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EnglandEnglandDino Manuzzi - CesenaFriday 21 June 2019
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Group C - Matchday 2
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    12/10/2010PORomania - England0-0
    agg: 1-2
    08/10/2010POEngland - Romania2-1
    NorwichHenderson 63, Smalling 83; Hora 71
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    10/09/1985QR (GS)England - Romania3-0
    IpswichHodge 68, 77, Robson 81
    30/04/1985QR (GS)Romania - England0-0Urziceni
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    28/04/1981QR (GS)England - Romania3-0
    SwindonHeath 12, 73, Thompson 64
    14/10/1980QR (GS)Romania - England4-0
    PloiestiTerhes 52, 81, 86, Dyson 75 (og)
     QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

    Last updated 24/05/2019 15:34CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    England and Romania meet for the first time at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament in the second round of Group C games.

    • England are looking for their first points having conceded two late goals to lose 2-1 to France in their opening fixture, Phil Foden having opened the scoring. In contrast Romania recorded their first ever finals victory on matchday one, beating Croatia 4-1 thanks to strikes from George Puşcaş, Ianis Hagi, Tudor Băluţă and Adrian Petre.

    Previous meetings
    • England were 2-1 winners in a 2018 friendly against Romania at Molineux. Captain Demarai Gray (8 minutes) and debutant Jake Clarke-Salter (73) got the England goals in Wolverhampton, Valentin Costache pulling one back 11 minutes from time.

    • The line-ups at Molineux on 24 March 2018 were:
    England: Henderson, Alexander-Arnold, Tomori, Clarke-Salter, Walker-Peters, Maitland-Niles (Onomah 70), Ejaria, Dowell (Maddison 84), Lookman, Gray (Kenny 59), Abraham (Calvert-Lewin 84).
    Romania: Radu, Butean (Căpuşă 86), Ghiţă, Paşcanu, Radu (Olteanu 69), Oaidă (Ciobanu 45), Nedelcu (Dumitrescu 86), Dobre (Costache 62), Hagi, Coman, Ivan (Petre 69).

    Highlights: Romania 4-1 Croatia

    • This is the sides' first competitive U21 meeting since October 2010, when they were paired together in play-offs for the following year's final tournament. England were 2-1 first-leg winners in the home first leg in Norwich thanks to goals from Jordan Henderson and Chris Smalling, going through by the same aggregate score after a goalless second game in Botosani.

    • England also had the better of the sides' matches in qualifying for the 1986 finals, picking up a 0-0 away draw in April 1985 before a 3-0 home win that September in which Steve Hodge scored twice.

    • Romania's sole competitive win against England came in the sides' first such fixture – a 4-0 qualifying success in October 1980 with Alexandru Terheș hitting a hat-trick. That proved to be England's sole qualifying defeat, Adrian Heath scoring twice in a 3-0 home win in the return, as they topped their section and went on to win the trophy.

    • Foden scored twice in England's 3-0 European U17 Championship qualifying round defeat of Romania in October 2016. Morgan Gibbs-White was an unused substitute.

    • Petre got Romania's goal in a 2-1 defeat by England in the U17 EURO elite round in March 2015. Virgil Ghiță, Hagi and substitutes Florinel Coman and Andrei Ciobanu also featured for Romania; Jay Dasilva was a first-half substitute for England.

    Highlights: England 1-2 France

    Form guide
    • England have qualified for their seventh successive U21 final tournament – the longest ongoing sequence in the competition. They were semi-finalists in Poland two years ago, losing to eventual champions Germany on penalties.

    • That was the third time England had made it past the initial group stage in those six finals appearances but the first in four; runners-up in 2009, they also lost in the last four in 2007.

    • This is England's ninth participation in an eight or 12-team U21 finals; five of those previous eight campaigns ended in the group stage.

    • Champions in 1982 and 1984, England have reached four further semi-finals, in 1978, 1980, 1986 and 1988.

    • Having lost to France, England have won only three of their last 14 group games at the final tournament (D4 L7).

    • In qualifying for these finals Aidy Boothroyd's side won Group 4 by eight points – one of five teams to reach the finals without losing a game (W8 D2). They won their last three fixtures, and eight of the last nine, while their tally of four goals conceded was the joint lowest along with Romania.

