Under-21 Championship - 2017/19 SeasonMatch press kits
|Germany||Stadio Friuli - UdineMonday 17 June 2019|
21.00CET (21.00 local time) Group B - Matchday 1
Date of birth: 30 October 1962
Playing career: Borussia Neunkirchen (twice), Bochum (twice), Bayer Uerdingen, Kaiserslautern, Beşiktaş, Arminia Bielefeld
Coaching career: Borussia Neunkirchen, Karlsruhe, Waldhof Mannheim, Ahlen, Germany U21
• A former striker renowned for his clinical finishing, Kuntz stuck to his roots for the early part of his career and only left his local club Neunkirchen when he was 20 years old. At the time he made his Bundesliga debut for Bochum, Kuntz was also training to become a policeman.
• He left Bochum as the Bundesliga's top goalscorer in 1985/86 (22 goals) and spent three years at Bayer Uerdingen before joining Kaiserslautern. Kuntz described his six seasons with the Red Devils as the most memorable of his career, winning the German Cup (1990) and the Bundesliga title (1991).
• The first non-international to become Germany's footballer of the year, in 1991, he finally made his Germany debut aged 31. He played a significant role en route to winning EURO '96 in England, scoring in the semi-final against the hosts, and still holds Germany's record for most caps without defeat at 25 (W20 D5).
• After spells at Beşiktaş and Bielefeld, he ended his professional career back at Bochum, but continued to play in the lower leagues. The first phase of his life as a coach proved brief; having studied sports management, Kuntz then tried his hand as general manager for Koblenz and Bochum before serving as Kaiserslautern's CEO for eight years.
• In August 2016, he was suprisingly appointed as Germany's Under-21 coach and led the team to European glory at the finals in Poland the following summer.
Date of birth: 5 November 1970
Coaching career: B93 (youth), Lyngby (youth), Lyngby, Esbjerg, Denmark U21
• Frederiksen never played at any noticeable level but has been a coach since he was 17 – although it was not until 2011 that it became his full-time profession, when he left his high-profile job as vice president of a bank.
• By then he had already been head coach at Lyngby for two years, having previously worked in the youth set-up at both B93 and then Lyngby. He was nominated as coach of the year at the Danish Football Awards in both 2010 and 2011.
• Left Lyngby for Esbjerg in May 2013, taking the team into the UEFA Europa League group stage at the start of the following season by eliminating St-Étienne; Esbjerg won four of their six group games and were eventually knocked out by Fiorentina in the round of 32.
• Relieved of his post in August 2015, he was later that month unveiled as Denmark's Under-21 coach, taking the side to the UEFA European Championship in both 2017 and 2019; also guided Denmark's Olympic side to the quarter-finals of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, where they were eliminated by Nigeria.
• Having announced in January 2019 he would not be extending his contract with the U21s, Frederiksen was subsequently appointed as the new coach of Brøndby, whom he will join after the tournament in Italy.
:: Squad list
No: number DoB: date of birth Qual: qualifying FT: final tournament Pld: played Gls: goals Overall U21: all-time qualifying and final tournament data
:: Match officials
Nat: nationality DoB: date of birth
Under-21: Total matches officiated in the UEFA European U21 Championship including all qualifying round matches. Matches as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.
UEFA: Total matches officiated in all UEFA competitions including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.
:: Group statistics/Tournament schedule
Pos: position Pld: played W: won D: drawn L: lost GF: goals for GA: goals against Pts: points
:: NOTE: All-time statistics
Goals totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (eg. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored from the penalty mark during a penalty shoot-out.