|Nickname(s)||Rinktine (National team)|
|Association|| Lithuanian Football Federation |
(Lietuvos futbolo federacija – LFF)
|Most caps||Saulius Mikoliūnas (96)|
|Top scorer||Tomas Danilevičius (19)|
|Home stadium||LFF Stadium|
|Current||134 (27 May 2021)|
|Highest||37 (October 2008)|
|Lowest||148 (November 2017)|
| Lithuania 0–5 Estonia |
(Kaunas, Lithuania; 24 June 1923)
| Lithuania 7–0 Estonia |
(Riga, Latvia; 20 May 1995)
| Egypt 10–0 Lithuania |
(Paris, France; 27 May 1924)
The Lithuania national football team (Lithuanian : Lietuvos nacionalinė futbolo rinktinė) represents Lithuania in international football and is controlled by the Lithuanian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Lithuania. They played their first match in 1923. In 1940, Lithuania was occupied by the Soviet Union; the country regained its independence in 1990 and played their first match thereafter against Georgia on 27 May of that year.
Although Lithuania has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup, nor the UEFA European Championship, they have successfully participated in the local sub-regional Baltic Cup tournament, which takes place every two years between Lithuania and their Baltic rivals, Latvia and Estonia. Lithuania has won the Baltic Cup championship 11 times, only Latvia has won it more. Despite this Lithuania holds the record for winning the most consecutive Baltic Cup championships, four titles in a row from 1996 to 2000.
Since 2012 the national team has played their home matches at the LFF Stadium in Vilnius.
On 24 June 1923, Lithuania played their first ever game, at the Lietuvos Fizinio Lavinimosi Sąjunga Stadionas, resulting in a 5–0 loss against Estonia. In 1924, Lithuania entered the 1924 Olympics in France, losing 9–0 against Switzerland on 25 May 1924. Two days later, Lithuania suffered a 10–0 loss to Egypt, a record defeat to date. During the early years of the Lithuanian national team, Lithuania regularly played Baltic neighbours Estonia and Latvia, with Lithuania's first win coming in a 2–1 away win against Estonia on 24 August 1924 in Tallinn. In 1930, Lithuania won the third edition of the Baltic Cup in Kaunas.On 13 October 1940, Lithuania played their final game for just shy of 50 years, a 4–3 win against Latvia, following the first Soviet annexation of the country.
Lithuania's first game following the declaration of independence in 1990 was a 2–2 draw against Georgia in Tbilisi on 27 May 1990.In the 1990s, Lithuania established a respectable presence in the World Cup and European Championship qualifiers: third place in their group in both Euro 1996 and the 1998 World Cup qualifiers. In the Euro 2004 qualifiers, they were once again contenders for qualification and managed an away draw with Germany and a home win over Scotland; however, a 1–0 defeat to Scotland in the final game ended their hopes. Although finishing fifth in their 2006 World Cup qualifying group, Lithuania were nevertheless competitive.
Lithuania drew with world champions Italy 1–1 in Naples in a Euro 2008 qualifying game on 2 September 2006, in the first competitive game that Italy played since the World Cup final.
On 6 September 2008, Lithuania defeated Romania 3–0 in a 2010 World Cup qualifier. The victory was regarded by many as "a historic win."It was followed by another successful 2–0 performance against Austria in Marijampolė on 10 September 2008.
