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Andalusia autonomous football team

The Andalusia national football team is the national[1] football team of Andalusia. They are not affiliated with FIFA or UEFA, because Andalusia is represented internationally by the Spanish National Football Team. It only plays friendly matches.

Andalusia
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationAndalusia Football Federation
Head coachPaco Chaparro
Antonio Álvarez
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Andalusia 1–4 Galicia 
(14 January 1923)
Biggest win
 Andalusia 5–1 Catalonia 
(1 January 1936)
Biggest defeat
Castile 4–0 Andalusia 
(28 October 1963)

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HistoryEdit

In the first half of the 20th century, the Sur regional federation, which encompassed the Andalusia region and organised the Campeonato Regional Sur for the local clubs (dominated by Sevilla FC), selected a representative team for occasional friendly matches, and also entered the inter-regional Prince of Asturias Cup.[2]

During the Iberoamerican Expo in Seville, 1929, Andalusia played a friendly match against Club Atlético Boca Juniors in Estadio de Heliopolis, known today as Estadio Benito Villamarín.

They rarely played again until 1963, when they were invited by the Castilian Federation to its 50-year celebrations, playing against Biscay and then Castile.[3] Two years later, during the Andalusia Football Federation's own 'golden jubilee', the regional select played against Paraguay in Estadio Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville.

In the early years of the 21st century, Andalusia played an annual fixture, usually each winter. However, other than for the regions such as Catalonia and the Basque Country with leanings towards independence whose matches draw larger crowds, matches were rarely played by the Spanish regions in the subsequent years as they did not prove cost-effective to arrange.[4] The main exception to this situation was when Andalucia faced Madrid for the latter's federation centenary in 2013, a repeat of their 1963 encounter.[5]

Selected InternationalsEdit

  1. ^ a b the Levante (Valencian Federation) team.
  2. ^ a b c d the Sur (South Federation) team.
  3. ^ the Centro (Central Federation) team.
  4. ^ After Extra Time. Corners were counted but also even at 9 each. Andalusia progressed on drawing of lots.

CoachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado of Spain, n. 68 of 2007/03/20, p. 11872. Estatuto de Autonomía de Andalucía. Artículo 1: «Andalucía, como nacionalidad histórica y en el ejercicio del derecho de autogobierno que reconoce la Constitución, se constituye en Comunidad Autónoma en el marco de la unidad de la nación española y conforme al artículo 2 de la Constitución.»
  2. ^ a b c d e Vicente Martínez Calatrava (17 August 2009). "La Copa Príncipe de Asturias" [The Prince of Asturias Cup] (in Spanish). CIHEFE. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Por cuatro goles a cero, la Seleccion de Castilla vencio a la de Andalucia" [By four goals to nil, the Castille selection wins over that of Andalusia]. ABC (in Spanish). 29 October 1963. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Selecciones sin autonomía" [Selections without autonomy]. Público (in Spanish). 22 December 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Andalucía festeja con victoria el Centenario de la federación madrileña" [Andalusia celebrates with victory in the Centenary of the Madrid federation]. Marca (in Spanish). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2019.

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