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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: 09/06/15 2.25CET

Related information

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 29/12/2015 12:25 CET
8 September 2014 08 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Luxembourg1-1Belarus
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
01/08/2016 08:06:23
9 October 2014 09 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR Macedonia3-2Luxembourg
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA) Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
01/08/2016 08:06:16
12 October 2014 12 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Luxembourg0-4Spain
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL) Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
01/08/2016 08:06:15
15 November 2014 15 Nov - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Luxembourg0-3Ukraine
Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL) Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
01/08/2016 08:06:42
27 March 2015 27 Mar - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Slovakia3-0Luxembourg
Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI) Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
01/08/2016 08:06:35
31 March 2015 31 Mar - Friendlies 2014-16
Luxembourg1-2Turkey
Referee: not available
11/19/2015 12:53:12
9 June 2015 09 Jun - Friendlies 2014-16
Luxembourg0-0Moldova
Referee: not available
11/19/2015 13:22:45
14 June 2015 14 Jun - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Ukraine3-0Luxembourg
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR) Stadium: Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)
01/08/2016 08:06:35
5 September 2015 05 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Luxembourg1-0FYR Macedonia
Referee: Lee Evans (WAL) Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
01/08/2016 08:06:34
8 September 2015 08 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Belarus2-0Luxembourg
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
01/08/2016 08:06:33
9 October 2015 09 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Spain4-0Luxembourg
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL) Stadium: Estadio Municipal Las Gaunas, Logrono (ESP)
01/08/2016 08:06:26
12 October 2015 12 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Luxembourg2-4Slovakia
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT) Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
01/08/2016 08:06:25
13 November 2015 13 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
Luxembourg1-0Greece
Referee: Tim Marshall (NIR)
12/29/2015 11:27:08
17 November 2015 17 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
Luxembourg0-2Portugal
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA)
12/29/2015 10:05:36
BulgariaLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 14:29:17
LuxembourgSweden
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 14:32:17
BelarusLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 15:28:17
LuxembourgNetherlands
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 16:17:32
LuxembourgFrance
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 20:26:33
NetherlandsLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 20:26:33
LuxembourgBelarus
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 20:26:33
FranceLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 20:26:33
SwedenLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 20:26:33
LuxembourgBulgaria
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 21:34:33

General info

  • Founded : 1908
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016, Friendly matches 2014/2016

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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