FC Andorra

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FC Andorra
FC Andorra logo.jpg
Full name Futbol Club Andorra
Nickname(s) Els Tricolors (The Tricolours)
Founded 15 October 1942
Ground

Camp de la Borda Mateu, Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Camp d'Esports d'Aixovall, Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Andorra François Moliné
Manager TBC
League Primera Catalana
2015–16 8th

Futbol Club Andorra is a football club based in Andorra la Vella, Andorra, established in 1942. They play in the Spanish football league system.

Most of the Andorra national football team are typically selected from FC Andorra, which currently competes in the Primera Catalana at the 5th level of the Spanish football league system. Though the club are based in Andorra, they have competed in the Spanish league system since 1948. Segunda División B, the third tier, is the highest league that the club have played in.

History[edit]

Futbol Club Andorra has historically been the biggest football club in the country. The club was founded on 15 October 1942 in the College of Our Lady of Meritxell, becoming the first football club to be founded in Andorra. The club joined the categories of the Catalan Football Federation, contesting the Spanish League and Spanish Cup.

After several years in regional categories, the Andorran club climbed in 1981 to Segunda División B (third category of the Spanish league system), where it remained for 17 years, with a break in the 1986–87 season when the team played in Tercera División. In the 1988–89 and 1989–90 seasons FC Andorra was close to promote to Segunda División.

Its greatest success came in 1994 when FC Andorra won the Copa Catalunya. The Andorran team eliminated FC Barcelona in the semifinals (aggregate 2–1) and RCD Espanyol 4–2 on penalties in the final played in the Municipal Stadium of Vilassar de Mar, after a scoreless draw in the game.

At the end of the 1997–98 season the team was relegated to Tercera División (fourth tier). After several losses in a row chaining, currently playing in Primera Catalana (the fifth tier of the Spanish football system).

Their best performance to date in the Spanish Cup was in the 1995–96 edition, beating Palamós CF and Getafe CF before being eliminated by Celta Vigo in Round 16.

From 1986 to 2013 the club also had a section of futsal (FC Andorra Futsal) that played in División de Honor and División de Plata.

Stadium[edit]

FC Andorra have historically hosted their matches in the Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella in the capital city of Andorra la Vella. The club host their home matches in the Camp d'Esports d'Aixovall (also named DEKV-Arena due to an sponsorship arrangement) located in the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria, with a capacity of 1,000 spectators.

Since 2015, they play their games at reformed Camp de la Borda Mateu.

Crest and shirt[edit]

FC Andorra take the colours and icons of the country. The club crest represents the coat of arms of Andorra with some minor variations. Their first kit has been historically blue, yellow and red, the national colours of Andorra. Due to their colours the club have been nicknamed Els Tricolors (The Tricolours).

Honours[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1966/67 1ª Catal. 3rd
1967/68 1ª Catal. 5th
1968/69 1ª Catal. 4th
1969/70 1ª Catal. 20th
1970/71 Pref. Terr. 1st
1971/72 1ª Catal. 4th
1972/73 1ª Catal. 11th
1973/74 1ª Catal. 15th
1974/75 1ª Catal. 7th
1975/76 1ª Catal. 9th
1976/77 1ª Catal. 9th
1977/78 4th First round
1978/79 5th Second round
1979/80 1st First round
1980/81 2ªB 11th Third round
1981/82 2ªB 8th
1982/83 2ªB 8th First round
1983/84 2ªB 10th Second round
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1984/85 2ªB 9th Second round
1985/86 2ªB 15th First round
1986/87 8th
1987/88 2ªB 13th
1988/89 2ªB 2nd
1989/90 2ªB 4th
1990/91 2ªB 8th Fourth round
1991/92 2ªB 6th
1992/93 2ªB 10th Second round
1993/94 2ªB 14th Second round
1994/95 2ªB 7th
1995/96 2ªB 9th Third round
1996/97 2ªB 6th
1997/98 2ªB 20th
1998/99 17th
1999/00 1ª Catal. 18th
2000/01 1ª Catal. 3rd
2001/02 20th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2002/03 1ª Catal. 19th
2003/04 Pref. Terr. 18th
2004/05 1ª Territ. 8th
2005/06 1ª Territ. 2nd
2006/07 1ª Territ. 12th
2007/08 1ª Territ. 8th
2008/09 1ª Territ. 5th
2009/10 1ª Territ. 5th
2010/11 1ª Territ. 2nd
2011/12 2ª Catal. 2nd
2012/13 1ª Catal. 8th
2013/14 1ª Catal. 16th
2014/15 2ª Catal. 1st
2015/16 1ª Catal. 8th
2016/17 1ª Catal. 3rd
2017/18 1ª Catal.

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 September 2016

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 Ferran Pol
2 Andorra DF Cristian Martínez
3 Spain DF Aleix Cisteró
4 Spain DF Àlex Sánchez
6 Spain MF Alberto Moñino
7 Andorra MF Marc Pujol
8 Andorra MF Marc Ferré
9 Spain MF Robert Font
10 Andorra FW Ludovic Clemente
11 Spain FW Jordi Betriu
12 Andorra DF Aleix Viladot
No. Position Player
14 Spain MF Jordi Pedrós
15 Andorra DF Emili García
17 Spain MF Roger Ezquer
18 Spain MF Enrique Espinosa
19 Andorra FW Sebastián Gómez
20 Spain MF Oriol Roch
21 Andorra MF Víctor Moreira
25 Spain GK Francesc Cabrera
25 Andorra GK Francisco Pires
25 Andorra GK Renzo Martínez
Andorra FW Aarón Sánchez

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