World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Jong Oranje

Article Id: WHEBN0010221915
Reproduction Date:

Title: Jong Oranje  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Peter Wisgerhof
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Jong Oranje

Netherlands U21
Nickname(s) Jong Oranje (Young Orange)
Association Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond
Head coach Albert Stuivenberg
Captain Kevin Strootman
Most caps Arnold Bruggink (31)
Top scorer Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (18)
First colours
Second colours
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1988)
Best result Winner, 2006, 2007

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

Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, the Dutch Under-21 team was formed. The team did not have a very good record, failing to qualify for nine of the fifteen tournaments. The team did not enter for the 1978 competition, but since then has reached the semi-finals twice, and qualified for the last eight on three other occasions.

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, the Netherlands' record in the preceding U-23 competitions is also shown. The first competitive match was in the "Under-23 Challenge", a match which they lost. The team qualified for the last eight of each of the three U-23 tournaments.

In 2006 the Netherlands national under-21 football team of coach Foppe de Haan won the 2006 European Under-21 Championship. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar became top scorer and player of the tournament with four goals, and also broke the all-time goalscoring record of 15 goals previously held by Roy Makaay and Arnold Jan Bruggink, in his last match with the team as he pushed this record to 18 goals. The following year, Netherlands national under-21 football team successfully defended their title by winning the 2007 European Under-21 Championship in the final against Serbia with 4–1. Maceo Rigters was the top scorer of the competition with four goals and Royston Drenthe was the Player of the Tournament. The win meant that the Netherlands qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The team failed to qualify for the 2009 European Under-21 Championship, after losing out to Switzerland in their final qualifying match.

UEFA U-23 Championship record

The Netherlands were randomly chosen to play cards Bulgaria for the title in a one-off match in Sofia, which the Netherlands lost.

  • 17 April 1968: Bulgaria 3–1 Netherlands.
  • 1972: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1974: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1976: Losing semi-finalists.

UEFA U-21 Championship Record

  • 1978: Did not enter.
  • 1980: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1982: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1984: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1986: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1988: Losing semi-finalists.
  • 1990: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1992: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1994: Did not qualify. Finished 5th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 1996: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 6 in qualification group.
  • 1998: Fourth.
  • 2000: Finished 3rd of 4 in finals group. Joint fifth.
  • 2002: Lost in playoff.
  • 2004: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2006: Winners
  • 2007: Winners
  • 2009: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2011: Lost in Playoff against Ukraine.
  • 2013: Semi Finals

Notable players

Current squad

The following players were called up to the squad for the friendly match against Austria on 14 October 2013.

Caps and goals updated as October 14, 2013.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Warner Hahn (1992-06-15) June 15, 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Netherlands FC Dordrecht
16 1GK Mickey van der Hart (1994-06-13) June 13, 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Netherlands Ajax
1GK Stefan van der Lei (1993-03-05) March 5, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Netherlands FC Groningen

3 2DF Mike van der Hoorn (1992-10-15) October 15, 1992 (age 21) 9 1 Netherlands Ajax
4 2DF Stefano Denswil (1993-05-07) May 7, 1993 (age 21) 5 0 Netherlands Ajax
5 2DF Nathan Aké (1995-02-18) February 18, 1995 (age 19) 3 0 England Chelsea
2 2DF Joshua Brenet (1994-03-20) March 20, 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
13 2DF Timo Letschert (1993-05-25) May 25, 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Netherlands FC Groningen
2DF Lucas Bijker (1993-03-04) March 4, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Netherlands SC Cambuur
2DF Dico Koppers (1992-01-31) January 31, 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Netherlands FC Twente
12 2DF Sven van Beek (1994-07-28) July 28, 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Netherlands Feyenoord

10 3MF Adam Maher (1993-07-20) July 20, 1993 (age 21) 14 2 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
8 3MF Tonny Trindade de Vilhena (1995-01-03) January 3, 1995 (age 19) 8 2 Netherlands Feyenoord
6 3MF Kyle Ebecilio (1994-02-17) February 17, 1994 (age 20) 4 0 Netherlands FC Twente
15 3MF Thomas Bruns (1992-01-07) January 7, 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Netherlands Heracles Almelo
14 3MF Davy Klaassen (1993-02-21) February 21, 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Netherlands Ajax

9 4FW Luc Castaignos (1992-09-27) September 27, 1992 (age 21) 8 4 Netherlands FC Twente
7 4FW Quincy Promes (1992-01-04) January 4, 1992 (age 22) 5 2 Netherlands FC Twente
11 4FW Jean-Paul Boëtius (1994-03-22) March 22, 1994 (age 20) 4 1 Netherlands Feyenoord
17 4FW Guus Hupperts (1992-04-25) April 25, 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Netherlands Roda JC
18 4FW Lesley de Sa (1993-04-02) April 2, 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Netherlands Ajax

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called and remain eligible. Players have to be born after 01.01.1992.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Ruben Ligeon (1992-05-24) May 24, 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Netherlands Ajax v.  Luxembourg, 9 September 2013
DF Jetro Willems (1994-03-30) March 30, 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Netherlands PSV v.  Czech Republic, 14 August 2013
DF Mitchell Dijks (1993-02-09) February 9, 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Netherlands SC Heerenveen v.  Czech Republic, 14 August 2013
DF Terence Kongolo (1994-02-14) February 14, 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Netherlands Feyenoord v.  Czech Republic, 14 August 2013
DF Stefan de Vrij (1992-02-05) February 5, 1992 (age 22) 12 0 Netherlands Feyenoord v.  Italy, 15 June 2013
DF Bruno Martins Indi (1992-02-08) February 8, 1992 (age 22) 8 0 Netherlands Feyenoord v.  Italy, 15 June 2013

MF Joeri De Kamps (1992-02-10) February 10, 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Netherlands SC Heerenveen v.  Luxembourg, 9 September 2013
MF Fabian Sporkslede (1993-03-08) March 8, 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Netherlands Ajax v.  Luxembourg, 9 September 2013
MF Marco van Ginkel (1992-12-01) December 1, 1992 (age 21) 19 4 England Chelsea v.  Luxembourg, 9 September 2013
MF Jesper Drost (1993-01-11) January 11, 1993 (age 21) 1 1 Netherlands PEC Zwolle v.  Scotland, 5 September 2013
MF Kevin Jansen (1992-04-08) April 8, 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Netherlands ADO Den Haag v.  Czech Republic, 14 August 2013
MF Hakim Ziyech (1993-03-19) March 19, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Netherlands SC Heerenveen v.  Czech Republic, 14 August 2013
MF Navarone Foor (1992-02-04) February 4, 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Netherlands NEC v.  Italy, 15 August 2012

FW Memphis Depay (1994-02-13) February 13, 1994 (age 20) 7 0 Netherlands PSV v.  Luxembourg, 9 September 2013
FW Jürgen Locadia (1993-11-07) November 7, 1993 (age 20) 4 1 Netherlands PSV v.  Luxembourg, 9 September 2013
FW Luciano Slagveer (1993-04-10) April 10, 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Netherlands SC Heerenveen v.  Scotland, 5 September 2013
FW Ola John (1992-05-19) May 19, 1992 (age 22) 8 1 Portugal Benfica v.  Italy, 15 June 2013
FW Alex Schalk (1992-08-07) August 7, 1992 (age 21) 3 0 Netherlands NAC v.  Bulgaria, 5 June 2012

Individual all-time records

  Still active players are highlighted

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.