Fgura United F.C.

History

Early Years (1971-1974)

Old timers recall that the first attempt to form a Club in the locality goes back to 1948. Joseph Farrugia, Michael Buttigieg, Ninu Buttigieg and Cikku Grech congregated a team and bought between them a set of yellow shirts. After work they trained and organized some friendly matches. However, they did not have a place they could call their own and found refuge in a room in a local tea bar provided by the owner Kieli Portelli. The place was not ideal for their needs and these pioneers of football called it a day two years later.

Joseph Farrugia did not lose heart and tried and tried to keep his dream alive and had to wait until 1965. The local Labour Party club offered part of the premises for the use of the football team and a committee was formed with Zaren Vella as President Charlie Farrugia as Secretary.

Officially, Fgura United Football Club was founded on June 1, 1971, and is the oldest sport organisation in the locality of FguraMalta. Vella and Farrugia together with Mr. E Muscat as the treasurer were the first officials when the club affiliated itself with the Malta Football Association. The colours chosen were the white and red, which also dominate the stem of the locality.

Under the leadership of the then President Joseph Farrugia and secretary, Joseph Bartolo and the financial assistance of the Ministry for Works and Sports, the Club began making use of a pitch in sand at Triq AM Valperga. Dressing rooms were erected which served as a clubhouse as well, moving out from a garage which was serving the purpose of a changing room.  Therefore, during the club’s early years, the premises were changed twice from the garage in St Thomas Street in 1973 and then to Triq L-Isponsun on the 31st December 1980. In the 1990’s the Club moved back to another locality in St Thomas Street.

However, a major milestone in the club’s history took place on the 31st March 2012, when the then UEFA President Michel Platini inaugurated the Fgura United F.C training Complex situated at, A.M Valperga Street exactly on the outskirts of Fgura and on the site of the original training pitch. The complex now houses also the Club and other amenities.

Domestic Competition (1975-2011)

Between the 1971–72 and 1973–74 seasons the club participated in the MFA Amateur League and the MFA Minor League.

Fgura United entered the National League in 1974–75 season when the club participated in the MFA 4th Division. Fgura United has been participating in all MFA official competitions including the National, Reserves, Under 21 and Under 19 competitions continuously ever since. Since 1995, Fgura United has run a youth nursery which aims to train young footballers aged 6–16 to develop their talents and enable them to participate in Maltese youth competitions.

Era (2012-present)

In Season 1997/98 Fgura United managed to obtain their first ever promotion after finishing in the second spot of the Third Division. After spending three seasons in the Second Division the Club got relegated to the lowest division to bounce back to Division Two in 2012/13 after again finishing second in the previous season in the Third Division. The upgrading of the facilities marked the start of a perennial growth at the Club culminating at the end of Season 2013–14 when Fgura United achieved the biggest success in club’s history by winning New promotion to Maltese First Division. The team faced a lean spell three seasons after and got relegated to the Second Division. However, this was a temporary decline as after just two seasons in the Second Division, at the end of Season 2018-19 the club finished the campaign joint leaders only to lose the Championship Decider. However, First Division (now k/a National Challenge League) status was restored. This season 2021/22, the Club will be participating for the third year in a row in this Category. 

Achievements

Beside these milestones, the Club have won two Under 21 championships (1993/94 and 1998/99) and won Minors/Youth League championships on six different occasions in various sections down the years, the latest being at the end of Season 2019/20.

The Club participated in the Women’s League on two spells, etching their name on the Roll of Honours by winning the Second Division League in Season 2013/14.

In the 25 years of participation in the YFA competitions in Under 14 (later Under 15) level and Under 16 (later Under 17) level, our Nursery had its own share of success as well, participating in Section B of such competitions on various occasions. However, the peak was reached was reached in the Under 15 category who in Season 2020/21 participated for the first time ever in Section A locking horns with the elite clubs in the local scene.

