2014–15 Gibraltar Premier Division


The 2014–15 Gibraltar Premier Division (known as the Argus Insurance Premier Division for sponsorship reasons) was the 116th season of the national amateur football league in Gibraltar since its establishment - the highest level of football in Gibraltar. The league was contested by eight clubs, like last year, a requirement for entry into UEFA competitions.[1] Lincoln Red Imps are the reigning champions, sealing a record 20th title last season.

Premier Division
Season2014–15
ChampionsLincoln Red Imps
(21st title)
RelegatedNone
Champions LeagueLincoln Red Imps
Europa LeagueCollege Europa
Matches played84
Goals scored253 (3.01 per match)
Top goalscorerLee Casciaro (20 goals)
Biggest home winLincoln Red Imps 7–0 Britannia XI
(9 January 2015)
Biggest away winBritannia XI 0–9 College Europa
(1 November 2014)
Lions Gibraltar 0–9 Lincoln Red Imps
(23 May 2015)
Highest scoringBritannia XI 0–9 College Europa
(1 November 2014)
Lions Gibraltar 0–9 Lincoln Red Imps
(23 May 2015)
All statistics correct as of 26 May 2015.

Teams


Location of the stadium which all teams play in

After the 2013–14 season, Gibraltar Phoenix were relegated from the league without registering a single point. FC Britannia XI were promoted as champions of the Gibraltar Second Division.[1]

Club Finishing position 2013–14
College Europa4th
FC Britannia XI1st in Gibraltar Second Division (promoted)
Glacis United5th
Lincoln Red Imps1st (champions)
Lions Gibraltar6th
Lynx3rd
Manchester 622nd
St Joseph's7th

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.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
College Europa José Requena Robert Montovio Nike Cancer Relief Gibraltar
FC Britannia XI Juan Luis Pérez Herrera Liam Roche Joma O'Reillys English Pub
Glacis United Javier Sánchez Alfaro Al Greene Nike
Lincoln Raúl Procopio Roy Chipolina Joma OSG Security
Lions Gibraltar Jeff Wood Jansen Dalli Errea Mitsubishi
Lynx Albert Parody Leonardo Federico Vela Adidas Trends
Manchester 62 Aaron Asquez Matt Reoch Joma CEPSA GIB
St. Joseph's Jerry Aguilera Kaaron Macedo Adidas Bonmilk

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
College Europa Juan Luis Pérez Herrera Sacked 24 May 2014 Pre-season José Requena 24 May 2014
FC Britannia XI James Munden Resigned 25 May 2014 Juan Luis Pérez Herrera 3 July 2014
Lions Gibraltar Steve Cummings 7 July 2014 Jeff Wood 17 July 2014
Lincoln Red Imps Mike McElwee 17 July 2014 Raúl Procopio Baizán 21 July 2014

League table


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Lincoln Red Imps (C) 21 19 1 1 80 12 +68 58 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 College Europa 21 12 6 3 42 14 +28 42 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[lower-alpha 1]
3 Lynx 21 10 8 3 36 18 +18 38
4 St Joseph's 21 12 2 7 36 18 +18 38
5 Manchester 62 21 7 6 8 22 25 3 27
6 Glacis United 21 4 3 14 14 50 36 15
7 Britannia XI 21 2 3 16 13 67 54 9
8 Lions Gibraltar 21 1 5 15 9 48 39 8
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. Since the 2015 Rock Cup winners, Lincoln Red Imps, qualified for the Champions League by winning the league, the Rock Cup's Europa League spot was transferred to the league's second-placed team.

Results


Teams in the 2014–15 season played each other three times, with the season starting 19 September 2014. For each match a home and an away team was named, however all matches were played at Victoria Stadium[2]

Premier Division play-off


In the previous Gibraltar Premier Division season, promotion and relegation deciding a place in the Premier Division for the following year was determined by a play-off match. A play-off match at the end of the current season was planned to be played between the 7th placed team from the 2014–15 Premier Division and the 2nd placed from the 2014–15 Second Division. The winner of the match would have earned a spot in the 2015–16 Gibraltar Premier Division.[2] However, no relegation match took place as the Premier Division expands to 10 teams for next season.[3]

Top goalscorers


As of 26 May 2015
Rank Player Club Goals[4]
1 Lee Casciaro Lincoln 20
2 Cristian Toncheff College Europa 14
3 Liam Walker Lincoln 13
Joseph Chipolina Lincoln
5 José Luis Romero St Joseph's 11
6 Raducio King Lynx 10
John-Paul Duarte Lincoln
8 Juanse Pegalajar College Europa 7
9 Kyle Casciaro Lincoln 6
Emmanuel Alexis Cristori Lincoln

References