Germany Under-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
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]
Argentina 2023 did not qualify
Chile 2025 To be determined
Total 1 title 47 24 9 14 91 51

Players

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Nahuel Noll (2003-03-17) 17 March 2003 (age 21) 2 0 Germany TSG Hoffenheim
1GK Tim Schreiber (2002-04-24) 24 April 2002 (age 21) 2 0 Germany Holstein Kiel
1GK Jonas Urbig (2003-08-08) 8 August 2003 (age 20) 1 0 Germany 1. FC Köln

2DF Jamie Lawrence (2002-11-10) 10 November 2002 (age 21) 12 0 Germany 1. FC Magdeburg
2DF Kenneth Schmidt (2002-06-03) 3 June 2002 (age 21) 11 1 Germany SC Freiburg
2DF Kerim Çalhanoğlu (2002-08-26) 26 August 2002 (age 21) 6 1 Germany SV Sandhausen
2DF Marco John (2002-04-02) 2 April 2002 (age 22) 6 0 Germany Greuther Fürth
2DF Jamil Siebert (2002-04-02) 2 April 2002 (age 22) 3 0 Germany Viktoria Köln
2DF Sadik Fofana (2003-05-16) 16 May 2003 (age 20) 5 0 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
2DF Lasse Günther (2003-03-21) 21 March 2003 (age 21) 0 0 Germany SV Wehen Wiesbaden
2DF Tim Oermann (2003-10-06) 6 October 2003 (age 20) 0 0 Austria Wolfsberger AC

3MF Merlin Röhl (2002-07-05) 5 July 2002 (age 21) 7 0 Germany SC Freiburg
3MF Robert Wagner (2003-07-14) 14 July 2003 (age 20) 5 1 Germany SC Freiburg
3MF Christopher Scott (2002-06-07) 7 June 2002 (age 21) 5 0 Belgium Royal Antwerp
3MF Jens Castrop (2003-07-29) 29 July 2003 (age 20) 2 0 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
3MF Niklas Jessen (2003-09-04) 4 September 2003 (age 20) 0 0 Germany FC St. Pauli

4FW Paul Nebel (2002-10-10) 10 October 2002 (age 21) 12 3 Germany Karlsruher SC
4FW Maximilian Beier (2002-10-17) 17 October 2002 (age 21) 6 0 Germany Hannover 96
4FW Fisnik Asllani (2002-08-08) 8 August 2002 (age 21) 5 3 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
4FW Armindo Sieb (2003-02-17) 17 February 2003 (age 21) 3 0 Germany Greuther Fürth
4FW Tim Rossmann (2003-11-11) 11 November 2003 (age 20) 0 0 Germany Karlsruher SC
4FW Derry Scherhant (2002-11-10) 10 November 2002 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Hertha BSC

Recent call-ups

The following list of players have also been called up by the Germany u-20 side and still remain eligible for selection:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Tjark Ernst (2003-03-15) 15 March 2003 (age 21) 0 0 Germany Hertha BSC v.  Portugal, 22 November 2022

DF Lasse Rosenboom (2002-01-19) 19 January 2002 (age 22) 4 0 Germany Werder Breman v.  Portugal, 22 November 2022
DF Meiko Sponsel (2002-02-28) 28 February 2002 (age 22) 0 0 Germany Rot-Weiss Essen v.  Portugal, 22 November 2022

MF Tim Breithaupt (2002-02-07) 7 February 2002 (age 22) 4 0 Germany Karlsruher SC v.  Portugal, 22 November 2022
MF Jomaine Consbruch (2002-01-26) 26 January 2002 (age 22) 0 0 Germany Arminia Bielefeld v.  Portugal, 22 November 2022

FW Marvin Obuz (2002-01-25) 25 January 2002 (age 22) 7 0 Germany Holstein Kiel v.  Portugal, 22 November 2022
FW Nick Woltemade (2002-02-14) 14 February 2002 (age 22) 4 1 Germany SV Elversberg v.  Portugal, 22 November 2022
FW Emilio Kehrer (2002-03-20) 20 March 2002 (age 22) 3 2 Belgium Cercle Brugge v.  Portugal, 22 November 2022
FW Ben Bobzien (2003-04-29) 29 April 2003 (age 20) 2 0 Germany Mainz 05 v.  Portugal, 22 November 2022
FW Erik Shuranov (2002-02-22) 22 February 2002 (age 22) 2 0 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg v.  Portugal, 22 November 2022

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 22 March 2023.