San Marino national football team

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 San Marino
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Serenissima
Association Federazione Sammarinese Gioco Calcio
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Pierangelo Manzaroli [1]
Asst coach Stefano Ceci
Captain Andy Selva
Most caps Andy Selva and Damiano Vannucci (68)
Top scorer Andy Selva (8)
Home stadium Stadio Olimpico
FIFA code SMR
FIFA ranking 180 Increase 28 (27 November 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 118 (September 1993)
Lowest FIFA ranking 208 (July 2014–October 2014)
Elo ranking 205
Highest Elo ranking 191
Lowest Elo ranking 205 (2014 –)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Unofficial
 San Marino 0–1 Canada (Olympic) 
(Serravalle, San Marino; 23 August 1986)
Official
 San Marino 0–4 Switzerland 
(Serravalle, San Marino; 14 November 1990)
Biggest win
 San Marino 1–0 Liechtenstein 
(Serravalle, San Marino; 28 April 2004)
Biggest defeat
 San Marino 0–13 Germany 
(Serravalle, San Marino; 6 September 2006)

The San Marino national football team (Italian: Nazionale di calcio di San Marino) is the national football team of San Marino, controlled by the San Marino Football Federation (FSGC). The team represents the second smallest population, of any UEFA member.

The first official game played by a San Marino team was a 4–0 defeat in a European Championships qualifier by Switzerland in 1990. Previously, a San Marino side had lost 1–0 to a Canadian Olympic team in 1986, but this was not an official match. Since making their competitive bow, San Marino have competed in qualifying for every European Championships and World Cup, but have never won a match in either competition. They have only ever won one game, beating Liechtenstein 1–0 in a friendly match on 24 April 2004.

Until November 2014 San Marino were tied in last place in the FIFA World Rankings, a run that lasted since the rankings were given a new calculation methodology. They were tied for last with Bhutan, (208th) in the October 2014 rankings,[2] a 0-0 draw with Estonia during the Euro 2016 qualifying rounds ensured their departure from the foot of the rankings.

History[edit]

Though the San Marino Football Federation formed in 1931, the federation did not establish a national team until 1986, when a team representing the Federation played Canada's Olympic team in an unofficial international. San Marino gained affiliation to governing bodies FIFA and UEFA in 1988,[3] allowing the team to participate in major championships. Prior to this, Sammarinese players had been considered Italian in international football contexts.[4]

San Marino's first match in a FIFA sanctioned competition was against Switzerland on 14 November 1990 in a qualifier for the 1992 European Championships. San Marino lost 4–0, and went to lose all eight qualifiers. The team particularly struggled in away matches, losing every one by at least four goals. San Marino scored only one goal, a penalty in a 3–1 defeat at home by Romania,[5] and conceded 33 goals in total.[6]

For their first World Cup qualifying campaign, San Marino were drawn in a group with England, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Turkey. The opening match resulted in a 10–0 hammering at the hands of Norway. The return match was less one-sided, finishing 2–0 to the Norwegians. A 4–1 defeat in Turkey saw San Marino score their first World Cup goal, and a 0–0 draw against the same opposition on 10 March 1993 gave them their first ever point. In their final qualifier, against England, Davide Gualtieri scored the fastest goal in World Cup Qualifying history—after 8.3 seconds—though the team went on to lose 7–1.[7] San Marino finished the campaign with one point, and conceded 46 goals in 10 matches.[8]

The team's qualification campaign for Euro 1996 followed a similar pattern to that of the previous European championships, as they lost every game. A match away to Finland gave San Marino their first goal away from home in the European championships, but the team lost 4–1.[9] Their only other goal came in a 3–1 home defeat by the Faroe Islands; the two wins over San Marino were the only points gained by the Faroe Islands in the group. In the return match, a 3–0 scoreline in Toftir, is the Faroe Islands record competitive win.[10]

Even by Sammarinese standards, qualification for the 1998 World Cup was disappointing. Losing every game by three goals or more, San Marino failed to score a single goal.[11] This is the only World Cup qualifying tournament in which they have failed to score. Qualification for Euro 2000 again resulted in defeats in every game. The closest game was against Cyprus, a 1–0 defeat on 18 November 1998.[12]

In April 2001, San Marino gained their first ever away point, drawing 1–1 with Latvia in Riga.[13] The team ended the 2002 World Cup qualifying group with a new best of three goals, though one of these came in a 10–1 defeat by Belgium. In Euro 2004 qualifying San Marino lost all eight matches, failing to score. The closest result was a 1–0 home defeat by Latvia, with the winner scored in the last minute.[14]

