FC Lusitanos

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Lusitanos
Football club Lusitanos crest.png
Full name Futebol Club Lusitanos
Nickname(s) LFC
Lusitanos (Lusitanians)
Lusos
Founded 1999; 16 years ago (1999)
Ground Andorra Football Federation stadiums
Chairman Portugal António da Silva Cerqueira
Manager Andorra Xavi Roura
League Primera Divisió
2014–15 Primera Divisió, 2nd

FC Lusitanos, also known as Lusitanos or Lusitans, is an Andorran football club from Andorra la Vella, founded in 1999 which currently plays 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]

Futebol Club Lusitanos was founded in 1999. The club played for the first time in the Campionat de Lliga in 2000–2001, after winning the Second Division championship. In 2001–2002 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.[citation needed]

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.[1] In the following season's tournament, they were beaten at the same stage by Croatian club Varazdin, 6-1 on aggregate.[2]

Since their promotion to the top division they have not been relegated, and won their first title in 2012. 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.[3]

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 despite winning 2–0 and missing a penalty to go 3–0, in the second leg they lost 5–1, losing 7–3 on aggregate.[4]

Despite their Portugese heritage, their team is composed mostly of Spanish players today.[5]

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.[6]

Original crest inspired by the FPF's logo.
Original first kit.
Period * Kitmaker Kit sponsor
1999–2012 Peba La Posa
2012–present None

* Since the Andorra Football Federation affiliation.

Honours[edit]

Primera Divisió history[edit]

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

European Cup history[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Republic of Macedonia FK Rabotnički 0–6 0–5 0–11 Symbol delete vote.svg
2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Croatia NK Varaždin 0–1 1–5 1–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2012–13 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round Malta Valletta FC 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 0–3

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 2 July 2015[7][8]

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 Gerardo
2 Spain DF Carlos Acosta
3 Andorra DF Moisés San Nicolás
4 Andorra MF Óscar Sonejee
5 Spain DF Pedro Muñoz
6 Spain DF Edu Moya
7 Sierra Leone FW Alfi Conteh-Lacalle
8 Andorra MF Luís Pinto
9 Spain FW Jose Romero
10 Portugal FW Luís dos Reis
11 Spain MF José Aguilar
14 Spain MF Alberto Molina
No. Position Player
15 Portugal DF Duarte Azevedo
16 Andorra DF André Armada
17 Portugal FW João Moreira
18 Andorra MF Luigi San Nicolas
19 Andorra FW Joan Fonseca
21 Portugal MF Franklin Soares
22 Andorra DF Gabriel Fernendes
23 Portugal DF Rui Barroso
24 Portugal DF Leonel Maciel
30 Spain GK Ricardo Fernández
35 Paraguay GK Andrés Benitez

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