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January Transfer activity

With the opening of the transfer window in January, clubs have wasted little time in shuffling their packs for the second half of the season. Below is the list of player ins and outs during the January transfer window for both the Premier Division and 2nd Division:

Premier Division

Europa FC

Ins: None

Outs: Luke Evans (Lynx); Daniel Cane, Kiril Trofimenko

Europa Point FC


Jose Duran Aparicio (Man 62); Cristian Marquez Escavia (Played for Mons Calpe 14/15); Kevin Ruiz Moreno (Fwd) (Played for St Joseph’s 14/15); Pedro Ardanaz Garcia (Def) (Played for Glacis Utd 15/16); Liam Muscat; Ivan Ruiz Lopez (College 1975); Adrian Garcia Romero

Outs: Uday Arora; Charles Mallmann; Gareth Williams; Roxan Equebat; Halim Khali; Adam Luca; Jorge Diaz (Man 62); Jose Maria Arana (Man 62); Unai Gutierez (Lynx)

Gibraltar United

Ins: none

Outs: Jared Buhagiar (Glacis Utd)

Glacis United

Ins: Jared Buhagiar (Gibraltar Utd); Carl Thomas (Gibraltar Utd)

Out: Jose Miguel Sanchez Perez; Ethan Ferro, Dwayne Michael, Nicholas Busto, Mariano Abeleira

Lincoln Red Imps

Ins: Alain Pons, Federico Tobler (Def) (Previously played for St Joseph’s 14/15); Tulio Etchemaite (ARG) (Fwd)

Outs: Christian Colman; Angel Guirado

Lions Gibraltar

Ins: Juan Morales Carretero, Francisco Javier Santos Gonzalez, Ignacio Perez Barea (Fwd), Rafa Bado (Mid), Richie Parral (Mid) (Mons Calpe), Ismael Fernandez Cuesta (Def) (Boca Jnrs), Adam Szpilczynski (GK)

Outs: Liam Neale, Reed Wilson (Bruno’s Magpies) Jesse Ballester (FC Olympique 13)


Ins: Luke Evans (Europa); Unai Gutierez (Europa Point), Salvador Tellez Gonzalez, William O’Dwyer, Danny Fernandez (FRA),

Outs: Leonardo Da Silva, Aleksa Aleksic, Tyronne Avellano, Jerry Asamoah, Jose Carlos Del Rio

Manchester 62

Ins: Jorge Diaz (Europa Point); Jose Maria Arana (Europa Point)

Outs: Jose Duran Aparicio (Europa Point), Cristian Toncheff (Al-Bahrain SC), Keita Makan (Mons Calpe)

Mons Calpe

Ins: Gabrielle Novello (Mid); Keita Makan (Man 62), Adam Toubal (Mid)

Outs: Richie Parral (Lions Gibraltar),

St Joseph’s

Ins: none

Outs: Jordan Perez, Luke Buxton (Bruno’s Magpies)


2nd Division


Ins: Adrian Torres (College 1975), Miguel Gonzalez (San Fernando), Fran Tovar (Los Barrios) Dion Danino, David Sanchez Cruz (Los Olivillos), Artjoms (FC Daugava), Lewis Fraser (Player/Manager), Steven Gallagher (Player/Assistant manager) (Previously played for Bruno’s Magpies & Glacis Utd), Daniel Blazquez (College 1975), Jaygan Chipol, Adrian Torres Dominguez (College 1975) Juan Sanchez Tinajero (Cannons)

Outs: Kaylan Muscat, Juan Jose Fernanez Lobaton, Jose Garcia Nieto, Alejandro Galvez, Fernando Learde, Ricardo Benitez, Jonas Dutra, Daniel Del Real,

Bruno’s Magpies

Ins: Jamie Fortuna (FC Hound Dogs); Manu, Luke Buxton (St Joseph’s), Reed Wilson (Lions Gibraltar)

Outs: Alex Vidal, Elliot Dyer, David Castanho, Daniel Pinto,


Ins: none

Outs: Daniel Navarro Figueroa (College 1975)

