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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 coachGoran Đorović
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.

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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 friendly matche against Poland on 26 March 2019.[4]

Caps and goals updated as of 26 March 2019 after the match against Poland.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Filip Manojlović (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 23) 4 0   Panionios
23 1GK Dragan Rosić (1996-11-15) 15 November 1996 (age 22) 2 0   Mladost Lučani
12 1GK Đorđe Nikolić (1997-04-13) 13 April 1997 (age 22) 2 0   Aarau

14 2DF Vukašin Jovanović (captain) (1996-05-17) 17 May 1996 (age 22) 24 0   Bordeaux
5 2DF Erhan Mašović (1998-11-22) 22 November 1998 (age 20) 11 1   Trenčín
6 2DF Miladin Stevanović (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 23) 10 0   Čukarički
15 2DF Srđan Babić (1996-04-22) 22 April 1996 (age 23) 4 1   Red Star Belgrade
3 2DF Aleksa Terzić (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 19) 4 1   Grafičar Beograd
4 2DF Nemanja Ćalasan (1996-03-17) 17 March 1996 (age 23) 4 0   Chaves
22 2DF Nemanja Vučić (1996-06-11) 11 June 1996 (age 22) 2 0   Zemun
13 2DF Dejan Kerkez (1996-01-20) 20 January 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Spartak Subotica
2 2DF Stefan Veličković (1999-01-17) 17 January 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Čukarički

10 3MF Uroš Račić (1998-03-17) 17 March 1998 (age 21) 9 0   Tenerife
7 3MF Luka Adžić (1998-09-17) 17 September 1998 (age 20) 8 0   Anderlecht
20 3MF Petar Mićin (1998-09-29) 29 September 1998 (age 20) 7 0   Udinese
19 3MF Lazar Ranđelović (1997-08-05) 5 August 1997 (age 21) 4 2   Radnički Niš
17 3MF Aleksandar Đorđević (1999-12-20) 20 December 1999 (age 19) 4 0   Čukarički
16 3MF Njegoš Petrović (1999-07-18) 18 July 1999 (age 19) 2 0   Rad

11 4FW Ivan Šaponjić (1997-08-02) 2 August 1997 (age 21) 10 2   Benfica B
18 4FW Igor Zlatanović (1998-02-10) 10 February 1998 (age 21) 8 1   Radnik Surdulica
9 4FW Dejan Joveljić (1999-08-07) 7 August 1999 (age 19) 4 0   Red Star Belgrade

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 21) 2 0   Grafičar Beograd v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
GK Marko Ilić (1998-02-03) 3 February 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Voždovac v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
GK Dušan Marković (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Rad v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
GK Boris Radunović (1996-05-16) 16 May 1996 (age 22) 16 0   Cremonese v.   Armenia, 16 October 2018
GK Miloš Ostojić (1996-04-21) 21 April 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Spartak Subotica v.   Armenia, 16 October 2018

DF Milan Gajić (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 23) 25 2   Red Star Belgrade v.   Poland, 26 March 2019
DF Zarija Lambulić (1998-05-25) 25 May 1998 (age 20) 2 0   Proleter Novi Sad v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
DF Strahinja Bošnjak (1999-02-18) 18 February 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Voždovac v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
DF Dušan Joković (1999-07-04) 4 July 1999 (age 19) 2 0   Sesvete v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
DF Jovan Vlalukin (1999-05-21) 21 May 1999 (age 19) 1 0   Teleoptik 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   Rudeš v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
DF Miroslav Bogosavac (1996-10-14) 14 October 1996 (age 22) 10 0   Čukarički v.   Armenia, 16 October 2018
DF Svetozar Marković (2000-03-23) 23 March 2000 (age 19) 3 0   Partizan v.   Armenia, 16 October 2018

MF Danilo Pantić (1996-10-26) 26 October 1996 (age 22) 11 3   Partizan v.   Poland, 26 March 2019 INJ
MF Aleksandar Mesarović (1998-09-27) 27 September 1998 (age 20) 6 0   Vojvodina v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
MF Veljko Birmančević (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Čukarički v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
MF Luka Ilić (1999-07-02) 2 July 1999 (age 19) 4 1   NAC Breda v.   Montenegro, 15 November 2018 INJ
MF Đorđe Denić (1996-04-01) 1 April 1996 (age 23) 4 1   Rosenborg v.   Armenia, 16 October 2018
MF Aleksandar Lutovac (1997-06-28) 28 June 1997 (age 21) 6 4   Rad v.   Austria, 12 October 2018 INJ

FW Strahinja Jovanović (1999-06-01) 1 June 1999 (age 19) 3 0   Teleoptik v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
FW Nikola Gajić (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Vojvodina v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
FW Đorđe Jovanović (1999-02-15) 15 February 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Cádiz v.   North Macedonia, 16 November 2018
FW Luka Jović (1997-12-23) 23 December 1997 (age 21) 14 7   Eintracht Frankfurt v.   Armenia, 16 October 2018
FW Filip Stuparević (2000-08-30) 30 August 2000 (age 18) 1 0   Voždovac v.   Russia, 10 September 2018
FW Dušan Vlahović (2000-01-28) 28 January 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Fiorentina v.   Russia, 10 September 2018

Previous squadsEdit

CoachesEdit

Dates Name
2017–   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. ^ "ГОРAН ЂОРОВИЋ ОДAБРAО ИГРAЧE ЗA ПРОВEРУ ПРОТИВ ПОЉСКE" (in Serbian). 14 March 2019.

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