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Premier Division
2016–17
GibraltarFA
Season information
Domestic cup winners
Champions League
Europa League
Season statistics
Matches played 126
Goals scored 426
Top goalscorer Kike Gómez (28 goals)
Biggest home win Europa FC 13–1 Europa Point
(19 March 2017)
Biggest away win Europa Point 0–15 Lincoln Imps
(23 January 2017)
Highest scoring Europa Point 0–15 Lincoln Imps
(23 January 2017)
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The 2016–17 Gibraltar Premier Division (known as the Argus Insurance Premier Division for sponsorship reasons) is the 118th 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, the top eight clubs from last season and two promoted clubs from 2015–16 Gibraltar Second Division. Lincoln Red Imps are the reigning champions, sealing a record 22nd title last season. The season began on 21 September 2016 and will end in May 2017.

Format

As with the previous season, each of the ten Premier Division teams will play each other three times for a total of 27 matches each. 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 2017–18 Premier Division.

Starting from this season, Gibraltar are granted two spots instead of one in the Europa League. The season also saw the introduction of a Home Grown Player (HGP) rule, forcing clubs in both of Gibraltar's divisions to have at least 3 Gibraltarian players in their matchday squads, with at least one on the field of play at all times.

Teams

After the previous season, Angels and Britannia XI were both relegated to the Second Division; Europa Point and Mons Calpe were promoted in their places.

Club Finishing position 2015–16
Europa FC 2nd
Europa Point 1st in Second division (Promoted)
Gibraltar United 8th
Glacis United 7th
Lincoln Red Imps 1st (Champions)
Lions Gibraltar 4th
Lynx 5th
Manchester 62 6th
Mons Calpe 2nd in Second division (Promoted via play-off)
St Joseph's 3rd

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
Europa Flag of Spain Gallardo, Juan JoséJuan José Gallardo Flag of Spain Muñoz, JaviJavi Muñoz Jako Grand Home Care
Europa Point Flag of Spain Amaya, DanielDaniel Amaya Flag of Gibraltar Castle, KivanKivan Castle Luanvi Malaga City Academi
Gibraltar United Flag of Spain Nuñez Sánchez, ManoloManolo Nuñez Sánchez Flag of Gibraltar Montovio, RobertRobert Montovio Nike Sunborn / Turicum Bank
Glacis United Flag of Spain Jimenez Perez, ManuelManuel Jimenez Perez Flag of Argentina Pereyra, LeandroLeandro Pereyra Nike Atlantic Financial Group
Lincoln Red Imps Flag of Uruguay César Ribas, JulioJulio César Ribas Flag of Gibraltar Chipolina, RoyRoy Chipolina Joma U-Mee
Lions Gibraltar Flag of Gibraltar Bado, RafaelRafael Bado Flag of Gibraltar Perez, KalianKalian Perez Erreà
Lynx Flag of Gibraltar Parody, AlbertAlbert Parody Flag of Gibraltar Guilling, RobertRobert Guilling Erreà DS Group
Manchester 62 Flag of Spain Prieto, KikoKiko Prieto Flag of Gibraltar Payas, AaronAaron Payas Joma CEPSA GIB
Mons Calpe Flag of Italy Ardizzone, MauroMauro Ardizzone Flag of Argentina Colace, HugoHugo Colace Daen Reygada Sports Group
St. Joseph's Flag of Spain Procopio Baizán, RaúlRaúl Procopio Baizán Flag of Spain López, JavierJavier López Joma Neptune Marine

Managerial Changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Lions Gibraltar Scotland David Wilson Resigned 14 September 2016 Pre-season Flag of Gibraltar Rafael Bado 15 September 2016
Manchester 62 Flag of Spain Juan Carlos Camacho Sacked Flag of Spain Gabino Rodríguez
Europa Point England George Jermy 15 December 2016 10th Flag of Spain Daniel Amaya 15 December 2016
St Joseph's Flag of Spain Alfonso Cortijo Signed by Beijing Guoan 19 December 2016 3rd Flag of Spain Raúl Procopio Baizán 19 December 2016
Mons Calpe Brazil William Sacked 16 January 2017 5th Flag of Italy Mauro Ardizzone 17 March 2017
Manchester 62 Flag of Spain Gabino Rodríguez 8 February 2017 8th Flag of Spain Carlos Inarejos 8 February 2017
Flag of Spain Carlos Inarejos Resigned 17 March 2017 8th Flag of Spain Kiko Prieto 21 March 2017

League table

Template:2016–17 Gibraltar Premier Division table

Promotion/Relegation play-off

At the end of the season, the ninth-placed team from the Premier Division will enter a play-off with the second-placed team from the Second Division for a spot in the 2017–18 Premier Division. FCB Magpies finished second in the Second Division after their win on May 8, 2017.

30 May 2017 (2017-05-30)
19:30
TBD v FCB Magpies

Top goalscorers

As of 8 May 2017
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Spain Kike Gómez Europa FC 28
2 Flag of Gibraltar Joseph Chipolina Lincoln Red Imps 17
3 Flag of Gibraltar John-Paul Duarte St. Joseph's 15
4 Flag of Gibraltar Liam Walker Europa FC 14
Flag of Gibraltar Lee Casciaro Lincoln Red Imps
6 Flag of Gibraltar George Cabrera Lincoln Red Imps 13
Flag of Spain Guillermo Roldán Europa FC
8 Flag of Spain Salvador Carrasco Lopez Glacis United 11
9 Flag of Argentina Tulio Etchemaite Lincoln Red Imps 10
Flag of Argentina Juan Pablo Pereira Sastrie Mons Calpe

See also

External links

Gibraltar Premier Division seasons

2015–16 · 2016–17 · 2017–18 ·

Football in Gibraltar
League competitions GFA Cup competitions
Gibraltar Premier Division Men Rock Cup
Gibraltar Second Division U-21, U-19, U-17 Gibraltar Premier Cup
Clubs Pepe Reyes Cup
Players Gibraltar Division 2 Cup
Stadiums
201617 in European football (UEFA)
Domestic leagues

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Domestic cups

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League cups

England · Estonia · Finland '16 '17 · France · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland '16 '17 · Israel · Latvia · Northern Ireland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '16 '17 · Romania · Scotland · Wales

Supercups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bulgaria · Cyprus · Czech Republic · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan · Lithuania · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '16 '17 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Turkey · Ukraine

UEFA competitions

Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final) · Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final) · Super Cup

International competitions

UEFA Euro 2016 (qualification) · 2017 Euro Under-21 (qualification) · 2016 Euro Under-19 (qualification) · 2016 Euro Under-17 (qualification)

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