Denmark national under-21 football team


Denmark national under-21 football team
Denmark Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Danish Football Association
(Dansk Boldspil-Union)
Head coach Morten Wieghorst
Captain Andreas Bjelland
Most caps Jonas Kamper (39)
Top scorer Peter Møller (16)
Home stadium Energi Nord Arena, Aalborg
Home colours
Away colours
First international
U-21: Denmark 0–2 Norway
(Holstebro, Denmark; 25 August 1976)
Biggest win
U-21: Denmark 9–0 Luxembourg
(Farum, Denmark; 11 October 2002)
Biggest defeat
U-21: Bulgaria 6–0 Denmark
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 25 April 1989)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 4 (First in 1978)
Best result Semi final 1992

The Denmark national under-21 football team has played since 1976 and is controlled by the Danish Football Association. Before 1976, the age limit was 23 years.

Contents

International record

U-21 European Championship

  • 1978 – Quarterfinals
  • 1980 to 1984 – Did not qualify
  • 1986 – Quarterfinals
  • 1988 to 1990 – Did not qualify
  • 1992 – Semifinals
  • 1994 to 2004 – Did not qualify
  • 2006 – Group stage
  • 2007 to 2009Did not qualify
  • 2011 – Hosts

Summer Olympics

Until and including the 1988 Summer Olympics, Olympic games counted as regular senior national team matches. Since the 1992 Summer Olympics, Olympic games have counted as under-21 national games.

Current squad

The following squad was selected for the UEFA U-21 Championship 2011 in Denmark between 11 and 25 June 2011.[1]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Jonas Lössl February 1, 1989 (1989-02-01) (age 22) 15 0 Denmark Midtjylland
GK Mikkel Andersen December 17, 1988 (1988-12-17) (age 22) 7 0 England Reading
GK Nicklas Højlund March 6, 1990 (1990-03-06) (age 21) 2 0 Denmark Lyngby
DF Anders Randrup July 16, 1988 (1988-07-16) (age 23) 18 0 Denmark Brøndby
DF Andreas Bjelland July 11, 1988 (1988-07-11) (age 23) 13 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
DF Daniel Wass May 31, 1989 (1989-05-31) (age 22) 11 0 Portugal Benfica
DF Frederik Sørensen April 14, 1992 (1992-04-14) (age 19) 0 0 Italy Juventus
DF Jesper Juelsgård January 26, 1989 (1989-01-26) (age 22) 9 0 Denmark Midtjylland
DF Lasse Nielsen January 8, 1988 (1988-01-08) (age 23) 12 1 Denmark AaB
DF Mads Fenger September 10, 1990 (1990-09-10) (age 21) 5 0 Denmark Randers
DF Mathias "Zanka" Jørgensen April 23, 1990 (1990-04-23) (age 21) 9 1 Denmark Copenhagen
DF Nicolai Boilesen February 16, 1992 (1992-02-16) (age 19) 2 0 Netherlands AFC Ajax
MF Christian Eriksen February 14, 1992 (1992-02-14) (age 19) 0 0 Netherlands AFC Ajax
MF Kasper Povlsen September 26, 1989 (1989-09-26) (age 22) 15 0 Denmark AGF
MF Mads Albæk January 14, 1990 (1990-01-14) (age 21) 13 0 Denmark Midtjylland
MF Matti Lund Nielsen May 8, 1988 (1988-05-08) (age 23) 15 1 Denmark Nordsjælland
MF Mike Jensen February 19, 1988 (1988-02-19) (age 23) 24 3 Denmark Brøndby
MF Thomas Delaney September 3, 1991 (1991-09-03) (age 20) 3 0 Denmark Copenhagen
FW Bashkim Kadrii July 9, 1991 (1991-07-09) (age 20) 1 0 Denmark OB
FW Henrik Dalsgaard July 27, 1989 (1989-07-27) (age 22) 8 0 Denmark AaB
FW Nicki Bille Nielsen February 7, 1988 (1988-02-07) (age 23) 14 8 Spain Villarreal CF
FW Nicolai Jørgensen January 15, 1991 (1991-01-15) (age 20) 6 0 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FW Nicolaj Agger October 23, 1988 (1988-10-23) (age 23) 9 2 Sweden Djurgårdens IF

