GFT was created in 2013 by 4 Gibraltarian football fans looking to fill the vacuum which existed in respect of coverage of Gibraltar football.
Football fans in Gibraltar, and outside Gibraltar, were not privy to the ins and outs of Gibraltar football and there had never been any media service providing in-depth information, statistics, rumours and updates. GFT ensures that this is no longer the case.
GFT’s objective is to provide constant updates, via our website, Twitter and Facebook, on everything and anything related to Gibraltar football, including:
– live updates on National Team matches;
– live updates on Premier Division matches;
– Premier Division match reports;
– Premier Division and Second Division league tables;
– Premier Division top goalscorers table;
– transfer rumours, etc.
GFT are the official correspondents of UEFA.com and of the Gibraltar FA. GFT’s Annual Football Awards were also endorsed by the Gibraltar FA as the official football awards in Gibraltar. GFT also presents the Player of the Month and Manager of the Month awards for the Premier Division.
GFT’s website is a constant work in progress as we try to make our service that little bit better every week.
GFT will, from time to time, record podcasts covering recent matches and events in Gibraltar football. In addition, special guests will be invited to talk about Gibraltar Football and past and present players will be interviewed so that followers can hear their stories as told by them.
GFT also has a blog where different types of articles are posted. Here you will find posts on, among others, tactical analysis of matches, information on clubs and periodic reviews of the leagues.
As we develop we have now created our own Instagram and Vines page and created a YouTube channel where we intend to start uploading match highlights, goals and interviews.
Here is a brief introduction to the GFT team:
The Presenter / The Stat King / The Keeper
Julian Fortuna is the presenter and the man with all the stats you can wish for. If he doesn’t know them by heart, he will have a bookmark on his browser which will get him to the statistic he is looking for. Currently Glacis Utd’s futsal keeper, also goalkeeper for the Gibraltar National Futsal team, there are not many who are more passionate football fans than he is.
The Player / The International
Aaron Payas currently plays for Manchester 62 FC and is a regular of the Gibraltar National Squad. He provides GFT with the insider knowledge on the National team and is known for providing detailed analysis of football matches and football matters generally.
The Straight-talker / Feti
Sean Mascarenhas (aka Feti) will always tell it as it is (or at least as he sees it). Whether you like it or not is up to you. He is a breath of fresh air as he often provides a different opinion to the other GFT members. Sean is an old fashioned centre-back currently plying his trade at Mons Calpe S.C.
The Coach / Racs
Ryan Gonzalez (aka Racs) is a former football and cricket player and is currently the first team coach of Manchester 62 FC’s under 17s. He provides GFT with insightful tactical analysis and behind the scenes information on how coaches and managers prepare for games and training. Ryan is extremely popular in Gibraltar as a DJ and is one half of the popular DJ duo Racs&Lima.
We really do hope that you enjoy GFT and the work we do. We encourage you to email us with any requests and comments on how we could improve. GFT has been created by football fans for football fans so our goal is to always remain faithful to what the fans really want.