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Czech Republic national under-21 football team

 

Czech Republic national under-21 football team

Czech Republic Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Lvíčata (Little lions)
Association Fotbalová asociace České republiky (FAČR)
Head coach Jakub Dovalil
Most caps Jan Polák (46)
Top scorer Tomáš Pekhart (17)
First international
Czech Republic 1–0 Malta
(Opava, 5 September 1994)
Biggest win
Czech Republic 8–0 Bulgaria
Teplice, 5 October 2001
Czech Republic 8–0 Liechtenstein
Prague, 11 September 2007
Czech Republic 8–0 San Marino
Serravalle, 9 June 2009
Czech Republic 8–0 Andorra
Mladá Boleslav, 10 August 2011
Biggest defeat

Spain 4–0 Czech Republic
Burgos, 7 June 1997

Records are for competitive
matches only
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1996)
Best result Winners in 2002

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

Although the breakup of Czechoslovakia occurred officially on 1 January 1993, the under-21 team continued until the end of the 1994 championship. After that, the Czech Republic and the Slovakia under-21s became separate footballing entities.

For both nations, first matches were played in September 1994 in qualification for the 1996 championship.

The Czech Republic under-21 team reached the quarter-finals in 1996, but failed to qualify for 1998. The team reached the final in both the 2000 and 2002 tournaments, winning the latter on penalties.

Subsequently the team failed to qualify for the tournaments in 2004 and 2006. They qualified for the 2007 competition but finished last in the group stage. They once again failed to qualify for the 2009 competition. In the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, they placed fourth.

Competitive Record

UEFA European Under-21 Championship Record

UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1996 Quarter-Final 2 0 0 2 2 4 10 7 2 1 33 9
1998 Did not qualify 8 3 0 5 13 13
2000 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 9 7 12 9 1 2 20 6
2002 Winners 5 2 2 1 5 5 12 9 2 1 29 6
2004 Did not qualify 10 7 0 3 20 7
2006 12 6 3 3 26 11
2007 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 4 4 3 1 0 7 3
2009 Did not qualify 8 4 2 2 19 5
2011 Fourth place 5 2 0 3 4 6 10 9 1 0 30 4
2013 Did not qualify 10 6 3 1 26 7
2015 Qualified as hosts
Total 6/11 19 6 4 9 21 26 96 63 15 18 223 71
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.

Individual awards

In addition to team victories, Czech players have won individual awards at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

Year Golden Player
2002 Petr Čech

Results and fixtures 2013–2015

2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

Friendly matches

Players

Current squad

Players born in on or after 1 January 1992 are eligible for the next UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

The following players were named in the squad for friendly games against FC Red Bull Salzburg and SpVgg Unterhaching on 26 August 2014.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 26 August 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Karel Hrubeš (1993-03-16) 16 March 1993 0 0 Slavia Prague
1GK Tomáš Koubek (1992-08-26) 26 August 1992 10 0 Hradec Králové
1GK Jiří Pavlenka (1992-04-14) 14 April 1992 3 0 Baník Ostrava
2DF Jan Baránek (1993-06-26) 26 June 1993 3 0 Baník Ostrava
2DF Jakub Brabec (1992-08-06) 6 August 1992 7 0 Sparta Prague
2DF Vladimír Coufal (1992-08-22) 22 August 1992 1 0 Slovan Liberec
2DF Matěj Hanousek (1993-06-02) 2 June 1993 7 1 FK Dukla Prague
2DF Tomáš Holeš (1993-03-31) 31 March 1993 6 0 Hradec Králové
2DF Matěj Hybš (1993-01-03) 3 January 1993 5 0 Sparta Prague
2DF Jakub Jugas (1992-05-05) 5 May 1992 6 0 Zbrojovka Brno
2DF Tomáš Kalas (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 13 0 Köln
3MF Aleš Čermák (1994-10-01) 1 October 1994 1 0 Hradec Králové
3MF Martin Frýdek (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 4 0 Slovan Liberec
3MF David Houska (1993-06-29) 29 June 1993 6 0 Sigma Olomouc
3MF Adam Jánoš (1992-07-20) 20 July 1992 7 0 Vysočina Jihlava
3MF Vojtěch Kubista (1993-03-19) 19 March 1993 2 0 Baumit Jablonec
3MF Jiří Mareš (1992-02-16) 16 February 1992 3 1 Příbram
3MF Ondřej Petrák (1992-03-11) 11 March 1992 4 1 Nürnberg
3MF Jiří Skalák (1992-03-12) 12 March 1992 8 0 Mladá Boleslav
3MF Jan Sýkora (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 0 0 Zbrojovka Brno
3MF Jaromír Zmrhal (1993-08-02) 2 August 1993 9 1 Slavia Prague
4FW Michal Krmenčík (1993-03-15) 15 March 1993 4 2 Dukla Prague
4FW Lukáš Stratil (1994-01-29) 29 January 1994 5 2 Příbram

