Malta Football Association
Malta FA saddened by Salvu Gatt’s passing
Jan 16, 2019
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Salvu Gatt (standing, second left) played twice for Malta.
Salvu Gatt (standing, second left) played twice for Malta.

The Malta Football Association is saddened by the news that former Malta and Hibernians defender Salvu Gatt has passed away. He was 75.

A product of Tarxien Oratory, Gatt made two appearances for Malta, featuring in two friendly matches against Libya in 1966. Malta won both games 1-0.


At club level, Gatt played for Little Rainbows before joining Hibernians in 1962-63, making his debut for the Paolites on 29th September, 1962 in a 1-0 defeat against Sliema Wanderers. 


In his first season with Hibernians, Gatt won the Cassar Cup. During his eight-year spell with Hibernians, he played 149 matches in all competitions, winning the league championship, the FA Trophy and Sons of Malta Cup in addition to the Cassar Cup. 


Gatt was also part of the Hibernians teams that played in the memorable encounters with Manchester United (1967-68), Atletico Madrid (1962-63) and Real Madrid (1970-71) in European competitions. 


Gatt played for Tarxien Rainbows in the final years of his footballing career.


After retiring from football, Gatt spent many years working for the Paola Hibernians Youth Nursery.


The Malta FA extends its profound condolences to the family and relatives of Salvu Gatt.

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