Charles Scerri

National team
Malta

Born
29 May 1964

Club
Hibernians (1986-99)

Position
Central midfielder.

Profile
Another trusted protégé under Horst Heese, playing in every of Malta's eight qualifiers, starting seven of them. He was originally a central midfielder as he was no stranger to putting himself about and weighing in with the occasional tackle, perhaps seen as the Malta midfield hard man. This is also where he featured in the first couple of matches in the '90 qualifiers, but when he came on at half time in the home defeat to Spain, he had replaced Joe Brincat on the right hand side of midfield. Truth be told, he seemed more adapt in such a role, where he also got to utilize his slightly unorthodox skills on the ball. His best performance might have come during the draw in Hungary, as he played a leading role in the many counter attacks that Malta mustered during the second half. He was also occasionally seen playing with his socks down and with no shin pads. Must not be confused with Maltese international football referee Charles Scerri.