Ernest Spiteri-Gonzi

Ernest Spiteri-Gonzi (born 21 October 1955 in Aldershot, England) is a retired football striker.

Ernest Spiteri-Gonzi
Personal information
Full name Ernest Spiteri-Gonzi
Date of birth (1955-10-21) 21 October 1955
Place of birth Aldershot, United Kingdom
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1983 Hibernians 846 (704)
National team
1978–1983 Malta 20 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 October 2009

Club career

During his club career, Spiteri-Gonzi played for Hibernians. He twice became Maltese top goalscorer, in the 1980/81 and 1981/82 seasons.[1] He was also voted Maltese Player of the Year in the 1981/82 season.

International career

Spieri-Gonzi has played for Malta and has earned a total of 20 caps, scoring 3 goals. He has represented his country in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[2] On 18 March 1979 he scored the first Maltese international goal in 17 years, against Turkey.[3]


  1. Malta – List of Topscorers – RSSSF
  2. Ernest Spiteri-GonziFIFA competition record
  3. Malta cut Germany to size – Times of Malta

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