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 Roland Nilsson
Captain Mattias Svanberg
Most caps Oscar Hiljemark (37)
Top scorer Carlos Strandberg (13)
Ola Toivonen (13)
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First colours
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Second colours
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 6–0 Cyprus  Flag of Cyprus (1960-2006).svg
(Helsingborg, Sweden; 1 May 1991)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 6–0 Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg
(Halmstad, Sweden; 6 October 1992)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 6–0 Malta  Flag of Malta.svg
(Halmstad, Sweden; 3 June 2005)
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0–6 Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg
(Cartagena, Spain; 31 March 2015)
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
(Kiev, 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 team is coached by Roland Nilsson. 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.

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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 To be determined4202107
Total1 title8/2132139104837168913542313174

Players

Current squad

The following 20 players were called up for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match against Republic of Ireland on 19 November 2019. [3]

Caps and goals updated as of 19 November 2019.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Pontus Dahlberg (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 21)140 Flag of Sweden.svg BK Häcken
121 GK Viktor Johansson (1998-09-04) 4 September 1998 (age 21)10 Unattached

22 DF Felix Beijmo (1998-01-31) 31 January 1998 (age 22)81 Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF
32 DF Dennis Hadžikadunić BIH (1998-07-09) 9 July 1998 (age 22)70 Flag of Russia.svg Rostov
42 DF Hugo Andersson (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 21)40 Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF
52 DF Thomas Isherwood (1998-01-28) 28 January 1998 (age 22)30 Flag of Sweden.svg Östersunds FK
132 DF John Björkengren (1998-12-09) 9 December 1998 (age 21)60 Flag of Sweden.svg Falkenbergs FF
142 DF Anel Ahmedhodžić (1999-03-26) 26 March 1999 (age 21)70 Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF
162 DF Kristopher Da Graca (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Göteborg

63 MF Svante Ingelsson (vice captain) (1998-06-14) 14 June 1998 (age 22)101 Flag of Sweden.svg Kalmar FF
73 MF Emil Hansson (1998-06-15) 15 June 1998 (age 22)71 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Fortuna Sittard
83 MF August Erlingmark (1998-04-22) 22 April 1998 (age 22)31 Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Göteborg
153 MF Jens Cajuste (1999-08-10) 10 August 1999 (age 21)30 Flag of Denmark.svg FC Midtjylland
173 MF Bilal Hussein (2000-04-22) 22 April 2000 (age 20)71 Flag of Sweden.svg AIK
183 MF Jake Larsson (1999-01-09) 9 January 1999 (age 21)62 Flag of Sweden.svg Örebro SK
193 MF Daleho Irandust (1998-06-04) 4 June 1998 (age 22)40 Flag of Sweden.svg BK Häcken
203 MF Max Svensson (1998-06-19) 19 June 1998 (age 22)10 Flag of Sweden.svg Helsingborgs IF

94 FW Nils Fröling (2000-04-20) 20 April 2000 (age 20)50 Flag of Sweden.svg Kalmar FF
104 FW Viktor Gyökeres (1998-06-04) 4 June 1998 (age 22)74 Flag of England.svg Brighton & Hove Albion
114 FW Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka (2000-02-21) 21 February 2000 (age 20)72 Unattached

Recent call-ups

The following 15 players are still eligible for the U21 team (i.e. born in 1998 or later) and have previously been called up to the Sweden U21 squad.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Marko Johansson (1998-08-25) 25 August 1998 (age 21)10 Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF v. Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg, 15 October 2019
GK Kalle Joelsson (1998-03-21) 21 March 1998 (age 22)10 Flag of Sweden.svg Helsingborgs IF v. Flag of Finland.svg  Finland, 11 June 2019

DF Alexander Jallow (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 22)10 Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Göteborg v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland, 10 September 2019 WD
DF Anton Kralj (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of Norway.svg Sandefjord v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland, 10 September 2019
DF Arvid Brorsson (1999-05-08) 8 May 1999 (age 21)10 Flag of Sweden.svg Örgryte IS v. Flag of Finland.svg  Finland, 11 June 2019
DF Johan Stenmark (1999-02-28) 28 February 1999 (age 21)20 Flag of Sweden.svg Kalmar FF v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland, 25 March 2019
DF Marcus Degerlund (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of Sweden.svg Jönköpings Södra IF v. Flag of Malta.svg  Malta, 10 October 2017 WD

MF Mattias Svanberg (captain) (1999-01-05) 5 January 1999 (age 21)143 Flag of Italy.svg Bologna v. Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg, 15 October 2019
MF Dejan Kulusevski (2000-04-25) 25 April 2000 (age 20)52 Flag of Italy.svg Parma v. Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg, 15 October 2019
MF Samuel Adrian (1998-03-02) 2 March 1998 (age 22)40 Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF v. Flag of Finland.svg  Finland, 11 June 2019
MF Carl Johansson (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 (age 22)20 Flag of Sweden.svg Östers IF v. Flag of Finland.svg  Finland, 11 June 2019
MF Gabriel Gudmundsson (1999-04-29) 29 April 1999 (age 21)20 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Groningen v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland, 25 March 2019

FW Joel Asoro (1999-04-27) 27 April 1999 (age 21)173 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Swansea City v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland, 19 November 2019 WD
FW Benjamin Nygren (2001-07-08) 8 July 2001 (age 19)00 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Genk v. Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland, 10 September 2019
FW Alexander Isak (1999-09-21) 21 September 1999 (age 20)70 Flag of Spain.svg Real Sociedad v. Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium, 16 October 2018

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-Olov Olsson 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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