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Czech Republic under-21 squad and remain eligible:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Lukáš Zima (1994-01-09) 9 January 1994 1 0 Venezia v.  Austria, 3 June 2014
GK Luděk Vejmola (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 0 0 Vysočina Jihlava v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
GK Aleš Mandous (1993-04-21) 21 April 1993 1 0 Viktoria Plzeň v.  Netherlands, 14 August 2013
GK Michal Reichl (1992-09-14) 14 September 1992 1 0 Sigma Olomouc v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
GK Vlastimil Veselý (1993-05-06) 6 May 1993 1 0 Zbrojovka Brno v.  Sweden, 26 March 2013
DF Marek Kysela (1992-07-10) 10 July 1992 5 0 Jablonec v.  Austria, 3 June 2014
DF Matěj Končal (1993-12-08) 8 December 1993 3 0 Viktoria Plzeň v.  Austria, 3 June 2014
DF Matěj Hýbl (1994-08-14) 14 August 1994 1 0 Sigma Olomouc v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Filip Kaša (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 1 0 Baník Ostrava v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Lukáš Vraštil (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 1 0 Mladá Boleslav v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Jan Filip (1994-03-06) 6 March 1994 0 0 Varnsdorf v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Lukáš Landovský (1994-08-11) 11 August 1994 0 0 Baumit Jablonec v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
DF Pavel Kadeřábek (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 4 0 Sparta Prague v.  Norway, 5 March 2014
DF Roman Polom (1992-01-11) 11 January 1992 5 0 Sparta Prague v. England C, 19 November 2013
DF Šimon Falta (1993-03-24) 24 March 1993 2 0 Sigma Olomouc v. England C, 19 November 2013
DF Marek Krátký (1993-06-08) 8 June 1993 4 0 Teplice v.  Netherlands, 14 August 2013
DF Michael Lüftner (1994-03-14) 14 March 1994 1 0 Teplice v.  Netherlands, 14 August 2013
DF Petr Buchta (1992-07-15) 15 July 1992 1 0 Zbrojovka Brno v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
DF Tomáš Jeleček (1992-02-25) 25 February 1992 1 0 Slovácko v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
DF Michal Jeřábek (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 1 0 FK Dukla Prague v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
DF Jan Mikula (1992-01-05) 5 January 1992 1 0 Sparta Prague v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
DF Jaroslav Svozil (1993-09-09) 9 September 1993 1 0 Sigma Olomouc v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
DF Martin Hála (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 1 0 Sigma Olomouc v.  Romania, 29 February 2012
MF Lukáš Masopust (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 5 0 Vysočina Jihlava v.  Austria, 3 June 2014
MF Tomáš Přikryl (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 4 0 Sparta Prague v.  Austria, 3 June 2014
MF Michal Trávník (1994-05-17) 17 May 1994 2 1 Slovácko v.  Austria, 3 June 2014
MF Robert Hrubý (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 1 0 Slavia Prague v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
MF Petr Nerad (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 1 0 Hradec Králové v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
MF Jan Shejbal (1994-04-20) 20 April 1994 1 0 Slavia Prague v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
MF Petr Ševčík (1994-05-04) 4 May 1994 1 0 Sigma Olomouc v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
MF Josef Eliáš (1994-02-10) 10 February 1994 0 0 Mladá Boleslav v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
MF David Halbich (1995-11-24) 24 November 1995 0 0 Varnsdorf v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
MF Jakub Plšek (1993-12-13) 13 December 1993 5 1 Sigma Olomouc v.  Norway, 5 March 2014
MF Tomáš Zahradníček (1993-08-11) 11 August 1993 1 0 Sigma Olomouc v.  Norway, 5 March 2014
MF Ladislav Krejčí (1992-07-05) 5 July 1992 6 0 Sparta Prague v.  Netherlands, 14 August 2013
MF Milan Jirásek (1992-05-14) 14 May 1992 4 0 Senica v.  Netherlands, 14 August 2013
MF Aleš Nešický (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 2 0 Sigma Olomouc v.  Slovenia, 4 June 2013
MF David Štípek (1992-05-31) 31 May 1992 2 0 Viktoria Plzeň v.  Slovenia, 4 June 2013
MF Milan Lutonský (1993-08-10) 10 August 1993 0 0 Zbrojovka Brno v.  Slovenia, 4 June 2013
MF Jakub Habusta (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 1 0 Sigma Olomouc v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
MF Matěj Kyndl (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 1 0 Viktoria Plzeň v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
FW Antonín Fantiš (1992-04-15) 15 April 1992 7 0 Baumit Jablonec v.  Austria, 3 June 2014
FW Zdeněk Linhart (1994-03-05) 5 March 1994 1 0 Dynamo České Budějovice v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
FW Lukáš Juliš (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 0 0 Sparta Prague v.  Slovakia, 14 May 2014
FW Luboš Tusjak (1992-02-15) 15 February 1992 2 0 Slavia Prague v. England C, 19 November 2013
FW Roman Haša (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 4 0 Slovácko v.  Netherlands, 14 August 2013
FW Adam Ševčík (1993-01-24) 24 January 1993 0 0 Nitra v.  Netherlands, 14 August 2013
FW Vojtěch Hadaščok (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 2 0 Slovan Liberec v.  Slovenia, 4 June 2013
FW Tomáš Kunc (1993-02-22) 22 February 1993 1 1 Zbrojovka Brno v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
FW Jiří Vondráček (1993-03-13) 13 March 1993 1 0 Slavia Prague v.  Slovakia, 24 April 2013
FW Václav Kadlec (1992-05-20) 20 May 1992 12 6 Eintracht Frankfurt v.  Turkey, 26 March 2013
FW Jakub Rolinc (1992-05-12) 12 May 1992 1 0 Sigma Olomouc v.  Turkey, 26 March 2013
FW Marián Kovář (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 1 0 Slovácko v.  Sweden, 14 November 2012
FW Matěj Vydra (1992-05-01) 1 May 1992 2 0 West Bromwich Albion v.  Armenia, 6 September 2011

