The British forces in Malta were mainly stationed in Cospicua, Mtarfa, Tigne', St Andrews and in Floriana. The forces' barracks, which were strategically located around the Island, enjoyed large areas that were used as parade grounds, training areas and for sporting activities. The sports practised by the soldiers were mainly cricket, hockey and football.
Goalscorers with an equal number of goals are ranked by their goal average.
1909–10, 1911–12, 1912–13, 1920–21, 1921–22, 1924–25, 1926–27, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1930–31, 1934–35, 1936–37, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1954–55, 1957–58, 1961–62, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1992–93
Floriana also have a futsal team which participates in Malta's top futsal league.
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Malta played its first international game on 24 February 1957 at the Empire Stadium, losing 2–3 to Austria. That match was played in front of a capacity crowd at the old Empire Stadium. The Malta Football Association joined FIFA in 1959 and UEFA a year later. The international side first competed in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA European Nations Cup in 1962, and in FIFA World Cup qualification in 1971.
Since the foundation of the Malta Football Association (1900) and local competitions the club won a total of 104 honours, which includes 25 league titles and 25 Cup knock out competitions. The club has also achieved a number of impressive feats, such as four consecutive league championships, ten doubles (League plus Cup) and a League title with maximum points.
1937–38, 1944–45, 1946–47, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1971–72, 1980–81, 1992–93, 1993–94, 2010–11
The team, which plays in green and white, is nicknamed The Irish, after having adopted its colours following a friendly match against the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who were stationed in Floriana Malta at the time.
On two occasions FFC made it to the next round, 1993–94 Champions Cup and Intertoto Cup 1999–00.
The following players have been called up to the Maltese squad within the last year.(retired players will not appear in this following line up)
The locals who were influenced by the soldiers stationed in the area were introduced to these sporting activities. The most popular sport amongst the residents of Floriana was football, however some also practised cricket and hockey. Floriana still has its hockey club, carrying the name Floriana Young Stars Hockey Club.
There are no recent events for team Floriana FC
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Floriana Football Club was founded in 1894 and, together with St. George's FC, is one of the two oldest clubs in Malta. During that period, football in Malta was introduced by the British Servicemen who were stationed on the island, which was then a colony of the British Empire.
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In plain English, this translates as 'The Irish are always as strong as metal; they decide if to inflict harm or not'.
Today all the major six Premiership clubs in Malta have at least two players forming part of their squad, which have been raised by the Floriana Youth Nursery.
The club is affiliated to the Malta Football Association which in turn is a member of both UEFA and FIFA.
1920–21, 1922–23, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1949–50, 1951–62, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1957–58, 1960–61
In 1962, the club was the first to represent Malta in UEFA competitions in its Cup Winners' Cup against the Hungarian side Ujpest Dozsa. Over the years, FFC had the opportunity to meet some renowned European football clubs, including the likes of:
In 1987 the club founded its youth sector, Floriana FC Nursery (FFCN), which is affiliated to the Malta Youth Football Association. The club's youth sector may also be considered as one of the most successful organisations of its type on the Island; not only has it produced a number of some of the finest footballers, but it has also managed to win a good number of league titles organised by the Association. The following are some of the major honours won by FFCN:
The following 20 players were named for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification game against England on 8 October and Lithuania on October 11, 2016. Caps and goals are correct as of 8 October 2016 after the match against England.
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1934–35, 1935–36, 1955–56, 1959–60, 1964–65, 1973–74, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1987–88, 1988–89, 2005–06
Over the years FFC participated in the various competitions organised by the European football body, UEFA, such as the:
The ties between Floriana and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers were so strong that the people hailing from Floriana were nicknamed after the Irish, "Tal-Irish".
1922–23, 1925–26, 1935–36, 1937–38, 1953–54, 1955–56, 1965–66, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1975–76, 1993–94, 2010–11
Players with an equal number of caps are ranked in chronological order of reaching the milestone.
Football was introduced in Malta at the end of the 19th Century by the British troops stationed on the island. At that time Malta formed part of the British Empire and, the Island was the base of British forces in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Floriana Football Club has won the major Maltese League championship 25 times and the U*BET FA TROPHY 19 times.