England national under-21 football team

Last updated

England Under-21
Nickname(s) The Young Lions
Association The Football Association
Head coachVacant
Most caps James Milner (46)
Top scorer Eddie Nketiah (16)
Kit left arm.svg
Kit body eng20H.png
Kit body.svg
Kit right arm.svg
Kit shorts eng20H.png
Kit shorts.svg
Kit socks eng20hl.png
Kit socks long.svg
First colours
Kit left arm eng20A.png
Kit left arm.svg
Kit body eng20A.png
Kit body.svg
Kit right arm eng20A.png
Kit right arm.svg
Kit shorts eng20A.png
Kit shorts.svg
Kit socks eng20A.png
Kit socks long.svg
Second colours
First international
Flag of England.svg  England 0–0 Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg
(Wolverhampton, England; 15 December 1976)
Biggest win
Flag of England.svg  England 9–0 San Marino  Flag of San Marino.svg
(Shrewsbury, England; 19 November 2013)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania 4–0 England  Flag of England.svg
(Ploieşti, Romania; 14 October 1980)
Flag of England.svg  England 0–4 Spain  Flag of Spain.svg
(Birmingham, England; 27 February 2001)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 4–0 England  Flag of England.svg
(Malmö, Sweden; 29 June 2009)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances16 (first in 1978 )
Best resultWinners: (2) 1982, 1984

England's national under-21 football team, also known as England under-21s or England U21(s), is considered to be the feeder team for the England national football team.

Contents

This team is for English players aged under 21 at the start of the calendar year in which a two-year European Under-21 Football Championship campaign begins, so some players can remain with the squad until the age of 23. As long as they are eligible, players can play for England at any level, making it possible to play for the U21s, senior side, and again for the U21s, as Jack Butland, Harry Kane, Calum Chambers and John Stones have done. It is also possible to play for one country at youth level and another at senior level (providing the player has not played a senior competitive game in his previous country).

The U-21 team came into existence, following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions, in 1976. A goalless draw in a friendly against Wales at Wolves' Molineux Stadium was England U21s' first result.

England U21s do not have a permanent home. They play in stadia across England, in an attempt to encourage younger fans in all areas of the country to attend matches. Because of the lower demand compared to the senior national team, smaller grounds can be used. The record attendance for an England U21 match was set on 24 March 2007, when England U21 played Italy U21 in front of a crowd of just under 60,000 at the new Wembley Stadium, also a world record attendance for a U21 game. [1] The match was one of the required two events the stadium hosted in order to gain its safety certificate in time for its full-capacity opening for the 2007 FA Cup Final in May. [2] [3]

Coaching staff

Head coach

TenureHead Coach/Manager
1977–1990 Flag of England.svg Dave Sexton
1990–1993 Flag of England.svg Lawrie McMenemy
1994–1996 Flag of England.svg Dave Sexton
1996–1999 Flag of England.svg Peter Taylor
1999 Flag of England.svg Peter Reid
1999–2001 Flag of England.svg Howard Wilkinson
2001–2004 Flag of England.svg David Platt
2004–2007 Flag of England.svg Peter Taylor
2007–2013 Flag of England.svg Stuart Pearce
2013–2016 Flag of England.svg Gareth Southgate
2016–2021 [4] Flag of England.svg Aidy Boothroyd

The original and most successful coach is Dave Sexton, who led the U21s from 1977 to 1990. In this period he combined his duties with managing the top-flight clubs Manchester United (1977–1981) and Coventry City (1981–1983). After Coventry he took a position within the FA as their first Technical Director, at Lilleshall. He handed over U21 responsibilities to England manager Graham Taylor's assistant Lawrie McMenemy for three years before resuming control from 1994 to 1996.

Peter Taylor took over in 1996 and, although never winning a tournament, his teams had an excellent record. He was controversially removed from the position in early 1999, however, and replaced initially by Peter Reid, who resigned after just one match in charge to dedicate more time to his other job as manager of Sunderland. Howard Wilkinson took over afterwards, yet could only produce four wins in ten competitive matches and quit after a year and a half in charge. David Platt took charge leaving his job at Nottingham Forest. Platt was U21 boss from 2001 to 2004, but had little success before Taylor's return. Taylor left in January 2007, as the senior national manager Steve McClaren wanted the U21s to have a full-time manager. Taylor, at the time, was combining his duties with his role as Crystal Palace boss.

