Mellieha Knights

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Mellieha Knights (709338)
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Managed by CarloB

LocationMellieha Malta
ArenaThe Great Siege (capacity 70,000)
Fan ClubThe Damned Defenders

Mellieha Knights was a Maltese club.


Overview[edit]

One of Malta's most succesful teams, 5 times winner of the Malta Cup (seasons 1, 6, 8, 9 and 10) and winner of the Kampjonat Premier in season 7.

Brief History[edit]

The Mellieha Knights was founded on 06/10/2004 in the Malta league, participating in Series II.1. After winning the first edition of the Malta Cup, the team lost momentum and finished 3rd in their first season in II.1, behind Valletta FC and winners Mellieha F.C.

In the second season the Knights concentrated on winning the II.1 title in order to move up to Kampjonat Premier. They finished the season with 34 points, a six point advantage over runners up Crazy Docs FC and gained prootion to Premier via a playoff against Bot team Valetta City FC.

While stuttering in their first 2 seasons in Premier the Knights finished 2nd in both league and cup in season 5, and after a further season of transition in seasons 6, have gone from strenght to strenght from season 7 onwards, winning 2 Malta Cups and finally also the Kampjonat Premier in season 8. Season 9 also saw the team win its fourth Malta Cup. In season 10 the Knights defeated Digger FC to retain the Malta Cup.

Memorable Moments[edit]

  • 06/10/2004 Moves to newly formed Maltese league
  • 24/11/2004 Cup Champions season 1
  • 08/05/2005 II.1 Champions season 2
  • 08/05/2005 Promoted to the Kampjonat Premier
  • 12/07/2006 Cup Champions season 6
  • 12/11/2006 Kampjonat Premier Champions
  • 14/02/2007 Cup Champions season 8
  • 06/06/2007 Cup Champions season 9
  • 26/09/2007 Cup Champions season 10

League History[edit]

Malta

  • 09/02/2008 finished 4th in Kampjonat Premier season 11
  • 20/10/2007 finished 4th in Kampjonat Premier season 10
  • 01/07/2007 finished 2nd in Kampjonat Premier season 9
  • 10/03/2007 finished 2nd in Kampjonat Premier season 8
  • 19/11/2006 finished 1st in Kampjonat Premier season 7
  • 29/07/2006 finished 5nd in Kampjonat Premier season 6
  • 09/04/2006 finished 2nd in Kampjonat Premier season 5
  • 17/12/2005 finished 6th in Kampjonat Premier season 4
  • 27/08/2005 finished 4th in Kampjonat Premier season 3
  • 07/05/2005 finished 1st in II.1 season 2
  • 15/01/2005 finished 3rd in II.1 season 1

Cup History[edit]

  • 05/12/2007 Malta - Season 11 - 5th Round
  • 26/09/2007 Malta - Season 10 - Cup Winner
  • 06/06/2007 Malta - Season 09 - Cup Winner
  • 14/02/2007 Malta - Season 08 - Cup Winner
  • 06/09/2006 Malta - Season 07 - 4rd Round
  • 12/07/2006 Malta - Season 06 - Cup Winner
  • 08/03/2006 Malta - Season 05 - Cup Runners Up
  • 12/10/2005 Malta - Season 04 - 5th Round
  • 08/06/2005 Malta - Season 03 - 3rd Round
  • 23/02/2005 Malta - Season 02 - 4rd Round
  • 24/11/2004 Malta - Season 01 - Cup Winner

Favourite Players[edit]

Yvo Peeters - Crowd favourite Peeters, also known as The Beast, is feared by rival players and is considered as one of the best all round players in Malta. Since he has been bought, the Mellieha Knights have been transformed into a much better team.

Serban Popescu - One of the club's oldest players, Popescu is all time top scorer for the Mellieha Knights with 48 goals in 48 competitive matches. He hopes that someday he will become coach at the club.

Per Norder - The club's most capped player with 60 competitive matches.

Legendary Players[edit]

Gerard Mevissen Yvo Peeters' midfield partner, Powerful midfielder Mevissen is the one of the best playmakers in Malta. He is also very consistent and contributes heavily to the Knight's attack ratings.

Dacian Romanescu - Set Piece specialist Romanescu has scored 46 goals in 47 competitive matches but contributes a lot of assists as well.

Gil Alves After a slow start to his career at Mellieha Knights, Quick striker Alves has gone from strenght to strenght. He has scored 15 goals in 22 matches.


Stats till 11/1/06[edit]

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