Hibernians F.C.

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This article is about the Maltese football club. For other clubs, see Hibernian.
Hibernians FC
Hibs malta fc.jpg
Full name Hibernians Football Club
Nickname(s) Hibs
Raħal Ġdid (Paola)
Peacocks
Founded 1922
Ground Hibernians Stadium,
Paola, Malta
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Tony Bezzina
Manager Branko Nisevic
League Maltese Premier League
2013–14 1St
Website Club home page

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

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1922 as Hibernians FC[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.

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Hibernians Stadium

The club's home ground is Hibernians Stadium, a multi-use stadium in Paola, which has a capacity of about 4,000.

Honours[edit]

Winners (11): 1960–61, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1993–94, 1994–95, 2001–02, 2008–09, 2014–15
Winners (10): 1961–62, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1997–98, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2012–13
Winners (2): 1994, 2007

Players[edit]

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. In January 2015 they offered a contract to convicted rapist Ched Evans until the end of the Maltese season.[2] This was blocked by the Ministry of Justice in the UK since, as a convicted sex offender on licence, Evans was barred from working abroad.

Current squad[edit]

As of 28 May 2015 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 Henry Bonello
2 Malta DF Timothy Tabone Desira
3 Malta DF Scott Chircop
4 Malta DF Keith Tanti
5 Equatorial Guinea DF Rui Da Gracia
6 Malta DF Jonathan Pearson
7 Brazil MF Jackson Lima
8 Brazil MF Rodolfo Soares
9 Brazil FW Marcelo Dias
10 Malta FW Andrew Cohen (Captain)
11 Malta MF Bjorn Kristensen
12 Malta GK Jurgen Borg
No. Position Player
13 Malta MF Clayton Failla
14 Malta FW Jurgen Degabriele
15 Malta DF Dunstan Vella
17 Serbia FW Marko Rajić
18 Brazil FW Luis André
19 Malta FW Johann Bezzina
20 Malta DF Andrei Agius
23 Brazil FW Jorginho
24 Malta GK Rudi Briffa
25 Malta MF Zachary Scerri
29 Malta FW Joseph Mbong

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
5 Malta DF Dunstan Vella
6 Malta MF Timothy Tabone Desira
7 Malta MF Neil Chetcuti
10 Malta FW Jurgen Degabriele
No. Position Player
11 Malta MF Zach Scerri
12 Malta GK Rudi Briffa
18 Malta FW Deyan Farrugia

Managers[edit]

  • 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 2015.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History". www.hiberniansfc.org. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30662865
  3. ^ "Hibernians BOV Women's League Champions". maltafootball.com. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 

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