Netherlands national under-21 football team

national association football team

The Netherlands national under-21 football team are the under-21s of the Netherlands. It is currently controlled by the Royal Dutch Football Association.

Netherlands U21
Nickname(s)Jong Oranje (Young Orange)
AssociationKoninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond
Head coachErwin van de Looi
CaptainTeun Koopmeiners
Most capsArnold Bruggink & Leroy Fer (31)
Top scorerKlaas-Jan Huntelaar (18)
Home stadiumDe Vijverberg (12,600)
First colours
Second colours
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1988)
Best resultWinner (2006, 2007)

UEFA U-21 Championship Record

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Year Round
1978 Did not enter
1980 Did not qualify
1982 Did not qualify
1984 Did not qualify
1986 Did not qualify
1988 Semi Final
1990 Group Stage
1992 Quarter-finals
1994 Did not qualify
1996 Did not qualify
1998 Fourth place
2000 Group Stage
2002 Did not qualify
2004 Did not qualify
2006 Champions
2007 Champions
2009 Did not qualify
2011 Did not qualify
2013 Semi-finals
2015 Did not qualify
2017 Did not qualify
2019 Did not qualify

Results and fixtures 2017–2019

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2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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Qualification

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Group stage
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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   England 10 8 2 0 23 4 +19 26 Final tournament 0–0 2–1 3–1 3–0 7–0
2   Netherlands 10 5 3 2 21 6 +15 18 1–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 8–0
3   Ukraine 10 5 2 3 18 12 +6 17 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–2 1–0
4   Scotland 10 4 2 4 13 13 0 14 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–0
5   Latvia 10 0 4 6 5 18 −13 4 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–0
6   Andorra 10 0 3 7 1 28 −27 3 0–1 0–1 0–6 1–1 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Players

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Current squad

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Names in italics denote players who have been capped for the Senior team.

Caps and goals updated as 18 November 2020. Clubs updated as of 15 March 2021.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kjell Scherpen (2000-01-23) 23 January 2000 (age 21) 4 0   Ajax
2 2DF Deyovaisio Zeefuik (1998-03-11) 11 March 1998 (age 23) 11 2   Hertha BSC
3 2DF Perr Schuurs (1999-11-26) 26 November 1999 (age 21) 11 0   Ajax
4 2DF Sven Botman (2000-01-12) 12 January 2000 (age 21) 3 0   Lille
5 2DF Mitchel Bakker (2000-06-20) 20 June 2000 (age 20) 6 0   Paris Saint-Germain
6 3MF Ferdi Kadioglu (1999-10-07) 7 October 1999 (age 21) 14 1   Fenerbahçe
7 4FW Cody Gakpo (1999-05-07) 7 May 1999 (age 21) 9 4   PSV
8 3MF Teun Koopmeiners (1998-02-28) 28 February 1998 (age 23) 17 4   AZ
9 4FW Myron Boadu (2001-01-14) 14 January 2001 (age 20) 6 6   AZ
10 3MF Dani de Wit (1998-01-28) 28 January 1998 (age 23) 12 10   AZ
11 4FW Noa Lang (1999-06-17) 17 June 1999 (age 21) 6 1   Club Brugge
12 2DF Jordan Teze (1999-09-30) 30 September 1999 (age 21) 3 0   PSV
13 2DF Danilho Doekhi (1998-06-30) 30 June 1998 (age 22) 4 0   Vitesse
14 4FW Justin Kluivert (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 21) 9 4   RB Leipzig
15 2DF Tyrell Malacia (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 21) 4 0   Feyenoord
16 1GK Justin Bijlow (1998-01-22) 22 January 1998 (age 23) 11 0   Feyenoord
17 3MF Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (2000-04-05) 5 April 2000 (age 21) 2 3   Ajax
18 2DF Jurriën Timber (2001-06-17) 17 June 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Ajax
19 4FW Brian Brobbey (2002-02-01) 1 February 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Ajax
20 3MF Abdou Harroui (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 (age 23) 9 1   Sparta Rotterdam
21 4FW Javairô Dilrosun (1998-06-22) 22 June 1998 (age 22) 7 2   Hertha BSC
22 3MF Ludovit Reis (2000-06-01) 1 June 2000 (age 20) 8 0   VfL Osnabrück
23 1GK Maarten Paes (1998-05-14) 14 May 1998 (age 22) 5 0   Utrecht

Recent call ups

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Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Thijmen Nijhuis (1998-07-25) 25 July 1998 (age 25) 0 0   FC Utrecht v.   Cyprus, 10 September 2019PRE
GK Mike van de Meulenhof (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 25) 0 0   PSV v.   Mexico, 31 May 2019INJ
GK Justin Bijlow (1998-01-22) 22 January 1998 (age 26) 9 0   Feyenoord v.   Germany, 16 November 2018

