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San Marino team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.42CET
Damage limitation is usually the name of the game for San Marino, who are still awaiting their first point in EURO qualifying having registered six goals in 56 matches, shipping 253.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.42CET

San Marino team profile

Damage limitation is usually the name of the game for San Marino, who are still awaiting their first point in EURO qualifying having registered six goals in 56 matches, shipping 253.

Best result: have never qualified
Coach: Pierangelo Manzaroli
Leading scorer: all-time – Andy Selva (8); current – Andy Selva (8)
Most appearances: all-time – Damiano Vannucci (69); current – Damiano Vannucci (69)
Association formed: 1931
Nickname: La Serenissima (The Serene)
Where they play: Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle

Damage limitation is usually the name of the game for San Marino. By the end of 2013 they had only won one match – a friendly against Liechtenstein in 2004 – and lost 57 in a row. The tiny land-locked nation has participated in six UEFA European Championship qualifying campaigns and never registered a point. Their FIFA World Cup qualifying record is marginally better, with two draws – against Turkey in 1993 and Latvia in 2001 – the highlights among a lengthy run of defeats. Despite this Giampaolo Mazza remained the team's head coach for 15 years, retiring in October 2013.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall: P56 W0 D0 L56 F6 A253
Final tournament: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0
Qualifying: P56 W0 D0 L56 F6 A253

San Marino made their UEFA European Championship debut in qualifying for EURO '92, ending the campaign with eight defeats in eight outings, conceding 33 and scoring once. It has become a familiar outcome, with San Marino still awaiting their first point in EURO qualifying having registered six goals in 56 matches, shipping 253.

Mazza's side leaked 19 goals in their first three Group E outings ahead of the 2012 edition, against the Netherlands, Sweden and Hungary. San Marino did, however, go close to earning their first point when they lost 1-0 at home to Finland, their best result in a campaign which also included an 11-0 reverse in the Netherlands.

Memorable EURO matches
07/02/2007: San Marino 1-2 Republic of Ireland, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
Stephen Ireland's 94th-minute strike denied San Marino their maiden EURO qualifying point.

06/09/2006: San Marino 0-13 Germany, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
Lukas Podolski scored four as the visitors recorded the biggest ever win in the competition.

27/03/1991: San Marino 1-3 Romania, EURO '92 qualifying
Valdes Pasolini equalised with a first-half penalty – San Marino's first goal in EURO qualifying.

Did you know?
San Marino have yet to take the lead in a UEFA European Championship match. 

*Last updated on 17/02/2014

Last updated: 09/06/15 2.24CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/08/2015 12:18 CET
8 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San Marino0-2Lithuania
Referee: Libor Kovařik (CZE) Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
07/11/2015 08:26:26
9 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
England5-0San Marino
Referee: Marcin Borski (POL) Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
08/21/2015 11:14:41
14 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San Marino0-4Switzerland
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA) Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
07/11/2015 08:27:27
15 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San Marino0-0Estonia
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
07/11/2015 08:27:51
Slovenia6-0San Marino
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT) Stadium: Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN)
07/11/2015 08:28:09
31 March 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
Liechtenstein1-0San Marino
Referee: not available
06/10/2015 17:56:22
Estonia2-0San Marino
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK) Stadium: A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn (EST)
07/23/2015 06:33:52
5 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San MarinoEngland
Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP) Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
09/02/2015 10:53:02
8 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
LithuaniaSan Marino
Referee: TBD Stadium: LFF stadionas, Vilnius (LTU)
08/27/2015 20:09:06
9 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
SwitzerlandSan Marino
Referee: TBD Stadium: AFG Arena, St Gallen (SUI)
08/18/2015 14:30:50
12 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San MarinoSlovenia
Referee: TBD Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
08/31/2015 10:31:20
San MarinoAzerbaijan
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 13:36:17
Northern IrelandSan Marino
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 15:33:47
NorwaySan Marino
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 18:08:48
San MarinoGermany
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 17:53:48
San MarinoCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:40:18
GermanySan Marino
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 17:53:48
San MarinoNorthern Ireland
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:40:18
AzerbaijanSan Marino
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:40:33
San MarinoNorway
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:41:48
Czech RepublicSan Marino
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 14:24:02

General info

  • Founded : 1931
  • Stadium : San Marino Stadium
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016, Friendly matches 2014/2016

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest defeat:
    06/09/2006, San Marino 0-13 Germany, Serravalle
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 7
  • Player with most appearances: 35
    Andy Selva (SMR)
  • Top scorers: 2
    Andy Selva (SMR)
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