Gibraltar Second Division

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Gibraltar Second Division
CountryFlag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams7
Level on pyramid2
Promotion to Gibraltar Premier Division
Domestic cup(s) Rock Cup
League cup(s) Gibraltar Division 2 Cup
Last champions Bruno's Magpies (1st title)
Website Gibraltar FA
Soccerball current event.svg 2018–19 Gibraltar Second Division

The Gibraltar Second Division was the second tier of football in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, run by the Gibraltar Football Association (GFA). The league was founded in 1909 after the expansion of the Gibraltar Premier Division and as of the 2016-17 season contains 10 clubs. All of the sides competing are amateur. Teams in this division, along with the Gibraltar U-15 national team, enter the Rock Cup in the first round except for 3 clubs who receive byes to the second round.

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Gibraltar British Overseas Territory

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It has an area of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) and is bordered to the north by Spain. The landscape is dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar at the foot of which is a densely populated town area, home to over 30,000 people, primarily Gibraltarians.

Gibraltar Football Association

The Gibraltar Football Association or also Gibraltar FA (GFA) is the governing body for Gibraltarian football and futsal. It was formed as the Gibraltar Civilian Football Association in 1895, changing to its current name in later years. It is one of the oldest football associations in the world. From October 2012, the GFA were provisional members of UEFA and the Gibraltar national futsal team, under-19 and under-17 representative teams participated in the 2013/14 UEFA season competitions. At the XXXVII UEFA Congress held in London on 24 May 2013, Gibraltar was accepted as a full member of UEFA. Gibraltar were admitted to FIFA as a full member on 13 May 2016 at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico.


Promotion was not regular until 2007-08 due to the prevalence of reserve teams in the division. As of the 2016-17 season, league champions are automatically promoted, and the runners up enter a play-off with the second-from-bottom team in the Gibraltar Premier Division. However, in the 2014-15 season, the top two teams were automatically promoted with no relegation, due to the Premier Division expanding to 10 teams for the 2015-16 season onward. Until 2008, a Third Division also operated in which teams were regularly promoted and relegated between the two divisions.

The Gibraltar Premier Division was a football league established by the Gibraltar Football Association (GFA) in 1905, and the top tier of football in Gibraltar. It originally contained eight member clubs, but it has grown over the years. In 1909 the league was split into two divisions between which clubs can be promoted and relegated at the end of each season. In the 2013–14 season, the Premier Division contained eight clubs with the Second Division containing 12 clubs. For sponsorship reasons it is known as the Argus Insurance Premier Division.

In 2019 the league merged with the Gibraltar Premier Division to form the Gibraltar National League, ending 110 years of second division football on the Rock.

The Gibraltar National League is the top and only senior tier of association football in Gibraltar, founded in 2019 after a merger of the Gibraltar Premier Division, which had served as the top division of football on the Rock since 1905, and the Gibraltar Second Division, which had existed since 1909. It was announced in August 2019 by the Gibraltar Football Association. The league is supported by the Gibraltar Intermediate League for U23 sides and Hound Dogs.

Second Division 2018-19

ClubLast season
Bruno's Magpies 3rd
College 1975 7th
Europa Point 4th
FC Hound Dogs 8th
Manchester 62 10th, Gibraltar Premier Division (relegated)
Olympique 13 2nd
Leo FC 5th

List of champions

All results from RSSSF archives. [1] Bold indicates the team was promoted. Records before 1998 are unknown.

SeasonChampionsRunners Up
1998–99 Gibraltar United St Joseph's Reserves
1999–2000 Glacis United Reserves Pegasus
2000–01Rock WolvesGlacis United Reserves
2001–02St Joseph's Reserves Manchester United Reserves
2002–03Manchester United Reserves Newcastle Reserves
2003–04Newcastle ReservesSt Theresa's
2004–05Manchester United ReservesGibraltar United Reserves
2005–06Manchester United ReservesNewcastle Reserves
2006–07Shamrock 101Pegasus
2007–08Glacis United ReservesShamrock 101
2008–09 College Cosmos Chelsea
2009–10 Lynx FC Britannia XI
2010–11Gib PilotsSJ Athletic
2011–12LynxCollege Europa
2012–13College Cosmos Gibraltar Phoenix
2013–14FC Britannia XI Mons Calpe
2014–15 Gibraltar United Angels
2015–16 Europa Point Mons Calpe
2016–17 Gibraltar Phoenix Bruno's Magpies
2017–18 Boca Gibraltar FC Olympique 13
2018–19 Bruno's Magpies Europa Point

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