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)
AssociationFootball Association of Serbia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachGoran Stevanović
CaptainSvetozar Marković
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

2022Edit

24 March 2022 (2022-03-24) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q Serbia   2–1   North Macedonia Belgrade, Serbia
17:00 Pantović   9'
Jović   82'
Report Dimovski   83' Stadium: Voždovac Stadium
Referee: Michal Ocenáš (Slovakia)
29 March 2022 (2022-03-29) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q Serbia   2–0   Armenia Bačka Topola, Serbia
16:00
Report Stadium: TSC Arena
Referee: Gal Leibovitz (Israel)
3 June 2022 (2022-06-03) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q France   2–0   Serbia Grenoble, France
20:45
Report Stadium: Stade des Alpes
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)
7 June 2022 (2022-06-07) 2023 UEFA U-21 Q Faroe Islands   1–1   Serbia Klaksvík, Faroe Islands
17:15
Report
Stadium: Við Djúpumýrar
Referee: Tomas Klima (Czech Republic)
27 September 2022 Friendly Bulgaria   1–1   Serbia Sofia, Bulgaria
18:00
Report
20 November 2022 Friendly Cyprus   2–2   Serbia Nicosia, Cyprus
13:00
Report
22 November 2022 Friendly North Macedonia   1–1   Serbia Limassol, Cyprus
14:00
Report

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for Friendly matches against Cyprus on 20 and North Macedonia on 22 November 2022.[4]

Caps and goals updated as of 22 November 2022 after the match against North Macedonia.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Andrija Katić (2002-02-17) 17 February 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Voždovac
1GK Veljko Ilić (2003-07-21) 21 July 2003 (age 19) 1 0   TSC
1GK Matija Gočmanac (2003-08-05) 5 August 2003 (age 19) 1 0   Teleoptik

2DF Viktor Rogan (2002-12-12) 12 December 2002 (age 20) 7 0   Čukarički
2DF Mihajlo Ilić (2003-06-04) 4 June 2003 (age 19) 3 0   Partizan
2DF Mateja Đorđević (2003-01-17) 17 January 2003 (age 20) 2 0   Voždovac
2DF Uroš Lazić (2003-03-15) 15 March 2003 (age 19) 2 0   Radnik Surdulica
2DF Nemanja Đeković (2003-05-09) 9 May 2003 (age 19) 2 0   Napredak Kruševac
2DF Marko Dobrijević (2002-03-19) 19 March 2002 (age 20) 1 0   BSK Bijelo Brdo
2DF Nemanja Krsmanović (2003-05-09) 9 May 2003 (age 19) 0 0   TSC

3MF Stefan Mitrović (2002-08-15) 15 August 2002 (age 20) 7 4   Red Star Belgrade
3MF Miloš Pantović (2002-08-24) 24 August 2002 (age 20) 7 1   Voždovac
3MF Aleksa Đurasović (2002-12-23) 23 December 2002 (age 20) 3 0   Spartak Subotica
3MF Nikola Petković (2003-02-23) 23 February 2003 (age 19) 3 0   Čukarički
3MF Vladimir Miletić (2003-03-05) 5 March 2003 (age 19) 3 0   Vojvodina
3MF Filip Vasiljević (2002-10-05) 5 October 2002 (age 20) 2 0   Grafičar Beograd
3MF Lazar Mićić (2003-02-17) 17 February 2003 (age 19) 2 0   Loznica
3MF Nikola Knežević (2003-03-10) 10 March 2003 (age 19) 2 0   Napredak Kruševac
3MF Nemanja Motika (2003-03-20) 20 March 2003 (age 19) 2 0   Red Star Belgrade
3MF Nikola Stanković (2003-04-24) 24 April 2003 (age 19) 2 0   Napredak Kruševac
3MF Igor Miladinović (2003-06-08) 8 June 2003 (age 19) 2 0   Čukarički
3MF Jovan Mituljikić (2003-01-20) 20 January 2003 (age 20) 1 0   Mladost Novi Sad
3MF Nikola Jojić (2003-09-15) 15 September 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Mladost Lučani

4FW Petar Ratkov (2003-08-18) 18 August 2003 (age 19) 3 1   TSC
4FW Boris Krstić (2003-06-25) 25 June 2003 (age 19) 2 1   Žilina

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 Stanković (2002-02-25) 25 February 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Volendam v.   Bulgaria, 27 September 2022
GK Ognjen Lukić (2003-07-04) 4 July 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Reims v.   Bulgaria, 27 September 2022
GK Miloš Gordić (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 22) 12 0   AEK Larnaca v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
GK Aleksa Milojević (2000-01-08) 8 January 2000 (age 23) 2 0   Mladost Novi Sad v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
GK Novak Mićović (2001-10-25) 25 October 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Čukarički v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022

