Denmark national under-21 football team

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Denmark Under-21
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Association Danish Football Association
(Dansk Boldspil-Union)
Head coach Jesper Sørensen
Captain Victor Nelsson
Most caps Jonas Kamper (39)
Top scorer Marcus Ingvartsen (17)
Home stadium Vejle Stadium [1]
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First colours
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First international
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 0–2 Norway  Flag of Norway.svg
(Holstebro, Denmark; 25 August 1976)
Biggest win
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 9–0 Luxembourg  Flag of Luxembourg.svg
(Farum, Denmark; 11 October 2002)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria 6–0 Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 25 April 1989)
Olympic Games
Appearances2 (first in 1992 )
Best result8th (2016)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances7 (first in 1978 )
Best resultSemi-finals (1992), (2015)

The Denmark national under-21 football team has played since 1976 and is controlled by the Danish Football Association. Before 1976, the age limit was 23 years.

Contents

Tournament record

UEFA European U-21 Championship

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record Qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGAGDPldWDLGFGAGD
1978 Quarter-finals 5th21014404211105+5
1980 Did not qualify410334−1
1982 4121440
1984 6114616−10
1986 Quarter-finals 7th201112−16321117+4
1988 Did not qualify622276+1
1990 6213914−5
1992 Semi-finals 4th411264+26420214+17
Flag of France.svg 1994 Did not qualify8404129+3
Flag of Spain.svg 1996 106133115+16
Flag of Romania.svg 1998 8512169+7
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2000 83141113−2
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2002 104331812+6
Flag of Germany.svg 2004 10631254+21
Flag of Portugal.svg 2006 Group stage 8th302156−1129213012+18
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2007 Did not qualify210132+1
Flag of Sweden.svg 2009 8512134+9
Flag of Denmark.svg 2011 Group stage 6th310235−2Qualified as hosts
Flag of Israel.svg 2013 Did not qualify8440198+11
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2015 Semi-finals 3rd420258−310820379+28
Flag of Poland.svg 2017 Group stage 7th310247−310910243+21
Flag of Italy.svg Flag of San Marino.svg 2019 Group stage 6th320164+210721308+22
Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Slovenia.svg 2021 Ongoing10820219+12
Total0 titles9/232484123440−6166954337361177+184

Summer Olympics

YearRoundGPWD*LGSGA
Until 1988 See Denmark national football team
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 1992 Group stage302114
Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta 1996 Did not qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney 2000
Flag of Greece.svg Athens 2004
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing 2008
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London 2012
Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro 2016 Quarter-finals411216
Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo 2020 Did not qualify
Total2/77133210

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

2020

Results in 2020

Round123456
GroundAHAAHA
ResultWDWWWD
Updated to match(es) played on March 2019. Source: dbu.dk
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
12 January 2020 Friendly Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg3–1 Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg Belek, Turkey
15.00 Lindstrøm Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Holse Soccerball shade.svg 22'
Okkels Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Report Baumgartner Soccerball shade.svg 74'Stadium: Calista Sports Center
Attendance: 50
4 September 2020 2021 UEFA EC Qualification Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg1-1 Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg Aalborg, Denmark
18.00 Bech Yellow card.svg 48'
Nartey Yellow card.svg 64'
Riis Jakobsen Yellow card.svg 85'
Riis Jakobsen Soccerball shade.svg 95'
Report Sikan Soccerball shade.svg 74'Stadium: Aalborg Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jochem Kamphuis (Netherlands)
8 September 2020 2021 UEFA EC Qualification Northern Ireland  Ulster Banner.svg0-1 Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Larkin Yellow card.svg 75'
Galbraith Yellow card.svg 82'
Report Skov Olsen Soccerball shade.svg 76'Stadium: Ballymena Showgrounds
Attendance: 0
Referee: Igor Pajač (Croatia)
9 October 2020 2021 UEFA EC Qualification Malta  Flag of Malta.svg1-3 Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg Ta' Qali, Malta
Zerafa Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Larkin Yellow card.svg 54'
Report Holse Yellow card.svg 55'
Laursen Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Damsgaard Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Lindstrøm Soccerball shade.svg 93'
Stadium: Centenary Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Aristotelis Diamantopoulos (Greece)
13 October 2020 2021 UEFA EC Qualification Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg2-1 Finland  Flag of Finland.svg Aalborg, Denmark
Jensen Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Jensen Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Nelsson Yellow card.svg 63'
Christensen Yellow card.svg 81'
Report Forss Soccerball shade.svg 51'Stadium: Aalborg Stadium
Attendance: 286
Referee: Besfort Kasumi (Kosovo)
31 March 2020 2021 UEFA EC Qualification Romania  Flag of Romania.svg1-1 Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg Craiova, Romania
Costache Soccerball shade.svg 72' Report Nelsson Yellow card.svg 28'
Klitten Yellow card.svg 32'
Laursen Soccerball shade.svg 50' (pen.)
Sery Larsen Yellow card.svg 54'
Stadium: Stadionul Ion Oblemenco
Attendance: 0
Referee: Georgi Vadachkoria (Georgia)

