Luxembourg national football team

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Luxembourg
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)de Roude Léiw /
d'Roud Léiwen /
Les Lions Rouge

(The Red Lion(s))
AssociationLuxembourg Football Federation
(Fédération Luxembourgeoise
de Football)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachLuc Holtz
CaptainRené Peters
Most capsJeff Strasser (98)
Top scorerLéon Mart (16)
Home stadiumStade Josy Barthel
FIFA codeLUX
FIFA ranking120 Increase +2
Highest FIFA ranking93 (April 1996)
Lowest FIFA ranking195 (August 2006)
Elo ranking160
Highest Elo ranking76 (28 July 1946)
Lowest Elo ranking190 (October 2004 to January 2006, September 2007)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Luxembourg Luxembourg 1–4 France 
(Luxembourg City, Lux.; October 29, 1911)
Biggest win
Luxembourg Luxembourg 6–0 Afghanistan 
(London, England; July 26, 1948)
Biggest defeat
Luxembourg Luxembourg 0–9 England 
(Luxembourg City, Lux.; October 19, 1960)
 England 9–0 Luxembourg Luxembourg
(London, England; December 15, 1982)
European Championship
Appearancesnone
 
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Luxembourg
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)de Roude Léiw /
d'Roud Léiwen /
Les Lions Rouge

(The Red Lion(s))
AssociationLuxembourg Football Federation
(Fédération Luxembourgeoise
de Football)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachLuc Holtz
CaptainRené Peters
Most capsJeff Strasser (98)
Top scorerLéon Mart (16)
Home stadiumStade Josy Barthel
FIFA codeLUX
FIFA ranking120 Increase +2
Highest FIFA ranking93 (April 1996)
Lowest FIFA ranking195 (August 2006)
Elo ranking160
Highest Elo ranking76 (28 July 1946)
Lowest Elo ranking190 (October 2004 to January 2006, September 2007)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Luxembourg Luxembourg 1–4 France 
(Luxembourg City, Lux.; October 29, 1911)
Biggest win
Luxembourg Luxembourg 6–0 Afghanistan 
(London, England; July 26, 1948)
Biggest defeat
Luxembourg Luxembourg 0–9 England 
(Luxembourg City, Lux.; October 19, 1960)
 England 9–0 Luxembourg Luxembourg
(London, England; December 15, 1982)
European Championship
Appearancesnone

The Luxembourg national football team (nicknamed the Red Lions) is the national football team of Luxembourg, and is controlled by the Luxembourg Football Federation. The team plays most of its home matches at the Stade Josy Barthel in Luxembourg City.

As of 2013, Luxembourg has never qualified for either the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Championship tournaments. The national side of Luxembourg did compete in five Olympic football events.[1]

History[edit]

Luxembourg played their first ever international match on 29 October 1911, in a friendly match against France; it resulted in a 1–4 defeat.[1] Their first victory came on 8 February 1914, also in a match against France, which they won 5–4.[1]

When they do win a competitive match, they are often celebrated by national media and fans, as was the case after a 2–1 win against Switzerland in 2008.[2]

Luxembourg has never qualified for either the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Championship tournaments. The national side of Luxembourg did compete in five Olympic football events between 1920 and 1948, and appeared twice in the second round.[1]

Summer Olympics Record[edit]

[1]

Summer Olympics Record of the Luxembourg national football team
EditionRoundPldWDLGFGA
Belgium Antwerp 1920Round 1100103
France Paris 1924Round 2100102
Netherlands Amsterdam 1928Round 1100135
Nazi Germany Berlin 1936Round 1100109
United Kingdom London 1948Round 2210176
Total61051025

Minor Tournaments[edit]

[3]

Luxembourg Minor Tournaments Record
YearRoundPosPld*WDLGFGA
Indonesia 1980 Marah Halim CupSemi-Finals4th7313811
*Two of these seven matches, played against the Indonesian clubs Pardedetex and NIAC Mitra (that ended in 1–0 and 2–1 wins for Luxembourg, respectively) are not regarded as full internationals by the Luxembourg Football Federation.


Managers[edit]

[4]

NameNationYears
Paul Feierstein Luxembourg1933–1948
Jean-Pierre Hoscheit
Jules Müller
Albert Reuter
 Luxembourg1948–1949
Adolf Patek Austria1949–1953
Béla Volentik Hungary1953–1955
Eduard Havlicek Austria1955
Nandor Lengyel Hungary1955–1959
Pierre Sinibaldi France1959–1960
Robert Heinz West Germany1960–1969
Ernst Melchior France1969–1972
Gilbert Legrand France1972–1977
Arthur Schoos Luxembourg1978
Louis Pilot Luxembourg1978–1984
Jozef Vliers Belgium1984
Josy Kirchens Luxembourg1985
Paul Philipp Luxembourg1985–2001
Allan Simonsen Denmark2001–2004
Guy Hellers Luxembourg2004–2010
Luc Holtz Luxembourg2010–present

Players[edit]

Jeff Strasser holds the record for number of international appearances for Luxembourg; he earned 98 caps between 1993 and 2010.[5]

Léon Mart holds the record for number of international goals for Luxembourg; he scored 16 goals in 24 matches between 1933 and 1946.[6]

In 2004, the Luxembourg Football Federation selected Louis Pilot as their Golden Player, Luxembourg's greatest player of the past 50 years.[7]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the friendly match against Montenegro on November 17, 2013.
Caps and goals as of November 17, 2013.

