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San Marino
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)La Serenissima
AssociationFederazione Sammarinese Giuoco Calcio
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachFranco Varrella
CaptainDavide Simoncini
Most capsAndy Selva (74)
Top scorerAndy Selva (8)
Home stadiumSan Marino Stadium
FIFA codeSMR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 210 Steady (22 October 2020)[1]
Highest118 (September 1993)
Lowest211 (November 2018 – July 2019)
Elo ranking
Current 209 Decrease 2 (26 October 2020)[2]
Highest165 (16 September 1987)
Lowest209 (November 2019)
First international
Unofficial:
 San Marino 0–1 Canada Canada
(Serravalle, San Marino; 28 March 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 played an unofficial match against a Canadian Olympic team in 1986, losing 1–0. Since making their competitive bow, San Marino have competed in the qualifiers of every European Championship 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 28 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,[3] a 0–0 draw with Estonia during the Euro 2016 qualifying rounds ended their tenure at the foot of the rankings. The national side scored their first away goal in fourteen years against another Baltic side, Lithuania, during the same qualifying rounds. When the ranking methodology got revised again, the team fell back to the bottom being after a 1–0 loss to Moldova in the Nations League.

San Marino's national team is often considered the worst national side in the history of the sport, having only ever won a single match of the 168 they've played, conceded 700 goals and scored only 24, conceding an average of 4.17 goals per game.[4]

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,[5] allowing the team to participate in major championships. Prior to this, Sammarinese players had been considered Italian in international football contexts.[6]

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 would go on to lose all eight of their tournament qualifiers. The team particularly struggled in away matches, losing every one by at least four goals. San Marino scored only one goal, which was a penalty in a 3–1 defeat at home by Romania,[7] and conceded 33 goals in total.[8]

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 then-fastest goal in World Cup Qualifying history—after 8.3 seconds—though the team went on to lose 7–1.[9] San Marino finished the campaign with one point, and conceded 46 goals in 10 matches.[10]

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.[11] 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 first match, a 3–0 scoreline in Toftir, is the Faroe Islands record competitive win.[12]

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.[13] 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.[14]

In April 2001, San Marino gained their first ever away point, drawing 1–1 with Latvia in Riga.[15] 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.[16]

In April 2004, San Marino gained their first win after more than 70 attempts, 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.[17] 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.[18]

San Marino's opening Euro 2008 qualifying match resulted in a record 13–0 defeat at home by Germany on 6 September 2006.[19] 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.[20]

In the qualification campaign 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,[21] and scored just once, in a 3–1 defeat by Slovakia.[22] The Qualifiers 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.[23] 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 in five 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, eventually 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 second time (after a 2–2 friendly draw against Liechtenstein away in 2003) 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.[24] It was the first time in ten years that the team had not lost a game, ending a 61–match losing streak,[24] and securing the country's first ever point in a European Championship qualifier.[24]

In October 2016, Mattia Stefanelli scored for San Marino in their 4-1 loss to Norway.[25]

On 16 November 2019, Filippo Berardi scored a goal in a 1–3 loss to Kazakhstan in a Euro 2020 qualifying match, which was the first goal for San Marino in two years (1–5 vs. Azerbaijan on 4 September 2017), and their first home goal in six years (1–5 vs. Poland on 10 September 2013).[26]

On 13 October 2020, San Marino recorded their 4th competitive draw after their Nations League match with Liechtenstein ended 0-0. This was their first recorded point since 2014.[27]

Stadium[edit]

San Marino play home matches at the San Marino Stadium, a municipally owned stadium in Serravalle which also hosts the matches of club side San Marino Calcio.[28] It has a capacity of 7,000.[29] 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.[30][31]

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,[29] until the May 2013 election of Gibraltar.[32] The republic has never won a competitive fixture. 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,[19] and they have conceded ten goals on four other separate occasions.

