CE Principat

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CE Principat
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Full name Club Esportiu Principat
Nickname(s) CEP
El Principat
Princi
Founded 1989; 26 years ago (1989)
Ground Andorra Football Federation stadiums
Chairman Andorra Juan Romero Muñoz
Manager Andorra Emiliano González
League Segona Divisió
2013–14 Primera Divisió, 8th (relegated)

Club Esportiu Principat is an Andorran football club created in 1989, based in the city of Andorra la Vella. Is one of the most successful football clubs in Andorra along with FC Santa Coloma and UE Sant Julià, having won three times the Andorran Premier League and five times the Andorran Cup. The senior team is currently out of competition for the 2014-15 Segona Divisió.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1989 by Penya Madridista Restaurant Charlie's (Real Madrid Supporters' Club of Charlie's Restaurant) as Club Esportiu Principat.[1] CE Principat is now the main club in Andorra la Vella having achieved the record of three consecutives league victories between 1997 and 1999 and five consecutives cup trophies between 1995 and 1999. Since the creation of the Andorran Premier League in 1995 CE Principat was playing in the top flight until 2014 after finishing 8th in the regular league.[2]

In 1997 the club made history by being the first Andorran club participating in European competition facing the Scottish club Dundee United. The Andorran team has qualified three times for the European Competitions (UEFA Cup) along 1997 and 1999, but has been eliminated in the first round each time.

Although CE Principat were one of the most successful clubs of Andorra until 1999 since then the club only have reached third in the regular 2008-09 season league and six times Copa Constitució semifinalist during the 2000-01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004-05, 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.

The senior club was registered in Segona Divisió after suffering relegation during the 2013-14 season but withdrew from the competition in the first round. However lower and youth teams continued to compete in their respective competitions.[3]

Colours and badge[edit]

The team's traditional color is purple. Also the current and originals team's shield is purple but there is an alternative official logo with the colours of Andorra (blue, yellow and red). However at their beginnings and until the mid-2000s the first kit were white due the origins of the club linked with Real Madrid supporters in Andorra.[4]

The second kit have been change since the creation of the club, alternating between the traditional blue and yellow second kit and the black (2005-2011) and orange (1989-2004) kits.

Alternative badge.
Original first kit.
Away (1989-2004)
Away (2005-2011)

Honours[edit]

  • Copa Constitució:
    • Winners (5): 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99

European record[edit]

As of December, 2008.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1997–98 UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round Scotland Dundee United 0–8 0–9 0–17
1998–99 UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round Hungary Ferencvárosi TC 1–8 0–6 1–14
1999–00 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round Norway Viking FK 0–11 0–7 0–18

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