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Most successful Under-21 EURO graduates

UEFA.com looks at which former Under-21 EURO representatives went on to enjoy the greatest senior success at international and UEFA Champions League level.

Andrea Pirlo in U21 action
Andrea Pirlo in U21 action Getty Images

UEFA.com looks at which former UEFA European Under-21 Championship representatives went on to enjoy the greatest senior success at international and UEFA Champions League level.

Players must have made at least one U21 finals appearance to be eligible. Stats taken only from 1998 onwards.

Most senior international caps

Classic Germany U21 goals
Classic Germany U21 goals

144: Anders Svensson, Sweden (3 U21 EURO appearances)
139: Giorgos Karagounis, Greece (4)
133: Darijo Srna, Croatia (2)
133: Xavi Hernández, Spain (4)
130: Lukas Podolski, Germany (2)
129: João Moutinho, Portugal (7)
124: Petr Čech, Czech Republic (5)
123: Jan Vertonghen, Belgium (3)
121: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany (3)
117: Olof Mellberg, Sweden (3)

Most UEFA Champions League appearances

151: Xavi Hernández, Barcelona (4)
117: Manuel Neuer, Schalke/Bayern (5)
115: Carles Puyol, Barcelona (3)
111: Petr Čech, Sparta Praha/Chelsea/Arsenal (5)
108: Andrea Pirlo, Inter/Milan/Juventus (7)
105: Frank Lampard, Chelsea/Manchester City (5)
97: Guti, Real Madrid (3)
95: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bayern/Manchester United (3)
93: Michael Ballack, Kaiserslautern/Leverkusen/Bayern/Chelsea (3)
93: Rio Ferdinand, Leeds/Manchester United (1)

Most UEFA Champions League goals

Van Nistelrooy: My top three goals
Van Nistelrooy: My top three goals

56: Ruud van Nistelrooy, PSV/Manchester United/Real Madrid (3)
29: Roy Makaay, Deportivo/Bayern (3)
23: Frank Lampard, Chelsea/Manchester City (5)
21: Álvaro Morata, Real Madrid/Chelsea/Atlético/Juventus (5)
20: Harry Kane, Tottenham (3)
16: Michael Ballack, Leverkusen/Bayern/Chelsea (3)
16: Guti, Real Madrid (3)
15: Theo Walcott, Arsenal (5)
14: Klaas-Jan Hunteelar, Schalke/Ajax (5)
13: Peter Crouch, Liverpool/Tottenham (2)
13: Lukas Podolski, Bayern/Arsenal/Galatasaray (2)
13: Freddie Ljungberg, Arsenal (1)