UE Engordany

Unió Esportiva Engordany is an Andorran football and basketball club based in Escaldes-Engordany. The club football section plays in Primera Divisió.

Engordany
UE Engordany crest 2017.png
Full nameUnió Esportiva Engordany
Nickname(s)Guerrers (Warriors)
Fidels (The Loyals)
Founded1980; 43 years ago (1980)
GroundAndorra Football Federation stadiums
ChairmanJacques Lafont
ManagerJesús Barón
LeaguePrimera Divisió
2021–22Primera Divisió, 7th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

 
Club's crest until 2017.

The club was founded on 2 October 1980 as Unió Esportiva Engordany Futbol Club in the main venue of Engordany by Manuel Puerta Martín, Manuel Varela Valés and Josep Rodríguez Sànchez.[1] On 28 January 1981 the club was established and was later renamed simply as UE Engordany. In 2001 the club was affiliated in the FAF and began competing in the Segona Divisió, being promoted to Primera Divisió in 2003. However the club was relegated the following year after one season playing in the Andorran top league.

In the 2006–07 season they finished 3rd in the Andorran 2nd division. Because FC Santa Coloma's B Team, who finished 2nd, was not eligible for the 1st division, they went into play-offs against 7th from the 1st division, Encamp. By winning 2–1 at home (goals by Rubén and Joan Marc) and drawing 3–3 in the away game, they were promoted to the premier Andorran league for the 2007–08 season.

The club finished 7th facing the relegation play-offs against UE Extremenya. After losing 2–3 at home the away game was won 3–0. Thereby the club remains in the premier Andorran league for the 2008–09 season. Although in the 2012–13 season UE Engordany suffer the relegation to the 2nd division after finishing 8th in the regular season.[2] The club returned to the top flight after finishing 1st in the 2013–14 season of the 2nd division.[3]

During 2015 and 2016 the club had an agreement and collaboration with the Spanish Football Academy Alwaysoccer Barcelona for the sports development and training of both entities.[4][5] At the end of the season the club achieved the Copa Constitució final for the first time in their history after defeating two biggest clubs of Andorra as Lusitans and Sant Julià but lost 3–0 against UE Santa Coloma.[6] In 2018 the club achieved the 2nd position in the regular league season being able to compete the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.[7]

UE Engordany maintains a healthy rivalry with Inter Club d'Escaldes being the two clubs of Escaldes-Engordany that have played more seasons in Primera Divisió.

HonoursEdit

FootballEdit

Runners-up (1): 2017–18
Winners (1): 2019
Runners-up (1): 2016

BasketballEdit

  • Lliga Andorrana de Bàsquet:
    • Winners (4): 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Copa LAB:
    • Winners (1): 2012

European recordEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 15 January 2023

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   AND Marc García
5 MF   AND Lluís Blanco
6 DF   ESP Adrià Torres
7 DF   ESP Xavi Carmona
9 FW   MEX Diego Nájera
10 MF   ESP Marcel Oliva
13 GK   ESP Jesús Coca
14 FW   AND Víctor Bernat
15 FW   ESP Rober López
18 FW   AND Eric Balastegui
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   AND Sebastián Gómez
20 FW   ESP Josele Aguilar
22 GK   AND Tete Rodríguez
23 DF   AND Jordi Rubio
24 DF   ESP Jaime Ruiz
27 FW   AND Gaby Leighton
33 DF   ARG Julián Fernández
37 MF   AND Marc Pujol
MF   AND Xavier Vieira

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Engordany, U. E. (10 February 2009). "U.E. ENGORDANY 2008/2009: HISTORIA".
  2. ^ DiariAndorra. "Diari d'Andorra". DiariAndorra.ad.
  3. ^ "FAF - L'UE Engordany té l'ascens directe a tir". www.faf.ad.
  4. ^ "Col·laboració Alwaysoccer Barcelona". ueengordauny.jimdo.com.
  5. ^ "Convenio con el UE Engordany - Always Soccer Barcelona". www.alwaysoccer.com.
  6. ^ "FAF - L'UE Santa Coloma, campió de la Copa Constitució 2016 (3-0)". www.faf.ad.
  7. ^ "Otger Canals torna a la banqueta de l'UE Engordany".

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