On 1 February 2007, Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce was appointed as head coach on a part-time basis until after the European Championships in the summer of 2007. Nigel Pearson, Newcastle United's assistant manager, agreed to become Pearce's assistant. Their first match in charge was a 2–2 draw against Spain on 6 February 2007 at Derby County's Pride Park Stadium. For the match against Italy Nigel Pearson took charge as Stuart Pearce had club commitments. Steve Wigley assisted Pearson.

Pearce was dismissed as Manchester City manager on 14 May 2007, before the 2007 European Championships, but on 19 July 2007 he was named full-time U21s coach. [5] He remained in the post until June 2013, when it was announced that his contract would not be renewed. [6] On 31 July, the FA announced that England senior manager Roy Hodgson would take charge of an England U21 friendly match against Scotland at Bramall Lane, [7] the match ended in a 6–0 win for Hodgson's side. [8] Former England international Gareth Southgate was made manager of the under-21 team on 22 August. [9]

In September 2016, Southgate was appointed to the temporary position of caretaker manager of the England senior side after the departure of Sam Allardyce. With Southgate overseeing the main team for four games, Aidy Boothroyd, the England under-20 manager, was appointed caretaker manager of the under-21s until Southgate's return. [4] In February 2017, Boothroyd was confirmed as the permanent manager. [10] Boothroyd left the role on 16th April following a disappointing European Championship campaign.

U21 Coaching staff

PositionStaff
Manager Flag of England.svg Vacant
Assistant Manager Flag of England.svg Aaron J Danks
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of England.svg Timothy Dittmer

Source: [ citation needed ]

Competitive record

As a European U21 team, England compete for the European Championship, with the finals every odd-numbered year, formerly even-numbered years. There is no Under-21 World Cup, although there is an Under-20 World Cup. For the first six (1978–1988) European Under-21 Football Championships, England did well, getting knocked out in the semi-finals on four occasions and winning the competition in 1982 and 1984. Then, as one might expect with a rapid turnover of players, followed a lean period.

After losing to France in the 1988 semi-final, England then failed to qualify for the last eight for five whole campaigns. In the qualifying stages for the 1998 tournament, England won their group, but fate was not on their side. Because there were nine groups, and only eight places, the two group-winning nations with worst records had to a play-off to eliminate one of them. England lost the away leg of this extra qualifying round and were eliminated on away goals to Greece. In effect, England finished ninth in the competition despite losing only one of their ten matches.

England qualified for the 2000 finals comfortably. Under the 1996-appointed Peter Taylor England won every match without conceding a goal. But with 3 matches to play, Taylor was replaced in a controversial manner by Howard Wilkinson, who won the next two matches. The three goals conceded in the 3–1 defeat to group runners-up Poland were the only blemish on the team's qualifying record. England got knocked out in the group stage of the European Championship finals in 2000 under Wilkinson.

After enlisting former international star David Platt as manager, England qualified for the 2002 tournament in Switzerland. Again England did poorly in the group stage. Platt's England failed to qualify for the 2004 tournament and he was replaced by the returning Peter Taylor. Taylor's England qualified from the group but lost to a strong France team in a two-legged playoff and failed to qualify for the 2006 tournament.

The next campaign started shortly after the 2006 finals – the qualification stage of the 2007 competition. UEFA decided to shift the tournament forward to avoid a clash with senior tournaments taking place in even-numbered years. The qualification stage was heavily reduced, being completed in a year's less time. In a 3-team qualification group, England qualified over Switzerland and Moldova, and then won a two-legged play-off with Germany to qualify for the finals to be held in the Netherlands. At the tournament, England progressed through to the semi-finals where they led for the majority of the match against the hosts. However, after a late equaliser and a marathon penalty shootout, England were eliminated.

In 2009, England finished as runners-up, losing 4–0 to Germany in the final.

England finished second in their qualifying group for the 2011 championships in Denmark. They subsequently defeated Romania in the play-offs to qualify for the finals tournament, where they were knocked out in the group stage after a 2–1 defeat to the Czech Republic. England also subsequently exited the 2013 and 2015 Finals tournaments at the group stage, reached the last 4 in 2017, before again exiting at the group stage in 2019 and 2021.

