Gibraltar national football team

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Gibraltar
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Team 54[1]
Los Llanis
AssociationGibraltar Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJulio César Ribas
CaptainRoy Chipolina
Most capsLiam Walker (63)
Top scorerLiam Walker (4)
Home stadiumVictoria Stadium
FIFA codeGIB
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 201 Increase 2 (23 June 2022)[2]
Highest190 (October 2018)
Lowest206 (April 2017 – March 2018)
First international
 Gibraltar 0–0 Slovakia 
(Faro, Portugal; 19 November 2013)
Biggest win
 Gibraltar 1–0 Malta 
(Faro, Portugal; 4 June 2014)
 Gibraltar 1–0 Latvia 
(Gibraltar; 25 March 2018)
 Armenia 0–1 Gibraltar 
(Yerevan, Armenia; 13 October 2018)
 Gibraltar 2–1 Liechtenstein 
(Gibraltar; 16 October 2018)
 Gibraltar 1–0 San Marino 
(Gibraltar; 5 September 2020)
 Liechtenstein 0–1 Gibraltar 
(Vaduz, Liechtenstein; 10 October 2020)
Biggest defeat
 Belgium 9–0 Gibraltar 
(Liège, Belgium; 31 August 2017)

The Gibraltar national football team represents Gibraltar in international football competitions, and is controlled by the Gibraltar Football Association. Gibraltar applied for full UEFA membership and was accepted by the UEFA Congress in May 2013. It can therefore compete in the UEFA European Championship starting with the 2016 tournament for which the team competed in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group D. On 13 May 2016 Gibraltar became a member of FIFA at the governing body's 66th Congress which was held in Mexico City.[4] Gibraltar is the second smallest UEFA member in terms of population (only San Marino has a smaller population) and the smallest in terms of area.[5][6]

Despite not being an island, Gibraltar set up its first official side for the football competition at the 1993 Island Games[7] and has been a regular in the tournament, winning the 2007 edition.[8]

History[edit]

Pre-UEFA[edit]

Gibraltar's first unofficial national match took place against Jersey in the 1993 Island Games in the Isle of Wight, although the team had previously played friendlies versus professional and amateur clubs. The result was a 2–1 loss for the Gibraltarians. Gibraltar's largest unofficial win was 19–0 versus Sark, in St. Martin, Guernsey, whilst their largest unofficial loss was 5–0 versus Greenland – an autonomous region of Denmark – which also took part on the Isle of Wight, in Freshwater.

Foundation[edit]

The history of the Gibraltarian national football side can be traced back to April 1923, when it travelled to Spain to play club side Sevilla in a friendly; two games were played and Gibraltar lost both 2–0 and 5–0.[7] The side also managed a draw with Real Madrid in 1949.[9][10]

Island Games[edit]

Before joining UEFA, Gibraltar competed in numerous football competitions, most regularly in the Island Games.

The first competition the team entered was the 1993 Island Games, despite Gibraltar not being an island. Gibraltar lost all of its matches, scoring only one goal and finishing in last place.

They had much more success in the 1995 Island Games, which they hosted. Despite losing their opening game against Greenland, Gibraltar bounced back to record their first competitive win, against the Isle of Man. Another victory over Anglesey saw Gibraltar finish second in the group, ahead of Anglesey only on goal difference, and qualify for the semi finals. There, they beat Jersey 1–0, before losing the final to the Isle of Wight by the same scoreline.

In the 1997 Island Games, two wins and two losses in the group stage, followed by a defeat to Shetland in a playoff, saw Gibraltar finish 6th out of 9 teams. Another poor performance in 1999 saw them finish 11th.

Island Games results improved slightly in 2001, as they came 5th, and in 2003 Gibraltar recorded their biggest win ever, defeating Sark 19–0. Other good results against Greenland and Orkney saw them finish 6th out of 12. Despite these minor successes, Gibraltar did not enter the 2005 tournament.

A football team represented Gibraltar at the 2015 edition of the games even after Gibraltar was accepted by UEFA. However, the squad was a development team composed of under-19s and over-aged players with no first team senior squad members taking part.[11] The team was coached by John Moreno.