DF Tyrell Malacia (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 24) 1 0   Feyenoord v.   Cyprus, 10 September 2019INJ
DF Armando Obispo (1999-03-05) 5 March 1999 (age 25) 1 0   PSV v.   Cyprus, 10 September 2019PRE
DF Kik Pierie (2000-07-20) 20 July 2000 (age 23) 0 0   Twente v.   Cyprus, 10 September 2019PRE
DF Jordan Teze (1999-09-30) 30 September 1999 (age 24) 0 0   PSV v.   Cyprus, 10 September 2019PRE
DF Shaquille Pinas (1998-03-19) 19 March 1998 (age 26) 0 0   Den Haag v.   United States, 24 March 2019PRE
DF Giovanni Troupée (1998-03-20) 20 March 1998 (age 26) 0 0   Utrecht v.   United States, 24 March 2019PRE

MF Deroy Duarte (1999-07-04) 4 July 1999 (age 25) 1 0   Sparta Rotterdam v.   Cyprus, 10 September 2019PRE
MF Mohamed Ihattaren (2002-02-12) 12 February 2002 (age 22) 0 0   PSV v.   Cyprus, 10 September 2019PRE
MF Jordy Wehrmann (1999-03-25) 25 March 1999 (age 25) 0 0   Feyenoord v.   Mexico, 31 May 2019PRE
MF Teun Bijleveld (1998-05-27) 27 May 1998 (age 26) 0 0   Heracles Almelo v.   Germany, 16 November 2018
MF Carel Eiting (1998-02-11) 11 February 1998 (age 26) 3 0   Ajax v.   Germany, 16 November 2018PRE

FW Justin Kluivert (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 25) 9 4   RB Leipzig v.   Cyprus, 10 September 2019SEN
FW Cody Gakpo (1999-05-07) 7 May 1999 (age 25) 2 1   PSV v.   Cyprus, 10 September 2019INJ
FW Jay-Roy Grot (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 26) 1 0   Leeds United v.   Cyprus, 10 September 2019INJ
FW Mitchell van Bergen (1999-08-27) 27 August 1999 (age 24) 1 0   Heerenveen v.   Cyprus, 10 September 2019PRE
FW Myron Boadu (2001-01-14) 14 January 2001 (age 23) 0 0   AZ v.   Cyprus, 10 September 2019INJ
FW Donyell Malen (1999-01-19) 19 January 1999 (age 25) 7 2   PSV v.   Mexico, 31 May 2019
FW Ferdy Druijf (1998-02-12) 12 February 1998 (age 26) 0 0   AZ v.   Mexico, 31 May 2019PRE
FW Javairô Dilrosun (1998-06-22) 22 June 1998 (age 26) 4 1   Hertha BSC v.   United States, 24 March 2019INJ

INJ Withdrew due to injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
SEN Accepted call up to senior team.

Individual all-time records

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  Still active players are highlighted

Most capped players

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Arnold Bruggink is the most capped player for Jong Orange.
# Player Career Matches Goals
1 Arnold Bruggink 1995 – 1999 31 15
Leroy Fer 2009 – 2013 31 06
3 Daniël de Ridder 2004 – 2007 30 01
4 Niels Oude Kamphuis 1996 – 2000 28 02
5 Roy Makaay 1994 – 1998 27 15
Mark van Bommel 1996 – 2000 27 03
7 Kiki Musampa 1996 – 2000 25 08
Arnold Kruiswijk 2003 – 2007 25 00
9 Georginio Wijnaldum 2009 – 2013 24 10
10 Daley Blind 2009 – 2013 23 00
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 2002 – 2006 23 18
Bram Nuytinck 2010 – 2013 23 02
Marco van Ginkel 2011 – 2014 23 04
Tonny Vilhena 2013 – 2016 23 04

Last updated: 29 May 2014

Most goals scored

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Huntelaar was the Golden Player and Top Scorer at the 2006 UEFA U-21 Championship and he is the all-time top scorer for Jong Orange.
# Player Career Goals Matches Average
1 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 2002 – 2006 18 23 0.78
2 Roy Makaay 1994 – 1998 15 27 0.56
Arnold Bruggink 1995 – 1999 15 31 0.48
4 Género Zeefuik 2011 – 2012 10 12 0.83
Georginio Wijnaldum 2009 – 2013 10 24 0.42
6 Vincent Janssen 2014 – 2015 08 10 0.80
Kiki Musampa 1996 – 2000 08 25 0.32
8 Edwin Bakker 1984 – 1985 07 07 1.00
Ronald de Boer 1989 – 1992 07 09 0.78
Quincy Promes 2013 – 2014 07 10 0.70

Last updated: 17 November 2015

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