Spain national beach soccer team

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Spain
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)
  • La Furia Roja (The Red Fury)[1][2]
  • Los Hispanos (The Hispanos)
  • La Roja (The Red [One])
Association Royal Spanish Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Joaquín Alonso
Captain Nicolás Alvarado Caporale
FIFA code ESP
BSWW ranking 8 (Sep. '16)


First colours


Second colours
First international
Spain Spain L–W United States 
Score unknown
(Alicante, Spain; 13 July 1996)
Biggest win
Spain Spain 13–2 Netherlands 
(Madrid, Spain; 2 February 2001)
Spain Spain 11–0 England 
(Málaga, Spain; 3 August 2001)
Spain Spain 11–0 Republic of Ireland 
(Barcelona, Spain; 15 February 2002)
Biggest defeat
Spain Spain 0–13 Brazil 
(Vitória, Brazil; 28 November 1998)
World Cup
Appearances 14 (first in 1998)
Best result Runners-up, (2003, 2004, 2013)
Euro Beach Soccer League
Appearances 19 (first in 1998)
Best result Champions, (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006)
Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Appearances 15 (first in 1998)
Best result Champions (1999, 2008, 2009, 2014)

The Spain national beach soccer team represents Spain in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the RFEF, the governing body for football in Spain.

Current squad[edit]

As of September 2013[3]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Francisco Donaire
2 DF Francisco Jose Cintas
3 DF Antonio Mayor
4 DF Francisco Mejias
5 DF Juanma (Juan Manuel Lima)
6 FW Nico (Nicolas Alvarado)
No. Position Player
7 MF Kuman (Miguel Angel Santiso)
8 FW Daniel Pajón
9 FW Raul Merida
10 FW Llorenç Gomez
11 MF Sidi (Abderrahim El-Gaddi)
12 GK Cristian Méndez

Coach: Joaquín Alonso

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA Beach World Cup[edit]

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup record
Year Round Position MP W W+ L GF GA
Beach Soccer Tournament
Brazil 1995 Did Not Enter
Brazil 1996
Brazil 1997
Brazil 1998 Group Stage 6th 4 2 0 2 17 22
Brazil 1999 Quarter-Finals 5th 2 1 0 1 9 12
Brazil 2000 Third Place 3rd 5 2 1 2 22 22
Brazil 2001 Quarter-Finals 6th 3 1 0 2 2 5
Brazil 2002 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 11 9
Brazil 2003 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 26 25
Brazil 2004 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 22 13
FIFA Tournament
Brazil 2005 Quarter-Finals 7th 3 1 0 1 9 12
Brazil 2006 Group Stage 10th 3 1 0 2 10 12
Brazil 2007 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 2 0 2 20 16
France 2008 Fourth Place 4th 6 3 1 2 20 14
United Arab Emirates 2009 Quarter-Finals 6th 4 2 0 1 23 17
Italy 2011 Did Not Qualify
French Polynesia 2013 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 19 15
Portugal 2015 Group Stage 10th 3 1 0 2 9 9
The Bahamas 2017 Did Not Qualify

*Win+ include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Achievements[edit]

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualification (UEFA)[edit]

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualification Record
Year Round Pld W WE WP L GS GA Dif Pts
Spain 2008 Champions 7 6 0 1 0 39 13 +26 19
Spain 2009 Champions 7 6 0 1 0 42 17 +25 19
Italy 2011 Quarter-Finals 5 3 0 0 2 24 17 +5 9
Russia 2013 Champions 8 6 1 0 1 43 23 +20 20
Italy 2015 4th Place 8 5 0 1 2 48 27 +2 16
Italy 2017 9th Place 8 6 0 0 2 39 21 +18 18
Total 6/6 43 32 1 3 7 235 118 +117 101

See also[edit]

Spain women's national beach soccer team

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""La Roja" from Miguel, Spain". 17 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "La Roja lean to the left". FIFA. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ https://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/teams/team=1895826/squadlist.html

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