Birkirkara F.C.

Birkirkara Football Club is a football club based in the town of Birkirkara, the largest town on the island of Malta. The club was formed in 1950, following the amalgamation of Birkirkara United and Birkirkara Celtic. Birkirkara currently play in the Maltese Premier League, which it has won on four occasions, most recently in the 2012–13 season.

Birkirkara
Full nameBirkirkara Football Club
Nickname(s)Stripes
Founded1950
GroundTa' Qali National Stadium, Attard, Malta
Capacity17,797
ChairmanFrank Zarb
Head CoachAndré Paus
LeagueMaltese Premier League
2018–19Maltese Premier League, 7th

Birkirkara is one of the founding members of the European Club Association.[1]

Honours

Major

  • Euro Challenge/Lowenbrau Cup
    • Winners (3): 1998, 2003, 2008
  • MFA Super 5 Lottery Tournament
    • Winners (4): 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006

Minor

  • Sons of Malta Cup (for the Second Division)
    • Winners (3): 1967–68, 1971–72, 1978–79
    • Runners-up (1): 1976–77
  • Cassar Cup:
    • Runners-up (1): 1952–53

Players

Current squad

As of 26 August 2019

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 Andrew Hogg
4 DF Jefferson Ferreira
5 DF Enrico Pepe
6 MF Matthew Guillaumier
7 FW Edison
8 MF Maurizio Vella
9 FW Luke Montebello
10 MF Johann Bezzina
11 DF Kurt Zammit
12 GK Amara Sylla
14 DF Gianluca Bugeja
17 FW Michael Mifsud
No. Position Player
18 MF Roderick Briffa
19 GK Nicholas Vella
20 FW Federico Falcone
22 DF Cain Attard
23 MF Terence Agius
24 FW Caio Rocha
27 FW Miguel Alba (Albadonna)
77 FW Isaac N'Tow
85 FW Jorginho
- MF Renatinho
- MF Ryan Fenech
- FW Oscar Carniello

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
21 MF Ryan Scicluna (at Balzan until 30 June 2020)
FW Llywelyn Cremona (at Gudja United until 30 June 2020)
MF Nick Borg (at Santa Lucia FC until 30 June 2020)

European record

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1Q Spartak Trnava 0–1 1–3 1–4
1998–99 UEFA Cup 1Q Shakhtar Donetsk 0–4 1–2 1–6
1999–00 UEFA Cup QR Lyngby BK 0–0 0–7 0–7
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1Q KR Reykjavík 1–2 1–4 2–6
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR Locomotive Tbilisi 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
1R Dynamo Moscow 0–0 0–1 0–1
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR Metalurh Zaporizhya 0–0 0–3 0–3
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Ferencváros 0–5 0–1 0–6
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q FK Partizani 2–1 2–4 4–5
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q APOEL Nicosia 0–2 0–4 0–6
2006–07 UEFA Champions League 1Q B36 Tórshavn 0–3 2–2 2–5
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R NK Maribor 0–3 1–2 1–5
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q Hajduk Split 0–3 0–4 0–7
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1Q Slaven Belupo 0–1 0–0 0–1
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 1Q FC Santa Coloma 4–3 3–01 7–3
2Q MŠK Žilina 1–0 0–3 1–3
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 1Q FK Vllaznia 0–1 1–1 1–2
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q FK Metalurg 2–2 0–0 2–2 (a)
2013–14 UEFA Champions League 2Q Maribor 0–0 0–2 0–2
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Diósgyőr 1–2 1–4 2–6
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Ulisses 0–0 3–1 3–1
2Q West Ham 1–0 0–1 1–1 (3–5 p.)
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Široki Brijeg 2–0 1–1 3–1
2Q Heart of Midlothian 0–0 2–1 2–1
3Q Krasnodar 0–3 1–3 1–6
2018–19 UEFA Europa League PR KÍ Klaksvík 1–1 1–2 2–3

Note 1: match forfeited, result set to 0–3 by UEFA.

Coaches

  • Frankie Tabone (1951–53)
  • Paul Chetcuti (1961–62)
  • Emanuel Borg (1964–65)
  • Salvu Cuschieri (1965–68)
  • Frans Bonnici (1968–69)
  • Emmle Saliba (1969–70)
  • Salvu Cuschieri (1970–73)
  • Tony Buhagiar (1973–74)
  • Carmel Galea (1974–76)
  • Tony Euchar Grech (1976–78)
  • Frankie Zammit (1978–79)
  • Marcel Scicluna (1979–84)
  • Joe Attard (1984–86)
  • Freddie Cardona (1986–87)
  • Joe Cilia (1986–88)
  • Robert Gatt (1988–89)
  • Lolly Aquilina (1989–92)
  • Todor Raykov (1992–93)
  • Freddie Cardona (1993–94)
  • Borislav Giorev (1994–95)
  • Lawrence Borg (1995–96)
  • Alan Sunderland (1996–97)
  • Alfred Cardona (1996–97)
  • Alfred Cardona & Robert Gatt (1997–98)
  • Vlada Pejović (1998–99)
  • Atanas Marinov (1999–00)
  • Alfred Cardona (2000–01)
  • Stephen Azzopardi (1 December 2001 – 1 March 2007)
  • John Buttigieg (1 July 2008 – 30 June 2009)
  • Paul Zammit (1 July 2009 – 30 May 2011)
  • Patrick Curmi (2011)
  • Paul Zammit (20 October 2011 – May 2015)[2]
  • Giovanni Tedesco (July 2015 – 10 December 2015)
  • Dražen Besek (31 December 2015 – 30 November 2016)
  • Nikola Jaros (6 December 2016 – 1 June 2017)
  • Peter Pullicino (1 June 2017 – 6 September 2017)
  • Paul Zammit (6 September 2017 – 26 March 2019)
  • John Buttigieg (18 April 2019 – 7 September 2019)
  • André Paus (10 September 2019 – )[3]

Futsal

Current squad 2018/19

Number Player Pos. Nat.
4 Jason Mifsud Sweeper
5 Ryan Xuereb Winger
6 Alan Galea Winger
8 Gary Inguanez Sweeper
10 Marwan Telisi Winger
11 Ayoub Hamad Ali Winger
22 Rennie Tanti Winger
23 Matthew Gatt Goalkeeper
24 William Barbosa Sweeper
40 Eslam Khalifa Pivot
88 Christian Lia Goalkeeper
99 Glenn Bonello Pivot

References

  1. "Agreement heralds new era in football". uefa.com. 21 January 2008. Archived from the original on 27 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  2. http://www.birkirkarafc.com/TheClubCoaches.php
  3. Busuttil, Antoine (9 September 2019). "ANDRE PAUS IS NEW BIRKIRKARA FC COACH". Maltafootball.com. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
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