Country Info

  • San Marino

  • Federazione Sammarinese Giuoco Calcio

  • Founded: 1931

  • Federation: UEFA

  • The enclave state of the Republic of San Marino first played international football in a European Championship qualifier against Switzerland in 1990. They have the worst record of any European national team having only ever drawn four matches and won one; against Liechtenstein in a friendly in 2004.
    Not all the records they hold are negative. They scored the fastest ever goal in a World Cup match when Davide Gualtieri latched on to Stuart Pearce's awful back pass and scored past a bewildered David Seaman during a qualifier in 1994. The time was just 8 seconds! England finally won the match 7-1 with 4 goals from Ian Wright but results elsewhere meant England were not going to the World Cup 1994 in America and Graham Taylor resigned 6 days later.
    The two teams most recently met in qualifying for Euro 2016. England won both matches; 5-0 at home and 6-0 in San Marino.

Head to head

    • Type
    • Played
    • Won
    • Drawn
    • Lost
    • For
    • Against
    • World Cup Qualifier
    • 4
    • 4
    • 0
    • 0
    • 26
    • 1
    • European Championship Qualifier
    • 2
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 11
    • 0
    • Competitive Matches
    • 6
    • 6
    • 0
    • 0
    • 37
    • 1
    • Home
    • 3
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 16
    • 0
    • Away
    • 2
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 14
    • 0
    • Neutral
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 7
    • 1
    • Total
    • 6
    • 6
    • 0
    • 0
    • 37
    • 1