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Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein took four points off Lithuania in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying ©Getty Images

Liechtenstein

Best result: never qualified
Coach: René Pauritsch
Leading scorer: all-time – Mario Frick (16); current – Mario Frick (16)
Most appearances: all-time – Mario Frick, Martin Stocklasa (112); current – Mario Frick, Martin Stocklasa (112)
Association formed: 1934
Nickname: Ländle-Kicker
Where they play: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz

Liechtenstein have been involved in major competition since 1994 but in ten qualifying campaigns the team from the tiny principality bordering Austria and Switzerland have only once succeeded in avoiding bottom place in their group. That was in the 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign, when they did the double over Luxembourg and accumulated a final tally of eight points – their best haul to date. They also posted two victories in the UEFA EURO 2008 qualifiers, against Latvia and Iceland, but their last three qualifying campaigns have between them yielded just a solitary win, against Lithuania on the road to UEFA EURO 2012.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P48 W4 D5 L39 F17 A150
Final tournament: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0
Qualifying: P48 W4 D5 L39 F17 A150

Liechtenstein have found it tough going in UEFA European Championship qualifying. They delivered their best performance in UEFA EURO 2008, when they amassed seven points thanks to a 3-0 home win against Iceland, a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture and a 1-0 defeat of Latvia.

The Alpine side's haul of four points in a UEFA EURO 2012 section also containing Spain, the Czech Republic and Scotland was earned in their meetings with Lithuania, who they defeated 2-0 at home and drew with 0-0 in the return.

Memorable EURO matches
17/10/07: Liechtenstein 3-0 Iceland, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
Two goals from Thomas Beck helped Liechtenstein to what remains their biggest EURO victory.

14/10/98: Liechtenstein 2-1 Azerbaijan, UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying
Peter Jehle, 16, was in goal as Mario Frick and Martin Telser earned their first competitive win.

03/06/95: Liechtenstein 0-0 Republic of Ireland, EURO '96 qualifying
A draw in Eschen represented Liechtenstein's maiden point in a competitive match.

Did you know?
Liechtenstein's first competitive goal came in their maiden competitive outing – Daniel Hasler scoring the 84th-minute consolation in a 4-1 defeat by Northern Ireland in EURO '96 qualifying.

*Last updated on 07/01/2013

Last updated: 28/01/14 15.38CET

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Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    17/10/2007, Liechtenstein 3-0 Iceland, Vaduz
  • Biggest defeat:
    09/06/1999, Portugal 8-0 Liechtenstein, Coimbra
    18/12/1994, Portugal 8-0 Liechtenstein, Lisbon
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 6
  • Player with most appearances: 42
    Mario Frick (LIE)
  • Top scorers: 6
    Mario Frick (LIE)
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