FC Lusitanos

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Futebol Club Lusitanos
Football club Lusitanos crest.png
Full nameFutebol Club Lusitanos
Nickname(s)LFC
Lusitanos (Lusitanians)
Lusos
Founded1999
GroundAixovall
Sant Julià de Lòria Andorra
Ground Capacity1,000
ChairmanAntónio da Silva Cerqueira
ManagerVicenç Marquès
LeaguePrimera Divisió
2013–2014Primera Divisió, 4th
 
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Futebol Club Lusitanos
Football club Lusitanos crest.png
Full nameFutebol Club Lusitanos
Nickname(s)LFC
Lusitanos (Lusitanians)
Lusos
Founded1999
GroundAixovall
Sant Julià de Lòria Andorra
Ground Capacity1,000
ChairmanAntónio da Silva Cerqueira
ManagerVicenç Marquès
LeaguePrimera Divisió
2013–2014Primera 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[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Primera Divisió history[edit]

SeasonPos.Pl.WDLGSGAP
2000–2001Primera Divisió520758354226
2001–2002Primera Divisió5206410323922
2002–2003Primera Divisió5221219634037
2003–2004Primera Divisió620569242921
2004–2005Primera Divisió6205213244817
2005–2006Primera Divisió4209110304128
2006–2007Primera Divisió4206311224121
2007–2008Primera Divisió4201019442931
2008–2009Primera Divisió42010010393030
2009–2010Primera Divisió4207310343224
2010–2011Primera Divisió3201154432038
2011–2012Primera Divisió1201172481840
2012–2013Primera Divisió1201352641644
2013–2014Primera Divisió4201127572035

European Cup history[edit]

SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
2010–11UEFA Europa LeagueFirst qualifying roundRepublic of Macedonia FK Rabotnički0–60–50–11Symbol delete vote.svg
2011–12UEFA Europa LeagueFirst qualifying roundCroatia NK Varaždin0–11–51–6Symbol delete vote.svg
2012–13UEFA Champions LeagueFirst qualifying roundMalta Valletta FC0–10–80–9Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14UEFA Champions LeagueFirst qualifying roundFaroe Islands EB/Streymur2–21–53–7Symbol delete vote.svg

European record[edit]

CompetitionMatchesWDLGFGA
UEFA Champions League4013316
UEFA Europa League4004117
Total8017433

Current squad[edit]

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.PositionPlayer
1SpainGKRicardo Fernández
2PortugalDFDuarte Azevedo
3SpainDFPedro Muñoz
4AndorraMFÓscar Sonejee
5PortugalDFCarlos Acosta
6PortugalDFRafael Brito
7SpainFWJuli Sánchez
8PortugalMFLuís Pinto
9PortugalFWPedro Reis
10PortugalFWLuís dos Reis
11SpainMFJosé Aguilar
12AndorraDFJonathan Puente
13AndorraDFXavier Andorra
No.PositionPlayer
16AndorraMFCristian Martínez
17PortugalFWManuel Machado
18PortugalDFFernando Gonçalves
20PortugalDFBruninho
21PortugalMFFranklim Soares
23AndorraMFManolo Jiménez
24PortugalDFLeonel Maciel
25PortugalMFCarlos Braga
26AndorraFWNuno Pereira
27PortugalMFManuel Silveira
28AndorraMFDiego Marinho
30AndorraGKAndres Fabian Benitez

References[edit]

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