Manchester 62 F.C. is an [1 ] 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, named in honour of the [2 ] 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. United play their home games in the [3 ] Victoria Stadium. In 2013, [4 ] 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. From the 2013/14 season, the club have been known as Manchester 62 F.C. [5 ]
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.
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.
Kevin De Los Santos
Naoufal El Andaloussi
Honours [ edit ]
Gibraltar Football League
Division One, Champions: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1995, 1999
Division Two, Champions: 1974
Winners: 1977, 1980, 2003
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]