2013–14 Maltese Premier League

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Maltese Premier League
Season 2013–14
Champions Valletta
Champions League Valletta
Europa League Birkirkara
Hibernians
Matches played 54
Goals scored 159 (2.94 per match)
Top goalscorer Johnathan
Edison
(21 goals)

The 2013–14 Maltese Premier League was the 99th season of the Maltese Premier League, the top-tier football league in Malta. It began on 16 August 2013 and ended on 26 April 2014. Birkirkara are the defending champions, having won their 4th title the previous season.

The Premier League consisted of two rounds. In the First Round, every team played each opponent twice, once "home" and once "away" (in actuality, the designation of home and away were purely arbitrary as most of the clubs did not have their own grounds), for a total of 22 games. The league then split into two pools. Earned points are subsequently halved. Teams that finished in the positions 1–6 competed in the "Championship Pool" and teams that finished in positions 7–12 played in the "Relegation Pool".

Teams[edit]

Relegation and promotion[edit]

Ħamrun Spartans and Melita were relegated finishing 11th and 12th, respectively, in the previous season.

Promoted were, Naxxar Lions and Vittoriosa Stars finishing 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the First Division the previous season.

Locations[edit]

First phase[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Birkirkara 22 18 2 2 51 19 +32 56 Qualification to championship round
2 Valletta 22 17 2 3 51 13 +38 53
3 Hibernians 22 15 2 5 57 27 +30 47
4 Sliema Wanderers 22 12 7 3 43 24 +19 43
5 Mosta 22 12 2 8 44 35 +9 38
6 Balzan 22 8 4 10 24 31 −7 28
7 Naxxar Lions 22 8 3 11 27 39 −12 27 Qualification to relegation round
8 Floriana 22 8 4 10 30 36 −6 022
9 Vittoriosa Stars 22 5 3 14 24 47 −23 18
10 Qormi 22 4 4 14 28 45 −17 16
11 Tarxien Rainbows 22 4 4 14 26 45 −19 16
12 Rabat Ajax 22 1 3 18 17 61 −44 6

Source: [1] FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Floriana deducted 6 points
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] BAL BIR FLO HIB MOS NXX QOR RAB SLI TAR VAL VIT
Balzan 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–3 0–3 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–1
Birkirkara 2–1 3–0 0–1 2–1 7–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–0
Floriana 1–2 1–3 0–4 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–2 0–1 1–2 0–2 2–1
Hibernians 1–0 1–2 2–2 2–3 4–1 5–3 4–1 2–2 0–1 3–2 5–1
Mosta 0–2 1–3 1–0 0–2 4–0 1–2 4–0 3–2 2–2 0–6 2–0
Naxxar Lions 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 2–4 1–3 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1
Qormi 1–2 1–3 2–2 1–4 2–3 1–2 0–0 1–3 3–0 0–1 1–2
Rabat Ajax 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–4 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–6 1–4 0–1
Sliema Wanderers 3–0 1–3 4–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 4–1 3–3 0–3 2–0
Tarxien Rainbows 3–1 1–3 1–3 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–6 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–3
Valletta 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 6–1 0–0 2–1 2–1
Vittoriosa Stars 2–2 1–4 1–3 2–5 2–5 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–4

Source: Malta Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second phase[edit]

Championship round[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Valletta (C) 32 24 5 3 74 21 +53 51 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Birkirkara 32 25 3 4 76 25 +51 50 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Hibernians 32 18 4 10 75 51 +24 35
4 Mosta 32 15 6 11 58 57 +1 32
5 Sliema Wanderers 32 14 10 8 54 44 +10 31 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
6 Balzan 32 9 5 18 37 58 −21 18

Source: Malta Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Sliema Wanderers qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League as runners-up of the 2013–14 Maltese FA Trophy, This was because the winners Valletta had qualified for the second qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] BAL BIR HIB MOS SLI VAL
Balzan 1–3 4–4 2–4 0–4 1–3
Birkirkara 1–0 0–1 4–0 6–0 0–2
Hibernians 4–2 1–4 2–2 1–3 1–3
Mosta 3–1 0–4 2–1 1–1 0–5
Sliema Wanderers 0–1 1–3 1–3 0–0 0–2
Valletta 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–2 1–1

Source: Malta Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation round[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Floriana 32 14 5 13 50 48 +2 30
8 Tarxien Rainbows 32 10 6 16 51 55 −4 28
9 Qormi 32 10 4 18 51 63 −12 26
10 Naxxar Lions 32 11 6 15 40 55 −15 26
11 Vittoriosa Stars (R) 32 9 6 17 41 66 −25 24 Relegation to 2014–15 Maltese First Division
12 Rabat Ajax (R) 32 1 4 27 23 91 −68 4

Source: Malta Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] FLO NXX QOR RAB TAR VIT
Floriana 1–1 3–2 2–1 0–3 1–2
Naxxar Lions 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–3
Qormi 2–1 5–1 3–1 2–4 5–1
Rabat Ajax 0–5 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–2
Tarxien Rainbows 0–2 0–1 4–0 7–1 1–1
Vittoriosa Stars 1–3 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–1

Source: Malta Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorer[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Brazil Johnhatan Birkirkara 21
Brazil Edison Hibernians
2 Nigeria Stanley Ohawuchi Sliema Wanderers 19
3 Brazil Denni Valletta 18
Nigeria Alfred Effiong Qormi
4 Nigeria Obinna Obiefule Hibernians 15
5 Nigeria Haruna Shola Shodiya Birkirkara 14

Source: MFA

External links[edit]