    • With that 2017 semi-final shoot-out defeat by Germany counted as a draw, England were unbeaten in 22 competitive fixtures (W16 D6), since a 3-1 loss to Italy on matchday three of the 2015 finals, before losing on matchday one.

    • Dasilva, Mason Mount and Ryan Sessegnon were all part of England's victorious 2017 European U19 Championship squad, Dasilva captaining the side.

    • Foden and Gibbs-White helped England win the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Foden collecting the Golden Ball for the competition's best player.

    • Freddie Woodman, Dean Henderson, Jake Clarke-Salter, Jonjoe Kenny, Fikayo Tomori, Ezri Konsa, Kieran Dowell, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Dominic Solanke were all part of the England squad that triumphed at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Solanke won the Golden Ball and Woodman the Golden Glove.

    • Woodman, Kenny and Solanke also helped England to victory at U17 EURO 2014.

    Hagi hails 'perfect evening' for Romania

    • Romania are appearing in the final tournament for only the second time, and the first in 21 years; they lost to the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the 1998 tournament, which Romania hosted.

    • Romania lost all three games at those 1998 finals; they were subsequently beaten by Germany (0-1) and Russia (1-2) to finish in eighth place.

    • Since that appearance 21 years ago, Romania have reached the play-offs twice, losing over two legs to France (0-5) ahead of the 2002 finals and England (1-2) in 2011 qualifying.

    • This time round, however, Romania were one of five teams to qualify unbeaten (W7 D3), with their four goals against the joint lowest total conceded along with England. They won their final four qualifiers, keeping clean sheets in the last three to make it six overall in the group.

    Links and trivia
    • Have played in England:
    Alex Pașcanu (Leicester 2016-)
    Vlad Dragomir (Arsenal 2015–18)

    • Băluță joined Brighton in January this year, spending the second half of the campaign back on loan at Viitorul Constanța.

    • Romania head coach Mirel Rădoi was captain of the Steaua București side beaten 4-3 on aggregate by English side Middlesbrough in the 2005/06 UEFA Cup semi-finals (1-0 home, 2-4 away).

    • At 38, Rădoi is the youngest coach at the final tournament – by nine years.

    • Puşcaş scored twice in Romania's 4-0 win away to Malta in a UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier on 10 June. Fellow U21 squad members Ionuţ Nedelcearu, Hagi and Băluţă were also in the starting XI, with Dennis Man coming on in the second half. Puşcaş was also a starter and Hagi a substitute in a 2-2 draw away to Norway in the same competition three days earlier.


    Squad list Only this chapter

    England - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    1Dean Henderson12/03/199722Sheff. United - 40105-
    13Angus Gunn22/01/199623Southampton - 50006-
    22Freddie Woodman04/03/199722Newcastle - 10002-
    2Aaron Wan-Bissaka26/11/199721Crystal Palace*20103-
    3Jay Dasilva22/04/199821Bristol City - 20103-
    4Jake Clarke-Salter22/09/199721Vitesse - 20103-
    5Fikayo Tomori19/12/199721Derby - 50106-
    12Jonjoe Kenny15/03/199722Everton - 70007-
    14Lloyd Kelly06/10/199820Bristol City - 0000--
    15Ezri Konsa23/10/199721Brentford - 210021
    6Kieran Dowell10/10/199721Sheff. United - 510051
    7Demarai Gray28/06/199622Leicester - 7110164
    8James Maddison23/11/199622Leicester*30104-
    10Phil Foden28/05/200019Man. City - 201131
    11Ryan Sessegnon18/05/200019Fulham - 50106-
    16Hamza Choudhury01/10/199721LeicesterS00101-
    17Harvey Barnes09/12/199721Leicester - 10001-
    18Mason Mount10/01/199920Derby - 111021
    20Morgan Gibbs-White27/01/200019Wolves - 0000--
    9Dominic Solanke14/09/199721Bournemouth - 10410144
    19Dominic Calvert-Lewin16/03/199722Everton - 10410114
    21Reiss Nelson10/12/199919Hoffenheim - 220022
    23Tammy Abraham02/10/199721Aston Villa - 6310136
    -Aidy Boothroyd08/02/197148 - 1001017-
    Romania - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    1Ionuț Radu28/05/199722Genoa - 1001011-
    12Cătălin Cabuz18/06/199623Hermannstadt - 0000--
    23Daniel Vlad15/04/199920FCSB - 0000--
    2Radu Boboc24/04/199920Viitorul - 30003-
    3Florin-Bogdan Ștefan09/05/199623Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe - 60107-
    4Alexandru Pașcanu28/09/199820Leicester*1001011-
    5Ionuţ Nedelcearu25/04/199623Ufa - 7010131
    6Cristian Manea09/08/199721CFR Cluj - 601014-
    13Grigore Ricardo07/04/199920Dinamo Bucureşti - 0000--
    15Virgil Ghiţă04/06/199821Viitorul - 10001-
    18Adrian Rus18/03/199623Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe - 30003-
    7Florinel Coman10/04/199821FCSB - 811091
    10Ianis Hagi22/10/199820Viitorul - 9211103
    14Vlad Dragomir24/04/199920Perugia - 0000--
    16Dragoş Nedelcu16/02/199722FCSB - 600014-
    17Alexandru Cicâldău08/07/199721Universitatea Craiova*9210102
    20Andrei Ciobanu 18/01/199821Viitorul - 40004-
    21Tudor Băluţă27/03/199920Viitorul - 001111
    22Darius Olaru03/03/199821Gaz Metan - 00101-
    8Dennis Man26/08/199820FCSB*831093
    9George Puşcaş08/04/199623Palermo - 87111912
    11Adrian Petre11/02/199821Esbjerg - 321143
    19Andrei Ivan04/01/199722Rapid Wien - 311051
    -Matei Mirel Radoi22/03/198138 - 40105-

