Gibraltar national football team results

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As the team's home ground, Victoria Stadium (top), does not meet UEFA's standards for competitive internationals, Gibraltar are playing competitive home matches at Estádio Algarve (bottom) which is in Portugal.

The Gibraltar national football team represents the Gibraltar in association football and is controlled by the Gibraltar Football Association (GFA), the governing body of the sport there. It competes as a member of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), which encompasses the countries of Europe. Organised football has been played in the British Overseas Territory since the 19th century. Gibraltar first applied for UEFA membership in 1999 but was rejected because of intense opposition from Spain. In October 2012, Gibraltar reapplied for full membership and it was granted in March 2013.[1][2]

Gibraltar's first announced matches were two friendlies scheduled for 5 March and 26 May 2014 as a home-and-away series against Estonia.[3] Although it was not their first announced match, Gibraltar later scheduled a match against Slovakia for 19 November 2013 which became their official debut.[4][5] They entered their first major international competition in 2014: the qualifying rounds for UEFA Euro 2016.[6] On 13 May 2016 Gibraltar was accepted as a member of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA);[7] this was after their original application in 2014 was denied;[8] as a result Gibraltar are allowed to participate in the qualification process for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[9][10]

The team has yet to win their first competitive match. The team's largest, and only victory came on 4 June 2014 when they defeated Malta by one goal to nil in a friendly.[11] Their worst loss is an 8–1 against Poland in 2015. Gibraltar have also been defeated by seven goals to nil three times: against Poland in 2014; the Republic of Ireland in 2014; and Germany in 2015. Joseph Chipolina holds the appearance record for Gibraltar, having been capped 23 times during his international career.[12] The goalscoring record is jointly held by Lee Casciaro and Jake Gosling, who have scored two times in 14 and 11 matches respectively.[13]

The team's home ground, Victoria Stadium, does not meet UEFA's standards for competitive internationals, although it can be used for international friendlies. Gibraltar's first full international was played at the Estádio Algarve in Faro/Loulé, Portugal as a test for its future temporary use, since 2014 it has been used as the team's home ground in competitive matches.[14] These are the official results of the national football team after being accepted into UEFA. Unofficial internationals played by the team before obtaining UEFA membership are not included.[15][16]

International matches[edit]

The coloured backgrounds denote the result of the match:
     – indicates Gibraltar won the match
     – indicates Gibraltar's opposition won the match
     – indicates the match ended in a draw
The letters next to the location indicate where the match was played:
(H) – indicates the match was a home game
(A) – indicates the match was an away game

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

All-time record[edit]

Gibraltar playing against the Faroe Islands in 2014; during this match Gibraltar scored and conceded their first goals of international football.
Joseph Chipolina holds the record for most caps having played in all 25 matches.

Gibraltar's first team has competed in two qualifying tournaments and a number of friendlies, and their record against each team faced in these competitions is listed below. Since their first official match against Slovakia in November 2013 Gibraltar have faced a total of sixteen teams,[15] they met their most recent different opponent, Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the first time in March 2017.[16]

Opponents P W D L GF GA GD Win % First Last
 Belgium 1 0 0 1 0 6 −6 000.00 2016 2016
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 000.00 2017 2017
 Croatia 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4 000.00 2015 2015
 Cyprus 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 000.00 2016 2017
 Estonia 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 000.00 2014 2016
 Faroe Islands 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 000.00 2014 2014
 Georgia 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 000.00 2014 2015
 Germany 2 0 0 2 0 11 −11 000.00 2014 2015
 Greece 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 000.00 2016 2016
 Latvia 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 000.00 2016 2016
 Liechtenstein 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00 2016 2016
 Malta 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00 2014 2014
 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 2 0 0 2 0 11 −11 000.00 2014 2015
 Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 12 −11 000.00 2015 2015
 Slovakia 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00 2013 2013
Total 25 1 3 21 8 101 −93 004.00 2013 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Oct 02 - GFA Ready for a Busy Season". yourgibraltartv.com. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Bailey, Graeme (30 October 2013). "Slovakia to be Gibraltar's first opponents". Sky Sports. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Challies, Josh (20 November 2016). "Gibraltar 0-0 Slovakia – extended match report". footballgibraltar.wordpress.com. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
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  18. ^ "Gibraltar 1-4 Faroe Islands". footballgibraltar.wordpress.com. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Head to head: Gibraltar vs. Estonia". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
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  22. ^ "Gibraltar 0 3 Georgia". BBC Online. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
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  25. ^ "Croatia 4-0 Gibraltar". UEFA. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
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  27. ^ "Gibraltar 0 4 R. of Ireland". BBC Online. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
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  29. ^ "Georgia 4 Gibraltar 0". Sky Sports. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  30. ^ McGowan, Stephen (11 October 2015). "Gibraltar 0-6 Scotland: Steven Fletcher scores hat-trick as Gordon Strachan's side end failed bid to reach Euro 2016 finals on a high". Mail Online. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  31. ^ "Gibraltar 0-0 Liechtenstein". Gibraltar Football Association. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  32. ^ Todd, Oliver (30 March 2016). "Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro returns home to watch Gibraltar 5-0 defeat by Latvia". Mail Online. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  33. ^ Griffee, Will (1 September 2016). "Portugal 5-0 Gibraltar: European champions hammer minnows as Nani scores brace". Mail Online. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  34. ^ Ignacio, Stephen (6 September 2016). "Gibraltar shrugs off 4-1 defeat to make football history". Gibraltar Chronicle. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
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  38. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 Gibraltar 0". Sky Sports. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  39. ^ Ignacio, Stephen (9 June 2017). "Gibraltar’s valiant attempt at getting its first points ends in last minute defeat". Gibraltar Chronicle. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 

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