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FC Santa Coloma is an Andorran football team based in the village of Santa Coloma, in the parish of Andorra la Vella. The club currently plays in Primera Divisió, and is its current champion and most successful team with twelve titles. It is also the most successful team in the Copa Constitució, winning it ten times.

FC Santa Coloma
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Full nameFutbol Club Santa Coloma
Nickname(s)FCSC
Colomencs
Coloma (Dove)
El Don (The Lord or Sir)
Founded1986; 33 years ago (1986)
GroundAndorra Football Federation stadiums
ChairmanAlain Molné Kirik
ManagerMarc Rodríguez
LeaguePrimera Divisió
2018–19Primera Divisió, 1st
WebsiteClub website

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HistoryEdit

Founded in 1986 FC Santa Coloma became one of the founder members of Primera Divisió in 1995.[1] Since 2001 the club has enjoyed a great success in all Andorran competitions standing with all the records in the Premier Andorran League (12)[1] and Andorran Cup (10).[2]

FC Santa Coloma in EuropeEdit

FC Santa Coloma has two unique achievements for an Andorran team in European competitions, never repeated so far by any Andorran team: it is the only team from Andorra to win a match in any European competition and the only team that did not concede a goal in a match in a European competition.

Both of these feats were achieved on three occasions: the first match in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup qualifying round against the Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv, in which FC Santa Coloma won 1–0 at home with a goal scored by Juli Fernandez, then in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round when they beat Banants of Armenia 1–0, and in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying, in which FC Santa Coloma won 1–0 at home against Valur of Iceland. On the first and last occasion, in the return leg they lost 4–0 to Maccabi and 3-0 to Valur, thus FC Santa Coloma were eliminated from the tournament.

Against Banants, they lost the second leg away in Armenia 3–2, however the game finished 3–3 on aggregate and FC Santa Coloma won by the away goals rule, thanks to a last minute goal by goalkeeper Eloy Casals.[3] It was the second time an Andorran club won a two-legged tie in Europe after Sant Julià.

Colours and badgeEdit

FC Santa Coloma dressed in all white all the seasons since the creation of the Andorran Premier League, alternating the home kit with red or blue. Traditionally the away kit has been all blue and third kit all red. In the club crest feature the colours of Andorra and the Holy Dove that gives the name of the Santa Coloma d'Andorra town[4] and therefore the name of the club.

Period * Kitmaker Kit sponsor
1994–10 Joma Don Pernil
2010–13 Pidasa
2013–15 None
2015–17 Don Denis
2017–present Vall Banc

* Since the Andorra Football Federation affiliation.

Club rivalriesEdit

El ClàssicEdit

The main rival of FC Santa Coloma in Primera Divisió has been always Sant Julià 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.[5][6][7]

El Derbi ColomencEdit

The local rival of FC Santa Coloma is actually their neighbour's hometown football team UE 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.[8]

HonoursEdit

League historyEdit

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P
2011–12 Primera Divisió 2 20 11 5 4 56 17 38
2012–13 Primera Divisió 2 20 10 9 1 30 15 39
2013–14 Primera Divisió 1 20 13 3 4 50 12 42
2014–15 Primera Divisió 1 20 13 3 4 64 14 42
2015–16 Primera Divisió 1 20 14 5 1 44 8 47
2016–17 Primera Divisió 1 27 18 6 3 57 21 60
2017–18 Primera Divisió 1 27 18 4 5 62 20 58

European ResultsEdit

In 2014 Santa Coloma advanced for the first time in a knock-out round after bettering FC Banants by away goals rule. The deciding goal was scored by Coloma's goalkeeper in the 4th minute of added time.[9]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR   Partizan 0–1 1–7 1–8
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR   Esbjerg fB 1–4 0–5 1–9
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q   Modriča 0–1 0–3 0–4
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q   Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 0–4 1–4
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1Q   FBK Kaunas 1–4 1–3 2–7
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Basel 1–4 0–3 1–7
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Birkirkara 0–3[A] 3–4 3–7
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 1Q   F91 Dudelange 0–2 0–2 0–4
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Osijek 0–1 1–3 1–4
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Breiðablik 0–0 0–4 0–4
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Banants 1–0 2–3 3–3(a)
2Q   Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–1 0–2 0–3
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Lincoln Red Imps 1–2 0–0 1–2
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Alashkert 0–0 0–3 0–3
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Alashkert 1–1 0–1 1–2
2018–19 UEFA Champions League PR   Drita 0–2 (aet) N/A
UEFA Europa League 2Q   Valur 1–0 0–3 1–3
2019–20 UEFA Champions League PR N/A
Notes
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  1. ^ Match forfeited, result set to 0–3 by UEFA

Current squadEdit

 
Eloy Casals

As of 3 February 2019.

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 Eloy Casals (Captain)
2   DF Moisés San Nicolás
4   DF Andreu Ramos
5   MF Marc Rebés
6   MF Yago Pérez
7   FW Lorenzo Burón
8   MF Aleix Cisteró
9   FW Diego Nájera
10   MF Pedro Santos
11   MF Albert Mercadé
12   GK Joel García
No. Position Player
13   GK Andrés Benítez
14   MF Jamal Zarioh
15   FW Juanfer Laín
16   FW Chus Sosa
17   FW Juanma Torres
19   FW André Azevedo
20   MF Kiko Girau
21   FW Gabi Riera
22   FW Juli Sánchez
24   DF Robert Ramos
25   MF Víctor Rodríguez

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Competicions : Lliga Nacional de Futbol (1ª divisió)". Faf.ad. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  2. ^ "Competicions : Copa Constitució (futbol)". Faf.ad. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  3. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=2009682.html
  4. ^ "Iglesia de Santa Coloma – Hotel Andorra Patagonia". Andorrapatagonia.net. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  5. ^ "Andorran Football Federation-News". Fedandfut.com. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  6. ^ "Diari digital d'Andorra BonDia – Notícies d'última hora, cartellera, meteorologia, horòscop, informació..." Bondia.ad. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  7. ^ "Notícies Futbol". Faf.ad. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  8. ^ "Diari digital d'Andorra BonDia – Notícies d'última hora, cartellera, meteorologia, horòscop, informació..." Bondia.ad. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  9. ^ "Keeper Casals edges Santa Coloma past Banants". UEFA. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014.

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