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Andorra

Andorra
Andorra's Marc Vales in action against Russia in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying ©Getty Images

Andorra

Best result: 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: 28/01/14 15.10CET

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Club 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: 33
    Oscar Sonejee (AND)
  • Top scorers: 1
    Justo Gonzalez (AND)
    Jesus Lucendo (AND)
    Emiliano González (AND)
    An Toni Lima (AND)
    Julià Fernández (AND)
    Fernando Silva (AND)
    Cristian Martínez (AND)
 
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