Edwin Camilleri

National team
Malta

Born
8 January 1963

Club
Hibernians (1984-1997)

Position
Central defender

Profile
Edwin Camilleri was a relatively well trusted man for West German manager Horst Heese. He took part in seven of the eight qualifiers for Italia '90, occupying a starting berth in five of them. The older of three brothers he was a natural central defender, and was often used in a man-marking capacity. He was, surprisingly, given a midfield role in the away game in Ireland, and looked very much out of his depth. Technique was far from this Camilleri's greatest asset, and Mr Heese must have realized he had made a mistake by selecting Edwin Camilleri for that role in Dublin. For the away match in Spain, he had been playing right back from kick-off, but was shifted over to left-back when Heese chose to take Azzopardi off and replace him with Cauchi for tactical reasons. This goes to prove that the West German saw Edwin Camilleri as a very versatile man. 

History

#1 (21.05.1988) Northern Ireland 3-0 Malta
90 minutes. Central defender. Rating: 5.9
"Unfortunate to be marking in-form Quinn, doesn't get tight enough to his man.

#2 (11.12.1988) Hungary 2-2 Malta
55 minutes. Central defender. Rating: 6.7
"Has some interesting tussles with the quicker Kiprich, but Camilleri manages to stick well to him, not giving him much space to work from."

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