Poland Under-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Biało-czerwoni
("The white and reds")
Białe Orły
("The White Eagles")
AssociationPolish Football Association
(Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMiłosz Stępiński[1]
FIFA codePOL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1979)
Best resultThird place (1983)

The Poland national under-20 football team is the national under-20 football team of Poland and is controlled by the Polish Football Association.

Competitive record

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
Silver background colour indicates second-place finish.
Bronze background colour indicates third-place finish.
Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

FIFA U-20 World Cup

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D * L GF GA
Tunisia 1977 Did not qualify
Japan 1979 Fourth place 6 2 2 2 10 6
Australia 1981 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 2
Mexico 1983 Third place 6 4 0 2 13 7
Soviet Union 1985 Qualified but officials of the PFU
missed deadline for application to the tournament
Chile 1987 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1989
Portugal 1991
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997
Nigeria 1999
Argentina 2001
United Arab Emirates 2003
Netherlands 2005
Canada 2007 Round of 16 4 1 1 2 4 10
Egypt 2009 Did not qualify
Colombia 2011
Turkey 2013
New Zealand 2015
South Korea 2017
Poland 2019 Round of 16 4 1 1 2 5 3
Indonesia 2023 To be determined
Total Best: Third place 23 9 4 10 36 28

Road to FIFA U-20 World Cup 2007

Team Overview

Poland enjoyed a highly successful UEFA U-19 European Championship. The Central Europeans excelled in their role as tournament hosts, and the Polish U-19s also sealed a much sought-after berth at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, where the team coached by Michal Globisz could easily prove one of the surprise packages.

Qualifying

The U-19-European Championships on home soil started badly for the home team with a demoralising 1-0 Group A reverse against Austria. However, the players roused themselves for their crucial second fixture and registered a convincing 4-1 victory over Belgium. A semi-final berth was at stake in the final group fixture against the Czech Republic, but although home dreams of a place in the last four evaporated in a 2-0 defeat to the Czechs, the Poles had done enough to secure a third-place finish in the Group and with it a ticket to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007.

Road to FIFA U-20 World Cup 2019

Being the host of the tournament, Poland automatically qualified. With an inexperienced youth squad, having previously unable to qualify for any major U-19 European Championship and only competed in much smaller Under 20 Elite League, Poland put the tournament with pressure. They were grouped with Colombia, Senegal and Tahiti.

Poland managed to finish third in their group, after managing a lone 5–0 win over Tahiti and holding Senegal goalless draw, previously lost 0–2 to Colombia. This helped Poland to qualify to the round of sixteen, where they were unfortunate to face juggernaut Italy. Despite its resistance, Poland still lost by a penalty, thus for the second time Poland was eliminated from the round of sixteen.

Recent results

25 March 2022 (2022-03-25) Elite League Poland  2–0  England Bielsko-Biała, Poland
20:00 CET (UTC+01:00)
Stadium: Stadion Miejski
Attendance: 6,148
Referee: Damian Sylwestrzak (Poland)
28 March 2022 (2022-03-28) Elite League Czech Republic  2–0  Poland Frýdek-Místek, Czech Republic
16:00 CET (UTC+02:00)
Stadium: Stovky
Referee: Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic)

Players

Current squad

The following players were selected for the Elite League matches against England and Czech Republic on 25 and 28 March 2022.[2]
Caps and goals updated as of 28 March 2022 after the match against  Czech Republic.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Marcel Lotka (2001-05-25) 25 May 2001 (age 20) 2 0 Germany Hertha BSC
12 1GK Kacper Bieszczad (2002-09-11) 11 September 2002 (age 19) 2 0 Poland Zagłębie Lubin
22 1GK Kacper Tobiasz (2002-11-04) 4 November 2002 (age 19) 3 0 Poland Stomil Olsztyn

