Helvécia Futsal Club

London Helvecia Futsal Club is a futsal club based in London, England (United Kingdom). Founded in 2007, they compete in the FA National Futsal Series, the top division of English Futsal.

London Helvecia Futsal Club
London Helvecia Futsal Club Logo.png
Nickname(s)Helvecia
Founded2007
GroundLondon, England
ChairmanJackson Pereira
ManagerEnrique Guillen
LeagueNational Futsal Series
2020/20211st
WebsiteClub website

Helvecia are the most successful Futsal club in England, having won 8 league titles, 6 FA cups and have represented England in the UEFA Futsal cup / Champions League more times than any other English club.

Helvecia won their first major honour in 2008, complete a league and FA Futsal cup double. During the 2008/09 season Helvecia qualified for the then UEFA Futsal Cup (now Champions League) for their first time. Though Helvecia have yet to proceed past the Preliminary rounds they have represented England 5 times in the competition.

Helvecia home kit colours are blue and white. The club's crest changed during the 2019/20 season so that it better represented the origins of the club. The club's local rivals are Southend and Sussex.

HistoryEdit

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Crest and coloursEdit

Crest

Helvecia have had two, which all underwent minor variations. The most recent change came in 2019, where the colours of the crest were amended to reflect the origins of the club along with the style and size of the central ball.

Colours

Helvecia has always worn blue and white kits. Often these colours would be solid or a mixture of both colours. Home kits featured a dominant blue, with away kits always in white.

Helvecia WomenEdit

Helvecia also operate a women's Futsal team, London Helvecia Women's Futsal Club. They have been affiliated to the men's team since 2018. They play their home games at Leyton Leisure Centre.

Helvecia AcademyEdit

Helvecia started its academy during the 2019/20 season. Initially created of upper phase age ranges the appointment at the end of the 2018/19 season was the start of the building of the academy. The academy has two centres; the primary camp in London and the other in the midlands. This allows Helvecia to attract the best young players from the widest spectrum throughout the UK. The academy caters for U6 to U16 players, and includes the community initiatives of the club.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

League TitlesEdit

CupsEdit

DoublesEdit

  • FA Futsal League and FA Futsal Cup: 6
    • 2008: League and FA Futsal Cup
    • 2009: League and FA Futsal Cup
    • 2010: League and FA Futsal Cup
    • 2011: League and FA Futsal Cup
    • 2019: League and FA Futsal Cup

UEFA Futsal Cup / Champions League [1]Edit

Appearances: 8

Season Competition Round Country Opponent Result Venue (Host City) Qualified
2009-10 UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary Round   Roubaix Futsal 6–4 Tapiola Urheiluhalli
(Espoo)
 
2nd place
  Golden Futsal Team 4–6
  Fair City Santos 11–2
2010-11 UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary Round   FC Encamp 4–2 Magvassy Mihály
Sportcsarnok

(Győr)
 
2nd place
  MNK Croatia 97 3–2
  Győri ETO FC 2–7
2011-12 UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary Round   Stella Rossa 7–3 Hollgasse Hall
(Vienna)
 
2nd place
  Győri ETO FC 1–6
  Anzhi Tallinn 5–0
2012-13 UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary Round   Edro Vlorë 2–1 Birkerød
Iorietscenter
(Birkerød)
 
3rd place
  Lidselmash Lida 1–2
  København Futsal 2–7
2017-18 UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary Round   Transylvania 7–0 Sporthalle
Weissenstein
(Bern)
 
2nd place
  Lynx 6–1
  Minerva 1–4
2019–20 UEFA Futsal
Champions League
Preliminary Round   PYF Saltires 7-3 Sporthal
De Opgang
(Zwaag)
 
2nd place
  Lynx 9-4
  Hovocubo 1-4
2020–21 UEFA Futsal
Champions League
Preliminary Round   Differdange 03 0-6 Complexe Sportif
(Cosnes-et-Romain)
 
2021–22 UEFA Futsal
Champions League
Preliminary Round   TSV Weilimdorf 7-9 Glaspalast
Sindelfingen
(Sindelfingen)
 
3rd place
  Liqeni 6-7
  Tavşançalı 8-2

Current squadEdit

The following players played the 2021–22 UEFA Futsal Champions League.[2]

# Position Name Nationality
1 Goalkeeper Mark Croft  
2 Winger Daniel Nerín  
4 Defender Eduardo Tijerín  
5 Defender Rubén Fernández  
6 Winger Iván Dju  
7 Winger Guilherme Monti  
8 Pivot Uriel Araujo  
9 Pivot Raoni Medina  
10 Winger Lucas Totti  
11 Pivot Claudio Ribeiro  
12 Winger Liam Palfreeman  
14 Defender José Carlos  
20 Goalkeeper Lahoz Dimar  

Notable Players - Past and PresentEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bio". uefa.com.
  2. ^ "London Helvecia Squad - 2021–22 UEFA Futsal Champions League". UEFA. 24 August 2021. Retrieved 23 September 2021.

External linksEdit