2021

Results in 2021

Round123456789
GroundAAAAHAHAA
ResultWWWLDW
Updated to match(es) played on August 2021. Source: dbu.dk
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
25 March 2021 2021 UEFA EC
Group C
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg1–0 France  Flag of France.svg Szombathely, Hungary
21.00 Lindstrøm Yellow card.svg 49'
Carstensen Yellow card.svg 54'
Dreyer Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Report Gouiri Yellow card.svg 41'
Camavinga Yellow card.svg 57'
Stadium: Haladás Sportkomplexum
Attendance: 0
Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
28 March 2021 2021 UEFA EC
Group C
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg2–0 Iceland  Flag of Iceland.svg Győr, Hungary
21.00 Isaksen Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Bech Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Kofod Yellow card.svg 59'
Bech Yellow card.svg 63'
Hjulmand Yellow card.svg 73'
Report Þorsteinsson Yellow card.svg 26'
Gunnarsson Yellow card.svg 54'
Anderson Yellow card.svg 65'
Guðjohnsen Yellow card.svg 78'
Stadium: Gyirmóti Stadion
Attendance: 0
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)
31 March 2021 2021 UEFA EC
Group C
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg3–0 Russia  Flag of Russia.svg Szombathely, Hungary
18.00 Bruun Larsen Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Dreyer Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Holse Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Report Yevgenyev Yellow card.svg 63'
Diveyev Yellow card.svg 70'
Makarov Yellow card.svg 81'
Stadium: Haladás Sportkomplexum
Attendance: 0
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
3 September 2021 Friendly Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg1-1 Greece  Flag of Greece.svg Gladsaxe, Danmark
18:00 Isaksen Soccerball shade.svg 7' Report Ioannidis Soccerball shade.svg 52'Stadium: Gladsaxe Stadium
Attendance: 1340
7 September 2021 2023 UEFA EC
Group I
Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg0-1 Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
16:00 Sagnayev Yellow card.svg 44'
Kenesov Yellow card.svg 62'
Ustimenko Yellow card.svg 63'
Sovet Yellow card.svg 73' Yellow-red card.svg 78'
Ulshin Yellow card.svg 88'
Kashken Yellow card.svg 90+1'
Zhumakhanov Yellow card.svg 90+3'
Report Kristiansen Yellow card.svg 25'
Bøving Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Hausner Yellow card.svg 90+1'
Stadium: Astana Arena
Attendance: 1961
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Macedonia)
8 October 2021 2023 UEFA EC
Group I
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svgv Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg Vejle, Denmark
Report Stadium: Vejle Stadium
12 October 2021 2023 UEFA EC
Group I
Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svgv Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg Leuven, Belgium
Report Stadium: Den Dreef
16 November 2021 2023 UEFA EC
Group I
Turkey  Flag of Turkey.svgv Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svgTurkey
Report

2022

Results in 2022

Round1234
GroundHHAH
Result
Updated to match(es) played on August 2021. Source: dbu.dk
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
29 March 2022 2023 UEFA EC
Group I
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svgv Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Vejle, Denmark
Report Stadium: Vejle Stadium
4 June 2022 2023 UEFA EC
Group I
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svgv Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Vejle, Denmark
Report Stadium: Vejle Stadium
10 June 2022 2023 UEFA EC
Group I
Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svgv Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svgScotland
Report
14 June 2022 2023 UEFA EC
Group I
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svgv Turkey  Flag of Turkey.svg Vejle, Denmark
Report Stadium: Vejle Stadium

Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly game against Greece and the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group I game against Kazakhstan in September 2021. [2]

Caps and goals as of 28 August 2021.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Filip Jørgensen (2002-04-16) 16 April 2002 (age 19)00 Flag of Spain.svg Villarreal
1 GK Lucas Lund (2000-03-19) 19 March 2000 (age 21)00 Flag of Denmark.svg Viborg
1 GK Mads Hermansen (2000-07-11) 11 July 2000 (age 21)00 Flag of Denmark.svg Brøndby

