Primera Divisió

The Primera Divisió (First Division) or Lliga Multisegur Assegurances for sponsorship reasons,[1] is the top level of men's football in Andorra.

Primera Divisió
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Founded1995
CountryAndorra
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams8
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toSegona Divisió
Domestic cup(s)Copa Constitució
Supercopa Andorrana
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa Conference League
Current championsInter Club d'Escaldes (3rd title)
(2021–22)
Most championshipsFC Santa Coloma (13 titles)
WebsiteOfficial site
Current: 2022–23 Primera Divisió

The league was launched in 1995 sponsored by the local federation (Andorran Football Federation) which was created just one year before. Until then, clubs had played since 1970 in an amateur league without a structure or affiliation with any official institution.[2] Since affiliation to UEFA and FIFA in 1996, Andorran clubs are able to compete in the UEFA competitions.[3] Until 2015 the league was known as Lliga Grup Becier[4] and during 2016 Lliga Grup Sant Eloi.[5] It was renamed in 2017 as Lliga Multisegur Assegurances for sponsorship reasons.[1]

All the teams in the league play in the same stadiums owned by the federation. The same occurs in all other Andorran competitions, such as the Copa Constitució and Supercopa.

FC Andorra, one of the major clubs in the country based in Andorra la Vella have never played in this league. They play in the Spanish league system, and are registered with the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

League SystemEdit

The eight clubs that play in the league play each other three times in the same venue. After the first 21 rounds, the league splits in half, into a top four and bottom four. They then play the other three teams in their section twice more to give a total of 27 games. The last placed of the relegation round is relegated to Segona Divisió, the second highest football league in Andorra, while the penultimate classified play a two-legged relegation play-off against the runners-up of Segona Divisió. The number of teams of Primera Divisió has changed throughout the league's history:

  • 1995–96: 10 clubs
  • 1996–97: 12 clubs
  • 1997–98: 11 clubs
  • 1998–99: 12 clubs
  • 1999–00: 7 clubs
  • 2000–02: 8 clubs
  • 2002–03: 9 clubs
  • 2003–present: 8 clubs

Qualification for European competitionsEdit

The winner of the league wins a place in the UEFA Champions League qualifications round, while the runners-up of the league and the Cup winner win a place in the UEFA Europa League qualifications round.

StadiumsEdit

The Andorran Football Federation organizes the matches of Primera Divisió and Segona Divisió in the stadiums owned by the local federation.[6][7] Also the federation distributes the stadiums and fields for the training sessions for each team.[8] Since the 2016–17 season, FC Encamp is the only club that has its own stadium (✚), located in Prada de Moles (Camp de Futbol d'Encamp).[9] Until 2016 the Camp d'Esports d'Aixovall hosted former matches of Primera Divisió and Segona Divisió.[10]

Stadium Location Capacity
Centre Esportiu d'Alàs Alàs i Cerc (Spain) 1,500
Estadi Comunal d’Andorra la Vella Andorra la Vella 1,300
Centre Esportiu d'Ordino Ordino 200
Centre d'Entrenaments Andorra la Vella 300
CE La Massana La Massana 300
Camp de Futbol d'Encamp (✚) Encamp 550

Location of stadiumsEdit

2020–21 clubsEdit

Team Parish Position in 2019–20
Inter Club d'Escaldes Escaldes-Engordany 1st
FC Santa Coloma Andorra la Vella 2nd
UE Engordany Escaldes-Engordany 3rd
UE Sant Julià Sant Julià de Lòria 4th
UE Santa Coloma Andorra la Vella 5th
Atlètic Club d'Escaldes Escaldes-Engordany 6th
CE Carroi Andorra La Vella 7th
Penya Encarnada Andorra La Vella 1st, Segona Divisió

