Hibernians F.C.

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This article is about the Maltese football club. For other clubs, see Hibernian.
Paola Hibernians
Full name Hibernians Football Club
Nickname(s) Hibs
Raħal Ġdid (Paola)
Founded 1922
Ground Hibernians Stadium,
Paola, Malta
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Tony Bezzina
Manager Branko Nisevic
League Maltese Premier League
2012/13 2nd
Website Club home page

Hibernians F.C. is a Maltese association football club based in the town of Paola.


The club was founded in 1922 as Hibernians F.C.[1] The club faced a long period of decline followed the success of the 1980s to the end of the decade.[1] Hibernians also have a futsal team, which plays in Malta's top futsal league, the Premier Futsal League.


Main article: Hibernians Stadium

The club's home ground is Hibernians Stadium, a multi-use stadium in Paola, which has a capacity of about 2,000.


Winners (10): 1960–61, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1978–79, 1981–82, 1993–94, 1994–95, 2001–02, 2008–09
Winners (10): 2011–12, 2012–13


For a list of all former and current Hibernians F.C. players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Hibernians F.C. players.

Maltese teams are limited to eight players without Maltese citizenship. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player; several non-European players on the squad have dual citizenship with an EU country.

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 July 2013

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

No. Position Player
1 Malta GK Daniel Balzan
2 Malta MF Ayrton Azzopardi
3 Malta DF Keith Tanti
4 Spain FW Chendo Alarcón
5 Equatorial Guinea DF Rui Da Gracia
6 Malta DF Jonathan Pearson
7 Brazil MF Jackson
8 Brazil MF Rodolfo Soares
9 Brazil FW Marcelo Dias
10 Malta FW Andrew Cohen
12 Malta GK Nicholas Grima
13 Malta MF Clayton Failla
14 Malta FW Jurgen Degabriele
15 Malta MF Brandon Muscat
No. Position Player
16 Serbia MF Zoran Levnaić
17 Malta MF Tristan Caruana
20 Nigeria FW Obinna Obiefule
21 Brazil FW Edison Luiz
22 Malta MF Bjorn Kristensen
23 Malta FW Jean Paul Farrugia
24 Malta GK Mario Muscat (captain)
27 Malta FW Stephen Pisani
28 Malta MF Johan Bezzina
29 Malta FW Joseph Mbong
Malta DF Matthew Gauci
Malta DF Adrian Pulis
Malta DF Ryan Camilleri

UEFA List B[edit]

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

No. Position Player
2 Malta DF Karl Conti
3 Malta DF Scott Chircop
4 Malta DF Matthew Tabone
5 Malta DF Dunstan Vella
6 Malta MF Timothy Tabone Desira
No. Position Player
7 Malta MF Neil Chetcuti
10 Malta FW Jurgen Degabriele
11 Malta MF Zach Scerri
12 Malta GK Rudi Briffa
18 Malta FW Dejan Farrugia


  • Malta Robert Gatt (June 30, 1998–July 8, 2007)
  • Albania Edmond Lutfi (200?–Sept 8, 2008)
  • England Mark Miller (July 1, 2008–12)
  • Malta Michael Woods (June 13, 2012–1?)
  • Serbia Branko Nisevic (May 30, 2013–)

Women's team[edit]

A women's team plays in the Women's Maltese First Division. The team is the national record champion with ten titles. The most recent one was won in 2014.


  1. ^ a b "History". www.hiberniansfc.org. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 

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