Ryan Scicluna's Profile
|Date of Birth:||30 July 1993|
|Previous Club:||Youth Nursery|
|Debut with Club:||9 January 2010 [Vs. Dingli]|
Ryan Scicluna was born on 30 July 1993 and he is one of the youngest players to secure a place in the Birkirkara FC squad.
Ryan is yet another youth nursery product. From the very first day of his football career he has always played with the yellow and red shirt. It comes as no surprise that he is a player who honours the shirt with maximum determination.
Ryan is considered to be a technical midfielder and thanks to his willpower, he has managed to achieve his dream, when, at the tender age of sixteen, he was included as a substitute with the Premier League side, Birkirkara.
Scicluna was first seen as part of the senior squad under the guidance of Mr. Paul Zammit and, despite his very young age, he is finding enough opportunities to leave his mark. His Premier League debut arrived on Sunday 9th January 2010 when our team beat Dingli Swallows with a 2-0 score line and from then onwards he never looked back.
In his first year where he featured with the senior squad, Ryan had the privilege of experiencing his first premier league victory as on Friday, 30th April Birkirkara were declared Champions for the 2009-2010 season while five days later, on Wednesday 5th May, 'The Stripes' received the well-deserved title, which befit the whole team, including Ryan's hard work throughout the season.
In the UEFA Competitions, Ryan was included as a substitute in the last five minutes of the historic win that Birkirkara managed to achieve on Tuesday 13th July. Birkirkara managed to accomplish nearly the impossible as in the 1st leg of the 2nd round of the Champions League, they were able to beat MSK Zilina with a 1-0 result. Birkirkara were the first Maltese team to win a 2nd round game in this competition and therefore, the honour for a youngster like Ryan who was included in this important and historical match is one to be acknowledged.
Ryan began to form part of the Senior team in the 2010-2011 season, and it was a positive season for him. He made 12 appearances, and in half of them he started the match while in the other six he was included a substitute. A remarkable achievement for him in that season was his first goal ever in the Premier which arrived in the fourth match of the Championship Pool against Marsaxlokk which was played on 12th March when he scored the first goal of the game. In this game Birkirkara won the match by a score of 4-1.
His first goal with 'The Stripes' shirt arrived at a triangular tournament on the 3rd July, when against Marsaxlokk, Ryan scored the last and winning goal, with the final result reading 3-2.
The 2011-2012 season was a fantastic one for this promising youngster as he established himself as a very talented player who even managed to win a regular place with the First Team.
Ryan made 23 appearances in the Premier League, 18 of which were from the start and in the other five he was included as a substitute. He managed to score one goal in the 5 April comfortable 5-0 win over Balzan Youths.
Scicluna's 2012-2013 season turned to be as another satisfactory one as the promising youngster continued to build on the performances of the previous seasons and for the second time in his career, he had the privilege to experience another Premier League title at just nineteen years of age.
In the dramatic Premier League, Ryan made 23 appearances in which he started 14 matches while he was included as a substitute in nine games. Also in the same competition, Scicluna managed to find the net once.
The 2013-2014 season was once again a satisfactory one for Ryan Scicluna as he continued to prove his skills while finding more playing time. In the BOV Premier, Scicluna played twenty-three matches in which he started eighteen matches while he was included as a substitute five times. He managed to net two goals in the same competition while hitting another strike in the U*BET FA Trophy.
Ryan enjoyed another wonderful 2014-2015 season as besides staying a regular choice in the midfield department, he was called-up with the Maltese National Team.
He made his official debut with the Maltese National Team on 9 September 2014 in the 2-0 defeat against Croatia. He was included as a substitute on the eighty-seventh minute.
|Last Matches Played|
20 April 2016 - FA Trophy
17 April 2016 - Premier League
3 April 2016 - Premier League
20 March 2016 - Premier League
Naxxar Lions FC
12 March 2016 - Premier League
Sliema Wanderers FC