Yugoslavia national under-21 football team
|Shirt badge/Association crest|
|Association||Football Association of Yugoslavia|
U-23: 23x15px Bulgaria 1-2 Yugoslavia 23x15px |
Rousse, October 26, 1968
U-21: 23x15px Yugoslavia 4-1 Spain 23x15px
Zagreb, October 9, 1976
U-23: 23x15px Yugoslavia 4-0 Hungary 23x15px|
Bosanska Gradiška, September 21, 1972
U-21: 23x15px Yugoslavia 5-0 San Marino 23x15px
Belgrade, March 13, 1991
|UEFA U-21 Championship|
|Appearances||4 (First in 1978)|
|Best result||Winners 1978|
The Yugoslavia national under-21 football team existed in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. After the state's dissolution in 1992, the following teams were formed:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-21 football team
- Croatia national under-21 football team
- Macedonia national under-21 football team
- Slovenia national under-21 football team
- FR Yugoslavia national under-21 football team (succeeded by Serbia national under-21 football team and Montenegro national under-21 football team in 2003)
Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, Yugoslavia's Under-21 team was formed. The team had a varied record, reaching the last four in four tournaments and failing to qualify for four. Yugoslavia won the inaugural competition in 1978. Since the under-21 competition rules insist that players must be 21 or under at the start ot a two-year competition, technically it is an U-23 competition. Yugoslavia's record in U-23 competitions is also shown.
Yugoslavia were randomly chosen to play holders Bulgaria for the title, which they won. They then faced (and beat) other randomly chosen teams until the competition was abandoned in summer 1970 for a larger competition.
- October 26, 1968: Bulgaria 1-2 Yugoslavia
- June 6, 1969: Yugoslavia 3-0 Spain
- November 6, 1969: Yugoslavia 2-0 Sweden
- March 24, 1970: Greece 1-5 Yugoslavia
- 1972: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
- 1974: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
- 1976: Losing semi-finalists.
This was competed for on a basis similar to a boxing title belt. The holders played a randomly chosen opponent for the championship.
|18 June 1969||23x15px Yugoslavia||23x15px Spain||Novi Sad, Yugoslavia|
UEFA U-21 Championship Record
- 1978: Winners.
- 1980: Losing semi-finalists.
- 1982: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
- 1984: Losing semi-finalists.
- 1986: Did not qualify. Finished 4th of 4 in qualification group.
- 1988: Did not qualify. Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
- 1990: Runners-up.
- 1992: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 4 in qualification group.
Three times Balkan Youth Championship winners (1972, 1975, and 1976).
- UEFA Under-21 website Contains full results archive
- The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation Contains full record of U-21/U-23 Championships.