This is a book about the origin of soccer Malta. While St.George's FC are the main protagonists, many other clubs are mentioned. When the Maltese saw sailors and soldiers playing soccer they said if they can play this game we could play it to.With loads of old and new photos. More than 100 years of soccer in Malta. Those who are fanatical on soccer must have this book, written by Sunny Aquilina, Louis Fsadni, Harry Garrett and Louis Spiteri
Price : LM5
If you are interested contact : St.George's FC. 12 Centru 1890, Pilgrimage Street Cospicua. Tel:826971
St. George's are the pioneers of Maltese football.They were founded in the year 1890. In 1885 there were teams from Cospicua such as Cospciua St.Andrew's, Sta.Margherita, and St. George's. In1890 they amalgamated and chosen the name of St.George's, Which was selected by the team captain of that time,Vincenti.St. George's were also the first Maltese football team to play abroad. On Sunday 12th April 1914 they played their first game in Tunis against Racing club and won by 6 goals to 3. On the next day they played against a selected side from Tunis and won by the big score of 8-1.
In 1917 St.George's won the local, highest level football league and the knock out competition.
Today after 109 years St. George's are in the second division. They have had some glorious' days and some disappointments. We wish them luck for the future.
Thanks to all, the players, the members of the committees and supporters of all times.
St George's F.C. (Founded 1890) 12 'Centru 1890' Pilgrimage Street Cospicua Tel: 826971
St.George's 1917 CHAMPIONS
The cup and the Gladiator where presented after the visit to Tunis.
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THE LEGEND OF THE GREAT ST.GEORGE'S F.C
A GROUP OF YOUNGSTERS WHERE WATCHING THE ENGLISH SOLDIERS PLAYING AT THE VERDALA BARRICKS, AN OFFICER GAVE THEM A BALL. THAT WAS THE BEGINING OF FOOTBALL IN MALTA.THEY FORMED THE FIRST EVER TEAM AND NAMED IT SANTA MARGHERITA. OTHER GROUPS WERE FORMED ONE WAS CALLED ST. ANDREWS THE OTHER ST. GEORGE'S. SOON AFTER, IN 1890 THEY AMALGAMATED AND PICK THE NAME ST. GEORGE'S. THEY BECAME THE FIRST EVER TEAM TO RAPRESENT A LOCAL IN MALTA. LATER ANOTHER TEAM WAS FORMED IN FLORIANA. WHILE PLAYING FOR A CHALLENGE CUP IN MARSA ST.GEORGE'S FC. VS FLORIANA FC. THE LATTER CHOOSE TO QUIT THE GAME WHEN THEY WERE ON THE LOOSING SIDE (3 - 1) WITH 15 MINUTES TO GO. THE SAINTS OF COSPICUA WENT FROM ONE TRUMPH TO ANOTHER. THE REPUTATION FLEW OVERSEAS TO THE ENGLISH BARRACKS AND NAVAL PORTS. CHALLENGES WERE MADE AND ECCEPTED. THE BATTLESHIP H.M.S."DUNCAN"WITH A BIG AND POWERFUL SOCCER REPUTATION IN LATTER 1910'S WENT ON TO CHALLENGE THE CIVILIONS CHAMPIONS (ST. GEORGE'S). IN THE GROUND AT RICASOLI THE SAINTS CAME OUT AS EASY WINNERS BY 5 GOALS TO NIL. THE SAILORS COMPLAINT THAT THEIR BEST PLAYERS WERE NOT ABLE TO PLAY. THERE WERE RUMOURS OF A REPLAY. WHICH LATER WAS CONFERMED. THERE WERE TO BE A REPLAY FOR A SILVER CUP. THE SAILORS WERE MAKING SPECIAL TRAINING FOR THE GAME.ON THE DAY BOTH TEAMS CAME OUT TO A GREAT WELCOME. THEY PLAYED AT KORDIN. THE GAME WAS TOUGH AND HARD, IN THE LAST 5 DRAMATIC MINUTES FROM A CLEVER PASS BY CONSIGLIO, TAGLIAFERRO WITH HIS ARM IN A SLING FOR A DISLOCATED SHOLDER SMASHED THE WINNER INTO THE NET. FOR A FINAL RESULT OF ST.GEORGE'S 1 , DUNCAN 0. HE BECAME THE HERO OF THE DAY AND MANY MORE YEARS AFTER. TODAY MORE THEN 100 YEARS ST.GEORGE'S ARE STILL PARTISIPATING IN FOOTBALL. YOU CAN'T MENTION ST.GEORGE'S WITHOUT MENTIONING JOESPH M DELCEPPO (PEPPI). THE BELOVED PEPPI WASN'T SIMPLY A ST. GEORGE'S PLAYER HE WAS, THE TEAM CAPTAIN, COACH AND A TECHNICAL ADVISOR FOR MORE THAN 44 YEARS.IT IS GOOD TO MENTION THAT THE WORD 'FAIR PLAY' WAS INTRODUCED BY OUR PIONEERS. WE HOPE THAT OUR YOUNGSTERS WILL PUT OUR BELOVED TEAM WHERE IT BELONGS.
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