Petkov (2002-08-15) 15 August 2002 (age 18)20 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Levski Sofia
173 MF Marin Petkov (2003-10-02) 2 October 2003 (age 17)20 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Levski Sofia
133 MF Dimo Krastev (2003-02-10) 10 February 2003 (age 18)10 Flag of Italy.svg Fiorentina

114 FW Martin Minchev (2001-04-22) 22 April 2001 (age 20)90 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Sparta Prague
104 FW Vladimir Nikolov (2001-02-07) 7 February 2001 (age 20)62 Flag of Germany.svg Würzburger Kickers
94 FW Dimitar Mitkov (2000-01-27) 27 January 2000 (age 21)40 Flag of Bulgaria.svg CSKA 1948

Recent call ups

The following players have previously been called up to the Bulgaria under-21 squad and remain eligible.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Damyan Hristov (2002-11-10) 10 November 2002 (age 18)00 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ludogorets Razgrad II v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia, 29 March 2021

DF Stanislav Rabotov (2002-06-14) 14 June 2002 (age 19)20 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Botev Plovdiv v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia, 29 March 2021
DF Valentin Antov (2000-11-09) 9 November 2000 (age 20)90 Flag of Italy.svg Bologna v. Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia, 17 November 2020

MF Dominik Yankov (2000-07-28) 28 July 2000 (age 20)92 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ludogorets Razgrad v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia, 29 March 2021 A
MF Dimitar Tonev (2001-10-15) 15 October 2001 (age 19)22 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Botev Plovdiv v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia, 29 March 2021
MF Stefan Gavrilov (2000-07-09) 9 July 2000 (age 20)20 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Septemvri Sofia v. Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia, 17 November 2020

FW Preslav Borukov (2000-04-23) 23 April 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Etar Veliko Tarnovo v. Flag of Russia.svg  Russia, 3 June 2021 INJ
FW Denislav Angelov (2001-06-08) 8 June 2001 (age 20)20 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Cherno More Varna v. Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia, 29 March 2021
Notes

UEFA Euro 2021 Qualifier

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Russia.svgFlag of Poland.svgFlag of Bulgaria.svgFlag of Serbia.svgFlag of Estonia.svgFlag of Latvia.svg
1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 10721224+1823 Final tournament 2–2 2–0 1–0 4–0 2−0
2Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 10622198+1120 1–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 3–1
3Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 10532145+918 0–0 3−0 0–1 3–0 1–0
4Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 10334129+312 0–2 1–0 1–2 6−0 1–1
5Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 10127334315 0–5 0–6 0–4 0–0 2–1
6Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 10046717104 1–4 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

UEFA Euro 2023 Qualifier

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Moldova.svgFlag of Wales (1959-present).svgFlag of the Netherlands.svgFlag of Switzerland.svgFlag of Bulgaria.svgFlag of Gibraltar.svg
1Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 10100001 [lower-alpha 1] Final tournament 8 Oct 3 Jun '22 8 Jun '22 3 Sep 12 Oct
2Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 10100001 [lower-alpha 1] Play-offs 0–0 11 Jun '22 16 Nov 29 Mar '22 14 Jun '22
3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 00000000 7 Sep 12 Oct 29 Mar '22 12 Nov 7 Jun '22
4Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 00000000 12 Nov 25 Mar '22 8 Oct 4 Jun '22 3 Sep
5Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 00000000 16 Nov 7 Sep 25 Mar '22 12 Oct 11 Jun '22
6Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar 00000000 29 Mar '22 12 Nov 15 Nov 7 Sep 8 Oct
Updated to match(es) played on 4 June 2021. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Ranked on disciplinary record: Moldova –3, Wales –5.