DF Uroš Drezgić (2002-10-04) 4 October 2002 (age 20) 4 0   Čukarički v.   Bulgaria, 27 September 2022
DF Stefan Obradović (2003-10-09) 9 October 2003 (age 19) 1 0   Železničar v.   Bulgaria, 27 September 2022
DF Aleksandar Lukić (2002-02-27) 27 February 2002 (age 20) 0 0   IMT v.   Bulgaria, 27 September 2022
DF Aleksandar Kadijević (2002-10-11) 11 October 2002 (age 20) 0 0   OFK Vršac v.   Bulgaria, 27 September 2022
DF Dimitrije Kamenović (2000-07-16) 16 July 2000 (age 22) 12 1   Sparta Prague v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
DF Damjan Daničić (2000-01-24) 24 January 2000 (age 23) 11 0   Voždovac v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
DF Marko Bjeković (2000-09-21) 21 September 2000 (age 22) 6 0   Vojvodina v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
DF Vasilije Bakić (2000-05-24) 24 May 2000 (age 22) 0 0   Kolubara v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
DF Filip Antonijević (2000-07-24) 24 July 2000 (age 22) 0 0   Vojvodina v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
DF Ilija Milićević (2001-06-20) 20 June 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Kolubara v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
DF Strahinja Eraković (2001-01-21) 21 January 2001 (age 22) 6 1   Red Star Belgrade v.   Armenia, 29 March 2022
DF Boris Popović (2000-02-26) 26 February 2000 (age 22) 2 0   Cercle Brugge v.   Armenia, 29 March 2022
DF Damjan Pavlović (2001-07-09) 9 July 2001 (age 21) 1 0   Degerfors v.   Armenia, 29 March 2022

MF Nemanja Jović (2002-08-08) 8 August 2002 (age 20) 5 1   Partizan v.   Bulgaria, 27 September 2022
MF Vladimir Lučić (2002-06-28) 28 June 2002 (age 20) 3 0   Čukarički v.   Bulgaria, 27 September 2022
MF Mitar Ergelaš (2002-08-05) 5 August 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Novi Pazar v.   Bulgaria, 27 September 2022
MF Ognjen Ajdar (2003-04-05) 5 April 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Radnički Niš v.   Bulgaria, 27 September 2022
MF Nikola Terzić (2000-09-28) 28 September 2000 (age 22) 7 2   Bandırmaspor v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
MF Lazar Pavlović (2001-11-02) 2 November 2001 (age 21) 6 0   AEL Limassol v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
MF Jovan Lukić (2002-01-20) 20 January 2002 (age 21) 6 0   Torreense v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
MF Marko Ivezić (2001-12-02) 2 December 2001 (age 21) 4 0   Voždovac v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
MF Petar Stanić (2001-05-21) 21 May 2001 (age 21) 3 0   Spartak Subotica v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
MF Kristijan Belić (2001-03-25) 25 March 2001 (age 21) 2 0   Partizan v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
MF Aleksandar Ćirković (2001-09-21) 21 September 2001 (age 21) 2 0   Krylia Sovetov v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
MF Edin Ajdinović (2001-06-07) 7 June 2001 (age 21) 1 0   Voždovac v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
MF Luka Bijelović (2001-04-11) 11 April 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Spartak Subotica v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
MF Ivan Ilić (2001-03-17) 17 March 2001 (age 21) 12 1   Torino v.   Armenia, 29 March 2022
MF Đorđe Gordić (2004-11-05) 5 November 2004 (age 18) 2 0   Lommel v.   Armenia, 29 March 2022
MF Stefan Tomović (2001-10-14) 14 October 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Čukarički v.   Armenia, 29 March 2022

FW Andrej Ilić (2000-04-03) 3 April 2000 (age 22) 6 0   RFS v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
FW Uroš Milovanović (2000-10-18) 18 October 2000 (age 22) 4 0   Sporting de Gijón v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
FW Luka Cvetićanin (2000-10-18) 18 October 2000 (age 22) 0 0   Cádiz Mirandilla v.   Faroe Islands, 7 June 2022
FW Slobodan Tedić (2001-04-13) 13 April 2001 (age 21) 16 2   Barnsley v.   Armenia, 29 March 2022
FW Željko Gavrić (2000-12-05) 5 December 2000 (age 22) 10 1   DAC Dunajská Streda v.   Armenia, 29 March 2022

Previous squadsEdit

CoachesEdit

Dates Name
2022–   Goran Stevanović
2021   Aleksandar Rogić (caretaker)
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

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. ^ "U21 | МЛАДА РЕПРЕЗЕНТАЦИЈА СРБИЈЕ ОДЛАЗИ НА КИПАР, СЕЛЕКТОР ГОРАН СТЕВАНОВИЋ ПОЗВАО 25 ИГРАЧА" (in Serbian). 11 November 2022.

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