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.

 

DateResultVenueCompetitionAction
21 May 1988N. Ireland 3-0 MaltaWindsor Park, BelfastQualification85 minutes ->
11 December 1988Malta 2-2 HungaryTa'qali, VallettaQualification33 minutes
11 January 1989Malta 1-2 IsraelTa'qali; VallettaFriendlyUnused sub
2 February 1989Malta 0-1 SpainTa'uali, VallettaQualification
10 February 1989Spain 3-0 MaltaBenito Villamarin, SevilleQualification-> 3 minutes