The Club

We are Montego Bay United.

Montego Bay United Football Club (MBUFC) is the leading football club in Jamaica’s western region for top tier professional football. Nestled in the hills of Montego, St James, MBUFC is a hub for athletic achievement and youth development. We’re committed to providing our athletes with transformational exposure using football to empower and propel them into a world of opportunities. Through continuous training, participation in competitions and a commitment to community engagement, the Club’s well-rounded athletic programme provides youth and professional players with access to sport, academic and social advancement. We believe football has the power to be a force for good in society and we always aim to deliver exceptional experiences that improve the lives of our players and our fans.


Spanning over four decades of football, Montego Bay United Football Club (MBUFC) has a rich history of championship football and athlete development. It was born out of the vision of original founder and President, Dennis Barton, who started the club as Beacon in 1972 in the inner-city communities of Paradise Rowe/North Gully. A few years later it was renamed Seba United and became the first rural based team to win the National Premier League in 1987; a feat we repeated in 1997 and were runners up in four other football seasons. We were the first team to win the Inaugural Jamaica National Building Society Federation cup in 1992, and again in 1995 and were many times Parish champions. In 1998, the Club’s very own Theodore Whitmore scored twice in the World Cup in France securing victory against Japan.

The Club changed hands in 2011 when the franchise was acquired by Orville Powell who rebranded the club as Montego Bay United and moved home games from Jarrett Park to Wespow Park. The team were the Jamaica Premier League champions again in 2014 and 2016, and after a good 13-year stint, it was time to bring new energy into the club and Powell handed over the reins.

As of late 2023, the owners of MBUFC are Yoni Epstein, CD, and Dr. Germaine Spencer. Together, they have brought new sponsors and partners onboard and made substantial investments in training, infrastructure, talent, marketing and technology. With a vision to making MBUFC the number one sporting organization in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean, the historic significance of the Club’s and by extension, Montego Bay’s contribution to local and National football will continue to remain a source of pride.

Yoni Epstein, CD
Dr. Germaine Spencer
Deputy Chairman