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 176th.[33]

In 2001, Latvia manager Gary Johnson resigned after failing to beat San Marino in a World Cup qualifier.[34] The Republic of Ireland's 2–1 win in February 2007 (due to a last-second goal) resulted in scathing press criticism.[35]

San Marino set a European record when they went over 20 games without scoring between October 2008 and August 2012.[36] On 8 September 2015, San Marino scored its first away goal in 14 years when Matteo Vitaioli scored against Lithuania in Euro 2016 qualification.[37][38]

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

2019[edit]

19 November 2019 UEFA Euro 2020 qualificationSan Marino 0–5 RussiaSerravalle, San Marino
20:45 Report
Stadium: San Marino Stadium
Referee: Thorvaldur Árnason (Iceland)

2020[edit]

8 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations LeagueSan Marino 0–2 LiechtensteinRimini, Italy
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Hasler Goal 3' (pen.)
Y. Frick Goal 14'
Stadium: Stadio Romeo Neri
Attendance: 0
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)
7 October 2020 (2020-10-07) FriendlySlovenia 4–0 San MarinoLjubljana, Slovenia
20:45
Report Stadium: Stožice Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Sebastian Gishamer (Austria)
13 October 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations LeagueLiechtenstein 0–0 San MarinoVaduz, Liechtenstein
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Report Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion
Referee: Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt (Denmark)
11 November 2020 FriendlySan Marino v LatviaSerravalle, San Marino
TBD Stadium: San Marino Stadium

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

Official matches

As of 13 October 2020

Unofficial matches

As of 15 October 2013
Opponent P W D L GF GA GD Win %
 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[39] 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Total 4 0 2 2 0 7 −7 0%

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to Italy 1990 Did not enter Did not enter
United States 1994 Did not qualify 10 0 1 9 2 46
France 1998 8 0 0 8 0 42
South Korea Japan 2002 8 0 1 7 3 30
Germany 2006 10 0 0 10 2 40
South Africa 2010 10 0 0 10 1 47
Brazil 2014 10 0 0 10 1 54
Russia 2018 10 0 0 10 2 51
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/21 66 0 2 64 11 310

UEFA European Championship[edit]

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 Did not enter Did not enter
Spain 1964
Italy 1968
Belgium 1972
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976
Italy 1980
France 1984
West Germany 1988
Sweden 1992 Did not qualify 8 0 0 8 1 33
England 1996 10 0 0 10 2 36
Belgium Netherlands 2000 8 0 0 8 1 44
Portugal 2004 8 0 0 8 0 30
Austria Switzerland 2008 12 0 0 12 2 57
Poland Ukraine 2012 10 0 0 10 0 53
France 2016 10 0 1 9 1 36
Europe 2020 10 0 0 10 1 51
Germany 2024 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/16 76 0 1 75 8 340

UEFA Nations League[edit]

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Pos Pld W D L GF GA
2018–19 D 4th 6 0 0 6 0 16
2020–21 D To be determined
Total 6 0 0 6 0 16

Mediterranean Games[edit]

Football at the Mediterranean Games
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
1951-1983 Did not enter
Syria 1987 Group Stage 0 1 2 0 7 -7
1991–present See San Marino national under-20 team
Total 1/1 0 1 2 0 7 -7

2018–19 UEFA Nations League[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion[a]
1  Belarus 6 4 2 0 10 0 +10 14 Promotion to League C
2  Luxembourg 6 3 1 2 11 4 +7 10
3  Moldova 6 2 3 1 4 5 −1 9
4  San Marino 6 0 0 6 0 16 −16 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ Due to revamp of the format for the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League, the second-placed teams in each group and the best third-placed team among all groups were also promoted.

Managers[edit]

Name Start End App. W D L
San Marino Giulio Casali 28 March 1986 20 September 1987 4 0 1 3
San Marino Giorgio Leoni 14 Bovember 1990 15 November 1995 29 0 1 28
San Marino Massimo Bonini 2 June 1996 10 September 1997 8 0 0 8
Italy Giampaolo Mazza 10 October 1998 15 October 2013 85 1 2 82
San Marino Pierangelo Manzaroli 8 June 2014 8 October 2017 28 0 1 27
Italy Franco Varrella 8 September 2018 present 20 0 1 19

