|Full name||Simon Tortell|
|Date of birth||8 August 1959|
|Place of birth||Sliema, Malta|
|Date of death||15 June 2012(aged 52)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 June 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2012
Tortell was a striker who played for nine years with Sliema Wanderers, winning a league title and a FA Trophy medal with them. He scored in the 1979 FA Trophy Final against Floriana. He retired at age 24 to graduate from Malta University and become a lawyer.
His final international was the infamous December 1983 European Championship qualification defeat by Spain, which Malta lost 1-12, ensuring that Spain qualified for Euro 1984 ahead of the Netherlands on goal difference.
After retirement, Tortell became a lawyer and was partner at his own firm Simon Tortell & Associates. His father, Peter Tortell, also played for Sliema Wanderers in the 1950s. Simon Tortell died after a long illness on June 15, 2012 at age 52. He was married to Silvana Tortell and was father of three daughters.
- Obituary - Times of Malta