Second Division Football Tournament

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Second Division Football Tournament
Country  Maldives
Number of teams 10
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Premier League
Relegation to Third Division
Domestic cup(s) FA Cup
Current champions TC Sports Club
(2014)
2015 Second Division

Second Division Football Tournament is a football league tournament of Maldives, organized by the Football Association of Maldives.[citation needed]

A new structure for the Second Division Football Tournament was introduced for the 2015 season.

Structure[edit]

Changes were brought to the second division league structure 23 December 2014, by the FAM's FIFA normalizing committee.

Second division consists of 10 clubs and two rounds will be played. All teams play against each other once in the first round and the top five clubs will be qualified for the second round. These 5 clubs play against each other once in this round and the club with most points are declared as champions and promoted to the Dhivehi Premier League. Runner up will be qualified for the play-off match played between the Dhivehi Premier League 7th team for a spot in the next season's Premier League. Bottom two teams (9th and 10th) is relegated to the third division.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of 10 teams contest in the league, including two promoted from the third division, one relegated from premier league, and the winner of the play-off between premier league 7th and second division 2nd sides.

On 11 February 2015, the Football Association of Maldives announced that from 2015 season on wards, Maldives national under-19 football team will compete in the second division. They also confirmed that if the under-19 team finishes the season as champions, they will not be promoted to the premier league, nor relegated to third division even if they finish at the bottom two.[2][3]

Winners of Second Division Football Tournament[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Third division structure changed with Atoll clubs". Haveeru Online. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "U19 to compete in Second division". Maldivesoccer. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "U19 included in Second division" (in Dhivehi). Haveeru Online. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "AYL 0 - 1 Red Line : Red Line are Champions!". maldivesoccer. August 30, 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hurriyya crowned champions of Second Division". maldivesoccer. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "BG crowned after defeating United Victory by 8 goals" (in Divehi). Haveeru Online. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012.