Steve Bezzina

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Steve Bezzina
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Personal information
Full name Steven Bezzina
Date of birth (1987-01-05) 5 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Pietà, Malta
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Left back,Central defender
Club information
Current team
Balzan
Number 11
Youth career
1992–1997 Sirens
1998–2005 Valletta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2012 Valletta 112 (1)
2010–2012 Sliema Wanderers (loan) 45 (1)
2012 Msida Saint-Joseph 0 (0)
2012–2013 Mosta 17 (1)
2013– Balzan 32 (2)
National team
Malta U17
Malta U19
Malta U21 10 (1)
2009– Malta 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 July 201x2

Steven Bezzina (born 5 January 1987 in Pietà, Malta) is a footballer who plays for Maltese Premier League side Balzan, where he plays as a defender.

Playing career[edit]

Valletta[edit]

Bezzina joined the Valletta youth set up in 1998. He had been spotted playing for local side Sirens, whom he had joined as a five-year-old in 1992.

He made his debut for Valletta during the 2005–06 season, and quickly established himself as a regular first team player in the squad, he made 16 appearances, but failed to score as Valletta finished in fifth position in the Maltese Premier League.

For the 2006–07 season, Bezzina looked to help Valletta improve on their previous league position, as he made 23 appearances, but again failed to score, Valletta did however manage to improve their league finish, as they recorded a fourth-place finish.

The 2007–08 season proved to be Steve's most successful at Valletta, as the club won the Maltese Premier League title, with Bezzina again making 23 appearances, but failing to score.

Bezzina went into the 2008–09 season, hoping to help the improving Valletta retain the Maltese Premier League title, however the club could only manage a second-place finish, as Hibernians beat them to the title by two points. Bezzina made 23 appearances and scored no goals during the season.

Valletta again finished in second place in the 2009–10 season, Bezzina remained a regular in the first team. He played 27 games and scored his first Maltese Premier League goal in April 2010 against Qormi.

International career[edit]

Malta[edit]

Bezzina made his international debut for the Maltese national team, and gained his first cap in a friendly on 18 November 2009, in the 4–1 home defeat to Bulgaria.[1]

Honours[edit]

Valletta[edit]

Winner

Career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 9 August 2009.

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Malta League Maltese Cup League Cup Europe Total
2005–06 Valletta Maltese Premier League 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2006–07 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2007–08 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2008–09 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2009–10 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 1
Total Malta 112 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 1
Career total 112 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 1

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