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CE Principat
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Full name Club Esportiu Principat
Nickname(s) -
Founded 1989
Ground Estadio Comunal de Aixovall
Andorra la Vella Andorra
(Capacity: 1,800)
Chairman Andorra Juan Romero Muñoz
Manager Andorra Emiliano González
League Campionat de Lliga
2008-2009 3rd
Home colours
Away colours

Club Esportiu Principat is an Andorran football club created in 1987, based in the city of Andorra la Vella.

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History

Actually they were called " The Real Madrid Supporters from Charlie's Restaurant".

That was the team that won the league title in 2004 and qualified to be the first club side to enter a European competition from the tiny principality of Andorra. When their name was rejected, the team tried first to call themselves Real Madrid, in honour of the Spanish giants they adore. Unsurprisingly, this was also ruled out as being somewhat confusing.

After further discussions, the name CE Principat was settled on.

The champions exist on a shoestring budget of 3,000 euros ($3,400) a year, half coming from player's subscriptions with the rest donated by the restaurant.

All the players have full-time jobs and will have to take time off for the away leg.

Among the team are a driving school instructor; a travel agent; a stone mason. Club president Tomas Gomez is a hairdresser and closed his shop to follow his team abroad.

The new found success of CE Principat has left Gomez wondering how they can handle hordes of visiting fans. Their average attendance is 350 and 800 for the home leg of the European adventure.

Colours are (Home) all white. (Away) blue shirts with white arms, white shorts.

As befits any team contemplating a European campaign, CE Principat have entered the transfer market. Former Barcelona forward Julio Lucendo, who admits his best days are behind him, has joined the club and will lead the strike force. Lucendo was playing in a regional Catalan league but is waiting for an Andorran passport after marrying a local girl.

(The above news was taken from ESPN news report that appeared sometime in November 2004)

Achievements

(1997, 1998, 1999)

(1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)

European record

As of December, 2008.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1997-98 UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round Scotland Dundee United 0-8 0-9 0-17
1998-99 UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round Hungary Ferencvárosi TC 1-8 0-6 1-14
1999-00 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round Norway Viking FK 0-11 0-7 0-18

Current squad

As of January, 2009.

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

No. Position Player
Andorra GK Landen
Andorra GK Germán
Spain DF Andrés
Andorra DF Carlos
Andorra DF Mena
Spain DF Junior
Andorra DF Vincente
Andorra DF Víctor
Brazil DF Fabio
Andorra DF Castro Cabrera
Peru MF José
Portugal MF Monteiro Carvalho
Andorra MF Pepa
Andorra MF Felipe
No. Position Player
Andorra MF Manolo
Argentina MF Jorge Valera
Andorra MF Pandoro
Andorra FW Paco
Andorra FW Manuel
Andorra FW Nico Alejandro
Andorra FW Dani
Andorra FW Aníbal
Andorra FW Gabriel
Andorra FW Toscano
Andorra Monedero
Andorra Oliver
Andorra Barra
Andorra FW Gabi Riera

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