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Gibraltar Futsal First Division
Organising bodyGibraltar Football Association
Region Gibraltar
Number of teams10 (2021-22 season)
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toGibraltar Futsal Second Division
Domestic cup(s)Futsal Rock Cup
Louisito Bonavia Trophy
International cup(s)UEFA Futsal Champions League
Current championsEuropa F.C. (1st title)
Most championshipsLynx F.C. (5 titles)
WebsiteGibraltar FA
Current: 2021-22 Gibraltar Futsal First Division

The Gibraltar Futsal First Division is the top Gibraltarian futsal league organized by the Gibraltar Football Association (GFA). Since the 2013-14 season, the champion qualifies to enter the Preliminary Round of the UEFA Futsal Champions League.

Since 2014, the winner qualifies to play in the Louisito Bonavia Trophy (domestic supercup) against the winner of the Futsal Rock Cup (domestic futsal cup).

History

The Gibraltar Scorpions won th 2013-14 season and became the first Gibrlatar club to qualify for an international tournament. Since 2014-15 season, Lynx FC started a league domination where the club won five titles in five seasons. In 2018, the league re-organized from 4 divisions to two tiers, including the new 12 team First Division.

Futsal First Division 2021–22 season

Club
Bavaria
Europa Futsal
Hercules
Lions Gibraltar Futsal
Lynx Futsal
Mons Calpe Futsal
South United
Spartans
Stallions
Zoca Bastion

Source:[1]

List of champions

Season Champion Result Runner-up
2013-14[2] Gibraltar Scorpions (pen. 3–0) 3 – 3 St.Joseph's South Trade
2014-15[3][4] Lynx FC League Glacis United
2015-16[5][6] Lynx FC 8 – 2 St.Joseph's South Trade
2016-17[7][8] Lynx FC League Glacis United
2017-18[9] Lynx FC 2 – 1 Gibraltar Phoenix
2018-19 Lynx FC 2 – 0 Gibraltar Phoenix
2019-20 Not finished due to Covid-19 pandemia.[a]
2020-21 Europa F. C. League Mons Calpe S. C.
  1. ^ The league was suspended before play-offs due to Covid-19 pandemia. The GFA decided not to declare a champion. Lynx, who was in the 1st place at the moment of the suspension, was confirmed as the representant of GFA in the 2021 UEFA Futsal Champions League.

Titles by club

Club Titles Seasons in which the club was champion
Lynx F. C. 5 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Europa F. C. 1 2021
Gibraltar Scorpions 1 2014

Scorers by season

Season Player Club Goals
2015-16 Spain Manuel Ledesma Gibraltar Phoenix 52
2016-17 Spain Fraile Glacis United 35
2017-18 Spain Ezequiel Martín Lynx FC 56
2018-19 Spain Ezequiel Martín Lynx FC 38
2019-20 Spain Ezequiel Martín Lynx FC 21
2020-21 Spain Francisco Díaz Europa F. C. 23

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Comienza la UEFA Futsal Cup 2014-15 con la disputa de la Ronda Preliminar -- Liga Nacional de Futbol Sala". www.lnfs.es. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  3. ^ "UEFA confirm Gibraltar to Host Futsal Cup Preliminary Qualifying Group - News - Gibraltar Football Association". www.gibraltarfa.com. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  4. ^ "UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary Round Group D - Day 3 Final Standings - News - Gibraltar Football Association". www.gibraltarfa.com. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  5. ^ "Lynx FC are Gibraltar's Futsal Champions - News - Gibraltar Football Association". www.gibraltarfa.com. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  6. ^ FootballGib. "Lynx crowned champions of the Futsal 1st Division". Football Gibraltar. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  7. ^ "LYNX FC". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  8. ^ "Gibraltar FA Futsal". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  9. ^ "Winning the league in a three play-off match". Archived from the original on 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2018-12-14.