WinnersEdit

Season Champion[11] Second place Third place
1994–95 FC Santa Colomaa - -
1995–96 FC Encamp CE Principat FC Santa Coloma
1996–97 CE Principat* FC Andorra Veterans FC Encamp
1997–98 CE Principat* FC Santa Coloma FC Encamp
1998–99 CE Principat* FC Santa Coloma FC Encamp
1999–00 Constel·lació Esportiva* FC Santa Coloma Inter Escaldes
2000–01 FC Santa Coloma* UE Sant Julià Inter Escaldes
2001–02 FC Encamp UE Sant Julià FC Santa Coloma
2002–03 FC Santa Coloma* FC Encamp UE Sant Julià
2003–04 FC Santa Coloma* UE Sant Julià FC Rànger's
2004–05 UE Sant Julià FC Rànger's FC Santa Coloma
2005–06 FC Rànger's UE Sant Julià FC Santa Coloma
2006–07 FC Rànger's FC Santa Coloma UE Sant Julià
2007–08 FC Santa Coloma UE Sant Julià FC Rànger's
2008–09 UE Sant Julià FC Santa Coloma CE Principat
2009–10 FC Santa Coloma UE Santa Coloma UE Sant Julià
2010–11 FC Santa Coloma UE Sant Julià FC Lusitanos
2011–12 FC Lusitanos FC Santa Coloma UE Santa Coloma
2012–13 FC Lusitanos FC Santa Coloma UE Santa Coloma
2013–14 FC Santa Coloma UE Santa Coloma UE Sant Julià
2014–15 FC Santa Coloma FC Lusitanos UE Santa Coloma
2015–16 FC Santa Coloma FC Lusitanos UE Sant Julià
2016–17 FC Santa Coloma UE Sant Julià UE Santa Coloma
2017–18 FC Santa Coloma* UE Engordany UE Sant Julià
2018–19 FC Santa Coloma UE Sant Julià Inter Escaldes
2019–20 Inter Escaldes* FC Santa Coloma UE Engordany
2020–21 Inter Escaldes UE Sant Julià FC Santa Coloma
2021–22 Inter Escaldes UE Santa Coloma UE Sant Julià
2022–23
* Team won the double by winning the Copa Constitució the same season.

a: The Andorran Football Federation counts the 1994-95 amateur league title as an official one.[11][12]

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Third place Winning Years Runner-up Years Third Place Years
FC Santa Colomac 13 8 5 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2020 1996, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2021
CE Principatb 3 1 1 1997, 1998, 1999 1996 2009
Inter d'Escaldes 3 0 3 2020, 2021, 2022 2000, 2001, 2019
UE Sant Juliàc 2 9 7 2005, 2009 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2017, 2019, 2021 2003, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2022
FC Lusitanosb 2 2 1 2012, 2013 2015, 2016 2011
FC Encamp 2 1 3 1996, 2002 2003 1997, 1998, 1999
FC Rànger's 2 1 2 2006, 2007 2005 2004, 2008
Constel·lació Esportivab 1 0 0 2000
UE Santa Coloma 0 3 4 2010, 2014, 2022 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
UE Engordany 0 1 1 2018 2020
FC Andorra Veteransa 0 1 0 1997

Bold: indicates clubs currently playing in the top division.
a: Club currently out of competition.
b: Club dissolved.
c: Founder members that have never been relegated from Primera Divisió.

Performance by parishEdit

Parish Winners Runners-up Third place Winning Clubs
  Andorra la Vella 21 16 13 FC Santa Coloma (13), CE Principat (3), FC Rànger's (2), FC Lusitanos (2), Constel·lació Esportiva (1)
  Escaldes-Engordany 3 1 4 Inter d'Escaldes (3)
  Sant Julià de Lòria 2 9 7 UE Sant Julià (2)
  Encamp 2 1 3 FC Encamp (2)

All-time Primera Divisió tableEdit

The All-time Primera Divisió table is an overall record of all match results, points, and goals of every team that has played since its inception in 1995. The table is accurate as of the end of the 2020–21 season. Teams in bold are part of the 2022–23 Primera Divisió. Play-offs games are not included.

