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
Ground Capacity 17,797
Chairman Adrian Delia
Head Coach Nikola Jaros
League Maltese Premier League
2015–16 Maltese Premier League, 3rd
Website Club home page

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 also has a Futsal team under the same name.

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 March 2017[2]

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 Edward Herrera
3 Austria DF Christian Bubalović
4 Malta MF Gareth Sciberras (Captain)
7 Croatia MF Mislav Anđelković
8 Malta MF Edmond Agius
10 Serbia MF Srđan Dimitrov
12 Malta GK Ini Atkpan
13 Malta FW Matteo Desira Buttigieg
14 Slovenia FW Vito Plut
15 Serbia DF Nikola Vukanac
No. Position Player
18 Colombia FW Jhon Obregon
19 Malta DF Joseph Zerafa
20 Argentina FW Miguel Alba
21 Malta MF Ryan Scicluna
22 Malta DF Cain Attard
23 Serbia DF Predrag Jović
24 Uruguay FW Gonzalo Malan
26 Malta GK Andreas Vella
27 Malta DF Steven Bonnici
28 Malta MF Matthew Guillaumier
29 Malta FW James Brincat

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

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. ^ "Squad". www.birkirkarafc.com. Birkirkara F.C. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.birkirkarafc.com/TheClubCoaches.php

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