Malta Football Association
200 top-flight matches for Leighton Grech – Milestones
Feb 20, 2020
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BOV Premier League
Leighton Grech – 200 appearances in the BOV Premier League.
Leighton Grech – 200 appearances in the BOV Premier League.

  • Leighton Grech – 200 appearances in the BOV Premier League.
  • Sirens defender Edward Herrera has reached the 300-match milestone in the top flight.
  • Hibs mdifielder Jake Grech made his 100th appearance in the BOV Premier League last weekend,

20 – Birkirkara midfielder Matthew Guillaumier was the 20th Maltese player to be named BOV Player of the Match in their 4-1 victory against Valletta. 

50 – Jacob Walker was Santa Lucia’s 50th substitute of the season. He came on for Colombian midfielder, Kevin Rosero, in the 65th minute, in the 2-0 defeat against Sirens.


70 – Hibernians midfielder Jake Grech scored the 70th goal by Maltese players. He levelled the score (1-1) in the 3-1 victory over Mosta.

100 – Jake Grech played his 100th match in the Premier League against Mosta. He made his debut on 19th August 2016 with Ħamrun Spartans in their match against Hibernians (3-1), scoring one of the goals. Of the 100, he played 40 for Birkirkara, 31 for Ħamrun Spartans and 29 for Hibernians. His goal against Mosta was his 40th in the top flight.


120 – Balzan striker Alfred Effiong netted the 120th goal at the National Stadium. He reduced the deficit (2-1) in the 3-1 defeat against Gżira United.


200 – Leighton Grech played his 200th match in the Premier League in Santa Lucia’s 2-0 defeat to Sirens. He made his debut on 10th February, 2007 with Hibernians against St George’s (1-2). Of the 200, he played 70 for Qormi, 36 for Senglea, 29 for Birkirkara, 23 for Hibernians, 19 for Vittoriosa Stars, 12 for Floriana, eight for Pembroke Athleta and three for Santa Lucia. 


300 – Sirens flank defender Edward Herrera reached the 300th appearance in the top division in the 2-1 defeat against Ħamrun Spartans on 10th February, 2020. He made his debut on 20th August, 2006, in Pietà Hotspurs’ 5-0 loss against Valletta. He has also turned out for Hibernians, Birkirkara and Floriana.


350 – Valletta’s Argentinian winger Miguel Angel Alba scored the 350th goal of the season. He broke the deadlock just after 37 seconds in the 4-1 defeat against Birkirkara.


770 – Valletta’s 4-1 defeat against Birkirkara was their 770 match at the National Stadium


1,620 – Only three outfield players have played all 18 matches with a maximum 1,620 minutes. These are Jurgen Pisani (Floriana), Tyrone Farrugia (Mosta) and Thomas Veronese (Tarxien Rainbows).

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