3 2DF Jakub Szymański (2002-07-05) 5 July 2002 (age 19) 2 0 Poland Górnik Zabrze
4 2DF Aleksander Paluszek (2001-04-09) 9 April 2001 (age 21) 3 1 Poland Skra Częstochowa
5 2DF Kacper Łopata (2001-08-27) 27 August 2001 (age 20) 6 0 England Sheffield United
13 2DF Jakub Iskra (2002-08-13) 13 August 2002 (age 19) 6 0 Poland Śląsk Wrocław
19 2DF Maksymilian Tkocz (2002-01-26) 26 January 2002 (age 20) 7 0 Poland Odra Opole
21 2DF Kryspin Szcześniak (2001-01-08) 8 January 2001 (age 21) 5 0 Poland Górnik Łęczna

2 3MF Jakub Bieroński (2003-04-18) 18 April 2003 (age 19) 2 0 Poland Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała
6 3MF Łukasz Łakomy (2001-01-18) 18 January 2001 (age 21) 2 0 Poland Zagłębie Lubin
7 3MF Arkadiusz Pyrka (2002-09-20) 20 September 2002 (age 19) 7 1 Poland Piast Gliwice
8 3MF Bartosz Talar (2002-09-23) 23 September 2002 (age 19) 2 0 France Lyon
11 3MF Mateusz Żukowski (2001-11-23) 23 November 2001 (age 20) 5 0 Scotland Rangers
15 3MF Fryderyk Gerbowski (2003-01-17) 17 January 2003 (age 19) 1 0 Poland Wisła Płock
16 3MF Jakub Kałuziński (2002-10-31) 31 October 2002 (age 19) 5 0 Poland Lechia Gdańsk
18 3MF Dominik Piła (2001-05-06) 6 May 2001 (age 20) 6 2 Poland Chrobry Głogów
20 3MF Radosław Gołębiowski (2001-11-24) 24 November 2001 (age 20) 3 1 Poland Widzew Łódź
23 3MF Karol Struski (2001-01-18) 18 January 2001 (age 21) 7 1 Poland Jagiellonia Białystok

9 4FW Łukasz Zjawiński (2001-07-11) 11 July 2001 (age 20) 2 0 Poland Sandecja Nowy Sącz
10 4FW Olaf Kobacki (2001-07-10) 10 July 2001 (age 20) 4 0 Poland Arka Gdynia
14 4FW Patryk Szwedzik (2001-12-02) 2 December 2001 (age 20) 1 1 Poland GKS Katowice
17 4FW Filip Szymczak (2002-05-06) 6 May 2002 (age 19) 2 0 Poland GKS Katowice

Recent call-ups

The following players (born in 2001 or later) have previously been called up to the Poland under-20 squad in the last 12 months and are still eligible to represent:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mikołaj Biegański (2002-04-05) 5 April 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Poland Wisła Kraków v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
GK Xavier Dziekoński (2003-10-06) 6 October 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Poland Jagiellonia Białystok v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
GK Gabriel Kobylak (2002-02-20) 20 February 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Poland Zagłębie Sosnowiec v.  Norway, 11 October 2021
GK Cezary Miszta (2001-10-30) 30 October 2001 (age 20) 1 0 Poland Legia Warszawa v.  Portugal, 7 September 2021
GK Nikodem Sujecki (2003-02-27) 27 February 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Poland Skra Częstochowa v.  Portugal, 7 September 2021

