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
CaptainMario Mutsch
Most capsJeff Strasser (98)
Top scorerLéon Mart (16)
Home stadiumStade Josy Barthel
FIFA codeLUX
FIFA ranking109 Decrease 1 (14 August 2014)
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 1–4 France 
(Luxembourg City, Lux.; October 29, 1911)
Biggest win
 Luxembourg 6–0 Afghanistan 
(London, England; July 26, 1948)
Biggest defeat
 Luxembourg 0–9 England 
(Luxembourg City, Lux.; October 19, 1960)
 England 9–0 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
CaptainMario Mutsch
Most capsJeff Strasser (98)
Top scorerLéon Mart (16)
Home stadiumStade Josy Barthel
FIFA codeLUX
FIFA ranking109 Decrease 1 (14 August 2014)
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 1–4 France 
(Luxembourg City, Lux.; October 29, 1911)
Biggest win
 Luxembourg 6–0 Afghanistan 
(London, England; July 26, 1948)
Biggest defeat
 Luxembourg 0–9 England 
(Luxembourg City, Lux.; October 19, 1960)
 England 9–0 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 2014, Luxembourg has never qualified for either the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Championship tournaments. The national side of Luxembourg did compete in six 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 six Olympic football events between 1920 and 1952, and advanced twice to the next round.[1]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
Uruguay 1930Did not enter
1934 to 2014Did not qualify
Russia 2018To be determined
Qatar 2022
Total0/20

European Championship record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
France 1960Did not enter
1964 to 2012Did not qualify
France 2016To be determined
European Union 2020
Total0/20

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 1210176
Finland Helsinki 1952Round 1210165
Total82061630

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 international friendlies against Belgium on May 26 and Italy on June 4, 2014.
Caps and goals as of June 4, 2014.

0#0Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11GKJonathan Joubert(1979-09-12) September 12, 1979 (age 34)690Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
121GKAnthony Moris(1990-04-29) April 29, 1990 (age 24)20Belgium Sint-Truiden
231GKCharly Schinker(1987-11-05) November 5, 1987 (age 26)00Luxembourg Rumelange
42DFEric Hoffmann(1984-06-21) June 21, 1984 (age 30)880Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch
52DFTom Schnell(1985-10-08) October 8, 1985 (age 28)390Luxembourg Fola Esch
222DFTom Laterza(1992-05-09) May 9, 1992 (age 22)280Luxembourg Fola Esch
62DFChris Philipps(1994-03-08) March 8, 1994 (age 20)170France Metz
22DFMaxime Chanot(1990-01-21) January 21, 1990 (age 24)51Belgium Kortrijk
152DFKevin Malget(1991-01-15) January 15, 1991 (age 23)20Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
162DFMarvin da Graça(1995-02-17) February 17, 1995 (age 19)10Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch
173MFMario Mutsch (Captain)(1984-09-03) September 3, 1984 (age 29)732Switzerland St. Gallen
103MFBen Payal(1988-09-08) September 8, 1988 (age 25)590Luxembourg Fola Esch
73MFLars Gerson(1990-02-05) February 5, 1990 (age 24)372Sweden Norrköping
33MFMathias Jänisch(1990-08-27) August 27, 1990 (age 23)361Luxembourg Differdange 03
183MFLaurent Jans(1992-08-05) August 5, 1992 (age 22)140Luxembourg Fola Esch
83MFYannick Bastos(1993-05-30) May 30, 1993 (age 21)50England Bolton Wanderers
193MFDwayn Holter(1995-06-15) June 15, 1995 (age 19)20Germany Greuther Fürth II
94FWDaniel da Mota(1988-09-11) September 11, 1988 (age 25)554Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
134FWAurélien Joachim(1986-08-10) August 10, 1986 (age 28)506Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
114FWStefano Bensi(1988-08-11) August 11, 1988 (age 26)213Luxembourg Fola Esch
214FWMaurice Deville(1992-07-31) July 31, 1992 (age 22)153Germany Saarbrücken
204FWDavid Turpel(1992-10-19) October 19, 1992 (age 21)90Luxembourg Etzella Ettelbruck
144FWAntonio 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
GKMarc Oberweis(1982-11-06) November 6, 1982 (age 31)70Luxembourg Jeunesse Eschv.  Cape Verde, March 5, 2014
DFMassimo Martino(1990-09-18) September 18, 1990 (age 23)170Luxembourg F91 Dudelangev.  Cape Verde, March 5, 2014
DFAnte Bukvić(1987-11-14) November 14, 1987 (age 26)100Luxembourg Differdange 03v.  Montenegro, November 15, 2013
DFRicardo Delgado(1994-02-22) February 22, 1994 (age 20)00Luxembourg Jeunesse Eschv.  Montenegro, November 15, 2013
MFAndy May(1989-09-02) September 2, 1989 (age 24)10Luxembourg Differdange 03v.  Cape Verde, March 5, 2014
MFJoël Pedro(1992-04-10) April 10, 1992 (age 22)90Luxembourg F91 Dudelangev.  Montenegro, November 15, 2013
MFRené Peters(1981-06-15) June 15, 1981 (age 33)913Luxembourg Hamm Benficav.  Portugal, October 15, 2013

Most capped players[edit]

RankPlayer[8]Caps
1Jeff Strasser98
2René Peters91
3Eric Hoffmann88
4Carlo Weis87
5François Konter77
6Roby Langers73
Mario Mutsch73

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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