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Switzerland national under-21 football team

The Switzerland national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Switzerland and is controlled by the Swiss Football Association. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years.

Switzerland Under-21
AssociationSwiss Football Association
Head coachMauro Lustrinelli
CaptainEray Cömert
Most capsAlain Rochat (42)
Top scorerHakan Yakin (12)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Greece 2–1   Switzerland
Rhodos, Greece; 28 March 1990
Biggest win
  Switzerland 6–0  Luxembourg
Muri[disambiguation needed], Switzerland; 27 March 2001
  Switzerland 7–1  Latvia
Lugano, Switzerland; 8 September 2014
Biggest defeat
  Switzerland 3–7  Norway
Biel, Switzerland; 9 November 1996
Records for competitive
matches only.
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2002)
Best resultRunner-up: 2011
Switzerland national under-21 football team at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

Contents

UEFA U-23 championship recordEdit

Since the under-21 competition rules insist that players must be 21 or under at the start of a two-year competition, technically it is an U-23 competition. For this reason, Switzerland's record in the preceding U-23 competitions is also shown.

  • 1972: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 2 in qualification group
  • 1974: Did not enter
  • 1976: Did not enter

UEFA U-21 Championship RecordEdit

  • 1976–1978: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1978–1980: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1980–1982: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1982–1984: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1984–1986: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1986–1988: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1988–1990: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1990–1992: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1992–1994: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 1994–1996: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 1996–1998: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 1998–2000: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2000–2002: Losing semi-finalists
  • 2002–2004: Finished 4th of 4 in finals group.
  • 2004–2006: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2006–2007: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 2007–2009: Play-off stage to   Spain
  • 2009–2011: Runner-up

CoachesEdit

Current squadEdit

Switzerland squad for the Friendly matches against Croatia U20 and Italy U20. Players eligible must be born after 1 January 1996.[5]

Caps, goals and numbers correct as of 25 March 2019 after the match against Italy.
Statistics include official FIFA-recognized matches only.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
21 1GK Philipp Köhn (1998-04-02) 2 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0   RB Salzburg
12 1GK Loïc Jacot (1999-10-07) 7 October 1999 (age 19) 0 0   Luzern
1 1GK Anthony Racioppi (1999-12-31) 31 December 1999 (age 19) 2 0   Olympique Lyonnais

4 2DF Eray Cömert (1998-02-04) 4 February 1998 (age 21) 7 3   Basel
2 2DF Jan Bamert (1998-03-09) 9 March 1998 (age 21) 6 1   Sion
15 2DF Yves Kaiser (1998-04-30) 30 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Basel
5 2DF Cedric Zesiger (1998-06-24) 24 June 1998 (age 20) 6 0   Grasshopper
3 2DF Silvan Sidler (1998-07-07) 7 July 1998 (age 20) 4 0   Luzern
17 2DF Nias Hefti (1999-09-18) 18 September 1999 (age 19) 2 0   Wil
13 2DF Léo Seydoux (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Young Boys
14 2DF Kevin Rüegg (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 20) 7 0   Zürich

7 3MF Bastien Toma (1999-06-24) 24 June 1999 (age 19) 4 1   Sion
6 3MF Vasilije Janjicic (1998-11-02) 2 November 1998 (age 20) 4 0   Hamburger SV
20 3MF Stefano Guidotti (1998-06-16) 16 June 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Chiasso
8 3MF Toni Domgjoni (1998-09-04) 4 September 1998 (age 20) 4 0   Zürich
11 3MF Ruben Vargas (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 20) 4 2   Luzern
10 3MF Nedim Bajrami (1998-02-28) 28 February 1998 (age 21) 7 0   Grasshopper
16 3MF Petar Pusic (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 21) 4 1   Grasshopper
19 3MF Dominik Schmid (1998-03-10) 10 March 1998 (age 21) 5 0   Wil

18 4FW Aimery Pinga (1998-01-06) 6 January 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Grasshopper
9 4FW Jérémy Guillemenot (1998-01-06) 6 January 1998 (age 21) 5 1   St. Gallen

Recent resultsEdit

Swiss national teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Bernard Challandes". UEFA. 17 March 2004.
  2. ^ "Challandes accepts Zürich challenge". UEFA. 13 June 2007.
  3. ^ "Switzerland turn to Schürmann". UEFA. 18 July 2007.
  4. ^ "Estonia celebrate Swiss success". UEFA. 12 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Switzerland squad". Swiss FA. Retrieved 5 October 2013.

Sources/External linksEdit