Gibraltar Premier Division
The Gibraltar Eurobet Premier Division is the top division in Gibraltar Men's Football. It was founded in 1893. Due to a lack of clubs the first championship did not start until two years later. The first official championship took place in 1905 then.
Creation of the Federal League (1893 )
Once in Gibraltar demand had risen to football clubs, the Gibraltar Football Association decided to found a League of Nations. However, since too few associations were present for an entire league clubs were more "positively established ." Up to this point, the only clubs Prince of Wales FC, Gibraltar FC and Albion FC were. These were founded Jubliee FC, Exiles FC and Athletic FC. 1895 was the first - and unofficial championship - is discharged.
Official creation (1905 )
In 1905 the Football League was supported in Gibraltar by the Spanish Football Federation. There was also grants from England. The Victoria Stadium and a trophy were arranged.
UEFA 's accession (2013 )
In May 2013, the UEFA took the Gibraltar Football Association as a new member. Thus, the top-ranked teams in the Eurobet Division may participate for the first time for the season 2014/15 in the European cup competitions.
Since the 2013/14 season the league with eight (instead of the previous six ) played teams. This was necessary after joining the UEFA to meet their criteria that require a thickness of at least seven leagues teams. The master accepts the qualification for the UEFA Champions League and the runner along with the Cup Winners' Cup in the qualifiers for UEFA Europa League. The eight - and thus last placed team enters the Division 2 from Gibraltar.
In the 2013/14 season the following teams take part:
(M) = champion of the previous season; (N) = promoted from the second league
Since 1895 a total of 108 championships were held in eight years, the league has not been discharged. The following clubs were able to already have won the championship:
UEFA five year ranking
Position in the UEFA five year ranking ( in parentheses the last year placement). The abbreviation CL and EL countries behind the coefficients indicate the number of representatives in the 2014/15 season of the Champions League and the Europa League.
- 52 (53 ) San Marino (league, cup ) - coefficient: 0.666 - CL: 1, EL: 2
- 53 (52 ) Andorra (league, cup ) - coefficient: 0.500 - CL: 1, EL: 2
- 54 (54 ) Gibraltar (league, cup ) - coefficient: 0.000 - CL: 1, EL: 2
As of the end of the European campaign of 2012/13