In April 2004, San Marino gained their first, and as of September 2012 only, win in their 65th attempt, a 1–0 victory over Liechtenstein in a friendly on 28 April 2004 courtesy of a fifth minute goal by Andy Selva. The match was Martin Andermatt's debut as Liechtenstein manager.[15] Results during qualification for the 2006 World Cup followed a similar vein to previous qualifying groups. Matches were generally one-sided defeats, with the exception of single goal defeats at home by Lithuania and Belgium.[16]

San Marino's opening Euro 2008 qualifying match resulted in a record 13–0 defeat at home by Germany on 6 September 2006.[17] They scored only twice and conceded fifty-seven goals in losing all twelve matches, although the home matches against Ireland, Cyprus and Wales were each lost by a single goal.[18]

In the qualification tournament for the 2010 World Cup, they lost all ten matches played and failed to qualify. They conceded 47 goals in those fixtures, including 10 in a defeat by Poland, which became Poland's highest scoring victory of all time,[19] and scored just once, in a 3–1 defeat by Slovakia.[20] Qualifying for UEFA Euro 2012 started in a similar way, the first nine matches all being defeats with an aggregate of 49 goals conceded and none scored, their best result being a one-goal loss to Finland at home, with the worst being a heavy 11–0 loss to the Netherlands, which became the Netherlands' highest scoring victory of all time and San Marino's worst-ever away defeat.[21] This was then followed up by two lighter defeats, a 5–0 home loss against Sweden, before completing the campaign with a 4–0 away loss to Moldova.

On 10 September 2013, Alessandro Della Valle scored San Marino's first competitive goal for 5 years. With the score 0–1 to Poland in the Serravalle stadium, he headed in a free-kick in the 22nd minute, beating A.F.C. Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc at his front post. Poland then regained the lead a minute later, winning 5–1. It was the first international goal of any kind scored by San Marino since the national team lost 3–2 at home to Malta, the sole time the national team has scored more than once in any given international at senior level.

On 15 November 2014, San Marino drew 0–0 at home against Estonia.[22] It was the first time in 10 years that the team had not lost a game, ending a 61–match losing streak,[22] and securing the country's first ever point in a European Championship qualifier.[22]

Stadium[edit]

San Marino play home matches at the Stadio Olimpico, a municipally owned stadium in Serravalle which also hosts the matches of club side San Marino Calcio. It has a capacity of 7,000.[23] Crowds are low, and on occasion travelling supporters outnumber the Sammarinese support. For example, in the fixture against the Republic of Ireland in February 2007, 2,500 of the 3,294 crowd were Irish supporters.[24][25]

San Marino have played two "home" matches outside their borders. For World Cup qualifiers against England and the Netherlands in 1993 the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna was used.

Reputation[edit]

San Marino once had the smallest population of any UEFA country,[23] until the May 2013 election of Gibraltar.[26] The republic has never won a competitive fixture and its poor record has led the country to gain a very low reputation in world football. A 2004 1–0 friendly win against Liechtenstein remains their sole victory to date.

The national side is mainly composed of amateur players. Only a small number of players are professionals, with many holding second jobs outside of the sport. Their 13–0 defeat at home by Germany is a European Championship record,[17] and they have conceded ten goals on four other separate occasions. In media terms they are constantly referred to as the 'whipping boys', a remark regarding their emphatic number of goals conceded in each tournament entered.

In the FIFA World Rankings, San Marino traditionally have the lowest rank of any UEFA country. Since the creation of FIFA rankings in 1992, San Marino's average position has been 173rd.[27]

In 2001, Latvia manager Gary Johnson resigned after failing to beat San Marino in a World Cup qualifier.[28] The Republic of Ireland's 2–1 win in February 2007 (due to a last-second goal) resulted in scathing press criticism.[29]

San Marino set a European record when they went over 20 games without scoring between October 2008 and August 2012.