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the friendly against Slovenia on 7 October and the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League fixture against Liechtenstein on 13 October 2020.[41]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Simone Benedettini (1997-01-21) 21 January 1997 (age 23) 6 0 San Marino Murata
1GK Alex Stimac (1996-06-22) 22 June 1996 (age 24) 0 0 San Marino Virtus
1GK Matteo Zavoli (1996-07-06) 6 July 1996 (age 24) 0 0 San Marino Libertas

2DF Mirko Palazzi (1987-03-21) 21 March 1987 (age 33) 52 1 Italy Marignanese
2DF Cristian Brolli (1992-02-28) 28 February 1992 (age 28) 32 0 San Marino Folgore
2DF Manuel Battistini (1994-07-11) 11 July 1994 (age 26) 30 0 San Marino Virtus
2DF Giovanni Bonini (1986-09-05) 5 September 1986 (age 34) 29 0 San Marino Tre Fiori
2DF Andrea Grandoni (1997-03-23) 23 March 1997 (age 23) 18 0 San Marino La Fiorita
2DF Marcello Mularoni (1998-09-08) 8 September 1998 (age 22) 13 0 San Marino La Fiorita
2DF Alessandro D'Addario (1997-09-09) 9 September 1997 (age 23) 6 0 San Marino Tre Fiori
2DF Dante Rossi (1987-07-12) 12 July 1987 (age 33) 4 0 San Marino Pennarossa
2DF Giacomo Conti (1999-07-21) 21 July 1999 (age 21) 1 0 Italy Tropical Coriano

3MF Enrico Golinucci (1991-07-16) 16 July 1991 (age 29) 22 0 San Marino Libertas
3MF Alessandro Golinucci (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 (age 26) 20 0 Italy Pietracuta
3MF Fabio Tomassini (1996-02-05) 5 February 1996 (age 24) 18 0 Italy Pietracuta
3MF Lorenzo Lunadei (1997-07-11) 11 July 1997 (age 23) 15 0 Italy FYA Riccione
3MF Mattia Giardi (1991-12-15) 15 December 1991 (age 28) 11 0 San Marino Folgore
3MF Michael Battistini (1996-10-08) 8 October 1996 (age 24) 7 0 San Marino Tre Penne
3MF Luca Ceccaroli (1995-07-05) 5 July 1995 (age 25) 5 0 San Marino Tre Penne
3MF Kevin Zonzini (1997-08-01) 1 August 1997 (age 23) 2 0 San Marino Cosmos
3MF Luca Nanni (1995-01-30) 30 January 1995 (age 25) 0 0 San Marino Folgore

4FW Matteo Vitaioli (1989-10-27) 27 October 1989 (age 31) 60 1 Italy Tropical Coriano
4FW Adolfo Hirsch (1986-01-31) 31 January 1986 (age 34) 37 0 San Marino Pennarossa
4FW Filippo Berardi (1997-05-18) 18 May 1997 (age 23) 17 1 Italy Vibonese
4FW Mattia Stefanelli (1993-03-12) 12 March 1993 (age 27) 15 1 San Marino Pennarossa
4FW Nicola Nanni (2000-05-02) 2 May 2000 (age 20) 12 0 Italy Cesena

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Elia Benedettini (1995-06-22) 22 June 1995 (age 25) 22 0 Italy Novara v.  Liechtenstein, 8 September 2020
GK Aldo Junior Simoncini (1986-08-30) 30 August 1986 (age 34) 62 0 San Marino Tre Fiori v.  Russia, 19 November 2019

DF Davide Simoncini (captain) (1986-08-30) 30 August 1986 (age 34) 64 0 San Marino Tre Fiori v.  Liechtenstein, 8 September 2020
DF Fabio Vitaioli (1984-04-05) 5 April 1984 (age 36) 55 0 Italy Tropical Coriano v.  Russia, 19 November 2019
DF Michele Cevoli (1998-07-28) 28 July 1998 (age 22) 7 0 San Marino Pennarossa v.  Russia, 19 November 2019

