Another successful season for FC Británico de Madrid and this time it was the club´s second team which nearly landed the glory. This was their third season in the Bunwer League and to date the most successful. During the season they managed to occupy every position in the league except first and finally finished runners up. What a shame they lost their first three games in September.
The revival was initially sparked off by Dave Hughes with his customary bagful of goals and by Christmas they had managed to climb into a pack of teams chasing the then unbeaten leaders Banco de España. As the leaders faltered FC Británico de Madrid underlined their credentials by hammering the Banco 5-1 to establish themselves as serious title challengers. Alas a couple of losses just after Easter halted the charge but in the run- in the team management were intent on finishing as high as possible and second position was well deserved.
The club´s first team finished mid table, a slight slip from the top 5 where they have been in the last few years. Amazingly from the turn of the year the team conceded goals in the last minutes of a number of games, the stats showing 6 last minute draws or defeats. In the cup they again lost by one goal to the League winners Faustos.
2007-08 saw the emergence of a third FC Británico de Madrid team which played in a League Cup Competition. After qualifying from a section of 6 teams, they were eliminated in the quarter finals on penalties, that good old English disease. Neil Moran was thus denied a trophy in his first season in management.
The club played many other games, friendlies, in club tournaments and matches versus visiting teams. The highlight was against the Bank of Scotland in May and the club won both games against them. There was also the club´s company 5 a side tournament won for the second time by Don´s Deli.
Perhaps with so much football during the season the Annual Mundialito proved just too much and the club lost all three matches despite a couple of close matches with Uruguay and Ivory Coast. The heavy defeat in the last game to Senegal probably suggested it was just one game too many in a long, tiring and successful season. However enjoyment and being fit are also part of the game just ask Gary Weir and Dave Pugh who played for all three teams this season and must have played over 100 games between them.
FC Británico de Madrid continues to move forward with all weather training facilities, permanent website and current sponsor NEXUS. It is hoped that this will continue and there is a real possibility that the third team will become reality and a special Veterans team will have more competitive matches.
Santillana League Player of the Year: Jack McKay and John Mckeon
Bunwer League Player of the Year: Mente
Third Team Player of the Year: Kevin Smale
Santillana League Most Sporting Player: Jack McKay and John Mckeon
Bunwer League Most Sporting Player: Omar Majid
Santillana League Top Goalscorer:
Bunwer League Top Goalscorer: David Hughes