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2013–14 Gibraltar Premier Division

2013–14 Gibraltar Premier Division

The 2013–14 Gibraltar Premier Division (known as the Argus Insurance Premier Division for sponsorship reasons) is the 115th season of the national amateur football league in Gibraltar since its establishment - the highest level of football in Gibraltar. The league was expanded this season, and will be contested by eight clubs, a requirement for entry into UEFA competitions.[1] The season began on October 7, 2013 with Glacis United defeating Lions Gibraltar 3-2. Lincoln are the defending league champions, having sealed their 11th successive title win in 2012-13.

Premier Division
20th title
RelegatedGibraltar Phoenix
Champions LeagueLincoln
Europa LeagueCollege Europa
Matches played56
Goals scored238 (4.25 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn-Paul Duarte
(15 goals)
Biggest home winLincoln 16–1 Gibraltar Phoenix
(15 February 2014)
Biggest away winGibraltar Phoenix 0–16 Lincoln
(8 February 2014)
Highest scoringLincoln 16–1 Gibraltar Phoenix
(15 February 2014)
Longest winning run11 games
Longest unbeaten run14 games
Longest winless run14 games
Gibraltar Phoenix
Longest losing run14 games
Gibraltar Phoenix
← 2012–13
2014–15 →
All statistics correct as of 5 April 2014.

Season summary

The 2013-14 season of the Gibraltar Premier Division, the first since the GFA's acceptance into UEFA, began on October 7, 2013 with Glacis United defeating Lions Gibraltar 3-2. The two sides had finished level on points the previous season at the bottom of the table but remained in the division thanks to the league's expansion from 6 to 8 teams in order to meet the minimum requirements for entry into UEFA competitions. Reigning champions and heavy favourites Lincoln got off to a slow start, being held 0-0 and 1-1 in their opening fixtures to Lynx and College Europa, respectively. Both sides proved early season surprise packages and occupied the top two places for the majority of the early part of the season. The mid season break saw the first edition of the Gibraltar Premier Cup in which Lincoln came out victorious after defeating Manchester 62 in the final. Following this both sides continued long lasting unbeaten runs to reach the top two positions in the table, with Lincoln yet to suffer defeat as of March 31, 2014.

At the other end of the table, two sides suffered mass exoduses in pre-season and struggled for form as a result. St Joseph's, 2012-13 league runners up and reigning Rock Cup champions, saw themselves in particular trouble while the struggle to keep players meant that newly promoted Gibraltar Phoenix, who failed to pick up a single point in their first 10 games, were left struggling to even field a starting 11 by December. In the March 28 game between Lincoln and College Europa, an explosion caused a floodlight failure with 12 minutes to go and saw the match abandoned at 3-2 to the Red Imps. Because Victoria Stadium is the only current stadium in Gibraltar, evening games the rest of the weekend, including the game between St Joseph's and Glacis United, were postponed. However, daytime games including Lions Gibraltar's 1-0 victory over a much improved Gibraltar Phoenix, were permitted to go ahead. Both Lincoln and College Europa have appealed to replay the abandoned game. On April 2, the final 12 minutes were played out with 4-2 the result. Gibraltar Phoenix were relegated on April 7, 2014 after a 5-0 defeat to Manchester 62, having lost all 12 games of the season up to that point. Lincoln secured their title win with a 4-1 victory over Lions Gibraltar on April 14.


After the 2012–13 season, no teams were relegated due to the expansion of the league. College Europa and Gibraltar Phoenix were promoted from the Second Division as champions and runners up, respectively.[1]

ClubFinishing position 2012–13
College Europa1st in Gibraltar Second Division (promoted)
Gibraltar Phoenix2nd in Gibraltar Second Division (promoted)
Glacis United6th
Lincoln Red Imps1st (champions)
Lions Gibraltar5th
Manchester 623rd
St Joseph's2nd

European qualification

This will be the first season of the league since Gibraltar were accepted as full members of UEFA. Gibraltar has been allocated one place in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, provided the qualifying club has received a UEFA licence.[2]

Personnel and kits

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

TeamManagerCaptainKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
College EuropaSpainManolo NuñezGibraltarDylan ManascoNikeCancer Relief Gibraltar
Gibraltar PhoenixGibraltarMatt GoreGibraltarGary LoweAdidasDigital Corner
Glacis UnitedSpainJavier Sanchez AlfaroNike
LincolnGibraltarMike McElweeGibraltarRoy ChipolinaJomaOSG Security
Lions GibraltarGibraltarSteve CummingsGibraltarJansen DalliErreaMitsubishi
LynxGibraltarAlbert ParodyAdidasTrends
Manchester 62GibraltarAaron AsquezGibraltarMatt ReochJomaCEPSA GIB
St. Joseph'sGibraltarJerry AguileraGibraltarJerry AguileraJoma

League table

The Europa League qualifying spot was unconfirmed after the cup and league finished.[3] UEFA regulations suggested College Europa as Cup runners-ups. GFA promised the spot to the league runners-up pre-season. Eventually College Europa were awarded the spot.

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Lincoln(C)141130666+60362014–15 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2Manchester 62149323710+2730
4Europa FC145453120+11192014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
5Glacis United146171832−1419
6Lions Gibraltar144282333−1014
7St Joseph's(O)144192029−913Qualification for Relegation play–off
8Gibraltar Phoenix(R)140014994−850Relegation to 2014–15 Second Division


Teams in the 2013-14 season will play each other twice, with the season starting on October 7, 2013 and ending on May 7, 2014.

Europa FC3–11–21–11–13–01–12–4
Gibraltar Phoenix0–112–30–162–60–70–50–4
Glacis United0–23–00–33–20–20–71–0
Lions Gibraltar1–11–03–40–40–23–13–2
Manchester 622–04–02–10–14–03–22–0
St Joseph's0–16–10–00–44–22–30–3

Relegation play-off

St Joseph's won and remained in the Premier Division.

Top goalscorers

1GibraltarJohn-Paul DuarteLincoln15
2GibraltarGeorge CabreraLincoln14
SpainSergio GinésLynx
4ArgentinaChristian ToncheffCollege Europa10
5GibraltarJoseph ChipolinaLincoln9
6GibraltarRobert MontovioCollege Europa8
7SpainTostaoCollege Europa7
8GibraltarNaoufal El AndaloussiManchester 626
GibraltarLiam ClarkeSt. Joseph's / Lincoln
GibraltarKyle CasciaroLincoln
GibraltarNathan SantosSt. Joseph's


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