    Last updated 19/06/2019 14:35CET

    Head coach Only this chapter

    Aidy Boothroyd

    Date of birth: 8 February 1971
    Nationality: English
    Playing career: Huddersfield, Bristol Rovers, Hearts, Mansfield, Peterborough
    Coaching career: Peterborough (youth), Norwich (youth), West Brom (youth/technical director), Leeds (first-team coach), Watford, Colchester, Coventry, Northampton, England U20 (twice), England U19, England U21

    • Boothroyd rose through the ranks at nearby Huddersfield, making his first-team debut in 1989; a defender, his career was mostly spent in the English lower leagues before he was forced to retire by injury in 1998 aged only 27.

    • Promptly given responsibility for the youth teams at Peterborough, a role he went on to replicate at Norwich and West Brom, where he was also technical director. After a year as first-team coach at Leeds, Boothroyd was appointed Watford manager at the age of 34 in March 2005.

    • Having avoided relegation initially, he oversaw a remarkable rise in 2005/06, Watford beating Leeds in the play-off final to win promotion to the Premier League; finished 20th in the top flight and were relegated, the Hornets missing out on an immediate return before Boothroyd left his post in November 2008.

    • Then had spells in the third division with Colchester, back in the Championship at Coventry and then Northampton, who were bottom of the fourth tier when Boothroyd was relieved of his duties in December 2013.

    • Appointed manager of England's Under-20 side in February 2014, moving on to the U19s the following season – which ended in a EURO semi-final in Germany – and then back to the U20s in August 2016. Took temporary charge of the U21s a month later after Gareth Southgate took over the senior squad and was subsequently made permanent in the role, taking them to the 2017 EURO semi-finals in Poland and winning the prestigious Toulon tournament the following year.


    Mirel Rădoi

    Date of birth: 22 March 1981
    Nationality: Romanian
    Playing career: Extensiv Craiova, Steaua București (now FCSB), Al-Hilal, Al-Ain, Al-Ahli, Al-Arabi
    Coaching career: FCSB, Romania U21

    • Rădoi came through the youth ranks at home-town club Drobeta-Turnu Severin before joining Extensiv Craiova aged 18; a year and 14 top-flight appearances later, Steaua took him to Bucharest, where his fighting qualities made him a fan favourite.

    • Over eight and a half years at Steaua, Rădoi won three league titles and two Romanian Super Cups, also playing a key role as the club reached the 2005/06 UEFA Cup semi-finals – a campaign that provided 13 of his 50 UEFA club competition appearances in their colours.

    • Moved to the Middle East in January 2009, representing four clubs and winning two championships in both Saudi Arabia – where he was named player of the year in 2010 – and the UAE. Represented Romania 67 times, including at UEFA EURO 2008.

    • Upon retirement Rădoi returned to Steaua as head coach in July 2015, but lasted only five months in the post.

