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Lithuania national football team

Lithuania
Association Lietuvos futbolo federacija (LFF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Vacant
Captain Tadas Kijanskas
Most caps Andrius Skerla (84)
Top scorer Tomas Danilevičius (19)
Home stadium LFF Stadium
FIFA code LTU
FIFA ranking
Current 116 7 (1 October 2015)
Highest 37 (October 2008)
Lowest 119 (November 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 108 (9 September 2015)
Highest 48 (10 September 2008)
Lowest 127 (1994)
First international
 Lithuania 0–5 Estonia 
(Kaunas, Lithuania; 24 June 1923)
Biggest win
 Lithuania 7–0 Estonia 
(Riga, Latvia; 20 May 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Egypt 10–0 Lithuania 
(Paris, France; 27 May 1924)

The Lithuania national football team is under the auspices of the Žalgiris Stadium became home of the national football team.

Contents

  • Recent history 1
  • World Cup record 2
  • European Championship record 3
  • Recent results 4
  • Euro 2016 qualification 5
  • Current squad 6
    • Recent call-ups 6.1
    • Top 10 Lithuania goalscorers 6.2
    • Top 10 most capped Lithuania players 6.3
  • List of managers 7
  • Notes 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Recent history

In the 1990s, Lithuania established a respectable presence in World Cup and European Championship qualifiers: third place in their group in both UEFA Euro 1996 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. In the UEFA 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 FIFA World Cup qualifying group, Lithuania were nevertheless competitive.

Lithuania drew with world champions Italy 1–1 in Naples in a UEFA 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 World Cup 2010 qualifier. The victory was regarded by many as "a historic win."[1] It was followed by another successful 2–0 performance against Austria in Marijampolė.

World Cup record

European Championship record

Recent results

Date Venue Opponent Result Goalscorer(s) Captain Competition
2013
March 22, 2013 Žilina, Slovakia  Slovakia 1 – 1 Darvydas Šernas Deividas Šemberas 2014 FIFA World Cup
March 26, 2013 Tirana, Albania  Albania 1 – 4 Evaldas Razulis Edgaras Česnauskis International friendly
June 7, 2013 Vilnius, Lithuania  Greece 0 – 1 Marius Stankevičius 2014 FIFA World Cup
August 14, 2013 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 1 – 2 Deivydas Matulevičius Marius Stankevičius International friendly
September 6, 2013 Riga, Latvia  Latvia 1 – 2 Deivydas Matulevičius Marius Stankevičius 2014 FIFA World Cup
September 10, 2013 Marijampolė, Lithuania  Liechtenstein 2 – 0 Deivydas MatulevičiusTadas Kijanskas Žydrūnas Karčemarskas 2014 FIFA World Cup
October 11, 2013 Vilnius, Lithuania  Latvia 2 – 0 Fiodor ČernychSaulius Mikoliūnas Tadas Kijanskas 2014 FIFA World Cup
October 15, 2013 Kaunas, Lithuania  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 – 1 Tadas Kijanskas 2014 FIFA World Cup
November 18, 2013 Chișinău, Moldova  Moldova 1 – 1 Mindaugas Kalonas Tadas Kijanskas International friendly
2014
March 5, 2014 Antalya, Turkey  Kazakhstan 1 – 1 Gediminas Vičius Tadas Kijanskas International friendly
May 29, 2014 Ventspils, Latvia  Finland 1 – 0 Arvydas Novikovas Tadas Kijanskas 2014 Baltic Cup
May 31, 2014 Liepāja, Latvia  Latvia 0 – 1 Tadas Kijanskas 2014 Baltic Cup
June 6, 2014 Gdańsk, Poland  Poland 2 – 1 Lukas Spalvis Tadas Kijanskas International friendly
September 3, 2014 Matrei in Osttirol, Austria  United Arab Emirates 1 – 1 Deivydas Matulevičius Tadas Kijanskas International friendly
September 8, 2014 Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino 2 - 0 Deivydas Matulevičius - Arvydas Novikovas Tadas Kijanskas UEFA Euro 2016 Q
October 9, 2014 Vilnius, Lithuania  Estonia 1 - 0 Saulius Mikoliunas Tadas Kijanskas UEFA Euro 2016 Q
October 12, 2014 Vilnius, Lithuania  Slovenia 0 - 2 Tadas Kijanskas UEFA Euro 2016 Q
November 15, 2014 St. Gallen, Switzerland   Switzerland 0 - 4 Tadas Kijanskas UEFA Euro 2016 Q
November 18, 2014 Kiev, Ukraine  Ukraine 0 - 0 Tadas Kijanskas International friendly
2015
March 27, 2015 London, England  England 0 - 4 Tadas Kijanskas UEFA Euro 2016 Q
June 5, 2015 Debrecen, Hungary  Hungary 0 - 4 Mindaugas Panka International friendly
June 8, 2015 Ta'Qali, Malta  Malta 0 - 2 Saulius Mikoliunas International friendly
June 14, 2015 Vilnius, Lithuania   Switzerland 1 - 2 Fiodor Černych Deivydas Matulevičius UEFA Euro 2016 Q
September 5, 2015 Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 0 - 1 Giedrius Arlauskis UEFA Euro 2016 Q
September 8, 2015 Vilnius, Lithuania  San Marino 2 - 1 Fiodor Černych - Lukas Spalvis Giedrius Arlauskis UEFA Euro 2016 Q
October 9, 2015 Ljubljana, Slovenia  Slovenia 1 - 1 Arvydas Novikovas Marius Žaliūkas UEFA Euro 2016 Q
October 12, 2015 Vilnius, Lithuania  England 0 - 3 Mindaugas Panka UEFA Euro 2016 Q

