Joseph Zerafa

Name: Joseph
Surname: Zerafa
Role: Defender
Date of Birth: 31st May 1988
Nationality: Maltese
Previous Club: Birkirkara F.C.
Born on the 31 May 1988, Joseph Zerafa came through the ranks of Birkirkara FC Youth Academy.
Zerafa started his career with Sirens at a tender the age of six years old. He then joined his Mgarr youth nursery Mgarr United the following year where he spent four years. At the age of thirteen years, Joseph joined Hibernians where he spent two years, before joining Birkirkara FC.
Zerafa made his debut with the Senior Team during the 2005-2006 season. Joseph made his debut in a match against Valletta on the 20 April 2006.
In the following season, Joseph made ten appearances with the Stripes, in which seven were from the start. His first goal with the Senior Team arrived on the 5 May 2007, in a match against Msida SJ (2-1) where Joseph scored the equalising goal.
Joseph made his debut reached with Malta Under-21’s National Team against Slovenia on 31 March 2009.
In season  2009-2010, Zerafa made twenty-two appearances throughout this season with the Stripes and also won the BOV Premier League.
Joseph Zerafa made his debut with the National Team on the 10 February 2011, in the goal-less draw against Switzerland.
Joseph signed a three-year contract with Birkirkara FC in June 2011.
During season 2012-13, Zerafa made thirty-four appearances and scored one goal, ending the season winning the third Premier League Championshipwith the Stripes.
In the last days of the Summer Transfer Market in 2014, Joseph left the Club to try his luck abroad and he joined Grays Athletic, a Club in the Isthmian Premier League Division, a region’s league covering London, East and South England.
Joseph made twelve appearances with the club and in the January Transfer Market, he joined Welling United. However, his adventure with Welling ended shortly and Zerafa re-joined Birkirkara, on the 22 February 2015. During season 2014-2015, Joseph made ten appearances in the BOV Premier League.
Joseph Zerafa joined Valletta FC in June 2017, the towering defender signed a five-year deal with the club.