    • Joined the Romanian Football Federation in March 2018 to become sports manager of the Under-21 national side; following Daniel Isăilă's departure for Saudi Arabia that August, Rădoi stepped into his shoes, overseeing victories in the last four qualifiers to earn Romania a place in the finals for the first time since 1998.


    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeAndreas Ekberg (SWE)
    • Assistant refereesMehmet Culum (SWE) , Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
    • Video Assistant RefereeJoão Pinheiro (POR)
    • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeLuis Godinho (POR)
    • Fourth officialOrel Grinfeld (ISR)
    • UEFA DelegateVirgar Hvidbro (FRO)
    • UEFA Referee observerHerbert Fandel (GER)


    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    Andreas Ekberg02/01/1985646

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship matches featuring teams from the two countries involved in this match

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

    Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    21/05/2014U17FinalNetherlandsEngland1-1Ta' Qali
    10/03/2015UYLQFChelsea FCClub Atlético de Madrid2-0Surrey
    15/04/2016UYLSFChelsea FCRSC Anderlecht3-0Nyon
    15/09/2016UELGSFC Astra GiurgiuFK Austria Wien2-3Bucharest
    23/04/2018UYLFinalChelsea FCFC Barcelona0-3Nyon
    23/08/2018UELPOF91 DudelangeCFR 1907 Cluj2-0Luxembourg
    12/12/2018UCLGSManchester City FCTSG 1899 Hoffenheim2-1Manchester

    Last updated 20/06/2019 10:11CET

    Competition facts Only this chapter

    Under-21 historical statistics (competitive matches)

    Champions (hosts)
    2017: Germany 1-0 Spain (Poland)
    2015: Sweden 0-0 Portugal, aet, 4-3 pens (Czech Republic)
    2013: Spain 4-2 Italy (Israel)
    2011: Spain 2-0 Switzerland (Denmark)
    2009: Germany 4-0 England (Sweden)
    2007: Netherlands 4-1 Serbia (Netherlands)
    2006: Netherlands 3-0 Ukraine (Portugal)
    2004: Italy 3-0 Serbia and Montenegro (Germany)
    2002: Czech Republic 0-0 France, aet, 3-1 pens (Switzerland)
    2000: Italy 2-1 Czech Republic (Slovakia)
    1998: Spain 1-0 Greece (Romania)
    1996: Italy 1-1 Spain, aet, 4-2 pens (Spain)
    1994: Italy 1-0 Portugal, aet (France)
    1992 Italy 2-1 Sweden (agg; 2-0, 0-1)
    1990 USSR 7-3 Yugoslavia (agg; 4-2, 3-1)
    1988 France 3-0 Greece (agg; 0-0, 3-0)
    1986 Spain 3-3 Italy (agg; 1-2, 2-1, 3-0 pens)
    1984 England 3-0 Spain (agg; 1-0, 2-0)
    1982 England 5-4 West Germany (agg; 3-1, 2-3)
    1980 USSR 1-0 East Germany (agg; 0-0, 1-0)
    1978 Yugoslavia 5-4 East Germany (agg; 1-0, 4-4)
    Finals contested up to, and including 1992, were over two legs

    Final statistics

    • In 2007 the Netherlands became the first, and so far only, team to win the competition on home territory since the switch to a new format in 1994. Until then the final had been decided on a two-legged basis. Spain came closest in 1996, losing the final on penalties to Italy.

    • Since the 1992-94 change Italy have won four finals, the 2013 loss to Spain their first final reverse. The only other sides to have won it more than once are Spain (1998, 2011, 2013), Germany (2009, 2017) and the Netherlands (2006, 2007).

    • The 2013 edition was the highest-scoring single-match final as Thiago Alcántara's hat-trick helped Spain defeat Italy 4-2 in Jerusalem.

    • Seven red cards have been issued in single-match finals, most recently for Serbia's Aleksandar Kolarov in 2007.

    • Thiago's 2013 hat-trick was the first since 1994's move to a one-off game; Andrea Pirlo (Italy 2000), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands 2006) and Sandro Wagner (Germany 2009) have all scored twice in a one-off match. Prior to that Gary Owen (England 1982), Franck Sauzée (France 1988) and Andrei Sidelnikov (USSR 1990) had all scored twice in one leg of a final.

    • Vahid Halilhodžić (for Yugoslavia v East Germany 1978) and Pierre Littbarski (for West Germany v England 1982) are the other players to have scored a final hat-trick.

