FC Santa Coloma


FC Santa Coloma is an Andorran football team based in the village of Santa Coloma, in the parish of Andorra la Vella. The club currently plays in Primera Divisió, and is its current champion and most successful team with thirteen titles. It is also the most successful team in the Copa Constitució, winning it ten times.

FC Santa Coloma
Full nameFútbol Club Santa Coloma
Nickname(s)FCSC
Colomencs
Coloma (Dove)
El Don (The Lord or Sir)
Blues
Founded1986; 35 years ago (1986)
GroundAndorra Football Federation stadiums
ChairmanAlain Molné Oviedo
ManagerAlbert Jorquera
LeaguePrimera Divisió
2020–21Primera Divisió, 3rd
WebsiteClub website

History


Fútbol Club Santa Coloma was founded un 1986 through the efforts of a group of football enthusiasts who represented the village of the same name that belongs to Andorra la Vella in the National Football Tournament (the former amateur league of Andorra).[1] Later on FC Santa Coloma became one of the founder members of Primera Divisió in 1995.[2] Since 2001 the club has enjoyed a great success in all Andorran competitions standing with all the records in the Premier Andorran League (13)[2] and Andorran Cup (10).[3]

At the end of 2017, the Spanish LaLiga Villarreal CF team announced a collaboration agreement with the Andorran club at grassroots football level.[4]

FC Santa Coloma in Europe


FC Santa Coloma has two unique achievements for an Andorran team in European competitions, never repeated so far by any Andorran team: it is the only team from Andorra to win a match in any European competition and the only team that did not concede a goal in a match in a European competition.

Both of these feats were achieved on three occasions: the first match in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup qualifying round against the Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv, in which FC Santa Coloma won 1–0 at home with a goal scored by Juli Fernandez, then in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round when they beat Banants of Armenia 1–0, and in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying, in which FC Santa Coloma won 1–0 at home against Valur of Iceland. On the first and last occasion, in the return leg they lost 4–0 to Maccabi and 3–0 to Valur, thus FC Santa Coloma were eliminated from the tournament.

Against Banants, they lost the second leg away in Armenia 3–2, however the game finished 3–3 on aggregate and FC Santa Coloma won by the away goals rule, thanks to a last minute goal by goalkeeper Eloy Casals.[5] It was the second time an Andorran club won a two-legged tie in Europe after Sant Julià.

Colours and badge


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[6] and therefore the name of the club.

Period * Kitmaker Kit sponsor
1994–10 Joma Don Pernil
2010–13 Pidasa
2013–15 None
2015–17 Don Denis
2017–present Vall Banc

* Since the Andorra Football Federation affiliation.

Club rivalries


El Clàssic

The main rival of FC Santa Coloma in Primera Divisió has been always Sant Julià 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.[7][8][9]

El Derbi Colomenc

The local rival of FC Santa Coloma is actually their neighbour's hometown football team UE Santa Coloma. The rivalry between these two teams has increased since the 2009/10 season when those teams were competing for winning the Premier Andorran League.[10]

Honours


League history


Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P
2011–12 Primera Divisió 2 201154 561738
2012–13 Primera Divisió 2 201091 301539
2013–14 Primera Divisió 1 201334 501242
2014–15 Primera Divisió 1 201334 641442
2015–16 Primera Divisió 1 201451 44847
2016–17 Primera Divisió 1 271863 572160
2017–18 Primera Divisió 1 271845 622058
2018–19 Primera Divisió 1 271593 411854
2019–20 Primera Divisió 2 241573 481251

European Results


In 2014 Santa Coloma advanced for the first time in a knock-out round after beating FC Banants on the away goals rule. The deciding goal was scored by Coloma's goalkeeper in the 4th minute of added time.[11]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR Partizan 0–1 1–7 1–8
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Esbjerg fB 1–4 0–5 1–9
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Modriča 0–1 0–3 0–4
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 0–4 1–4
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1Q FBK Kaunas 1–4 1–3 2–7
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q Basel 1–4 0–3 1–7
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 1Q Birkirkara 0–3[A] 3–4 3–7
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 1Q F91 Dudelange 0–2 0–2 0–4
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Osijek 0–1 1–3 1–4
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Breiðablik 0–0 0–4 0–4
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 1Q Banants 1–0 2–3 3–3(a)
2Q Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–1 0–2 0–3
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 1Q Lincoln Red Imps 1–2 0–0 1–2
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 1Q Alashkert 0–0 0–3 0–3
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 1Q Alashkert 1–1 0–1 1–2
2018–19 UEFA Champions League PR Drita 0–2 (aet) N/A
UEFA Europa League 2Q Valur 1–0 0–3 1–3
2019–20 UEFA Champions League PR Tre Penne 1–0 N/A
Feronikeli 1−2 N/A
UEFA Europa League 2Q Astana 0–0 1–4 1–4
2020–21 UEFA Europa League PR Iskra Danilovgrad 0–0 (3–4 p) N/A N/A
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League 1Q Mons Calpe
Notes
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  1. ^
    Match forfeited, result set to 0–3 by UEFA

Current squad


As of 29 November 2020

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  ESP Miguel Ángel Ramos
2 DF  ESP Robert Ramos
3 DF  ESP Juanma Miranda
4 DF  ESP Andreu Ramos
5 MF  AND Marc Rebés
6 DF  ESP Álex Sánchez
7 DF  ESP Chus Sosa
8 MF  ESP Aleix Cisteró
9 FW  MEX Diego Nájera
10 MF  ESP Pedro Santos
11 MF  ESP Enric Pi
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 GK  PAR Andrés Benítez
15 MF  MLI Baba Konaré
16 FW  AND Àlex Martínez
17 MF  ESP Miguel Laborda
18 DF  AND Eric de Pablos
19 MF  TUN Hamza Ryahi
20 MF  AND Luis Blanco
22 MF  ESP David Rodríguez
23 FW  ESP Juanma Torres
24 FW  AND Josete Tizón

Managers


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