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, 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 resultRunners-up: 2011
Switzerland national under-21 football team at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

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
  • 2011–2013: Play-off stage to   Germany
  • 2013–2015: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2015–2017: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2017–2019: Did not qualify. Finished 5th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2019–2021: Finished 3rd of 4 in finals group.

CoachesEdit

Current squadEdit

  • The following players were called up for the Friendly.[5]
  • Match dates: 30 May 2021
  • Opposition:   Republic of Ireland
  • Caps and goals correct as of: 31 March 2021, after the match against   Portugal.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Nicholas Ammeter (2000-12-11) 11 December 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Aarau
1GK Justin Hammel (2000-12-02) 2 December 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Stade Lausanne Ouchy
1GK Amir Saipi (2000-07-08) 8 July 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Lugano

2DF Marco Burch (2000-10-19) 19 October 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Luzern
2DF Adrian Gantenbein (2001-04-18) 18 April 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Winterthur
2DF Albian Hajdari (2003-05-18) 18 May 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Basel
2DF Jan Kronig (2000-06-24) 24 June 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Wil
2DF Bryan Okoh (2003-05-16) 16 May 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Liefering
2DF Leonidas Stergiou (2002-03-03) 3 March 2002 (age 20) 2 0   St. Gallen
2DF Sandro Theler (2000-12-15) 15 December 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Sion
2DF Nicolas Vouilloz (2001-05-11) 11 May 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Servette
2DF Silvan Wallner (2002-01-15) 15 January 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Zürich

3MF Alexis Antunes (2000-07-31) 31 July 2000 (age 21) 1 0   Servette
3MF Gabriel Barès (2000-08-29) 29 August 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Lausanne Sport
3MF Kastriot Imeri (2000-06-27) 27 June 2000 (age 21) 9 2   Servette
3MF Alex Jankewitz (2001-12-25) 25 December 2001 (age 20) 9 0   Young Boys
3MF Darian Males (2001-05-03) 3 May 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Basel
3MF Yannick Marchand (2000-02-09) 9 February 2000 (age 22) 1 0   Basel
3MF Fabian Rieder (2002-02-16) 16 February 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Young Boys
3MF Simon Sohm (2001-04-11) 11 April 2001 (age 21) 3 0   Parma

4FW Zeki Amdouni (2000-12-04) 4 December 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Stade Lausanne Ouchy
4FW Matteo Di Giusto (2000-08-18) 18 August 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Vaduz
4FW Christopher Lungoyi (2000-07-04) 4 July 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Lugano
4FW Felix Mambimbi (2001-01-18) 18 January 2001 (age 21) 7 0   Young Boys
4FW Noah Okafor (2000-05-24) 24 May 2000 (age 21) 6 2   Red Bull Salzburg
4FW Filip Stojilković (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 22) 7 2   Aarau

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. ^ "Team U21" (in German). Schweizerischer Fussballverband. Retrieved 30 May 2021.

Sources/external linksEdit