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Belgium National Under-21 Football Team
Belgium U-21
Nickname(s)Jonge duivels Jeunes diables Junge Teufels
AssociationBelgian Football Association
Head coachJacky Mathijssen
Most capsJean-François Gillet (36)
Top scorerKevin Vandenbergh (12)
First international
France 1-1 Belgium
(Amiens, France; 3 September 1976)
Biggest win
Belgium 8-0 Luxembourg
(Mechelen, Belgium; 3 June 2007)
Biggest defeat
Czech Republic 7-0 Belgium
(Prague, Czech Republic; 24 April 2001)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2002)
Best resultSemi-finals, 2007

The Belgium national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Belgium and is controlled by the Belgian Football Association. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years. Their biggest successes were winning the 2007-09 International Challenge Trophy and reaching the European Championship semi-finals in 2007 in the Netherlands. Thanks to the latter achievement, Belgium qualified for the football tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Their current home stadium is Den Dreef in Leuven.

UEFA U-21 Championship record

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Europe 1978 Did not qualify
Europe 1980
Europe 1982
Europe 1984
Europe 1986
Europe 1988
Europe 1990
Europe 1992
France 1994
Spain 1996
Romania 1998
Slovakia 2000
Switzerland 2002 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 4
Germany 2004 Did not qualify
Portugal 2006
Netherlands 2007 Semi-finals 4 1 2 1 3 4
Sweden 2009 Did not qualify
Denmark 2011
Israel 2013
Czech Republic 2015
Poland 2017
Italy San Marino 2019 Group stage 3 0 0 3 4 8
Total 3/22 10 2 2 6 9 16

Results and fixtures

Belgium are currently competing for qualification to the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The table below shows their current standing in the qualification group.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 10 8 2 0 23 5 +18 26 Final tournament 1-1 0-0 3-0 3-2 2-1
2  Sweden 10 6 2 2 19 8 +11 20 0-3 0-1 1-0 4-1 3-0
3  Turkey 10 5 2 3 14 10 +4 17 1-2 0-3 0-0 4-0 4-2
4  Hungary 10 3 2 5 12 14 −2 11 0-3 2-2 1-2 4-0 2-1
5  Cyprus 10 2 1 7 8 23 −15 7 0-2 0-1 2-1 0-2 2-1
6  Malta 10 1 1 8 8 24 −16 4 0-4 0-4 0-1 2-1 1-1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: UEFA

Results

27 March 2017 Belgium 2-1 MaltaHeverlee, Belgium
20:00 CET R. Mmaee Goal 43
Cools Goal 54
Report Goal 69 Grech Stadium: Den Dreef
Referee: Rob Harvey (Republic of Ireland)
5 September 2017 Belgium 0-0 TurkeyHeverlee, Belgium
20:00 CET Report Stadium: Den Dreef
Referee: Fabio Verissimo (Italy)
6 October 2017 Belgium 1-1 SwedenHeverlee, Belgium
19:00 CET Vanlerberghe Goal 30 Report Goal 61 Dagerstål Stadium: Den Dreef
Referee: Nikola Dabanovi? (Montenegro)
10 October 2017 Cyprus 0-2 BelgiumLarnaca, Cyprus
16:00 CET Report Goal 51 Lukebakio
Goal 90+3 Bastien
Stadium: AEK Arena - Georgios Karapatakis
Referee: Kirill Levnikov (Russia)
9 November 2017 Belgium 3-2 CyprusHeverlee, Belgium
19:00 CET Mbenza Goal 15
Dimata Goal 45+2
Leya Iseka Goal 90+2
Report Goal 49 Papageorgiou
Goal 75 Fragkou
Stadium: Den Dreef
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)
14 November 2017 Turkey 1-2 BelgiumIstanbul, Turkey
15:00 CET Okutan Goal 5 Report Merih Demiral Goal 45+2 (o.g.)
Schrijvers Goal 87
Stadium: Recep Tayyip Erdo?an Stadium
Referee: Tomasz Musia? (Poland)
26 March 2018 Belgium 3-0 HungaryHeverlee, Belgium
19:00 CET Schrijvers Goal 19
Lukebakio Goal 64
Dimata Goal 72 (pen.)
Report Stadium: Den Dreef
Referee: Erez Papir (Israel)
7 September 2018 Malta 0-4 BelgiumTa'Qali, Malta
16:00 CET Report Dimata Goal 11
Schrijvers Goal 18
Lukebakio Goal 59
Leya Iseka Goal 69
Stadium: National Stadium
Referee: Roomer Tarajev (Estonia)
11 September 2018 Hungary 0-3 BelgiumBudapest, Hungary
17:00 CET Report Dimata Goal 2073 (pen.)
Schrijvers Goal 86
Stadium: Szusza Ferenc Stadion
Referee: Tiago Martins (Portugal)
16 October 2018 Sweden 0-3 BelgiumKalmar, Sweden
17:00 CET Report Dimata Goal 2940
Lukebakio Goal 65
Stadium: Fredriksskans
Referee: Frank Schneider (France)
15 November 2018 Romania 3-3 BelgiumCluj-Napoca, Romania
18:00 CET Dr?gu? Goal 45 (pen.)
Olaru Goal 90
Ciobanu Goal 90+1
Report Cools Goal 35
Leya Goal 56
Mbenza Goal 58
Stadium: Dr. Constantin R?dulescu
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Iulian C?lin (Romania)
16 June 2019 Poland 3-2 BelgiumReggio Emilia, Italy
18:30 ?urkowski Goal 26
Bielik Goal 52
Szyma?ski Goal 79
Report Leya Iseka Goal 16
Cools Goal 84
Stadium: Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore
Attendance: 2,534
Referee: István Kovács (Romania)
19 June 2019 Spain 2-1 BelgiumReggio Emilia, Italy
18:30 Olmo Goal 7
Fornals Goal 89
Report Bornauw Goal 24 Stadium: Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore
Attendance: 2,738
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
22 June 2019 Belgium 1-3 ItalyReggio Emilia, Italy
21:00 Verschaeren Goal 79
Mbenza Red card 90+3
Report Barella Goal 44
Cutrone Goal 53
Chiesa Goal 89
Stadium: Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore
Attendance: 20,075
Referee: Sr?an Jovanovi? (Serbia)

