Montego Bay United F.C.

Montego Bay United Football Club is a Jamaican football club based in Montego Bay.

Montego Bay United
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Full nameMontego Bay United Football Club
Nickname(s)Seba
Founded1972 (as Beacon)
GroundWespoW Park
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Capacity7,000
PresidentOrville Powell
ManagerMohamed Yusuf
LeagueTBD
2018–19National Premier League, Regular season: 11th (relegated)
Playoffs: Did not qualify
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Founded as Beacon in 1972, the club were renamed Seba United after a few years and has won the Jamaica National Premier League in 1987 and 1997, the most famous one was in the 1996/97 season when they were docked twenty points but still found a way to the lift the title.[1] The club used to play their home games at Jarrett Park, which can hold a capacity of up to 4,000, and is located in Montego Bay.

Seba were relegated from the Premier League after the 2007/08 season for the first time in their storied history and played in the Western Confederation Super League, before returning to Jamaica's top level for the 2011/12 season after winning the promotion play-offs.[2] Successful Peruvian coach Danilo Barriga however left the club just a few weeks before the end of the season.[3]

In July 2011, the franchise was acquired by Orville Powell [4] and renamed and rebranded as Montego Bay United,[5][6] despite earlier claims by former chairman Bruce Gaynor it would not ever happen.[7] They now play their home games at Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay.

In 2013 they moved to the WespoW Park stadium in the Tucker area of Montego Bay. They are the current premier league champions, having won the 2015–2016 season.

In July 2016 Montego Bay assigned Serbian coach Slaviša Božičić as their new manager.

In August 2019 Somali coach Mohamed Yusuf was appointed as the manager.

AchievementsEdit

1987, 1997, 2014, 2016
1973, 1975, 1976, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999
2009, 2011
Runner-up (1): 1997
Third Place (1) : 2015

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jamaica 1996/97 – RSSSF
  2. ^ Highgate, Seba join Premier League – Jamaica Gleaner
  3. ^ Seba should set a solid foundation Archived 2011-09-15 at the Wayback Machine – Jamaica Star
  4. ^ Western trio eye bright 2012 – Jamaica Gleaner
  5. ^ Walker, Howard (17 July 2011). "Out with Seba, in with MoBay Utd". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 20 August 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  6. ^ Reid, Paul (18 August 2011). "Farewell Seba, welcome MBUFC". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  7. ^ Seba forever! Name change aborted – Jamaica Gleaner

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