Maltese Second Division

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Maltese Second Division
BOV Maltese Second Division.jpg
Organising bodyMalta Football Association (MFA)
Country Malta
Number of teams13
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toMaltese First Division
Relegation toMaltese Third Division
Domestic cup(s)FA Trophy
Current championsSt. George's FC
(2018–19)
2019–20 Maltese Second Division

The Maltese Second Division (also known as the BOV Second Division due to sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division in Maltese football, behind the Maltese First Division and above the Maltese Third Division.

Structure[edit]

13 clubs formed the league and each play every other club twice. Three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss. At the end of the season, the top two teams are promoted to the First Division, while the bottom two are relegated to the Third Division. The team which places third plays a play-off against the third-last team from the First Division with the winner winning a place in the latter's successive season. The 11th-placed team in this league has to contest a similar play-off against the third-placed team of the Third Division, to determine a place in the following season's Second Division.

Current members[edit]

The following 13 clubs are competing in the Second Division during the 2018–19 season.

Club Finishing position last season Location
Birżebbuġa St. Peter's 7th Birżebbuġa
Fgura United 4th Fgura
Kalkara 8th Kalkara
Luqa St. Andrew's 10th Luqa
Marsaxlokk 6th Marsaxlokk
Melita 13th (First Division) St Julian's
Mellieħa 2nd (Third Division) Mellieħa
Mġarr United 9th Mġarr
Rabat Ajax 14th (First Division) Rabat
Siġġiewi 5th Siġġiewi
St. George's 11th Cospicua
Żabbar St. Patrick 12th (First Division) Żabbar
St. Venera Lightnings 1st (Third Division) Santa Venera

History[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up Relegated
2000–01 Mqabba Balzan Youths Siġġiewi, St. Lucia
2001–02 Msida Saint-Joseph Senglea Athletics St. Venera Lightnings, Melita
2002–03 Tarxien Rainbows San Ġwann Qormi, Luqa St. Andrews
2003–04 St. George's Gozo Żurrieq, Żejtun Corinthians, Xgħajra Tornadoes
2004–05 Tarxien Rainbows St. Andrews St. Venera Lightnings, Rabat Ajax
2005–06 Qormi Vittoriosa Stars Gżira United, Attard, Għargħur
2006–07 Dingli Swallows Mellieħa Żebbuġ Rangers, Gudja, Gozo
2007–08 San Ġwann Rabat Ajax Żurrieq, Sirens
2008–09 Balzan Melita Naxxar, Mgarr, Marsa
2009–10 Lija Athletic St. Andrews St. Venera Lightnings, Għargħur, Gozo
2010–11 Żejtun Corinthians Rabat Senglea Athletic, Gżira United, Mġarr United
2011–12 Gżira United Gudja United Attard, Senglea Athletic, Luqa St. Andrews
2012–13 Żebbuġ Rangers Msida Saint-Joseph Mġarr United, SantaSt. Venera Lightnings
2013–14 Mqabba Pembroke Athleta Marsaskala, Kirkop United, Mdina Knights
2014–15 San Gwann Hamrun Spartans Dingli Swallows, Ghaxaq F.C., Xghajra Tornadoes F.C.
2015–16 Marsa Sirens Żurrieq, Msida Saint-Joseph, Kirkop United
2016–17 Żejtun Corinthians Qrendi Għaxaq, Mellieħa
2017–18 Gudja United St. Lucia Attard, Għargħur

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