UE Sant Julià

Unió Esportiva Sant Julià, also known as UE Sant Julià, is an Andorran football club based in the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria. The club currently plays in Primera Divisió.

Sant Julià
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Full nameUnió Esportiva Sant Julià
Nickname(s)Lauredians
Santju or Sanju
Founded1982; 38 years ago (1982)
GroundAndorra Football Federation stadiums
ChairmanAlbert Carnicé
ManagerGuillermo Burgos
LeaguePrimera Divisió
2018–19Primera Divisió, 2nd

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1982 UE Sant Julià is the main football club of the Andorran Southern parish of Sant Julià de Lòria. The team have been playing in the top flight since the foundation of the Andorran Premier League in 1995. Since then UE Sant Julià have won the Andorran championship twice (2004–05 and 2008–09) and are five time Copa Constitució winners (2008, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015).

UE Sant Julià in EuropeEdit

The club has also appeared in European competitions several times. In the 2000–01 season they were eliminated in the first round of Intertoto Cup by the Swiss team, Lausanne-Sport (aggregate 1–9). They also participated in the Intertoto Cup in 2002–03 and drew 2–2 at home against Coleraine from Northern Ireland, but away from home lost 5–0 to be eliminated from the competition. They suffered an 8–0 defeat at home in the 2004–05 season of the Intertoto Cup against the Serbian team, FK Smederevo and also fell 3–0 in Serbia. In the first qualifying round for the UEFA Cup 2005-06 they lost to Romanian team, Rapid Bucureşti (aggregate 0–10).

In the first round of the 2006–07 Intertoto Cup they lost to Maribor from Slovenia (aggregate 0–8). In the first round of the 2007–08 Intertoto Cup they lost to the Bosnian squad Slavija Sarajevo 3–2 [1] in Andorra and 3–2[2] again in Bosnia-Herzegovina (aggregate 4–6). Sant Julià faced Cherno More of Bulgaria in the first qualifying round of the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. They lost 0–9 on aggregate.

For the 2009–10 season, Sant Julia once again drew a Bulgarian opponent, this time for UEFA Champions League qualification in the second round – Levski Sofia. Before meeting the champions of Bulgaria, Sant Julia eliminated Tre Fiori of San Marino after two 1–1 results, and a penalty shootout. This was the first elimination in European tournaments in the history of Andorran football.

Their dreams came to an end after a 4–0 defeat away at Sofia. The team still played well and managed to keep their goal clean for 49 minutes against the Bulgarian champion. Only 9 players from Aixovall exited the pitch after two Sant Julia players received red cards. They lost 0–5 in the return leg at home.

UE Sant Julià participated in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round against MYPA and in 2011–12 against Bnei Yehuda, losing on aggregate 0–8 against the Finnish squad and 0–4 against the Israeli squad.

For the 2014–15 season UE Sant Julià returned to the European competitions playing the first round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League against the Serbian Čukarički team losing on aggregate 0–4. UE Sant Julià qualified for the 2015–16 European competitions the following season playing the first round of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League against the Danish Randers FC team losing on aggregate 0–4.

UE Sant Julià qualified for European competitions in the 2017–18 and 2018–19 season, playing the first round of UEFA Europa League against KF Skënderbeu Korçë from Albania losing on aggregate 0–6, and the following season against Gżira United from Malta losing on aggregate 1–4.

Colours and badgeEdit

Traditionally orange have been the home colours of UE Sant Julià and the main colour of the team, always referred to as l'equip taronja (the orange team) or el club taronja (the orange club),[3] and supporters. Although some seasons the club have worn black and red/orange or all green kits in home matches.

The club crest is a variation of the coat of arms of Sant Julià de Lòria.

 
Coat of arms of Sant Julià de Lòria.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Traditional first kit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
First kit variation (until late 2000s).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change kit black variation (until late 2000s).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change kit black variation (2009–14).
 
 
 
 
 
 
Traditional all green kit.
Period * Kitmaker Kit sponsor
1994–08 Diadora Matecosa
2008–12 Joma
2012–14 Elements None
2014–15 Les Barques
2015–17 Pentex Tic Tapa
2017–19 Hummel
2019–present Joma None

* Since the Andorra Football Federation affiliation.

Club rivalriesEdit

El ClàssicEdit

The main rival of UE Sant Julià in Primera Divisió has been always FC Santa Coloma 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.[4][5][6]

HonoursEdit

Primera Divisió

Copa Constitució

Supercopa Andorrana

  • Winners (6): 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018
  • Runners-up (4): 2003, 2005, 2008, 2015

League historyEdit

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P
2011–12 Primera Divisió 4 20 10 6 4 57 22 36
2012–13 Primera Divisió 4 20 10 4 6 38 18 34
2013–14 Primera Divisió 3 20 11 5 4 46 19 38
2014–15 Primera Divisió 4 20 9 5 6 41 23 32
2015–16 Primera Divisió 3 20 9 5 6 41 20 32
2016–17 Primera Divisió 2 27 14 8 5 55 23 50
2017–18 Primera Divisió 3 27 14 6 7 64 24 48
2018–19 Primera Divisió 2 27 15 8 4 52 26 53

Current squadEdit

As of 29 September 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 Miguel Ramos
2   DF Walter Wagner
3   DF Christian Cellay
4   MF Edu Peppe
5   DF Matías Vaamonde
6   MF Roberto Moreno
7   FW Jonathan Toledo
8   MF Sergio Rodríguez
9   FW Bruno Lemiechevsky
10   FW Fran Piera
No. Position Player
11   FW Maicon
13   GK Javi Bravo
14   FW Alberto Molina
17   FW Sergio Urbano
19   MF Anouar Benskij
20   MF Ahmed Mida
21   MF Víctor Moreira
22   DF Javi López
24   DF Sebastián Varela
25   GK Julián Lorenzo

European resultsEdit

As of July 2018.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Lausanne-Sport 1–3 0–6 1–9
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Coleraine 2–2 0–5 2–7
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   FK Smederevo 0–8 0–3 0–11
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q   Rapid București 0–5 0–5 0–10
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Maribor 0–3 0–5 0–8
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Slavija Sarajevo 2–3 2–3 4–6
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q   Cherno More 0–5 0–4 0–9
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Tre Fiori 1–1 1–1 2–2 (5–4 p)
2Q   Levski Sofia 0–5 0–4 0–9
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 2Q   MYPA 0–3 0–5 0–8
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Bnei Yehuda 0–2 0–2 0–4
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Čukarički 0–0 0–4 0–4
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Randers FC 0–1 0–3 0–4
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Skënderbeu 0–5 0–1 0–6
2018–19 UEFA Europa League PR   Gżira United 0−2 1−2 1–4
2019–20 UEFA Europa League PR   Europa 3−2 0−4 3–6
Notes
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • 1R: First round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round

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