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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

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 11/10/2017 10:46 CET
6 September 2016 06 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Andorra0-1Latvia
Referee: Clayton Pisani (MLT) Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
10/04/2017 15:41:14
7 October 2016 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Portugal6-0Andorra
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT) Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Aveiro, Aveiro (POR)
10/08/2016 02:26:55
10 October 2016 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Andorra1-2Switzerland
Referee: John Beaton (SCO) Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
10/04/2017 15:41:14
13 November 2016 13 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Hungary4-0Andorra
Referee: Christos Nicolaides (CYP) Stadium: Groupama Aréna, Budapest (HUN)
08/31/2017 07:51:58
22 February 2017 22 Feb - Friendlies 2016-18
San Marino0-2Andorra
Referee: not available Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
08/07/2017 09:04:58
25 March 2017 25 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Andorra0-0Faroe Islands
Referee: Ognjen Valjić (BIH) Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
10/04/2017 15:41:15
Andorra1-0Hungary
Referee: Charalambos Kalogeropoulos (GRE) Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
10/04/2017 15:41:16
16 August 2017 16 Aug - Friendlies 2016-18
Andorra0-1Qatar
Referee: not available
08/17/2017 09:21:49
31 August 2017 31 Aug - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Switzerland3-0Andorra
Referee: Tore Hansen (NOR) Stadium: Kybunpark St. Gallen, St Gallen (SUI)
09/01/2017 08:08:15
3 September 2017 03 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Faroe Islands1-0Andorra
Referee: Alan Mario Sant (MLT) Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
09/04/2017 10:45:36
7 October 2017 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Andorra0-2Portugal
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
10/08/2017 16:12:16
10 October 2017 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group B)
Latvia4-0Andorra
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN) Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
10/11/2017 10:14:40

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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