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 coachZvonko Živković
CaptainLuka Adžić
Most capsBranislav Ivanović (38)
Top scorerUroš Đurđević (16)
FIFA codeSRB
First colours
Second colours
First international
 FR Yugoslavia 1–0 Malta 
(Zrenjanin, 1 June 1996)
Biggest win
 Serbia and Montenegro 9–0 San Marino 
(Novi Sad, 12 October 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Belgium 4–0 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

2020Edit

4 September 2020 (2020-09-04) 2021 UEFA U-21 Q Latvia   2–2   Serbia Jelgava, Latvia
16:00
Report
Stadium: Zemgale Olympic Center
Attendance: 0[note 1]
Referee: Gal Leibovitz (Israel)
8 September 2020 (2020-09-08) 2021 UEFA U-21 Q Serbia   1–2   Bulgaria Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
20:00
Report
Stadium: Stadion Metalac
Attendance: 0[note 1]
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)
9 October 2020 (2020-10-09) 2021 UEFA U-21 Q Serbia   1–0   Poland Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
18:00
Report Stadium: Stadion Metalac
Attendance: 0[note 1]
Referee: Bram Van Driessche (Belgium)
13 October 2020 (2020-10-13) 2021 UEFA U-21 Q Estonia   0–0   Serbia Jūrmala, Latvia[note 2]
15:00 Report Stadium: Slokas Stadium
Referee: Paul McLaughlin (Ireland)

2021Edit

30 March 2021 (2021-03-30) International friendly Turkey   0–1   Serbia Alanya, Turkey
18:00 Report Marković   39' Stadium: Bahçeşehir Okulları Stadium
Referee: Ömer Turtay (Tukrey)
6 June 2021 (2021-06-06) International friendly Serbia   0–0   Russia Stara Pazova, Serbia
18:00 Report Stadium: Sportski centar FSS
Attendance: 0
Referee: Miloš Milanović (Serbia)
8 June 2021 (2021-06-08) International friendly Serbia   0–3   Brazil Belgrade, Serbia
19:00 Report
Stadium: Red Star Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Miloš Đorđić (Serbia)
3 September 2021 (2021-09-03) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q Serbia   v   Ukraine Serbia
Report
7 September 2021 (2021-09-07) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q North Macedonia   v   Serbia North Macedonia
Report
7 October 2021 (2021-10-07) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q Armenia   v   Serbia Armenia
Report
12 October 2021 (2021-10-12) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q Serbia   v   France Serbia
Report
12 November 2021 (2021-11-12) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q Serbia   v   Faroe Islands Serbia
Report
16 November 2021 (2021-11-16) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q Ukraine   v   Serbia Ukraine
Report

2022Edit

24 March 2022 (2022-03-24) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q Serbia   v   North Macedonia Serbia
Report
29 March 2022 (2022-03-29) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q Serbia   v   Armenia Serbia
Report
3 June 2022 (2022-06-03) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q France   v   Serbia France
Report
7 June 2022 (2022-06-07) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q Faroe Islands   v   Serbia Faroe Islands
Report

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for friendly match against Russia on 6 June 2021 and against Brazil on 8 June 2021.[7][8][9]

Caps and goals updated as of 8 June 2021 after the match against Brazil.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Aleksa Milojević (2000-01-08) 8 January 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Bačka
1 1GK Miloš Gordić (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Red Star Belgrade
23 1GK Lazar Slavković (2002-03-03) 3 March 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Partizan

3 2DF Dimitrije Kamenović (2000-07-16) 16 July 2000 (age 21) 6 0   Lazio
5 2DF Damjan Daničić (2000-01-24) 24 January 2000 (age 21) 4 0   Istra 1961
4 2DF Danilo Mitrović (2001-03-23) 23 March 2001 (age 20) 3 0   BW Linz
2 2DF Marko Bjeković (2000-09-21) 21 September 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Vojvodina
15 2DF Nikola Marjanović (2001-03-21) 21 March 2001 (age 20) 2 0   Proleter Novi Sad
16 2DF Milan Ilić (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 21) 1 0   Železničar Pančevo
13 2DF Filip Bačkulja (2002-06-25) 25 June 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Metalac
14 2DF Uroš Drezgić (2002-10-04) 4 October 2002 (age 18) 1 0   Čukarički

6 3MF Mirko Topić (2001-02-05) 5 February 2001 (age 20) 5 0   Vojvodina
18 3MF Mihajlo Nešković (2000-02-09) 9 February 2000 (age 21) 3 0   Vojvodina
10 3MF Ivan Milosavljević (2000-03-19) 19 March 2000 (age 21) 3 0   Voždovac
19 3MF Dejan Zukić (2001-05-07) 7 May 2001 (age 20) 3 0   Vojvodina
17 3MF Armin Đerlek (2000-07-15) 15 July 2000 (age 21) 3 0   Sivasspor
8 3MF Lazar Pavlović (2001-11-02) 2 November 2001 (age 19) 3 0   Partizan
7 3MF Dejan Tetek (2002-09-24) 24 September 2002 (age 18) 3 0   Reading
20 3MF Aleksa Janković (2000-04-12) 12 April 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Čukarički
22 3MF Vladimir Lučić (2002-06-28) 28 June 2002 (age 19) 2 0   Red Star Belgrade

