Serbia national under-19 football team

The Serbia national under-19 football team (Serbian Latin: Omladinska reprezentacija Srbije) is the national under-19 football team of Serbia and is controlled by the Football Association of Serbia. The team is considered the successor to the Serbia and Montenegro national under-19 football team, which in turn was the successor to the Yugoslavia national under-19 football team.

Serbia U19
Nickname(s)Orlići (The Young Eagles)
AssociationFootball Association of Serbia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachAleksandar Jović
FIFA codeSRB
First colours
Second colours
First international
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 3–0 France 
(Nice, 22 March 1951)
Biggest win
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 8–0 Luxembourg Luxembourg
(Visoko, 26 March 1985)
Biggest defeat
Bulgaria Bulgaria 4–0 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(Sofia, 2 April 1959)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia 2–6 Spain 
(Helsinki, 29 July 2001)
Serbia Serbia 0–4 Spain 
(Chiajna, 23 July 2011)
Records of biggest win/defeat are for competitive matches only
U-19 European Championship
Appearances30 (first in 1951)
Best resultWinners Gold medal icon.svg 1951, 1979, 2013

Serbia won their first U19 title as independent country at the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where they beat France in the final 1–0.

HistoryEdit

The Yugoslav U18 team represented the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until the country dissolved in 1992.

From 1995, the under-18 team represented the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The FR Yugoslavia (and the team) changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro in 2003.

In 2006, Serbia and Montenegro separated and its governing body converted into the Football Association of Serbia.

Competition historyEdit

Their first international competition was on the 1951 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 where they beat Austria 3–2 in the final.

They also won the 1979 UEFA European Under-18 Championship beating Bulgaria 1–0 in the final.

The biggest success on the intercontinental stage happened on the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile, when they became the world youth champions by beating the West Germany 5–4 in the final on a penalty shootout in Santiago. Because of that achievement, that generation was nicknamed Čileanci (The Chileans).

Since the changes in 2001. made by UEFA, when the competition received its current name and level (U19), the Serbian squad has reached the semifinals in 2005, 2009, 2011, and 2014.

In the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, the Serbian team became the European champion by beating France 1–0 in the final played in Marijampolė.

The semifinal appearance in 2014 qualified them for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

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.

  Champions    Runners-Up    Third Place    Fourth Place

UEFA European Under-19 ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European U-19 Championship Record as follows:

Played as Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  SCG   2002 Did not qualify
  2003
  2004
  2005 Semifinals 4 3 0 1 9 5
  2006 Did not qualify
  Serbia   2007 Group stage 3 1 0 2 10 10
  2008 Did not qualify
  2009 Semifinals 4 2 1 1 5 5
  2010 Did not qualify
  2011 Semifinals 4 1 1 2 5 9
  2012 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 8
  2013 Champions 5 3 2 0 7 4
  2014 Semifinals 4 1 3 0 4 3
  2015 Did not qualify
  2016
  2017
  2018
  2019
  2020 Canceled
  2021
  2022 Group stage 3 0 1 2 4 9
  2023 Future event
  2024
  2025
Total 8/19 30 11 8 11 45 53
* Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.

Results and FixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2021Edit

8 October 2021 Friendly Serbia   0−3   Bosnia and Herzegovina Stara Pazova, Serbia
15:00 Report
  • Čuić   32', 56'
  • Kahvić   52'
Stadium: Serbian FA Sports Center
10 October 2021 Friendly Serbia   4−0   Bosnia and Herzegovina Bačka Topola, Serbia
13:00
Report Stadium: TSC Arena
10 November 2021 (2021-11-10) 2022 Under-19 Championship qualification North Macedonia   1–2   Serbia Elbasan, Albania
12:00 Feta   78' Report Ajdar   56' (pen.), 65' Stadium: Elbasan Arena
Referee: David Fuxman (Israel)
13 November 2021 (2021-11-13) 2022 Under-19 Championship qualification Serbia   2–2   Albania Elbasan, Albania
14:00 N. Mituljikić   42'
Lazetić   77'
Report Nerguti   84'
Shpendi   88'
Stadium: Elbasan Arena
Referee: Pavel Orel (Czech Republic)
16 November 2021 (2021-11-16) 2022 Under-19 Championship qualification Serbia   1–2   France Rrogozhinë, Albania
14:00 Ajdar   32' Report Tchaouna   3'
Abline   90+5'
Stadium: Arena Egnatia
Referee: Pavel Orel (Czech Republic)

