Yesterday saw Malta striker Michael Mifsud make his 100th appearance for his nation during the 4-1 defeat to the Czech Republic in Valetta - and he capped the performance with a goal to celebrate.
Before the game he spoke to the Times of Malta about the excitement he felt at being able to play 100 games for his nation:
‘’It’s an honour and a great satisfaction. Every player wants to reach 100 appearances for the national team but for me it’s a game like the others. I’m thinking about it like I do before every match and I will go out on the pitch to give my 100 per cent as I always do.”
But scoring on his 100th cap, may have been something too story-book, even for a man who should be used to it.
If the name is ringing resemblance with you, then you are probably either a Coventry City or Manchester United supporter.
The striker spent two seasons with Coventry between 2007 and 2009 - and wrote himself into m folklore with a League Cup performance against United in 2007.
Mifsud, who was a boyhood United fan and even had a failed trial at the club, scored two goals at Old Trafford to dump the giants out of the League Cup…
Mifsud recently signed for A-League side Melbourne Heart, and the 32-year-old will be buzzing to make an impact in Australia.
And will go into his new life in the Southern Hemisphere in high spirits - despite the heavy defeat at the hands of Petr Cech and co.
Do you remember the game where Mifsud stole the show?
image: © Ben Sutherland