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.
Second Goal project
The Luxembourg football association project approved by the Goal Bureau on 22 October 2008 will see the continuation of the construction of a technical centre with association headquarters that was begun in the first project. The facility, which was opened in September 2003, will also be extended. The timeframe for completion is one year.
Use of FAP funds
Extension and continuation of the construction work at the technical centre in Monnerich (Esch-sur-Alzette)
Project approved on
22 October 2008
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000