Sweden national under-21 football team

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Sweden Under-21
Nickname(s) Blågult (The Blue-Yellow)
Association Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Andreas Pettersson (caretaker)
Captain Vacant
Most caps Oscar Hiljemark (37)
Top scorer Carlos Strandberg
Ola Toivonen (13)
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First colours
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First international
U23
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 3–2 Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg
(Esbjerg, Denmark; 22 June 1952)
U21
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 1–3 Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg
(Vaasa, Finland; 11 August 1976)
Biggest win
U23
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 9–2 Finland  Flag of Finland.svg
(Växjö, Sweden; 10 June 1956)
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0–7 Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg
(Oulu, Finland; 22 September 1957)
U21
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 10–0 Armenia  Flag of Armenia.svg
(Lublin, Poland; 13 October 2020)
Biggest defeat
U23
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 6–1 Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg
(Warsaw, Poland; 7 October 1964)
U21
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 6–0 Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg
(Kyiv, Ukraine; 31 May 2012)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances9 (first in 1972 )
Best resultChampions (2015)

The Sweden national under-21 football team is the football team representing Sweden in competitions for under-21 year old players and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association. The Swedish U21 team came into existence, following the realignment of UEFA European Under-23 Championship, which changed to be an Under-21 competition in 1978.

Sweden made their first European Under-21 Championship appearance in 1986. In 2015, Sweden became champions for the first time. [1] They finished second in 1992 and they also reached the semi-finals in 1990 and 2009. [2] Oscar Hiljemark is the most capped player for the Swedish U21 team, having played 37 caps between 2011 and 2015. Ola Toivonen and Carlos Strandberg are the best goalscorers for the Swedish U21 team, having scored 13 goals each.

Competitive record

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  0000 Tournament held on home soil  

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Sweden national under-21 football team celebrates in June 2015.

UEFA European U-23 Championship

UEFA European Under-23 Championship record UEFA European Under-23 Championship qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
1972 Quarter-finals6th210123430182
1974 Did not qualify421165
1976 421166
TotalBest: Quarter-finals1/3210123127232013

UEFA European U-21 Championship

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
1978 Did not qualify411268
1980 401314
1982 411236
1984 4211104
1986 Quarter-finals6th201123641173
1988 Did not qualify614166
1990 Semi-finals3rd4211746420102
1992 Runners-up2nd6312446420173
Flag of France.svg 1994 Did not qualify10442218
Flag of Spain.svg 1996 8512154
Flag of Romania.svg 1998 Quarter-finals6th31023310901306
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2000 Did not qualify8206715
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2002 126422210
Flag of Germany.svg 2004 Fourth place4th5311117105322014
Flag of Portugal.svg 2006 Did not qualify106041612
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2007 430186
Flag of Sweden.svg 2009 Semi-finals3rd4211127Qualified as hosts
Flag of Denmark.svg 2011 Did not qualify106221710
Flag of Israel.svg 2013 127142014
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2015 Champions1st522174106132417
Flag of Poland.svg 2017 Group stage9th30212510730247
Flag of Italy.svg Flag of San Marino.svg 2019 Did not qualify10622198
Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Slovenia.svg 2021 95042812
Flag of Romania.svg Flag of Georgia.svg 2023 10532228
Total1 title8/2432139104837183993747353187

Players

Current squad

The following 22 players were called up for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Luxembourg on 2 June 2022 and Italy on 9 June 2022. [3]

Caps and goals updated as of 9 June 2022.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Samuel Brolin (2000-09-29) 29 September 2000 (age 21)110 Flag of Sweden.svg Mjällby AIF
121 GK Jakob Tånnander (2000-08-10) 10 August 2000 (age 21)00 Flag of Finland.svg HJK
221 GK Noel Törnqvist (2002-02-01) 1 February 2002 (age 20)00 Flag of Sweden.svg Mjällby AIF

22 DF Emil Holm (2000-05-13) 13 May 2000 (age 22)92 Flag of Denmark.svg SønderjyskE
32 DF Aiham Ousou (captain) (2000-01-09) 9 January 2000 (age 22)80 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague
42 DF Pavle Vagić (2000-01-24) 24 January 2000 (age 22)110 Flag of Norway.svg Rosenborg BK
52 DF Eric Kahl (2001-09-27) 27 September 2001 (age 20)130 Flag of Denmark.svg AGF
132 DF Josafat Mendes (2002-12-31) 31 December 2002 (age 19)00 Flag of Sweden.svg AIK
142 DF Jesper Tolinsson (2003-02-28) 28 February 2003 (age 19)60 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Lommel
152 DF Daniel Svensson (2002-02-12) 12 February 2002 (age 20)60 Flag of Denmark.svg FC Nordsjælland
212 DF Anton Eriksson (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 22)10 Flag of Sweden.svg GIF Sundsvall

