England national under-21 football team

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The England national under-21 football team is one of the youth teams of England’s national football team. Their current head coach is Aidy Boothroyd.

The team is for English players that are 21 years of age or younger. It is also possible for older players to be eligible because FIFA allows 3 or 5 over-aged players maximum.

Competitive Record[change | change source]

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
Europe 1978 Semi-Finals 4th of 8 4 1 2 1 4 4
Europe 1980 Semi-Finals 3rd of 8 4 1 1 2 4 4
Europe 1982 Champions 1st of 8 6 3 2 1 11 8
Europe 1984 Champions 1st of 8 6 5 0 1 13 3
Europe 1986 Semi-Finals 4th of 8 4 1 2 1 3 4
Europe 1988 Semi-Finals 3rd of 8 4 2 1 1 6 6
Europe 1990 Did not qualify
Europe 1992 Did not qualify
France 1994 Did not qualify
Spain 1996 Did not qualify
Romania 1998 Did not qualify
Slovakia 2000 Group Stage 5th of 8 3 1 0 2 6 4
Switzerland 2002 Group Stage 7th of 8 3 1 0 2 4 6
Germany 2004 Did not qualify
Portugal 2006 Did not qualify
Netherlands 2007 Semi-Finals 3rd of 8 4 1 3 0 5 3
Sweden 2009 Runners-Up 2nd of 8 5 2 3 0 8 9
Denmark 2011 Group Stage 7th of 8 3 0 2 1 2 3
Israel 2013 Group Stage 7th of 8 3 0 0 3 1 5
Czech Republic 2015 Group Stage 7th of 8 3 1 0 2 2 4
Poland 2017 Semi-Finals 3rd of 12 4 2 2 0 7 3
Italy San Marino 2019 Group Stage 9th of 12 3 0 1 2 6 9
Total 2 titles 15/22 59 21 19 19 82 75

Records[change | change source]

Most capped players[change | change source]

# Name Career Clubs Caps Goals
1 James Milner 2004–2009 Leeds United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa 46 8
2 Nathaniel Chalobah 2012–2017 Chelsea 40 1
3 Nathan Redmond 2013–2017 Birmingham City, Norwich City, Southampton 38 10
4 Tom Huddlestone 2005–2009 Derby County, Tottenham Hotspur 33 5
Fabrice Muamba 2007–2011 Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers 33 0
6 James Ward-Prowse 2013–2017 Southampton 31 6
7 Michael Mancienne 2007–2011 Chelsea, Hamburger SV 30 1
8 Scott Carson 2004–2007 Leeds United, Liverpool 29 0
Danny Rose 2009–2013 Tottenham Hotspur 29 3
Steven Taylor 2004–2009 Newcastle United 29 4

Note: Club(s) represents the clubs the player was at during the player's time in the Under-21s. Those players in bold are still eligible to play for the U21's.

Leading goalscorers[change | change source]

Rank Player Club(s) Goals Caps
1 Eddie Nketiah Arsenal 16 14
2 Alan Shearer Southampton, Newcastle 13 11
Francis Jeffers Everton, Arsenal 16
4 Saido Berahino West Bromwich Albion 11 12
5 Nathan Redmond Birmingham City, Norwich City, Southampton 10 38
6 Darren Bent Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic 9 14
Dominic Solanke Chelsea, Liverpool, Bournemouth 18
Frank Lampard West Ham United 19
Tammy Abraham Chelsea 26
James Milner Leeds United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa 46

Note: Club(s) represents the clubs the player was at during the player's time in the Under-21s. Those players in bold are still eligible to play for the U21's.