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CE Principat

CE Principat
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Full name Club Esportiu Principat
Nickname(s) CEP
El Principat
Princi
Founded 1989
Dissolved 2015
Ground Andorra Football Federation stadiums

Club Esportiu Principat was an Andorran football club created in 1989, based in the city of Andorra la Vella. Was one of the most successful football clubs in Andorra along with FC Santa Coloma and UE Sant Julià, having won three times the Andorran Premier League and five times the Andorran Cup. The club was dissolved in 2015.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Colours and badge 2
  • Honours 3
  • European record 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The club was founded in 1989 by Penya Madridista Restaurant Charlie's (Real Madrid Supporters' Club of Charlie's Restaurant) as Club Esportiu Principat.[1] CE Principat was the main club in Andorra la Vella having achieved the record of three consecutives league victories between 1997 and 1999 and five consecutives cup trophies between 1995 and 1999. Since the creation of the Andorran Premier League in 1995 CE Principat was playing in the top flight until 2014 after finishing 8th in the regular league.[2]

In 1997 the club made history by being the first Andorran club participating in European competition facing the Scottish club Dundee United. The Andorran team has qualified three times for the European Competitions (UEFA Cup) along 1997 and 1999, but has been eliminated in the first round each time.

Although CE Principat were one of the most successful clubs of Andorra until 1999 since then the club only reached third in the regular 2008–09 season league and six times Copa Constitució semifinalist during the 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons.

The senior club was registered in Segona Divisió after suffering relegation during the 2013–14 season but withdrew from the competition in the first round. However lower and youth teams continued to compete in their respective competitions.[3] In 2015 the club was not registered in any national competition being considered dissolved.[4]

Colours and badge

The team's traditional color was purple. Also the latest and originals team's shield were purple but there was an alternative official logo with the colours of Andorra (blue, yellow and red). However at their beginnings and until the mid-2000s the first kit were white due the origins of the club linked with Real Madrid supporters in Andorra.[5]

The second kit have been change since the creation of the club, alternating between the traditional blue and yellow second kit and the black (2005–2011) and orange (1989–2004) kits.

Alternative badge.

Honours

  • Copa Constitució:
    • Winners (5): 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99

European record

As of December, 2008.

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

References

  1. ^ The Independent, http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/charlies-restaurant-on-menu-for-scots-1249966.html
  2. ^ http://www.faf.ad/pnfg/NNws_ShwNewDup?codigo=1005642&cod_primaria=3000301&cod_secundaria=3000301
  3. ^ http://www.faf.ad/pnfg/NPcd/NFG_VisClasificacion?cod_primaria=1000120&codjornada=1&codcompeticion=147354&codgrupo=147355&codjornada=1
  4. ^ http://www.faf.ad/pnfg/NPcd/NFG_VerClub?cod_primaria=1000118&codigo_club=6
  5. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/%27HAIR+WE+GO,+HAIR+WE+GO..%27+United+will+face+barber-ians%3B+CE+PRINCIPAT...-a061076898

External links

  • Principat at UEFA.COM
  • Principat at Weltfussball.de
  • Principat at Football-Lineups.com
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