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Andorra team profile

Published: Monday 6 January 2014, 1.02CET
Andorra, the tiny landlocked nation in the Pyrenees and one of the smallest countries in the UEFA famiy, have made slow but determined progress into an ever-more competitive outfit.

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Published: Monday 6 January 2014, 1.02CET

Andorra team profile

Andorra, the tiny landlocked nation in the Pyrenees and one of the smallest countries in the UEFA famiy, have made slow but determined progress into an ever-more competitive outfit.

Best result: have never qualified
Coach: Koldo Alvarez de Eulate
Leading scorer: all-time – Ildefons Lima (7); current – Ildefons Lima (7)
Most appearances: all-time – Óscar Sonejee (95); current – Óscar Sonejee (95)
Association formed: 1994
Nickname: La Tricolor (The Tricolour)
Where they play: Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella

Andorra, the tiny landlocked nation in the Pyrenees, is one of the smallest countries in the UEFA family. They did not play a senior international until 1996 but have since been a permanent fixture in FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship qualifying. They have lost every single match in every campaign bar one – the 2006 World Cup, when they collected five points. The 2014 World Cup ended in disappointment, however, as Andorra failed to score in a qualifying competition for the first time.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall: P40 W0 D0 L40 F7 A113
Final tournament: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0
Qualifying: P40 W0 D0 L40 F7 A113

Andorra's journey has been one of slow but determined progress into an ever-more competitive international outfit. They made their UEFA European Championship qualifying debut in September 1998 and in this competition they have amassed 40 encounters without a point, scoring seven goals and conceding 113 along the way.

There have been several performances worthy of note and one of the high points of recent years was a 1-0 triumph against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in a 2006 World Cup qualifier. Their UEFA EURO 2012 campaign brought ten defeats and just one goal but Russia, Slovakia and FYROM in particular could attest to them being no pushovers.

Memorable EURO matches
22/08/07: Estonia 2-1 Andorra, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
An added-time goal from the nine-man hosts' Indrek Zelinski denied Andorra a historic point.

09/06/99: Andorra 0-1 France, UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying
The hosts were holding the world champions until Frank Leboeuf converted an 85th-minute penalty.

05/09/98: Armenia 3-1 Andorra, UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying
Midfielder Jesús Lucendo was on target for Andorra in their maiden EURO qualifier.

Did you know?
Andorra claimed a 1-0 home victory against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 13 October 2004 – it remains their only competitive win.

*Last updated on 07/01/14

Last updated: 17/02/14 17.38CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 14/10/2014 19:44 CET
Andorra0-5Hungary
Referee: Emir Alecković (BIH) – Stadium: Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella (AND)
04/18/2013 16:24:40
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
Romania4-0Andorra
Referee: Pavle Radovanović (MNE) – Stadium: Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
08/29/2013 18:38:19
Netherlands3-0Andorra
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR) – Stadium: Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam (NED)
04/18/2013 17:10:02
Andorra0-1Estonia
Referee: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD) – Stadium: Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella (AND)
04/18/2013 16:24:54
Andorra0-2Turkey
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU) – Stadium: Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella (AND)
05/28/2013 11:06:55
Estonia2-0Andorra
Referee: Ján Valášek (SVK) – Stadium: Lilleküla Stadium, Tallinn (EST)
05/28/2013 11:07:05
Turkey5-0Andorra
Referee: Sven Bindels (LUX) – Stadium: Kadir Has, Kayseri (TUR)
09/11/2013 07:09:31
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group D)
Andorra0-2Netherlands
Referee: Ante Vučemilović-Šimunović Jr. (CRO) – Stadium: Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella (AND)
09/10/2013 21:18:29
Andorra0-4Romania
Referee: Stephan Klossner (SUI) – Stadium: Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella (AND)
12/16/2013 12:36:54
Hungary2-0Andorra
Referee: Daniel Stefanski (POL) – Stadium: Ferenc Puskás, Budapest (HUN)
12/16/2013 12:37:24
9 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Andorra1-2Wales
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN) – Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
10/13/2014 19:03:27
10 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Belgium6-0Andorra
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR) – Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
10/14/2014 18:44:22
13 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Andorra1-4Israel
Referee: Cristian Balaj (ROU) – Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
10/17/2014 10:27:42
16 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
CyprusAndorra
Referee: TBD – Stadium: GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP)
10/24/2014 11:43:25
AndorraBosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:34:46
AndorraCyprus
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:25
3 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
IsraelAndorra
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:36:09
6 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAndorra
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:36:49
10 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
AndorraBelgium
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:56
13 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
WalesAndorra
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:37:50

General info

  • Founded : 1994
  • Currently playing : Friendly matches 2014/2016, European Championship 2014/2016

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest defeat:
    07/10/2006, Croatia 7-0 Andorra, Zagreb
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 5
  • Player with most appearances: 34
    Òscar Sonejee (AND)
  • Top scorers: 2
    Ildefons Lima (AND)
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