FIFI "Wild Cup"[edit]

In early summer 2006 Gibraltar participated in the 2006 FIFI Wild Cup where it was ranked 3rd. The tournament was an alternative World Cup for non-FIFA members, which was only held once. In Gibraltar's opening match, they drew 1–1 with the hosts, the 'Republic of St. Pauli', before beating Tibet 5–0 in their second group game to qualify for the semi-finals. There they lost 2–0 to eventual champions Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus - following Gibraltar's games against Cyprus in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification games in 2017, Gibraltar achieved a rare feat of playing both Cypriot national teams. In the third place playoff, Gibraltar had a rematch against St. Pauli. This time Gibraltar were able to defeat the hosts, to finish in third place out of the six teams.[12]

2008 Four Nations[edit]

In 2008 Gibraltar accepted an invitation to participate in The Four Nations Tournament, the most prominent senior football tournament that Gibraltar had ever participated in. The 2008 Four Nations Tournament, won by England C, was played in North Wales, and was contested between Wales Semi-Pro, England C, Scotland B and guest nation Gibraltar after Northern Ireland decided not to take part. Though Gibraltar eventually finished bottom of the group, they pushed tournament winners England C close.[13]

FIFA membership[edit]

After becoming a member of UEFA (see below), the GFA aimed to become a full FIFA member in time to participate in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.[14] On 26 September 2014, it was announced that Gibraltar's application for FIFA membership was denied, with president Sepp Blatter stating that Gibraltar is ineligible because it is not an independent country. This was despite FIFA at the time including 22 members that are not independent countries, including five in UEFA (Faroe Islands and the four Home Nations of the United Kingdom). The Gibraltar Football Association then announced that it planned to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the same process by which Gibraltar successfully gained UEFA membership in 2013.[15] The CAS heard Gibraltar's case on 21 May 2015, at which time no time frame for a verdict was announced and further legal arguments would still be heard. It was expected that no decision would be reached before the FIFA congress coming the following week.[16] A ruling was announced on 2 May 2016, nearly a year after the CAS heard Gibraltar's case. As part of the ruling, FIFA was ordered to transmit Gibraltar's application for membership to the FIFA congress which was set to take place the following week in Mexico City. Additionally, FIFA was ordered to take "all necessary steps to admit the Gibraltar Football Association as a full member of FIFA without delay." If the vote held at the congress was successful, it was believed that Gibraltar would be a last-minute addition to 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.[17] In FIFA's official statement regarding the ruling, the organization said that it expected to discuss the matter at the upcoming congress and discuss a course of action, including potentially altering the congress agenda to submit Gibraltar's application for membership.[18] On 13 May 2016, Gibraltar was accepted as a member of FIFA with a vote of 172 to 12 in favour. Gibraltar became FIFA's 211th member immediately after the Football Federation of Kosovo was voted member 210.[19]

UEFA acceptance[edit]

Gibraltar starting XI in UEFA debut against Slovakia

Gibraltar first applied for UEFA membership in 1999 but was rejected because of intense opposition from Spain. Spain's opposition stemmed not only from claiming ownership of the territory but from fear that Gibraltar's acceptance would set a precedent that would inspire the separatist Basque national football team and Catalan national football teams to apply for UEFA membership as well. The issue was voted on again in 2007 but only three member nations (England, Scotland, and Wales)[10] supported Gibraltar's bid after Spain threatened to withdraw Spanish teams from all UEFA competitions. UEFA then established rules, which were introduced following pressure from Spain, restricting membership to sovereign states recognised as such by the United Nations. The Gibraltar FA then went to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in 2007 and again in 2011 after an appeal and it was ruled that Gibraltar could not be refused membership because the sovereignty rules were not established until after Gibraltar's 1999 and 2007 applications. At this time, Gibraltar was named a provisional member of UEFA and was granted permission to enter national teams in under-17 and under-19 tournaments for the first time.[20][21]

The GFA was accepted as a full UEFA member by resolution of the UEFA Congress held in London on 24 May 2013, with only Spain and Belarus opposed.[22][23] This meant Gibraltar became the smallest UEFA member by population, behind San Marino, then Liechtenstein and the Faroe Islands. As a result of the vote, the Gibraltar national team became eligible to enter the qualification tournaments for UEFA's premier national team competition, the European Championship. The first such opportunity was the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, which would kick off in September 2014. Following the examples of Armenia–Azerbaijan and Russia–Georgia, it was confirmed that Gibraltar and Spain would be kept apart in qualifying groups.[6]

