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