FC Lusitanos

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FC Lusitanos
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Full nameFC Lusitanos la Posa
Nickname(s)LFC
Founded1999
GroundDEVK-Arena
Sant Julià de Lòria Andorra
(capacity: 900)
ChairmanPortugal António da Silva Cerqueira
ManagerVicenç Marquès
LeagueCampionat de Lliga
2011–20121st
Home colours
Away colours
 
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FC Lusitanos
logo
Full nameFC Lusitanos la Posa
Nickname(s)LFC
Founded1999
GroundDEVK-Arena
Sant Julià de Lòria Andorra
(capacity: 900)
ChairmanPortugal António da Silva Cerqueira
ManagerVicenç Marquès
LeagueCampionat de Lliga
2011–20121st
Home colours
Away colours

Lusitanos is an Andorran football club from Andorra la Vella, founded in 1999 which plays in Campionat de Lliga, the Premier division in Andorra. They won promotion to the Primera Divisió in their first season.

Lusitanos won their first Primera Divisió title in 2011-12. The club's name, crest and kit reflect its Portuguese identity.

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History

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]

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

Identity

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]

Titles

First League History

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

European Cup History

SeasonCompetitionRoundCountryClubHomeAwayAggregate
2010–11UEFA Europa LeagueFirst qualifying roundRepublic of MacedoniaFK Rabotnički0–60–50–11
2011–12UEFA Europa LeagueFirst qualifying roundCroatiaNK Varaždin0–11–51–6
2012–13UEFA Champions LeagueFirst qualifying roundMaltaValletta FC0–10–80–9

Current squad

As of 1 July 2011.[6]

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

No.PositionPlayer
1ParaguayGKAndrés Fabián Benítez
2AndorraMFJamal Zarioh
3PortugalDFHugo Veloso
4SpainDFYael Fontan
5PortugalDFSamuel Martins
6AndorraMFSebastià Bertran
7SpainFWJuan Guijo Raya
8PortugalMFLuís Pinto
9PortugalFWPedro Reis
10PortugalFWLuís Reis
11PortugalDFFernando Gonçalves
13PortugalDFBruno da Silva
14AndorraMFJonathan Ferreira
No.PositionPlayer
15PortugalMFBruninho
16Guinea-BissauMFAtabu
17AndorraFWVictor Moreira
18PortugalDFRafael Brito
20ArgentinaDFGaby Meza
21PortugalMFFranklim Soares
23AndorraMFDiego Marinho
24PortugalDFLeonel Maciel
25PortugalMFCarlos Braga
26PortugalMFHenrique Teixeira
27PortugalMFManuel Silveira
30SpainGKRicardo Fernández

References

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