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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: 17/02/14 17.41CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 12/09/2014 17:58 CET
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group H)
San Marino0-6Montenegro
Referee: Neil Doyle (IRL) – Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (SMR)
04/18/2013 22:24:13
England5-0San Marino
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
04/18/2013 22:14:06
San Marino0-2Moldova
Referee: Marios Panayi (CYP) – Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (SMR)
04/18/2013 22:24:17
Montenegro3-0San Marino
Referee: Sandor Szabo (HUN) – Stadium: Stadion Podgorica, Podgorica (MNE)
04/18/2013 22:14:21
San Marino0-8England
Referee: Alain Bieri (SUI) – Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (SMR)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
Poland5-0San Marino
Referee: Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR) – Stadium: National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw (POL)
05/28/2013 11:07:20
Ukraine9-0San Marino
Referee: Neil Doyle (IRL) – Stadium: Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)
09/11/2013 07:09:02
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group H)
San Marino1-5Poland
Referee: Marco Borg (MLT) – Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (SMR)
09/11/2013 07:28:16
Moldova3-0San Marino
Referee: Ignasi Villamayor Rozados (AND) – Stadium: Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA)
12/16/2013 12:42:38
San Marino0-8Ukraine
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT) – Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (SMR)
12/16/2013 12:42:54
8 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San Marino0-2Lithuania
Referee: Libor Kovařik (CZE) – Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
09/08/2014 21:53:38
9 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
EnglandSan Marino
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
08/27/2014 18:47:18
14 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San MarinoSwitzerland
Referee: TBD – Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
09/11/2014 11:03:38
15 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San MarinoEstonia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (SMR)
08/07/2014 11:37:39
SloveniaSan Marino
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:39:44
EstoniaSan Marino
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Lilleküla Stadium, Tallinn (EST)
08/07/2014 11:39:24
5 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San MarinoEngland
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:41:20
8 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
LithuaniaSan Marino
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:37:59
9 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
SwitzerlandSan Marino
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:41:00
12 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San MarinoSlovenia
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:38:50

General info

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