Josef Mifsud (born 7 September 1984 in Sliema, Malta) is a professional footballer. He currently plays for the Maltese Premier League side Tarxien Rainbows on loan from Sliema Wanderers, where he plays as a defender. He is also a qualified P.E teacher.
|Date of birth||7 September 1984|
|Place of birth||Sliema, Malta|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|2002–2003||→ Lija Athletic (loan)|
|2013–||→ Tarxien Rainbows (loan)||9||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2013|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 June 2009
Mifsud began his career as a product of the Sliema Wanderers youth team, but following some impressive displays, he got his chance to play for the first team by making his debut during the 2001–02 season, he made two appearances during the season, but failed to score, as Sliema Wanderers finished 3rd in the Maltese Premier League.
During his time with Sliema Wanderers, Mifsud only made three appearances, but failed to score any goals.
In the summer of 2003, Josef Mifsud moved to Msida Saint-Joseph in a bid to play more first team football, he began the 2003–04 season slotting into the Msida Saint-Joseph defence well and made 17 appearances, but failed to score any goals, as Msida Saint-Joseph narrowly avoided relegation finishing 8th in the Maltese Premier League.
Mifsud established himself firmly as a first team regular for the 2004–05 season, making 23 appearances, but again failing to score. His contribution helped Msida Saint-Joseph to another 8th place finish as the club avoided relegation once again.
With the profile of Josef rising, he entered the 2005–06 season hoping to gain a mid table finish with Msida Saint-Joseph, and get them away from the dreaded relegation group, and he managed to do so, as Msida Saint-Joseph finished in the championship group, in 6th position. During the season Josef made 24 appearances, without finding the net.
Mifsud hoped to build on an impressive season with Msida Saint-Joseph, and continued to perform with a string of fine performances for Msida Saint-Joseph, as the club again finished in the championship group, in 6th position, with Mifsud making 27 appearances and again failing to score. Josef's performances didn't go unnoticed and was given his chance to play for the Maltese national team and made his debut in 2007.
Mifsud played for Msida Saint-Joseph for four seasons and in total made 91 appearances, but failed to score any goals.
With Josef being branded as one of the best home grown defenders in the Maltese Premier League, he joined Valletta in the summer of 2007, for the 2007–08 season, Mifsud made 25 appearances and scored two goals, as Valletta won the Maltese Premier League title.
For the 2008–09 season, first-team chances diminished in his second season, mainly down to the signing of Luke Dimech, Mifsud made 13 appearances during the season, but failed to find the net as Valletta missed out on the title to Hibernians.
- 2002/03 Maltese Premier League
- 2007/08 Maltese Premier League
Statistics accurate as of match played 1 August 2013.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Malta||League||Maltese Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2001–02||Sliema Wanderers||Maltese Premier League||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|