Rabat Ajax F.C.

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Rabat Ajax
Rabat Ajax Crest
Full name Rabat Ajax Football Club
Nickname(s) The Magpies,
Founded 1930, as Rabat Rovers
Ground Rabat Ajax Football Ground,
Mtarfa, Malta
Ground Capacity 700
Chairman Malta Michael Sciriha
Coach Malta Joey Falzon
League Maltese First Division

Rabat Ajax Football Club is a Maltese football club based in Rabat. The last promotion to a higher division (Maltese Premier League) was achieved last season (2011/12) when they gained promotion after they finished second after Melita in Division 1.

History[edit]

  • 1930 : Club founded with the name Rabat Rovers
  • 1937 : Joined with Rabat Rangers and Old City to form Rabat Zvanks
  • 1938 : Club was renamed to Rabat FC
  • 1980 : Joined with Rabat Ajax to form Rabat Ajax FC
  • 1983 : First participation in a European Cup (C3) (1983/84 season)
  • 1985 : Rabat Ajax win The Maltese Championship
  • 1986 : Rabat Ajax win The Maltese Championship and Maltese Cup

Honours[edit]

UEFA Cups qualifiers[edit]

In 1983-84 Rabat Ajax met Czechoslovak side Inter Bratislava in the UEFA, where following a 0-10 dumping at home, they also lost 0-6 in the return leg in Bratislava. The following year Rabat Ajax also played in the UEFA Cup, where it met Yugoslav side Partizan Belgrade, with whom it lost both matches with a 0-2 scoreline.

Rabat Ajax has played four qualification matches in the old UEFA Champions league competition. In 1985-86 they lost twice a 5-0 score against Cypriot side AC Omonia. In 1986-87 they were trounced 9-0 by eventual winners FC Porto at the Rio Ave stadium in Vila do Conde and 1-0 at home in Malta.

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1983–84 UEFA Cup 1. Round Czechoslovakia Inter Bratislava 0–10 0–6 0–16
1984–85 UEFA Cup 1. Round Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 0–2 0–2 0–4

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1985–86 European Cup 1. Round Cyprus Omonia Nicosia 0–5 0–5 0–10
1986–87 European Cup 1. Round Portugal FC Porto 0–1 0–9 0–10

Players[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

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 Jonathan Azzopardi
2 Malta DF Neil Caruana
3 Malta DF Josef Tonna
4 Montenegro DF Ivan Čarapić
5 Malta MF Joseph Caruana
6 Malta MF Kurt Muscat
7 Malta FW Justin Felice
8 Malta MF Malcolm Licari
9 Nigeria FW Lawrence Chiedozie
10 Malta FW Adam Smeir
11 Malta FW Jonathan Bajada
No. Position Player7=
13 Malta DF Dylan Falzon
14 Malta DF Luke Cauchi
15 Malta MF Neil Farrugia
16 Malta DF Wayne Borg
17 Malta MF Chris Vella
18 Malta FW Ryan Micallef
19 Malta DF Shaun Gauci
20 Malta DF Zachary Tanti
21 Malta MF David Azzopardi
22 Malta MF Clifford Gauci
24 Malta GK Andrew Zammit

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Malta GK James Borg (on loan to Mgarr United)
Malta DF Josef Tonna (on loan to Gudja United)
Malta MF Emanuel Muscat (on loan to St. Venera Lightnings)
Malta MF Alan Zahra (on loan to Mgarr United)
No. Position Player
Malta MF William Borg (on loan to Mellieha)
Malta FW Dalton Wingfield (on loan to St. Venera Lightnings)
Malta FW Darren Galea (on loan to Attard)
Malta FW Adam Wingfield (on loan to Mtarfa)

Notable former managers[edit]

External links[edit]