Hungary national under-21 football team

The Hungary national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team for Hungary and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.

Hungary Under-21
Nickname(s)The Magyars
Nemzeti Tizenegy (National Eleven)
AssociationMagyar Labdarúgó Szövetség
Head coachZoltán Gera
CaptainAttila Szalai
Most capsPéter Gulácsi (26)
First colours
Second colours
First international
U23: Norway Norway 1–0 Hungary Hungary
(Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway; 6 October 1970)
U21: Hungary Hungary 7–0 Greece Greece
(Kecskemét, Bács-Kiskun, Hungary; 9 October 1976)
Biggest win
Hungary Hungary 7–0 Greece Greece
(Kecskemét, Bács-Kiskun, Hungary; 9 October 1976)
Biggest defeat
 Serbia 8–0 Hungary 
(Belgrade, Serbia; 7 September 2008)
Olympic Games
Appearances1 (first in 1996)
Best result15th (1996)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances4 (first in 1978)
Best resultSemi-finals, 1986
Hungary U-21-national football team goal celebration against Austria

Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, the Hungarian Under-21 team was formed. The team has a modest record, reaching the last eight of three tournaments, and the semi-finals of one, but failing to qualify for eleven, including the forthcoming 2006 tournament.

Since the under-21 competition rules insist that players must be 21 or under at the start of a two-year competition, technically it is an U-23 competition. For this reason, Hungary's excellent record in the preceding U-23 competitions is also shown.

Olympics recordEdit

Olympics record
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Until 1988 See Hungary national football team
1992   Barcelona Did not qualify
1996   Atlanta Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 3 7
2000   Sydney Did not qualify
2004   Athens
2008   Beijing
2012   London
2016   Rio de Janeiro
2020   Tokyo
Total Group stage 1/7 3 0 0 3 3 7

UEFA U-23 Championship recordEdit

  • 1972: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1974: Winners.
  • 1976: Runners-up.

UEFA U-21 Championship recordEdit

  • 1978: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1980: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1982: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1984: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1986: Losing semi-finalists.
  • 1988: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1990: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1992: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1994: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 1996: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1998: Did not qualify. Finished 5th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2000: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2002: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2004: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2006: Play-off stage.
  • 2007: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 2009: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2011: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2013: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2015: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2017: Did not qualify. Finished 5th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2019: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2021: Host country.

SquadEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for the friendly matches on 14 and 18 November 2019 against Northern Ireland and Austria. Caps and goals as of 18 November 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Patrik Demjén (Vice-captain) (1998-03-22) 22 March 1998 (age 22) 14 0   Zalaegerszeg
1GK Ádám Varga (1999-02-12) 12 February 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Ferencváros
1GK Ádám Varga (1999-12-19) 19 December 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Tiszakécske

2DF Bendegúz Bolla (1999-11-22) 22 November 1999 (age 20) 5 0   Fehérvár
2DF Krisztián Kovács (2000-05-29) 29 May 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Győr
2DF Martin Majnovics (2000-10-26) 26 October 2000 (age 19) 3 0   Mattersburg
2DF Zsombor Nagy (1998-03-21) 21 March 1998 (age 22) 5 0   MTK Budapest
2DF Bence Gergényi (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 22) 4 0   Zalaegerszeg
2DF Benedek Varjú (2001-05-21) 21 May 2001 (age 19) 0 0   MTK Budapest
2DF Bence Tóth (1998-05-25) 25 May 1998 (age 22) 13 0   Vasas
2DF Zoltán Varjas (2000-05-17) 17 May 2000 (age 20) 4 0   KFC Komárno

3MF Martin Palincsár (1999-01-03) 3 January 1999 (age 21) 2 0   MTK Budapest
3MF Adrián Szőke (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 22) 2 1   Heracles Almelo
3MF Bence Szabó (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 22) 10 0   Debrecen
3MF Bence Banó-Szabó (1999-07-25) 25 July 1999 (age 21) 9 0   Honvéd
3MF Mátyás Tajti (1998-06-02) 2 June 1998 (age 22) 5 1   Zalaegerszeg
3MF András Schäfer (1999-04-13) 13 April 1999 (age 21) 6 0   DAC
3MF Bence Kiss (1999-07-01) 1 July 1999 (age 21) 4 0   Haladás

