Serbia national under-20 football team

The Serbia national under-20 football team (Serbian Latin: Omladinska reprezentacija Srbije) is the national under-20 football team of Serbia and is controlled by the Football Association of Serbia. On 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand Serbia U20 won the final against Brazil 2–1, becoming the first team representing the country to win a FIFA competition title since their independence from Yugoslavia and the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro. Yugoslavia U20 previously won the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Serbia U20
Nickname(s)Orlići (The Young Eagles)
AssociationFootball Association of Serbia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Most capsNemanja Antonov,
Saša Zdjelar,
Staniša Mandić (12)
Top scorerNemanja Maksimović (4)
FIFA codeSRB
First colours
Second colours
First international
 United Arab Emirates 1–1 Serbia 
(SC Stadium, Qatar; 11 January 2009)
Biggest win
 Serbia 6–0 Myanmar 
(Čukarički Stadium, Serbia; 26 March 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 3–1 Serbia 
(Hungary; 14 October 2011)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2015)
Best resultWinners Gold medal icon.svg 2015

HistoryEdit

Yugoslavia (1977–1992)Edit

Yugoslavia Under-20 had appeared at two World Youth Championships throughout their existence. Their first appearance came at the 1979 tournament, where they were knocked out in the group stage after two defeats (0–2 against Poland and 0–1 against Argentina) and one win (5–0 against Indonesia).[1] Their second appearance in the 1987 tournament was much more successful, as they won the competition, remarkably defeating each of the three other semi-finalists and eliminating the defending champions Brazil during the course of the tournament, with Robert Prosinečki, Croatian, winning the Golden Ball award for Best Player of the tournament.[2][3]

Serbia and Montenegro (1992–2006)Edit

FR Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro under-20 team did not qualify for World Youth Championships.

Serbia (since 2006)Edit

Serbia first appearance as independent country came at the 2015 tournament in New Zealand, where they won the competition.

Competitive RecordEdit

  Champions    Runners-Up    Third Place    Fourth Place

FIFA U-20 World Cup RecordEdit

The FIFA U-20 World Cup, until 2005 known as the FIFA World Youth Championship, is the world championship of football for players under the age of 20 and is organized by FIFA.[4]

Played as Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  YUG   1977 Did Not Qualify
  1979 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 5 3
  1981 Did Not Qualify
  1983
  1985
  1987 Champions 6 5 1 0 17 6
  1989 Did Not Qualify
  1991
  SCG   1993 Banned
  1995
  1997 Did Not Qualify
  1999
  2001
  2003
  2005
  SRB   2007
  2009
  2011
  2013
  2015 Champions 7 5 1 1 10 4
  2017 Did Not Qualify
  2019
  2021 To be determined
Total 3/23 16 11 2 3 32 13

HonoursEdit

TitlesEdit

Individual awardsEdit

Recent resultsEdit

2014Edit

13 November 2014 Friendly Serbia   0–1   Romania Stara Pazova
Report Țîră   8' Attendance: 500
Referee: Ilija Brdar (Serbia)

2015Edit

26 March 2015 Friendly Serbia   6–0   Myanmar Čukarički Stadium, Belgrade
Maksimović   7'52'
Maraš   37'
Mandić   72'
Ilić   79'82'
Report
29 March 2015 Friendly Serbia   3–0   Myanmar Stara Pazova
Andrić   32'
Janković   66'
Beko   78'
Report Attendance: 250
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)
21 April 2015 Friendly Serbia   2–1   Honduras Stara Pazova
08:00 Ilić   10'
Beko   86'
Report Orenal   81'
24 May 2015 Friendly Serbia   1–0   United States Trusts Stadium, Dunedin
Veljković   65' Report Attendance: 0
Referee: Corey Miles (New Zealand)
31 May 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup Group stage Uruguay   1–0   Serbia Otago Stadium, Dunedin
16:00 Pereiro   56' Report Attendance: 6,048
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
3 June 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup Group stage Serbia   2–0   Mali Otago Stadium, Dunedin
19:00 S. Milinković-Savić   27'
Mandić   74'
Report Attendance: 4,012
Referee: Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)
6 June 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup Group stage Serbia   2–0   Mexico Otago Stadium, Dunedin
16:00 Maksimović   2'
Živković   43'
Report Attendance: 9,248
Referee: Ricardo Marques (Brazil)
10 June 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup Round of 16 Serbia   2–1 (a.e.t.)   Hungary Otago Stadium, Dunedin
16:00 Šaponjić   90+1'
Talabér   118' (o.g.)
Report Mervó   57' Attendance: 5,149
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
17 June 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup Semi-finals Serbia   2–1 (a.e.t.)   Mali North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
19:30 Živković   4'
Šaponjić   101'
Report Koné   39' Attendance: 10,818
Referee: Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
20 June 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final Brazil   1–2 (a.e.t.)   Serbia North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
17:00 A. Pereira   73' Report Mandić   70'
Maksimović   118'
Attendance: 25,317
Referee: Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia)

