Liechtenstein women's national football team

Association Liechtenstein Football Association
(Liechtensteiner Fussballverband)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)

Liechtenstein women's national football team does not have FIFA recognition and never played a single FIFA recognised match. The sport faces challenges in the country because it is not amongst the most popular for women.


In 1985, almost no country in the world had a women's national football team,[1] including Liechtenstein who did not have a team by 2006 on either the senior or youth level.[2] The women's national team has never competed at the Women's World Cup not entered the European Championship for Women.[3] The team did not play in any FIFA sanctioned matches between 1970 and the present.[4] In March 2012, the team was not ranked in the FIFA world.[5]

UEFA European Championship record

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1984Did not participate-------
Norway 1987Did not participate-------
Germany 1989Did not participate-------
Denmark 1991Did not participate-------
Italy 1993Did not participate-------
Germany 1995Did not enter-------
Norway & Sweden 1997Did not participate-------
Germany 2001Did not participate-------
England 2005Did not participate-------
Finland 2009Did not participate-------
Sweden 2013Did not participate-------

Background and development

Volleyball is the most popular women's sport in the country, with football ranking in the 6th or 7th most popular in the country.[2] In 2006, there were 165 registered female players in the country. This represented growth from 72 players in 2000.[2] Liechtenstein Football Association was founded in 1934, and became affiliated with FIFA in 1976.[2] Less than 3% of the national federation's budget is earmarked for women's football, compared to 9% for men and 17% for youth.[6]


  1. Chrös McDougall (1 January 2012). Soccer. ABDO. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-61783-146-1. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  2. 1 2 3 4 FIFA (2006). "Women's Football Today" (PDF): 117. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  3. Ballard, John; Suff, Paul (1999). The dictionary of football : the complete A-Z of international football from Ajax to Zinedine Zidane. London: Boxtree. pp. 359–360. ISBN 0752224344. OCLC 59442612.
  4. "Liechtenstein: Fixtures and Results". Retrieved 2012-04-15.
  5. "The FIFA Women's World Ranking". 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
  6. "Liechtenstein: FIFA Goal Programme". Retrieved 2012-04-15.
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