Ylenia Carabott joins Birkirkara from Hibernians on loan

Birkirkara FC completed one of the biggest transfers in Women’s Football, when they have signed National Team player and winner of nine top-scorer awards Ylenia Carabott from Hibernians FC on a one-season loan.

Holder of the record for nine top-scorer awards, in which eight were won consecutively between 2009 and 2017, she is considered as one of the best forwards that the Maltese women’s football has ever produced with 334 goals in 257 games under her belt.

Ylenia is also a key-player in the National Team. Following making her debut in 2005, she has scored 19 goals in 73 matches.

Carabott has the ability to play in every position in the attack and there is no doubt that her signing will continue to strengthen Birkirkara’s attacking department. She becomes the second major signing for the Stripes, following the signing of one of the best young talents, Kailey Wilis.

All paperwork will be finalised in the upcoming days, thus making her eligible to play for the Stripes in the upcoming UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifiers between the 6 and 13 August in Ukraine.