11 4FW Milutin Vidosavljević (2001-02-21) 21 February 2001 (age 20) 4 0   Čukarički
9 4FW Andrej Ilić (2000-04-03) 3 April 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Javor
21 4FW Nikola Štulić (2001-09-08) 8 September 2001 (age 19) 2 0   Partizan

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 Filip StankovićWD (2002-02-25) 25 February 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Internazionale v.   Turkey, 30 March 2021
GK Aleksandar Popović (1999-09-29) 29 September 1999 (age 21) 1 0   Partizan v.   Estonia, 13 October 2020

DF Svetozar Marković (2000-03-23) 23 March 2000 (age 21) 11 1   Olympiacos v.   Russia, 6 June 2021 INJ
DF Zlatan Šehović (2000-08-08) 8 August 2000 (age 20) 6 0   Maccabi Netanya v.   Turkey, 30 March 2021
DF Boris PopovićWD (2000-02-26) 26 February 2000 (age 21) 1 0   Cercle Brugge v.   Turkey, 30 March 2021
DF Sava-Arangel Čestić (2001-02-19) 19 February 2001 (age 20) 1 0   1. FC Köln v.   Turkey, 30 March 2021
DF Aleksandar Vasiljević (2001-08-29) 29 August 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Metalac v.   Turkey, 30 March 2021
DF Strahinja Eraković (2001-01-21) 21 January 2001 (age 20) 2 0   Red Star Belgrade v.   Estonia, 13 October 2020

FW Željko Gavrić (2000-12-05) 5 December 2000 (age 20) 6 0   Red Star Belgrade v.   Russia, 6 June 2021 PRE
MF Jovan Lukić (2002-01-20) 20 January 2002 (age 19) 2 0   Čukarički v.   Turkey, 30 March 2021
MF Aleksa Đurasović (2002-12-23) 23 December 2002 (age 18) 1 0   Spartak Subotica v.   Turkey, 30 March 2021
MF Ivan Ilić (2001-03-17) 17 March 2001 (age 20) 9 1   Manchester City v.   Estonia, 13 October 2020
MF Viktor Lukić (2000-10-06) 6 October 2000 (age 20) 1 0   Radnik Surdulica v.   Estonia, 13 October 2020
MF Dennis Stojković (2002-08-03) 3 August 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Torino v.   Estonia, 13 October 2020
MF Mihajlo Banjac (1999-11-10) 10 November 1999 (age 21) 0 0   TSC Bačka Topola v.   Bulgaria, 8 September 2020

FW Filip Stevanović (2002-09-25) 25 September 2002 (age 18) 3 0   Heerenveen v.   Russia, 6 June 2021 INJ
FW Nemanja Jović (2002-08-08) 8 August 2002 (age 18) 1 0   Partizan v.   Russia, 6 June 2021 PRE
FW Slobodan Tedić (2001-04-13) 13 April 2001 (age 20) 8 1   PEC Zwolle v.   Turkey, 30 March 2021
FW Radivoj Bosić (2000-12-01) 1 December 2000 (age 20) 3 0   Olimpija Ljubljana v.   Turkey, 30 March 2021
FW Filip Stuparević (2000-08-30) 30 August 2000 (age 20) 8 1   Watford v.   Estonia, 13 October 2020

Previous squadsEdit

CoachesEdit

Dates Name
2021–   Zvonko Živković
2019–2021   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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, all matches scheduled for September 2020 will be played behind closed doors.[4][5]
  2. ^ The match between Estonia and Serbia will be played in Latvia due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic between Estonia and Serbia.[6]

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. ^ "UEFA meets general secretaries of member associations". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 19 August 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  5. ^ "UEFA Super Cup to test partial return of spectators". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 25 August 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  6. ^ "U21 koondist ootavad ees valikmäng Venemaal ja kohtumine Serbiaga Lätis". Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. 29 September 2020.
  7. ^ "U21 | ЗВОНКО ЖИВКОВИЋ ПОЗВАО 26 ИГРАЧА ЗА ДУЕЛЕ ПРОТИВ РУСИЈЕ И БРАЗИЛА" (in Serbian). 28 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Makarić i Nemanja Jović u reprezentaciji Srbije! Otpali Mitrović, Vlahović, Živković i Lazović" (in Serbian). 31 May 2021.
  9. ^ "ЂУРИЧИЋ ЗБОГ ПОВРЕДЕ НЕ ПУТУЈЕ У ЈАПАН, ГАВРИЋ У "А" ТИМУ, ВУЛИЋУ ПОЗИВ" (in Serbian). 1 June 2021.

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