FC Rànger's

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FC Rànger's
logo
Full name Fútbol Club Rànger's
Nickname(s) Rànger's
Founded 1981
Ground DEVK-Arena
Sant Julià de Lòria Andorra
Ground Capacity 900
Chairman Rafael Amat Escobar
Manager Jesús Julián Lucendo
League Segona Divisió
2012–13 Segona Divisió, 9th

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 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 (2013-14)[edit]

As of June, 2013. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Miguel Angel
2 Andorra DF Fran Lazou
4 Andorra FW Oscar Gonzalez
6 Portugal MF Anibal Azebedo
10 Argentina FW Jorge Luis Varela
11 Andorra MF Jordi Blanco
12 Argentina MF Leander
13 Andorra GK David Bardina
15 Portugal DF Tiago Correia
No. Position Player
16 Andorra DF Oscar Gonzalez
18 Andorra DF Joel Garcia
7 Andorra DF Xavier Joval
3 Andorra DF Rios Castro
14 Andorra MF Ivan Garcia
17 Andorra MF Joan Anton Serrano
18 Andorra FW Oscar Taboada
5 Spain MF Jonathan Gonzalez
9 Portugal FW Bruno Fernandes

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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