San Marino all-time record against all nations[edit]

Matches official

As of 9 October 2014
Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD  % Won
 Albania 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0%
 Austria 2 0 0 2 1 11 −10 0%
 Belgium 6 0 0 6 3 33 −30 0%
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0%
 Bulgaria 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 0%
 Croatia 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0%
 Cyprus 4 0 0 4 0 6 −6 0%
 Czech Republic 4 0 0 4 0 20 −20 0%
 England 5 0 0 5 1 31 −30 0%
 Estonia 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 0%
 Faroe Islands 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0%
 Finland 4 0 0 4 1 15 −14 0%
 Germany 2 0 0 2 0 19 −19 0%
 Greece 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0%
 Hungary 4 0 0 4 0 19 −19 0%
 Israel 2 0 0 2 0 13 −13 0%
 Italy 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0%
 Latvia 4 0 1 3 1 6 −5 0%
 Liechtenstein 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 33.33%
 Lithuania 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0%
 Malta 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1 0%
 Moldova 4 0 0 4 0 10 −10 0%
 Montenegro 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 0%
 Netherlands 6 0 0 6 0 39 −39 0%
 Northern Ireland 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 0%
 Norway 2 0 0 2 0 12 −12 0%
 Poland 8 0 0 8 1 33 −32 0%
 Republic of Ireland 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6 0%
 Romania 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0%
 Russia 2 0 0 2 0 11 −11 0%
 Scotland 6 0 0 6 0 19 −19 0%
 Serbia 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0%
 Slovakia 4 0 0 4 1 22 −21 0%
 Slovenia 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0%
 Spain 4 0 0 4 0 26 −26 0%
 Sweden 4 0 0 4 0 22 −22 0%
 Switzerland 2 0 0 2 0 11 −11 0%
 Turkey 4 0 1 3 1 16 −15 0%
 Ukraine 2 0 0 2 0 17 −17 0%
 Wales 4 0 0 4 1 16 −15 0%
Total 123 1 3 119 20 531 −511 0.813%

Matches unofficial

As of 15 October 2013
Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD  % Won
 Lebanon 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
 Syria 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 0%
 Turkey 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4 0%
 Vatican City [30] 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Total 4 0 2 2 0 7 −7 0%

Draws and victory[edit]

San Marino  0–0  Turkey
Report
Stadio Olimpico, San Marino
Attendance: 957
Referee: Michel Piraux (Belgium)

Latvia  1–1  San Marino
Pahars Goal 1' Report Albani Goal 59'
Skonto Stadium, Latvia
Attendance: 4.000
Referee: Karen Nalbandyan (Armenia)

20 August 2003 Friendly
18:30 BST
Liechtenstein  2–2  San Marino
Frick Goal 16'
Burgmeier Goal 23'
Report B. Gasperoni Goal 39'
Ciacci Goal 45'
Rheinpark Stadion, Liechtenstein
Attendance: 850
Referee: Guido Wildhaber (Switzerland)

28 April 2004 Friendly
19:30 BST
San Marino  1–0  Liechtenstein
Selva Goal 5' Report
Stadio Olimpico, San Marino
Attendance: 700
Referee: Ruaidhri Laird (Scotland)

15 November 2014 Euro 2016 qualification
18:00 BST
San Marino  0–0  Estonia
Report
Stadio Olimpico, San Marino
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Unofficial[edit]

San Marino  0–0  Lebanon
Report
Abbasiyyin Stadium, Syria
Attendance: ?
Referee: ?

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1930 to 1990 Did not enter
1994 to 2014 Did not qualify
Russia 2018 Yet to be played
Qatar 2022
Total 0/20

European Championship record[edit]

Managers[edit]

From 1986 to present days:

Dates Name
1986–1990 San Marino Giulio Cesare Casali
1990–1996 San Marino Giorgio Leoni
1996–1998 San Marino Massimo Bonini
1998–2013 San MarinoItaly Giampaolo Mazza
2014– San MarinoItaly Pierangelo Manzaroli

