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Czech Republic national under-21 football team

The Czech Republic national under-21 football team is the national under-21 association football team of the Czech Republic and is controlled by the Football Association of the Czech Republic. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, held every two years.

Czech Republic Under-21
Nickname(s)Lvíčata (Little Lions)
AssociationFotbalová asociace
České republiky
(FAČR)
Head coachKarel Krejčí
Most capsJan Polák (46)
Top scorerTomáš Pekhart (17)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Czech Republic 1–0 Malta 
(Opava, Czech Republic; 5 September 1994)
Biggest win
 Czech Republic 8–0 Bulgaria 
(Teplice, Czech Republic; 5 October 2001)
 Czech Republic 8–0 Liechtenstein 
(Prague, Czech Republic; 11 September 2007)
 Czech Republic 8–0 San Marino 
(Serravalle, San Marino; 9 June 2009)
 Czech Republic 8–0 Andorra 
(Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic; 10 August 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 4–0 Czech Republic 
(Burgos, Spain; 7 June 1997)
Records are for competitive
matches only
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1996)
Best resultChampions, 2002

Although the breakup of Czechoslovakia occurred officially on 1 January 1993, the under-21 team continued until the end of the 1994 championship. After that, the Czech Republic and the Slovakia under-21s became separate footballing entities.

For both nations, first matches were played in September 1994 in qualification for the 1996 championship.

The Czech Republic under-21 team reached the quarter-finals in 1996, but failed to qualify for 1998. The team reached the final in both the 2000 and 2002 tournaments, winning the latter on penalties.

Subsequently, the team failed to qualify for the tournaments in 2004 and 2006. They qualified for the 2007 competition but finished last in the group stage. They once again failed to qualify for the 2009 competition. In the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, they placed fourth.

Competitive RecordEdit

UEFA European Under-21 Championship RecordEdit

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1996 Quarter-finals 2 0 0 2 2 4 10 7 2 1 33 9
  1998 Did not qualify 8 3 0 5 13 13
  2000 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 9 7 12 9 1 2 20 6
  2002 Winners 5 2 2 1 5 5 12 9 2 1 29 6
  2004 Did not qualify 10 7 0 3 20 7
  2006 12 6 3 3 26 11
  2007 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 4 4 3 1 0 7 3
  2009 Did not qualify 8 4 2 2 19 5
  2011 Fourth place 5 2 0 3 4 6 10 9 1 0 30 4
  2013 Did not qualify 10 6 3 1 26 7
  2015 Group stage 3 1 1 1 6 3 Qualified as hosts
  2017 Group stage 3 1 0 2 5 7 10 7 2 1 29 10
Total 7/12 25 8 5 12 32 36 106 70 17 19 252 81
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.

Individual awardsEdit

In addition to team victories, Czech players have won individual awards at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

Year Golden Player
  2002 Petr Čech

Results and fixtures 2013–2015Edit

2013 UEFA European Under-21 ChampionshipEdit

Friendly matchesEdit

14 November 2014 Czech Republic  2 – 2  DenmarkĎolíček, Prague, Czech Republic
18 November 2014 Czech Republic  1 – 1  GermanyEden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Players born in on or after 1 January 1994 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

The following players were named in the squad the game against Latvia U21 and Malta U21 on 22 March 2016.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 29 March 2016.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Luděk Vejmola (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 25) 2 0   Mladá Boleslav
16 1GK Lukáš Zima (1994-01-09) 9 January 1994 (age 25) 12 0   Genoa
23 1GK Patrik Macej (1994-06-11) 11 June 1994 (age 25) 1 0   Dunajská Streda

2 2DF Stefan Simić (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 24) 5 0   Royal Mouscron
6 2DF Michael Lüftner (1994-03-14) 14 March 1994 (age 25) 15 0   Copenhagen
15 2DF Patrizio Stronati (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 (age 25) 3 0   Mladá Boleslav
19 2DF Milan Havel (1994-08-07) 7 August 1994 (age 25) 11 1   Bohemians
22 2DF Filip Kaša (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 25) 5 0   Žilina

