FC Santa Coloma

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FC Santa Coloma
Full name Futbol Club Santa Coloma
Nickname(s) FCSC
Coloma (Dove)
Founded 1986; 29 years ago (1986)
Ground Andorra Football Federation stadiums
Chairman Alain Molné Kirik
Manager Richard Imbernón
League Primera Divisió
2013–14 Primera Divisió, 1st

FC Santa Coloma is an Andorran football team based in the village of Santa Coloma, in the parish of Andorra la Vella. The club currently plays in Primera Divisió.

It is one of the best Andorran teams in recent times.


Founded in 1986 FC Santa Coloma became the winning team of the first official edition of Primera Divisió in 1995.[1] Since 2001 the club has enjoyed a great success in all Andorran competitions standing with all the records in the Premier Andorran League (8)[2] and Andorran Cup (8).[3]

FC Santa Coloma in Europe[edit]

FC Santa Coloma has two unique achievements for an Andorran team in European competitions, never repeated so far by any Andorran team: it is the only team from Andorra to win a match in any European competition and the only team that did not concede a goal in a match in a European competition. Both of these feats were achieved on two occasions: the first match in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup qualifying round against the Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C., in which FC Santa Coloma won 1–0 at home with a goal scored by Juli Fernandez and in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round when they beat FC Banants of Armenia 1–0. On the first occasion, in the return leg they lost 4–0 to Maccabi and were eliminated from the tournament. Against Banants, they lost the second leg away in Armenia 3–2, however the game finished 3–3 on aggregate and FC Santa Coloma won by the away goals rule, thanks to a last minute goal by goalkeeper Eloi Casals. It was only the second time an Andorran club have won a two-legged tie in Europe after UE Sant Julià.

Club rivalries[edit]

El Clàssic[edit]

The main rival of FC Santa Coloma in Primera Divisió has been always UE Sant Julià playing in a derby called El Clàssic. Both teams are strong in the Andorran Premier League and since the creation of the championship the clubs have been competing for being the champion of the top flight.[4][5][6]

El Derbi Colomenc[edit]

The local rival of FC Santa Coloma is actually their neighbour's hometown football team UE Santa Coloma. The rivalry between these two teams has increased since the 2009/10 season when those teams were competing for winning the Premier Andorran League.[7]


European record[edit]

In 2014 Santa Coloma advanced for the first time in a knock-out round after bettering FC Banants by away goals rule. The deciding goal was scored by Coloma's goalkeeper in the 4th minute of added time.[8]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR Serbia FK Partizan 0–1 1–7 1–8
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Denmark Esbjerg fB 1–4 0–5 1–9
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Bosnia and Herzegovina FK Modriča 0–1 0–3 0–4
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 0–4 1–4
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1Q Lithuania FBK Kaunas 1–4 1–3 2–7
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q Switzerland FC Basel 1–4 0–3 1–7
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 1Q Malta Birkirkara FC 0–31 3–4 3–7
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 1Q Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 0–2 0–2 0–4
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Croatia Osijek 0–1 1–3 1–4
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Iceland Breiðablik 0–0 0–4 0–4
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 1Q Armenia Banants 1–0 2–3 3–3(a)
2Q Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–1 0–2 0–3
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round

Note 1: match forfeited, result set to 0–3 by UEFA.

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 March 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 Spain GK Eloy Casals (vice-captain)
2 Argentina DF Walter Wagner
3 Andorra DF Oriol Fité
4 Andorra DF Andreu Ramos
5 Andorra MF Marc Rebés
6 Andorra DF Ildefons Lima
7 Andorra MF Marc Pujol (captain)
8 Andorra FW Joel Martínez
9 Argentina FW Alejandro Romero
10 Andorra MF Juan Carlos Toscano
11 Spain FW Albert Mercadé
12 Andorra GK Joel García
13 Andorra GK Iván Monteagudo
No. Position Player
14 Equatorial Guinea MF Juvenal
15 Andorra DF Adrià Sanchez Roque
16 Andorra FW Cristian Martínez
17 Portugal DF Gabriel Cunha
18 Andorra FW Claudi Bové
19 Andorra FW Andreu Matos
20 Spain FW Lucas Rodríguez
21 Andorra FW Gabi Riera
22 Andorra DF Txema García
23 Spain MF Juanfer
24 Spain DF Robert Ramos
25 Andorra GK Paco
26 Andorra MF Aleix Bové


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