Birkirkara F.C.

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Birkirkara
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Full nameBirkirkara Football Club
Nickname(s)Stripes
Founded1950; 71 years ago (1950)
GroundTa' Qali National Stadium, Attard, Malta
Capacity17,797
ChairmanMichael Valencia
Head CoachAndré Paus
LeagueMaltese Premier League
2020–21Maltese Premier League, 4th

Birkirkara Football Club is a professional football club based in the town of Birkirkara, the largest town on the island of Malta. The club was formed in 1950, following the amalgamation of Birkirkara United and Birkirkara Celtic. Birkirkara currently play in the Maltese Premier League, which it has won on four occasions, most recently in the 2012–13 season.

Birkirkara is one of the founding members of the European Club Association.[1]

Honours[edit]

Major[edit]

Minor[edit]

  • Sons of Malta Cup (for the Second Division)
    • Winners (3): 1967–68, 1971–72, 1978–79
    • Runners-up (1): 1976–77
  • Cassar Cup:
    • Runners-up (1): 1952–53

Current squad[edit]

As of 28 September 2020

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Malta MLT Andrew Hogg
3 DF Malta MLT Owen Sciberras
5 DF Malta MLT Enrico Pepe
6 MF Malta MLT Yankam Yannick
7 FW Malta MLT Luke Montebello
8 FW Malta MLT Paul Mbong
10 MF Malta MLT Roderick Briffa
11 DF Malta MLT Kurt Zammit
12 GK Malta MLT Amara Sylla
15 DF Malta MLT Neil Friggieri
17 MF France FRA Réginald Alidor
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF Malta MLT Adam Camilleri
20 FW Argentina ARG Federico Falcone
21 DF Italy ITA Francesco Verde (on loan from Frosinone)
22 DF Malta MLT Cain Attard
23 DF Italy ITA Claudio Bonanni
24 FW Brazil BRA Caio Henrique
25 DF Argentina ARG Oscar Carniello
26 GK Italy ITA Alessandro Guarnone
27 MF Malta MLT Glending Farrugia
30 FW Brazil BRA Lecão
77 DF Ghana GHA Isaac N'Tow

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. Pos. Nation Player

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1Q Slovakia Spartak Trnava 0–1 1–3 1–4
1998–99 UEFA Cup 1Q Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–4 1–2 1–6
1999–00 UEFA Cup QR Denmark Lyngby BK 0–0 0–7 0–7
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1Q Iceland KR Reykjavík 1–2 1–4 2–6
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR Georgia (country) Locomotive Tbilisi 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
1R Russia Dynamo Moscow 0–0 0–1 0–1
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR Ukraine Metalurh Zaporizhya 0–0 0–3 0–3
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Hungary Ferencváros 0–5 0–1 0–6
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Albania FK Partizani 2–1 2–4 4–5
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q Cyprus APOEL Nicosia 0–2 0–4 0–6
2006–07 UEFA Champions League 1Q Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn 0–3 2–2 2–5
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Slovenia NK Maribor 0–3 1–2 1–5
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q Croatia Hajduk Split 0–3 0–4 0–7
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1Q Croatia Slaven Belupo 0–0 0–1 0–1
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 1Q Andorra FC Santa Coloma 4–3 3–01 7–3
2Q Slovakia MŠK Žilina 1–0 0–3 1–3
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 1Q Albania FK Vllaznia 0–1 1–1 1–2
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q North Macedonia FK Metalurg 2–2 0–0 2–2 (a)
2013–14 UEFA Champions League 2Q Slovenia Maribor 0–0 0–2 0–2
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Hungary Diósgyőr 1–2 1–4 2–6
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Armenia Ulisses 0–0 3–1 3–1
2Q England West Ham 1–0 0–1 1–1 (3–5 p.)
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg 2–0 1–1 3–1
2Q Scotland Heart of Midlothian 0–0 2–1 2–1
3Q Russia Krasnodar 0–3 1–3 1–6
2018–19 UEFA Europa League PR Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík 1–1 1–2 2–3
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League 1Q San Marino La Fiorita

Note 1: match forfeited, result set to 0–3 by UEFA.

Coaches[edit]

Futsal[edit]

Current squad 2018/19

Number Player Pos. Nat.
4 Jason Mifsud Sweeper Malta
5 Ryan Xuereb Winger Malta
6 Alan Galea Winger Malta
8 Gary Inguanez Sweeper Malta
10 Marwan Telisi Winger Malta
11 Ayoub Hamad Ali Winger Libya
22 Rennie Tanti Winger Malta
23 Matthew Gatt Goalkeeper Malta
24 William Barbosa Sweeper Brazil
40 Eslam Khalifa Pivot Libya
88 Christian Lia Goalkeeper Malta
99 Glenn Bonello Pivot Malta

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agreement heralds new era in football". uefa.com. 21 January 2008. Archived from the original on 27 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  2. ^ http://www.birkirkarafc.com/TheClubCoaches.php
  3. ^ Busuttil, Antoine (9 September 2019). "ANDRE PAUS IS NEW BIRKIRKARA FC COACH". Maltafootball.com. Retrieved 10 September 2019.

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