2022Edit

9 March 2022 Friendly Serbia   3−0   Croatia Stara Pazova, Serbia
Report Stadium: Serbian FA Sports Center
1 June 2022 (2022-06-01) 2022 Under-19 Championship qualification Netherlands   1–2   Serbia Almere, Netherlands
19:00
Report
Stadium: Yanmar Stadion
Attendance: 984
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Bulgaria)
4 June 2022 (2022-06-04) 2022 Under-19 Championship qualification Ukraine   1–1   Serbia Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
12:00 Kvasnytsia   22' Report Ilić   18' Stadium: Sportpark Zegersloot
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Bulgaria)
7 June 2022 (2022-06-07) 2022 Under-19 Championship qualification Serbia   3–2   Norway Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
19:00
Report
Stadium: Sportpark Zegersloot
Referee: Aristotelis Diamantopoulos (Greece)
19 June 2022 (2022-06-19) 2022 Under-19 Championship Serbia   2–2   Israel Mestský štadión, Žiar nad Hronom
17:30
Report
Referee: António Nobre (Portugal)
22 June 2022 (2022-06-22) 2022 Under-19 Championship England   4–0   Serbia Štadión SNP, Banská Bystrica
20:00
Report Referee: Morten Krogh (Denmark)
25 June 2022 (2022-06-25) 2022 Under-19 Championship Austria   3–2   Serbia Štadión SNP, Banská Bystrica
20:00
Report
Referee: Matthew De Gabriele (Malta)
22 September 2022 Friendly Serbia   v   Finland Subotica, Serbia
17:00 Stadium: Subotica City Stadium
24 September 2022 Friendly Serbia   v   Portugal Kula, Serbia
16:00 Stadium: Stadion Milan Sredanović
26 September 2022 Friendly Serbia   v   France Subotica, Serbia
17:00 Stadium: Subotica City Stadium

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the Friendly matches against Finland in September 22, Portugal in September 24 and France in September 26 2022.[1]

Caps and goals as of 25 June 2022, after the match against Austria.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Lazar Kaličanin (2004-04-21) 21 April 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Čukarički
1GK Jovan Miladinović (2007-01-20) 20 January 2007 (age 15) 0 0   Red Star Belgrade
1GK Dimitrije Stevanović (2004-08-27) 27 August 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Radnički Niš

2DF Bojan Kovačević (2004-05-22) 22 May 2004 (age 18) 5 1   Čukarički
2DF Stefan Leković (2004-01-09) 9 January 2004 (age 18) 4 0   Red Star Belgrade
2DF Vukašin Đurđević (2004-01-24) 24 January 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Rad
2DF Branislav Milanov (2004-02-03) 3 February 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Kabel
2DF Mateja Milovanovic (2004-04-18) 18 April 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Jong Ajax
2DF Nikola Miličić (2004-07-04) 4 July 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Radnički 1923
2DF Viktor Radojević (2004-07-14) 14 July 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Grafičar Beograd
2DF Ognjen Mimović (2004-08-17) 17 August 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Red Star Belgrade

3MF Đorđe Gordić (2004-11-05) 5 November 2004 (age 17) 3 0   Mladost Lučani
3MF Samed Baždar (2004-01-31) 31 January 2004 (age 18) 2 0   Partizan
3MF Mateja Stjepanović (2004-02-20) 20 February 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Partizan
3MF Uroš Miladinović (2004-06-16) 16 June 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Čukarički
3MF Mihajlo Milosavić (2004-07-14) 14 July 2004 (age 18) 0 0   TSC Bačka Topola
3MF Jovan Šljivić (2005-10-14) 14 October 2005 (age 16) 0 0   Grafičar Beograd

