FC Lusitanos

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Lusitanos
FC Lusitanos crest 2016.png
Full nameFutbol Club Lusitanos Andorra
Nickname(s)LFC
Lusitanos (Lusitanians)
Lusos
Founded1999; 20 years ago (1999)
GroundAndorra Football Federation stadiums
ChairmanAntónio da Silva Cerqueira
ManagerJoaquim Ferreira
LeaguePrimera Divisió
2017–18Primera Divisió, 4th
WebsiteClub website

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 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]

League 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
2016–17 Primera Divisió 4 27 13 9 5 49 30 48
2017–18 Primera Divisió 4 27 13 5 9 59 35 44

European results[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 8 0 0 8 3 26
Total 12 0 1 11 6 42

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 February 2019 [10]

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

No. Position Player
2 Argentina DF Matías Vaamonde
4 Andorra DF Adri Rodrígues
7 United States DF Mark Withers
9 Brazil FW Jefferson Martins
10 Portugal FW Luís dos Reis (Captain)
11 Andorra MF Iván García
12 Andorra GK Alberto Usubiaga
14 Ghana FW Rashid Idris
15 Peru DF Ismael Canta
No. Position Player
21 Peru FW Héctor Urrunaga
16 Portugal MF Hugo Costa
17 Spain FW Sergio Urbano
19 Tunisia DF Sofiane Dridi
20 Andorra MF David Cortez
22 Andorra MF Daniel Mejías
Brazil GK Marcelo Valverde
Portugal MF Pedro Fernandes
Andorra FW Rui Araújo

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesa/andocup02.html
  2. ^ "UEFA Europa League 2010/11 - History — Matches – UEFA.com". Uefa.com. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  3. ^ "UEFA Europa League 2011/12 - History — Matches – UEFA.com". Uefa.com. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  4. ^ "UEFA Champions League 2012/13 - History — Lusitans – UEFA.com". UEFA.com. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. 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. ^ "Squad". Retrieved 4 February 2019.

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