|Nickname(s)||Лъвчетата (The Young Lions)|
|Association||Bulgarian Football Union|
|Head coach||Aleksandar Dimitrov|
|Most caps||Petar Mihtarski (51)|
|Top scorer||Atanas Mihaylov (31)|
|Home stadium||Stadion Slavia|
The Bulgaria national under-21 football team (Bulgarian : Mладежки национален отбор на България по футбол) 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.
On 20 December 2018, BFU appointed Aleksandar Dimitrov as the head coach of the under-21 team.
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The following players have been called up for the friendly matches against Russia on 3 June 2021 and Albania on 8 June 2021. 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 Albania.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|12||GK||Svetoslav Vutsov||9 July 2002||4||0||Slavia Sofia|
|23||GK||Viktor Nikolov||11 April 2001||1||0||Socuéllamos|
|1||GK||Damyan Damyanov||29 July 2000||1||0||Botev Vratsa|
|6||DF||Viktor Popov||5 March 2000||11||0||Cherno More Varna|
|4||DF||Hristiyan Petrov||24 June 2002||5||0||Litex Lovech|
|16||DF||Martin Dichev||22 August 2000||5||0||Cherno More Varna|
|22||DF||Patrick-Gabriel Galchev||14 April 2001||5||0||Levski Sofia|
|20||DF||Simeon Petrov||12 January 2000||4||1||CSKA 1948|
|2||DF||Tomislav Papazov||24 August 2001||3||0||Hebar Pazardzhik|
|DF||Kolyo Stanev||10 October 2001||2||0||Etar Veliko Tarnovo|
|18||DF||Atanas Chernev||25 March 2002||1||0||Botev Plovdiv|
|15||DF||Tihomir Dimitrov||4 February 2000||1||0||Ludogorets Razgrad II|
|14||MF||Filip Krastev||15 October 2001||5||1||Troyes|
|7||MF||Stanislav Shopov||23 February 2002||5||1||Heerenveen|
|5||MF||Yoan Baurenski||21 October 2001||5||0||Litex Lovech|
|3||MF||Emanuel Mirchev||9 February 2002||5||0||Hamburger SV II|
|8||MF||Ilia Gruev||6 May 2000||4||1||Werder Bremen|
|19||MF||Mitko Mitkov||28 August 2000||4||0||CSKA Sofia|
|MF||Stefan Kamenov||13 March 2001||3||0||Montana|
|21||MF||Martin Petkov||15 August 2002||2||0||Levski Sofia|
|17||MF||Marin Petkov||2 October 2003||2||0||Levski Sofia|
|13||MF||Dimo Krastev||10 February 2003||1||0||Fiorentina|
|11||FW||Martin Minchev||22 April 2001||9||0||Sparta Prague|
|10||FW||Vladimir Nikolov||7 February 2001||6||2||Würzburger Kickers|
|9||FW||Dimitar Mitkov||27 January 2000||4||0||CSKA 1948|
The following players have previously been called up to the Bulgaria under-21 squad and remain eligible.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Damyan Hristov||10 November 2002||0||0||Ludogorets Razgrad II||v. North Macedonia, 29 March 2021|
|DF||Stanislav Rabotov||14 June 2002||2||0||Botev Plovdiv||v. North Macedonia, 29 March 2021|
|DF||Valentin Antov||9 November 2000||9||0||Bologna||v. Estonia, 17 November 2020|
|MF||Dominik Yankov||28 July 2000||9||2||Ludogorets Razgrad||v. North Macedonia, 29 March 2021 A|
|MF||Dimitar Tonev||15 October 2001||2||2||Botev Plovdiv||v. North Macedonia, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Stefan Gavrilov||9 July 2000||2||0||Septemvri Sofia||v. Estonia, 17 November 2020|
|FW||Preslav Borukov||23 April 2000||2||0||Etar Veliko Tarnovo||v. Russia, 3 June 2021 INJ|
|FW||Denislav Angelov||8 June 2001||2||0||Cherno More Varna||v. North Macedonia, 29 March 2021|
|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||—|
Win Draw Loss
|25 March 2019 Friendly||Finland||0–1||Bulgaria||Marbella, Spain|
|14:00 (UTC+01:00)||Report||Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Marbella|
|3 June 2019 Friendly tournament||Bulgaria||1–1|
|14:00 (UTC+02:00)||Report||Stadium: Bannikov Stadium|
|25 March 2019 Friendly tournament||Bulgaria||0–0|
|14:00 (UTC+02:00)||Report||Stadium: Bannikov Stadium|
|5 September 2019 UEFA Euro 2021 qualification||Estonia||0–4||Bulgaria||Tallinn, Estonia|
|17:30 (UTC+03:00)||Report||Stadium: Kadriorg Stadium |
Referee: Milovan Milačić (Montenegro)
|10 September 2019 UEFA Euro 2021 qualification||Bulgaria||0–0||Russia||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|20:30 (UTC+03:00)||Report||Stadium: Stadion Slavia |
Referee: Urs Schnyder (Switzerland)
|11 October 2019 UEFA Euro 2021 qualification||Bulgaria||0–1||Serbia||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|19:00 (UTC+03:00)||Report||Stadium: Stadion Slavia |
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)
|15 October 2019 UEFA Euro 2021 qualification||Latvia||0–0||Bulgaria||Riga, Latvia|
|18:00 (UTC+03:00)||Report||Stadium: Skonto Stadium |
Referee: Marcel Birsan (Romania)
|15 November 2019 UEFA Euro 2021 qualification||Bulgaria||3–0||Poland||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|18:00 (UTC+02:00)||Report||Stadium: Stadion Slavia |
Referee: Yaroslav Kozyk (Ukraine)
|4 September 2020 UEFA Euro 2021 qualification||Russia||2–0||Bulgaria||Khimki, Russia|
|19:00 (UTC+03:00)||Report||Stadium: Arena Khimki |
Referee: Arda Kardeşler (Turkey)
|8 September 2020 UEFA Euro 2021 qualification||Serbia||1–2||Bulgaria||Gornji Milanovac, Serbia|
|20:00 (UTC+01:00)||Report||Stadium: Stadion Metalac |
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)
|9 October 2020 UEFA Euro 2021 qualification||Bulgaria||1–0||Latvia||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|18:45 (UTC+03:00)||Report||Stadium: Stadion Slavia |
Referee: Viktor Shimusik (Belarus)
|13 October 2020 UEFA Euro 2021 qualification||Poland||1–1||Bulgaria||Gdynia, Poland|
|18:00 (UTC+01:00)||Report||Stadium: Stadion Miejski |
Referee: Allard Lindhout (Netherlands)
|17 November 2020 UEFA Euro 2021 qualification||Bulgaria||3–0||Estonia||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|18:30 (UTC+02:00)||Report||Stadium: Stadion Slavia |
Referee: Walter Altmann (Austria)
|24 March 2021 Friendly tournament||Ukraine||1–2||Bulgaria||Antalya, Turkey|
|16:00 (UTC+03:00)||Report||Stadium: Bellis Sports Center|
|26 March 2021 Friendly tournament||Bulgaria||3–1||Kazakhstan||Antalya, Turkey|
|15:00 (UTC+03:00)||Report||Stadium: Bellis Sports Center|
|29 March 2021 Friendly tournament||North Macedonia||5–1||Bulgaria||Antalya, Turkey|
|16:30 (UTC+03:00)||Report||Stadium: Bellis Sports Center|
|3 June 2021 Friendly||Bulgaria||0–1||Russia||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|17:30 (UTC+03:00)||Report||Stadium: Stadion Slavia|
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