Germany Under-20
Nickname(s)Die Mannschaft (The Team)
AssociationDeutscher Fußball-Bund
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachChristian Wörns
Most capsChristian Schulz
Matthias Lehmann (18)
Top scorerMike Hanke
Christian Eggert (8)
FIFA codeGER
First colours
Second colours
First international
 West Germany 1–0 Mexico 
(Adelaide, Australia; 3 October 1981)
Biggest win
 Germany 8–1 Fiji 
(Christchurch, New Zealand; 1 June 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Italy 4–1 Germany 
(Empoli, Italy; 5 December 2001)
Records for competitive matches only.
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1981)
Best resultChampions (1981, as West Germany)

Germany national under-20 football team, also known as Germany Under-20s or Germany U20(s), represents Germany in association football at an under-20 age level and is controlled by German Football Association, the governing body for football in Germany.

Because there is no under-20 competition at UEFA level, Germany's under-20 side has generally only played competitive matches when it has qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is held every 2 years. Since the 2017–18 season, Germany also contest the Under 20 Elite League, winning the inaugural season.

Competitive record

FIFA World Youth Championship/FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
as  West Germany
Tunisia 1977 Did not qualify
Japan 1979
Australia 1981 Champions 6 5 0 1 12 4
Mexico 1983 Did not qualify
Soviet Union 1985
Chile 1987 Runners-up 6 4 2 0 14 3
Saudi Arabia 1989 Did not qualify
Portugal 1991
as  Germany
Australia 1993 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 4 4
Qatar 1995 Group Stage 3 0 2 1 3 4
Malaysia 1997 Did not qualify
Nigeria 1999 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 5 4
Argentina 2001 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 9 6
United Arab Emirates 2003 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 3 5
Netherlands 2005 Quarter-finals 5 2 1 2 6 5
Canada 2007 Did not qualify
Egypt 2009 Quarter-finals 5 3 1 1 11 5
Colombia 2011 Did not qualify
Turkey 2013
New Zealand 2015 Quarter-finals 5 4 1 0 18 3
South Korea 2017 Round of 16 4 1 1 2 6 8
Poland 2019 Did not qualify
Indonesia 2021 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[1]
Indonesia 2023 Did not qualify
Total 1 title 47 24 9 14 91 51

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Tjark Ernst (2003-03-15) 15 March 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Hertha BSC
1GK Nahue Noll (2003-03-17) 17 March 2003 (age 19) 1 0 Germany Hoffenheim
1GK Jonas Urbig (2003-08-08) 8 August 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Köln

2DF Kerim Çalhanoğlu (2002-08-26) 26 August 2002 (age 20) 4 1 Germany Schalke 04
2DF Sadik Fofana (2003-05-16) 16 May 2003 (age 19) 2 0 Germany Nürnberg
2DF Marco John (2002-04-02) 2 April 2002 (age 20) 4 0 Germany Greuther Fürth
2DF Jamie Lawrence (2002-11-10) 10 November 2002 (age 20) 9 0 Germany Magdeburg
2DF Lasse Rosenboom (2002-01-19) 19 January 2002 (age 20) 4 0 Germany Werder Breman
2DF Kenneth Schmidt (2002-06-03) 3 June 2002 (age 20) 10 1 Germany Freiburg
2DF Jamil Siebert (2002-04-02) 2 April 2002 (age 20) 3 0 Germany Viktoria Köln
2DF Meiko Sponsel (2002-02-28) 28 February 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Germany Rot-Weiss Essen

3MF Tim Breithaupt (2002-02-07) 7 February 2002 (age 20) 4 0 Germany Karlsruher
3MF Jomaine Consbruch (2002-01-26) 26 January 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Germany Arminia Bielefeld
3MF Robert Wagner (2003-07-14) 14 July 2003 (age 19) 2 0 Germany Freiburg

4FW Fisnik Asllani (2002-08-08) 8 August 2002 (age 20) 2 1 Germany Hoffenheim
4FW Maximilian Beier (2002-10-17) 17 October 2002 (age 20) 3 0 Germany Hannover 96
4FW Ben Bobzien (2003-04-29) 29 April 2003 (age 19) 2 0 Germany Mainz 05
4FW Emilio Kehrer (2002-03-20) 20 March 2002 (age 20) 3 2 Belgium Cercle Brugge
4FW Paul Nebel (2002-10-10) 10 October 2002 (age 20) 9 2 Germany Karlsruher
4FW Marvin Obuz (2002-01-25) 25 January 2002 (age 20) 7 0 Germany Holstein Kiel
4FW Erik Shuranov (2002-02-22) 22 February 2002 (age 20) 2 0 Germany Nürnberg
4FW Armindo Sieb (2003-02-17) 17 February 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Greuther Fürth
4FW Nick Woltemade (2002-02-14) 14 February 2002 (age 20) 4 1 Germany Elversberg

Records

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Notes

Under 20 Elite League

Awards

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Individual

Team

Under 20 Elite League

Individual

See also

References

  1. ^ "Update on FIFA Women's World Cup™ and men's youth competitions". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 December 2020. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Team und Trainer" (in German). Deutscher Fußball-Bund. Retrieved 15 November 2022.