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FC Lusitanos

Futebol Club Lusitanos
Full name Futebol Club Lusitanos
Nickname(s) LFC
Lusitanos (Lusitanians)
Lusos
Founded 1999
Ground Aixovall
Sant Julià de Lòria Andorra
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman António da Silva Cerqueira
Manager Vicenç Marquès
League Primera Divisió
2013–2014 Primera Divisió, 4th

FC Lusitanos is an Andorran football club from Andorra la Vella, founded in 1999 which currently plays in Primera Divisió.

Lusitanos won their first Primera Divisió title in 2011–12 and his second national championship the following season. The club's name, crest and kit reflect its Portuguese identity.

History

Futebol Club Lusitanos was founded in 1999. The club played for the first time in the Campionat de Lliga in 2000–2001, after winning the Second Division championship. In 2001–2002 they won its first title, the Copa Constitució after winning 2–0 in the final against Inter Club d'Escaldes on 2 June, with both goals by Manuel Vieira.

Lusitanos played their first European matches in the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League, where they were eliminated 11-0 on aggregate by Macedonian club Rabotnicki.[1] In the following season's tournament, they were beaten at the same stage by Croatian club Varazdin, 6-1 on aggregate.[2]

Since their promotion to the top division they have not been relegated, and won their first title in 2012. This qualified the club to the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, where they were knocked out 9-1 on aggregate in the first qualifying round by Maltese champions Valletta.[3] They won their second league title in 2013, this qualified the club to the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League they were drawn to play EB/Streymur of the Faroe Islands, in the first leg they drew 2–2 despite winning 2–0 and missing a penalty to go 3–0, in the second leg they lost 5–1, losing 7–3 on aggregate.

Their team is composed mostly of Portuguese players.[4]

Identity and support

FC Lusitanos' logo greatly resembles that of the Portuguese Football Federation. Since its founding, the club has had several Portuguese players, coaches and supporters (mainly Portuguese immigrants in Andorra). The team's kit manufacturer is the Portuguese brand Peba.[5]

Original FC Lusitanos crest inspired by the Portuguese Football Federation's logo.

Honours

Primera Divisió history

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P
2000–2001 Primera Divisió 5 20 7 5 8 35 42 26
2001–2002 Primera Divisió 5 20 6 4 10 32 39 22
2002–2003 Primera Divisió 5 22 12 1 9 63 40 37
2003–2004 Primera Divisió 6 20 5 6 9 24 29 21
2004–2005 Primera Divisió 6 20 5 2 13 24 48 17
2005–2006 Primera Divisió 4 20 9 1 10 30 41 28
2006–2007 Primera Divisió 4 20 6 3 11 22 41 21
2007–2008 Primera Divisió 4 20 10 1 9 44 29 31
2008–2009 Primera Divisió 4 20 10 0 10 39 30 30
2009–2010 Primera Divisió 4 20 7 3 10 34 32 24
2010–2011 Primera Divisió 3 20 11 5 4 43 20 38
2011–2012 Primera Divisió 1 20 11 7 2 48 18 40
2012–2013 Primera Divisió 1 20 13 5 2 64 16 44
2013–2014 Primera Divisió 4 20 11 2 7 57 20 35

European Cup history

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round FK Rabotnički 0–6 0–5 0–11
2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round NK Varaždin 0–1 1–5 1–6
2012–13 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round Valletta FC 0–1 0–8 0–9
2013–14 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round EB/Streymur 2–2 1–5 3–7

European record

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 4 0 1 3 3 16
UEFA Europa League 4 0 0 4 1 17
Total 8 0 1 7 4 33

Current squad

As of 21 September 2014.[6]

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 Ricardo Fernández
2 DF Duarte Azevedo
3 DF Pedro Muñoz
4 MF Óscar Sonejee
5 DF Carlos Acosta
6 DF Rafael Brito
7 FW Juli Sánchez
8 MF Luís Pinto
9 FW Pedro Reis
10 FW Luís dos Reis
11 MF José Aguilar
12 DF Jonathan Puente
13 DF Xavier Andorra
No. Position Player
16 MF Cristian Martínez
17 FW Manuel Machado
18 DF Fernando Gonçalves
20 DF Bruninho
21 MF Franklim Soares
23 MF Manolo Jiménez
24 DF Leonel Maciel
25 MF Carlos Braga
26 FW Nuno Pereira
27 MF Manuel Silveira
28 MF Diego Marinho
30 GK Andres Fabian Benitez

References

  1. ^ http://uk.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2011/matches/round=2000124/index.html
  2. ^ http://uk.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2012/matches/round=2000268/index.html
  3. ^ http://uk.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2013/clubs/club=75986/history/index.html
  4. ^ "FC Lusitans". uefa.com. 1 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Futebol Clube Lusitanos joga na Liga Europa" [Futebol Clube Lusitanos plays in Europe League] (in Portuguese). PEBA SPORT. 2011-07-07. p. http://www.pebasport.com/. 
  6. ^ "FC Lusitans". uefa.com. 21 September 2014. 

External links

  • Lusitanos at UEFA.COM
  • Lusitanos at Weltfussball.de
  • Lusitanos at Football-Lineups.com
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  • FC Lusitanos on Facebook
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