Malta Football Association
2018-19 BOV Premier League (MD 19) – Facts and Figures
Mar 6, 2019
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Photo: Joe Borg/MFA
Photo: Joe Borg/MFA

  • Photo: Joe Borg/MFA
  • Photo: Domenic Aquilina/MFA
  • Photo: Joe Borg/MFA

30 – Gżira United defender Nikolai Muscat has scored the 30th brace (overall) of the season in his side’s 4-1 win over Qormi.

50 – The introduction of Birkirkara midfielder Abdulraham Abdulla Alsherooqi, from Bahrain, in the second half took the number of nationalities in this season’s BOV Premier League to 50. He replaced Luke Montebello, in the 80th minute, in Birkirkara's 2-0 win against St Andrew’s.


100 – Gżira United’s 4-1 win over Qormi was the 100th victory for the coach Jesmond Zerafa in the top flight with six different teams including Qormi, Valletta, Balzan, Naxxar Lions and Tarxien Rainbows. Incidentally, his first win dates back to 14th September, 2008, when Qormi beat Tarxien Rainbows 3-0.


100 – Nikolai Muscat’s fourth goal for Gżira United in their 4-1 win against Qormi was the 100th scored by Maltese players ... with an average age of 27.01.


110 – Gżira United midfielder Andrew Cohen netted the 110th goal when playing the full match ... 100 of them were scored during his long spell with Hibernians. His goal against Qormi came at the stroke of half-time from a penalty ... his 30th from the spot.


140 – Balzan’s opening goal during the 2-1 defeat to Valletta was the 140th goal for the Reds at the National Stadium.


150 – Sliema Wanderers’ 2-1 victory over Ħamrun Spartans was the 150th direct encounter between the two teams. This win was the 80th overall for the Blues ... their first 2-1 win over the Spartans dates back to 8th December, 1946.


320 – In their 320th match in the top flight, Mosta beat Pietà Hotspurs 3-2.


500 – Ħamrun Spartans’ 2-1 defeat against Sliema Wanderers was their 500th in the top flight. The first ever defeat was inflicted by Floriana (2-0) in their first ever appearance... on 3rd December 1911.


550 – Debutant Jaron Schembri was the 550th Maltese substitute this season. He came on for Sacha Borg in the 84th minute of Gżira United’s match against Qormi.


700 – Brazilian Tiago Adan Fonseca’s fifth goal for Hibernians in their 5-0 victory over Tarxien was the 700th conceded by the Rainbows in the top flight.


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