Maltese Player of the Year

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The Maltese Player of the Year Award is an annual award given to the player who is adjudged to have been the best of the year in Maltese football. The award has been presented since the 1954–55 season and the winner is chosen by a vote amongst the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association (MFA).

The first winner of the award was Floriana player Lolly Debattista. The current holder is Shaun Bajada of Birkirkara. As of 2009, only one player - Gilbert Agius of Valletta - has won the award on three occasions.

Winners[edit]

The award has been presented on 54 occasions as of 2009.

Nicky Saliba won the award in the 1991–92 and 1998–99 seasons.
Noel Turner won the award in the 1995–96 and 2002–03 seasons.
Gilbert Agius is the only player to win the award three times (1996–97, 2000–01 and 2006–07).
Mario Muscat won the award in 1997–98.
Stefan Giglio won the award in 2003–04.
Andrew Cohen won the award in the 2004–05 and 2005–06 seasons.
Kevin Sammut is the only Marsaxlokk player to win the award in the 2007–08 season.
Year Player Club
1954–55 Malta Debattista, LollyLolly Debattista Floriana
1955–56 Malta Nicholl, TonyTony Nicholl Sliema Wanderers
1956–57 Malta Bonnici, JoeJoe Bonnici Sliema Wanderers
1957–58 Malta Cilia, JoeJoe Cilia Valletta
1958–59 Malta Vella James, AlfredAlfred Vella James Floriana
1959–60 Malta Theobald, LouisLouis Theobald Hibernians
1960–61 Malta Zammit, JoeJoe Zammit Valletta
1961–62 Malta Borg, LollyLolly Borg Floriana
1962–63 Malta Schembri, EdwinEdwin Schembri Valletta
1963–64 Malta Cilia, JoeJoe Cilia Valletta
1965–66 Malta Cocks, RonnieRonnie Cocks Sliema Wanderers
1966–67 Malta Theobald, EddieEddie Theobald Hibernians
1967–68 Malta Debono, AlfredAlfred Debono Floriana
1968–69 Malta Privitera, JohnJohn Privitera Hibernians
1969–70 Malta Cini, JoeJoe Cini Sliema Wanderers
1970–71 Malta Theobald, EddieEddie Theobald Hibernians
1971–72 Malta Darmanin, EdwardEdward Darmanin Sliema Wanderers
1972–73 Malta Debono, FreddieFreddie Debono Valletta
1973–74 Malta Vassallo, WillieWillie Vassallo Floriana
1974–75 Malta Vella, EddieEddie Vella Valletta
1975–76 Malta Holland, JohnJohn Holland Floriana
1976–77 Malta Xuereb, RaymondRaymond Xuereb Floriana
1977–78 Malta Holland, JohnJohn Holland Floriana
1978–79 Malta Xuereb, GuziGuzi Xuereb Hibernians
1979–80 Malta Buttigieg, NormanNorman Buttigieg Hibernians
1980–81 Malta Leli FabriLeli Fabri Sliema Wanderers
1981–82 Malta Spiteri Gonzi, ErnestErnest Spiteri Gonzi Hibernians
1982–83 Malta Busuttil, CarmelCarmel Busuttil Rabat Ajax
1983–84 Malta Muscat, CharlesCharles Muscat Żurrieq
1984–85 Malta Farrugia, LeonardLeonard Farrugia Valletta
1985–86 Malta Busuttil, CarmelCarmel Busuttil Rabat Ajax
1986–87 Malta Vella, RaymondRaymond Vella Ħamrun Spartans
1987–88 Malta Buttigieg, JohnJohn Buttigieg Sliema Wanderers
1988–89 Malta Scerri, CharlesCharles Scerri Hibernians
1989–90 Malta Degiorgio , MichaelMichael Degiorgio Ħamrun Spartans
1990–91 Malta Vella, RaymondRaymond Vella Ħamrun Spartans
1991–92 Malta Saliba, NickyNicky Saliba Valletta
1992–93 Malta Brincat, JoeJoe Brincat Ħamrun Spartans
1993–94 Malta Vella, SilvioSilvio Vella Rabat Ajax
1994–95 Malta Woods, MichaelMichael Woods Hibernians
1995–96 Malta Turner, NoelNoel Turner Sliema Wanderers
1996–97 Malta Agius, GilbertGilbert Agius Valletta
1997–98 Malta Muscat, MarioMario Muscat Hibernians
1998–99 Malta Saliba, NickyNicky Saliba Valletta
1999–00 Malta Barry, ErnestErnest Barry Sliema Wanderers
2000–01 Malta Agius, GilbertGilbert Agius Valletta
2001–02 Malta Mifsud, AdrianAdrian Mifsud Hibernians
2002–03 Malta Turner, NoelNoel Turner Sliema Wanderers
2003–04 Malta Giglio, StefanStefan Giglio Sliema Wanderers
2004–05 Malta Cohen, AndrewAndrew Cohen Hibernians
2005–06 Malta Cohen, AndrewAndrew Cohen Hibernians
2006–07 Malta Agius, GilbertGilbert Agius Valletta
2007–08 Malta Sammut, KevinKevin Sammut Marsaxlokk
2008–09 Malta Failla, ClaytonClayton Failla Hibernians
2009–10 Malta Bajada, ShaunShaun Bajada Birkirkara
2010–11 Malta Briffa, RoderickRoderick Briffa Valletta
2011–12 Malta Failla, ClaytonClayton Failla Hibernians

Breakdown of winners[edit]

Winners by club[edit]

Club Number of wins Winning years
Hibernians
15
1959–60, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2011–12
Valletta
12
1957–58, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1984–85, 1991–92, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2006–07
Sliema Wanderers
11
1955–56, 1956–57, 1965–66, 1969–70, 1971–72, 1980–81, 1987–88, 1995–96, 1999–00, 2002–03, 2003–04
Floriana
8
1954–55, 1958–59, 1961–62, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78
Ħamrun Spartans
4
1986–87, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93
Rabat Ajax
3
1982–83, 1985–86, 1993–94
Birkirkara
1
2009–10
Marsaxlokk
1
2007–08
Żurrieq
1
1983–84

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