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 146 Decrease 15 (9 July 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 93 (April 1996)
Lowest FIFA ranking 195 (August 2006)
Elo ranking 161
Highest Elo ranking 76 (28 July 1946)
Lowest Elo ranking 190 (October 2004 to January 2006, September 2007)
First colours
Second colours
Third 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
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]The only time that the team was close to qualify was in 1964 european cup of nations.In the first round they won the netherlands with a total score of 3-2 in two matches. In the final eight,luxemburg and denmark fought for a spot in the final tournament.The winner was decided after three matches,denmark was the winner with a total score of 6-5.

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
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter
Kingdom of Italy 1934
to Brazil 2014
Did not qualify
Russia 2018 To be determined
Qatar 2022
Total 0/20

European Championship record[edit]

UEFA EURO RECORD
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 Did not enter
Spain 1964 to Poland Ukraine 2012 Did not qualify
France 2016 to be determined
European Union 2020
Total 0/20

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.


Recent and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

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  Austria 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 25-man squad was named for the friendly against Moldova on 9 June 2015 and the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Ukraine on 14 June 2015.[8]
Caps and goals as of June 14, 2015 after the match against Ukraine.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Jonathan Joubert (1979-09-12) September 12, 1979 (age 35) 77 0 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
1GK Andrea Amodio (1997-07-13) July 13, 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Luxembourg FC The Belval Belvaux
1GK Joé Frising (1994-11-13) November 13, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Luxembourg Rodange 91
2DF Tom Schnell (1985-10-08) October 8, 1985 (age 29) 45 0 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
2DF Chris Philipps (1994-03-08) March 8, 1994 (age 21) 24 0 France Metz
2DF Massimo Martino (1990-09-18) September 18, 1990 (age 24) 17 0 Luxembourg Grevenmacher
2DF Maxime Chanot (1990-01-21) January 21, 1990 (age 25) 12 1 Belgium Kortrijk
2DF Kevin Malget (1991-01-15) January 15, 1991 (age 24) 6 0 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
2DF Cédric Sacras (1996-09-28) September 28, 1996 (age 18) 0 0 France Metz
2DF Ben Vogel (1994-12-22) December 22, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Luxembourg Victoria Rosport
3MF Mario Mutsch (Captain) (1984-09-03) September 3, 1984 (age 30) 80 3 Switzerland St. Gallen
3MF Ben Payal (1988-09-08) September 8, 1988 (age 26) 65 0 Luxembourg Fola Esch
3MF Lars Gerson (1990-02-05) February 5, 1990 (age 25) 45 3 Sweden GIF Sundsvall
3MF Mathias Jänisch (1990-08-27) August 27, 1990 (age 24) 41 1 Luxembourg Differdange 03
3MF Laurent Jans (1992-08-05) August 5, 1992 (age 22) 22 0 Belgium Waasland-Beveren
3MF Dwayn Holter (1995-06-15) June 15, 1995 (age 20) 9 0 Germany Greuther Fürth
3MF Christopher Martins (1997-02-19) February 19, 1997 (age 18) 5 0 France Lyon Reserves
3MF Luca Duriatti (1998-02-11) February 11, 1998 (age 17) 1 0 Luxembourg Hesperange
3MF Ricardo Couto Pinto (1996-01-14) January 14, 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Germany FSV Salmrohr
4FW Daniel da Mota (1988-09-11) September 11, 1988 (age 26) 63 4 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
4FW Aurélien Joachim (1986-08-10) August 10, 1986 (age 28) 53 6 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
4FW Stefano Bensi (1988-08-11) August 11, 1988 (age 26) 28 4 Luxembourg Fola Esch
4FW Maurice Deville (1992-07-31) July 31, 1992 (age 23) 22 3 Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern II
4FW David Turpel (1992-10-19) October 19, 1992 (age 22) 15 1 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
4FW Florian Bohnert (1997-11-09) November 9, 1997 (age 17) 0 0 Germany 1. FC Saarbrücken II

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 Anthony Moris (1990-04-29) April 29, 1990 (age 25) 2 0 Belgium Mechelen v.  Turkey, March 31, 2015
GK Charly Schinker (1987-11-05) November 5, 1987 (age 27) 0 0 Luxembourg Rumelange v.  Macedonia, October 9, 2014
GK Marc Oberweis (1982-11-06) November 6, 1982 (age 32) 7 0 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch v.  Belarus, September 8, 2014
DF Tom Laterza (1992-05-09) May 9, 1992 (age 23) 32 0 Luxembourg Fola Esch v.  Turkey, March 31, 2015
DF Eric Hoffmann (1984-06-21) June 21, 1984 (age 31) 88 0 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch v.  Ukraine, November 15, 2014
DF Marvin da Graça (1995-02-17) February 17, 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch v.  Ukraine, November 15, 2014
DF Ricardo Delgado (1994-02-22) February 22, 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch v.  Belarus, September 8, 2014
MF Yannick Bastos (1993-05-30) May 30, 1993 (age 22) 5 0 Germany Eintracht Trier 05 v.  Belarus, September 8, 2014
FW Antonio Luisi (1994-10-07) October 7, 1994 (age 20) 6 0 Luxembourg Differdange 03 v.  Turkey, March 31, 2015

PRE Preliminary squad.

Most capped players[edit]

As of 14 June 2015.

# Player[9] Caps Period
1 Jeff Strasser 98 1993-2010
2 René Peters 91 2000-
3 Eric Hoffmann 88 2002-
4 Carlo Weis 87 1978-1998
5 Mario Mutsch 80 2005-
6 François Konter 77 1955-1969
7 Jonathan Joubert 77 2006-
8 Roby Langers 73 1980-1998
9 Manuel Cardoni 69 1993-2004
10 Ernest Brenner 67 1955-1965

Top goalscorers[edit]

# Player[9] Goals Period
1 Léon Mart 16 1939-1945
2 Gustave Kemp 15 1938-1945
3 Camille Libar 14 1938-1947
4 Nicolas Kettel 13 1946-1959
5 François Müller 12 1949-1954
6 Léon Letsch 11 1947-1963

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. ^ "Matchs internationaux Luxembourg – Moldavie et Ukraine – Luxembourg". 
  9. ^ a b "Luxembourg - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 

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