Current squad

Squad selected for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on 17 November 2020. Players eligible must be born after 1 January 1998.[1] Names in italics denote players who have been capped for the Senior team.
Caps and goals updated as of 13 October 2020 after the match against  Moldova.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Arnaud Bodart (1998-03-11) 11 March 1998 (age 22) 3 0 Belgium Standard Liège
12 1GK Jens Teunckens (1998-01-30) 30 January 1998 (age 22) 2 0 Cyprus AEK Larnaca

4 2DF Wout Faes (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 22) 21 0 France Reims
2 2DF Sebastiaan Bornauw (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 21) 8 1 Germany Köln
5 2DF Thibault De Smet (1998-06-05) 5 June 1998 (age 22) 8 1 France Reims
17 2DF Jelle Bataille (1999-05-20) 20 May 1999 (age 21) 6 1 Belgium K.V. Oostende
18 2DF Ahmed Touba (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 22) 3 0 Netherlands RKC Waalwijk
3 2DF Marco Kana (2002-08-08) 8 August 2002 (age 18) 1 0 Belgium Anderlecht
19 2DF Arthur Theate (2000-05-25) 25 May 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Belgium KV Oostende

8 3MF Orel Mangala (1998-03-18) 18 March 1998 (age 22) 14 0 Germany Stuttgart
6 3MF Albert Sambi Lokonga (1999-10-22) 22 October 1999 (age 21) 6 2 Belgium Anderlecht
13 3MF Dante Vanzeir (1998-04-16) 16 April 1998 (age 22) 5 0 Belgium Union Saint-Gilloise
7 3MF Francesco Antonucci (1999-06-20) 20 June 1999 (age 21) 4 1 Netherlands Volendam
14 3MF Charles De Ketelaere (2001-03-10) 10 March 2001 (age 19) 4 1 Belgium Club Brugge
15 3MF Daouda Peeters (1999-01-26) 26 January 1999 (age 21) 4 0 Italy Juventus
16 3MF Aster Vranckx (2002-10-04) 4 October 2002 (age 18) 0 0 Belgium KV Mechelen

11 4FW Francis Amuzu (1999-08-23) 23 August 1999 (age 21) 14 2 Belgium Anderlecht
9 4FW Loïs Openda (2000-02-16) 16 February 2000 (age 20) 8 6 Netherlands Vitesse
10 4FW Mike Trésor Ndayishimiye (1999-05-28) 28 May 1999 (age 21) 6 3 Netherlands Willem II

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Gaëtan Coucke (1998-11-03) 3 November 1998 (age 22) 0 0 Belgium KV Mechelen v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17 November 2020
GK Mile Svilar (1999-08-27) 27 August 1999 (age 21) 5 0 Portugal Benfica v.  Germany, 8 September 2020