College 1975

Ins: David Horner (Gib Phoenix) Jairo Fernandez, Sergio Merino, Brian Fernandez, Jamie Pecino, Joseph Chipol, Daniel Navarro Figueroa (Cannons)

Outs: Eusebio Ruiz Lopez (Europa Point), Ndiaga Kane, Daniel Blazquez (Angels) Juan Sanchez Tinajero (Angels) Hamza Hanafi, Soufian Hanafi, Fernando Moya, Adrian Torres Dominguez (Angels) Juan Antonio Lopez Lopez, Jose Luis Lopez Blazquez, Luis Cortes Silva

FC Hound Dogs

Ins: Johan Cruz

Outs: Jamie Fortuna (Bruno’s Magpies)

FC Olympique 13

Ins: Leigh Adnett, Jesse Ballester (Lions Gibraltar)

Outs: Sean Mascarenhas (Retired), Neil Robba, Dan Lane & Kevagn Robba (Boca Jnrs)

Boca Juniors

Ins: Neil Robba, Dan Lane & Kevagn Robba (FC Olympique)

Outs: Ismael Fernandez Cuesta (Lions Gibraltar), Jamie Otero (Leo), Alfredo Lozano, Franciso Perez, Luke Nixon, Jonay Lopez Luque

Gib Phoenix

Ins: Brian Brosco, Jaydan Pozo, Antonio Alonso Nunez (Previously played of Glacis Utd 15/16) Jamie Linares

Outs: Jonathan Rojas, Jonathan Field, Francisco Jose Nieto, Adan Sanchez Lobato

Leo FC

Ins: None

Outs: Francisco Javier Callejon, Jonathan Garcia Navas, Jamie Otero, Ignacio Callejon, Cristian Fernandez Gonzalez




The 2nd Division weekend Round up

Sandwiched in between Gibraltar’s 2 World Cup qualifiers against Estonia and Belgium, the domestic season in the 2nd Division continued with 3 games over the weekend. On Saturday saw the clash between Leo FC and Angels whilst Sunday’s double header saw FC Hound Dogs take on Cannons and Dave Wilson’s Bruno’s Magpies face FC Olympique.

On Saturday, Angels emerged victorious with a goal in each half to set up a 2-0 win over Leo FC in a game which Leo were very much into but their lack of cutting edge in the final third ultimately cost them the game. They also finished the game with 10 men as Jaime Otero picked up 2 yellow cards as Leo were looking for an equaliser at 1-0 down. Goals from Pino Moreno and Serreto were enough to keep Angel’s unbeaten start to the season going.

Click here for Leo v Angels full match report

On Sunday’s double header, Cannons and Hound Dogs shared the spoils in the early kick off. Cannons looked to have done enough to win the game after Guillermo Perez bundled them in front from close range and then Hound Dogs saw themselves reduced to 10 after substitute Shaun Gonzalez was sent off. However, Hound Dogs managed to stay in the game and at the death found an equaliser thanks to Jamie Fortuna‘s far post effort right at the death.

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The evening game saw Dave Wilson make his touchline debut for Magpies as they faced Olympique. In what was a tight first have which ended goal less, the second half was anything but. Magpies put the clarets to the sword as Varona helped himself to a double in addition to goals from Pinto and Mousdell to send them top of the table.

Click here for Hound Dogs v Cannons full match report

Magpies appoint Wilson as head coach

Rumours had been doing the rounds over the last few days that 2nd Division promotion chasers Bruno’s Magpies would be appointing former Gibraltar interim head coach Dave Wilson as their new head coach after they parted ways with former head coach Warren Muscat after just 1 game in charge just 4 days ago:

Today, the club has confirmed at a press conference that Wilson will be taking charge as the new head coach with immediate effect. In a statement to the media, Magpies confirmed the announcement as follows:

FC Bruno’s Magpies have moved swiftly to fill the vacancy of Club Head Coach & are delighted to announce the appointment of Davey Wilson to the position. Davey is well known & respected throughout Gibraltar football and is acknowledged as one of the leading coaches currently working in the Gibraltar game. Bruno’s Magpies are excited to be welcoming Davey to the Club and look forward to his wealth of knowledge, experience, enthusiasm & passion for the game helping our squad of players improve and reach the potential we know they are capable of. Davey will be working with the Club’s existing coaching staff but will also be bringing in a further Assistant Coach & Performance Analysis Coach to become what looks like a formidable coaching team. We warmly welcome Davey to our Club and look forward to enjoying successful times together.

