Celino Alves claims top award in Enemed Futsal Awards

Celino Alves of Luxol St. Andrews won the Enemed Best Futsal Player Award in the Enemed Futsal Awards, organised by the Futsal Malta Association, which were held on Wednesday.

The Brazilian player was instrumental in helping the St. Andrews outfit to win their fifth consecutive championship.

Luxol also had Gabriel Dobre named Enemed Best Coach after leading the team not only to win the championship but also reach the milestone of the UEFA Futsal Champions League Elite Round.

Brandon Debono of Swieqi United Futsal won the Enemed Best Futsal Goalkeeper Award while Collin Sammut of the Malta U19 claimed in the Enemed Most Promising Futsal Player Award.

Luxol’s Andy Mangion was voted as the Enemed Best Maltese Futsal Player while Karl Luke Schembri of St. George’s Futsal won two honours, that of the best scorer of the Challenger League as well as the Enemed Futsal Player Award of the same division. Karl Sciortino won the Enemed Top Scorer Award.

Meanwhile Giancarlo Sammut and Luxol St. Andrews Futsal were the recipients of the President’s Awards. Sammut was recognised as the first futsal player to play abroad. In fact, after playing for Tarxien, Balzxan and Luxol, he played for Lebork in Poland, Kingersheim in France and now Hjorring in Denmark. On the other hand, Luxol were the first team to reach the Elite Round of the UEFA Futsal Champions League.

In a short speech, FMA president Mark Borg, spoke about the association’s achievements over the past year, including the introduction of the Maltese U19 team in its league which served as an experience for these youths, the qualification of Luxol to the Elite Round of the UEFA Futsal Champions League as well as the introduction of the women’s festivals.

Photos courtesy of Joe Borg