FC Santa Coloma

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FC Santa Coloma
Logo
Full nameFutbol Club Santa Coloma
Nickname(s)FCSC
Colomencs
Coloma (Dove)
El Don (The Lord or Sir)
Founded1986; 33 years ago (1986)
GroundAndorra Football Federation stadiums
ChairmanAlain Molné Kirik
ManagerMarc Rodríguez
LeaguePrimera Divisió
2018–19Primera Divisió, 1st
WebsiteClub 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 thirteen titles. It is also the most successful team in the Copa Constitució, winning it ten 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 (13)[1] and Andorran Cup (10).[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 three 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, then in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round when they beat Banants of Armenia 1–0, and in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying, in which FC Santa Coloma won 1–0 at home against Valur of Iceland. On the first and last occasion, in the return leg they lost 4–0 to Maccabi and 3-0 to Valur, thus FC Santa Coloma 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 the second time an Andorran club 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 27 18 6 3 57 21 60
2017–18 Primera Divisió 1 27 18 4 5 62 20 58
2018–19 Primera Divisió 1 27 15 9 3 41 18 54

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 0–3[A] 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
2018–19 UEFA Champions League PR Kosovo Drita 0–2 (aet) N/A
UEFA Europa League 2Q Iceland Valur 1–0 0–3 1–3
2019–20 UEFA Champions League PR San Marino Tre Penne 1–0 N/A
Kosovo Feronikeli 1−2 N/A
UEFA Europa League 2Q Kazakhstan Astana 0–0 1–4 1–4
Notes
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  1. ^ Match forfeited, result set to 0–3 by UEFA

Current squad[edit]

Eloy Casals

As of 22 September 2019

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
2 Andorra DF Moisés San Nicolás
3 Spain DF Juanma Miranda
4 Spain DF Andreu Ramos
5 Andorra MF Marc Rebés
6 Spain DF Álex Sánchez
7 Spain FW Chus Sosa
8 Spain MF Aleix Cisteró
9 Mexico FW Diego Nájera
10 Spain MF Pedro Santos
12 Andorra GK Joel García
No. Position Player
13 Paraguay GK Andrés Benítez
14 Andorra MF Jamal Zarioh
15 Chile FW Nicolás Medina
17 Spain MF Miguel Laborda
18 Andorra MF Jordi Aláez (on loan from Andorra)
19 Portugal FW André Azevedo
20 Andorra MF Luis Blanco
21 Spain MF Enric Pi
22 Andorra DF Txus Rubio
24 Spain FW Camochu

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Competicions : Lliga Nacional de Futbol (1ª divisió)". Faf.ad. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  2. ^ "Competicions : Copa Constitució (futbol)". Faf.ad. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  3. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=2009682.html
  4. ^ "Iglesia de Santa Coloma – Hotel Andorra Patagonia". Andorrapatagonia.net. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  5. ^ "Andorran Football Federation-News". Fedandfut.com. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  6. ^ "Diari digital d'Andorra BonDia – Notícies d'última hora, cartellera, meteorologia, horòscop, informació..." Bondia.ad. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  7. ^ "Notícies Futbol". Faf.ad. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  8. ^ "Diari digital d'Andorra BonDia – Notícies d'última hora, cartellera, meteorologia, horòscop, informació..." Bondia.ad. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  9. ^ "Keeper Casals edges Santa Coloma past Banants". UEFA. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014.

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