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Denmark national under-21 football team

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.

Denmark Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationDanish Football Association
(Dansk Boldspil-Union)
Head coachAlbert Capellas
CaptainMathias Jensen
Most capsJonas Kamper (39)
Top scorerMarcus Ingvartsen (17)
Home stadiumAalborg Portland Park, Aalborg
First colours
Second colours
First international
Denmark Denmark 0–2 Norway Norway
(Holstebro, Denmark; 25 August 1976)
Biggest win
Denmark Denmark 9–0 Luxembourg Luxembourg
(Farum, Denmark; 11 October 2002)
Biggest defeat
Bulgaria Bulgaria 6–0 Denmark Denmark
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 25 April 1989)
Olympic Games
Appearances2 (first in 1992)
Best result8th (2016)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances7 (first in 1978)
Best resultSemifinals (1992), (2015)

Tournament recordEdit

UEFA European U-21 ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA GD Pld W D L GF GA GD
1978 Quarter-finals 5th 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 4 2 1 1 10 5 5
1980 Did not qualify 4 1 0 3 3 4 1
1982 4 1 2 1 4 4 0
1984 6 1 1 4 6 16 10
1986 Quarter-finals 7th 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 6 3 2 1 11 7 4
1988 Did not qualify 6 2 2 2 7 6 1
1990 6 2 1 3 9 14 5
1992 Semi-finals 4th 4 1 1 2 6 4 +2 6 4 2 0 21 4 17
  1994 Did not qualify 8 4 0 4 12 9 3
  1996 10 6 1 3 31 15 16
  1998 8 5 1 2 16 9 7
  2000 8 3 1 4 11 13 2
  2002 10 4 3 3 18 12 6
  2004 10 6 3 1 25 4 21
  2006 Group stage 8th 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 12 9 2 1 30 12 18
  2007 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 3 2 1
  2009 8 5 1 2 13 4 9
  2011 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 Qualified as hosts
  2013 Did not qualify 8 4 4 0 19 8 11
  2015 Semi-finals 3rd 4 2 0 2 5 8 −3 10 8 2 0 37 9 28
  2017 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 10 9 1 0 24 3 21
    2019 Group stage 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 10 7 2 1 30 8 22
Total 0 titles 8/22 24 8 4 12 34 40 −6 156 87 41 37 340 168 172
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Summer OlympicsEdit

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Until 1988 See Denmark national football team
  Barcelona 1992 Group stage 3 0 2 1 1 4
  Atlanta 1996 Did not qualify
  Sydney 2000
  Athens 2004
  Beijing 2008
  London 2012
  Rio de Janeiro 2016 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 1 6
  Tokyo 2020 To be determined
Total 2/7 7 1 3 3 2 10

UEFA Euro U-21 qualificationEdit

2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Denmark 10 7 2 1 30 8 +22 23 Final tournament 1–1 5–2 2–0 6–0 3–0
2   Poland 10 6 4 0 22 9 +13 22 Play-offs 3–1 3–0 3–3 1–0 1–1
3   Georgia 10 3 3 4 11 19 −8 12 2–2 0–3 2–2 1–0 1–0
4   Finland 10 2 3 5 13 21 −8 9 0–5 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–1
5   Lithuania 10 2 2 6 7 16 −9 8 0–2 0–2 0–0 0–2 3–0
6   Faroe Islands 10 1 4 5 10 20 −10 7 0–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Results and fixturesEdit

2017Edit

Results in 2017Edit

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Updated to match(es) played on 24 June 2017. Source: dbu.dk
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

2018Edit

Results in 2018Edit

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ResultWDWWDWLL
Updated to match(es) played on 24 June 2017. Source: dbu.dk
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

2019Edit

Results in 2019Edit

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ResultWDWW
Updated to match(es) played on March 2019. Source: dbu.dk
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 8 match against Romania   and the friendly against Hungary   in September 2019.

