Catalonia national amateur football team

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Catalonia
AssociationCatalan Football Federation (Federació Catalana de Futbol)
ConfederationNone
First colours
First international
 Catalonia 2–4 Castile-La Mancha Castilla–La Mancha
(Valencian Community, Spain)
Biggest win
Moldova Telenești 0–10 Catalonia 
(Vadul lui Vodă, Moldova; 25 September 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Catalonia 2–4 Castile-La Mancha Castilla–La Mancha
(Valencian Community, Spain)
UEFA Regions' Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2013)
Best resultRunners-up (2013)
Spanish stage of the UEFA Regions' Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1999–2000)
Best resultWinners (2011–12, 2013–14)

The Catalonia national amateur football team (Catalan: Selecció de futbol amateur de Catalunya) is the official amateur football team of Catalonia. It is controlled by the Catalan Football Federation.

History[edit]

Composition[edit]

The team is composed of players who play in the Tercera División Group 5 and regional lower divisions - all operated autonomously within Catalonia but under the pyramid of the Spanish football league system - with eligibility criteria being club (must play for a club in the territory), age (must be between 18 and 35) and amateur status (must never have signed a contract as a professional).[1][2]

Participation in competitions[edit]

The team plays in the biennial UEFA Regions' Cup and they were runners-up in the overall pan-European tournament in 2013,[3][4] having won the preceding Spanish qualifying tournament in 2011–12.[5] The Catalans retained the national stage title (where they compete against equivalent teams from each of the autonomous communities of Spain) in 2013–14,[6] but did not progress from their intermediate group in the subsequent 2015 UEFA Regions' Cup.[7]

Matches[edit]

Catalonia score listed first in all matches.

  1. ^ a b Held in Valencian Community Valencian Community.
  2. ^ a b c d Held in Catalonia Catalonia.
  3. ^ Held in Region of Murcia Murcia.
  4. ^ a b Held in Basque Country (autonomous community) Left Bank (Biscay).
  5. ^ Basque Country won a penalty shootout 3–0.
  6. ^ Held in Navarre Navarre.
  7. ^ Held in Catalonia El Vendrell.
  8. ^ Held in Andalusia Andalusia.
  9. ^ a b Held in Asturias Asturias.
  10. ^ Held in Ukraine Kiev Oblast.
  11. ^ a b Held in Italy Veneto.
  12. ^ Veneto won a penalty shootout 5–4.
  13. ^ a b Held in Castile and León Segovia.
  14. ^ Catalonia won a penalty shootout 5–4.
  15. ^ Catalonia won a penalty shootout 5–4.
  16. ^ Held in Moldova Moldova.
  17. ^ Held in Region of Murcia Murcia.

Results summary[edit]

As of December 2017

Overall Spanish phase International phase
Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L
44 22 11 11 34 15 9 10 10 7 2 1

Head-to-head against other Autonomous Communities[edit]

As of December 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IX Copa de las Regiones de la UEFA" [9th UEFA Regions' Cup]. Contrameta (in Spanish). 2 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Te recordamos quiénes han sido los campeones históricos de la fase nacional de la Copa de las Regiones" [We remind you who the historical champions of the national phase of the Cup of the Regions have been] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. 28 November 2015.
  3. ^ "2013: Double first for Veneto". UEFA. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b "UEFA Regions Cup 2012/13". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Final de la Copa de las Regiones UEFA" [UEFA Regions Cup Final]. yuniversitis' laif (in Spanish). 8 April 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Cataluña se impone a Andalucía en los penaltis y se lleva la fase nacional de la Copa de las Regiones UEFA" [Catalonia beats Andalusia on penalties and takes home the national phase of the UEFA Regions' Cup]. FútbolBalear (in Spanish). 21 April 2014.
  7. ^ a b "UEFA Regions Cup 2014/15". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  8. ^ "2013: Double first for Veneto". UEFA. Retrieved 22 May 2019.

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