UE Santa Coloma

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UE Santa Coloma
UESantaColomacrest.png
Full nameUnió Esportiva Santa Coloma
Nickname(s)UE
Esquirols (Squirrels)
Founded1986
GroundDEVK-Arena
Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra
Ground Capacity900
ChairmanJuan Antonio Antón Álvarez
ManagerEmiliano González Arqués
LeaguePrimera Divisió
2013–14Primera Divisió, 2nd
 
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UE Santa Coloma
UESantaColomacrest.png
Full nameUnió Esportiva Santa Coloma
Nickname(s)UE
Esquirols (Squirrels)
Founded1986
GroundDEVK-Arena
Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra
Ground Capacity900
ChairmanJuan Antonio Antón Álvarez
ManagerEmiliano González Arqués
LeaguePrimera Divisió
2013–14Primera Divisió, 2nd

Unió Esportiva Santa Coloma, also known as UE Santa Coloma, is a football club from Andorra based in the village of Santa Coloma. The club currently plays in Primera Divisió.

History[edit]

UE Santa Coloma was founded in 1986. The team plays in the Primera Divisió after winning the Segona Divisió in the 2007–08 season. The club made its first appearance in European competition in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League after finishing second in the league in the 2009–10 season. In 2013 the team won his first trophy in the Copa Constitució after defeating 3-2 UE Sant Julià in the average time.

Colours and badge[edit]

Yellow has been the traditional UE Santa Coloma color. Manly of the home kits alternate yellow and black. Until 2013 the badge was representing Santa Coloma's pre-romanical church tower and the most traditional team icon, the squirrel.

The nowadays crest still represent the icons of UE Santa Coloma, featuring the club colours (yellow and black) and the year of fundation (1986).

The club have an alternative badge (main crest during the first leg of the 2013-14 season) representing the Santa Coloma's squirrel and the colours of the Andorran nation with the motto's country "Virtus Unita Fortior".

Old badge (until 2013).
Alternative badge.
Original first kit.

Support[edit]

The club's nickname, as seen from the crest, is Esquirols (Squirrels) due to the number of the animals that live around the town of Santa Coloma. There is a long-standing tradition for a number of fans to wear squirrel costumes at the club's last home game of each season.[citation needed]

Club rivalries[edit]

El Derbi Colomenc[edit]

The local rival of UE Santa Coloma is actually their neighbour's hometown football team FC 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.[1]

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 July 2014.

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

No.PositionPlayer
1AndorraGKAdrià López
2AndorraDFJesus Rubio
3AndorraDFDavid Maneiro
4AndorraMFMarc Amat
5AndorraDFAlexandre Martínez
6AndorraDFÀlex Roca
8AndorraFWGerard Aloy
9AndorraFWBoris Antón Codina
10AndorraFWJoaquim Salvat
11AndorraFWJosep Vall
No.PositionPlayer
13NigeriaGKFriday Godswill
14SpainFWVíctor Bernat Cuadros
15AndorraDFWalid Bousenine
16AndorraMFEnric Triquell
18SpainDFGuillermo López
19AndorraMFAitor Pereira
20AndorraDFAlex Marc Blázquez
22AndorraFWSergio Crespo
23AndorraDFJordi Rubio
25AndorraDFVictor Rodríguez Soria

UE Santa Coloma History[edit]

SeasonDivisionPos.Pl.WDLGSGAP
2007–2008Segona Divisió1161420661144
2008–2009Primera Divisió5201235653139
2009–2010Primera Divisió2201343502643
2010–2011Primera Divisió42010010542730
2011–2012Primera Divisió3201073612037
2012–2013Primera Divisió3201145472537
2013–2014Primera Divisió2201235402439

European cup history[edit]

SeasonCompetitionRoundOpponentHomeAwayAggregate
2010–11UEFA Europa LeagueFirst qualifying roundMontenegro FK Mogren0–30–20–5
2011–12UEFA Europa LeagueFirst qualifying roundHungary Paksi SE0–10–40–5
2012–13UEFA Europa LeagueFirst qualifying roundNetherlands FC Twente0–30–60–9
2013–14UEFA Europa LeagueFirst qualifying roundBosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar1–30–11–4
2014–15UEFA Europa LeagueFirst qualifying roundRepublic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje0–30–20–5

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