Caps and goals as of 10 September 2019, after the game against Romania.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Oliver Christensen (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 20) 1 0   OB
16 1GK Peter Vindahl Jensen (1998-02-16) 16 February 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Nordsjælland

2DF Frederik Alves (1999-11-08) 8 November 1999 (age 19) 0 0   Silkeborg
2DF Malte Amundsen (1998-02-11) 11 February 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Vejle
2DF Daniel Anyembe (1998-07-22) 22 July 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Esbjerg
2DF Luka Racic (1999-05-08) 8 May 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Brentford
2DF Mads Roerslev (1999-06-24) 24 June 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Brentford
5 2DF Victor Nelsson (1998-10-14) 14 October 1998 (age 20) 21 0   Copenhagen
19 2DF Andreas Poulsen (1999-10-13) 13 October 1999 (age 19) 6 0   Borussia Mönchengladbach

3MF Jacob Steen Christensen (2001-06-25) 25 June 2001 (age 18) 0 0   FC Nordsjælland
3MF Mikkel Damsgaard (2000-07-03) 3 July 2000 (age 19) 0 0   FC Nordsjælland
3MF Carlo Holse (1999-06-02) 2 June 1999 (age 20) 4 0   Copenhagen
3MF Mads Emil Madsen (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Silkeborg
3MF Victor Jensen (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Jong Ajax
3MF Nikolas Nartey (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 19) 1 0   1. FC Köln
3MF Jacob Lungi Sørensen (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 21) 4 0   Esbjerg
11 3MF Jacob Bruun Larsen (1998-09-19) 19 September 1998 (age 20) 14 4   Borussia Dortmund
20 3MF Magnus Kofod Andersen (1999-05-10) 10 May 1999 (age 20) 5 0   FC Nordsjælland
3MF Morten Hjulmand (1999-06-25) 25 June 1999 (age 20) 1 0   FC Admira Wacker Mödling

4FW Nikolai Laursen (1998-02-19) 19 February 1998 (age 21) 3 2   FC Emmen
4FW Jens Odgaard (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 20) 1 0   SC Heerenveen
14 4FW Anders Dreyer (1998-05-02) 2 May 1998 (age 21) 11 0   SC Heerenveen
17 4FW Andreas Skov Olsen (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 19) 12 5   Bologna

Most appearancesEdit

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 Lasse Vigen Christensen Fulham 37 5 2013–2017
=3 Michael Jakobsen AaB 31 4 2005–2008
=3 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 31 9 1994–1997
4 Rasmus Würtz Skive, AaB 29 1 2002–2006
5 Martin Pedersen AaB, SønderjyskE 28 0 2002–2006
6 Jannik Vestergaard 1899 Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen,
Borussia Mönchengladbach
28 4 2011–2015
7 Mike Jensen Brøndby IF, Malmö FF 27 3 2011–2015
8 Mads Albæk FC Midtjylland 26 5 2009–2012
9 Thomas Kahlenberg Brøndby, Auxerre 26 10 2002–2006

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 goalsEdit

Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Goals U-21 Caps Year(s)
1 Marcus Ingvartsen Nordsjælland, Genk 17 24 2015–2019
2 Peter Møller AaB 16 22 1990–1993
3 Nicki Bille Reggina, Martina, Nordsjælland, Villarreal 15 24 2007–2011
4 Tommy Bechmann Esbjerg 11 15 2002–2003
5 Thomas Kahlenberg Brøndby, Auxerre 10 26 2002–2006
=6 Preben Elkjær Vanløse, 1. FC Köln, Lokeren 9 9 1976–1979
=6 Morten Rasmussen AGF 9 21 2004–2006
=6 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 9 31 1994–1997
=9 Bent Jensen B 1913 8 10 1966–1968
=9 Per Frandsen B 1903, Lille 8 21 1989–1992
=9 Miklos Molnar Frem, Standard Liège, Lyngby 8 21 1989–1992

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.

ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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