Serbia national under-21 football team

The Serbia national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Serbia and is controlled by the Football Association of Serbia. Both FIFA and UEFA consider the Serbian national team to be the direct and sole successor of the Yugoslavia under-21 and Serbia and Montenegro under-21 national teams.[1][2][3]

Serbia U-21
Nickname(s)Орлићи / Orlići
(The Young Eagles)
AssociationFudbalski savez Srbije
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachIlija Stolica
CaptainVukašin Jovanović
Most capsBranislav Ivanović (38)
Top scorerUroš Đurđević (16)
FIFA codeSRB
First colours
Second colours
First international
Serbia and Montenegro Yugoslavia 1–0 Malta Malta
(Zrenjanin, 1 June 1996)
Biggest win
Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 9–0 San Marino 
(Novi Sad, 12 October 2004)
Biggest defeat
Belgium Belgium 4–0 Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
(16 November 2004)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances7 (first in 2004)
Best resultSilver medal europe.svg Runners-up (2): 2004 and 2007

HistoryEdit

Serbia's under-21 national team qualified for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship held in the Netherlands, in June 2007, after winning a two game play-off against Sweden. After a 3–0 loss at home, Serbia overturned the result two weeks later, defeating Sweden 5–0, and advancing to the final tournament. Serbia's 2007 U21 Championship campaign was successful, as they finished in second place, losing the final to the hosts, by a score of 4–1. On their way to the final, they defeated Italy (1–0), Czech Republic (1–0) and Belgium (2–0). The only other loss, besides the final, was the third group game against England (0–2), which was a meaningless game for the Serbian team, as they had already qualified for the semi-finals.

Competitive recordEdit

     Champions       Runners-Up       Third Place       Fourth Place

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

6 September 2019 (2019-09-06) 2021 UEFA U-21 QRussia  1–0  SerbiaSaransk, Russia
18:00 Diveyev   20' Report Stadium: Mordovia Arena
Attendance: 28,220
Referee: Manfredas Lukjancukas (Lithuania)
10 September 2019 (2019-09-10) 2021 UEFA U-21 QSerbia  1–1  LatviaNovi Sad, Serbia
Adžić   57' Report Regža   10' Stadium: Karađorđe Stadium
Attendance: 723
Referee: Keith Kennedy (North Ireland)
11 October 2019 (2019-10-11) 2021 UEFA U-21 QBulgaria  0–1  SerbiaSofia, Bulgaria
18:00 Report Stuparević   87' Stadium: Slavia Stadium
Attendance: 1,020
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)
15 October 2019 (2019-10-15) 2021 UEFA U-21 QPoland  1–0  SerbiaŁódź, Poland
18:00 Bogusz   79' Report Stadium: Stadion Widzewa
Attendance: 3,628
Referee: João Pinheiro (Portugal)
15 November 2019 (2019-11-15) 2021 UEFA U-21 QSerbia  6–0  EstoniaNiš, Serbia
19:00 Ilić   12'
Joveljić   20'52'61'
Ilić   38'
Tedić   87'
Report Stadium: Čair Stadium
Attendance: 504
Referee: Nathan Verboomen (Belgium)
19 November 2019 (2019-11-19) 2021 UEFA U-21 QSerbia  0–2  RussiaNiš, Serbia
19:00 Report Chalov   8'
Suleymanov   44'
Stadium: Čair Stadium
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (Spain)
4 September 2020 (2020-09-04) 2021 UEFA U-21 QLatvia  v  SerbiaLatvia
Report
8 September 2020 (2020-09-08) 2021 UEFA U-21 QSerbia  v  BulgariaSerbia
Report
9 October 2020 (2020-10-09) 2021 UEFA U-21 QSerbia  v  PolandSerbia
Report
13 October 2020 (2020-10-13) 2021 UEFA U-21 QEstonia  v  SerbiaEstonia
Report

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Estonia on 15 November and Russia on 19 November.[4]

Caps and goals updated as of 19 November 2019 after the match against Russia.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Marko Ilić (1998-02-03) 3 February 1998 (age 22) 7 0   Voždovac
12 1GK Dušan Marković (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 22) 1 0   Rad
23 1GK Đorđe Petrović (1999-10-08) 8 October 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Čukarički

