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.
|Nickname(s)||Lvíčata (Little Lions)|
České republiky (FAČR)
|Head coach||Karel Krejčí|
|Most caps||Jan Polák (46)|
|Top scorer||Tomáš Pekhart (17)|
| Czech Republic 1–0 Malta |
(Opava, Czech Republic; 5 September 1994)
| 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)
| Spain 4–0 Czech Republic |
(Burgos, Spain; 7 June 1997)
|UEFA U-21 Championship|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1996)|
|Best result||Champions, 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.
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.
UEFA European Under-21 Championship RecordEdit
|UEFA European Under-21 Championship record||UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualification record|
|1998||Did not qualify||8||3||0||5||13||13|
|2004||Did not qualify||10||7||0||3||20||7|
|2009||Did not qualify||8||4||2||2||19||5|
|2013||Did not qualify||10||6||3||1||26||7|
|2015||Group stage||3||1||1||1||6||3||Qualified as hosts|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.
In addition to team victories, Czech players have won individual awards at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
Results and fixtures 2013–2015Edit
2013 UEFA European Under-21 ChampionshipEdit
|5 March 2014||Czech Republic||1 – 2||Norway||FK Viktoria Stadion, Prague, Czech Republic|
|Hanousek 42'||Report||Berget 51', 90'|
|14 May 2014||Slovakia||3 – 1||Czech Republic||Senica, Slovakia|
Zreľák 48', 82'
|Report||Trávník 52'||Attendance: 925|
Referee: Markus Hameter (AUT)
|3 June 2014||Czech Republic||0 – 1||Austria||Městský stadion, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic|
|9 October 2014||Ukraine||0 – 1||Czech Republic||Bannikov Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine|
|Report||Přikryl 88'||Attendance: 100|
Players born in on or after 1 January 1994 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
Caps and goals updated as of 29 March 2016.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Luděk Vejmola||3 November 1994||2||0||Mladá Boleslav|
|16||GK||Lukáš Zima||9 January 1994||12||0||Genoa|
|23||GK||Patrik Macej||11 June 1994||1||0||Dunajská Streda|
|2||DF||Stefan Simić||20 January 1995||5||0||Royal Mouscron|
|6||DF||Michael Lüftner||14 March 1994||15||0||Copenhagen|
|15||DF||Patrizio Stronati||17 November 1994||3||0||Mladá Boleslav|
|19||DF||Milan Havel||7 August 1994||11||1||Bohemians|
|22||DF||Filip Kaša||1 January 1994||5||0||Žilina|
|3||MF||Marek Havlík||8 July 1995||9||2||Slovácko|
|4||MF||Michal Sáček||19 September 1996||2||0||Sparta Prague|
|5||MF||Tomáš Souček||27 February 1995||10||2||Slavia Prague|
|8||MF||Antonín Barák||3 December 1994||8||1||Udinese|
|10||MF||Michal Trávník||17 May 1994||26||2||Jablonec|
|11||MF||Jakub Jankto||19 January 1996||4||3||Udinese|
|12||MF||Michal Hubínek||10 November 1994||8||0||Bohemians|
|13||MF||Jakub Nečas||26 January 1995||3||0||Mladá Boleslav|
|17||MF||Václav Černý||17 October 1997||10||7||AFC Ajax|
|18||MF||Petr Ševčík||4 May 1994||4||0||Slovan Liberec|
|20||MF||Martin Hašek||3 October 1995||2||1||Bohemians|
|21||MF||Daniel Holzer||18 August 1995||13||1||Sparta Prague|
|7||FW||Lukáš Juliš||2 December 1994||5||1||Sparta Prague|
|9||FW||Tomáš Chorý||26 January 1995||3||0||Sigma Olomouc|
|14||FW||Patrik Schick||24 January 1996||9||10||Sampdoria|
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||25 July 1994||0||0||Slavia Prague||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|DF||Petr Chýla||5 May 1994||0||0||Slovácko||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|DF||Stefan Simić||20 January 1995||0||0||Milan||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|DF||Petr Rys||15 January 1996||0||0||Jablonec||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|DF||Antonín Křapka||22 January 1994||0||0||Ústí nad Labem||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|DF||Filip Kaša||1 January 1994||3||0||Ostrava||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|DF||Jan Štěrba||8 July 1994||0||0||Olomouc||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|MF||Robert Hrubý||27 April 1994||6||2||Ostrava||v. Red Bull Salzburg, 26 August 2014|
|MF||Petr Nerad||27 July 1994||1||0||Vysočina Jihlava||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|MF||Laco Takács||15 July 1996||6||1||Mladá Boleslav||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|MF||Otto Urma||17 August 1994||0||0||Sokolov||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|MF||Daniel Tetour||17 July 1994||3||0||Dukla Prague||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|DF||Jakub Fulnek||26 April 1994||3||0||Jihlava||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|DF||David Breda||6 January 1996||0||0||Baumit Jablonec||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014|
|FW||Stanislav Klobása||29 January 1994||5||2||Mladá Boleslav||v. Red Bull Salzburg, 26 August 2014|
|FW||Jakub Jankto||19 January 1996||4||3||Udinese||v. Slovakia, 14 May 2014
Note: Names in italics denote players that have been capped for the Senior team.
- 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship squads – Czech Republic
- 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship squads – Czech Republic
- 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship squads – Czech Republic
- 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship squads – Czech Republic
- 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship squads – Czech Republic
- 2000 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship squads – Czech Republic
- 1996 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship squads – Czech Republic
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.
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.
- "Reprezentace do 21 let: Nominace pro zápasy s Maltou a Lotyšskem" (in Czech). Czech FA. 15 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
- UEFA Under-21 website Contains full results archive
- Czech Republic Under-21s at uefa.com
- Official ČMFS Czech Republic Under-21 website Contains listings and statistics of current and past Czech Republic U-21 players. (in Czech)
- The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation Contains full record of U-21 Championships.