The Manchester United Supporters’’ Club Malta is officially recognised by Manchester United Football Club as the oldest standing Manchester United Supporters’ Club in the World. The Club was founded in 1959 by John Calleja, the year following the Munich tragedy.
Nowadays, the Club has evolved into a very active organisation having its own spacious clubhouse in Msida. The Club’s main aim is the propagation of the name of Manchester United Football Club and to encourage more support for the team in the Maltese islands and abroad.
The Club can boast of several successful achievements over the years such as bringing over to Malta all the trophies which Manchester United have won in their history. Apart from the game played in 1967 against Hibernians when Manchester United were drawn to play against the team from Paola in the first leg of a European Cup campaign which led to the first European Cup success for the Red Devils, the Supporters’ Club hosted the team on three other separate occasions.In 1961 2 years after the Supporters’ Club was founded, Manchester United stopped in Malta during a trip to Italy to play against a Maltese XI selection. In 1987 the team came over to play a friendly game against Naxxar Lions. The last visit was in 2000 when the team came over for a training camp and played a friendly game against Birkirkara.
There is a very strong bond between the Maltese Supporters’ Club and Manchester United, clearly underlined by the yearly visit to our Islands of high profile officials and players from Old Trafford and so many other people connected to Manchester United, some of whom have been visiting regularly.
The Club has worked very hard to reach the high levels of organisation & esteem that it currently enjoys today and remains committed to keep working hard to keep the red flag of Manchester flying high in the Maltese islands.