Developing football in Liechtenstein
Hosting the UEFA European Under-19 Championship was a landmark for Liechtenstein.
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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 Principalty. It will include another venue to complement the national 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. A newly-established network of expert youth coaches is working with all of Liechtenstein's clubs, looking to bed in a co-ordinated national coaching philosophy and keep in regular contact with all of the Principalty’s most promising youngsters.
"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, including dressing rooms, offices and meeting rooms for the men's and women's senior teams. Equipped with four pitches, multiple dressing rooms, a skills arena and a beach soccer court, the centre is a core component of the LFV's 'Gemeinsam.2026' (Together.2026) football strategy.
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. Together with the training centre in Ruggell, the LFV Campus will provide a range of opportunities for youth and amateur football in Liechtenstein and support the training and education of all the LFV national teams.
National team history
Date of birth: 22 March 1965
Association president since: 2015
Born: 22 January 1982
General secretary since: 2018
Liechtenstein Football Association website