|Country||Malta (22 teams)|
|Number of teams||22|
|Level on pyramid||3|
|Promotion to||Maltese Challenge League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Maltese FA Trophy|
|Current champions|| Luqa St. Andrew's (1st title) |
The Maltese National Amateur League (referred to as the BOV Amateur League for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division in Maltese football, replacing the Maltese Second Division and Maltese Third Division during the 2020–21 season following the premature end of the previous football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the merger of the Maltese Second and Third Divisions the league is made up of twenty-two teams divided into three groups, two containing seven teams and one containing eight. Over the course of the season, each team plays twice against the others in their group.Three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss. The teams are ranked in the table by:
In the need of a tie-breaker, a play-off game is played. At the end of the season, the top team from each group is directly promoted to the Challenge League; an additional place is reserved for the winner of the promotion play-offs. The play-offs take place between the clubs that finished second to fourth in each group with the winning team gaining promotion to the Challenge League.
In March 2021, Luqa St. Andrew's became the first champions of the league [ citation needed ]and were promoted from group stage along with Melita and Mġarr United. They will be joined in the 2021-22 Challenge League by the winners of the promotion play-offs Rabat Ajax who beat Kirkop United in the final. With five teams being relegated from the Challenge League in 2021, and four being promoted from the Amateur League, the following season will see an overall increase of clubs to 23.
The following 22 clubs will compete in the National Amateur League during the 2020–21 season.
|Dingli Swallows||Ħad-Dingli||Tartarni Ground||500|
|Kalkara||Kalkara||Luxol Sports Ground||800|
|Kirkop United||Ħal Kirkop||Centenary Stadium||2,000|
|Luqa St. Andrew's||Luqa||Luxol Sports Ground||800|
|Marsaskala||Marsaskala||Luxol Sports Ground||800|
|Mdina Knights||Mdina Knights||Centenary Stadium||2,000|
|Melita||San Ġiljan||Gianni Bencini Ground||500|
|Mellieħa||Mellieħa||Mellieħa Sports Complex||400|
|Mġarr United||Mġarr||Mġarr Stadium||500|
|Msida St. Joseph||Msida||Victor Tedesco Stadium||6,000|
|Rabat Ajax||Rabat||Rabat Ajax Football Ground||700|
|St. Venera||Santa Venera||Santa Venera Lightnings Training Centre||800|
|Xgħajra Tornados||Xgħajra||Xgħajra Tornados Ground||200|
|Żabbar St. Patrick||Ħaż-Żabbar||Il-Foss||1000|
|Żurrieq||Żurrieq||Żurrieq Football Ground||100|
Rabat Ajax Football Club is a Maltese football club based in Rabat. The last promotion to the Maltese Premier League was achieved in the 2011–12 season, when they earned promotion after finishing second behind Melita. In the 2020-21 National Amateur League season, the club finished 4th in group B, qualifying for the promotion playoffs. After beating Msida St. Joseph and Marsaskala in the quarter and semi finals respectively, they reached the final against Kirkop United. The Magpies won the final 2-1, securing themselves the fourth and final promotion spot to the following seasons Challenge League.
The Maltese Third Division was the lowest league level in Maltese football until 2020 when it was merged with the Maltese Second Division to create the National Amateur League.
Luqa St. Andrew's Football Club are a Maltese football club from the south-western town of Luqa in Malta. Founded in 1934, the club most recently competed in the Maltese National Amateur League, becoming champions after winning the both championship play-off matches. In seasons 2010–11 and 2016–2017 the team was promoted to the Second Division from the Maltese Third Division. The team is also known by the nickname "Reds".
The Maltese First Division 2008–09 season started in October 2008 and ended in May 2009. Pieta Hotspurs and Mqabba were relegated from the Premier League. The promoted teams were San Gwann and Rabat Ajax. Dingli Swallows and Vittoriosa Stars finished the league as joint first with the same number of points. Both were promoted but a decider had to be played to decide who the champions would be. The decider was won by Dingli by the score of 2–1. At the other end Rabat Ajax and Senglea Athletics were relegated to the Second Division.
