Michael Mifsud joins Birkirkara

Birkirkara continued to strengthen their squad ahead of the UEFA Europa League commitments with the signing of Michael Mifsud from Valletta. The Malta international striker signed a one year deal.

The thirty-seven year old striker started his career with Sliema Wanderers, before moving abroad to play for Kaiserslautern in Germany in summer 2001. In 2004, he joined Lillestrom in Norway but in the January 2007 transfer window, he was joined Coventry in England where he spent two-and-a-half years including a short spell on loan with Barnsley.

Mifsud had a short spell with Valletta between March and May 2010, leaving his mark with seven goals in seven league matches and helping them win the U*BET FA Trophy and the National League 100 Anniversary Cup. In February 2011, he joined Qormi but his signing was not enough to spare the Yellow Blacks from playing in the Relegation Pool. The following summer, he re-joined Valletta, signing a long-term deal with the club. However his contract was terminated by mutual agreement at the end of the second year.

Mifsud signed a one-year deal with Australian A-League side Melbourne Heart in September 2013 but was released in March 2014 and joined Sliema Wanderers the following summer. He moved to Valletta in January 2016.

Throughout his career, he won one championship with Sliema and three with Valletta and two FA Trophies with Sliema and another with Valletta. Michael Mifsud is the most capped player and the leading scorer with the Malta national team.

His signing is the sixth in a week for Birkirkara after they secured the services of Paul Fenech, Terence Agius and foreigners Marcelinho, Uchenna Calistus Umeh and Eduardo dos Santos.