F.C. Bruno's Magpies
|Full name||Football Club Bruno's Magpies|
|Ground||Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar|
|League||Gibraltar Second Division|
The club was formed in 2013, initially as a group of friends who drank at the Bruno's Bar & Restaurant (A bar in Gibraltar). In its first two seasons, the club achieved respectable mid-table finishes in the Gibraltar Second Division. Mick Embleton the first manager of the team lasted two seasons before he stepped down due to stress related issues, a reserve squad was formed which saw Joe Entwisle lead them to their first points in the Division.
With the introduction of Chestertons, a Gibraltarian real estate agent, as the sponsor in 2015/16, the intent grew more serious, with moves to professionalise the club and establish a fanbase with the introduction of matchday programs and incentives for fans who attended games. The club finished fourth in that season and were the runners-up in the Second Division Cup, losing in extra time to Second Division champions Europa Point.
In October 2016, the club appointed Davie Wilson as manager, who has previously been assistant-manager the Gibraltar national football team and had recently departed Gibraltar Premier Division side Lions. The club enjoyed a dominant start to the campaign, however a faltering winter saw them embroiled in a title race with the resurgent Gibraltar Phoenix. Ending the season in second place, the entered the play-off with Manchester 62, who finished 9th in the 2016–17 Gibraltar Premier Division. However, a 3-1 defeat ensured that The Magpies will remain in the Second Division next season.
In August 2017, the club announced a new sponsorship deal with GVC Holdings.
As of 5 January 2019.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Assistant Coach||Garry Lowe|
|Financial Director||Mike Nicholls|
|Operations Manager||John Calderon|
- Magpies appoint Wilson as head coach GibFootballTalk. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
- Match Programme: Bruno's Magpies vs College 1975 15 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
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