Movers & Shak­ers

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Luc Holtz

Stepped up to lead the na­tional team in 2010 af­ter two years as un­der-21 coach, hav­ing made 55 ap­pear­ances for Lux­em­bourg be­tween 1991 and 2002. He played all his club foot­ball in the Grand Duchy.

Paul Philipp

Played pro­fes­sion­ally in Bel­gium in the 1970s and early 1980s and won 54 caps for Lux­em­bourg. Was in charge of the na­tional team from 1985 un­til 2001 be­fore tak­ing over as pres­i­dent of the Lux­em­bourg Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion in 2004.

Mario Mutsch

Played pro­fes­sion­ally for a decade in Ger­many, Switzer­land and France be­fore join­ing Pro­gres Niederkorn in 2017. Na­tional cap­tain and record ap­pear­ance holder, he won his 100th cap against San Marino in Septem­ber.

Le­an­dro Bar­reiro

Tipped as a fu­ture star, he has both the abil­ity and the men­tal­ity to suc­ceed. Only 18 but a reg­u­lar in the na­tional un­der-21 side, he has been on the bench in the Bun­desliga with Mainz this sea­son.

Mi­ralem Pjanic

Ar­rived in the Duchy as a one-year-old refugee from the Balkan con­flict and played for Lux­em­bourg at un­der-17s and un­der-19s be­fore switch­ing to his fa­ther’s coun­try, Bos­nia. The Ju­ven­tus mid­fielder is still well liked in Lux­em­bourg, where he re­turns reg­u­larly to see his fam­ily.

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