Under-21 Championship - 2017/19 SeasonMatch press kits
|Germany||Renato Dall'Ara - BolognaThursday 27 June 2019|
18.00CET (18.00 local time) Matchday 4 - Semi-finals
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: 22 March 1981
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.
:: 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.