Football in Luxembourg
Football is the clear number one sport in the landlocked country of Luxembourg. While a quarter-final appearance in the European Nations Cup in 1963 remains the national association's most celebrated achievement, it is currently trying to raise its standing in European football through new youth development programmes. Long-term plans have also been made for women's football and a national championship looks set to be introduced soon. Luxembourg has produced a number of famous footballers (such as Guy Hellers, Vic Nureneberg, François Konter, Louis Pilot and Nico Braun) who have played professional with top flight clubs in Belgium and France. Guy Hellers has now returned to Luxembourg and runs a football school in in Mondercange.
The first Goal Project
In Mondercange, 15km outside of the nation's capital, funds from Goal and the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme have been used to build a new technical centre, which was opened by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter on 10 September 2003. The large property has been fitted out with state-of-the-art technology and now provides 17 employees with excellent amenities where they can promote, coordinate and monitor football activities. In addition to a football academy for young players of various ages, the new centre is the ideal place for national teams to prepare for international matches.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Technical centre with associations headquarters in Mondercange
Project approved
1 May 2003
Opened on 10 September 2003
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 836,348 Total cost USD 1,236,348