|Founded||28 April 1934|
The Liechtenstein Football Association (LFV) (German : Liechtensteiner Fussballverband) is the governing body of football in Liechtenstein. It was established on 28 April 1934, and became affiliated to UEFA on 22 May 1974. The association organizes the Liechtenstein national football team and the Liechtenstein Football Cup. Because Liechtenstein has fewer than 8 (only 7 not counting reserves) active teams, it is the only UEFA member without its own national league. This means the Liechtensteiner teams play in the Swiss Football League system. The LFV is based in Schaan.
The Liechtenstein national football team is the national football team of the Principality of Liechtenstein and is controlled by the Liechtenstein Football Association. The organisation is known as the Liechtensteiner Fussballverband in German. The team's first match was an unofficial match against Malta in Seoul, a 1–1 draw in 1981. Their first official match came two years later, a 0–1 defeat from Switzerland. Liechtenstein's largest win, a 4–0 win over Luxembourg in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier on 13 October 2004, was both its first ever away win and its first win in any FIFA World Cup qualifier. Conversely, Liechtenstein is the only country that lost an official match against San Marino. Liechtenstein suffered its biggest ever loss in 1996, during qualification for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, losing 1–11 to Macedonia, the result also being Macedonia's largest ever win to date.
Fussball Club Vaduz is a Liechtenstein football club from Vaduz that plays in the Swiss Super League. The club plays at the national Rheinpark Stadion, which has a capacity of 5,873 when all seated but has additional standing places in the North and South ends of the ground, giving a total stadium capacity of 7,838. They currently play in the Swiss Super League following promotion from the Swiss Challenge League after the 2019–20 season. Vaduz is unique in that it represents its own national association in the UEFA Europa League when winning the domestic cup, whilst playing in another country's league. This is due to Liechtenstein not organising its own league.
The Liechtenstein Football Cup is Liechtenstein's premier football competition, and has been organised annually by the Liechtenstein Football Association (LFV) since 1946. The winner qualifies to take part in the UEFA Europa Conference League.
Peter Karl Jehle is a Liechtensteiner retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Mario Frick is a Swiss-born Liechtensteiner retired professional footballer who is currently a manager for FC Vaduz. He has earned 125 caps and scored a national record 16 goals for his country from his international debut in 1993 until his retirement in 2015. Mainly a striker, Frick was also deployed as a centre-back on occasion.
FC Ruggell is a Liechtensteiner amateur football (soccer) team that plays in Ruggell. They currently play in the Swiss Football League, in 2. Liga, which is the sixth tier of Swiss football. Like all Liechtensteiner clubs, they play in the Swiss football pyramid.
FC Balzers is a Liechtensteiner football team that plays in Balzers.
Martin Stocklasa is a retired naturalized Liechtenstein football defender and current manager of the Liechtenstein national team.
Franz Burgmeier is a Liechtenstein former professional footballer, who played as a midfielder. Born in Triesen, Burgmeier was a burgeoning footballer and keen skier, until he gave up the latter sport at 16 following a serious injury. Having been a youth player for Triesen, he started his professional career with Vaduz. Burgmeier won several Liechtensteiner Cups with Vaduz, who were promoted to the Swiss Challenge League in 2001, and played in the UEFA Cup. After two unsuccessful attempts to win promotion to the Swiss Super League, Burgmeier left for Aarau in 2005. He spent only one season with Aarau before a move to the previous season's runners-up Basel in 2006. His two seasons with Basel were broken up by a loan spell with Thun, before he moved to England with Darlington in August 2008, where he played for one year.
One of the most popular sports in Liechtenstein is football.
Michele Polverino is a retired naturalized Liechtenstein football midfielder, who plays for FC Balzers in Liechtenstein.
Ronny Büchel is a Liechtensteiner former international footballer who last played as a midfielder for FC Triesen, and formerly played for FC Vaduz, Young Boys, FC Chur 97, USV Eschen/Mauren, FC Ruggell and Buchs.
Mathias Christen is a Liechtensteiner former international footballer who played as a midfielder.
Nicolas Hasler is a Liechtensteiner professional footballer who plays as a left or right midfielder for FC Thun in the Swiss Challenge League. He is the son of Rainer Hasler, who was one of Liechtenstein's greatest professional footballers.
Daniel Kaufmann is a Liechtensteiner footballer who currently plays for USV Eschen/Mauren.
Women's football in Liechtenstein faces challenges because it is not amongst the most popular sports for women. However, in recent years there have been national teams formed in various age groups, and the sport is gaining popularity.
Maximilian Göppel is a Liechtensteiner footballer who plays as a defender for Swiss Super League club FC Vaduz and the Liechtenstein national team.
The Liechtenstein women's national football team is the national women's football team of the Principality of Liechtenstein and is controlled by the Liechtenstein Football Association. The organisation is known as the Liechtensteiner Fussballverband in German. The team's first match was an unofficial friendly against FFC Vorderland in Triesen, Liechtenstein, a 2–3 defeat in June 2019. Their first official match will occur on a future date in 2021, against Gibraltar.
The 2019–20 Liechtenstein Cup was the 75th season of Liechtenstein's annual cup competition. Seven clubs compete with a total of 15 teams for one spot in the first qualifying round of the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League. FC Vaduz are the defending champions.
Alexander Marxer is a Liechtenstein footballer who plays as a defender for Ruggell and the Liechtenstein national team.
With the reservation of obtaining full FIFA-membership, the Football Association of Liechtenstein was received within UEFA as its 34th member.