But for many Gibraltarians, Europa represent all that has gone wrong since the British overseas territory was admitted to UEFA after a long-running membership battle in May 2013.
Joining UEFA took 16 years of lobbying. Since joining, Beiso describes UEFA as fantastically helpful and the European body has pledged to fund a 5,000-seat stadium at a former barracks at Lathbury.
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So is Walker, who says: “It’s well away from being a pro league, but you can’t change it all from one day to another. It has to be gradual.”
UEFA does distribute money to other Gibraltarian clubs as part of its solidarity payments scheme, but payments of around €20,000 per club are paltry compared with the riches enjoyed by Lincoln.
Lions Gibraltar Formed in 1966 to celebrate England’s World Cup triumph, the club have a strong youth set-up on the Rock and still have three Lions on their logo.
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The likes of striker Lee Casciaro, a border guard who rejected a professional contract with Dagenham & Redbridge citing lack of job security, and Roy Chipolina have been with Lincoln since they were children. When Liam Walker returned home from playing professionally in Israel, there was only one club he was likely to join.
Allen Bula was coach for the Germany game but the combustible Gibraltarian parted company with the GFA after six years in 2015 due to injudicious remarks to the media. His replacement is the affable Jeff Wood, a former professional with Charlton Athletic, who took over at a difficult time.
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“It’s easy to say the league’s not competitive but what makes a league competitive? You need security and loyalty for your players.”
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With Gibraltar’s UEFA coefficient rising due to Lincoln’s European success, there is the prospect of another Europa League place in 2017-18, but such is the impact of this money that it could simply extend the hegemony from two clubs to three.
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Britannia XI The original club dated back to 1907 but folded before being revived in 2009.
Gibraltar First Division Clubs Angels A new club formed in the flush of UEFA membership in 2014, they won promotion at the first attempt and are struggling in their inaugural top-flight season.
The Gibraltar Branch is fully registered with and recognised by the Manchester United Football Club.
With UEFA money such a tantalising prize, clubs such as Lions are eschewing the old sporting club model on which Lincoln still operates and turning into limited companies backed by investors, who can speculate for success.
Lincoln’s club policy is that seven Gibraltarians must start every game and at least six must be on the field at the end. Of that 32-man squad, 25 are Gibraltarian including most of the national team.
“It’s got better as the games went on and Germany was a turning point,” says Scott Wiseman, who plays in England for Scunthorpe United and is eligible as his mother was born on the Rock.
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“We were champions for many years when there was no money. What are we going to do? Throw it all away and take a step back and give away our prize money?” says president Derek Alman.
The prospect of revenue sharing has been mooted linked to a wider package of reforms including youth development, but Lincoln are not keen.
St Josephs Named after a residential estate in the south of the territory, where the club is still based.
Manchester 62 Originally known as Manchester United, the club changed its name after Gibraltar was accepted by UEFA to reflect the year of its foundation. Have a strong youth set-up.
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Locally, rumours abound of top Gibraltarian players – who all have full-time jobs – earning £1,000 a month. Alman will not be drawn on wages, but says the seven overseas players at Lincoln, from Argentina and Spain, are all full-time.
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I feature only five teams, so including Gibraltar and Kosovo, who are also pressing for recognition, would not be difficult, although Beiso has no guarantees.
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