Serbia national under-21 football team

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Serbia U-21
Nickname(s)Орлићи / Orlići
(The Young Eagles)
AssociationFudbalski savez Srbije
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachIlija Stolica
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

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]

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.

History[edit]

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 record[edit]

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 fixtures[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up for 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Estonia on 15 November and Russia on 19 November.[4]

Caps and goals updated as of 19 November 2019 after the match against Russia.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Marko Ilić (1998-02-03) 3 February 1998 (age 21) 7 0 Serbia Voždovac
12 1GK Dušan Marković (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Serbia Rad
23 1GK Đorđe Petrović (1999-10-08) 8 October 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Serbia Čukarički

5 2DF Erhan Mašović (1998-11-22) 22 November 1998 (age 21) 19 1 Denmark Horsens
3 2DF Aleksa Terzić (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 20) 8 1 Italy Fiorentina
15 2DF Svetozar Marković (2000-03-23) 23 March 2000 (age 19) 8 0 Greece Olympiacos
2DF Strahinja Pavlović (2001-05-24) 24 May 2001 (age 18) 4 0 Serbia Partizan
2 2DF Mladen Devetak (1999-03-12) 12 March 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Serbia Vojvodina
13 2DF Ranko Veselinović (1999-03-24) 24 March 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Serbia Vojvodina
16 2DF Dimitrije Kamenović (2000-07-16) 16 July 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Serbia Čukarički

10 3MF Luka Adžić (captain) (1998-09-17) 17 September 1998 (age 21) 15 0 Belgium Anderlecht
8 3MF Luka Ilić (1999-07-02) 2 July 1999 (age 20) 10 2 Netherlands NAC Breda
20 3MF Njegoš Petrović (1999-07-18) 18 July 1999 (age 20) 8 0 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
14 3MF Veljko Birmančević (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 21) 7 0 Serbia Čukarički
21 3MF Ivan Ilić (2001-03-17) 17 March 2001 (age 18) 5 1 Netherlands NAC Breda
6 3MF Jovan Nišić (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 21) 5 0 Serbia Voždovac
19 3MF Nikola Čumić (1998-11-20) 20 November 1998 (age 21) 3 0 Serbia Radnički Niš
11 3MF Željko Gavrić (2000-12-05) 5 December 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Serbia Grafičar Beograd
4 3MF Mirko Topić (2001-02-05) 5 February 2001 (age 18) 1 0 Serbia Vojvodina
22 3MF Lazar Pavlović (2001-11-02) 2 November 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Serbia Partizan
3MF Filip Stevanović (2002-09-25) 25 September 2002 (age 17) 0 0 Serbia Partizan

9 4FW Dejan Joveljić (1999-08-07) 7 August 1999 (age 20) 12 3 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
18 4FW Filip Stuparević (2000-08-30) 30 August 2000 (age 19) 5 1 Czech Republic 1. FK Příbram
7 4FW Slobodan Tedić (2001-04-13) 13 April 2001 (age 18) 5 1 Serbia Čukarički
17 4FW Milutin Vidosavljević (2001-02-21) 21 February 2001 (age 18) 1 0 Serbia Čukarički

Recent call-ups[edit]

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 Serbia Red Star Belgrade v.  Latvia, 10 September 2019

DF Strahinja Bošnjak (1999-02-18) 18 February 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Serbia Voždovac v.  Poland, 19 October 2019
DF Zlatan Šehović (2000-08-08) 8 August 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Serbia Partizan v.  Poland, 19 October 2019
DF Dominik Dinga (1998-04-07) 7 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Serbia Partizan v.  Latvia, 10 September 2019
DF Stefan Veličković (1999-01-17) 17 January 1999 (age 20) 1 0 Serbia Čukarički v.  Poland, 26 March 2019

MF Veljko Nikolić (1999-08-29) 29 August 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Serbia Red Star Belgrade v.  Poland, 19 October 2019
MF Uroš Račić (1998-03-17) 17 March 1998 (age 21) 14 0 Portugal Famalicão v.  Latvia, 10 September 2019
MF Stefan Kovač WD (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Serbia Čukarički v.  Russia, 6 September 2019
MF Petar Mićin (1998-09-29) 29 September 1998 (age 21) 7 0 Serbia Čukarički v.  Poland, 26 March 2019
MF Aleksandar Đorđević (1999-12-20) 20 December 1999 (age 19) 4 0 Serbia Čukarički v.  Poland, 26 March 2019

FW Dušan Vlahović (2000-01-28) 28 January 2000 (age 19) 3 0 Italy Fiorentina v.  Poland, 19 October 2019
FW Igor Zlatanović (1998-02-10) 10 February 1998 (age 21) 11 1 Spain Numancia v.  Latvia, 10 September 2019

Previous squads[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Dates Name
2019– Serbia Ilija Stolica
2019 Serbia Nenad Milovanović
2017–2019 Serbia Goran Đorović
2017 Serbia Nenad Lalatović
2015–2016 Serbia Tomislav Sivić
2014–2015 Serbia Mladen Dodić
2013–2014 Serbia Radovan Ćurčić
2010–2012 Serbia Aleksandar Janković
2010 Serbia Tomislav Sivić (caretaker)
2009–2010 Serbia Ratomir Dujković
2007–2009 Serbia Slobodan Krčmarević
2006–2007 Serbia Miroslav Đukić

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "СЕЛЕКТОР U21 ИЛИЈА СТОЛИЦА САОПШТИО СПИСАК ЗА УТАКМИЦЕ ПРОТИВ ЕСТОНИЈЕ И РУСИЈЕ" (in Serbian). 9 November 2019.

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