Rabat Ajax Football Club
is a Maltese football
club based in Rabat
. They have been promoted to the First division in the season 2007/2008 after they had to play a promotion decider against Balzan Y. with the final score being 3-0
Its most noted player was Carmel Busuttil
, who later joined Italian amateur side Verbania
and Belgian first division side KRC Genk
. Busuttil won the Malta Footballer of the Year award in 1982-83 and 1985-86. Another Rabat Ajax footballer who won the same award was Silvio Vella in 1993-94.
- 1930 : Club founded with the name Rabat Rovers
- 1937 : Joined with Rabat Rangers and Old City to form Rabat Zvanks
- 1938 : Club was renamed to Rabat FC
- 1980 : Joined with Rabat Ajax to form Rabat Ajax FC
- 1983 : First participation in a European Cup (C3) (1983/84 season)
UEFA Cups qualifiers
In 1983-84 Rabat Ajax met Czechoslovakian side Inter Bratislava
in the UEFA, where following a 0-10 thumping at home, they also lost 0-6 in the return leg in Bratislava
. The following year Rabat Ajax also played in the UEFA Cup, where it met Yugoslavian side Partizan Belgrade
, with whom it lost both matches with a 0-2 scoreline.
Rabat Ajax has played four qualification matches in the old UEFA Champions league competition. In 1985-86 they lost twice a 5-0 score against Cypriot side AC Omonia. In 1986-87 they were trounced 9-0 by eventual winners FC Porto at the Rio Ave stadium in Oporto 9-0 and 1-0 at home in Malta.
Out On Loan
Notable Former Managers