Germany national under-21 football team

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Germany Under-21
Association Deutscher Fußball-Bund
Head coach Stefan Kuntz
Captain Johannes Eggestein
Most caps Fabian Ernst (31)
Top scorer Pierre Littbarski (18)
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First colours
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Second colours
First international
U-23:
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 3–3 Yugoslavia Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
(Frankfurt, Germany; 25 June 1955)
U-21:
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Poland 1–0 West Germany Flag of Germany.svg
(Toruń, Poland; 10 October 1979)
Biggest win
U-23:
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 3–0 Turkey Flag of Turkey.svg
(Augsburg, Germany; 24 April 1971)
U-21:
Flag of San Marino (1862-2011).svg San Marino 0–11 Germany Flag of Germany.svg
Serravalle, San Marino; 17 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
U-23:
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(Yerevan, USSR; 29 April 1972)
U-21:
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(Olomouc, Czech Republic; 27 June 2015)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances11 (first in 1982 )
Best resultWinners (2009, 2017)

The Germany national under-21 football team represents the under-21s of Germany in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship and is controlled by the German Football Association (DFB), the governing body of football in Germany.

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Before the reunification of Germany, East Germany and West Germany played as separate entities — the two teams played separately until summer 1990. Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, international under-21 football in Europe began. A West German team, however, did not compete in the U-21 European Championship until the qualifying round (beginning in 1980) of the 1982 competition.

West Germany competed in the first two under-23 competitions, which finished in 1972 and 1974. The first under-21 competition finals were in 1978, and 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 under-23 competition.

The current Germany team can be legitimately considered as the current incarnation of the West German team, since the West Germany flag, uniform, and football association all became those of the unified Germany. In effect, the West German team absorbed the East German team to become 'the Germany national under-21 football team'.

For these reasons, the record of West Germany for the U-23 and U-21 competitions is shown below.

Competition records

For the East Germany team record, look here.

Competing as West Germany

UEFA U-23 Championship record
YearProgress
1972 Quarterfinals
1974 Did not qualify
1976 Did not enter
UEFA U-21 Championship record
YearProgress
1978 Did not enter
1980 Did not enter
1982 Final
1984 Did not qualify
1986 Did not qualify
1988 Did not qualify
1990 Quarterfinals

Competing as Germany

UEFA U-21 Championship record
YearProgress
1992 Quarterfinals
Flag of France.svg 1994 Did not qualify
Flag of Spain.svg 1996 Quarterfinals
Flag of Romania.svg 1998 Quarterfinals
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2000 Did not qualify
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2002 Did not qualify
Flag of Germany.svg 2004 Group Stage
Flag of Portugal.svg 2006 Group Stage
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2007 Did not qualify
Flag of Sweden.svg 2009 Champions
Flag of Denmark.svg 2011 Did not qualify
Flag of Israel.svg 2013 Group Stage
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2015 Semifinals
Flag of Poland.svg 2017 Champions
Flag of Italy.svg / Flag of San Marino.svg 2019 Runners-up

Individual Awards

EURO Under-21 dream team

On 17 June 2015, UEFA revealed an all-time best XI from the previous Under-21 final tournaments. [1]

Included players from Germany:

Schedule and results

17 November 2019 2021 UEFA Q Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–3Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Freiburg
16:00
Report
Stadium: Schwarzwald-Stadion
Attendance: 16,504
Referee: Fábio José Costa Veríssimo (Portugal)
26 March 2020 Friendly Germany  Flag of Germany.svgCancelledFlag of Austria.svg  Austria Braunschweig
18:15 Report Stadium: Eintracht-Stadion
Note: The match was cancelled on 17 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. [2]
3 September 20202021 UEFA Q Germany  Flag of Germany.svg4–1Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova Wiesbaden
18:15
Report Carastoian Soccerball shade.svg 84'Stadium: Brita-Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Nejc Kajtazović (Slovenia)
Note: The match was played behind closed doors.
8 September 20202021 UEFA Q Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svg4–1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Heverlee
16:00
Report Nmecha Soccerball shade.svg 31' (pen.)Stadium: Den Dreef
Attendance: 0
Referee: Michael Fabbri (Italy)
Note: The match was played behind closed doors.
9 October 20202021 UEFA Q Moldova  Flag of Moldova.svg0–5Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Chișinău
18:15 Report
Stadium: Zimbru Stadium
Referee: Ferenc Karakó (Hungary)
13 October 20202021 UEFA Q Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–0Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina Fürth
18:15 Nmecha Soccerball shade.svg 29' Report Stadium: Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer
Attendance: 0
Referee: Boris Marhefka (Slovakia)
Note: The match was played behind closed doors.
12 November 2020Friendly Germany  Flag of Germany.svgvFlag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Braunschweig
18:15 Report Stadium: Eintracht-Stadion
17 November 20202021 UEFA Q Germany  Flag of Germany.svgvFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales Braunschweig
18:15 Report Stadium: Eintracht-Stadion
Note: The match was originally scheduled to take place on 17 March 2020, but was postponed due to the due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. [2]

Players

Current squad

Players born in or after 1998 are eligible for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

The following players were called up for the qualifiers against Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina on 9 and 13 October 2020. [3]

Note: Names in italics denote players that have been called up to the senior team.

Caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2020. [4]
No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Eike Bansen (1998-02-21) 21 February 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Zulte Waregem
22 DF Lars Lukas Mai (2000-03-31) 31 March 2000 (age 20)20 Flag of Germany.svg Darmstadt 98
32 DF Tim Handwerker (1998-05-19) 19 May 1998 (age 22)60 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Nürnberg
42 DF Luca Kilian (1999-09-01) 1 September 1999 (age 21)71 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05
52 DF Amos Pieper (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 22)30 Flag of Germany.svg Arminia Bielefeld
63 MF Niklas Dorsch (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 22)61 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Gent
73 MF Yannik Keitel (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 20)30 Flag of Germany.svg SC Freiburg
83 MF Dennis Geiger (1998-06-10) 10 June 1998 (age 22)50 Flag of Germany.svg 1899 Hoffenheim
94 FW Jonathan Burkardt (2000-07-11) 11 July 2000 (age 20)31 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05
104 FW Lukas Nmecha (1998-12-14) 14 December 1998 (age 21)127 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Anderlecht
121 GK Finn Dahmen (1998-03-27) 27 March 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05
133 MF Salih Özcan (captain) (1998-01-11) 11 January 1998 (age 22)91 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Köln
144 FW Ragnar Ache (1998-07-28) 28 July 1998 (age 22)31 Flag of Germany.svg Eintracht Frankfurt
152 DF David Raum (1998-04-22) 22 April 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of Germany.svg Greuther Fürth
163 MF Roberto Massimo (2000-10-12) 12 October 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of Germany.svg VfB Stuttgart
174 FW Dominik Kother (2000-03-16) 16 March 2000 (age 20)21 Flag of Germany.svg Karlsruher SC
184 FW Florian Krüger (1999-02-13) 13 February 1999 (age 21)41 Flag of Germany.svg Erzgebirge Aue
202 DF Felix Passlack (1998-05-29) 29 May 1998 (age 22)30 Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Dortmund
212 DF Bote Baku (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 22)70 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05
223 MF Florian Wirtz (2003-05-03) 3 May 2003 (age 17)20 Flag of Germany.svg Bayer Leverkusen
231 GK Lennart Grill (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 22)60 Flag of Germany.svg Bayer Leverkusen
2 DF Stephan Ambrosius (1998-12-18) 18 December 1998 (age 21)00 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV
2 DF Paul Jaeckel (1998-07-22) 22 July 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of Germany.svg Greuther Fürth
4 FW Manuel Wintzheimer (1999-01-10) 10 January 1999 (age 21)00 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV

Recent call ups

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

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Markus Schubert (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 22)60 Flag of Germany.svg Schalke 04 Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 3 September 2020

DF Felix Agu (1999-09-27) 27 September 1999 (age 21)20 Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 9 October 2020
DF Maxim Leitsch (1999-05-18) 18 May 1999 (age 21)20 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Bochum Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 9 October 2020
DF Linton Maina (1999-06-23) 23 June 1999 (age 21)00 Flag of Germany.svg Hannover 96 Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 9 October 2020
DF Nico Schlotterbeck (1999-12-01) 1 December 1999 (age 20)73 Flag of Germany.svg Union Berlin Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 9 October 2020
DF Vitaly Janelt (1998-05-10) 10 May 1998 (age 22)60 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Bochum Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8 September 2020
DF Ismail Jakobs (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 21)20 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Köln Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8 September 2020
DF Josha Vagnoman (2000-11-12) 12 November 2000 (age 19)30 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8 September 2020
DF Maxime Awoudja (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 22)20 Flag of Germany.svg VfB Stuttgart Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 17 November 2019
DF Felix Agu (1999-09-27) 27 September 1999 (age 21)20 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Osnabrück Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 17 November 2019
DF Julian Chabot (1998-02-12) 12 February 1998 (age 22)40 Flag of Italy.svg Sampdoria Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 17 November 2019

MF Robin Hack (1998-08-27) 27 August 1998 (age 22)53 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Nürnberg Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 9 October 2020
MF Arne Maier (C) (1999-01-08) 8 January 1999 (age 21)101 Flag of Germany.svg Hertha BSC Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8 September 2020
MF Linton Maina (1999-06-23) 23 June 1999 (age 21)00 Flag of Germany.svg Hannover 96 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8 September 2020
MF Adrian Fein (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 21)51 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 17 November 2019
MF Dženis Burnić (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 22)40 Flag of Germany.svg Dynamo Dresden Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 17 November 2019
MF Niklas Dorsch (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 22)41 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Heidenheim Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 17 November 2019
MF Orestis Kiomourtzoglou (1998-05-07) 7 May 1998 (age 22)20 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Kaiserslautern Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 17 November 2019

FW Mërgim Berisha (1998-05-11) 11 May 1998 (age 22)51 Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Salzburg Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 9 October 2020
FW Janni Serra (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 22)162 Flag of Germany.svg Holstein Kiel Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 17 November 2019
FW Johannes Eggestein (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 22)112 Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 17 November 2019

Past squads

Player records

Former coaches

See also

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