UE Sant Julià

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UE Sant Julià
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Full name Unió Esportiva Sant Julià
Nickname(s) Lauredians
Founded 1982
Ground DEVK-Arena
Sant Julià de Lòria Andorra
Ground Capacity 900
Chairman Albert Carnicé
Manager Raúl Cañete
League Primera Divisió
2013–14 Primera Divisió, 3rd

Unió Esportiva Sant Julià is an Andorran football club, based in the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria. The club currently plays in Primera Divisió.

History[edit]

Founded in 1982 UE Sant Julià is the main football club of the Andorran parish of Sant Julià de Lòria. The team have been playing in the top flight since the foundation of the Andorran Premier League in 1995. Since then UE Sant Julià have won the Andorran championship twice (2004–05 and 2008–09) and fourth time Copa Constitució winners (2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11 and 2013–14).

UE Sant Julià in Europe[edit]

UE Sant Julià against S.P. Tre Fiori in 2009-10 UEFA Champions League.

The club has also appeared in European competitions several times. In the 2000–01 season they were eliminated in the first round of Intertoto Cup by the Swiss team, Lausanne (aggregate 1–9). They also participated in the Intertoto Cup in 2002–03 and drew 2–2 at home against Coleraine F.C. from Northern Ireland, but away from home lost 5–0 to be eliminated from the competition. They suffered an 8–0 defeat at home in the 2004–05 season of the Intertoto Cup against the Serbian team, FK Smederevo and also fell 3–0 in Serbia. In the first qualifying round for the UEFA Cup 2005-06 they lost to Romanian team, Rapid Bucureşti (aggregate 0–10).

In the first round of the 2006–07 Intertoto Cup they lost to NK Maribor from Slovenia (aggregate 0–8). In the first round of the 2007–08 Intertoto Cup they lost to the Bosnian squad FK Slavija 3–2 [1]in Andorra and 3–2[2] again in Bosnia-Herzegovina (aggregate 4–6).Sant Julià faced PFC Cherno More Varna of Bulgaria in the first qualifying round of the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. They lost 0–9 on aggregate.

For the 2009–10 season, Sant Julia once again drew a Bulgarian opponent, this time for UEFA Champions League qualification in the second round – PFC Levski Sofia. Before meeting the champions of Bulgaria, Sant Julia eliminated Tre Fiori of San Marino after two 1–1 results, and a penalty shootout. This was the first elimination in European tournaments in the history of Andorran football. Their dreams came to an end after a 4–0 defeat away at Sofia. The team still played well and managed to keep their goal clean for 49 minutes against the Bulgarian champion. Only 9 players from Aixovall exited the pitch after two Sant Julia players received red cards. They lost 0–5 in the return leg at home.[citation needed]

UE Sant Julià participated in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round against MYPA and in 2011–12 against Bnei Yehuda, losing on aggregate 0-8 against the Finnish squad and 0-4 against the Israeli squad.

For the 2014-15 season UE Sant Julià returned to the European competitions playing the first round of the 2014-15 UEFA Europa League against the Serbian FK Čukarički team losing on aggregate 0-4.

Club rivalries[edit]

El Clàssic[edit]

The main rival of UE Sant Julià in Primera Divisió has been always FC Santa Coloma 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.[3][4][5]

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Updated 25 July 2014

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 Josep Rivas
2 Spain DF Manu Estepa
4 Spain DF Yael Fontán
5 Spain DF Miguel Ruiz
6 Peru DF Christian Paredes
7 Spain MF Francisco Girau
8 Spain MF Miguel Ángel Soto
9 Spain MF Carlos Pérez
10 Andorra MF Jordi Barra
11 Spain FW Daniel Cabezas
12 Andorra MF Jonathan Puente
No. Position Player
13 Spain GK Jesús Coca
14 Andorra DF Eric Rodríguez
17 Portugal FW Fabio Serra
19 Argentina MF Mario Spano
20 Andorra DF Vicente Muñoz
21 Spain FW Brian Pina
22 Andorra FW Pere Riba
23 Uruguay DF Sebastián Varela
24 Spain MF Carlos Caravaca
25 Andorra GK Dídac Giribet

European record[edit]

As of July 2011.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Switzerland Lausanne Sports 1–3 0–6 1–9
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Northern Ireland Coleraine FC 2–2 0–5 2–7
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Serbia and Montenegro FK Smederevo 0–8 0–3 0–11
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q Romania Rapid Bucureşti 0–5 0–5 0–10
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Slovenia NK Maribor 0–3 0–5 0–8
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Bosnia and Herzegovina FK Slavija 2–3 2–3 4–6
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q Bulgaria Cherno More Varna 0–5 0–4 0–9
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 1Q San Marino S.P. Tre Fiori 1–1 1–1 2–2 (5–4 p)
2Q Bulgaria PFC Levski Sofia 0–5 0–4 0–9
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 2Q Finland MYPA 0–3 0–5 0–8
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q Israel Bnei Yehuda 0–2 0–2 0–4
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Serbia Čukarički 0–0 0–4 0–4
Notes
  • 1R: First round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round

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