Maltese Third Division
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|Number of teams||13|
|Level on pyramid||4|
|Promotion to||Maltese Second Division|
|Domestic cup(s)||Maltese FA Trophy|
|Current champions||Attard F.C. |
The Maltese Third Division (also known as the BOV Third Division due to sponsorship reasons) is the lowest league level in Maltese football. There are currently 13 teams participating in the league.
The league was founded in 2000.
Until 2011 the division comprised two sections - Section A with eleven teams and Section B with eleven teams. Both sections play two rounds with the winner in each group getting promoted to the Maltese Second Division. Relegation play-offs between the 2nd and 3rd placed teams of both groups and the 10th place finisher of Second Division determined the third team to be in the Second Division.
Because it is the lowest level in the Maltese Football League, there is no formal relegation from the league. However, the two lowest placed teams have to reapply to take part the following season.
For the 2007-08 season, Mtarfa F.C. replaced Ta' Xbiex after their league application was turned down, mainly due to their poor performances over a number of years. New teams can also apply to join the competition. Season 2009-10 saw Swieqi United F.C. joining, and they were followed by Marsascala F.C. in 2010-11.
For season 2015-16, the matches shall be played at the Charles Abela Memorial Stadium in Mosta, Luxol St. Andrews ground in Pembroke and Sirens F.C. ground in San Pawl il-Baħar.
|Attard F.C.||12th in the Maltese Second Division (R)|
|Dingli Swallows F.C.||8th|
|Għargħur F.C.||13th in the Maltese Second Division (R)|
|Kirkop United F.C.||4th|
|Mdina Knights F.C.||6th|
|Msida Saint-Joseph F.C.||5th|
|Ta' Xbiex F.C.||11th|
|Xgħajra Tornadoes F.C.||3rd|
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