Birkirkara F.C.

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Birkirkara
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Full name Birkirkara Football Club
Nickname(s) Stripes
Founded 1950
Ground Ta' Qali National Stadium, Attard, Malta
Capacity 17,797
Chairman Malta Frank Zarb
Head Coach Malta Paul Zammit
League Maltese Premier League
2017–18 Maltese Premier League, 4th
Website Club website

Birkirkara Football Club is a football club based in the town of Birkirkara, the largest town on the island of Malta. The club was formed in 1950, following the amalgamation of Birkirkara United and Birkirkara Celtic. Birkirkara currently play in the Maltese Premier League, which it has won on four occasions, most recently in the 2012–13 season.

Birkirkara is one of the founding members of the European Club Association.[1]

Honours[edit]

Major[edit]

Winners (4): 1999–2000, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2012-13
Winners (5): 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2007-08, 2014-15
Winners (7): 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014
  • Euro Challenge/Lowenbrau Cup:
Winners (3): 1998, 2003, 2008
  • MFA Super 5 Lottery Tournament:
Winners (4): 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006

Minor[edit]

  • Sons of Malta Cup (for the Second Division):
Winners (3): 1967–68, 1971–72, 1978–79
Runners-p (1): 1976–77
  • Cassar Cup:
Runners-p (1): 1952–53

Squad[edit]

As of 29 June 2018

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 Phillip Schranz
2 Malta DF Edward Herrera
3 Malta DF Ryan Camenzuli
4 Brazil DF Danilo Chapoval
5 Croatia DF Arian Mrsulja
6 Malta MF Matthew Guillaumier
7 Croatia MF Mislav Anđelković
8 Malta MF Paul Fenech
10 Malta MF Jake Grech
11 Malta DF Kurt Zammit
13 Malta DF Jordan Sciberras
14 Brazil DF Eduardo Mancha
17 Malta FW Michael Mifsud
No. Position Player
19 Malta MF Llywelyn Cremona
21 Malta MF Ryan Scicluna
22 Malta DF Cain Attard
23 Malta MF Terence Agius
24 Malta GK David Cassar
26 Republic of Macedonia GK Kristijan Naumovski
27 Malta FW Luke Montebello
30 Brazil FW Marcelinho
32 Nigeria MF Uchenna Umeh
70 Nicaragua FW Carlos Chavarría
77 Brazil FW Thiago Brito
99 Serbia FW Milan Basrak
9 Montenegro FW Petar Orlandić

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1Q Slovakia Spartak Trnava 0–1 1–3 1–4
1998–99 UEFA Cup 1Q Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–4 1–2 1–6
1999–00 UEFA Cup QR Denmark Lyngby BK 0–0 0–7 0–7
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1Q Iceland KR Reykjavík 1–2 1–4 2–6
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR Georgia (country) Locomotive Tbilisi 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
1R Russia Dynamo Moscow 0–0 0–1 0–1
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR Ukraine Metalurh Zaporizhya 0–0 0–3 0–3
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Hungary Ferencváros 0–5 0–1 0–6
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Albania FK Partizani 2–1 2–4 4–5
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q Cyprus APOEL Nicosia 0–2 0–4 0–6
2006–07 UEFA Champions League 1Q Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn 0–3 2–2 2–5
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Slovenia NK Maribor 0–3 1–2 1–5
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q Croatia Hajduk Split 0–3 0–4 0–7
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1Q Croatia Slaven Belupo 0–1 0–0 0–1
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 1Q Andorra FC Santa Coloma 4–3 3–01 7–3
2Q Slovakia MŠK Žilina 1–0 0–3 1–3
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 1Q Albania FK Vllaznia 0–1 1–1 1–2
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Republic of Macedonia FK Metalurg 2–2 0–0 2–2 (a)
2013–14 UEFA Champions League 2Q Slovenia Maribor 0–0 0–2 0–2
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Hungary Diósgyőr 1–2 1–4 2–6
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Armenia Ulisses 0–0 3–1 3–1
2Q England West Ham 1–0 0–1 1–1 (3–5 p.)
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg 2–0 1–1 3–1
2Q Scotland Heart of Midlothian 0–0 2–1 2–1
3Q Russia Krasnodar 0–3 1–3 1–6
2018–19 UEFA Europa League PR Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík 1–1 1–2 2–3

Note 1: match forfeited, result set to 0–3 by UEFA.

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agreement heralds new era in football". uefa.com. 21 January 2008. Archived from the original on 27 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  2. ^ http://www.birkirkarafc.com/TheClubCoaches.php

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