Galicia national football team

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Galicia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) A Irmandiña (The Brotherhood)
Association Galician Football Federation
Head coach Fernando Vázquez
Captain N/A
FIFA code N/A
Elo ranking N/A
First colours
First international
Galicia (Spain) Galicia 4-1 Castille Flag of Castile.svg
(Vigo, Galicia; 19 November 1922)
Biggest win
Galicia (Spain) Galicia 9-0 CD Paraguayo Galicia (Spain)
(Santiago, Galicia; 26 December 2009)
Biggest defeat
Galicia (Spain) Galicia 1-7 Occitania Occitania
(Lugo, Galicia; 28 December 2013)

The Galicia national football team is the official football team of Galicia. It is organized by the Galician Football Federation. They are not affiliated with FIFA or UEFA, because the nation is represented internationally by the Spanish national team. The Galicia team only plays friendly matches, usually during the winter-break. Galicia's biggest supporters are known as Siareiros Galegos. They should not be confused with the term Siareiros, used to refer to all Galicia's supporters, no matter if they are or not part of that group. The team has been referred to by various names including A irmandiña, As tropas de Breogán or the Tropa da Tralla.

History[edit]

The first game of the Galician national football team was on November 19, 1922 in Coia, Vigo - This was at a time when there was no national championship per se, Galician teams would play each other in the Galician Championship and the winner would then go on to face the other regional champions in the Spanish Championship. However, later political developments in Spain made it impossible for Galicia to take part at official competitions. Hence, all games were merely friendlies. The Galician national football team as such ceased all activity during the time of the Spanish Civil War and the subsequent dictatorship (1936-1975).

The project was retaken in the early 1980s, although Galicia's first recent game only happened on 29 December 2005. It was a 3-2 win over Uruguay, and it was played at the packed stadium of San Lazaro, Santiago de Compostela. In December 2006, another game was contested against Ecuador, played in Riazor, A Coruña. The teams tied 1-1. Against Cameroon, on the next year, the result was the same, 1-1. Once again, in 2008, the Irmandinha played again, this time against Iran. The result was 3-2.

Friendly matches[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players in the squad for the friendly against Iran on 27 December 2008.

Name D.O.B Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Diego López 3 November 1981 Italy A.C. Milan 3 (0) v Uruguay, 27 December 2005
Roberto 25 January 1979 Andalusia Granada CF
Defenders
Rubén 29 January 1982 Navarre CA Osasuna v Uruguay, 27 December 2005
Francisco Noguerol 9 June 1976 Spain Albacete
Adrian Piscu 25 February 1987 England Wigan Athletic
Capi 2 April 1981 Galicia (Spain) SD Ciudad de Santiago v Uruguay, 27 December 2005
Jonathan Aspas 28 February 1982 Cyprus Alki Larnaca
Roberto Lago 30 August 1985 Galicia (Spain) Celta de Vigo
Sito Castro 21 May 1980 Free Agent
Midfielders
Álex Bergantinhos 7 June 1985 Galicia (Spain) Deportivo de La Coruña
Cabanas 17 January 1979 Free Agent v Uruguay, 27 December 2005
Borja Fernández 14 January 1981 Spain Getafe CF v Uruguay, 27 December 2005
Julio Alvarez 1 May 1981 Spain CD Numancia v Uruguay, 27 December 2005
Pablo Alvarez 14 May 1980 Galicia (Spain) CD Lugo v Uruguay, 27 December 2005
Roberto Trashorras 28 February 1981 Spain Rayo Vallecano
Jonathan Vila 6 March 1986 Galicia (Spain) Celta de Vigo
Nano 20 April 1982 Navarre CA Osasuna v Uruguay, 27 December 2005
Strikers
Roberto Losada 25 October 1976 Hong Kong Tai Chung FC v Uruguay, 27 December 2005
Nacho Novo 26 March 1979 England Carlisle United 2 (2) v Cameroon, 27 December 2007

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