The Malta Independent 19 June 2021, Saturday

Former player, coach Edward Aquilina dies

Sunday, 6 June 2021, 13:37 Last update: about 12 days ago

Former footballer and coach Edward Aquilina has died, aged 75.

Aquilina had a blistering career with Sliema Wanderers, winning six league championships and three FA tophies before he moved to join Hibernians, with whom he won another title.

He was a regular starter with the Maltese national team since the country’s first international match against Austria in 1959. He played 12 times with the national jersey.

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Aquilina then went on to have a glittering career as a coach, leading Valletta FC to two league titles in the late 1990s and Sliema to three league wins between 2002 and 2005.

Aquilina later became a football analyst on television. For a time, he was also an analyst for The Malta Independent.

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