Maltese Player of the Year

The Maltese Player of the Year Award is an annual award given to the player who is adjudged to have been the best of the year in Maltese football. The award has been presented since the 1954–55 season and the winner is chosen by a vote amongst the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association (MFA).

The first winner of the award was Floriana player Lolly Debattista, and the current holder is Andrei Agius of Hibernians.


Player (X) Name of the player and number of times they had won the award at that point (if more than one)
§ Denotes the club were Premier League champions in the same season
Maltese Player of the Year winners
Year Player Club Notes
1954–55Lolly DebattistaFloriana§
1955–56Tony NichollSliema Wanderers§
1956–57Joe BonniciSliema Wanderers§
1957–58Joe CiliaValletta
1958–59Alfred Vella JamesFloriana
1959–60Louis TheobaldHibernians
1960–61Joe ZammitValletta
1961–62Lolly BorgFloriana§
1962–63Edwin SchembriValletta§
1963–64Joe Cilia (2)Valletta
1965–66Ronnie CocksSliema Wanderers§
1966–67Eddie TheobaldHibernians§
1967–68Alfred DebonoFloriana§
1968–69John PriviteraHibernians§
1969–70Joe CiniSliema Wanderers
1970–71Eddie Theobald (2)Hibernians
1971–72Edward DarmaninSliema Wanderers§
1972–73Freddie DebonoValletta
1973–74Willie VassalloFloriana
1974–75Eddie VellaValletta
1975–76John HollandFloriana
1976–77Raymond XuerebFloriana§
1977–78John Holland (2)Floriana
1978–79Ġużi XuerebHibernians§
1979–80Norman ButtigiegHibernians
1980–81Leli FabriSliema Wanderers
1981–82Ernest Spiteri GonziHibernians§
1982–83Carmel BusuttilRabat Ajax
1983–84Charles MuscatŻurrieq
1984–85Leonard FarrugiaValletta
1985–86Carmel Busuttil (2)Rabat Ajax§
1986–87Raymond VellaĦamrun Spartans§
1987–88John ButtigiegSliema Wanderers
1988–89Charles ScerriHibernians
1989–90Michael DegorgioĦamrun Spartans
1990–91Raymond Vella (2)Ħamrun Spartans§
1991–92Nicky SalibaValletta§
1992–93Joe BrincatĦamrun Spartans
1993–94Silvio VellaRabat Ajax
1994–95Michael WoodsHibernians§
1995–96Noel TurnerSliema Wanderers§
1996–97Gilbert AgiusValletta§
1997–98Mario MuscatHibernians
1998–99Nicky Saliba (2)Valletta§
1999–2000Ernest BarrySliema Wanderers
2000–01Gilbert Agius (2)Valletta§
2001–02Adrian MifsudHibernians§
2002–03Noel Turner (2)Sliema Wanderers§
2003–04Stefan GiglioSliema Wanderers§
2004–05Andrew CohenHibernians
2005–06Andrew Cohen (2)Hibernians
2006–07Kevin SammutMarsaxlokk§
2007–08Gilbert Agius (3)Valletta§
2008–09Clayton FaillaHibernians§
2009–10Shaun BajadaBirkirkara§[1]
2010–11Roderick BriffaValletta§[2]
2011–12Clayton Failla (2)Hibernians[3]
2012–13Paul FenechBirkirkara§[4]
2013–14Ryan FenechValletta§[5]
2014–15Andrew Cohen (3)Hibernians§[6]
2015–16Roderick Briffa (2)Valletta§
2016–17Bjorn KristensenHibernians§
2017–18Andrew Cohen (4)Gżira United[7]
2018–19Andrei AgiusHibernians[8]

Breakdown of winners

Winners by club

ClubNumber of winsWinning years
Hibernians181959–60, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2018–19
Valletta141957–58, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1984–85, 1991–92, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2007–08, 2013–14, 2015–16
Sliema Wanderers111955–56, 1956–57, 1965–66, 1969–70, 1971–72, 1980–81, 1987–88, 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2002–03, 2003–04
Floriana81954–55, 1958–59, 1961–62, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78
Ħamrun Spartans41986–87, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93
Rabat Ajax31982–83, 1985–86, 1993–94
Birkirkara22009–10, 2012–13
Gżira United12017–18


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  2. Domenic Aquilina (2 July 2011). "Sky is the limit for Malta's best Briffa". UEFA. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  3. Domenic Aquilina (5 July 2012). "Failla scoops Maltese player of the year award". UEFA. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  4. Domenic Aquilina (15 June 2013). "Fenech lands Maltese player of the year award". UEFA. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  5. Domenic Aquilina (28 June 2014). "Valletta midfielder Fenech is Malta's finest". UEFA. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  6. Domenic Aquilina (20 June 2015). "Cohen named player of the year in Malta". UEFA. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  7. "Cohen captures top award a record fourth time". Malta Football Association. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  8. "Hibs defender Agius named MFA Footballer of the Year". Maltese Football Association. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
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