|27 March 2020||Almaty, Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||cancelled||International friendly|
|4 September 2020||Vilnius, Lithuania||Kazakhstan||0–2||Fedor Černych||2020–21 UEFA Nations League|
|7 September 2020||Tirana, Albania||Albania||0–1||Donatas Kazlauskas||Saulius Mikoliūnas||2020–21 UEFA Nations League|
|7 October 2020||Tallinn, Estonia||Estonia||1–3||Arvydas Novikovas x2, Gratas Sirgėdas||Saulius Mikoliūnas||International friendly|
|11 October 2020||Vilnius, Lithuania||Belarus||2–2||Arvydas Novikovas, Karolis Laukžemis||Saulius Mikoliūnas||2020–21 UEFA Nations League|
|14 October 2020||Vilnius, Lithuania||Albania||0–0||Saulius Mikoliūnas||2020–21 UEFA Nations League|
|11 November 2020||Vilnius, Lithuania||Faroe Islands||2–1||Gratas Sirgėdas x2||Tomas Švedkauskas||International friendly|
|15 November 2020||Minsk, Belarus||Belarus||0–2||Tomas Švedkauskas||2020–21 UEFA Nations League|
|18 November 2020||Almaty, Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||1–2||Modestas Vorobjovas, Arvydas Novikovas||Saulius Mikoliūnas||2020–21 UEFA Nations League|
|24 March||Pristina, Kosovo||Kosovo||0–4||Fedor Černych||International friendly|
|28 March||St. Gallen, Switzerland||Switzerland||0–1||Saulius Mikoliūnas||World Cup 2022 qualifiers|
|31 March||Vilnius, Lithuania||Italy||0–2||Saulius Mikoliūnas||World Cup 2022 qualifiers|
|1 June||Vilnius, Lithuania||Estonia||0–1||Saulius Mikoliūnas||2021 Baltic Cup|
|4 June||Riga, Latvia||Latvia||1–3||Paulius Golubickas||Saulius Mikoliūnas||2021 Baltic Cup|
|8 June||Leganés, Spain||Spain U-21||0–4||Saulius Mikoliūnas||International friendly|
|2 September||Vilnius, Lithuania||Northern Ireland||World Cup 2022 qualifiers|
|5 September||Sofia, Bulgaria||Bulgaria||World Cup 2022 qualifiers|
|8 September||Italy||Italy||World Cup 2022 qualifiers|
|9 October||Vilnius, Lithuania||Bulgaria||World Cup 2022 qualifiers|
|12 October||Vilnius, Lithuania||Switzerland||World Cup 2022 qualifiers|
|12 November||Belfast, Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland||World Cup 2022 qualifiers|
|16 November||Minsk, Belarus||Belarus||cancelled||International friendly|
|Assistant coach||Rolandas Džiaukštas|
|Assistant coach||Gediminas Šugžda|
|Fitness coach||Marius Čeliauskas|
|Goalkeeping coach||Justinas Gasiūnas|
|Robertas Tautkus (caretaker)||1999||1999||1||0||0||1||0||3||0.00|
|Julius Kvedaras (caretaker)||2000||2000||1||0||0||1||1||6||0.00|
The following players were called up for the 2021 Baltic Cup and friendly match against Spain on 1, 4 and 8 June 2021.
All caps and goals as of 8 June 2021 after the match against Spain.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Titas Krapikas||3 January 1999||0||0||Spezia|
|12||GK||Tomas Švedkauskas||22 June 1994||14||0||Lommel|
|16||GK||Deividas Mikelionis||8 May 1995||0||0||Kauno Žalgiris|
|3||DF||Vytas Gašpuitis||4 March 1994||8||0||Dunfermline Athletic|
|4||DF||Edvinas Girdvainis||19 January 1993||34||0||KFC Uerdingen 05|
|5||DF||Markas Beneta||8 July 1993||13||0||Sūduva|
|8||DF||Egidijus Vaitkūnas||8 August 1988||57||0||Kauno Žalgiris|
|13||DF||Saulius Mikoliūnas (Captain)||2 May 1984||96||5||Žalgiris|
|14||DF||Linas Mėgelaitis||9 September 1998||3||0||Gubbio|
|23||DF||Rolandas Baravykas||23 August 1995||20||1||Kukësi|
|25||DF||Sigitas Olberkis||19 April 1997||0||0||Legion Tallinn|
