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Maltese First Division

Maltese First Division
Country  Malta
Number of teams 12
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Maltese Premier League
Relegation to Maltese Second Division
Domestic cup(s) U*Bet FA Trophy
Maltese First Division knock-out
Current champions Pietà Hotspurs
(2013–14)
2014–15

The Maltese First Division (also known as the Bank of Valletta First Division due to sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division in Maltese football, behind the Maltese Premier League and above the Maltese Second Division. The league has been running for many years.

Twelve teams take part in the league. The top two teams are promoted to the Maltese Premier League, whilst the two lowest-finishing teams are relegated to the Maltese Second Division.

On January 13, 2011, the Malta Football Association decided to expand the league to 12 teams as from season 2011–12.[1]

Participating teams in 2013–14

Club Finishing position last season
Birzebbuga St. Peters 9th
Gudja United 8th
Gzira United 7th
Hamrun Spartans 11th in Premier League (Relegated)
Lija Athletic 4th
Melita 12th in Premier League (Relegated)
Msida St. Joseph 2nd in 2nd Division (Promoted)
Pietà Hotspurs 3rd
2nd Division (Promoted)
Luxol St. Andrews 5th
Zebbug Rangers Champions in 2nd Division (Promoted)
Zejtun Corinthians 10th
Zurrieq 3rd in 2nd Division (Promoted)

History

Year 1st Position 2nd Position 9th Position 10th Position
2000/01 Marsa Lija Tarxien Zurrieq
2001/02 Marsaxlokk Mosta Qormi Luxol
2002/03 Msida Balzan Gozo Xghajra
2003/04 St.Patrick Lija Tarxien Rabat Ajax
2004/05 Hamrun Mosta Balzan Gozo
2005/06 Marsa Lija Luxol
2006/07 Hamrun Mqabba San Gwann Naxxar
2007/08 Tarxien Qormi Mellieha Marsa
2008/09 Dingli Swallows Vittoriosa Stars Rabat Ajax Senglea
2009/10 Marsaxlokk Vittoriosa Stars St.Patrick San Gwann
2010/11 Balzan Youths Mqabba Pietà Hotspurs Msida Saint-Joseph
2011/12 Melita Rabat Ajax St. Patrick F.C 2012/13 Naxxar Lions Vittoriosa Stars Dingli Swallows Mqabba

References

  1. ^ Changes to National League, FA Trophy format approved 

External links

  • League at Maltafootball.com
  • League at soccerway.com
  • League321.com - Maltese football league tables, records & statistics database.
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