UE Sant Julià

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Sant Julià
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Full name Unió Esportiva Sant Julià
Nickname(s) Lauredians
Santju or Sanju
Founded 1982; 35 years ago (1982)
Ground Andorra Football Federation stadiums
Chairman Albert Carnicé
Manager Luis Blanco
League Primera Divisió
2015–16 Primera Divisió, 3rd

Unió Esportiva Sant Julià, also known as UE Sant Julià, is an Andorran football club based in the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria. The club currently plays in Primera Divisió.

History[edit]

Founded in 1982 UE Sant Julià is the main football club of the Andorran Southern parish of Sant Julià de Lòria. The team have been playing in the top flight since the foundation of the Andorran Premier League in 1995. Since then UE Sant Julià have won the Andorran championship twice (2004–05 and 2008–09) and are five time Copa Constitució winners (2008, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015).

UE Sant Julià in Europe[edit]

UE Sant Julià against S.P. Tre Fiori in 2009-10 UEFA Champions League.

The club has also appeared in European competitions several times. In the 2000–01 season they were eliminated in the first round of Intertoto Cup by the Swiss team, Lausanne-Sport (aggregate 1–9). They also participated in the Intertoto Cup in 2002–03 and drew 2–2 at home against Coleraine from Northern Ireland, but away from home lost 5–0 to be eliminated from the competition. They suffered an 8–0 defeat at home in the 2004–05 season of the Intertoto Cup against the Serbian team, FK Smederevo and also fell 3–0 in Serbia. In the first qualifying round for the UEFA Cup 2005-06 they lost to Romanian team, Rapid Bucureşti (aggregate 0–10).

In the first round of the 2006–07 Intertoto Cup they lost to Maribor from Slovenia (aggregate 0–8). In the first round of the 2007–08 Intertoto Cup they lost to the Bosnian squad Slavija Sarajevo 3–2 [1] in Andorra and 3–2[2] again in Bosnia-Herzegovina (aggregate 4–6).Sant Julià faced Cherno More of Bulgaria in the first qualifying round of the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. They lost 0–9 on aggregate.

For the 2009–10 season, Sant Julia once again drew a Bulgarian opponent, this time for UEFA Champions League qualification in the second round – Levski Sofia. Before meeting the champions of Bulgaria, Sant Julia eliminated Tre Fiori of San Marino after two 1–1 results, and a penalty shootout. This was the first elimination in European tournaments in the history of Andorran football.

Their dreams came to an end after a 4–0 defeat away at Sofia. The team still played well and managed to keep their goal clean for 49 minutes against the Bulgarian champion. Only 9 players from Aixovall exited the pitch after two Sant Julia players received red cards. They lost 0–5 in the return leg at home.

UE Sant Julià participated in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round against MYPA and in 2011–12 against Bnei Yehuda, losing on aggregate 0–8 against the Finnish squad and 0–4 against the Israeli squad.

For the 2014–15 season UE Sant Julià returned to the European competitions playing the first round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League against the Serbian Čukarički team losing on aggregate 0–4.

UE Sant Julià was qualified to the 2015–16 European competitions playing the first round of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League against the Danish Randers FC team losing on aggregate 0–4.

Colours and badge[edit]

Traditionally orange have been the home colours of UE Sant Julià and the main colour of the team, always referred to as l'equip taronja (the orange team) or el club taronja (the orange club),[3] and supporters. Although some seasons the club have worn black and red/orange or all green kits in home matches.

The club crest is a variation of the coat of arms of Sant Julià de Lòria.

Coat of arms of Sant Julià de Lòria.
Traditional first kit.
First kit variation (until late 2000s).
Change kit black variation (until late 2000s).
Change kit black variation (2009–14).
Traditional all green kit.
Period * Kitmaker Kit sponsor
1994–08 Diadora Matecosa
2008–12 Joma
2012–14 Elements None
2014–15 Les Barques
2015–present Pentex Tic Tapa

* Since the Andorra Football Federation affiliation.

Club rivalries[edit]

El Clàssic[edit]

The main rival of UE Sant Julià in Primera Divisió has been always FC Santa Coloma 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.[4][5][6]

Honours[edit]

Winners (2): 2004–05, 2008–09
Runners-up (6): 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2010–11
Winners (5): 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015
Runners-up (7): 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013
Winners (5): 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
Runners-up (4): 2003, 2005, 2008, 2015

League history[edit]

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P
2011–12 Primera Divisió 4 20 10 6 4 57 22 36
2012–13 Primera Divisió 4 20 10 4 6 38 18 34
2013–14 Primera Divisió 3 20 11 5 4 46 19 38
2014–15 Primera Divisió 4 20 9 5 6 41 23 32
2015–16 Primera Divisió 3 20 9 5 6 41 20 32

Current squad[edit]

As of 22 February 2017.

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 Manuel Vidal
2 Andorra MF Dani Alves
4 Andorra MF Jamal Zarioh
6 Portugal DF Rafa Santos
7 Spain MF Kiko Girau
8 Spain MF Rayco Rodríguez
9 Spain FW José Antonio Villanueva
10 Andorra MF Luis Blanco (Captain)
11 Andorra GK Germán Canal
13 Uruguay DF Mateo Rodríguez
14 Andorra DF Eric Rodríguez
17 Portugal FW Fabio Serra
No. Position Player
18 Andorra DF David Cortez
19 Gabon FW Julco Ngoma
20 Andorra DF João Lopes
21 Ghana FW Noah Baffoe
22 Spain DF Iván Vigo
23 Andorra DF Rafael Marinho
24 Portugal DF Rui Felipe Barroso
Argentina DF Christian Cellay
Serbia MF Nikola Zugić
Argentina FW Brian Williman
Argentina FW Eze García
Spain FW Isaac Padilla

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Andorra FW Carlos Gomes (on loan to Penya Encarnada)
Andorra MF Fran Estragues (on loan to Penya Encarnada)
Andorra DF Rafael Marinho (on loan to Penya Encarnada)

European results[edit]

As of July 2015.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Switzerland Lausanne-Sport 1–3 0–6 1–9
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Northern Ireland Coleraine 2–2 0–5 2–7
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Serbia and Montenegro FK Smederevo 0–8 0–3 0–11
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q Romania Rapid București 0–5 0–5 0–10
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Slovenia Maribor 0–3 0–5 0–8
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Bosnia and Herzegovina Slavija Sarajevo 2–3 2–3 4–6
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q Bulgaria Cherno More 0–5 0–4 0–9
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 1Q San Marino Tre Fiori 1–1 1–1 2–2 (5–4 p)
2Q Bulgaria Levski Sofia 0–5 0–4 0–9
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 2Q Finland MYPA 0–3 0–5 0–8
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q Israel Bnei Yehuda 0–2 0–2 0–4
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Serbia Čukarički 0–0 0–4 0–4
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Denmark Randers FC 0–1 0–3 0–4
Notes
  • 1R: First round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round

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