Last modified on 17 August 2014, at 22:36

Sweden national under-21 football team

Sweden Under-21
Nickname(s) Blågult (The Blue-Yellow)
Association Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Håkan Ericson
Asst coach Andreas Pettersson
Captain Oscar Hiljemark
Most caps Alexander Farnerud (35)
Top scorer Ola Toivonen (13)
Home stadium Swedbank Stadion
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Finland 1–3 Sweden Sweden
(Vaasa, Finland; 11 August 1976)
Biggest win
Sweden Sweden 6–0 Cyprus 
(Helsingborg, Sweden; 1 May 1991)[1]
Sweden Sweden 6–0 Bulgaria 
(Halmstad, Sweden; 6 October 1992)
Sweden Sweden 6–0 Malta 
(Halmstad, Sweden; 3 June 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Ukraine 6–0 Sweden Sweden
(Kiev, Ukraine; 31 May 2012)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1986)
Best result Runners-up: 1992

The Sweden national under-21 football team is the football team representing Sweden in competitions for under-21 year old players and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association. Sweden's home ground is Swedbank Stadion in Malmö and the team is led by Håkan Ericson and his assistant Andreas Pettersson. The Swedish U21 team came into existence, following the realignment of UEFA European Under-23 Championship, which changed to be a Under-21 competition in 1978.

Sweden made their first European Under-21 Championship appearance in 1986 and they finished second in 1992. They also reached the semi-finals in 1990 and 2009.[2] Alexander Farnerud is the most capped player for the Swedish U21 team, having played 35 caps between 2002 and 2006. Ola Toivonen is the best goalscorer for Sweden U21, having scored 13 goals between 2006 and 2009. The current captain of the team is Oscar Hiljemark with Alexander Milošević as vice captain.

Competitive recordEdit

UEFA European U-21 ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1978 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 6 8
1980 4 0 1 3 1 4
1982 4 1 1 2 3 6
1984 4 2 1 1 10 4
1986 Quarter-final 6th 2 0 1 1 2 3 6 4 1 1 7 3
1988 Did not qualify 6 1 4 1 6 6
1990 Semi-final 3rd 4 2 1 1 7 4 6 4 2 0 10 2
1992[3] Runners-up 2nd 6 3 1 2 4 4 6 4 2 0 17 3
France 1994 Did not qualify 10 4 4 2 21 8
Spain 1996 8 5 1 2 15 4
Romania 1998 Quarter-final 6th 3 1 0 2 3 3 10 9 0 1 30 6
Slovakia 2000 Did not qualify 8 2 0 6 7 15
Switzerland 2002 12 6 4 2 22 10
Germany 2004 Fourth place 4th 5 3 1 1 11 7 10 5 3 2 20 14
Portugal 2006 Did not qualify 10 6 0 4 16 12
Netherlands 2007 4 3 0 1 8 6
Sweden 2009 Semi-final 3rd 4 2 1 1 12 7 Qualified as hosts
Denmark 2011 Did not qualify 10 6 2 2 17 10
Israel 2013 12 7 1 4 20 14
Czech Republic 2015 To be determined 6 3 1 2 13 11
Total Best: Runners-up 6/19 24 11 5 8 39 28 140 73 29 38 249 146
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

2015 UEFA Euro Under-21 ChampionshipEdit

Qualifying group stageEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 7 5 0 2 16 7 +9 15
 Greece 6 4 0 2 17 6 +11 12
 Sweden 6 3 1 2 13 11 +2 10
 Turkey 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
 Malta 7 0 0 7 2 27 –25 0
  Greece Malta Poland Sweden Turkey
Greece  5–0 5–1 2–1
Malta  0–4 1–5 1–2
Poland  3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1
Sweden  5–0 3–1
Turkey  1–0 4–0 1–0 2–2


2014 fixturesEdit

Results in 2014Edit

Round 1 2 3 4 5
Ground A A H H H
Result W W W

Last updated: 9 June 2014.
Source: svenskfotboll.se
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

FixturesEdit

GoalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Isaac Kiese Thelin Sweden IFK Norrköping 2
2 John Guidetti England Stoke City 1
Alexander Milošević Sweden AIK
Malkolm Moënza Sweden GAIS

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 19 players have been called up for the friendly matches against Iceland on 5 June 2014 and Slovakia on 9 June 2014.[4]

Caps and goals updated as of 9 June 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Andreas Linde (1993-07-24) 24 July 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF
12 1GK Davor Blažević (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna
2 2DF Emil Krafth (1994-08-02) 2 August 1994 (age 20) 11 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF
3 2DF Joseph Baffo (1992-11-07) 7 November 1992 (age 21) 8 0 Sweden Halmstads BK
4 2DF Sebastian Holmén (1992-04-29) 29 April 1992 (age 22) 7 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
5 2DF Ludwig Augustinsson (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 (age 20) 5 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg
13 2DF Isak Ssewankambo (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 18) 2 0 Netherlands NAC Breda
14 2DF Carl Johansson (1994-05-23) 23 May 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF
6 3MF Kristoffer Peterson (1994-11-28) 28 November 1994 (age 19) 2 0 England Liverpool
7 3MF Oscar Lewicki (1992-07-14) 14 July 1992 (age 22) 16 0 Sweden BK Häcken
8 3MF Andreas Blomqvist (1992-05-05) 5 May 1992 (age 22) 8 0 Sweden Mjällby AIF
9 3MF Simon Tibbling (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 19) 5 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
15 3MF Kristoffer Olsson (1995-06-30) 30 June 1995 (age 19) 3 0 England Arsenal
17 3MF Nicklas Bärkroth (1992-01-19) 19 January 1992 (age 22) 9 1 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna
18 3MF Malkolm Moënza (1993-11-15) 15 November 1993 (age 20) 2 1 Sweden GAIS
10 4FW Abdul Khalili (1992-06-07) 7 June 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Turkey Mersin İdmanyurdu
11 4FW Isaac Kiese Thelin (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 22) 2 2 Sweden Malmö FF
16 4FW Per Frick (1992-04-14) 14 April 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
19 4FW Måns Söderqvist (1993-02-08) 8 February 1993 (age 21) 5 0 Sweden Kalmar FF