Euro 2016 qualification

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 10 10 0 0 31 3 +28 30 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 5–0
2   Switzerland 10 7 0 3 24 8 +16 21 0–2 3–2 3–0 4–0 7–0
3  Slovenia 10 5 1 4 18 11 +7 16 Advance to play-offs 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 6–0
4  Estonia 10 3 1 6 4 9 −5 10 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
5  Lithuania 10 3 1 6 7 18 −11 10 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–1
6  San Marino 10 0 1 9 1 36 −35 1 0–6 0–4 0–2 0–0 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Current squad

The following players were called up for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualification matches against Slovenia on 9 October and England on 12 October 2015.

Caps and goals correct as of:

12 October 2015 after the game against England.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Giedrius Arlauskis (Captain) (1987-12-01) 1 December 1987 23 0 Watford
1GK Emilijus Zubas (1990-07-10) 10 July 1990 6 0 Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała
1GK Vytautas Černiauskas (1989-03-12) 12 March 1989 3 0 Dinamo București
1GK Džiugas Bartkus (1989-11-07) 7 November 1989 0 0 Sūduva Marijampolė
2DF Deividas Česnauskis (1981-06-30) 30 June 1981 62 4 Trakai
2DF Marius Žaliūkas (1983-11-10) 10 November 1983 29 1 Unattached
2DF Georgas Freidgeimas (1987-09-10) 10 September 1987 22 0 Žalgiris Vilnius
2DF Vytautas Andriuškevičius (1990-10-08) 8 October 1990 21 0 Cambuur
2DF Egidijus Vaitkūnas (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 21 0 Žalgiris Vilnius
2DF Tomas Mikuckis (1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 15 0 SKA-Energiya Khabarovsk
2DF Vaidas Slavickas (1986-02-26) 26 February 1986 7 0 Sūduva Marijampolė
2DF Linas Klimavičius (1989-04-10) 10 April 1989 7 0 Trakai
2DF Rolandas Baravykas (1995-08-23) 23 August 1995 1 0 Atlantas
3MF Mindaugas Panka (1984-05-01) 1 May 1984 38 0 Maccabi Petah Tikva
3MF Linas Pilibaitis (1985-04-05) 5 April 1985 30 0 Žalgiris Vilnius
3MF Arvydas Novikovas (1990-12-18) 18 December 1990 27 3 Bochum
3MF Fiodor Černych (1991-05-21) 21 May 1991 21 3 Jagiellonia Białystok
3MF Artūras Žulpa (1990-06-10) 10 June 1990 14 0 Aktobe
3MF Mantas Kuklys (1987-06-10) 10 June 1987 10 0 Žalgiris Vilnius
3MF Vykintas Slivka (1995-04-29) 29 April 1995 7 0 Den Bosch
3MF Deimantas Petravičius (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 5 0 Nottingham Forest
3MF Ernestas Veliulis (1992-08-22) 22 August 1992 0 0 Sūduva Marijampolė
4FW Deivydas Matulevičius (1989-04-08) 8 April 1989 26 5 Tobol Kostanay
4FW Lukas Spalvis (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 10 2 AaB

