The Czechoslovakia national under-21 football team
was the national football
team for the under-21s of Czechoslovakia
, before the country split into the Czech Republic
(For information about the national teams of the two countries, see the articles Czech Republic national under-21 football team and Slovakia national under-21 football team.
Following the realignment of UEFA
's youth competitions in 1976, Czechoslovakia's Under-21 team was formed. Despite the end of the country in January 1993, the team played until March 1994, fulfilling its fixtures in the UEFA U-21 Championship
as a combined team. Since the under-21 competition rules state that players must be 21 or under at the start ot a two year competition, technically it is an U-23 competition. Czechoslovakia's record for the preceding U-23 competitions is also shown.
In its twelve U-23 and U-21 competitions, the team had a decent record, winning the first competition in 1972 and reaching the quarter-finals on seven occasions. The team failed to qualify for the final eight on four occasions.
UEFA U-23 Championship Record
Czechoslovakia were randomly chosen to play holders Bulgaria
for the title, which they did not win. The competition was abandoned in summer 1970 for a larger competition, Czechoslovakia's next competitive match was in qualification for that competition, which ended in 1972 with them as champions.
- November 15, 1967: Bulgaria 2-1 Czechoslovakia
- 1972: Champions.