MF Luca Tosi (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 27) 19 0 Italy Pietracuta v.  Liechtenstein, 8 September 2020
MF Alex Gasperoni (1984-06-30) 30 June 1984 (age 36) 47 0 San Marino Tre Penne v.  Russia, 19 November 2019
MF Luca Censoni (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 24) 4 0 Italy FYA Riccione v.  Russia, 19 November 2019

FW Marco Bernardi (1994-01-02) 2 January 1994 (age 26) 7 0 San Marino Folgore v.  Liechtenstein, 8 September 2020
FW Danilo Rinaldi (1986-04-18) 18 April 1986 (age 34) 40 1 San Marino La Fiorita v.  Russia, 19 November 2019

Coaching staff[edit]

Head coach[43] Franco Varrella
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
1990–1994 United Kingdom Admiral
1994–2010 Italy Virma
2011–2017 Germany Adidas
2018– Italy Macron

Records[edit]

In January 2006, the Sammarinese Football Association named Massimo Bonini as their greatest ever player.[6] 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.[6] By the time San Marino became a full UEFA member, Bonini was in his thirties, but gained 19 caps between 1990 and 1995.[44]

After retiring from playing, Bonini became San Marino's manager,[6] 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. However, he gave up his position after their 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification campaign, giving way to former U-21 boss Pierangelo Manzaroli.[45][46]

The appearance record for San Marino is held by Andy Selva, who has 74 caps. He is also the record goalscorer with eight goals.[47]

San Marino's player Davide Gualtieri scored the second 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 by winning the match 7–1.

Most appearances[edit]

The Sammarinese most capped player and top goal scorer Andy Selva

As of 13 October 2020

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Andy Selva 1998–2016 74 8
2 Damiano Vannucci 1996–2012 68 0
3 Alessandro Della Valle 2002–2017 66 1
4 Davide Simoncini 2006–present 64 0
5 Aldo Junior Simoncini 2006–present 62 0
6 Matteo Vitaioli 2007–present 60 1
7 Simone Bacciocchi 1998–2013 60 0
8 Fabio Vitaioli 2005–present 55 0
9 Mirko Palazzi 2005– 52 1
10 Mirco Gennari 1990–2003 48 0

All goalscorers[edit]

As of 13 October 2020

# Name Career Goals (caps) Goals per cap Opponents and dates
1 Andy Selva 1998–2016 8 (74) 0.108  Austria, 14 October 1998
 Belgium, 28 February 2001, 6 June 2001 and 30 March 2005
 Liechtenstein, 28 April 2004
 Bosnia and Herzegovina, 4 June 2005
 Wales, 17 October 2007
 Slovakia, 11 October 2008
2 Manuel Marani 2003–2012 2 (32) 0.063  Republic of Ireland, 7 February 2007
 Malta, 14 August 2012
3 Alessandro Della Valle 2002–2017 1 (66) 0.015  Poland, 10 September 2013
Matteo Vitaioli 2007–present 1 (60) 0.017  Lithuania, 8 September 2015
Mirko Palazzi 2005–present 1 (52) 0.019  Azerbaijan, 4 September 2017
Nicola Albani 2001–2011 1 (40) 0.025  Latvia, 25 April 2001
Danilo Rinaldi 2008–present 1 (40) 0.025  Malta, 14 August 2012
Nicola Bacciocchi 1991–2000 1 (33) 0.03  Turkey, 9 September 1992
Bryan Gasperoni 1994–2005 1 (28) 0.036  Liechtenstein, 20 August 2003
Mauro Valentini 1991–1999 1 (23) 0.043  Faroe Islands, 11 October 1995
Pier Domenico Della Valle 1991–2000 1 (21) 0.048  Finland, 14 December 1994
Valdes Pasolini 1990–1996 1 (18) 0.056  Romania, 27 March 1991
Filippo Berardi 2016–present 1 (17) 0.059  Kazakhstan, 16 November 2019
Nicola Ciacci 2003–2011 1 (16) 0.063  Liechtenstein, 20 August 2003
Mattia Stefanelli 2014–present 1 (15) 0.067  Norway, 11 October 2016
Davide Gualtieri 1993–1999 1 (9) 0.111  England, 17 November 1993

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Notes[edit]

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