2015–16 Gibraltar Premier Division

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Premier Division
Season 2015–16
Champions Lincoln Red Imps
Relegated Angels
Britannia XI
Champions League Lincoln Red Imps
Europa League Europa FC
Matches played 135
Goals scored 509 (3.77 per match)
Top goalscorer Pedro Carrión Padial
(29 goals)
Biggest home win Lincoln Red Imps 13–1 Angels
(30 April 2016)
Biggest away win Britannia XI 1–16 Europa FC
(7 May 2016)
Highest scoring Britannia XI 1–16 Europa FC
(7 May 2016)
All statistics correct as of 16 May 2016.

The 2015–16 Gibraltar Premier Division (known as the Argus Insurance Premier Division for sponsorship reasons) will be the 117th season of the national amateur and semi-professional football league in Gibraltar since its establishment - the highest level of football in Gibraltar. The league will be contested by ten clubs, expanded from eight clubs in the last two seasons, including all clubs from last season and two promoted clubs from 2014–15 Gibraltar Second Division.[1] The winner of the Gibraltar Premier Division will be allocated a spot in Champions League qualification, and the winner of the Rock Cup will be allocated a spot in the Europa League.[2]

Lincoln Red Imps are the reigning champions, sealing a record 21st title last season. The Gibraltar football season kicked off with the Pepe Reyes Cup between Lincoln and Europa FC, which Lincoln won 3-2 after extra time The season proper kicked off on the following Friday, in September 25, with St Joseph's facing Lions.

Format

Each of the ten Premier Division teams will play each other three times for a total of 27 matches each.[3] It is expected that the tenth-placed team will be relegated while the ninth-placed team from the Premier Division will enter a playoff with the second-placed team from the Second Division for a spot in the 2016–17 Premier Division.[4]

Teams

Location of the stadium where all teams play

After the 2014–15 season no teams were relegated, and both Gibraltar United and Angels were promoted as champions and runners-up of the 2014–15 Gibraltar Second Division, when the league expands to ten teams this season.[1]

Club Finishing position 2014–15
Angels 122nd in Second division (Promoted)
Britannia XI 7th
Europa FC[note 1] 2nd
Gibraltar United 111st in Second division (Promoted)
Glacis United 6th
Lincoln Red Imps 1st (Champions)
Lions Gibraltar 8th
Lynx 3rd
Manchester 62 5th
St Joseph's 4th
Notes
  1. Club changed name from College Europa FC to Europa FC starting this season

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Lincoln Red Imps (C) 27 25 1 1 130 9 +121 76 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 Europa FC 27 21 2 4 82 18 +64 65 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round[lower-alpha 1]
3 St Joseph's 27 14 3 10 50 37 +13 45
4 Lions Gibraltar 27 14 3 10 49 44 +5 45
5 Lynx 27 11 2 14 37 40 −3 35
6 Manchester 62 27 9 5 13 41 49 −8 32
7 Glacis United 27 10 2 15 40 67 −27 32
8 Gibraltar United 27 9 2 16 28 57 −29 29
9 Britannia XI (R) 27 8 2 17 35 84 −49 26 Qualification to play-off
10 Angels (R) 27 3 0 24 20 107 −87 9 Relegation to Gibraltar Second Division
Source: UEFA, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.[5]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Since the winners of the 2016 Rock Cup, Lincoln Red Imps, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot for the cup winner (Europa League first qualifying round) is passed to the runners-up.

Results

Matches 1–18

Teams play each other twice.

Home ╲ Away ANG BRI EUR GIB GLA LIN LGI LYN MAN SJO
Angels 0–3 2–3 1–2 0–3 0–13 0–3 1–2 1–5 0–3
Britannia XI 3–1 1–4 1–1 2–3 0–1 0–4 0–1 0–2 4–3
Europa FC 3–0 10–1 2–0 6–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 2–0
Gibraltar United 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–0 0–6 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–2
Glacis United 0–2 0–3 0–2 1–2 1–6 6–0 0–2 1–1 3–5
Lincoln 5–0 3–2 2–0 7–0 11–0 4–0 4–0 4–0 4–0
Lions Gibraltar 2–0 1–0 0–3 3–0 5–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 3–1
Lynx 6–0 0–3 1–2 3–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–0
Manchester 62 4–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–4 2–3 1–2 0–1
St Joseph's 4–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–0

Updated to games played on 22 February 2016.
Source: uefa.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 19–27

Teams play each other once.

Home ╲ Away ANG BRI EUR GIB GLA LIN LGI LYN MAN SJO
Angels 0–3 1–7 0–1 1–2 1–6
Britannia XI 4–3 1–16 0–2 1–4 0–2
Europa FC 0–1 2–0 0–1 5–0 2–1
Gibraltar United 1–3 0–2 2–2 1–3
Glacis United 6–1 1–0 1–4 2–1
Lincoln 13–1 10–0 4–0 4–0
Lions Gibraltar 1–3 6–3 1–7 4–1
Lynx 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–4
Manchester 62 6–0 1–3 0–4 2–2 3–0
St Joseph's 0–1 4–0 2–2 0–3 2–1

Updated to games played on 16 May 2016.
Source: uefa.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers

As of 16 May 2016[6]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Spain Pedro Carrión Padial Europa FC 29
2 Gibraltar George Cabrera Lincoln Red Imps 24
3 Argentina Guido Abayián Lincoln Red Imps 20
4 Spain Sergio Gines Lions Gibraltar 19
5 Gibraltar Kyle Casciaro Lincoln Red Imps 17
Gibraltar Lee Casciaro Lincoln Red Imps
7 Gibraltar Joseph Chipolina Lincoln Red Imps 16
Argentina Cristian Toncheff Manchester 62
Spain Juan Pablo Pereira Sastrie Lynx/Glacis United
10 Gibraltar Robert Montovio Gibraltar United 15

Promotion/Relegation play-off

At the end of the season, the ninth-placed team from the Premier Division, Britannia XI, entered a play-off with Mons Calpe, the second-placed team from the Second Division for a spot in the 2016–17 Premier Division. [2]

31 May 2016 (2016-05-31)
20:30 CEST
Britannia XI 1–2 Mons Calpe
Gilroy Goal 2' Report V. Gonzalez Goal 50'52'

Mons Calpe are promoted to the 2016–17 Gibraltar Premier Division.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Season review: Gibraltar". UEFA. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Premier Division 2015/2016: Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 27 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Premier Division Fixtures 2015-16". GibFootballTalk. Retrieved 29 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "2nd Division Fixtures 2015-16". GibFootballTalk. Retrieved 29 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Premier Division 2015/2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 1 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Gibraltar Premier League-Top Scorers".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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