Birkirkara F.C.

Birkirkara Football Club is a professional 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
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Full nameBirkirkara Football Club
Nickname(s)Stripes
Founded1950; 71 years ago (1950)
GroundTa' Qali National Stadium, Attard, Malta
Capacity17,797
ChairmanMichael Valencia
Head CoachAndré Paus
LeagueMaltese Premier League
2020–21Maltese Premier League, 4th

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

HonoursEdit

MajorEdit

MinorEdit

  • 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

Current squadEdit

As of 28 September 2020

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   MLT Andrew Hogg
3 DF   MLT Owen Sciberras
5 DF   MLT Enrico Pepe
6 MF   MLT Yankam Yannick
7 FW   MLT Luke Montebello
8 FW   MLT Paul Mbong
10 MF   MLT Roderick Briffa
11 DF   MLT Kurt Zammit
12 GK   MLT Amara Sylla
15 DF   MLT Neil Friggieri
17 MF   FRA Réginald Alidor
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   MLT Adam Camilleri
20 FW   ARG Federico Falcone
21 DF   ITA Francesco Verde (on loan from Frosinone)
22 DF   MLT Cain Attard
23 DF   ITA Claudio Bonanni
24 FW   BRA Caio Henrique
25 DF   ARG Oscar Carniello
26 GK   ITA Alessandro Guarnone
27 MF   MLT Glending Farrugia
30 FW   BRA Lecão
77 DF   GHA Isaac N'Tow

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player

European recordEdit

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 0–0 0–1 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
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League 1Q   La Fiorita

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

CoachesEdit

FutsalEdit

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  

ReferencesEdit

  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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