CE Principat

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CE Principat
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Full name Club Esportiu Principat
Nickname(s) CEP, El Principat, Princi
Founded 1989
Ground DEVK-Arena
Sant Julià de Lòria Andorra
Ground Capacity 900
Chairman Andorra Juan Romero Muñoz
Manager Andorra Xavi Ribas
League Segona Divisió
2013–14 Primera Divisió, 8th (relegated)

Club Esportiu Principat is an Andorran football club created in 1989, based in the city of Andorra la Vella. Is one of the most successful football clubs in Andorra along with FC Santa Coloma and UE Sant Julià, having won three times the Andorran Premier League and five times the Andorran Cup. The club currently plays in Segona Divisió.

History[edit]

The club was founded as "Real Madrid Supporters' Club of Charlie's Restaurant".[1] CE Principat is now the main club in Andorra la Vella having achieved the record of three consecutives league victories between 1997 and 1999 and five consecutives cup trophies between 1995 and 1999. Since the creation of the Andorran Premier League in 1995 CE Principat was playing in the top flight until 2014 after finishing 8th in the regular league.[2]

In 1997 the club made history by being the first Andorran club participating in European competition facing the Scottish club Dundee United. The Andorran team has qualified three times for the European Competitions (UEFA Cup) along 1997 and 1999, but has been eliminated in the first round each time.

Although CE Principat were one of the most successful clubs of Andorra until 1999 since then the club only have reached third in the regular 2008-09 season league and six times Copa Constitució semifinalist during the 2000-01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004-05, 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.

Colours and badge[edit]

The team's traditional color is purple. Also the current and originals team's shield is purple but there is an alternative official logo with the colours of Andorra (blue, yellow and red). However at their beginnings and until the mid-2000s the first kit were white due the origins of the club linked with Real Madrid supporters in Andorra.[3]

The second kit have been change since the creation of the club, alternating between the traditional blue and yellow second kit and the black (2005-2011) and orange (1989-2004) kits.

Alternative badge.
Original first kit.
Away (1989-2004)
Away (2005-2011)

Honours[edit]

  • Copa Constitució:
    • Winners (5): 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99

European record[edit]

As of December, 2008.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1997–98 UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round Scotland Dundee United 0–8 0–9 0–17
1998–99 UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round Hungary Ferencvárosi TC 1–8 0–6 1–14
1999–00 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round Norway Viking FK 0–11 0–7 0–18

Current squad (2011-12)[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Nigeria GK Friday Goldswill
Spain GK David
Andorra DF Marc Fajardo
Andorra DF Jurgen Espejo
Portugal DF Duarte Alves
Andorra DF Xavier Ribas
Portugal DF Joao Veloso
Andorra DF Fran Estragues
Portugal DF Nuno Oliveira
Andorra DF Òscar da Cunha
Andorra DF Armando Godoy
No. Position Player
Andorra MF Mario Almeida
Spain MF Francisco Fernandez
Spain MF Jonathan Puente
Andorra MF Nuno da Silva
Andorra MF Jordi Alfaya
Andorra MF Joao Lopes
Spain FW Marc Fillola
Andorra FW Luigi San Nicolas
Andorra FW Daniel da Costa
Spain FW Alberto Arroyo
Andorra FW Pepe Pereira

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