Recent fixtures

  Win  Draw  Loss

25 March 2019 (2019-03-25) Friendly Finland  Flag of Finland.svg0–1Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Marbella, Spain
14:00 (UTC+01:00) Report
Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Marbella
3 June 2019 (2019-06-03) Friendly tournament Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg1–1
(4–5 p)
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Kyiv, Ukraine
14:00 (UTC+02:00)
Report
Stadium: Bannikov Stadium
25 March 2019 (2019-03-25) Friendly tournament Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg0–0
(5–4 p)
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus Kyiv, Ukraine
14:00 (UTC+02:00) Report Stadium: Bannikov Stadium
5 September 2019 (2019-09-05) UEFA Euro 2021 qualification Estonia  Flag of Estonia.svg0–4Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Tallinn, Estonia
17:30 (UTC+03:00) Report
Stadium: Kadriorg Stadium
Attendance: 207 [4]
Referee: Milovan Milačić (Montenegro)
10 September 2019 (2019-09-10) UEFA Euro 2021 qualification Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg0–0Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Sofia, Bulgaria
20:30 (UTC+03:00) Report Stadium: Stadion Slavia
Attendance: 1,800 [5]
Referee: Urs Schnyder (Switzerland)
11 October 2019 (2019-10-11) UEFA Euro 2021 qualification Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg0–1Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Sofia, Bulgaria
19:00 (UTC+03:00) Report Stadium: Stadion Slavia
Attendance: 1,020 [6]
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)
15 October 2019 (2019-10-15) UEFA Euro 2021 qualification Latvia  Flag of Latvia.svg0–0Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Riga, Latvia
18:00 (UTC+03:00) Report Stadium: Skonto Stadium
Attendance: 305 [7]
Referee: Marcel Birsan (Romania)
15 November 2019 (2019-11-15) UEFA Euro 2021 qualification Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg3–0Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Sofia, Bulgaria
18:00 (UTC+02:00)
Report Stadium: Stadion Slavia
Attendance: 453 [8]
Referee: Yaroslav Kozyk (Ukraine)
4 September 2020 (2020-09-04) UEFA Euro 2021 qualification Russia  Flag of Russia.svg2–0Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Khimki, Russia
19:00 (UTC+03:00)
Report Stadium: Arena Khimki
Attendance: 0
Referee: Arda Kardeşler (Turkey)
8 September 2020 (2020-09-08) UEFA Euro 2021 qualification Serbia  Flag of Serbia.svg1–2Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
20:00 (UTC+01:00)
Report
Stadium: Stadion Metalac
Attendance: 0
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)
9 October 2020 (2020-10-09) UEFA Euro 2021 qualification Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg1–0Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Sofia, Bulgaria
18:45 (UTC+03:00)
Report Stadium: Stadion Slavia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Viktor Shimusik (Belarus)
13 October 2020 (2020-10-13) UEFA Euro 2021 qualification Poland  Flag of Poland.svg1–1Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Gdynia, Poland
18:00 (UTC+01:00)
Report
Stadium: Stadion Miejski
Attendance: 1,894
Referee: Allard Lindhout (Netherlands)
17 November 2020 (2020-11-17) UEFA Euro 2021 qualification Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg3–0Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Sofia, Bulgaria
18:30 (UTC+02:00)
Report Stadium: Stadion Slavia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Walter Altmann (Austria)
24 March 2021 (2021-03-24) Friendly tournament Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg1–2Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Antalya, Turkey
16:00 (UTC+03:00)
Report
Stadium: Bellis Sports Center
26 March 2021 (2021-03-26) Friendly tournament Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg3–1Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Antalya, Turkey
15:00 (UTC+03:00)
Report
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Stadium: Bellis Sports Center
29 March 2021 (2021-03-29) Friendly tournament North Macedonia  Flag of North Macedonia.svg5–1Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Antalya, Turkey
16:30 (UTC+03:00)
Report
Stadium: Bellis Sports Center
3 June 2021 (2021-06-03) Friendly Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg0–1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Sofia, Bulgaria
17:30 (UTC+03:00) Report
Stadium: Stadion Slavia
8 June 2021 (2021-06-08) Friendly Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg4–0Flag of Albania.svg  Albania Sofia, Bulgaria
17:30 (UTC+03:00)
Report Stadium: Stadion Slavia

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