After being accepted into UEFA, the GFA outlined adjusted eligibility criteria for the selection of players for the national squad. To be eligible, a player must be a British passport holder who was born in Gibraltar, or has Gibraltarian parents or grandparents, or has attended school for five years locally.[24] Former Manchester United, Derby County, Southampton and Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham, whose uncle Allen Bula was the team manager, was eligible to be called up because of this criteria adjustment.[25][26] On 18 September 2013, Higginbotham announced that he agreed in "principle" to play for Gibraltar.[27][28] Recruiting of English-born players by manager Allen Bula was unpopular with some fans,[29] and in 2015 Bula's successor Jeff Wood said he would use more home-based players and develop local talent while still searching for eligible players elsewhere.[30]

Gibraltar's first official international match was a 0–0 friendly draw against Slovakia, on 19 November 2013 at the Estadio Algarve in Portugal.[31] On 23 February 2014, Gibraltar was drawn in Group D for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying alongside Germany, Poland, Georgia, Republic of Ireland and Scotland. Initially, Gibraltar were drawn into the same group as Spain for the tournament but the previous decision to keep the two teams apart in qualifying rounds was upheld and Gibraltar was immediately moved into another group. This was their first time participating in an official European competition.[32] In June 2014, Gibraltar recorded their first ever victory under UEFA with a 1–0 win against Malta, the goal coming from Kyle Casciaro.[33]

Euro 2016 qualifying[edit]

On 7 September 2014, Gibraltar played their first competitive match – a Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland. Despite coming into the game with optimism and excitement, they were still massive underdogs[34] and although the half time score was only 1–0 to Poland, it ended 7–0.[35] On 11 October 2014, they were defeated once again by 7–0, this time by Republic of Ireland, in their second Euro 2016 qualifier. In their third match, they were beaten for the third time by Georgia 3–0.

On 29 March 2015, Gibraltar scored their first ever goal in a full international competitive match. Lee Casciaro scored against Scotland at Hampden Park, Glasgow during the first half to level the match at 1–1. However, Scotland went on to win 6–1.[36] In July 2015, Englishman Jeff Wood was appointed manager, succeeding caretaker Dave Wilson who took over from Gibraltar's first manager Allen Bula in March 2015.[37] Gibraltar could not repeat their performance of scoring a goal in the next two matches; losing 7–0 away against Germany[38] and 4–0 against Republic of Ireland.[39] On 7 September 2015, Jake Gosling scored Gibraltar's second-ever competitive goal; netting a late consolation goal as his team was defeated 8–1 by Poland.[40] Gibraltar finished its maiden qualifying campaign last in its group with zero points.[41] With a 0–6 defeat to Scotland in the final match of qualifying, Gibraltar allowed 56 total goals throughout qualification, surpassing San Marino's previous record of 53 in a 10-match qualification process.[42]

Stadium[edit]

Before being accepted into UEFA, the team played its home games at Victoria Stadium, the 5,000-seat national stadium of Gibraltar. There were plans to replace the stadium with a proposed 8,000-seat stadium at Europa Point, which was expected to be completed for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.[43][44][45] Due to the lack of suitable facilities in Gibraltar, the team played its competitive home matches at Estádio Algarve about four hours away in Portugal, from 2013 until 2018. Former national team manager Allen Bula stated that the team would play at the stadium for "a few years" until the Europa Point Stadium was complete.[46] Although the Victoria Stadium could not be used for qualifying matches, UEFA allowed its use for friendlies when Gibraltar chose to do so.[47]

In December 2014 the GFA applied for an exemption from UEFA to allow for competitive matches to be held at the Victoria Stadium although it did not meet minimum requirements. The exemption was filed based upon UEFA regulations which allow for an exemption to be granted because of "hardship". At that time, UEFA said that all scheduled matches, such as those during Euro 2016 qualification, would take place in the already-determined locations but a determination would be made for future competitions.[48] In February 2016 the Gibraltar government announced that over the previous four years numerous improvements had been made to the Victoria Stadium including the installation of approved AstroTurf and lighting which surpassed the requirements for a Category 2 stadium but did not quite meet Category 3. These improvements allowed for UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches to be played at the stadium.[49]

In September 2015, after plans for Europa Point were abandoned, the GFA explored other sites including Lathbury Barracks, as UEFA were unwilling at the time to fund improvements to Victoria Stadium while it was government owned.[50] In February 2016 the Government of Gibraltar announced that it expected to be presented for plans at the Lathbury site very soon.[49] However, in 2017 a deal was agreed for the Gibraltar FA to purchase Victoria Stadium with UEFA funding, and re-develop the stadium to meet UEFA standards.[51] The stadium was subsequently approved to host UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying games in March 2020

