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 Roderick Briffa of Valletta. As of the end of the 2014-15 season, 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.
Season Player Team
1954-1955 Lolly Debattista Floriana F.C.
1955-1956 Tony Nicholl Sliema Wanderers F.C.
1956-1957 Joe Bonnici Sliema Wanderers F.C.
1957-1958 Joe Cilia Valletta F.C.
1958-1959 Alfred Vella James Floriana F.C.
1959-1960 Louis Theobald Hibernians F.C.
1960-1961 Joe Zammit Valletta F.C.
1961-1962 Lolly Borg Floriana F.C.
1962-1963 Edwin Schembri Valletta F.C.
1963-1964 Joe Cilia Valletta F.C.
1964-1965 unassigned
1965-1966 Ronnie Cocks Sliema Wanderers F.C.
1966-1967 Eddie Theobald Hibernians F.C.
1967-1968 Alfred Debono Floriana F.C.
1968-1969 John Privitera Hibernians F.C.
1969-1970 Joe Cini Sliema Wanderers F.C.
1970-1971 Eddie Theobald Hibernians F.C.
1971-1972 Edward Darmanin Sliema Wanderers F.C.
1972-1973 Freddie Debono Valletta F.C.
1973-1974 Willie Vassallo Floriana F.C.
1974-1975 Eddie Vella Valletta F.C.
1975-1976 John Holland Floriana F.C.
1976-1977 Raymond Xuereb Floriana F.C.
1977-1978 John Holland Floriana F.C.
1978-1979 Guzi Xuereb Hibernians F.C.
1979-1980 Norman Buttigieg Hibernians F.C.
1980-1981 Leli Fabri Sliema Wanderers F.C.
1981-1982 Ernest Spiteri Gonzi Hibernians F.C.
1982-1983 Carmel Busuttil Rabat Ajax F.C.
1983-1984 Charles Muscat Żurrieq F.C.
1984-1985 Leonard Farrugia Valletta F.C.
1985-1986 Carmel Busuttil Rabat Ajax F.C.
1986-1987 Raymond Vella Ħamrun Spartans F.C.
1987-1988 John Buttigieg Sliema Wanderers F.C.
1988-1989 Charles Scerri Hibernians F.C.
1989-1990 Michael Degorgio Ħamrun Spartans F.C.
1990-1991 Raymond Vella Ħamrun Spartans F.C.
1991-1992 Nicky Saliba Valletta F.C.
1992-1993 Joe Brincat Ħamrun Spartans F.C.
1993-1994 Silvio Vella Rabat Ajax F.C.
1994-1995 Michael Woods Hibernians F.C.
1995-1996 Noel Turner Sliema Wanderers F.C.
1996-1997 Gilbert Agius Valletta F.C.
1997-1998 Mario Muscat Hibernians F.C.
1998-1999 Nicky Saliba Valletta F.C.
1999-2000 Ernest Barry Sliema Wanderers F.C.
2000-2001 Gilbert Agius Valletta F.C.
2001-2002 Adrian Mifsud Hibernians F.C.
2002-2003 Noel Turner Sliema Wanderers F.C.
2003-2004 Stefan Giglio Sliema Wanderers F.C.
2004-2005 Andrew Cohen Hibernians F.C.
2005-2006 Andrew Cohen Hibernians F.C.
2006-2007 Gilbert Agius Valletta F.C.
2007-2008 Kevin Sammut Marsaxlokk F.C.
2008-2009 Clayton Failla Hibernians F.C.
2009-2010 Shaun Bajada[1] Birkirkara F.C.
2010-2011 Roderick Briffa[2] Valletta F.C.
2011-2012 Clayton Failla[3] Hibernians F.C.
2012-2013 Paul Fenech[4] Birkirkara F.C.
2013-2014 Ryan Fenech[5] Valletta F.C.
2014-2015 Andrew Cohen[6] Hibernians F.C.
2015-2016 Roderick Briffa Valletta F.C.

Breakdown of winners[edit]

Winners by club[edit]

Club Number of wins Winning years
Hibernians
16
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, 2014–15
Valletta
14
1957–58, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1984–85, 1991–92, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2006–07, 2013–14, 2015-16
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
2
2009–10, 2012–13
Marsaxlokk
1
2007–08
Żurrieq
1
1983–84

References[edit]

  1. ^ Domenic Aquilina (17 July 2010). "Bajada il migliore a Malta" (in Italian). Uefa.com. 
  2. ^ Domenic Aquilina (2 July 2011). "Briffa punta in alto" (in Italian). Uefa.com. 
  3. ^ Domenic Aquilina (5 July 2012). "Failla miglior giocatore a Malta" (in Italian). Uefa.com. 
  4. ^ Domenic Aquilina (15 June 2013). "Fenech giocatore maltese dell'anno" (in Italian). Uefa.com. 
  5. ^ Domenic Aquilina (28 June 2014). "Fenech il migliore a Malta" (in Italian). Uefa.com. 
  6. ^ Domenic Aquilina (20 June 2015). "Cohen il migliore a Malta" (in Italian). Uefa.com. 

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