Encamp, Andorra


About Encamp

Fútbol Club Encamp was founded in 1950 and is, therefore, the oldest football club in the Andorran league system and the second oldest in the entire country, behind FC Andorra, who play in the Spanish league. Located in the parish of Encamp and nicknamed 'Blaus', FC Encamp have enjoyed some significant success within the country, especially in the early years of the Primera Divisió. However, in recent times they have also endured their share of difficulties on the pitch.

After the formation of the Andorran Primera Divisió in 1995, Encamp took little time to establish themselves as one of the top sides in the league. Over the course of the 1995-96 season, the team lost just one match and were crowned as the inaugural champions; finishing two points ahead of their nearest title rivals, Principat.

A second Primera Divisió title followed in the 2001-02 season and this victory enabled Encamp to enter the UEFA Cup and, in the process, make their debut in a major continental competition. The following year, they finished as league runners up and participated in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, but soon after the club entered a decline and suffered relegation from the top flight. Since that time, Encamp have become something of a yo yo club, constantly moving up and down between the first and second divisions on a regular basis. In 2005–06, 2008–09 and 2011–12, the club won the Segona Divisió and gained automatic promotion back to the Primera Divisió, but they have struggled to fully re-establish themselves as a consistent, top-tier side.

Encamp do not have an official home stadium, as the entire Primera Divisió calendar is played out across the same two stadiums: the all-seater DEVK-Arena, which is able to hold 1,000 spectators, and the Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, which has a capacity of 850.