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players called up for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Estonia on 15 November 2014.[31]
Caps and goals as of 15 November 2014 after the game against Estonia.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Aldo Simoncini (1986-08-30) 30 August 1986 (age 28) 42 0 San Marino Libertas
12 1GK Giacomo Muraccini (1990-10-15) 15 October 1990 (age 24) 0 0 San Marino Domagnano
23 1GK Elia Benedettini (1995-06-22) 22 June 1995 (age 19) 0 0 San Marino Libertas
2 2DF Giovanni Bonini (1986-09-05) 5 September 1986 (age 28) 20 0 San Marino Tre Penne
3 2DF Mirko Palazzi (1987-03-21) 21 March 1987 (age 27) 18 0 San Marino San Marino [note 1]
4 2DF Fabio Vitaioli (1984-04-05) 5 April 1984 (age 30) 37 0 San Marino Murata
5 2DF Davide Simoncini (1986-08-30) 30 August 1986 (age 28) 35 0 San Marino Libertas
6 2DF Cristian Brolli (1992-02-28) 28 February 1992 (age 22) 7 0 San Marino Folgore
13 2DF Manuel Battistini (1994-07-22) 22 July 1994 (age 20) 7 0 San Marino Juvenes/Dogana
24 2DF Roberto Di Maio (1982-09-21) 21 September 1982 (age 32) 0 0 Italy Rimini
8 3MF Nicola Chiaruzzi (1987-12-25) 25 December 1987 (age 26) 5 0 San Marino Tre Penne
9 3MF Luca Tosi (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 24) 4 0 San Marino Folgore
15 3MF Maicol Berretti (1989-05-01) 1 May 1989 (age 25) 22 0 San Marino Folgore
16 3MF Michele Cervellini (1988-04-14) 14 April 1988 (age 26) 26 0 San Marino Pennarossa
17 3MF Matteo Coppini (1989-05-05) 5 May 1989 (age 25) 12 0 San Marino Tre Penne
18 3MF Enrico Golinucci (1991-07-16) 16 July 1991 (age 23) 1 0 San Marino Libertas
19 3MF Pier Filippo Mazza (1988-08-20) 20 August 1988 (age 26) 10 0 San Marino Juvenes/Dogana
21 3MF Michael Simoncini (1987-02-01) 1 February 1987 (age 27) 0 0 San Marino Murata
7 4FW Adolfo Hirsch (1986-01-31) 31 January 1986 (age 28) 5 0 San Marino Folgore
10 4FW Andy Selva (Captain) (1976-05-25) 25 May 1976 (age 38) 68 8 San Marino La Fiorita
11 4FW Matteo Vitaioli (1989-10-27) 27 October 1989 (age 25) 35 0 San Marino Fiorentino
14 4FW Marco Berardi (1994-02-12) 12 February 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Italy Tropical Coriano
20 4FW Danilo Rinaldi (1986-04-18) 18 April 1986 (age 28) 18 1 San Marino La Fiorita
22 4FW Mattia Stefanelli (1993-03-12) 12 March 1993 (age 21) 2 0 San Marino Juvenes/Dogana
25 4FW Sergio Floccari (1981-11-12) 12 November 1981 (age 33) 0 0 Italy Sassuolo

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the past twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Federico Valentini (1982-01-22) 22 January 1982 (age 32) 13 0 San Marino Tre Penne v.  Lithuania, 8 September 2014
GK Simone Benedettini (1997-01-21) 21 January 1997 (age 17) 0 0 San Marino San Marino [note 1] v.  Albania, 8 June 2014
GK Mattia Manzaroli (1991-10-03) 3 October 1991 (age 23) 0 0 San Marino Juvenes/Dogana v.  Albania, 8 June 2014 (preliminary)
DF Alessandro Della Valle (1982-06-08) 8 June 1982 (age 32) 51 1 San Marino Folgore v.  Switzerland, 14 October 2014
DF Carlo Valentini (1982-03-15) 15 March 1982 (age 32) 42 0 San Marino Murata v.  Switzerland, 14 October 2014
DF Lorenzo Buscarini (1991-05-27) 27 May 1991 (age 23) 10 0 San Marino Murata v.  Switzerland, 14 October 2014
DF Davide Cesarini (1995-02-16) 16 February 1995 (age 19) 0 0 San Marino Tre Penne v.  England, 9 October 2014
DF Alex Della Valle (1990-06-13) 13 June 1990 (age 24) 6 0 San Marino Faetano v.  Lithuania, 8 September 2014
DF Juri Biordi (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 19) 1 0 San Marino San Marino [note 1] v.  Albania, 8 June 2014
DF Gianluca Bollini (1980-03-24) 24 March 1980 (age 34) 10 0 San Marino La Fiorita v.  Albania, 8 June 2014 (preliminary)
DF Marco Muraccini (1991-02-25) 25 February 1991 (age 23) 3 0 San Marino Folgore v.  Albania, 8 June 2014 (preliminary)
MF Alex Gasperoni (1984-06-30) 30 June 1984 (age 30) 34 0 San Marino Tre Penne v.  Switzerland, 14 October 2014
MF Lorenzo Gasperoni (1990-01-03) 3 January 1990 (age 24) 4 0 San Marino Juvenes/Dogana v.  Switzerland, 14 October 2014
MF Eugenio Colombini (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 22) 1 0 San Marino Juvenes/Dogana v.  Albania, 8 June 2014
MF Alessandro Golinucci (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Italy Sammaurese v.  Albania, 8 June 2014 (preliminary)
FW Alessandro Bianchi (1989-07-19) 19 July 1989 (age 25) 4 0 San Marino Folgore v.  Lithuania, 8 September 2014