2 DF Anton Skipper (2000-03-13) 13 March 2000 (age 21)10 Flag of Denmark.svg Brøndby
2 DF Frederik Winther (2001-01-04) 4 January 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Germany.svg Augsburg
2 DF Mathias Ross (2001-01-15) 15 January 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Denmark.svg AaB
2 DF Nikolas Dyhr (2000-06-18) 18 June 2000 (age 21)10 Flag of Denmark.svg Midtjylland
2 DF Oliver Villadsen (2001-11-16) 16 November 2001 (age 19)00 Flag of Denmark.svg Nordsjælland
2 DF Rasmus Carstensen (2000-11-10) 10 November 2000 (age 20)70 Flag of Denmark.svg Silkeborg
2 DF Sebastian Hausner (2000-04-11) 11 April 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Denmark.svg AGF
2 DF Victor Kristiansen (2002-12-16) 16 December 2002 (age 18)10 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen

3 MF Albert Grønbæk (2001-05-23) 23 May 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Denmark.svg AGF
3 MF Gustav Isaksen (2001-04-19) 19 April 2001 (age 20)82 Flag of Denmark.svg Midtjylland
3 MF Nicolas Madsen (2000-03-17) 17 March 2000 (age 21)40 Flag of Denmark.svg Midtjylland
3 MF Mads Bidstrup (2001-02-25) 25 February 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of England.svg Brentford
3 MF Maurits Kjærgaard (2003-06-26) 26 June 2003 (age 18)00 Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Salzburg
3 MF Morten Frendrup (2001-04-07) 7 April 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Denmark.svg Brøndby
3 MF Victor Jensen (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 21)32 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax

4 FW William Bøving (2003-03-01) 1 March 2003 (age 18)00 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen
4 FW Magnus Warming (2000-06-08) 8 June 2000 (age 21)00 Flag of Italy.svg Torino
4 FW Mikkel Kaufmann (2001-01-03) 3 January 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV
4 FW Nikolai Baden (2000-05-18) 18 May 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vitesse
4 FW Wahid Faghir (2003-07-29) 29 July 2003 (age 18)21 Flag of Germany.svg VfB Stuttgart

Most appearances

Because of the age restriction, a player can't be in the team for very long and the most promising young players spend little time with the under-21 team before making their senior national team debut.

RankPlayerClub(s)U-21 CapsU-21 GoalsYear(s)
1 Jonas Kamper Brøndby 3932002–2006
2 Lasse Vigen Christensen Fulham 3852013–2017
3 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 3191994–1997
Michael Jakobsen AaB 42005–2008
Victor Nelsson Nordsjælland, Copenhagen 12017–
6 Rasmus Würtz Skive, AaB 2912002–2006
Lucas Andersen Ajax, Willem II, Grasshopper 62012–2017
Marcus Ingvartsen Nordsjælland, Genk 172015–2019
9 Martin Pedersen AaB, SønderjyskE 2802002–2006
Jannik Vestergaard 1899 Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen,
Borussia Mönchengladbach
42011–2015

Note:Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the under-21 national team. Players in bold have played at least one game for the senior Danish national team.

Most goals

RankPlayerClub(s)U-21 GoalsU-21 CapsYear(s)
1 Marcus Ingvartsen Nordsjælland, Genk 17292015–2019
2 Peter Møller AaB 16221990–1993
3 Nicki Bille Reggina, Martina, Nordsjælland, Villarreal 15242007–2011
4 Tommy Bechmann Esbjerg 11152002–2003
5 Thomas Kahlenberg Brøndby, Auxerre 10262002–2006
6 Preben Elkjær Vanløse, 1. FC Köln, Lokeren 991976–1979
Morten Rasmussen AGF 212004–2006
Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 311994–1997
9 Bent Jensen B 1913 8101966–1968
Per Frandsen B 1903, Lille 211989–1992
Miklos Molnar Frem, Standard Liège, Lyngby 211989–1992

Note:Club(s) represents the permanent clubs represented in the games in which the player's scored for the under-21 national team. Players in bold have played at least one game for the senior Danish national team.

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References

  1. VEJLE STADION BLIVER NY HJEMMEBANE FOR U21, dbu.dk, 20 May 2021
  2. "To Debutanter | Danmarks Em-Trup" (in Danish). Dansk Boldspil-Union. Retrieved 29 May 2021.