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
CaptainNorbert Szendrei
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
Appearances5 (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: Group stage.
  • 2023: To be determined (in progress).

UEFA European Under-21 Football ChampionshipEdit

2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Germany 10 9 0 1 32 9 +23 27 Final tournament 3–2 0–4 4–0 4–0 4–0
2   Israel 10 6 1 3 19 10 +9 19 Play-offs 0–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0
3   Poland 10 5 3 2 26 9 +17 18 1–2 1–2 1–1 5–0 3–0
4   Hungary 10 4 2 4 16 17 −1 14 1–5 1–2 2–2 1–0 4–0
5   Latvia 10 2 1 7 5 19 −14 7 1–3 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–0
6   San Marino 10 0 1 9 0 34 −34 1 0–6 0–4 0–5 0–4 0–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2 September 2021 (2021-09-02) 2023 UEFA Euro U-21 qualification Hungary   1–2   Israel Ménfői úti Stadion, Győr
17:30 Tóth-Gábor   68' Report Nachmani   32'
Gandelman   86'
Attendance: 210
Referee: Vladimir Moskalyov (Russia)
7 September 2021 (2021-09-07) 2023 UEFA Euro U-21 qualification San Marino   0–4   Hungary San Marino Stadium, Serravalle
20:30 Report Baráth   29'
Skribek   74', 82'
Kiss   90'
Attendance: 90
Referee: Andrew Davey (Northern Ireland)
8 October 2021 (2021-10-08) 2023 UEFA Euro U-21 qualification Hungary   2–2   Poland Szent Gellért Fórum, Szeged
20:00 Németh   48', 90+5' Report Benedyczak   61' (pen.)
Wędrychowski   81'
Attendance: 850
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)
12 October 2021 (2021-10-12) 2023 UEFA Euro U-21 qualification Hungary   1–5   Germany Szent Gellért Fórum, Szeged
17:30
Report
Attendance: 1,360
Referee: David Coote (England)
12 November 2021 (2021-11-12) 2023 UEFA Euro U-21 qualification Hungary   1–0   Latvia Pancho Aréna, Felcsút
17:45
Report Attendance: 260
Referee: Sandi Putros (Denmark)
16 November 2021 (2021-11-16) 2023 UEFA Euro U-21 qualification Israel   3–0   Hungary HaMoshava Stadium, Petah Tikva
18:40 (19:40 UTC+2)
Report Attendance: 930
Referee: Yaroslav Kozyk (Ukraine)
24 March 2022 (2022-03-24) 2023 UEFA Euro U-21 qualification Hungary   4–0   San Marino Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion, Budapest
16:30
Report Referee: Irakli Kvirikashvili (Georgia)
29 March 2022 (2022-03-29) 2023 UEFA Euro U-21 qualification Poland   1–1   Hungary Arena Zabrze, Zabrze
16:00
Report
Referee: Kristoffer Hagenes (Norway)
3 June 2022 (2022-06-03) 2023 UEFA Euro U-21 qualification Germany   4–0   Hungary Stadion an der Bremer Brücke, Osnabrück
18:15
Report Attendance: 5,609
Referee: Yasar Kemal Ugurlu (Turkey)
7 June 2022 (2022-06-07) 2023 UEFA Euro U-21 qualification Latvia   v   Hungary
Report

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Martin Auerbach (2002-11-03) 3 November 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Csákvár
1GK Zsombor Senkó (2003-01-04) 4 January 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Juventus
1GK Dániel Veszelinov (2001-07-05) 5 July 2001 (age 20) 0 0   DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda

2DF Márk Csinger (2003-05-31) 31 May 2003 (age 19) 0 0   SPAL
2DF Viktor Csörgő (2001-07-02) 2 July 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Gyirmót
2DF Patrick Iyinbor (2002-01-07) 7 January 2002 (age 20) 2 1   Vasas
2DF Milos Kerkez (2003-11-07) 7 November 2003 (age 18) 6 0   AZ Alkmaar
2DF Erik Kusnyír (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 22) 1 0   Debrecen
2DF Attila Mocsi (2000-05-29) 29 May 2000 (age 22) 10 0   Zalaegerszegi

3MF Péter Baráth (2002-02-21) 21 February 2002 (age 20) 7 1   Debrecen
3MF Bertalan Bocskay (2002-03-02) 2 March 2002 (age 20) 0 0   TSC Bačka Topola
3MF Áron Csongvai (2000-10-31) 31 October 2000 (age 21) 6 0   Újpest
3MF Mihály Kata (2002-04-13) 13 April 2002 (age 20) 5 0   MTK Budapest
3MF Szabolcs Mezei (2000-10-18) 18 October 2000 (age 21) 6 0   MTK Budapest
3MF Márton Radics (2001-12-02) 2 December 2001 (age 20) 1 0   Gyirmót
3MF Bálint Szabó (2001-01-18) 18 January 2001 (age 21) 1 0   Paksi

4FW Csaba Bukta (2001-07-25) 25 July 2001 (age 20) 8 0   Altach
4FW Dominik Cipf (2001-01-31) 31 January 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Vasas
4FW György Komáromi (2002-01-19) 19 January 2002 (age 20) 4 0   Puskás Akadémia
4FW András Németh (2002-11-09) 9 November 2002 (age 19) 6 3   Genk
4FW Damir Redzic (2003-03-23) 23 March 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Ferencváros
4FW Szabolcs Schön (2000-09-27) 27 September 2000 (age 21) 4 0   FC Dallas
4FW Kristóf Tóth-Gábor (2001-09-11) 11 September 2001 (age 20) 4 1   Haladás
4FW Zalán Vancsa (2004-10-27) 27 October 2004 (age 17) 0 0   MTK Budapest

Recent callupsEdit

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Krisztián Hegyi (2002-09-24) 24 September 2002 (age 19) 2 0   West Ham v.   Poland, 29 March 2022

DF Botond Balogh (2002-06-06) 6 June 2002 (age 20) 4 0   Parma v.   Poland, 29 March 2022
DF Benedek Varju (2001-05-21) 21 May 2001 (age 21) 3 0   MTK Budapest v.   Poland, 29 March 2022
DF Dominik Csontos (2002-11-08) 8 November 2002 (age 19) 2 0   Ferencváros v.   Poland, 29 March 2022
DF Kornél Szűcs (2001-09-24) 24 September 2001 (age 20) 2 0   Diósgyőr v.   Poland, 29 March 2022

MF András Csonka (2000-05-01) 1 May 2000 (age 22) 7 1   Gyirmót v.   Poland, 29 March 2022
MF Sámuel Major (2002-01-09) 9 January 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Liefering v.   Poland, 29 March 2022

FW Donát Bárány (2000-09-04) 4 September 2000 (age 21) 3 0   Debrecen v.   Poland, 29 March 2022
FW Tamás Kiss (2000-11-24) 24 November 2000 (age 21) 7 2   Cambuur v.   Poland, 29 March 2022
FW Alen Skribek (2001-04-11) 11 April 2001 (age 21) 5 2   Zalaegerszeg v.   Poland, 29 March 2022
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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U21: a keret fele búcsúzik az U-válogatottaktól" (in Hungarian). Magyar Labdarúgó Szövetség. 27 May 2022. Retrieved 1 June 2022.

External linksEdit