2016Edit

13 November 2016 Friendly Montenegro   1–2   Serbia Podgorica City Stadium
Perović   90' (pen.) Report Stevanović   53'
Apostolović   65'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Milovan Milačić (Montenegro)

2015 coaching staffEdit

Serbian coaching staff

SquadEdit

The following players were named in the squad for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in June 2015.[5]

Caps and goals updated as of 20 June 2015 after the game against Brazil.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Predrag Rajković (1995-10-31)31 October 1995 (aged 19) 8 0   Red Star
21 1GK Vanja Milinković-Savić (1997-02-20)20 February 1997 (aged 18) 4 0   Vojvodina
12 1GK Filip Manojlović (1996-04-25)25 April 1996 (aged 19) 1 0   Red Star

3 2DF Nemanja Antonov (1995-05-06)6 May 1995 (aged 20) 12 0   OFK Beograd
6 2DF Srđan Babić (1996-04-22)22 April 1996 (aged 19) 10 0   Vojvodina
2 2DF Milan Gajić (1996-01-28)28 January 1996 (aged 19) 9 0   OFK Beograd
5 2DF Miloš Veljković (1995-09-26)26 September 1995 (aged 19) 9 1   Tottenham Hotspur
14 2DF Vukašin Jovanović (1996-05-17)17 May 1996 (aged 19) 6 0   Red Star
15 2DF Miladin Stevanović (1996-02-11)11 February 1996 (aged 19) 6 0   Partizan
13 2DF Stefan Milošević (1995-04-07)7 April 1995 (aged 20) 5 0   Spartak Subotica
17 2DF Radovan Pankov (1995-08-05)5 August 1995 (aged 19) 4 0   Vojvodina

4 3MF Saša Zdjelar (1995-03-20)20 March 1995 (aged 20) 12 0   OFK Beograd
8 3MF Nemanja Maksimović (1995-01-26)26 January 1995 (aged 20) 11 4   Astana
20 3MF Sergej Milinković-Savić (1995-02-27)27 February 1995 (aged 20) 11 1   Genk
10 3MF Mijat Gaćinović (1995-02-08)8 February 1995 (aged 20) 10 0   Vojvodina
11 3MF Andrija Živković (1996-07-11)11 July 1996 (aged 18) 9 2   Partizan
16 3MF Marko Grujić (1996-04-13)13 April 1996 (aged 19) 7 0   Red Star
18 3MF Filip Janković (1995-01-17)17 January 1995 (aged 20) 5 1   Parma

9 4FW Staniša Mandić (1995-01-27)27 January 1995 (aged 20) 12 3   Čukarički
7 4FW Ivan Šaponjić (1997-08-02)2 August 1997 (aged 17) 8 2   Partizan
19 4FW Stefan Ilić (1995-04-07)7 April 1995 (aged 20) 5 3   Spartak Subotica

Previous squadsEdit

Head coachesEdit

Years Name
2021−   Aleksandar Rogić
2017   Ilija Petković
2016–2017   Nenad Lalatović
2014–2015   Veljko Paunović
2011–2012   Dejan Govedarica
1987   Mirko Jozić
1979   Ivan Toplak

Player statisticsEdit

Statistics include players who have played for the Serbia since 2006.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1970 FIFA U-20 World Cup Fixtures and Results". FIFA. Retrieved 21 Jun 2015.
  2. ^ "Chile 1987: Yugoslavian fireworks". FIFA. Retrieved 21 Jun 2015.
  3. ^ "FIFA.com - 1990 Robert PROSINECKI (YUG)". FIFA. Retrieved 21 Jun 2015.
  4. ^ CBC.ca
  5. ^ Serbia national team at 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA

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