|2||MF||Martynas Dapkus||16 February 1993||13||0||Kauno Žalgiris|
|6||MF||Tautvydas Eliošius||3 November 1991||9||0||Panevėžys|
|10||MF||Paulius Golubickas||19 August 1999||12||1||Dainava|
|11||MF||Arvydas Novikovas||18 December 1990||70||12||BB Erzurumspor|
|15||MF||Deimantas Petravičius||2 September 1995||23||1||Águilas|
|17||MF||Justas Lasickas||6 October 1997||23||0||Voždovac|
|19||MF||Donatas Kazlauskas||31 March 1994||24||2||Academica Clinceni|
|20||MF||Domantas Šimkus||10 February 1996||21||0||Hapoel Kfar Saba|
|21||MF||Karolis Šilkaitis||2 June 1996||0||0||Kauno Žalgiris|
|26||MF||Ovidijus Verbickas||4 July 1993||24||1||Žalgiris|
|9||FW||Karolis Laukžemis||11 March 1992||23||2||Kaisar|
|18||FW||Edgaras Dubickas||8 July 1998||1||0||Livorno|
|22||FW||Fedor Černych||21 May 1991||65||9||Jagiellonia Białystok|
The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Edvinas Gertmonas INJ||1 June 1996||1||0||Žalgiris||v. Estonia , 1 June 2021 PRE|
|GK||Lukas Paukštė INJ||25 September 1998||0||0||Riteriai||v. Estonia , 1 June 2021 PRE|
|GK||Ignas Driomovas||27 April 1997||0||0||Banga Gargždai||v. Italy , 31 March 2021|
|GK||Marius Adamonis||13 May 1997||0||0||Salernitana||v. Italy , 31 March 2021|
|GK||Emilijus Zubas||10 July 1990||14||0||Adana Demirspor||v. Belarus , 11 October 2020 WD|
|GK||Džiugas Bartkus||7 November 1989||6||0||Ironi Kiryat Shmona||v. Albania , 7 September 2020|
|DF||Rimvydas Sadauskas||21 July 1996||0||0||Kauno Žalgiris||v. Italy , 31 March 2021|
|DF||Markus Palionis RET||12 May 1987||14||0||Jahn Regensburg||v. Kosovo , 24 March 2021 PRE|
|DF||Dominykas Barauskas||18 April 1997||0||0||Riteriai||v. Belarus , 15 November 2020|
|DF||Linas Klimavičius||10 April 1989||27||0||Dainava||v. Albania , 7 September 2020|
|MF||Gratas Sirgėdas INJ||17 December 1994||13||5||Kauno Žalgiris||v. Estonia , 1 June 2021 PRE|
|MF||Vykintas Slivka INJ||29 April 1995||44||2||Apollon Smyrnis||v. Italy , 31 March 2021|
|MF||Daniel Romanovskij||19 June 1996||6||0||Olimpik Donetsk||v. Italy , 31 March 2021|
|MF||Modestas Vorobjovas INJ||30 December 1995||23||1||UTA Arad||v. Kosovo , 24 March 2021 PRE|
|MF||Ernestas Veliulis||22 August 1992||3||0||Panevėžys||v. Kazakhstan , 18 November 2020|
|MF||Edgaras Utkus||22 June 2000||2||0||Monaco||v. Kazakhstan , 18 November 2020|
|MF||Domantas Antanavičius||18 November 1998||0||0||Panevėžys||v. Albania , 7 September 2020|
|FW||Nerijus Valskis||4 August 1987||25||1||Jamshedpur||v. Italy , 31 March 2021|
|FW||Gytis Paulauskas||27 September 1999||1||0||Riteriai||v. Belarus , 15 November 2020|
Most capped players
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1934||Did not qualify||1||0||0||1||0||2|
|1950||Part of the Soviet Union||Part of the Soviet Union|
|1994||Did not qualify||12||2||3||7||8||21|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
|UEFA European Championship record||UEFA European Championship qualification record|
|1960||Part of the Soviet Union||Part of the Soviet Union|
|1996||Did not qualify||10||5||1||4||13||12|
|2024||To be determined||To be determined|
|UEFA Nations League record|
As of 31 March 2021.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||6||1||1||4|
|Republic of Ireland||4||0||1||3|
|United Arab Emirates||1||0||1||0|
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