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))
Association Luxembourg Football Federation
(Fédération Luxembourgeoise
de Football)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Luc Holtz
Captain Mario Mutsch
Most caps Jeff Strasser (98)
Top scorer Léon Mart (16)
Home stadium Stade Josy Barthel
FIFA code LUX
FIFA ranking 119 Decrease 7
Highest FIFA ranking 93 (April 1996)
Lowest FIFA ranking 195 (August 2006)
Elo ranking 160
Highest Elo ranking 76 (28 July 1946)
Lowest Elo ranking 190 (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
Appearances none

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]

European Championship record[edit]

Summer Olympics Record[edit]

[1]

Summer Olympics Record of the Luxembourg national football team
Edition Round Pld W D L GF GA
Belgium Antwerp 1920 Round 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
France Paris 1924 Round 2 1 0 0 1 0 2
Netherlands Amsterdam 1928 Round 1 1 0 0 1 3 5
Nazi Germany Berlin 1936 Round 1 1 0 0 1 0 9
United Kingdom London 1948 Round 1 2 1 0 1 7 6
Finland Helsinki 1952 Round 1 2 1 0 1 6 5
Total 8 2 0 6 16 30

Minor Tournaments[edit]

[3]

Luxembourg Minor Tournaments Record
Year Round Pos Pld* W D L GF GA
Indonesia 1980 Marah Halim Cup Semi-Finals 4th 7 3 1 3 8 11
*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]

Name Nation Years
Paul Feierstein  Luxembourg 1933–1948
Jean-Pierre Hoscheit
Jules Müller
Albert Reuter
 Luxembourg 1948–1949
Adolf Patek  Austria 1949–1953
Béla Volentik  Hungary 1953–1955
Eduard Havlicek  Austria 1955
Nandor Lengyel  Hungary 1955–1959
Pierre Sinibaldi  France 1959–1960
Robert Heinz  West Germany 1960–1969
Ernst Melchior  France 1969–1972
Gilbert Legrand  France 1972–1977
Arthur Schoos  Luxembourg 1978
Louis Pilot  Luxembourg 1978–1984
Jozef Vliers  Belgium 1984
Josy Kirchens  Luxembourg 1985
Paul Philipp  Luxembourg 1985–2001
Allan Simonsen  Denmark 2001–2004
Guy Hellers  Luxembourg 2004–2010
Luc Holtz  Luxembourg 2010–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#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jonathan Joubert (1979-09-12) September 12, 1979 (age 34) 69 0 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
12 1GK Anthony Moris (1990-04-29) April 29, 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Belgium Sint-Truiden
23 1GK Charly Schinker (1987-11-05) November 5, 1987 (age 26) 0 0 Luxembourg Rumelange
4 2DF Eric Hoffmann (1984-06-21) June 21, 1984 (age 30) 88 0 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch
5 2DF Tom Schnell (1985-10-08) October 8, 1985 (age 28) 39 0 Luxembourg Fola Esch
22 2DF Tom Laterza (1992-05-09) May 9, 1992 (age 22) 28 0 Luxembourg Fola Esch
6 2DF Chris Philipps (1994-03-08) March 8, 1994 (age 20) 17 0 France Metz
2 2DF Maxime Chanot (1990-01-21) January 21, 1990 (age 24) 5 1 Belgium Kortrijk
15 2DF Kevin Malget (1991-01-15) January 15, 1991 (age 23) 2 0 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
16 2DF Marvin da Graça (1995-02-17) February 17, 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch
17 3MF Mario Mutsch (Captain) (1984-09-03) September 3, 1984 (age 29) 73 2 Switzerland St. Gallen
10 3MF Ben Payal (1988-09-08) September 8, 1988 (age 25) 59 0 Luxembourg Fola Esch
7 3MF Lars Gerson (1990-02-05) February 5, 1990 (age 24) 37 2 Sweden Norrköping
3 3MF Mathias Jänisch (1990-08-27) August 27, 1990 (age 23) 36 1 Luxembourg Differdange 03
18 3MF Laurent Jans (1992-08-05) August 5, 1992 (age 21) 14 0 Luxembourg Fola Esch
8 3MF Yannick Bastos (1993-05-30) May 30, 1993 (age 21) 5 0 England Bolton Wanderers
19 3MF Dwayn Holter (1995-06-15) June 15, 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Germany Greuther Fürth II
9 4FW Daniel da Mota (1988-09-11) September 11, 1988 (age 25) 55 4 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
13 4FW Aurélien Joachim (1986-08-10) August 10, 1986 (age 27) 50 6 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
11 4FW Stefano Bensi (1988-08-11) August 11, 1988 (age 25) 21 3 Luxembourg Fola Esch
21 4FW Maurice Deville (1992-07-31) July 31, 1992 (age 21) 15 3 Germany Saarbrücken
20 4FW David Turpel (1992-10-19) October 19, 1992 (age 21) 9 0 Luxembourg Etzella Ettelbruck
14 4FW Antonio Luisi (1994-10-07) October 7, 1994 (age 19) 5 0 Luxembourg Differdange 03

Recent call-ups[edit]

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Marc Oberweis (1982-11-06) November 6, 1982 (age 31) 7 0 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch v.  Cape Verde, March 5, 2014
DF Massimo Martino (1990-09-18) September 18, 1990 (age 23) 17 0 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange v.  Cape Verde, March 5, 2014
DF Ante Bukvić (1987-11-14) November 14, 1987 (age 26) 10 0 Luxembourg Differdange 03 v.  Montenegro, November 15, 2013
DF Ricardo Delgado (1994-02-22) February 22, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch v.  Montenegro, November 15, 2013
DF Guy Blaise (1980-12-12) December 12, 1980 (age 33) 30 0 Belgium Virton v.  Lithuania, August 14, 2013
MF Andy May (1989-09-02) September 2, 1989 (age 24) 1 0 Luxembourg Differdange 03 v.  Cape Verde, March 5, 2014
MF Joël Pedro (1992-04-10) April 10, 1992 (age 22) 9 0 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange v.  Montenegro, November 15, 2013
MF René Peters (1981-06-15) June 15, 1981 (age 33) 91 3 Luxembourg Hamm Benfica v.  Portugal, October 15, 2013

Most capped players[edit]

Rank Player[8] Caps
1 Jeff Strasser 98
2 René Peters 91
3 Eric Hoffmann 88
4 Carlo Weis 87
5 François Konter 77
6 Roby Langers 73
Mario Mutsch 73

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player[8] Goals
1 Léon Mart 16
2 Gustave Kemp 15
3 Camille Libar 14
4 Nicolas Kettel 13
5 François Müller 12
6 Léon Letsch 11

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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