Mifsud joins Melbourne Heart FC

Melbourne Heart FC has strengthened its strike force for the Hyundai A-League 2013-14 season, capturing Maltese captain Michael Mifsud on a one-season deal.

Melbourne Heart FC has strengthened its strike force for the Hyundai A-League 2013-14 season, capturing Maltese captain Michael Mifsud on a one-season deal.

Mifsud, 32, remains Malta-s most prominent footballer and is the country-s all-time top scorer, twice being crowned Maltese Sports Person of the Year during an international career that spans 13 years and has yielded 37 goals in 99 appearances.

With a Club career spanning FC Kaiserslautern (Bundesliga) and Coventry City (English Championship), Mifsud joins the Red and White with a recognised pedigree at club and international level, having last week started in narrow losses against Denmark and Bulgaria.

Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John Aloisi is excited at Mifsud-s arrival.

“Michael has scored goals at whatever level he has played at,” Aloisi said.

“He is an exciting footballer and will be a dynamic influence in our attack.

“As the captain of Malta, he has played against the very best teams in the world and held his own. It-s not easy to lead the line against the likes of Italy and Croatia, and test those defences, something which he has done regularly.”

Described as ‘The Mosquito- for his diminutive stature and blistering speed, Mifsud-s mobility allows him to play anywhere in attack, although he has carved out his career as a central striker.

Famous for scoring a double for Coventry City to knock Manchester United out of the Carling Cup, the Maltese captain helped his national team to the country-s first World Cup qualifying win in 20 years with a goal against Armenia last June.

Mifsud will wear the number 11 and is the 23rd player on the Club-s Roster.

Player Details Name: Michael Mifsud Age: 32 Height: 1.65m Previous Clubs: Sliema Wanderers, FC Kaiserslautern, Lillestrom, Coventry City, Valletta.