Poland national under-21 football team

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Poland Under-21
Nickname(s) Biało-czerwoni
("The white and reds")
Białe Orły
("The White Eagles")
Association Polish Football Association
(Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Maciej Stolarczyk
FIFA code POL
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European Under-21 Championship
Appearances7 (first in 1982 )
Best resultQuarter-final (5 times)

The Poland national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Poland and is controlled by the Polish Football Association.

Contents

This team is for Polish players aged 21 or under at the start of a two-year European Under-21 Football Championship campaign, so players can be, and often are, up to 23 years old.

The performance of Poland in the U-21 Euro is used to decide if Poland can qualify for the Summer Olympics. Since the team's foundation, Poland only managed to qualify once, the 1992 Summer Olympics thanked for having the best coefficence point among losing quarter-finalists in the 1992 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, but managed to finish second in the tournament.

Competitive record

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
Silver background colour indicates second place finish.
Bronze background colour indicates third place finish.
Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

UEFA European U-21 Championship

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record
YearRoundPldWD *LGFGA
1978 Did not qualify
1980
1982 Quarter-final201134
1984 Quarter-final201136
1986 Quarter-final210115
1988 Did not qualify
1990
1992 Quarter-final201116
Flag of France.svg 1994 Quarter-final200215
Flag of Spain.svg 1996 Did not qualify
Flag of Romania.svg 1998
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2000
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2002
Flag of Germany.svg 2004
Flag of Portugal.svg 2006
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2007
Flag of Sweden.svg 2009
Flag of Denmark.svg 2011
Flag of Israel.svg 2013
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2015
Flag of Poland.svg 2017 Group stage301237
Flag of Italy.svg Flag of San Marino.svg 2019 Group stage320147
Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Slovenia.svg 2021 Did not qualify
Flag of Romania.svg Flag of Georgia.svg 2023 Future event
TotalQuarter-final163491640

Recent results

6 September 2019 (2019-09-06) UEFA EURO U-21 qualification Latvia  Flag of Latvia.svg0–1Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Zemgale Olympic Center, Jelgava
16:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) UEFA
90minut
Attendance: 350 [1]
Referee: Admir Šehović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
10 September 2019 (2019-09-10) UEFA EURO U-21 qualification Poland  Flag of Poland.svg4–0Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Jagiellonia Stadium, Białystok
18:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
UEFA
90minut
Attendance: 6,358 [2]
Referee: Rohit Saggi (Norway)
11 October 2019 (2019-10-11) UEFA EURO U-21 qualification Russia  Flag of Russia.svg2–2Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
16:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
UEFA
90minut
Attendance: 16,028 [3]
Referee: Pavel Orel (Czech Republic)
15 October 2019 (2019-10-15) UEFA EURO U-21 qualification Poland  Flag of Poland.svg1–0Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Stadion Widzewa, Łódź
18:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
UEFA
90minut
Attendance: 3,628 [4]
Referee: João Pinheiro (Portugal)
15 November 2019 (2019-11-15) UEFA EURO U-21 qualification Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg3–0Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Slavia Stadium, Sofia
17:00 CET (UTC+01:00)
UEFA
90minut
Attendance: 453 [5]
Referee: Yaroslav Kozyk (Ukraine)
18 November 2019 (2019-11-18) Friendly Montenegro  Flag of Montenegro.svg1–0Flag of Poland.svg  Poland DG Arena, Podgorica
15:00 CET (UTC+01:00)
90minut Referee: Milovan Milačić (Montenegro)
30 March 2020 (2020-03-30) Friendly Poland  Flag of Poland.svgCancelledFlag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Stadion OSiR, Suwałki
18:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Note: Matches originally scheduled to be played on 30 March 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe
4 September 2020 (2020-09-04) UEFA EURO U-21 qualification Estonia  Flag of Estonia.svg0–6Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Pärnu Rannastaadion, Pärnu
18:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) UEFA
90minut
Attendance: 0 [note 1]
Referee: Petri Viljanen (Finland)
8 September 2020 (2020-09-08) UEFA EURO U-21 qualification Poland  Flag of Poland.svg1–0Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Stadion Widzewa, Łódź
18:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
UEFA
90minut
Attendance: 0 [note 1]
Referee: Kevin Clancy (Scotland)
9 October 2020 (2020-10-09) UEFA EURO U-21 qualification Serbia  Flag of Serbia.svg1–0Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Stadion Metalac, Gornji Milanovac
18:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
UEFA
90minut
Referee: Bram Van Driessche (Belgium)
13 October 2020 (2020-10-13) UEFA EURO U-21 qualification Poland  Flag of Poland.svg1–1Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Stadion GOSiR, Gdynia
18:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
UEFA
90minut
Referee: Allard Lindhout (Netherlands)
17 November 2020 (2020-11-17) UEFA EURO U-21 qualification Poland  Flag of Poland.svg3–1Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Stadion Widzewa, Łódź
18:00 CET (UTC+01:00)
UEFA
[ 90minut]
Referee: Dragan Petrović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Note: All matches originally scheduled to be played in March 2020 were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe [8]
26 March 2021 (2021-03-26) Friendly Poland  Flag of Poland.svg7–0Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar
19:00 CET (UTC+01:00)
Referee: Alfonso Ros Gómez (Spain)
29 March 2021 (2021-03-29) Friendly Austria  Flag of Austria.svg2–0Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar
20:00 CET (UTC+01:00)
Referee: José Joaquín Gallego Gambín (Spain)
3 September 2021 (2021-09-03) UEFA EURO U-21 qualification Latvia  Flag of Latvia.svg0–2Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Zemgale Olympic Center, Jelgava
16:00 CET (UTC+01:00) UEFA
Referee: Keith Kennedy (Northern Ireland)
7 September 2021 (2021-09-07) UEFA EURO U-21 qualification Poland  Flag of Poland.svg1–2Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Arena Lublin, Lublin
20:00 CET (UTC+01:00) UEFA
Referee: Morten Krogh (Denmark)

