FC Santa Coloma

association football club

FC Santa Coloma is an Andorran football team from Santa Coloma in the parish of Andorra la Vella. They play in the Primera Divisió. With thirteen titles the club ist the most sucessful in Andorra. Also in the cup (Copa Constitució) they are the most sucessful with ten titels.

FC Santa Coloma
Full nameFútbol Club Santa Coloma
Coloma (Dove)
El Don (The Lord or Sir)
Founded1986; 38 years ago (1986)
GroundAndorra Football Federation stadiums
ChairmanAlain Molné Oviedo
ManagerAlbert Jorquera
LeaguePrimera Divisió
2021–22Primera Divisió, 5th
WebsiteClub website

History change

Fútbol Club Santa Coloma was founded in 1986.[1] Later FC Santa Coloma became one of the founder members of Primera Divisió in 1995.[2]

At the end of 2017 the Spanish La Liga Villarreal CF team announced a collaboration with the Andorran club at basic football level.[3]

FC Santa Coloma in Europe change

FC Santa Coloma is the only Andorrian team which one a match in an European competition. It was the first match in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup qualifying round against Maccabi Tel Aviv from Israel. FC Santa Coloma won 1–0 at home. 2014–15 they won in the UEFA Champions League First qualifying round versus FC Banants from Armenia 1–0. In the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round they won 1–0 at home against Valur from Iceland. They lost the away-match 4–0 to Maccabi and 3–0 to Valur, so they were eliminated.

Against Banants they lost the second leg away in Armenia 3–2 and were promoted by the away goals rule.[4] It was the second time an Andorran club won a two-legged tie in Europe after Sant Julià.

Colours and badge change

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. However the original first kit at the beginning of the foundation of the club was blue and gives the nickname of Blues. In the club crest feature the colours of Andorra and the Holy Dove that gives the name of the Santa Coloma d'Andorra town[5] and therefore the name of the club.

Honours change

  • Primera Divisió:
    • Winners (13): 1994–95, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16,, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Copa Constitució:
    • Winners (10): 1991, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2018
  • Supercopa Andorrana:
    • Winners (7): 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2017, 2019

Current squad change

As of 9 January 2022

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   Spain Adrià Muñoz
3 DF   Spain Robert Ramos
4 DF   Spain Andreu Ramos
5 DF   Spain Eric Ruiz
6 MF   Spain Víctor Alonso
7 FW   France Guillaume Lopez
8 MF   Spain Carles Coto
10 FW   Spain Xavi Puerto
11 DF   Spain Enric Pi
12 GK   Andorra Joel Garcia
13 GK   Paraguay Andrés Benítez
14 FW   Spain Virgili
17 MF   Spain David Rodríguez
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   Tunisia Hamza Ryahi
20 MF   Andorra Luis Blanco
21 DF   Spain Javi Morales
22 FW   Spain Xiscu Martínez
23 MF   Andorra Roger Nazzaro
23 DF   Spain Javi López
DF   Portugal Rui Beja
MF   Andorra Ferrán Muxella
MF   Andorra Marc Pujol
FW   Chile Jaime Grondona
FW   Andorra Cristian Martínez
FW   Andorra Josep Maria Tizón

Managers change

  •   Santos Ilatigo (2006–07)
  •   Xavier Roura (2007)
  •   Vicens Marques (2008–10)
  •   Xavier Roura (2010–11)
  •   Luis Blanco Torrado (2011–13)
  •   Richard Imbernón (2013–18)
  •   Marc Rodríguez (2018–20)
  •   Albert Jorquera (2020–)

References change

  1. "HISTÒRIA – F. C. Santa coloma". Archived from the original on 2019-12-23. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
  2. "Competicions : Lliga Nacional de Futbol (1ª divisió)". Faf.ad. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  3. "Fútbol base, amistosos, prioridad en fichajes…éstas son las claves del acuerdo entre Villarreal CF y Vallbanc FC Santa Coloma – la Jugada Financiera". Archived from the original on 2018-03-04. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
  4. "Europe's goalscoring goalkeepers". 9 July 2014. Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  5. "Iglesia de Santa Coloma – Hotel Andorra Patagonia". Andorrapatagonia.net. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-07-18.

Other Websites change