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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: 09/06/15 2.16CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/teams/team=60618/profile/index.html

Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 27/06/2016 19:51 CET
9 September 2014 09 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Andorra1-2Wales
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN) Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
04/04/2016 19:11:14
10 October 2014 10 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Belgium6-0Andorra
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR) Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
01/08/2016 08:06:16
13 October 2014 13 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Andorra1-4Israel
Referee: Cristian Balaj (ROU) Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
04/04/2016 19:11:15
16 November 2014 16 Nov - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Cyprus5-0Andorra
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG) Stadium: GSP, Nicosia (CYP)
05/16/2016 07:27:47
28 March 2015 28 Mar - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Andorra0-3Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: István Vad (HUN) Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
04/04/2016 19:11:14
6 June 2015 06 Jun - Friendlies 2014-16
Andorra0-1Equatorial Guinea
Referee: Javier Estrada (ESP)
11/19/2015 13:31:03
12 June 2015 12 Jun - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Andorra1-3Cyprus
Referee: Tobias Welz (GER) Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
04/04/2016 19:11:15
3 September 2015 03 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Israel4-0Andorra
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN) Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa (ISR)
05/26/2016 08:47:17
6 September 2015 06 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Bosnia and Herzegovina3-0Andorra
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR) Stadium: Stadion Bilino polje, Zenica (BIH)
05/27/2016 14:54:04
10 October 2015 10 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Andorra1-4Belgium
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL) Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
04/04/2016 19:11:14
13 October 2015 13 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Wales2-0Andorra
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED) Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
02/02/2016 08:08:34
12 November 2015 12 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
Andorra0-1St. Kitts & Nevis
Referee: Adrian Azzopardi (MLT)
12/29/2015 11:33:24
28 March 2016 28 Mar - Friendlies 2014-16
Andorra0-1Moldova
Referee: not available Stadium: National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
03/29/2016 10:55:04
1 June 2016 01 Jun - Friendlies 2014-16
Estonia2-0Andorra
Referee: Sergejus Slyva (LTU) Stadium: A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn (EST)
06/06/2016 11:13:19
6 September 2016 06 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
AndorraLatvia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
07/14/2016 23:37:10
7 October 2016 07 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
PortugalAndorra
Referee: TBD Stadium: Municipal, Aveiro (POR)
07/15/2016 00:27:48
10 October 2016 10 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
AndorraSwitzerland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
07/15/2016 00:53:06
13 November 2016 13 Nov - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
HungaryAndorra
Referee: TBD Stadium: Groupama Aréna, Budapest (HUN)
07/20/2016 14:09:56
25 March 2017 25 Mar - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
AndorraFaroe Islands
Referee: TBD
07/14/2016 23:35:11
9 June 2017 09 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
AndorraHungary
Referee: TBD
07/14/2016 23:27:56
31 August 2017 31 Aug - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
SwitzerlandAndorra
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 00:43:27
3 September 2017 03 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
Faroe IslandsAndorra
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 00:45:19
7 October 2017 07 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
AndorraPortugal
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 00:40:18
10 October 2017 10 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
LatviaAndorra
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 00:40:29

General info

  • Founded : 1994
  • Currently playing : Friendly matches 2014/2016, World Cup 2016/2018

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: 40
    Óscar Sonejee (AND)
  • Top scorers: 3
    Ildefons Lima (AND)
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