Norway national under-21 football team

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Norway Under-21
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Nickname(s) U21-landslaget
Association Football Association of Norway
(Norges Fotballforbund)
Head coach Leif Gunnar Smerud
Most caps Tommy Svindal Larsen (41)
Top scorer Steffen Iversen (17)
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UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances2 (first in 1998 )
Best result3rd place (1998, 2013)

The Norway national under-21 football team, controlled by the Football Association of Norway, is the national football team of Norway for players of 21 years of age or under at the start of a UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship campaign. The team has reached the European Championship finals twice, in 1998 and 2013, winning bronze medals on both occasions.

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Competitive record

UEFA European Under-21 Championship Record

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWD *LGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Europe.svg 1978 Did not qualify420269
Flag of Europe.svg 1980 6132512
Flag of Europe.svg 1982 411256
Flag of Europe.svg 1984 6024615
Flag of Europe.svg 1986 6222109
Flag of Europe.svg 1988 603337
Flag of Europe.svg 1990 612337
Flag of Europe.svg 1992 6312136
Flag of France.svg 1994 106132013
Flag of Spain.svg 1996 107033213
Flag of Romania.svg 1998 Semi-Finals3rd of 832013185212210
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2000 Did not qualify127142215
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2002 106042112
Flag of Germany.svg 2004 10712239
Flag of Portugal.svg 2006 104241413
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2007 201112
Flag of Sweden.svg 2009 833276
Flag of Denmark.svg 2011 82151418
Flag of Israel.svg 2013 Semi-Finals3rd of 8412167106131811
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2015 Did not qualify83051119
Flag of Poland.svg 2017 106131312
Flag of Italy.svg Flag of San Marino.svg 2019 104331513
Total3rd2/22732298170763163284237

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

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification against Gibraltar on 13 November 2020. [1]

Statistics correct as of 10 October 2020. [2]

* Players in bold have played at least one full international match for Norway's senior national team.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Julian Faye Lund (1999-05-20) 20 May 1999 (age 21)60 Flag of Norway.svg Rosenborg
1 GK Kristoffer Klaesson (2000-11-27) 27 November 2000 (age 20)50 Flag of Norway.svg Vålerenga
1 GK Håvard Hetle (2003-02-05) 5 February 2003 (age 18)00 Flag of Norway.svg Sogndal
2 DF Marcus Holmgren Pedersen (2000-07-16) 16 July 2000 (age 20)20 Flag of Norway.svg Molde
2 DF Jesper Daland (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Norway.svg Start
2 DF Leo Cornic (2001-01-02) 2 January 2001 (age 20)10 Flag of Norway.svg Grorud
2 DF Colin Rösler (2000-04-22) 22 April 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of the Netherlands.svg NAC Breda
2 DF Josef Baccay (2001-04-29) 29 April 2001 (age 19)00 Flag of Norway.svg Fredrikstad
2 DF Henrik Heggheim (2001-04-22) 22 April 2001 (age 19)00 Flag of Norway.svg Viking
2 DF Ole Martin Kolskogen (2001-01-20) 20 January 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Norway.svg SK Brann
3 MF Håkon Evjen (2000-02-14) 14 February 2000 (age 21)90 Flag of the Netherlands.svg AZ
3 MF Johan Hove (2000-09-07) 7 September 2000 (age 20)60 Flag of Norway.svg Strømsgodset
3 MF Kristoffer Askildsen (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 (age 20)50 Flag of Italy.svg Sampdoria
3 MF Joshua Kitolano (2001-08-03) 3 August 2001 (age 19)10 Flag of Norway.svg Odd
3 MF Thomas Rekdal (2001-03-16) 16 March 2001 (age 19)00 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05
3 MF Mathias Kjølø (2001-06-27) 27 June 2001 (age 19)00 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jong PSV
3 MF Edvard Tagseth (2001-01-23) 23 January 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Norway.svg Rosenborg
4 FW Jørgen Strand Larsen (2000-02-06) 6 February 2000 (age 21)65 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Groningen
4 FW Noah Jean Holm (2001-05-23) 23 May 2001 (age 19)32 Flag of Portugal.svg Vitória
4 FW Osame Sahraoui (2001-06-11) 11 June 2001 (age 19)00 Flag of Norway.svg Vålerenga
4 FW Fredrik Oppegård (2002-08-07) 7 August 2002 (age 18)00 Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV Eindhoven
4 FW Emil Konradsen Ceide (2001-09-03) 3 September 2001 (age 19)00 Flag of Norway.svg Rosenborg

Recent call-ups

The following players still eligible for the U21 team (i.e. born in 1998 or later) have been called up since January 2016.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Markus Olsen Pettersen (1999-02-12) 12 February 1999 (age 22)00 Flag of Norway.svg Brann
2 DF Birk Risa (Captain) (1998-02-13) 13 February 1998 (age 23)236 Flag of Norway.svg Molde
2 DF Lars Ranger (1999-03-12) 12 March 1999 (age 21)20 Flag of Norway.svg Ullensaker/Kisa
3 MF Aron Dønnum (1998-04-20) 20 April 1998 (age 22)91 Flag of Norway.svg Vålerenga
3 MF Tobias Heintz (1998-07-13) 13 July 1998 (age 22)92 Flag of Turkey.svg Kasımpaşa
3 MF Dennis Johnsen (1998-02-17) 17 February 1998 (age 23)172 Flag of the Netherlands.svg PEC Zwolle
4 FW Rafik Zekhnini (1998-01-12) 12 January 1998 (age 23)80 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Twente

Records

As of 22 March 2019 [3]

Leading appearances

RankPlayerClub(s)U-21 Caps
1 Tommy Svindal Larsen Start, Stabæk 41
2 Hai Ngoc Tran Kongsvinger 38
3 Harmeet Singh Vålerenga, Feyenoord 36
4 Trond Fredrik Ludvigsen Bodø/Glimt, Hertha BSC 35
Petter Rudi Molde 35
6 Kristian Flittie Onstad Lyn 34
7 Azar Karadas Brann, Rosenborg 33
Steinar Pedersen Start, Borussia Dortmund 33
9 Trond Erik Bertelsen Haugesund, Fredrikstad 32
Thomas Holm Heerenveen, Vålerenga 32

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

As of 22 March 2019 [3]
RankPlayerClub(s)U-21 Goals
1 Trond Fredrik Ludvigsen Bodø/Glimt, Hertha BSC 16
Tore André Flo Sogndal, Tromsø 15
3 Steffen Iversen Rosenborg, Tottenham Hotspur 14
4 Ole Gunnar Solskjær Clausenengen, Molde 13
5 Azar Karadas Brann, Rosenborg 12
Daniel Berg Hestad Molde 12
Frank Strandli Start, Leeds United 12
8 Tommy Svindal Larsen Start, Stabæk 11
9 John Carew Vålerenga, Rosenborg, Valencia 10
Morten Gamst Pedersen Tromsø 10

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.

Past squads

Coaches

See also

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