Malta Football Association
Former Malta and Floriana stalwart Lolly Borg passes away
Oct 10, 2020
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Lolly Borg (squatting, far left) has passed away at the age of 88.
Lolly Borg (squatting, far left) has passed away at the age of 88.

  • Lolly Borg (squatting, far left) has passed away at the age of 88.
  • Lolly Borg (right) and Victor Scerri during the reception on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Malta's first official match. PHOTO: Joe Borg/MFA

Maltese football has lost another stalwart as Lolly Borg, a member of the national team that featured in the first official international match in 1957, passed away last night. He was 88.

Born on October 23, 1931, Borg was a regular player for MFA XI before playing in Malta’s first official game against Austria at a packed Empire Stadium on February 24, 1957. He went on to make eight official appearances for the national team, scoring one goal in a 1-0 friendly win over Tunisia, played on December 8, 1960 at the Empire Stadium.


Regarded as one of the greatest players in Maltese football history and a Floriana FC icon, Borg came through the ranks of Floriana Ajax, making his senior debut for Floriana FC in 1947 at the age of 16.


In 20 seasons with Floriana, Borg played 220 league matches, scoring 105 goals. He won the championship seven times and was a member of the team that won the treble in 1949/50, 1952/53 and 1956/57. Borg also won the MFA Footballer of the Year award in season 1961-62.


Borg also enjoyed a successful coaching career with Floriana FC, and also coached Rabat Ajax, Senglea Athletic and San ń†wann.


The Malta FA sends its profound condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Lolly Borg at this sad time.

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