2007–08 Maltese Premier League

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Maltese Premier League
Season 2007–08
Champions Valletta
19th Maltese Premier League title
Relegated Mqabba
Pieta Hotspurs
Champions League Valletta (First Qualifying Round)
UEFA Cup Marsaxlokk (First Qualifying Round)
Birkirkara (First Qualifying Round; via Maltese Cup)
Intertoto Cup Hibernians (First Round)
Goals scored 416
Average goals/game 3.17
Top goalscorer Omar Sebastian Monesterolo (19)
Biggest home win Valletta 7-0 Marsaxlokk
(2007-12-01)
Msida 7-0 Pieta
(2007-12-27)
Biggest away win Mqabba 1-6 Pieta
(2007-10-20)
Highest scoring Ħamrun Spartans 7–3 Marsaxlokk (10 goals)
(2007-12-30)

The Maltese Premier League 2007–08 was the 93rd season of the Maltese Premier League, the top level Football league in Malta. Valletta won the title while Mqabba and Pieta Hotspurs were relegated to the first-division.

Changes from 2006-07[edit]

League table[edit]

Final table[edit]

Championship Pool[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Valletta (C) 28 17 7 4 58 27 +31 40 2008–09 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Marsaxlokk 28 16 3 9 56 40 +16 35 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Birkirkara 28 13 8 7 46 26 +20 34
4 Sliema Wanderers 28 15 5 8 47 33 +14 34
5 Floriana 28 10 6 12 40 42 −2 22
6 Ħamrun Spartans 28 7 7 14 42 60 −18 15

Relegation Pool[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Hibernians 24 10 8 6 35 27 +8 26 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
8 Msida Saint-Joseph 24 10 4 10 41 46 −5 24
9 Pieta (R) 24 6 0 18 27 53 −26 11 Relegation to Maltese First Division
10 Mqabba (R) 24 3 2 19 24 62 −38 8

First Phase[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Valletta 18 10 6 2 40 16 +24 36
2 Marsaxlokk 18 10 3 5 35 26 +9 33
3 Sliema Wanderers 18 9 5 4 31 18 +13 32
4 Floriana 18 8 4 6 33 28 +5 28
5 Birkirkara 18 7 6 5 27 18 +9 27
6 Ħamrun Spartans 18 7 6 5 30 29 +1 27
7 Hibernians 18 6 7 5 22 19 +3 25
8 Msida Saint-Joseph 18 6 3 9 25 35 −10 21
9 Pieta 18 5 0 13 21 40 −19 15
10 Mqabba 18 2 0 16 15 50 −35 6

Updated to games played on pre-season.
Source: www.kicker.de(German)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Note: Teams ranked 1 through 6 qualify for the championship pool, teams ranked 7 through 10 will play in the relegation pool. Earned points are halved and taken over to the respective pools.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Second Phase[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Valletta 10 7 1 2 18 11 +7 22
2 Birkirkara 10 6 2 2 19 8 +11 20
3 Marsaxlokk 10 6 0 4 21 14 +7 18
4 Sliema Wanderers 10 6 0 4 16 15 +1 18
5 Floriana 10 2 2 6 7 14 −7 8
6 Ħamrun Spartans 10 0 1 9 12 31 −19 1
Team P W D L F A Pts
Hibernians 6 4 1 1 13 8 13
Msida Saint-Joseph 6 4 1 1 16 11 13
Mqabba 6 1 2 3 9 12 5
Pietà Hotspurs 6 1 0 5 6 13 3
Maltese Premier League 2007–08 Winners
'Valletta
'

19th Title

Details[edit]

Each team plays each other twice (games 1-18). After match 18, the league is split in two and points are halved. The teams that finish in positions 1-6 then compete in a "Championship Pool" and teams finishing in positions 7-10 playing each other twice in a "Relegation Pool". The top team after 28 games becomes champions and qualifies for the first round of the UEFA Champions League and the bottom two sides are relegated.

Results[edit]

For a complete set of results, see 1

Top scorers[edit]

Goalscorers Goals Team
Argentina Omar Sebastian Monesterolo
19
Valletta
Brazil Marcelo Pereira
14
Mqabba
Argentina Julio Alcorse
12
Marsaxlokk
Malta Terence Scerri
11
Hibernians

Malta Football awards[edit]

Best Maltese Player of the Year[edit]

The Malta Football Best Maltese Player of the Year award for 2008 was won by Gilbert Agius of Valletta.

The shortlist for the Best Maltese Player of the Year' award, in alphabetical order, was as follows:

Best Foreign Player of the Year[edit]

The Malta Football Best Foreign Player of the Year award for 2008 was won by Frank Temile of Valletta.

The shortlist for the Best Foreign Player of the Year' award, in alphabetical order, was as follows:

Best Goalkeeper of the Year[edit]

The Malta Football Best Goalkeeper of the Year award for 2008 was won by Andrew Hogg of Valletta.

The shortlist for the Best Goalkeeper of the Year award, in alphabetical order, was as follows:

Best Defender of the Year[edit]

The Malta Football Best Defender of the Year award for 2008 was won by Ronni Hartvig of Birkirkara.

The shortlist for the Best Defender of the Year' award, in alphabetical order, was as follows:

Best Midfielder of the Year[edit]

The Malta Football Best Midfielder of the Year award for 2008 was won by Kevin Sammut of Marsaxlokk.

The shortlist for the Best Midfielder of the Year' award, in alphabetical order, was as follows:

Best Attacker of the Year[edit]

The Malta Football Best Attacker of the Year award for 2008 was won by Frank Temile of Valletta.

The shortlist for the Best Attacker of the Year' award, in alphabetical order, was as follows:

Coach of the Year[edit]

The Malta Football Coach of the Year award for 2008 was won by Paul Zammit,coach of Valletta.

The shortlist for the Coach of the Year' award, in alphabetical order, was as follows:

Most Prominent Youngster[edit]

The Malta Football Most Prominent Youngster award for 2008 was won by Frank Temile of Valletta.

The shortlist for the Most Prominent Youngster' award, in alphabetical order, was as follows:

External links[edit]