Andorra 2018 Home (#9- CUCU) Jersey/Shirt
This is an Adidas Andorra national team 2018 home jersey featuring the number of star striker Ricard ‘Cucu’ Fernández.
The Principality of Andorra is a microstate located on the Iberian Peninsula, bordered by France to the north and Spain to the south. Andorra is the fifth smallest member of UEFA by population, which is around 77,500 and their national team has faced immense challenges to compete against their much larger regional neighbours, having won 13 matches since joining FIFA in 1996. Despite their tiny population and a team comprised of predominantly amateur players, Andorra has been increasingly competitive at international level, generally avoiding the huge losses that have been experienced by their fellow smaller members within UEFA. Of their 13 total victories, 7 have been in competitive fixtures (the other 6 in friendly matches), with some of their most famous matches being their 1-0 victory against Macedonia in 2004 and also a shock 1-0 win against Hungary in 2017, with both of these being World Cup qualifying matches. Whilst Andorra has their own domestic league, they are also represented in the Spanish football system by Futbol Club Andorra. The club has mostly played in the lower tiers since their league debut in 1963, however after being purchased by Spanish football legend Gerard Piqué in 2018, they have climbed up the from the 5th tier up to the Segunda División (2nd tier) in 2022.
Ricard ‘Cucu’ Fernández is one of the leading players in the current generation of Andorran football and has been a key part of their national team since making his international debut in 2018 at the age of 19. The now 23-year-old is from Andorra’s capital Andorra la Vella and came up through the youth ranks of FC Andorra, where he made his senior debut in 2017. After 3 seasons with FC Andorra, he has since had stints with Segunda Federación clubs CF Igualada, SD Formentera, CE Andratx & CP San Cristóbal. Cucu has won a total of 30 caps of Andorra’s senior national team, however his most memorable moment when representing Andorra was when he scored a brace in a shock 3-3 draw in an U21 fixture against England in October 2020.