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
Floriana
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]

Floriana[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.

Birkirkara[edit]

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.

Marsaxlokk[edit]

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.

Haidari[edit]

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]

Ferencváros[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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