Recent call-upsEdit

The following 24 players have also been called up to the Sweden U21 squad within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jacob Rinne (1993-06-20) 20 June 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Sweden Örebro SK v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
GK Anton Cajtoft (1994-02-13) 13 February 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Sweden Jönköpings Södra IF v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
GK Patrik Carlgren (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 (age 22) 7 0 Sweden AIK v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
GK August Strömberg (1992-02-28) 28 February 1992 (age 22) 6 0 Sweden Degerfors IF v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
GK Alexander Lundin (1992-10-25) 25 October 1992 (age 21) 0 0 Sweden Husqvarna FF v.  Malta, 19 November 2013
DF Victor Nilsson Lindelöf (1994-07-17) 17 July 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Portugal Benfica B v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
DF Alexander Milošević (vice captain) (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 22) 18 3 Sweden AIK v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
DF Mattias Johansson (1992-02-16) 16 February 1992 (age 22) 16 0 Netherlands AZ v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
DF Filip Helander (1993-04-22) 22 April 1993 (age 21) 10 0 Sweden Malmö FF v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
DF Oliver Silverholt (1994-06-22) 22 June 1994 (age 20) 4 0 Sweden Halmstads BK v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
DF Pa Konate (1994-04-25) 25 April 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Sweden Malmö FF v.  Malta, 19 November 2013
MF Robin Quaison (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 20) 11 0 Italy Palermo v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
MF Viktor Claesson (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 22) 18 1 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
MF Simon Thern (1992-09-18) 18 September 1992 (age 21) 9 1 Sweden Malmö FF v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
MF Simon Kroon (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 21) 5 0 Sweden Malmö FF v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
MF Oscar Hiljemark (captain) (1992-06-28) 28 June 1992 (age 22) 27 2 Netherlands PSV v.  Malta, 19 November 2013
MF Branimir Hrgota (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 21) 10 3 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach v.  Malta, 19 November 2013
MF Melker Hallberg (1995-10-20) 20 October 1995 (age 18) 5 1 Italy Udinese v.  Malta, 19 November 2013
MF Sam Larsson (1993-04-10) 10 April 1993 (age 21) 6 1 Netherlands Heerenveen v.  Poland, 12 October 2013
MF Simon Gustafson (1995-01-11) 11 January 1995 (age 19) 1 1 Sweden BK Häcken v.  Turkey, 10 September 2013
FW Christoffer Nyman (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 21) 4 1 Sweden IFK Norrköping v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
FW Mikael Ishak (1993-03-31) 31 March 1993 (age 21) 16 9 Denmark Randers FC v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
FW John Guidetti (1992-04-15) 15 April 1992 (age 22) 12 7 England Manchester City v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
FW Dardan Rexhepi KOS (1992-01-16) 16 January 1992 (age 22) 5 2 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna v.  Poland, 12 October 2013

Notes

  • INJ — Injured or recovering from surgery.
  • KOS — Decided to represent Kosovo at international level.

Previous squadsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Manager Håkan Ericson
Assistant manager Andreas Pettersson
Goalkeeping coach Leif Troedsson
Team doctor Fredrik Bergström

RecordsEdit

All records updated as of 5 June 2014.
U21 matches between 1990–1992 is not included because they are officially counted as Olympic matches by the Swedish FA.

Top 10 most capped playersEdit

Players in bold text are still available to play for the Swedish U21 team.

# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Alexander Farnerud 2002–2006 35 12
2 Mikael Dorsin 2000–2004 31 1
Mattias Bjärsmyr 2005–2009 31 0
4 Johan Elmander 2000–2004 30 12
Tommy Jönsson 1995–1998 30 2
Sven Andersson 1981–1986 30 0
7 Ola Toivonen 2006–2009 28 13
Jiloan Hamad 2009–2012 28 3
Magnus Hedman 1992–1995 28 0
10 Joakim Persson 1994–1998 27 8
Fredrik Berglund 1998–2001 27 6
Jon Jönsson 2002–2005 27 5
Olof Mellberg 1996–1999 27 4
Oscar Hiljemark 2011–0000 27 2

Top 10 goalscorersEdit

Players in bold text are still available to play for the Swedish U21 team.

# Player Career Goals Caps
1 Ola Toivonen 2006–2009 13 28
2 Johan Elmander 2000–2004 12 30
Alexander Farnerud 2002–2006 12 35
4 Niklas Skoog 1994–1995 10 14
5 Lars Larsson 1982–1983 9 10
Mikael Ishak 2012–0000 9 16
7 Marcus Berg 2006–2009 8 19
Hans Eklund 1987–1990 8 20
Joakim Persson 1994–1998 8 27
10 Erton Fejzullahu 2009–2010 7 7
John Guidetti 2010–0000 7 12
Denni Avdić 2007–2010 7 23

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Swedish Football Association officially counts this match as an Olympic match, not a U21 match, even though the match was a qualification match to the 1992 UEFA Euro U-21.
  2. ^ "EM-sorti på straffar efter mirakelvändning" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  3. ^ The Swedish FA officially counts the matches in this tournament as Olympic matches, not U21 matches.
  4. ^ "U21-trupp mot Island och Slovakien" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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