Current squad

Players born in or after 2000 are eligible for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

The following players were selected for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Latvia and Israel on 3 and 7 September 2021. [9]

Caps and goals updated as of 7 September 2021, after the match against Flag of Israel.svg  Israel. Names in italics denote players who have been capped for the senior team.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Marcel Lotka (2001-05-25) 25 May 2001 (age 20)20 Flag of Germany.svg Hertha BSC II
1 GK Filip Majchrowicz (2000-02-09) 9 February 2000 (age 21)00 Flag of Poland.svg Radomiak Radom
1 GK Kacper Tobiasz (2002-11-04) 4 November 2002 (age 18)00 Flag of Poland.svg Legia Warszawa

2 DF Łukasz Bejger (2002-01-11) 11 January 2002 (age 19)20 Flag of Poland.svg Śląsk Wrocław
2 DF Jakub Kiwior (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 21)91 Flag of Italy.svg Spezia
2 DF Kamil Kruk (2000-03-13) 13 March 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Poland.svg Zagłębie Lubin
2 DF Maik Nawrocki (2001-02-07) 7 February 2001 (age 20)20 Flag of Poland.svg Legia Warszawa (on loan from Werder Bremen)
2 DF Aleksander Paluszek (2001-04-09) 9 April 2001 (age 20)10 Flag of Slovakia.svg Pohronie (on loan from Górnik Zabrze)
2 DF Sebastian Walukiewicz (2000-04-05) 5 April 2000 (age 21)101 Flag of Italy.svg Cagliari

3 MF Mateusz Bogusz (2001-08-22) 22 August 2001 (age 20)143 Flag of Spain.svg Ibiza (on loan from Leeds United)
3 MF Wiktor Długosz (2000-07-01) 1 July 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Poland.svg Raków Częstochowa
3 MF Krzysztof Kubica (2000-05-25) 25 May 2000 (age 21)11 Flag of Poland.svg Górnik Zabrze
3 MF Filip Marchwiński (2002-01-10) 10 January 2002 (age 19)51 Flag of Poland.svg Lech Poznań
3 MF Mateusz Młyński (2001-02-01) 1 February 2001 (age 20)20 Flag of Poland.svg Wisła Kraków
3 MF Patryk Plewka (2000-01-02) 2 January 2000 (age 21)00 Flag of Poland.svg Wisła Kraków
3 MF Łukasz Poręba (2000-03-13) 13 March 2000 (age 21)21 Flag of Poland.svg Zagłębie Lubin
3 MF Mateusz Praszelik (2000-09-26) 26 September 2000 (age 20)50 Flag of Poland.svg Śląsk Wrocław
3 MF Kacper Skibicki (2001-10-11) 11 October 2001 (age 19)00 Flag of Poland.svg Legia Warszawa
3 MF Michał Skóraś (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 21)31 Flag of Poland.svg Lech Poznań
3 MF Kacper Smoliński (2001-02-07) 7 February 2001 (age 20)41 Flag of Poland.svg Pogoń Szczecin
3 MF Daniel Szelągowski (2002-09-02) 2 September 2002 (age 19)40 Flag of Poland.svg Raków Częstochowa
3 MF Mateusz Żukowski (2001-11-23) 23 November 2001 (age 19)20 Flag of Poland.svg Lechia Gdańsk