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

2021[edit]

1 September 2021 (2021-09-01) 2022 World Cup qualifying Latvia  3–1  Gibraltar Riga
20:45
Report
Stadium: Daugava Stadium
Attendance: 1,466
Referee: Pavel Orel (Czechia)
4 September 2021 (2021-09-04) 2022 World Cup qualifying Gibraltar  0–3  Turkey Gibraltar
20:45 Report Stadium: Victoria Stadium
Attendance: 702
Referee: Kristo Tohver (Estonia)
7 September 2021 (2021-09-07) 2022 World Cup qualifying Norway  5–1  Gibraltar Oslo, Norway
20:45
Report
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 9,442
Referee: Nikolas Neokleous (Cyprus)
8 October 2021 (2021-10-08) 2022 World Cup qualifying Gibraltar  0–3  Montenegro Gibraltar
20:45 Report
Stadium: Victoria Stadium
Attendance: 1,351
Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia)
11 October 2021 (2021-10-11) 2022 World Cup qualifying Netherlands  6–0  Gibraltar Rotterdam
20:45
Report Stadium: Stadion Feijenoord
Attendance: 31,583
Referee: Vitali Meshkov (Russia)
13 November 2021 (2021-11-13) 2022 World Cup qualifying Turkey  6–0  Gibraltar Istanbul
18:00
Report Stadium: Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium
Attendance: 8,895
Referee: Serhiy Boyko (Ukraine)
16 November 2021 (2021-11-16) 2022 World Cup qualifying Gibraltar  1–3  Latvia Gibraltar
20:45
Report Stadium: Victoria Stadium
Attendance: 1,130
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)

2022[edit]

23 March 2022 (2022-03-23) Friendly Gibraltar  0–0  Grenada Gibraltar
18:00 Report Stadium: Victoria Stadium
Referee: Paul McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland)
26 March 2022 (2022-03-26) Friendly Gibraltar  0–0  Faroe Islands Gibraltar
Report Stadium: Victoria Stadium
Referee: David Coote (England)
2 June 2022 (2022-06-02) 2022–23 Nations League Georgia  4–0  Gibraltar Tbilisi, Georgia
18:00 (20:00 UTC+4) Report Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena
Attendance: 43,412
Referee: Morten Krogh (Denmark)
5 June 2022 (2022-06-05) 2022–23 Nations League Gibraltar  0–2  North Macedonia Gibraltar
18:00 Report
Stadium: Victoria Stadium
Attendance: 703
Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg)
9 June 2022 (2022-06-09) 2022–23 Nations League Gibraltar  1–1  Bulgaria Gibraltar
20:45
Report
Stadium: Victoria Stadium
Attendance: 1,427
Referee: Petri Viljanen (Finland)
12 June 2022 (2022-06-12) 2022–23 Nations League North Macedonia  4–0  Gibraltar Skopje, North Macedonia
18:00
Report Stadium: Toše Proeski Arena
Attendance: 4,750
Referee: Dumitri Muntean (Moldova)
23 September 2022 (2022-09-23) 2022–23 Nations League Bulgaria  v  Gibraltar Razgrad, Bulgaria
20:45 (21:45 UTC+3) Report Stadium: Huvepharma Arena
26 September 2022 (2022-09-26) 2022–23 Nations League Gibraltar  v  Georgia Gibraltar
20:45 Report Stadium: Victoria Stadium

Personnel[edit]

Allen Bula, Gibraltar's head coach between 2010 and 2015

Current technical staff[edit]

As of 23 June 2019[52][53]

Position Name
Head coach Uruguay Julio César Ribas
Assistant coach Spain Jose Carlos Gil Prieto
Goalkeeper coach Gibraltar Christian Wink
Team Manager Gibraltar Gary Robba
Team doctor 1 Gibraltar Dr Keith Gracia
Team doctor 2 Gibraltar Issac Rodriguez
Head Physiotherapist
Fitness coach
Gibraltar Iain Latin
Team physiotherapist Gibraltar Andrew Rodriguez

Coaching history[edit]