Note: Names in italics denote players that have been capped for the Senior team.

Previous squads

Leading Appearances

The team standing together before a match.
Czech U21 in 2007

Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Caps
1 Jan Polák 1. FC Brno, Slovan Liberec 46
2 David Kobylík Sigma Olomouc, Strasbourg 32
3 Bořek Dočkal Slavia Prague, Slovan Liberec 28
Josef Kaufman AS Pardubice, Teplice 28
5 Michal Papadopulos Baník Ostrava, Bayer Leverkusen 27
6 Lukáš Došek Slavia Prague 26
Michal Kadlec 1. FC Slovácko, Sparta Prague 26
Ondřej Mazuch Fiorentina, Anderlecht 26
Tomáš Pekhart Tottenham Hotspur, Baumit Jablonec 26
Roman Týce Slovan Liberec, TSV 1860 München 26
Tomáš Ujfaluši Sigma Olomouc 26

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-21s. Those players in bold are still eligible to play for the team at the moment. Statistics up to and including Czech Republic vs Andorra, 5 June 2012.

Leading Goalscorers

Rank Player Club(s) U-21 Goals
1 Tomáš Pekhart Tottenham Hotspur, Baumit Jablonec 17
2 Jan Chramosta Mladá Boleslav 12
3 Milan Baroš Baník Ostrava, Liverpool 9
Tomáš Došek Viktoria Plzeň, Slavia Prague 9
5 Bořek Dočkal Slavia Prague, Slovan Liberec 8
Pavel Novotný Slavia Prague 8
Václav Svěrkoš Baník Ostrava, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha BSC 8
8 David Kobylík Sigma Olomouc, Strasbourg 7
Vratislav Lokvenc Hradec Králové, Sparta Prague 7
Libor Sionko Baník Ostrava, Sparta Prague 7
Štěpán Vachoušek SC Xaverov, Chmel Blšany, Teplice, Slavia Prague 7

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-21s. Those players in bold are still eligible to play for the team at the moment. Statistics up to and including Czech Republic vs Andorra, 5 June 2012.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Reprezentace do 21 let: Příprava v Rakousku a dvě utkání s kluby" (in Czech). Czech FA. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 

External links

  • UEFA Under-21 website Contains full results archive
    • Czech Republic Under-21s at uefa.com
  • Official ČMFS Czech Republic Under-21 website Contains listings and statistics of current and past Czech Republic U-21 players. (Czech)
  • The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation Contains full record of U-21 Championships.
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