UE Santa Coloma

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UE Santa Coloma
Full name Unió Esportiva Santa Coloma
Nickname(s) UE
Esquirols (Squirrels)
Founded 1986; 29 years ago (1986)
Ground Andorra Football Federation stadiums
Chairman Juan Antonio Antón Álvarez
Manager Emilio Gómez
League Primera Divisió
2014–15 Primera Divisió, 3rd
Website Club home page

Unió Esportiva Santa Coloma, also known as UE Santa Coloma, is a football club from Andorra based in the village of Santa Coloma, Andorra la Vella. The club currently plays in Primera Divisió.


UE Santa Coloma was founded on 23 September 1986 in the village of Santa Coloma. In 1996 the club established a football academy to give a qualitative leap in the field of sports in the country. During few seasons the club acted as farm team for many Andorran teams including FC Santa Coloma. The first football department team was refounded, after being inactive many years, in 2006 by joining the Andorran football league Segona Divisió the following year.[1]

The team plays in the Primera Divisió after winning the Segona Divisió in the 2007–08 season. The club made its first appearance in European competition in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League after finishing second in the league in the 2009–10 season.

In 2013 the team won his first trophy in the Copa Constitució after defeating 3–2 UE Sant Julià in the average time.[2]

Colours and badge[edit]

Yellow has been the traditional UE Santa Coloma color. Manly of the home kits alternate yellow and black. Even then in its beginnings the club dressed up the colors of the parish of Andorra la Vella, green and navy, and occasionally wearing an orange kit during some seasons.[3]

Until 2013 the badge was representing Santa Coloma's pre-romanical church tower and the most traditional team icon, the squirrel. The nowadays crest still represent the icons of UE Santa Coloma, featuring the club colours (yellow and black) and the year of foundation (1986).

The club have an alternative badge (main crest during the first leg of the 2013–14 season) representing the Santa Coloma's squirrel and the colours of the Andorran nation with the motto's country "Virtus Unita Fortior".

The Santa Coloma's church, a symbol of the club.
Old badge (until 2013).
Alternative badge.
Original first kit.
2013–14 home kit.
Period * Kitmaker Kit sponsor
2007–2012 Joma Escale
2012–2014 Seguretat Sepir
2014–present Luanvi

* Since the Andorra Football Federation affiliation.


The club's nickname, as seen from the crest, is Esquirols (Squirrels) due to the number of the animals that live around the town of Santa Coloma. There is a long-standing tradition for a number of fans to wear squirrel costumes at the club's last home game of each season.

Club rivalries[edit]

El Derbi Colomenc[edit]

The local rival of UE Santa Coloma is actually their neighbour's hometown football team FC Santa Coloma. The rivalry between these two teams has increased since the 2009/10 season when those teams were competing for winning the Premier Andorran League.[4]


Current squad[edit]

As of 27 September 2015.

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

No. Position Player
1 Andorra GK Ivan Perianez
2 Andorra DF Jesús Rubio
3 Andorra DF David Maneiro
4 Andorra MF Marc Amat
5 Andorra DF Alexandre Martínez (captain)
6 Andorra DF Àlex Roca
7 Andorra DF Jordi Rubio (vice-captain)
8 Andorra MF Josep Ayala
9 Andorra FW Antón Codina
10 Portugal FW Pedro Reis
11 Andorra FW Joan Salomó
No. Position Player
13 Andorra GK Ricard Fernàndez
14 Spain FW Víctor Bernat
16 Andorra MF Enric Triquell
17 Andorra FW Gerard Aloy
18 Andorra DF Albert Rodríguez
19 Andorra MF Aitor Pereira
20 Andorra DF Àlex Blázquez
22 Andorra FW Sergio Crespo
23 Cuba DF Adel Durán
24 Andorra DF Walid Bousenine
25 Andorra DF Cristian Orosa

UE Santa Coloma History[edit]

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P
2007–2008 Segona Divisió 1 16 14 2 0 66 11 44
2008–2009 Primera Divisió 5 20 12 3 5 65 31 39
2009–2010 Primera Divisió 2 20 13 4 3 50 26 43
2010–2011 Primera Divisió 4 20 10 0 10 54 27 30
2011–2012 Primera Divisió 3 20 10 7 3 61 20 37
2012–2013 Primera Divisió 3 20 11 4 5 47 25 37
2013–2014 Primera Divisió 2 20 12 3 5 40 24 39
2014–2015 Primera Divisió 3 20 12 2 6 33 17 38

European cup history[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Montenegro FK Mogren 0–3 0–2 0–5
2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Hungary Paksi SE 0–1 0–4 0–5
2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Netherlands FC Twente 0–3 0–6 0–9
2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar 1–3 0–1 1–4
2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje 0–3 0–2 0–5

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