Up to date as of 12 June 2022
Manager Nation Gibraltar career Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Win %
Allen Bula Gibraltar 2013–2015 9 1 2 6 3 28 011.11
David Wilson (interim) Scotland 2015 3 0 0 3 1 17 000.00
Jeff Wood England 2015–2018 17 0 1 16 4 79 000.00
Desi Curry (interim) Northern Ireland 2018 1 1 0 0 1 0 100.00
Julio César Ribas Uruguay 2018– 40 4 6 30 16 114 010.00

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up to the squad for the following UEFA Nations League games:[54]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Bradley Banda (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 24) 4 0 Gibraltar Europa
13 1GK Bradley Avellano (2002-11-01) 1 November 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Gibraltar Lynx
23 1GK Christian Lopez (2001-02-10) 10 February 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Gibraltar Europa

14 2DF Roy Chipolina (Captain) (1983-01-20) 20 January 1983 (age 39) 60 2 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
3 2DF Joseph Chipolina (1987-12-14) 14 December 1987 (age 34) 48 2 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
4 2DF Jack Sergeant (1995-02-27) 27 February 1995 (age 27) 45 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
12 2DF Jayce Olivero (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 23) 42 0 Gibraltar Europa
6 2DF Scott Wiseman (1985-10-09) 9 October 1985 (age 36) 34 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
5 2DF Louie Annesley (2000-05-03) 3 May 2000 (age 22) 31 0 England Blackburn Rovers
16 2DF Aymen Mouelhi (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 35) 26 0 Gibraltar St Joseph's
20 2DF Ethan Britto (2000-11-30) 30 November 2000 (age 21) 22 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
2 2DF Ethan Jolley (1997-03-29) 29 March 1997 (age 25) 17 0 Gibraltar Europa
15 2DF Bernardo Lopes (1993-07-30) 30 July 1993 (age 28) 6 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps

10 3MF Liam Walker (1988-04-13) 13 April 1988 (age 34) 63 4 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
18 3MF Anthony Hernandez (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 27) 28 1 Gibraltar Europa
22 3MF Graeme Torrilla (1997-09-03) 3 September 1997 (age 24) 20 1 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
17 3MF Kian Ronan (2001-03-09) 9 March 2001 (age 21) 19 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
19 3MF Julian Valarino (2000-06-23) 23 June 2000 (age 22) 18 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
8 3MF Mohamed Badr (1989-11-25) 25 November 1989 (age 32) 14 0 Gibraltar Europa
21 3MF Nicholas Pozo (2005-01-19) 19 January 2005 (age 17) 1 0 Spain Balón de Cádiz

7 4FW Lee Casciaro (1981-09-29) 29 September 1981 (age 40) 49 3 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps
9 4FW Reece Styche (1989-05-03) 3 May 1989 (age 33) 27 3 England Stourbridge
11 4FW Kelvin Morgan (1997-11-14) 14 November 1997 (age 24) 1 0 Gibraltar Bruno's Magpies

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the past twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Dayle Coleing (1996-10-23) 23 October 1996 (age 25) 18 0 Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps v.  Bulgaria, 9 June 2022
GK Harry Victor (2004-01-29) 29 January 2004 (age 18) 0 0 Gibraltar St Joseph's v.  Georgia, 2 June 2022PRE
GK Jamie Robba (1991-10-26) 26 October 1991 (age 30) 8 0 Gibraltar St Joseph's v.  Faroe Islands, 26 March 2022
GK Kyle Goldwin (1985-04-24) 24 April 1985 (age 37) 21 0 Retired v.  Latvia, 16 November 2021

DF Ethan Santos (1998-12-22) 22 December 1998 (age 23) 4 0 Gibraltar Mons Calpe v.  Bulgaria, 9 June 2022
DF Jamie Bosio (1991-03-27) 27 March 1991 (age 31) 8 0 Free agent v.  Georgia, 2 June 2022PRE
DF Lee Coombes (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 26) 0 0 Gibraltar Bruno's Magpies v.  Georgia, 2 June 2022PRE
DF Stefan Thorne (2003-03-28) 28 March 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Gibraltar College 1975 v.  Georgia, 2 June 2022PRE
DF Julian Britto (2004-06-28) 28 June 2004 (age 17) 0 0 Gibraltar College 1975 v.  Grenada, 23 March 2022
DF Ethan Llambias (2000-11-23) 23 November 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Gibraltar Glacis United v.  Grenada, 23 March 2022
DF Erin Barnett (1996-09-02) 2 September 1996 (age 25) 26 0 Gibraltar St Joseph's v.  Latvia, 16 November 2021