63 MF Bilal Hussein (vice-captain) (2000-04-22) 22 April 2000 (age 22)192 Flag of Sweden.svg AIK
73 MF Patrik Wålemark (2001-10-14) 14 October 2001 (age 20)114 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Feyenoord
83 MF Carl Gustafsson (2000-03-18) 18 March 2000 (age 22)111 Flag of Sweden.svg Kalmar FF
103 MF Rami Al Hajj (2001-09-17) 17 September 2001 (age 20)81 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Heerenveen
113 MF Isak Jansson (2002-01-31) 31 January 2002 (age 20)30 Flag of Sweden.svg Kalmar FF
163 MF Paulos Abraham (2002-07-16) 16 July 2002 (age 19)82 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Groningen
173 MF Adam Carlén (2000-06-27) 27 June 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Sweden.svg Degerfors IF
183 MF Roony Bardghji (2005-11-15) 15 November 2005 (age 16)20 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen

94 FW Amin Sarr (2001-03-11) 11 March 2001 (age 21)103 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Heerenveen
194 FW Benjamin Mbunga Kimpioka (2000-02-21) 21 February 2000 (age 22)112 Flag of Sweden.svg AIK
204 FW Benjamin Nygren (2001-07-08) 8 July 2001 (age 20)132 Flag of Denmark.svg FC Nordsjælland

Recent call-ups

The following 14 players are still eligible for the U21 team (i.e. born in 2002 or later) and have previously been called up to the Sweden U21 squad.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Oliver Dovin (2002-07-11) 11 July 2002 (age 19)10 Flag of Sweden.svg Hammarby IF v. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, 9 June 2022 WD
GK Hannes Sveijer (2002-04-28) 28 April 2002 (age 20)00 Flag of Sweden.svg Sandvikens IF v. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, 12 October 2021

DF Noah Eile (2002-07-19) 19 July 2002 (age 19)00 Flag of Sweden.svg Mjällby AIF v. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, 9 June 2022 WD
DF Hussein Ali (2002-03-01) 1 March 2002 (age 20)30 Flag of Sweden.svg Örebro SK v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland, 16 November 2021

MF Williot Swedberg (2004-02-01) 1 February 2004 (age 18)00 Flag of Spain.svg Celta v. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, 9 June 2022 WD
MF Armin Gigović (2002-04-06) 6 April 2002 (age 20)91 Flag of Sweden.svg Helsingborgs IF v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland, 29 March 2022
MF Jacob Ondrejka (2002-09-02) 2 September 2002 (age 19)10 Flag of Sweden.svg IF Elfsborg v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland, 29 March 2022
MF Sebastian Nanasi (2002-05-16) 16 May 2002 (age 20)00 Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland, 29 March 2022 WD
MF Anthony Elanga (2002-04-27) 27 April 2002 (age 20)87 Flag of England.svg Manchester United v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland, 16 November 2021
MF David Edvardsson (2002-03-05) 5 March 2002 (age 20)20 Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland, 16 November 2021
MF Erik Ring (2002-04-24) 24 April 2002 (age 20)20 Flag of Sweden.svg AIK v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland, 16 November 2021
MF Dennis Collander (2002-05-09) 9 May 2002 (age 20)30 Flag of Sweden.svg Hammarby IF v. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, 12 October 2021 WD
MF Aimar Sher (2002-12-20) 20 December 2002 (age 19)10 Flag of Italy.svg Spezia v. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 7 September 2021

FW Tim Prica (2002-04-23) 23 April 2002 (age 20)82 Flag of Austria.svg WSG Tirol v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland, 16 November 2021

Previous squads

Players with most caps and goals

Updated as of 7 June 2018. Note that the matches played by Sweden Olympic football team in 1992 and 2016 are included here, as the Swedish Football Association recognizes them as Under-21 matches.

Top 10 most capped players

#PlayerCareerCapsGoals
1 Oscar Hiljemark 2011–2015374
2 Alexander Farnerud 2002–20063612
3 Jonny Rödlund 1990–19933511
4 Simon Tibbling 2012–2017332
5 Magnus Johansson 1990–1993320
6 Mikael Dorsin 2000–2004311
Mattias Bjärsmyr 2005–2009310
8 Johan Elmander 2000–20043012
Tommy Jönsson 1995–1998302
Sven Andersson 1981–1986300

Top 10 goalscorers

#PlayerCareerGoalsCaps
1 Carlos Strandberg 2015–20181318
Ola Toivonen 2006–20091328
3 Pär-Olof Ohlsson 1972–19771219
John Guidetti 2010–20151223
Johan Elmander 2000–20041230
Alexander Farnerud 2002–20061236
7 Mikael Ishak 2012–20161127
Jonny Rödlund 1990–19931135
9 Niklas Skoog 1994–19951014
10 Tord Grip 1958–1961910
Lasse Larsson 1982–1987910

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