0#0Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKJonathan Joubert(1979-09-12) September 12, 1979 (age 34)680Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
1GKMarc Oberweis(1982-11-06) November 6, 1982 (age 31)70Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch
2DFEric Hoffmann(1984-06-21) June 21, 1984 (age 29)870Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch
2DFMathias Jänisch(1990-08-27) August 27, 1990 (age 23)331Luxembourg Differdange 03
2DFTom Laterza(1992-05-09) May 9, 1992 (age 21)270Luxembourg Fola Esch
2DFMassimo Martino(1990-09-18) September 18, 1990 (age 23)170Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
2DFChris Philipps(1994-03-08) March 8, 1994 (age 19)150France Metz
2DFAnte Bukvić(1987-11-14) November 14, 1987 (age 26)100Luxembourg Differdange 03
2DFKevin Malget(1991-01-15) January 15, 1991 (age 23)20Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
2DFRicardo Delgado(1994-02-22) February 22, 1994 (age 20)00Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch
3MFMario Mutsch (Captain)(1984-09-03) September 3, 1984 (age 29)712Switzerland St. Gallen
3MFBen Payal(1988-09-08) September 8, 1988 (age 25)570Luxembourg Fola Esch
3MFLars Gerson(1990-02-05) February 5, 1990 (age 24)342Sweden Norrköping
3MFLaurent Jans(1992-08-05) August 5, 1992 (age 21)110Luxembourg Fola Esch
3MFJoël Pedro(1992-04-10) April 10, 1992 (age 21)90Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
3MFYannick Bastos(1993-05-30) May 30, 1993 (age 20)40England Bolton Wanderers
3MFAndy May(1989-09-02) September 2, 1989 (age 24)10Luxembourg Differdange 03
4FWDaniel da Mota(1988-09-11) September 11, 1988 (age 25)524Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
4FWAurélien Joachim(1986-08-10) August 10, 1986 (age 27)476Netherlands Waalwijk
4FWStefano Bensi(1988-08-11) August 11, 1988 (age 25)193Luxembourg Fola Esch
4FWMaurice Deville(1992-07-31) July 31, 1992 (age 21)133Germany Saarbrücken
4FWAntonio Luisi(1994-10-07) October 7, 1994 (age 19)50Luxembourg Differdange 03

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Luxembourg squad during last 12 months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GKJoé Flick(1979-07-16) July 16, 1979 (age 34)10Luxembourg Etzella Ettelbruckv.  Azerbaijan, June 7, 2013
DFGuy Blaise(1980-12-12) December 12, 1980 (age 33)300Belgium Virtonv.  Lithuania, August 14, 2013
DFMaxime Chanot(1990-01-21) January 21, 1990 (age 24)20Belgium Kortrijkv.  Lithuania, August 14, 2013
DFTom Schnell(1985-10-08) October 8, 1985 (age 28)360Luxembourg Fola Eschv.  Finland, March 26, 2013
DFKim Kintziger(1987-04-02) April 2, 1987 (age 26)70Luxembourg Jeunesse Eschv.  Finland, March 26, 2013
DFBilly Bernard(1991-04-09) April 9, 1991 (age 22)20Luxembourg Fola Eschv.  Finland, March 26, 2013
MFRené Peters(1981-06-15) June 15, 1981 (age 32)913Luxembourg Hamm Benficav.  Portugal, October 15, 2013
MFGilles Bettmer(1989-03-31) March 31, 1989 (age 24)581Luxembourg Differdange 03v.  Finland, March 26, 2013
MFCharles Leweck(1983-07-19) July 19, 1983 (age 30)390Luxembourg Etzella Ettelbruckv.  Finland, March 26, 2013
FWDavid Turpel(1992-10-19) October 19, 1992 (age 21)60Luxembourg Etzella Ettelbruckv.  Portugal, October 15, 2013

Most capped players[edit]

RankPlayer[8]Caps
1Jeff Strasser98
2René Peters91
3Carlo Weis87
4Eric Hoffmann86
5François Konter77
6Roby Langers73

Top goalscorers[edit]

RankPlayer[8]Goals
1Léon Mart16
2Gustave Kemp15
3Camille Libar14
4Nicolas Kettel13
5François Müller12
6Léon Letsch11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Luxembourg - List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "RTL Lëtzebuerg". De Journal. 7 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Marah Halim Cup (Medan, Indonesia)". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Les entraîneurs nationaux du Luxembourg" (in French). profootball.lu. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jeff Strasser - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "JLéon Mart - Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Golden Players take centre stage". UEFA. Archived from the original on 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  8. ^ a b "Luxembourg - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 

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