MF Alain Pons (1995-09-16) 16 September 1995 (age 26) 26 0 Gibraltar St Joseph's v.  Bulgaria, 9 June 2022
MF Scott Ballantine (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 26) 0 0 Gibraltar Manchester 62 v.  Bulgaria, 9 June 2022
MF Bilal Douah (2003-07-25) 25 July 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Gibraltar Mons Calpe v.  Georgia, 2 June 2022PRE
MF Omar Salah (2003-10-02) 2 October 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Gibraltar Lynx v.  Georgia, 2 June 2022PRE
MF Evan De Haro (2002-09-28) 28 September 2002 (age 19) 0 0 England Lancaster City v.  Grenada, 23 March 2022
MF Jaron Vinet (1997-12-12) 12 December 1997 (age 24) 0 0 Gibraltar Europa v.  Latvia, 16 November 2021
MF Richard Felipes (2003-08-26) 26 August 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Gibraltar Lions Gibraltar v.  Norway, 7 September 2021

FW Jamie Coombes (1996-05-27) 27 May 1996 (age 26) 25 0 Gibraltar Bruno's Magpies v.  Bulgaria, 9 June 2022
FW Tjay De Barr (2000-03-13) 13 March 2000 (age 22) 28 3 England Wycombe Wanderers v.  Georgia, 2 June 2022PRE
FW Michael Yome (1994-08-29) 29 August 1994 (age 27) 9 0 Free agent v.  Georgia, 2 June 2022PRE
FW Adam Gracia (2001-05-28) 28 May 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Gibraltar College 1975 v.  Georgia, 2 June 2022PRE
FW Ellis Wilson (2003-09-11) 11 September 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Gibraltar Manchester 62 v.  Georgia, 2 June 2022PRE
FW Jaiden Bartolo (2006-02-10) 10 February 2006 (age 16) 0 0 Gibraltar Manchester 62 v.  Faroe Islands, 26 March 2022

INJ Withdrew from the squad due to an injury
PRE Preliminary squad
RET Retired from the national team
WD Withdrew for other reasons

Player records[edit]

As of 12 June 2022
Players in bold are still active with Gibraltar.

Most appearances[edit]

Liam Walker is Gibraltar's top goalscorer and their most capped player.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Liam Walker 63 4 2013–present
2 Roy Chipolina 60 2 2013–present
3 Lee Casciaro 49 3 2014–present
4 Joseph Chipolina 48 2 2013–present
5 Jack Sergeant 45 0 2013–present
6 Jayce Olivero 42 0 2016–present
7 Scott Wiseman 34 0 2013–present
8 Louie Annesley 31 0 2018–present
9 Anthony Bardon 29 0 2014–2019
10 Tjay De Barr 28 3 2018–present
Anthony Hernandez 28 1 2014–present

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Liam Walker 4 63 0.063 2013–present
2 Reece Styche 3 27 0.111 2014–present
Tjay De Barr 3 28 0.107 2018–present
Lee Casciaro 3 49 0.061 2014–present
5 Jake Gosling 2 12 0.167 2014–2018
Joseph Chipolina 2 48 0.042 2013–present
Roy Chipolina 2 60 0.033 2013–present

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to Brazil 2014 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
Russia 2018 Did not qualify 10 0 0 10 3 47
Qatar 2022 10 0 0 10 4 43
United StatesCanadaMexico 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 20 7 90

UEFA European Championship[edit]

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualification record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
19602012 Not a UEFA member Not a UEFA member
France 2016 Did not qualify 10 0 0 10 2 56
Europe 2020 8 0 0 8 3 31
Germany 2024 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/16 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 18 5 87

UEFA Nations League[edit]

UEFA Nations League record
Season Division Group Round Pos RK Pld W D L GF GA P/R
2018–19 D 4 Group stage 3rd 49th 6 2 0 4 5 15 Steady
2020–21 D 2 1st 49th 4 2 2 0 3 1 Rise
2022–23 C 4 To be determined
Total Best: Group stage 2/2 49th 10 4 2 4 8 16

