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.