4FW Marko Lazetić (2004-01-22) 22 January 2004 (age 18) 8 2   AC Milan
4FW Uroš Kabić (2004-01-01) 1 January 2004 (age 18) 3 1   Vojvodina
4FW Mihajlo Spasojević (2004-02-15) 15 February 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Čukarički
4FW Mihajlo Petković (2004-05-27) 27 May 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Partizan
4FW Janko Jevremović (2004-07-14) 14 July 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Partizan
4FW Jovan Mijatović (2005-07-11) 11 July 2005 (age 17) 0 0   Grafičar Beograd
4FW Miloš Luković (2005-11-18) 18 November 2005 (age 16) 0 0   IMT

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Serbia under-19 squad within the last twelve months and remain eligible:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ognjen Lukić (2003-07-04) 4 July 2003 (age 19) 8 0   Reims v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
GK Mateja Gočmanac (2003-08-05) 5 August 2003 (age 19) 5 0   Teleoptik v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
GK Marko Ćopić (2003-07-14) 14 July 2003 (age 19) 3 0   Torlak v.   Austria, 25 June 2022

DF Uroš Lazić (2003-03-15) 15 March 2003 (age 19) 11 1   Grafičar Beograd v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
DF Nemanja Krsmanović (2003-05-09) 9 May 2003 (age 19) 11 0   TSC Bačka Topola v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
DF Mihajlo Ilić (2003-06-04) 4 June 2003 (age 19) 4 1   Partizan v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
DF Andrej Đurić (2003-09-21) 21 September 2003 (age 19) 2 0   Domžale v.   Austria, 25 June 2022

MF Nikola Petković (2003-02-23) 23 February 2003 (age 19) 11 1   Čukarički v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
MF Nikola Stanković (2003-04-24) 24 April 2003 (age 19) 11 0   Red Star Belgrade v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
MF Vladimir Miletić (2003-03-05) 5 March 2003 (age 19) 10 2   Vojvodina v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
MF Igor Miladinović (2003-06-08) 8 June 2003 (age 19) 5 0   Čukarički v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
MF Nikola Knežević (2003-03-10) 10 March 2003 (age 19) 4 0   Grafičar Beograd v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
MF Dario Grgić (2003-03-16) 16 March 2003 (age 19) 3 0   Železničar v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
MF Jovan Mituljikić (2003-01-20) 20 January 2003 (age 19) 8 0   Grafičar Beograd v.   Norway, 7 June 2022

FW Ognjen Ajdar (2003-04-05) 5 April 2003 (age 19) 12 3   Radnički Niš v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
FW Nikola Jojić (2003-09-15) 15 September 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Mladost Lučani v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
FW Nemanja Motika (2003-03-20) 20 March 2003 (age 19) 9 3   Red Star Belgrade v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
FW Petar Ratkov (2003-08-18) 18 August 2003 (age 19) 5 2   TSC Bačka Topola v.   Austria, 25 June 2022
FW Nikola Mituljikić (2003-01-20) 20 January 2003 (age 19) 7 1   Grafičar Beograd v.   Norway, 7 June 2022

Former squadsEdit

Head coachesEdit

Years Name
2022–   Aleksandar Jović
2021–2022   Dejan Branković
2021   Aleksandar Rogić
2019–2020   Milan Lešnjak
2019   Ivan Jević
2018–2019   Nenad Sakić
2017–2018   Miloš Velebit
2017   Milan Obradović
2016–2017   Milan Kosanović
2015–2016   Branislav Nikolić
2014–2015   Ivan Tomić
2013–2014   Veljko Paunović
2012–2013   Ljubinko Drulović
2012   Zoran Marić
2011–2012   Dejan Govedarica
2010–2011   Tomislav Sivić
2008–2010   Aleksandar Stanojević
2006–2007   Zvonko Živković
2005–2006   Miodrag Radulović
2004–2005   Zvonko Živković
2003–2004   Miodrag Martać
2002–2003   Slobodan Pavković
2000–2001   Mile Tomić

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U19 | СЕЛЕКТОР ЈОВАН ДАМЈАНОВИЋ ИЗАБРАО ОМЛАДИНЦЕ ЗА МЕМОРИЈАЛНИ ТУРНИР "СТЕВАН ЋЕЛЕ ВИЛОТИЋ", РИВАЛИ ФИНСКА, ПОРТУГАЛ И ФРАНЦУСКА" (in Serbian). 15 September 2022.

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