Balzan F.C.

Balzan Football Club is a Maltese football club from the village of Balzan, which currently plays in the Maltese Premier League. The Club was founded in 1937 and has played top-level football since 2010.

Balzan
Full nameBalzan Football Club
Founded1937 (1937), as Balzan Youths
GroundSt Aloysius' College (Malta)
ChairmanAnton Tagliaferro
Head CoachJacques Scerri
LeagueMaltese Premier League
2018–19Maltese Premier League, 6th
WebsiteClub website

The club has been one of the top teams in Malta for the last 5 seasons and because of this qualified for the Europa League for the last 5 seasons in a row. Balzan finished runners up in the Malta Premier League in seasons 16/17 and 17/18 and were finalists in the 15/16 FA Trophy Final, which they lost on penalties 5-4 to Sliema, after the game finished 0-0 after extra time. In May 2019 the Club finally won its first major honour, conquering the Maltese FA Trophy[1] after a classic final versus Valletta which finished 4-4 after extra time, but which Balzan won 5-4 on penalties.

Players

Current First Team

As of 24 January, 2019[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Sean Mintoff
3 DF Augustine Loof
4 MF Zak Grech
5 DF Aleksandar Kosorić
6 MF Dale Camilleri
7 FW Lydon Micallef
8 MF Nenad Šljivić
10 FW Steve Pisani
11 DF Steve Bezzina
12 GK Christian Camilleri
15 DF Michael Johnson
16 MF Paul Fenech
No. Position Player
17 FW Alfred Effiong
18 MF Uroš Ljubomirac
20 DF Ivan Božović
23 MF Stefan Dimić
30 MF Ricardo Correa
44 MF Arthur Machado
50 FW Andrija Majdevac
55 DF Samir Palmier Arab
83 GK Kristijan Naumovski

Club officials and coaching staff

Club officials

  • Honorary Presidents: George Borg, Dr. John Zammit Montebello MD
  • President : Anton Tagliaferro
  • Vice President: Sandro Azzopardi
  • Secretary: Joseph Agius
  • Sporting director: Vladimir Simović
  • Treasurer: Peter Cipriott
  • Club Doctor: Dr. John Zammit Montebello MD
  • Executive Committee Members:
    • Alex Bezzina
    • Clifford Cipriott
    • Louis Ebejer
    • Paul Meilak
    • Diane Cassar
    • Mario Nappa
    • Robert Tagliaferro
    • Frank Vella Bardon
    • Anton Vidal
    • Alex Attard
    • Eric Galea

Coaching staff

  • Head Coach: Jacques Scerri
  • Assistant Coach: Andrea Pisanu
  • Nursery Head Coach: Ludvic Bartolo
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Edward Bartolo
  • Kit Manager: Matthew Tabone
  • Team Manager: Peter Cipriott
  • Assistant Kit Manager: John Borg

Club facilities

The Club's Administration Building ‘Solerville’ is located at Main Street, Balzan. A bar and garden restaurant on the ground floor are open to the public. The Club’s modern training facilities, located at Robert Mifsud Bonnici Street, Lija, include a clubhouse and a full size pitch with synthetic turf. The clubhouse includes a conference room, a bar and a gymnasium and was officially opened on 13 March 2011. From September 2015, Balzan F.C. teams also commenced training at St Aloysius' College Ground, after this ground underwent a major upgrade.








European record

Matches

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Željezničar 0–2 0–1 0–3
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Neftçi PFC Baki 0–2 2–1 2–3
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Videoton 3−3 0−2 3−5
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q Keşla FK 4−1 1−2 5−3
2Q ŠK Slovan Bratislava 2–1 1−3 3−4
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 1Q NK Domžale 3–4 0–1 3–5
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round

Honours

Placements

Managerial history

Manager Period
Paul Barbara1989–90
Jimmy Briffa1990–93
Alberto Cristiano1993–94
Ronnie Cocks1994–95
France Scicluna1995–97
Joe Attard1997–98
Stephen Azzopardi1998–02
Fatos Daja2002–03
Jimmy Briffa2003–05
Mario Monreal2005–06
Charles Borg Sant2006–07
Alfred Attard2007–08
Ivan Zammit2008–13
David Carabott2009–10
Riccardo Tumiatti2013
Jesmond Zerafa2013–14
Oliver Spiteri2014–17
Marko Mićović2017-19
Jacques Scerri2019-


References

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