Antoni Lima

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Toni Lima
Personal information
Full name Antoni Lima Solà
Date of birth (1970-09-22) 22 September 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Gavà, Spain
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Real Madrid B 8 (0)
1991–1992 Hospitalet 34 (7)
1991 Español 2 (0)
1992–1995 Palamós 100 (9)
1995–1996 Poli Almería 30 (1)
1996–1997 Murcia 21 (1)
1997–1998 Poli Almería 34 (0)
1998–1999 União Madeira 7 (0)
1999–2000 Hospitalet 30 (1)
2000–2001 Gavà 24 (0)
2001–2002 Ionikos 3 (0)
2002–2004 Gavà 23 (1)
2004–2006 Palamós 56 (4)
2006–2008 Ibiza-Eivissa
National team
1997–2009 Andorra 64 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lima and the second or maternal family name is Solà.

Antoni "Toni" Lima Solà (born 22 September 1970) is an Andorran retired professional footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Gavà, Barcelona, Catalonia, Lima had after a brief spell with Real Madrid Castilla, then signed with RCD Español, for which he played in two La Liga games.[1][2] In 1992, he stayed in his native region and spent three seasons with Palamós CF in the second division, being relegated in the last.

After another season in the second level, with CP Almería, Lima played the remainder of his Spanish career in division three or lower. He also had two abroad experiences: in 1998 he joined C.F. União, appearing rarely as the Portuguese second tier team was also relegated. Three years later, also with no impact whatsoever, he represented Ionikos F.C. in the Superleague Greece.

In 2008, after retiring at SE Eivissa-Ibiza at the age of 38, Lima became the club's director of football.[3]

International career[edit]

Lima gained 64 caps for Andorra, over a 12-year period.[4] On 10 June 2009, in his last international, a 0–6 loss against England for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at Wembley Stadium, he wore the captain's armband.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Lima's younger brother, Ildefons, was also a footballer and a defender. He too spent most of his career in the lower leagues of Spain, and the pair shared teams at Ionikos.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Otro aire, pero los mismos fallos" [Another allure, but the same mistakes]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 28 October 1991. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sarrià se levanta en armas" [Sarrià is up in arms]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 4 November 1991. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "El Murcia cede al Eivissa al ariete Pico" [Murcia loans forward Pico to Eivissa] (in Spanish). Info Balear. 29 January 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Antonio Lima Solá – International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Griffiths, Frank (10 June 2009). "Andorra loses 6–0 to England but prevents ridicule". USA Today. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Andorra – El milagro contra Macedonia" [Andorra – The miracle against Macedonia] (in Spanish). Pablo Aro Geraldes. 3 February 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ildefons Lima, un andorrano en Wembley" [Ildefons Lima, an Andorran in Wembley] (in Spanish). AM 14. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 

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