UE Santa Coloma

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UE Santa Coloma
UESantaColomacrest.png
Full name Unió Esportiva Santa Coloma
Nickname(s) UE
Esquirols (Squirrels)
Founded 1986
Ground DEVK-Arena
Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra
Ground Capacity 900
Chairman Juan Antonio Antón Álvarez
Manager Emiliano González Arqués
League Primera Divisió
2013–14 Primera Divisió, 2nd

Unió Esportiva Santa Coloma, also known as UE Santa Coloma, is a football club from Andorra based in the village of Santa Coloma. The club currently plays in Primera Divisió.

History[edit]

UE Santa Coloma was founded in 1986. The team plays in the Primera Divisió after winning the Segona Divisió in the 2007–08 season. The club made its first appearance in European competition in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League after finishing second in the league in the 2009–10 season. In 2013 the team won his first trophy in the Copa Constitució after defeating 3-2 UE Sant Julià in the average time.

Colours and badge[edit]

Yellow has been the traditional UE Santa Coloma color. Manly of the home kits alternate yellow and black. Until 2013 the badge was representing Santa Coloma's pre-romanical church tower and the most traditional team icon, the squirrel.

The nowadays crest still represent the icons of UE Santa Coloma, featuring the club colours (yellow and black) and the year of fundation (1986).

The club have an alternative badge (main crest during the first leg of the 2013-14 season) representing the Santa Coloma's squirrel and the colours of the Andorran nation with the motto's country "Virtus Unita Fortior".

Old badge (until 2013).
Alternative badge.
Original first kit.

Support[edit]

The club's nickname, as seen from the crest, is Esquirols (Squirrels) due to the number of the animals that live around the town of Santa Coloma. There is a long-standing tradition for a number of fans to wear squirrel costumes at the club's last home game of each season.[citation needed]

Club rivalries[edit]

El Derbi Colomenc[edit]

The local rival of UE Santa Coloma is actually their neighbour's hometown football team FC 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.[1]

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 September 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 Adrià López
2 Andorra DF Jesús Rubio
3 Andorra DF David Maneiro
4 Andorra MF Marc Amat
5 Andorra DF Alexandre Martínez
6 Andorra DF Àlex Roca
7 Andorra DF Albert Ramírez
8 Andorra MF Albert Ribera
9 Andorra FW Joan Salomó
10 Andorra FW Albert Rodríguez
11 Andorra FW Josep Vall
No. Position Player
13 Nigeria GK Friday Godswill
14 Spain FW Víctor Bernat
15 Andorra DF Walid Bousenine
16 Andorra MF Enric Triquell
17 Andorra FW Manuel López
18 Spain DF Guillermo López
19 Andorra MF Aitor Pereira
20 Andorra DF Àlex Blázquez
22 Andorra FW Sergio Crespo
23 Andorra DF Jordi Rubio
25 Andorra DF Víctor Rodríguez

UE Santa Coloma History[edit]

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P
2007–2008 Segona Divisió 1 16 14 2 0 66 11 44
2008–2009 Primera Divisió 5 20 12 3 5 65 31 39
2009–2010 Primera Divisió 2 20 13 4 3 50 26 43
2010–2011 Primera Divisió 4 20 10 0 10 54 27 30
2011–2012 Primera Divisió 3 20 10 7 3 61 20 37
2012–2013 Primera Divisió 3 20 11 4 5 47 25 37
2013–2014 Primera Divisió 2 20 12 3 5 40 24 39

European cup history[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Montenegro FK Mogren 0–3 0–2 0–5
2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Hungary Paksi SE 0–1 0–4 0–5
2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Netherlands FC Twente 0–3 0–6 0–9
2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar 1–3 0–1 1–4
2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje 0–3 0–2 0–5

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