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
CaptainVictor Nelsson
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 Did not qualify
Total 2/7 7 1 3 3 2 10

UEFA Euro U-21 qualificationEdit

2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification group 8Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Denmark (Q) 9 8 1 0 20 8 +12 25 Final tournament 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 5–1
2   Romania (Y) 9 6 1 2 21 6 +15 19 Final tournament if among five best runners-up 17 Nov 3–0 4–1 3–0 4–1
3   Ukraine (E) 8 3 1 4 10 10 0 10 2–3 1–0 0–2 17 Nov 4–0
4   Finland (E) 9 3 1 5 13 15 −2 10 0–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 4–0
5   Northern Ireland (E) 9 2 3 4 7 10 −3 9 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–0
6   Malta (E) 8 0 1 7 3 25 −22 1 1–3 0–3 13 Nov 17 Nov 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 13 October 2020. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (Y) Cannot win group, but can still qualify for final tournament as one of the five best runners-up.

2019Edit

Results in 2019Edit

Round1234567891011121314
GroundAAHAAAAAHHHAAH
ResultWDWWLLWWDWWWWW
Updated to match(es) played on March 2019. Source: dbu.dk
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
16 January 2019 FriendlyMexico  0–1  DenmarkMexico City, Mexico
05.30 Report Sørensen   48' Stadium: Centro de Alto Rendimiento
19 January 2019 FriendlyMexico  0–0  DenmarkMexico City, Mexico
05.30 Report Stadium: Centro de Alto Rendimiento
20 March 2019 FriendlyDenmark  3–2  BelgiumSlagelse, Denmark
06.30 Sørensen   35'
Skov Olsen   47'
Wind   90+3'
Stage   90+4'
Report Vanheusden   11'
Mini   40' (o.g.)
Amuzu   41'
Stadium: Slagelse Stadium
24 March 2019 FriendlyFrance  0–1  DenmarkBrest, France
06.30 Report Abildgaard   46' Stadium: Stade Francis-Le Blé
12 June 2019 FriendlyCroatia  1–0  DenmarkPula, Croatia
12.00 Bašić   90+2' Report Stadium: Stadion Aldo Drosina
Attendance: 830
17 June 2019 2019 UEFA ECGermany  3–1  DenmarkUdine, Italy
21:00 Richter   28'52'
Waldschmidt   65'
Report Skov   73' (pen.) Stadium: Stadio Friuli
Attendance: 7,131
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
20 June 2019 2019 UEFA ECDenmark  3–1  AustriaUdine, Italy
18:30 Mæhle   33'77'
Olsen   90+3'
Report Lienhart   47' Stadium: Dacia Arena
Attendance: 7,297
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Bulgaria)
23 June 2019 2019 UEFA ECDenmark  2–0  SerbiaTrieste, Italy
21:00 Bruun Larsen   21'
Rasmussen   51'
Report Stadium: Stadio Nereo Rocco
Attendance: 4,543
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
6 September 2019 FriendlyDenmark  0–0  HungaryAalborg, Denmark
18:30 Alves Ibsen   85'
Hjulmand   88'
Report Stadium: Aalborg Stadium
10 September 2019 2021 UEFA EC QualificationDenmark  2–1  RomaniaAalborg, Denmark
18:30 Skov Olsen   3'55'
Hjulmand   18'
Nartey   41'
Report Coman   55'
Coman   82'
Velisar   86'
Stadium: Aalborg Stadium
Attendance: 1720
Referee: Erez Papir (Israel)
10 October 2019 2021 UEFA EC QualificationDenmark  2–1  Northern IrelandAalborg, Denmark
18:00 Poulsen   30'
Bruun Larsen   66'
Odgaard   86'
Odgaard   92'
Report J. Dunwoody   57'
E. Toal   66'
C. Marron   67'
Stadium: Aalborg Stadium
Attendance: 647
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)
14 October 2019 2021 UEFA EC QualificationFinland  0–1  DenmarkPori, Finland
19:00 Sundman   5'
Halme   87'
Report Nartey   9'
Nartey   12'
Stadium: Pori Stadium
Attendance: 1527
Referee: Peter Kralovic (Slovakia)
15 November 2019 2021 UEFA EC QualificationUkraine  2–3  DenmarkLviv, Ukraine
17:30 Shaparenko   36'
Rusyn   63'
Heorhiy Tsitaishvili   73'
Korniyenko   79'
Rusyn   90'
Report Skov Olsen   5'24'59'
Nartey   49'
Bech Sørensen   72'
Poulsen   74'
Stadium: Arena Lviv
Attendance: 17321
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (Switzerland)
19 November 2019 2021 UEFA EC QualificationDenmark  5–1  MaltaAalborg, Denmark
18:00 Bruun Larsen   1'40'
Nelsson   4'
Odgaard   15'
Skov Olsen   67'
Report Pulis   44'
Guillaumier   40'
Stadium: Aalborg Stadium
Attendance: 1051
Referee: Luis Teixeira (Andorra)

