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Luxembourg team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 9.00CET
Luxembourg have claimed at least one win in each of their last four qualifying campaigns, though their most memorable EURO performance dates back 50 years.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 9.00CET

Luxembourg team profile

Luxembourg have claimed at least one win in each of their last four qualifying campaigns, though their most memorable EURO performance dates back 50 years.

Best result: have never qualified
Coach: Luc Holtz
Leading scorers: all-time – Léon Mart (16); current – Aurélien Joachim (6)
Most appearances: all-time – Jeff Strasser (98); current – Eric Hoffman (87)
Association formed: 1908
Nickname: De Roude Léiw (The Red Lions)
Where they play: Josy Barthel Stadium, Luxembourg City

Luxembourg ended their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a creditable haul of six points, four of them coming at the expense of Northern Ireland. They have claimed at least one win in each of their last four qualifying campaigns, the most spectacular at the expense of Switzerland (2-1) in Zurich in a 2010 FIFA World Cup tie. Their most memorable UEFA European Championship performance dates back 50 years to a remarkable 2-1 victory against the Netherlands in Rotterdam that put them into the quarter-finals, where they lost to Denmark – although only after a replay.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P99 W6 D9 L84 F38 A276
Final tournament: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0
Qualifying: P99 W6 D9 L84 F38 A276

Luxembourg made an audacious start to the UEFA European Championship when, having sat out 1960 qualifying, they stunned the Dutch in their first ever tie in the competition in 1963. A side spearheaded by perhaps the country's finest ever player, Louis Pilot, came close to reaching the following year's final tournament, drawing home and away against Denmark before being edged out 1-0 in a replay.

That is, by a distance, as close as Luxembourg have come. It was another 50 games before they next managed a qualifying victory, winning 1-0 in Malta in the EURO '96 preliminaries. They triumphed in the reverse fixture too, also securing a famous victory against eventual group winners the Czech Republic; Luxembourg finished with ten points, still only enough for fifth in the six-team section. They have ended bottom ever since. They performed creditably in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, though, restricting France to a pair of 2-0 wins, drawing with Belarus, and defeating Albania 2-1.

Memorable EURO matches
13/10/2007: Belarus 0-1 Luxembourg, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying

Fons Leweck's 95th-minute strike gave Luxembourg a first competitive win in 12 years.

07/06/1995: Luxembourg 1-0 Czech Republic, EURO '96 qualifying
A late Guy Hellers goal earned victory over a side that would finish runners-up at EURO '96.

30/10/1963: Luxembourg 2-1 Netherlands, 1964 UEFA European Championship qualifying
Tied at 1-1 after the first leg, two Camille Dimmer goals took Luxembourg through to the last eight.

Did you know?
Luxembourg's first ever international was a 4-1 friendly defeat by France in October 1911.

*Last updated 07/01/14

Last updated: 17/02/14 17.27CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/03/2014 00:53 CET
15 August 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
Luxembourg1-2Georgia
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
06/12/2013 08:56:15
Luxembourg1-2Portugal
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST) – Stadium: Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
04/18/2013 20:49:50
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group F)
Northern Ireland1-1Luxembourg
Referee: Vlado Glodjović (SRB) – Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
04/18/2013 20:49:35
Luxembourg0-6Israel
Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP) – Stadium: Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
04/18/2013 20:50:05
Israel3-0Luxembourg
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT) – Stadium: Itztadion Ramat Gan, Ramat Gan (ISR)
04/18/2013 20:04:13
14 November 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
Luxembourg1-2Scotland
Referee: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)
06/12/2013 08:57:48
5 February 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Luxembourg1-1Armenia
Referee: Nicolas Rainville (FRA) – Stadium: Georges Pompidou, Valence (FRA)
06/12/2013 08:57:08
Luxembourg0-0Azerbaijan
Referee: Padraig Sutton (IRL) – Stadium: Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
05/28/2013 11:07:05
26 March 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Luxembourg0-3Finland
Referee: not available
06/12/2013 08:56:44
Azerbaijan1-1Luxembourg
Referee: Mihaly Fabian (HUN) – Stadium: Dalga Stadium, Baku (AZE)
06/07/2013 18:49:39
14 August 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Luxembourg2-1Lithuania
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR) – Stadium: Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
08/27/2013 02:53:50
6 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round
Russia4-1Luxembourg
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO) – Stadium: Centralniy Stadion, Kazan (RUS)
09/11/2013 07:12:41
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group F)
Luxembourg3-2Northern Ireland
Referee: Robert Malek (POL) – Stadium: Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
09/11/2013 07:25:16
Luxembourg0-4Russia
Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI) – Stadium: Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
12/16/2013 12:41:24
Portugal3-0Luxembourg
Referee: Bülent Yıldırım (TUR) – Stadium: Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra (POR)
12/16/2013 12:41:38
17 November 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Luxembourg1-4Montenegro
Referee: not available – Stadium: Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
12/07/2013 11:50:07
05 March 2014 - Friendlies 2010-12
Luxembourg - Cape Verde Islands
Referee: TBD
26 May 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
Belgium - Luxembourg
Referee: TBD
04/15/2014 21:05:17
8 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
LuxembourgBelarus
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 00:38:52
9 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYROMLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 02:46:55
12 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
LuxembourgSpain
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 02:55:51
15 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
LuxembourgUkraine
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 09:56:36
SlovakiaLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 05:06:32
UkraineLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 02:44:55
5 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
LuxembourgFYROM
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 03:09:30
8 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
BelarusLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 01:54:45
9 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
SpainLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 00:30:42
12 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
LuxembourgSlovakia
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 02:00:01

General info

  • Founded : 1908
  • Currently playing : European Championship , Friendly matches 2012/2014

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    06/09/2011, Luxembourg 2-1 Albania, Luxembourg
    30/10/1963, Luxembourg 2-1 Netherlands, Rotterdam
  • Biggest defeat:
    15/12/1982, England 9-0 Luxembourg, London
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 14
  • Player with most appearances: 35
    Jeff Strasser (LUX)
  • Top scorers: 4
    Gilbert Dussier (LUX)
 
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