Gilbert Agius: pride as City hero clocks 400 League appearances Published on: 22-04-2010

Gilbert AgiusValletta FC will tomorrow welcome a new member into its ranks when Gilbert Agius clocks his 400th League appearance in a City shirt against Sliema Wanderers.

Gilbert made his League debut as a 16 year old against Sliema Wanderers on the 2nd day of September 1990, when the City Coach Mr. George Busuttil introduced him as a substitute. Ever since then, Gilbert's name has been indelibly linked with the City and apart from a brief spell with A.C. Pisa, he has never seen himself playing for any other club. It is almost difficult for him to even contemplate.

Times may have changed but Gilbert Agius certainly hasn't and tomorrow he will join the 400 club-there can be no more fitting Tribute than to say he undoubtedly belongs there.

International Career

International Malta Debut - Malta vs Gabon, November 7, 1993 under the then National Maltese Coach Pietro Ghedin
Total Caps 119 Goals 8

Career Statistics

League appearances:                     399 appearances, Goals 176
All Competitions;                              556 appearances Goals 236
European Competitions;                33 appearances Goals 10


Club; Valletta FC

League Championships 6
F.A. Trophy 6
Super Cup 7
Lowenbrau Cup 6
Super 5 Cup 4
Air Malta Centenary Cup 1
100 Years Anniversary Cup 1
Bet Fair Cup 1

Gilbert Agius

Footballer of the Year

Season 1996/7, 2000/01, 2006/07 (The only player to win the award 3 times)

Top Scorer

Season 1998/99 20 Goals

Other Personal Awards include;

1991/92 Best Under 18 Player
1996/7 Runner up Maltese Sportsman of the year
2004/05 Powerade player of the year
2006/07 Best Goal of the Year
2007/08 Malta Football Awards Best Maltese Player plus Best Goal of the Year
2008/09 Malta Football Awards Best Veteran Player
Footballer of the Month award won on 12 occasions'