2020Edit

Results in 2020Edit

Round123456
GroundAAHAAH
ResultW
Updated to match(es) played on March 2019. Source: dbu.dk
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
12 January 2020 FriendlyDenmark  3–1Slovakia  Belek, Turkey
15.00 Lindstrøm   6'
Holse   22'
Okkels   30'
Report Baumgartner   74' Stadium: Calista Sports Center
Attendance: 50
31 March 2020 2021 UEFA EC QualificationRomania  vDenmark  Romania
Report
4 September 2020 2021 UEFA EC QualificationDenmark  vUkraine  Aalborg, Denmark
18.00 Report Stadium: Aalborg Stadium
8 September 2020 2021 UEFA EC QualificationNorthern Ireland  vDenmark  Northern Ireland
Report
9 October 2020 2021 UEFA EC QualificationMalta  vDenmark  Malta
Report
13 October 2020 2021 UEFA EC QualificationDenmark  vFinland  Aalborg, Denmark
Report Stadium: Aalborg Stadium

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for a 2021 UEFA Euro Under-21 qualification game against Finland   in October 2020.

Caps and goals as of 22 February 2020.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Oliver Christensen (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 21) 9 0   OB
16 1GK Peter Vindahl Jensen (1998-02-16) 16 February 1998 (age 22) 3 0   Nordsjælland

2 2DF Lukas Klitten (2000-05-01) 1 May 2000 (age 20) 5 0   AaB
3 2DF Rasmus Carstensen (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 20) 4 0   Silkeborg
4 2DF Mads Bech Sørensen (1999-01-07) 7 January 1999 (age 21) 5 0   Brentford
5 2DF Victor Nelsson (1998-10-14) 14 October 1998 (age 22) 29 1   Copenhagen
12 2DF Lukas Ahlefeld Engel (1998-12-14) 14 December 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Fremad Amager
23 2DF Japhet Sery Larsen (2000-04-10) 10 April 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Brentford

6 3MF Gustav Isaksen (2001-04-19) 19 April 2001 (age 19) 3 0   Midtjylland
8 3MF Nikolas Terkelsen Nartey (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 20) 9 1   Sandhausen
10 3MF Jacob Bruun Larsen (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 22) 25 6   Hoffenheim
11 3MF Mikkel Damsgaard (2000-07-03) 3 July 2000 (age 20) 8 1   Sampdoria
14 3MF Morten Hjulmand (1999-06-25) 25 June 1999 (age 21) 6 0   Admira Wacker
15 3MF Jesper Lindstrøm (2000-02-29) 29 February 2000 (age 20) 3 2   Brøndby IF
19 3MF Victor Jensen (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 20) 2 2   Jong Ajax
20 3MF Magnus Kofod Andersen (1999-05-10) 10 May 1999 (age 21) 19 0   FC Nordsjælland

7 4FW Nikolai Laursen (1998-01-19) 19 January 1998 (age 22) 8 4   Emmen
9 4FW Emil Riis Jakobsen (1998-06-24) 24 June 1998 (age 22) 5 3   Randers FC
17 4FW Mohamed Daramy (2002-01-07) 7 January 2002 (age 18) 2 0   Copenhagen
21 4FW Carlo Holse (1999-06-02) 2 June 1999 (age 21) 12 1   Rosenborg

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 38 5 2013–2017
3 Michael Jakobsen AaB 31 4 2005–2008
4 Martin Jørgensen AGF, Udinese 31 9 1994–1997
5 Rasmus Würtz Skive, AaB 29 1 2002–2006
6 Lucas Andersen Ajax, Willem II, Grasshopper 29 6 2012–2017
7 Marcus Ingvartsen Nordsjælland, Genk 29 17 2015–2019
8 Victor Nelsson Nordsjælland, Copenhagen 29 1 2017–
9 Martin Pedersen AaB, SønderjyskE 28 0 2002–2006
10 Jannik Vestergaard 1899 Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen,
Borussia Mönchengladbach
28 4 2011–2015

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 29 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

External linksEdit