East Germany national under-21 football team

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East Germany
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Nickname(s) -
Association German Football
Association of the GDR
Head coach Walter Fritzsch
Most caps Udo Schmuck (42)
Top scorer?
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First colours
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Second colours
First international
U-23: Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg Bulgaria 3–2 East Germany Flag of East Germany.svg
(Stara Zagora, Bulgaria; June 7, 1967)

U-21: Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 1–1 East Germany Flag of East Germany.svg
(Bursa, Turkey; November 16, 1976)
Last International
U-23: Flag of France.svg France 1–2 East Germany Flag of East Germany.svg
(Poitiers, France; October 11, 1975)

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U-21: Flag of Austria.svg Austria 0–1 East Germany Flag of East Germany.svg
(Stockerau, Austria; November 14, 1989)
Biggest win
U-23: Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany 6–0 Albania Flag of Albania (1946-1992).svg
(Potsdam, East Germany; November 3, 1973)
U-21: Flag of Austria.svg Austria 1–6 East Germany Flag of East Germany.svg
(Wien, Austria; September 24, 1977)
Biggest defeat
U-23: Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 4–0 East Germany Flag of East Germany.svg
(Budapest, Hungary; May 28, 1974)
U-21: Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany 0–4 Norway Flag of Norway.svg
(Rostock, East Germany; October 29, 1980)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances2 (first in 1978 )
Best resultRunners-up (1978 & 1980)

The East Germany national football team was the national football team of the German Democratic Republic. Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, East Germany's Under-21 team was formed. The team played until 1990, until East Germany ceased to be a separate country after the reunification of Germany.

The team competed in the UEFA U-21 Championship. Since the under-21 competition rules state that players must be 21 or under at the start of a two-year competition, technically it is an U-23 competition. East Germany's record for the preceding U-23 competitions is also shown.

Before the 1990 merge, the East-German U-21 team was a little more successful than its Western counterpart, finishing second on three occasions. The West German under-21s were runners-up once and quarter-finalists twice. 'East' failed to qualify seven times, whilst 'West' failed four times and didn't enter on three occasions. The trainer of the under team was Walter Fritzsch, from 1978 until 1991.

UEFA U-23 Championship Record

UEFA U-21 Championship Record

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