Harry Edwards

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Harry Edwards was one of Malta’s most talented pre-war footballers.

He was born in Cospicua on 6 November 1913 to a family that had football as its main passion. Together with two of his brothers he started playing football at a very young age. In 1931 he joined Hibernians in the amateur league. Then, when Hibernians were promoted to MFA’s first division league, he immediately became one of the squad protagonists. He made his debut with the main Hibernians squad on 28 January 1933 in the game against Sliema Rangers, won by Hibernians with three goals to one.

He then replaced Joe Nicholl as Sliema’s goalkeeper and stayed with Sliema until the 1938-1939 season. During this period Sliema won three championships, two FA Trophies and two Cassar Cups.

In 1939 Nicholl went to play with his hometown’s football squad – St George's. That year the team won the Christmas Cup.

After the war he returned to play for Sliema Wanderers and Hibernians. He also played 16 games with Malta’s national football team.

He died on 28 August 2005 at the age of 91.