Cannons F.C.

Cannons F.C. was a football team from Gibraltar. They played in the Gibraltar Second Division and the Rock Cup.[2]

Cannons
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Full nameCannons Football Club
Founded2008
Dissolved2018[1]
GroundVictoria Stadium, Gibraltar
Capacity2000
ManagerDani Gámez
LeagueGibraltar Second Division
2017–186th

HistoryEdit

Cannons FC was founded in 2008. The club spent the majority of its history as the territory's "whipping boys", often finishing at the bottom of the Gibraltar Second Division. After another disappointing season in 2015–16, only finishing ahead of new team College 1975, the club overhauled its squad, benefiting from the dissolution of rivals Pegasus, Red Imps and FC Britannia by signing numerous players from the folded sides. The turnaround of playing staff paid dividends as the side entered the New Year of the 2016–17 season in third place, eventually finishing a comfortable 4th. The team went on to lead the Second Division at the start of the winter break in the 2017–18 season, however, the expulsion of Angels allowed other teams to overtake them. Following a subsequent loss of form and lack of commitment from players, heavy defeats in the final 2 games led to a 6th place finish, below Leo who had entered the winter break with 0 points. The club folded at the end of the season.

List of seasonsEdit

Season Division League record Rock Cup
P W D L GF GA Pts Pos
2008–09 Second 13 3 0 10 12 63 9 13th Second round
2009–10 Second 13 4 3 6 20 29 15 10th First round
2010–11 Second 22 1 0 21 10 80 3 12th Quarter-final
2011–12 Second 18 2 2 14 16 58 8 10th
2012–13 Second 18 1 2 15 14 73 5 10th First round
2013–14 Second 22 4 5 13 37 64 17 12th Second round
2014–15 Second 26 3 0 23 21 131 9 14th First round
2015–16 Second 22 4 1 17 23 60 13 11th First round
2016–17 Second 16 7 3 6 33 29 24 4th Second round
2017–18 Second 14 6 1 7 30 53 19 6th Quarter-final

Final squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GIB Albert Chichon
2 DF   ESP Daniel Jimenez Falcon (captain)
3 DF   GIB James Danino
4 DF   ESP Guillermo Pérez
5 DF   ESP Isaac Cereto
6 DF   ESP Samuel Fernandez
7 MF   ESP Pau Escobar
8 MF   ESP Adrian Reina
9 FW   ESP Javier Rivas
10 MF   ESP Francisco Diaz
11 MF   ESP Daniel Guerrero
12 DF   ESP Tyrone Ruiz Mota
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 DF   GIB John Guzman
15 FW   ESP José Del Rio
16 DF   ESP Juanjo Ruesca
17 FW   ESP Ismael Ruesca
18 DF   ESP Pedro Rivas
19 DF   ENG Aaron Edwards
20 FW   ESP Samuel Mescua
21 MF   ESP Juan Carlos Pineda
22 DF   GIB Christian Olivares (player-assistant manager)
24 FW   ESP Juan José Fernandez
26 GK   GIB Stefan Mascharenhas

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Second Division 2018-19 Season Preview Football Gibraltar. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Gibraltar Football Association".

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