2013–14 Maltese Premier League

The 2013–14 Maltese Premier League was the 99th season of the Maltese Premier League, the top-tier football league in Malta. It began on 16 August 2013 and ended on 26 April 2014. Birkirkara are the defending champions, having won their 4th title the previous season.

Maltese Premier League
Season2013–14
ChampionsValletta
Champions LeagueValletta
Europa LeagueBirkirkara
Hibernians
Matches played54
Goals scored159 (2.94 per match)
Top goalscorerJhonnattann
Stanley Ohawuchi
Edison
(21 goals)

The Premier League consisted of two rounds. In the First Round, every team played each opponent twice, once "home" and once "away" (in actuality, the designation of home and away were purely arbitrary as most of the clubs did not have their own grounds), for a total of 22 games. The league then split into two pools. Earned points are subsequently halved. Teams that finished in the positions 1–6 competed in the "Championship Pool" and teams that finished in positions 7–12 played in the "Relegation Pool".

TeamsEdit

Relegation and promotionEdit

Ħamrun Spartans and Melita were relegated finishing 11th and 12th, respectively, in the previous season.

Promoted were, Naxxar Lions and Vittoriosa Stars finishing 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the First Division the previous season.

LocationsEdit

First roundEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Birkirkara 22 18 2 2 51 19 +32 56 Qualification for Championship pool
2 Valletta 22 17 2 3 51 13 +38 53
3 Hibernians 22 15 2 5 57 27 +30 47
4 Sliema Wanderers 22 12 7 3 43 24 +19 43
5 Mosta 22 12 2 8 44 35 +9 38
6 Balzan 22 8 4 10 24 31 −7 28
7 Naxxar Lions 22 8 3 11 27 39 −12 27 Qualification for Relegation pool
8 Floriana[a] 22 8 4 10 30 36 −6 22
9 Vittoriosa Stars 22 5 3 14 24 47 −23 18
10 Qormi 22 4 4 14 28 45 −17 16
11 Tarxien Rainbows 22 4 4 14 26 45 −19 16
12 Rabat Ajax 22 1 3 18 17 61 −44 6
Source: [1] FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Floriana deducted 6 points.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAL BIR FLO HIB MOS NXX QOR RAB SLI TAR VAL VIT
Balzan 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–3 0–3 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–1
Birkirkara 2–1 3–0 0–1 2–1 7–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–0
Floriana 1–2 1–3 0–4 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–2 0–1 1–2 0–2 2–1
Hibernians 1–0 1–2 2–2 2–3 4–1 5–3 4–1 2–2 0–1 3–2 5–1
Mosta 0–2 1–3 1–0 0–2 4–0 1–2 4–0 3–2 2–2 0–6 2–0
Naxxar Lions 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 2–4 1–3 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1
Qormi 1–2 1–3 2–2 1–4 2–3 1–2 0–0 1–3 3–0 0–1 1–2
Rabat Ajax 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–4 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–6 1–4 0–1
Sliema Wanderers 3–0 1–3 4–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 4–1 3–3 0–3 2–0
Tarxien Rainbows 3–1 1–3 1–3 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–6 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–3
Valletta 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 6–1 0–0 2–1 2–1
Vittoriosa Stars 2–2 1–4 1–3 2–5 2–5 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–4
Source: Malta Football Association
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second roundEdit

Championship PoolEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification VAL BIR HIB MOS SLI BAL
1 Valletta (C) 32 24 5 3 74 21 +53 51 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round 0–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–0
2 Birkirkara 32 25 3 4 76 25 +51 50 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a] 0–2 0–1 4–0 6–0 1–0
3 Hibernians 32 18 4 10 77 51 +26 35 1–3 1–4 2–2 1–3 4–2
4 Mosta 32 15 6 11 58 57 +1 32 0–5 0–4 2–1 1–1 3–1
5 Sliema Wanderers 32 14 10 8 54 42 +12 31 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a] 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–0 0–1
6 Balzan 32 9 5 18 36 58 −22 18 1–3 1–3 4–4 2–4 0–4
Source: Malta Football Association: [2], [3]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Sliema Wanderers qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League as runners-up of the 2013–14 Maltese FA Trophy, This was because the winners Valletta had qualified for the second qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.

Relegation PoolEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation FLO TAR QOR NXX VIT RAB
7 Floriana 32 14 5 13 50 48 +2 30 0–3 3–2 1–1 1–2 2–1
8 Tarxien Rainbows 32 10 6 16 51 55 −4 28 0–2 4–0 0–1 1–1 7–1
9 Qormi 32 10 4 18 51 62 −11 26 2–1 2–4 5–1 5–1 3–1
10 Naxxar Lions 32 11 6 15 40 55 −15 26 0–2 1–2 0–1 3–3 2–0
11 Vittoriosa Stars (R) 32 9 6 17 41 66 −25 24 Relegation to the First Division 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–3 3–1
12 Rabat Ajax (R) 32 1 4 27 23 91 −68 4 0–5 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–2
Source: Malta Football Association: [4], [5]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated

Top goalscorerEdit

Rank Player Team Goals[1]
1   Jhonnattann Birkirkara 21
  Stanley Ohawuchi Sliema Wanderers
  Edison Hibernians
4   Alfred Effiong Qormi 19
5   Denni Valletta 18
6   Oscar Guerrero Vittoriosa Stars 15
  Marcelo Pereira Vittoriosa Stars
  Obinna Obiefule Hibernians
9   Igor Coronado Floriana 14
  Haruna Shola Shodiya Birkirkara

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Malta: BOV Premier League 2013/14 Scorers". MaltaFootball.com. Retrieved 2 December 2020.

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