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Maltese Premier League
Season 2009–10
Relegated Dingli Swallows
Matches played 103
Goals scored 328 (3.18 per match)
Top goalscorer Brazil Camilo Da Silva Sanvezzo
(18 goals)
Biggest home win Valletta 6-0 Floriana
Biggest away win Dingli Swallows 0-6 Ħamrun Spartans
Highest scoring Qormi 6-2 Floriana
Tarxien Rainbows 2-6 Valletta
2010–11

The Maltese Premier League 2009–10 is the 95th season of the Maltese Premier League, the top-tier football league in Malta. It began on 21 August 2009 and will end in May 2010. Hibernians are the defending champions.

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Promotion and relegation from 2008–09

Ħamrun Spartans were relegated to the First Division after finishing in last place of the relegation pool. They were joined by Msida Saint-Joseph, who lost a decision match against Tarxien Rainbows on penalties.

Promoted from the First Division were Dingli Swallows as champions and Vittoriosa Stars as runners-up. However, after playing one match in the Premier League, Vittoriosa Stars were relegated to the First Division due to a decision by the Board to Investigate Corrupt Practices. A month later, Marsaxlokk received the same punishment, immediate relegation to the First Division due to their involvement in a bribery scandal. Rather than continue the season with eight clubs, the Maltese FA declared that both the Premier League and First Division would be composed of 10 clubs each. In a meeting on 17 September 2009, it was decided that Msida Saint-Joseph and Ħamrun Spartans would play in the Premier League this season, despite both being relegated last season.

Competition modus

The Premier League consists of two rounds. In the First Round, every team will play each opponent twice, once home and once away, for a total of 18 games. The league will then be split in two pools. Earned points will be halved. Teams that will finish in positions 1–6 compete in the "Championship Pool" and teams finishing in positions 7–10 play in the "Relegation Pool".

First Round

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League table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Valletta 18 12 4 2 45 15 +30 40 Qualification to the Championship pool
2 Birkirkara 18 12 3 3 40 18 +22 39
3 Qormi 18 11 2 5 37 22 +15 35
4 Sliema Wanderers 18 9 2 7 29 21 +8 29
5 Hibernians 18 7 6 5 31 28 +3 27
6 Tarxien Rainbows 18 7 5 6 30 29 +1 26
7 Floriana 18 6 5 7 23 35 −12 23 Qualification to the Relegation pool
8 Ħamrun Spartans 18 6 3 9 24 31 −7 21
9 Msida Saint-Joseph 18 3 2 13 12 34 −22 11
10 Dingli Swallows 18 1 0 17 13 51 −38 3

Source: kicker.de (German)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
Note: Teams ranked 1 through 6 will qualify for the championship pool, teams ranked 7 through 10 play in the relegation pool. Earned points will be halved and taken over to the respective pools.
1The winner of the 2009-10 Maltese Cup competition will qualify for the first qualifying round of UEFA Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results

Home \ Away1 BIR DIN FLO HIB ĦAM MSJ QOR SLI TAR VAL
Birkirkara 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 4–1 2–0 0–1 5–1 1–3
Dingli Swallows 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–4 0–2 1–4 0–6
Floriana 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4
Hibernians 2–2 2–1 2–3 4–2 3–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 2–4
Ħamrun Spartans 0–2 3–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–2 2–3
Msida Saint-Joseph 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–3 1–0 1–1 0–1
Qormi 2–5 4–0 6–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–2 0–2
Sliema Wanderers 0–3 3–1 3–0 2–2 5–0 2–0 1–2 4–2 0–1
Tarxien Rainbows 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–2
Valletta 1–1 4–1 6–0 0–1 4–0 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–2

Source: kicker.de (German)
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Round

Championship Pool

Table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Birkirkara 21 15 3 3 46 20 +26 29 UEFA Champions League 2010-11 First qualifying round
2 Valletta 21 14 4 3 54 20 +34 26 2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Qormi 21 12 2 7 39 25 +14 21
4 Sliema Wanderers 21 11 2 8 34 24 +10 21
5 Hibernians 21 8 6 7 34 32 +2 17
6 Tarxien Rainbows 21 7 5 9 32 39 −7 13

Updated to games played on 13 March 2010
Source: maltafootball.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
Points earned in the first round have been halved.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results

Home \ Away1 BIR HIB QOR SLI TAR VAL
Birkirkara 2–1 2–1
Hibernians 1–0
Qormi 0–2 2–0
Sliema Wanderers 2–1
Tarxien Rainbows 0–2 2–6
Valletta 2–1

Updated to games played on 13 March 2010
Source: maltafootball.com
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation Pool

Table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Ħamrun Spartans 20 8 3 9 32 32 0 17
8 Floriana 20 7 5 8 26 38 −12 15
9 Msida Saint-Joseph 20 4 2 14 16 38 −22 9 Relegation to the Maltese First Division
10 Dingli Swallows  (R) 20 1 0 19 15 60 −45 2

Updated to games played on 14 March 2010
Source: maltafootball.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
Points earned in the first round have been halved.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results

Home \ Away1 DIN FLO ĦAM MSJ
Dingli Swallows 0–6
Floriana 2–1
Ħamrun Spartans 2–1
Msida Saint-Joseph 3–2

Updated to games played on 14 March 2010
Source: maltafootball.com
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

As of 14 March 2010

Rank Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Brazil Camilo Da Silva Sanvezzo Qormi 18
2 Malta Terence Scerri Valletta 15
3 Netherlands Sylvano Comvalius Birkirkara 12
Malta Ryan Darmanin Floriana 12
Brazil Marcelo Pereira Ħamrun Spartans 12
6 Brazil Denni Tarxien Rainbows 11
Malta Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza Sliema Wanderers 11
8 Malta Michael Galea Birkirkara 10
Nigeria Josef Okonkwo Dingli Swallows 10
Brazil Anderson Ribeiro Tarxien Rainbows 10
Goals total 328
Matches total 103
Average per match 3.18

European Competitions

2009-10 UEFA Champions League

Hibernians L - Montenegro Mogren (0–2, 0–4) 0–6 on aggregate

2009-10 UEFA Europa League

Croatia Slaven Belupo - Birkirkara L (1–0, 0–0) 1–0 on aggregate
Valletta W - Iceland Keflavík (3–0, 2–2) 5–2 on aggregate
Republic of Ireland St. Patrick's Athletic - Valletta L (1–1, 1–0) 2–1 on aggregate
Sliema Wanderers L - Israel Maccabi Netanya (0–0, 0–3) 0–3 on aggregate

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