Malta Football Association
I’ll never forget that experience, says Beerman
Apr 6, 2017
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U/21 Qualifiers

Malta U-21 player Myles Beerman made his senior debut for Glasgow Rangers on Wednesday night to become the first Maltese to appear in the Scottish Premier Division.

The Gers drew 0-0 away to Kilmarnock with Beerman playing the full 90 minutes at left-back. The 18-year-old’s assured performance for Rangers received positive reviews in the Scottish media.


Beerman told RangersTV: “I can’t describe how I am feeling, it was class, the fans were absolutely unreal, the atmosphere was great and the taste of first-team football for the first time was unbelievable.


“I’ll never forget that experience, since I was a little kid from Malta, a tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean, and there is loads of talent out there but I have always had a dream.”


Beerman revealed that he discovered that he was set for his senior debut at Rangers on social media.


“I found out I was playing on Twitter when the manager did his press conference, I was definitely surprised, I can’t describe the feeling,” the 18-year-old was quoted as saying.


Beerman completed his move to Rangers from Manchester City on transfer deadline day last August.


During his time with the Manchester City Academy, the Maltese youngster played in their youth ranks and was part of the team that won the U-18 Premier League in 2015/16.


Following his move to Scotland, Beerman joined Rangers’ development squad but has been training with the first-team squad on and off since January. Rangers are third in the Scottish Premiership, 35 points behind leaders and rivals Celtic.


Portuguese manager Pedro Caixinha is slowly building a new squad at Ibrox and is giving youth players a chance to show their worth.


Born in Mġarr, Beerman learned his first kicks in the nursery of Mġarr United but moved to the Floriana FC youth nursery at a very young age.


At the age of 12, while playing in a tournament in Wales, Beerman was approached by Everton. He joined the club in England for three months, his first adventure outside Malta.


He has represented Malta in every age-group at youth level and is the youngest member of the current Malta U-21 squad, led by coach Silvio Vella.


Beerman made his Under-21 debut as a substitute in the 3-2 defeat to Belgium on September 2, 2016.


Myles’s father Richard made 20 appearances in the Maltese Premier League for Rabat Ajax (86/87) and Mellieħa (92/93).

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