Malta Football Association
Dingli defender Farrugia reaches 400-match club milestone
Nov 24, 2020
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National Amateur Cup
Etienne Farrugia – 400 appearances for Dingli Swallows.
Etienne Farrugia – 400 appearances for Dingli Swallows.

  • Etienne Farrugia – 400 appearances for Dingli Swallows.
  • Sliema Wanderers Jake Galea has reached 100 appearances in the Premier League.
  • Jake Grech – 20 goals for Hibernians.

3 – Erjon Beu’s brace in Lija Athletic’s 3-2 defeat against Sta Lucia was his third in the top division. The Albanian scored against Valletta 2-4 (13/10/2017) and Floriana 2-6 (21/04/2018). On the three occasions, his team finished on the losing end.  

20 – Jake Grech’s converted penalty against Ħamrun Spartans (2-2) was his 20th personal goal for Hibernians and the 10th from the spot.


30 – Matteo Vella is the 30th player used by Mosta this season in sevem matches. He replaced Christ Evo Ememe in the 3-1 win over Senglea Athletic.


30 – Jamaican Kemar Reid’s goal in Żejtun Corinthians’ 4-0 win over Sirens was the 30th header of the seson.


50 – Hibernians’ 2-2 draw against Ħamrun Spartans was the 50th match for Stefano Sanderra in charge of the Paolites. His record reads 30 wins, 10 draws and 10 defeats – a total of 100 points. 


90 – Żejtun Corinthians’ forward Vitor da Silva Vieira is the 90th scorer of the season. The Brazilian capped his debut by scoring a brace in the win against Sirens. 


100 – Goalkeeper Jake Galea (24) made his 100th appearance in the BOV Premier League against Gżira United on Saturday. He made 48 of these for his nursery club St Andrews, 40 for his current club Sliema Wanderers and 12 for Ħamrun Spartans. 


170 – Sta Lucia’s 3-2 victory against Lija Athletic was the 170th match in the top division for Oliver Spiteri who has coached four teams (Mosta 11, Vittoriosa S. 32, Balzan 99, Sta Lucia 28).


400 – In the National Amateur League, Dingli Swallows defender Etienne Farrugia made his 400th appearance for the club in their match against Attard last Saturday. Farrugia, aged 39, is only the 10th player in Malta to play at least 400 official matches for their club. The other nine are Michael Galea (Birkirkara), Stefan Sultana (Ħamrun Spartans), Mario Muscat and Andrew Cohen (Hibernians), Noel Turner (Sliema Wanderers), Gilbert Agius, Kris Laferla and Nicky Saliba (Valletta) and Raymond Vella (Mellieħa).

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