    • Since the single-match finals began three have ended in penalty shoot-outs, nine-man Italy triumphing 4-2 against Spain in 1996. The Czech Republic then prevailed 3-1 over France in 2002 and Sweden 4-3 against Portugal in 2015 following the competition's only two goalless finals.

    • Only the 1994 final has been decided in extra time, substitute Pierluigi Orlandini winning it for Italy against Portugal with the only goal in the 97th minute.

    • Ten players have won the European U21 title twice: Danny Thomas (England 1982, 1984), Dario Marcolin and Roberto Muzzi (Italy 1992, 1994), Fabio Cannavaro and Christian Panucci (Italy 1994, 1996), Kenneth Vermeer, Arnold Kruiswijk, Daniël de Ridder, Ron Vlaar and Haris Medunjanin (Netherlands 2006, 2007) and David de Gea, Thiago Alcántara, Martín Montoya, Iker Muniain and Diego Mariño (Spain 2011, 2013).

    • The fulcrum of Italy's 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning squad had also been involved in U21 final victories: Cannavaro (1994 and 1996), Filippo Inzaghi (1994), Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta (1996), Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso (2000) and Marco Amelia, Daniele De Rossi, Alberto Gilardino and Andrea Barzagli (2004).

    • Germany's victorious 2014 World Cup squad included six members of the squad that lifted the 2009 U21 title in Sweden: Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Höwedes, Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng, Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil.

    • Laurent Blanc was the first player to achieve the treble of a U21 title (1988), a FIFA World Cup winners' medal (1998) and a UEFA European Championship victory (2000). Spain duo Juan Mata and Javi Martínez were the next players to do so after glory at the 2010 World Cup, U21s in Denmark in 2011 and UEFA EURO 2012.

    Leading scorers

    All time (including qualifying)
    Lampros Choutos (Greece) 15
    Tomáš Pekhart (Czech Republic) 15
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 14
    Roy Makaay (Netherlands) 14

    All time (final tournaments)
    Marcus Berg (Sweden) 7
    Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6
    Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    Adrian López (Spain) 5
    Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) 5

    Finals top scorers
    2017: Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) 5
    2015: Jan Kliment (Czech Republic) 3
    2013: Álvaro Morata (Spain) 4
    2011: Adrián (Spain) 5
    2009: Marcus Berg (Sweden) 7
    2007: Maceo Rigters (Netherlands) 4
    2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 4
    2004: Alberto Gilardino (Italy), Johan Elmander (Sweden) 4
    2002: Massimo Maccarone (Italy) 3
    2000: David Jarolím (Czech Republic), Igor Tudor (Croatia), Lukáš Došek (Czech Republic) 2
    1998: Steffen Iversen (Norway), Nikos Liberopoulos (Greece) 3
    1996: Raúl González (Spain) 3
    1994: João Vieira Pinto (Portugal) 3
    1992: Renato Buso (Italy) 3
    1990: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia), Andrei Sidelnikov (USSR) 3
    1988: Aris Karasavvidis (Greece) 5
    1986: Gianluca Vialli (Italy) 4
    1984: Mark Hateley (England) 6
    1982: Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    1980: Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) 3
    1978: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6

    Leading scorers per U21 campaign (qualifying to final)
    2017: Patrik Schick (Czech Republic) 11
    2015: Saido Berahino (England) 10
    2013: Rodrigo (Spain) 12
    2011: Tomáš Pekhart (Czech Republic) 10
    2009: Robert Acquafresca (Italy) 8
    2007: Nikita Bazhenov (Russia), Igor Denisov (Russia), Dragan Mrdja (Serbia), Maceo Rigters (Netherlands), Theo Walcott (England) 4
    2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 14
    2004: Alberto Gilardino (Italy) 11
    2002: Ricardo Cabanas (Switzerland) 9
    2000: Lampros Choutos (Greece) 15
    1998: Steffen Iversen (Norway) 9
    1996: Roy Makaay (Netherlands), Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Norway) 10
    1994: Toni (Portugal) 8
    1992: Peter Møller (Denmark) 9
    1990: Igor Kolyvanov (USSR) 9
    1988: Aristidis Karasavidis (Greece) 5
    1986: Gianluca Vialli (Italy) 4
    1984: Mark Hateley (England) 6
    1982: Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    1980: Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) 3
    1978: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6

