FC Andorra

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FC Andorra
FC Andorra.jpg
Full name Futbol Club Andorra
Nickname(s) Tricolors (The Tricolours)
Founded 15 October 1942
Ground Camp d'Esports d'Aixovall
Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman Andorra François Moliné
Manager Andorra Justo Ruiz
League Segona Catalana
2013–14 Primera Catalana, 16th (relegated)

Futbol Club Andorra is a football club based in Andorra la Vella (Andorra), established in 1942. They play in the Spanish football league system.

Most of the Andorra national football team are typically selected from FC Andorra, which currently competes in the Segona Catalana at the 6th level of the Spanish football league system. Though the club are based in Andorra, they have competed in the Spanish league system since 1948. Segunda División B is the highest league the Andorrans have played in.

History[edit]

Futbol Club Andorra has historically been the biggest football club in the country. The club was founded on 15 October 1942 in the warmth of the College of Our Lady of Meritxell being the first football club founded in Andorra. The club joined the categories of the Catalan Football Federation which is affiliated from the beginning, contesting the Spanish League and Spanish Cup.

After several years in regional categories, the Andorran club climbed in 1981 to Segunda División B (third category of the Spanish league system), where it remained 17 years, with a break in the 1986/87 season when the team played in Tercera División. In the 1988/89 and 1989/90 seasons FC Andorra played unsuccessfully the play-offs promotion to Segunda División.

His greatest success came in 1994 when FC Andorra won the Copa Catalunya. The Andorran team eliminated FC Barcelona in the semifinals (aggregate 2-1) and RCD Espanyol on penalties aggregate 4 to 2 in the final played in the Municipal Stadium of Vilassar de Mar, after scoreless draw in the game.

At the end of the 1997/98 the team was relegated to Tercera División (fourth tier). After several losses in a row chaining, currently playing in Segona Catalana (the sixth tier of Spanish football system league).

His best performance to date in the Spanish Cup was in the 1995/96 season planting to the next round after beating the Palamos CF and Getafe CF, being eliminated by Celta Vigo in the Round of 16.

Since 1986 until 2013 the club also had a section of futsal (FC Andorra Futsal) playing in the División de Honor and División de Plata de Futsal.

Stadium[edit]

Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella.
For more details on this topic, see Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella.
For more details on this topic, see Estadi Comunal d'Aixovall.

FC Andorra have historically host their matches in the Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella in the capital city of Andorra la Vella. Although the club host their home matches in the Camp d'Esports d'Aixovall (also named DEKV-Arena due to an sponsorship arrangement) localed in the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria, with a capacity of 1,000 spectators.

Crest and shirt[edit]

FC Andorra takes the colours and icons of the country. The club crest represent the coat of arms of Andorra with some minor variations. Also their first kit have been historically blue, yellow and red, the national colours of Andorra. Due their colours the club have been nicknamed Tricolors (The Tricolours).

Honours[edit]

FC Andorra Seasons[edit]


Current squad (2013-14)[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Andrés Benítez
3 Andorra DF Jesus Rubio
4 Andorra MF Daniel Mejias
5 Andorra MF Julià Sánchez
6 Andorra DF Ildefonso Lima
7 Andorra FW Luigi San Nicolas
8 Andorra MF Josep Ayala
9 Andorra MF Moisés San Nicolás
10 Andorra FW Ludovic Clemente
11 Andorra MF Manel Jiménez Soria
12 Andorra MF Alexandre Somoza
No. Position Player
13 Andorra GK Joel Garcia
14 Andorra MF Javier Sanchez
15 Andorra MF Victor Bueno
17 Andorra MF Leonel Alves
18 Portugal FW Luis Miguel Do Nascimiento
19 Andorra FW Sebastián Gómez
20 Andorra MF Oriol Roch
21 Andorra MF Marc Ferrer
22 Andorra FW Xavi Andorrà
23 Andorra DF David Ribolleda
24 Andorra MF Óscar Sonejee

See also[edit]

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