FC Lusitanos

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Lusitanos
FC Lusitanos crest 2016.png
Full name Futbol Club Lusitanos Andorra
Nickname(s) LFC
Lusitanos (Lusitanians)
Lusos
Founded 1999; 17 years ago (1999)
Ground Andorra Football Federation stadiums
Chairman António da Silva Cerqueira
Manager Raúl Cañete
League Primera Divisió
2015–16 Primera Divisió, 2nd
Website Club home page

FC Lusitanos, also known as Lusitans, is an Andorran football club from Andorra la Vella which was founded in 1999 and currently play in Primera Divisió.

Lusitanos won their first Primera Divisió title in 2011–12 and its second national championship the following season. The club's name, crest and kit reflect its Portuguese identity.

History[edit]

Futbol Club Lusitanos (Futbol Club Lusitans, Portuguese: Futebol Club Lusitanos) was founded in 1999. The club played for the first time in the Campionat de Lliga in 2000–01, after winning the Second Division championship. In 2001–02 they won its first title, the Copa Constitució after winning 2–0 in the final against Inter Club d'Escaldes on 2 June, with both goals by Manuel Vieira.[1]

Lusitanos played their first European matches in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League, where they were eliminated 11–0 on aggregate by Macedonian club Rabotnicki.[2] In the following season's tournament, they were beaten at the same stage by Croatian club Varaždin, 6–1 on aggregate.[3]

Since their promotion to the top division they have not been relegated, and won their first title in 2011–12. This qualified the club to the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, where they were knocked out 9–1 on aggregate in the first qualifying round by Maltese champions Valletta.[4]

They won their second league title in 2013, this qualified the club to the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League they were drawn to play EB/Streymur of the Faroe Islands, in the first leg they drew 2–2 and in the second leg they lost 5–1, losing 7–3 on aggregate.[5]

After finishing fourth in the regular season FC Lusitanos ended the 2013–14 season without being qualified for the UEFA Europa League after losing against Sant Julià 1–2 in the final of the 2014 Copa Constitució.[6]

In the 2014–15 season FC Lusitanos became runners-up of the regular league and this qualified the club to the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League where they were drawn to face West Ham United in the first qualifying round, lost 0–3 in the away match and 0–1 at home (0–4 on aggregate).[7][8]

Identity and support[edit]

FC Lusitanos' logo greatly resembles that of the Portuguese Football Federation. Since its founding, the club has had several Portuguese players and coaches. The supporters, known as Lusitanos or Lusos, are mainly Portuguese immigrants in Andorra or Andorran people of Portuguese heritage.

The team's kit manufacturer is the Portuguese brand Peba.[9]

Original crest inspired by the FPF's logo.
Club crest in Portuguese.
Original first kit.
Period * Kitmaker Kit sponsor
1999–12 Peba La Posa
2012–15 None
2015–present Peba/Armatura Les Barques

* Since the Andorra Football Federation affiliation.

Honours[edit]

Primera Divisió history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P
2000–01 Primera Divisió 5 20 7 5 8 35 42 26
2001–02 Primera Divisió 5 20 6 4 10 32 39 22
2002–03 Primera Divisió 5 22 12 1 9 63 40 37
2003–04 Primera Divisió 6 20 5 6 9 24 29 21
2004–05 Primera Divisió 6 20 5 2 13 24 48 17
2005–06 Primera Divisió 4 20 9 1 10 30 41 28
2006–07 Primera Divisió 4 20 6 3 11 22 41 21
2007–08 Primera Divisió 4 20 10 1 9 44 29 31
2008–09 Primera Divisió 4 20 10 0 10 39 30 30
2009–10 Primera Divisió 4 20 7 3 10 34 32 24
2010–11 Primera Divisió 3 20 11 5 4 43 20 38
2011–12 Primera Divisió 1 20 11 7 2 48 18 40
2012–13 Primera Divisió 1 20 13 5 2 64 16 44
2013–14 Primera Divisió 4 20 11 2 7 57 20 35
2014–15 Primera Divisió 2 20 12 3 5 53 26 39
2015–16 Primera Divisió 2 20 12 3 5 37 28 39

European Cup history[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički 0–6 0–5 0–11 Symbol delete vote.svg
2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Croatia Varaždin 0–1 1–5 1–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2012–13 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round Malta Valletta 0–1 0–8 0–9 Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round Faroe Islands EB/Streymur 2–2 1–5 3–7 Symbol delete vote.svg
2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round England West Ham United 0–1 0–3 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Slovenia Domžale 1–2 1–3 2–5 Symbol delete vote.svg

European record[edit]

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 4 0 1 3 3 16
UEFA Europa League 5 0 0 5 1 20
Total 9 0 1 8 4 36

Current squad[edit]

As of 25 September 2016[10][11]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Jesús Coca
3 Andorra DF Moisés San Nicolás
4 Portugal MF Lucas Sousa
5 Spain DF Pedro Muñoz
6 Andorra MF André Armada
7 Andorra FW Luigi San Nicolás
8 Spain MF Carlos Acosta
9 Brazil FW Luizão
10 Portugal FW Luís dos Reis (Captain)
11 Spain MF José Aguilar
13 Andorra DF David Ribolleda
No. Position Player
14 Spain MF Alberto Molina
15 Spain DF Óscar Reyes
16 Paraguay FW Eugenio Peralta
17 Portugal FW Manuel Machado
18 Cameroon MF Aboubakar Njoya
19 Portugal FW Bruninho
20 Andorra MF Óscar Sonejee
23 Andorra MF Christopher Pousa
24 Portugal DF Leonel Maciel
25 Paraguay GK Andrés Benítez

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesa/andocup02.html
  2. ^ "UEFA Europa League 2010/11 - History — Matches – UEFA.com". Uefa.com. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "UEFA Europa League 2011/12 - History — Matches – UEFA.com". Uefa.com. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "UEFA Champions League 2012/13 - History — Lusitans – UEFA.com". UEFA.com. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "EB/Streymur 5–1 Lusitans". www.uefa.com. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cuarta copa para el Sant Julià". UEFA.com. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "UEFA Europa League 2016 - Lusitans-West Ham – UEFA.com". Uefa.com. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "UEFA Europa League 2016 - West Ham-Lusitans – UEFA.com". Uefa.com. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Futebol Clube Lusitanos joga na Liga Europa" [Futebol Clube Lusitanos plays in Europe League] (in Portuguese). PEBA SPORT. 2011-07-07. p. http://www.pebasport.com/. 
  10. ^ "FC Lusitans". uefa.com. 5 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "FC Lusitans". UEFA. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 

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