1973/74
1974/75
1977/78
1985/86
1986/87
1987/88
1993/94
1995/96
1997/98



1998/99

2003/04
2005/06
2006/07


2011/12
2012/14


2014/15

2015/16
2017/18
2018/19
2018/19
2019/20

Minors Section E Winners
Minors Section E Winners
Minors Section E Winners
Minors Section E Winners
Minors Section D Winners
Runners Up III Division – Promoted to II Division
Under 21 Section E Winners
Minors Section E Winners
Under 14 Section C Winners
Runners Up III Division – Promoted to II Division
Under 16 Runners Up Section C – Promoted
Under 14 Runners Up Section C – Promoted
Under 21 Section D Winners
Minors Section D Runners Up – Promoted
Under 14 Section C Runners Up
Under 16 Section C Winners
Minors Section D Winners
Runners Up III Division – Eliminated in Playoff
Minors Runners Up Section D – Promoted
Runners Up III Division – Promoted
Runners Up II Division – Promoted
Ladies – Champions Second Division – Promoted
Minors Runners Up Section D – Promoted
Under 17 Runners up Section E – Promoted
Under 15 – Section D Champions
Under 17 Champions Section D
Under 15 – Section E Champions
Joint First Second Division – Lost Decider – Promoted to First Division
Under 17 – Runners Up Section E – Promoted
Minors – Champions Section D
Under 15 – Champions Section D – Promoted to Section A via playoffs in 2020/21

1973/74
1974/75
1977/78
1985/86
1986/87
1987/88
1993/94
1995/96
1997/98



1998/99

2003/04
2005/06
2006/07


2011/12
2012/14


2014/15

2015/16
2017/18
2018/19
2018/19
2019/20

Minors Section E Winners
Minors Section E Winners
Minors Section E Winners
Minors Section E Winners
Minors Section D Winners
Runners Up III Division – Promoted to II Division
Under 21 Section E Winners
Minors Section E Winners
Under 14 Section C Winners
Runners Up III Division – Promoted to II Division
Under 16 Runners Up Section C – Promoted
Under 14 Runners Up Section C – Promoted
Under 21 Section D Winners
Minors Section D Runners Up – Promoted
Under 14 Section C Runners Up
Under 16 Section C Winners
Minors Section D Winners
Runners Up III Division – Eliminated in Playoff
Minors Runners Up Section D – Promoted
Runners Up III Division – Promoted
Runners Up II Division – Promoted
Ladies – Champions Second Division – Promoted
Minors Runners Up Section D – Promoted
Under 17 Runners up Section E – Promoted
Under 15 – Section D Champions
Under 17 Champions Section D
Under 15 – Section E Champions
Joint First Second Division – Lost Decider – Promoted to First Division
Under 17 – Runners Up Section E – Promoted
Minors – Champions Section D
Under 15 – Champions Section D – Promoted to Section A via playoffs in 2020/21

1973/74
1974/75
1977/78
1985/86
1986/87
1987/88

1993/94
1995/96
1997/98






1998/99


2003/04
2005/06
2006/07




2011/12
2012/14




2014/15


2015/16
2017/18
2018/19

2019/20

Minors Section E Winners
Minors Section E Winners
Minors Section E Winners
Minors Section E Winners
Minors Section D Winners
Runners Up III Division – Promoted to II Division
Under 21 Section E Winners
Minors Section E Winners
Under 14 Section C Winners
Runners Up III Division – Promoted to II Division
Under 16 Runners Up Section C – Promoted
Under 14 Runners Up Section C – Promoted
Under 21 Section D Winners
Minors Section D Runners Up – Promoted
Under 14 Section C Runners Up
Under 16 Section C Winners
Minors Section D Winners
Runners Up III Division – Eliminated in Playoff
Minors Runners Up Section D – Promoted
Runners Up III Division – Promoted
Runners Up II Division – Promoted
Ladies – Champions Second Division – Promoted
Minors Runners Up Section D – Promoted
Under 17 Runners up Section E – Promoted
Under 15 – Section D Champions
Under 17 Champions Section D
Under 15 – Section E Champions
Joint First Second Division – Lost Decider – Promoted to First Division
Under 17 – Runners Up Section E – Promoted
Minors – Champions Section D
Under 15 – Champions Section D – Promoted to Section A via playoffs in 2020/21

The Club has managed to establish himself as one of the most organised in the country with sound administration and financial stability. The aim of the hard working Committee is to maintain and improve its good reputation as it enters the next 50 years with confidence and ambition to continue in its sustainable growth and to remain the flagship of the sports organizations in the locality.

