Manchester 62 F.C.

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Manchester 62 Football Club
Manchester United FC (Gibraltar) crest.png
Full name Manchester 62 Football Club
Nickname(s) Manchester 62,
The Red Devils of Gibraltar
Founded 1962
Ground Victoria Stadium,
Winston Churchill Avenue, Gibraltar
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman John Charles Camilleri
Manager Aaron Asquez
League Gibraltar Premier Division
2012–13 Premier Division, 3rd
Website Club home page
United play their home games in the Victoria Stadium

Manchester 62 F.C.[1] is an football club based in Gibraltar. The club was previously known as Manchester United (Gibraltar) F.C. in honour of Manchester United, having officially changed from the 2013/2014 season. The club's crest was altered also to reflect the name change. Manchester 62 is currently a member of the Gibraltar Premier Division. The club, like all others in the territory, currently play at the Victoria Stadium on Winston Churchill Avenue.

History[edit]

The club was founded as Manchester United F.C. in 1962,[2] named in honour of the English club Manchester United, by a group of supporters after the manager Matt Busby gave the club permission to use the name. They play in the Gibraltar Football League's First Division.[3] United play their home games in the Victoria Stadium.[4] In 2013, UEFA gave the Gibraltar Football League one place each in the qualifying rounds of both the Europa League and the Champions League, meaning that, for the first time, the two clubs could potentially meet in the same competition.[5] From the 2013/14 season, the club have been known as Manchester 62 F.C.

The club is captained by Matthew Reoch, a long-standing member of the Gibraltar national football team.[5]

Club names[edit]

  • 1962–2000 : Manchester United (Gibraltar) Football Club.
  • 2000–2002 : Manchester United Eurobet Football Club.[6]
  • 2002–2008 : Manchester United (Gibraltar) Football Club.
  • 2009–2013 : Manchester United Digibet Football Club.[7]
  • 2013- : Manchester 62 Football Club.

Sponsors[edit]

The club is currently sponsored by Gibraltarian firm CEPSA GIB.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Gibraltar GK Kevin De Los Santos
2 Gibraltar DF Dion Hammond
3 Gibraltar DF Ashley Perez
4 Gibraltar DF Matt Reoch
5 Gibraltar MF Wayne Asquez
6 Gibraltar MF Jack Sergeant
7 Gibraltar MF Jeremy Lopez
8 Spain MF Estiven Morente
9 Gibraltar FW Lython Marquez
10 Gibraltar MF Naoufal El Andaloussi
11 Gibraltar MF Scott Ballantine
12 Gibraltar DF Jason Costa
Gibraltar MF Julio Bado
15 Gibraltar MF Leigh Adnett
16 Gibraltar DF Daniel Sanchez
18 Gibraltar FW Ben Chiappe
20 Gibraltar DF Evan Zayas
No. Position Player
21 Gibraltar MF Jamie Bosio
22 Gibraltar DF Derek Asquez
23 Gibraltar MF Jurgen Haveland
24 Spain DF Kevin Martinez
26 Gibraltar DF Shea Breakspear
27 Gibraltar MF Joseph Enriles
28 Gibraltar MF Aaron Catañia
29 Gibraltar MF Justin Rovegno
30 Gibraltar MF Tristan Sergeant
31 Gibraltar FW Giles Lopez
32 Gibraltar MF David Duarte
33 Gibraltar DF Yogan Santos
34 Spain FW Alvaro Navarro
66 Gibraltar DF Thomas Hastings
99 Gibraltar DF Chad Gillingwater
Gibraltar DF Jason Pusey
Spain FW Sergio Gines
Gibraltar GK Louie Barnfather

Honours[edit]

  • Gibraltar Football League
    • Division One, Champions: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1995, 1999
    • Division Two, Champions: 1974
  • Gibraltar Cup
    • Winners: 1977, 1980, 2003

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