Last modified on 18 September 2014, at 15:02

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 Örjans Vall
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)
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.[1] 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 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 8 5 1 2 20 14
Total Best: Runners-up 6/19 24 11 5 8 39 28 142 75 29 38 256 149
*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
 Sweden 8 5 1 2 20 14 +6 16
 Greece 8 5 0 3 20 10 +10 15
 Poland 8 5 0 3 17 10 +7 15
 Turkey 8 4 1 3 16 11 +5 13
 Malta 8 0 0 8 2 30 –28 0
  Greece Malta Poland Sweden Turkey
Greece  5–0 3–1 5–1 2–1
Malta  0–4 1–5 1–2 0–3
Poland  3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1
Sweden  3–0 5–0 3–1 4–3
Turkey  1–0 4–0 1–0 2–2


2014 fixturesEdit

Results in 2014Edit

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ground A A H H H A H A
Result W W W W W

Last updated: 9 September 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
Sweden Malmö FF
4
2 Kristoffer Olsson Denmark FC Midtjylland 3
3 John Guidetti England Stoke City
Scotland Celtic
2
4 Oscar Hiljemark Netherlands PSV 1
Alexander Milošević Sweden AIK
Malkolm Moënza Sweden GAIS

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 20 players were called up for the 2015 UEFA Euro Under-21 qualification matches against Greece on 5 September 2014 and against Turkey on 9 September 2014.[2]

Caps and goals updated as of 9 September 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Patrik Carlgren (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 (age 22) 9 0 Sweden AIK
12 1GK Andreas Linde (1993-07-24) 24 July 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF
2 2DF Isak Ssewankambo (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 18) 4 0 Netherlands NAC Breda
3 2DF Sebastian Holmén (1992-04-29) 29 April 1992 (age 22) 9 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
4 2DF Filip Helander (1993-04-22) 22 April 1993 (age 21) 12 0 Sweden Malmö FF
5 2DF Emil Krafth (1994-08-02) 2 August 1994 (age 20) 13 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF
13 2DF Joseph Baffo (1992-11-07) 7 November 1992 (age 21) 8 0 Sweden Halmstads BK
14 2DF Pa Konate (1994-04-25) 25 April 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Sweden Malmö FF
19 2DF Victor Lindelöf (1994-07-17) 17 July 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Portugal Benfica B
20 2DF Ludwig Augustinsson (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 (age 20) 6 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg
6 3MF Simon Tibbling (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 20) 7 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
7 3MF Oscar Hiljemark (captain) (1992-06-28) 28 June 1992 (age 22) 29 3 Netherlands PSV
8 3MF Oscar Lewicki (1992-07-14) 14 July 1992 (age 22) 18 0 Sweden BK Häcken
9 3MF Kristoffer Olsson (1995-06-30) 30 June 1995 (age 19) 5 3 Denmark FC Midtjylland
15 3MF Simon Gustafson (1995-01-11) 11 January 1995 (age 19) 2 1 Sweden BK Häcken
17 3MF Abdul Khalili (1992-06-07) 7 June 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Turkey Mersin İdmanyurdu
18 3MF Simon Kroon (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 21) 6 0 Sweden Malmö FF
10 4FW John Guidetti (1992-04-15) 15 April 1992 (age 22) 14 8 Scotland Celtic
11 4FW Isaac Kiese Thelin (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 22) 4 4 Sweden Malmö FF
16 4FW Gustav Engvall (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 18) 1 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg

Recent call-upsEdit

The following 25 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 Davor Blažević (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
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 August Strömberg INJ (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 Carl Johansson (1994-05-23) 23 May 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF 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 Oliver Silverholt (1994-06-22) 22 June 1994 (age 20) 4 0 Sweden Halmstads BK v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
MF Sam Larsson (1993-04-10) 10 April 1993 (age 21) 6 1 Netherlands Heerenveen v.  Turkey, 9 September 2014
MF Robin Quaison (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 20) 11 0 Italy Palermo v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
MF Nicklas Bärkroth (1992-01-19) 19 January 1992 (age 22) 9 1 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
MF Andreas Blomqvist (1992-05-05) 5 May 1992 (age 22) 8 0 Sweden Mjällby AIF v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
MF Malkolm Moënza (1993-11-15) 15 November 1993 (age 20) 2 1 Sweden GAIS v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
MF Kristoffer Peterson (1994-11-28) 28 November 1994 (age 19) 2 0 Netherlands Utrecht 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 INJ (1992-09-18) 18 September 1992 (age 22) 9 1 Sweden Malmö FF v.  Malta, 5 March 2014
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
FW Mikael Ishak (1993-03-31) 31 March 1993 (age 21) 16 9 Denmark Randers FC v.  Turkey, 9 September 2014
FW Muamer Tanković (1995-02-22) 22 February 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Netherlands AZ v.  Turkey, 9 September 2014
FW Måns Söderqvist (1993-02-08) 8 February 1993 (age 21) 5 0 Sweden Kalmar FF v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
FW Christoffer Nyman (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 21) 4 1 Sweden IFK Norrköping v.  Slovakia, 9 June 2014
FW Per Frick (1992-04-14) 14 April 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Slovakia, 9 June 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

Players with most caps and goalsEdit

Updated as of 9 September 2014.

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
Jonny Rödlund 1990–1993 31 9
5 Johan Elmander 2000–2004 30 12
Tommy Jönsson 1995–1998 30 2
Sven Andersson 1981–1986 30 0
8 Oscar Hiljemark 2011–0000 29 3
9 Ola Toivonen 2006–2009 28 13
Jiloan Hamad 2009–2012 28 3
Magnus Hedman 1992–1995 28 0
Magnus Johansson 1990–1993 28 0

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
Jonny Rödlund 1990–1993 9 31
8 John Guidetti 2010–0000 8 14
Marcus Berg 2006–2009 8 19
Hans Eklund 1987–1990 8 20
Joakim Persson 1994–1998 8 27

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EM-sorti på straffar efter mirakelvändning" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tuff uppgift väntar U21-truppen" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 

External linksEdit