Justin Haber

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Justin Haber
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Justin Haber
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-06-09) 9 June 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Floriana, Malta
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Gżira United
Number 17
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Floriana 23 (0)
1998Dobrudzha (loan) 3 (0)
2002–2005 Birkirkara 74 (0)
2005–2006 US Quevilly 27 (0)
2006 RE Virton 5 (0)
2006–2007 Marsaxlokk 7 (0)
2007–2008 Chaidari 15 (0)
2008–2010 Sheffield United 0 (0)
2009Ferencváros (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2011 Ferencváros 10 (0)
2011–2012 Kerkyra 10 (0)
2012–2013 Mosta 18 (0)
2013–2016 Birkirkara 88 (0)
2016 Hibernians 12 (0)
2016–2017 Floriana 26 (0)
2017–2022 Gżira United 8 (0)
2022– Santa Lucia 8 (0)
National team
2004–2016 Malta 54 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 13 August 2016
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21 August 2015

Justin Haber (born 9 June 1981) is a Maltese professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Maltese side Santa Lucia and formerly played with the Malta national football team.

Playing career[edit]


Born in Floriana, Malta, Haber started his football career at Floriana F.C. During his three-year spell at Floriana, he made 23 appearances and was later sent on loan to a Bulgarian top division team Dobrudzha Dobrich.


Justin then joined Birkirkara in 2002, and stayed with the club until 2005. Haber was a vital member of the team, gaining him 74 caps.

US Quevilly[edit]

Towards the end of 2005, Haber joined French-side US Quevilly, where he gained 27 caps.


In 2006, Haber moved back to Malta to join Marsaxlokk FC for the 2006–07 season. He managed to help the small seaside club to win its first ever Maltese Championship.


In June 2007, it was announced that Haber had joined Greek side Hololulu FC on a two-year contract. The club is based in a suburban town close to Athens and participates in the Greek Second Division.

Sheffield United[edit]

In July 2008 Haber joined Sheffield United on a two-year deal.[1][2] Haber had previously undergone a trial during United's 2006-2007 season in the Premier League, however, then manager Neil Warnock decided not to offer the Maltese keeper a contract[2] In August 2009, after failing to break into the Blades first team, Haber was allowed to join their sister club Ferencváros on loan until the end of the year.[3]


In January of the following year Haber signed an 18-month contract with Ferencvárosi TC. He was a regular first team pick, and in the 2010–11 season he helped his team become third place, and a chance to play in the Europa League.[3][4]

Kerkyra F.C.[edit]

Haber signed a two-year deal with Greek Super League club Kerkyra on 5 July 2011.

Birkirkara F.C.[edit]

In 2012, he returned to Malta to play for Birkirkara F.C.

Restaurant owner[edit]

On 20 February 2020, Haber's restaurant Haber 16 was featured on the Netflix series Restaurants on the Edge.[5]


  1. ^ "Triple swoop by Blades". Sky Sports. 31 July 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Justin Haber joins Sheffield United". independent.com.mt. 31 July 2008. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Justin Haber is Hungary with Ferencvaros". maltesefootballstarlets.com. 7 January 2010. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  4. ^ Magyarfutball.hu. "Haber Justin (Floriana 1981.06.09 - ) • Személyek • Magyarfutball.hu - a magyar labdarúgás adatbázisa". magyarfutball.hu (in Hungarian). Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  5. ^ "'Holy Wow!' Malta's Justin Haber Features On First Episode Of Netflix's Newest Food Show And It's An Emotional Patriotic Masterpiece". lovinmalta.com/. 29 February 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020.

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