|Nickname(s)||Blågult (The Blue-Yellow)|
|Association||Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)|
|Head coach||Andreas Pettersson (caretaker)|
|Most caps||Oscar Hiljemark (37)|
|Top scorer|| Carlos Strandberg |
Ola Toivonen (13)
Denmark 3–2 Sweden
(Esbjerg, Denmark; 22 June 1952)
Finland 1–3 Sweden
(Vaasa, Finland; 11 August 1976)
Sweden 9–2 Finland
(Växjö, Sweden; 10 June 1956)
Finland 0–7 Sweden
(Oulu, Finland; 22 September 1957)
Sweden 10–0 Armenia
(Lublin, Poland; 13 October 2020)
Poland 6–1 Sweden
(Warsaw, Poland; 7 October 1964)
Ukraine 6–0 Sweden
(Kyiv, Ukraine; 31 May 2012)
|UEFA U-21 Championship|
|Appearances||9 (first in 1972 )|
|Best result||Champions (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.They finished second in 1992 and they also reached the semi-finals in 1990 and 2009. 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.
Runners-up Third place Fourth place Tournament held on home soilChampions
|UEFA European Under-23 Championship record||UEFA European Under-23 Championship qualification record|
|1974||Did not qualify||4||2||1||1||6||5|
|UEFA European Under-21 Championship record||UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification record|
|1978||Did not qualify||4||1||1||2||6||8|
|1988||Did not qualify||6||1||4||1||6||6|
|1994||Did not qualify||10||4||4||2||21||8|
|2000||Did not qualify||8||2||0||6||7||15|
|2006||Did not qualify||10||6||0||4||16||12|
|2009||Semi-finals||3rd||4||2||1||1||12||7||Qualified as hosts|
|2011||Did not qualify||10||6||2||2||17||10|
|2019||Did not qualify||10||6||2||2||19||8|
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.
Caps and goals updated as of 9 June 2022.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Samuel Brolin||29 September 2000||11||0||Mjällby AIF|
|12||GK||Jakob Tånnander||10 August 2000||0||0||HJK|
|22||GK||Noel Törnqvist||1 February 2002||0||0||Mjällby AIF|
|2||DF||Emil Holm||13 May 2000||9||2||SønderjyskE|
|3||DF||Aiham Ousou (captain)||9 January 2000||8||0||Slavia Prague|
|4||DF||Pavle Vagić||24 January 2000||11||0||Rosenborg BK|
|5||DF||Eric Kahl||27 September 2001||13||0||AGF|
|13||DF||Josafat Mendes||31 December 2002||0||0||AIK|
|14||DF||Jesper Tolinsson||28 February 2003||6||0||Lommel|
|15||DF||Daniel Svensson||12 February 2002||6||0||FC Nordsjælland|
|21||DF||Anton Eriksson||5 March 2000||1||0||GIF Sundsvall|
|6||MF||Bilal Hussein (vice-captain)||22 April 2000||19||2||AIK|
|7||MF||Patrik Wålemark||14 October 2001||11||4||Feyenoord|
|8||MF||Carl Gustafsson||18 March 2000||11||1||Kalmar FF|
|10||MF||Rami Al Hajj||17 September 2001||8||1||Heerenveen|
|11||MF||Isak Jansson||31 January 2002||3||0||Kalmar FF|
|16||MF||Paulos Abraham||16 July 2002||8||2||Groningen|
|17||MF||Adam Carlén||27 June 2000||2||0||Degerfors IF|
|18||MF||Roony Bardghji||15 November 2005||2||0||Copenhagen|
|9||FW||Amin Sarr||11 March 2001||10||3||Heerenveen|
|19||FW||Benjamin Mbunga Kimpioka||21 February 2000||11||2||AIK|
|20||FW||Benjamin Nygren||8 July 2001||13||2||FC Nordsjælland|
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.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Oliver Dovin||11 July 2002||1||0||Hammarby IF||v. Italy, 9 June 2022 WD|
|GK||Hannes Sveijer||28 April 2002||0||0||Sandvikens IF||v. Italy, 12 October 2021|
|DF||Noah Eile||19 July 2002||0||0||Mjällby AIF||v. Italy, 9 June 2022 WD|
|DF||Hussein Ali||1 March 2002||3||0||Örebro SK||v. Republic of Ireland, 16 November 2021|
|MF||Williot Swedberg||1 February 2004||0||0||Celta||v. Italy, 9 June 2022 WD|
|MF||Armin Gigović||6 April 2002||9||1||Helsingborgs IF||v. Republic of Ireland, 29 March 2022|
|MF||Jacob Ondrejka||2 September 2002||1||0||IF Elfsborg||v. Republic of Ireland, 29 March 2022|
|MF||Sebastian Nanasi||16 May 2002||0||0||Malmö FF||v. Republic of Ireland, 29 March 2022 WD|
|MF||Anthony Elanga||27 April 2002||8||7||Manchester United||v. Republic of Ireland, 16 November 2021|
|MF||David Edvardsson||5 March 2002||2||0||Malmö FF||v. Republic of Ireland, 16 November 2021|
|MF||Erik Ring||24 April 2002||2||0||AIK||v. Republic of Ireland, 16 November 2021|
|MF||Dennis Collander||9 May 2002||3||0||Hammarby IF||v. Italy, 12 October 2021 WD|
|MF||Aimar Sher||20 December 2002||1||0||Spezia||v. Bosnia and Herzegovina, 7 September 2021|
|FW||Tim Prica||23 April 2002||8||2||WSG Tirol||v. Republic of Ireland, 16 November 2021|
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.
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