Pos Team S GP W D L GF GA Pts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th T Debut Since/Last App Best
1 FC Santa Coloma 27 568 353 123 82 1452 471 1212 12 8 5 1 1 27 1995–96 1995–96 1
2 Sant Julià 27 568 301 119 148 1336 688 1018 2 9 7 4 1 22 1995–96 1995–96 1
3 Inter d'Escaldes 25 521 193 82 246 776 987 661 3 3 3 3 11 1995–96 2014–15 1
4 Lusitanos 19 404 178 71 154 779 610 605 2 2 1 8 3 16 2000–01 2018–19 1
5 Principat 19 376 169 53 154 852 695 560 3 1 1 2 6 13 1995–96 2013–14 1
6 UE Santa Coloma 14 312 155 65 92 647 364 530 3 4 2 3 11 2008–09 2008–09 2
7 Encamp 20 417 153 70 194 751 817 529 2 1 3 2 8 1995–96 2018–19 1
8 Engordany 14 312 100 57 155 445 740 358 1 1 1 2 5 2003–04 2014–15 2
9 Rànger's 9 182 89 22 71 397 383 289 2 1 2 1 6 2001–02 2011–12 1
10 Ordino 7 165 54 25 86 233 315 187 3 3 2013–14 2021–22 5
11 Atlètic d'Escaldes 6 131 42 30 59 163 214 156 2 2 2004–05 2019–20 4
12 Sporting d'Escaldes 8 150 37 27 86 227 449 138 1 1 1995–96 2002–03 5
13 La Massana 5 102 24 33 55 126 249 95 1 1 1995–96 2000–01 5
14 Constel·lació 2 34 23 2 9 122 41 71 1 1 2 1998–99 1999–00 1
15 FC Andorra Veterans 2 42 22 5 15 104 95 71 1 1 1996–97 1997–98 2
16 Aldosa 2 40 19 4 17 70 66 61 1 1 2 1995–96 1996–97 4
17 Benito 2 42 16 6 20 63 81 54 1997–98 1998–99 7
18 Carroi 3 71 11 9 51 56 98 42 2019–20 2019–20 7
19 Engolasters 2 42 11 8 23 54 74 41 1997–98 1998–99 6
20 Gimnàstic Valira 3 64 7 6 51 81 264 27 1996–97 1998–99 6
21 Extremenya 3 64 7 3 54 55 266 24 1998–99 2005–06 8
22 Penya Encarnada 3 67 6 6 55 44 258 24 2015–16 2020–21 8
23 Les Bons 1 22 6 4 12 37 66 22 1996–97 1996–97 10
24 CE Benfica 2 40 3 4 33 28 165 13 2007–08 2010–11 8
25 Spordany Juvenil 2 40 4 0 16 48 238 12 2007–08 1996–97 9
26 Construccions Emprimo 1 18 1 1 16 18 78 4 1995–96 1995–96 10
27 Jenlai 1 27 2 1 24 18 137 4[a] 2016–17 2016–17 8
  1. ^ Three points docked

League or status at 2020–21 season:

2020–21 Primera Divisió
2020–21 Segona Divisió
Clubs that no longer exist or are not competing

TopscorersEdit

Year Best scorers Team Goals
1995–96 - - -
1996–97   Patricio González CE Principat 25
1997–98   Rafael Sánchez FC Santa Coloma 36
1998–99 - - -
1999–00 - - -
2000–01 - - -
2001–02 - - -
2002–03 - - -
2003–04   Jorge Filipe Sa Silva UE Sant Julià 16
2004–05 - - -
2005–06 - - -
2006–07   Norberto Urbani FC Rànger's 14
  Joan Toscano FC Santa Coloma 14
2007–08 - - -
2008–09   Norberto Urbani FC Rànger's 22
2009–10   Gabi Riera UE Sant Julià 19
2010–11   Victor Bernat UE Santa Coloma 16
2011–12   Victor Bernat UE Santa Coloma 14
2012–13   Bruninho FC Lusitanos 17
2013–14   Luis Miguel dos Reis FC Lusitanos 13
2014–15   Cristian Martínez FC Santa Coloma 22
2015–16   Victor Bernat UE Santa Coloma 12
2016–17   Victor Bernat UE Santa Coloma 18
2017–18   Chus Sosa FC Santa Coloma 14
2018–19   Nico Medina FC Lusitanos 10
2019–20   Genís Soldevila Inter Club d'Escaldes 16
2020–21   Guillaume Lopez Engordany 11
2021-22   Jaime Grondona

  Guillaume Lopez

FC Santa Coloma

FC Santa Coloma

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