Shaun Bajada's Profile
|Date of Birth:||19 August 1983|
|Previous Club:||Marsaxlokk FC|
|Joined In:||August 2007|
|Debut with Club:||26 August 2007 [Vs. Hibernians FC]|
Shaun Bajada was born on the 19 August 1983 and he plays as a midfielder. He joined our Club the first time in the 2007 Summer Transfer Market.
Bajada is considered as one of the most technical midfielders on our island. His vision of the game has established him as one of the most elite players on our island while he is considered a player who holds an excellent technique. Besides playing any position midfield, he can also play as a side-back.
He also enjoyed a successful career with on a National level where he had played for the Under-16, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 of the National Squad. He made his debut with the Senior National Team on the 2 February 2008 in the 1-0 defeat against Armenia in an international friendly match. With the Senior National Team, he made 33 appearances.
Shaun is from Sannat, Gozo but he is a product of Floriana. He made his Premier League debut in the 2000-2001 season and with Floriana, he spent four seasons where he made fourty-eighth appearances and scored three goals.
Bajada began the 2004-2005 season with Floriana, but in the 2005 January Transfer Market, Marsaxlokk, who were one of the strongest teams in the Premier League bought Bajada on a permanent move from Floriana. With the Blues, he played two seasons where he fourty-three matches and scored six goals as in the following season he was loaned to Msida S.J. where he made eleven appearances and scored one goal.
In the 2007 Summer Transfer Market, Birkirkara were looking to revamp the squad and they signed Shaun Bajada in a swap deal with William Camenzuli for the 2007-2008 season. His first season with our Club was a memorable one as the Stripes lifted the FA Trophy thanks to a 2-1 victory over Hamrun Spartans with both goals scored by Michael Galea with Shaun Bajada providing the two assists.
After lifting the FA Trophy in 2008, and a satisfactory 2008-2009 season, the 2009-2010 season will remain a memorable one for both Birkirkara and Shaun. The Stripes won their third Premier League title with Shaun establishing himself as a key player and one of the best players in Malta. During this season, he scored the decisive goal on Friday, 30 April when with a wonderful curling strike; Birkirkara defeated Tarxien Rainbows with a 1-0 to be declared mathematically champions.
During the MFA Awards 2010, Shaun Bajada was named the MFA Player of the Year. This was his first major personal achievement for him, but he went down in history as the first Birkirkara FC player to win this prestigious award.
Shaun spent another two seasons with our Club but in the 2012-2013 Season, he moved to Valletta on a permanent transfer. After making twelve appearances till the end of 2012, in the January Transfer Market, he was loaned to Sliema Wanderers where he made fourteen appearances and scored two goals.
The 2013-2014 season, saw Shaun Bajada going through a memorable season as he helped Valletta winning the double. During the last match of the league, which was a decisive one of where is going the title, he scored a direct free-kick after one minute to help Valletta winning the match with a 2-0 score over Birkirkara. One week later, Valletta also lifted the FA Trophy.
In the 2015-2016 season, Shaun joined Ghajnsielem as a player-coach and with them he won the GFA First Division League when they defeated Xewkija Tigers with a 3-2 score, with Shaun Bajada scoring the opening goal of the match.
In the 2016 Summer Transfer Market, Birkirkara were looking to strengthen the squad and one of their choices fell on Bajada. He signed a one-year contract on Monday, 27 June 2016 to re-join our Club.
His second spell with our Club was quite a short one as in the second week of January, he joined Xewkija Tigers FC. During this season, he had made nineteen appearances.
|Last Matches Played|
4 January 2017 - Premier League
11 December 2016 - Premier League
Sliema Wanderers FC
4 December 2016 - Premier League
Hamrun Spartans FC
29 November 2016 - FA Trophy
St. Andrews FC
26 November 2016 - Premier League
Tarxien Rainbows FC