Lima playing with Andorra in 2011
|Full name||Ildefons Lima Solà|
|Date of birth||10 December 1979|
|Place of birth||Barcelona, Spain|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2013.
Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Lima's first years as a senior were spent with FC Andorra, playing one season each in the Spanish third and fourth divisions. Subsequently, he played in both levels with RCD Espanyol B and UE Sant Andreu, splitting the following campaign abroad between Ionikos F.C. of Greece and C.F. Pachuca in Mexico.
In the 2002 summer Lima returned to Spain, playing one 1/2 seasons with UD Las Palmas in the second tier, moving in January 2004 to another club in the category, Polideportivo Ejido and spending the following campaign with Rayo Vallecano, in the third level.
Lima then played four years with U.S. Triestina Calcio in Italy. With the Trieste side, he was occasionally used as a forward. In 2009, aged nearly 30, he switched countries again, signing for AC Bellinzona in the Swiss Super League.
Lima made his debut for Andorra aged 17, in the country's second ever game on 22 June 1997, scoring in a 1–4 friendly defeat in Estonia. He went on to lead the national team's scoring charts, amassing more than 90 caps.
In June 2009, near the end of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, Lima scored his first competitive goal for over eight years and six years overall, netting the last goal of a 1–5 away defeat against Belarus. On 9 September 2014, in Andorra's first match of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualification phase, he netted a sixth-minute penalty to give the side a 1–0 lead over Wales, but in an eventual 1–2 home loss.
- Scores and results list. Andorra's goal tally first. As of match played 9 September 2014.
|1.||22 June 1997||Kuressaare Linnastaadion, Kuressaare, Estonia||Estonia||1–3||1–4||Friendly|
|2.||2 September 2000||Communal d'Aixovall, Andorra La Vella, Andorra||Cyprus||2–1||2–3||2002 World Cup qualification|
|3||25 April 2001||Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland||Republic of Ireland||1–0||1–3||2002 World Cup qualification|
|4.||27 March 2002||Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta||Malta||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|5.||4 June 2008||Comunal d'Aixovall, Andorra la Vella, Andorra||Azerbaijan||1–1||1–2||Friendly|
|6.||11 February 2009||S. Darius and S. Girėnas, Kaunas, Lithuania||Lithuania||1–2||1–3||Friendly|
|7.||6 June 2009||Neman Stadium, Grodno, Belarus||Belarus||1–5||1–5||2010 World Cup qualification|
|8.||9 September 2014||Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella, Andorra||Wales||1–0||1–2||Euro 2016 qualifying|
|9.||13 October 2014||Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella, Andorra||Israel||1–1||1–4||Euro 2016 qualifying|
Lima's older brother, Toni, is also a footballer and a defender. He too spent most of his career in the lower leagues of Spain, and the pair shared teams at Ionikos.
- Aventuras de un andorrano en la Serie B (Adventures of an Andorran in Serie B); Mundo Deportivo, 8 October 2008 (Spanish)
- "Estonia 4–1 Andorra". European Football. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- "Gareth Bale double rescues feeble Wales from embarrassment in Andorra". The Guardian. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- "Ildefons Lima Solá – Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 September 2014.