Island Games[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
19891991 Did not enter
Isle of Wight 1993 7th Place Match 8 4 0 0 4 1 9
Gibraltar 1995 Runners-up 2 5 4 0 1 5 3
Jersey 1997 5th Place Match 6 5 2 0 3 13 8
Gotland 1999 11th Place Match 11 4 1 0 3 9 11
Isle of Man 2001 5th Place Match 5 4 3 0 1 7 2
Guernsey 2003 5th Place Match 6 5 3 0 2 29 5
Shetland 2005 Did not enter
Rhodes 2007 Champions 1 4 3 1 0 9 2
Åland 2009 9th Place Match 9 4 2 1 1 12 3
Isle of Wight 2011 5th Place Match 5 3 2 0 1 14 7
Bermuda 2013 Did not enter
Jersey 2015[nb 1] 9th Place Match 10 4 1 1 2 3 6
Gotland 2017 Did not enter
Gibraltar 2019 Replaced by 2019 Inter Games Football Tournament
Total 10/15 1 Title 42 21 3 18 102 56
*Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Four Nations[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Wales 2008 Group 4th 3 0 0 3 4 11
Total 1/1 0 Titles 3 0 0 3 4 11

FIFI Wild Cup[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
2006 3rd Place Playoff 3 4 2 1 1 8 4
Total 1/1 0 titles 4 2 1 1 8 4

Head-to-head record[edit]

The following table shows Gibraltar's all-time international record, correct as of 12 June 2022. Only official matches are included.

Opponents Pld W D L GF GA GD W% First Last
 Andorra 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00 2021 2021
 Armenia 2 1 0 1 3 6 −3 050.00 2018 2018
 Belgium 2 0 0 2 0 15 −15 000.00 2016 2017
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 000.00 2017 2017
 Bulgaria 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 000.00 2020 2022
 Croatia 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4 000.00 2015 2015
 Cyprus 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 000.00 2016 2017
 Denmark 2 0 0 2 0 12 −12 000.00 2019 2019
 Estonia 5 0 1 4 1 14 −13 000.00 2014 2019
 Faroe Islands 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 000.00 2014 2022
 Georgia 5 0 0 5 2 17 −15 000.00 2014 2022
 Germany 2 0 0 2 0 11 −11 000.00 2014 2015
 Greece 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 000.00 2016 2017
 Grenada 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00 2022 2022
 Kosovo 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 000.00 2019 2019
 Latvia 4 1 0 3 3 11 −8 025.00 2016 2021
 Liechtenstein 5 2 2 1 4 4 +0 040.00 2016 2020
 Malta 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 050.00 2014 2020
 Montenegro 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6 000.00 2021 2021
 Netherlands 2 0 0 2 0 13 −13 000.00 2021 2021
 North Macedonia 4 0 0 4 0 12 −12 000.00 2018 2022
 Norway 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 000.00 2021 2021
 Poland 2 0 0 2 1 15 −14 000.00 2014 2015
 Portugal 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 000.00 2016 2016
 Republic of Ireland 4 0 0 4 0 14 −14 000.00 2014 2019
 San Marino 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 050.00 2020 2020
 Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 12 −11 000.00 2015 2015
 Slovakia 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00 2013 2013
 Slovenia 1 0 0 1 0 6 −6 000.00 2021 2021
  Switzerland 2 0 0 2 1 10 −9 000.00 2019 2019
 Turkey 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 000.00 2021 2021
Total 70 6 9 55 25 238 −213 008.57 2013 2022

Non-FIFA record[edit]

Opponent Pld W D L GF GA
 Åland 1 0 0 1 1 2
England C 2 1 0 1 3 2
 Faroe Islands 1 1 0 0 3 0
 Frøya 3 3 0 0 17 1
 Greenland 4 2 0 2 7 7
 Guernsey 1 0 1 0 0 0
 Isle of Man 2 2 0 0 3 1
 Isle of Wight 4 2 0 2 6 3
 Jersey 7 1 1 5 8 15
 Madeira 1 0 0 1 0 2
 Menorca 1 1 0 0 2 1
 Monaco 2 1 1 0 6 2
 Northern Cyprus 1 0 0 1 0 2
 Orkney 2 2 0 0 9 1
 Rhodes 2 2 0 0 6 0
 Sark 1 1 0 0 19 0
Scotland Semi-Pro 1 0 0 1 2 4
 Shetland 4 1 0 3 5 6
 Tibet 1 1 0 0 5 0
Wales Semi-Pro 1 0 0 1 2 6
 Ynys Môn 4 1 0 3 3 6

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Development team from 2015 edition onward

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