Gareth Sciberras to hang his boots

Birkirkara and Malta international midfielder Gareth Sciberras announced his retirement from football at the end of the season during a press conference ahead of the European Qualifier between Malta and Slovakia in programme on Sunday.

Gareth Sciberras made his national team debut in December 2003, in a friendly match against Poland. The game against Slovakia will be his 52nd for the national team.

“After thinking hard, I decided to retire at the end of the season. Tomorrow will be the last game with the national team. It was a great honour to represent the country. I informed the club, we discussed it and they accepted my decision,” said Sciberras.

He went on to thank all players, coaches, officials and journalists, family and friends for their support throughout a seventeen year long career.

A product of the San Gwann Nursery, Gareth Sciberras moved to Pietà Hotspurs in 2000 and then Marsaxlokk in 2005. With the Southseasiders, he also clinched his first Premier League title. Sciberras joined Birkirkara in 2011. With the Stripes, he won another Premier League title, apart from an FA Trophy and two Super Cups.