Bulgaria national under-21 football team
The Bulgaria national under-21 football team (Bulgarian: Mладежки национален отбор на България по футбол) is considered to be the feeder team for the Bulgaria national football team. This team is for Bulgarian players aged under 21 at the start of the calendar year in which a two-year UEFA European Under-21 Championship campaign begins, so some players can remain with the squad until the age of 23.
|Association||Bulgarian Football Union|
|Head coach||Aleksandar Dimitrov|
|Most caps||Petar Mihtarski (51)|
|Top scorer||Atanas Mihaylov (31)|
U21 Coaching staffEdit
|Assistant Manager||Ivaylo Yordanov|
Champions Runners-Up Semi-Finals Other Top Results
Balkan Youth ChampionshipEdit
UEFA U-21 European ChampionshipEdit
The following players have been called up for the 2021 European Under-21 Championship qualifying match against Poland on 15 November 2019. Names in bold denote players who have been capped for or called up to the senior team.
Caps and goals updated as of 15 November 2019 after the match against Poland.
Recent call upsEdit
The following players have previously been called up to the Bulgaria under-21 squad and remain eligible.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|DF||Viktor Popov||5 March 2000||3||0||Cherno More Varna||v. Latvia, 15 October 2019|
|DF||Ertan Tombak||1 January 1999||2||0||Slavia Sofia||V. Lobanovskyi Tournament, 3–5 June 2019|
|DF||Vasil Dobrev||5 January 1998||1||0||Septemvri Sofia||v. Finland, 25 March 2019|
|MF||Mitko Mitkov||28 August 2000||2||0||CSKA Sofia||v. Russia, 10 September 2019|
|MF||Kristian Dobrev||27 April 2001||0||0||Porto B||v. Russia, 10 September 2019|
|MF||Atanas Kabov||11 April 1999||2||0||Vitosha Bistritsa||v. Finland, 25 March 2019|
|FW||Kun Temenuzhkov||1 February 2000||4||0||Leeds United||v. Latvia, 15 October 2019|
|FW||Preslav Borukov||23 April 2000||1||0||Sheffield Wednesday U23||V. Lobanovskyi Tournament, 3–5 June 2019|
|FW||Vladimir Nikolov||7 February 2001||0||0||Septemvri Sofia||V. Lobanovskyi Tournament, 3–5 June 2019|
- INJ = Not part of the current squad due to injury.
UEFA Euro 2021 QualifierEdit
|1||Russia||6||4||2||0||12||2||+10||14||Final tournament||—||2–2||4 Sep||1–0||9 Oct||2−0|
|2||Poland||5||3||1||1||8||5||+3||10||Final tournament if among five best runners-up||8 Sep||—||13 Oct||1–0||4–0||TBD|
|4||Serbia||6||2||1||3||8||5||+3||7||0–2||9 Oct||8 Sep||—||6−0||1–1|
|5||Estonia||5||1||0||4||2||20||−18||3||0–5||4 Sep||0–4||13 Oct||—||2–1|
|6||Latvia||5||0||2||3||2||6||−4||2||13 Oct||0–1||0–0||4 Sep||8 Sep||—|
Win Draw Loss
|25 March 2019||Marbella, Spain||Finland||1−0||Friendly match||Kotev 30'|
|3 June 2019||Kyiv, Ukraine||Israel||1−1||Friendly tournament||Yurukov 20'|
|5 June 2019||Kyiv, Ukraine||Cyprus||0−0||Friendly tournament|
|5 September 2019||Tallinn, Estonia||Estonia||4−0||UEFA EURO 2021 Q||Yordanov 15', 48', 65', S. Ivanov 39'|
|10 September 2019||Sofia, Bulgaria||Russia||0−0||UEFA EURO 2021 Q|
|11 October 2019||Sofia, Bulgaria||Serbia||0−1||UEFA EURO 2021 Q|
|15 October 2019||Riga, Latvia||Latvia||0−0||UEFA EURO 2021 Q|
|15 November 2019||Sofia, Bulgaria||Poland||3−0||UEFA EURO 2021 Q||Yordanov 43', S. Ivanov 51', 61'|
|29 March 2020||Sofia, Bulgaria||Estonia||UEFA EURO 2021 Q|
|4 September 2020||Russia||Russia||UEFA EURO 2021 Q|
|8 September 2020||Serbia||Serbia||UEFA EURO 2021 Q|
|9 October 2019||Bulgaria||Latvia||UEFA EURO 2021 Q|
|13 October 2019||Poland||Poland||UEFA EURO 2021 Q|
- Mladezhki natsionalen otbor na Balgariya po futbol, literally "Bulgaria national youth football team".
- "Изпълнителният комитет на БФС прие бюджета и спортния календар за 2019 г." (in Bulgarian). bfunion.bg. 20 December 2018.
- "Състав на България U21 за европейската квалификация срещу Полша" (in Bulgarian). Bulgarian Football Union. 8 November 2019.