DF Patryk Peda (2002-04-16) 16 April 2002 (age 20) 3 0 Italy S.P.A.L. v.  England, 25 March 2022 INJ
DF Dominik Marczuk (2003-11-01) 1 November 2003 (age 18) 1 0 Poland Stal Rzeszów v.  England, 25 March 2022 INJ
DF Mateusz Maćkowiak (2001-05-29) 29 May 2001 (age 20) 3 1 Poland Odra Opole v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
DF Kacper Radkowski (2001-03-27) 27 March 2001 (age 21) 2 0 Poland Śląsk Wrocław v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
DF Krystian Palacz (2003-07-19) 19 July 2003 (age 18) 1 0 Poland Lech Poznań v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
DF Daniel Hoyo-Kowalski (2003-07-16) 16 July 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Poland Hutnik Kraków v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
DF Bartłomiej Eizenchart (2001-08-23) 23 August 2001 (age 20) 4 0 Poland Resovia Rzeszów v.  Norway, 11 October 2021
DF Olivier Wypart (2001-01-16) 16 January 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Poland Śląsk Wrocław v.  Norway, 11 October 2021
DF Konrad Gruszkowski (2001-01-27) 27 January 2001 (age 21) 2 0 Poland Wisła Kraków v.  Portugal, 7 September 2021
DF Oskar Krzyżak (2002-01-24) 24 January 2002 (age 20) 1 0 Poland Raków Częstochowa v.  Portugal, 7 September 2021
DF Konrad Matuszewski (2001-10-04) 4 October 2001 (age 20) 1 0 Poland Warta Poznań v.  Portugal, 7 September 2021

MF Filip Marchwiński (2002-01-10) 10 January 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Poland Lech Poznań v.  England, 25 March 2022 U21
MF Kacper Smorgol (2003-08-28) 28 August 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Germany RB Leipzig v.  England, 25 March 2022 INJ
MF Jan Biegański (2002-12-04) 4 December 2002 (age 19) 4 0 Poland Lechia Gdańsk v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
MF Ernest Terpiłowski (2001-09-14) 14 September 2001 (age 20) 4 0 Poland Widzew Łódź v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
MF Szymon Czyż (2001-07-08) 8 July 2001 (age 20) 3 0 Poland Raków Częstochowa v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
MF Wojciech Kamiński (2001-01-21) 21 January 2001 (age 21) 1 0 Poland Sandecja Nowy Sącz v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
MF Jakub Myszor (2002-06-07) 7 June 2002 (age 19) 1 0 Poland Cracovia v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
MF Kacper Skibicki (2001-10-11) 11 October 2001 (age 20) 1 0 Poland Legia Warszawa v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
MF Maciej Śliwa (2001-05-22) 22 May 2001 (age 20) 1 0 Poland Miedź Legnica v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
MF Mateusz Młyński (2001-01-02) 2 January 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Poland Wisła Kraków v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
MF Mateusz Łęgowski (2003-01-29) 29 January 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Poland Pogoń Szczecin v.  Romania, 11 November 2021 U21
MF Karol Knap (2001-09-12) 12 September 2001 (age 20) 3 0 Poland Cracovia v.  Norway, 11 October 2021

FW Maciej Mas (2001-05-15) 15 May 2001 (age 20) 3 0 Poland Skra Częstochowa v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
FW Maciej Rosołek (2001-09-02) 2 September 2001 (age 20) 1 0 Poland Legia Warszawa v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
FW Hubert Turski (2003-01-31) 31 January 2003 (age 19) 1 0 Poland Chrobry Głogów v.  Romania, 11 November 2021
FW Dawid Kocyła (2002-07-23) 23 July 2002 (age 19) 4 0 Poland Bruk-Bet Termalica Nieciecza v.  Norway, 11 October 2021
FW Kacper Zych (2002-05-12) 12 May 2002 (age 19) 1 0 Czech Republic MFK Karviná v.  Norway, 11 October 2021
FW Bartosz Guzdek (2002-07-28) 28 July 2002 (age 19) 2 0 Poland Widzew Łódź v.  Portugal, 7 September 2021

WD Withdrew from the squad due to a non-injury issue.
INJ Withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
U21 Withdrew from the squad due to a call up to the under-21 team.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Mariusz Rumak i Miłosz Stępiński trenerami reprezentacji młodzieżowych". Łączy nas piłka (in Polish).
  2. ^ "U-20: Powołania na mecze z Anglią i Czechami" (in Polish). Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej. Retrieved 12 March 2022.