3 3MF Marek Havlík (1995-07-08) 8 July 1995 (age 24) 9 2   Slovácko
4 3MF Michal Sáček (1996-09-19) 19 September 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Sparta Prague
5 3MF Tomáš Souček (1995-02-27) 27 February 1995 (age 24) 10 2   Slavia Prague
8 3MF Antonín Barák (1994-12-03) 3 December 1994 (age 24) 8 1   Udinese
10 3MF Michal Trávník (1994-05-17) 17 May 1994 (age 25) 26 2   Jablonec
11 3MF Jakub Jankto (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 23) 4 3   Udinese
12 3MF Michal Hubínek (1994-11-10) 10 November 1994 (age 25) 8 0   Bohemians
13 3MF Jakub Nečas (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 24) 3 0   Mladá Boleslav
17 3MF Václav Černý (1997-10-17) 17 October 1997 (age 22) 10 7   AFC Ajax
18 3MF Petr Ševčík (1994-05-04) 4 May 1994 (age 25) 4 0   Slovan Liberec
20 3MF Martin Hašek (1995-10-03) 3 October 1995 (age 24) 2 1   Bohemians
21 3MF Daniel Holzer (1995-08-18) 18 August 1995 (age 24) 13 1   Sparta Prague

7 4FW Lukáš Juliš (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 25) 5 1   Sparta Prague
9 4FW Tomáš Chorý (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 24) 3 0   Sigma Olomouc
14 4FW Patrik Schick (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 23) 9 10   Sampdoria

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Czech Republic under-21 squad and remain eligible:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Josef Řehák (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 25) 0 0   Slavia Prague v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014

DF Petr Chýla (1994-05-05) 5 May 1994 (age 25) 0 0   Slovácko v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Stefan Simić (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 24) 0 0   Milan v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Petr Rys (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Jablonec v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Antonín Křapka (1994-01-22) 22 January 1994 (age 25) 0 0   Ústí nad Labem v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Filip Kaša (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 25) 3 0   Ostrava v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Jan Štěrba (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 (age 25) 0 0   Olomouc v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014

MF Robert Hrubý (1994-04-27) 27 April 1994 (age 25) 6 2   Ostrava v. Red Bull Salzburg, 26 August 2014
MF Petr Nerad (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 (age 25) 1 0   Vysočina Jihlava v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014
MF Laco Takács (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 23) 6 1   Mladá Boleslav v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014
MF Otto Urma (1994-08-17) 17 August 1994 (age 25) 0 0   Sokolov v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014
MF Daniel Tetour (1994-07-17) 17 July 1994 (age 25) 3 0   Dukla Prague v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Jakub Fulnek (1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 25) 3 0   Jihlava v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF David Breda (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Baumit Jablonec v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014

FW Stanislav Klobása (1994-01-29) 29 January 1994 (age 25) 5 2   Mladá Boleslav v. Red Bull Salzburg, 26 August 2014
FW Jakub Jankto (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 23) 4 3   Udinese v.   Slovakia, 14 May 2014

Note: Names in italics denote players that have been capped for the Senior team.

Previous squadsEdit

Leading AppearancesEdit

 
Czech U21 in 2007
Rank Player U-21 Caps
1 Jan Polák 46
2 David Kobylík 32
3 Bořek Dočkal 28
Josef Kaufman 28
5 Jan Lecjaks 27
Michal Papadopulos 27
7 Lukáš Došek 26
Michal Kadlec 26
Ondřej Mazuch 26
Tomáš Pekhart 26
Roman Týce 26
Tomáš Ujfaluši 26

Note: Those players in bold are still eligible to play for the team at the moment. Statistics up to and including Czech Republic vs Germany, 18 November 2014.

Leading GoalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Goals
1 Tomáš Pekhart Tottenham Hotspur, Baumit Jablonec 17
2 Jan Chramosta Mladá Boleslav 12
3 Milan Baroš Baník Ostrava, Liverpool 9
Tomáš Došek Viktoria Plzeň, Slavia Prague 9
5 Bořek Dočkal Slavia Prague, Slovan Liberec 8
Pavel Novotný Slavia Prague 8
Václav Svěrkoš Baník Ostrava, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha BSC 8
8 David Kobylík Sigma Olomouc, Strasbourg 7
Vratislav Lokvenc Hradec Králové, Sparta Prague 7
Libor Sionko Baník Ostrava, Sparta Prague 7
Štěpán Vachoušek SC Xaverov, Chmel Blšany, Teplice, Slavia Prague 7

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-21s. Those players in bold are still eligible to play for the team at the moment. Statistics up to and including Czech Republic vs Andorra, 5 June 2012.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reprezentace do 21 let: Nominace pro zápasy s Maltou a Lotyšskem" (in Czech). Czech FA. 15 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.

External linksEdit