William Camenzuli

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William Camenzuli
Personal information
Full name William Camenzuli
Date of birth (1979-02-11) 11 February 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Gżira, Malta
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Zebbug Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2000 Floriana 88 (2)
2000–2007 Birkirkara 179 (18)
2007–2009 Marsaxlokk 38 (2)
2009–2010 Mosta
2010–2011 Gudja United
2012– Zebbug Rangers
National team
Malta U16
Malta U18
Malta U21 25 (2)
2001– Malta 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 August 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 August 2009

William Camenzuli (born 11 February 1979 in Gżira, Malta) is a professional footballer currently playing for Maltese Second Division side Zebbug Rangers, where he plays as a defender.

Playing career[edit]

Floriana[edit]

Camenzuli began his career playing for Floriana during the 1994–95 season, throughout the season, he made eight appearances and scored one goal, as Floriana recorded a fourth-place finish in the Maltese Premier League.

Camenzuli went into the 1995–96 season hoping to cement a first team place in the Floriana squad. He went on to make only one appearance without scoring, as Floriana recorded a third-place finish in the Maltese Premier League.

For the 1996–97 season, Camenzuli started to establish himself as a first team regular, he went onto make 13 appearances for the season, but again failed to score, as Floriana again finished in third position in the Maltese Premier League.

The 1997–98 season, was Camenzuli’s fourth with Floriana, the club failed to improve on their previous season league finish as they recorded a fifth-place finish in the Maltese Premier League. He made 21 appearances without scoring.

Camenzuli went into the 1998–99 season hoping to help Floriana achieve a higher league position than that of the previous season, however the club again finished in fifth position in the Maltese Premier League. Camenzuli made 21 appearances and scored one goal during the season.

The 1999–2000 season turned out to be Camenzuli’s last at Floriana. He made 24 appearances over the season, without scoring, as he helped the club improve on their previous league position, recording a fourth-place finish in the Maltese Premier League.

Birkirkara[edit]

Camenzuli left Floriana and joined fellow Maltese Premier League side Birkirkara for the 2000–01 season, he made 25 appearances and scored two goals in his debut season, as Birkirkara finished in third position in the Maltese Premier League.

The 2001–02 season was Camenzuli’s second season with Birkirkara. The club led the way at the halfway point of the season, but following some poor results in the championship pool, Birkirkara finished in third position. Camenzuli made 27 appearances and scored four goals, he also gained his first piece silverware, as the club won the Maltese Cup.

For the 2002–03 season, Camenzuli made 25 appearances and scored seven goals, as Birkirkara improved on their previous finishing position, as they recorded a second-place finish in the Maltese Premier League, he also added another Maltese Cup winners medal to his collection, as Birkirkara retained the trophy, beating Sliema Wanderers in the final.

Camenzuli went into the 2003–04 season hoping to help Birkirkara go one better and win the Maltese Premier League title, however they finished in second position again, with Camenzuli making 26 appearances and chipping in with four goals.

The 2004–05 season was another story of so near, yet so far for Camenzuli, as Birkirkara recorded their third successive second-place finish. During the season, Camenzuli made 26 appearances and scored five goals, he picked up his third Maltese Cup winners medal, as the club beat Msida Saint-Joseph in the final.

The 2005–06 season was Camenzuli’s most successful season as a Birkirkara player. He helped the club claim the Maltese Premier League title, making 25 appearances and scoring four goals.

His last season with Birkirkara was the 2006–07 season. During the season Camenzuli made 25 appearances and scored two goals, as Birkirkara finished in third position in the Maltese Premier League.

Marsaxlokk[edit]

On 5 August 2007, Marsaxlokk and Birkirkara reached an agreement over a swap deal which saw Camenzuli join Marsaxlokk and Shaun Bajada would join Birkirkara. Camenzuli made his debut for Marsaxlokk in the 2007–08 season, helping his new club to a second-place finish in the Maltese Premier League that season, making 18 appearances and scoring two goals.

Camenzuli went into the 2008–09 season hoping to help Marsaxlokk gain some more silverware, however the club had an extremely disappointing start to the season by their own high standards, and only managed to gain a place in the championship pool by beating Msida Saint-Joseph in the final game of the first round. Camenzuli made 20 appearances, but failed to score any goals during the season. Despite the clubs extremely disappointing start to the season, they managed to finish the season in fourth position in the Maltese Premier League.

For the 2009–10 season, Marsaxlokk were due to play in the Maltese Premier League, however following a guilty verdict on corruption case from the previous season, they were demoted to the Maltese First Division. Camenzuli remained with the club, with the hope he could help the team make a rapid return to the Maltese Premier League.

International career[edit]

Malta[edit]

Camenzuli has gained 14 caps for Malta.

On 14 November 2001, Camenzuli made his international debut for Malta in a friendly match against Canada, a game which Malta went on to win 2–1.

Honours[edit]

Birkirkara[edit]

Winner

Marsaxlokk[edit]

Winner

Career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 1 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
1994-95 Floriana Maltese Premier League 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
1995-96 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1996-97 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1997-98 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
1998-99 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
1999-00 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
2000-01 Birkirkara 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
2001-02 27 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 4
2002-03 25 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 7
2003-04 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 4
2004-05 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 5
2005-06 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 4
2006-07 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
2007-08 Marsaxlokk 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2
2008-09 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
2009-10 Maltese First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Malta 305 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 305 22
Career total 305 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 305 22

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