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 (before 2011).svg San Marino 0–11 Germany Flag of Germany.svg
Serravalle, San Marino; 17 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
U-23:
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 3–1 West Germany Flag of Germany.svg
(Yerevan, USSR; 29 April 1972)
U-21:
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 5–0 Germany Flag of Germany.svg
(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

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 qualifier against Belgium on 17 November 2019. [2]

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

Caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2019. [3]
No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Markus Schubert (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 21)60 Flag of Germany.svg Schalke 04
22 DF Maxime Awoudja (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 21)20 Flag of Germany.svg VfB Stuttgart
32 DF Tim Handwerker (1998-05-19) 19 May 1998 (age 21)40 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Nürnberg
42 DF Nico Schlotterbeck (1999-12-01) 1 December 1999 (age 20)52 Flag of Germany.svg SC Freiburg
52 DF Amos Pieper (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 21)00 Flag of Germany.svg Arminia Bielefeld
63 MF Orestis Kiomourtzoglou (1998-05-07) 7 May 1998 (age 21)20 Flag of Germany.svg FC Kaiserslautern
73 MF Dženis Burnić (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 21)40 Flag of Germany.svg Dynamo Dresden
83 MF Dennis Geiger (1998-06-10) 10 June 1998 (age 21)20 Flag of Germany.svg 1899 Hoffenheim
94 FW Janni Serra (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 21)162 Flag of Germany.svg Holstein Kiel
104 FW Lukas Nmecha (1998-12-14) 14 December 1998 (age 21)82 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg
114 FW Mërgim Berisha (1998-05-11) 11 May 1998 (age 21)30 Flag of Austria.svg SCR Altach
121 GK Finn Dahmen (1998-03-27) 27 March 1998 (age 21)00 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05
133 MF Salih Özcan (1998-01-11) 11 January 1998 (age 21)50 Flag of Germany.svg Holstein Kiel
144 FW Ragnar Ache (1998-07-28) 28 July 1998 (age 21)10 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sparta Rotterdam
152 DF Luca Kilian (1999-09-01) 1 September 1999 (age 20)51 Flag of Germany.svg SC Paderborn
162 DF Felix Agu (1999-09-27) 27 September 1999 (age 20)20 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Osnabrück
173 MF Robin Hack (1998-08-27) 27 August 1998 (age 21)43 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Nürnberg
183 MF Niklas Dorsch (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 21)41 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Heidenheim
193 MF Adrian Fein (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 20)51 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV
202 DF Vitaly Janelt (1998-05-10) 10 May 1998 (age 21)50 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Bochum
212 DF Bote Baku (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 21)40 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05
224 FW Johannes Eggestein (C) (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 21)112 Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen
231 GK Lennart Grill (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 21)20 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Heracles Almelo

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 Eike Bansen (1998-02-21) 21 February 1998 (age 21)00 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Zulte-Waregem Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 October 2019

DF Julian Chabot (1998-02-12) 12 February 1998 (age 21)40 Flag of Italy.svg Sampdoria Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 17 November 2019
DF Josha Vagnoman (2000-11-12) 12 November 2000 (age 19)10 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburger SV Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 October 2019
DF Louis Beyer (2000-05-19) 19 May 2000 (age 19)10 Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Mönchengladbach Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 10 September 2019

MF Arne Maier (1999-01-08) 8 January 1999 (age 20)81 Flag of Germany.svg Hertha BSC 2019 U-21 Euro

FW Makana Baku (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 21)30 Flag of Germany.svg Holstein Kiel Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 October 2019
FW Mats Köhlert (1999-05-02) 2 May 1999 (age 20)20 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Willem II Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 October 2019

Past squads

Player records

Former coaches

See also

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