Wilson was understandably excited about the new role, following his short stint as head coach of Premier Division side Lions Gibraltar earlier in the summer, which he left just a week before the start of the new season:

It’s an absolute honour to be asked to assist Magpies in their challenge for making history. From the minute I sat with the Chairman I knew I would finally be involved with an honest whole hearted, club who see their one potential and are willing to drive as one to encapsulate it all. It makes it easy for us to step back into football when you have the support and enthusiasm this club is built on. This was not a hard decision, the hardest thing after hearing all about Magpies was letting my wife know my short lived retirement was ending! Now the serious business of managing an ever improving motivated squad starts and it’s a challenge we all within the Club are looking forward to. Thank you to all that continually support the Magpies and we hope to continually keep you happy on the terraces and in the stands!”

Club Chairman Louis Perry also commented on the new appointed Head Coach, stating this appointment shows the level of ambition currently at the club:

“Appointing Davey is an exciting time in our Club’s development. Being able to attract a Coach of his calibre makes a real statement of our intent and ambition. When I sat down and spoke with him and explained our plans for the Club I think he quickly realised the potential behind our project and I’m absolutely delighted that he has made the decision to join us to help steer us through this most exciting of times for Bruno’s Magpies

Wilson will continue to work alongside current Magpies staff in addition to bringing in a couple of staff members of his own. Wilson will not have to wait long for his first game in charge as Sunday (tomorrow) Magpies take on FC Olympique 13.

Phoenix forfeit Magpies match

2nd Division Gib Phoenix today notified the Gibraltar Football Association they were not able to meet the HGP requirements for this evenings game against Bruno’s Magpies. With their win in their opening game against FC Hound Dogs overturned due to a breach of the HGP rules, Phoenix were docked the 3 points and fined £350 for the infringement. A statement from the GFA read:

Gibraltar Phoenix FC have forfeited this evening’s game vs. FC Bruno’s Magpies, as they will not be able to comply with the Home Grown Player Rule. The match will therefore be awarded 3-0 in favour of FCB Magpies.

With the transfer window closed, they are unable to register any free agents on an amateur contract. In order to sign players outside the transfer window, free agents must be signed on professional terms and players signed must have been on a professional contract in the past. Therefore Phoenix find themselves in quite a predicament as they are in a race against time to be able to register a player in time for their next game against Boca Juniors on the 11th of October. Should they fail to play the game, they run the risk of being expelled from the league. Time will tell whether the league will be reduced to 8 teams or whether Phoenix are able to strike a deal and continue on with their season.

Olympique beat Hound Dogs as Angels & College draw

With the 2nd Division returning with another double header, the night of football saw Angels make their return to the division following relegation from the top flight last season against College who lost their opening game against Cannons. Both sides shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with College taking the lead on the stroke of half time thanks to a goal from Adrian Torres but a penalty from Edmund Hosken in the 2nd half earned his side a point.

In the day’s evening kick off, FC Olympique came out on top against Hound Dogs, who yesterday were awarded the 3 points which they lost in their opening game against Gib Phoenx, but the GFA retrospectively overturned the result due to a breach of the new HGP rules.

A goal from Lee Graham in the first half settled Olympique whilst in the second half, the O’s sealed the game thanks to goals from Israel Castillo and a 2nd goal from the man known as ‘Gooch’

Click here for Angels v College match details

Click here for FC Olympique 13 v FC Hound Dogs match details