Recent call-ups

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 Saulius Klevinskas (1984-04-02) 2 April 1984 4 0 Žalgiris Vilnius v.   Switzerland, 14 June 2015
GK Edvinas Gertmonas (1996-06-01) 1 June 1996 1 0 Rennes v.  Malta, 8 June 2015
DF Tadas Kijanskas (1985-09-06) 6 September 1985 43 1 Hapoel Haifa v.  San Marino, 8 September 2015
DF Valdemar Borovskij (1984-05-02) 2 May 1984 16 0 Unattached v.  England, 27 March 2015
MF Vytautas Lukša (1984-08-14) 14 August 1984 22 0 Žalgiris Vilnius v.  San Marino, 8 September 2015
MF Saulius Mikoliūnas (1984-05-02) 2 May 1984 72 5 Shakhtyor Soligorsk v.  San Marino, 8 September 2015
MF Karolis Chvedukas (1991-04-21) 21 April 1991 13 0 Sūduva Marijampolė v.  San Marino, 8 September 2015
MF Andrius Bartkus (1986-01-21) 21 January 1986 0 0 Atlantas v.  San Marino, 8 September 2015
MF Tautvydas Eliošius (1991-03-11) 11 March 1991 1 0 Žalgiris Vilnius v.  San Marino, 8 September 2015
MF Gediminas Vičius (1985-07-05) 5 July 1985 18 1 Zhetysu Taldykorgan v.   Switzerland, 14 June 2015
MF Gratas Sirgėdas (1994-12-17) 17 December 1994 5 0 Stuttgarter Kickers v.   Switzerland, 14 June 2015
MF Donatas Kazlauskas (1994-03-31) 31 March 1994 4 0 Lechia Gdańsk v.  Malta, 8 March 2015
MF Mindaugas Kalonas (1984-02-28) 28 February 1984 49 3 Ravan Baku v.  Ukraine, 18 November 2014
FW Simonas Stankevičius (1995-10-03) 3 October 1995 9 0 Oldham Athletic v.  Malta, 8 March 2015
FW Ričardas Beniušis (1980-04-23) 23 April 1980 29 3 Šilas Kazlų Rūda v.  England, 27 March 2015

Top 10 Lithuania goalscorers

As of October 13, 2015, the ten highest scorers for Lithuania are:

# Player Career Goals (Caps) Avg/game
1 Tomas Danilevičius 1998–2012 19 0 (71) 0.267
2 Antanas Lingis 1928–1938 12 0 (33) 0.363
3 Edgaras Jankauskas 1991–2008 10 0 (56) 0.178
4 Virginijus Baltušnikas 1990–1998 9 0 (42) 0.214
5 Jaroslavas Citavičius 1926–1933 8 0 (24) 0.333
Valdas Ivanauskas 1990–2000 8 0 (28) 0.285
Darius Maciulevičius 1991–2005 8 0 (38) 0.210
Robertas Poškus 1999–2011 8 0 (48) 0.166
9 Artūras Fomenka 1996–2003 7 0 (23) 0.304
Tomas Ražanauskas 1995–2011 7 0 (41) 0.170
  • Bold denotes players still playing international football.

Top 10 most capped Lithuania players

As of October 13, 2015 the ten players with the most caps for Lithuania are:

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Andrius Skerla 1996–2011 84 1
2 Deividas Šemberas 1996–2013 82 0
3 Saulius Mikoliūnas 2004– 73 5
4 Tomas Danilevičius 1998–2012 71 19
5 Žydrūnas Karčemarskas 2002– 66 0
6 Aurelijus Skarbalius 1991–2005 65 5
Marius Stankevičius 2001–2013 65 5
8 Deividas Česnauskis 2001– 62 4
9 Gintaras Staučė 1992–2004 61 0
10 Edgaras Jankauskas 1991–2008 56 10
  • Bold denotes players still playing international football.

List of managers

Name Nat From To Games Won Drawn Lost Goals
Benjaminas Zelkevičius 1990 1991 3 1 2 0 7:4
Algimantas Liubinskas 1992 1994 29 7 8 14 29:48
Benjaminas Zelkevičius 1995 1997 29 12 6 11 45:41
Kęstutis Latoža 1998 1999 18 5 4 9 15:24
Robertas Tautkus (caretaker) 1999 1999 1 0 0 1 0:3
Stasys Stankus 2000 2000 8 2 0 6 8:18
Julius Kvedaras (caretaker) 2000 2000 1 0 0 1 1:6
Benjaminas Zelkevičius 2001 2003 19 4 3 12 20:41
Algimantas Liubinskas 2003 2008 50 18 6 26 54:65
José Couceiro 2008 2009 15 6 3 6 17:15
Raimondas Žutautas 2010 2011 16 4 3 9 11:22
Csaba László 2012 2013 16 2 4 10 12:28
Igoris Pankratjevas 2013 2015 21 5 5 11 14:31

Notes

References

  1. ^ FIFA World Cup uefa.com

External links

  • Lithuanian Football Association Official Site (Lithuanian)
  • All Lithuanian Team Games 1923-1930
  • Reports for all matches of Lithuania national team
  • Lithuanian football videos Lithuanian Football TV
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