The 2008–09 Maltese Second Division season, also known as the 2008–09 BOV 2nd Division due to sponsorship reason) started on 27 September 2008 and ended on 10 May 2009. Mellieha and Marsa were relegated from the First Division. The promoted teams were Gozo FC and Zebbug Rangers. Zebbug had to start the season with a five point deduction due to incidents which occurred the previous season. The 2008–09 Maltese Second Division was won by Balzan Youths.The runners-up were Melita, who finished 2 points off Lija Athletic. Mgarr United and Marsa were relegated to the Third Division. This was the third straight relegation for Marsa, who 3 years previously were competing in the Premier League and now have to compete in the Third Division. Naxxar Lions were also relegated as they lost in the promotion-relegation play-offs to Santa Lucia. The play-offs were won by Zurrieq.
The Maltese Second Division 2007–08 started on 21 September 2007 and ended on 18 May 2008. San Gwann and Naxxar Lions were relegated from 2006–07 Maltese First Division.The promoted teams from 2006–07 Maltese Third Division were Mgarr United, Sirens and Zurrieq.The league was won by San Gwann.They finished on 47 points, level with Balzan Youths and Rabat Ajax.They were declared champions for their superior goal difference. Balzan Youths and Rabat Ajax had to play a promotion play-off for the team to get promoted. The play-off was won 3-0 by Rabat Ajax. At the other end Sirens and Zurrieq were relegated while Mgarr United had to play the relegation playoffs with four teams from the Third Division. Zurrieq were relegated because they had a 5-point deduction by the Malta Football Association. They had three points deducted after failing to present the signed balance sheet. Zurrieq had another two points deducted after being found guilty of casing the incidents which led the BOV Second Division match against Luxol on April 27 to be abandoned. Referee Chris Francalanza abandoned the match on 69 minutes after he was hit by a Zurrieq player. If they were deducted no points it would have been Mgarr United relegated. Mgarr managed to win the relegation playoffs and secure their second division status for the first time.
The Maltese Second Division 2006-07 started on 23 September 2006 and ended on 6 May 2007. Lija Athletic and St.Andrews were the relegated teams. The promoted teams were Birzebbuga St.Peters, Santa Venera Lightning and Rabat Ajax. Dingli Swallows finished the league as champions. Therefore, they were promoted to 2007–08 Maltese First Division. They were joined with Mellieha who finished as runner-up. Gudja United and Gozo FC were relegated to 2007–08 Maltese Third Division. Zebbug Rangers were also relegated as they lost the relegation-playoffs.
The Maltese Third Division 2008–09 is the 9th season of the Maltese Third Division. It started in September 2008 and ended in late May 2009, with the promotion play-off finals. This division is divided into two sections: Section A, with ten teams and Section B, with nine. The winners from both sections will face each other in a play-off where the winner is crowned as champion of this division, but both teams will still be given promotion to the Second Division.
The 2006–07 Maltese Third Division was the league season of the Maltese Third Division which spanned from 24 September 2006 until 7 May 2007.
Swieqi United Football Club is a Maltese football and futsal club representing the municipality of Swieqi. The club was created by a group of University Students and Swieqi residents. Founded in 2009, the club enjoys a good fan-base especially amongst young people on the island. The team plays in Orange shirts and use blue as the away kit. The club is renowned for giving young players the opportunity to play football and the club's symbol is the Owl – a reference to the students who founded Swieqi United F.C.
The Maltese Third Division 2009–10 was the 10th season of the Maltese Third Division. It started in September 2009 and ended in May 2010 with the promotion play-offs. Naxxar Lions, Mgarr United and Marsa were relegated from the 2008–09 Maltese Second Division.
The Maltese Women's League or for sponsorship reasons BOV Women's League is the top level league of women's football in Malta. It is run by the Malta Football Association.
The 2011–12 Maltese First Division Started on 9 September 2011 and ended on 13 May 2012.
The 2012–13 Maltese Premier League was the 98th season of the Maltese Premier League, the top-tier football league in Malta. It began in August 2012 and ended in May 2013. Valletta were the defending champions, having won their 21st title last season.
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The 2018–19 Maltese Second Division is the league competition for the third-tier league in the Maltese football league system. The opening fixture was played on 5 September 2018 and the league season ended on 20 April 2019. St. George's won the championship after winning the decider against fellow promoted team, Fgura United. At the other side of the table, St. Venera Lightnings and Siggiewi were relegated.
The Maltese Challenge League is the second-highest division in Maltese football, behind the Maltese Premier League. The First Division was the precursor of the present Premier League until the latter was revamped for the 1980–81 season with the Maltese Challenge League instituted for the 2020–21 season following the premature end of the previous season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The 2021–22 Maltese Challenge League is the second-level league football in Malta. It is the second season that the competition has been running in its present form.