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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 coachNenad Milovanović
CaptainVukašin Jovanović
Most capsBranislav Ivanović (38)
Top scorerUroš Đurđević (16)
FIFA codeSRB
First colours
Second colours
First international
Romania Romania 0–2 Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia
(Bucharest, 31 March 1940)
as Serbia
Czech Republic Czech Republic 0–1 Serbia Serbia
(Kroměříž, 15 August 2006)
Biggest win
Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 9–0 San Marino 
(Novi Sad, 12 October 2004)
Biggest defeat
 France 7–0 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(Reims, 16 November 1985)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances10 (first in 1978)
Best resultGold medal europe.svg Winners (1): 1978

This team is for Serbian players aged 21 or under at the start of a two-year UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship campaign, so players can be, and often are, up to 23 years old. Also in existence are teams for Under-20s (for non-UEFA tournaments), Under-19s and Under 17s. As long as they are eligible, players can play at any level, making it possible to play for the U21s, senior side and again for the U21s, as Matija Nastasić, Filip Đuričić, Lazar Marković, and Aleksandar Mitrović have done recently. It is also possible to play for one country at youth level and another at senior level (providing the player is eligible). Nikola Drinčić is a currently Montenegrin international and former Serbia U21 player.

Contents

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 a remarkable two game play-off against Sweden. After a shocking 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 very 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 3rd 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

The Serbian Football Association is deemed the direct successor to both SFR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro by FIFA, and therefore the inheritor to all the records of the defunct nations.[citation needed]

     Champions       Runners-Up       Third Place       Fourth Place

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Russia on 6 September, and against Latvia on 10 September.[4]

Caps and goals updated as of 10 September 2019 after the match against Latvia.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Marko Ilić (1998-02-03) 3 February 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Voždovac
23 1GK Aleksandar Stanković (1998-02-17) 17 February 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Red Star Belgrade
12 1GK Dušan Marković (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Rad

5 2DF Erhan Mašović (1998-11-22) 22 November 1998 (age 20) 15 1   Horsens
3 2DF Aleksa Terzić (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 20) 7 1   Fiorentina
15 2DF Svetozar Marković (2000-03-23) 23 March 2000 (age 19) 5 0   Olympiacos
2DF Strahinja Bošnjak (1999-02-18) 18 February 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Voždovac
2 2DF Mladen Devetak (1999-03-12) 12 March 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Vojvodina
4 2DF Strahinja Pavlović (2001-05-24) 24 May 2001 (age 18) 2 0   Partizan
13 2DF Ranko Veselinović (1999-03-24) 24 March 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Vojvodina
14 2DF Dominik Dinga (1998-04-07) 7 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Partizan
17 2DF Zlatan Šehović (2000-08-08) 8 August 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Partizan

10 3MF Uroš Račić (1998-03-17) 17 March 1998 (age 21) 14 0   Famalicão
7 3MF Luka Adžić (captain) (1998-09-17) 17 September 1998 (age 20) 11 0   Anderlecht
8 3MF Luka Ilić (1999-07-02) 2 July 1999 (age 20) 6 1   NAC Breda
22 3MF Veljko Birmančević (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Čukarički
20 3MF Njegoš Petrović (1999-07-18) 18 July 1999 (age 20) 4 0   Red Star Belgrade
6 3MF Jovan Nišić (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Voždovac
21 3MF Nikola Čumić (1998-11-20) 20 November 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Radnički Niš
3MF Ivan Ilić (2001-03-17) 17 March 2001 (age 18) 1 0   NAC Breda
11 3MF Filip Stevanović (2002-09-25) 25 September 2002 (age 16) 0 0   Partizan

18 4FW Igor Zlatanović (1998-02-10) 10 February 1998 (age 21) 11 1   Numancia
9 4FW Dejan Joveljić (1999-08-07) 7 August 1999 (age 20) 8 0   Eintracht Frankfurt
19 4FW Filip Stuparević (2000-08-30) 30 August 2000 (age 19) 2 0   1. FK Příbram
16 4FW Slobodan Tedić (2001-04-13) 13 April 2001 (age 18) 2 0   Čukarički
4FW Dušan Vlahović (2000-01-28) 28 January 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Fiorentina

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
DF Stefan Veličković (1999-01-17) 17 January 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Čukarički v.   Poland, 26 March 2019
DF Zarija Lambulić (1998-05-25) 25 May 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Shakhtyor Soligorsk v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
DF Dušan Joković (1999-07-04) 4 July 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Lokomotiva v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
DF Jovan Vlalukin (1999-05-21) 21 May 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Metalac G.M. v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
DF Nikola Tričković (1999-11-15) 15 November 1999 (age 19) 1 0   Rad v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
DF Nikola Pejović (1998-09-22) 22 September 1998 (age 20) 0 0   Lokomotiva v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018

MF Stefan Kovač WD (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Čukarički v.   Russia, 6 September 2019
MF Petar Mićin (1998-09-29) 29 September 1998 (age 20) 7 0   Čukarički v.   Poland, 26 March 2019
MF Aleksandar Đorđević (1999-12-20) 20 December 1999 (age 19) 4 0   Čukarički v.   Poland, 26 March 2019
MF Aleksandar Mesarović (1998-09-27) 27 September 1998 (age 20) 6 0   Napredak Kruševac v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018

FW Strahinja Jovanović (1999-06-01) 1 June 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Partizan v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
FW Nikola Gajić (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Extremadura B v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
FW Đorđe Jovanović (1999-02-15) 15 February 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Cartagena v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018

Previous squadsEdit

CoachesEdit

Dates Name
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. ^ "НEНAД МИЛОВAНОВИЋ СAОПШТИО СПИСAК ИГРAЧA ЗA ДУEЛE ПРОТИВ РУСИЈE И ЛEТОНИЈE" (in Serbian). 28 August 2019.

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