List of Malta national football team captains

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The first Malta captain was Salvinu Schembri who captained Malta in their first official match against Austria on 24 February 1957. Since its first competitive match, more than 300 players have made at least one international appearance for the team. Of them, 32 have served as captain of the national team.[1] The record holder is currently Michael Mifsud with 48.

List of captains[edit]

Appearances and goals are composed of FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship matches and each competition's required qualification matches, as well as numerous international friendly tournaments and matches. Players are initially listed by number of matches captained, followed by number of international caps attained. If the number of matches captained and the number of caps earned are equal, then the player who captained the national team first is listed first. Statistics correct as of 10 September 2018.

# Player Malta career Caps as captain Total caps First captaincy Last captaincy Ref
1 Michael Mifsud 2000– 48 133 27 May 2004 10 September 2018 [2]
2 Raymond Vella 1984–1994 48 67 10 February 1985 16 February 1994 [3]
3 John Holland 1974–1987 42 61 6 September 1977 24 January 1987 [4]
4 Carmel Busuttil 1982–2001 36 113 17 February 1993 25 April 2001 [5]
5 Gilbert Agius 1993–2009 32 120 11 February 2002 9 September 2009 [6]
6 David Carabott 1987–2005 19 122 28 February 2001 9 February 2005 [7]
7 Chris Laferla 1986–1998 16 65 10 February 1992 6 September 1995 [8]
8 André Schembri 2006– 14 90 25 March 2015 26 March 2018 [9]
9 Silvio Vella 1988–2000 13 90 7 February 1996 6 August 1997 [10]
10 Brian Said 1996–2009 12 91 4 September 2004 18 November 2009 [11]
11 Ronnie Cocks 1966–1978 12 21 11 October 1970 4 September 1974 [12]
12 Roderick Briffa 2003– 9 97 7 October 2011 31 May 2016 [13]
13 Willie Vassallo 1970–1977 9 28 22 December 1974 27 November 1977 [14]
14 John Buttigieg 1984–2000 6 97 21 May 1988 9 February 1996 [15]
15 Luke Dimech 1999–2013 6 78 18 August 2004 14 November 2012 [16]
16 Joe Cini 1957–1972 6 18 13 February 1966 18 June 1971 [17]
17 Joe Brincat 1987–2004 5 103 11 October 1997 14 February 2004 [18]
18 Edward Darmanin 1969–1977 5 28 10 March 1976 30 April 1977 [19]
19 Lolly Borg 1957–1962 5 8 18 June 1961 8 December 1962 [20]
20 Jeffrey Chetcuti 1994–2005 2 69 13 February 2002 16 February 2004 [21]
21 Nicky Saliba 1988–2001 2 68 10 February 1998 6 June 1998 [22]
22 Gareth Sciberras 2003– 2 52 17 November 2010 26 March 2017 [23]
23 Salvinu Schembri 1957–1958 2 3 24 February 1957 25 January 1958 [24]
24 Pullu Demanuele 1957–1958 2 3 8 March 1959 8 December 1960 [25]
25 Justin Haber 2004–2016 1 56 28 March 2007 28 March 2007 [26]
26 Alex Azzopardi 1982–1991 1 45 10 February 1989 10 February 1989 [27]
27 Freddie Mizzi 1960–1977 1 19 20 December 1970 20 December 1970 [28]
28 Louis Arpa 1969–1977 1 18 28 September 1973 28 September 1973 [29]
29 Mario Schembri 1976–1983 1 14 15 May 1983 15 May 1983 [30]
30 Joe Cilia 1957–1964 1 10 8 March 1964 8 March 1964 [31]
31 John Privitera 1962–1970 1 7 27 April 1969 27 April 1969 [32]
32 Josef Mifsud 2007–2008 1 6 17 November 2007 17 November 2007 [33]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malta international footballers of all-time (captains) by caps as captain". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Michael Mifsud". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Ray Vella". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "John Holland". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Carmel Busuttil". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Gilbert Agius". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  7. ^ "David Carabott". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Chris Laferla". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  9. ^ "André Schembri". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Silvio Vella". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Brian Said". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Ronnie Cocks". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Roderick Briffa". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Willie Vassallo". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  15. ^ "John Buttigieg". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Luke Dimech". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Joe Cini". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Joe Brincat". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Edward Darmanin". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  20. ^ "Lolly Borg". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Jeffrey Chetcuti". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  22. ^ "Nicky Saliba". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  23. ^ "Gareth Sciberras". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  24. ^ "Salvinu Schembri". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  25. ^ "Pullu Demanuele". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  26. ^ "Justin Haber". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  27. ^ "Alex Azzopardi". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  28. ^ "Freddie Mizzi". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  29. ^ "Louis Arpa". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  30. ^ "Mario Schembri". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  31. ^ "Joe Cilia". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  32. ^ "John Privitera". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  33. ^ "Josef Mifsud". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 16 September 2018.