Czech Republic national under-21 football team

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Czech Republic Under-21
Nickname(s) Lvíčata (Little Lions)
Association Fotbalová asociace
České republiky
(FAČR)
Head coachTBA
Most caps Jan Polák (46)
Top scorer Tomáš Pekhart (17)
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First colours
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Second colours
First international
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 1–0 Malta  Flag of Malta.svg
(Opava, Czech Republic; 5 September 1994)
Biggest win
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 8–0 Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg
(Teplice, Czech Republic; 5 October 2001)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 8–0 Liechtenstein  Flag of Liechtenstein.svg
(Prague, Czech Republic; 11 September 2007)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 8–0 San Marino  Flag of San Marino (1862-2011).svg
(Serravalle, San Marino; 9 June 2009)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 8–0 Andorra  Flag of Andorra.svg
(Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic; 10 August 2011)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 4–0 Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
(Burgos, Spain; 7 June 1997)
Records are for competitive
matches only
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1996 )
Best resultChampions, 2002

The Czech Republic national under-21 football team is the national under-21 association football team of the Czech Republic and is controlled by the Football Association of the Czech Republic. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, held every two years.

Although the breakup of Czechoslovakia occurred officially on 1 January 1993, the under-21 team continued until the end of the 1994 championship. After that, the Czech Republic and the Slovakia under-21s became separate footballing entities.

For both nations, first matches were played in September 1994 in qualification for the 1996 championship.

The Czech Republic under-21 team reached the quarter-finals in 1996, but failed to qualify for 1998. The team reached the final in both the 2000 and 2002 tournaments, winning the latter on penalties.

Subsequently, the team failed to qualify for the tournaments in 2004 and 2006. They qualified for the 2007 competition but finished last in the group stage. They once again failed to qualify for the 2009 competition. In the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, they placed fourth.

Competitive Record

UEFA European Under-21 Championship Record

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualification record
YearRoundPldWD *LGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Spain.svg 1996 Quarter-finals20022410721339
Flag of Romania.svg 1998 Did not qualify83051313
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2000 Runners-up42119712912206
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2002 Winners52215512921296
Flag of Germany.svg 2004 Did not qualify10703207
Flag of Portugal.svg 2006 126332611
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2007 Group stage301214431073
Flag of Sweden.svg 2009 Did not qualify8422195
Flag of Denmark.svg 2011 Fourth place52034610910304
Flag of Israel.svg 2013 Did not qualify10631267
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2015 Group stage311163Qualified as hosts
Flag of Poland.svg 2017 Group stage310257107212910
Flag of Italy.svg Flag of San Marino.svg 2019 Did not qualify105141415
Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Slovenia.svg 2021 Qualified7430172
Total7/12258512323611675182326696
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.

Individual awards

In addition to team victories, Czech players have won individual awards at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

YearGolden PlayerGolden Boot
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2002 Petr Čech
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2015 Jan Kliment

Results and fixtures 2013–2015

2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Friendly matches

14 May 2014 Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg3 – 1Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Senica, Slovakia
17:00 Škvarka Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Zreľák Soccerball shade.svg 48', 82'
Report Trávník Soccerball shade.svg 52'Attendance: 925
Referee: Markus Hameter (AUT)
9 October 2014 Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg0 – 1Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Bannikov Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine
Report Přikryl Soccerball shade.svg 88'Attendance: 100

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship matches against Italy, Slovenia and Spain on 24, 27 and 30 March 2021 respectively. [1]

Caps and goals updated as of 22 March 2021.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Martin Jedlička (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 23)80 Flag of Slovakia.svg Dunajská Streda
1 GK Matěj Kovář (2000-05-17) 17 May 2000 (age 21)00 Flag of England.svg Manchester United
1 GK Matouš Trmal (1998-10-02) 2 October 1998 (age 22)20 Flag of Portugal.svg Vitória

