Óscar Sonejee

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Óscar Sonejee
Oscar Sonejee 2015.jpg
Sonejee playing for Andorra in 2015
Personal information
Full name Óscar Sonejee Masand
Date of birth (1976-03-26) 26 March 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Santa Coloma d'Andorra, Andorra
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sant Julià
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 FC Andorra
2001–2002 Sant Julià
2002 FC Andorra
2002–2003 La Seu
2003–2008 FC Andorra
2008–2012 FC Santa Coloma
2012–2013 Lusitanos 13 (0)
2013–2014 FC Andorra 26 (3)
2014–2015 Lusitanos 17 (3)
2015– Sant Julià 14 (3)
National team
1997–2015 Andorra 106 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2015

Óscar Sonejee Masand (born 26 March 1976) is an Andorran football midfielder, currently playing for Lusitanos. He is the most capped player for the national team with 106 caps, and has also scored four goals for the national team, the second most after Ildefons Lima's 11.[1]

International career[edit]

He made his international debut in 1997 in a 4–1 friendly loss to Estonia at the Kuressaare linnastaadion. In his second game three days later, he scored his first goal, in a defeat by the same margin to Latvia at the Daugava Stadium in Riga. He captained the team for the first time on 12 October 2005 against Armenia, scoring an own goal in a 0–3 home defeat in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification.[1]

On 28 March 2007, during a Euro 2008 qualifier, he was involved in a spat with England striker Wayne Rooney, resulting in both players being booked.[2]

On 6 June 2015, Sonejee became the first Andorran to earn 100 caps, when he captained the side to a 0–1 friendly home defeat to Equatorial Guinea.[3] Sonejee retired from international football on 12 November 2015, with his final game for Andorra coming in a 0–1 friendly home defeat to Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Personal life[edit]

He has Indian heritage and works as an insurance salesman. His fanbase reaches Mumbai, India, where his friends and cousins cheer him on in every international appearance.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

International statistics[edit]

Andorra national team[5]
Year Apps Goals
1997 2 1
1998 7 0
1999 9 0
2000 8 1
2001 6 0
2002 5 0
2003 7 0
2004 7 0
2005 8 0
2006 5 0
2007 9 0
2008 4 0
2009 6 1
2010 2 0
2011 4 0
2012 3 0
2013 3 1
2014 3 0
2015 7 0
Total 106 4

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Andorra's goal tally first

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 June 1997 Daugava Stadium, Riga, Latvia  Latvia 1–2 1–4 Friendly
2. 8 February 2000 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Attard, Malta  Malta 1–0 1–1 Friendly
3. 9 September 2009 Estadi Comunal d'Aixovall, Andorra la Vella, Andorra  Kazakhstan 1–3 1–3 2010 World Cup qualification
4. 14 August 2013 Zimbru Stadium, Chişinău, Moldova  Moldova 1–0 1–1 Friendly
Correct as of 14 August 2013[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Óscar Sonejee". EU Football. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Andorra hardman Sonejee relishing Rooney battle
  3. ^ Duaso, Victor (7 June 2015). "Òscar Sonejee, el primer centenari" [Óscar Sonejee, the first centurion] (in Catalan). Bon Dia. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Sonejee's Andorran odyssey
  5. ^ Óscar Sonejee at National-Football-Teams.com

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