Recent callups

0#0 Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Frederik Vang Larsen April 3, 1989 (1989-04-03) (age 22) 1 0 Denmark Copenhagen
GK Jesper Weinkouff September 6, 1988 (1988-09-06) (age 23) 0 0 Denmark Hjørring
GK Kristian Fæste March 24, 1990 (1990-03-24) (age 21) 0 0 Denmark Vejle BK
GK Martin Hansen June 15, 1990 (1990-06-15) (age 21) 1 0 England Liverpool
DF Brian Hamalainen May 29, 1989 (1989-05-29) (age 22) 10 1 Denmark Lyngby
DF Emil Farver September 1, 1989 (1989-09-01) (age 22) 0 0 Denmark Silkeborg
DF Erik Sviatchenko October 4, 1991 (1991-10-04) (age 20) 5 1 Denmark Midtjylland
DF Frederik Krabbe March 10, 1988 (1988-03-10) (age 23) 11 0 Denmark AGF
DF Michael Lumb January 9, 1988 (1988-01-09) (age 23) 11 0 Netherlands Feyenoord
DF Rasmus Christiansen May 29, 1989 (1989-05-29) (age 22) 1 0 Denmark Lyngby
DF Simon Kjær March 26, 1989 (1989-03-26) (age 22) 2 0 Germany Wolfsburg
DF Winston Reid July 3, 1988 (1988-07-03) (age 23) 10 0 Denmark Midtjylland
MF Jens Stryger Larsen February 21, 1991 (1991-02-21) (age 20) 5 0 Denmark Brøndby
MF Mads Jessen February 13, 1989 (1989-02-13) (age 22) 0 0 Denmark SønderjyskE
MF Martin Svensson August 10, 1989 (1989-08-10) (age 22) 2 0 Denmark Silkeborg
MF Mathias Wichmann August 6, 1991 (1991-08-06) (age 20) 0 0 Denmark AaB
MF Philip Rasmussen January 12, 1989 (1989-01-12) (age 22) 1 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
DF Pierre Kanstrup February 21, 1989 (1989-02-21) (age 22) 1 0 Denmark Brøndby
MF Ricki Olsen October 21, 1988 (1988-10-21) (age 23) 2 1 Denmark Randers
MF Saban Özdogan March 14, 1990 (1990-03-14) (age 21) 0 0 Denmark Copenhagen
FW Anders Bleg Christiansen June 8, 1990 (1990-06-08) (age 21) 4 0 Denmark Lyngby
FW Andreas Granskov-Hansen March 5, 1989 (1989-03-05) (age 22) 1 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
FW Andreas Laudrup November 10, 1990 (1990-11-10) (age 21) 2 1 Denmark Nordsjælland
FW Casper Johansen July 28, 1988 (1988-07-28) (age 23) 1 0 Denmark Horsens
FW Christian Sivebæk February 19, 1988 (1988-02-19) (age 23) 5 0 Denmark Midtjylland
FW Dennis Høegh February 21, 1989 (1989-02-21) (age 22) 1 0 Denmark AGF
FW Emil Lyng August 3, 1989 (1989-08-03) (age 22) 8 2 Denmark Nordsjælland
FW Nicklas Helenius Jensen May 8, 1991 (1991-05-08) (age 20) 1 0 Denmark AaB
FW Patrick Mortensen July 13, 1989 (1989-07-13) (age 22) 7 2 Denmark Lyngby
FW Ronnie Schwartz August 29, 1989 (1989-08-29) (age 22) 6 1 Denmark AaB
FW Sebastian Andersen December 23, 1988 (1988-12-23) (age 22) 4 0 Denmark AC Horsens
FW Simon Christoffersen November 21, 1990 (1990-11-21) (age 21) 3 0 Denmark HB Køge
FW Søren Frederiksen August 7, 1989 (1989-08-07) (age 22) 8 1 Denmark Copenhagen

Most appearances

Because of the age restriction, a player can't be in the team for very long and the most promising young players spend little time with the under-21 team before making their senior national team debut.

Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Caps U-21 Goals Year(s)
1 Jonas Kamper Brøndby 39 3 2002–2006
=2 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 31 9 1994–1997
=2 Michael Jakobsen Aalborg BK 31 4 2005–2008
4 Rasmus Würtz Skive, Aalborg BK 29 1 2002–2006
5 Martin Pedersen Aalborg BK, SønderjyskE 28 0 2002–2006
6 Thomas Kahlenberg Brøndby, Auxerre 26 10 2002–2006
=7 Peter Madsen Brøndby 25 7 1997–1999
=7 Christian Magleby Brøndby IF, Lyngby FC 25 4 1996–1999
=7 Peter Degn AGF, Everton 25 3 1996–1999
=7 Jonas Troest Silkeborg, Hannover 96 25 0 2004–2006

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the under-21 national team. Players in bold have played at least one game for the senior Danish national team.

Most goals

Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Goals U-21 Caps Year(s)
1 Peter Møller Aalborg BK 16 22 1990–1993
2 Tommy Bechmann Esbjerg 11 15 2002–2003
3 Thomas Kahlenberg Brøndby, Auxerre 10 26 2002–2006
=4 Preben Elkjær Vanløse, Köln, KSC Lokeren 9 9 1976–1979
=4 Morten Rasmussen AGF 9 21 2004–2006
=4 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 9 31 1994–1997
=7 Bent Jensen B 1913 8 10 1966–1968
=7 Per Frandsen B 1903, Lille 8 21 1989–1992
=7 Miklos Molnar Frem, Standard Liège, Lyngby BK 8 21 1989–1992
=10 Steffen Højer Viborg 7 11 1994–1995
=10 Peter Løvenkrands Rangers 7 12 1999–2001
=10 Peter Madsen Brøndby 7 25 1997–1999

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs represented in the games in which the player's scored for the under-21 national team. Players in bold have played at least one game for the senior Danish national team.

Managers

References

See also

External links


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