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification recordManager(s)
YearRoundPositionPldWD *LGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Europe.svg 1978 Semi-Finals4th of 84121444400172 Sexton
Flag of Europe.svg 1980 Semi-Finals3rd of 84112444400112Sexton
Flag of Europe.svg 1982 Champions1st of 863211186411125Sexton
Flag of Europe.svg 1984 Champions1st of 865011336501134Sexton
Flag of Europe.svg 1986 Semi-Finals4th of 8412134632193Sexton
Flag of Europe.svg 1988 Semi-Finals3rd of 8421166413073Sexton
Flag of Europe.svg 1990 Did not qualify6411105Sexton
Flag of Europe.svg 1992 Did not qualify6312115 McMenemy
Flag of France.svg 1994 Did not qualify10433208McMenemy
Flag of Spain.svg 1996 Did not qualify8611134Sexton
Flag of Romania.svg 1998 Did not qualify10631115 Taylor
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2000 Group Stage5th of 83102649801263Taylor, Reid, Wilkinson [11]
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2002 Group Stage7th of 83102468521188Wilkinson Platt [12]
Flag of Germany.svg 2004 Did not qualify83231410Platt
Flag of Portugal.svg 2006 Did not qualify126422310Taylor
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2007 Semi-Finals3rd of 8413053431084Taylor, Pearce [13]
Flag of Sweden.svg 2009 Runners-Up2nd of 852218910820225Pearce
Flag of Denmark.svg 2011 Group Stage7th of 830212310631178Pearce
Flag of Israel.svg 2013 Group Stage7th of 830031510901263Pearce
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2015 Group Stage7th of 8310224121110354 Southgate
Flag of Poland.svg 2017 Semi-Finals3rd of 124220738620203Southgate, Boothroyd [14]
Flag of Italy.svg Flag of San Marino.svg 2019 Group Stage9th of 1230126910820234Boothroyd
Flag of Slovenia.svg Flag of Hungary.svg 2021 Group Stage12th of 1631022410910349Boothroyd
Total2 titles16/236222182284791811263520400117

Note: The year of the tournament represents the year in which it ends.

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Media coverage

England Euro qualifiers and friendlies are currently broadcast by BT Sport. [15]

Sky Sports also shows the England matches but only broadcast the finals tournament through 2021 due to Sky-UEFA broadcasting rights partnership contract. [16]

Results and fixtures

2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Qualification

Group stage
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of England.svgFlag of Austria.svgFlag of Albania.svgFlag of Turkey.svgFlag of Kosovo.svgFlag of Andorra.svg
1Flag of England.svg  England 10910349+2528 Final tournament 5–1 5–0 2–1 2–0 3–1
2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 106042416+818 1–2 1–5 3–0 4–0 4–0
3Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 104241621514 0–3 0–4 1–2 2–1 3–1
4Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 104151518313 2–3 3–2 2–2 3–0 1–0
5Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 10307920119 0–6 0–1 0–1 3–1 1–0
6Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 101271024145 3–3 1–3 2–2 2–0 0–4
Source: UEFA

Records

Most capped players

#NameCareerClubsCapsGoals
1 James Milner 2004–2009 Leeds United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa 468
2 Nathaniel Chalobah 2012–2017 Chelsea 401
3 Nathan Redmond 2013–2017 Birmingham City, Norwich City, Southampton 3810
4 Tom Huddlestone 2005–2009 Derby County, Tottenham Hotspur 335
Fabrice Muamba 2007–2011 Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers 330
6 James Ward-Prowse 2013–2017 Southampton 316
7 Michael Mancienne 2007–2011 Chelsea, Hamburger SV 301
8 Scott Carson 2004–2007 Leeds United, Liverpool 290
Danny Rose 2009–2013 Tottenham Hotspur 293
Steven Taylor 2004–2009 Newcastle United 294

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.

Leading goalscorers

RankPlayerClub(s)GoalsCaps
1 Eddie Nketiah Arsenal 1617
2 Alan Shearer Southampton, Newcastle 1311
Francis Jeffers Everton, Arsenal 16
4 Saido Berahino West Bromwich Albion 1112
5 Nathan Redmond Birmingham City, Norwich City, Southampton 1038
6 Darren Bent Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic 914
Dominic Solanke Chelsea, Liverpool, Bournemouth 18
Frank Lampard West Ham United 19
Tammy Abraham Chelsea 26
James Milner Leeds United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa 46

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.

