Pietà Hotspurs F.C.

Pietà Hotspurs Football Club is a Maltese football club based in Pietà, founded in 1968, the club currently plays in the Maltese First Division.

Pietà Hotspurs
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Full namePietà Hotspurs Football Club
Nickname(s)Hotspurs
Founded1968; 54 years ago (1968)
GroundPieta' Hotspurs FC
CapacityN/A
ChairmanMario Mallia
ManagerPaul Gatt
LeagueMaltese First Division
2018–19Maltese Premier League, 14th (relegated)

HistoryEdit

 
Pietà Hotspurs playing against Floriana during the 1999–2000 Maltese Premier League.

Pietà Hotspurs had their league debut on 23 October 1934, but any success the club had hoped to achieve was postponed due to the outbreak of World War II. After the war's end, Pietà took part in the Anglo Maltese Football League, before joining the Third Division of the National Championships, where they spent ten seasons. Pietà Hotspurs, however, were replaced in the league with Pietà Atlanta in 1962, a team which later changed their name to Pietà Hotspurs in 1973, joining the Fourth Division in 1974. The team won the league and promotion, but spent ten years in the Third Division. They eventually won promotion in 1985, but were soon relegated again. However, they bounced back up and won promotion again in 1988. In 1994 they finally won promotion to the Premier Division.

The club's football nursery has acquired a fame of producing talented footballers such as Cleavon Frendo, Massimo Grima, Valeri Bojinov, Saviour Darmanin and Attila Filkor, as well as Jovica Milijić, a Maltese futsal player of Serbian descent.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

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 Miguel Montfort
2 DF   MLT Karl Micallef
4 DF   MLT Christian Degabriele
5 DF    SUI Luke Henri
6 MF   MLT Neil Pace Cocks
7 MF   MLT Dylan Agius
8 MF   MLT Mead Mifsud
9 FW   NGA John Roland Emekas
10 MF   AUS Alan Seychell
11 MF   NED Randell Harrevelt
12 GK   MLT Levi Saliba
13 DF   NZL Liam Cole
14 MF   MLT Nicholas Pisani
15 MF   NGA Azeez Ojo Rasheed
16 DF   MLT Cleaven Zammit
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   BRA Yash
18 DF   MLT Christian Grech
19 MF   MLT Kane Palmier
20 MF   GRE Stambo
21 MF   MLT Gianfranco Micallef
22 MF   MLT Wail Rizgalla
23 DF   MLT Rodney Grixti
24 GK   MLT Jacob Chircop St.John
25 FW   MLT Malcolm Licari
26 MF   MLT Ayrton Mizzi
27 MF   MLT Clive Vidal
28 MF   MLT Jordie Delia
29 MF   IRL Adam Owen
30 DF   MLT Nick Ghio
33 MF   MLT James Scicluna

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