2 DF Matěj Chaluš (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 23)70 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Liberec
2 DF Michal Fukala (2000-10-22) 22 October 2000 (age 20)00 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Liberec
2 DF Denis Granečný (1998-09-07) 7 September 1998 (age 22)90 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Emmen
2 DF Libor Holík (1998-05-12) 12 May 1998 (age 23)81 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jablonec
2 DF Ladislav Krejčí (1999-04-20) 20 April 1999 (age 22)75 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Sparta Prague
2 DF Dominik Plechatý (1998-04-18) 18 April 1998 (age 23)70 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Sparta Prague
2 DF Martin Vitík (2003-01-21) 21 January 2003 (age 18)00 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Sparta Prague

3 MF Pavel Bucha (1998-03-11) 11 March 1998 (age 23)92 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Plzeň
3 MF Filip Havelka (1998-01-21) 21 January 1998 (age 23)80 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg České Budějovice
3 MF Dominik Janošek (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 23)92 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Fastav Zlín
3 MF Adam Karabec (2003-07-02) 2 July 2003 (age 17)10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Sparta Prague
3 MF Michal Kohút (2000-06-04) 4 June 2000 (age 21)10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slovácko
3 MF Tomáš Ostrák (2000-02-05) 5 February 2000 (age 21)10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karviná
3 MF Michal Sadílek (1998-05-31) 31 May 1998 (age 23)90 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Liberec
3 MF Pavel Šulc (2000-12-29) 29 December 2000 (age 20)31 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Plzeň
3 MF Antonín Vaníček (1998-04-22) 22 April 1998 (age 23)121 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Bohemians 1905
3 MF Patrik Žitný (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 22)50 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Teplice

4 FW Václav Drchal (1999-07-25) 25 July 1999 (age 21)53 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Mladá Boleslav
4 FW Ondřej Lingr (1998-10-07) 7 October 1998 (age 22)30 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague
4 FW Ondřej Šašinka (1998-03-21) 21 March 1998 (age 23)72 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Baník Ostrava

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Czech Republic under-21 squad and remain eligible:

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Hugo Jan Bačkovský (1999-10-10) 10 October 1999 (age 21)00 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vlašim

4 FW Adam Hložek (2002-07-25) 25 July 2002 (age 18)83 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Sparta Prague

Previous squads

Leading Appearances

Czech U21 in 2007 Czech national football team U21 2007.JPG
Czech U21 in 2007
RankPlayerU-21 Caps
1 Jan Polák 46
2 David Kobylík 32
3 Bořek Dočkal 28
Josef Kaufman 28
5 Jan Lecjaks 27
Michal Papadopulos 27
7 Lukáš Došek 26
Michal Kadlec 26
Ondřej Mazuch 26
Tomáš Pekhart 26
Roman Týce 26
Tomáš Ujfaluši 26

Note: Those players in bold are still eligible to play for the team at the moment. Statistics up to and including Czech Republic vs Germany, 18 November 2014.

Leading Goalscorers

RankPlayerClub(s)U-21 Goals
1 Tomáš Pekhart Tottenham Hotspur, Baumit Jablonec 17
2 Jan Chramosta Mladá Boleslav 12
3 Milan Baroš Baník Ostrava, Liverpool 9
Tomáš Došek Viktoria Plzeň, Slavia Prague 9
5 Bořek Dočkal Slavia Prague, Slovan Liberec 8
Pavel Novotný Slavia Prague 8
Václav Svěrkoš Baník Ostrava, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha BSC 8
8 David Kobylík Sigma Olomouc, Strasbourg 7
Vratislav Lokvenc Hradec Králové, Sparta Prague 7
Libor Sionko Baník Ostrava, Sparta Prague 7
Štěpán Vachoušek SC Xaverov, Chmel Blšany, Teplice, Slavia Prague 7

Note:Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-21s. Those players in bold are still eligible to play for the team at the moment. Statistics up to and including Czech Republic vs Andorra, 5 June 2012.

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References

  1. "U21: do Slovinska míří kompletní tým" (in Czech). Fotbalová asociace České republiky. Retrieved 22 March 2021.