Players

Current squad

Players born on or after 1 January 1998 will be eligible until the completion of the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. [17]

The following players were named in the squad for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship group stage, to be played between 25–31 March 2021. [18] [19]

Caps and goals updated as of 25 March 2021. Names in italics denote players who have been capped for the senior team.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
131 GK Josef Bursik (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of England.svg Doncaster Rovers (on loan from Stoke City)
221 GK Josh Griffiths (2001-09-05) 5 September 2001 (age 19)00 Flag of England.svg Cheltenham Town (on loan from West Bromwich Albion)
11 GK Aaron Ramsdale (1998-05-14) 14 May 1998 (age 23)130 Flag of England.svg Sheffield United

22 DF Max Aarons (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 21)100 Flag of England.svg Norwich City
42 DF Ben Godfrey (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 23)81 Flag of England.svg Everton
52 DF Marc Guehi (2000-07-13) 13 July 2000 (age 20)100 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Swansea City (on loan from Chelsea)
32 DF Lloyd Kelly (1998-10-01) 1 October 1998 (age 22)90 Flag of England.svg Bournemouth
112 DF Ryan Sessegnon (2000-05-18) 18 May 2000 (age 21)171 Flag of Germany.svg 1899 Hoffenheim (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
142 DF Steven Sessegnon (2000-05-18) 18 May 2000 (age 21)30 Flag of England.svg Bristol City (on loan from Fulham)
152 DF Japhet Tanganga (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 22)00 Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
122 DF Ben Wilmot (1999-11-04) 4 November 1999 (age 21)31 Flag of England.svg Watford

73 MF Todd Cantwell (1998-02-27) 27 February 1998 (age 23)30 Flag of England.svg Norwich City
63 MF Tom Davies (1998-06-30) 30 June 1998 (age 22)222 Flag of England.svg Everton
203 MF Eberechi Eze (1998-06-29) 29 June 1998 (age 22)60 Flag of England.svg Crystal Palace
83 MF Conor Gallagher (2000-02-06) 6 February 2000 (age 21)71 Flag of England.svg West Bromwich Albion (on loan from Chelsea)
173 MF Curtis Jones (2001-01-30) 30 January 2001 (age 20)41 Flag of England.svg Liverpool
213 MF Dwight McNeil (1999-11-22) 22 November 1999 (age 21)80 Flag of England.svg Burnley
163 MF Oliver Skipp (2000-09-16) 16 September 2000 (age 20)80 Flag of England.svg Norwich City (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)

194 FW Rhian Brewster (2000-04-01) 1 April 2000 (age 21)100 Flag of England.svg Sheffield United
4 FW Mason Greenwood (2001-10-01) 1 October 2001 (age 19)41 Flag of England.svg Manchester United
104 FW Callum Hudson-Odoi (2000-11-07) 7 November 2000 (age 20)94 Flag of England.svg Chelsea
234 FW Noni Madueke (2002-03-10) 10 March 2002 (age 19)00 Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV Eindhoven
94 FW Eddie Nketiah (1999-05-30) 30 May 1999 (age 21)1516 Flag of England.svg Arsenal
184 FW Emile Smith Rowe (2000-07-28) 28 July 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of England.svg Arsenal

Recent call-ups

The following players have previously been called up to the England under-21 squad in the last 12 months and remain eligible.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up

DF Lee Buchanan (2001-03-07) 7 March 2001 (age 20)20 Flag of England.svg Derby County v. Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra, Flag of Albania.svg  Albania, 13–17 November 2020 [20]
DF Tariq Lamptey (2000-09-30) 30 September 2000 (age 20)20 Flag of England.svg Brighton & Hove Albion v. Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra, Flag of Albania.svg  Albania, 13–17 November 2020 [20]
DF Jonathan Panzo (2000-08-25) 25 August 2000 (age 20)50 Flag of France.svg Dijon v. Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra, Flag of Albania.svg  Albania, 13–17 November 2020 [20]
DF Bukayo Saka (2001-09-05) 5 September 2001 (age 19)10 Flag of England.svg Arsenal v. Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo, Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, 4–8 September 2020 [21]
DF Brandon Williams (2000-09-03) 3 September 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of England.svg Manchester United v. Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra, Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey, 7–13 October 2020 [22]
DF Rhys Williams (2001-02-03) 3 February 2001 (age 20)20 Flag of England.svg Liverpool v. Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra, Flag of Albania.svg  Albania, 13–17 November 2020 [20]