    Biggest win:
    14-0: Spain v San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Final tournament
    6-0: England v Turkey, 29/05/00
    Group stage, Tehelné Pole Stadium, Bratislava

    4-0: Germany v England, 29/06/09
    Malmö New Stadium, Malmo, Sweden

    Most goals in a game:
    14: Spain 14-0 San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Final tournament
    7: Czech Republic 4-3 Croatia, 01/06/00
    Group stage, Mestský Stadium, Trencin, Slovakia

    8: Yugoslavia 4-4 East Germany, 31/05/78
    (second leg, Yugoslavia won 5-4 on agg), Mostar, Yugoslavia

    Record attendance:
    42,000: Turkey 1-1 Germany, 18/11/03
    2004 qualifying play-off, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul

    Final tournament
    35,500: Italy 1-1 Spain (Italy won 4-2 on pens) 31/05/96
    Final, Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona


    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      Netherlands 1-1 England
      0-1 Calvert-Lewin 20, 1-1 Ramselaar 32
      Gunn, Kenny, Chilwell, Cook, Gomez, Fry, Onomah, Calvert-Lewin (77 Abraham), Solanke (71 Palmer), Dowell (72 Gray), Lookman
    • (05/09/2017)
      England 3-0 Latvia
      1-0 Gray 13, 2-0 Abraham 35, 3-0 Palmer 70
      Woodman, Alexander-Arnold, Walker-Peters, Cook, Gomez, Tomori, Ojo (58 Lookman), Davies, Abraham (68 Calvert-Lewin), Palmer (71 Solanke), Gray
    • (06/10/2017)
      England 3-1 Scotland
      1-0 Onomah 14, 2-0 Abraham 49 (P) , 2-1 Cadden 78, 3-1 Solanke 79
      Gunn, Walker-Peters, Cook, Gomez, Fry, Gray (70 Kenny), Onomah, Calvert-Lewin, Solanke (84 Lookman), Abraham (89 Harrison), Alexander-Arnold
    • (10/10/2017)
      Andorra 0-1 England
      0-1 Davies 52
      Gunn, Kenny, Walker-Peters, Calvert-Lewin (79 Solanke), Lookman, Dowell, Davies, Worrall, Maitland-Niles (76 Cook), Tomori, Harrison (70 Gray)
    • (10/11/2017)
      Ukraine 0-2 England
      0-1 Solanke 16, 0-2 Lukyanchuk 62 (og)
      Gunn, Kenny, Walker-Peters, Cook, Worrall, Tomori, Gray, Maitland-Niles (56 Tuanzebe), Solanke (81 Maddison), Dowell (57 Calvert-Lewin), Lookman
    • (27/03/2018)
      England 2-1 Ukraine
      1-0 Calvert-Lewin 41, 1-1 Shaparenko 83, 2-1 Solanke 88
      Gunn, Kenny, Chilwell, Davies, Fry, Worrall, Gray (73 Lookman), Onomah, Calvert-Lewin (91 Maitland-Niles), Maddison (77 Solanke), Sessegnon
    • (06/09/2018)
      England 0-0 Netherlands
      Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Chilwell, Cook, Fry, Konsa, Gray, Calvert-Lewin (76 Abraham), Maddison (76 Solanke), Sessegnon, Onomah (65 Davies)
    • (11/09/2018)
      Latvia 1-2 England
      1-0 Jurkovskis 28, 1-1 Abraham 40, 1-2 Mount 73
      Henderson, Dowell, Kenny, Clarke-Salter, Tomori, Davies, Walker-Peters, Mount, Solanke, Lookman (63 Sessegnon), Abraham (80 Calvert-Lewin)
    • (11/10/2018)
      England 7-0 Andorra
      1-0 Lookman 9, 2-0 Konsa 28, 3-0 Calvert-Lewin 45+1, 4-0 Calvert-Lewin 48 (P) , 5-0 Solanke 82, 6-0 Nelson 90+2, 7-0 Garcia 90+4 (og)
      Henderson, Kenny (73 Jay Dasilva), Cook, Fry, Konsa, Lookman (72 Nelson), Davies, Calvert-Lewin (73 Solanke), Foden, Sessegnon, Walker-Peters
    • (16/10/2018)
      Scotland 0-2 England
      0-1 Nelson 60, 0-2 Dowell 90+2
      Henderson, Jay Dasilva, Wan-Bissaka, Onomah (72 Foden), Clarke-Salter, Tomori, Dowell, Nelson (73 Sessegnon), Solanke, Barnes, Abraham (87 Calvert-Lewin)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group C - Group Standings
      Matchday 1 (18/06/2019)
      England 1-2 France
      1-0 Foden 54, 1-1 Ikoné 89, 1-2 Wan-Bissaka 90+4 (og)
      Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Jay Dasilva, Clarke-Salter, Tomori, Gray (75 Abraham), Maddison, Solanke (71 Mount), Foden, Sessegnon (75 Calvert-Lewin), Choudhury
    • Matchday 2 (21/06/2019)
    • Matchday 3 (24/06/2019)


