Liechtenstein's football infrastructure continues to lay the foundations for the flourishing of the game in one of UEFA's smallest member nations.
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The Liechtenstein Football Association (LFV) represents one of the smallest UEFA member nations, but has big ambitions nonetheless as it strives to harness the power of football to bring people into the game, and help important social causes.
Currently under construction, the LFV Campus in Schaan will represent a big step up, providing a focal point for football development in the Principality. It will include another venue to supplement the Rheinpark Stadium, with the new arena set to become home to the nation's youth and women's national teams.
The LFV's Frauen am Ball 2026 strategy is bringing more female players into the game, while other strategies are targeting the next generation. As part of the youth coordinator project launched in 2021, experienced youth coaches are working daily with all Liechtenstein's clubs to implement a national trainer philosophy and raise the overall player development level in the country. They are also supporting the national talent-spotting programme.
"We want to use the global power of our game and people's fascination with football to inspire Liechtenstein and give everyone the chance to get involved."
Hugo Quaderer, LFV president
"Highly motivated and working with our international partners, we are following our strategy to build a strong foundation for this wonderful sport to pass on to our children."
Peter Jehle, LFV general secretary
UEFA HatTrick funds have helped in the establishment of a national training centre in Ruggell, which involved upgrading existing facilities and constructing a new two-storey block that includes player and referee dressing rooms, physiotherapy and meeting rooms. Equipped with four pitches, including one with artificial turf, multiple dressing rooms, a warm-up area and a beach soccer court, the centre is home to the national men's and women's sides.
Plans are now under way to set up the LFV Campus in Schaan, with five full-sized pitches (three natural turf, two artificial) plus mini-pitches and facilities for 9-a-side and 7-a-side football. Comprising the administration and the specific sports infrastructure, the campus will be the new home and beating heart of Liechtensteiner football.
The collaboration with the Ruggell training centre provides a variety of opportunities for youth football in Liechtenstein while supporting the training and development of all the LFV national teams along with vital functions within the football system. The LFV Campus is therefore the focus of the strategic infrastructure development.
National team history
Date of birth: 22 March 1965
Association president since: 2015
Date of birth: 22 January 1982
General secretary since: 2018