Presidents

Secretaries

1971/72 – 1973/74    
1974/75          
1974/75            
1976/77 – 1982/83         
1983/84 – 1988/89*          
1988/89 – 1990/91         
1991/92 – 1993/94*           
1993/94 – 1995/96        
1996/97 – 2005/06            
2006/07 – 2014/15          
2015/16 – 2016/17*            
2016/17 – 2018/19           
2019/20 – to date

Zaren Vella
Joseph Farrugia
Carmelo Galea
Joseph Farrugia
Joseph Belli
Paul Muscat
Joseph Belli
Sebastian Demajo
Paul Muscat
Lawrence Bugeja
Adrian Camilleri
Lawrence Bugeja
Larkin Bonnici

1971/72   
1972/73 – 1974/75         
1975/76 – 1980/81        
1981/82 – 1983/84*               
1983/84 – 1986/87*        
1986/87 – 1988/89*         
1988/89      
1989/90        
1990/91*        
1990/91 – 1991/92           
1992/93         
1993/94        
1994/95 – to date

Charles Farrugia
Alfred Vella
Joe Bartolo
Tony Zahra
Lawrence Bugeja
Saviour Darmanin
Louis Zammit
Jude Zammit
Martin Stanmore
Louis Zammit
Lawrence Bugeja
Raymond Cordina
Stefan Vella

Presidents

1971/72 – 1973/74    
1974/75          
1974/75            
1976/77 – 1982/83         
1983/84 – 1988/89*          
1988/89 – 1990/91         
1991/92 – 1993/94*           
1993/94 – 1995/96        
1996/97 – 2005/06            
2006/07 – 2014/15          
2015/16 – 2016/17*            
2016/17 – 2018/19           
2019/20 – to date

Zaren Vella
Joseph Farrugia
Carmelo Galea
Joseph Farrugia
Joseph Belli
Paul Muscat
Joseph Belli
Sebastian Demajo
Paul Muscat
Lawrence Bugeja
Adrian Camilleri
Lawrence Bugeja
Larkin Bonnici

Secretaries

1971/72   
1972/73 – 1974/75         
1975/76 – 1980/81        
1981/82 – 1983/84*               
1983/84 – 1986/87*        
1986/87 – 1988/89*         
1988/89      
1989/90        
1990/91*        
1990/91 – 1991/92           
1992/93         
1993/94        
1994/95 – to date

Charles Farrugia
Alfred Vella
Joe Bartolo
Tony Zahra
Lawrence Bugeja
Saviour Darmanin
Louis Zammit
Jude Zammit
Martin Stanmore
Louis Zammit
Lawrence Bugeja
Raymond Cordina
Stefan Vella

Presidents

1971/72 – 1973/74    
1974/75          
1974/75            
1976/77 – 1982/83         
1983/84 – 1988/89*          
1988/89 – 1990/91         
1991/92 – 1993/94*           
1993/94 – 1995/96        
1996/97 – 2005/06            
2006/07 – 2014/15          
2015/16 – 2016/17*            
2016/17 – 2018/19           
2019/20 – to date

Zaren Vella
Joseph Farrugia
Carmelo Galea
Joseph Farrugia
Joseph Belli
Paul Muscat
Joseph Belli
Sebastian Demajo
Paul Muscat
Lawrence Bugeja
Adrian Camilleri
Lawrence Bugeja
Larkin Bonnici

Secretaries

1971/72   
1972/73 – 1974/75         
1975/76 – 1980/81        
1981/82 – 1983/84*               
1983/84 – 1986/87*        
1986/87 – 1988/89*         
1988/89      
1989/90        
1990/91*        
1990/91 – 1991/92           
1992/93         
1993/94        
1994/95 – to date

Charles Farrugia
Alfred Vella
Joe Bartolo
Tony Zahra
Lawrence Bugeja
Saviour Darmanin
Louis Zammit
Jude Zammit
Martin Stanmore
Louis Zammit
Lawrence Bugeja
Raymond Cordina
Stefan Vella