FC Rànger's

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This article is about the Andorran football club. For the Scottish club, see Rangers F.C..
Rànger's
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Full name Fútbol Club Rànger's
Nickname(s) Rànger's
Founded 1981; 34 years ago (1981)
Ground Andorra Football Federation stadiums
Chairman Rafael Amat Escobar
Manager Jesús Julián Lucendo
League Segona Divisió
2013–14 Segona Divisió, 4th

FC Rànger's, also known as Rànger's, is an Andorran football club based in Andorra la Vella. The team currently plays in Segona Divisió.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1981, but they only started playing in Andorran leagues in 1999. After two years in the Andorran Second Division, they played for the first time in the Campionat de Lliga in the 2001–02 season. After the promotion, FC Rànger's started a growing career, and after finishing second in 2005, they won the league title the two subsequent years, 2006 and 2007.[citation needed]

FC Rànger's made their first time appearance in European competitions, playing the UEFA Intertoto Cup in the summer of 2005, being eliminated by Sturm Graz by 6–1 in aggregate. The home match ended with a 1–1 draw, scored by Norberto Urbani. After winning the Andorran championship, they qualified for the UEFA Cup, where they were eliminated in the First round by FK Sarajevo. FC Rànger's became the first Andorran team to compete in the UEFA Champions League by qualifying for the 2007–08 season. However, their stay was short-lived as they were eliminated in the first qualifying round after a 5–0 aggregate loss to Sheriff Tiraspol over two rounds played on 17 July and 25 July 2007.[citation needed]

Unfortunately at the end of the 2008-09 season the team was relegated. After two seasons in Segona Divisió the team finished second in the 2010-11 season and was promoted (promotion-ineligible Lusitanos B finished champion). In the 2011-12 season FC Ranger's finished 8th in Primera Divisió being relegated again in Segona Divisió. Since then the club plays in the second division of Andorra.

  • Sponsorship:
    • Pizzeria Venècia (2004-2006)
    • Construccions Buiques (2006–present)

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 February, 2015.

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

No. Position Player
1 Andorra GK David Bardina (vice-captain)
2 Spain DF José Louzao Osuna
3 Spain DF Josep Ramón Sánchez
4 Andorra DF Oscar Chedas Silva (captain)
5 Andorra MF Ildefons Serrano
6 Spain MF Ruben Mena Parra
7 Andorra DF Mohamed Douhri
8 Portugal FW Joao Pedro Correia
9 Andorra FW Oscar Taboada
No. Position Player
10 Spain FW Sergio Parra Botello
11 Andorra MF Nitin Babani
12 Argentina FW Mauricio Nolberto Garbini
13 Spain GK Miguel Ángel Moreno
14 Andorra MF Daniel Garcia Puig
15 Andorra FW Alexandre Mesa
16 Andorra DF André Viana
17 Andorra MF Joan Antón Serrano
18 Portugal DF Fabio Gonçalves Texeira

Notable players[edit]

See also Category:FC Rànger's players.
 

European records[edit]

As of December, 2008.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Austria Sturm Graz 1–1 0–5
2006–07 UEFA Cup First qualifying round Bosnia and Herzegovina FK Sarajevo 0–2 0–3
2007–08 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–3 0–2

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