MF Jude Bellingham (2003-06-29) 29 June 2003 (age 17)41 Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Dortmund v. Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra, Flag of Albania.svg  Albania, 13–17 November 2020 SEN [23]
MF Phil Foden (2000-05-28) 28 May 2000 (age 20)154 Flag of England.svg Manchester City v. Flag of Albania.svg  Albania, Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands, 15–19 November 2019 [24]
MF Morgan Gibbs-White (2000-01-27) 27 January 2000 (age 21)30 Flag of England.svg Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia, Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, 11–15 October 2019 INJ [25]

FW Mason Greenwood (2001-10-01) 1 October 2001 (age 19)41 Flag of England.svg Manchester United European Under-21 Championship group stage, 25–31 March 2021 INJ [19]
FW Jamal Musiala [n 1] (2003-02-26) 26 February 2003 (age 18)21 Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich v. Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra, Flag of Albania.svg  Albania, 13–17 November 2020 [20]
  1. In February 2021, Jamal Musiala was reported to have chosen to represent Germany at international level. [26]

Past squads

Related Research Articles

England national football team Mens association football team representing England

The England men's national football team represents England in men's international football since the first international match in 1872. It is controlled by The Football Association (FA), the governing body for football in England, which is affiliated with UEFA and comes under the global jurisdiction of world football's governing body FIFA. Also known as The Three Lions, England competes in the three major international tournaments contested by European nations; the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. England is one of eight nations to have won the World Cup.

Gareth Southgate English association footballer and manager

Gareth Southgate is an English professional football manager and former player who played as a defender or as a midfielder. He is the manager of the England national team.

Stuart Pearce English footballer and manager (born 1962)

Stuart Pearce MBE is an English football manager and former player. He is a first-team coach for Premier League club West Ham United. Pearce was the manager of the England national under-21 team from 2007 to 2013 and also managed the Great Britain Olympic football team at the 2012 Olympics. He was appointed as caretaker manager of the England national team for one game in February 2012, following the resignation of Fabio Capello and prior to the appointment of Roy Hodgson.

Aidy Boothroyd English footballer and manager

Adrian Neil Boothroyd is an English former footballer who was most recently the manager of the England U21 team.

UEFA European Under-21 Championship European association football tournament for under-21 national teams

The UEFA European Under-21 Championship is a biennial football competition contested by the European men's under-21 national teams of the UEFA member associations. Since 1992, the competition also serve as the UEFA qualification tournament for the Summer Olympics.

The Croatia national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Croatia and is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation. The team is nicknamed Mladi Vatreni.

France national under-21 football team National U-21 association football team

The France national under-21 football team, known in France as Les Espoirs, is the national under-21 football team of France and is controlled by the French Football Federation. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years.

The Wales national under-21 football team, also known as the Wales U21s, is the national under-21 football team of Wales and is controlled by the Football Association of Wales. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years. To date Wales haven't yet qualified for the finals tournament but in recent years have shown good form, losing in a playoff (5–4) to England in the 2009 qualifying campaign and finishing second in their group two years later, after leading their group until their last game Wales only needed a draw to qualify for the play-offs but lost 1–0 away to Italy.

Romania national under-21 football team

The Romania national under-21 football team, also known as Romania under-21s or Romania U21(s), is considered to be the feeder team for the Romania national football team. It is currently managed by Adrian Mutu, the joint leading goalscorer of the Romania senior team alongside Gheorghe Hagi.

Israel national under-21 football team

Israel's national Under-21 team is considered to be the feeder team for the Israel national football team. It has recently qualified for the European Championships to be held in the Netherlands after beating the French under-21 team 2–1 on aggregate.

Albania national under-21 football team

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

Northern Ireland national under-21 football team

The Northern Ireland national under-21 football team also known as the Northern Ireland under-21s or Northern Ireland U21s, is the national under-21 football team of Northern Ireland and is controlled by the Irish Football Association. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years. To date Northern Ireland haven't yet qualified for the finals tournament.

England national football team manager History of national team football manager position in England

The role of an England national football team manager was first established in 1946 with the appointment of Walter Winterbottom. Before this, the England team was selected by the "International Selection Committee", a process in which the Football Association (FA) would select coaches and trainers from the league to prepare the side for single games, but where all decisions ultimately remained under the control of the committee. A 1–0 defeat by Switzerland prompted FA secretary Stanley Rous to raise Winterbottom from "National Director of coaching" to "Manager".

