Shaun Bajada

Shaun Pierre Bajada (born 19 August 1983 in Sannat, Gozo, Malta) is a professional footballer currently playing for Victoria Hotspurs on loan from Xewkija Tigers, where he most frequently plays as a midfielder.

Shaun Bajada
Personal information
Full name Shaun Pierre Bajada
Date of birth (1983-08-19) 19 August 1983
Place of birth Sannat, Gozo, Malta
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Victoria Hotspurs
(on loan from Xewkija Tigers)
Number 18
Youth career
Sannat Lions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Floriana 48 (3)
2004–2007 Marsaxlokk 43 (6)
2007Msida Saint-Joseph (loan) 11 (1)
2007–2012 Birkirkara 116 (16)
2012–2015 Valletta 20 (1)
2013Sliema Wanderers (loan) 14 (2)
2015–2016 Ghajnsielem 26 (7)
2016–2017 Birkirkara 13 (0)
2017–2018 Ghajnsielem
2018– Xewkija Tigers
2019–Victoria Hotspurs (loan)
National team
Malta U21 23 (1)
2008– Malta 33 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2013

Playing career

Floriana

As a boy he had won many honours with his native village club Sannat Lions, but was a product of Floriana.

Shaun made his debut with Floriana in the Maltese Premier League in the season 2000–01. During a career spanning four seasons with Floriana, Shaun made 48 appearances and scored three goals.

Marsaxlokk

On 22 January 2005, Shaun joined Marsaxlokk. Bajada signed a four-and-a-half year contract with the club. Bajada was the first signing from the local market of the month after the club transferred Etienne Barbara to Birkirkara. Bajada arrived along with two foreigners, Bulgarian Mitko Trendafilov and Nigerian Michael Ochei.

During his time with Marsaxlokk, Shaun made 43 appearances and scored six goals.

Msida Saint-Joseph

On 25 January 2007, Peter Pullicino joined Marsaxlokk from Msida Saint-Joseph, as part of the deal Shaun Bajada was loaned to Msida Saint-Joseph until July 2007.

During this time Bajada made 11 appearances and scored one goal.

Birkirkara

Following the completion of his loan spell Msida Saint-Joseph, on 5 August 2007, Marsaxlokk and Birkirkara reached an agreement over a swap deal which saw William Camenzuli join Marsaxlokk and Bajada would join Birkirkara.

Victoria Hotspurs

On 31 January 2019 Victoria Hotspurs announced, that they had came to an agreement to exchange Bajada from Xewkija Tigers and Joseph Mario Vella from Victoria in a swap loan deal between both clubs.[1]

International career

Malta

Shaun has played with the Maltese National Team at Under- 21 level, Under- 19 level, Under- 18 level and Under- 16 level. In January 2008 Bajada was chosen as part of the squad for the Maltese national team and he played his first match on 2 February 2008.

Personal life

Career statistics

Statistics accurate as of match played 1 August 2013.

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals
Malta League Maltese Cup League Cup Europe Total
2000–01FlorianaMaltese Premier League1000000010
2001–022000000020
2002–03120000000120
2003–04232000000232
2004–05101000000101
2004–05Marsaxlokk100000000100
2005–06275000000275
2006–076100000061
2006–07Msida Saint-Joseph (loan)111000000111
2007–08Birkirkara284000000284
2008–09263000010273
2009–10277000020297
2010–11180102030240
2011–12172001000182
2012–13Valletta120000040160
Sliema Wanderers (loan)142000000142
Total Malta 24428103010025828
Career total 24428103010025828

References

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