5 2DF Erhan Mašović (1998-11-22) 22 November 1998 (age 21) 19 1   Club Brugge
3 2DF Aleksa Terzić (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 20) 8 1   Fiorentina
15 2DF Svetozar Marković (2000-03-23) 23 March 2000 (age 20) 8 0   Olympiacos
2DF Strahinja Pavlović (2001-05-24) 24 May 2001 (age 19) 4 0   Monaco
2 2DF Mladen Devetak (1999-03-12) 12 March 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Vojvodina
13 2DF Ranko Veselinović (1999-03-24) 24 March 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Vancouver Whitecaps
16 2DF Dimitrije Kamenović (2000-07-16) 16 July 2000 (age 20) 1 0   Čukarički

10 3MF Luka Adžić (captain) (1998-09-17) 17 September 1998 (age 21) 15 0   Anderlecht
8 3MF Luka Ilić (1999-07-02) 2 July 1999 (age 21) 10 2   Manchester City
20 3MF Njegoš Petrović (1999-07-18) 18 July 1999 (age 21) 8 0   Red Star Belgrade
14 3MF Veljko Birmančević (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 22) 7 0   Čukarički
21 3MF Ivan Ilić (2001-03-17) 17 March 2001 (age 19) 5 1   Manchester City
6 3MF Jovan Nišić (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 22) 5 0   Voždovac
19 3MF Nikola Čumić (1998-11-20) 20 November 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Olympiacos
11 3MF Željko Gavrić (2000-12-05) 5 December 2000 (age 19) 2 0   Red Star Belgrade
4 3MF Mirko Topić (2001-02-05) 5 February 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Vojvodina
22 3MF Lazar Pavlović (2001-11-02) 2 November 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Partizan
3MF Filip Stevanović (2002-09-25) 25 September 2002 (age 17) 0 0   Partizan

9 4FW Dejan Joveljić (1999-08-07) 7 August 1999 (age 21) 12 3   Eintracht Frankfurt
18 4FW Filip Stuparević (2000-08-30) 30 August 2000 (age 19) 5 1   Watford
7 4FW Slobodan Tedić (2001-04-13) 13 April 2001 (age 19) 5 1   Manchester City
17 4FW Milutin Vidosavljević (2001-02-21) 21 February 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Čukarički

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months, that are still eligible to represent Serbia at youth

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Aleksandar Stanković (1998-02-17) 17 February 1998 (age 22) 2 0   Grafičar Beograd v.   Latvia, 10 September 2019

DF Strahinja Bošnjak (1999-02-18) 18 February 1999 (age 21) 2 0   Voždovac v.   Poland, 19 October 2019
DF Zlatan Šehović (2000-08-08) 8 August 2000 (age 20) 1 0   Maccabi Netanya v.   Poland, 19 October 2019
DF Dominik Dinga (1998-04-07) 7 April 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Dinamo Minsk v.   Latvia, 10 September 2019

MF Veljko Nikolić (1999-08-29) 29 August 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Red Star Belgrade v.   Poland, 19 October 2019
MF Uroš Račić (1998-03-17) 17 March 1998 (age 22) 14 0   Valencia v.   Latvia, 10 September 2019
MF Stefan Kovač WD (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Čukarički v.   Russia, 6 September 2019

FW Dušan Vlahović (2000-01-28) 28 January 2000 (age 20) 3 0   Fiorentina v.   Poland, 19 October 2019
FW Igor Zlatanović (1998-02-10) 10 February 1998 (age 22) 11 1   Mallorca v.   Latvia, 10 September 2019

Previous squadsEdit

CoachesEdit

Dates Name
2019–   Ilija Stolica
2019   Nenad Milovanović
2017–2019   Goran Đorović
2017   Nenad Lalatović
2015–2016   Tomislav Sivić
2014–2015   Mladen Dodić
2013–2014   Radovan Ćurčić
2010–2012   Aleksandar Janković
2010   Tomislav Sivić (caretaker)
2009–2010   Ratomir Dujković
2007–2009   Slobodan Krčmarević
2006–2007   Miroslav Đukić

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ History Archived 2011-12-27 at the Wayback Machine at FSS official website, Retrieved 4 October 2012 (in Serbian)
  2. ^ Serbia at FIFA official website
  3. ^ News: Serbia at UEFA official website, published 1 January 2011, Retrieved 4 October 2012
  4. ^ "СЕЛЕКТОР U21 ИЛИЈА СТОЛИЦА САОПШТИО СПИСАК ЗА УТАКМИЦЕ ПРОТИВ ЕСТОНИЈЕ И РУСИЈЕ" (in Serbian). 9 November 2019.

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