4FW Bence Bíró (1998-07-14) 14 July 1998 (age 22) 18 5   MTK Budapest
4FW Márk Kovácsréti (2000-09-01) 1 September 2000 (age 20) 4 0   Kisvárda
4FW Máté Szabó (1999-01-26) 26 January 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Budafok
4FW Regő Szánthó (2000-11-22) 22 November 2000 (age 19) 3 0   Ferencváros
4FW Norbert Kundrák (1999-05-18) 18 May 1999 (age 21) 13 1   Debrecen

Recent callupsEdit

The following players have been selected by Hungary in the past 12 months.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club

1GK Illés Zöldesi (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 22) 1 0   Kisvárda
1GK Balázs Bese (1999-01-22) 22 January 1999 (age 21) 1 0   MTK Budapest

2DF Zoltán Szilágyi (1998-01-04) 4 January 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Vasas
2DF Zsombor Takács (1999-02-22) 22 February 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Soroksár
2DF László Deutsch (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 21) 1 0   Puskás Akadémia
2DF Attila Szalai (Captain) (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 22) 18 2   Apollon

3MF Dominik Szoboszlai (2000-10-25) 25 October 2000 (age 19) 8 0   Red Bull Salzburg
3MF Kristóf Hinora (1998-02-05) 5 February 1998 (age 22) 6 0   Vasas
3MF András Csonka (2000-05-01) 1 May 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Ferencváros
3MF Kornél Csernik (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 22) 3 0   Soroksár
3MF Márk Kleisz (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 22) 2 0   Vasas
3MF Máté Tóth (1998-06-20) 20 June 1998 (age 22) 3 0   Haladás

4FW Szabolcs Schön (2000-09-27) 27 September 2000 (age 20) 1 0   MTK Budapest
4FW Tamás Kiss (2000-11-24) 24 November 2000 (age 19) 2 0   Puskás Akadémia
4FW Kevin Csoboth (2000-06-20) 20 June 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Benfica B
4FW Kristóf Korbély (2000-05-26) 26 May 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Diósgyőr
4FW Milán Májer (1999-06-28) 28 June 1999 (age 21) 2 0   Gyirmót
Notes
  • INJ = Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
  • Names in italics denote players that have been capped for the Senior team.

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Zoltán Gera
Assistant Coach   György Sándor
Assistant Coach   Vilmos Vanczák
Goalkeeping Coach   Zoltán Végh
Fitness Coach   László Gáspár
Video analyst   István Beregi
Physiotherapist   Dávid Smeló
Physiotherapist   István Selyem
Kit manager   Zoltán Arany
Team Doctor   Iván Kollár
Team Doctor   Márton Tarr
Team manager   Bence Teodoru

Administrative staffEdit

Position Name
Delegation Leader   Vince Annus
Secretary   Béla Brünyi
Press Officer   Márton Dinnyés
Kit Manager   László Hegyesi

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

Road to EURO 2021Edit

6 September 2019 FriendlyDenmark  0 – 0  HungaryAalborg, Denmark
Report Stadium: Aalborg Stadium
10 September 2019 FriendlyHungary  0 – 3  NorwayFelcsút, Hungary
Report Østigård   31'
Brynhildsen   54'
Christensen  57'
Stadium: Pancho Aréna
11 October 2019 FriendlyHungary  v  CroatiaZalaegerszeg, Hungary
20:00 Stadium: ZTE Arena
15 October 2019 FriendlySlovenia  v  HungaryCelje, Slovenia
Stadium: Stadion Z'dežele
14 November 2019 FriendlyNorthern Ireland  v  HungaryBallinamallard, Northern Ireland
Stadium: Ferney Park
18 November 2019 FriendlyHungary  v  Austria
18:00

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