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Scotland under-21
Association Scottish Football Association
Head coach Billy Stark
Captain Paul Caddis
Most caps Christian Dailly (34)
Top scorer Shaun Maloney (6)
Home colours
Away colours
Biggest win
Scotland Scotland 4 – 0 Slovenia Slovenia Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 – 4 Scotland Scotland
Biggest defeat
Netherlands Netherlands 4 – 0 Scotland Scotland
World Cup
Appearances N/A (First in N/A)
Best result N/A
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1980)
Best result Semi-finalists (three times)

The Scotland national under-21 football team, controlled by the Scottish Football Association, is Scotland's national under 21 football team and is considered to be a feeder team for the Scotland national football team.

The team is for players of 21 years of age or under at the start of a two-year European Under-21 Football Championship campaign. Therefore players can still be playing for the Under-21s at up to 23 years old. As long as they are eligible, players can play at any level, making it possible to for example play for the U-21s, senior side and again for the U-21s. It is now also possible to play for one country at youth level and another at senior level (providing the player is eligible). James McEveley is a current Scotland international and former England U-20 player.

As a European U21 team, Scotland compete for the European Championship, held every other year. The team has qualified for the final stages of these Championships on six occasions, although not since 1996. There is no Under-21 World Cup, although there is an Under-20 World Cup.

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Competition history

The team has enjoyed some success at continental level, at least relative to that of the full national side, which has only qualified twice for UEFA European Championship tournaments. Scotland have reached the last four of the tournament three times (1982, 1992 and 1996), while appearing in the quarter finals on three other occasions (1980, 1984 and 1988). The team's performance in 1992 and 1996 was sufficient to qualify for the Olympic Games in Barcelona and Atlanta, but they were unable to compete due to Scotland not being independently represented at the Olympic Games.[1]

Year Progress
1978 Did not qualify
1980 Quarter Final
1982 Semi Final
1984 Quarter Final
Year Progress
1986 Did not qualify
1988 Quarter Final
1990 Did not qualify
1992 Semi Final
Year Progress
1994 Did not qualify
1996 Fourth place
1998 Did not qualify
2000 Did not qualify
Year Progress
2002 Did not qualify
2004 Did not qualify
2006 Did not qualify
2007 Did not qualify
Year Progress
2009 Did not qualify
2011 In progress

Head coaches

Archie Knox left his post as Scotland's National Youth Teams Coach on 30 August 2007 to take up a full time with Bolton Wanderers as coaching co-ordinator, Maurice Malpas took temporary charge. In January 2008 the SFA appointed a new full time coach in Billy Stark, who left his job as manager of Second Division side Queen's Park to take the position.

Tenure Head Coach/Manager
1975–1986 Scotland Andy Roxburgh
1986–1993 Scotland Craig Brown
1993–1998 Scotland Tommy Craig
1998–2002 Scotland Alex Smith
2002–2005 Germany Rainer Bonhof
2006–2007 Scotland Archie Knox
2007 Scotland Maurice Malpas
2008–present Scotland Billy Stark

Current squad

The following players were selected to play Azerbaijan on 2 March 2010.[2]

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Jamie Barclay 29 September 1989 (1989-09-29) (age 20) 0 0 Scotland Falkirk
GK Scott Gallacher 15 July 1989 (1989-07-15) (age 20) 1 0 Scotland Rangers
GK Alan Martin 1 January 1989 (1989-01-01) (age 21) 7 0 England Leeds United
DF Paul Caddis (captain) 19 April 1988 (1988-04-19) (age 21) 9 0 Scotland Celtic
DF Brian Easton 5 March 1988 (1988-03-05) (age 22) 2 0 England Burnley
DF Paul Hanlon 20 January 1990 (1990-01-20) (age 20) 5 0 Scotland Hibernian
DF Daniel Wilson 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27) (age 18) 0 0 Scotland Rangers
DF Chris Mitchell 21 July 1988 (1988-07-21) (age 21) 7 0 Scotland Falkirk
DF Ross Perry 7 February 1990 (1990-02-07) (age 20) 3 0 Scotland Rangers
DF Tam Scobbie 31 March 1988 (1988-03-31) (age 21) 7 0 Scotland Falkirk
MF Scott Arfield 1 November 1988 (1988-11-01) (age 21) 14 2 Scotland Falkirk
MF Paul Coutts 22 July 1988 (1988-07-22) (age 21) 4 0 England Preston North End
MF Murray Davidson 7 March 1988 (1988-03-07) (age 22) 0 0 Scotland St. Johnstone
MF Kevin McDonald 4 November 1988 (1988-11-04) (age 21) 14 1 England Burnley
MF Stephen McGinn 2 December 1988 (1988-12-02) (age 21) 4 1 England Watford
MF Andrew Shinnie 17 July 1989 (1989-07-17) (age 20) 2 1 Scotland Rangers
MF David Wotherspoon 16 January 1990 (1990-01-16) (age 20) 1 0 Scotland Hibernian
FW David Goodwillie 28 March 1989 (1989-03-28) (age 20) 5 1 Scotland Dundee United
FW Leigh Griffiths 20 August 1990 (1990-08-20) (age 19) 2 1 Scotland Dundee
FW Rory Loy 19 March 1988 (1988-03-19) (age 21) 5 1 Scotland Rangers
FW Chris Maguire 16 January 1989 (1989-01-16) (age 21) 7 3 Scotland Aberdeen
FW Jamie Murphy 28 August 1989 (1989-08-28) (age 20) 8 4 Scotland Motherwell
The Scottish team for their match on 5 September 2009 against Austria.


Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

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2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

Standings

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Scotland 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 13
 Austria 6 4 1 1 13 6 +7 13
 Belarus 5 4 0 1 11 7 +4 12
 Albania 7 1 1 5 9 17 –8 4
 Azerbaijan 6 0 1 5 5 16 –11 1
  Albania Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Scotland
Albania  2–2 1–0 0–1
Austria  3–1 4-0 1–0
Azerbaijan  1–2 2–3 0–4
Belarus  4-2 2–1
Scotland  5–2 2–2 1–0
  • Scotland and Belarus are ranked by head-to-head record. (SCO-BLR 1-0)
Qualification
  • Albania and Azerbaijan are eliminated.

28 March 2009
Albania  0 – 1  Scotland Stadioni Ruzhdi Bizhuta, Elbasan
Referee: Dumitru Aurelian Bogaciu Romania
Report Maguire Goal 85' (pen.)

1 April 2009
Scotland  5 – 2  Albania Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk
Referee: Sandor Szabo (Hungary)
Goodwillie Goal 35'
Maguire Goal 51'
Shinnie Goal 53'
Murphy Goal 74'
McGinn Goal 90+'
Report Hyka Goal 72'
Vila Goal 86'

5 September 2009
Austria  1 – 0 Scotland  Bundesstadion Südstadt, Maria Enzersdorf, Austria
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen Norway
Weimann Goal 57' Report

2009-10-10
16:00 CEST
Scotland  1 – 0  Belarus St. Mirren Park, Paisley
Referee: Rusmir Mrkovic Bosnia and Herzegovina
Murphy Goal 90+2' Report

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2009-11-14
15:00 CEST
Azerbaijan  0 – 4  Scotland Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, Baku
Referee: Dragomir Stanković Serbia
Report Murphy Goal 26'54'
Arfield Goal 36'
Loy Goal 83'

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