Coaching staff[edit]

[32]

Head coach Pierangelo Manzaroli [1]
Technical assistant Stefano Ceci
Fitness coach Tomaso Mazzoli
Goalkeeping coach Marcello Teodorani
Team doctor Pietro Bugli
Physiotherapist Loris Balzani
Masseur Tiziano Giacobbi
Official accompanying Cesare Vitaioli
Match analyst Lorenzo Vagnini
Warehouseman Benito Ballato
Marco Crescentini
Mauro Montanari

Kit manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit provider
1990–2010 Italy Virma
2011–present Germany Adidas

Records[edit]

In January 2006, the Sammarinese Football Association named Massimo Bonini as their greatest ever player.[4] Three-times Italian Serie A champion, he is the only Sammarinese player to have won an official international competition including the European Champions' Cup and the Intercontinental Cup. Bonini represented Italy at under-21 level in the early 1980s, and he played for Juventus from 1981 to 1988, but was prevented from gaining full honours due to a rule change.[4] By the time San Marino became a full UEFA member, Bonini was in his thirties, but gained 19 caps between 1990 and 1995.[33]

After retiring from playing, Bonini became San Marino's manager,[4] succeeding Giorgio Leoni. He held the position until 1998, when he was replaced by Giampaolo Mazza. As of 2012, Mazza is the longest-serving manager of any European national team. Though he gave up his position after their 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification campaign, giving way to former u-21s boss Pierangelo Manzaroli.[34]

The appearance record for San Marino is held by Andy Selva, whose 68 caps and he also is the record goalscorer with 8 goals.[35]

San Marino's player Davide Gualtieri scored the fastest goal ever in a Fifa match against England. In the match, which took place in Bologna, Italy, San Marino had the kick-off and the ball was quickly played through the inside-right channel. England defender Stuart Pearce attempted a back-pass to goalkeeper David Seaman. Pearce's pass was under-hit and Gualtieri ran on to touch the ball past Seaman. The goal was timed at 8.3 seconds, which remains the fastest World Cup goal scored in either qualifying or the finals. England took 20 minutes to equalise and eventually finished winning the match 7–1.

Most appearances[edit]

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Damiano Vannucci 1996–2012 68 0
2 Andy Selva 1998–present 66 8
3 Simone Bacciocchi 1998–2013 59 0
4 Alessandro Della Valle 2002–present 49 1
5 Mirco Gennari 1992–2003 48 0
6 Paolo Montagna 1995–2011 46 0
7 Marco Mazza 1991–1997 45 0
8 Ivan Matteoni 1990–2003 44 0
9 Carlo Valentini 2002–present 42 0
10 Federico Gasperoni 1996–2005 41 0
Luca Gobbi 1990–2002 41 0

All goalscorers[edit]

# Name Career Goals (caps) Goals for caps Opponents and dates
1 Andy Selva 1998–present 8 (66) 0.121  Austria, 14 October 1998 –  Belgium, 28 February 2001, 6 June 2001 and 30 March 2005 –  Liechtenstein, 28 April 2004 –  Bosnia-Herzegovina, 4 June 2005 –  Wales, 17 October 2007 –  Slovakia, 11 October 2008
2 Manuel Marani 2003–present 2 (34) 0.059  Republic of Ireland, 7 February 2007 –  Malta, 14 August 2012
3 Alessandro Della Valle 2002–present 1 (49) 0.02  Poland, 10 September 2013
Nicola Albani 2001–2011 1 (40) 0.025  Latvia, 25 April 2001
Nicola Bacciocchi 1991–2000 1 (33) 0.03  Turkey, 9 September 1992
Nicola Ciacci 2003–2011 1 (16) 0.063  Liechtenstein, 20 August 2003
Pier Domenico Della Valle 1991–2000 1 (21) 0.048  Finland, 14 December 1994
Bryan Gasperoni 1994–2005 1 (28) 0.036  Liechtenstein, 20 August 2003
Davide Gualtieri 1993–1999 1 (9) 0.111  England, 17 November 1993
Valdes Pasolini 1990–1996 1 (18) 0.056  Romania, 27 March 1991
Danilo Ezequiel Rinaldi 2008–present 1 (16) 0.063  Malta, 14 August 2012
Mauro Valentini 1991–1999 1 (23) 0.043  Faroe Islands, 11 October 1995

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c San Marino is a Sanmarinese club that plays in the Italian football league system.

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