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Serbia U21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Бели Орлови (White Eagles)
Association Football Association of Serbia
Head coach Ratomir Dujković
Captain Slobodan Rajković [1]
Most caps Branislav Ivanović (33)
Top scorer Dragan Mrđa (11)
Home colours
Away colours
First international

Serbia and Montenegro Yugoslavia 1-0 Malta Malta
(Zrenjanin, June 1, 1996)
Biggest win

Serbia and Montenegro Serbia-Montenegro 9-0 San Marino San Marino
(October 12, 2004)
Biggest defeat

Belgium Belgium 4-0 Serbia-Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
(November 16, 2004)
Records are for competitive
matches only, and take into account
FR Yugoslavia U-21s after 1992.
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 7 (First in 1978
Best result Winner 1976 , Runner-up in 1990 , 2004 , 2007

The Serbia national under-21 football team (Serbian: Mlada reprezentacija Srbije) is the national under-21 football team of Serbia and is controlled by the Football Association of Serbia. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years.

The team is considered the successor to the Serbia and Montenegro national under-21 football team, which in turn was the successor to the Yugoslavia national under-21 football team.



The Yugoslav U21 team represented Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until the country dissolved in 1992. In 1996 an under-21 team representing the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began playing. The F.R.Y. (and the team) changed name to Serbia and Montenegro in 2003.

In 2006 Serbia and Montenegro separated, with its governing body converting into the FA of Serbia. The Serbian under-21 team has assumed Serbia and Montenegro's place in the qualifying round for the UEFA U-21 Championship 2007, whilst Montenegro was not able to compete internationally at U21 level until a Montenegrin FA was established.

Playing record


FR Yugoslavia/Serbia-Montenegro

The senior team played its first match in December 1994. The U-21s' first competitive matches were in the qualification stage of the 1998 competition.

The under-21 team failed to qualify for the first three UEFA Under-21 competitions it entered, but were runners-up in the 2004 tournament. In their final championship, taking place in Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro qualified for semifinals, where they lost on penalties to Ukraine.


Serbia's U-21 National Team qualified for the U-21 European Championship held in The Netherlands, in June 2007, after a remarkable two game play-off against Sweden. After a shocking 3-0 loss at home, Serbia overturned the result two weeks later, defeating Sweden 5-0, and advancing to the final tournament. Serbia's 2007 U-21 European Championship campaign was very successful, as they finished in second place, losing the final to the hosts, by a score of 4-1. On their way to the final, they defeated Italy (1-0), Czech Republic (1-0), and Belgium (2-0). The only other loss, besides the final, was the 3rd group game against England (0-2), which was a meaningless game for the Serbians, as they had already qualified for the semifinals.

UEFA U-21 Championship Record

  • 1978: Winners. As SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1980: Losing semi-finalists.
  • 1982: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1984: Losing semi-finalists.
  • 1986: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1988: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1990: Runners-up As SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1992: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
  • 1998: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 5 in qualification group. As FR Yugoslavia
  • 2000: Did not qualify. Lost in playoff. As FR Yugoslavia
  • 2002: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group. As FR Yugoslavia
  • 2004: Runners-up As Serbia-Montenegro
  • 2006: Losing semi-finalists. As Serbia-Montenegro
  • 2007: Runners-up As Serbia
  • 2009: Group stage

Olympics football Record

Since 1992 Olympics football changed to U-23 event, and the European U-21 teams, technically are U-23 teams. The winner, runner-up and third placed team of UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualify for the Olympics.

Current squad

Squad for matches against Cyprus on 9 October 2009 and Croatia on 13 October 2009.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Živko Živković April 14, 1989 2 0 Serbia Metalac
12 GK Branislav Danilović June 24, 1988 1 0 Serbia Rad
GK Budimir Janošević 1988 0 0 Serbia Čukarički Stankom
2 DF Marko Jovanović March 26, 1988 15 0 Serbia Partizan
15 DF Milan Milanović March 31, 1991 3 2 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
DF Aleksandar Ignjatović April 11, 1988 1 0 Netherlands Feyenoord
4 DF Vujadin Savić July 1, 1990 2 0 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
20 DF Rajko Brežančić August 21, 1989 2 0 Serbia Partizan
13 DF Siniša Stevanović January 12, 1989 3 0 Serbia Partizan
3 MF Ljubomir Fejsa August 14, 1988 18 2 Serbia Partizan
MF Ivan Radovanović August 29, 1988 8 0 Italy Atalanta
6 MF Nikola Gulan March 23, 1989 8 0 Italy Empoli
5 MF Nemanja Matić August 1, 1988 6 2 England Chelsea
11 MF Dušan Tadić November 20, 1988 15 0 Serbia Vojvodina
8 MF Miloš Bosančić May 22, 1988 6 1 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec
22 MF Adem Ljajić September 29, 1991 7 1 Italy Fiorentina
7 MF Nemanja Tomić January 21, 1988 7 0 Serbia Partizan
10 FW Miralem Sulejmani December 15, 1988 12 3 Netherlands Ajax
17 FW Danijel Aleksić April 30, 1991 5 1 Serbia Vojvodina
9 FW Slavko Perović 9 June 1989 5 0 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
FW Nemanja Milić 25 May 1990 0 0 Serbia OFK Belgrade

Recent Call Ups

Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Most Recent Call up
Denis Petrić June 22, 1988 France Cassis Carnoux 0 (0) v. Israel Under 21
Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Most Recent Call up
Slobodan Rajković February 3, 1989 Netherlands Twente 5 (0) v. Israel Under 21
Jagoš Vuković June 10, 1988 Netherlands PSV 8 (1) v. Israel Under 21
Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Most Recent Call up
Miloš Živanović July 24, 1988 Serbia Hajduk Kula 1 (0) v. Israel U21

Coaching History

See also


  1. ^ Until Rajković returns from injury, vice-captain Miralem Sulejmani serves as captain.

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