Iceland national under-21 football team

The Iceland men's national under-21 football team is a national under-21 football team of Iceland and is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland. The team is considered to be the feeder team for the senior Icelandic men's national football team. Since the establishment of the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in 1978, the team has reached the Euro Championship finals on two occasions, most recently in 2021. In the 2011 and 2021 tournaments they were knocked out in the group stages.

Nathan Redmond English footballer

Nathan Daniel Jerome Redmond is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Southampton and the England national team.

Andre Wisdom English association football player

Andre Alexander Shaquille Wisdom is an English professional footballer who plays as a right-back or centre-back for Championship club Derby County.

Lewis Cook (footballer, born 1997) English footballer

Lewis John Cook is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Championship club AFC Bournemouth and the England national team.

Mason Mount English association football player

Mason Tony Mount is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking or central midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team.

Reece James (footballer, born 1999) English association football player

Reece James is an English professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team.

UEFA Euro 2020 is an upcoming international football tournament held across eleven cities in Europe from 11 June to 11 July 2021. The 24 national teams involved in the tournament are required to register a squad of up to 26 players – of which three must be goalkeepers – by 1 June 2021, 23:59 CEST, 10 days prior to the opening match of the tournament. Only players in these squads are eligible to take part in the tournament.

References

  1. BBC News – Wembley opener attracts thousands
  2. "Wembley game 'sold out' in hours". BBC News. 13 March 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  3. The Guardian – Early set-back on Wembley's big day
  4. 1 2 Veevers, Nicholas (28 September 2016). "Aidy Boothroyd set to take on England Under-21s position". The Football Association . Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  5. "Pearce named England U21 manager". BBC Sport. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  6. "Stuart Pearce: England Under-21 boss to leave role". BBC Sport. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  7. "Roy Hodgson and Ray Lewington to manage England Under-21s against Scotland". thefa.com. Archived from the original on 3 August 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  8. "England Under-21s thrash Scotland 6-0 in friendly". BBC News. 13 August 2013.
  9. "Gareth Southgate named England Under-21 boss". BBC News. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  10. "Aidy Boothroyd takes permanent charge of England Under-21 team". BBC Sport. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  11. Taylor managed the first five qualifiers, Reid managed one: Wilkinson managed the remainder of qualification and the finals campaign.
  12. Wilkinson resigned after the first five qualifiers, Platt managed the remainder of qualification and the finals campaign.
  13. Taylor managed the qualification campaign. He left before the tournament and was replaced by Pearce.
  14. Southgate managed the first six qualifiers, while Boothroyd managed the rest of the qualifiers and the finals campaign.
  15. "BT Sport extends FA Cup broadcast rights deal". BT Sport . Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  16. "European U21 Championship 2017 live on Sky Sports this summer". Sky Sports. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  17. "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2019-21" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  18. "ENGLAND MU21 SQUAD NAMED FOR UEFA U21 EURO GROUP STAGES IN SLOVENIA". The Football Association. 15 March 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  19. 1 2 "TODD CANTWELL JOINS ENGLAND SQUAD FOR U21 EURO AS MASON GREENWOOD WITHDRAWS". The Football Association. 23 March 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  20. 1 2 3 4 5 "TWO NEW FACES INCLUDED IN THE ENGLAND MU21S SQUAD FOR GAMES WITH ANDORRA AND ALBANIA". The Football Association. 6 November 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  21. "ENGLAND MU21S HEAD TO KOSOVO AND AUSTRIA FOR EURO QUALIFIERS WITH A 23-MAN SQUAD". The Football Association. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  22. "BRANDON WILLIAMS, RHYS WILLIAMS AND SAM SURRIDGE JOIN MU21S AS FOUR WITHDRAW". The Football Association. 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  23. "JUDE BELLINGHAM ADDED TO SENIOR ENGLAND SQUAD AS DUO WITHDRAW FROM NOVEMBER FIXTURES". The Football Association. 10 November 2020. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  24. "ENGLAND MU21S SQUAD NAMED FOR TWO AWAY GAMES WITH ALBANIA AND NETHERLANDS IN NOVEMBER". The Football Association. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  25. "SAM SURRIDGE, BEN WILMOT AND CONOR GALLAGHER CALLED INTO ENGLAND U21S SQUAD". The Football Association. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  26. "Jamal Musiala: Bayern Munich youngster picks Germany over England at international level". bbc.co.uk. 24 February 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.