FC Santa Coloma

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FC Santa Coloma
Logo
Full name Futbol Club Santa Coloma
Nickname(s) FCSC
Colomencs
Coloma (Dove)
El Don (The Lord or Sir)
Founded 1986; 31 years ago (1986)
Ground Andorra Football Federation stadiums
Chairman Alain Molné Kirik
Manager Richard Imbernón
League Primera Divisió
2016–17 Primera Divisió, 1st
Website Club website

FC Santa Coloma is an Andorran football team based in the village of Santa Coloma, in the parish of Andorra la Vella. The club currently plays in Primera Divisió, and is its current champion and most successful team with eleven titles. It is also the most successful team in the Copa Constitució, winning it nine times.

History[edit]

Founded in 1986 FC Santa Coloma became one of the founder members of Primera Divisió in 1995.[1] Since 2001 the club has enjoyed a great success in all Andorran competitions standing with all the records in the Premier Andorran League (11)[1] and Andorran Cup (8).[2]

FC Santa Coloma in Europe[edit]

FC Santa Coloma has two unique achievements for an Andorran team in European competitions, never repeated so far by any Andorran team: it is the only team from Andorra to win a match in any European competition and the only team that did not concede a goal in a match in a European competition.

Both of these feats were achieved on two occasions: the first match in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup qualifying round against the Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv, in which FC Santa Coloma won 1–0 at home with a goal scored by Juli Fernandez and in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round when they beat Banants of Armenia 1–0. On the first occasion, in the return leg they lost 4–0 to Maccabi and were eliminated from the tournament. Against Banants, they lost the second leg away in Armenia 3–2, however the game finished 3–3 on aggregate and FC Santa Coloma won by the away goals rule, thanks to a last minute goal by goalkeeper Eloy Casals.[3] It was only the second time an Andorran club have won a two-legged tie in Europe after Sant Julià.

Colours and badge[edit]

FC Santa Coloma dressed in all white all the seasons since the creation of the Andorran Premier League, alternating the home kit with red or blue. Traditionally the away kit has been all blue and third kit all red. In the club crest feature the colours of Andorra and the Holy Dove that gives the name of the Santa Coloma d'Andorra town[4] and therefore the name of the club.

Period * Kitmaker Kit sponsor
1994–10 Joma Don Pernil
2010–13 Pidasa
2013–15 None
2015–17 Don Denis
2017–present Vall Banc

* Since the Andorra Football Federation affiliation.

Club rivalries[edit]

El Clàssic[edit]

The main rival of FC Santa Coloma in Primera Divisió has been always Sant Julià playing in a derby called El Clàssic. Both teams are strong in the Andorran Premier League and since the creation of the championship the clubs have been competing for being the champion of the top flight.[5][6][7]

El Derbi Colomenc[edit]

The local rival of FC Santa Coloma is actually their neighbour's hometown football team UE Santa Coloma. The rivalry between these two teams has increased since the 2009/10 season when those teams were competing for winning the Premier Andorran League.[8]

Honours[edit]

League history[edit]

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P
2011–12 Primera Divisió 2 20 11 5 4 56 17 38
2012–13 Primera Divisió 2 20 10 9 1 30 15 39
2013–14 Primera Divisió 1 20 13 3 4 50 12 42
2014–15 Primera Divisió 1 20 13 3 4 64 14 42
2015–16 Primera Divisió 1 20 14 5 1 44 8 47
2016–17 Primera Divisió 1 20 14 5 1 44 8 47

European Results[edit]

In 2014 Santa Coloma advanced for the first time in a knock-out round after bettering FC Banants by away goals rule. The deciding goal was scored by Coloma's goalkeeper in the 4th minute of added time.[9]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR Serbia and Montenegro Partizan 0–1 1–7 1–8
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Denmark Esbjerg fB 1–4 0–5 1–9
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Bosnia and Herzegovina Modriča 0–1 0–3 0–4
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 0–4 1–4
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1Q Lithuania FBK Kaunas 1–4 1–3 2–7
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q Switzerland Basel 1–4 0–3 1–7
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 1Q Malta Birkirkara 0–31 3–4 3–7
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 1Q Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 0–2 0–2 0–4
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Croatia Osijek 0–1 1–3 1–4
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Iceland Breiðablik 0–0 0–4 0–4
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 1Q Armenia Banants 1–0 2–3 3–3 (a)
2Q Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–1 0–2 0–3
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 1Q Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps 1–2 0–0 1–2
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 1Q Armenia Alashkert 0–0 0–3 0–3
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 1Q Armenia Alashkert 1–1 0–1 1–2
Notes
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round

Note 1: match forfeited, result set to 0–3 by UEFA.

Current squad[edit]

Eloy Casals

As of 24 September 2017.

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 Eloy Casals (Captain)
2 Andorra DF Moisés San Nicolás
4 Spain DF Andreu Ramos
5 Andorra MF Marc Rebés
6 Andorra DF Ildefons Lima
7 Spain MF Chus Sosa
8 Andorra MF Aleix Cisteró
9 Spain FW Iban Parra
10 Spain MF Pedro Santos
11 Spain MF Albert Mercadé
No. Position Player
12 Andorra GK Joel García
13 Paraguay GK Andrés Benítez
14 Andorra FW Josep Tizón
17 Spain FW Juanma Torres
20 Spain MF Jaime Conde
21 Andorra MF Gabi Riera
22 Andorra FW Juli Sánchez
23 Spain FW Juanfer Laín
24 Spain DF Robert Ramos
25 Andorra MF Víctor Rodríguez

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