    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      Liechtenstein 0-2 Romania
      0-1 Puşcaş 45, 0-2 Puşcaş 71
      Radu, Pașcanu, Radu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Casap (76 Oaidă), Puşcaş, Hagi (68 Coman), Morutan (46 Ciobanu ), Dulca, Măţan
    • (01/09/2017)
      Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-3 Romania
      1-0 Nedelcu 23 (og) , 1-1 Puşcaş 32, 1-2 Coman 54, 1-3 Man 90+5
      Radu, Radu (70 Ștefan), Pașcanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Dulca (40 Coman), Puşcaş, Hagi, Cicâldău, Nedelcu, Costache (64 Man)
    • (05/09/2017)
      Romania 1-1 Switzerland
      0-1 Oberlin 19, 1-1 Puşcaş 22
      Radu, Radu (77 Ștefan), Pașcanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Coman, Puşcaş, Hagi (83 Man), Cicâldău, Nedelcu, Costache (45 Ciobanu )
    • (06/10/2017)
      Switzerland 0-2 Romania
      0-1 Dobre 24, 0-2 Cicâldău 87
      Radu, Radu, Pașcanu, Manea, Puşcaş (88 Tudorie), Hagi (77 Screciu), Dobre, Nedelcearu, Burlacu (65 Costache), Dulca, Cicâldău
    • (10/11/2017)
      Romania 1-1 Portugal
      0-1 Diogo Gonçalves 16, 1-1 Man 66
      Radu, Radu, Pașcanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Coman (90 Balaure), Man, Puşcaş (84 Dobre), Hagi (65 Petre), Marin, Cicâldău
    • (14/11/2017)
      Wales 0-0 Romania
      Radu, Radu, Pașcanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Coman (94 Olteanu), Man (79 Dobre), Puşcaş, Nedelcu (84 Dulca), Marin, Cicâldău
    • (07/09/2018)
      Portugal 1-2 Romania
      0-1 Cicâldău 52, 0-2 Ivan 59, 1-2 João Carvalho 85
      Radu, Boboc, Ștefan (90 Borța), Nedelcearu, Pașcanu, Coman, Man (97 Ciobanu ), Ivan, Hagi (77 Rus), Nedelcu, Cicâldău
    • (11/09/2018)
      Romania 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
      1-0 Petre 16, 2-0 Hagi 70
      Radu, Boboc (74 Ciobanu ), Ștefan, Pașcanu, Coman (68 Măţan), Man, Hagi, Petre, Oaidă, Cicâldău (84 Dulca), Rus
    • (12/10/2018)
      Romania 2-0 Wales
      1-0 Man 55, 2-0 Puşcaş 71
      Radu, Boboc, Ștefan, Pașcanu, Coman (66 Puşcaş), Man (77 Morutan), Hagi (90 Oaidă), Nedelcu, Cicâldău, Rus, Ivan
    • (16/10/2018)
      Romania 4-0 Liechtenstein
      1-0 Puşcaş 14, 2-0 Hagi 25, 3-0 Puşcaş 39, 4-0 Petre 78
      Radu, Ștefan, Pașcanu, Ghiţă, Man (57 Măţan), Puşcaş, Hagi (64 Morutan), Butean, Nedelcu, Cicâldău, Ivan (74 Petre)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group C - Group Standings
      Matchday 1 (18/06/2019)
      Romania 4-1 Croatia
      1-0 Puşcaş 11 (P) , 2-0 Hagi 14, 2-1 Vlašić 18, 3-1 Băluţă 66, 4-1 Petre 90+3
      Radu, Ștefan, Pașcanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Man (84 Olaru), Puşcaş (88 Petre), Hagi, Cicâldău, Ivan (72 Coman), Băluţă
    • Matchday 2 (21/06/2019)
    • Matchday 3 (24/06/2019)