DF Hannes Delcroix (1999-02-28) 28 February 1999 (age 21) 2 0 Belgium Anderlecht v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17 November 2020
DF Zinho Vanheusden (1999-07-29) 29 July 1999 (age 21) 11 2 Belgium Standard Liège v.  Moldova, 13 October 2020
DF Maxime Busi (1999-10-14) 14 October 1999 (age 21) 3 0 Italy Parma v.  Germany, 8 September 2020
DF Mardochee Nzita (2000-02-24) 24 February 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Italy AC Perugia v.  Germany, 8 September 2020
DF Rocky Bushiri (1999-11-30) 30 November 1999 (age 20) 7 0 Belgium KV Mechelen v.  Germany, 8 September 2020
DF Ewoud Pletinckx (2000-10-10) 10 October 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Belgium Zulte Waregem v.  Germany, 17 November 2019
DF Daam Foulon (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Italy Benevento v.  Germany, 17 November 2019
DF Killian Sardella (2002-05-02) 2 May 2002 (age 18) 1 0 Belgium Anderlecht v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10 September 2019

MF Nicolas Raskin (2001-02-23) 23 February 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Belgium Standard Liège v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17 November 2020
MF Othman Boussaid (2000-03-07) 7 March 2000 (age 20) 2 0 Netherlands FC Utrecht v.  Moldova, 13 October 2020
MF Antoine Colassin (2001-02-26) 26 February 2001 (age 19) 3 0 Belgium Anderlecht v.  Moldova, 13 October 2020
MF Alexis Saelemaekers (1999-06-27) 27 June 1999 (age 21) 12 0 Italy A.C. Milan v.  Moldova, 13 October 2020
MF Sieben Dewaele (1999-02-05) 5 February 1999 (age 21) 1 0 Netherlands Heerenveen v.  Germany, 17 November 2019
MF Louis Verstraete (1999-05-04) 4 May 1999 (age 21) 3 0 Belgium Gent v.  Germany, 17 November 2019
MF Matthias Verreth (1998-02-20) 20 February 1998 (age 22) 1 0 Belgium Waasland-Beveren v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10 September 2019
MF Dante Rigo (1998-12-11) 11 December 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10 September 2019
MF Yari Verschaeren (2001-07-12) 12 July 2001 (age 19) 2 1 Belgium Anderlecht 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

FW Joshua Okpoda Eppiah (1998-10-11) 11 October 1998 (age 22) 0 0 Belgium OH Leuven v.  Moldova, 13 October 2020
FW Cyril Ngonge (2000-05-26) 26 May 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Belgium Club Brugge v.  Germany, 17 November 2019
FW Jérémy Doku (2002-05-27) 27 May 2002 (age 18) 4 1 France Rennes v.  Germany, 17 November 2019
FW Robbie D'Haese (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Belgium Oostende v.  Wales, 6 September 2019

Statistics

Most capped players

  Highlighted names denote a player still playing or available for selection.
# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Jean-François Gillet 1996-2002 36 0
2 Thomas Chatelle 1999-2003 28 4
Maarten Martens 2003-2007 28 7
4 Faris Haroun 2004-2008 24 4
5 Siebe Schrijvers 2016-2019 23 4
6 Tom De Mul 2004-2008 21 4
Wout Faes 2017-2020 21 0
Gunter Van Handenhoven 1997-1999 21 1
9 Jonathan Blondel 2002-2007 20 4
Éric Deflandre 1992-1995 20 1

Last updated: 22 June 2019
Source: Belgian Football Federation

Top goalscorers

  Highlighted names denote a player still playing or available for selection.
# Player Career Goals Caps Average
1 Kevin Vandenbergh 2003-2005 12 14 0.86
2 Cédric Roussel 1997-1999 10 12 0.83
3 Wesley Sonck 1997-1999 8 11 0.73
4 Michy Batshuayi 2012-2014 7 13 0.54
Landry Dimata 2016-2018 7 12 0.58
Maarten Martens 2003-2007 7 28 0.25
Ronny Martens 1978-1984 7 14 0.5
Sven Vermant 1993-1995 7 8 0.88
Jeanvion Yulu-Matondo 2005-2008 7 17 0.41
10 Benjamin De Ceulaer 2004-2005 6 17 0.35
Loïs Openda 2019-2020 6 8 0.75
Youri Tielemans 2013-2016 6 14 0.43
Marc Wilmots 1987-1989 6 9 0.67

Last updated: 20 March 2019
Source: Belgian Football Federation

Honours

Winners (1): 2007-09
Runners-up (1): 2005-06

See also

References

  1. ^ "Belgium squad". Belgian FA. Retrieved 2012.

References and external links


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