Gilbert Agius

Name: Gilbert
Surname: Agius
Role: Ass. Coach
Date of Birth: 21st February 1974
Nationality: Maltese
Previous Club: Valletta F.C. Product
Player of the Year: 1996/97, 2000/01, 2006/07

Gilbert started his football career with Luxol S. Andrew's nursery before joining home town club Valletta. He soon settled into the capital city's senior team and played for the Malta Under-21 side where, notably, he scored Malta's winning goal against Luxembourg on 21st February 1995.

Agius made his Citizens debut at the age of 16 on 2 September 1990, against Sliema Wanderers. On 7th November 1993 at the age of 19 he made his debut for the senior national side in a 2-1 victory for Malta over Gabon in an international tournament in Tunisia.

During season 2000/2001, Agius had also created the distinction of becoming the first player to win the Rothmas Footballer of the Month award on eight occassions.

On the domestic front he has won major honours several times, being a permanet member of Valletta's Championship winning side. Aside from a brief spell on loan with AC Pisa in Italy in 2001-02, Gilbert has been a mainstay for Valletta and is the only player ever to have been voted Maltese Footballer of the Year on three occasions.

Agius won this prestigious award in season 1996/97 when his club had again been on the rampage, winning the five major domestic honours in that season, in 2000/01 when Valletta swept away six titles on the field of play and also in season 2006/07. Gilbert Agius has made more league appearances for Valletta than any other player and stands second behind Stefan Sultana on the division's all-time list.

Gilbert Agius won the player of the month 13 times: in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 (twice), 2000, 2001 (twice), 2003 (twice), 2007 (twice) and 2001. On October 11, 2011 Gilbert Agius received the commemorative cap and medal recently issued by UEFA for players who have reached a century of international appearances.

April 23, 2010 Gilbert Agius made his 400th league appearance for the club nearly 20 years after his debut against the same opposition Sliema Wanderers.

During the beginning of the 2012–13 season Agius was chosen to be Assistant Manager of Valletta, with coach Mark Miller. He later left this role and came out of retirement to play for Gozitan side Xewkija Tigers, helping them to win the GFA title but his appointment as Valletta coach effectively brought the curtains down on his decorated playing career.

May 2014, Agius was appointed as Valletta F.C. coach. Gilbert  emerged as favourite to succeed Andre Paus who left the Citizens and was appointed coach of Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta. 

Season 2015-16, Paul Zammit was appointed as the new Valletta F.C. coach while Gilbert Agius was appointed as assistant coach. During their first season, Zammit and Agius succeeded in winning the BOV Premier League.