    Last updated 19/06/2019 10:19CET

    Team facts Only this chapter


    Tournament record
    2017: semi-finals
    group stage
    group stage
     group stage
    2009: runnners-up
    2007: semi-finals
    2006: play-offs
    2004: did not qualify
    2002: group stage
    2000: group stage
    1998: play-offs
    1996: did not qualify
    1994: did not qualify
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: semi-finals
    1986: semi-finals
    1984: winners
    1982: winners
    1980: semi-finals
    1978: semi-finals

    Biggest wins

    Final tournament
    6-0: England v Turkey, 29/05/00
    Group stage, Tehelne Pole, Bratislava

    9-0: England v San Marino, 19/11/13
    2015 qualifying group stage, Greenhous Meadow, Shrewsbury

    Biggest defeats

    Final tournament
    4-0: Germany v England, 29/06/09
    Final, Malmö New Stadium, Malmo

    4-0: Romania v England, 14/10/80
    1982 qualifying group stage, Ilie Oana, Ploiesti



    Tournament record
    2017: did not qualify
    did not qualify
    2013: did not qualify
    2011: play-offs
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: did not qualify
    2006: did not qualify
    2004: did not qualify
    2002: play-offs
    2000: did not qualify
    1998: eighth place
    1996: did not qualify
    1994: did not qualify
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: did not qualify
    1986: did not qualify
    1984: did not qualify
    1982: did not qualify
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins

    Final tournament
    4-1: Romania v Croatia, 18/06/19
    Group stage, San Marino Stadium, Serravalle

    0-5 twice, most recently v Azerbaijan, 25/04/95
    Qualifying group stage, Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadyumu, Trabzon

    Heaviest defeats

    Final tournament
    2-1 twice, most recently v Russia, 30/05/98
    Seventh-place play-off, Lia Manoliu, Bucharest
    0-1: Romania v Germany, 26/05/98
    Classification play-off, Cotroceni, Bucharest

    8-0: Germany v Romania, 09/09/14
    Qualifying group stage, MDCC-Arena, Magdeburg



    :: 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.


    Club competitions
    • UCL: UEFA Champions League
    • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
    • UEL: UEFA Europa League
    • UCUP: UEFA Cup
    • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
    • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
    • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
    National team competitions
    • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
    • WC: FIFA World Cup
    • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
    • FRIE: Friendly internationals
    • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
    • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
    • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
    • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
    • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
    • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
    • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

    Competition stages

    • F: Final
    • GS: Group stage
    • GS1: First group stage
    • GS2: Second group stage
    • 3QR: Third qualifying round
    • R1: First round
    • R2: Second round
    • R3: Third round
    • R4: Fourth round
    • PR: Preliminary round
    • SF: Semi-finals
    • QF: Quarter-finals
    • R16: round of 16
    • QR: Qualifying round
    • R32: Round of 32
    • 1QR: First qualifying round
    • 1st: first leg
    • 2QR: Second qualifying round
    • 2nd: second leg
    • FT: Final tournament
    • PO: Play-off
    • ELITE: Elite round
    • Rep: Replay
    • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
    • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
    • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

    Other abbreviations

    • (aet): After extra time
    • pens: Penalties
    • No.: Number
    • og: Own goal
    • ag: Match decided on away goals
    • P: Penalty
    • agg: Aggregate
    • Pld: Matches played
    • AP: Appearances
    • Pos.: Position
    • Comp.: Competition
    • Pts: Points
    • D: Drawn
    • R: Sent off (straight red card)
    • DoB: Date of birth
    • Res.: Result
    • ET: Extra Time
    • sg: Match decided by silver goal
    • GA: Goals against
    • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
    • GF: Goals for
    • W: Won
    • gg: Match decided by golden goal
    • Y: Booked
    • L: Lost
    • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
    • Nat.: Nationality
    • N/A: Not applicable
    • f: Match forfeited


    • -: Denotes player substituted
    • +: Denotes player introduced
    • *: Denotes player sent off
    • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

    Squad list

    • D: Disciplinary
    • *: Misses next match if booked
    • S: Suspended
    • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
    • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on