4 FW Adrian Benedyczak (2000-11-24) 24 November 2000 (age 20)43 Flag of Italy.svg AC Parma
4 FW Filip Szymczak (2002-05-06) 6 May 2002 (age 19)30 Flag of Poland.svg GKS Katowice (on loan from Lech Poznań)


Recent call-ups

The following players (born in 2000 or later) have previously been called up to the Poland under-21 squad in the last 12 months and are still eligible to represent:

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Jakub Stolarczyk (2000-12-19) 19 December 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of England.svg Leicester City v. Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, 3 September 2021WD
GK Xavier Dziekoński (2003-10-06) 6 October 2003 (age 17)10 Flag of Poland.svg Jagiellonia Białystok v. Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, 29 March 2021
GK Cezary Miszta (2001-10-30) 30 October 2001 (age 19)10 Flag of Poland.svg Legia Warszawa v. Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, 29 March 2021
GK Krzysztof Bąkowski (2003-01-04) 4 January 2003 (age 18)00 Flag of Poland.svg Lech Poznań v. Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, 17 November 2020

DF Michał Karbownik (2001-03-13) 13 March 2001 (age 20)20 Flag of Greece.svg Olympiacos (on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion)v. Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, 3 September 2021WD
DF Kamil Piątkowski (2000-06-21) 21 June 2000 (age 21)50 Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Salzburg v. Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, 3 September 2021SEN
DF Marcin Grabowski (2000-05-21) 21 May 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Poland.svg Bruk-Bet Termalica Nieciecza v. Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, 29 March 2021
DF Wiktor Pleśnierowicz (2001-03-29) 29 March 2001 (age 20)10 Flag of Poland.svg Warta Poznań v. Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, 29 March 2021
DF Ariel Mosór (2003-02-19) 19 February 2003 (age 18)00 Flag of Poland.svg Piast Gliwice v. Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, 17 November 2020

MF Jakub Kamiński (2002-06-05) 5 June 2002 (age 19)61 Flag of Poland.svg Lech Poznań v. Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, 3 September 2021SEN
MF Jan Biegański (2002-12-04) 4 December 2002 (age 18)20 Flag of Poland.svg Lechia Gdańsk v. Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, 29 March 2021
MF Mateusz Łęgowski (2003-01-29) 29 January 2003 (age 18)10 Flag of Poland.svg Pogoń Szczecin v. Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, 29 March 2021
MF Maciej Żurawski (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 (age 20)21 Flag of Poland.svg Pogoń Szczecin v. Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, 29 March 2021
MF Szymon Czyż (2001-07-08) 8 July 2001 (age 20)10 Flag of Poland.svg Warta Poznań v. Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, 17 November 2020
MF Kacper Kozłowski (2003-10-16) 16 October 2003 (age 17)00 Flag of Poland.svg Pogoń Szczecin v. Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, 17 November 2020
MF Maksymilian Sitek (2000-12-04) 4 December 2000 (age 20)00 Flag of Poland.svg Stal Mielec (on loan from Podbeskidzie)v. Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, 17 November 2020
MF Bartosz Bida (2001-02-21) 21 February 2001 (age 20)51 Flag of Poland.svg Jagiellonia Białystok v. Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, 17 November 2020PRE
MF Dennis Jastrzembski (2000-02-20) 20 February 2000 (age 21)10 Flag of Germany.svg Hertha BSC v. Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria, 13 October 2020
MF Daniel Ściślak (2000-03-13) 13 March 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Slovakia.svg Pohronie (on loan from Górnik Zabrze)v. Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria, 13 October 2020
MF Marcel Zylla (2000-01-14) 14 January 2000 (age 21)00 Flag of Poland.svg Śląsk Wrocław v. Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria, 13 October 2020

FW Bartosz Białek (2001-11-11) 11 November 2001 (age 19)61 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg v. Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, 29 March 2021
FW Dawid Kocyła (2002-07-23) 23 July 2002 (age 19)20 Flag of Poland.svg Wisła Płock v. Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, 29 March 2021
FW Maciej Rosołek (2001-09-02) 2 September 2001 (age 20)30 Flag of Poland.svg Arka Gdynia (on loan from Legia Warszawa)v. Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia, 17 November 2020PRE


WD Withdrew from the squad.
INJ Withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
SEN Player withdrew from the squad due to a call up to the senior team.

Coaching history

Note: List is not complete

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Notes

  1. 1 2 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, all matches scheduled for September 2020 were played behind closed doors. [6] [7]