Liechtenstein 2016-17 Third (HASLER #18) Jersey/Shirt
This is an Adidas Liechtenstein national team 2016-17 third jersey featuring the name and number of star midfielder Nicolas Hasler.
With a population just under 39,000 and competing in the UEFA confederation against many of the worlds’ top teams, it is always going to be difficult for Liechtenstein to field a competitive squad, however throughout their history they have usually been able to achieve surprisingly solid results and have pulled off some massive upsets. Liechtenstein have competed in every World Cup qualifying campaign since 1998 and have won 2 matches, drawn 6 times and lost 52. Both of those victories were in their famous 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign, where they defeated Luxembourg twice and also drew 2-2 against Portugal, which surely the greatest achievement in the team’s history. Although Liechtenstein have not had a victory since a shock 2-1 win against Luxembourg in October 2020, they were mostly competitive in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, with their best result being a 1-1 draw away to Armenia.
Nicolas Hasler is currently one of the leading players of Liechtensteiner football and has had a successful career at both club & international level. He is the son of Rainer Hasler, who is considered to be Liechtenstein's greatest-ever player. The 31-year-old has played all of his club football in the MLS and the Swiss Super League. He first established himself at FC Vaduz, a Liechtenstein-based club that compete in the Swiss Super League, before moving to the MLS to play with Toronto FC, Chicago Fire and Sporting Kansas City. In 2020, he returned to the Swiss Super League, signing with FC Thun. He then made his long-awaited return to his hometown club FC Vaduz in 2022, where he played a key role as they made the group stage of the Europa Conference League, becoming the first ever club from Liechtenstein to reach the group stages of a UEFA club competition. At international level, he has won 90 caps for Liechtenstein since making his debut in 2010.