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Joe Borg

Joe Borg

Joe BorgJoe ‘Pesu’ Borg, born on May 19, 1949 in Valletta. He made his debut with the Citizens on November 12, 1966. He wore the white shirt for nine seasons, played in 86 matches, and scored five goals. Throughout his career with Valletta Joe won the championship (1973-74), the FA Trophy (1974-75), the Sons of Malta Cup (1974-75), and Independence Cup (1968-69).

He took part in four European Competitions, twice in the Champions Cup (1973-74) against HJK Helsinki and twice in UEFA Cup (1972-73) against Italian side Inter. Joe ‘Pesu’ Borg wore the National shirt three times, and made his debut in the European Nations Cup on December 22, 1974, against West Germany.

At the age of 14, Joe joined the Valletta Vanguards. At that time the Valletta Vanguards possed several players who formed part of the Valletta FC squad that won the 1973-74 championship, the team consisted of Charles Agius, Tony Giglio, Vincent ‘Maxi’ Magro, Charles Galea, Joe Cassar, Tony Ciantar, Carlo Seychell, Emanuel Galea and others. These Vanguards players were introduced to the Valletta FC minors team under the guidance of Eddie Xuereb.

The first two players from this group who succeeded in joining the Citizens first team were Vince ‘Maxi’ Magro and Tony Giglio. Joe Borg made his debut with the first team in November 1966 in a league match against Hibernians.

Joe retired from football at 27, during his career he only played with the team of his hometown Valletta FC.